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Get the latest information on student opportunities, student and faculty accomplishments and general department news and announcements.

Latest Achievements

John Meyer’s book, Engaging the Everyday: Environmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma, was selected as the winner of the first annual “Clay Morgan Award for Best Book in Environmental Political Theory.” The selection was announced at the American Political Science Association annual meeting in San Francisco on August 31, 2017.

Constitution Day Event “Free Expression On Campus And The First Amendment”

“Straight from the Headlines: Free Expression On Campus And The First Amendment,” Sept. 14. Join the Politics Department in recognizing Constitution Day (commemorating the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787) at a presentation by Alison Kleaver, University Counsel for the California State University. Alison will speak on “Straight from the Headlines: Free Expression On Campus And The First Amendment,” on Thursday, September 14, from 12-1 p.m. in the Green & Gold Room (Founders Hall 166).

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—4-26-17

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP CLASS, PSCI 482.

Are you thinking about doing an Internship during the Fall semester? If you are, it is important that you get your internship set up before the end of the semester. Recent Internship placements included the cities of Arcata, Eureka and Trinidad, the Board of Supervisors, The Environmental Protection Information Center, The Public Defender’s Office, Planned Parenthood, Arcata House and many more. Your internship placement can be tailored for your interests and your future career. In addition to providing you with experience working in local government or a non-profit, the weekly one-hour class integrates your internship experience with career planning for after graduation. If you are interested in exploring this class, please contact Politics lecturer Kathy Lee (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 707-826-5830) to set up an appointment.

Professor Noah Zerbe, Outstanding Service Award recipient lecture, April 26.

Politics professor and interim CAHSS dean Dr. Noah Zerbe has had a meaningful impact on the University community. He will give a free lecture, “Lessons Learned from Years of Service,” this evening, April 26, at 5 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre. Known as a thoughtful and conscientious leader by colleagues, Noah was instrumental in the creation of the Strategic Plan. As co-chair of the planning process, he led planning groups and later compiled recommendations from disparate groups into one coherent and consistent document. He was also involved in the 2011 transition of the Academic Senate to a University Senate and was later elected Senate Chair. See the attached flier for further details.

Global Zero Action Corps, May 5.

Action Corps is a year-long organizing program designed to train and empower leaders across the country to participate in the international movement to eliminate nuclear weapons. We’ll provide the hands-on training, in-depth resources you’ll need to make a difference. Over the course of the year, you’ll work with Global Zero on creative and impactful campaigns to eliminate nukes. You will have insider access to cutting-edge international policy, work with local and national media, lobby elected officials, learn real leadership and campaign skills, and use all of this to build and lead your very own Global Zero chapter. Action Corps leaders typically dedicate 3-5 hours a week to the program. See the attached flier for further details The early application deadline is May 5, 2017. The program begins with a national training in Washington D.C. in August.

2017-2018_Action_Corps_One_Pager.pdf
ExcellenceInServiceFlyer2017.pdf

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—3-30-17

Let’s Talk about the Middle East, April 6.

Free film showing (“Arna’s Children”) and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh at the Richard’s Goat Miniplex (401 I Street, Arcata). Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m. See the attached flier for information about the other films in this semester’s series.

Graduating in May?

Important commencement information. Commencement will be on Saturday, May 13. Students MUST register to walk in the spring Commencement ceremonies at humboldt.edu/gradreg by Tuesday, April 4. This is different than filling out the Application for Graduation. Students will not be able to participate in the ceremony without registering. Students can order their graduation regalia until Monday, May 1. Contact the Bookstore at (707) 826-3741 to order.

EQUALITY CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE COMCAST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

EQCA Fellowship Application

VICTOR T. SCHAUB MEMORIAL LECTURE

Schaub Memorial Lecture flier

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—2-28-17

Social Justice Summit, March 3-4.

The HSU MultiCultural Center presents the 23nd Annual Social Justice Summit. Our vision for this year’s Social Justice Summit was to highlight tools for non-violent expressions. The theme “Art as Social Activism” seeks to provide tools for effective advocacy, artful expression, and active ways to change the world through the words we use. Words are tools that have shaped the world around us. The Summit aspires to provide tools for emotional, artful expression, tools to shape voices for change. For more information, see the web site here or the Facebook event here.

Water Is Life, March 4.

Tribal leaders, university students and faculty, and community members will gather to discuss our common responsibility for protecting water in Northern California. Indigenous speakers and panelists will relate water, fisheries, and ecological integrity to human rights, women’s issues, social justice, environmental protection, U.S. treaty obligations under international and domestic law, and federal agency accountability. Hosted by the Environment & Community Club and the Indian Natural Resources Science & Engineering Club. Details: Kate Buchanan Room from noon-6 p.m. See attached for the event program. Visit the E&C Club Facebook page here.

REMINDER: Kalb-Haston Award, deadline March 6, 5 p.m.

A $1,000 first-place award and a minimum $250 second-place award are presented annually to students who have demonstrated personal commitment and leadership by taking an active role in student government, particularly through the Office of Associated Students. Students who have shown leadership through other campus or community activities may also apply. Politics majors will be given special consideration. Note that this is an award, not a scholarship, which means applicants do not need to be continuing students next year; however, recipients must be full-time students in the year the award is made. See the attached flier for details on how to apply.

Jill Stein speaking on campus, March 8.

Dr. Jill Stein, 2016 and 2012 Green Party presidential nominee, will be speaking at HSU Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. (Doors opens at 6 p.m.) Dr. Stein will be sharing her thoughts on the current political moment, progressive grassroots organizing, and the importance of local action. This event is sponsored by the HSU Greens and the HSU Climate Crisis Club. WHERE: Kate Buchanan Room. In order not to exceed room capacity, free advance tickets are required to attend the event. Tickets can be retrieved at the Center Arts desk in the University Center.

The Food Solutions Challenge.

Are you a student interested in food science, sustainability, agriculture, and environmental issues? Consider taking part in The Food Solutions Challenge. Based off the question “How might we move towards a carbon neutral or carbon positive food supply chain in the future?,” students will receive funding and toolkits to host short campus events by March 22 addressing these interconnected issues (food production and climate change). The top six solutions will compete in the 2017 Global Food Solutions Conference, all-expenses-paid. The application for students can be found on the Net Impact website here: https://www.netimpact.org/food-solutions-challenge-2017.

Lecture, March 23 — “Sanctuary Cities: What are the Issues?”

The Politics Department invites you to the 13th annual 13th annual Victor T. Schaub Memorial Lecture on Local Politics. This year’s theme, presented by Politics lecturer Kathleen Lee and Julie Fulkerson, a former local city council member, mayor, and county supervisor, is “Sanctuary Cities: What are the Issues.” See the attached flier for more information about the event. Details: Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 5 p.m. in Science B 135.

Schaub-final.pdf
Kalb-Haston_Award_Flier2017.pdf
Water_Is_Life_Agenda-provisional.pdf

Sustainability Leadership Opportunity for Students [time sensitive]

Net Impact in Oakland, CA provide students and young professionals with leadership and career opportunities in social and environmental impact. We have an amazing opportunity for students interested in food science, sustainability, agriculture, and environmental issues.

It’s called the Food Solutions Challenge and it’s based off the question: How might we move towards a carbon neutral or carbon positive food supply chain in the future?

Students will receive funding and toolkits to host short campus events addressing these interconnected issues (food production and climate change). The top six solutions will compete in the 2017 Global Food Solutions Conference, all-expenses-paid!

The application for students can be found here: https://www.netimpact.org/food-solutions-challenge-2017.

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—2-21-17

Fund for the Public Interest on campus, Feb. 21-22.

Fund for the Public Interest, a national non-profit organization that runs campaigns for environmental and social change organizations, such as Environment America and U.S. PIRG, is currently hiring students to join its summer campaign staff in more than 30 different cities across the country. Students will get the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in grassroots organizing, learn valuable communication skills and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of campaign actions including: running media events, coalition building, canvassing, and writing editorials. Representatives will be on campus in Gist Hall 120 today (9 a.m.-8 p.m.) and Wednesday (9 a.m.-6 p.m.). To apply, visit http://www.SummerJobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (1-800-753-2784).

Econ Forum: “Brexit and the European Union,” Feb. 24.

Attend this month’s Econ Forum and explore the challenges associated with Brexit. Articles to be discussed: “Where Should Britain Strike its First Post-BrexitTrade Deals” (The Economist) and “Manufacturing Jump Shows Economy Ended 2016Strongly Despite Brexit Vote” (Reuters). Articles may be picked up in SH 206. When: 5-7 p.m. Where: Humbrews, Arcata.

Let’s Talk about the Middle East, March 2.

Free film showing (“Baran”) and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh at the Richard’s Goat Miniplex (401 I Street, Arcata). Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.

Volunteers need for Take Back the Night.

The HSU Women’s Resource Center is looking for students who would like to volunteer during Take Back the Night, a week of events (April 3-7) to bring awareness to sexualized violence as a tool/tactic/form of oppression. Needed: general volunteers to help during the setup and take down of events throughout the week, and monitors who will be present on a march from the UC Quad to the Arcata Plaza and back and who will be designated as safety personnel. (Monitors will have a thorough training prior to the march.) If you are interested in volunteering, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS—2-16-17

REMINDER: Panetta Congressional Intern Program, deadline Feb. 17.

This is an opportunity for CSU juniors and seniors (must be a California resident) to spend the fall 2017 semester as an intern to a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington D.C. with all expenses paid and a chance to earn academic credits. One student is chosen from each campus and they spend two weeks training at the Panetta Institute and 11 weeks in D.C. Applications should include a resume, two-page essay, transcripts, and a graded paper and are to be submitted to the President’s Office. See the attached documents for further information.

Kalb-Haston Award, deadline March 6, 5 p.m.

A $1,000 first-place award and a minimum $250 second-place award are presented annually to students who have demonstrated personal commitment and leadership by taking an active role in student government, particularly through the Office of Associated Students. Students who have shown leadership through other campus or community activities may also apply. Politics majors will be given special consideration. Note that this is an award, not a scholarship, which means applicants do not need to be continuing students next year; however, recipients must be full-time students in the year the award is made. See the attached flier for details on how to apply.

Panel Feb. 27, “Syrian Refugees: Escaping the Horrors of War, Coping with World Apathy.”

Over five million Syrians have fled their country seeking safety and freedom, away from the horrors of the civil war. As the world copes with the largest humanitarian crisis of our lifetime, the US has played a small part in the efforts to relocate and resettle refugees. Now, there is fear that even this meager involvement will stop, leaving one of our world’s most vulnerable populations in limbo indefinitely. Come learn about the situation and what you can do to help! Panelists include Dr. Leena Dallasheh and Dr. Jared Larson of the Politics Department. See the attached flier for further details.

Climate Reality Project internship.

The Climate Reality Project, an international non-profit founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is offering internships to undergraduate students. This Fall they are working to get college campuses to commit to 100% renewable electricity by 2030. The internship application can be found here. According to a statement from the group, “A major part of our work is providing the resources and skills trainings students will need to make a difference on this issue and any other that they care about.” More information about the campaign can be found here.

Lecture Feb. 23, “The Electoral College vs the Popular Vote or Balinski and Young vs Kenneth Arrow.”

Presented by Dr. Charlie Biles as part of the Department of Mathematics’ Colloquium Series at 4 p.m. in BSS 204. See the attached flier for further details.

19th Annual International Latino Film Festival, Feb. 28-March 2.

Held at the Minor Theatre in Arcata from 6-10:20 p.m. Students and the general public are invited to view three outstanding films relating to the theme “Immigration to the United States:” Who is Dayani Cristal? (Marc Silver, 2013); Dream: An American Story (Aldo Bello, 2015), and Made in L.A. (Almudena Carracedo, 2007). All films will be shown in Spanish and English with English subtitles. The festival is free to students enrolled in SPAN/HIST/ES 396 and SPAN 99A courses. A limited number of tickets will be available to community members. To inquire about receiving a ticket, please email Kristy Carlsen at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 707-476-4316. For all other questions regarding this event, please contact the HSU Department of World Languages and Cultures at 707-826-3226. See the attached press release for more details.

Kalb-Haston Award Flier
Panetta Congressional Internship Annoucement
Panetta Congressional Intern Flier
Syrian Refugees Panel Flier
The Electoral College vs the Popular Vote Flier
Latino Film Festival Flier

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