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HSU Politics Department Hosts Schaub Lecture on Local Government

HSU Politics Department Hosts Schaub Lecture on Local Government

Three local community activists will discuss the role of citizen groups in addressing problems in local communities in the 11th Annual Victor Schaub Memorial Lecture on Local Government to be held March 12th from 5 to 7PM at HSU. Heidi Benzonelli of the Westside Community Improvement Association, Larry Goldberg of Humboldt Transition and Renee Saucedo of the True North Organizing Committee will share their organizations’ experiences, successes and future plans at the annual event.

The Schaub Memorial Lecture, which is open to the public, is held in memory of Victor Schaub, a long serving member of the Arcata City Council and the annual event is sponsored the Politics Department to commemorate his commitment to effective and responsive local government.

The speakers all represent grass roots organizations that, having recognized problems in their communities, mobilized community members and coordinated with local government to implement solutions.

Heidi Benzonelli is President of the Westside Community Improvement Organization, which has transformed the closed Jefferson School into a multipurpose community center. The WCIA sees its mission as, supporting programs to combat urban blight and to increase recreational, educational and vocational opportunities.

Transition Humboldt will be represented by its founding organizer, Larry Goldberg. The Transition movement got its start in Great Britain under the direction of permaculture educator, Rob Hopkins and has subsequently spread to over 40 countries and well over a thousand communities worldwide. The goal of the organization is “to help communities develop resilience and transition to a low carbon future and is based on the belief that the best method of preparing to survive challenging times is by building community ties and by developing local resources.”

Renee Saucedo will represent the True North Organizing Network. This group is made up of a group of people with common values united across Tribal Lands, Del Norte, and Humboldt Counties which “supports everyday people working together, using the power of relationships and a disciplined community organizing model to courageously address the most pressing problems affecting our communities.”

The Schaub Memorial Lecture will be held March 12th from 5-7PM at the Great Hall in the College Creek Complex. For more information, please contact 707-826-4494.

The Panetta Congressional Intern Program

Opportunity for Students: The Panetta Congressional Intern Program
The Panetta Congressional Intern Program is an opportunity for CSU juniors and seniors to spend the fall 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.
Aby Feb. 20, 2015. Finalists will be interviewed by a faculty committee and by Provost Jenny Zorn. Application packets that include a resume, two-page essay, transcripts and a graded paper are to be submitted to the President’s Office, Siemens Hall 224. For more information and a position description email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) To read more about the program, visit:

Pre-Law Advising Program

Pre-Law Advising Program Presents

Sacramento Semester Program accepting applications

Consider applying for the Sacramento Semester Program. Applications and informational pamphlets are available in the Politics Office in Founders Hall 180 and online. Applicants must be in their junior or senior year. Scholarships are available.
The Sacramento Semester Program offers students the opportunity to work with members of the legislature, the executive branch, or with political associations and lobbyists during a three and one-half month internship in the spring semester. Participants also take seminars for a total of 12 semester units, which are transferable to your home campus. Typically, Sacramento Semester students conduct legislative research, monitor bills, correspond with constituents or grassroots membership, prepare press releases and newsletters, and participate in budget work and campaign planning.

The Sacramento Semester Program helps you:

Acquire valuable skills, experiences and contacts that will enhance your career prospects. Balance and complement your academic preparation with practical experience. Meet leading personalities in California government and politics. Understand what’s behind the news headlines about state government. Contribute to the formation of public policy in California — the eighth largest economy in the world.

Constitution Day Quiz Bowl 2014

AAUW Re-Entry Scholarship

AAUW Re-Entry Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

Humboldt State University re-entry students (returning or have returned after a minimum of a 5-year absence) Enrolled full-time in upper division or graduate level courses A resident of Humboldt or Del Norte county Grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0. Demonstrate financial need

Scholarship Range: $250-$1500

Click here to download our 2014-2015 scholarship application. Scholarships are awarded in December at the Humboldt Branch’s Annual Gala, which is the event that raises funds for next year’s scholarships.

For additional information see the AAUW website or facebook site:

Lecture: “Beekeeping for Sustainable Living in Africa,” Thursday, Aug. 28

Speaker Désiré Mushumba will be on campus Thursday, August 28, to address the role of beekeeping and bee products in providing environmental services, employment and economic stability in Africa. He is currently the Rwandan Program Manager for the Dutch NGO, SPARK, which develops higher education and entrepreneurship for young people in post-conflict societies to further social stability and economic prosperity. Please see the attached flier for further details.

Beekeeping for Sustainable Living poster

GMO Fall Speaker Series

GMO Fall Speaker Series Poster – 9/19/2014-10/3/2014

GMO Fall Speaker Series Poster – 8/29/2014-9/12/2014

Spring 2014 Newsletter

Commencement 2014

Dear Politics graduates, You, your family, and your friends are cordially invited to attend a reception in your honor following the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Join Politics faculty in the Founders Hall courtyard immediately following the ceremony for conversation and refreshments. We hope to see you there!

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