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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!

HumRights to host District Attorney debate at HSU campus

As part of an ongoing effort to boost the public understanding of the fundamental human rights protected under the United States Constitution, the Humboldt Center for Constitutional Rights is teaming up with local media outlets to present the May 8, 2014 District Attorney Debate in the Goodwin Forum on the Humboldt State University campus, 1st Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521. Doors to the event will open at 6:30 p.m., with questions starting at 7 p.m.

With KHUM radio DJ Amy Berkowitz as moderator, a panel of local media representatives including the Lost Coast Outpost’s Hank Sims, the Times-Standard’s Will Houston, the North Coast Journal’s Thaddeus Greenson and the HSU Lumberjack’s Israel Lefrak will question candidates Arnie Klein, Elan Firpo, Maggie Flemming and Allan Dollison on Constitutional Rights issues such as the First and Fourth Amendment. Topics may include the Board of Supervisor’s anti-free speech and camping ordinance, issues of unlawful search and seizure and other relevant topics to our community. The event will be broadcast live on KHUM, 104.57 FM and 104.3 FM. This event is free and all community members are welcome.

Panetta Internship Opportunity for HSU Students

Deadline Feb. 17

The Panetta 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.

The application deadline is Feb. 17. Finalists will be interviewed by a faculty committee and by President Richmond. Application packets that include a resume, two-page essay, transcripts and a graded paper are to be submitted to the President’s Office. Please see the attached flyer.

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