University Senate

Retired Faculty Luncheons

All retired HSU faculty, tenured faculty and lecturers vested in CalPERS, are invited to attend the monthly luncheon programs held at noon on the second Tuesday of the month at the Plaza Grill (Upper Floor) in Arcata. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00 per person (includes beverage, tax, and tip), and spouses, guests, and friends are welcome. Coffee (free) will be available at 11:40 AM. before the luncheon. Come early and have an opportunity to visit with old and new friends.

In an effort to reduce costs and paper usage, one mailing per semester will be sent via USPS announcing the upcoming luncheon schedule and scheduled presenters. Monthly reminders will be sent via email thereafter. Note: To help defray the postage and materials costs, the annual dues are $10.00. Checks should be made payable to: HSU General Faculty and sent to the University Senate Office, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521. You may also pay your dues at the luncheon meeting.

If you would like to request to be added or removed from the mailing list, please send an email to Ken Fulgham ( or call the University Senate Office (707-826-3657). All retired and emeritus faculty are automatically added to the ERFA mailing list. Luncheon notices are sent to local zip codes only, unless requested otherwise. If you wish to receive the notices via email, send your name and email to the University Senate Office.

Fall 2017 ERFA Luncheon Schedule and Presenters

12 September 2017: Volcanoes in the High Sierra: Why are they there, what hazards do they pose, and what can they teach us about the last Ice Age? a presentation and discussion with Brandon Browne, HSU Associate Professor in Geology, and 2017 ERFA award recipient.

This presentation will summarize recent advances made by undergraduate and graduate students working with Professor Browne on topics related to why volcanoes exist in the High Sierra, what hazards they pose to air traffic, our water supply, and sensitive ecosystems, and what can they teach us about the last Ice Age.


10 October 2017: Rural Research, for and by Rural Communities, a presentation and discussion with Connie Stewart, Executive Director of the California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) at HSU.

CCRP draws upon the strengths of HSU to offer policy-relevant research and technical assistances on issues ranging from broadband to food security to health care to building healthy communities throughout the state. Connie will address these and more, from the research process itself to the current climate.


14 November 2017: “How the Times Standard Works a presentation and discussion with Marc Valles, News Editor.

The Times Standard is looking for more local content. Could retired and current HSU faculty members contribute pieces for publication that might inform our local community about important and sometimes controversial topics? Explore possibilities in this conversation with Marc Valles. 


12 December 2017: a presentation and discussion with Richard Boone, Dean CNRS.


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