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.

Spring 2016 ERFA Luncheon Schedule and Presenters

02/09/2016:  “Moving Towards (Re)conciliation:  Addressing Genocide Denial,” a presentation and discussion with Maral N. Attallah, HSU Lecturer in Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and recipient of the 2013/2014 Excellence in Teaching Award- Lecturer Faculty. Using comparative analysis of the Armenian Genocide, Holocaust, and the genocides in Rwanda and Darfur, I address the social psychological effects of genocide denial on the victims, perpetrators, and their descendants. In particular, I weave my grandfather's story of surviving the Armenian Genocide as a way of deploying storytelling as a method of challenging genocide denial.  If we want to know how and why genocides continue to happen, we must address the role denial plays in this cycle of violence. 

A portion of this paper was most recently presented at the 12th meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, July 2015, Yerevan, Armenia. 


03/08/2016:  A presentation and discussion with Meredith Williams, HSU Assistant Professor of Sociology. 2015 had a record number of murders in the transgender community in the United States.  Meredith Williams has been tracking these cases for a decade, and has created a profile on these cases for the past 20 years. In this presentation, she will share the patterns and trends she found by studying nearly 300 homicide cases, along with recent Sociology MA graduate Janae Teal.  As she will show, transgender women are at a high risk of homicide, and to be killed in an extreme manner (“overkill”).  This is especially the case for transwomen who are African American. She will present her profile on the homicides of transgender women, and show how this compares to other homicide patterns in the United States.


04/12/2016:  A presentation and discussion with Dr. Alexander Enyedi, HSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.


05/10/2016:  A presentation and discussion with Dr. Colleen Mullery, HSU Senior Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Human Resources.



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