University Senate

Emeritus Faculty Luncheons

HSU Emeritus and Retired Faculty 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 programs. Monthly reminders will be sent via email thereafter. Note: To help defray the postage and materials costs, the annual dues are $10. 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 call the University Senate Office (707-826-3657), or send an email to Paula Petersen ( All retired and emeritus faculty are automatically added to the ERFA mailing list. Luncheon notices are sent to local zipcodes only, unless requested otherwise. If you wish to receive the notices via email, send your name and email to the University Senate Office.


Upcoming Luncheons:

8 September 2015:  “Are You Grand Jury Material?” a presentation and discussion with Keath North, member of the Board of Directors of the Humboldt County Chapter of the California Grand Jurors' Association.

Join Keath North in learning about California’s county civil grand juries, their powers, their potential and their opportunity for meaningful public service. Keath is a former Humboldt County grand juror and has served as state president of the California Grand Jurors’ Association, a volunteer organization charged with training over 1000 grand jurors each year. Following a multimedia presentation, Keath will host a Q & A session and group discussion.


13 October 2015:  “The Future of the Library and the Humboldt State University Press,” a presentation and discussion with Cyril Oberlander, Dean of the HSU Library.

Dean Oberlander will share his vision for the future of the HSU Library, as well as offering the breaking news on plans for the Humboldt State University Press.


10 November 2015:  Integrating of Community Service, Research and Student Learning in the Humboldt State Biomechanics Lab,” a presentation and discussion with Justus Ortega, HSU Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Recreation.

Most faculty and administrators understand that teaching to different learning styles is a key to student success. In the study of human movement (Kinesiology), hand-on skills in addition to knowledge of exercise science are the foundations of post-graduate success whether it is getting into graduate school or obtaining a job. At the same time, as a university, Humboldt State has made it a goal to incorporate service learning and scholarly research into the student learning experience. In this presentation, I will discuss how students involved in the HSU biomechanics and concussion programs have been able to gain hands-on experience administering concussion testing for our local athletes, and balance, mobility and fall risk testing for older adults; and how the information gained from those services helps to improve the health of our community while providing the data for undergraduate and graduate research projects. 


8 December 2015:  “What would you say to your younger self that you know now and didn’t know then?” a presentation and discussion with Pamela Brown, Professor in Social Work (retired) who will share the ins and outs of the KHSU radio program she co-hosts with Annie Diver-Stamnes.

Annie and I received an invitation from A1AA to do a weekly radio program at a time when as friends we were asking a lot of questions about this time in our lives.  We thought the radio show would be a great way to expand our conversations and maybe find some answers for ourselves.  At the start of the new year in 2014, we taped our first radio show titled Chronologically Gifted: Conversations on Life after 50 (www.chronologicallygifted.or).  Since then we have aired a show every week with guests from the area and as far away as NYC. I’ll share how we do this and what we’re learning and would like to get your ideas for future themes for the show.



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