|Humboldt State University|
|Motto:||ΦΩΣ ΑΛΗΘΕΙΑ (Phos Aletheia - Greek for "Light and Truth")|
|Established:||June 16, 1913|
|President:||Rollin C. Richmond|
|Location:||Arcata, California, USA|
|Campus:||Rural, 144 acres (0. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Events 1487 - Battle of Stoke Field, the last dying breath of the Wars of the Roses. Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Rollin C Richmond has been president of Humboldt State University in Arcata California, since May 2002 A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Arcata is a small city adjacent to the Arcata Bay (northern portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Rural areas can be large and isolated (also referred to as "the country" and/or "the countryside over the course of time 58 km²) main campus and nearly 1,000 acres (4. 0 km²) of additional property|
|Former names:||Humboldt State Normal College (1913-35)|
Humboldt State College (1935-72)
California State University, Humboldt (1972-74)
|Colors:||Green and gold|
|Mascot:||Lucky the Logger|
|Affiliations:||California State University|
Humboldt State University (HSU) is the northernmost campus of the California State University system, located in Arcata within Humboldt County, California, USA. School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification Green is a Color, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a Wavelength of roughly 520–570- nm. Gold, also called golden, is a Yellowish orange Color which is a representation of the color of the element The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by A lumberjack or logger is a man who harvests lumber The term lumberjack is somewhat archaic having been mostly replaced by logger. The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common History Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now San José State University) a A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages History Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now San José State University) a Arcata is a small city adjacent to the Arcata Bay (northern portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. Humboldt County is located on the far North Coast of California. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The main campus, nestled at the edge of a coast redwood forest, is situated above Arcata on solid granite with commanding views of the Humboldt Bay region and the Pacific Ocean. Sequoia sempervirens is the sole living Species of the Genus Sequoia in the cypress family Cupressaceae (formerly The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth 's Oceanic divisions Its location eight miles (13 km) north of Eureka and 279 miles (449 km) north of San Francisco on the North Coast of California is notable for its natural beauty. Eureka is the County seat and principal city in Humboldt County, California, United States. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city The North Coast (also Redwood Empire or Redwood Coast) is a region of the U California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean.
Humboldt State Normal School was established as a teacher's college on June 16, 1913, by then-California Governor Hiram Johnson. Events 1487 - Battle of Stoke Field, the last dying breath of the Wars of the Roses. Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government whose responsibilities include making annual "State of the State" addresses Hiram Warren Johnson ( September 2, 1866 August 6, 1945) was a leading American progressive and later Isolationist The cities of Arcata and Eureka competed with one another to host the new campus. Arcata is a small city adjacent to the Arcata Bay (northern portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. EUREKA, often abbreviated as "E!" is a pan-European Research and development funding and coordination organisation It opened on April 6, 1914 in the former Arcata Grammar School building with 78 students and 5 faculty. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 1914 ( MCMXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The school was put under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Education, renamed Humboldt State Teacher's College and Junior College, and moved to its current location in 1921. The California Department of Education is a California agency that oversees public education In 1924, the Associated Students and the Alumni Association were organized and The Foghorn, the first student newspaper, was published. Bachelor's degrees began being offered in 1927. A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and The school was renamed Humboldt State College in 1935 and the next year the Lumberjack was adopted as its mascot. A lumberjack or logger is a man who harvests lumber The term lumberjack is somewhat archaic having been mostly replaced by logger. In 1937, the students opened a cooperative bookstore and soda fountain, which would exist for the next 40 years as the center of student life.
During World War II, Founder's Hall, which is visible from Humboldt Bay, was painted camouflage so Japanese submarines would not use it as a navigational aid. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Humboldt Bay is located along the rugged North Coast of California, United States entirely within Humboldt County. Camouflage is a method of cryptic or concealing coloration that allows an otherwise visible Organism For Combined Fleet, please see that article For Carrier Striking Task Force, please see that article An air observation post was also set up atop the art shop to watch for Japanese air strikes. The observation post was primarily staffed by wives of faculty members. The post was removed in 1953.
Graduate programs began being offered in 1947. A graduate school or ("grad school" is a school that awards advanced degrees such as doctoral degrees with the general requirement that students must have earned The same year, KHSC, the first state college radio station in California, was established (later to become KHSU). KHSU-FM (905 FM) is an NPR -member Radio station, licensed to Arcata California, USA In 1960, the college joined the newly-formed California State College system. The junior college program, terminated at HSU in 1962, was re-established in 1964 at College of the Redwoods (CR) south of Eureka. The College of the Redwoods should not be confused with the similarly named College of the Sequoias in the San Joaquin Valley city of Visalia California Eureka is the County seat and principal city in Humboldt County, California, United States. Located only seventeen miles south of HSU, both institutions maintain a close working relationship, with many students transferring to HSU following graduation from CR.
Student activism on campus rose through the 1960s and early 1970s, peaking in a protest against the Vietnam War with about 800 students (out of 3,600) participating on October 15, 1969. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This was followed by another protest with nearly 3,000 students who planned a strike after the Cambodian Incursion. The Cambodian Campaign (also known as the Cambodian Incursion) was a series of military operations conducted in eastern Cambodia during the late spring and summer With similar events across the state, Governor Reagan shut down the CSC system in May 1970 for the rest of the year. The 1970s also saw the rise of feminist, cultural, and LGBT groups, and though the Women's Center would be the only one to survive through the 1980s, most groups would reappear by the mid 1990s. Feminism is a discourse that involves various movements theories, and Philosophies which are concerned with the issue of Gender difference, advocate LGBT (also GLBT) is an initialism referring collectively to Lesbian, Gay, bisexual, and Transgender / transsexual The campus currently hosts a United Students Against Sweatshops group that is active in lobbying for ethical products and services on campus. United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS is a student organization with chapters at over 200 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
In 1967, the Humboldt Film Festival started and it is now the oldest surviving student-run festival in the world. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. The Humboldt Film Festival is a Short film festival held annually each spring in Arcata California.
In 1972, the college was renamed California State University, Humboldt, and was further renamed Humboldt State University two years later. Enrollment first reached 7,500 in 1974, a level at which it has remained. Through the 1980s, mature students became a large part of Humboldt State's student body, and in 1986 40% of the students were over the age of 25. A adult student (aka Adult learner or Non-traditional student non-traditional students are a broader group than just "mature . The number has since decreased to 30%. 
The university is divided into three colleges: the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the College of Natural Resources and Sciences; and the College of Professional Studies. There are 49 undergraduate majors and 85 minors.  The two most popular majors are Biology and Art, both with over 20 faculty members and extensive facilities on- and off-campus. Foundations of modern biology There are five unifying principles There are several credential programs and twelve Master's programs, of which Natural Resources and Social Work are the largest. Natural resources are naturally occurring substances that are considered valuable in their relatively unmodified ( natural) form Social work is a discipline involving the application of Social theory and research methods to study and improve the lives of people groups and societies
Humboldt State is one of only two universities in California to offer a major in Botany, the other being Cal Poly Pomona. Botany, plant science(s, phytology, or plant biology is a branch of Biology and is the scientific study of plant Life The California State Polytechnic University Pomona, also officially Cal Poly Pomona, is a public, nationally-ranked coeducational university and one of the Humboldt State is the only university in California to offer a degree in Rangeland Resources and Wildland Soils. The Native American Studies major and the Oceanography major are also unique to the California State University system. Native American Studies (or American Indian or Indigenous American or First Nations studies is an interdisciplinary academic field that examines the history culture politics issues Oceanography (from the greek words Ωκεανός meaning Ocean and γράφω meaning to write also called oceanology or The university offers unique minors including Multicultural Queer Studies, Scuba Diving, and Appropriate Technology. Scuba diving is swimming underwater, or taking part in another activity while using a Scuba set. Appropriate technology (AT is Technology that is designed with special consideration to the environmental ethical cultural social and economical aspects of the community
The university's location on the North Coast provides access to the Pacific Ocean, lagoons, marshes, estuaries, and the Fred Telonicher Marine Laboratory, which provides opportunities for "hands-on" experiences and research for the sciences. The North Coast (also Redwood Empire or Redwood Coast) is a region of the U The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth 's Oceanic divisions
In 1998 Humboldt State University opened the HSU First Street Gallery in Old Town Eureka, expanding community access to the university’s cultural and fine arts programs. In 2007, the university further expanded its presence in Eureka with the opening of the HSU Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, a $4. 5 million aquatic facility on the bay in Old Town Eureka. This article refers to the historic commercial center of the city of Eureka California on Humboldt Bay, California Old Future plans include a new HSU Bay and Estuarine Studies Center. This new facility will be closer to the Coral Sea (now docked at Woodley Island, Eureka), which is the only vessel in a US educational institution solely dedicated to undergraduate research. The new facility would be considerably larger than the other existing facility, the Fred Telonicher Marine Laboratory in Trinidad, twenty miles (32 km) north. .
Humboldt State's student population has stayed consistently around 7,500 for several decades. This is equal to approximately half of the population of Arcata, though students are dispersed all over the region. Eighteen percent of students live in the residence halls, usually new freshmen and transfer students. Dormitory typically refers in the United States to residence halls which are sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for The university's student body's average age is 26, one of the highest in the country.
Many of Humboldt State's unique programs, such as the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, Youth Educational Services, and Student Access Gallery, are student-initiated, student-directed, and student-employed programs. The university has one of the most active and strongest Associated Students in the California State University system, offering more services and programs than any other. A students' union, student government, student senate, students' association, or guild of students is a Student Organization One of HSU's largest clubs is the Humboldt Circus, and it is one of the better-known clubs in the community due to their regular performances and appearances at local events. The Humboldt Circus is a club through Humboldt State University, although they do many non-school affiliated events as well
Humboldt State is well known for its environmental awareness and activism. Environmentalism is a broad philosophy and Social movement centered on a concern for the conservation and improvement of the environment. Compost and recycling bins are more common on campus than trash cans and many events are encouraged to be zero waste. Compost (ˈkɒmpɒst or US /ˈkɒmpoʊst/ also known as brown manure is the aerobically decomposed remnants of Organic matter. Recycling involves processing used materials into new products in order to prevent the waste of potentially useful materials reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials reduce Zero waste is a philosophy that aims to guide people in the redesign of their resource -use system with the aim of reducing Waste to zero The Associated Students fund the Campus Recycling Program, the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, and the Sustainable Living Arts and Music Festival (SLAM fest). Sustainable living refers to a specific Lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society's use of the Earth's natural resources
The location of HSU affords students the potential for outside activities in local parks and public lands, which include miles of accessible, undeveloped coastline. Rivers and streams, forests, and extraordinary terrain are just outside the classroom door.
The Lumberjack is the weekly student-run newspaper of Humboldt State University and is funded through the sales of advertisements supplemented by the Instructionally Related Activities fee. A student newspaper is a Newspaper run by Students of a University, High school, Middle school, or other school It covers news relevant to the students and faculty of Humboldt State and major news relevant to the residents of Humboldt County. This includes coverage of university issues, protests, rallies, athletics, the local music scene, and sometimes, quirky events from the local police log. Stories of statewide significance, especially those that concern CSU students, are sometimes reported on as well. To be on the Lumberjack, students must enroll in JMC 327: The Newspaper Lab.
The Osprey is the university's student-run magazine, published twice annually. It has won first-place awards in major regional competitions, including the Society of Professional Journalists' "Mark of Excellence" Awards and the California Intercollegiate Press Association awards.
KRFH. NET 610 AM is a student-run radio station founded in 1990 by Dr. This article is about radio broadcasting for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. Gary Melton. KRFH's purpose is to provide broadcast experience to students while also approximating the structure of a commercial radio station. Students enroll in JMC 155 or JMC 355 in order to become DJs, committing to weekly shows of one to two hours respectively. A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience
The HSU Marching Lumberjacks (sometimes referred to as the "Banned") is the official student-run marching band of the university. A marching band is in the broadest terms a group of performers that consist of instrumental Musicians and sometimes dance teams / color guard who generally perform It performs in the scatter band style often associated with ivy league schools, using humorous routines and scripts during its half-time field shows in Redwood Bowl. A scramble band - also known as a scatter band - is a particular type of field-performing Marching band with distinct characteristics that set it apart from other The Ivy League is an Athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States.
The band plays at numerous campus and community events, marches in parades across California and Oregon, aids in student recruiting, and performs at home football and basketball games. Its traditional uniform consists of a yellow logger's hardhat, suspenders, a yellow t-shirt, green work pants, and boots.
The group was depicted marching into the Pacific Ocean in a photograph in the July 1993 National Geographic magazine. The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth 's Oceanic divisions Overview The NGS's historical mission is "to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting the conservation of the world's cultural historical and natural Members of the band were cast to portray a high school band in the 2001 feature film The Majestic with Jim Carrey, filmed in Ferndale, California. The Majestic is a 2001 American Drama film, directed by Frank Darabont and starring Jim Carrey. James Eugene Redmond "Jim" Carrey (born January 17 1962 is a Canadian-American Film actor and Comedian. The Victorian village of Ferndale is a city in Humboldt County, California, United States.
The Lumberjacks’ program is affiliated with the NCAA on the Division II level and is a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Humboldt State currently sponsors 12 intercollegiate sports programs — men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball, football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s track and field, softball and women’s rowing. College athletics refers primarily to Sports and athletic competition organized and funded by institutions of tertiary education ( Colleges or universities Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Cross Country running is a Sport of running Compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain faster than other teams Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet Football is the word given to a number of similar Team sports all of which involve (to varying degrees kicking a Ball with the foot in an attempt to score a Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Softball is a team Sport popular especially in the United States. 
Recently the men’s basketball achieved its first-ever West Region title and advancement to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II for the first time in the program’s 81-year history. HSU's softball team has qualified for the NCAA post-season 17 times in the past 18 years, capturing the national championship in 1999. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The women’s rowing program advanced both its Varsity 4 and Varsity 8 boats to the NCAA Championships in 2004, with the Varsity 4 earning the individual boat national title and the Varsity 8 placing second at nationals. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Also, the Lumberjacks have produced national champions and All-Americans in cross country and track and field. An All-American "team" is an honorary Sports team composed of outstanding Amateur players those considered the best players of a specific season for In 1980, the school’s first year in Division II, the HSU men’s cross country team claimed a national title. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) A year later, cross country runner Mark Conover earned the individual crown and later represented the USA as a marathoner in the 1988 Summer Olympic Games. The marathon is a long-distance foot race with an official distance of 42 The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event staged in 1988 in