Humboldt State University Forever Humboldt Alumni Newsletter

October 2020

Green & Gold Homecoming,
Oct 5 - 9

HSU front gate monument sign with homecoming logo above it

No matter where you are, you can join in the homecoming fun! Check out the homecoming website for a schedule of events.

The Ears and Eyes of PBS Viewers

Photo of Ricardo Sandoval

As the Public Editor & Ombudsman for PBS, Ricardo Sandoval-Palos (‘81, Journalism) receives comments and complaints from viewers about everything from Sesame Street to PBS news shows. It’s an interesting job to say the least.

Read Alumni Profile  »

Distinguished Alumni Virtual Speaker Series

Distinguished Alumni - Jason Ramos photo and ad

Jason Ramos
‘98, Kinesiology, ‘14 M.S. Kinesiology
Wednesday, Oct. 7
1 p.m.

Distinguished Alumni - Dan Phillips photo and ad

Dan Phillips
‘91, Business and Computer Information Systems
Wednesday, Oct. 7
5:30 p.m.

Distinguished Alumni - Susan Seaman photo and ad

Susan Seaman
‘96, Journalism
Tuesday, Oct. 20
1 p.m.

Student Wildfire Hardship Relief

a gloomy photo of a red sky over Humboldt State University

This year has proven to be the worst wildfire season in California's history. These fires have disrupted the lives of some HSU students during already challenging circumstances. Evacuation, loss of internet, poor air quality and for some, the loss of a home are devastating events but with your support, students can keep learning and progress to their degree. Donate to the Student Adversity Fund today. This fund provides immediate assistance to students who have an unexpected situation or emergency that could force them to drop out of school.

Your gift will help HSU students affected by the wildfires continue their education at HSU.

Give now to help students affected by the wildfires  »

A Donation After Their own Hearts

Jerry and Gisela Rohde standing next to one another

Jerry and Gisela Rohde discovered a new way to donate to HSU and put their money into something they both love, the publishing of their books.

Learn more about these generous donors  »

Joseph I. Castro Appointed Eighth CSU Chancellor

Joseph Castro eighth CSU Chancellor standing in front of a building

Castro is the first-ever California native and Mexican American appointed to lead the nation's largest public university.

Read more about Castro  »

Take the Humboldt Quiz

How much do you know about Humboldt State? You could win great Humboldt prizes! Just click the answer button to respond. Those sending correct responses to this month's question will be entered in a drawing for Forever Humboldt gifts.

During the 1957 homecoming festivities what memorable event took place?

  • A) Several goats were discovered wandering around inside Siemens Hall.
  • B) The homecoming queen fell off the parade float she was riding on.
  • C) Members of the sophomore class burned down a building on campus.
  • D) It rained so hard during the homecoming football game, the visiting team's fans left before the game was over.

Last month’s quiz asked, “In what year did all the campus residence halls become co-ed?” Congratulations to Karen Murphy (‘83, Environmental Resources Engineering) for submitting the correct answer and winning the drawing: 1969.

Questions? Comments? Rants?

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1 Harpst St Arcata, CA 95521 or 707.826.3132

Stephanie Lane

Stephanie Lane (’04 & ’16)
Office of Alumni & Engagement

Megan Krapf

Megan Krapf (’11)
Office of Alumni & Engagement