February 2019

Please join the HSU Library's celebration of author John Steinbeck's birthday by hearing a presentation by Tom Gage on February 27, 4-5pm in the Fishbowl (Room 209). Eleven years before the opening of Humboldt Normal School, John Steinbeck, California's only Nobel Laureate in Literature, was born in Salinas. Steinbeck wrote EAST OF EDEN, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, poetry, drama, and essays on ecology, like THE SEA OF CORTEZ. Steinbeck's screen play VIVA ZAPATA was nominated for an Oscar in 1952. Tom Gage's presentation explains the connections between John Steinbeck and Captain Bill Jones, and Gage's family who lived in the Salinas Valley during World War I. Tom Gage, while researching his HSU Press publication for AMERICAN PROMETHEUS, discovered a kinship with John Steinbeck.
Friday, February 15, 2019 to Wednesday, February 27, 2019

25th annual social justice summit february 25th-March 2nd, 2019
The HSU Multicultural Center presents the 25th Annual Social Justice Summit from Feb. 25 to March 2, 2019. See the full schedule to find all the presentations.
The Social Justice Summit theme this year is “BREAK THAT WALL.” There is a one-unit course offered in Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies that coincides with the Social Justice Summit. The Summit is free to HSU Students and the community. Registration for the Summit and for the class is through Extended Learning.
This year's summit presents featured speaker Barbara Curiel and keynote speaker Kimberly Davalos. Our stories are power sites for understanding and building relationships. In the era of our current world, we need to understand how we arrived here because how we remember the past, defines our present, and molds our future. We are thousands of years of resistance from oppression, from the silencing power of domination.
Throughout history, we have become disconnected from our story, our people, and the earth around us. We live in a time where we are forced to sell our bodies to live, a time where our identities give us access to power but strip us of our voice. Our vision for this year’s Social Justice Summit was to highlight tools for non-violent expressions. The theme ‘BREAK THAT WALL’ seeks to provide tools for effective advocacy, finding yourself in this time of commodified bodies, and active ways to change the complicated world around us through the words we use. We look forward to seeing you at the 25th Annual Social Justice Summit.
If you have any questions, please contact the MultiCultural Center at 707.826.3364 or email
Friday, February 15, 2019 to Saturday, March 2, 2019
The HSU Library is pleased to invite you to meet each of the four candidates for the College of Professional Studies Librarian. Each candidate will be presenting a teaching demonstration in the Library and you are invited to attend and provide feedback.
Candidates have been asked to provide an open forum teaching demonstration followed by a Q&A session. 
Open Forums will take place from 10:00 - 11:00 am. Please plan to attend and meet the candidates (download PDF for candidate bios): 

Wed., Feb. 20, 2019 -- Kelly Hangauer (Library Fishbowl, room 209)

Thurs., Feb. 21, 2019 -- Garrett Purchio (Library Fishbowl, room 209)

Thurs., Feb. 28, 2019 -- Robert Shapiro (Library Fishbowl, room 209)

Fri., Mar. 1, 2019 -- Leah Gazan (CTL Classroom, room 317)
Your feedback is important.  Feedback forms will be available at the open forum or online:

Kelly Hangauer

Garrett Purchio

Robert Shapiro

Leah Gazan
Please contact the search committee chair, Tim Miller ( if you have any questions.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 to Friday, March 1, 2019

flyer for The Insult movie
Join Prof. Leena Dallasheh for this special screening of THE INSULT (2017) with the lead actor, Kamel El Basha at the Minor Theater on Thursday, Feb. 21 @ 7pm. 25 years after the Lebanese civil war, its wounds linger. In today's Beirut, a small incident between a Palestinian refugee, Yasser, and a Lebenese-Christian, Tony, turns into a complicated trial, in which the personal becomes political. Competing narratives and mutual accusations of that war are laid out to show, as one laywer etates, "no one has a monopoly on suffering." Kamel El Basha is a Palestinian actor from al-Quds (Jerusalem). He has had an impressive career in theatre, including serving as artistic director of the Palestinian National Theatre, as well as a film actor. His performance in THE INSULT won him the award for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.
Monday, February 11, 2019 to Thursday, February 21, 2019

global cafe - Guatemala march 6 5:30-6:30, library fishbowl
Come learn about Guatemala and enjoy free food on Wednesday, March 6 @ 5:30pm in the Library Fishbowl, 2nd floor.
Friday, February 8, 2019 to Wednesday, March 6, 2019

photo of students in a classroom
The College of Extended Education and Global Engagement is hosting International Education Week February 11-15.  There wil be faculty and student presentations plus social events all free to campus and community members.
See the complete schedule for list of events.
Friday, February 8, 2019 to Friday, February 15, 2019