Emeritus Faculty at HSU
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 a.m. 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 will now be $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 Merry Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
12 February, 2013: Matthew Derrick, Lecturer, HSU, Department of Geography and 2012 ERFA Faculty Award recipient - Program: Kazan, Russia: The Religiously Undivided Frontier City
Located at the confluence of the Turko-Islamic and Slavic-Christian worlds, Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, a semiautonomous region of located in the heart of Russia, is populated by roughly even numbers of Sunni Muslim Tatars and Eastern Orthodox Christian Russians. The city is separately important to each group’s ethno-national history. For the Tatars, it is remembered as the seat of their Islamic state that held sway over Russian principalities to the west for three centuries before facing defeat at the hands of Moscow in 1552. For the Russians, the victory over Kazan marked the beginning of a vast poly-confessional, multinational empire. In light of its geography and history, Kazan would seemingly be counted among the world’s religiously divided frontier cities. Yet Kazan, in spite of pursuing an aggressive sovereignty campaign throughout the 1990s, has managed to avoid the type of ethno-religious-based conflict visiting other frontier cities, such as Jerusalem, Sarajevo, and Belfast. What lessons might Kazan offer other religiously divided frontier cities? In approaching this question, this talk analyzes bordering processes, specifically looking at the invisible socio-spatial borders socially constructed through narratives and symbols.
12 March, 2013: Terry Kramer, Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation and OLLI Instructor
9 April, 2013: Rick Vrem, Professor Emeritus, Mathematics and Project Coordinator, HSU Institutional Research and Planning Office
The Changing Face of Humboldt State University: Over the past thirty years, much has changed at Humboldt State University. We will look at how the demographics of HSU students have evolved dramatically especially in the last decade. Shifting patterns of student majors, perceptions of quality and HSU’s standing within the CSU system will also be explored. Firsthand accounts and anecdotes from the emeritus faculty in attendance will be welcomed.
14 May, 2013: Ray Raphael, Historian
Ray Raphael will discuss his latest book, Constitutional Myths: What We Get Wrong and How to Get it Right. What did the framers think of taxes? Why didn't they include a Bill of Rights within the original document? Was Madison really the "Father of the Constitution"? Can we find the true meaning of the Constitution by reading The Federalist Papers or by revealing the framers' "original intent"?