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 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 (FY 13/14) 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 (email@example.com). 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.
10 September, 2013: "The Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research: Moving Beyond Complacency" presented by Professor Joshua Meisel, Department of Sociology and Co-Director of the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research
HSU is located in a region known internationally for the production, harvesting, processing and distribution of marijuana. The Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (HIIMR) was created as a statewide center of marijuana research in response to growing interest in the social, health, economic, environmental, policy, and regulatory issues associated with medicinal and recreational marijuana. In California, state level legalization of medical marijuana during the past 17 years has seeded a range of industries providing employment and tax revenue, as well as generated a variety of legal, social, environmental, and health concerns for localities. Ongoing marijuana prohibition by the federal government provides an additional challenge for local communities attempting to implement and enforce marijuana regulations in a dynamic legislative environment. The purpose of this talk is to highlight the work being done by HIIMR faculty to address these emerging policy issues.
8 October, 2013: "Bringing the Sun to Humboldt County: FIve Years of Fusion Energy Research at HSU" presented by Professor Ken Owens, Department of Mathematics
Scientists the world over are trying to create burning plasmas, such as the sun, to solve our energy crisis. In this talk, we discuss efforts at HSU to contribute to this global effort.
12 November, 2013: Professor Kishan Lara-Cooper, Department of Child Development, and 2012/2013 ERFA Award recipient
In honor of Humboldt State University’s centennial celebration, Dr. Lara-Cooper will briefly discuss the history of American Indian education, contemporary issues in American Indian education, and efforts to shift the paradigm of education from a monological to a multilogical epistemology. Topics will include her current research on community concepts of giftedness and the newly revised American Indian Education program.
10 December, 2013: "HSU Wildlife Student Participation in Research and National Wildlife Quiz Bowl" presented by Professor Barbara Clucas, Department of Wildlife Management and Coach of the HSU Wildlife Conclave Team
The Department of Wildlife at Humboldt State University strives to give its undergraduate students experience in research and opportunities to attend professional meetings in wildlife biology. The department is nationally known for the success of its Wildlife Conclave quiz bowl team, which has competed 12 times in the National competition, winning 9 times (75%), including each of the last three years (2010-12). The team has also competed in the Western Regional competition 42 times (starting back in 1966) and placed first in 25 of these competitions - more than any other university. At my Fall 2013 presentation for the Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association, I will highlight the past school year’s (2012-13) success at Quiz Bowl and I will also present results of a two-semester collaborative student project that investigated the distribution of American crows and common ravens in Arcata. A poster presentation of this project won first prize at a recent student wildlife conference.