University Senate

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 ( 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.


Upcoming Luncheons:

11 February 2014:  "Darwin: Thunderbolts and Bombshells"  presented by Tom Jones, HSU Emeritus Professor of European Cultural History

The presentation will review the significance of a document critical to our understanding of the role played by Charles Darwin in the introduction of the theory of evolution by natural selection to the world of science before the Linnean Society of London on the evening of 1 July 1858.             

11 March 2014: Presenter:  Andrea Achilli, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Resources Engineering with special guest, Jairo Luque Villanueva, HSU undergraduate  

Professor Achilli will discuss his research in redesigning wastewater treatment to reduce energy.  Jairo Villanueva is an HSU ERE undergraduate student.  He is one of only 33 undergraduates nationwide to receive a Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency this year.  Their story was featured in a front page article of the Eureka "Times-Standard" on November 30, 2013.

8 April 2014:  Presenter:  Chris Hopper, Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Recreation

Professor Hopper will report on the recent updates, activities and modernization of the Department of Kinesiology.

13 May 2014:  "Branding in legislative parties:  A political communication view"  presented by Stephanie Burkhalter, Associate Professor, Department of Politices and past ERFA award recipient.

This talk will focus on why and how Republicans and Democrats "brand" in Congress through representatives' and senators' strategically crafted and coordinated communication. I will provide examples from the Dodd-Frank financial industry regulatory reform debate.

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