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The Morris Graves Collection at the Morris Graves Museum of Art
- Steven CarventeArt DepartmentUndergraduate Student
This project will see the creation of an exhibition revolving around the artist Morris Graves. The project involves research of the archives at the Morris Graves Museum of art and analysis of the condition of the works in storage. An analysis of the content and readiness for display of the collection is being done in order to plan out the format for the exhibition. The personal art collection of Morris Graves is at the Morris Graves Museum of Art yet no comprehensive exhibition displaying the works in that collection has been put on. This project aims to bring attention to the importance of the artist Morris Graves during the 1950's contemporary art scene.
The Northcoast Environmental Center
- Reanne LopezEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
The Northcoast Environmental Center is one of the oldest non-profit organizations in Northern California that has been protecting and conserving marine ecosystems since 1971. As a special project intern, this project focuses on the contributions of the Northcoast Environmental Center and how they’re volunteer events and ideas towards removing plastic waste have impacted beaches worldwide . The Coastal Cleanup Day was first established in 1979 through the Beach Beautification project, which is now practiced internationally every year.
The Northwestern California Genocide Project
- Kerri J. MalloyNative American StudiesFaculty
- Bryce BagaNative American StudiesUndergraduate Student
- Michael RuffZoologyUndergraduate Student
The Northwestern California Genocide Project is a Digital Archive put together and presented by Humboldt State University students.This project is the first digital source to present to the public and future scholars a collection of items on genocidal atrocities and mass extermination events committed against Northwestern California native peoples perpetrated by white pioneers and settlers around the mid and late 19th century.
The power of vulnerability
Felix Nichols-Tabrum, Environmental Studies Undergraduate StudentCollege of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
This is a poster I made based on the "Power of Vulnerability" ted talk by Brené Brown. I really enjoyed watching this ted talk, I thought it was very informative. I enjoyed the topics talked about within this ted talk and I thought I would base my poster on it.
The Quapaw Tribe and Tar Creek Superfund site
- Jami (Danielle) HenryEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
The Quapaw tribe has been detrimentally impacted by the Tar Creek mines. These mines have now turned into a Superfund site. However, the issues surrounding near by water source contamination is still negatively impacting this tribe specifically in regards to health and food sovereignty.
The Relationship Between Personality Characteristics and Creativity on Judgments of Facial Attractiveness
- Zhelin WuPsychology DepartmentGraduate Student
People may or may not realize that when they meet a physically attractive person, they are more likely to evaluate him or her as a smart and positive person compared to a less attractive person in the absence of other features besides physical attractiveness. This attractive halo effect has influenced multiple areas that include the job market, dating, and academic success. However, it is possible for other factors, such as one’s creativity and personality to affect one’s judged attractiveness level. The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of facial attractiveness, creativity, and warm-cold personality characteristics when judging female attractiveness.
The Reversing of Roe: A Dialogue at Humboldt State University
- Sessi FletcherPolitical ScienceUndergraduate Student
The 2018 documentary Reversing Roe illustrated the heartfelt and often intense debate of abortion care in the U.S. today, highlighting the history of the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, the contemporary forces opposed to such legislation, and the individuals dedicated to defending reproductive freedom. This past April, HSU students from across disciplines held a public screening of this documentary and opened a dialogue for the community to tackle the issues at hand: why are the rights of Roe v. Wade still important today, how could overturning such legislation endanger the health of Americans across the country, and what is the role of the Humboldt county community going forward?
The Rhetoric of Immigration
- Jake EngelCommunicationUndergraduate Student
- Rachael ThackerCommunicationUndergraduate Student
- Max AntezanaCommunicationUndergraduate Student
- Nick UmanaCommunicationUndergraduate Student
Immigration is one of the most controversial topics in the U.S. As such, this VoiceThread will focus on the rhetoric of immigration in American culture. To do so, we compare multiple dimensions of this rhetoric from the scholarly perspective of our intercultural communication course. Specifically, we incorporate intercultural communication scholarship as a vantage point off which to compare the framing of immigration in news coverage with the framing of immigration in popular culture. We conclude by emphasizing the power of rhetoric to shape public opinion.
The Road So Far: How "Carry On Wayward Son" Forged a Bond Between a Story's Creators and Their Audience
- Julia SiskEnglishUndergraduate Student
Over the past 14 years, the classic rock song “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas has been adopted by the television show "Supernatural" as its unofficial anthem. The song bridges the gap between story and audience, inviting viewers to participate rather than simply observe. My research will examine how this song serves the purpose of identity formation within the creator-audience relationship. The song helps to construct cultural identity, inspires creativity, and works as a persuasive element that affects not only the audience, but also the production crew of "Supernatural."
THE ROLE OF INVOLVEMENT AND CAMPUS CLIMATE ON THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF BLACK COLLEGE STUDENTS
- Tyries DelemarPsychologyGraduate Student
There has been an increasing number of Black students entering into higher education, but they continue to have greater disparities in academic achievement when compared to White students. An institution's campus climate has been found to influence student success. This study seeks to examine the factor of campus climate, specifically negative campus racial climate (NCRC), as it relates to the GPA and university satisfaction of Black students at a rural institution. The study adds to the literature by exploring the degree to which involvement (Student-Faculty Involvement (SFI) and Club/Organization involvement (COI)) may act as a moderating force within the relationship.