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Types of Censorship in Early Modern England
- Korinza ShlantaEnglishUndergraduate Student
A research project that aimed to identify the materials, methods, subjects, and people who affected censorship in the early modern period. Censorship is often thought to be a conspiratorial act by those who are in power and control the dominant discourses, so how did censorship happen and how did people manage to circumvent intensely regulated printing and selling processes? The printing of materials was almost solely restricted to the city of London and only a handful of people had the money and privilege to own and operate the equipment; this project explores the circumstances that gave rise to a strict printing culture and censorship practices in a country that had a low literacy rate.
Under The Sign Of The Dollar - Demythologizing The Dollar
- Joshua ChavanneCommunicationUndergraduate Student
Money is used as a means to mediate exchange of commodities and services between parties in our economy. Semiotics is a mode of inquiry that endeavors to examine symbolic mediation of meaning through the concept of the “sign”. The purpose of this project is to use the United States dollar as a reference point to open a plane of inquiry into the messages of the dollar from its graphical elements to its textual content.
Undergraduate Literary Journals in the U.S.
- Janelle AdsitEnglishFaculty
- Anthony McGoughEnglishUndergraduate Student
- Bri LuceroEnglishUndergraduate Student
- Angela ComptonEnglishUndergraduate Student
Our project reviews teaching practices associated with undergraduate literary journal editing in other colleges and universities. We translate our findings by recommending new projects and directions for *Toyon: Multilingual Journal of Literature and Art,* based on examples of what other campuses are doing. This project contributes to Humboldt State University's focus on undergraduate publishing and hands-on learning experiences to prepare students for professions in editing, design, production, and writing for audiences beyond the university.
- Chalene DutyArchaeologyUndergraduate Student
- Dawn NystromArchaeologyUndergraduate Student
- Virginia VanceArchaeologyUndergraduate Student
This poster provides a deeper look into the history, legislation, enforcement, and weakness of NAGPRA. Alongside our analysis we include an in-depth discussion of the White VS University of California court case in which NAGPRA was enacted. The case study explores the difficulties in dealing with the vagueness of NAGPRA and applying this legislation to real world problems. This poster above all encourages critical discussions of our cultural resource management laws in this country and the necessary steps we must take to improve them. NAGPRA holds an integral place in our cultural management, and we must work to hold it accountable to the highest standards.
Understanding the Importance of Frameworks Through Art
- Sylvia BellhouseEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
Throughout the Spring 2017 semester, I conducted my service learning at the Sunny Brae Middle School afterschool program. Using my experience from the Environmental Studies program, I led an environmental art class where students learned the importance of frameworks by looking giving a critical look at photographers work and also putting what they learned to practice by taking photos of their own. I hope that knowing how frameworks operate will allow the students to be critical about the produced world around them.
Understanding the Technologies of the Past: ANTH 352 Experimental Archaeology
- Barbara KlessigAnthropologyFaculty
ANTH 352: Experimental Archaeology is an introduction to the principles and applications used in recreating the technologies of the past. Students participate in research, experimentation and experiential components throughout the term. During the course of the Spring 2018 class, students designed and implemented experimental archaeology projects that included wattle and daub construction, ceramic production and materials, consumables including food, bread and mead, ethnographic and archaeological instrument construction, ship-building, book binding, textile production, and ancient weapon technologies.
- Rachel SametMusicFaculty
HSU's choirs have found ways to make music together despite the huge obstacle of not being able to rehearse together as we normally do. We have been primarily working on "virtual choir" projects and performances. For these projects, we rehearsed together online and then the students each recorded their part for each piece we worked on individually. The individual recordings were then compiled to create the performance videos shown here. These videos are from Fall 2020: University Singers performs "Safe with Me," a new and poignant piece by Bryan Sharpe, as well as a fun arrangement of "Feeling Good," the iconic tune made famous by Nina Simone.
Unlearning to Use the "N" Word
- Mireille RomanEnglish DepartmentUndergraduate Student
I will analyze the way people in marginalized communities, specifically those who do not identify as Black, internalize the “N” word through the lyrics of music in hip hop. Although those in similar systems of oppression relate to the the word’s connotation, it does not entitle anyone who does not identify as Black to use the “N” word. Through ethnomusicology paired with metalinguistics, I conclude that hip hop should diversify the industry with artists from different social positions to represent other minorities, leaving room for marginalized groups to create artifacts that directly represent their day-to-day experiences in this oppressive society without having to use the “N” word.
Using Nature to Nurture: A Forest Based Emotional Support Intervention
Jay Schoenfield, Social Work Graduate StudentCollege of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Through discussions had between Grant Elementary school Staff and myself, it was established that Grant Elementary’s nature trail, which is located on school grounds was being underutilized in regards to the emotional regulation techniques that were being implemented. In response to this I created a guide sheet grounded in mindfulness through reviewing literature pertaining to forest bathing and the effects of nature exposure. Through discussions had with campus staff I formulated activities that would best support differing behavior and personality types. I then began implementing the guide sheet with small groups of students on the nature trail and on April 6th I lead a staff training.
Virtual Musical Performance by HSU Wind Ensemble
- Paul CummingsMusicFaculty
HSU Wind Ensemble Virtual Performance Title: Conga del Fuego Nuevo Composer: Arturo Marquez After Covid-19 caused all activities to go online, the HSU Wind Ensemble created virtual performance videos of several works for wind band. This piece, by living Mexican composer Arturo Marquez, celebrates a pre-Colombian Mexican event known as the new fire ritual.