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Virtual Performance by HSU Wind Ensemble
- Paul CummingsMusicFaculty
Musical Performance by HSU Wind Ensemble Paul Cummings, conductor The Wind Ensemble presents a virtual performance of two works for wind band: Meditation by Dwayne Milburn March from Suite for Military Band in F Major by Gustav Holst
Volunteer Opportunities Program - Hands on Experience
- Jessica GarciaJournalism, Y.E.S., and Center for Service Learning and Academic InternshipsUndergraduate Student
Community Organizing, Event Planning, and Recruiting are things I've been able to learn and experience through the Y.E.S. House and CSLAI's Volunteer Opportunity Program. We planned 5 service events in the community this year with organizations like the Jacoby Creek Land Trust, a Seed Fair, Party for the Planet with the Sequoia Park Zoo, and Scrap Humboldt. Our team got firsthand experience in setting up opportunities and leading students to bring their passion to the community and make a difference. These opportunities have enhanced what I have been learning and are preparing me for a future of service and leadership.
Wailaki Directional Terms
- Jocelyn EdmondsonNative American StudiesUndergraduate Student
Wailaki is an indigenous Northern California language within the Dene (Athabaskan) language family historically spoken in the Eel River basin. The language is categorized as a 'sleeping' language as there are no longer living first language speakers; however, there are second language learners today. This project examines translations in texts for words used in the Wailaki directional system and determines if this system is closer to river-based systems common to Northwestern California, or cardinal direction-based systems. In addition, this research discusses the extent to which geospatial references may have been preferred to relative frames of reference involving the body (left, right).
- Emily EllisNative American StudiesUndergraduate Student
- Kayla BegayNative American StudiesFaculty
Wailaki is an indigenous language within the Dene (Athabaskan) language family, historically spoken within the Eel River Basin. This project examines postpositions found in Wailaki texts. Unlike English which has a system of prepositions, Wailaki has a system of postpositional suffixes that indicate an object’s position in space relative to another. Words in English such as at, in, during, outside, next to, etc. modify a noun to indicate position, whereas in Wailaki this is accomplished with a suffix. Some are incorporated into verbs, as well as temporal expressions. This goal of this research was to compile a list for future language study, and use by second language learners.
Water Management System of the Classic Maya of Palenque (A.D. 250-900)
- WalterAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
The scope of this research is to understand the dynamic relationship between the Classic Maya of Palenque and water. The research presents geographical features, climate, techniques, and technology used to harness water. Furthermore, the activities of the Classic Maya of Palenque (A.D. 250-900) involving water will be presented and elaborated as dynamic casual processes revealing and reconstructing cultural aspects. The investigation of the water management of Palenque system reveals the relationship between functionality and Maya ideology .The dynamic relationship between the Classic Maya of Palenque water management
Watershed Base Plane
- MatthewEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
Surveying Campbell creek watershed, located in north eastern Humboldt county on the edge of the Hoopa Indian Reservation, implementing mitigation plans for conservation and restoration. There are many environmental impacts that are hazardest to the water runoffs and aquifers such as legal/ illegal cannibus grow, illegal solid waste dumping, and sedimentation from old logging roads. Building maps would provide baseline information for measuring activity that can be harmful to the ecosystem that provides an abundance of resources for a complex bio-diversity and cultural resources for the Hupa Tribe.
Waves of Friends at the Dunes
- Stefan RoblesEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
- Courtney GreeneEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
Friends of The Dunes is a an organization that is heavily involved with building community through various educational and stewardship programs. Our project revolved around outdoor pubic outreach and child education. Local schools have the opportunity to learn about biodiversity and conversation of coastal ecology.
We Are Your Community
- Erin Youngblood-SmithSocial WorkGraduate Student
- Amy MathiesonSocial WorkGraduate Student
For our project we want to focus on bridging divides between students of color and the community. To address this need, we are designing a media campaign called "We Are Your Community." This media campaign will consist of posters in business windows, short videos on social media and a website, and a community building event where students and community members can interact. The media campaign will highlight the stories of students of color and the nuances of their positive and negative experiences in Humboldt County.
Wellness Center at Eureka City Schools (ECS)
- Emma DavisSocial WorkGraduate Student
We are developing and implementing a Wellness center in Eureka City Schools (ECS). The collaboration includes Two Feathers Native American Family Services, Open Door Community Health Center, Humboldt County Office of Education, Cal Poly Humboldt, various consultants, grant writers, and ECS students and employees. Student feedback identified the needs, health disparities, and gaps in wellness services and informed how to best support diverse student populations. We collected student feedback via a survey and feedback groups which were student-led and driven. The findings suggest the wellness center should be an inviting space, be a space to regulate, and offer clinical/non-clinical support.
What do the Rising Far Right and Populist Movements Look Like?
- Samuel DorseyPolitical ScienceUndergraduate Student
I am working with a Political Science research fellowship to map the incipient far right and Alt-Right. Finding points of opposition, commonality, and differences between the various groups.