Newsletter - Spotlighting Our Faculty, Staff, and Students

Model UN Team Competes in New York

The Cal Poly Humboldt Model United Nations team returned from competing at the National Model United Nations conference in New York, where they were recognized as a Distinguished Delegation for outstanding conference performance. Students attending the conference were Ashley Calkins, Sawyer Chrisman, Madison Henderson, Cruz Lopez, Joy Mehn, Veronica Patton, Delaney Schroeder-Echavarria, and Amanda Vollema.  

More than 2,000 students completed from nearly 120 colleges and universities from around the world, and earning the award meant that Humboldt placed in the top 20% of schools at the conference.

During the National Model United Nations conference, each school is assigned a country to represent as they negotiate and develop solutions to contemporary global issues from their country's perspective. This year, Humboldt represented Guinea-Bissau.

Students in Model United Nations will compete at their final conference of the year--Model United Nations of the Far West--next week, where they will be representing Algeria, Ethiopia, and Malta. Wonderful news!  Good luck to Noah Zerbe and then entire Cal Poly Humboldt Model UN Team!

Model UN Team in New York City
Model UN Team in New York City
Model UN Students in New York
Model UN Team in New York City

Dance Visions

Written by: Alina Ferguson, Anthropolgy and Journalism student

There are only three more performances. Tonight and tomorrow night at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2pm in the Van Duzer Theatre.  There will be 10 pieces in this show. 6 student choreographers will be featured; Miriam Allen, Xennia Arid Avendaño, Alli Bush, Autumn Cry-Mark, Bella Virgen, and Elaina Wargala. 

Along with student choreographers there will be 3 faculty choreographers. Kyleigh Brine, Linda Maxwell, and Carrie Walpole

Dance Visions April 11 - 14 Van Duzer Theater
Left: Ciel Schalgenhauf, Center: Divinity Schooley, Right: Elaina Wargala (Photo by Kelly Brown)

Dance Visions — an annual spring dance concert featuring 36 dancers and ten different pieces in the diverse styles of ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and tap.

Kyleigh Brine, co-director of the show, and a faculty choreographer will also debut her choreography.  “This is my first year in my new position as an Assistant Professor of Dance at Cal Poly Humboldt and first time Co-Directing the Spring Dance Concert Dance Visions with Faculty Member Carrie Walpole.”

Dance Visions April 11 - 14 Van Duzer Theater

“Dance Visions is an annual production organized by students enrolled in Dance 489, Dance Production. This dance concert features new student and faculty choreographic works in the styles of Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Tap. I personally have choreographed two new works for this show, on the backs of hardworking women and LOVE. on the backs of hardworking women, is a contemporary solo double cast on two students, Alli Bush and Thi Samelson, and is inspired by a personal story of mine where a man received credit for plagiarizing my work and uses jackets to represent the invisible burden that women often feel throughout their lives. LOVE is an upbeat tap trio set to music by Nat King Kole created to celebrate love and dance for entertainment's sake.”

“I am  most excited to finally see all of the pieces take shape onstage- producing a dance concert requires an immense amount of organization, creativity and collaboration. As directors, Carrie and I are so proud of the dedication and commitment to the artistic process by everyone involved and I am so excited for the audience to see the culmination of those efforts. I believe that dance possesses the ability to communicate in a universal language and our hope is that you leave the show inspired by the stories shared kinesthetically.” 

Come out and support the students and faculty that worked hard to make this show come alive in front of us. 


Hip Hop Conference

11th Annual Hip Hop Conference Schedule

The 11th Annual Cal Poly Humboldt Hip Hop Conference: Power to the People will feature three days of presentations, performances, food, and celebrations of hip-hop culture.

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11th Annual Hip Hop Conference Schedule

 This year’s Hip Hop Conference features a keynote address from Chuck D, leader and co-founder of legendary group Public Enemy and part of the supergroup Prophets of Rage, social activist, author, film producer, and digital music pioneer, on Tuesday, April 23, from 5-7 p.m in the Van Duzer Theatre. 

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Office Hours in Gist Hall Room 122 beginning Monday!

Abby Grattidge CAHSS Career Development Advisor Office Hours Monday 10 - 12 Gist Hall 122

Career Development Advisor for CAHSS will be hosting Office Hours every Monday from 10 - 12 p.m. in Gist Hall Room 122 or make an appointment.  Come by for assistance on Resumes, Cover Letters, Job Searching, Interview Rehearing, Career Planning, and Grad School Planning!

57th Humboldt International Film Festival April 18 - 21

The Humboldt International Film Festival, the world’s oldest student-run film festival, returns for its 57th year on April 18-21 at the Minor Theatre in Arcata.

Read More about the Annual Humboldt Int'l Film Festival in Humboldt Now

Toyon Issue 70 Release Party liberation now April 15

Toyon Release Party - Volume 70 is a venue to share and showcase experiences with and also expression of resistance, community building, and liberatory practice.

Percussion Ensemble World Percussion Group Saturday April 13 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall

The Cal Poly Humboldt Department of Dance, Music and Theatre presents “Contemporary Music for Percussion performed by the Cal Poly Humboldt Percussion Ensemble, Spanish Gypsy and Mexican folkloric music performed by the Cal Poly Humboldt Marimba Ensemble, and the Intricate Rhythms of the Anlo-Ewe of Ghana, West Africa performed by the World Percussion Group." This celebration of global percussion directed by Howard Kaufman is Saturday, April 13th at 8:00 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall. 

Courageous Cuentos Volume 7 Release Party April 29 4:00 p.m.

CouRaGeouS Cuentos is a library-based publishing journal and includes the creative writing of students in classes offered by the Department of Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Notes on Cure, Disability and Natural Worlds speaker Eli Clare May 1
Eli Claire will be coming to Cal Poly Humboldt on May 1, to present his talk, "Notes on Cure, Disability, and Natural Worlds," in Founders Hall 118 from 3-5pm.  Clare's work sits at the intersection of disability, queer ecological thought, and the craft of activist writing. His work pushes against dominant discourses of "cure" in both ecological and social realms, and explores the ableist ways that ideas about "healthy" environments and "healthy" humans mutually reinforce each other, often to the exclusion of more queer ecological modes.
Mad River Transit Singers April 21 at 2 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall

The Cal Poly Humboldt Department of Dance, Music, and Theatre presents Mad River Transit Singers performing an upbeat program featuring a variety of musical styles—from jazz standards to more modern tunes. Join us on Sunday, April 21st at 2:00 p.m. at the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Food Summit 2024 at Cal Poly Humboldt April 22 - May 4

The Rou Dalagurr: Food Sovereignty Lab and Traditional Ecological Knowledges Institute Food Summit 2024 will be April 22 - May 4 with workshops and activites focused on uplifting Indigenous food sovereignty and food justice across communities.

Take Back the Night April 22 Freaknik" The wildest party never told Stacy Lloyd

Take Back the Night: Freaknik's Untold story with speaker Ms Stacy Lloyd, Founders Hall Room 25

Rou Dalagurr Food Sovereignty Lab & Traditional Ecological Knowledges Institute May 4 11 a.m. Wiyot

The Native American Studies’ Rou Dalagurr Food Sovereignty Lab and Traditional Ecological Knowledges Institute at Cal Poly Humboldt is have the Indigenous Foods Festival 2024. This event will focus on uplifting Indigenous food sovereignty across many regions. It will take place on Saturday, May 4th, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Spring 24 Jazz Combos Friday April 20 at 8 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall

The Cal Poly Humboldt Department of Dance, Music, and Theatre presents the jazz combos 2 lil, 2 swaqq;  Rhythmically Male, Melodically Female; and 2:00 AM Winco Trip. Saturday, April 20th at 8:00 p.m. at the Fulkerson Recital Hall. 

Chamber Guitar Ensemble Sunday April 21 5 p.m. Fulkerson Recital Hall

The Cal Poly Humboldt Department of Dance, Music, and Theatre presents the “Cal Poly Humboldt Guitar Ensemble.” Sunday, April 21st at 5:00 p.m. at the Fulkerson Recital Hall for an evening of intimate guitar duos and trios performing jazz, rock, classical and bluegrass music