News for Politics students -- 10-11-2021

  1. Introduction to the GRE, Oct. 11. Thinking about graduate school? Registered to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)? The GRE is a standardized test required by many graduate programs. Your GRE scores can play a role in admissions, fellowships, and financial aid. This Zoom SkillShop will provide a broad overview of the GRE. Learn about the three parts of the GRE (Verbal Reasoning, Analytical Writing, & Quantitative Reasoning). Focus on test-taking basics and strategies. Practice and learn from one another. Connect with others taking the exam to form study groups and share resources. Monday, October 11, from 4 pm - 6 pm. Free for HSU Students. Register here. For information about registering for the GRE itself, visit or talk to the Testing Center
  2. HSU’s 28th annual Indigenous Peoples’ Week. See here for the full list of virtual and in-person events to honor Native American culture and art and focus on issues that impact Indigenous communities. Events include a performance by Hip Hop artist Frank Waln, a Danza Azteca Performance, alumni panels, an art reception, a speaker series (details below), and more.
  3. Decolonizing Sustainability Speaker Series. Wednesdays Oct. 13-Nov. 3, 12-1:15pm. Register here. The Oct. 13 discussion, an Indigenous Peoples’ Week event, will be on “We Have Always Been Scientists: Western Science, Sustainability & the Delegitimization of Indigenous Knowledge Systems.” This speaker series will highlight and unpack intersections of settler colonialism, white supremacy, and systems of power/privilege/oppression within the discourse and rhetoric of contemporary sustainability, environmental, and climate change movements. Each event will feature a broad overview of a selected sustainability topic delivered by HSU Native American Studies faculty, and then will move into an intimate panel discussion among experts from the field. Audience members are encouraged to engage with a parallel recommended reading for each talk and will be given time for questions at the end of each discussion.
  4. HSU Sustainability Newsletter. Browse the newsletter to find information on upcoming events, campus sustainability projects, community happenings, and other useful tips. This newsletter is authored by Green Campus, a student group that operates under HSU's Office of Sustainability.
  5. Upcoming Credit/No Credit deadline. A student choosing the credit/no credit option must do so by  Monday October 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Undergraduate students may take one optional Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) course per semester.  Major courses may not be taken on an optional CR/NC basis. No more than 24 semester units total of CR/NC taken at Humboldt State will count toward a bachelor’s degree (you may exclude from this 24 units courses taken CR/NC in Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic). If you have questions, please contact your academic adviser.
  6. U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Application Now Open - Fully Funded Study Abroad Programs. Learn a critical foreign language -- Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, or Urdu -- next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program. Applications due Nov. 16. See the attached document for more details.
  7. Peer mentor office hours. Politics Department peer mentors Samuel Perez ( and Serena Archila ( host drop-in office hours every week. Let them help you: plan a path through the major, answer coursework questions, help motivate you to stay focused on your success, and support you during challenging times. Sammy’s hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4pm and by appointment (Zoom room link). Serena’s office hours: Mondays from 4-5pm, Wednesdays from 3-4pm, and by appointment (Zoom link).