News for Politics students -- 10-18-2021

  1. Green Futures: A Conversation, Oct. 22. Join the Politics Club at 4pm in Founders Hall 179 or on our regular zoom link for a conversation with peers and faculty on the recent oil spill at Huntington Beach. All majors welcome. We will be discussing the issues and impacts surrounding the incident as well as what a sustainable future could look like! 
  2. Politics Department advising meeting, Oct. 29. Learn about spring semester classes, talk to faculty, and build community. Oct. 29, 1-2pm. Zoom link. The meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the Politics Canvas advising page after the event. 
  3. Careers in Community Engagement Speaker Series, Oct. 19. 5-6pm. Careers in Social and Human Services. Confirmed Speakers: Cedric Aaron, MSW, ASW, CAPS Counselor, Multicultural Specialist and Staff Psychotherapist, HSU; Melanie Gensaw, MSW, LCSW, PPSC, Social Services Director, Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria; Belén Gutierrez-Flores, HSU Alumna, Department and Health and Human Services, County of Humboldt. This speaker series is a collaboration between HSU’s Youth Educational Services, Center for Community Based Learning, and the Academic & Career Advising Center. Learn more and register here
  4. National Transfer Student Week and Internship Week 2021: October 18-October 22. Transfer students learn about resources available to you at this link. Interested in an Internship? The Academic Career and Advising Center (ACAC) is offering multiple info sessions and skillshops about available internships throughout the week. See full schedule of events and sign-up to participate: or
  5. Decolonizing Sustainability Speaker Series, Oct. 20. Wednesdays Oct. 13-Nov. 3, 12-1:15pm. Register here. The Oct. 20 discussion will be on “Nobody Asked You John Muir: Settler Colonial Environmentalism, White Supremacy & Sustainability.” 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.
  6. 23rd annual Campus Dialogue on Race, Oct. 22-27. This year's theme is "Dismantle & Heal: Building Coalition Against Forced Division.” Events start this week with a Mindful Dialogue Facilitation training on Oct. 22, an in-person Eureka Chinatown Tour on Oct. 23, and an experiential workshop exploring the connection and evolving relationship between our subjective physical experience and the political space on Oct. 25. See the full calendar of events here.
  7. Bayside Park Farm tour, Oct. 23. Oh SNAP is working with The Umoja Center Pan African Student Excellence and The Office of Sustainability to open some community gardening beds at the Bayside Park Farm & Community Garden. On October 23rd we'll be doing a tour of the space, learning about the history, and starting some winter planting! Everyone who signs up to go can get a free lunch and an Oh SNAP sweatshirt! To sign up go to this link! The garden is located at 930 Old Arcata Road. We will have vans leaving from campus at 1pm from library circle, or you can meet us at the bus stop to learn how to take the bus there at 12:35 pm. You're welcome to find your own transportation as well. 
  8. Interested in getting work experience with a federal land management agency? Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO Project is offering enriching internship experiences nationwide for Latinx college students and upcoming professionals who are passionate about the outdoors, geography, community engagement, public lands, cultural resources and natural resources. 1) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Civilian Climate Corp Program Applications due: November 1. 2) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Cares Act Program Applications due: November 12. Position descriptions and applications can be found and submitted through our website: My Access to a Network of Opportunities (MANO) Project. Interested candidates may contact us by email with any questions.
  9. Fall Commencement 2021. Are you graduating in Fall 2021? Consider participating in Fall 2021 Commencement to be held Friday, Dec. 17 at 3pm in Lumberjack Arena. A limited number of guests will be allowed per participant. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masking will be required. Graduates MUST register by Nov. 8 to participate in Commencement. This is in addition to applying for graduation. Information can be found on the commencement website.
  10. Learning Center. The Learning Center supports students through a variety of ways, including: Supplemental Instruction, Writing Studio, Tutoring, Math Tutoring Lab, Academic Peer Coaching, Academic SkillShops, and Online Student Resources. 
  11. Noyce Fellowship, Jan. 7. Santa Clara University's National Science Foundation Noyce grant is seeking a variety of majors who are dedicated to using education as a tool for social justice and to become middle or high school mathematics teachers in racially, ethnically, linguistically, and economically diverse schools. This Fellowship is open to graduates in STEM majors, and Political Science graduates qualify to apply. SCU NSF Noyce Fellows will receive: FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP and $20,000 living stipend to earn a California Single Subject Mathematics Teaching Credential and Master’s Degree in one year; $10,000 stipend each year for your first four years teaching in a high-need school district; extensive professional development during student teaching and for the first four years teaching in a high-need school district; and many opportunities to become part of a vibrant mathematics education community. Applications are due on January 7, 2022. You can find more information at SCU NSF NOYCE website, which includes the list of qualified STEM majors that can apply for this Fellowship.
  12. 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).