News for Politics students -- 10-5-2021

  1. Politics Club Social, Oct. 8. This Friday! Join the Politics club at Redwood Park for an opportunity to hang out with your peers and professors. There will be some fun games as well so make sure to come on over! The event will be taking place at 4pm at the picnic area at Redwood Park in Arcata. Please make sure to bring your face coverings and practice social distancing. See you there! 
  2. Careers in Community Engagement Speaker Series, Oct. 5. 5-6pm. Careers in Education. Confirmed Speakers: Kimberly Lillard, Kindergarten Teacher, Pacific Union School; Libbi Miller, HSU School of Education; and Alyse Nichols, Superintendent/Principal, Trinidad Union School District. 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
  3. U.S. Department of State Student Internships info session, Oct. 6. Join @DIRCentralSouth for a virtual event via Facebook Live. On Wednesday, October 6, at 12 Noon CT (1:00 pm ET), please join Diplomat in Residence J. Nathan Bland for an information session about the Summer, Fall, and Spring internships available for rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Several guest speakers, including current and former interns, will share their insights. Register here.
  4. Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Oct. 7. 4pm. Bill McKibben will speak on “What Can We Still Do?” Register here for this webinar sponsored by HSU’s Schatz Environmental Research Center. Clearly we’re not going to stop climate change — the last two years have shown us just how much damage has already been done. So what can we do — both to slow the rise of temperature, and to find some resilience in our divided societies? Bill McKibben is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, a founder of the grassroots climate campaign and the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. He was a 2014 recipient of the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel,’ and the Gandhi Peace Award. He has written over a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature, published 30 years ago, and his most recent, Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
  5. HSU Clubs Fair, Oct. 7. 10am-2pm. Student Activities Center Quad. Meet amazing student leaders and sign up for campus clubs.
  6. Latinx Heritage Month events, Oct. 7 and 8. On Thursday, Oct. 7, at 5pm HSU’s El Centro will host Sofia Guandulain, president of Oaxaca-based organization "Fundacion Trans-Difucion," for an inspirational talk that focuses on her experience as a person of diverse sexuality doing advocacy work in Mexico. Register here. On Friday, Oct. 8, at 5pm El Centro will host Barrio Nerd productions. Join us for a conversation with artists Jean Decay, Amy Zapata, and Abe Zapata Jr. about creating and producing in the modern era, especially as it pertains to works centered on Queer and Latinx identity. Zoom link here.
  7. Finance Policy & Recruitment Conference, Oct. 7-8. The California Department of Finance invites undergraduate and graduate students and interested job seekers to attend the 2021 Finance Policy & Recruitment Conference. A variety of conference events will occur virtually on: Oct. 7, 9:30am-12pm, and Oct. 8, 2:30pm-5pm. The conference is an opportunity for participants to interact with Finance leaders and policy experts, and discuss the following: California's government, economy, and demographics; the state's legislative and budget processes; independent audits and evaluations; current issues in state policy; and careers and internships at Finance. In addition, as part of the program, participants will have the opportunity to be matched with current Finance staff for conversations about the department’s work. Registration is free and required. Register here using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox or Safari. Conference website here. Questions? Email
  8. Toyon extended deadline, Oct. 8. Toyon Multilingual Literary Magazine, the student-run literary journal of Humboldt State University, has extended its submission deadline from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8! We are accepting submissions in the following genres: Spoken Word, Environmental Justice Writing and Art, Visual Art, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Original Translations, and Critical Analysis. We accept submissions in Spanish and English, or in translation. One cash prize is given in each genre annually. Volume 68 will feature a special multigenre section on the theme of hope and healing. However, we are still looking for pieces with any other themes. For more information on how to submit, and more information on Toyon in general, please see our website. Also accepting submissions via email at
  9. 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).