News for Politics students -- 11-1-2021

  1. Spring 2022 Registration. The Spring 2022 registration period begins on November 8. Check your Student Center for your registration day and time. If you have not done so already, make an appointment with your academic advisor so that your advising hold can be lifted. New this semester is a one-hour Sexual Violence training that must be completed before you can register. Check out the Department of Politics Canvas Advising Page for resources and connect with your peer mentors, Serena and Sammy, to answer your questions.
  2. Careers in Community Engagement Speaker Series, Nov. 2. 5-6pm. Careers in Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Confirmed Speakers: Ray Watson, Detention Services Director, Humboldt County Probation; Tony Wallin, Program Coordinator, Project Rebound; and Jeanne Gordon, Executive Director, CASA of Humboldt. This speaker series is a collaboration between Humboldt’s Youth Educational Services, Center for Community Based Learning, and the Academic & Career Advising Center. Learn more and register here
  3. Capital Fellows Applications Now Open! Are you graduating in Spring 2022? The Capital Fellows Programs are nationally recognized public policy fellowships offering unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of California state government. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the State Assembly, State Senate, Executive Branch or the Judiciary. The fellowships are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, and are an outstanding opportunity for college graduates to engage in public service and prepare for future careers. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,974; Medical, dental and vision benefits; 6 graduate units in Political Science or Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State; and a graduate certificate in Applied Policy and Government upon completion of the fellowship. Prospective Capital Fellows must have completed a bachelor’s degree by Sept. 1, 2022, and a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, and California state government. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply. For the 2022-23 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of Feb. 7, 2022, by 5 p.m. PST at: Capital Fellows Programs. Dr. Stephanie Burkhalter is the Humboldt campus contact.
  4. Decolonizing Sustainability Speaker Series, Nov. 3. Wednesdays Oct. 13-Nov. 3, 12-1:15pm. Register here. The Nov. 3 discussion will be on “Indigenous Knowledge Cannot Be Treated as a Backup Plan: Indigenous Collaboration, Sustainability & Decolonization.” 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 Humboldt 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. 
  5. Columbia University’s MPA in Environmental Science and Policy. By integrating science with environmental policy and management, Columbia University’s Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy program provides students the practical knowledge and training to become leaders in the rapidly growing area of sustainability. This is a one-year program. Students acquire the practical skills that are required of effective leaders: fostering and managing organizational innovation, optimizing group work and dealing with group conflict, managing the work of scientists, and communicating science to non-scientists. The application deadlines are Jan. 15 (fellowship consideration) and Feb. 15 (final). All students who apply by Jan. 15, 2022, are eligible for partial fellowships. BIPOC students who apply by this deadline will be considered for the Dean’s Fellowship – a full tuition grant and internship –and for numerous other partial fellowships. To learn more about this program, email Stephanie Hoyt, Assistant Director, at or visit our website.
  6. Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Nov. 4. 5:30pm. Sam Arons will speak on “The Road Ahead: Shared Electric Vehicles.” Register here for this webinar co-sponsored by Humboldt’s Schatz Environmental Research Center and Environment & Community M.A. Transportation is the largest sector of greenhouse gas emissions in the US, and shared electric vehicles (EVs) – such as those operating on ridesharing platforms – have the potential to significantly reduce these emissions. In this talk, Sam Arons will discuss Lyft’s industry-leading commitment to adopt 100% electric vehicles by 2030, the challenges of getting there, and why ridesharing is a great first-mover for EVs. Sam joined Lyft in 2018 as the Director of Sustainability, and in 2020, Lyft made an industry-leading commitment to reach 100% electric vehicles on the Lyft platform by 2030. Learn about other speakers in this semester's series here.
  7. Polishing your Submission to Redwood Roots Digital Magazine, Nov. 4 or 10. 4pm. Do you participate in community-based work? Are you looking for ways to share your story about your experiences working with the community? Join us for a SkillShop that focuses on developing and workshopping future submissions to Redwood Roots Digital Magazine. This SkillShop will be a crash course in conceptualizing your work, developing content, and publishing your story. You will leave this SkillShop better prepared to articulate your community-based learning projects for potential publication with Redwood Roots Digital Magazine. Link to Zoom registration page here.
  8. Oh SNAP gardening event, Nov. 6. 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. We will be prepping the beds for winter from 1-3 p.m. The garden is located at 930 Old Arcata Road. Please RSVP to Come in clothes you are prepared to get wet and muddy and close-toed shoes. This will happen rain or shine.
  9. National First Generation College Celebration, Nov. 8. Join us for "First Gen in the workforce: Against all odds," a panel of first generation college graduates sharing their educational experiences, and their journey to their current professional career. This will be offered two times on Nov. 8 at 12pm-1pm and at 5pm-6pm. Flyer here. Zoom link here.
  10. The Rou Dalagurr Food Sovereignty Lab Book Talk Series. Every Monday in November from 3:30-4:30pm. Sponsored by Humboldt’s Native American Studies Program. This book talk series will feature presentations and discussions with authors from this month’s featured text: “Indigenous Food Systems: Concepts, Cases, and Conversations” -- an anthology edited by Priscilla Settee and Shailesh Shukla. The Nov. 8 book talk will be on Chapter 3, “Indigenous Philosophies and Perspectives on Traditional Food Systems Including Food as Cultural Identity: Maintaining Food Security in Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswich,” with Elisa Levi. Register and find more details here.
  11. 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).