News for Politics students -- 11-8-2021

  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. Free Homeward Bound Bus rides for students. Humboldt is offering free rides for students on Humboldt's Homeward Bound Bus, thanks to expanded funding for Basic Needs. The bus makes stops in San Francisco and Los Angeles and is intended to provide transportation to students who would not otherwise be able to afford to travel. For Fall break, the bus leaves campus on Nov. 20 and returns on Nov. 27. Sign-ups go live on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. and are on a first come, first serve basis. Filling out the sign-up form does not guarantee a spot on the bus. Confirmations will be emailed out three days after signing up. For more information and the link to sign up visit here. Transportation will also be free for Winter and Spring breaks. Please note that this service will not likely be free in the future. For more info please email
  3. Divest the CSU Leadership Trainings, Nov. 9, 11, 12. Following the CSU’s decision to divest from fossil fuels, one of the goals of the Divest the CSU coalition is to expand individual campus campaigns to all 23 universities in the CSU. We are looking for inspired students at any and all campuses to join us in advocating for climate action through divestment from fossil fuels on the CSU-wide and individual campus level. Divest the CSU will offer trainings for starting new campus-level campaigns, planning events, meeting with campus administrators, and more on Nov. 9, 11, and 12. Register hereInstagram page.
  4. Graduate Studies student assistant needed, Nov. 10. Humboldt Graduate Studies would like to hire an undergraduate or graduate student for our office. The position requires a minimum of a two-semester commitment (remainder of fall 2021 - spring 22) with fall semester hours devoted primarily to training for the spring. The position pays $15.50/hr, with 6-8 total work hours per week for the fall semester (more for the spring semester) and we will accommodate your schedule. About the work: Graduate Studies/Academic Programs is an eclectic unit that handles a broad range of work across campus, including support for graduate students, support for the Associate Vice President Academic Programs, Dr. Carmen Bustos-Works, and staff and oversight of a number of student initiatives and programs. Interested students can apply on Handshake to job#5586746 or email their resume directly to before midnight, Nov. 10. 
  5. CCAT Volunteer Fridays. They’re back starting November 12! Sign ups are required. If interested, find the form here
  6. 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. 15 book talk will be on Chapter 8, “Rebuilding Cultural Identity and Indigenous Food Sovereignty with Indigenous Youth through Traditional Food Access and Skills in the City,” with Tabitha Robin (Martens). Register and find more details here.
  7. Yale Conservation Scholars- Early Leadership Initiative opportunity. Applications are now being accepted for the Yale Conservation Scholars - Early Leadership Initiative (YCS-ELI) at University of Michigan/Yale School of the Environment. YCS-ELI is a summer opportunity for undergraduates who are traditionally underrepresented in the conservation field and who are interested in careers in the sector. Each scholar spends the summer in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and possibly overseas, participating in an exciting environmental internship. There will be an informational webinar Nov. 17 from 3-4:30pm PST; RSVP here. Deadline for applications is Jan. 31, 2022. Any questions can be directed to
  8. 2022 CSU Student Research Competition. The CSU Student Research Competition is now open! The CSU Student Research Competition is held to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate research, scholarly, and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the twenty-three campuses of the California State University. Students must submit a written summary of their research or creative presentations to the Office of Research by January 31, 2022. If selected, students will compete at San Francisco State on April 29 and 30, 2022. Sponsored Programs will pay approved travel costs for each student selected to represent Humboldt in the statewide competition. For the complete competition rules, Click Here. If you have questions, please contact Susan Brater at (707) 845-8933 or
  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).