NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS -- 3-2-2020

  1. REMINDER: Lecture TODAY, “Sanctuary Cities: The Politics of Refuge.” A number of U.S. jurisdictions, including Arcata and Humboldt County, have declared themselves “sanctuaries” for undocumented immigrants, but what exactly does this mean? In this lecture, Dr. Loren Collingwood explores the history and religious roots of sanctuary policies. He examines how the media frames these policies, the predictors of public support for or opposition to them, and their effects on crime and Latino political incorporation. Particular attention is paid to the Humboldt County Measure K sanctuary vote. See the attached flyer for details.
  2. GRE Skillshops. Thinking about graduate school? Registered to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)? The following Intro to the GRE SkillShops are being offered at 4:00 pm in the Fishbowl (Lib 209): Overview & Verbal Reasoning - Tuesday, March 3; Analytical Writing - Wednesday, March 4; and Quantitative Reasoning - Thursday, March 5. You must register for each session you plan to attend.
  3. 26th annual Social Justice Summit, March 2-7. This year’s theme is “Demanding Radical Reform: Justice Now!!” The Social Justice Summit is a space that challenges and questions the dominant narratives that have been instilled into our minds and bodies. Historically, the Summit has been a weekend of learning and growth, where attendees have the opportunity to use different forms of expression that further their understanding of Social Justice. Keynote speaker Mia Mingus will discuss Friday "Practice in the Service of Longing: Everyday Transformative Justice." See here for details and the full program.
  4. Renewable energy education volunteers. Are you interested in community outreach around renewable energy and local resilience? The HSU's Schatz Energy Research Center is seeking student volunteers to serve on its education team. Applications are being accepted through Monday, March 9. The goal is to form a cross-college, interdisciplinary group. See here for the full volunteer job description.
  5. Fall 2020 orientation leaders. The Dean of Students Office is accepting applications for students to serve as Orientation Leaders for Fall 2020 Orientation. Students would be serving as orientation leaders during orientation events August 16-20. This opportunity allows students to gain valuable experience in leadership development and networking, while officially representing Humboldt State University. Mandatory training will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 in the afternoon. Use the link on the flyer or CLICK HERE to apply by March 23.

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