News for Politics students -- 3-30-2021

  1. Registrar’s Office open hours. During advising and continuing student registration (Mar. 29 - Apr. 23), the HSU Office of the Registrar is offering drop-in Zoom Office Hours for students, faculty, & staff. Drop in Monday - Friday, 10am-4pm (except campus closure on 3/31). We also encourage students, faculty & staff to visit our virtual help tool & ask a question using our new form. Questions submitted this way will be routed as quickly as possible to an expert. We’re also available via email ( and phone/voicemail (707-826-4101). These links can also be found on the Registrar’s Office homepage or under the Contact section.
  2. HSU Esports info sessions. Are you interested in Esports? HSU now has an Esport Leagues and is looking for new members. There will be informatory meetings at 10-11am, 12-1pm, and 2-3pm on March 31, April 5, and April 8. More information can be found by emailing Jonah Moore at or joining our discord server here.
  3. “Guarding against green colonialism in Hawai’i,” April 1. As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Dr. Noelani Goodyear-Ka’opua will give a webinar titled “E kūkulu nā kiaʻi: guarding against green colonialism in Hawaiʻi.” Register here. This talk will explore two recent, interconnected land struggles in Hawaiʻi — one over the proposed Thirty-Meter Telescope on Maunakea, and the other over a renewable energy project on Oʻahu. This presentation will situate the Kahuku wind farm issue in a longer history of contention over the “green colonialism” of renewable energy projects that have failed to include predominantly-Indigenous Hawaiian communities in the planning. The Hawaiian cultural concepts of kiaʻi, kūkulu, and aloha ʻāina, as they have informed the practices of protectors, will frame the discussion.
  4. Let's Talk about the Middle East, April 1. Free film showing ("Zaatari Djinn") and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh. Thursday, April 1, 5-7 p.m. The ongoing Syrian Civil War has displaced millions. Now, roughly 80,000 Syrian refugees live in Zaatari, the world’s largest Syrian refugee camp. Following the lives and struggles of Fatma, Ferras, Hammoudi, and Maryam, who are growing up in Zaatari, this film gives the audience an opportunity to see what life is like there. RSVP here so you can receive a Zoom link and password. Facebook event here.
  5. “Native American Women Reclaim Foodways for Health and Spirit” film screening, April 2. The Native American Studies (NAS) Food Sovereignty Lab and Cultural Workspace is screening three films this spring highlighting Indigenous food sovereignty. April 2 movie description: This film features charismatic Roxanne Swentzell from Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico whose efforts to reclaim ancient foodways are echoed across the continent by Tlingit, Muckleshoot, Oglala Sioux, Menominee, and Seneca women.  At its heart this film is about empowering people to overcome their current circumstances through eating as their ancestors did - nutritiously and locally. RETURN offers an approach to confronting the diabetes epidemic now rampant in Native American communities. More details here. Register here.
  6. Leadership during Uncertain Times speaker series, April 5. 5pm. Leaders from True North Organizing Network. True North Organizing Network supports families, elders and youth of diverse faith traditions, races, cultures, and economic capacities—using the power of relationships and a disciplined community organizing model—to courageously challenge social, economic and environmental injustice in our region. This series is sponsored by Youth Educational Services (YES) and the Center for Community Based Learning. Register here.
  7. Feedback sought on former University Center space. The HSU Student Activities Center Committee has been reviewing activities and functions taking place in the HSU Student Activities Center (formerly University Center) and is seeking to assure a positive and safe environment for the students and community members, and to enhance the student experience in the student center at HSU. As the group is recommending changes to HSU leadership to make the student life experience better in the student activities center, your input is needed to add to that list. Please complete this short survey on what you would like to see in the redesigned student center by April 5.
  8. Solve Climate By 2030: April Global Dialogs. How can an ambitious Green Recovery based in state and local action put us on the way to solving climate change by 2030? Join a university-hosted webinar on Global Warming Solutions in a city or region live, April 7, 6-8pm. People across the planet will tune into 100 events in fifty countries. Registrants will receive an e-mail with a link to the dialog in advance of the event, and will be emailed a link to the recording following the event. Register here.
  9. Study abroad awards, deadline April 23. Benavides-Garb Family International Travel Awards: Two $1,000 awards available to students accepted to (or planning to apply) to an HSU-approved study abroad program during the 2021-22 Academic Year (includes summer of 2021). Apply here. Budig-Markin Family Francophone African Studies Awards: Two $1,000 awards available to students accepted (or planning to apply) to an HSU-approved study abroad program during the 2021-22 Academic Year (includes summer of 2021) in Francophone Africa. Apply here. Frank Wood Scholarship: Two $500 scholarships available to enrolled full-time students pursuing a baccalaureate and majoring or minoring in a World Languages and Cultures department program (French, German, Spanish). Apply here