1. Lecture TODAY, “Addressing the Political Divide: The Pursuit and Protection of Identity.” Dr. Amber Gaffney of the HSU Psychology Dept. will address research on partisanship as a social identity that people actively seek to defend. She will discuss new empirical data that directly addresses political polarization and extremism. Her talk will conclude with a discussion of the state of the Democratic Party. Monday, March 9; FH 118; 4-5 p.m.
  2. Social Science Student Symposium; abstracts due March 10. The CSU Social Science Research and Instructional Council (SSRIC) Social Science Student Symposium will be held May 7, 2020, at CSU San Bernardino. All undergraduate and graduate students, from all CSU campuses and community colleges, doing research in any social science field can participate. There are no registration fees and a luncheon will be provided. The symposium is a unique opportunity for students to present research to their peers and compete for a cash award. Presentations should be approximately 12 minutes. The registration deadline is March 10. For more information and registration details, see here.
  3. HEIF paper submissions info sessions, March 9-10. The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund is a student-run organization that focuses on creating a more sustainable campus by implementing projects inspired by student ideas. Funding is available for HEIF projects. Help lead campus sustainability efforts by submitting proposals to the HEIF Committee at by March 25 at 5pm. Attend an info session: March 9 (5pm, TA 114) or March 10 (1pm, LIB 114). We recommend attending at least one session if you are interested in submitting. Professional staff are available to offer feedback and discuss potential ideas. Contact HEIF if you have any questions. More info here.
  4. Reminder: Politics Career Exploration Workshop, March 12. Wondering how to apply for a job after graduation? Looking for help writing a cover letter or resume? Join Politics peer mentors Sessi and Chris and Nora Montoya of the Academic Career Advising Center for a Politics Career Exploration Workshop on Thursday, March 12, from 12:30-1:30pm in the Library Fishbowl. There will be pizza.
  5. Ray Diversity Fellowship Program, deadline March 22. The RAY Fellowship Program aims to increase and facilitate conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. The RAY Fellowship Program is a two-year paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates with the tools, experiences, support, and community they need to become leaders in the conservation and clean energy sectors. Details and application information here.
  6. Associated Students elections, March 30. Associated Students is accepting applications to run for an elected position on the Board of Directors March 3-30. Application packets differ from position to position and can only be picked up in the A.S. Office which is located on the second floor of the University Center, right below the Bookstore. If you have any questions or are mulling over the idea of applying, there will be a series of SkillShops (see the attached flyer for dates and locations) addressing the details of running as well as tips and tricks. Contact email:

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