News for EC/ENST students -- 10-26-2021

Dear ENST & E&C Community,

Sorry this is coming so late on this rainy Monday evening. 
We are in full registration mode now! Please review past digests for more details about how to get your hold lifted, what you need to be doing right now, etc... Also, this very helpful zoom recording of Sarah Bacio's DARS workshop last week may answer many of your questions if you missed it. For further information, and for some Halloween festivity and pizza, attend the Advising + Pizza night in Founders 118 this Wednesday from 4-5:30, or on zoom, here, and all info is below as well. Hyflex! Pizza can only be enjoyed in-person, however. We haven't found a way yet to beam pizza over zoom. Costumes are welcome!
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Besides the main event of Wednesday's Advising Night, there are a lot of things going on.... Check it out!
1. Tuesday, October 26: ENST Grad Student Panel (3-4pm) & ENST Emphasis Area Info Session (4-5pm)!! 
Both sessions are on this zoom link. This takes place during the senior capstone class, which will meet F2F as usual, but everybody else is very welcome to join us via zoom! All ENST majors should all have been sent google calendar invites to these ENST-related events, so just find them there and hop on into the zoom room!
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2. 6th Annual Humboldt Zero Waste Conference, Nov. 3-5th!
The 6th annual Zero Waste Conference is taking place November 3rd - November 5th and includes both in-person and virtual events. This is the conference webpage, and attached is a pdf of the conference program. Includes both in-person and zoom events. Lots of cool stuff happening- including the next item, the Sustainability Speed-Networking Fair! And other events, flyers attached...
3. Sustainability Professionals Speed-Networking Fair! Nov. 3, 4-5:30- see flyer below
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4. ENST-related Events! Check out our flyer:
5. Job ad: Noyes Indigenous Grantmaking Strategy Advisor

The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation is seeking an Indigenous grantmaking strategy advisor to deepen our Indigenous led grantmaking in Mississippi, as well as expand our understanding of Indigenous feminisms and trends to create national complementary approaches to multi-racial power building. Desired start date is December 2021. Flyer attached. 

6. CCAT Opportunities: student teachers sought, and volunteer Fridays is back!

 Be a student course facilitator for Spring '22. It's 5 hours a week for 13 weeks & the class is 1 unit of your choice of being in person or online. There's more information in the link below:


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CCAT Volunteer Fridays are back! We're starting November 12, sign ups are required. If interested you can find the form in the link below:
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And don't forget CCAT's Haunted House this Friday!

CCAT Haunted Garden, Oct. 29. Campus Center for Appropriate Technology is having a Haunted Garden event on Friday, October 29, at 7pm! All students & the community are welcome. Please wear a mask:


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7. Secure Bicycle Shelters on Humboldt Campus

Flyer attached and here is the google form link:

8. The Oedipus Project: Climate Crisis Virtual Event at Notre Dame, Oct. 27.

Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and in partnership with Theater of War Productions, The Oedipus Project presents acclaimed actors reading scenes from Sophocles' Oedipus the King as a catalyst for powerful, constructive, global conversations about climate change, ecological disaster, and environmental justice. This event will take place via Zoom next Wednesday, October 27, at 7:00PM Eastern. Free registration is available here:

The virtual production-sponsored by Notre Dame but open to a world-wide audience-will feature performances by Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone), Glenn Davis (Billions), Marjolaine Goldsmith (Company Manager of Theater of War Productions), and Jumaane Williams (New York City Public Advocate).

Following the reading of scenes, four members of the Notre Dame community will kick off the discussion with their responses to the reading. We will then open the discussion to the audience, facilitated by Bryan Doerries, director of The Oedipus Project.

Sophocles' ancient play, first performed in 429 BC, just after a plague that killed nearly one-third of the Athenian population, is a story of arrogant leadership, ignored prophecy, intergenerational curses, willful blindness, and a pestilence and ecological collapse that ravages the archaic city of Thebes. Seen through this lens, Oedipus the King appears to have been a powerful tool for helping Athenians communalize trauma and loss, while interrogating their own complicit role in the suffering, not just of those around them but of generations to come.

9. Global Sustainability Scholars- Grad and Undergrad.
Join a diverse community working on ocean sustainability.

Accepting applications Oct. 22-Jan. 9. 

GSS is accepting applications from undergraduates to become GSS Ocean Scholars and from graduate students to become GSS Ocean Fellows.  

The GSS Program offers a diverse community of practice and a 10-week paid professional training and research experience with a sustainability organization for students from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM fields. This program aims to bridge young students to career or graduate school focused on sustainability issues. 

How it works:  Selected participants are embedded within an international sustainability research project for 10 weeks during the summer months. All GSS participants are paid a stipend for their participation  To apply follow this link:

Time Commitment: 10 weeks in Summer 2022

Summer 2022 - Our international research experiencewill be focused onOcean Sustainability. Students may travel abroad or domestically, however, remote research opportunities are available. Airfare and lodging will be paid for by GSS. 

GSS Mentors consist of the GSS team and international researchers. Mentors will work with GSS Scholars and Fellows, meeting weekly to discuss individual professional goals and skills. 

10. Future Teacher Scholars: Building Community Virtual Event

October 28th, 1 pm to 3 pm | Registration Link


This event is for any juniors or seniors interested in going into the teaching profession. We will introduce the various stipend and professional development opportunities available to the group, connect you with other students interested in teaching, and showcase resources that will help support your future career. This event will also offer opportunities to participate in financial aid stipend programs funded by the DHSI: Education grant. Email for more information. 


11. ART 371: Radical Graphics Website!

Prof. Nachtigall has created a website showcasing the amazing artwork students have done in his ART 372: "Radical Graphics: Climate & Activism" class. This course is being offered in spring and can count toward your arts/humanities ENST requirement, or if you're a media production emphasis person, toward that. More info to follow... Prof. Nachtigall will come talk to us more about it on Wednesday at Advising Night if you're interested! Check out the online gallery here, and flyer for the course attached.


12. Spring Media Production courses from JMC


A note from one of our media production faculty in JMC:

I'm providing two flyers/memes you can use to communicate with students the courses we are offering in spring 2022 that fit within the Environmental Studies Media Production major emphasis. Note that JMC 156 Video Production and JMC 150 Graphic Design will be offered in spring only.


Our full list of courses that work for the ENST major are listed here:


JMC 120 Beginning Reporting M/W/F 1:00 -1:50 (hyflex)

JMC 125 Journalism Tools T/Thr 10-10:50 (hyflex)

JMC 150 Digital Design T/Thr 10-10:50 in Gist 215

JMC 156 Video Production M/W 11 - 12:50 (hyflex)

JMC 325 Osprey Magazine Production T/Thr 12-1:50 (contact magazine adviser)

JMC 327 Lumberjack News Workshop T/Thr 12-1:50 (contact newspaper adviser)


Note again that JMC 156 and 150 are spring only and not available next fall.


Also note, that if students are interested in taking Osprey magazine or Lumberjack newspaper, the faculty adviser is working with students to accommodate those who may note be able to get on campus in spring.


Thanks a bunch for including this in your communications and advising for spring registration.


All the best,



Flyers for courses:


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13. Student Position Vacancy Announcement

Job Title: Humboldt Press Assistant - Student Position

Hours per week: 10-20 hours

Wage/Salary: $14.25-15.25 per hour

Start Date: TBA

Are you interested in publishing? We are looking for a student assistant. Humboldt Press publishes journals, textbooks, fiction, nonfiction, picture books, master’s theses and projects, research posters, and videos among other content. Humboldt Press Assistant’s duties may include:

  • Layout, typeset and design of books and book covers

  • Marketing books and projects

  • Assisting in formatting theses

  • Promoting projects via social media, email, press releases, blogs, presentations etc.

  • Loading and updating content in our institutional repositories

  • Maintain file metadata, labeling, and organization

  • Working with Authors

  • Graphic design projects

  • Creating digital exhibits

  • Maintaining ADA accessibility compliance for publications

See here for more information, including how to apply.

14. Peace Corps info session for Humboldt students, Oct. 26. 2-3pm.
Register here. Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join Peace Corps regional recruiter John Keller (returned volunteer, Ethiopia 2016-2018) at this information session to learn about Volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Want to learn more about the Peace Corps? Read about their Volunteer programs. For questions about this event, contact John Keller at


15. Sustainability Leadership Training, 12.4.21 / Gain the Knowledge to Change the Future
-For Undergrads and Recent Grads-
The C2C Fellows Network, offered through the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College in New York, is an international program for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to leadership work in sustainable politics, NGO’s and business. C2C’s intensive, interactive skills-based virtual workshops teach skills they don't teach at university, skills to change the future.  Apply here
Led by Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Bard’s Center for Environmental Policy, C2C training focuses on key leadership skills: vision, courage, developing your network, telling your story, and raising funds.
Graduates of the workshops join a national network with access to continuing educational and professional opportunities, including dedicated scholarships to attend Bard’s Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Masters of Science degrees in Environmental Policy and Climate Science and Policy, Masters of Education in Environmental Education, and the Bard MBA in Sustainability, the #1-ranked Green MBA in the US. 
C2C Fellows are leaders whose vision is to make a difference soon. Our mission is to accelerate their life’s work. Join us. APPLY NOW
  • Workshop begins at 9 AM ET Saturday 12/4 and ends at 5 PM ET. 

  • Registration Fee, $10.

Questions? Please contact
16.  Special Topics Courses for Spring '22
I'll talk more about this on Wednesday during Advising night, but here's a list of the special topics courses being offered in the spring and what they could count for in the ENST curriculum (on your DARS) if you're interested in taking them. Some of these require faculty permission, which you will figure out when you try to register. To get permission, explain your desire to take the course in an email to the professor teaching it. Many of them will be at the Advising Night event Wednesday, so you can learn more about it there. 
  1. ENST 195: Animals, Culture, & the Environment 

  2. ENST 480: Energy Justice (swap for a social sciences or arts/humanities requirement)

  3. ANTH 329: Food: Culture, Access, & Equity (swap for a social sciences or arts/humanities requirement)

  4. ART 372: Radical Graphics: Climate & Activism (swap for an arts/humanities requirement, or a media production emphasis area requirement)

  5. ENGR 480: Achieving Impact at Scale (swap for ENGR 305 in appr. tech emphasis, or for a social sciences requirement)

  6. GEOG 471: Community Geography (swap for a social science or Geospatial Analysis emphasis area requirement)

  7. PSCI 485: Food Politics (swap for a social science req)

17.  SOILS 104 Lab Switched to Not Conflict with ENGR 305 Lab

Hallelujah! The SOILS 104 lab was conflicting with the ENGR lab, and since several of you need both of these courses next semester for the AT emphasis, I sent an earnest request to the chairs of those departments to help us out. The SOILS professor was happy to change the lab time to Thursday, so it shouldn't conflict anymore. I have no idea how many of you this pertained to, but thanks to Klara for pointing out this conflict to me early!  Please let me know if anybody is finding other conflicts as they peruse the class schedule for spring... The earlier the better.
18. Campus Dialogue on Race is this week!
That's it for now. I hope to see you on Wednesday for Advising + PIzza (and costumes) night!
________________________And to wind it down, late here..._________________

I Worried
Mary Oliver

I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers
flow in the right direction, will the earth turn
as it was taught, and if not how shall
I correct it?
Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven,
can I do better?
Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows
can do it and I am, well,
Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it,
am I going to get rheumatism,
lockjaw, dementia?
Finally, I saw that worrying had come to nothing.
And gave it up. And took my old body
and went out into the morning,
and sang.



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Students, what have you been working on? We invite you to share your accomplishments (publications, presentations, grants, awards, creative activities, academic competitions and the like) with the Humboldt community via Humboldt Now. Do you know any alumni doing interesting things? We'd love to know what they're up to! Ask them to submit an alumni update here. And if you have poems, songs, or other news or announcements you'd like to share with the ENST community, please email


Faculty- please send your announcements to Sarah Ray for inclusion in the next Monday digest!