News for EC/ENST students - 1/30/2023

1) Faculty candidate research talk, teaching demo, and meet and greet

2) Linguistic Diversity Survey, Feb. 1
The students and Faculty of World Languages and Cultures are conducting a Linguistic Diversity Self-Reflection, found here. Please take a few minutes to take the survey. Ideally, we would like everyone to complete it by Wednesday, Feb. 1, so that we have time to compile and use the data to create a visual map of the remarkable linguistic and multicultural diversity of our Cal Poly Humboldt community that we will share with you all during International Education Week (February 6-10).

3) "Indigenous Knowledge and Data Sovereignty: Challenges and Opportunities," Feb. 1
Active Zoom link here. (Meeting ID: 848 9673 9922. Passcode: 448852.)
Plan ahead! Future lectures in this series take place Feb. 8 and 15.
4) Conversations on Altruism series, Feb. 3
5) 2023-2024 Applications for student positions in RAMP due Feb. 3

Retention through Academic Mentoring is seeking students to apply to work as First-Year and College-Based mentors next year. Peer mentors:

  • Help fellow students develop positive academic habits and study skills.
  • Teach fellow students about the campus culture and help them find their niche.
  • Clarify university policies and procedures.
  • Direct fellow students to campus and community resources and services.
  • Let fellow students know about all the cool stuff happening on campus.
  • Support students!

The job announcement and application are available on Handshake and on the RAMP website (see the First-Year and College Based tabs). The application is also advertised on instagram:,  @humboldt.ramp. Paper applications are also available upon request. If you have any questions please email or call Sammi Martinez- 707.826.4585, Henry Solares- 707.826.5252, or Tracy Smith- 707.826.5251.


6) Environment Studies Club, Feb. 6 meeting
Care about the environment? Looking for community? Or just new friends? The ENST Club or Environmental Studies Club is back up and running and excited for a new semester. The Environmental Studies Club is comprised of individuals who care about the environment and the beings living in it. The club also focuses on having a positive outlook on environmental issues and often holds meetings specifically to mitigate anxiety and fear surrounding climate change. All students are welcome and you don't have to be an Environmental Studies student to join. 
Club meetings are on Monday at 6:15 pm in Founders Hall 181 followed by an excursion somewhere in Humboldt County on the following Saturday. Meetings are biweekly. Below is a full semester calendar of events and meeting times. For any questions or to get on the mailing list email We hope to see you there!
7) Redwoods Rising Apprenticeship Program info meeting, Feb. 6
Learn more about the Redwoods Rising Apprenticeship Program here.
8) International Education Week, Feb 6-10 
The theme this year is "Global Futures: Envisioning a Sustainable, Equitable, and Transcultural Tomorrow." This Cal Poly Humboldt event is free and open to the public! There are 37 events scheduled, including featured speakers, a keynote speaker, faculty research presentations, info sessions on study abroad, the Peace Corps, and the State Department, and fun evening events like Diaspora Day, International Film Night, and Global Dance night!
See the website here for a full schedule of IEW events. A sample of events:
  • "Designing for DeepAdaptation and Climate Collapse - What is the changing role of designers in a world impacted by climate collapse"
  • Keynote address: "Leveraging our Ancestral Intelligence with Afrofuturism: Searching for our undiscovered stories with the Megascope" (see flyer below)
  • "Reflecting on a 15-year Career in International Humanitarian Aid & Development" 
  • "Highlights of Land Use and Sustainability Issues"
  • "Peace Corps Info Session" 
  • "Measuring Progress Towards International Climate Adaptation Commitments" 
9) "Ask Me Anything" event with Chris McLaughlin
Join the University of California, Merced on Feb. 6 at 3pm for a virtual AMA with Chris McLaughlin. Chris McLaughlin has been gardening and studying plants for over thirty-five years. She's the author of nine books. Her latest book is The Good Garden: How to Nurture Pollinators, Soil, Native Wildlife, and Healthy Food-All in Your Own Backyard (Island Press, 2023). McLaughlin's book promising to give you all the tricks and tips you need to grow the sustainable garden of your dreams. Chris is the associate editor for From Scratch Magazine and a staff contributor to Vegetable Her work has appeared in magazines such as Urban Farm Magazine, Hobby Farm Home Magazine, The Herb Companion, The Heirloom Gardener, and Fine Gardening Magazine. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Register here
10) Spring 2023 Ecoseries: "Predicting effects of climate change on vertebrate ectotherm growth," Feb. 9
As part of the spring 2023 EcoSeries speaker series, Margaret Walden will speak on "Predicting effects of climate change on vertebrate ectotherm growth: Leveraging legacy data and overlooked field techniques." Feb. 9, 4pm. All in-person and virtual presentations will take place or be screened in WDFS 258. Sponsored by the Wildlife Graduate Student Society. See the semester's full schedule here. Questions? Email
11) Graduate student scholarship
The Joseph Sidney Woolford Fund also supports any students who are entering or continuing graduate school at Cal Poly Humboldt. Students can access the 2023 HAF/WRCF Universal Application by visiting and see a full list of opportunities (including fund descriptions and criteria) that are housed in the Universal Application here. All Universal Applications must but submitted by 11:59pm on Thursday, March 2.