News for EC/ENST students - 4/17/2023

1) Earth Week events

Celebrate Earth Week 2023 by attending a wide array of Cal Poly Humboldt events hosted by numerous partners! Food, DIY, plants, and more! See the full calendar of activities here. Some featured events: 
  • Sustainable Transportation Scavenger Hunt. A fun way to get familiar with transportation resources on campus! Win prizes. See the attached flyer. 
  • Celebration & Social Mixer at Septentrio. April 19. There will be free food and drink tickets available on a first come first served basis, live music, and tents and indoor options to protect from inclement weather. There are no age restrictions for this event.
  • Ecochallenge. Ecochallenge is a 21-day digital program that welcomes individuals to have a positive impact on the environment through fun challenges that encourage new habits. Sign up to participate on team Cal Poly Humboldt and help make a difference. (We are competing against CSU Channel Islands!)

2) Keynote address by Zoo Studies pioneer, April 21

The History Department at Cal Poly Humboldt is excited to host Dr. Daniel Vandersommers, one of the pioneers in the new field of Zoo Studies, as a keynote speaker for the annual Student History Conference. His keynote, titled “Following Runaway Animals: Stories from the Zoo for Wilding History,” will take Friday, April 21, from 5-7 p.m. in Founders Hall 118. What is Zoo Studies? “Zoo studies considers the modern zoo from a range of approaches and disciplines, united in a desire to blur the boundaries between human and nonhuman animals.” Dr. Vandersommers is an assistant professor of environmental history at the University of Dayton. 
History Conference keynote
3) College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences newsletter
Browse the most recent newsletter to find information on upcoming college events and other news. Upcoming events:
  • Anthropology Research Symposium, April 20
  • Toyon Multilingual Literary Magazine launch party, April 20
  • 10th annual Hip Hop Conference: 50 Years of Hip Hop, April 20-22
  • Philosophy Forum keynote by intersectional environmentalist Pattie Gonia, April 26

4) Beyond Humboldt Skillshops

The Academic and Career Advising Center (ACAC) is pleased to be offering a series of upcoming skillshops to help prepare students for life and career beyond Cal Poly Humboldt:  

5) CCAT cap and gown rentals

Cap and gown rentals

6) Decolonizing Sustainability Speaker Series, April 19

Active registration link here
Renee Byrd talk

7) On-campus visit from Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, also known as CHIRLA, will be having an on-campus visit next week. Through their time at Cal Poly Humboldt, they will be offering in-person consultations to anyone interested. These consultations will take place Thursday, April 20, and Friday, April 21, from 1:30-5 p.m. at the Hadley House #56. If you are interested and wish to schedule a consultation, call the EOP Front Desk at (707) 826-4781.
Apart from consultations they will also be offering an Information Session on Friday, April 21st @ 9 a.m. at Siemens Hall 117. So if you are interested in learning about CHIRLA and/or have any comments, questions, or concerns this is definitely a great opportunity.  Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations should contact Tania at (707) 826-5190, or email at as soon as possible.

8) Decolonizing Economics Summit: The 4th Annual Post-Capitalism Conference

Thursday, April 20 - Saturday, April 22, 2023. For the last three years, the Post-Capitalism Conference has brought together organizers, academics, leaders, students, workers, artists, and creators to imagine a world beyond ecological, economic, social, and political crises. This year's summit will be virtual with an in-person closing ceremony/Earth Day celebration at Pierson Park in McKinleyville, CA. A full schedule can be found here. Learn more and register at the Decolonizing Economics Summit website. Presentations include:

  • Media & Decolonization
  • The Role of Art & Culture in Decolonizing Economics
  • Decolonizing Restoration & TEK/Traditional Ecological Knowledge


9) "How News Media Cover Cannabis," April 20

This event is produced in partnership with Cal Poly Humboldt. A panel of journalists, media professors and cannabis studies experts, moderated by CalMatters CEO Neil Chase, explores and critiques media coverage of cannabis-related stories. Telling the stories of regulated and unregulated cannabis provides an entry point for a larger discussion of the role of journalism in a democratic society. A networking session with a complementary light lunch will take place from 11:30am – 12:30pm for attendees and panelists. Join us for a screening of "Tending the Garden" and a conversation with its filmmaker, Claire Weissbluth, after the panel. "Tending the Garden" is a journey through a year in the life of three family farms cultivating cannabis, food, and community in the pursuit of a regenerative future. Register to attend in person or virtually. See here for details.

10) "Mycofiltration: the use of mycelium as a membrane for filtering microorganisms, pollutants, and silt," April 19

Join the Humboldt Bay Mycological Society for a presentation by Levon Durr, who will discuss his current projects and research using fungi to reduce bacterial pollution in our local Humboldt County waterways. The use of mycofiltration shows great promise in trapping and eliminating bacterial runoff from residential and agricultural lands. This technology can be a cost-effective solution for the remediation and continued health of our streams and waterways. Learn more about these current and future projects and how you can apply this technology in your community. Attend in person or via Zoom. Further details and here.

11) "History of Cannabis Policy in the U.S., 1930s to Present," April 20

Cannabis policy talk

12) Water Protection Summer Internship

Save California Salmon is accepting applications for water protection interns. This is a paid internship for 10-25 hours a week with the potential to grow into a permanent position at the completion of approved projects. Some issues that Save California Salmon focuses on are: youth organizing and education, fisheries and flow restoration, rivers and ocean protection, fighting new reservoirs, pipelines and diversions, fighting chemical use and agriculture related pollution that impacts salmon and rivers, and supporting water protectors’ efforts. See here for details. 

13) Bureau of Land Management jobs

There are many open entry level positions that accommodate school schedules and end with a permanent career placement after graduation. Many different locations are available, including Arcata.