News for History students - 11/30/2022

1) History Club meeting, Dec. 2

6-7pm, Founders Hall 108. Join the History Club for a “destresser party” to end the semester! There will be a few games, we will be watching videos/movies, and there will be a few snacks/refreshments offered from the officers. Questions? Contact club president Mollie at

2) Historic Preservation in Greater Eureka, Dec. 3
Presentation by Chuck Petty, the Vice President of the Eureka Heritage Society, the Eureka Theater and Humboldt County Historical Society. His wealth of experience will provide an in-depth look at historic preservation in the Eureka area. The lecture will be hosted via Zoom by the Humboldt County Library. The deadline to sign up for access to the lecture is 5 PM on the Friday before the lecture. Upon registration, participants will receive the meeting ID and password. Click here to register!
3) Cap and gown rentals from CCAT
Rent a cap and/or gown from the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology for the Fall semester commencement ceremony on December 14th, and/or for Grad Photos! This semester, we are renting out caps for $5, and gowns for $20. We have gowns available for you to pick out and rent in a variety of sizes, available on a first-come-first-served basis. To rent a gown, simply come to the CCAT Classroom with a rough estimate on your height and measurements for the garb you need. Students can buy the gowns with cash, or by scanning a provided QR code and paying digitally. Students must provide their name, email, student ID, and phone number to CCAT in order to rent out a cap or gown. There will be several dates for gown purchase and pickup: 
  • Tuesday, December 6th, from 12-3pm.
  • Thursday, December 8th, from 2-5pm. 
  • Friday, December 9th, from 9-3pm.
If none of these dates work for you, reach out to CCAT via our email,, or by Instagram, @ccat.humboldt. We may be able to coordinate with students for alternate gown pickup days with a heads up.
After Graduation, we are requesting students return their rented garb to CCAT by December 21st, one week after graduation. Returning the rented gowns to us ensures more students in the future have access to affordable graduation regalia - please keep this option available to as many students as possible by returning your rented gown to us! 
4) Film screening "Rhymes for Young Ghouls," Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.
5) Social Justice Summit proposals due Dec. 17
Johnston-Aronoff Scholarship now accepting applications
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Cal Poly Humboldt History student who will be a full-time student – 12 units – with junior or senior standing in fall 2023. Students who meet even one of the following preferences are encouraged to apply: have an emphasis in the study of California and/or the Western United States; OR who are Native American; OR who are pursuing a history-related (e.g., social sciences) teaching credential; OR who have graduated from either a Humboldt County charter or high school. To apply for the scholarship, submit online, via the Scholarship button on the Financial Matters tab of your myHumboldt portal, the materials listed there. (Make sure you are viewing the complete list of scholarships – not just “recommended” scholarships – and then do a search for “Johnston-Aronoff.”) The application deadline is January 31. 
Free History writing tutors
The History Department is offering FREE WRITING TUTORS to any student enrolled in a History class this fall! Writing Tutors can assist with crafting a thesis, proofreading, choosing correct grammar, and understanding how to effectively structure an essay, research paper, slideshow, or any other writing assignment. Reach out today to one of our Certified Writing Aces (not a real thing, but it sounds impressive), Dakota Adelmann ( and Ian Jones (! Please contact them directly to make an appointment.