News for History students - 1/18/2023

1) Andrew W. Mellon Opportunity for Diversity in Conservation

Are you interested in preserving art and cultural heritage? Come learn about conservation and this upcoming unique and exciting summer program! The Andrew W. Mellon Opportunity for Diversity in Conservation is a program that introduces students and recent graduates from historically underrepresented communities to the field of cultural heritage conservation, a field that engages with artistic and scientific understanding of materials and their meanings to preserve human expressions.

The program includes:
  • A weeklong summer workshop in Los Angeles, CA, hosted at UCLA and the Getty Villa. June 25- July 1, 2023
  • Transportation to and around L.A., shared housing at UCLA, all meals during the week
  • Eligibility for a 10-week paid conservation internship in the specialty of your choice, 2024 (by application, after successful completion of the 2023 workshop)
Follow the links below to register for one of several virtual 45-minute information and Q&A sessions:
Please check our website for additional information about the program and to access the application form. Applications are due March 10.


2) Writing Center opens January 23 

The Humboldt Writing Studio, a program of the Learning Center, offers free writing support for Humboldt students. The Writing Studio opens in-person and online on Monday, January 23. In-person sessions are held in the Learning Center (Library 1st Floor) and online sessions are held over Zoom and email.

Trained undergraduate and graduate Writing Consultants from a range of majors--including Engineering, Biology, English, History, and Psychology--provide consultations on all types of writing projects.

We can help with:

  • Getting started on a writing project

  • Incorporating and analyzing sources

  • Organizing arguments and linking ideas

  • Using academic voice and style

  • Improving grammar and punctuation

  • And much more

3) "Lighthouses of Humboldt & The Lost Coast," Jan. 24 and 31
Join us this month for Friends of the Lost Coast’s winter lecture series, "Lighthouses of Humboldt & The Lost Coast"! We’ll be focusing on the history and preservation of local lighthouses and the maritime culture they fostered on the Lost Coast. This free lecture series by Friends of the Lost Coast in partnership with BLM King Range will be presented via Zoom with recorded lecture links available following the live presentations. Save the date and mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 24th’s kick off with Julie Clark, BLM Interpretive Ranger and her talk, "Lighthouses of Humboldt County." The following Tuesday, January 31st, Brenda McLaughlin, Historian with the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Preservation Society presents, "Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Takes Shelter In The Cove." Both lectures are from 6-7pm, with Q&A to follow. Visit to learn more!
4) Scholarship Workshop, January 25 


5) Reusable Office Supply Exchange


The Reusable Office Supply Exchange (ROSE) is an on-campus source for FREE, lightly used and new office and school supplies, available to the Cal Poly Humboldt community in Nelson Hall West 216. HSU departments, and students bring in everything from binders to craft paper they no longer need, making it available to others in order to reduce the waste stream. Remember to use ROSE this semester, since the more people who participate, the more beneficial the exchange will be for everyone! Visit ROSE M-F 8:00a-5:00p.                

WRRAP is home to 5 branches: the Compost Squad, Education, ROSE, Bicycle Learning Center, and Zero Waste. For more information, or to keep up-to-date on projects and events, check out WRRAP’s website at or WRRAP’s Facebook page at
6) Osprey magazine opportunities
Osprey magazine is looking for talented writers, photographers, artists, illustrators, designers, storytellers, and content creators to join the production team for the Spring 2023 semester.

Help create and publish the next issue of this award-winning magazine, named as the best student magazine in the state of California by the California College Media Association.

Osprey Magazine Production Workshop JMC 325 is now open to all students from across the university.* This is a two-unit CR/NC course that meets in Gist Hall 215 on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-2:50pm.

To enroll in JMC 325, contact the magazine’s faculty advisor, Jessie Cretser-Hartenstein, for a permission number to add the course.

*Prerequisites will be waived for students outside of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.



Johnston-Aronoff Scholarship
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! 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.

2023 CSU Student Research Competition

The CSU Student Research Competition is now open. Students must submit a written summary of their research or creative presentations to the Office of Research by Tuesday, January 31, 2023. If selected, students will compete at San Diego State on April 28 and 29, 2023. Sponsored Programs will pay approved travel costs for each student selected to represent Humboldt in the statewide competition. For the complete competition rules, Click Here. If you have questions, please contact Susan Brater at (707) 845-8933 or