News for History students - 1/30/2023

1) History Club meeting, Feb. 2
The History Club's new meeting day/time is every other Thursday starting this week, from 4:30 - 5:30 PM in FH 163. Meeting dates will be Feb. 2 and 16, March 2 and 23, April 6 and 20, and May 5.
2) Black Liberation Month 2023
The theme for Cal Poly Humboldt's Black Liberation Month 2023 is “#KuumbaForLiberation.” Kuumba means creativity in Swahili and is one of the nguzu saba's seven principles which guide the work being done in the Umoja Center for Pan African Excellence. The Umoja Center and our campus collaborators have cooked up some great opportunities for students and the rest of our campus community. See here for details.
3) Paralegal Recruiting Event for Undergraduate Students & Recent Graduates, Feb. 1
10am PT. The Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s Diversity Committee is hosting a virtual panel for undergraduate students and recent graduates who are interested in applying to a Paralegal Specialist position at the DOJ. The event will be hosted on WebEx, and those interested in attending can register here.
4) Conversations on Altruism series, Feb. 3 
5) "Falk: Company Town to Forest Ground," Feb. 4
2:30-3:30pm at the Clarke Historical Museum in Eureka. Between 1884 and 1937, the company mill and lumber town of Falk thrived in what is now the Headwaters Forest Reserve. The town grew to 200 inhabitants and was an isolated community in the Elk River valley. Travel back in time with Bureau of Land Management Park Ranger Julie Clark and discover the past, present, and future of the tiny little town that held some very big stories. This free event is hosted by the Clarke Museum, the Humboldt County Historical Society, and the Humboldt County Library. See here for more details.

6) 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.


7) 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 and the flyer below for the keynote address. A sample of events:
  • "Lula, Act II: Has Brazil Turned a Corner?" - presented by Dr. Suzanne Pasztor
  • "The Social Biography of Gold in the Peruvian Amazon" 
  • "Ukraine Conflict: Western Parts and Components Found in Russian Military Equipment" 
  • "Peace Corps Info Session"
  • "State Department Internships"
8) Redwoods Rising Apprenticeship Program info meeting, Feb. 6
Learn more about the Redwoods Rising Apprenticeship Program here.
9) Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities internships, deadline Feb. 28
The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) is seeking applicants for its summer 2023 internship session. HNIP provides students the opportunity to receive valuable work experience through paid internships with federal agencies and private corporations nationwide. Open to undergrads, graduate students, and recent grads. See here for further details and information on how to apply.


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.