1. Lecture March 2, “Sanctuary Cities: The Politics of Refuge.” A number of U.S. jurisdictions, including Arcata and Humboldt County, have declared themselves “sanctuaries” for undocumented immigrants, but what exactly does this mean? In this lecture, Dr. Loren Collingwood explores the history and religious roots of sanctuary policies. He examines how the media frames these policies, the predictors of public support for or opposition to them, and their effects on crime and Latino political incorporation. Particular attention is paid to the Humboldt County Measure K sanctuary vote. See the attached flyer for details.
  2. Historic preservation internship; deadline March 2. In cooperation with the U.S. National Park Service, the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) administers an internship program for upperclassmen/women and graduate students in the fields of history, historic preservation, cultural resource management, archeology, and other related fields (e.g. museum studies, anthropology, GIS, communications, architecture and design, art). The program is accepting applications for paid summer internships (most internships pay $15 an hour and run 10-12 weeks, unless otherwise noted) through March 2. Find more details and information on how to apply here.
  3. GRE Skillshops. Thinking about graduate school? Registered to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)? The following Intro to the GRE SkillShops are being offered at 4:00 pm in the Fishbowl (Lib 209): Overview & Verbal Reasoning - Tuesday, March 3; Analytical Writing - Wednesday, March 4; and Quantitative Reasoning - Thursday, March 5. You must register for each session you plan to attend.
  4. 22nd International Latino Film Festival, March 3-5. Held at the Mill Creek Cinema in McKinleyville from 6-10:20 p.m. All films will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Students and the general public are invited to view three outstanding films relating to the theme “Travel as Metaphor: Caminos Latinos" (see here for movie descriptions). The festival is free to students enrolled in SPAN/HIST/ES 396 and SPAN 9 courses and $5 per film for community members. For questions regarding this event, phone the World Languages & Cultures Department at 707-826-3226. 
  5. Global Ambassadors Fund. The spring application cycle for awards from the Global Ambassadors Fund, which supports students studying abroad, is now open. Applications to support travel happening SUMMER OR FALL 2020 are due March 10. See the attached cover sheet for further information and application instructions. Questions? Email
  6. M.A. in Public History. The Master of Arts in Public History at Southeast Missouri State University offers two emphases for students: Historic Preservation and Heritage Education. The Historic Preservation emphasis will prepare you for further study or a career in museums, historical sites, or agencies. The Heritage Education emphasis will prepare you for fields that intersect with education and public history. Learn more here. The application deadline is March 15. 
  7. Reminder: History writing tutor available. Email tutor Mikayla Godman at to determine a mutually agreeable place/time to meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons or Friday all day. She can assist with paper structure, grammar, proofing, etc. 
  8. Fall 2020 orientation leaders. The Dean of Students Office is accepting applications for students to serve as Orientation Leaders for Fall 2020 Orientation. Students would be serving as orientation leaders during orientation events August 16-20. This opportunity allows students to gain valuable experience in leadership development and networking, while officially representing Humboldt State University. Mandatory training will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 in the afternoon. Use the link on the flyer or CLICK HERE to apply by March 23.
  9. Summer Campaign Job Opportunities. Want to spend your summer building skills that will help you launch your career, while working on urgent issues you care about, like protecting the environment and our public health, and making good money? The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking individuals with a passion for social change to fill citizen outreach and Field Manager positions across the country this summer. Find out more and apply here. We are also hiring for career positions for graduating seniors; consider starting your career in activism, nonprofits, and political work as a Canvass Director. To apply online, see here.
  10. Political organizing jobs. Grassroots Campaigns is a nationwide political organizing firm. We work with progressive candidates and advocacy groups (like the ACLU and Planned Parenthood) to help increase the average person’s knowledge of and investment in key progressive issues like civil rights and environmental protection. Right now, we’re interviewing graduating seniors to join our teams as Assistant Canvass Directors. This is a full-time, paid, entry-level position. Fill out an interest form at to get more info or begin the application process.

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