News for History students - 2/27/2023

1) Opportunity for first-year students: Prairie Creek hike, March 4

FYI, the QR code has changed since the last flyer for this event was circulated last week. The flyer below has the new code. Or here's the URL to which the code leads. 

2) "Southern Humboldt Indians," March 4

2:30-3:30pm via Zoom. Based on Volume 2 of Jerry Rohde's "History of Humboldt County People and Places" series, this virtual presentation will describe the six Indian tribes that occupied southern Humboldt until the 1850-1860s Indian genocide nearly eliminated all of them. Rohde will also explain how a handful of survivors were interviewed by ethnographers and how that knowledge of tribal history and culture was partly preserved. This free event is hosted by the Clarke Museum, the Humboldt County Historical Society, and the Humboldt County Library. See here for more details.

3) Social Justice Summit, March 1-3

See the full schedule here.

4) 24th annual Latino Film Festival, Feb. 28-March 2

Learn more about this year's films and festival here.  

5) Panetta Congressional Internship Program, deadline March 10 

This expenses-paid program includes a two-week academic orientation to national politics and protocol at the Panetta Institute in Monterey, CA, with an eleven-week experiential education as a Panetta intern in a Washington, D.C. office of a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The internship is open to students from all majors, but an applicant should have an interest in public service. To qualify, a student must be a U.S. Citizen and California resident, be enrolled in a degree-granting program at Cal Poly Humboldt, have achieved a minimum 60 graded units but no more than 120 units in Fall 2023 semester, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. For more details, see here.

6) Study abroad scholarship, deadline March 9

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. Applications are now being accepted for programs that start between May 1, 2023, and April 30, 2024. See here for details on how to apply. Award amounts vary (up to $5,000) depending on the student's recommendation group in the selection process, financial need, and length of the study abroad program.  


History Club meeting, March 2

The History Club's new meeting day/time is every other Thursday 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.

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.

College Corps

Consider applying to the second cohort of the College Corps program. Each College Corps Fellow is placed with a local community non-profit organization that is focused on building a stronger and more resilient society.  Accepted fellows will need to commit to serve a total of 450 hours between August 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024 (~ 15 hours per week).  In exchange, they will receive a $7,000 living stipend, excellent work experience, plus a $3,000 Education Award upon successful completion. Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled. Fellow Applications for Cohort 2 are due by March 15, 2023. Here is also a short clip about our program. Questions? Email email