News for History students - 2/6/2023

1) Newly added Black Liberation Month event

*A new event not yet on the calendar*: The Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department has booked SH 108 for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 3:00-4:30pm to screen a live conversation at Columbia University in New York City that will examine the attacks on AP African American Studies and discuss the threats to anti-racism & democracy. The event is from 3:00-4:30. Then afterward, we'll have about 30 minutes of our own discussion in response.
See here for Black Liberation Month events calendar. 

3) HEIF Idea Papers and committee openings

Have an idea about how to make campus more sustainable? Submit your idea AND receive funding for it. Approximately $150,000 is available for on-campus ideas! The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund is a concept championed by students where student fee money is collected into a fund that is then available to students for sustainability projects on the Cal Poly Humboldt campus. If you want to learn more about HEIF, click here. Check out previous projects here. Submit your idea to this google form.  

The HEIF Committee reviews ideas and is composed of 5 students and 4 staff/faculty who are responsible for voting on idea paper and project proposals, implementations, and more. Associated Students is seeking 2 students to represent the student body on this committee, including a student co-chair. Student Committee members typically spend 1-3 hours per week in meetings. Apply here through AS. We would love for you to join us!

4) College Corps Fellowships

Earn up to $10,000 for program completion, level-up your resume, and build community connections by serving 450 hours at local organizations addressing issues of Food Insecurity, Climate Action, and K-12 Education! Don’t miss this opportunity to build leadership skills, promote civic responsibility, and discover a way that you and other students from diverse backgrounds can graduate on time and with less debt.

Most full-time enrolled students (including AB-540 Dreamers) who are 18 years or older at the beginning of service will be eligible. See here for more information. Priority deadline: March 10.


International Education Week

Cal Poly Humboldt's 24th annual International Education Week. FREE events with keynote speakers, discussions, and workshops from many academic disciplines! Feb. 6-10 across campus. Browse the full schedule here.

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.