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Upcoming Events

  1. HSU Summer Session  grants. All HSU students enrolled in a minimum of 6 units in Summer Session will receive a $1,000 Summer Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Summer Grant. Classes start May 24, 2021. Classes offered online. Fulfill prerequisites and GE requirements. Graduate sooner. Make room for electives in fall and spring. 

  2. Campus job opportunity. The African American Center for Academic Excellence is hiring for the 2021-22 academic year the following positions: Communications student assistant, Program Development student assistant, Pan African Cultures student educator, and Academic Leadership student assistant. Visit to apply. Questions? Email

  3. CSU Summer Arts 2021. Completely online, 2-week courses. Scholarships available! Registration is now open for CSU Summer Arts’ 35th season of master classes, 12 2-week online courses from June-July. We have a dynamic array of courses this year, with guest artists virtually gathering from across the globe to work one-on-one with your students. We are thrilled to host Rennie Harris, hailed by The London Times as “the Basquiat of the U.S. contemporary dance scene,” world-renowned playwright and director Octavio Solis, Melissa Fabello of Everyday Feminism, and many more innovative and exciting guest artists this season. Visit our website to learn more about our offerings.  
  4. Join El Leñador - The Bilingual Student Newspaper. HSU’s El Leñador needs writers, photographers, videographers, copy editors, artists, translators, graphic designers and a website manager/tech for Fall 2021. El Leñador is an award-winning, monthly newspaper providing news to Latinx and diverse communities on and off campus. You do not need to know Spanish to participate. Staff write articles in English and they are translated into Spanish. Open to all majors!  Volunteer or take for credit (2 units - general electives). This is an excellent hands-on class and opportunity for students to get published and learn new skills. In print and online Contact journalism professor/adviser Andrea Juarez ( with questions or if you need a permission number (she is willing to waive the prereq of beginning reporting). 

  5. Fall 2021 English Dept. variable topics courses. ENGL 370/570 The Power of Place: Power in and of the Home. A place is a space made meaningful and few places are as meaningful as the home. We will engage with a variety of texts and disciplines in order to investigate different conceptions of the household and home as well as representations of power within (and without) the home in relation to identity, history, and geography. ENGL 350 Witches and Witchcraft. We will draw on a multitude of texts – literary, legal, religious, and scholarly – to trace the history of the figure of the witch. Our key questions: what is a witch and how, when, and why are witches viewed as a threat? ENGL/ES/WS 336 Multicultural Queer Narratives. We will analyze autobiography, fiction, poetry, essays and film that subvert conventions of sexuality, identity and narrative. Read Audre Lorde, Denise Frohman, Deborah Miranda, Franny Choi, Tim'm West, Carla Trujillo, Cherríe Moraga, Barry Jenkins's film Moonlight, and more. ENGL/ES/WS 336 is a domestic DCG course and fulfills a requirement for minors in Multicultural Queer Studies .

Ongoing Opportunities

  1. Ciencia Para Todos (Science For All). This is a new student club/organization on campus with the aim of teaching science subjects all in Spanish. Our hope is to represent bilingual students within the scientific fields in higher education, as we collaborate with the future generations in our community. We aspire to uplift our bilingual students by implementing culture in science programs. There are a variety of positions available for anyone interested; they range from being a translator to a program coordinator. We have weekly meetings through Zoom on Fridays from 12-1 p.m. See the attached flyers or the website here for more information.
  2. New study group program. The HSU Learning Center has created a new study group service using a dedicated Discord server. Political Science Students interested in forming a study group for a class can fill out a sign-up form, then the Learning Center will send a poll to find the best time to meet with one of their academic coaches. During the organizational meeting group members will connect, decide on goals, make plans for their next meeting, and get oriented to the Discord server. Study Group sign-up form here.
  3. Submissions sought for Redwood Roots Digital Magazine. Help the Center for Community Based Learning celebrate community engagement at HSU and get published in Redwood Roots Magazine. We are looking for personal reflections, digital stories, creative projects and articles that celebrate your experiences in the community. Submissions can be individual, as a group, or even as a whole class. Since this is a digital magazine, we encourage creativity in crafting your article, digital story, visual piece, or written reflections. Details here.