Homecoming & Family Weekend October 19th - 20th 2012

Events

To find specific events and locations view the Campus Map.

Friday, October 19

Spirit Day - Show your campus pride!

dog wearing Humboldt green and gold drummers at the game cheerleader cheers as players run to the field
Clubs Fair & Carnival

Enjoy a Clubs Carnival with games and prizes, appearances by the Marching Lumberjacks, a free photo booth, face painting and more

Location: UC Quad (C3) Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost: Free

Campus Tours

Campus Tours leave every 2 hours and are 1 hour long

Location: Depart from the Art Quad (C4) Time: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Cost: Free

Registration and Info

Location: UC Quad (C3) Time: noon - 6 p.m. Cost: Free

Art Exhibits

All exhibitions are produced by HSU students in the Museum and Gallery Practices Program, who are learning practical skills in the professional setting of professional galleries.

Down the Hill Home: Art by Rick Bartow

With artworks on loan to us from the Froelick Gallery in Portland, Oregon, the exhibit features drawings, paintings, prints and sculpture by artist Rick Bartow, a member of the Mad River Band of the Wiyot tribe from Northwestern California.

Time Friday 12-5 p.m., Saturday 10-2 p.m.
Location: Native American Arts Gallery (D8)
Cost: Free

Ignite! The Art of Sustainability

A dynamic exploration of California’s ecological issues by some of California’s leading contemporary artists, Ignite! The Art of Sustainability examines natural and human forces that have shaped the current landscape of California.

Known for their focus on environmental issues, the artists were invited to join scientists, environmentalists, and leaders in business and museums for conversations that have inspired regional collaborations to seek solutions to ecological challenges.

Time Friday 12-5 pm, Saturday 10-2 pm
Location: Reese Bullen Gallery (C4)
Cost: Free

Bread & Butter: Mixed Media Sculpture and Installation by Lush Newton

Originally from Missouri, Lush Newton settled on California’s North Coast in 2001. Here, she melds her experience at Hallmark Cards and her work as a character artist at the Walt Disney Company with her over-the-top cartoon-sculptural inventions—informed by affectionate send-ups of the "Hillbilly Culture" of her native Ozark home and references to the tradition of boisterous cartoons, circa mid-Twentieth Century America.

Time 12 to 5 p.m.
Location: First Street Gallery (Eureka)
Cost: Free

My Heart's a Little Fast, but Otherwise, Everything's Fine: New paintings by Susanna Bluhm

Susanna Bluhm's work blends abstraction and representation to create landscape environments that engage the viewer's imagination and emotions. Bluhm utilizes many art materials, including, oil, acrylic, gouache, pencil, and colored pencil to create her drawings and paintings. Her style is painterly, incorporating a variety of painting techniques that selectively flatten and expand the depth of her environments.

Time 12 to 5 p.m.
Location: First Street Gallery (Eureka)
Cost: Free

Welcome Reception

Location: Goodwin Forum (Nelson Hall East; C3) Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Cost: Free

Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner

Social hour will be at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. To register for this event contact Stephanie Lane (707) 826-4529.

Location: Kate Buchanan Room (UC; C3) Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $35

Homecoming Pep Rally

Location: UC Quad (C3) Time: 8:30 p.m. Cost: Free

Homecoming Dance

Presented by Brothers United & Legacy Ladies

Location: Goodwin Forum (Nelson Hall East; C3) Time: 9:30 p.m.–1:00 a.m. Cost: $2 before 10:30/$3 after

Saturday, October 20

Registration and Info

Location: HSU Bookstore (D3) Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: Free

Humboldt Bay Kayak Tour

View wildlife and see the Eureka Waterfront and Woodley Island from the bay. Tour lasts 2 hours. Register

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka Time: 9 a.m. Cost: $40

Arcata Farmers Market

Location: Arcata Plaza Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cost: Free

Women's Basketball Alumni Scrimmage

Come watch the women's alumni team take on the current HSU team!

Location: Lumberjack Arena (Kinesiology & Athletics; F6) Time: 10 a.m. Cost: Free

Guided Community Forest Walk

Explore the bountiful backyard of Humboldt State University on a guided stroll through the Arcata Community Forest. Register

Location: Meet at the bottom of the Jolly Giant Commons in the parking lot. (C1) Time: 11 a.m. Cost: $5

Golden Grad Brunch

Location: Windows Cafe next to the Bookstore (UC; D3). Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: $20/per person

Humboldt Bay Kayak Tour

View wildlife and see the Eureka Waterfront and Woodley Island from the bay. Tour lasts 2 hours. Register

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka Time: 11:30 a.m. Cost: $40

Campus Tours

Campus Tours leave every 2 hours and are 1 hour long

Location: Depart from the Art Quad (C4) Time: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Cost: Free

Sustainability Tour

Ever wanted to see a working hydrogen fueling station or get a taste of what it's like to live in a house that generates next to no waste? Take a tour of the sustainable features unique to our campus.

Location: Depart from the UC Quad (C3) Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Cost: Free

Classes Without Quizzes

Lively lectures without the homework or tests.

Decision Traps: How to Avoid Pitfalls in Making Smart Choices.

Recent insights from psychology indicate that we often succumb to common biases that prevent us from making excellent choices.

Learn how to identify some major biases in your everyday decision making.

Presenter: Hari Singh
Time 1:30 p.m.
Location: Native American Forum (BSS 162) (D8)
Cost: Free

Can you hear me now?

What your pets and other animals are saying and listening to that you can't hear.

Presenter: Marissa Ramsier
Time 1:30 p.m.
Location: BSS 166 (D8)
Cost: Free

The Frightening Future of Digital Maps

How your personalized information (social contacts, geographic patterns, search history) influences the routes and locations the digital map will suggest.

Presenter: Monica Stephens
Time 2:30 p.m.
Location: Native American Forum (BSS 162) (D8)
Cost: Free

Physics and Astronomy in the 21st Century—Isn't it all Figured Out?

While there are a huge number of success stories recounting the ability of physics to describe the natural world, some of the most fundamental aspects of our model of the universe are not well understood. Furthermore, recent observations suggest that out universe may be far stranger that we ever imagined.

Presenter: C.D. Hoyle
Time 2:30 p.m.
Location: BSS 166 (D8)
Cost: Free

Humboldt Bay Kayak Tour

View wildlife and see the Eureka Waterfront and Woodley Island from the bay. Tour lasts 2 hours. Register

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka Time: 2 p.m. Cost: $40

Tailgate Party and Food Truck Festival

Tailgate Party and Food Truck Festival – appearances by Lucky Logger and the Marching Lumberjacks, and free kids activities. Local food truck favorites Sausage Lovers, Nancy and Alma's, Nature's Serving, and Humboldt Hotdogs will provide food for purchase.

Location: Lot G11 (B6) Time: 4 – 6 p.m Cost: Free tailgate; Separate cost for food

burgers on the grill family at tailgate party family eating at food trucks
Women’s Volleyball vs Cal State Stanislaus

Location: Lumberjack Arena (Kinesiology & Athletics; F6) Time: 4 p.m. Cost: General: $8, Children: $5, HSU Students - FREE with student ID

Homecoming Football Game vs. Dixie State

Location: Redwood Bowl (E4) Time: 6 p.m Cost: $10 admission

Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra Concert

Location: Fulkerson Recital Hall (Music B; C4) Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $7

British Comedian Eddie Izzard

More information.

Location: Van Duzer Theatre (C4) Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $55

The Radiorelics Concert

LA-based rock band that meshes traditional 70s rock with a futuristic sound. Show starts at 11:30 p.m. TheRadiorelics.tumblr.com

Location: Mazzoti's on the Plaza (Arcata) Time: 10:30 p.m. - 2 a.m. Cost: $5 students, $10 general

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