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Cal Poly Humboldt Chronology

(From: Tanner, A View From the Hill

1912-1973       1974-1992

1912DecSenator William Kehoe and Assemblyman Hans Nelson introduce legislation to establish a normal school in Humboldt County
1913Jun(13th) Governor Hiram Johnson signs law establishing a "Humboldt State Normal School" to train elementary school teachers
SepGovernor appoints board of trustees: five local members, governor and state superintendent of instruction ex officio members
Nov(13th) HSNS trustees select Arcata as location for the normal school; (19th) state attorney general declares actions of trustees null and void
1914JanBoard of trustees names Nelson Van Matre president of HSNS
Feb(14th) HSNS trustees, meeting in Sacramento, reaffirm decision to locate normal in Arcata
Apr(6th) Humboldt State Normal School begins in Arcata Grammar School, 11th and L streets • 78 students and 5 faculty by May 1
DecFirst play performed, Her Own Way
FallWilliam Preston and Union Water Co. stockholders donate 51 acres east of Arcata for permanent site of HSNS
1915MayFirst graduation, in Minor Theatre: 15 women; first grad is Susie Baker Fountain
JunConstruction of temporary building on the "Preston Tract"
FallHorace "Pop" Jenkins joins faculty
1916JanStudent loan fund established by community
JanHSNS moves into temporary building (present site of Founders Hall) • 156 students
1917Apr(6th) US enters World War I
JunLegislature appropriates funds to build new administration building (now Founders Hall)
1920Swimming pool built in the gulch behind temporary building
1921JunAdministration building completed
 Jun(1st) HSNS renamed Humboldt State Teachers College and Junior College • (28th) HSNS trustees dissolved • department of education (Sacramento) designated authority over college
1923FallHomer Balabanis joins faculty
1924SumRalph Swetman becomes new president
FallAssociated Student Body organized (Howard Trueblood first president) • alumni association formed (Hugh Stewart first president) • first homecoming • first student newspaper, The Foghorn • comedy performed by students and faculty, The College Jinx
1925FallLaura Herron joins faculty and organizes Women's Athletic Association • Play Day and Work Day initiated
1927Humboldt State authorized to offer BA
SprFirst yearbook, Cabrillo
FallFirst intercollegiate football contest: loss to Southern Oregon Normal, 33-0 (coach Fred Telonicher)
1928SprHumboldt State Teachers College Improvement Foundation established
Sum"Cinder" Elta Cartwright, Humboldt track star, participates in first US women's Olympic team in Amsterdam
1929OctStock market crash on Wall Street
FallNew student newspaper puplished, HSTC Rooter
1930SumRalph Swetman leaves Humboldt • Arthur Gist becomes new president
FallHSTC Rooter renamed The Lumberjack • Chi Sigma Epsilon honor society formed, J. Wendell Howe sponsor
1931SprNew gymnasium completed and dedicated • first high school senior day on campus
1932FallEnrollment reaches 388 • teacher placement bureau established • Little Symphony Orchestra, A Capella Choir, pep ban formed • tuition goes from $1.50 to $6.50 per semester • HSTC offers AB degree in biology, English, soial sciences, and kindergarten-primary education
1933SumCalifornia Department of Education threatens to close HSTC
FallAlumni association publishes Humboldt Alumnus, edited by Alta McElwain and J Wendell Howe
FallCollege Elementary School completed (Gist Hall)
1934AprHumboldt celebrates 20th anniversary
 SprCivil Works Administration provides fund to improve buildings and grounds • first intercollegiate tennis team (coach Monica Wright)
1935FallHSTC renamed Humboldt State College • 275 students, 31 faculty • football coach Charles Erb has 6-1-1 record for Thunderbolts
1936SprFirst intercollegiate track meet, losing to Chico State 103-26
FallFootball star Vernon Thornton is "champion doughnut eater" after eating 24 of Pop Jenkins' doughnuts in one sitting • sports mascot changed to Lumberjacks
1937FallStudent-run "cooperative bookstore and fountain" opens • HSC offers BS in education
1938FallForestry club organized
1939SepWorld War II begins • Associated Women Students organized
SprLegislature appropriates fund to build new dormitory (now Nelson Hall) and playground for College Elementary School
FallLibrary acquires copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf
1940FallMen's sports join Far Western Conference • William and Hortense Lanphere begin two-year wildlife management program • ski club builds lodge on Horse Mountain • first annual pancake feed for faculty and students at Camp Bauer • aeronautics class trains pilots • faculty council organized by the state colleges
1941FallQueen of the Campus sponsored by Mutsuhito Club (name changed to Favonians after Dec 7) • enrollment high of 481 students • Gist bans hazing of freshmen • radio training offered for women
 OctHSC Radio Workshop aired on KIEM
1942SprAir observation post built atop college commons • Skywatch near Redwood Park, operated by faculty wives • The War Effort variety show
FallFootball abolished • commando physical fitness offered by phys ed department • President Gist initiates Humboldt News Letter to send to men and women in the armed services
1943FallWith the Armed Forces column featured in Lumberjack • Humboldt Hilarities proceeds go for war bonds and Red Cross
1944Spr23 men, 4 women graduate • main building (now Founders Hall) camouflaged
FallEnrollment drops to 176
1945FallHSC organized into five divisions • Homer Balabanis dean of arts • Harry Griffith dean of education • Charles Fulkerson reorganizes HSC Symphony, includes community participation
1946FallHSC accredited by NW Association of Secondary and Higher Schools • new faculty include Leland Barlow, Kate Buchanan, Reese Bullen, Joseph Forbes, William Jackson, Hyman Palais, Roscoe Peithman • Humboldt Village and Redwood Hall house married students and veterans • students and community build bleachers for Redwood Bowl • new clubs include Knights, Wildlife, Student Federalists
1947SprFar Western Conference reactivated
FallSpeech/radio major offered • radio station KHSC established • enrollment reaches 750 • GI Wives and Rally Committee established • first graduate classes offered (History of Economic Though; US Colonial History) • Sweetheart and Harvest Balls held • NW California Dramatics Festival for high school students • BA in wildlife management established • lights installed in Redwood Bowl
1948MarCalifornia Department of Education establishes HSC enrollment capacity at 1,418 students
SprWorld War II camouflaging of main building finally painted over
FallHSC advisory council established • administrators, faculty, and students
1949OctPresident Gist suffers heart attack • Homer Balabanis is interim president
FallHSC offers general secondary teaching credential, 18 BA degrees, 5 BS degrees
1950MayIndustrial arts building, Jenkins Hall, completed • state funding surpasses $500,000 • All-College Picnic held at Camp Bauer
JunPresident Gist retires • Korean War begins
JulCornelius Siemens named president
FallSiemens appoints HSC advisory board
OctConservation Unlimited published • MA degree in teaching of drama, education, and social science
NovGreater Humboldt Committee formed
1951AprNew Coop built
SepJessie T. Woodcock retires after 31 years
FallTwo-year programs established in dairying and lumbering and logging • marching band formed
DecConservation Week held
1952SprHSC Foundation established • Coop has coffee for 7¢, hamburger 25¢
 SepLibrary dedicated (now Van Matre Hall) • Peace Carillon dedicated • new faculty: Dan Brant, John Pauley, Charles Bloom, Kathryn Corbett • science building and corporation yard finished
FallFootball team, coached by Phil Sarboe, wins FWC for first time
1953SprChas. Barnum endows local history contest
 MarBunny Hop held in Eureka
SepSkywatch ended • Frosh Camp orients new students • 26 new faculty include Milt Dobkin and Leon Wagner • "Pop" Jenkins dies
OctWildlife management building finished
DecChristmas flood
1954FebFaculty members Charles Parke, Ralph Roske, and Dan Brant are candidates for Muddy Gras King
SprMaurice Hicklin and Homer Arnold retire after more than 30 years • Adlai Stevenson attends All-College Picnic • west stands in Redwood Bowl covered with roof
1955FallFootball star Earl Meneweather installed as first member of HSC Sports Hall of Fame
1956FallDivision of Natural Resources established • 89 courses of study offered (41 in 1946)
1957SprMyrtle McKittrick retires as registrar and placement officer • Hilltopper first issued
FallNew buildings include art-home economics, music, men's gym, home management cottage, outdoor facilities for wildlife management • Delta Sigma Phi organized • enrollment at 1,527 • Green and Gold Room opened
1958SprIBM punch cards used for registration and recording of grades • Tau Kappa Epsilon organized • College Cove is popular sunbathing area
 MarMarriage Education Week observed
MayGround broken for two new dormitories: Redwood and Sunset halls • faculty and staff hold first salmon bake
SepEnrollment 1,921 • 36 new faculty (total 156)
OctHula Hoop contest held in Redwood Hall • chartered flight takes team and fans to football game vs. Hawaii
1959FebNDEA loans available • indoor swimming pool completed
MayTrack and field wins its first FWC championship (coach Robert Doornick) • Delta Zeta organized • Lumberjack Days replace All-College Picnic as spring event • BS in nursing and AB in industrial arts • 45th commencement is largest ever, 225 grads
FallStudent Counseling Center operates in dean of students' offices • parking fees ($13 per semester) instituted for first time • 41 new faculty hired • first issue of Annual Ring, Forestry Club publication • new administration building (now Siemens Hall) • new language arts building and field house • Sunset and Redwood halls occupied • Lucky Logger adopted as mascot • Elta "Cinder Elta" Cartwright is first woman in HSC Sports Hall of Fame
NovMain building (old administration building) renamed Founders Hall
1960JanMA in biology approved
MarHSC chapter of Association of Cal State College Professors formed
AprCalifornia master plan for higher education
SprAll-weather track installed in Redwood Bowl • alumni association begins Who's Who award to distinguished alums (first, George Hogan, '33)
MaySequoia Theatre (now Van Duzer) dedicated • new health center and cafeteria
SepPer master plan, authority for 14 colleges of CSC system transferred to separate board of trustees; first chancellor, Dr. Buell Gallagher • new divisions established for biological and physical sciences • new Coop opens, now called student activities center • enrollment over 2,000
OctLumberjack Enterprises established for vending and food services, bookstore, etc. • football games played in Albee Stadium, as Redwood Bowl too small for the crowds
DecHSC championship team plays Lenoir-Rhyne in NAIA's Holiday Bowl
1961FebEnrollment fees now $43 per semester • academic senate meets for first time • Associated Women Students sponsor Women's Day • ASB presidents of CSC system form CSC Student Presidents' Association • Fred Telonicher elected first general faculty president
MayUgly Professor contest held • Imogene Platt retires after 35 years • recruiting for Peace Corps begins • tennis courts built south of field house • Mashed Potato Incident
FallHSC has 59 degree-granting programs: 39 BA/BS, 20 MA/MS
DecSale of Tropic of Cancer banned in county
1962JanMetro Bus Service of Arcata operates from post office to campus
MarCSC trustees predict HSC will have 12,000 students by 1990
FallForestry building and new library completed • old library (now Van Matre Hall) remodeled for engineering • enrollment record 2,398 • 30 new faculty • civil defense seeks adequate fallout shelters on campus • legislature initiates Oustanding Teacher award • CSC academic senate initiate Outstanding Professor award • HSC terminates junior college program
OctCuban Missile Crisis
1963MarFaculty elects reappointment and tenure committtee and promotion committee
MayOustanding Alumnus Monroe Spaght delivers commemorative speech for 50th anniversary • Chancellor Dumke encourages statewide academic senate • end of baccalaureate services
FallEnrollment reaches 2,628 • 25 new faculty hired • education/psychology building completed (now Harry Griffith Hall)
NovPresident John F. Kennedy assassinated
1964FebHumboldt County Junior College District establishes College of the Redwoods
MarNew ASB constitution • Barry Goldwater visits to campaign for presidency
AprHomer Balabanis, first vice president for academic affairs, retires after 40 years, replaced by interim VP Ivan Milhous • Golden Anniversary of HSC observed
FallEnrollment reaches 2,893; 34 new faculty
OctRonald Reagan visits
Dec-JanHumboldt/Del Norte flood isolates campus; gym facilities used for community relief efforts
1965JanCollege of the Redwoods begins operation in Eureka High School
FebPacific Oceanic Olio first published
MarFederal Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 provides money for work-study programs
SepJames Turner is vice president for academic affairs • enrollment 3,100 • 55 new faculty
FallHSC adopts master plan for future campus development • Arcata requests 5,000 FTE limit on students • Fred Telonicher and Harry Griffith become first Oustanding Professor awardees
OctChapter of SNCC, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, founded
DecSpeakers Stump established on commons • Vietnam committee established
1966JanHarry Griffith dies after 27 years at HSC • student athletic committee established
FebFirst Clam Beach Run
MarStudents agree to build new student union
SprMarine laboratory opens in Trinidad • William Lanphere retires after 30 years • last issue, for now, of Sempervirens
MayFirst graduation held in Redwood Bowl
SumUpward Bound program begins
Fall250 faculty, 3,600+ students • auto-mechanics building completed • ACSCP campaigning for collective bargaining • John Gimbel named Oustanding Professor for CSC system • Center for Community Development established, Bill Murison director • Frank "Bud" Van Deren new head football coach
1967FebExperimental College organized with 100 students • Vietnam seminar held • first Intercollegiate Kite Flying Contest held at Clam Beach
MayRetirees include Helen Everett, Ivan Milhous, Fred Telonicher
FallChange to quarter system • 3,891 students • "teach-in" on the draft held • College of the Redwoods moves south of Eureka
1968JanFirst registration by computer
AprCarroll Hurd hired as new vice president of academic affairs
SprFirst Film Festival • retirement of Kate Buchanan and John Van Duzer
FallDonald Strahan becomes first dean for administrative affairs • Jolly Giant Commons and eight dormitories completed • Marching Lumberjacks return after 10-year absence • 72 new faculty; 4,604 students • football teams wins FWC; defeats Fresno in Camellia Bowl (coach Bud Van Deren)
DecLady Bird Johnson dedicates Redwood National Park • Bill Johnson, chief of plant operations, retires after 27 years
1969JanHSC chapter of Sierra Club organized • art and music buildings completed
FebFreeway issue heats up • ASB establishes student judiciary
AprPeer group concept adopted for dorm living • trustees approve new student union • President Siemens approves seating students on 37 campus committees • miniskirt contest held
MayWomen's track wins Women's Recreation Association meet • Humboldt Honeys started
Fall5,100 students • academic reorganization: five schools plus division of Health and PE; Milt Dobkin vice president for academic affairs; Whitney Buck dean for undergraduate studies; Richard Ridenhour dean for academic planning; Donald Strahan vice president for administrative affairs; Thomas Stipek first ombudsman • ITEPP begins • co-ed dorms • Vietnam Moratorium Day on Arcata Plaza
1970JanLumberjack's Mike Stockstill declares Joe College dead • environmental symposium
SprThird World Coalition promotes interests of minority students • HOP replaces Frosh Week for new student orientation
MayProtest of Cambodian incursion • Kent State shooting and bombings across nation • vote on Sequoia Quad for voluntary, peaceful, one-week strike • Governor Reagan orders all CSC campuses closed
JulCollege Elementary School closed for remodeling
SepCluster College pilot program initiated after Smith River Retreat • 10,000 apply for admission, only 1,600 accepted • enrollment at 5,479, with 50 new faculty • RV Catalyst is new oceanography vessel • Ryan Bill creates multiple- and single-subjects credentials
FallSLC votes to do away with homecoming queen • YES has 12 outreach programs
1971JanBiology complex completed • United Native Americans organized
FebState master plan predicts 10,000 FTE by 1980
SprEarl Meneweather appointed ombudsman: first African American administrator
FallStudent services reorganized: Karshner retires and Thomas MacFarlane is dean • students 18 and over may now register to vote • meal prices: breakfast $1.10, lunch $1.40, dinner $1.65, full day $2.40
OctKerr Tower opened for meditation
1972FebCampus organizations include MEChA, UNA, and HSU Caucus for Women • expansion of Highway 101 to four lanes creates controversy
AprHSC adopts affirmative action plan • old CES formally renamed Arthur Gist Hall • controversy over Woodlands Proposal for student housing on 86 acres NE of campus
JunHSC renamed California State University, Humboldt
FallNatural resources building completed • change from civil engineering to environmental engineering • first female Marching Lumberjack
OctHumboldt Students for the Reform of Marijuana Laws organizes
NovUniversity Center completed
1973JanEnd of Selective Service • ethnic studies begin • peace march to protest continued involvement in Vietnam
SprFirst issue of Humboldt Journal of Social Relations • university leases former Trinity Hospital for administrative offices • Watergate controversy
SepPresident Siemens retires; Milt Dobkin appointed interim president; John Pauley interim vice president for academic affairs • Cypress Hall completed • Delta Sigma Phi dissolves
OctPresident's house sold at auction for $60
Fall358 faculty: 63 women and 295 men • Forbes Complex completed • CSUH Women's Association formed; Women's Center displaces Faculty Club in former Balabanis House
1974JanForbes Complex dedicated; includes Women's Gym • new upper division emphasis phase for general education • faculty organizations (except UPC) merge to form Congress on Faculty Associations to promote collective bargaining
FebApplications down • Frank Devery retires as business manager after 23 years • gasoline shortage affects student/faculty travel
AprFederal law (Title IX) mandates more funding for women's athletics
MayBlack Culture Week and Asian-American Awareness Week • Gay People's Union formed • campus chimes heard hourly • HEW funds Native American Career Education in Natural Resources
JulAlistair McCrone becomes president
FallSchool renamed Humboldt State University • Sequoia Theatre renamed John Van Duzer Theatre (dedicated in Feb) • enrollment tops 7,500 (6,700 FTE) • women's sports join Northern California Intercollegiate Conference • "Buzz" Webb named dean for student services • cross-country team wins Far Western Conference (Jim Hunt coaches)
1975JanSLC subsidizes Arcata-Mad River Transit and Humboldt Transit Authority in return for lower student bus fares (10¢)
FebFirst annual President's Ball at Eureka Inn
SprAlumni publication renamed Humboldt Stater • classless Fridays eliminated to economize
AprWomen's Awareness Week • Ced Kinzer retires • Intercollegiate Knights, campus service organization, ends after 25 years
MayCinco de Mayo celebrated • Salmon Bake at Camp Bauer for faculty and staff
JunSix separate commencements held, one for each school and division of HPE
FallJewish Student Union formed
1976FebLumberjack endorsing candidates (anonymously) for local elections, a violation of Title V of the Administrative Code
MarNative Americans protest celebration of bicentennial of the American Revolution
AprBattle over building the G-O road through Native American burial grounds • Earth Week celebrated • enrollment crunch and threats of faculty layoffs lead to orderly layoff procedures
JunRonald Reagan Redwood Memorial Grove dedicated near 101 off ramp to 14th street
FallEnlarged health center opens • EOP offers financial and tutoring services • HSU applies to sell beer and wine on campus • enrollment drops from 1975-76 high of 7,706 to 7,611
SepSwine flu epidemic hits campus
OctTKE dissolves • new chapter of National Organization of Women • branch of Humboldt National Bank set up in UC
NovRemodeling of Gist Hall and expansion of marine laboratory in Trinidad • SLC excludes at-large representatives
1977JanHSU Social-Emotional Climate Committee formed in dormitories
FebDisabled Students program initiated • Humboldt County experiences serious drought and water shortage • controversy over expansion of Redwood National Park
MarWrestlers, under coach Frank Cheek, win second in NCAA division III tournament
AprSerious enrollment decline, especially in social sciences and humanities
MayProfessor Bobby Lake is "messenger to mankind" for flying saucer people
JunCharles Fulkerson, Roscoe Peithman retire
FallWooden windows replaced with metal in Founders Hall • AIR Center opens to improve academic advising • expansion of library completed • Cooperative Education begun through Career Development Center
OctStudent member added to CSUC trustees
NovMandatory credit/no credit system in all activity classes
1978FebCampus Center for Appropriate Technology housed in Buck House • HSU and Arcata agree to cease HSU's physical growth to the north, west and south
MarCampus open house for community • administration building named Siemens Hall • basketball team in division III playoffs
AprPlus/minus grading system replaces trial decimal system • shortage of funds for intercollegiate athletic programs
MaySoftball coach Lynn Warner named Coach of the Year for Golden State Conference • ed/psych building renamed Harry Griffith Hall • baseball field is site for new science building
SepOceanography research vessel Catalyst sinks on way to Crescent City
OctLegislature authorizes collective bargaining in CSUC • enrollment declines to 6,735
1979JanArsonist sets fire to forestry building; classes relocated by Monday morning
FebFrank Cheek's wrestlers win FWC championship • men's basketball, under coach Jim Cosentino, ties for first in FWC, first time since 1956
SprFirst issue of Forum, a campus journal
MayMarine lab renamed Telonicher Marine Lab
SumHumboldt Village II (37 trailers) closed
OctState mandates Graduate Writing Proficiency Examination • 7,582 enrolled • Arcata Drive-in Movie closes • The Great Humboldt Spirit Celebration rejuvenates campus and community participation in homecoming; alumni king and queen chosen from class of '17
1980JanOceanography gets research vessel, Malaguena
FebMud slide causes evacuation of Cypress Hall; repairs not completed until Oct
MarKathryn Corbett retires • intercollegiate baseball dropped
AprJoni Ferris All-Indian Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament held in HSU gyms
MayCollege Cove popular for "natural" sunbathing
OctForestry building reopened after 19-month closure • CFA and UPC compete to be faculty and staff representative in collective bargaining • Students for Peace organized • Phoenix Club rises out of the ashes
NovEngineering building renamed Van Matre Hall • child development building named for Ralph Swetman • UC lounge named Karshner Lounge • Nelson Hall meeting room named Goodwin Forum • CSUC initiates plan for post-tenure review of faculty • men's cross-country, under Jim Hunt, wins regional NCAA division II title • Institute for Research and Creative Projects has Theodore Ruprecht as first director
1981FebFormer dean, Kate Buchanan dies; all-purpose room in University Center named for her • Frank Cheek's wrestlers win fifth straight FWC title
MarFlap over HSU business competition with downtown merchants
AprConservation Unlimited wins Tuscon Wildlife Conclave • hacky-sack fad on campus • Wilmer Bohlmann dies • Disability Awareness Day held
FallFootball team defeats UC Davis for first time since 1969
NovDecline in enrollment blamed on increased fees • cheerleaders reappear, first time since 1976
1982JanBusiness has most majors (716); forestry down to 246
MarBar code system implemented for checking out library books • a national magazine lists HSU as one of 31 "lesser known but of high quality" institutions in the US
AprLanphere-Christensen Dunes expanded from 183 to 213 acres
SprFive schools renamed colleges, still have HPE and ISSP divisions • Larry Kerker, head of HPE, dies in 25th year of service • Delta Sigma Phi reactivated
MayGlenn Dumke, CSUC chancellor for 20 years, retires; replaced by Ann Reynolds • engineering and biological sciences building and geodesic greenhouse completed • retirees include William Jackson and Dave Smith • alumni association makes another effort at a yearbook (Sempervirens was published through 1966, The Lamp in 1977 and 1978)
Junhighest number of graduates in HSU history: 1,174 bachelor's, 144 master's
SumCampus hosts National Women's Studies conference
FallMen's Far Western Conference and women's Golden State Conference merge into Northern California Athletic Conference • third floor of Sunset Hall goes co-ed • Cypress Hall has unstable hillside • 207 fewer FTEs
NovJoe Trainor dies in 21st year at Humboldt • university seal features Founders Hall
DecDraft registers face cuts in financial aid • Ken Chaffey retires after 32 years
1983JanBudget cuts by state produce fee hikes
FebMS in environmental engineering approved • wrestlers win sixth conference title in seven years • chancellor Reynolds visits HSU for first time
MarFirst Women's History Week observed • first Peace Week • Tom Wood is NCAC coach of the year
Apr16th annual film festival includes workshop by actress Nina Foch • forestry students win conclave at Northern Arizona Univ
MayEntry level mathematics exam required of all CSU students • Lynn Warner is NCAC coach of the year for her co-champ softball team • Jefferson Starship concert in Redwood Bowl • Golden Handshake retirement offered to faculty; retirees include Milt Dobkin, Don Strahan, Bob Kittleson
FallEnrollment planning and management task force promotes recruiting and retention • beginning of Business Administration night class program • computerized check-out system in library
SepNude bathing banned at College Cove • Cypress Hall reopened • food service's Rathskeller renamed The Depot; Athenaeum closed • Bette Lowery heads HPE • Partnership Campaign is launched
OctCFA and CSU negotiate first contract
NovJeDon Emenhiser and Ed Del Biaggio are new vice presidents
DecDebate over US invasion of Grenada
1984JanEngineering and biological sciences building closed down by support system flaws
FebHSU draft register Ben Sasway gets two-year sentence for refusing to register
MarLow enrollment raises talk of faculty layoffs • some faculty receive $2,500 Exceptional Meritorious and Professional Promise awards
May"Reflections on the Future" held, with faculty brainstorming on HSU's strengths and weaknesses • Frank Wood retires • KHSU receives grant to increase its wattage and double its range
FallMichael Wartell becomes vice president of academic affairs
SepRemodeled Van Matre Hall occupied by geology and computer center • CIS major approved • enrollment declines to 6,113 students (5,709 FTE) • engineering and biological sciences building reopened after its third closure
OctDonna Zacarro campaigns for her mother, vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro • student fees reach $684 per year
NovSchool's worst football season, 0-10 • HSU receives papers of Donald Clausen, 18-year congressman from this district
WinEmeritus Faculty Association founded
1985FebWrestlers win NCAC again • basketball team's 21-8 is best record in Humboldt history
MarGetting Out, theatre arts production, qualifies for National American Collegiate Theatre Festival at JFK Center in Washington, DC • Eugene Flocchini dies • Frank Devery, who retired in 1974, dies
AprChi Phi fraternity forms
MayStudents protest South African apartheid • former ASB president Bill Crocker appointed student member of CSU board of trustees • Tom Wicker lectures as part of Hadley Series • NBC sportcaster Dick Enberg chairs HSU Parent Fund • Don Strahan dies • Jean Stradley retires
JunHomer Balabanis receives honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from HSU
FallAcademic reorganization: new colleges of behavioral and social sciences; natural resources; health, education, and professional services; business and technology; creative arts and humanities; ISSP abolished • lottery funds aid student education and sponsor special speakers • Art Stegman and Charles Yocum die • Lee Badgett becomes dean for college of business and technology • temporary athletic director Chuck Lindeman creates assistant athletic director position to promote athletics • cost for off-campus student estimated at $5,500 per year • rape, drugs, and liquor cause concern
OctLinus Pauling speaks on campus
NovOutbreak of AIDS anticipated by health center • Accuracy in Academe to monitor "liberal" professors • Bud Van Deren resigns as football coach after 20 years
DecVirginia Rumble retires • Estelle McDowell dies: daughter of early benefactor William Preston and '37 grad
1986JanFriendship Lab opens in Founders Hall • Bella Lewitsky dance company visits • Humboldt Symphony conductor Madeline Schatz resigns • Dave Smith retires
FebAviary completed for wildlife • Mike Dolby is football coach • Helen Everett, librarian from 1939-1967, dies • HSU has telecommunication capability
MarTouring evangelist Jed Smock performs on Quad • SLC and Lumberjack Enterprises feud over student representation
AprLumberjack ranked among top 12 college newspapers in nation • skateboarding fad
JunLumberjack editor suspended for making political endorsements
SepHSU converts back to semester system • Arcata Hotel reopens after remodeling • football squad called 'Jack Attack
OctLumberjack Days moved to fall • reentry students becoming more of a factor: 40% of student body is over 25; Phoenix Club reactivates, and a Reentry Center is established in House 55 • enrollment plunges from 6,220 to 5,865 • CSU admission requirements stiffen: more English, math, and foreign language • AIDS Awareness task force established • 125 additional acres given to Lanphere-Christensen Dunes • rally on Quad protests US involvement in Nicaragua • David Halberstam speaks on campus
NovWashington Ballet performs • Lambda Sigma Nu becomes only campus sorority
DecMore budget cuts threaten layoffs
1987JanFormer journalism instructor Alann Steen kidnapped by terrorists in Beirut, Lebanon
FebWells Fargo donates abandoned bank building for an HSU Museum of Natural History • conflict between AS and UC over raising student fees • Don Christensen named vice president of university relations • Richard Leakey lectures
MarTheatre arts hosts national event, American College Theatre Festival • efforts to form an HSU student employee union fail • HSU commission on intercollegiate athletics recommends return to NCAA division III status
SepEnrollment grows • Lee Bowker is new dean of behavioral and social sciences • sale of Coca Cola banned at Lumberjack Days as protest against their business with South Africa • Vern Henricks becomes assistant athletic director
OctCenter for Community Development receives grant to teach science and math to Native Americans at Happy Camp High School • jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie performs • Jim Hunt retires • pop singer Madonna donates $700,000 of equipment to theatre arts
NovTodd Young Report criticizes administration • Don Lawson retires after 22 years • 385-acre tree farm given to HSU for forestry department to conduct research on hardwoods
DecHSU chosen to host CSU's Summer Arts
1988FebMcCrone delivers "State of the University" message to faculty • Janet Spinas and Tom Knight retire • condoms sold in cigarette machines • SLC proposes commencement pledge not to spoil the environment
MarRobert Everding is dean of creative arts
AugSmoking banned in campus buildings • Allison Weber becomes first woman chair of California State Student's Association
OctJessie Turner Woodcock, 1917 graduate and lst living charter member of Alumni Association, dies at age 92
NovModern Jazz Quartet performs • cross-country wins NCAC • YES celebrates 20th anniversary
1989MarLumberjack observes 60 years of publication • satirist Mark Russell appears on campus • Film Festival celebrates 22 years
AprHSU's 75th anniversary • Marching Lumberjack's 20th birthday • Gay Awareness Week
MayWomen's softball wins NCAC
AugSummer Arts sculptor John Roloff creates Humboldt Ship
OctUS News & World Report: "HSU 12th best in West"
NovTime capsule buried on site of Student & Business Services Building, to be opened in 2065
1990JanFrank Cheek's wrestlers win NCAC for 9th time in 13 years
AprAnn Reynolds resigns as CSU chancellor
MayMaster Plan calls for maximum of 8,000 FTEs at Humboldt
AugActing chancellor Ellis McCune labels CSU budget "the worst the California State University system has ever seen"
NovStudent & Business Services Building completed
DecFounders Hall vacated for remodeling • HSU has more forestry majors than UC Berkeley or University of Washington
1991FebMoves to "multiculturalize" curriculum
MarFred Whitmire, HSU Hall of Fame athlete, named new football coach
AprCultural Diversity Week • Barry Munitz is new CSU chancellor • women's softball wins 3rd conference crown in a row
MayApproval of plan to reduce number of colleges from seven to four
Aug11.5% of HSU students are from minority groups • Homer Balabanis dies at age 93
SepRecord enrollment: 7,824
OctAssociated Students establishes "Columbus Myth-Free Zone"
NovFormer student and faculty member Alann Steen freed after a hostage for five years in Lebanon
1992FebLibrary gets new computerized catalog system • Jesus Christ Awareness Week held
MarCreekview Apartments completed • Cultural Diversity Week celebrated • Chancellor Munitz names HSU the Center for Resolution of Environmental Disputes
AprMajor earthquake hits Humboldt County, but campus damage is minimal • Rick Botzler of wildlife names CSU's outstanding professor
AugNewly remodeled bookstore opens