September 2018 Newsletter

Welcome Interim AVPs for Human Resources and Faculty Affairs!

WelcomeTammy Curtis has returned to Humboldt as the Interim AVP of Human Resources. She will serve in this capacity while a recruitment is conducted for this position. Tammy retired from the same position in May 2012 after being employed on campus for over 40 years in various positions within the University Police Department and Human Resources.

Dr. Laura Hahn will serve as the Interim AVP for Faculty Affairs. She brings her experience, energy, and skill to lead the Academic Personnel Services team.  Dr. Hahn has spent 20 years at HSU as a faculty member in the Department of Communication.

Please join the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services Department in welcoming Tammy and Laura to their new positions.

Featured Tech Course

Google Team Drives: Using the Storage Tools

Google Team Drives is a cloud-based, team-focused storage solution designed to help you store and collaborate on files within your organization. Learn how to create new teams, add storage spaces, and import and create files.

  • navigating Team Drives
  • creating a new Team Drive
  • adding and managing members on your Team Drive
  • creating new files directly in a Team Drive
  • creating a document template
  • sharing files
  • sharing files via a link
  • finding files shared with you

Course time: 1 hour 14 minutes


Veteran’s Night Game - September 22, 2018

Veterans Day Battle Cross

Please join HSU HR&APS in honoring all of our active and veteran service members on September 22nd which is HSU Football Jack’s “Veteran’s Night” game in recognition of our veterans and their families. We hope to see you there…

HSU HR & APS supports the Not Forgotten Foundation which was established in 2014 by Veterans of the Armed Forces. The vision and mission of the foundation is to “provide awareness to the community about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and by recognizing the men and women that have served in the Armed Forces” all while paying “special tribute to those service members that have paid the ultimate sacrifice or suffered a life altering disability while serving.”

“As many as 400,000 Service Members live and struggle with invisible wounds of war. Sadly, most think that they are alone. Help Us. Help Them.” – Not Forgotten Foundation

For information on how you can support the Not Forgotten Foundation please contact Scott Kasper, PsyD in HR&APS at Or visit the foundations website at

Six Keys to Leading Positive Change

Featured Soft Skills Course

Making Change Stick

Facing change deployment challenges can help changes succeed long-term. In this course, you'll learn how make change more comfortable, communicate change to different groups, and use training and performance management to make change last.

  • identify which key elements of change need to be communicated to different groups in the organization
  • select strategies for communicating change to different groups
  • employ strategies to make change easier and reduce discomfort
  • recognize how to reinforce skills and make change last
  • leverage performance management methods to make change last
  • use appropriate strategies to sustain planned change

Course time: 25 minutes


On the Bookshelf


John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Brilliant Communication

by John Adair

Authored by one of the world's best-known and most sought-after authorities on leadership and management, this book offers ideas, tips, and tricks that will give you the confidence, answers, and inspiration you need to succeed when speaking, listening, writing and reading.

Read the Book on Skillport

Discovering the Leader in You: How to Realize Your Leadership Potential

by Sara N. King, David G. Altman, Robert J. Lee

Presenting a systematic framework that connects leaders to the realities of their organizational contexts and the realities of their personal lives, this book provides a guide for tackling the job of leadership with personal enthusiasm, vision, and constant energy.

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14 Things You Should Do On Your Lunch Break Every Day

How do you spend your lunch break? Do you quickly chow down a sandwich at a nearby deli with your eyes glued to your Blackberry? Do you devour a salad at your desk with one hand on your keyboard? Perhaps you skip lunch altogether because you have “too much on your plate.”

“A common complaint I hear is about lunch time getting squeezed down to ten minutes, or to nothing at all, with people eating on the fly or eating while hunched over their computers,” says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker, author and president of Humor at Work.

Read the Full Article

CSU's Got Talent

Your Personal Data & Security

“Your Personal Data & Security”, September 20 from 10:00 P.M. - 11:00 A.M. PT

Learn how your personal data can be used and how to protect your data assets

Presented by Ed Hudson, CSU Chief Information Security Officer

Register Here

Upcoming Classes

Dec 3 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Dec 4 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Break Time?  Try Entanglement


Entanglement is the perfect game to play when you’re stressed— even if you don’t like puzzle games. The goal is to create the longest path through tiles you place down. These tiles are randomly generated, but offer enough options that it isn’t frustrating. And the best part? The soothing background music. Sometimes I load it up just to listen to it!

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