Photography by Evan Wisheropp ('13)

HSU capped off its 2013-14 Centennial celebration on Founders Day, April 25,with a full day of activities and events designed to ring in the new century.

Fall 2014

Time Capsule

President Rollin Richmond kicked-off the day by sealing a time capsule buried on the steps of the Library. Among the items collected from students, faculty, and staff were: an issue of The Lumberjack, a Centennial football jersey, an alumni directory, a t-shirt from Associated Students, a Lucky Logger bobble head, a Humboldt State parking pass and a replica of a tree created with the Biology Core Facility's new 3-D printer and scanner. The time capsule will be opened in 2064.

Time Capsule Ceremony


Students and faculty from HSU's three Colleges presented their original research. Research presentations ranged from student-professor collaborations like Professor Justus Ortega and Kinesiology graduate student Andrew Felperin's “Effect of Age on the Cost of Supporting Body Weight During Walking,” to projects involving multiple undergrads. Physics seniors Holly Leopardi, Michael Ross, Dave Smith, Crystal Cardenas and Conrad Harter-McDonald teamed up on their project, which tested how gravity behaves in extremely short distances.

HSU Honors Dinner

Each spring the campus community honors the contributions of outstanding alumni, students, faculty, and staff with a ceremony that includes speeches by the award recipients as well as a gourmet dinner.

dance of the century

Dance of the Century

Lumberjack Arena transformed into a dance hall for the Dance of the Century, with more than 1,600 attendees. The event featured music, a raffle with prizes like a bike and parking passes, hors d' oeuvres, a speakeasy-themed bar with karaoke, a photo booth, dancing, and screenings of HSU's Centennial Documentary directed by alum Benjamin Bettenhausen ('07, Physics).