There continues to be an issue with email coming into hnu.edu. HNU IT Engineers will be working throughout the weekend to restore full email service. There will be some periods where some HNU user’s email boxes will be unavailable. When YOUR email IS available, it WILL help if you DELETE un-needed email messages. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to replace a gas line for the kitchen, today, Wednesday, May 23, the back road by the Boiler room and Cafeteria might be close to all traffic at some time during the day.
Please drive slowly and carefully on Campus (due to possible two-way traffic on the one way road) from Founders, Tobin, Brennan and Hester.
Thank you all for your cooperation as we will try to minimized the closure of the road as much as possible.
Once again, in preparation for our summer and fire season, the office of Campus Services and Finances, has hired our lovely four-legged workers. The goats have arrived to HNU this morning to control vegetation and prevent fires during the summer season.
Please drive careful on campus if you want to get near the goats or take pictures. Also, please understand that our friendly goats take their work very serious and do not produce milk for sale.
If you would like more information, visit their website: http://goatsrus.com/ or call our office at (510) 436-1508.
The 86th Commencement at Holy Names University will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012. The Holy Names University Commencement ceremony will begin at the Library Concourse promptly at 11:00 am and end at approximately 1:00 pm. A reception will be held in the Public Market after the ceremony.
Due to the large number of visitors for Commencement, traffic may become heavy on 13 HWY and Redwood Blvd. Please, leave yourself plenty of time. Only those with on-campus permits will be directed to the front gate. Visitors with red passes will be directed to overflow parking lots. There will be shuttles servicing the lots. Please, display your colored passes for traffic officers whom will be directing parking. Please, follow the directions of the Oakland Police Department and Campus Safety staff for speed and safety in getting you to this event.
As you may be aware, the University is replacing its boiler system with a new, more efficient system. Part of that process is the removal of the old boiler. We have scheduled the removal of the boiler between 8am and 10am tomorrow, Thursday, April 5. The portion of the road between Founders Hall and the Boiler Plant will be blocked off to accommodate the removal of a very large boiler and placing the boiler on its transport truck.
This portion of the campus road may be closed intermittently between 8am and 10am. We will have Campus Safety staff stationed by Tobin Gym to help direct traffic. There will be times where our one-way road will necessarily become two-way. PLEASE USE CAUTION when using the campus roadway tomorrow between 8am and 10am due to a change in traffic patterns.
Thank you for your cooperation during the process.
VP Finance & Administration
Holy Names University
HNU Students, Faculty and Staff,
We will be performing a required upgrade of our systems that will cause downtime beginning at March 8, 2012 at 7am for the Online Application, Hawk’s Edge Portal and Alumni website. We are hoping to have this project completed by 11am.
Thank you for your patience.
The project to replace the boilers on campus is starting now and will continue through June. As you may recall, the replacement of our current boilers is mandated by new regulations from the City of Oakland. In addition to replacing the boilers, we are taking this opportunity to re-insulate (in some instances, insulate) the hot water pipes on campus, change the valves in buildings to help us better regulate heat flow and to install controls that will allow better control of the heat in each building. We anticipate considerable energy savings from this project.
One of the first steps of the project is to replace two primary valves in the hot water distribution system. They are currently frozen into the open position and so we must replace these two 8” valves prior to any other work. To replace these valves, the hot water heating system must be shut down and drained. This means that during the period that we are repairing the valves, there will be no heat nor hot water available for most of campus (the Valley Center and Kennedy are the exceptions).
We are targeting to shut the system down at 1pm on Monday, March 5. We expect that the repairs will be done by 1pm on Tuesday, March 6. When the system comes back up, there will be a number of tests and adjustments that need to be made, including bleeding any trapped air out of the pipes. This will take a period of time, during which heat may not be completely available.
If there is any significant change to this schedule, I will send additional notices.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we proceed through this important project.
VP Finance & Administration
Network connectivity and wireless access in the South Wing of the Durocher building has been restored by bypassing the faulty fibre optic connection.
Thank you for your patience.
One of our older switches in the South Wing of the Durocher building has lost connectivity causing intermittent network issues in that part of the building.
We are working on resolving the issue as soon as possible.
We will perform required maintenance on our core infrastructure, including many of the production servers on Monday and Tuesday, December 26-27 between 9 am and 3 PM. Much of the downtime is due to mandatory storage upgrades. We also need to reconfigure our systems to minimize downtime caused by PG&E power outages.
During the maintenance windows most of our systems will be brought down.
This will impact: Blackbaud, including NetCommunity, faculty & student portals, Blackboard, faculty and staff email, file server, Kodaly website, PowerFaids, digital imaging, Heafey vLab and other systems.
Please plan accordingly. We use our holiday break to prepare for the new semester and minimize inconvenience to our community.
Director, Information Technology