Around Campus

HNU Launches Redesigned Website
Holy Names University has launched its redesigned website, which features a new look, simplified and improved menus, and a design that’s responsive to mobile devices and tablets. The University partnered with MB/I, a professional website services company, to create the new site.

Kat Taylor Discusses Socially Responsible Banking for Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
Kat Taylor Discusses Socially Responsible Banking for Entrepreneurship Speaker SeriesOn Thursday, September 11, Kat Taylor, CEO of Beneficial State Bank, sat down for an in-depth discussion with HNU President William J. Hynes, PhD, during the initial event of the 2014–15 James Durbin Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. Taylor and her husband, Tom Steyer, founded the bank with a triple bottom-line mandate to be financially sustainable, to produce meaningful social justice results, and to enhance environmental health.

Convocation 2014: Sharing Our Journeys Together
Holy Names University celebrated its 134th Convocation on Wednesday, September 17. Students, faculty, and staff gathered together to welcome the Class of 2018 and officially begin the 2014–15 academic year. The campus community assembled in Corrigan Courtyard and ascended the steps to McLean Chapel.

Author of HNU Common Reading to Visit Campus November 6
Author of HNU Common Reading to Visit Campus November 6Holy Names University is pleased to announce that Sonia Nazario, the author of this year’s Common Reading, Enrique’s Journey, will visit campus to give a presentation on Thursday, November 6, in the VCPA Main Theater. This event is free to the public; doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 8 p.m.

Filmmaker Visits HNU With Documentary about Burma
Shoshana Cathy Korson, a Buddhist nun and filmmaker, visited HNU on September 23 to discuss her documentary film about Burma, The Golden Land of Myanmar. The documentary focuses on the daily rhythms of life in Zoke Thoke Village, which lies in the Mon State of Burma, an area to the east of Rangoon.

Martivón Galindo’s Evocations and Re-encounters at the Cushing Salon Series
Martivón Galindo’s <em>Evocations and Re-encounters</em> at the Cushing Salon SeriesAs part of the Cushing Salon Series, Martivón Galindo, PhD, professor of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at HNU, delivered a talk regarding Evocations and Re-encounters, a collection of her artwork that is currently on exhibition at the Cushing Library.

Students and Faculty Hold an Epic Reading of an Epic Poem
The Epic of Gilgamesh, a Sumerian poem dating from 1800 BC, was given a suitably impressive rendition by HNU students and faculty during a public reading, dubbed Gilgamesh-o-thon, held in the Brennan Lounge on September 19.

Giving News

Giving to the HNU Fund
The 2014 HNU Fund annual appeal is underway! It’s HNU's largest fundraising effort of the year. Student callers will be reaching out to alumni to update contact information and raise money for the HNU Fund. This fund supports the highest priorities of the University, including student scholarship assistance. We invite you to answer the call and make a pledge or gift in support of our students. If you prefer, you can also make a gift online. Thank you in advance for your support.

HNU in the Community

HNU Rated the Most Diverse University in the Nation for the Second Consecutive Year
HNU Rated the Most Diverse University in the Nation for the Second Consecutive YearU.S. News and World Report has again recognized Holy Names University as the most diverse university in the nation for the 2013–2014 academic year, the second consecutive year in which HNU has achieved this distinction.

HNU President Hynes and John McCoy, MBA ’13 Participate in American Red Cross 2014 Heroes Awards
On Friday, September 5, HNU President William J. Hynes, PhD, served as honorary chair for the 2014 Alameda County Heroes Breakfast, an event given by the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter to honor the recipients of 2014 Alameda County Heroes Awards.

On The Field

Hawk of the Week: Chelsea Smithback (September 22-29)
Hawk of the Week: Chelsea Smithback (September 22-29)The Hawk of the Week has been announced for the week of September 22-29, and the winning student-athlete is Chelsea Smithback (Garmisch, Germany). Smithback, a junior from the HNU women’s tennis team, is the fourth Hawk of the Week in the 2014-15 athletic year, and it is her first award for the season. Smithback picked up three wins, two in singles play, in her first action of the year at the USTA/ITA West Regionals.

Schedules for HNU Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams Released
The HNU men’s and women’s basketball teams have released their 2014–15 season schedules. The men’s team opens against Cal State Monterey Bay on November 14, and the women’s team opens against the University of Alaska, Anchorage on the same day. To see the men’s team’s schedule, please click here, and to see the women’s team’s schedule, please click here.

Arnold Named PacWest Men’s Soccer Freshman of the Week for Sep. 8–14
On September 15, the Hawai'i Tourism Authority PacWest Men's Soccer Players of the Week for September 8–14 were announced by the conference office. With a second half hat trick on September 13, Holy Names University men's soccer freshman Radley Arnold (Hutchinson, Kan.) earned the honor of Freshman of the Week.

Upcoming Events

John Baumann, SJ, Founder and CEO of PICO
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
4:30 pm

A Christian Understanding of “Christ” as Cosmic Power
Friday, October 17, 2014
7:00 pm

Faculty, Graduate Student, and Alumni Recital
Saturday, October 18, 2014
7:30 pm

Information Session for Adult and Graduate Programs
Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:00 pm

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