Around Campus

HNU Goes Solar
HNU Goes SolarIn cooperation with Pacific Gas & Electric and Solar Technologies, Holy Names University connected the solar panel array on the roof of the Valley Center for Performing Arts (VCPA) to the power grid on Friday, October 17. The solar array project is the latest step in the University’s long-term sustainability plans.

Sister Pat Parachini, SNJM Scholar, and HNU Faculty Members Discuss Religion Versus Spirituality
Sister Pat Parachini, DMin, this year’s Visiting SNJM Scholar, was welcomed to campus during the week of October 6. Sr. Pat offered lectures to students during the week and participated in a special panel, “Are You Religious or Are You Spiritual?” along with two HNU faculty members, Jim Conlon, PhD, and Sister Sophia Park, PhD.

The 41st Annual HNU Alumni Awards Ceremony
Holy Names University held its 41st Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 3, to recognize exceptional alumni and faculty for their service to the University and the community.

HNU Alumni Celebrate Homecoming 2014
HNU Alumni Celebrate Homecoming 2014Holy Names University alumni returned to campus to celebrate Homecoming 2014 from Friday, October 3, through Saturday, October 4.

Father John Baumann, SJ, Discusses Community Organizing for Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
Father John Baumann, SJ, Discusses Community Organizing for Entrepreneurship Speaker SeriesThe second speaker in the 2014–15 James Durbin Entrepreneurship Speaker Series was Father John Baumann, SJ, founder and CEO of PICO, who participated in a wide-ranging discussion with HNU President William J. Hynes, PhD, on Tuesday, October 15.

HNU President Hynes Received as SNJM Associate
On Tuesday, October 6, the HNU community celebrated the feast day of Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher, SNJM, Foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, with a special evening Mass held in McLean Chapel. During this celebratory Mass, HNU President William J. Hynes, PhD, and Stephanie Friedrich, of Santa Cruz, were received as SNJM Associates.

Curator from Oakland Museum of California Lectures on Special Exhibition
Drew Johnson, curator of photography and visual culture at the Oakland Museum of California, delivered an illustrated lecture at HNU on October 7 about Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California, an exhibition that recently opened at the museum.

HNU Announces Redesigned American Folk Song Collection Website
Holy Names University is excited to announce the newly designed and expanded online American Folk Song Collection. The new site includes additional songs and search features and is now available on tablets and smart phones.

Giving News

HNU to Participate in #GivingTuesday on December 2
Holy Names University will participate in the global #GivingTuesday campaign on Tuesday, December 2, as a way of bringing together the University’s community in a partnership of philanthropy and service. HNU’s designated project for #GivingTuesday is to raise money for a scholarship for first-generation HNU students. Please join us for a special #GivingTuesday event from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. on December 2 at Cushing Library. There will be an espresso cart at the event, and all proceeds will go to the scholarship fund.

HNU in the Community

HNU Students Volunteer to Beautify Oakland's Rose Garden
HNU Students Volunteer to Beautify OaklandSeveral HNU students spent the morning of Saturday, October 26, spreading mulch and weeding the grounds of Oakland’s Morcom Rose Garden.

Writer-In-Residence Belo Cipriani Publishes New Novella, Midday Dreams
Belo Cipriani, HNU’s Writer-In-Residence and the author of Blind: A Memoir, has had his new novella, Midday Dreams, published as an e-book.

New Theology Review Publishes Article by Sister Sophia Park
New Theology Review, a Catholic journal of theology and ministry, has published "Religious Life in the U.S.: A Vocation of Border Crossing," a new article by Sophia Park, SNJM, PhD, assistant professor of religious studies and philosophy at HNU.

On The Field

HNU Women's Basketball Team Assists with Wellness Fair
HNU WomenOn Sunday, October 12, the Holy Names University women's basketball team assisted with the Kaiser Family Wellness Fair.

Hawk of the Week: Jaime Phillips (October 21–27)
The Hawk of the Week has been announced for the week of October 21–27, and the winning student-athlete is Jaime Phillips (Pilar, Argentina). Phillips, a junior from the HNU men’s soccer team, is the eighth Hawk of the Week in the 2014-15 athletic year, and it is his second award for the season. He has nine goals over his last seven games and a total of 15 goals on the season.

Holy Names Volleyball Collects First Victory of the Season Over Chaminade
On October 4, the Holy Names University women's volleyball team rallied back against Chaminade in a Pacific West Conference match, and collected its first win of the season by a score of 3-2 (16-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-17, 15-13).

Upcoming Events

Patrick Turner and Bianca Frediani, Founders of Bed Bandits
Thursday, November 6, 2014
4:30 pm

Sonia Nazario, Author of Enrique’s Journey
Thursday, November 6, 2014
7:30 pm

SF Opera Preview at Holy Names: Puccini's La Bohème
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
5:30 pm

Spiritual Entrepreneurship
Friday, November 14, 2014
7:00 pm

HNU Orchestra Concert
Sunday, November 16, 2014
7:00 pm

Information Session for Adult and Graduate Programs
Thursday, November 20, 2014
6:00 pm

Winter Choral Concert
Saturday, November 22, 2014
7:30 pm

The Liturgy of Lights
Sunday, December 7, 2014
5:00 pm

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