Around Campus

Martivón Galindo, PhD, Presents Her New Book, Storm Rolling Down the Mountain
Martivón Galindo, PhD, Presents Her New Book, <em>Storm Rolling Down the Mountain</em>Martivón Galindo, PhD, professor of Latin American and Latino/a Studies, delivered a presentation about her new book, Storm Rolling Down the Mountain, on March 3. Storm Rolling Down the Mountain is a memoir, written in Spanish, about Professor Galindo's life in El Salvador during the years 1979, 1980, and 1981, before her exile in the U.S. The book includes personal recollections, poems, and short songs. "This is a very fragmented story of my life," Professor Galindo said. "It's not a research document. It's only impressions that I collected through the years that the storm was coming down in El Salvador."

The Writer's Craft Reading Series Features Poet and Essayist Cecil Giscombe
The Writer’s Craft Reading Series Features Poet and Essayist Cecil GiscombeAt the spring event of the new Writer's Craft reading series, poet and essayist Cecil Giscombe, professor of English at University of California, Berkeley, read a selection of prose and poetry from his recent works Ohio Railroads and Prairie Style, the latter of which won an American Book Award in 2008.

APPSI Hosts Curator from the Legion of Honor for Lecture on Pierre Bonnard Exhibition
APPSI Hosts Curator from the Legion of Honor for Lecture on Pierre Bonnard ExhibitionThe Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at HNU hosted Melissa Buron, associate curator of European art for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, at an event on March 30 in the Valley Center for Performing Arts. Buron delivered an illustrated lecture about Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia, which recently opened at the Legion of Honor.

HNU History: Students Walking to Class
HNU History: Students Walking to ClassThe HNU History blog highlights moments from the University's past. The featured photo shows students walking to class on a sunny day in the spring of 1966.

HNU in the Community

HNU Students Discuss Habitat for Humanity Work in Tutwiler, Mississippi
HNU Students Discuss Habitat for Humanity Work in Tutwiler, MississippiFor the 12th year, HNU students traveled with faculty and staff to Tutwiler, Mississippi, to work with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a community resident. About 39 percent of Tutwiler's population lives below the poverty line. Most residents of Tutwiler do not have easy access to educational facilities, employment opportunities, and health care. The annual Tutwiler trip is coordinated through HNU's Center for Social Justice and Civic Engagement (CSJCE).

HNU Writer-In-Residence Belo Cipriani and Toyota's Project BLAID
HNU Writer-In-Residence Belo Cipriani and Toyota’s Project BLAIDHNU Writer-In-Residence Belo Cipriani is featured in a video about a mobility device, called Project BLAID, that Toyota USA is developing. The device will have the power to detect surrounding objects, identify restrooms, escalators, stairs, elevators, doors, exit signs, and familiar storefront logos. The current prototype is a hands-free, horseshoe-shaped device that sits around the user's shoulders. It will be equipped with cameras that detect surroundings and will interact with the user through voice recognition, buttons, speakers, and vibration. (Photo credit: Toyota USA)

Giving News

Video Interview with Margaret Focha ’51
Video Interview with Margaret Focha ’51In this interview, Margaret Focha ’51 explains how she started giving to HNU at a young age and talks about how she and her classmates established a scholarship for HNU students.

On The Field

Junior Kristina Carbajal Throws Third No-Hitter in HNU Softball History
Junior Kristen Carbajal Throws Third No-Hitter in HNU Softball HistoryHistory for the Holy Names University softball program was made on March 10, as a no-hitter was thrown by junior pitcher Kristina Carbajal (San Marcos, Calif.) in game two of HNU's sweep of Chaminade in a Pacific West Conference doubleheader. The Hawks won game one, 3-0, and won the second game with the no-hitter, 2-0.

HNU Women's Tennis Wins 8-1 Against UH Hilo
Playing a fifth dual match in six days, the Holy Names University women's tennis team defeated University of Hawai'i Hilo on Sunday, March 27, 8-1.

Armor Named PacWest Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Andrew Amor (Elk Grove, Calif.) of the Holy Names University men's tennis team was named the Pacific West Conference Player of the Week for March 7-13.

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