Around Campus

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer Sonia Nazario Visits HNU
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer Sonia Nazario Visits HNUSonia Nazario, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Enrique’s Journey visited campus on November 6 to discuss her book and its themes. Enrique’s Journey, the 2014 Common Reading selection, chronicles the quest of a young Honduran boy traveling to the United States in search of his mother.

WaterBridge Outreach Director Speaks on the Future of Water
Peter J. Coughlan, PhD, executive director of WaterBridge Outreach, delivered a presentation in the VCPA Studio Theatre on October 28 about both the global water crisis and the work that’s being done by his organization to fund clean water projects in communities within developing countries.

Patrick Turner ’12 and Bianca Frediani, Co-founders of Bed Bandits, Speak About Taking a Chance
Patrick Turner ’12 and Bianca Frediani, Co-founders of Bed Bandits, Speak About Taking a ChanceFor the third installment of the 2014–15 James Durbin Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, Passionate Leaders in Social Entrepreneurship, Patrick Turner ’12 and Bianca Frediani, co-founders of Bed Bandits, spoke with HNU President William J. Hynes, PhD, on Thursday, November 6, and described their journey from undergraduate students to social entrepreneurs.

Kathrine Hayes ’14 Returns to HNU to Discuss Latin American Art and Music
Kathrine Hayes ’14, recipient of the 2014 Founders Medal, returned to campus on October 22 to present her research on Latin American art and music. During her senior year, Hayes worked under the direction of Martivón Galindo, PhD, professor of Latin American Latino/a Studies, on preparing a reader for a course about the art and music of resistance.

HNU Hosts Preview of Puccini's La Bohème
HNU hosted a preview of the San Francisco Opera’s fall production of Puccini’s La Bohème on November 11 in the VCPA Studio Theatre. The event included panelists Patrick Lloyd Hatcher, PhD, from the Japan Policy Research Institute, and Crystal Soo-Jeong Kim, Mason Gates Neipp, and Curt Pajer from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Math Department Talk Features Robots, Calculus, and the Best Way to Win at Beanbag Toss
Math Department Talk Features Robots, Calculus, and the Best Way to Win at Beanbag TossOn October 28, Jason Cantarella, PhD, professor of mathematics at the University of Georgia, delivered a lecture at HNU entitled, “Robot Calculus. Or, how to always win at beanbag toss (if you’re a robot).” As an experimental aid to use within the calculus classes he teaches, Cantarella constructed a programmable robot (which he calls Cy) that is capable of throwing a small object for short distances.

Giving News

Donor Appreciation Event Brings Together Students, Alumni, and Friends
Donor Appreciation Event Brings Together Students, Alumni, and FriendsHNU’s donor appreciation event on Sunday, November 16 honored alumni and friends who have contributed to the HNU Fund. More than 50 donors attended the event, which preceded an HNU Orchestra performance. Several HNU students assisted with the event and welcomed donors to the reception.

HNU in the Community

Alison Bailey Streich ’94, MA ’00 Named OUSD Teacher of the Year
HNU alumna Alison Bailey Streich ’94, MA ’00 was named one of Oakland Unified School District’s (OUSD) 2014–15 Teachers of the Year. Streich, an Oakland resident, is a member of OUSD’s music faculty and teaches at four West Oakland schools.

Mural Class Paints at Kennedy Arts Center and Skyline High School
Mural Class Paints at Kennedy Arts Center and Skyline High SchoolHNU’s new mural class, led by Carmen Lang, painted a mural on the north wall of the Kennedy Arts Center and has partnered with students at Skyline High School in Oakland to paint a new mural on one of the high school’s buildings.

Biology Faculty and Students Collaborate on Paper Published in Integrative Biology
Laura McLaughlin, PhD, assistant professor of biological science, and two students from her undergraduate biology research class, Samantha Fisher and Monique Reyes, collaborated on a research project about Salmonella and its ability to inhibit immune cell migration. Their research was published as an article in the April issue of the peer-reviewed journal Integrative Biology (issue 4, 2014).

HNU Faculty and Students Deliver Presentation at American Society of Criminology Conference
HNU Faculty and Students Deliver Presentation at American Society of Criminology ConferenceOn Thursday, November 20, HNU senior Katherine Felix and a graduate student in the counseling psychology program helped deliver a poster presentation at the 70th annual American Society of Criminology conference, which was held this year in San Francisco. The poster provided a detailed analysis of the growth, funding sources, and service metrics of Victim Support Sweden.

On The Field

Jaime Phillips Named PacWest Men's Soccer Player of Year
Jaime Phillips Named PacWest MenThe PacificWest Conference announced its men's soccer postseason honors on November 12 and named HNU junior forward Jaime Phillips as the Player of the Year. Phillips scored 21 goals for the Hawks during the 2014 season.

HNU Student-Athletes Assist Swishes for Wishes
On November 8, members of the HNU men's and women's tennis teams, as well as the HNU softball team, assisted in Swishes for Wishes. The event raised funds for Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.

Taylor Krouse Joins HNU Women's Basketball
Holy Names University women's basketball head coach Dave Covell announced the signing of Taylor Krouse, a guard from Central Kitsap High School in Silverdale, Washington. Krouse is expected to join the Hawks for the 2015–16 season

Upcoming Events

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy
Friday, December 5, 2014
7:00 pm

Preparatory Music Department Pops Concert
Saturday, December 6, 2014
3:00 pm

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

Information Session for Adult and Graduate Programs
Thursday, December 11, 2014
6:00 pm

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