Around Campus

Historians Research HNU's Past for Sesquicentennial Book
Historians Research HNU's Past for Sesquicentennial BookMarjorie Lightman, PhD, and William Zeisel, PhD, of QED Associates, visited the HNU campus for a week in early December to begin their research on the history of the University. Lightman and Zeisel have been commissioned by the University to write a book about the development of HNU and they intend to complete the project before the University’s sesquicentennial celebrations in 2018.

Janet DeLuca Moran ’67, MA ’95 Establishes the DeLuca Rose Garden in Memory of Her Parents
Janet DeLuca Moran ’67, MA ’95 Establishes the DeLuca Rose Garden in Memory of Her ParentsEarlier this year, Janet DeLuca Moran ’67, MA ’95 made a philanthropic gift to HNU, in memory of her parents Frank and Rosa DeLuca, to establish the DeLuca Rose Garden within one of the courtyards of Founders' Hall.

Senior Seminar Students Present Math and Science Research Projects
On December 4 several HNU seniors in the Math & Science department presented posters outlining their senior research projects. The students’ research projects covered diverse topics and represented the culmination of many months of work.

Photographer Charles Costello III Discusses Burma, Photography, and Politics
Photographer Charles Costello III Discusses Burma, Photography, and PoliticsCharles Costello III, a photographer and writer, visited HNU on November 14 to discuss his new book, Burma Bikes, at the opening of an exhibition of his photographs in the Kennedy Arts Center. Costello spoke with Patrick Lloyd Hatcher, PhD, from the Japan Policy Research Institute, during a wide-ranging conversation that covered Costello’s travels, his photography, and the people and politics of Burma.

HNU's Fifth Annual Chili Cook-off Benefits Alameda County Community Food Bank
HNU's Fifth Annual Chili Cook-off Benefits Alameda County Community Food BankOn Tuesday, November 19, HNU held its fifth annual Chili for Charity Cook-off event in the Public Market. Thirteen teams from across campus entered chilis for the contest, which had prizes for the best-tasting chili, the best team spirit, and the best HNU spirit.

Giving News

HNU Celebrates a Successful #GivingTuesday
HNU Celebrates a Successful #GivingTuesdayHoly Names University participated 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 was a scholarship for first-generation HNU students and, thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students, more than $11,000 was raised on #GivingTuesday.

HNU in the Community

HNU Faculty and Students Deliver Workshop at National Harm Reduction Conference
Perri Franskoviak, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at HNU, and five of her graduate students, Allison Dutton, Stephen Gigliotti, Kenyattah Hill, Valerie Novak, and Vanessa Perocier, delivered a workshop at the 10th biannual National Harm Reduction conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Harm reduction is a method of addiction treatment that aims to minimize the negative consequences associated with drug use while respecting an individual’s specific needs.

On The Field

HNU Announces Greg Sempadian as Director of Athletics
HNU Announces Greg Sempadian as Director of AthleticsHoly Names University proudly announces that Greg Sempadian will serve as Director of Athletics, effective immediately. Sempadian will bring an award-winning background to HNU Athletics with experience in athletics administration, event coordination, and fundraising.

Hawk of the Week: Jasmine Grant
The Hawk of the Week has been announced for the week of Dec. 8–14, and the winning student-athlete is Jasmine Grant, a senior from the HNU women’s basketball team. Grant is the 15th Hawk of the Week in the 2014–15 athletic year, and it is her first award for the season. On December 13, Grant hit the winning jumper from the baseline with 13 seconds left to lift HNU to a 59–56 win over conference foe Notre Dame de Namur.

Garysha Youngblood Named PacWest Co-Defender of the Week
On December 15, the Pacific West Conference announced that Holy Names University women's basketball sophomore Garysha Youngblood was named Co-Defender of the Week for games played between Dec. 8–14.

Upcoming Events

Information Session for Adult and Graduate Programs
Thursday, January 29, 2015
6:00 pm

Nursing Symposium 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
7:30 am

Discover HNU Open House Event
Saturday, February 7, 2015
8:30 am

Women's Tennis vs. UC Santa Cruz
Sunday, February 15, 2015
1:00 pm

Women's Tennis vs. Dominican (Cal.)
Sunday, February 22, 2015
12:00 pm

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