Around Campus

HNU Saves More Than 7 Million Gallons of Water
HNU saved more than 7 million gallons of water in University-wide water usage this year compared to last year, which represents a drop in usage of about 19,000 gallons per day. HNU’s successful conservation of water resources is due to the continuing effort to locate and repair leaks and the recent installation of low-flow (1.2 gpf) toilets on campus.

Renowned Biologist Tyrone Hayes, PhD, Delivers Lecture at HNU on the Dangers of Herbicides
Renowned Biologist Tyrone Hayes, PhD, Delivers Lecture at HNU on the Dangers of HerbicidesTyrone Hayes, PhD, professor of integrative biology at UC Berkeley, visited HNU on April 22 to deliver an Earth Day lecture entitled “From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men,” regarding the dangerous effects of the herbicide atrazine on animals, humans, and the environment.

Factory Farming Awareness Coalition Visits HNU for Earth Week
Factory Farming Awareness Coalition Visits HNU for Earth WeekAs part of HNU’s Earth Week celebrations in April, Katie Cantrell, founder and executive director of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC), visited campus to deliver a detailed presentation about the pervasive and harmful effects that modern factory-farming practices have upon animal welfare, human health, and the environment.

An Interview with HNU Professor Nina Handler
Nina Handler has been teaching at HNU for almost fifteen years. She began as an adjunct professor in 2001 and has been a full-time faculty member in the English Department since 2007. Handler recently sat down with HNU alumna Chelle Schauben for a conversation about student success and teaching.

HNU History: Mother-Daughter Tea in 1962
HNU History: Mother-Daughter Tea in 1962The HNU History blog highlights moments from the University's past. The featured photo is from a mother-daughter tea event held on campus in 1962.

HNU in the Community

HNU Writer-In-Residence Belo Cipriani Serves as Grand Marshal in SF Pride Parade
HNU Writer-In-Residence Belo Cipriani Serves as Grand Marshal in SF Pride ParadeHNU Writer-In-Residence Belo Cipriani served as a grand marshal in the 45th San Francisco Pride parade on Sunday, June 28. Cipriani was the first blind grand marshal in the history of the Pride parade.

Students at Raskob Day School Raise Funds for Charities
Elementary, middle school, and eighth grade students at Raskob Day School and Learning Institute (Raskob), a division of HNU, raised more than $600 for charity by selling homemade baked goods over a six-week period this spring. The students planned and hosted the bake sales themselves with the help of a teacher facilitator and donated the proceeds to Alameda Meals on Wheels in Alameda, St. Mary’s Center in Oakland, and to the Red Cross for its disaster relief efforts in Nepal.

Giving News

Preparatory Music Program Exceeds Fundraising Goal for New Clavinovas
Preparatory Music Program Exceeds Fundraising Goal for New ClavinovasThis spring, the Preparatory Music program at HNU embarked on an initiative to replace a set of aging Clavinovas (electric, touch-sensitive pianos). The University’s Music Department and the Preparatory Music program use a laboratory of ten Clavinovas for college piano proficiency classes and Preparatory Music piano ensemble classes.

On The Field

Brook Workeneh ’15 Named PacWest Scholar–Athlete of the Year for Men's Tennis
Brook Workeneh ’15 Named PacWest Scholar–Athlete of the Year for Men’s TennisOn June 25, the Pacific West Conference announced its 2014-15 Scholar-Athletes by sport. Brook Workeneh (Oakland, Calif.) from Holy Names University, was the PacWest Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's tennis. The annual award was given to one student-athlete for each of the PacWest's 15 sponsored sports. The accolade is the first PacWest Scholar-Athlete Award for any student-athlete at Holy Names University since joining the conference.

104 HNU Student-Athletes Named to 2014–2015 PacWest All-Academic Team
On June 23, the Pacific West Conference announced its Academic All-PacWest Team for 2015. Throughout the conference, 1,488 student-athletes with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher earned the honor. 104 HNU student-athletes were named to the team.

Chariaha Scott to Join HNU Women's Basketball in 2015–2016
Chariaha Scott to Join HNU Women’s Basketball in 2015–2016Chariaha Scott will join the Holy Names University women's basketball program in 2015-16. Scott is a guard/forward from Moreno Valley, California. "We are very excited about Chariaha [Scott] and adding her to our roster," said HNU women's basketball head coach Dave Covell. "She has been very successful in the classroom as well as on the court and we are looking forward to her continuing that as a Hawk."

Upcoming Events

Solfege and Sonority: Ideas for Teaching Music Reading in the Choral Classroom
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
4:30 pm

Developing Good Intonation
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
4:30 pm

47th Kodály Institute Choral Concert
Friday, July 17, 2015
7:30 pm

Information Session for Adult and Graduate Programs
Thursday, August 13, 2015
6:00 pm

Adult and Graduate Orientation
Saturday, August 22, 2015
8:30 am

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