Around Campus

Nearly 300 Students Graduate from HNU
Nearly 300 Students Graduate from HNUNearly 300 students graduated from Holy Names University in May. For the first time in history, the University held two ceremonies to celebrate commencement. Dr. Gary Yee, superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District, delivered the address to graduate and adult students, and Dr. Keith Devlin of Stanford University spoke at the undergraduate ceremony. “The opportunities are there—waiting for you to take advantage of them,” Devlin told graduates. “All you have to do is be willing to take risks. Learn to view failures as … necessary steps on the road to success.”

HNU Hosts Preview of Madame Butterfly
The University’s Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute partnered with the Japan Policy Research Institute to present a preview of the opera Madame Butterfly. The HNU event featured musical performances by A.J. Glueckert, Crystal Soo-Jeong Kim, and Curt Pajer from the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Hot Off the Presses: HNU Today
Hot Off the Presses: <em>HNU Today</em>Keep an eye out for the new HNU Today magazine, which will be delivered to your mailbox soon, or click here to read it online. The redesigned magazine offers a fresh look and compelling content. This issue explores the impact of social justice and public service on the HNU community.

On The Field

Franklin and Reid Signed to Women’s Basketball
Coach Dave Covell recently announced the signing of Sierra Franklin and Angela Reid to the women’s basketball team. Franklin played three seasons of varsity basketball at Berkeley High School, helping her team reach two state championships. Reid comes to HNU from Hayward High School, where she played four years on the varsity team. As a senior, Reid averaged 13.9 points-per-game and 9.1 rebounds-per-game.

Oliver to Coach Men’s and Women’s Volleyball
In addition to coaching the women’s volleyball team, Ali Oliver will assume coaching duties for the men’s volleyball team. Her experience includes launching the men’s club volleyball programs at Cerritos College and Whittier College. “I am excited to see her knowledge of the game and prior experience coaching both men and women help our volleyball program,” Director of Athletics Cesar Cardenas said.

HNU in the Community

New Column by HNU’s Writer-in-Residence
Belo Cipriani, HNU’s writer-in-residence, is the author of the new Get to Work blog on SFGate. In this biweekly career column, Cipriani explores topics relevant to the modern work environment and the job search process, such as appropriate clothing for an interview, exceptional cover letters, and social media mistakes.

Historical Spotlight: Holy Names Presence in the Community During WWII
Historical Spotlight: Holy Names Presence in the Community During WWIIHoly Names has had a longstanding presence in the Oakland and Bay Area community. In the early 1940s, the College of Holy Names hosted World War II service women who were visiting the Bay Area in its dormitory on Webster Street. The dormitory was located in the gymnasium and accommodated 30 women.

Giving News

Why I Give—A Donor’s Perspective
“I give to HNU because HNU gave to me when I needed financial help for my own college education,” said HNU Fund donor Anita Iverson-Comelo, an alumna who works in the Oakland Unified School District as a teacher leader and instructional coach. “I also give because HNU gave me an education that has contributed invaluably to my overall well-being. Finally, I give because I see HNU making a difference in the life of local youth.” To donate or learn more about the HNU Fund, click here.

Upcoming Events

4 Hands to 26 Hands Piano Ensemble Concert
Saturday, June 7, 2014
7:30 p.m.

Hawk Day
Saturday, June 7, 2014
9:00 a.m.

Information Session for Adult and Graduate Programs
Thursday, June 26, 2014
6:00 p.m.

Sophia Center 2014 Summer Institute and Post-Institute Retreat
Thursday, July 17, 2014
12:00 a.m.

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