Around Campus

HNU Celebrates 135th Commencement
HNU Celebrates 135th CommencementThe University held commencement ceremonies for graduate and undergraduate students over the weekend of May 15–16. More than 120 graduate students received their degrees during the exercises on Friday evening, and 180 undergraduates received their degrees on Saturday afternoon. (Photo credit: Edward Duncan)

HNU to Participate in Green Monday Sustainability Initiative
Starting this fall, HNU will participate in the Green Monday sustainability initiative by offering a special meatless menu option on Mondays in the Public Market as well as lessons on global food systems and food justice in various classes. Green Monday, a global organization with roots in Hong Kong, works to educate individuals about making green, healthy, and environmentally sound choices, particularly with respect to food.

Students Present Community Contributions with Center for Social Justice and Civic Engagement
Students Present Community Contributions with Center for Social Justice and Civic EngagementSeveral students who work with HNU’s Center for Social Justice and Civic Engagement (CSJCE) gave presentations on the community contributions that they made throughout the academic year.

Latinos Unidos Celebrates 17th Annual Floricanto
Latinos Unidos Celebrates 17th Annual FloricantoLatinos Unidos held its 17th annual Floricanto celebration on April 15. This year's Floricanto had a theme of Hecho en America, with a focus on Latinos in the arts, and featured Chicano poet Francisco X. Alarcón and Salvadorean visual artist Carlos Cartagena. The event also included dance performances by the Inessence Dance Company and the Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno.

Biology Students Discuss Senior Seminar Projects
Biology Students Discuss Senior Seminar ProjectsSeven HNU senior biology students presented their seminar projects to the campus on May 6. The students chose research topics that related to biology and public health. In addition, their projects all had personal significance and relevance to the University community.

Writer's Craft Reading Showcases Student Prose and Poetry
Four HNU students, including two graduating members of The Writer’s Craft program, read from their poetry, fiction, and non-fiction at an event on May 6.

Senior Psychology Majors Present Research at Reception
Thirty graduating HNU psychology majors presented their research to faculty, staff, family, and friends at a special event in the Bay Vista Room on May 4. HNU Professors of Psychology Perri Franskoviak, PhD, Kate Isaacson, PhD, and Martin Lampert, PhD, formally presented the graduating seniors and their projects during the event. The ceremony also featured special guest speaker Sr. Maureen Hester, PhD, professor emerita of psychology.

Read the New Issue of HNU Today
Read the New Issue of <em>HNU Today</em>The new issue of HNU Today, the University's magazine for alumni and friends, is now available to read online here. This issue explores HNU's commitment to social responsibility and the University's ongoing sustainability efforts.

HNU in the Community

HNU's Rome Prize, A Culmination of Study
HNU’s Rome Prize, A Culmination of StudyThis summer 2015, a dozen HNU students will travel to Florence and Rome to embark on a study abroad adventure. For two weeks, they will spend their time analyzing paintings and sculptures in beautiful museums, observing picturesque neighborhoods, and visiting ancient Roman ruins, medieval structures, and Renaissance cathedrals throughout the country. The students will experience all the charm and hospitality of Italian culture—but they’ll also experience much more than la dolce vita, because the Rome Prize recipients do not go to Italy to take a tour. The preparation for the study abroad experience starts six months before the students even set foot on the plane.

Sr. Sophia Publishes New Essay About the Identity of Religious Women in the U.S.
Sophia Park, SNJM, PhD, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies at HNU, has been writing occasional articles for the Global Sisters Report, which is part of the National Catholic Reporter. Her most recent article, “Beyond habits and no habits: A reflection on the identity of religious women in the U.S.,” is a meditation on the visibility of sisters in modern society and the consequences of choosing to wear or not wear a religious habit.

Giving News

Support HNU – Make Your Gift By June 30
Support HNU – Make Your Gift By June 30Please consider supporting HNU by making a gift before June 30, 2015 and help us meet our goal for this fiscal year. Your gift—no matter the size—has an immediate impact at Holy Names University and helps the University provide an excellent and accessible education to all who desire it. Please click here to make your gift today. (Photo credit: Edward Duncan)

On The Field

Workeneh Honored by Capitol One and ITA
Workeneh Honored by Capitol One and ITAOn May 14, Holy Names University men's tennis senior Brook Workeneh was named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-District® Men's At-Large Team for NCAA Division II District 8. It was the second prestigious award announced for Workeneh in as many days. Earlier in the week, he was recognized as the winner of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship & Leadership Award for the West Region in Division II.

Gamba Wins Awards from ABCA, NCBWA, and PacWest
On May 19, the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) named Holy Names University baseball junior Ben Gamba to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Second Team for NCAA Division II West Region. The award was the first postseason accolade from ABCA in HNU history. Tuesday's honor was the third in the 2015 postseason for Gamba. On May 11, he was named to the Pacific West Conference's First Team. The following day, he was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-West Region First Team.

Ilayan and Yandell Named to All-PacWest Softball Second Team
On May 6, the Pacific West Conference announced its 2015 postseason awards for softball. Named to the conference's second team were two members of the Holy Names University softball team—sophomore Lyveana Ilayan and senior Deni Yandell.

Upcoming Events

PMD Piano Ensemble Concert
Saturday, June 6, 2015
6:30 pm

SF Opera Preview: Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
6:30 pm

Muslims in American Society Lecture
Thursday, June 18, 2015
6:00 pm

Information Session for Adult and Graduate Programs
Thursday, June 25, 2015
6:00 pm

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