Around Campus

HNU Student Veteran Alliance Holds 22 Push-Up Challenge for Veterans' Mental Health Issues
HNU Student Veteran Alliance Holds 22 Push-Up Challenge for Veterans’ Mental Health IssuesFrom January 18 through February 16, the HNU Student Veteran Alliance (HNUSVA) held a 22 Push-Up Challenge event every day of the week, for a total of 22 days. The first 21 days of the campaign took place in the Public Market, where participants gathered to do 22 push-ups in a row. The challenge was designed to raise awareness of veterans’ mental health issues; on average, 22 veterans commit suicide everyday--and the HNUSVA wanted to draw attention to that staggering statistic. The final event of the 22 Push-Up Challenge—day 22—was held during halftime of the HNU men’s basketball home game on Thursday, February 16.

Performance of Defamation Brings Together Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Community
Performance of <em>Defamation</em> Brings Together Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and CommunityOn Wednesday, February 22, HNU hosted a performance of Defamation, a play by Todd Logan, in the Valley Center for the Performing Arts. The play depicts the latter stages of a civil suit filed in Chicago: a South Side African-American woman sues a Jewish North Shore real estate developer for defamation, and the legal issue is whether she was falsely accused of stealing his watch. At the end of the play, the audience acts as the jury and delivers a verdict. HNU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community attended the performance and participated in the post-show discussion about the play and the questions it raises about the justice system, prejudice, race, class, religion, and gender.

Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, Delivers Lecture on Resilience in Children with Dyslexia
Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, Delivers Lecture on Resilience in Children with DyslexiaAt the invitation of the Raskob Day School and Learning Institute, Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, delivered a lecture in the Valley Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, January 20, regarding research on cognitive and social-emotional resilience in children with dyslexia. Hoeft is an associate professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Weill Institute for Neurosciences and Dyslexia Center, and director of University of California Office of the President's Science-based Innovation in Learning Center (SILC), and UCSF Hoeft Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience (brainLENS).

The APPSI Speaker Series Hosts a Screening and Discussion of Short Film Code Oakland
The APPSI Speaker Series Hosts a Screening and Discussion of Short Film <em>Code Oakland</em>The Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute’s (APPSI) Spring 2017 Speaker Series kicked off with a screening of the short film Code Oakland, which shows how two local organizations, Qeyno Labs and Black Girls Code, are working to provide increased access to coding skills and technology for diverse audiences in the East Bay and elsewhere. The screening was followed by a panel discussion.

Save the Date: HNU Wrestlemania III
Save the Date: HNU Wrestlemania IIISave the date for HNU Wrestlemania III, which will take place on campus in the VCPA on Thursday, March 23, starting at 4:30 p.m. The event will feature three exciting matches, and all proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.

HNU in the Community

Student Spotlight: Mariel Bautista on Joining Teach for America
Student Spotlight: Mariel Bautista on Joining Teach for AmericaMariel Bautista is an HNU senior, majoring in English, from Baldwin Park, California. This summer, Bautista will join Teach for America, an organization that recruits, trains, and mobilizes promising individuals to teach in communities throughout the U.S. Bautista will be teaching at an Oakland public school this fall. She kindly agreed to answer some questions about Teach for America and her reasons for joining the organization.

Ann Alderman, PhD, Publishes Essay Comparing Occupy Oakland with the Paris Commune of 1871
Ann Alderman, PhD, professor of French and linguistics and chair of the arts and humanities division, recently published an essay, “La ‘Commune D’Oakland,” in the no. 68 issue of the French-language bulletin of Les Amies et Amis de la Commune de Paris 1871.

Announcing HNU's Third Annual Nursing Symposium
Announcing HNU’s Third Annual Nursing SymposiumHNU is hosting its Third Annual Nursing Symposium on Friday, March 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in HNU's Valley Center for the Performing Arts. The theme for this year's symposium is "The Power of Nursing: Agents for Change." The keynote speaker will be Joseph Morris, PhD, executive officer for the California Board of Registered Nursing. Other featured speakers will include Joanne Spetz, PhD, director of UCSF Health Workforce Research Center, and Maria Mangini, PhD, FNP, director of the FNP program at HNU. For more information on the other panelist speakers or to register for the event, please visit the event's registration page.

Giving News

HNU’s Sheila Gibson, PhD, Remembers Former HNU Faculty Member Richard Yee, PhD
HNU’s Sheila Gibson, PhD, Remembers Former HNU Faculty Member Richard Yee, PhDSheila Gibson, PhD, professor of philosophy at HNU, and her husband, Phillips Gibson ’73, recently gave a gift to HNU in memory of former HNU philosophy professor Richard Yee, PhD. Yee taught at HNU from 1961 to 1998, when he retired and was named professor emeritus. He passed away in March 2014.

On The Field

Hawks Close Out Season Home Schedule with Win Over UH Hilo
Hawks Close Out Season Home Schedule with Win Over UH HiloThe final home game of the 2016-17 season took place for the Holy Names University women's basketball team on February 22. On Senior Night for HNU, the Hawks finished victorious with a 53-48 win over the University of Hawai'i at Hilo in a Pacific West Conference game.

HNU Men's Tennis Improves to 2-0 with Win Over 22nd-ranked Point Loma
In its second match in as many days, the Holy Names University men's tennis team defeated #22 Point Loma on February 22, 5-4.

Aiden McIntyre Named First PacWest Pitcher of the Week for 2017
The Pacific West Conference announced the first of its 2017 weekly baseball awards on February 6, with consideration for performances on the field from January 30 to February 5. This season's first PacWest Pitcher of the Week is Aiden McIntyre (Apache Junction, Ariz.) from the Holy Names University baseball team.

Upcoming Events

Charles Sarno, PhD: Church, Sect, Cult
Thursday, March 16, 2017
6:00 pm

APPSI Speaker Series - "Monet: The Early Years"
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
7:00 pm

HNU Wrestlemania 3
Thursday, March 23, 2017
4:30 pm

3rd Annual Nursing Symposium
Friday, March 24, 2017
7:30 am

Oakland International Film Festival - Opening Night
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
5:45 pm

Tsze Tsang, PhD: Discovering Cotellic
Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:00 pm

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