Around Campus

Founders' Day 2016
Founders’ Day 2016HNU celebrated Founders' Day, the anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in California, on Wednesday, April 27. Per Founders' Day tradition, several of the Sisters served strawberry shortcake to attendees—a custom that arose from the fact that when the Sisters arrived to the Bay Area in 1868, the Sisters of Mercy served them strawberries and cream as refreshment.

APPSI Hosts the Oakland International Film Festival at HNU
The Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at HNU hosted the opening days of the 14th annual Oakland International Film Festival, from April 5 through April 7, on campus in the Valley Center for the Performing Arts. The events included screenings of feature films and short films, discussions with filmmakers and participants, and live music performances.

Second HNU Wrestlemania Event Raises $2,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation
Second HNU Wrestlemania Event Raises $2,000 for Make-A-Wish FoundationFor the second consecutive year, HNU hosted its own Wrestlemania event on campus in the Public Market. HNU senior Joshua Hammer—whose alter ego is Captain Hawk, school spirit leader for the University—organized this year's Wrestlemania, which was held on Friday, April 22. Ticket sales for the event raised $2,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Heather Ware '16 Discusses Her Art and Teaches A Painting Workshop
Heather Ware ’16 Discusses Her Art and Teaches A Painting WorkshopOn Thursday, April 14, Heather Ware, a senior art major, presented and discussed several of her recent prints, which have been exhibited in the Glass Lounge of the Paul J. Cushing Library for the past few months. Ware's work—specifically the matting and framing of her prints—was supported by a grant from the SAM ’64 Pyramid Endowment, which was established by Cassandra "Sam" Earle ’64. Alumni, faculty, staff, and students attended the event.

Latinos Unidos Celebrates 18th Annual Floricanto
Latinos Unidos Celebrates 18th Annual FloricantoLatinos Unidos held its 18th annual Floricanto celebration on April 13 in the Valley Center for the Performing Arts. This year's Floricanto had a theme of Contigo Perú, with a focus on Peruvian arts, literature, and culture.

Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins Presents His Book, "Vatican II, Berkeley and Beyond"
Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins delivered a presentation about his recent book, Vatican II, Berkeley and Beyond, on April 7 in the Studio Theatre of the Valley Center for the Performing Arts. In 1962, Cummins was named the first chancellor for the Diocese of Oakland; in this role, he assisted Bishop Floyd L. Begin, the first bishop of Oakland. Upon the death of Bishop Begin in 1977, Cummins was installed as the second bishop of Oakland, and served in this capacity until his retirement in 2003. Vatican II, Berkeley and Beyond is composed of Cummins' reflections on his time as chancellor and as bishop.

The 2015–2016 Alpha Delta Awards
The University gathered together on Wednesday, April 27, to recognize exceptional students and faculty at the Alpha Delta Awards ceremony.

HNU in the Community

Students Discuss Community Service at Year-End Celebration
Students Discuss Community Service at Year-End CelebrationSix students who work with HNU's Center for Social Justice and Civic Engagement (CSJCE) gave presentations on the community service they have done throughout the academic year.

Between the Lines Launches Third Issue
<em>Between the Lines</em> Launches Third IssueBetween the Lines, HNU's online literary journal, has released its third issue. HNU Writer-In-Residence Belo Cipriani serves as the editor-in-chief of Between the Lines, which publishes poetry and creative non-fiction that focuses on themes of social justice.

Giving News

President's Circle Celebrates SNJM Legacy
President’s Circle Celebrates SNJM LegacyHNU held its second President's Circle Luncheon on Tuesday, April 19, in appreciation of members of the President's Circle, an honor society that recognizes an esteemed group of HNU supporters who generously give more than $1,000 to the HNU Fund in a single fiscal year. Attendees included alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students, and 11 Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM).

On The Field

HNU Softball Finishes Season with Doubleheader Sweep Over Academy of Art
HNU Softball Finishes Season with Doubleheader Sweep Over Academy of ArtThe Holy Names University softball team closed out the 2016 season with a Pacific West Conference doubleheader sweep over Academy of Art.

Hawk of the Week: Marissa Romero
The Hawk of the Week has been announced for the week of April 18-24, and the winning student-athlete is Marissa Romero (Tucson, Arizona), a senior from the HNU softball team. The weekly award is determined by a public vote, as well as votes by select HNU Athletics staff members.

HNU Men's Golf Finishes PacWest Championships in Seventh Place
The final round of the Pacific West Conference Men's Golf Championships took place on April 20 at Wigwam Golf Course. The Holy Names University men's golf team finished in seventh place among 10 teams participating in the tournament. HNU's final team score was 924.

Upcoming Events

Commencement Ceremony for Graduate Students
Friday, May 13, 2016
6:30 pm

Commencement Ceremony for Undergraduate Students
Saturday, May 14, 2016
4:30 pm

SF Opera Preview at Holy Names: Carmen
Thursday, May 19, 2016
7:00 pm

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