Around Campus

HNU Recognized as Most Diverse University in Nation
HNU Recognized as Most Diverse University in NationU.S. News and World Report has recognized Holy Names University as the most diverse university in the nation for the 2012–2013 academic year. HNU received a diversity index of .80, which is the highest diversity index of any university or college in the magazine’s multiple diversity rankings.

Visiting Sister Explores Women’s Role in the Church
SNJM Visiting Scholar, Sister Anne Patrick, PhD, presented at several campus events, including a lunch presentation titled “Holy Names Sisters’ History and Creative Responsibility” and the public lecture “‘What in God’s Eye (S)he Is’: Prospects for Women in Tomorrow’s Church.”

Alumni Awards Ceremony Honors University and Community Leaders
Alumni Awards Ceremony Honors University and Community LeadersThe 40th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony recognized faculty and alumni for their service to the University and community. “Our ceremony reflects pride in the achievements that the individuals being honored tonight have made,” said Anne C. Dunlap-Kahren ’88, chairperson of the Alumni Awards Committee.

Entrepreneurship Speaker Argues for New Model to Fight Social Problems
The James Durbin Entrepreneurship Speaker Series for the 2013–2014 academic year kicked off with a discussion featuring David Batstone. He is the cofounder and president of Not for Sale, the largest international organization dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking.

On The Field

Women’s Volleyball Earns First Win of Season Against NDNU
Women’s Volleyball Earns First Win of Season Against NDNUIn only three sets, the women’s volleyball team earned its first victory of the season against Notre Dame de Namur (NDNU). HNU beat NDNU 25–12, 25–22, and 25–16.

Men’s Soccer Team Scores Winning Goal in Final Minute
With only 56 seconds remaining, HNU soccer player Jaime Phillips scored the winning goal in a 2–1 victory over Hawai'i-Hilo in Pacific West Conference play. This was Phillips’ ninth goal of the season, and his third game-winning goal.

Hawk of the Week: Courtney Okazaki
Student athlete Courtney Okazaki was voted Hawk of the Week on October 23. Forty seconds into overtime, Okazaki scored the game-winning goal for the women’s soccer team, giving HNU a 1–0 victory over Academy of Art University on October 19.

HNU in the Community

Sparks! Grant Expands Information Literacy Services at HNU
The Paul J. Cushing Library is one of only 14 institutions nationwide to receive a 2013 Sparks! Ignition Grant for Libraries and Museums. The grant supports the development of multimedia recordings providing information literacy instruction on topics such as citation management and research.

Alumna Establishes Community Farm
Alumna Establishes Community FarmAnne Symens-Bucher ’82 recently co-founded Canticle Farm with her husband, Terry Symens-Bucher, in the Fruitvale district of Oakland. The peace and nonviolence community is committed to urban agriculture, healthy local food, and sustainable economies. Anne and Terry will present “The Soul’s Journey Through the Great Turning” at a session of HNU’s Mystics in the Modern World class this spring. Read more about their work in the National Catholic Reporter.

Fair Connects Graduate Psychology Students with Local Agencies
Holy Name University’s Field Placement Fair drew more than 40 counseling and forensic psychology graduate students to meet with representatives from 10 mental healthcare agencies. “The fair was a success for students and agencies alike,” said Dr. Helen Shoemaker, director of the counseling psychology program.

Upcoming Events

Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
5:45 p.m.

Entrepreneurship Speaker Torkin Wakefield on Creating Sustainable Opportunities for Women
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
4:30 p.m.

Speaker: Author and Civil Rights Activist Dr. John Carlos
Thursday, November 14, 2013
6:00 p.m.

A Sacred Story and a New Economic Paradigm
Friday, November 15, 2013
7:00 p.m.

HNU Orchestra Concert
Sunday, November 17, 2013
7:00 p.m.

Brownbag Talk about Education
Monday, November 18, 2013
12:30 p.m.

Disability Awareness Panel Discussion
Monday, November 18, 2013
6:00 p.m.

Information Session for Adult and Graduate Programs
Thursday, November 21, 2013
6:00 p.m.

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