Around Campus

HNU Announces Presidential Extension and Provost Appointment
HNU Announces Presidential Extension and Provost AppointmentHNU announced that Interim President Jeanie Watson, PhD, has agreed to extend her contract through the 2017–2018 academic year, and that Vice President for Academic Affairs Lizbeth Martin, PhD, had been promoted to the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Social Entrepreneur Shiza Shahid Visits HNU to Discuss Malala Yousafzai and Pursuing One's Passion
Social Entrepreneur Shiza Shahid Visits HNU to Discuss Malala Yousafzai and Pursuing One’s PassionSocial entrepreneur Shiza Shahid visited HNU on October 19 to discuss her journey and her work with the Malala Fund, which she co-founded with Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize winner and author of I Am Malala, the 2016 University Common Reading selection. In addition to her work as a social entrepreneur, Shahid is an investor, speaker, and advocate. She has received multiple awards for her work, including recognition as a "30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur" by Forbes.

Sharing My Inner Space: 32 Years of Art by Martivón Galindo, PhD
<em>Sharing My Inner Space: 32 Years of Art</em> by Martivón Galindo, PhDThis fall, the Paul J. Cushing Library hosts a special retrospective exhibition of the art of Martivón Galindo, PhD, HNU professor of Latin American and Latino/a Studies. Sharing My Inner Space: 32 Years of Art was curated by Rick Patrick, HNU professor of art, and includes paintings and prints taken from Professor Galindo's three decades of art-making.

Director and Cast Members of #DigitalLivesMatter Visit HNU for the APPSI Speaker Series
Director and Cast Members of <em>#DigitalLivesMatter</em> Visit HNU for the APPSI Speaker SeriesOn October 13 the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) hosted a panel discussion with the director and cast members of #DigitalLivesMatter, a new film about social media.

Tea Time with the Sisters
Tea Time with the SistersOn October 19 and 20, the HNU community joined several Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) for two special tea-time gatherings. The events were planned as opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to get together and learn more about the Sisters and their order.

Chief Curator of the Fine Arts Museums Delivers Lecture on Danny Lyon for APPSI Speaker Series
The Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at HNU hosted Julian Cox, chief curator and founding curator of photography at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, at an event on October 25 in the Valley Center for Performing Arts. Cox delivered an illustrated lecture about Danny Lyon: Message to the Future, an exhibition that will run at the de Young Museum from November 5 until April 30, 2017.

HNU in the Community

In Memoriam: Sister Margaret Campbell ’56
In Memoriam: Sister Margaret Campbell ’56Sister Margaret Campbell ’56, who taught at Holy Names for 24 years, passed away on October 2, 2016. Sr. Margaret taught within the religious studies program and helped found the master's program in pastoral ministry. Sister Jo Anne Quinlivan ’60, professor emerita of biological science at HNU, delivered a reflection at Sr. Margaret's funeral Mass on October 8, 2016.

In Memoriam: Sister Mary Alice Hein
Sister Mary Alice Hein (Sister Emmanuella Mary), who taught music at HNU for 30 years, died peacefully on Monday, October 31 at 4:30 in the afternoon. May she rest in peace.

Making Bills at the Capitol: Two HNU Students Discuss Interning at the California Senate
Making Bills at the Capitol: Two HNU Students Discuss Interning at the California SenateHNU seniors Claudia Mendoza and Franny Zabala have been working as interns at the Office of the Secretary of the California Senate in Sacramento since they were sophomores in high school. It's not an exaggeration to say that they have accumulated more experience working in government than some elected officials. Both Mendoza and Zabala have participated in all the duties that come with working within the Office of the Secretary of the Senate: helping to make sure the floor sessions run smoothly; recording the legislative record; completing administrative projects to ensure the orderly conduct of business; and assisting with the process of amending bills.

Holy Names High School Recognizes Sister Carol Sellman with Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher Award
Holy Names High School (HNHS) in Oakland has recognized Sister Carol Sellman, HNU vice president for mission integration, with its highest honor, the Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher Award. The Durocher Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated "outstanding leadership, service, and unselfish support to Holy Names High School."

Marion Marshall Publishes Article in The Educational Therapist
Marion Marshall, assistant professor and director of the Educational Therapy Program at HNU, has an article featured in The Educational Therapist, Vol 37. No 2. Marshall's article, "The School-Based Educational Therapist," describes the practice of San Francisco Bay Area independent schools hiring educational therapists in non-special education school settings.

Giving News

President's Circle Members Attend Special Reception with HNU Interim President Jeanie Watson, PhD
President’s Circle Members Attend Special Reception with HNU Interim President Jeanie Watson, PhDThe fall President's Circle reception was held on the auspicious date of October 6, the feast day of Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher, the foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Members of the President's Circle attended Mass in celebration of Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher in McLean Chapel, then gathered for a dinner and reception with HNU Interim President Jeanie Watson, PhD, in the Bay Vista room in Founders' Hall. The President's Circle is a giving society that recognizes donors who make an annual gift of $1,000 or more to HNU; members of the President's Circle include alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the University.

On The Field

HNU to Add Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Starting in 2017–2018
Holy Names University Director of Athletics, Dr. Debbie Snell, announces the additions of men's and women's outdoor track & field as sponsored sports, effective for the 2017-2018 academic year. "I am very excited to be able to provide this opportunity to athletes who are interested in track & field," said Snell. "I believe the addition will enhance our offerings here at HNU and increase our presence in the PacWest Conference. We currently have a wonderful group of student-athletes who work hard week-in and week-out to create a quality NCAA Division II athletics program and our desire is to build on that momentum."

Courtney Newport Takes Third Place in 2016 Sonoma State Women's Fall Invitational
Courtney Newport Takes Third Place in 2016 Sonoma State Women’s Fall InvitationalOn October 18, the Holy Names University women's golf team played in the final round of the 2016 Sonoma State Women's Fall Invitational held at Foxtail Golf Club. The Hawks finished in fifth place among nine teams with a team score of 631. The top finisher for the Hawks, Courtney Newport (Victor, Calif.), took third place out of the 53 golfers. Newport finished with a final score of 4-over-par 148. She was able to reach five birdies and made par on 22 holes.

Ruvalcaba Places Ninth at PacWest Championships, Named to All-PacWest Men's Cross Country Team
The Holy Names University men's cross country team ran in the Pacific West Conference Championships meet on October 22 at Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii. As a team, the Hawks placed fifth among 11 teams. Individually placing in ninth overall was HNU junior Arthur Ruvalcaba (Hayward, Calif.). Ruvalcaba's ninth place finish in Saturday's 8k was completed in 28 minutes, 3.61 seconds. By way of finishing ninth overall, Ruvalcaba was named to the 2016 All-PacWest Men's Cross Country team.

Upcoming Events

"Mind the Gap: Gender Equality in Japan and the United States"
Thursday, November 3, 2016
8:30 am

Homecoming 2016 Alumni Awards
Friday, November 4, 2016
6:00 pm

Homecoming 2016 Reunion Day
Saturday, November 5, 2016
11:00 am

APPSI Speaker Series - "Global Challenges, Global Leadership: Careers in the Foreign Service"
Monday, November 14, 2016
3:00 pm

Music Department Winter Concert
Saturday, November 19, 2016
7:00 pm

Preparatory Music Annual Pops Concert
Saturday, December 3, 2016
3:00 pm

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