HNU is a 2015-2016 member of the Colleges of Distinction, an organization of colleges and universities with engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful learning outcomes.
As part of HNU’s Earth Week celebrations in April, Katie Cantrell, founder and executive director of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC), visited campus to deliver a detailed presentation about the pervasive and harmful effects that modern factory-farming practices have upon animal welfare, human health, and the environment. The large-scale industrial operations of factory farms produce 99 percent of all animal products in the U.S.
Holy Names University celebrated the legacy of two influential retiring professors this spring. Dolores Grunbaum, PhD joined the Holy Names campus in 1975. In her many years of service to the University, she taught countless students and held academic leadership positions. Anne Laskey, who has worked at HNU for 21 years, is director of the Kodály Center for Music Education. Grunbaum and Laskey were honored at a May 5 celebration where they were presented with captain’s chairs bearing their names.
Holy Names University’s Staff Senate presented the Staff Development Conference on June 19. At the conference, staff members presented on personal and professional development topics to other HNU employees. Approximately 44 employees participated.
On October 21, the HNU counseling psychology program held its annual Field Placement Fair. The event drew more than 40 counseling and forensic psychology graduate students to meet with representatives from 10 mental healthcare agencies. The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists also attended to explain benefits and resources available to members.
Associate Professor Dan Schmidt’s poem “Albert Kennedy” has been published in the July 2013 issue of Vine Leaves Literary Journal. The journal is the product of an international press with bases in Australia, Canada, and Greece. Schmidt’s novel Domestic Drafts was published in January, 2012.
The community of Holy Names University is profoundly grateful that no person was overtly threatened or physically harmed during yesterday’s events on campus. We are very thankful for the prompt and thorough action by the Oakland Police. We will be conveying our thanks directly to the Police Chief, the City Administrator, and the Mayor.
As reported below, earlier today the University experienced an incident on campus. The community came together under what were some potentially difficult and unclear circumstances. Fortunately, there was no real danger to the HNU community and everything was fine in the end. During the day, many students helped others through the situation, illustrating the character and ethic of an HNU student. HNU is grateful to the Oakland Police Department for their diligence in securing the campus and ensuring the safety of all students, staff, faculty and visitors.
HNU has received notice from the Oakland Police Department that the campus is secure and no longer under lockdown.
There was an incident on the Holy Names University (HNU) campus this morning at approximately 10:30 a.m. An HNU student reported seeing a male in a suit with a waist holster in the Hester Administrative Offices. The Oakland Police were notified and secured the campus. As of this moment we are unaware of any threats, or harm being done to anyone. The campus will remain in lock down until the police give the all clear.