Around Campus

Epicurean Group General Manager Rufino Quicho Establishes Organic Kitchen Garden at HNU
Epicurean Group General Manager Rufino Quicho Establishes Organic Kitchen Garden at HNUHNU students will soon have campus-grown vegetables as an option to their dining choices. Rufino Quicho, general manager at Epicurean Group, has established a small organic garden within one of the courtyards on campus. Epicurean Group manages food service operations at Holy Names University.

Conductor Michael Morgan and Singer Diana Gameros Preview
Conductor Michael Morgan and Singer Diana Gameros Preview The Oakland East Bay Symphony performed “Notes from Mexico” on Friday, March 27. Michael Morgan, musical director and conductor of the symphony, visited HNU on Wednesday, March 18, to present a preview of the concert with the help of singer Diana Gameros, who also performed in the “Notes from Mexico” concert.

HNU Students Deliver Presentation about Study Abroad Trip to Oaxaca
HNU Students Deliver Presentation about Study Abroad Trip to OaxacaDuring the 2014–2015 winter break, eight HNU students traveled with professors Martivón Galindo, PhD, and Sara Salazar, PhD, to Oaxaca, Mexico, for an immersive study abroad experience. Over the course of the trip, the students learned about the culture, religion, agriculture, and art of Oaxaca.

Curator from Legion of Honor Delivers Lecture on Paintings from National Galleries of Scotland
Melissa Buron, associate curator of European art for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, delivered an illustrated lecture at HNU on March 25 about Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, which recently opened at the de Young Museum.

HNU Holds Graduate Student and Alumni Mixer
On Saturday, February 28, HNU held a graduate student and alumni mixer, which gathered together more than 20 attendees, including students, alumni, faculty, and staff, for the purposes of career networking and professional advice.

HNU in the Community

Julee Richardson, MS ’78, PhD, Artist, Educator, and Proud HNU Alumna
Julee Richardson, MS ’78, PhD, Artist, Educator, and Proud HNU AlumnaJulee Richardson, MS ’78, PhD, recently delivered an artist’s talk about her ceramic sculpture at the Richmond Art Center as part of the center’s “The Art of Living Black” exhibit. Richardson is retired from her position at Chabot College in Hayward, where she spent many years teaching sociology and leading the adult education program. Thanks to retirement, she now has more time to create her stunning ceramic masks and other works.

Holy Names University Invited to KPMG Financial Accounting Case Competition
Holy Names University intermediate accounting students will compete for a $3,000 purse with teams of financial accounting students from all over the northwest on April 17-18 at Seattle University. This is the first year that HNU has been invited by KPMG to compete.

Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Publishes Paper on Program for Homeless Veterans
Mary Banks, a graduate student in HNU’s counseling psychology program, has had her paper on Casa Verde, a community-based program for homeless veterans, published on the news blog of Anka Behavioral Health, Inc., the healthcare company that administers the Casa Verde program.

Sister Sophia Park Publishes Essay in The Occasional Papers
Sophia Park, SNJM, PhD, assistant professor of religious studies and philosophy at HNU, recently published a paper, entitled “Dancing in the Middle: An Invitation to Mutual Transformation,” in the Winter 2015 issue of The Occasional Papers, a publication of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).

Giving News

Student Spotlight: Georgette Nwafor, SNJM Scholarship Recipient
Student Spotlight: Georgette Nwafor, SNJM Scholarship RecipientGeorgette Nwafor is an HNU senior and an accounting major. She is one of the recipients of the SNJM scholarship for the 2014–2015 academic year. She recently sat down to answer some questions about her HNU experience and what she's learned during her time at the University.

On The Field

HNU Men's Tennis Earns ITA National Ranking for First Time in Program History
HNU MenIt took less than two seasons for the Holy Names University men's tennis team to earn a national ranking from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). On Wednesday, March 25, the ITA announced its most recent NCAA Division II poll, and the Hawks were ranked #41.

HNU Women's Tennis Wins Eleventh Straight Match
The Holy Names University women's tennis team was victorious for the 11th straight time on Saturday, April 4, as they topped Cal State Stanislaus in a dual match by a final of 6–3.

Deni Yandell, HNU Softball Player, Named Hawk of the Week
The Hawk of the Week has been announced for the week of March 16–22, and the winning student-athlete is Deni Yandell, 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.

Upcoming Events

Launch Party for HNU's Journal, Between the Lines
Monday, April 13, 2015
6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
5:00 pm

HNU Orchestra Concert
Sunday, April 19, 2015
3:00 pm

Final Demonstration of Kodaly Students
Saturday, April 25, 2015
7:30 pm

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, April 27, 2015
11:00 am

Founders' Day Celebration
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
12:15 pm

Information Session for Adult and Graduate Programs
Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:00 pm

Are You an Evolutionary? Understanding Change in an Unfinished Universe
Friday, May 1, 2015
7:00 pm

Children’s Choral Festival
Saturday, May 2, 2015
11:45 am

Children’s Choral Festival
Saturday, May 2, 2015
4:45 pm

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