Around Campus

HNU’s Department of Nursing Holds the First Fay Bower Alumni Award Ceremony
HNU’s Department of Nursing Holds the First Fay Bower Alumni Award CeremonyHoly Names University’s Department of Nursing held the first Fay Bower Alumni Award ceremony on Thursday, January 19, in the Bay Vista Room of Founders’ Hall. The awards are named in honor of Fay Bower, DNSc, a former faculty member who served as the chair of HNU’s Department of Nursing, and were created to recognize alumni of HNU’s nursing program who exemplify Bower’s outstanding nursing career and her excellence in nursing practice, leadership, and research.

22 Push-Up Challenge by HNU Student Veterans Association
The HNU Student Veterans Association (HNUSVA) is holding a 22 Push-Up Challenge for 22 days to raise awareness about veterans' mental health. On average, 22 veterans commit suicide everyday--and the HNUSVA is trying to draw attention to this staggering statistic. Any funds raised by HNUSVA during this campaign will go to benefit 22KILL, an organization that works to raise awareness about public mental health issues and veterans issues. The final event for the 22 Push-Up Challenge will be held during halftime, on the court, at the HNU men's basketball game on February 16. Multiple athletic teams will participate and everyone at the game is invited to join in.

Defamation: The Play
Defamation: The PlayHNU will host a performance of Defamation on February 22, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the VCPA. The performance is free to the public, but seating is limited. Defamation explores the highly charged issues of race, religion, gender, class and the law with a twist: the audience is the jury. The premise is a civil suit: A South Side African-American woman sues a Jewish North Shore real estate developer for defamation. The legal issue is whether or not she was falsely accused of stealing his watch. Through deliberations and post-show discussions, audiences engage in civil discourse that challenges pre-conceived notions and ultimately delivers the verdict.

Save the Date: HNU Wrestlemania III
Save the Date: HNU Wrestlemania IIISave the date for HNU Wrestlemania III, which will take place on campus in the VCPA on Thursday, March 23, starting at 4:30 p.m. The event will feature three exciting matches, and all proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.

Save the Date: Spring 2017 APPSI Speaker Series Events
The Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at Holy Names University promotes positive peace—peace with genuine security as well as social justice and ecological sustainability—through a broad array of activities including research, dialogue and publishing, service and civic engagement. The APPSI Speaker Series represents a commitment to engaging both the campus community and the general public in pursuit of cross-cultural understanding and positive peace. The topics and tentative dates for the Spring 2017 APPSI Speaker Series are now listed on the HNU website.

Read the New Issue of HNU Today
Read the New Issue of <em>HNU Today</em>The new issue of HNU Today, the University's magazine for alumni and friends, is now available to read online here. This issue provides an overview of all the exciting recent developments at HNU. Find out about the new Alumni Ambassador program!

HNU in the Community

Student Spotlight: Dahlia Martinez on Working at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Student Spotlight: Dahlia Martinez on Working at the Missouri Botanical GardenDahlia Martinez is an HNU senior majoring in biological science. This past summer, she earned the opportunity to work as an intern, through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The garden is internationally renowned—it is one of the oldest botanical institutions in the U.S. and is a center for botanical research and education. Martinez kindly agreed to answer some questions about her experience.

Kodály Method of Music Education Added to UNESCO World Heritage List
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced that it had added Zoltán Kodály’s music education method to its World Heritage List as an item of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Kodály method stresses the idea that the preservation of musical heritage should start at an early age. UNESCO has also decreed 2017 as a special Zoltán Kodály anniversary year. Holy Names University’s Kodály Center is internationally renowned and was one of the first institutions of higher learning to grant an advanced degree in music education with Kodály emphasis.

HNU Visits St. Mary's Academy in Winnipeg, Canada
HNU Visits St. Mary’s Academy in Winnipeg, CanadaAdapted from a story in the SNJM U.S.-Ontario email newsletter, Connections: Michelle Garlinski, SNJM, and St. Mary's Academy (SMA) in Winnipeg, Canada, welcomed Vice President for Mission Integration Carol Sellman, SNJM ’69, MM ’78, EdD, and Vice President for Enrollment Management Alan Liebrecht for a recent visit. Sr. Carol and Liebrecht spent full days at SMA from Jan. 18-22.

Announcing HNU's Third Annual Nursing Symposium
Announcing HNU’s Third Annual Nursing SymposiumHNU is hosting its Third Annual Nursing Symposium on Friday, March 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in HNU's Valley Center for the Performing Arts. The theme for this year's symposium is "The Power of Nursing: Agents for Change." The keynote speaker will be Joseph Morris, PhD, executive officer for the California Board of Registered Nursing. Other featured speakers will include Joanne Spetz, PhD, director of UCSF Health Workforce Research Center, and Maria Mangini, PhD, FNP, director of the FNP program at HNU. For more information on the other panelist speakers or to register for the event, please visit the event's registration page.

Giving News

Stu and Carolyn Koop Establish the Sister Carol Sellman Scholarship
This past fall, Stu and Carolyn Koop made a generous gift to HNU to establish the Sister Carol Sellman Scholarship, named in honor of Carol Sellman, SNJM ’69, MM ’78, EdD, vice president for mission integration at HNU. Stu Koop served as the vice president for finance and administration at HNU from 2006 until his retirement in 2015.

On The Field

Youngblood Reaches 1,000 Career Points on January 19
Youngblood Reaches 1,000 Career Points on January 19On January 19, the Holy Names University women's basketball team played the first of three straight Pacific West Conference games in Hawaii. HNU came up short against the Vulcans, 62-61. During the game, Garysha Youngblood scored her 1,000th career point.

HNU Cross Country Members Clean Up Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline
On January 16, on a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, members of the Holy Names University Cross Country teams assisted in a clean-up effort at, fittingly enough, Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline. The teams partnered with East Bay Regional Parks District, and many other volunteers, to clean up a shoreline that is on a trail the cross country teams often use.

Hawks Win Second Straight Home Game with an 82-73 Victory Over FPU
On January 28, the Holy Names University men's basketball team won a second consecutive Pacific West Conference home game by defeating Fresno Pacific, 82-73. Led by the 18 points from Jewels Sanders (Seattle, Wash.), five Hawks reached double figures in scoring.

Upcoming Events

HNU Baseball vs Cal State Dominguez Hills
Thursday, February 2, 2017
6:00 pm

HNU Baseball vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills (DH)
Friday, February 3, 2017
12:00 pm

HNU Baseball vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
Saturday, February 4, 2017
12:00 pm

HNU Women's Basketball vs. Dominican (Calif.)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5:00 pm

HNU Men's Basketball vs. Dominican (Calif.)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
7:30 pm

22 Push-Up Challenge by HNUSVA
Thursday, February 16, 2017
8:00 pm

Defamation: The Play
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
7:30 pm

HNU Wrestlemania 3
Thursday, March 23, 2017
3:30 pm

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