Around Campus

Two Influential Professors Retire from HNU
Two Influential Professors Retire from HNU 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.

Staff Senate Organizes Professional and Personal Development Conference
Holy Names University’s Staff Senate held the Staff Development Conference on June 19. At the conference, staff members presented on professional and personal development topics to other HNU employees. Approximately 44 employees participated.

Gang Prevention Workshop Engages Students
A representative from the Oakland Unified School District’s Office of Alternative Education visited an HNU criminology class this spring to provide gang awareness training. “Students appreciate when we bring in people from the community and (provide) the opportunity to apply theories in a practical context,” Assistant Professor of Criminology Carina Gallo said.

On The Field

HNU Hires Romo to Coach Soccer Programs
Holy Names University announced the hiring of Gabe Romo in June. Romo will coach the men’s and women’s soccer programs. He previously coached men’s and women’s soccer at Kansas Wesleyan University. In 2013, he led the men’s team to the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference championship and the conference tournament.

HNU Softball Signs Moffat
HNU Softball Signs MoffatHoly Names University has signed Samantha Moffat for the 2014–2015 softball season. “Her love for the game is contagious and I can’t wait to start working with her,” says Jennifer Chamberlin, head coach of the women’s softball team. From Rocklin High School, Moffat was named to All-Sierra Foothill League teams during her junior and senior years.

HNU in the Community

Alumna Recognized as OUSD Teacher of the Year
Alison Streich, who received a bachelor’s degree from Holy Names in 1994, has been recognized as a 2014–2015 Teacher of the Year by the Oakland Unified School District. Streich has worked in Oakland schools for 21 years, and currently serves on the district’s music faculty. She has collaborated on the Music Integrated Learning Environment, built a feeder program for the West Oakland Middle School band, and founded the Oakland Spirit Orchestra, which partners students from elementary and middle schools with the Oakland East Bay Symphony. The students who participate in the 30-piece orchestra construct arrangements, write music, and perform throughout Oakland.

LeaderShape Institute Provides Inspiration
HNU students Sydnee Leveston and Abi Lirio recently attended the LeaderShape Institute at Dominican University, a leadership program for college students with an emphasis on ethics. The summer session took place in June and included 50 participants from numerous Bay Area colleges. “Each of us came into the conference as open and authentic as possible, and we were all willing to be vulnerable and show each other who we truly were,” Leveston said. “We … experienced so much together that it ultimately created a bond that I’m positive will last way beyond those six incredible days.”

Giving News

The Benefits of Monthly Giving
Education has the power to change lives like nothing else. Consider the benefits of a monthly gift to support the education of HNU students. Even small donations add up and monthly gifts provide a steady and reliable stream of support to Holy Names.

Upcoming Events

Sophia Center 2014 Summer Institute and Post-Institute Retreat
Thursday, July 17, 2014
12:00 a.m.

Hawk Day
Friday, July 25, 2014
9:00 a.m.

Information Session for Adult and Graduate Programs
Thursday, July 31, 2014
6:00 p.m.

New Cosmology and the Great Spirit
Friday, September 12, 2014
7:00 p.m.

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