Around Campus

Jane Sanders on Her Connection to HNU and the Future of Higher Education
Jane Sanders on Her Connection to HNU and the Future of Higher EducationJane O'Meara Sanders, PhD, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, visited Holy Names University for a brief tour on Friday, June 3. Sanders was interested in visiting the campus because of her family connection to Father Michael King, the Oakland priest who wrote, circa 1867, to the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in Quebec, Canada, and invited them to come to the East Bay to start a school for local children. Although Sanders' campus visit was constrained by her schedule, she generously agreed to an interview and spoke about her family's ties to HNU, her time working in higher education, the future of education in the U.S., and the importance of an ethical perspective in education.

Patrick Turner ’12 Gives Students Three Good Pieces of Advice
Patrick Turner ’12 Gives Students Three Good Pieces of AdvicePatrick Turner ’12 delivered the keynote speech at this year's Alpha Delta Awards on April 27. Turner is a co-founder (along with Bianca Turner, his wife) of Bed Bandits, a Fort Bragg-based company that manufactures fire-resistant and hypoallergenic mattress toppers. Bed Bandits donates one custom-made mattress topper to a homeless shelter for every three that are sold. In his speech, Turner emphasized to students the importance of applying what they learn at HNU to their lives outside of school and away from campus.

HNU Unveils Two New TV Ads
HNU Unveils Two New TV AdsHNU, with the help of Tam Communications, a media company based in Santa Cruz, California, has produced two new TV ads to promote the University and its excellent undergraduate and graduate programs. The ads have been airing on cable stations throughout the East Bay over the last few months and are now available to view online at HNU's YouTube channel ("You Bring the Dream, We'll Bring the Opportunity" clips).

HNU in the Community

Rooted in Coffee: Fernando Diaz ’12 Is Building A Business, A Farm, & A New Way of Giving Back
Rooted in Coffee: Fernando Diaz ’12 Is Building A Business, A Farm, & A New Way of Giving BackTime was running out for Fernando Diaz ’12 and his coffee company, Proyecto Diaz. Diaz didn't know whether Proyecto Diaz was going to be able to achieve its goal of raising $30,000 on Kickstarter, the online fundraising platform. There were six days left until the June 8 deadline and Proyecto Diaz had only raised $11,000. "It was nerve-wracking," Diaz said. By Kickstarter's rules, if a project does not reach its goal by the deadline, none of the money that has been pledged will go to the project; that meant that, even if Diaz and his company were able to raise more money in the next few days, if they fell short of their goal, they wouldn't receive any money at all.

Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Launch New Website
The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary's (SNJM) U.S.-Ontario Province has relaunched its website with a new design and a new blog about the Sisters' ministries and charism. The URL for the SNJM site has remained the same, but now features a beautiful new format with large-scale photos on the home page and a different layout for increased usability.

HNU's Carina Gallo, PhD, Publishes New Paper in Oxford Handbooks
Carina Gallo, PhD, assistant professor of criminology at HNU, has published a recent paper, "Crime Policy and Welfare Policy," in Oxford Handbooks, which contains in-depth articles from scholars who are working at the forefront of their fields. Gallo co-authored "Crime Policy and Welfare Policy" with Mimi E. Kim, PhD, assistant professor within the School of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach. The essay examines different criminological and social welfare theoretical frameworks, along with the links between crime policy and welfare policy. The paper is available to read online through Oxford Handbooks.

Giving News

Thank You, HNU Donors
Thank You, HNU DonorsIn this video, Crisol Jimenez ’19 expresses her heartfelt gratitude to HNU donors for their support. Over the past year, HNU donors and supporters have provided generous donations to the University and volunteered their time and abilities to strengthen HNU.

On The Field

HNU Athletics Partners with SIDEARM Sports for Website Services
HNU Athletics Partners with SIDEARM Sports for Website ServicesOn July 1, 2016, the website for Holy Names University Athletics,, effectively has a new look. The new website interface is a result of HNU Athletics' partnership with SIDEARM Sports. The new design allows for more immediate access to social media on the home page, and has more responsive features making the visitor experience more user-friendly.

HNU Athletics Named as Co-recipient of the Make-A-Wish® Award from the Pac-West
For the 2015-16 academic year, Holy Names University Athletics was the co-recipient of the Make-A-Wish® Award from the Pacific West Conference. The University raised over $3,000 for the Make-A-Wish®, an organization that helps provide unique experiences, based on a wish, for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

102 HNU Student-Athletes Named to 2015-2016 Academic All-PacWest
On June 27, the Pacific West Conference announced its academic honors for the 2015-16 season, which included over 1,500 student-athletes throughout the conference. Of all the Academic All-PacWest honorees, 102 student-athletes were from Holy Names University. Criteria to make the team included a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, and participation in at least one athletic contest during the athletic year.

Upcoming Events

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

Homecoming 2016 Reunion Day
Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:00 am

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