Around Campus

HNU Launches New Logo
Faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the launch of the new logo on May 15. The new logo was developed to raise visibility of the University, to strengthen HNU’s position in the marketplace, and to establish consistency in the University’s messaging.

Students Graduate on May 18
East Bay community leader Menbere Aklilu delivered an address at commencement, at which 275 students earned bachelor’s or master’s degrees, and more than 20 received graduate certificates or credentials.

Sister Mary Boys Visits HNU
Sister Mary Boys of Union Theological Seminary joined Holy Names University as a Visiting Sister Fellow in March. Sr. Mary is the first participant in HNU’s fellowship program for Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, which promotes the mission and charism of the SNJM on campus.

Campus Celebrates Founders’ Day
The campus community celebrated Founders’ Day on April 23. The event included an awards ceremony and a skit on the Sisters of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary journey to Oakland and the establishment of a school. Campus Celebrates Founders’ Day

Etiquette Skills Taught at Networking Dinner
Students and alumni participated in the second annual etiquette dinner organized by the Career Center, Campus Activities, and the Alumni Relations Office. The event covered personal and etiquette skills that are important to employers.

On The Field

HNU Athletes Enriched Through Service
Athletes participated in more than 40,000 hours of service this year. Service projects included American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, a food drive with Safeway Stores for the Alameda County Food Bank, Hawks Teddy Bear Express, and more. HNU Athletes Enriched Through Service

Student-Athletes Named to Fantastic 15
HNU baseball players Caleb Parker and Austin Wood were named to the Pac West Fantastic 15 the week of April 1–7. Parker is a freshman studying sports biology and Wood is a junior who is majoring in sociology and criminology

HNU in the Community

Dr. Epstein Honored with UAA-SAGE Award
Dr. Kitty Kelly Epstein, an associate professor of education at Holy Names University, is the 2013 recipient of the UAA-SAGE Marilyn Gittell Activist Scholar Lecture Series and Award.

Service Trip Brings Students to Mississippi
Students traveled to Tutwiler, Mississippi, to assist in a Habitat for Humanity project and study social, economical, and political issues that impact this rural, Southern community. Service Trip Brings Students to Mississippi

Alumnus Anthony Russell: An Atypical Yiddish Singer
Anthony Russell ’05, who studied music at HNU, is a hot name in the world of Yiddish music. Trained as an opera singer, Russell converted to Judaism in 2011 and soon discovered his love of Yiddish folk songs.

Upcoming Events

Information Session for Adult and Graduate Programs
Thursday, June 27, 2013
6:00 p.m.

40th Alumni Awards Ceremony
Friday, October 4, 2013
6:00 p.m.

Homecoming All Alumni Reunion Day
Saturday, October 5, 2013
10:00 a.m.

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