Around Campus

Social Justice Forum Highlights Work of MLK
Social Justice Forum Highlights Work of MLKThe Fourth Annual Bay Area Social Justice Forum drew about 350 attendees to a day of workshops and presentations, including a keynote speech by Dr. Clayborne Carson on the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Carson is the director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.

Scholarship Luncheon
The Holy Names University 2014 Scholarship Luncheon brought together more than 65 donors, scholarship recipients, friends, and staff on February 26. The unique tradition provides space for donors and scholarship recipients to meet and talk with each other, President William J. Hynes said.

HNU Flashmob Calls for End to Gender Violence
HNU Flashmob Calls for End to Gender ViolenceOn February 14, HNU joined the One Billion Rising for Justice campaign to stop violence against women and girls. Students, faculty, and staff danced to bring awareness to and demand an end to gender violence. One Billion Rising for Justice events took place around the world in more than 200 countries.

On The Field

Hawks’ Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader
The HNU baseball team swept a doubleheader against San Francisco State University, winning the first game 12–2 and shutting out the Gators in the second game, 3–0. Zach Verlaan, a junior majoring in liberal studies, had three RBIs including two from a home run in the fifth inning of game two.

Women’s Golf Participates in First Event
Women’s Golf Participates in First EventThe women’s golf team completed its first competition of team history in the Super San Diego Women’s Golf Championship, hosted by Point Loma at Riverwalk Golf Club. The team’s first season will have seven events, including a competition at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in Vallejo from March 1–2 and the Pacific West Conference Championships in Hawaii from April 21–22.

HNU Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Members of the women’s volleyball team celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day by offering circuit training in the Tobin Gymnasium. The February 5 event included six workout stations, featuring step-ups, single-leg balance, the two-footed line hop, and other exercises.

Men’s Tennis Starts First Season
The men’s tennis team hosted its first official match in program history. The match against Fresno Pacific University took place at Mills College on February 4. Click here for a complete season schedule.

HNU in the Community

Sister Sophia Park Publishes Essay
“Cross-Cultural Spiritual Direction: To Create a Borderland,” an essay by Sophia Park, SNJM, is included in Embodied Spirits: Stories of Spiritual Directors of Color. Published by Morehouse Publishing, this book is a collection of essays by Christian spiritual directors of color about their unique life experiences. Park’s essay, which comprises the first chapter, is about the process of creating a cross-cultural space.

HNU Marks Decade of Activism to Close SOA
HNU Marks Decade of Activism to Close SOAHNU students traveled to Fort Benning, Georgia, to protest the School of Americas (SOA), take part in a vigil, and participate in a workshop with international attendees of all ages. The November trip, which included visits to civil rights landmarks in the South, marked the 10th year that HNU students have protested the SOA.

University Librarian Wins Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award
University Librarian Karen G. Schneider is the winner of the 2014 Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award. The American Library Association’s biannual award recognizes a librarian who takes action for positive change in the profession. “Libraries have been innovating for thousands of years, though the pace has picked up recently. The library jobs I was doing two and three decades ago no longer exist—but in their place I’m doing far more interesting things,” Schneider said. “I deeply appreciate how at Holy Names I’m trusted to provide both classic and innovative services.”

Upcoming Events

Living Life to the Fullest
Friday, March 21, 2014
7:00 p.m.

HNU Student and Faculty Recital
Thursday, March 27, 2014
7:30 p.m.

Information Session for Adult and Graduate Programs
Thursday, March 27, 2014
6:00 p.m.

Georgia O'Keeffe Lecture with Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
5:45 p.m.

Experience HNU
Saturday, April 12, 2014
9:00 a.m.

HNU Orchestra Concert
Sunday, April 13, 2014
3:00 p.m.

Launch Party for HNU's Student Journal
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:00 p.m.

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