Around Campus

Sixth Annual Bay Area Social Justice Forum Features Visiting SNJM Scholar
Sixth Annual Bay Area Social Justice Forum Features Visiting SNJM ScholarOn Friday, February 19, HNU hosted attendees for the Sixth Annual Bay Area Social Justice Forum, which focused on issues of ecological sustainability. The forum included a keynote address by Sister Linda Haydock, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, and the founding executive director of the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center in Seattle, Washington. In her speech, entitled "Just Sustainability: For All to Thrive," Sr. Linda spoke about the ways in which the dominant systems of the world—economic, political, ecological, social, and ecclesial—are broken and in need of urgent realignment.

Students Discuss SOA Protest and Civil Rights Trip
Students Discuss SOA Protest and Civil Rights TripIn November 2015, several HNU students travelled to the Southeast to participate in a peaceful protest against the School of Americas (SOA) in Fort Benning, Georgia, and to visit civil rights landmarks in Alabama and elsewhere. This is the 12th year that a delegation from HNU has participated in the peaceful protest against the SOA. At the end of January, some of the students who went on the trip delivered a presentation about what they learned and how the experience affected them.

APPSI Hosts Lecturer from San Francisco's Asian Art Museum
Sharon Roe, PhD, community speaker for the Asian Art Museum, delivered an illustrated lecture at HNU on January 27 about Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists, an exhibition that opened at the Asian Art Museum in early October and closed on February 7.

HNU History: A Student Passes the Time During a Class Meeting
HNU History: A Student Passes the Time During a Class MeetingThe HNU History blog highlights moments from the University's past. The featured photo shows a student passing the time during a class meeting in the spring of 1966.

HNU in the Community

Alumni Spotlight: Shiela L. Robinson-Lanham MBA ’02
Alumni Spotlight: Shiela L. Robinson-Lanham MBA ’02Shiela L. Robinson-Lanham graduated from HNU's MBA program in 2002 with a master's degree in business management. She currently works as a Senior Global Philanthropy Associate at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Dallas, Texas. In her role at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Robinson-Lanham is responsible for grants administration, data analysis, reporting, research, project management, event coordination, and branding. She is a proud alumna of the MBA program and came to HNU thanks to a referral from another MBA alumna—Sheryl Brinkley MBA ’99.

Alumni Spotlight: Henry Gascon ’98
Alumni Spotlight: Henry Gascon ’98Henry Gascon graduated from HNU in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in history and international relations. He attended the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Policy at New York University in New York City, New York, where he received his master's degree in public administration, specializing in policy analysis, in 2010. Gascon currently serves as the manager of program and policy development at the United Ways of California in South Pasadena, California. His team was responsible for developing the United Ways' recent report on the cost of living in California, Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015. The report puts forward a new measure, the Real Cost Measure—which takes into account data about the costs of housing, transportation, health care, and other basic needs—to supplant the federal poverty level and more accurately gauge the cost of living for low-income families in California.

Giving News

HNU Scholarship Luncheon Celebrates Philanthropy
HNU Scholarship Luncheon Celebrates PhilanthropyHNU held its annual Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, February 18, to celebrate the philanthropic contributions of donors and to recognize the success of student scholarship recipients. Alumni, friends, faculty, and staff were in attendance, along with many of the student scholarship recipients for this academic year.

On The Field

Oakland's Own Leaving His Mark—Joshua Crum's Journey to 1,000 Points
Oakland’s Own Leaving His Mark—Joshua Crum’s Journey to 1,000 PointsOakland native and HNU men's basketball player Joshua Crum is now fourth in HNU history in total points with a career total of 1,355.

Hawks Softball Sweeps Doubleheader With Royals
The Holy Names University softball team swept the Hope International University Royals in a doubleheader on February 25, winning by scores of 5-3 and 3-0.

Halligan Named PacWest Men's Tennis Player of the Week for Second Time in 2016
For the second time this season, Holy Names University junior Matthew Halligan (Petaluma, Calif.) was named Men's Tennis Player of the Week for the Pacific West Conference. The most recent honor was based on performances on the court from Feb. 15-21.

Upcoming Events

Nursing Symposium 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
6:30 am

Information Session for Adult and Graduate Programs
Thursday, March 24, 2016
5:00 pm

"Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia" (APPSI Speaker Series)
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
6:00 pm

Artist Talk and Painting Workshop by Heather Ware ’16
Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:00 pm

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