Around Campus

Passionate Leaders in Social Entrepreneurship
Passionate Leaders in Social EntrepreneurshipHoly Names University is pleased to announce the line-up for the fall James Durbin Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Passionate Leaders in Social Entrepreneurship. Kat Taylor, CEO of Beneficial State Bank, will speak at the VCPA Studio Theatre at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 11.

New Students Welcomed to HNU
New Students Welcomed to HNUHoly Names University welcomed more than 120 new students for move-in and the beginning of orientation on Saturday, August 23. There were a number of events over the course of the weekend for incoming students and their families, including the Rite of Passage, dinner with President William J. Hynes, PhD, dessert with the Sisters, academic workshops, and small-group orientation sessions.

HNU Faculty and Staff Recognized for Excellence
Professor Martivón Galindo, PhD, and University Librarian Karen G. Schneider were recognized for their outstanding contributions during a reception in the Cushing Library on August 21.

HNU in the Community

Sister Sophia Park Interviewed about Pope Francis’ Visit to South Korea
Sophia Park, SNJM, PhD, assistant professor of religious studies and philosophy at HNU, was interviewed for the Global Sisters Report, part of the National Catholic Reporter. She was asked to give her thoughts on Pope Francis’ then-upcoming visit to South Korea and what he was likely to find during his time there.

Kinzi Richholt ’86 Named Chief Nurse Executive for Alameda Health System
As reported by GlobeNewswire, Kinzi Richholt ’86 was named Chief Nurse Executive for Alameda Health System on August 4. Richholt received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Holy Names University.

Video Featuring Belo Cipriani Wins Awards
Harnessing the Power of Partnership, a video that features HNU Writer-In-Residence Belo Cipriani for Guide Dogs for the Blind, has received a Gold Cinema in Industry (CINDY) award in the Public Service & Information competition and a special achievement award for editing and music composition.

On The Field

HNU Athletics Introduces New Brand Identity and Logos
HNU Athletics Introduces New Brand Identity and LogosHoly Names University introduces a new rebrand for the logo series for the institution’s Department of Athletics. The new identity includes a series of logos that maintains the University’s current color scheme and the Hawks mascot.

Phillips Named 2014 Preseason All-PacWest Player of the Year
The Pacific West Conference recently announced its preseason awards for the 2014 men’s soccer season. Holy Names University junior Jaime Phillips was named Preseason Player of the Year by the PacWest and earned a spot on the 2014 Preseason All-PacWest Men’s Soccer Team.

HNU Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams in Action
The HNU men’s and women’s soccer teams kick off their seasons on Thursday, September 4, with both teams competing away against Cal Poly Pomona. HNU Athletics has prepared in-depth 2014–15 season previews for the soccer teams; to read about the men’s team, please click here, and to read about the women’s team, please click here.

Giving News

HNU Unveils Revamped President’s Circle
Holy Names University is pleased to announce the formation of the new President’s Circle, an honor society for the University’s donors. The President’s Circle recognizes HNU supporters whose leadership and commitment serve as an inspiration to the entire HNU community.

Upcoming Events

Kat Taylor, CEO, Beneficial State Bank
Thursday, September 11, 2014
4:30 p.m.

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

Information Session for Adult and Graduate Programs
Thursday, September 25, 2014
6:00 p.m.

John Baumann, SJ, Founder and CEO of PICO
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
4:30 p.m.

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