Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

16 01 2017



9 01 2017

doorHappy New Year!  Here are the Term I classrooms.  Remember that classes begin THIS WEEK!


HSP 2221 08 HS Senior Seminar MADDEN CU 9

ENG 2164 08 Linguistics LARRAGOITI SM204


BUS 2224 08 Corporate Finance HUA CU 6

HSP 2239 09 Human Rel. in Org DAVIS WICK CU 7

Tuesday at Tracy

BUS 2008 T8 Legal Environment of Business LADINE Transit Center


CUL 2400 08 African Cinema LAROCHE DAVIS SM208

HSP 2203 08 Communication Skills ARBORE CU1

Wednesday at Canada

REL 2605 08 Women’s Spirituality LIPOWITZ Bldg 5, Room 227

Wednesday at Mission

HSP 2221 10 HS Senior Seminar MADDEN MT 17A

HSP 2227 08 Marketing for NPOs BARSI MT 17B


BUS 2335 08 International Business GOHAR CU11

BUS 2012 08 Business Leadership DAVIS WICK CU23

PSY 2886 08 ST:  The Scientific Method RENDE CU1


HSP 2254 08 Stress in the Workplace MADDEN (9-1, Hybrid) CU 6

Saturday January 28

HSP 2224 08 Professional Development MCKNIGHT 9-5 SM117

Alum in the News: Maria Sanchez

19 12 2016

Last July, Maria Sanchez (Human Services, ’15) and her husband Tim opened a coffee shop (Tertulia) and art gallery (Sanchez Contemporary) in downtown Oakland.  I finally made it over there yesterday with my daughters (and our friend Aurore) and we were delighted.


This article gives it a great review and here’s an excerpt:

“The café and adjacent gallery are the brainchildren of husband-and-wife team Tim and Maria Sanchez, who have long dreamed of combining their passion for art and coffee. (She’s an artist and he’s a self-described coffee geek.)

Many cafés put up art, said Tim Sanchez, but the art often ends up being a part of the café’s decor and not a successful source of income. Sanchez worked with noted San Francisco architecture firm Lincoln Lighthill, which designed Blue Bottle’s café in the W.C. Morse building, to create a space where the café flows into a distinct gallery space.

Maria Sanchez curates the art at Sanchez Contemporary, and said she hopes to highlight Latino artists and other artists of color. “A lot of under-represented artists don’t normally get gallery shows,” she said. “We want to give their art the respect that it deserves.”

A photo from the article:


Congratulations, Maria and Tim.  What a wonderful concept, fantastic art, beautiful space, and great hot chocolate.  So happy to finally see your beautiful work in person….

Happy Holidays!

16 12 2016

Love this! A Notre Dame de Namur University tree, complete (if you look closely) with NDNU sunglasses. Spotted this in Admissions (the Welcome Center) this week.

Hope that everyone is relishing the end of finals and looking forward to a wonderful holiday season!


ATTN: Business Students with Marketing Concentration

16 12 2016

scholarshipThe Northern California (NorCal) Business Marketing Association on behalf of the George C. McNutt Scholarship Fund is offering a total of two (2) scholarships to be awarded to students with a declared major in marketing, advertising, communications or a related discipline at the following San Francisco Bay Area academic institutions: University of California at BerkeleyNotre Dame de Namur in Belmont, California, and San Jose State University.

Scholarships of $1,000 USD each — in addition to benefits detailed at the provided link, dependent upon academic achievement — will be awarded to students pursuing a career in the marketing and advertising or communications field. Application deadline is February 15, 2017.

The application and further scholarship information can be found at this link: 

Election Aftermath: A Message from the NDNU President, Dr. Judith Greig

18 11 2016
The election last week and its aftermath have been stunning. So many of us have struggled to make sense of much of the inflammatory language and actions we have witnessed.
The Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community give us clear grounding principles as we consider our role as students and educators in how to work together to help heal our nation and move forward. “We proclaim by our lives. . . that God is good; we honor the dignity and sacredness of each person; we educate for and act on behalf of justice and peace in the world; we embrace the gift of diversity.” These words inspire us in a time and place that feels itself torn apart and deeply divided.
One of the important roles that a university plays in a democracy is to be a place where diverse people from a wide range of backgrounds come together and engage in vigorous dialogue about the important issues of our time. At NDNU we are blessed to have a very diverse student body, across so many dimensions of diversity. We welcome and honor the voice and experience that each person brings. While we do not always agree or even sometimes respond as our best selves, we fundamentally believe in the value of each person.
It is clear that many people on both sides of the election do not feel valued or supported in our society. Some are angry, some are in despair. Many feel left behind by a deepening economic divide. Many now wonder if they can safely live. Even though we do not take a political position as a university, we want to create a space for caring and respectful listening to the issues that trouble each person and promote careful thought to solving the underlying issues in creative ways that do not demean others. Let us work to show at NDNU that we understand each other intellectually and emotionally and put both our brains and our hearts to work on solutions.
Accepting each person as a human being, however, does not mean that we must accept the wrong words and behaviors that others demonstrate. Our country is founded on rule of law and transition of power without violence. We have laws against violent actions, against sexual assault, against hate speech, and the like. And wrong words should be countered, with powerful argument which honors the person but shows the fallacies of thought or offers a better way. Martin Luther King offers many words that offer a better way. Here is a brief excerpt from his speech “Where Do We Go From Here?”:
I have. . .decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems. . . . And I’m not talking about emotional bosh when I talk about love; I’m talking about a strong, demanding love. . . .And I must confess, my friends, that the road ahead will not always be smooth. There will still be rocky places of frustration and meandering points of bewilderment. . . . And there will be those moments when the buoyancy of hope will be transformed into the fatigue of despair. . . . But difficult and painful as it is, we must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future.  
Please join us in committing to, praying for, and working for making NDNU a place where all members of our community can feel safe and work for the social justice that honors the dignity of all people.
If you want to talk to someone, please know Counseling Services is available. Please contact 650-508-3714 to set up an appointment.
Diana Enriquez-Field, the Director of the Office of Spirituality, is here to provide guidance to the NDNU community; please contact her at denriquezfield@ndnu.edu.
The Sister Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement would like to invite the community to get involved. For example, the SDSC could organize student and staff participation in the monthly interfaith vigil at the ICE Detention Center in Richmond, the jail for alleged immigration offenders for the whole Bay Area. Our Bonner Leaders were just there on the 5th of November; the next service is December 3, and they re-occur every first Saturday. Please contact Jim McGarry for more information on this and other opportunities at jmcgarry@ndnu.edu.

Happy Veteran’s Day

11 11 2016


Thank you for your service!