HPU News for September 2011

HPU East Coast students get a “Taste of Home”

September 29, 2011

A Taste of Home

HPU student Emiko Bossian, of Rhode Island, is served a bowl of clam chowder by Megan Kaptik, director of First-Year Programs, during the university’s “Taste of Home - Eastern States” event Sept. 28.

HONOLULU — Hawai‘i Pacific University students, faculty and staff from the East Coast got a “Taste of Home” Sept. 28.

The first of several “Taste” events this fall featured clam chowder and cheesesteak, recognized as comfort foods of Eastern states. The event was open to HPU community members from Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and Vermont.

“I haven’t had this in a long time,” said Emiko Bossian of Rhode Island, as she dined on clam chowder, one of her favorites from home. “For me, the East Coast is so far away,” said the International Business major. “I haven’t been home for three years.”

Upcoming Taste of Home events scheduled are: Midwestern states, Oct. 26; Southern states, Nov. 2; and Western states, Nov. 16. Time is 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. at upper Fort Street Mall. An HPU ID card is required for the complimentary lunch.

For more information, visit the Center for Student Life and First-Year Programs at http://www.hpu.edu/Studentlife/index.html.