2011

Hawai`i Pacific University Assistant Professor John Heckathorn, Ph.D., Dies


December 28, 2011
Hawai`i Pacific University Assistant Professor John Heckathorn, Ph.D., died Dec. 28 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. HPU will truly miss and honor his memories for his contributions for the HPU community.

HPU celebrates 77th commencement ceremony


December 22, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University conferred associate, baccalaureate and master degrees to more than 650 graduates in the Fall 2011 class at its 77th commencement ceremony, Dec. 20 at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.

HPU students meet World War II veterans


December 15, 2011
World War II veterans returning for the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack shared a trip through history with Hawai‘i Pacific University students.

HPU signs agreements with Vietnamese university


December 14, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University President Dr. Geoffrey Bannister signed agreements with Thai Nguyen University of Vietnam Dec. 5.

HPU booth visited by Guinness record holder


December 13, 2011
The Hawai‘i Pacific University booth at the Honolulu Marathon Expo at the Hawaii Convention Center welcomed Guinness World Record holder Gladys Burrill, third from left, Dec. 8. Burrill set the record as the oldest woman to finish a marathon after last year’s Honolulu Marathon at 92.

Deadline extended for poetry award


December 09, 2011
HPU is seeking entries for the James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry; deadline is Dec. 20.

HPU Winter Concert shares holiday cheer


December 06, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University held its 10th annual Winter Concert at Central Union Church Dec. 2.

HPU holds Holiday Bazaar


December 05, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University’s International Center held its 7th annual International Holiday Bazaar at Upper Fort Street Mall Dec. 2.

Prominent Native Hawaiians speak at HPU


December 02, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University welcomed internationally acclaimed musician Robert Cazimero and Mapuana de Silva of halau Mohala ‘Ilima to Sharky’s Cove Nov. 28.

OI demonstrates revolutionary shrimp growing technology


November 22, 2011
Ten years of research at Hawai‘i Pacific University affiliate the Oceanic Institute (OI) has led to aquaculture technology that can compete with foreign imports and provide a sustainable seafood product to U.S. consumers.

HPU Student Killed in Accident


November 21, 2011
Mariah Danforth-Moore, 19, was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident last evening on Kamehameha Highway, in Kane`ohe. Danforth-Moore was a student at Hawai‘i Pacific University studying Psychology.

HPU community members participate in APEC


November 17, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University students, faculty and staff participated in various aspects of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference.

HPU holds APEC panel discussion


November 10, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University students, faculty and staff filled the seats of The Plaza Club Nov. 2 to listen to three local experts discuss the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference.

HPU students Win Big in the Hawaii Site of the ACM Contest


November 08, 2011
Congratulations to the HPU students who placed 1st, 3rd (tie), and 5th in the Hawaii site of the ACM international computer programming contest on Saturday, November 5th!

HPU signs partnerships with a Beijing university


November 01, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University President Dr. Geoffrey Bannister signed partnership agreements with Beijing’s Capital Normal University (CNU) Oct. 25.

HPU holds Halloween FunFest


October 31, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University held its first Halloween FunFest Oct. 27 at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

HPU student honored at ‘Ride to Remember’ Nov. 20


October 27, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University graduate student John David Tyner, who died in a multi-vehicle accident March 31, will be honored at a special “Ride to Remember” Nov. 20.

HPU welcomes Sean Na‘auao for ‘Music on the Mall’


October 25, 2011
Sean Na‘auao performed at HPU’s “Music on the Mall” Oct. 21.

Former Indian naval leader speaks at HPU


October 25, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University hosted retired Indian Navy Adm. Arun Prakash, for a special talk focused on India and the Indian Ocean Region Oct. 17.

Sea Warriors shine at service projects


October 17, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University volunteers gave time to the local community following the inauguration of President Geoffrey Bannister, Ph.D., Oct. 13.

HPU celebrates the inauguration of Dr. Geoffrey Bannister as president


October 14, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University celebrated the inauguration of Geoffrey Bannister, Ph.D., as Hawai‘i Pacific University’s fourth president Oct. 13.

HPU East Coast students get a “Taste of Home”


September 29, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University students, faculty and staff from the East Coast got a “Taste of Home” Sept. 28.

Sharky’s Cove opens at HPU


September 27, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University students welcomed a new downtown place to study or rest when Sharky’s Cove opened Sept. 26.

HPU names Yoo Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities


September 23, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University students welcomed a new downtown place to study or rest when Sharky’s Cove opened Sept. 26.

HPU Seeks Entries for James M. Vaughan Award


September 20, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University is seeking entries for the James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry.

HPU's Annual Legal Notifications


September 19, 2011
An overview of Legal Information for students. Please read the following as they pertain to your responsibilities and rights under these policies. Additional information can be found at Student Right-to-Know Information.

HPU unveils new high-tech classrooms


September 08, 2011
Several new classrooms were blessed in the Model Progress building Sept. 2. The classrooms feature state-of-the-art learning tools and new furnishings. New classrooms were also blessed at the Frear Center.

There IS a free lunch at HPU


September 08, 2011
A free meal was part of HPU’s Commuter Services and Student Life “Welcome Week” events.

HPU faculty, staff meet to kick off new academic year


September 01, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University, faculty, staff and administrators got together to find some “balance” prior to the start of the fall semester.

HPU hosts former head of Israeli military intelligence


August 26, 2011
Israeli Defense Forces Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin shared insights on the political climate of the Middle East and the role of intelligence gathering Aug. 23.

HPU Professor Investigates Beached Whales in Saipan


August 25, 2011
Dr. Kristie West, a cetacean scientist and professor at the Hawaii Pacific University, helps Saipan investigate a series of beached whale deaths on their beaches.

Li awarded Fujie Scholarship


August 24, 2011
Incoming Hawai‘i Pacific University freshman Susanna Li of Honolulu has been named the first awardee of the Lloyd M. Fujie Scholarship.

Scholarship Honors Retired Sailor and HPU student


August 12, 2011
The David Tyner Memorial Scholarship for Diplomacy and Military Studies has been established, honoring a retired U.S. Navy Command Master Chief and Hawai‘i Pacific University graduate student. Tyner died March 31, following a multi-car accident.

Former White House official speaks at HPU


August 12, 2011
Dr. Victor D. Cha, a former Director for Asian Affairs in the White House National Security Council, shared his experiences during a well-attended discussion at Hawai‘i Pacific University, Aug. 11.

Crown appointed Dean of College of Business Administration


August 09, 2011
Deborah Crown, Ph.D., has been appointed Dean of the College of Business Administration at Hawai‘i Pacific University.

Horgen Helps Score Grant for Cancer Research


July 22, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University professor Dr. David Horgen, known for his cutting edge cancer-related research, was part of a local team of experts recently recognized with the Weinman Innovator Award.

HPU President to Participate in O‘ahu Ride Celebrating Life of Fallen HPU Student


July 08, 2011
New Hawai‘i Pacific University President Dr. Geoffrey Bannister is scheduled to participate in a bicycle ride on Sunday that celebrates the life of HPU student Zachary Manago, who was killed last year in a cycling accident.

HPU assistant professor shares Civil War history during Independence Day


July 07, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University assistant professor and assistant dean of Military Campus Programs Dr. Justin Vance helped share Civil War history during the recent Fourth of July weekend.

HPU Graduate Selected for Prestigious Foreign Service Fellowship


July 05, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University graduate Andrew Kekoa Abordonado was recently named a Pickering Fellow for 2011.

Dr. Chun of the Kamehameha Schools Elected Chairman of the Board of Hawai`i Pacific University


June 27, 2011
Michael Chun, Ph.D., president and headmaster of Kamehameha Schools (Kapalama), was elected Chairman of Hawai`i Pacific University’s Board of Trustees at its annual meeting on June 24.

Three Hawaii Professors Selected To Participate in University of Oxford Program


June 15, 2011
Steven C. Combs, Ph.D., of Hawaii Pacific University, was selected to take part in the week-long independent research program at the University of Oxford.

University of Ruhuna ties up with Hawaii Pacific University


May 12, 2011
University of Ruhuna tied up with Hawaii Pacific University to provide internationally qualified marine biology majors to local students.

Two New Members Appointed to HPU's Board of Trustees


May 12, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Board of Trustees approved the addition of two new board members, effective April 29, 2011.

HPU Honors Outstanding Faculty and Staff with 2011 Golden Apple Awards


May 03, 2010
Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Board of Trustees approved the addition of two new board members, effective April 29, 2011.

HPU Students Participate in National Model United Nations Conference


May 10, 2011
For the fourth year in a row, the United Nations Club of HPU sent a delegation of students to participate in the National Model United Nations Conference (NMUN) in New York, April 17-21.

President Chatt G. Wright Honored at Pep Rally


April 28, 2011
President Chatt G. Wright Honored at Pep Rally

HPU Graduate Appointed to International Center


April 28, 2011
President Chatt G. Wright Honored at Pep Rally

HPU Celebrates Global Citizenship at Intercultural Day


April 21, 2010
Hawai‘i Pacific University celebrated its 27th annual Intercultural Day April 15, at upper Fort Street Mall.

HPU Cheerleaders Win Ninth Consecutive National Championship


April 11, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University’s large and small co-ed cheer teams took first place in the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) and National Dance Alliance (NDA) Championships in Daytona, Fla. on Friday, April 8.

HPU to Honor Outstanding Alumni at Annual Banquet


April 05, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University’s large and small co-ed cheer teams took first place in the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) and National Dance Alliance (NDA) Championships in Daytona, Fla. on Friday, April 8.

HPU Students Raise Money for Japan Victims


April 05, 2011
The Japanese Association at Hawai‘i Pacific University raised more than $5,700 for victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami that took place Friday, March 11.

HPU Listed Among “Best Western Colleges”


February 04, 2010
Hawai‘i Pacific University has been named one of the 123 best Western colleges in the United States, according to The Princeton Review, and is ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities, according to the 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.

Hawai'i Pacific University Proudly Announces Its New President.


January 15, 2011
Hawai'i Pacific University Proudly Announces Its New President

Go Ahead and Sink


January 23, 2011
Hawai'i Pacific University Proudly Announces Its New President

HPU Students Experience Traditional Japanese Music


February 22, 2011
Taste of Traditional Japanese Music

HPU Club Carnival Helps Students Get Involved


February 22, 2011
HPU Club Carnival Helps Students Get Involved

Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, to give lecture at HPU


February 22, 2011
Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will present a lecture Hawaii Pacific University on March 5, 2011.

HPU SIFE Club Hosts Cliff Slater of Maui Divers Jewelry


February 17, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University’s College of Business Administration presented another Pappas Entrepreneurial Leadership Talk on Feb. 16 at The Pacific Club.

HPU Seeks Nominations for Paul Loo Awards


February 16, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University is accepting nominations for the 11th annual alumni recognition awards.

HPU Signs Agreement with Kyungwon University


February 15, 2011
HPU President Chatt G. Wright met with Kyungwon University President Gil Ya Lee, Ph.D., on Feb. 2 and signed a cooperation agreement to develop a strategic partnership between the two institutions.

HPU Appoints Jory Cummins to Tax Director


February 14, 2011
HPU has appointed Jory Cummins to fill the newly created position of Tax Director, effective Feb. 16.

Award-Winning Writer Lee Tonouchi Featured as Guest Speaker


February 11, 2011
Award-Winning Writer Lee Tonouchi Featured as Guest Speaker at the 14th Annual Ko‘olau Writing Workshops

HPU to Host 14th Annual Ko‘olau Writing Workshops


February 14, 2011
Award-winning writer Lee Tonouchi will speak at Hawai‘i Pacific University’s 14th Annual Ko‘olau Writing Workshops.

Brent Curry Named New Sports Information Director


February 02, 2011
The athletics department announced the hiring of Brent Curry as the new Sports Information Director at Hawaii Pacific.

Three New Members Appointed to Hawai'i Pacific University's Board of Trustees


February 02, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Board of Trustees has approved the addition of three new board members, effective on December 10, 2010.

HPU Selects Recipient for JMV Poetry Award


February 01, 2011
Elsha Bohnert of Honolulu has been named the recipient of the James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry at Hawai‘i Pacific University.

HPU Names New Associate Director of Security and Safety


March 30, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University has named Wayne Fernandez as its new Associate Director of Security and Safety.

HPU Announces Mary Ellen McGillan as Vice President of Alumni and University Relations


March 30, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University has named Mary Ellen McGillan as Vice President of Alumni and University Relations.

HPU Orchestra Performs at Chapel Service


March 18, 2011
The HPU orchestra, under the direction on Dr. Teresa McCreary, performed at the weekly HPU Chapel Service, Wednesday, March 16, 1 - 1:30 p.m.

HPU Students Help Raise Money for Japan Victims


March 17, 2011
HPU students are raising money for the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami that took place Friday, March 11. The Japanese Association at HPU will be sending the money to the Red Cross in Japan.

HPU Receives Federal Research Grant


March 10, 2011
Hawai‘i Pacific University has been awarded a competitive research grant to develop a culturally specific drug prevention program for Hawaiian youth on the Big Island of Hawai‘i.

Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi Speaks at HPU


March 08, 2011
Arun Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, spoke on “Gandhian Peace: The Way to Non-Violence & Acceptance in a Turbulent World,” at HPU's Hawai'i Loa Campus on Saturday, March 5 from 4-5:30pm.

Play by Mark Tjarks Selected for Festival


March 07, 2011
Imposter, a play by HPU English Professor and playwright Mark Tjarks, was selected for a staged reading by Theatre Southwest in Houston, Texas.

HPU Softball Honored at the State Capitol


March 04, 2011
HPU Softball Honored at the State Capitol

HPU Named Best Return on Investment Among Hawai'i Colleges


March 02, 2010
Hawai‘i Pacific University ranked the highest among Hawai‘i colleges for return on investment, according to a new study published in Bloomberg Businessweek. HPU’s 9.2 percent return on investment exceeds the national average of 9.1 percent.