HPU News for 2013

Blues legends headline HPU benefit Jan. 12


December 20, 2013
Music legends Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball and Cindy Cashdollar will headline a benefit for the Hawai‘i Pacific University Department of Communication Student Success Fund. The concert will be Sunday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m., at the Crossroads, Hawaiian Brian’s, across from the Hawaii Convention Center.

Congresswoman Gabbard receives Fellow of the Pacific award from HPU


December 19, 2013
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a 2009 graduate of Hawaiʻi Pacific University, was presented the university’s Fellow of the Pacific award, after delivering keynote remarks at HPU’s Winter Commencement Dec. 18.

UHA donates $10,000 to HPU’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences


December 18, 2013
UHA donates $10,000 to HPU’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences

U.S. News: HPU among best colleges for veterans in West


December 16, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as among the “Best Colleges for Veterans” in its region. HPU placed No. 19 in “Regional Universities in the West” for 2014 in the news site's respected listing.

HPU alumna Congresswoman Gabbard to speak at commencement


December 04, 2013
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a 2009 graduate of Hawaiʻi Pacific University, will deliver keynote remarks at HPU’s Winter Commencement, set for Wednesday, Dec. 18, 5 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Arena. She will also be presented the university’s Fellow of the Pacific award.

Art lecture by Japan’s Princess Akiko cancelled


December 06, 2013
An art lecture that was to be presented by Her Imperial Highness Princess Akiko of Mikasa on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Hawaiʻi Pacific University, has been cancelled.

Professor’s play about the homeless begins final performances


November 20, 2013
Who are the people who make up Hawai‘i’s homeless? Award-winning playwright and Hawai‘i Pacific University Associate Professor of English Mark Tjarks interviewed members of Oahu’s “houseless” community — including an abandoned wife and a man with AIDS — and shares those stories in a play opening Nov. 7.

HPU alumnus to receive posting as U.S. diplomat


November 13, 2013
HPU alumnus Andrew Abordonado to receive posting as U.S. diplomat.

HPU named 'Best for Vets' in Military Times colleges rankings


November 13, 2013
HPU was named 'Best for Vets' in Military Times colleges rankings.

HPU professor’s play shares stories of Hawai‘i’s homeless


November 06, 2013
Who are the people who make up Hawai‘i’s homeless? Award-winning playwright and Hawai‘i Pacific University Associate Professor of English Mark Tjarks interviewed members of Oahu’s “houseless” community — including an abandoned wife and a man with AIDS — and shares those stories in a play opening Nov. 7.

HPU Moves All Course Evaluations Online!


November 05, 2013
The university has completed its successful pilot phase of a new course evaluation system, and all student course evaluations will be web-based beginning this fall.

Harvard researcher shares Alzheimer’s insights at Science Pub-Hawai‘i Nov. 18


November 04, 2013
Harvard researcher shares Alzheimer’s insights at Science Pub-Hawai‘i Nov. 18

Longtime poetry contest at HPU offers cash prize for local literature


November 27, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University's James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry has celebrated literary arts and writers in Hawai‘i for more than a decade. HPU is calling for entries for the annual contest, which offers a $250 cash award.

Vince Baldemor named HPU Executive Director of Athletics


October 25, 2013
Hawaiʻi Pacific University President Geoffrey Bannister today announced the hiring of Vince Baldemor as Executive Director of Athletics for HPU, the state’s largest private university.

HPU names D. Bruce Edwards as Vice President and CFO


October 22, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University President Geoffrey Bannister has named D. Bruce Edwards as its next vice president and CFO.

Sam Moku named HPU vice president of University Relations


October 11, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University President Geoffrey Bannister has named Sam Moku as Vice President of University Relations.

Novel new higher ed rankings system tracks public investment and media engagement


October 08, 2013
Federal and state governments invest billions of dollars annually in research and scholarship at U.S. universities, but how good a job do those campuses do in sharing research findings and results with taxpayers through engagement with the public media?

HPU selects Group 70 as architect of record for Aloha Tower Marketplace renovations


September 27, 2013
Hawaiʻi Pacific University leaders are pleased to announce that Group 70 International has been selected as the architect for its Aloha Tower Marketplace project renovation, which will make modern loft living spaces available for nearly 300 students on the Honolulu waterfront.

Science Pub-Hawai‘i explores ‘The Body Politic: Cuban Health Care, Sports and Revolution’


September 30, 2013
Anthropologist Ayesha Nibbe will discuss how Cuba has turned the human body into a cornerstone of its political ideology, at Science Pub-Hawai‘i, Oct. 21.

Longtime poetry contest at HPU offers cash prize for local literature


September 25, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University's James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry has celebrated literary arts and writers in Hawai‘i for more than a decade. HPU is calling for entries for the annual contest, which offers a $250 cash award.

PayScale.com ranks HPU among the best Western schools for salary potential


September 18, 2013
A new report from noted salary tracking website PayScale.com ranks Hawai‘i Pacific University among the best Western schools for salary potential, above its in-state peers.

Veterans Affairs counselor at HPU helps in the transition to student life


September 17, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University, recently recognized as the state's most military friendly university, expanded its commitment to veterans who are transitioning to academic life.

HPU is named Hawai‘i’s ‘Military Friendly’ University


September 16, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University is once again the state’s only university to appear on the Military Friendly Schools® list, the annual recognition of America’s leading campuses in providing educational service to military service members, veterans and spouses.

Hawai’i Pacific University continues rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings


September 10, 2013
Hawai’i Pacific University climbed 10 places in the top Regional Universities in the West in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2014,” released today. That comes on the heels of a six-place jump in last year’s ranking, school officials noted.

HPU part of HuffPost Hawaii launch


September 04, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University is part of the launch of HuffPost Hawaii, including a post from HPU President Geoffrey Bannister on sustainable food systems, "Food for a Growing World," http://huff.to/1ef0Rnx

Hawai‘i Pacific University begins 48th year


September 03, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University, the state’s largest private, not-for-profit university, begins classes today, Sept. 3.

Science Pub-Hawai‘i to debut with ‘Wings Without Borders’, Sept 16th


August 19, 2013
Hyrenbach, an assistant professor of Oceanography at Hawai‘i Pacific University and a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, will share insights about marine life and pollutants at the debut of Science Pub-Hawai‘i, Sept. 16.

Scientists named to Protected Species Committee


August 13, 2013
Two Hawai‘i Pacific University ocean scientists were recently named to a new committee on protected animals in Western Pacific fishery systems.

HPU taps experienced administrator to lead Nursing and Health Sciences


August 08, 2013
A career nursing administrator with extensive experience in academia as well as major California health care facilities has been selected as the next dean for Hawai‘i Pacific University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

HPU leads in diversity among U.S. universities


August 07, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University has been ranked No. 1 in overall diversity nationwide by College Factual (www.collegefactual.com), a new site that uses customizable outcomes-based tools and rankings systems to guide students through the college selection process.

HPU rated a 'Best in the West' university


August 07, 2013
Princeton Review ranks Hawai‘i Pacific University as among the "Best in the West" in a new review of U.S. colleges and universities. In its website feature "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region," HPU is among 124 Western U.S. colleges that The Princeton Review gave high marks.

Update: Water main leak at Hawaii Loa Campus


August 07, 2013
Water service to the Hawaii Loa Campus has been turned off while repair work is being done to fix the water main break. The campus remains open for normal operations during repairs.

Following Flossie, HPU Resumes Normal Operations Today


July 30, 2013
HPU Resumes Normal Operations Today

Hawai‘i Pacific University charts successful first sale of special purpose revenue bonds


July 26, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University conducted a highly successful sale of all the securities in the first $42 million issue of its special purpose revenue bonds, university leaders announced today.

HPU signs eProcurement contract with ESM Solutions


July 24, 2013
ESM Solutions, the leading provider of spend management and eProcurement solutions for the public sector, announced an agreement with Hawai‘i Pacific University to provide them with seamless purchasing and contract management processes.

Kloenhamer’s responsibilities increase, Lloyd named deputy GC


July 23, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University General Counsel Janet Kloenhamer has been promoted to executive vice president of Administration, HPU President Geoffrey Bannister announced today.

HPU offers great lifetime return on investment among Hawai‘i schools


July 22, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University ranks first among Hawai’i private colleges and universities in “lifetime return on investment,” according to a new report from an organization dedicated to measuring value in higher education.

Barnes & Noble College to manage campus and Aloha Tower bookstores


July 16, 2013
In a move aimed at enhancing services to students and faculty and beginning to bring new retail partners to its Aloha Tower Project, Hawai‘i Pacific University announced today that it has selected Barnes & Noble College to operate its bookstores.

Long-time liberal arts leader to head College of Humanities and Social Sciences


July 08, 2013
A political scientist with significant liberal arts leadership experience in California, Texas, Alabama and Georgia has been named dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Hawaiʻi Pacific University, the university announced today.

Gloria gets 'Teacher Shout Out' award


July 01, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University Assistant Professor Christian Gloria, Ph.D., was presented the Herff Jones Teacher Shout Out award, June 26.

HPU Civil War expert discusses Battle of Gettysburg and Hawai‘i


June 24, 2013
Civil War expert Justin Vance, Ed.D., associate dean of Military Campus Programs at Hawai‘i Pacific University, will speak at a special program commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and its Hawai‘i connections.

HPU joins EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge


June 19, 2013
As part of the agency’s expanding efforts to reduce food waste across the state of Hawai‘i, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing Hawai‘i Pacific University as a participant in the agency’s Food Recovery Challenge program.

Hawai‘i Pacific earns share of 2013 PacWest Community Engagement Award


June 18, 2013
For outstanding service to its community, Hawai‘i Pacific University has been selected as a co-recipient of the 2012-13 Pacific West Conference Community Engagement Award.

Hawaiʻi Pacific, Kapiʻolani Community College sign articulation agreement for TESOL students


June 14, 2013
Leaders from Hawaiʻi Pacific University and Kapiʻolani Community College signed an agreement today that will make it easier for students to move from community college studies to a four-year HPU degree program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

HPU competes at national advertising competition


June 04, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University students are in Phoenix to compete at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) national competition.

HPU honors military couple as distinguished alumni


June 04, 2013
Two U.S. Army officers, both Hawai‘i Pacific University alumni, have accepted the Paul C.T. Loo Distinguished Alumni Award.

HPU Marks 80th Commencement Ceremony


May 16, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University conferred associate, baccalaureate and master degrees to more than 890 graduates in the Spring 2013 class. More than 700 of these students are scheduled to participate in HPU's 80th commencement ceremony, scheduled at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at the Neal Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu.

HPU Names Experienced Academic Leader as University’s First Provost


May 09, 2013
HPU names experienced academic leader as university’s first provost

*Update* Downtown Shuttle Stop Reopened, Alternate Stop Now Closed


May 08, 2013
The shuttle stop on Kukui St. opposite the MB Building is back in operation. The temporary shuttle stop at LB Building 1060 Bishop is closed. Security is at LB Building will inform of those who did get alert to catch shuttle at Kukui Street

Hawai'i Pacific receives Green Business Award


April 26, 2013
Hawai'i Pacific University received the Hawaii Green Business Award from Gov. Neil Abercrombie, April 26.

Hawai'i Pacific University students win state advertising competition, head to nationals


April 24, 2013
Advertising students from Hawai'i Pacific University will make a repeat appearance at the American Advertising Federation's national competition, after winning the state competition for a second year straight.

Clownfish key to future aquaculture classes


April 08, 2013
About 200 baby clownfish now call the Oceanic Institute home. The clownfish hatched at OI, a research and teaching affiliate of Hawai‘i Pacific University, in late March.

HPU and Lifestyle Retail Properties Agree to Resolve All Matters


April 01, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University, Hawaii Downtown Holdings LLC and Lifestyle Retail Properties LLC (wholly owned by Ed Bushor) have agreed to proceed with a buyout agreement that resolves all matters and finalizes full ownership of the Aloha Tower Marketplace (ATM) redevelopment project in HPU’s affiliate, Hawaii Downtown Holdings LLC.

HPU a 'Military-Friendly University' in Military Advanced Education guide


January 18, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University has again been recognized as a military-friendly university in the Military Advanced Education (MAE) 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. This is the sixth time MAE has honored HPU with the distinction.

HPU appreciative for approvals regarding Aloha Tower Marketplace project


January 14, 2013
Hawai'i Pacific University leadership praised the actions today of Aloha Tower Development Corporation (ATDC) in consenting to the university’s ownership and management of the Aloha Tower Marketplace.

Oceanic Institute takes lead in yellow tang culture technology


January 03, 2013
A research effort at the Oceanic Institute (OI) has created aquaculture techniques that may someday lead to production capability of one of the world’s most popular aquarium fish — a development that could both help the aquarium industry and protect Hawai‘i reefs where wild varieties of the brightly colored, arrow-shaped fish are harvested now.

HPU student named a 'Most Promising Minority Student' by advertising association


February 05, 2013
Hawai'i Pacific University senior Chanel Wayne has made the honor roll of the American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Minority Students Class of 2013. Wayne — an advertising and public relations major — is one of only fifty students nationally to be selected for this prestigious, industry immersion program being held in New York City, Feb. 4-6, 2013.

Science dean continues research at National Cancer Institute-designated facility


March 21, 2013
Science dean continues research at National Cancer Institute-designated facility.

In Memoriam Jean F. Cornuelle, Hawai‘i Pacific University Trustee Emerita


March 08, 2013
The Hawai‘i Pacific University ‘ohana pays tribute to trustee emerita Jean F. Cornuelle, who passed away this week.

HPU announces key new leadership hires


March 07, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University recently filled several positions critical to its continued forward progress and its development as Hawai‘i’s leading private university.

Housing applications for 2013-2014 available


March 01, 2013
Hawai‘i Pacific University housing applications for 2013-2014 are now available. See http://www.hpu.edu/StudentServices/ResidenceLife/index.html