2014

HPU Partners with Strategic Marketing Affiliates for Licensing Program


September 16, 2014
HPU Partners with Strategic Marketing Affiliates for Licensing Program

HPU Seeks Poems for Annual Poetry Contest


September 12, 2014
Hawai‘i writers are welcome to enter Hawaiʻi Pacific University’s James A. Vaughan Award for Poetry, which has celebrated literary arts and local poets for more than a decade.

HPU to Hold First White Coat Ceremony for Nursing Program


September 04, 2014
Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU) will hold its first White Coat Ceremony for its nursing program on Sept. 29, as part of a national pilot program. This ceremony, which will be held at the Hawaii Loa Campus, is designed to instill a commitment to providing compassionate care among future health professionals.

HPU to Launch Global Lecture Series with $50,000 Grant from Hawaiian Electric Industries


August 22, 2014
Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) announced today that it has been awarded a $50,000 gift from Hawaiian Electric Industries to support the establishment of a Presidential Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Sustainability to be launched as part of HPU’s 50th anniversary in 2015.

HPU Athletics unveils refreshed brand


August 01, 2014
HPU Athletics unveils refreshed brand

HPU expands graduate Marine Science program


July 28, 2014
Hawai‘i Pacific University is expanding its successful Marine Science program, giving students a new option to prepare for careers in the field.

Golf tourney benefits HPU tourism students


July 25, 2014
The American Resort Development Association’s Hawaii Chapter (ARDA-Hawaii) will host its Tenth Annual Steve Hirano Memorial Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the Honolulu Country Club on the island of Oahu. The tournament proceeds benefit the Steve Hirano Memorial Scholarship Fund which offers scholarships for outstanding Travel Industry Management students at Hawai‘i Pacific University.

Karen Huffman joins HPU Board of Trustees


July 08, 2014
Longtime Hawai‘i business and community leader Karen Huffman has started her term as a new member of the Hawai‘i Pacific University Board of Trustees.

Cox Elected Chairman of the Board at Hawai'i Pacific University


June 27, 2014
Cox elected Chairman of the Board at HPU

HPU Breaks Ground on the Revitalization of Aloha Tower Marketplace


June 18, 2014
Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) held a ceremonial groundbreaking and traditional Hawaiian blessing today at Aloha Tower Marketplace, marking the official start of revitalizing this iconic waterfront destination.

Education programs receive national accreditation


June 02, 2014
HPU's School of Education recently completed accreditation of its education programs by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi delivers HPU commencement address


May 14, 2014
Mayor Billy Kenoi of Hawai‘i Island will deliver keynote remarks at HPU’s Spring Commencement, set for Thursday, May 15, 5 p.m., at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.

HPU receives $1 Million Investment from Ulupono Initiative


May 13, 2014
Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) and Ulupono Initiative announced today a partnership for the establishment of a state-of-the-art facility which aims to tackle Hawai‘i’s vital issue of local food security.

Science Pub spotlights innovative approach to local resource management


May 12, 2014
Science Pub-Hawai‘i, presented by Hawai‘i Pacific University, looks at how taking care of the local ‘Āina — Hawai‘i’s land — can inform global approaches in areas such as sustainability and climate change. “Aloha ‘Āina: the global potential of local knowledge,” is scheduled May 19 at Gordon Biersch, Aloha Tower Marketplace.

HPU gifted $125,000 from Bank of Hawaii Foundation


May 08, 2014
The revitalization of Aloha Tower Marketplace as a vibrant hub for retail, residential and educational uses, gained its first major corporate supporter, with Bank of Hawaii Foundation donating $125,000 for the Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) Learning Commons.

Faculty member receives Fulbright Specialists Award


May 01, 2014
Marife Aczon-Armstrong, Ph.D., an adjunct Nursing faculty member at Hawai‘i Pacific University, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Uganda, Africa at Uganda Christian University during 2014, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Slack key master Makana performs with HPU ensembles, April 27


April 21, 2014
Makana is joining forces with the Hawai‘i Pacific University Choir and the Symphony Orchestra for a sonically captivating evening of music at the Hawaii Theatre on Sunday, April 27, from 7-9 p.m.

30th HPU Intercultural Day showcases diversity, April 23


April 17, 2014
Hawai‘i Pacific University celebrates its 30th annual Intercultural Day, April 23.

Hawaii's role in global security spotlighted at Science Pub-Hawai'i, April 28


April 14, 2014
Science Pub-Hawai‘i, presented by Hawai‘i Pacific University, looks at the world today with noted political scientist Patrick Bratton. He will examine "The U.S. as a Pacific Power: Hawai'i's role in global security," at Gordon Biersch, Aloha Tower Marketplace, April 28.

Noted author at Ko‘olau Writers Workshop April 12


April 07, 2014
Noted author Kristiana Kahakauwila will give the keynote address at Hawai‘i Pacific University’s annual Ko‘olau Writers Workshop, April 12.

HPU historian speaks at National Prisoner of War Museum


January 29, 2014
The National Prisoner of War Museum will be hosting historian Justin Vance from Hawai‘i Pacific University on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Dr. Vance will be giving a program in the auditorium entitled, "Hawaiians and POWs from Hawaii in the American Civil War."

OI-HPU yellow tang research gets boost from multiple funders


January 24, 2014
Groundbreaking breeding research at Oceanic Institute of Hawai‘i Pacific University on the yellow tang, an enormously popular fish for aquarium enthusiasts worldwide, will go forward with greater speed, thanks to $75,000 in new funding from multiple sources.

Nan, Inc. establishes fund for HPU Soccer, donates $80,000


January 23, 2014
Nan, Inc., one of Hawai‘i’s largest general contractors, is supporting Hawai‘i Pacific University Athletics in a big way. The company is donating $80,000 to Hawai‘i Pacific University to establish the Nan, Inc. Soccer Fund.

Hawaiʻi colleges, universities to celebrate ‘Study Hawaiʻi Day at the Capitol,’ Feb. 13


January 22, 2014
Hawaiʻi will shine a proud spotlight on the thousands of students from beyond the United States who study at its universities, colleges and preparatory schools with “Study Hawaiʻi Day at the Capitol: Celebrating International Students & Education,” Thursday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Science Pub-Hawai‘i focuses on aquaculture’s role in conserving reefs


January 15, 2014
Oceanic Institute research scientist Chatham K. Callan, Ph.D., will speak about cutting edge research in aquarium fish breeding at Science Pub-Hawai‘i, Monday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. His presentation is titled “Using aquaculture to help conserve Hawai‘i’s reefs – the many challenges of culturing coral reef species.”

HPU selects Vaughan poetry contest winner


January 08, 2014
John E. Simonds of Aina Haina has been named the recipient of Hawai‘i Pacific University’s James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry. The annual contest has celebrated literary arts and writers in Hawai‘i for more than a decade. Simonds will receive a $250 cash award and be recognized at HPU’s 17th annual Ko‘olau Writing Workshops, scheduled April 12, at HPU’s Hawaii Loa Campus in Kaneohe.

HPU completes merger to bring Oceanic Institute formally into the university


January 07, 2014
Leaders of Hawaiʻi Pacific University and Oceanic Institute today announced their long-awaited merger, making the acclaimed 53-year-old research center a formal part of the state’s largest private university.

HPU scientists, students share research at prestigious Ocean Sciences Meeting


February 21, 2014
More than a dozen researchers from Hawai‘i Pacific University are slated to participate in the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting, beginning Feb. 23. They will join more than 5,000 researchers presenting the latest research findings about the world’s oceans at the week-long event at the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu.

Research continues on lava from long-erupting Kīlauea Volcano


February 21, 2014
On the Big Island of Hawai‘i, Kīlauea Volcano has been erupting continuously since 1983. Its lavas can provide valuable clues to the composition of the hot mantle underneath the islands, according to Hawai‘i Pacific University Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Andrew R. Greene, Ph.D.

Science Pub-Hawai'i: Using crowdsourcing to make travel meaningful


February 13, 2014
At the Feb. 24 Science Pub-Hawai‘i, Thomas Kohler, an associate professor of Marketing at Hawai‘i Pacific University, will discuss how to use crowdsourcing to create social innovation.

HPU invites prospective students to “Frenzy: Sharks Night at the Blaisdell” Feb. 24


February 12, 2014
Students interested in attending Hawai‘i Pacific University are invited to enjoy a slice of campus life at “Frenzy: Sharks Night at the Blaisdell,” Monday, Feb. 24, at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

Study Hawaiʻi Day at the Capitol, Feb. 13


February 06, 2014
Hawaiʻi will shine a proud spotlight on the thousands of students from beyond the United States who study at its universities, colleges and preparatory schools with “Study Hawaiʻi Day at the Capitol: Celebrating International Students & Education,” Thursday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HPU ranked best in Hawai‘i for return on investment


March 28, 2014
A new report from PayScale ranks Hawai‘i Pacific University as the top higher education institution in Hawai‘i for return on investment.

HPU, University of the Pacific pharmacy school discuss articulation


March 19, 2014
HPU, University of the Pacific pharmacy school discuss articulation

Science Pub-Hawai'i heads to 'infinity and beyond' March 31


March 18, 2014
At the March 31 Science Pub-Hawai‘i, Tara Davis, an assistant professor of Mathematics at Hawai‘i Pacific University, will take people on a journey spanning from ancient Greece to modern times. Many cultures — such as the Greeks, Indians and several in the Pacific islands — were fascinated by a concept that was utterly unintuitive.

Student wins top prize at state history conference


March 12, 2014
Hawai‘i Pacific University student Trevor Tresselle won the prestigious Walter Vella Prize in primary research, at the Phi Alpha Theta History Conference at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, March 8.

HPU joins coalition to double number of students who study abroad


March 03, 2014
Hawai‘i Pacific University has pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade.