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30th HPU Intercultural Day showcases diversity, April 23

April 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.

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

April 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2014
HPU, University of the Pacific pharmacy school discuss articulation

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

March 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 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 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.

Blues legends headline HPU benefit Jan. 12

December 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2013
HPU alumnus Andrew Abordonado to receive posting as U.S. diplomat.

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

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

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

November 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2013
HPU Resumes Normal Operations Today

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

July 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2013
HPU names experienced academic leader as university’s first provost

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

May 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2013
Science dean continues research at National Cancer Institute-designated facility.

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

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

PHOTOS: HPU celebrates commencement

December 2012
Students participating in commencement are part of a graduating class of more than 700, in disciplines ranging from computer science to anthropology to marine biology.

Hawai‘i Pacific, Oceanic Institute grieve loss of Sen. Inouye

December 2012
Leadership, faculty, staff and students of Hawai‘i Pacific University today joined with colleagues around the islands and the nation in mourning the passage of Sen. Daniel Inouye.

Former HPU student body president, Romney staffer speaks at alma mater

December 2012
Former Hawai‘i Pacific University Student Body President Tim Lussier went from being a new graduate to serving as "Western Regional Digital Media Manager" for Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in a matter of months. He returned to his alma mater on Monday, Dec. 10, to share the story of his six months in the trenches of a hard-fought presidential race.

Gov. Abercrombie to offer commencement address for HPU

December 2012
When 482 students assemble on Tuesday, Dec. 18, to take part in Hawai’i Pacific University's winter graduation ceremony, they’ll hear a commencement address from a man who has dedicated nearly four decades of public service to the people of this state, Governor Neil Abercrombie.

Safety fund established at HPU in honor of Mariah Danforth-Moore

November 2012
The family of a Hawai'i Pacific University student who tragically died one year ago today in an accident on Kamehameha Highway has established a fund at the university to help defray the costs of making the pedestrian crossing where she was killed a safer place for all travelers.

Deadline approaches for Vaughan poetry award

November 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University is accepting entries for the James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry until Dec. 15.

HPU & IIE Launches Myanmar Higher Education Initiative

November 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University and eight other U.S. universities to develop academic partnerships and rebuild higher education capacity in Myanmar.

HPU student team wins computing competition for fourth time, shows well nationally

November 2012
HPU student team wins computing competition for fourth time, shows well nationally

HPU returns to defend title at major computer programming competition

November 2012
Students from Hawai’i Pacific University and their counterparts from schools throughout the Western United States and Canada will gather at Brigham Young University-Hawaii tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 3) for the 2012 Pacific NW Regional ACM Programming Contest – a test of skill for leading computer programming students.

Recent HPU Graduate, Marcie Kagawa, Wins SPJ Internship

November 2012
Marcie Kagawa, who graduated last semester from HPU, has won a paid Society of Professional Journalists internship at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser beginning this month.

Marine sciences student sails into the ‘Garbage Patch’

November 2012
A Hawai‘i Pacific University student has spent a month on Pacific sea cruise. Sound cushy or luxurious? Not when she is examining firsthand the serious ecological problem of ocean debris.

HPU grads get career help to join a recovering economy, as employers show new interest

October 2012
HPU’s Career Services Center had a strong response to the annual Health Science and Social Services Career Fair, held at the Hawaii Loa Campus on Oct. 24. Thirty-two companies ranging from Hawaii Pacific Health, Department of Health, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sought potential employees from Hawai‘i Pacific University. (A list of participating companies can be found at www.hpu.edu/CareerServices/Students/hssscareerfair.html.)

HPU student selected as one of the 'Top 15 Social Media Personalities in Hawaii'

October 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University senior Thomas Obungen has been selected as one of the "Top 15 Social Media Personalities in Hawaii." He will be recognized at the 2012 Social Media Awards, during the Hawaii Social Media Summit at Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Oct. 17.

New paper details Hawai‘i and Hawaiians’ surprising roles in the U.S. Civil War

October 2012
New research published by a Hawai‘i Pacific University history professor documents the significant role of Hawaiians in the war for the first time, confirming more than 100 Hawaiian soldiers and sailors who served in the conflict.

Tsunami Warning Downgraded to Advisory

October 2012
UPDATE: Tsunami Warning Downgraded to Advisory A tsunami warning is in effect for all Hawaiian islands. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the first wave is expected to arrive at 10:28 p.m. (HST). The tsunami warning comes after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Queen Charlotte Islands region at 5:04 p.m. (HST). Anyone in a tsunami evacuation zone is urged to evacuate. Anyone who is not in a zone is urged to stay off of the road and away from the shoreline. Please stay tuned to your local news for further updates and instructions.

HPU scientists pioneer research on rare whale

October 2012
New research from Hawai‘i Pacific University on a rarely documented whale has central Pacific scientists on alert for a disease which may affect the mortality rate of dolphins and other marine mammal species.

Author Richard Dawkins spoke to a capacity crowd at HPU’s ‘Aloha Shaka Con’

October 2012
Celebrated scientist, noted author, coiner of the word “meme” and all-around intellectual Richard Dawkins kicked off a U.S. tour in Honolulu on Wed., Oct. 3, at “Aloha Shaka Con,” and spoke to a 400 plus capacity crowd sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance of Hawai‘i Pacific University.

Noted biologist Richard Dawkins to speak at HPU' s ‘Aloha Shaka Con’

September 2012
Celebrated scientist, noted author, coiner of the word “meme” and all-around intellectual Richard Dawkins will kick off a U.S. tour in Honolulu on Wed., Oct. 3, at “Aloha Shaka Con,” a “Freethought Convention” sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance of Hawai‘i Pacific University.

Marshall Islands president visits HPU

September 2012
Republic of the Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak met with Hawai‘i Pacific University President Geoffrey Bannister to talk about future cooperation with the university, Sept. 21.

HPU again among nation’s top ‘Military Friendly Schools’

September 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University has been named again as one of the nation’s most military friendly campuses in a listing published on the G.I. Jobs website by Victory Media, a media outlet focused on helping military personnel transition into civilian life.

HPU takes on energy challenge with Kukui Cup

September 2012
Residents at Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Hawai‘i Loa Campus kicked off the inaugural HPU Kukui Cup challenge Sept. 17.

HPU seeks poems for Vaughan Award competition

September 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University is accepting entries for the James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry.

Water service restoration underway at HLC

September 2012
Water service restoration underway at Hawaii Loa Campus, normal operations expected for tomorrow

Hawai‘i Pacific University begins 47th year

September 2012
Classes begin today for Hawai‘i Pacific University, the state’s largest private, not-for-profit university enrolling some 8,000 students from the United States and more than 80 foreign nations.

HPU scientist shares innovative research of Kīlauea Volcano lava

August 2012
A Hawai‘i Pacific University environmental scientist is on the Big Island, sharing insights gleaned from studying lava from one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

HPU contributes to ‘Winged Ambassadors’ ocean stewardship lesson

August 2012
A high-tech science instruction package focused on teaching children in grades 5 – 12 about seabirds is newly available for teachers and students, thanks to a consortium including researchers and educators from Hawai‘i Pacific University, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other key partners.

HPU GreenRide aims to increase carpools, lower emissions

August 2012
As part of continuing efforts to use resources wisely and efficiently — among the principles guiding HPU’s sustainability initiatives — the university has rolled out the new HPU GreenRide program.

HPU Welcomes Two Additional Fulbright Recipients

August 2012
Two newly announced Fulbright scholarship recipients will raise to four the number of those scholars at Hawai‘i Pacific University this fall and add to the university’s legacy of success with Fulbright programs.

HPU Professor Publishes Book on Contemporary Asia

July 2012
HPU Professor William Sharp publishes a collection of essays written for the general reader who wishes to know more about contemporary Asian affairs.

Watch HPU's TV Spot During the Summer Olympics

July 2012
Watch HPU's TV spot that will be aired during the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics.

HPU hosts forum on U.S. and Asia-Pacific relations

July 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University is hosting a special forum that will focus on the United States' relationships with China and India on July 26.

Governor signs special purpose revenue bond for HPU

July 2012
Gov. Neil Abercrombie this week signed a bond issue passed by the state legislature earlier this spring that will help Hawai‘i Pacific University raise as much as $120 million for critical capital projects at its three locations around O‘ahu.

HPU Names New Associate Vice President for Alumni

July 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University has named Cassie R. Carter, Ph.D., a longtime leader in higher education fund raising and in science education as a new associate vice president for Alumni and University Relations.

HPU hosts senior Brunei delegation in partnership discussions

July 2012
Senior Hawai‘i Pacific University leaders met with Brunei Ambassador to the United States Dato Yusoff Abd Hamid and Education Attaché Sofry Othman Thursday to explore student, faculty and research exchanges between HPU and Brunei organizations. The meeting was the first in what promises to be a mutually beneficial, reciprocal relationship between the university and the Southeast Asian nation.

HPU student selected for Fulbright

June 2012
Incoming Hawai‘i Pacific University graduate student Kelly Ratana was recently named a 2012 Foreign Fulbright scholarship recipient. Ratana, of New Zealand, will pursue a Master of Science in Marine Science at HPU.

Oceanic Institute makes administrative changes in service of feed project

June 2012
Citing a need to focus energies on an aquaculture and livestock feed research project that could pay significant dividends for Hawai‘i, as well as other domestic and international concerns, the Oceanic Institute is reorganizing leadership to help move that project forward.

Richard Hunter joins HPU Board of Trustees

June 2012
Longtime retail executive and consultant Richard Hunter has been elected a new member of the Hawai‘i Pacific University Board of Trustees, Board Chairman Michael J. Chun announced.

HPU alumnus tapped for key fellowship by Wilson Foundation, U.S. Dept. of State

June 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University alumnus Lance Jackson has been selected for a prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship – a program administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation for the U.S. Department of State.

HPU Student Selected for Congressional Internship

June 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University student Ladimir Geake is one of only four students nationwide accepted into a prestigious internship in Washington, D.C.

HPU Students Participate at National Advertising Competition

June 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University advertising and public relations students participated in the recent American Advertising Federation’s 2012 National Student Advertising Competition in Austin, Texas.

History Professors Examine Cross-Cultural Encounters in New Book

June 2012
Two Hawai‘i Pacific University history department professors have authored a new book offering a fresh, accessible perspective on how cultures intersect – a topic of growing international focus, as connections between people and nations increasingly provide new opportunities and generate complex conflicts.

HPU programs certified by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

June 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University successfully completed its first certification from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for its undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.

HPU Professor Heads Hawai‘i Fulbright Organization

May 2012
Carlos Juarez, Ph.D., chairman of the Hawai‘i Pacific University Department of Social Sciences, has been elected president of the Hawai‘i chapter of the Fulbright Association.

More than 950 students graduate from HPU

May 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University conferred associate, baccalaureate and master degrees to more than 950 graduates in the Spring 2012 class at its 78th commencement ceremony May 17 at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.

HPU graduate earns prestigious NOAA marine policy fellowship

May 2012
A scientist who earned her masters degree in marine science last year from Hawai‘i Pacific University has been awarded a year-long Washington, D.C., fellowship through which she is working with federal government leaders on key marine policy issues affecting the entire nation.

HPU to Celebrate 78th Commencement Ceremony

May 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University will confer associate, baccalaureate and master degrees to more than 900 graduates in the Spring 2012 class. The 78th commencement ceremony is scheduled at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 17 at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.

Learn Key Points of HPU Strategic Plan

May 2012
Learn Key Points of HPU Strategic Plan

Outstanding HPU students honored at Light Up the Night

May 2012
At the fourth annual Light Up the Night reception, presented by the Center for Student Life and First-Year Programs, 45 outstanding student leaders were recognized for their contribution to our University.

Light Up the Night 2012

May 2012
At the fourth annual Light Up the Night reception, presented by the Center for Student Life & First-Year Programs, 45 outstanding student leaders were recognized for their contribution to our University.

HPU Students Bound for National Advertising Competition

May 2012
A team of Hawai‘i Pacific University students recently won an advertising competition and will represent Hawai‘i in a national contest.

HPU Students Help Foster Children

May 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University students, in collaboration with Family Programs Hawaii, recently facilitated “HeART of Our Keiki,” an art workshop for children and youth in foster care.

HPU Spring Concerts Conclude this Friday

April 2012
The Hawai‘i Pacific University Orchestra takes the stage for “From Bach to Bartók” on Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m., at Lutheran Church of Honolulu, 1730 Punahou Street.

HPU Celebrates 28th Annual Intercultural Day

April 2012
HPU Celebrates 28th Annual Intercultural Day

Fighter pilot shares flight plan to business success

April 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University welcomed Gayle Gardner, president of the U.S. War Veterans Foundation, for an inspirational presentation on tenacity in the military and private sector April 18.

Hawai‘i Pacific University to Restructure Cheer, Dance Teams

April 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University to Restructure Cheer, Dance Teams

Students enjoy lunch with Dr. B.

April 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University students lunched with President Geoffrey Bannister, Ph.D., at the Hawai‘i Loa campus Dining Commons, April 16.

HPU Celebrates 28th Annual Intercultural Day

April 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University will celebrate its 28th annual Intercultural Day on Friday, April 20, beginning 10 a.m. on Upper Fort Street Mall.

Hawai‘i Pacific University announces leadership changes in Academic Affairs

April 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University leadership announced today that Academic Affairs Vice President John Kearns, the institution’s senior academic officer for the past five years, is stepping down to return to the faculty.

HPU Cheerleaders Win 10th Consecutive National Championship

April 2012
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 Beach, Fla. on Friday, April 13.

HPU Student Awarded National College Honor Society Scholarship

April 2012
HPU junior Emily Tregelles recently was awarded a scholarship from the Alpha Chi national college honor society.

Welcome back, Sea Warriors!

January 2012
The first week of Hawai‘i Pacific University’s spring semester ended with a bang. The national award-winning HPU Cheer and Dance teams performed at Fort Street Mall, as part of the spring Club Carnival and Pep Rally Jan. 27.

HPU selects recipient of Vaughan poetry award

January 2012
Susan Lee St. John of Kailua has been named the recipient of the James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry at Hawai‘i Pacific University.

Memorial Services to be Held for John Heckathorn Tuesday

January 2012
Memorial services to be held for John Heckathorn Tuesday

Constitutional scholar speaks at HPU

February 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University welcomed constitutional law expert Ilya Shapiro, of the Cato Institute, for a discussion about the U.S. Supreme Court Feb. 15.

HPU students ‘Live Hawai‘i’

February 2012
The “Live Hawai‘i” field trips around O‘ahu have returned. The spring excursions begin this Saturday, Feb. 11, with a trip to the Hawai‘i State Art Museum.

HPU instructor named to Chinese university advisory board

February 2012
Dr. William Keli‘i Akina, HPU adjunct instructor of philosophy and humanities, was recently presented with a certificate naming him to the advisory board of the Sihai Confucius Academy in Beijing, China.

HPU hosts annual writing workshops

February 2012
Award-winning writer Tyler McMahon will speak at Hawai‘i Pacific University’s 15th Annual Ko‘olau Writing Workshops. The workshops will be held on Saturday, March 3, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Cooke Academic Center at HPU’s Hawaii Loa Campus in Kaneohe.

Paula Fuga rings in spring at HPU

March 2012
Musicians Paula Fuga and Mike Love sang for hundreds of listeners at Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Music on the Mall March 22.

Students promote health and safety

March 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University held a health and safety fair at upper Fort Street Mall March 16.

A date with history

March 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University history student David Rosehill took first prize for best paper using primary sources at the 28th annual Regional Phi Alpha Theta conference.

HPU welcomes guests from Yamagata University

March 2012
Hawai‘i Pacific University welcomed guests from Yamagata University, Japan on March 5.

Legislation takes spotlight at HPU presentation

March 2012
A forum presented by the Hawaii Pacific University College of Business Administration and hosted by Students in Free Enterprise at the The Plaza Club Feb. 21 was part of the Pappas Entrepreneurial Lecture Series and addressed legislative impacts on Hawai‘i’s entrepreneurial community.

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

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

HPU Winter Concert shares holiday cheer

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

HPU holds Holiday Bazaar

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

Former Indian naval leader speaks at HPU

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

HPU's Annual Legal Notifications

September 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2011
President Chatt G. Wright Honored at Pep Rally

HPU Graduate Appointed to International Center

April 2011
President Chatt G. Wright Honored at Pep Rally

HPU Celebrates Global Citizenship at Intercultural Day

April 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 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 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 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 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 2011
Hawai'i Pacific University Proudly Announces Its New President

Go Ahead and Sink

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

HPU Students Experience Traditional Japanese Music

February 2011
Taste of Traditional Japanese Music

HPU Club Carnival Helps Students Get Involved

February 2011
HPU Club Carnival Helps Students Get Involved

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

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

HPU Signs Agreement with Kyungwon University

February 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2011
HPU Softball Honored at the State Capitol

HPU Named Best Return on Investment Among Hawai'i Colleges

March 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.

HPU’s Intercultural Day Celebrates Diversity

April 2010
HPU’s Intercultural Day Celebrates Diversity

HPU Students Win Award at Latin American Research Symposium

April 2011
Six HPU students received an "Outstanding Contribution Award" from a panel of faculty judges for their group presentation at the Third Annual Latin American and Iberian Studies (LAIS) Undergraduate Research Symposium at UH Manoa on Thursday, April 21, 2011.