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This section is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of HPU people and programs and stories of interest to the university. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique.

Oceanic Institute part of effort to raise moi in the Marshall Islands (PRLog.org)
Using fish feed produced from locally sourced fish byproducts from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Rongelap Local Government announced initial success of its efforts to produce farm raised moi (Pacific Threadfin). The eggs for the hatchery were purchased from Oceanic Institute (OI), HPU’s affiliate organization. Now, the OI Aquatic Feed and Nutrition Department is involved with analyzing the nutrient content of the feed. More…     

The Jones Act discussion resurfaces: HPU professor among the opponents (Hawaii Reporter)
A 2012 federal class-action law suit “alleging [the Jones Act] violates the Commerce Clause of the Constitution and forces monopoly prices on Hawaii consumers,” which was dismissed, has raised discussion again with the filing of an appeal last week. “Ken Schoolland, a Hawaii Pacific University economics professor, said if the Jones Act is really for national security, then the cost should be paid by the nation as a whole. … ” More…

Myanmar President makes historic visit to White House
(NY Times, Washington Post, White House news release, others)
The recent visit to the White House by Myanmar President Thein Sein to meet with President Barack Obama had been the first invitation extended to Myanmar since 1966. The two leaders engaged in discussion about continuing reform in Myanmar. “[President Obama] offered strong praise for Mr. Thein Sein while also nudging him to ease repression further.” President Obama specifically raised the point that violence against Muslims needs to end. More…

The actions and discussions of the two countries are of interest to HPU, one of 10 universities committed to rebuilding of higher education in Myanmar through the Institute of International Education. Also, read IIE’s blog post “What will 2015 mean for higher education?”            

HPU alumna at the helm of her family’s construction business (Pacific Edge)
Marnie Koga Hursty (MBA ’04), president and owner of Mega Construction and current president of the General Contractors Association, shares the story of changing her career in 2001 from advertising and marketing to working in her family construction business. “Having no experience in running a business, her education became two-fold: formally learning in Hawaii Pacific University’s MBA program and informally absorbing every ounce of her father’s expertise.” More…    

Challenge of UH president search: Two UH emeriti professors comment
(Civil Beat)
“There are two reasons why the UH presidency is so undesirable that good candidates look somewhere. The first is that the way the University of Hawaii is organized makes it impossible for a president to succeed. The second reason why the job is so discouraging is that the University of Hawaii is losing the power to run itself rather than gaining it.” More…

Campus News,

HPU associate professor publishes in Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions
Associate Professor of Humanities and Religious Studies Margo Kitts, Ph.D., had her essay "The Near Eastern Chaoskampf in the River Battle of Iliad 21" published in the recent issue of the Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions. It is the latest of her published articles this year. Also this year, she served as an editor of the Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence (Oxford University Press). For more about this prolific author and editor, who is also coordinator of HPU's Religious Studies and East-West Classical Studies programs, click here.

Nursing students of HPU collaborate: Kupuna Independent Life Series
Through a collaboration with Honolulu Community Action Program (HCAP) Leeward District Center, HPU students in the Nursing 4961 community health course work with kupuna in the Waianae community. Through the Kupuna Independent Life Series, Assistant Professor Dale Tannenbaum’s students provide health education and outreach. Additionally, the students have the distinct opportunity to learn from the kupuna, sharing cultures and experiences. See HCAP article on page six about the collaboration; click here

Spring 2013 graduates: Your handshake with President Bannister photo is available
Congratulations! To commemorate this milestone, a graduation photograph of you, has been posted on the HPU Alumni Global Network. To download your complimentary picture, please sign up here. You will receive a confirmation email with your user name and password within two-three business days of registering.

Hawai‘i Pacific associate professor participates in Indo-Pacific Region focus workshop
Associate Professor of Political Science and director of HPU’s Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Studies program Patrick Bratton, Ph.D., participated in "Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region: China, India and U.S. Perspectives." The workshop was organized and hosted by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, May 21-23, to build a shared understanding of opportunities and risks in the maritime Indo-Pacific. Click here to read more about the workshop and see group photo, and to learn more about Bratton and his scholarly endeavors, click here. 

Golden Apple Awardees: Read what their nominators had to say
Last month, the 2013 Golden Apple Awards were presented to faculty and staff, honoring their contributions from Distinguished Teaching to Reflective Use of Technology to Exceptional Service to Faculty, Staff or Students and more. To read in the CAIT Po‘okela newsletter what the nominators had to say of the deserving award recipients, click here

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Winners of first HPU Capstone Symposium

“The symposium [held last month] featured the culminating senior projects of 25 participants (groups or individuals). Some of the projects included material from senior coursework, practicum, internships and study abroad programs. The aim of the symposium is to enable student presenters to showcase their competency, creativity and innovation in their subject areas and to relate these to real world applications.” See the announcement of winners and read more about the symposium on pages four- five in the CAIT Po‘okela newsletter; click here.


Friday, May 31 – Summer term I last day to drop without W grade
For information on HPU Summer terms — courses, schedules and more, click here.

Monday, June 3 – Last day for Fall term priority registration  
If you’re returning to HPU for the fall term, you only have until June 3 to register before registration opens to all students. Take advantage of your priority status today. For registration procedures, click here.

Monday, June 10-Thursday, June 13 – 3rd Annual Soccer Camp for youth
The HPU Women’s Soccer team conducts this camp for boys and girls ages 6-14. The cost is $75. 9 a.m.-noon, Hawaii Loa Campus Atherton Soccer Field. For registration form and more information, click here.

HPU Jobs,
Career Info

Hot tips – Internships for international students
How do you get internships as an international student? View this short video and hear three hot tips from Jennifer Brook, HPU Associate Director of International Admissions. Click here for the video.

City and County of Honolulu internships: Application due this week 
Undergraduate students with at least 48 credits and graduate students can apply for a Pookela Fellows internship with the City and County of Honolulu. Fourteen departments are participating and students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Pay: $ 9.50/hour. The deadline to apply is June 1. Click here for the application. Resumes and applications are accepted via email to pookela@honolulu.gov or fax to 768-4280.

Wednesday, June 5 – Introduction to Resume Writing
Learn effective ways to create a marketable and tailored resume. Please RSVP to csc@hpu.edu or 808-544-0230 with your name, student I.D. number and HPU email address. Noon-1 p.m., Career Services Center, FH502. For more information, click here.

For complete position listings for this or any of the other jobs currently posted on the Uniquely HPU employment opportunities site, visit http://www.hpu.edu/UniquelyHPU/jobsearch.html.  

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