2018 News Articles

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September

September 17, 2018

HPU and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Ph.D., Professor of Management, International Business, visited the BetAbram factory in Krsko, Slovenia, which has the technology for 3D printing of houses.

September 10, 2018

Residential Honors Students Connect with NYT Best-Selling Author

The Residential Honors Class of 2022 spent an hour on Skype with Lisa See, best-selling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (2017), which was the summer reading book for their Residential Honors cohort.

September 10, 2018

Thirty-six Members of the HPU ‘Ohana Participate Together in Community Wellness Walk

Mahalo to the Human Resources Department and the Wellness Advisory Committee for organizing HPU’s participation in Kaiser Permanente’s 14th annual walk and health fair.

September 02, 2018

Elizabeth Bryant Describes HPU’s Student Experience As ‘Unparalleled’

VP of Southwest Airlines University Elizabeth Bryant inspires students and families ahead of our annual candle-lighting ceremony and new student pledge.

August

August 27, 2018

Communication Professor Directs Feature Film Documentary in Italy

Peter Britos, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication, Program Chair Multimedia Cinematic Production, was on location in Italy this summer directing a feature film documentary.

August 27, 2018

College of Health and Society Members Present at Healthcare Conference in Singapore

Three members of the College of Health and Society presented at the 7th Annual International Conference on Global Healthcare held in Singapore on July 23 and 24.

August 12, 2018

Phan Receives Grant to Conduct Research at the National Archives

Ngoc Phan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science received the College of Arts and Letter’s College Scholarly Endeavors Program (CSEP) 2018-19 grant. The grant provided her research funds to travel to Washington, DC for ten days in July to conduct archival research at the National Archives.

August 12, 2018

New Schedule: Inter-Campus Shuttle Service

HPU has improved the rider experience with: - A mobile app to track bus locations and send feedback to the shuttle provider and HPU staff - Complimentary WiFi - Bus cameras for your safety and security

August 08, 2018

Hawai'i Pacific University School of Social Work Extending Master of Social Work Program "Westside" Fall 2018

The School of Social work is immensely excited and privileged to launch our “Westside” MSW cohort program beginning Fall 2018. After much consultation the School of Social Work responded to calls made by many West Oahu and Waianae Coast social service agencies to develop a MSW program tailored to their community’s needs.

August 08, 2018

School of Social Work Launches its Master of Social Work Military and Veteran Affairs Focus Fall 2018

The School of Social Work is pleased and excited to launch our new Military and Veteran Affairs focus for the Master of Social Work degree at Hawaii Pacific University. Commencing Fall 2018, this concentration will address the needs of active military service personnel, veterans, military spouses and their families and look at some of the key issues impacting this population including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), homelessness, relocation, financial difficulties and civilian reintegration.

August 08, 2018

Simulations in the BSW Program

This year the BSW students had the chance to participate in hands-on learning experiences known as simulations. Their first simulation was a macro level experience that gave students the chance to look at some of the systemic issues surrounding poverty, while their second simulation was an individual micro experience where students practiced their engagement and assessment skills.

August 08, 2018

A Comparative Study of Factors Contributing to Substance Use: Military vs. Civilian Youth

Military children experience a unique lifestyle within the military community that classify them as a special population. These unique experiences include: separation from the active duty parent during deployment, frequent relocation due to changes in military assignments, routine changes, increased responsibilities, and threat of death or injury to the service member in the family (Park, 2011).

August 08, 2018

Qualitative Study on the Usage of Single Room Occupancies to House Severely Mentally Ill & Low-Income Homeless Individuals

In January 2018, BSW student Lavon Petersen conducted a mixed-methods analysis of the impacts of using single room occupancies (SROs) to house persons experiencing severe mental ill (SMI). SROs are the most common type of supported housing designed to house those persons whose income falls far below the poverty threshold. Thus, the intention of this research study was to develop an unbiased view on the current issues that ascend across supported housing programs for SMI and obtain the consumer’s perspective on their supported housing experiences.

August 07, 2018

Meet the New Dean of CHS!

Dean Halaevalu F.O. Vakalahi is an immigrant Pacific Islander woman of Tongan heritage, born in Tonga and groomed on the North Shore of `Oahu. Before HPU, she was a Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Social Work at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. She received her B.S. in Business Management from BYU-Hawai`i, MSW from the University of Hawai`i - Manoa, and PhD in Social Work from the University of Utah.

August 06, 2018

School of Social Work Alumni Updates

See what the School of Social Work Alumni are doing in service of the community and the profession.

August 03, 2018

Fringe Borrowing in Norway: Who Borrows and Why?

Dr. Howard Karger received a Fulbright Research Scholar award that will be housed at OsloMet University in Oslo, Norway. The goal of the research is to study the lending practices of Norway's high interest financial services and the corollary consumer experiences around accessing and paying for those services.

July

July 16, 2018

HPU Libraries Facilitates Donation of English Language Books to Peruvian Navy

Librarians Ruth Hanlon and Matthew Kanekoa and student Jennifer Anderson facilitated the donation of English language learning materials to the Peruvian Nay.

July 16, 2018

Student Member of HPU INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research) Team Presents in DC

Genardine Arizala (BSN ’14), post-baccalaureate pre-medical studies student presented the team’s research at the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence Symposium.

July 16, 2018

Public Health Faculty and Graduate Students Participate in Industry Conference

Assistant Professor of Public Health Emily K. Roberson, Ph.D., MPH, along with Master of Public Health students Stephanie Buzzotta and Desiree Tupas attended the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference.

July 16, 2018

In Memoriam: John Windrow

Department of Communication faculty John Windrow, who was recently named emeritus faculty, passed away on July 8.

July 16, 2018

Welcoming Don Takaki to the HPU Board of Trustees

Welcoming Don Takaki to the HPU Board of Trustees

July 09, 2018

College of Health and Society (CHS) Visits the USNS Mercy

Students in NUR4700, Nursing Research, along with CHS faculty and staff, had the unique honor of touring the USNS Mercy, a 1000-bed hospital ship.

June

June 25, 2018

Opitz Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing Announced

The Opitz Award was founded in 2016 to honor the memory of the late Dr. Andrew Opitz, Assistant Professor of English at HPU, who passed away in 2015.

June 25, 2018

History Professor Presents at the Conference on 1968 and the Tet Offensive

Professor Marc Jason Gilbert, Ph.D., HPU’s NEH-supported Endowed Chair in World History, delivered the luncheon speech at the Conference on 1968 and the Tet Offensive.

June 18, 2018

Governor Ige Signs Bill and HPU Plays a Part

HPU Chief Nurse Administrator Michelle Johnson, Ed.D., APRN-RX, CPNP-PC, a member of the Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing, was present at the Wednesday, June 13, signing of SB2298 by Governor Ige.

June 12, 2018

Sam Moku Named Acting Athletic Director for Hawai'i Pacific University

Executive Director of Athletics Vince Baldemor bids aloha to HPU

June 12, 2018

Educators Celebrate King Kamehameha in D.C.

Hawaiʻi Pacific University joins educators and elected officials in annual lei draping ceremony.

June 11, 2018

College of Business Faculty Research on 3D Printing Shared at Workshop Hosted by École Polytechnique

As part of the 3D printing research efforts by COB faculty, Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Ph.D., presented a joint paper with Tolga Ulusemre, Ph.D., and Xin Fang, Ph.D., titled “Technology Strategy and Developments in Consumer 3D Printers” at the June 1 workshop

June 11, 2018

Oceanic Institute of HPU Publishes New Yellow Tang Research Findings

Chad Callan, Ph.D., OI of HPU director of the Finfish Program, and research colleagues had their paper entitled “Development of Improved Feeding Methods in the Culture of Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens)” published.

June 11, 2018

Faculty and Students Present Research at Association for Psychological Science (APS) Conference

HPU faculty and students presented their research at the APS Conference, which was held in San Francisco from May 24 to 27.

May

May 28, 2018

Student Nurses Association (SNA) Goes to Costa Rica on a Medical Mission

Faculty advisor and Professor of Nursing Cate Critz, Ph.D., and eight members of HPU’s SNA traveled to Costa Rica from May 7 to 13 on a medical mission.

May 14, 2018

HPU Names Its 2018 Teacher of the Year

Associate Professor and Chair of Hospitality and Tourism Management Wendy Lam, Ph.D., was named the 2018 HPU Teacher of the Year at the May 10 Commencement ceremony.

May 14, 2018

Residential Honors Program Students Share Their Videos

Students in HON 1100, Exploring Hawaii and the Pacific, created short videos for their end of semester team project.

May 11, 2018

Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Hilo Research Feed Mill Now Operational

New feed mill on Hawai‘i Island aims to facilitate the research necessary to help catalyze Hawai‘i’s livestock and aquaculture industries.

May 07, 2018

Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Spring 2018 Commencement

Join HPU faculty, staff, family and friends to honor this year’s Spring Class of 2018 on May 10, 2018

May 07, 2018

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Spring 2018 Commencement

Join HPU faculty, staff, family and friends to honor this year’s Spring Class of 2018 on May 10, 2018

May 07, 2018

Hawai‘i Pacific University to Celebrate Spring 2018 Commencement

Join HPU faculty, staff, family and friends to honor this year’s Spring Class of 2018 on May 10, 2018

May 07, 2018

Management Professor Presents Paper Co-Authored with MBA Alumna

Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Ph.D., professor of Management, International Business, presented a paper he co-authored with MBA alumna Anna Campmany Rosello, at the 27th International Conference on Management of Technology.

May 03, 2018

Governor Ige Honors HPU for Energy Innovation

Governor Ige honors Hawai‘i Pacific University with Hawai‘i Green Business Award

April

April 30, 2018

Hospitality and Tourism Management Students Plan Industry Event

Twenty nine students in the Special Events Management course taught by Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Wendy Lam, Ph.D., worked with the nonprofit ClimbHI.

April 30, 2018

The Hanai Program Experience for First Year Students

In 2017, the Office of First Year Experience implemented a pilot program pairing Hanai faculty and staff volunteers with first year students.

April 30, 2018

HPU ‘Ohana Participates in Mālama HPU Project

About 50 students, staff, and faculty took part in HPU’s third Mālama HPU Fort Street Beautification Project, which was held on April 26.

April 30, 2018

Political Science Students Learn Outside the Classroom

On April 5, Assistant Professor of Political Science Ngoc Phan, Ph.D., and her Women and Politics course students took to the streets to examine how women are depicted in the downtown/capital district.

April 30, 2018

HPU Chairman of the Board Serves on Association of Governing Boards Conference Panel

Chairman of the HPU Board of Trustees Richard Hunter was invited by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges to serve as a panelist during its national conference on trusteeship.

April 28, 2018

English Professor Receives Literature Award

Associate Professor of English Tyler McMahon was named the 2018 Elliot Cades Award for Literature winner in the established artist category.

April 27, 2018

English Students Construct Murder Mystery Game

Students in the Gender, Detective Fiction course of Angela Gili, Ph.D., gathered in class on April 25 to present their accusations, vying to solve the mysterious death of the fictional lead editor at Pandora's Press.

April 27, 2018

Kevin Cochran

Computer Science major Kevin Cochran is a member of the HPU varsity Esports team. The University’s Esports Arena is home court for Cochran and team mates, who compete nationally while building valuable career skills.

April 27, 2018

Nicole Hoynaski

A 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association Woman of the Year nominee, Nicole Hoynaski, graduated from HPU in December 2017 with a BS in Mass Communication. Her experiences at the University and with the tennis team have inspired her to help other women reach their goals.

April 27, 2018

Randolph Goldman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics Randolph Goldman, Ph.D., is passionate about mentorship. Goldman not only commits to preparing his students for academic achievement, he wants to see them succeed as contributors in the local community.

April 23, 2018

Public Health Student Receives Research Internship Award

Janice Hata, BS in Public Health student and member of HPU's Residential Honors Program, was selected for the National Institute on Drug Abuse Summer Research Internship Program of the National Institutes of Health.

April 23, 2018

National Student Advertising Competition Team on to Semi-Finals

Hawai‘i Pacific University advertising students are the first place district winners of the National Student Advertising Competition held on Saturday, April 14.

April 23, 2018

Debate Team Competes in US Universities Championships

The HPU Debate Team participated in the 2018 United States Universities Debating Championships held at Stanford University from April 14-16.

April 23, 2018

Art History Adjunct Publishes Research

“Copying and Theory in Edo Period Japan (1615-1868)” written by Art History Adjunct Kazuko Kameda-Madar, Ph.D., is included in Japanese Art: Critical and Primary Sources (2018) published by Bloomsbury in London/Oxford, UK.

April 16, 2018

Fujitsu Funds Research Led by Computer Science Faculty

For the fifth straight year, Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. has donated to HPU in support of research led by Yi Zhu, Ph.D., associate professor of Computer Science.

March

March 28, 2018

HPU RECEIVES $1M GIFT FROM TRUSTEE EMERITUS

Hawai‘i Pacific University receives $1M gift from Dr. Allen Zecha.

March 26, 2018

Public Health Professor Receives State Appointment and Award

Associate Professor of Public Health Christian Gloria, Ph.D., was appointed to the Hawaii Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund Advisory Board, and he received the Hawaii Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers' 2018 Friend of Social Work Award.

March 26, 2018

Social Work Professor Receives Fulbright Award

Professor of Social Work Howard Karger, Ph.D., has received a Fulbright Research Scholar appointment.

March 26, 2018

Graduate Student Wins World History Prize

HPU Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Studies student Brent Bond won the Jerry H. Bentley World History Prize on Saturday, March 17 at Hawaii’s 34th Annual State Phi Alpha Theta History Conference.

March 19, 2018

Oceanography Professor Co-authors Research

With colleagues from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Bishop Museum, David Hyrenbach, Ph.D., associate professor of Oceanography, has co-authored a paper.

March 19, 2018

Economics Professor Presents in Lebanon

During the winter holiday, Associate Professor of Economics Ken Schoolland traveled to Lebanon.

March 19, 2018

Fresh Perspectives Published

The ninth issue of Fresh Perspectives, HPU’s online anthology of first-year writing, is published.

March 19, 2018

Short Script Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the 2017 Short Script Contest in the Original Script and Adapted Script categories have been announced.

March 19, 2018

HPU Student Participates in American Advertising Federation Career Fair

Mass Communication student, Katrina Hicks, was a representative of HPU at the AAF Mosaic Career Fair and Conference on February 23, 2018 at Leo Burnett Group in Chicago.

March 19, 2018

Mass Communication Major Honored As Most Promising Multicultural Student

Mass Communication major Mariah Castro was one of 50 students across the nation who was honored by the American Advertising Federation as a Most Promising Multicultural Student.

March 12, 2018

Dean, Libraries and Learning Commons Named

Hawai‘i Pacific University is pleased to announce Pam Lough, MLS, Ph.D., will join the University as Dean, Libraries and Learning Commons.

March 12, 2018

United Nations Club Volunteers at Global Vision Summit

HPU United Nations Club members volunteered at the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council Global Vision Summit held at UH West O‘ahu on Saturday, March 3.

March 01, 2018

2 HPU Students Named Gilman Scholarship Recipients

2 HPU Students Named Gilman Scholarship Recipients

February

February 25, 2018

History Professor’s Research Published in Book Chapter

The research of Professor of History Marc Jason Gilbert, Ph.D., on Annie Besant, a nationalist leader in India during the First World War, has been published this month as a book chapter.

February 25, 2018

HPU Participates in Tourism Day

HPU participated in the Hawai’i Lodging & Tourism Association-sponsored Tourism Day event held on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Hawai’i State Capitol.

February 22, 2018

Conversation with Dr. Ngoc Phan

A conversation with new CLA faculty member Ngoc Phan, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science.

February 18, 2018

Embracing Career Preparation at HPU

In this Q&A with HPU Director of the Career Development Center, Michael Van Lear, Theresa Freund (MA Global Leadership and Sustainable Development '10) shares the career preparation experience she gained while at HPU.

February 11, 2018

Hospitality and Tourism Management Student Receives Industry Scholarship

Senior Hospitality and Tourism Management major Adrian Boix is the recipient of a Club Managers Association of America Scholarship.

February 11, 2018

Master’s in Marine Science Alumna Publishes Research

Sarah Youngren (MS in Marine Science ’15) has published the first chapter from her thesis.

February 11, 2018

TESOL Faculty and Alumni Publish Research

Hanh thi Nguyen, Ph.D., Professor of Applied Linguistics in the TESOL Program, published with former students, Cris Vicentini and Andre Langevin, a book chapter.

February 11, 2018

HPU Participates as American Red Cross-Hawai‘i Service Partner

Members of the HPU ‘ohana took part in the Saturday, Feb. 10, American Red Cross of Hawai‘i “Sound the Alarm: Save a Life Campaign” service event.

February 05, 2018

Faculty-Staff Basketball Match

Faculty and Staff Basketball Match at Halftime of Game against Dixie State

February 05, 2018

Traffic Safety Awareness Rally Held

HPU 'ohana and Honolulu Police Department officers sign wave at Hawaii Loa location on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

February 03, 2018

Adele NeJame’s Poem Published in Journal

Assistant Professor of English Adele Ne Jame's "Grief, A Revolving Landscape," an Arab-American diaspora poem, appears in RR Beirut Literary and Art Journal, Fall 2017 Underground issue,

February 03, 2018

Alpha Epsilon Delta Raises Funds to Benefit Children

HPU's chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), the Pre-Health Honor Society, raised funds in Fall 2017 to donate toys to the new Children's Ward at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center.

January

January 29, 2018

John Heckathorn, Ph.D Internship Award Recipient Named

John Heckathorn, Ph.D Internship Award Recipient Named


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