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June

June 10, 2019

Professor of English Publishes Article in the Journal Slavery and Abolition

Laurie F. Leach, Ph.D., professor of English, has published an article entitled “Roots and the Trope of the Good Slaveholder.”

May

May 26, 2019

Hawai‘i Pacific University Announces Tuition Assistance to Active-Duty Navy Personnel

HPU is offering this tuition assistance in the wake of the U.S. Navy's announcement that college tuition assistance funding has been depleted for the current federal fiscal year.

May 13, 2019

HPU Names Its 2019 Teacher of the Year

Assistant Professor of Political Science Ngoc Phan, Ph.D., was named the 2019 HPU Teacher of the Year at the University’s May 9 Commencement ceremony.

May 13, 2019

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Celebrates a Milestone

As of spring 2019, the TESOL Program now has alumni teaching and working in more than 70 countries and states around the world.

May 06, 2019

HPU Secures the National Student Advertising Competition District Win

The team will proceed to the semi-finals phase of the competition on May 8.

May 06, 2019

Senior Leadership’s Community Service at Ulupō Heiau – Stewards of Aloha, Pono, Kuleana

The team had a unique opportunity to “give back” while learning the history of the Kailua Kawainui Marsh area.

May 06, 2019

English Course Students Get Career Advice from Guest Speakers

HPU 2015 alumna Bianca Flores and Hawai‘i Poet Laureate Kealoha spoke with students in the Ways of Reading Film, Literature, and Culture course.

May 06, 2019

Cathedral of St. Andrew Named to Honor King Kamehameha IV

King Kamehameha IV died on November 30, 1863, the feast day of St. Andrew.

May 01, 2019

Hawai‘i Pacific University to Celebrate Spring 2019 Commencement

Among Graduates are Five Maryknoll High School Students

May 01, 2019

Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony

May 01, 2019

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Spring 2019 Commencement

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Spring 2019 Commencement

April

April 29, 2019

United Nations (UN) Club Participates in National Model UN Conference

A delegation of 10 students alongside the club advisor Andrea Malji, Ph.D., journeyed to New York City to participate in the National Model UN Conference.

April 29, 2019

For Undergraduate Students:

HPU is offering more than 300 on-campus and online courses this summer, plus up to $3,000 in grant money to help pay for it.

April 29, 2019

‘Iolani Barracks Once Housed Royal Guard

Halekoa, also known as ‘Iolani Barracks, is a building designed by a German architect and constructed from over 6,000 blocks of coral.

April 29, 2019

Environmental Ethics Students Visit Mount Ka‘ala

Students of Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Matthew LoPresti, Ph.D., safely visited and learned of the unique natural history and ecosystem of the natural reserve area.

April 29, 2019

Business Law Seminar Hosted by College of Business

The seminar featured guest speakers, Hawai‘i Supreme Court Chief Justice, the Honorable Mark Recktenwald, and attorneys Dick Mosher and Gregory Kim.

April 29, 2019

Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) Students Complete Mentoring Program

Four HTM students completed the 2018-19 Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association Generational Mentoring Program.

April 22, 2019

Reminder: HPU@HIFF Adcard Competition Submission Deadline

The deadline for the competition is Friday, April 26, 5 p.m., and all HPU students are welcome to enter.

April 22, 2019

First Look Mixed Media Festival Poster Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to Angeleyh Pasco, Multimedia Cinematic Production major, who is the winner of the contest.

April 22, 2019

Cinematography Workshop Students Create Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Film

Multimedia Cinematic Production students wrote, produced and directed a 10-minute short film for the MDA.

April 22, 2019

College of Health and Society (CHS) Students and Faculty Take Part in Medical Mission

CHS faculty and nursing students spent Spring Break in Guatemala, completing a medical mission.

April 22, 2019

Members of the HPU ‘Ohana Participate in Mālama HPU

Approximately 40 members of the HPU ‘ohana participated in the Monday, April 15, service project.

April 22, 2019

Classical Studies Students Share Their Work

Students of Professor Margo Kitts, Ph.D., in CLST 3100, Female Figures in Classical Myth, Literature, and Religion, participated in a Thursday, April 4 brown-bag event sponsored by the Arts, Humanities & Languages department.

April 22, 2019

Our Lady of Peace Cathedral Is Over 175 Years Old

Associate Professor of History Douglas Askman, Ph.D., provides this historical write-up on the cathedral, which is the oldest building on Fort Street Mall.

April 16, 2019

HPU Students Receive Hands-on Learning Opportunity through Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association

HPU students took part in a project-based learning experience, helping to organize a workforce development workshop.

April 16, 2019

HPU Launches a Guaranteed Internship Program

HPU Launches a Guaranteed Internship Program

March

March 25, 2019

Students Participate in Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society State Conference

Three students took away three of the top prizes for their papers presented at the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society State Conference.

March 18, 2019

College of Health and Society (CHS) Students Participate in Winter Cultural Exchange Trip

CHS students from the Nursing, Public Health and Social Work programs traveled to Japan and Vietnam from Dec. 19 to Jan. 5, participating in the inaugural HPU Inter-professional Education Cultural Exchange Trip.

March 18, 2019

TESOL Students and Faculty Participate in Conference

Five TESOL students and Professor of Applied Linguistics Hanh thi Nguyen, Ph.D., presented at the annual Hawaii TESOL conference.

March 18, 2019

Hawai‘i Pacific University Advances on Planned PsyD Program

Hawai'i Pacific University is moving forward with plans to offer a full, accredited doctorate in psychology (PsyD) program in the wake of the sudden shutdown of Argosy University, whose Hawai'i campus had provided the state’s only PsyD program to date.

March 13, 2019

Campus Consolidation Moves Update

Campus Consolidation Moves Update

March 12, 2019

Professor of Applied Linguistics Co-edits Book on Conversation Analysis

Professor Hanh thi Nguyen, Ph.D. (TESOL) co-edited "Conversation Analytic Perspectives on English Language Learning, Teaching and Testing in Global Contexts,” which was recently published.

March 12, 2019

Honors Class Explores Oahu’s Waste Stream and Sustainable Waste Futures

Residential Honors Program sophomore students in the HON 2200 “Plastic Fantastic?” course studied Oahu’s waste stream by participating in the Honolulu City & County’s “Opala Tour.”

March 07, 2019

Hawai‘i Pacific University welcomes Argosy transfers, provides bridge for vital doctoral program

Hawai‘i Pacific University welcomes Argosy transfers, provides bridge for vital doctoral program

March 07, 2019

Assistant Professor of Music Alec Schumacker, D.M.A. Won World Projects Composition Contest

Joining with renowned composers from across the globe, Alec will perform his composition at a summer festival, forging new connections and opportunities to collaborate.

March 07, 2019

OI Mullet Release at Waikiki Aquarium in Honor of Earth Day

OI-donated striped mullet fish get released by Waikiki Aquarium in its annual Earth Day festivities, symbolizing the importance of preserving Hawai‘i’s environment.

March 06, 2019

Senior Vice President Recognized with ‘Women Who Mean Business’ Award

Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jan Boivin is among the distinguished businesswomen named a 2019 “Women Who Mean Business” awardee.

March 06, 2019

Career Development Team Selected to Present Annual ‘All Association of Colleges and Employers' Webinar

The HPU team delivered their presentation entitled 'Delivering Career Development to a Diverse Student Population: Programming That Supports Every Student’s College-to-Career Transition.'

March 06, 2019

McKee and Boivin Provide College Campus Safety Training to Kamehameha High School Seniors

Their training session addresses campus safety generally as well as street-smart safety tips.

March 06, 2019

Nate Lingard Named Facilities Operations Manager

Effective March 1, 2019, Lingard has accepted the position of facilities operations manager.

February

February 26, 2019

Avoiding Emotional Triggers during a Job Interview

Learn tips for making a good impression on a potential employer in this article by HPU's Career Development Coordinator.

February 26, 2019

HPU Student Veterans Association (SVA) Represented at National Conference

Four student veterans and the Assistant Director of the Military and Veterans Center, representing HPU's Student Veteran Association, attended the 2019 Student Veterans of America National Conference in Orlando, Florida, from Jan. 3 through 5.

February 11, 2019

Navy Commander and Foreign Policy Advisor among the Guest Speakers for International Relations Class

CDR Jonathan Odom from the Daniel K Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies and Du Tran, career foreign service officer, US Department of State, and deputy foreign policy advisor, headquarters, US Indo-Pacific Command led discussions with international relations students at Hickam Air Force Base.

February 11, 2019

English Major Places Poem in Prestigious National Anthology!

Nyna Dies’s poem "clenched fist and honeycomb" was selected for inclusion in the 2019 issue of plain china: Best Undergraduate Writing.

February 11, 2019

College of Business Professor Leads Research on Asymmetric Impact of Decision Making in Marketing

Assistant Professor Ji Mi Park, Ph.D., has recently published two articles in leading marketing journals.

February 11, 2019

Faculty and Staff Support Fin Week and Display Their Hoop Skills at the Annual Faculty and Staff Basketball Game

Over 30 faculty and staff teamed up to build camaraderie, playing in a semi-competitive halftime basketball match at halftime of the HPU versus Dominican men's basketball game held on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

February 04, 2019

Smithsonian Institution Visits HPU, Presenting Internship and Career Opportunities

Smithsonian Institution representatives visited HPU to present internship and career opportunities for HPU students.

February 04, 2019

Hawaiʻi Pacific University and Young Brothers Provide Project-Based Learning Opportunities for Students

HPU business students to gain career experience working alongside Young Brothers employees on projects to address challenges and opportunities unique to the local company

February 04, 2019

First Look Poster Competition: Open to All HPU Students

The Multimedia Programs have announced the 2019 First Look Mixed Media Festival Poster Design Competition.

January

February 01, 2019

Staff Council Honors Director, Center for Academic Success

Lisa Ishikuro, director, Center for Academic Success, was named the Fall 2018 Ke Kaukahi individual recipient honoree.

February 01, 2019

Staff Council Recognizes the Contributions of Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services is the Fall 2018 department recipient of the Ke Kaukahi recognition of excellence.

February 01, 2019

HPU Libraries Offer 24/7 Chat Service

HPU Libraries offer a 24/7 virtual reference service to support students, faculty and distance education programs.

January 30, 2019

Students from McKinley and Roosevelt High Schools Win $15,000 Scholarship from HPU

McKinley and Roosevelt students take home victory at Hawaiʻi's inaugural eSports Scholarship Tournament

January 29, 2019

Spring 2019 Commencement to Be Held on May 9

HPU's Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 9, 5 p.m., at Neal Blaisdell Arena.

January 22, 2019

An Introduction to Title IX by Our Title IX Coordinator

William Sabio is the University’s Title IX coordinator. The HPU ‘Ohana This Week staff recently had a conversation with Sabio on the topic of Title IX.

January 15, 2019

HPU Names Jennifer Walsh Provost

Walsh to oversee the development, growth and quality of all academic and student affairs programs to advance the academic mission of HPU

January 14, 2019

Career Development Center Staff Present and Participate in Annual Conference

Career Development Center staff attended and presented at the Mountain Pacific Association Colleges and Employers Annual Conference.