2021 News Article

Sarena Celseti
July 21, 2021

It’s a Plant-Based Paradise: Spotlight on HPU Alumna Sarena Celseti

In 2021, Sarena Celseti completed her MBA at HPU and immediately applied her business knowledge and expertise into owning and operating a café in Kailua called Plant Based Paradise.

HPU students at Aloha Tower
July 20, 2021

HPU Launches New Minor in Editing and Publishing

The new minor in editing and publishing provides students with a focused curriculum that emphasizes practical experience in the editing and publishing fields.

Elizabeth Milner
July 19, 2021

Medical School Admittance… Guaranteed?

Elizabeth Milner shares her unique story of being part of the Early Acceptance Program (EAP) in Medicine and Dentistry at HPU.

Katarina Lage
July 16, 2021

To Study Abroad and See the World in a New Light

HPU alumna Katarina Lage loved the experience of studying abroad so much she went to Greece, Ecuador, and Thailand. Her experience abroad led her to a career as a foreign service officer in the Dominican Republic.

Nicole Monton HPU Alumna
July 12, 2021

HPU Alumna Becomes Managing Editor of MidWeek

Nicole Monton graduated from HPU with a B.A. in journalism, interned at KHON, then accepted an entry-level position at MidWeek. Ten years later, she's the managing editor.

Kumu Fish
July 09, 2021

OI of HPU Focuses on Rejuvenating Prized Hawaiian Fish

Oceanic Institute of HPU has received a nearly $300,000 grant from NOAA to develop culture methods for marine fish species for local food production.

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June 30, 2021

Shark Bites June 2021

June #SharkBites roundup: The HPU 'ohana embraces collaboration, working with partners within HPU and communities throughout Hawai'i, across the U.S., and worldwide. And to our newest HPU Sharks, the incoming Fall 2021 students, we can't wait to welcome you to campus!

Different Ideas Podcast
June 30, 2021

HPU Kumu Featured on Different Ideas Podcast

Taum shares thoughts on getting in touch with Hawaiian values to make real change.

June 29, 2021

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

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Girls in Tech summer camp student in lab
June 29, 2021

HPU Co-hosts Girls in Tech Summer Camp

HPU welcomed more than 30 middle and high school girls from local schools for a STEM Summer camp co-hosted with CGEST Arizona State University.

Student in Learning Commons
June 29, 2021

HPU Libraries: Another Year By-The-Numbers

The Libraries' infographic for 2020-21 highlights some of the library resources and services.

Russell Hart headshot
June 29, 2021

History Professor Presents at 87th Annual Military History Conference

Russell Hart, Ph.D., participated in two of only three presidential panels/roundtables at the conference.

Raleigh Aiden Johnson
June 28, 2021

HPU Student Spotlight: Raleigh Aiden Johnson

Raleigh Aiden Johnson is a is a senior at HPU and is following his passion by majoring in marine science.

Robert Nakata, Ph.D.
June 21, 2021

Spotlight on HPU Faculty: Robert Nakata, Ph.D.

Professor Nakata is an engineering professor at HPU, and has worked for over 35 years in the technology industry.

Anita Harrington
June 17, 2021

HPU Alumna Helps Discover New Species of Jellyfish

Anita Harrington teamed up with a team of researchers from Japan, Canada, and Hawai’i.

Rae Baer headshot
June 15, 2021

Opitz Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing Presented

The College of Liberal Arts announces the 2020-2021 winners of the award named after the late Andrew Opitz, Ph.D., English faculty.

Tima nigroannulata
June 14, 2021

New Species of Jellyfish Discovered at HPU

A new species of jellyfish with the binomial, Tima nigroannulata was discovered by an international team of researchers from HPU, Japan, and Canada.

Oceanic Institute at HPU
June 01, 2021

Understanding Coral Reefs to Save Them from Demise

HPU professor Thomas DeCarlo, Ph.D. has co-written a new article entitled "Global declines in coral reef calcium carbonate production under ocean acidification and warming" in the May 2021 publication of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States.

David Horgen and INBRE student team members
May 31, 2021

HPU Chemistry Professor and Students Publish Research

Professor David Horgen, Ph.D., and three INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research) student team members co-authored a paper with a team from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine.

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May 31, 2021

Shark Bites May 2021

May #SharkBites roundup: We pay special tribute to our newest HPU alumni, the Spring 2021 graduates. We are so proud of the achievements of all members of HPU's 'ohana, who are doing remarkable work to advance their careers and communities.

May 26, 2021

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

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Emma Williams
May 25, 2021

First Look Mixed Media Festival Winners Announced

The Multimedia Cinematic Production Club hosted the 13th annual festival on Monday, May 17.

Sigmund Sumulong and Carey Foote
May 25, 2021

Sigmund Sumulong Honored As Ke Kaukahi Award Winner

Sigmund, Registration Coordinator, is described as "the unsung hero behind the scenes."

Communications and Marketing staff with President Gotanda
May 25, 2021

Communications and Marketing Recognized As Ke Kaukahi Award Winner

The team goes above and beyond, always keeping the university's best interests as its biggest priority.

May 24, 2021

Statement on Herff Jones Security Breach

HPU's IT department has investigated and confirmed that the transactions do not involve any systems at HPU.

CNCS Lock Up
May 21, 2021

HPU is First in State for 7th Year in a Row at ICPC

The ICPC is recognized as the largest and most prestigious programming contest in the world.

Debbie Snell headshot
May 14, 2021

Hawai‘i Pacific University Turns to Debbie Snell to Lead Sharks Athletics

Snell will begin her leadership of the 14-sport Hawai‘i Pacific Sharks program on July 1.

Linda Lierheimer Headshot
May 10, 2021

Hawai‘i Pacific University Announces Director of Honors Programs

HPU welcomes Linda Lierheimer, Ph.D., Professor of History and Humanities, to her new role as Director of Honors Programs.

Maile Autumn Aubrey Butler
May 07, 2021

Hawai‘i Pacific University Bids Aloha to Third Butler Daughter with Degree in Nursing

Autumn will join her older sisters Aubrey and Maile in serving as a nurse in Hawai‘i.

Students at Waterfront Plaza
May 04, 2021

HPU eyes record first-time student enrollment

Positive pandemic management seen as one factor

Daria Rae Baer
May 04, 2021

Valedictory Speaker: Daria Rae Baer, College of Liberal Arts

Daria Rae Baer will earn a Bachelor of Arts in History

Aileen Somera Claveria
May 04, 2021

Valedictory Speaker: Aileen Somera Claveria, College of Health and Society

Aileen Somera Claveria will earn a Master's in Public Health

Benjamin Miller headshot
May 04, 2021

College of Natural and Computational Sciences Graduation Speaker: Benjamin N. Miller

Benjamin N. Miller will earn a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

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April 30, 2021

Shark Bites April 2021

April #SharkBites roundup: The HPU 'Ohana commits to collaborating with partners within our university and the broader community. We are proud of our students, faculty, and staff and their community impact and accomplishments.

Cidney Hopkins Menjam Tamang headshots
April 27, 2021

HPU Students Recognized for Outstanding Research Papers

Menjam Tamang was awarded the Alfred H. Nolle Scholarship award for her paper, and Cidney Hopkins was chosen as an alternate for her paper.

Boivin Howie McKee headshots
April 27, 2021

HPU Provides ‘We Care’ Campus Safety Training to Kamehameha School Seniors

The HPU team engaged with the soon-to-be college-bound students and families.

Andrea Malji headshot
April 27, 2021

International Studies Professor Named Teacher of the Year

Andrea Malji, Ph.D., was named HPU's 2021 Teacher of the Year.

Spring 21 Theatre Production Behind the Scenes of Livestream
April 20, 2021

Where Words Once Were: HPU’s Spring Theatre Production

Don't Forget to Get Your Tickets for the Finale Weekend of Livestream Performances

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April 20, 2021

HPU Professor Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award

Andrea Malji, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of International Studies, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to India.

HPU College of Liberal Arts "lockup"
April 20, 2021

HPU Students Win Prizes at Annual Phi Alpha Theta Conference

History, Diplomacy and Military Studies, and Political Science students received recognition and awards.

Music of Hope and Humanity HPU Concert graphic
April 16, 2021

Music of Hope & Humanity: A Free Virtual Concert

Featuring the HPU Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble

April 08, 2021

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

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March 31, 2021

Shark Bites March 2021

March #SharkBites roundup: In the home stretch of the Spring term, activity abounds — in and out of the classroom — at HPU. Go Sharks!

College of Health and Society lock up
March 30, 2021

Hawai‘i's First Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at HPU to Welcome Applicants in 2021

The DPT Program's innovative curriculum will blend distance learning, on-campus lab experience.

Jennifer Walsh in her office
March 08, 2021

Inspiring the Next Generation of Women Leaders

The new Women's Executive Leadership Council matches talented students with trail-blazing female executives.

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February 28, 2021

Shark Bites February 2021

February #SharkBites roundup: In and out of the classroom, the members of our HPU 'ohana are doing great things. We salute our students, faculty, and staff for their accomplishments and achievements.

SIM research lab-and-OSS
February 23, 2021

Integrating Simulation into a Research Study, Focusing on Obesity Bias and Stigma

Linda Nosaka, DNP, APRN-Rx, AGACNP-BC, is the first HPU Doctor of Nursing Practice student to perform a research activity utilizing simulation modalities in the University’s College of Health and Society Simulation Program.

Nursing students in the SIM lab
February 23, 2021

DAISY Award Recipient Unpacks the Gratifying Field of Nursing

Simulation educator Naomi Bretschneider, RN, CCRN, receives the Daisy Award, upon nomination from two of her students.

Foundational Digital Multimedia book cover
February 23, 2021

Cinematic Multimedia Arts Professor’s Textbook Published

Kendall Hunt Publishing Company recently published the textbook Foundational Digital Multimedia by William Erwin Quest Kennelly.

College of Liberal Arts lock up
February 16, 2021

The 2021 HPU Short Script Contest Winners Announced

The annual contest recognizes students' work in the categories of Best Original Script and Best Adapted Script.

First Look Mixed Media 2020 winning poster
February 08, 2021

First Look Poster Competition: Open to All HPU Students

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

February 03, 2021

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

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Ness Morrison
February 02, 2021

Annual HPU Poetry Award Winner Announced

Ness Morrison is the winner of this year’s James Vaughan Award for Poetry.

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January 31, 2021

Shark Bites January 2021

January #SharkBites: As we kick-off the start of the Spring semester, we highlight campus programs and achievements of our 'ohana in the New Year.

Housing and Residence Life team
January 25, 2021

Housing and Residence Life Recognized As Ke Kaukahi Award Winner

The Special Events and Recognition Committee, on behalf of the Staff Council, presented the Fall 2020 Ke Kaukahi Recognition of Excellence award to the Housing and Residence Life department.

Chris Martin and Carey Foote
January 25, 2021

Chris Martin Honored As Ke Kaukahi Award Winner

The Special Events and Recognition Committee, on behalf of the Staff Council, presented the Fall 2020 Ke Kaukahi recognition of Excellence award to Chris Martin, Security Manager.

College of Business lockup
January 25, 2021

College of Business Faculty Research Published in a Top-ranked Business Journal

Assistant Professor of Management Tolga Ulusemre, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Economics Xin Fang, Ph.D., received acceptance of their article by the Journal of Business Ethics.

Sam Moku headshot
January 20, 2021

HPU’s Sam Moku to Join Blangiardi Administration

Senior administrator Sam Moku will leave HPU at the end of January to become chief of staff in the administration of newly elected Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi.

Grace Laudick
January 18, 2021

HPU Intern Hosts Her Own Talk Show at ThinkTech Hawaii

Communications major Grace Laudick hosted a bi-weekly talk show called "Educating Ourselves in These Difficult Times."

Katie Hiew working with yellow tang broodstock
January 11, 2021

Oceanic Institute of HPU Staff and HPU Graduate Student Receives Research Grant

Rising Tide Conservation awarded Katie Hiew a grant to support her thesis research

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May 01, 2021

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