HPU News

2021 News Articles

May

Students at Waterfront Plaza
May 04, 2021

HPU eyes record first-time student enrollment

Positive pandemic management seen as one factor

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

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

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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

Manuela Pin Sanches headshot
May 04, 2021

College of Business Graduation Speaker: Manuela Pin Sanches

Manuela Pin Sanches will earn a BSBA, majoring in International Business and minoring in Marketing

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May 04, 2021

College of Professional Studies Graduation Speaker: Jessi Benedict

Jessi Benedict will earn the Master's in Public Administration degree

April

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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.

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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.

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April 16, 2021

Music of Hope & Humanity: A Free Virtual Concert

Featuring the HPU Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble

March

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April 08, 2021

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

Check Back Here Regularly for the Latest 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!

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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.

February

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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.

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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.

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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.

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February 03, 2021

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

Check Back Here Regularly for the Latest Updates

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.

January

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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.

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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


2020

December

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December 23, 2020

Shark Bites December 2020

#SharkBites: As we look forward to the New Year, we salute the HPU 'Ohana's accomplishments and achievements in 2020.

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December 09, 2020

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

Check Back Here Regularly for the Latest Updates

Hazel Downing with Teacher of the Year plaque
December 08, 2020

Nursing Professor Named 2020 Teacher of the Year

Associate Professor of Nursing Hazel Downing, RN, MN, Ed.D., is the 2020 HPU Teacher of the Year.

Harm-Jan Steenhuis headshot
December 08, 2020

International Business Professor Invited to Participate in US Department of State Meeting of Experts

Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Ph.D., College of Business Associate Dean and Professor of Management, International Business, participated in the virtual two-day meeting organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Adam Burke and HPU and USF Galapagos students on Zoom
December 08, 2020

Graduate Sustainability Students Collaborate with Environmental Communication Students in Galapagos

The HPU students, partnering with USF Galapagos campus students, analyzed management approaches to key sustainability issues in Hawaii and Galapagos.

November

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November 30, 2020

Shark Bites November 2020

#SharkBites: We're rounding out the month of giving thanks with some of our favorite November events! We're thankful for our 'ohana who have created such a strong sense of community during these socially distanced times.

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November 30, 2020

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Vanessa Wong named Fall 2020 Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker

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November 30, 2020

Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Anita Harrington named Fall 2020 Graduate Valedictory Speaker

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November 24, 2020

Where Are They Now? Four Alumni Nancy Foster Scholarship Recipients

The NOAA scholarship program allows graduate marine science students to undertake applied research.

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November 24, 2020

HPU’s Inaugural Class of Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Students Started the Rigorous Course of Study This Fall

The University Is Accepting Applications for the Next PsyD Program Cohort

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November 24, 2020

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

Check Back Here Regularly for the Latest Updates

Ghazwan Hassna virtually presenting to Rotary Club
November 17, 2020

Information Systems Faculty Member Presents on ‘Big Data and Analytics’

Ghazwan Hassna, Ph.D., was invited as a featured speaker to the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu.

Larry Rowland and workshop students
November 10, 2020

College of Business Co-sponsors Virtual Project Management Exam Preparation Workshop

Associate Professor Larry Rowland, Ed.D., PMP, led this workshop in conjunction with the Project Management Institute Honolulu Chapter.

David Horgen headshot
November 03, 2020

Chemistry Professor Co-publishes a Review of a Potential New Therapeutic Strategy for Treating Stroke and Similar Diseases in Adults and Newborns

David Horgen, Ph.D., and fellow scientists had their paper published in the journal Acta Pharmalogica Sinica.

October

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October 30, 2020

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

Check Back Here Regularly for the Latest Updates

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October 30, 2020

Shark Bites October 2020

#SharkBites: This month, we marked the start of our fall 8B semester, President Gotanda hosted a virtual talk story session about the supreme court with a professor from Villanova University, and we had faculty members called upon for media commentary regarding the 2020 election! Check out the roundup for all of our favorite highlights!

Gary Karr headshot and photo of shrimp in tank
October 27, 2020

Science Outreach Director Serves As a Panelist on Aquaculture Webinar

HPU's Gary Karr joined representatives from NOAA and Waianae High School Marine Science Learning Center to present a webinar in celebration of Seafood Month.

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October 22, 2020

Lorraine Marais: The Heart of a Social Worker

A tribute to Lorraine Marais, former Director of the School of Social Work.

Adam Burke presenting at a 2019 symposium in the Galapagos
October 19, 2020

Faculty Member Publishes Article on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development in Galapagos

The paper of Adam Burke, Ph.D., provides a critique of Galapagos' land-sea binary, path dependency on ecotourism, economic leakage, and ways ecotourism practices dissociate Galapaguenos from marine species.

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October 19, 2020

Business Faculty Publish Article on Advertising and Consumer Rights Under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act

The paper of Michelle Alarcon, J.D., and Joseph Ha, Ph.D., is published in the Journal of Applied Business Research.

alumni
October 15, 2020

School of Social Work Alumni Updates

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

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October 13, 2020

College of Health and Society Holds White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2022

The September 28 ceremony was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including approximately 40 students and their family and friends and faculty.

Regina Ostergaard-Klem and researchers in the Galapagos-2017 workshop
October 13, 2020

Faculty Member Publishes Article on Ecosystem Resilience and Climate Change in Galapagos

Regina Ostergaard-Klem, Ph.D., recently co-authored an article, focusing on research results from an interdisciplinary workshop.

TWMU students and faculty with HPU students and faculty on Zoom
October 06, 2020

HPU and Tokyo Women’s Medical University (TWMU) Take Part in a Virtual Exchange Class

MSN students of Professor Patricia Burrell, PhD, and TWMU students present and dialogue on the theme, "Healthcare Policy Issues and COVID-19"

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October 06, 2020

Marine Science Graduate Student Publishes Thesis Research, Working with Collaborators

HPU's Pelagicos Lab, working with collaborators, published the first paper from Sara Donahue's MS thesis.

September

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September 30, 2020

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September 30, 2020

Shark Bites September 2020

September #SharkBites Roundup: This month, our HPU 'ohana announced the launch of a new student research center, participated in a virtual concert with Josh Tatofi, and helped clear two tons of ghost nets in Kailua Bay!

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September 29, 2020

Faculty Researchers to Lead the Creation of the HPU Undergraduate Infrastructure Student Research Center

National Institutes of Health and National Institute on General Medical Sciences granted $750,000 to HPU to launch the HUISRC.

Lei Wang in INBRE Lab
September 29, 2020

HPU, Chaminade, and Windward Community College Collaborate on Research Study

Associate Professor of Chemistry Lei Wang, Ph.D., and fellow researchers' paper has been accepted for publication by the PLOS ONE journal.

Mult 3600 students in HPU Green Room STudio
September 29, 2020

Cinematic Multimedia Arts Students on the Front Line of the New Normal

Multimedia 3600 students of Associate Professor Peter Britos, Ph.D., are in class adhering to best practices for cinematic and creative crews.

First-year students at ATM during orientation
September 29, 2020

‘Going Above and Beyond,’ HPU’s Summer Guides

Nearly 80 faculty and staff volunteered to serve as Summer Guides, helping incoming first-year students.

Ngoc Phan presenting
September 21, 2020

Political Science Professor Presents at the 2020 American Political Science Association Meeting

Assistant Professor of Political Science Ngoc Phan, Ph.D., presented her paper, The Political Legacy of US Occupation on Native Hawaiian Identity

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September 18, 2020

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

Check Back Here Regularly for the Latest Updates

Serge Marek (right) with a Maori master carver in Rotorua in 2018
September 14, 2020

Master's in Sustainability Faculty Publishes Article on Indigenous Urban Geographies

Serge Marek, Ph.D., recently published an article, which is an offshoot of his Ph.D. research and explores ways that Māōri were adapting the city to their cultural ways of life and world views.

IVE class on Sept 9 zoom meeting with DeRay Mckesson
September 14, 2020

International Vocal Ensemble (IVE) Studies The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed

Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson joined the IVE for a discussion as they prepare for their performance.

Ken Schoolland and his book published in Thai
September 14, 2020

Economics Faculty Member's Award-Winning Book Published in Thai

The Freidrich Naumann Foundation in Bangkok published in Thai The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible by Associate Professor of Economics Ken Schoolland.

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September 01, 2020

Shark Bites August 2020

August #SharkBites roundup: We can't believe August has already come to an end! We're proud of all of our ʻohana members for making a positive mark on our community this month. Check out the highlights!

August

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August 31, 2020

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Candidates Defend Their Theses

Five DNP candidates presented their theses at a virtual event hosted by the College of Health and Society on August 14.

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August 26, 2020

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

Check Back Here Regularly for the Latest Updates

Jan Boivin at Waterfront Plaza
August 25, 2020

HPU Senior Vice President Selected As an Omidyar Fellow

Jan Boivin joins 15 other community leaders in Cohort VIII of the Omidyar Fellows.

Aerial shot of OI-HPU
August 25, 2020

Oceanic Institute of HPU Researcher Receives Grant to Study Shrimp Genomics

Dustin Moss, Ph.D., has been awarded a two-year $310,000 National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant.

PlayBuilders Festival 2020 event flyer
August 18, 2020

Update on a Play and a Screenplay by HPU Professor of English

The Bad Woman of Chinatown, a play by Mark Tjarks, Ph.D., will be presented at the 2020 online PlayBuilders Festival. His co-written screenplay Hard Courts was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2020 Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Competition.

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August 18, 2020

Checklist Before You Come to Campus

Checklist Before You Come to Campus

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August 18, 2020

Campus is Coming to Life!

Our Campus is Coming to Life!

July

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July 31, 2020

Shark Bites July 2020

Check out our Shark Bites highlights as we say goodbye to July & hello to August! This past month we developed a COVID-19 contact tracers’ course, hosted the Advanced Placement Summer Institute online, introduced basic Hawaiian words in one of our #VirtualHPU sessions, & installed thermal scanning kiosks throughout campus!

Facilities team and President Gotanda
July 28, 2020

Facilities Department Recognized As Ke Kaukahi Award Winner

The Facilities Department has put in place enhanced health and safety measures as HPU looks forward to welcoming our students to an in-person, on-campus Fall semester.

Melissa Matsubara and President Gotanda
July 28, 2020

Melissa Matsubara Honored As Ke Kaukahi Award Winner

Melissa Matsubara, Director of Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs, helps students have life-changing, eye-opening experiences.

Libraries staff
July 28, 2020

HPU Libraries Honored with Ke Kaukahi Award Honorable Mention

The Libraries already robust digital infrastructure made for a smooth transition during changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Academic Advising staff
July 28, 2020

Academic Advising Presented with Ke Kaukahi Award Honorable Mention

Academic Advising serves as a crucial nexus between students and the University.

Darlene Ramos
July 28, 2020

Darlene Ramos Recognized with Ke Kaukahi Award Honorable Mention

Darlene Ramos, Coordinator and Advisor, Dual-Credit Programs, consistently reaches out to see if she can help her coworkers with tasks.

Jeff Harris
July 28, 2020

Jeff Harris Presented with Ke Kaukahi Award Honorable Mention

Jeff Harris, Manager of Maintenance and Security for Oceanic Institute, works tirelessly to ensure the OI facility operates efficiently and effectively.

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July 26, 2020

HPU Continues to Monitor Douglas

HPU Continues to Monitor Douglas

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July 17, 2020

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

Check Back Here Regularly for the Latest Updates

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July 13, 2020

$4,000 Scholarship for HPU Alumni to Pursue a Graduate-level Degree

$4,000 Scholarship for HPU Alumni to Pursue a Graduate-level Degree

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July 06, 2020

Look Closer: Breakthroughs in Aquaculture at Oceanic Institute

 Yellow tang, the top aquarium fish collected from Hawai‘i’s reefs, is also one of the world’s most popular. A series of breakthroughs in the feeding and nurturing of the fish in captivity now enables their production through aquaculture to help alleviate the stress on Hawaii’s marine ecosystem.

June

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June 26, 2020

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

Check Back Here Regularly for the Latest Updates

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June 17, 2020

HPU Responses to American Civil Unrest

Amid the recent events that have underscored the nation’s challenges related to racial injustice and violence, HPU’s leadership responded with communications across our ‘Ohana. Please read the following messages, first from President Gotanda on June 2, followed by a message from Provost Walsh on June 11.

Jayne Smitten in Sim Lab
June 15, 2020

Smitten, First in Hawai‘i Named a Fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy

Jayne Smitten, PhD, Director for HPU’s College of Health and Society Simulation Center, is among 13 individuals selected for the Class of 2020 Fellows of the SSH Academy and is one of only 73 honored globally with the SSH Academy Fellow distinction.

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June 10, 2020

HPU Receives International Awards for Communications and Marketing

HPU Receives International Awards for Communications and Marketing

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June 09, 2020

Oceanic Institute (OI) Yellow Tang Research Strides Are Important to Protecting Our Environment

OI's research breakthrough is noted in a recent Civil Beat podcast, "Can Aquarium Fishing Be Sustainable?"

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June 02, 2020

Natural Science Faculty and Alumni and Fellow Scientists Publish Research on Box Jellyfish Venom

Professors Berger and Horgen and their former students collaborated with scientists at UH and institutions in Japan.

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June 01, 2020

Coming Together as a Community: A Q and A with Our Student Retention Specialist

Coming Together as a Community: A Q and A with Our Student Retention Specialist

May

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May 27, 2020

Hawaiʻi Pacific University Professor Wins 2020 Kenneth W. Baldridge Prize

Hawaiʻi Pacific University Professor Wins 2020 Kenneth W. Baldridge Prize

Matteo Socciarelli presenting at Capstone Symposium 2020
May 26, 2020

HPU 2020 Online Capstone Symposium: An Unprecedented Accomplishment

After a few days of launching the Capstone Symposium YouTube channel, it had gathered 3,500 views from more than 900 unique viewers from across the globe.

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May 26, 2020

By-the-Numbers: A Story of HPU Libraries Resources and Services

Highlighting the 2019-2020 Academic Year

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May 26, 2020

Political Science Professor Presents Native Hawaiian Survey at Association’s Virtual Meeting

Ngoc Phan, Ph.D., presented her preliminary research findings at the 2020 Western Political Science Association virtual meeting.

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May 22, 2020

Silver Linings: A Q and A with Career Instructional Faculty Member AnnMarie Manzulli

Silver Linings: A Q and A with Career Instructional Faculty Member AnnMarie Manzulli

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May 20, 2020

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

Check Back Here Regularly for the Latest Updates

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May 20, 2020

New Microplastic Pollution Research Reporting Guidelines Released

Researchers from Hawai‘i Pacific University and NIST and other organizations produce easy-to-use documents for scientists

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May 12, 2020

Announcing the HPU 2020 First Look Mixed-Media Festival Award Winners

The program held simultaneously on ZOOM, Facebook Live, and Facebook Watch Party was screened fully online.

Trustee Takaki
May 12, 2020

HPU Board Member Receives Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun

HPU Board Member Receives Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun

Chez Neilson with her son
May 04, 2020

Staying Engaged with Students Virtually: A Q and A with the Assistant Director of Student Activities

Chez Neilson said she looks forward to resuming in-person campus activities.

Spring 2020 MA TESOL graduates
May 04, 2020

MA TESOL Graduates Present Their Capstone Portfolios and Theses at a Virtual Celebration

The Friday, May 1, event also recognized graduating BA TESOL and TESOL Certificate students.

April

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May 05, 2020

Student Messages: COVID-19 Updates

Check Back Here Regularly for the Latest Updates

Anelianne Recinto
April 28, 2020

Acknowledging Her Professors: A Q and A with a Marine Biology and Environmental Studies Major

Angelianne Recinto credits her professors in helping her transition to online instruction in March.

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April 28, 2020

Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) Names Professor of Anthropology Honorary Fellow

The RAI Council elected Professor of Anthropology Robert Borofsky, Ph.D., an Honorary Fellow of its institute.

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April 28, 2020

Billy Mayer Relives Churchillian History

Hawaiʻi Pacific University graduate student William “Billy” Mayer received a National Churchill Library Center Graduate Fellowship which funded his thesis research on the legendary leader Winston Churchill.

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April 28, 2020

HPU Research Center Awarded Grant to Protect Reefs from Plastic Pollution

HPU Research Center Awarded Grant to Protect Reefs from Plastic Pollution

Hale ‘O Lono fishpond in Hilo
April 28, 2020

Oceanic Institute (OI) of HPU Engages in Project, Studying Three Ancient Hawaiian Fishponds

The OI Finfish Department, led by Director Chad Callan, Ph.D., completed a three-year project in collaboration with Conservation International.

Hanh Nguyen at computer
April 21, 2020

Embracing Online Learning: A Q and A with a Professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

In this Q&A with Hanh thi Nguyen, Ph.D., she reflects on how her online course lesson preparation has adjusted and how her class uses audio, chat, screen sharing, and video, maintaining engaging discussions.

CAPM spring 2020 course participants
April 21, 2020

Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) Certification Exam Prep Course Held at HPU

In February, HPU student and alumni participated in a six-week exam preparation course on the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge.

John Digges-Susan Dimenicio
April 20, 2020

The HPU Short Script Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to all the winners in the Best Original Script and Best Adapted Script categories.

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April 16, 2020

HPU Alumni Profile - Celina Barrios

Alumni Celina Barrios earned her undergraduate and graduate degree at HPU then went on to get her doctoral degree. See more of her story here.

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April 16, 2020

Public Health Professor Says Students Are Superheroes - HPU

Public Health Department Chair Christian T. Gloria, Ph.D., finds great reward in mentoring society's future Public Health professionals, who will dedicate their lives to protecting others, preventing diseases, promoting health, and saving lives.

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April 16, 2020

First-generation student Ashlynn Wells - Hawaii Pacific University

First-generation college student, Ashlynn Wells, is paving the way for fellow Cambodian Americans to succeed through her educational journey studying abroad, creating content for HPU’s Communications and Marketing team, and being a leader on-campus.

Brielle Hudik studying remote
April 14, 2020

Continuing in Unity and Caring about Our Community: A Q and A with a Nursing Major

Brielle Hudik shares what she is up to with her courses, extracurricular activities, and work, since shifting to studying and working remotely.

Melissa Aguda in Learning Commons
April 14, 2020

The Learning Commons Is Open, and the Libraries’ Services and Resources Are Available Virtually

The team is fully committed to providing full support to the campus community in this time of uncertainty.

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April 10, 2020

HPU Celebrates Student Achievement Online: All Are Invited

Top student talent will be on display at Hawai’i Pacific University’s 8th Annual Capstone Symposium, slated for Thursday, April 23, starting at 1 p.m., HST. An array of student research, project, creative work, and internship/practicum experience will be presented this year in an online setting, open to campus and the public alike.

March

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March 31, 2020

Shifting to Online Instruction: A Q and A with Assistant Professor, Instructional Designer

Han Nee Chong, Ed.D., shares how she helped to prepare the HPU campus community for the transition to online instruction.

Greg Grauman, John Gotanda, Jennifer Walsh
March 31, 2020

HPU Conducts Virtual Admitted Student Receptions (ASRs)

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, HPU refocused its plans for ASRs, shifting from in-person receptions to virtual events.

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March 10, 2020

Professor of Chemistry and Fellow Scientists Publish Research

Professor of Chemistry David Horgen, Ph.D., and research colleagues from the University of Massachusetts and The Queen’s Medical Center authored a paper that will be published in the journal Cell Calcium, Vol 87, May 2020.

Dr Chad Callan presenting at Aquaculture America conference
March 10, 2020

Oceanic Institute (OI) Researchers and Graduate Students Present at Aquaculture Conference

Ten individuals conducting research at OI of HPU gave six presentations at the Feb. 9 through 12 Aquaculture America 2020 conference, sponsored by the World Aquaculture Society, and held in Honolulu.

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March 03, 2020

Men’s Basketball Team Engages with Youth in the Community

The Sharks represented HPU at the Maemae Elementary School Fitness Day and Makalapa Elementary School’s annual Read Aloud and Career Day.

February

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February 25, 2020

Arts Instructor and Scientists Exhibit Work at Bishop Museum

Denise Karabinus, who instructs Sustainable Art and Design, ARTS 1003, recently collaborated with scientists at the Bishop Museum studying shipworms.

Kelly Lucero
February 25, 2020

Student Services Center Manager Named

HPU has appointed Kelly Lucero for this new role where she will collaboratively partner with key stakeholders.

Sam Moku and HI LifeSmarts competition semifinalists
February 25, 2020

HPU Supports Hawai‘i High Schoolers’ LifeSmarts Competition

HPU provided scholarships to the 20 student competitors, representing the four semifinalist teams of the competition.

Jan Boivin and Marites McKee
February 25, 2020

HPU Provides College Campus Safety Training to Kamehameha High School Seniors

The training program includes street-smart safety tips and addresses the strong correlation between alcohol consumption and sex assault.

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February 24, 2020

Federal Work-Study (FWS) Job Fair: Win-Win for Students and Colleges and Departments

The Career Development Center hosted an FWS Job Fair, bringing together students seeking employment and department with open FWS positions.

IS6041 students with Dr Hassna and HMSA guest speaker
February 18, 2020

Corporate Data Management Expert Speaks to Information Systems’ Students

HMSA data management expert spoke to students in the Business Analytics for Big Data Revolution course of Ghazwan Hassna, Ph.D.

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February 12, 2020

The Center for Marine Debris Research (CMDR) chairs Marine Debris and Microplastics session at Aquaculture Conference

CMDR co-director, Dr. Jennifer Lynch, and postdoctoral research associate, Dr. Katy Shaw, chaired a Marine Debris and Microplastics session at the Aquaculture America conference in Honolulu Hawaii on February 12, 2020. This session focused on the role plastics play in aquaculture and potential threats to environmental health from marine debris as a result from aquaculture activities. Scientists presented on topics including lost and abandoned fishing gear, the effects of microplastics in fish, and the threat of nanoplastics to aquatic life. Dr. Shaw presented research on the occurrence of aquaculture gear, specifically oyster spacers, found in marine debris in Hawaii.

Marketing students and faculty and UNIQLO managers
February 11, 2020

UNIQLO Managers Present to Marketing Students

Managers of UNIQLO shared with the students how the corporation embeds the core concept of sustainability in its business operations.

Spring 2020 Nursing students at ATM white coat ceremony
February 11, 2020

HPU Nursing Hosts Its White Coat Ceremony

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing White Coat Ceremony celebrated the entry of 59 students into the Nursing school.

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February 08, 2020

The Center for Marine Debris Research hosts their first beach cleanup educational booth

The Center for Marine Debris Research created a partnership with the Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter to host their first educational outreach booth at the Kahuku beach clean up. It was estimated that 135 people attended the event!

cmdr
February 01, 2020

Thermo-Fisher Scientific provides the iN10MX Microscope FTIR to the Center for Marine Debris Research

Thermo-Fisher Scientific has donated the iN10MX Infrared Imaging Microscope to the Center for Marine Debris Research to answer some of the most complex and pressing questions of our time about plastic pollution. The iN10MX is capable of identifying intricate microplastic samples and features a mapping array function that enables the identification of thousands of particles in a few hours as opposed to single point analysis which can take days or weeks for the same amount of particles. As CMDR regularly processes thousands of plastic samples, this instrument will greatly enhance CMDR’s efficiency and capabilities in marine debris science.

January

sophomore celebration event
January 28, 2020

Sophomores Invited to Halfway to Graduation Event

The Office of Student Activities launched this event to recognize the achievements of sophomores.

Gotanda, Foote, Kostecki
January 27, 2020

Staff Council Recognizes the Accounts Receivable Department

The Accounts Receivable team is the Fall 2019 Ke Kaukahi award recipient.

Gotanda, Wescott, Moku
January 27, 2020

Staff Council Presents Award to Head Athletic Trainer

Kelly Wescott is the Fall 2019 Ke Kaukahi individual recipient honoree.

davis, de lamere, CSU Fullerton fac and student
January 27, 2020

Math Professor and Student Present at the Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM) in Denver

Tara Davis, Ph.D., and Alexxis De Lamere gave a talk at the JMM, a meeting attended by approximately 5,000 individuals.

Janos Pasztor and Dr. Matt Lopresti
January 21, 2020

Philosophy and Humanities Professor Invited to Deliver Speech for Think Tank in China

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences invited Associate Professor Matthew LoPresti, Ph.D., to Jinan, China, to give a speech.

Andrian P. Gajigan,  Cherise Spotkaeff, Michael Rappe, Ph.D., Olivia Nigro, Ph.D.
January 21, 2020

Biology Professor Receives National Science Foundation (NSF) Collaborative Research Grant

Assistant Professor of Biology Olivia Nigro, Ph.D., is a recipient of an NSF grant, which is a collaboration between HPU, the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, and Hartwick College.

Winter 2019 First Look Award Winners
January 14, 2020

HPU Winter First Look Mixed-Media Festival Winners Announced

HPU’s Cinematic Multimedia Arts screened student mixed media projects at the Winter 2019 First Look Mixed-Media Festival.

HPU TESOL Working Paper Series Vol 17 Cover
January 14, 2020

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Working Paper Series Published

The TESOL Program published its 17th volume of its Working Paper Series, including research papers and essays by HPU students.

OI of HPU broodstock shrimp
January 14, 2020

Oceanic Institute (OI) of HPU Scientists Co-author Research Article on Aquaculture in Hawai‘i

Chad Callan, Ph.D., Director of OI of HPU’s Finfish Department, and Shaun Moss, Ph.D., Executive Director of OI of HPU, co-authored an article with other aquaculture experts in Hawai‘i.

2019

February

Kelly Primacio and student
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.

Student veterans and advisor Tom Flores at Natcon
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.

CDR Odom leading a discussion at INTR3000 course at Hickam Air Force Base
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.

Wanderlust XV cover
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.

Ji Mi Park headshot
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.

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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.

Stephanie Linehan presenting
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.

young brothers college of business
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

First Look Mixed Media 2018 winning poster
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.

March

HPU students and faculty at Phi Alpha Theta State Conference
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.

HPU logo
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.

College of Health and Society group at Da Nang University in Vietnam
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.

TESOL students and faculty at Hawaii TESOL conference
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.

waterfront plaza map
March 13, 2019

Campus Consolidation Moves Update

Campus Consolidation Moves Update

Hanh thi Nguyen headshot
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.

HON 2200 class at Opala Tour
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.”

hpu logo
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

mullet
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.

alec headshot
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.

Jan Boivin by HPU sign
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.

We Care Fair logo
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.

Nate Lingard on the job
March 06, 2019

Nate Lingard Named Facilities Operations Manager

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

Career Development Center staff
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.'

April

October 08, 2019

School of Social Work Joins 2019 International Violence, Abuse, and Trauma Hawaii Summit

The International Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT) Hawaii Summit occurred from April 23-26th at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. Among the 1500 mental health practitioners and emergency service workers attending this year from Hawaii and around the world were several HPU Social Work students, faculty and staff. The College of Health and Society (CHS) was a Bronze Sponsor for this year’s event, reconnecting HPU with this long-standing conference that has been in Hawaii for over 12 years.

United Nations club delegation at the UN
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.

Students studying at Pioneer Plaza mezzanine
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.

Iolani Barracks
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.

Environmental Ethics class at Mount Kaala
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.

Business Law seminar speakers and audience members
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.

HLTA mentoring program mentors and mentees and professor Wendy Lam
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.

HPU-HIFF Adcard
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.

First Look Mixed Media Festival Winning Poster
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.

Multimedia Cinematic Production students and MDA leaders
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.

CHS faculty and students in Guatemala
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.

Malama HPU team
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.

CLST3100 students presenting
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.

Our Lady of Peace Cathedral
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.

group shot at fukuoka jo gakuin
April 16, 2019

Twenty-three HPU Students Participate in the Kakehashi Tomodachi Inouye Scholars Program

Twenty-three HPU students embarked on an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan thanks to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

May

HPU logo
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.

TESOL Celebrating Milestone Graphic-world map
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.

Ngoc Phan and students
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.

hawaii pacific university national student advertising competition team
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.

senior leadership team at ulupo heiau
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.

Eng 2110 course students and guest speaker Kealoha
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.

Cathedral of St. Andrew
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.

hpu logo
May 01, 2019

Hawai‘i Pacific University to Celebrate Spring 2019 Commencement

Among Graduates are Five Maryknoll High School Students

reed headshot
May 01, 2019

Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Samantha Londynsky headshot
May 01, 2019

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Spring 2019 Commencement

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Spring 2019 Commencement

June

Emily Roberson aboard commercial fishing vessel, conducting TB contact investigation
June 25, 2019

Public Health Professor Co-Authors Article in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Publication

Assistant Professor Emily Roberson, Ph.D., an epidemiologist, participated in a contact investigation of a case of Meningeal and Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

HPU logo
June 25, 2019

HPU Continues to Grow with Three Vital Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Psychology and Doctor of Physical Therapy

Sheryl Sunia and high schoolers at CSI event
June 25, 2019

HPU Introduces High Schoolers to a Career in Criminal Justice through CSI Event

HPU invited local high school students to participate in its 3rd annual murder mystery event, showing them how rewarding a career in criminal justice can be.

Golden Apple award
June 25, 2019

Golden Apple Awards Presented to Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff are recognized by their colleagues for their contributions toward the advancement of teaching, scholarship and service at HPU.

Laurie Leach presenting at conference
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.”

July

logo
July 29, 2019

Hawai‘i Pacific University Offers All Alumni $4K per Year to Come Back for Master’s Degrees

Hawai‘i Pacific University Offers All Alumni $4K per Year to Come Back for Master’s Degrees

MyHPU sign-on screen
July 28, 2019

Check out the New MyHPU Portal

While some services from Pipeline will migrate to the new platform, new technologies will offer MyHPU users additional services.

Dr Aumer and students in DC
July 08, 2019

Psychology Professor and Students Present Research at Industry Conference in DC

Katherine Aumer, Ph.D., and students from her Emotions and Relationships lab attended the annual conference of the Association of Psychological Sciences.

Tatiana Brittian headshot
July 08, 2019

Student Shares One of Her Great Food Finds in Kaka‘ako

Tatiana Brittian loves going on food adventures, and one of the places she recommends checking out is only a six-minute walk from Waterfront Plaza.

August

faculty
October 10, 2019

Meet the New Social Work Faculty

The School of Social Work recently added two new faculty members to its `ohana! Dr. Vince Okada-Coelho is an Assistant Professor of Social Work with a PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Hawai`i. He says "I think stories are what I'm most excited about. I think social work students have very interesting, and inspiring stories I'm excited to hear." Dr. Danielle Giroux is an Assistant Professor of Social Work with a PhD in Clinical Community Psychology from the University of Alaska at Anchorage. She plans to "create projects that partner students with organizations or programs that are going on in the community."

mauna kea
October 08, 2019

Visit to Mauna a Wākea and Pu`uhonua Pu`uhuluhulu

Associate Professor of Social Work, Dr. Peter Mataira recently traveled to Mauna-a-Wākea as part of his ongoing work on community sustainability and the advancement of indigenous place-based education. Accompanied by Dr. Peter Hanohano, Executive Director of the World Indigenous Nations University – Hawai’i Pasifika (WINU-HP) and Vice-Chancellor of the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortia (WINHEC), along with visiting Professor Jolan Hiesh, from the National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan, the trip was an opportunity to gain a first-hand understanding of the significance of the mountain’s sacredness, the intergenerational transference of cultural practices, the importance of Kapu Aloha as a framework for reconciliation, and, to learn about the impact of the TMT on sovereign rights.

deans publication
October 04, 2019

Effects of Social Work Practice on Practitioner Spirituality

Spirituality is important to the lives of the clients, families, and communities that we serve. It is important that we have the knowledge and skills to explore this important area with them. The literature on this aspect of social work practice has been growing over the past 30 years. This research has looked at ethics related to imposing practitioner spirituality on clients as well as tools and models that incorporate spirituality into practice. However, one aspect of spirituality that has received scant attention is the effect of our social work practice on our own spirituality. Kelli Larsen, former assistant professor here at HPU, and I recently published an article in the Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work entitled ‘Effects of social work practice on practitioners’ spirituality’. We found that there were three ways that social work practice influences spirituality: practice can serve as a source of spirituality via new spiritual knowledge and growth; practice can support existing, fixed spiritual beliefs and values; and denial of influence of practice on spirituality. The article caught the attention of our new Dean, Halaevalu Vakalahi and was awarded the first College of Health & Society Dean’s Manuscript of the Year award. The article was co-authored by some amazing two graduate assistants, Christiana Chun (MSW, ’17) and Chloe Harrington (MSW, ’17). Read more about the project here.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Project Defense Event participants and attendees
August 27, 2019

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Students Successfully Defend Their Projects

Two doctoral candidates, Kendra Spaulding, MSN, AGACNP, APRN-Rx, and Sandra Kakiuchi, APRN, MS, GCNS-BC, present their research projects.

Madison Masek at the Hawaii State Capitol
August 27, 2019

HPU’s Hana Ka `Ike Program: Offering Guaranteed Internships and Experiential Learning

HPU's Guaranteed Internship and Experiential Learning program offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical experience, preparing them to graduate as active members of a global society.

Dr. Phan being interviewed on radio show
August 27, 2019

Faculty and Undergraduate Research Assistants Survey Native Hawaiians on Hawai‘i Island

Assistant Professor of Political Science Ngoc Phan, Ph.D., with Kupuna in Residence Lynette Cruz, Ph.D., and undergraduate research assistants recruited Native Hawaiians on Hawai‘i Island for their research survey.

Waianae High School and OI-HPU aquaculture workshop group
August 27, 2019

Waianae High Teachers and Students Participate in Aquaculture Workshop

Students and teachers from Waianae High School’s Marine Science Learning Center attended a three-day aquaculture workshop at the Oceanic Institute of Hawai‘i Pacific University.

Pam Lough with Scholarly Communications Institute participants
August 27, 2019

Dean of Libraries & Learning Commons Presents at Scholarly Communications Institute

Pam Lough, MLS, PhD, presented some of the work of Metadata 2020 at the FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute at UCLA.

Ghazwan Hassna, Ph.D., presenting at International Institute of Business Analysis Hawaii Chapter event
August 20, 2019

Information Systems Faculty Presents Talk on ‘Big Data, The Oil of the New Digital Economy’

Assistant Professor of Information Systems Ghazwan Hassna, Ph.D., demonstrates how Big Data and Analytics are growing and shaping the new digital economy.

eSports summer campers participate in workshop led by Microsoft store representative
August 20, 2019

HPU eSports Summer Training Camp Concludes with Special Guest Presentations

The eSports summer campers participated in a hands-on workshop to create their own video game and a presentation focused on Twitch streaming.

Ken Schoolland presenting in China to Northeastern University summer camp scholars
August 13, 2019

Economics Professor Presents in China and Meets with His Former Students

Associate Professor of Economics Ken Schoolland traveled to China in July, delivering a series of lectures at the Northeastern University summer camp of international economics and management scholars.

New HPU Mobile App screenshot
August 06, 2019

Announcing the New HPU Mobile App

Launched on July 31, HPU's new mobile app is available for download on the Apple App and Google Play stores.

September

jaimie casap
September 30, 2019

HPU Presents Keynote Speaker and Participates in Panel at TechForce Hawai‘I

HPU Presents Keynote Speaker and Participates in Panel at TechForce Hawai‘I

cob lockup
September 30, 2019

Rossi Speaks at Project Management Conference

Rossi Speaks at Project Management Conference

group pic
September 20, 2019

TESOL Delivers 6 Group Programs this Summer

TESOL Delivers 6 Group Programs this Summer

volunteers
September 20, 2019

Mahalo to the Staff and Faculty Volunteers Who Helped During Orientation and the First Week of School

Mahalo to the Staff and Faculty Volunteers Who Helped During Orientation and the First Week of School

Historic Judd Building
September 16, 2019

Historic Judd Building on Merchant Street Once Housed the Bank of Hawaii

On the corner of Fort and Merchant Streets between Pioneer Plaza and Aloha Tower is the Judd Building.

CLS representative talking with an HPU student
September 16, 2019

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program Representative Visits HPU

A CLS program representative visited HPU to inform students of the opportunity to apply for a scholarship for a summer intensive language study in another country.

Chad Callan MACNA presentation flyer
September 16, 2019

Oceanic Institute of HPU (OI of HPU) Finfish Program Director Presents at the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA)

Chad Callan, Ph.D., recently gave an invited talk entitled "Don’t try this at home? Taking marine ornamental aquaculture from scientific discovery to commercial feasibility.”

You@HPU graphic
September 16, 2019

You@HPU: Succeed, Thrive and Matter

HPU has a new tool for students that will be an extraordinary asset for students, faculty and staff.

Jean Kirschenmann at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
September 16, 2019

TESOL Faculty Deliver Workshops in Japan

TESOL faculty members Hanh Nguyen, Ph.D., and Jean Kirschenmann delivered invited workshops at Ibaraki Christian University and Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, respectively.

Students at Waterfront Plaza gazebo
September 11, 2019

Hawai‘i Pacific University Is Different

The city is HPU's campus, and our facilities are consolidated within a triangle, anchored at our Aloha Tower Marketplace.

Aloha Tower
September 09, 2019

Aloha Tower, a Historic Icon and a Landmark for HPU’s Campus, Turns 93 on Sept 11

Completed in 1926 and standing at 184-feet tall, Aloha Tower was at one time the tallest building in Hawai‘i.

Tyler Van Stone-Charod Dodd-Loi Bailey
September 09, 2019

Graduate Investment Course Students Get Hands-on Experience

Charod Dodd, Ph.D., led his students in the graduate Investment Course, FIN 6310, in the practical application of managing two $100,000 portfolios.

Career Development Center staff
September 03, 2019

Managing Internship Expectations

Students should view an internship as a continuation of their academic journey.

HPU-TWMU-Ewha-2019-exchange-participants
September 03, 2019

College of Health and Society Participates in Inaugural Tri-University International Cultural Immersion Program

Associate Dean Jayne Smitten, PhD, MEd, CHSE-A, and nursing students, Georgia Havens and Sarah Peterson, participated in this program at Tokyo Women’s Medical University in June.

Generations Magazine cover
September 03, 2019

Public Health Adjunct Featured As a Breast Cancer Warrior

Anaeliz “Mina” Colon tells her story in the August/September 2019 issue of Generations Magazine.

October

Carin Iha, Harley Didriksen and their first-year student group members
October 29, 2019

Hānai Volunteers Help First-Year Students Form Their Own HPU ‘Ohana

Hānai volunteers and Peer Mentors organize gatherings for their first-year student groups.

Jan Boivin, right, with co-presenters at Society of Human Resources' Hawaii Annual Conference
October 29, 2019

General Counsel Presents at Annual Human Resources Conference and HPU Debuts Its HPU Next Program

Jan Boivin presented employment law updates, and HPU debuted HPU Next, a workforce development program.

Ana Pesaleli and guests at 'Top Cop' award recognition event
October 29, 2019

HPU’s Lead Security Officer Receives Excellence in Service Award

Ana Pesaleli received the “Top Cop” award from The Law Enforcement and Security Coalition.

HPU logo
October 23, 2019

Hawai‘i Pacific University Named ‘Hawai‘i’s Best’

HPU received top rankings from “Guide to Online Schools” and “WalletHub.”

Destiny Brown headshot
October 22, 2019

Master of Social Work (MSW) Student Named a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Minority Fellow

CSWE announced MSW student Destiny Brown a fellow for the 2019-20 academic year.

CHS administration team at Wear It Pink Day event
October 22, 2019

College of Health and Society (CHS) Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

CHS students, faculty, and staff organized a campus “Wear It Pink Day” to support and spread awareness of breast cancer.

Public Health students engaging with youth participants of Children and Youth Day event
October 15, 2019

College of Health and Society (CHS) Supports Children and Youth Day Event

Nursing and Public Health students participated in this annual community event held on October 6 at the Hawai‘i State Capitol.

October 09, 2019

School of Social Work Alumni Updates 2019

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

November

major general arthur joe logan
December 05, 2019

Hawai‘i Pacific University to Celebrate Fall 2019 Commencement

Hawai‘i Pacific University to Celebrate Fall 2019 Commencement

Christine Tamayo
December 05, 2019

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Fall 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Fall 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Kit-U Wong Headshot
December 05, 2019

Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Fall 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Fall 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Ghazwan Hassna presents at Southern Business Administration Association annual meeting
November 26, 2019

Information Systems Faculty Gives Talk on Big Data & Analytics

Assistant Professor of Information Systems Ghazwan Hassna, Ph.D., presented at the Southern Business Administration Association annual meeting.

student_and_beach
November 21, 2019

Caught on Camera! The Center for Marine Debris Research was highlighted in REI-sponsored documentary with Pattie Gonia

The Center for Marine Debris Research was filmed and featured in “The Story Behind Everything to Lose,” an REI-sponsored documentary with Pattie Gonia. Our Co-director, Dr. Jennifer Lynch, and several lab members revealed the truth behind plastic pollution and how it impacts our ecosystem.

Lauren Nosworthy, 2nd from left, and Tomodachi Generations Summit attendees
November 19, 2019

HPU Student Invited to Tomodachi Kakehashi Inouye Scholars Generation Summit in Tokyo

Lauren Nosworthy was selected out of 50 applicants to represent the program’s U.S. alumni at the 2019 Tomodachi Generation Summit in Tokyo, delivering a speech to more than 250 attendees.

Han Nee Chong, far right, and fellow conference panelists
November 19, 2019

School of Education Faculty Presents at International Conference on Education and Social Justice

Han Nee Chong, Ed.D., Assistant Professor and Instructional Designer-School of Education, joined higher education colleagues at this 9th annual conference, presenting on the topic, "Preparing Teachers and Leaders for Advocacy."

HPU Debate Team at Alakai Debate Championship
November 12, 2019

HPU Team Wins Alaka‘i Debate Championship

In addition to winning the championship, HPU swept the speaker awards.

Cate Critz and Hobie Etta Feagai
November 12, 2019

Nursing Faculty Present at Madridge International Nursing Conference

Cate Critz, PhD, CPNP, PMHS, APRN-Rx, and Hobie Etta Feagai, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC, APRN-Rx, presented their research findings, entitled "Presenteeism among Nursing Students in Three Countries."

Lori Daniels and James Boehnlein
November 12, 2019

Social Work Faculty Presents at US Psych Congress

Lori Daniels, PhD, LCSW, co-presented with a colleague from Oregon Health and Science University and the Portland VA, their collaborative research.

shearwater specimens from Bishop Museum lab
November 12, 2019

HPU Professor Co-authors Research with Bishop Museum and Monterey Bay Aquarium Colleagues

David Hyrenbach, PhD, is a co-author of a study tracking changes in heavy metal concentrations and trophic positions in Hawaiian seabirds.

Scribbled filefish in a sea of plastics
November 11, 2019

New Study Shows Larval Fish Are Eating Our Trash

Researchers from Hawai‘i Pacific University, NOAA, and other agencies release study

cmdr
October 18, 2019

Researchers from the Center for Marine Debris Research (CMDR) Present at the WHOI Microplastics Workshop

Co-Director, Dr. Jennifer Lynch, and laboratory manager, Kayla C. Brignac, of the Center for Marine Debris Research presented at the WHOI Microplastics Workshop in October 2019. Dr. Jennifer Lynch discussed the dire need for the standardization of measurement science for plastic pollution research to make studies comparable. She also introduced CMDR and it’s research capabilities to an international audience that initiated collaboration across all levels of academia, government, and industry leaders in plastic pollution research.

December

HPU Model UN Club and Dr. Serge Marek
December 17, 2019

HPU Model United Nation Team Awarded ‘Honorable Mention Delegation’

Ten students from HPU’s United Nations Club, accompanied by professor Serge Marek, Ph.D., attended the National Model United Nations in Washington, D.C.

Shaun Moss presenting at National Shrimp Congress
December 10, 2019

Executive Director, Oceanic Institute of HPU, Presents at International Conference on Shrimp Farming

Shaun Moss, Ph.D., participated in the 12th Philippine National Shrimp Congress.

NatGeo conference participants dialogue with CNCS faculty member
December 10, 2019

HPU Hosts NatGeo-sponsored SACNAS Conference Participants

The College of Natural and Computational Sciences hosted the diversity in STEM conference participants.

HPU College of Health and Society Dean Vakalahi and representatives of UH, NASW, HPU School of Social Work and guest speaker Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey
December 03, 2019

College of Health and Society (CHS) Launches Legacy Speaker Series

Initiated in Fall 2019 by CHS Dean Halaevalu Vakalahi, Ph.D., this legacy series provides the opportunity for CHS students and alumni to engage a dynamic and well-known scholar and educator.

January

Lisa Ishikuro
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.

Information Technology Services staff
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.

HPU librarian at computer
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.

esports tournament
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

Graduates recessing at Commencement ceremony
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.

Will Sabio headshot
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.

Jennifer Walsh headshot
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

Ryan Tin Loy and Kelly Primacio present at MPACE annual conference
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.

2018

December

Meleana Gray, Lucy Lee, Daria Parkinson, Sofia Aguirre, Alicia Todd
December 17, 2018

Public Health Students Participate As Panelists in Drug-Impaired Driving Conference

Bachelor of Science in Public Health students, Sofia Aguirre and Daria Parkinson, participated in a panel discussion on best practices for encouraging youth and young adult participation in important causes.

Diana Connor, Desiree Tupas and Adam Swanson
December 17, 2018

Master of Public Health (MPH) Students Train with the Hawaii State Department of Health

MPH students Desiree Tupas and Adam Swanson completed a year-long student disease investigator position and a semester-long internship, respectively, with the State of Hawaii Department of Health-Disease Investigation Branch.

HACC Plant Hawaii team and state officials
December 17, 2018

HPU Students on Teams Placing in the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC)

Two teams with HPU student participants placed in this year's HACC: Mahi Spray, Agathon winner and 5th place overall, and Plant Hawaii, 3rd place overall.

Sustainable Art and Design Course combat paper processing
December 17, 2018

Students in Sustainable Art and Design Course Initiate Combat Paper Program

Students in adjunct Denise Karabinus' course at the Pearl Harbor Education Center made paper from a students’ retired military uniform.

Daria Parkinson and Roy Yonashiro
December 17, 2018

Public Health Student and Faculty Member Host Be The Match Hawaii Documentary Movie Screening

Undergraduate Public Health student Daria Parkinson worked with Be The Match Hawaii and Assistant Professor of Public Health Emily K. Roberson, Ph.D., to host a screening of the documentary movie, Mixed Match.

College of Liberal Arts logo
December 17, 2018

Announcing the Winners of the Daniel Binkley Prize for 2018

The annual prize is awarded to the best undergraduate research paper in the field of world history, and this year’s winners are Emma Love, Hajar Tazi and Billy Mayer.

anette headshot
December 10, 2018

Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Fall Commencement Ceremony

Anette Nystrøm named Graduate Valedictory Speaker

kandace-morell-headshot
December 10, 2018

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Fall Commencement Ceremony

Kandace L. Morrell named Fall 2018 Valedictory Speaker

John Heckathorn headshot
December 10, 2018

Applications Being Accepted for the John Heckathorn, Ph.D., Internship Award

The deadline to apply for the John Heckathorn, Ph.D., Internship Award is January 15, 2019.

Anne Massie and Eunice Seet
December 10, 2018

Public Health Major Receives COPE Health Scholars Exemplary Service Award

Bachelor of Science in Public Health senior Eunice Seet began the COPE Health Scholars Program offered at Adventist Health Castle, formerly Castle Medical Center, on August 1.

Christian Gloria presenting at the University of the Philippines Manila
December 10, 2018

Public Health Professor Collaborates in Research with Faculty of Universities in the Philippines

Associate Professor of Public Health Christian Gloria, Ph.D., presented his current research on the "Risks and Resilience of Filipino Immigrants in Hawai‘i," serving as a guest lecturer in November at top universities of the Philippines.

g70 logo
December 07, 2018

G70 Architect Profile

G70 has been engaged for space planning and design of the College of Professional Studies and executive offices at Pioneer Plaza. They will also provide space planning for the consolidated library, classrooms and the College of Liberal Arts at Waterfront Plaza.

perkins+will logo
December 07, 2018

Perkins + Will Architect Profile

Perkins+Will has been engaged for space planning, design and construction administration for the build out of the College of Natural and Computational Sciences at Waterfront Plaza and to develop plans for the College of Health and Society and the one-stop student service center at Waterfront Plaza.

Contemporary China course students and journalists
December 02, 2018

Chinese Journalists Visit with Students in Contemporary China Course

Professors Marc Jason Gilbert, Ph.D., of the College of Liberal Arts and James Corcoran, Ph.D., of the College of Professional Studies arranged for five journalists from China to visit Gilbert’s International Studies course, Contemporary China.

November

ACM Group Photo
November 30, 2018

HAWAI‘I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY WINS PRESTIGIOUS COLLEGIATE PROGRAMMING CONTEST

HAWAI‘I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY WINS PRESTIGIOUS COLLEGIATE PROGRAMMING CONTEST

Dawn Lippert headshot
November 26, 2018

Q&A with HPU's Fall Commencement Speaker

CEO of Elemental Excelerator Dawn Lippert will deliver the Hawai‘i Pacific University Fall 2018 Commencement keynote address.

Kawika Haglund headshot
November 19, 2018

Kawika Haglund, MDiv., Joins HPU As the University’s Chaplain

Pastor Haglund is here to partner with students, faculty and staff for their spiritual flourishing by connecting them to local congregations, assisting in weekly chapel services and meeting one on one.

Public Health Department at Hawaii Public Health Association Annual Meeting
November 19, 2018

Public Health Students Attend Hawai‘i Public Health Association (HPHA) Annual Meeting

The Public Health Club, led by Rachel Gonzales, sponsored 15 Public Health students and club members to attend the HPHA 2018 Annual Meeting.

Public Health Department volunteering at Susan G Komen Race for the Cure
November 19, 2018

Students from the Public Health Department Volunteer at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Public Health students, led by Public Health Lecturer Anaeliz Colon, participated in this exciting community event.

Celeste Cravalho at NIH
November 12, 2018

Spring 2018 Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker: Where Is She Now?

Celeste Cravalho (BS Biology ’18) is participating in a two-year National Institutes of Health Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award program in Bethesda, Maryland.

hpu united nations club members competing in national model un conference china 2018
November 12, 2018

HPU United Nations Club (UNC) to Attend the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in Xi’an, China

On Friday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 23, the eight members of HPU’s UNC will be embarking on a trip to Xi’an, China, to participate in the 2018 NMUN Conference.

HPU students and filmmakers at global media symposium
November 12, 2018

Student Short Films to Play at Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF)

For the 38th annual HIFF (Nov. 8-18), two HPU Multimedia Cinematic Production students were selected to screen their short films at the first ever HIFF competitive University Showcase.

Sofia Blackwelder and Braeden Burges
November 04, 2018

Global Cinema Studies Students to Host Global Cinema Symposium

The Symposium is being written, produced, directed, and filmed by producers and crew from the MULT 2000 Global Cinema Studies course.

Ghazwan Hassna and Bill Rhey
November 04, 2018

HPU’s Professional Development Conference, Pupukahi i Holomua – United to Move Forward

The second annual professional development conference was put on by the Office of Human Resources with the contributions of faculty and industry experts as presenters.

October

Larry Rowland and Harm-Jan Steenhuis at book signing event
October 29, 2018

Project-based Learning Book Published by College of Business Faculty

HPU College of Business faculty Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Ph.D., and Larry Rowland, Ed.D., published a book entitled Project-based Learning, How to Approach, Report, Present, and Learn from Course-long Projects.

HTM students with faculty Wendy Lam and mentor Scott Ingwers
October 29, 2018

Students Selected for Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association (HLTA) Generational Mentoring Program

Hospitality and Tourism Management students Caroline Tams, Hanako Adachi, Roland Pira and Samantha Londynsky are participants of the 2018-19 mentoring program.

pier 9 by sam choy
October 25, 2018

Pier Nine by Sam Choy Celebrates Public Grand Opening

Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Student Dining Facility Opens to the Public

LoPresti and Lutheran Church of Honolulu group
October 22, 2018

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Leads Interfaith Group

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Matthew LoPresti, Ph.D., has been asked to help lead and facilitate an interfaith group that meets monthly at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu.

College of Health and Society Nursing students and faculty at Children and Youth Day event
October 14, 2018

College of Health and Society Hosts Booth at Children and Youth Day

Assistant Professor of Nursing Ines Finin coordinated the participation of Level 5 Community Health Nursing students at the Children and Youth Day in Hawaii event held on October 7 at the State Capitol. Adjunct Kelly Green joined the group.

Andrea Malji and Marc Gilbert with Gov. Ige
October 14, 2018

College of Liberal Arts Professors Attend Signing of Agreement between State of Hawai‘i and Republic of India’s State of Goa

College of Liberal Arts professors Marc Jason Gilbert, Ph.D., and Andrea Malji, Ph.D., were invited guests of Governor David Y. Ige to witness his signing of a preliminary agreement linking the State of Hawai‘i and the Republic of India's state of Goa in a sister-state relationship.

Marc Gilbert headshot
October 14, 2018

History Professor Delivers Speech at a Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday

HPU’s National Endowment for the Humanities-supported Endowed Chair in World History, Marc Jason Gilbert, Ph.D., addressed Gandhi's views on the environment and sustainable living.

Jan Boivin headshot
October 07, 2018

Senior Vice President & General Counsel Leads Panel Discussion, Focusing on Employers’ Support of Guard and Reserve Service Members

Senior Vice President & General Counsel Jan Boivin led a panel discussion on frequently asked questions pertaining to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994.

Student SIM Lab assistants
October 07, 2018

College of Health and Society (CHS) Hosts Global Healthcare Simulation Week Event

David Symonette, CHS Simulation Center Coordinator, facilitated an open house for faculty and students.

HTM students and Dr. Lam at PATA forum
October 07, 2018

Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM) Students Attend Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Student Forum

HTM students with Associate Professor Wendy Lam, Ph.D., attended the Annual PATA-Hawaii Student Forum.

COB faculty and freshment
October 07, 2018

College of Business (COB) Faculty Get to Know Freshman Business Students

College of Business faculty hosted a pizza reception for freshman COB students.

map
October 04, 2018

Hawaii Pacific University Announces New Facilities in Downtown Honolulu

Hawaii Pacific University Announces New Facilities in Downtown Honolulu

September

HPU X-Culture Competition team members and professors
September 30, 2018

Graduate Students Participate in Global Competition, Addressing Real-World Client Issues

Students Paul Hanohano (MBA), Zhengui Tan (MBA) and Marven Steve Kratz (MA in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development) received best team certificates in the X-Culture Competition.

HPD officers at We Care Fair demonstrating "drunk goggles"
September 23, 2018

We Care Fair Promotes Health and Safety

The 4th annual fair, which is coordinated by Student Life and sponsored by the Student Activity Fee, was held on Thursday, Sept. 13, at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

Fall 2018 Hanai Program volunteers at E Komo Mai cupcake social
September 23, 2018

Hanai Program Volunteers and Peer Mentors Host E Komo Mai Reception

The fall 2018 Hanai (Adopt-a-Student) program faculty and staff volunteers and Peer Mentors welcomed freshmen from their Hanai groups to a new student orientation event.

Harm-Jan Steenhuis and Joze Abrams
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.

Skype of Lisa See and Res Honors Class of 2022 cohort
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.

HPU employees participating in Start Steppin' 2018
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.

Elizabeth Bryant delivers address to new students
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

Nora Wolf, Professor Burrell and Louise Greencorn
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.

Pete Britos and film crew with locals
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.

national archives
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.

shuttle
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

social work
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.

military
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.

simulation
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.

capstone
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).

capstone
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.

dean
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.

hpu logo
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.

howard karger social work
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

Genardine Arizala
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.

Coordinators of book donation to the Peruvian Navy
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.

Dr Roberson and graduate students at CSTE conference
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.

John Windrow in his office
July 16, 2018

In Memoriam: John Windrow

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

HPU logo
July 16, 2018

Welcoming Don Takaki to the HPU Board of Trustees

Welcoming Don Takaki to the HPU Board of Trustees

Professor Burrell and Nursing students at USNS Mercy
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

College of Liberal Arts logo
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.

Marc Gilbert presenting at the Conference on 1968 and the Tet Offensive
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.

Gov. Ige, HPU Michelle Johnson and others at SB2298 signing by the governor
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.

Sam Moku headshot
June 12, 2018

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

Executive Director of Athletics Vince Baldemor bids aloha to HPU

President Gotanda and VP Moku participating in annual King Kamehameha lei draping at the US Capitol
June 12, 2018

Educators Celebrate King Kamehameha in D.C.

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

Harm-Jan Steenhuis presenting at École Polytechnique hosted workshop
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

HPU faculty and students at May 2018 Association for Psychological Science Conference
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.

Chad Callan and lab team members
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.

May

Student Nurses Association May 2018 Costa Rica medical mission group
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.

Dr Andrew Greene and students at Waimea Bay
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.

Wendy Lam and students at graduation
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.

Feed Mill
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.

tomio taki headshot
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

johanna mccroskey headshot
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

celeste cravalho headshot
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

Harm-Jan Steenhuis presents at conference
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.

governor ige presenting award to HPU
May 03, 2018

Governor Ige Honors HPU for Energy Innovation

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

April

Malama HPU April 2018 service event group photo
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.

Women and Politics course spring 18 term students
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.

HTM 3220 students and Dr Wendy Lam at LEI event
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.

Peer Mentors and Hanai volunteers and students at April 20 reception
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.

Richard Hunter and AGB Conference panelists
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.

Tyler McMahon photo
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.

Kevin Cochran HPU Student, esports
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.

Eng 3250 murder mystery game participants
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.

Nicole Hoynaski (BS Mass Communication 17)
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.

Randolph Goldman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics
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.

Janice Hata photo
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.

HPU National Student Advertising Competition presenting team members and coach
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.

HPU Debate Team and Coach at Stanford University
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.

Kazuko Kameda-Madar headshot
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.

Yi Zhu headshot
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

Brooke Carrol, John Gotanda, Dr. Allen Zecha, and Sam Moku
March 28, 2018

HPU RECEIVES $1M GIFT FROM TRUSTEE EMERITUS

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

Christian Gloria and colleagues
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.

College of Health and Society logo
March 26, 2018

Social Work Professor Receives Fulbright Award

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

Brent Bond presents at Hawaii Phi Alpha Theta Conference
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.

Mariah Castro at Most Promising Multicultural Student Conference in New York Feb 2018
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.

Katrina Hicks headshot
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.

Albatross and albatross chick
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.

Ken Schoolland Presenting in Lebanon
March 19, 2018

Economics Professor Presents in Lebanon

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

Fresh Perspectives editorial team
March 19, 2018

Fresh Perspectives Published

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

College of Liberal Arts logo
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.

UN Club at PAAC Summit March 2018
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.

Pam Lough
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.

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March 01, 2018

2 HPU Students Named Gilman Scholarship Recipients

2 HPU Students Named Gilman Scholarship Recipients

February

Marc Gilbert headshot
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.

COB and TIMSO reps at HLTA expo at capitol
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.

Dr, Phan working with her students
February 22, 2018

Conversation with Dr. Ngoc Phan

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

Theresa Freund at Enterprise Holdings career booth
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.

Tristram's Storm-petrel and research specimen
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.

Hanh Nguyen headshot
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.

Adrian Boix and faculty
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.

HPU-ARC volunteer team Feb 10 2018
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.

Fac and Staff Halftime Game Photo
February 05, 2018

Faculty-Staff Basketball Match

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

HPU and HPD traffic safety rally event
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.

Photo of RR Journal Cover
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,

AED at Kaiser Childrens Ward
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

Ashleigh Garcia
January 29, 2018

John Heckathorn, Ph.D Internship Award Recipient Named

John Heckathorn, Ph.D Internship Award Recipient Named

2017

July

Korean Nursing Students
July 31, 2017

HPU ‘English for Nurses’ Program Held July 3-28

When it comes to helping others and possibly saving lives, some human qualities appear to be universal: empathy, compassion, willingness to assist, and the ability to respond in a medical emergency with appropriate skills and knowledge. But could you do this in a language other than your own?!

December

BIlly Mayer Headshot
December 11, 2017

Valedictory Speakers Named for Fall 2017 Commencement

William "Billy" Mayer and Mariko Westbrook will represent the class of fall 2017.

Jelinski-Hall
December 10, 2017

Hawai‘i Pacific University to Celebrate Fall 2017 Commencement

Join HPU faculty, staff, family and friends to honor this year’s Fall Class of 2017 on December 14, 2017

2017 HPU ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest Team
December 07, 2017

HPU Team Wins Prestigious Computer Programming Contest

Teams from Hawai‘i Pacific University recently won the Hawai’i site in Division 1 and Division 2 of the 2017 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), Pacific Northwest region, on November 11.

esports, e-sports, E Sports
December 07, 2017

Esports Arena at Aloha Tower Marketplace | HPU

HPU announced the opening of the state's first collegiate Esports arena at Aloha Tower Marketplace and introduced the HPU Esports Scholarship for prospective students.

Model UN Club at Nov 2017 Banff Conference
December 04, 2017

HPU United Nations Club Attends Model United Nations Conference in Canada

On Friday, Nov. 17 through Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, HPU United Nations (UN) Club members participated in the 2017 National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in Banff, Canada.

November

HPU ohana at 11-9-17 Malama HPU service event-FS Mall
November 13, 2017

HPU 'Ohana Takes Part in Second Fort Street Beautification Project

About 30 members of the HPU ‘ohana gathered on Thursday, Nov. 9, to participate in the second Malama HPU Fort Street Beautification Project.

Brenda Jensen
November 06, 2017

Q&A with the Dean of the College of Natural and Computational Sciences

Human Resources turned the spotlight on Brenda Jensen, Ph.D., the Dean of the College of Natural and Computational Sciences (CNCS). Dr. Jensen joined HPU in 2005 as an assistant professor of biology and progressed to associate professor. In 2008, she was appointed the associate dean of the College of Natural Sciences, and in 2016 she was named the dean of CNCS.

John Heackathorn photo
November 02, 2017

The John Heckathorn, Ph.D., Internship Award

The John Heckathorn, Ph.D., Internship Award provides awards for the Hawai‘i Pacific University College of Liberal Arts, Department of Communication students.

Mariah Castro photo
November 01, 2017

HPU Senior Is One of the American Advertising Federation's 2018 Most Promising Multicultural Students

Mass Communication major and senior Mariah Castro is one of only 50 named by the American Advertising Federation as a 2018 Most Promising Multicultural Student.

October

vanessa morrison
October 27, 2017

Student Profile: Vanessa Morrison

Vanessa Morrison, who has lived in several countries, chose to study at HPU, one of the most diverse universities in the U.S. A Marine Biology major, Morrison was also drawn to the eco-consciousness of Hawai‘i.

yashira crespo
October 27, 2017

Alumni Profile: Yashira Crespo

While serving in the U.S. Navy, Yashira Crespo (BA Justice Administration ‘17) pursued her undergraduate degree at Hawai‘i Pacific University through courses on the military installations and online. She selected HPU for its military-friendly commitment.

han nee chong
October 27, 2017

Faculty Profile: Han Nee Chong

2017 Blackboard, Inc., Catalyst Award winner, Han Nee Chong, Ed.D., understands the importance of incorporating technology into the classroom. With her online course customization, she is changing the way students learn.

Amanda Logsdon headshot
October 27, 2017

Pilot Student Nurses Association Career Readiness Workshop Series

Collaborative and Innovative efforts of the Career Development Center + president Amanda Logsdon of the SNA A Q&A with Logsdon as told to Amanda Austin, Career Development Advisor

Red Cross Hawaii HPU group
October 09, 2017

HPU Partners with American Red Cross of Hawai‘i

Approximately a dozen HPU employees and students stepped forward to volunteer on Sept. 23 and Oct. 7 for the American Red Cross of Hawai‘i “Sound the Alarm: Save a Life Campaign” service work days.

September

CHS Overdose Awareness Group
September 25, 2017

Social Work ‘Ohana Participates in Overdose Awareness Event

HPU Social Work faculty, students, and alumni participated with the Community Health Outreach Work to Prevent AIDS (CHOW) Project for their Overdose Awareness Day Teach-In and Memorial, which was held on August 31 at Harris United Methodist Church.

OI Scientists
September 18, 2017

Oceanic Institute Scientists Publish Research Results in Industry Magazine

Fabio Soller, Ph.D., Oceanic Institute of HPU’s Director of the Aquatic Feeds and Nutrition Department, and OI research colleagues, Spencer Davis, Kathleen Ramm, and Zhi Young Ju, Ph.D., published their paper, “Insects As a Feed Ingredient in Aquafeeds” in the Sept. 2017 issue of World Aquaculture.

Heeia Fishpond
September 11, 2017

Transitioning Traditional Hawaiian Fishponds Into Aquaculture Enterprises

Oceanic Institute of HPU in partnership with Conservation International was recently awarded a NOAA Saltonsall-Kennedy grant for $284,000 to help revitalize Hawaiian Fishponds.

honokaa students
September 08, 2017

HPU and Honoka‘a High Launch Virtual Classroom

Hawai‘i Pacific University and Honoka‘a High School today kicked off their new partnership that gives Honoka‘a students access to HPU’s new, virtual college-credit program.

kurokawa
September 04, 2017

HPU College of Business Names Executive in Residence

Mr. Akemi Kurokawa will serve as College of Business Executive in Residence beginning fall 2017.

Akemi Kurokawa
September 04, 2017

HPU College of Business Names Executive in Residence

Mr. Akemi Kurokawa will serve as College of Business Executive in Residence beginning fall 2017.

August

maryknoll students
August 31, 2017

Hawai‘i Pacific University and Maryknoll School Offer Associate of Arts Degree with High School Diploma

Beginning this fall, Maryknoll School is the first independent private K-12 school to partner with HPU to offer high school students the opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts in General Studies when they graduate.

DNP inagural class
August 21, 2017

HPU Welcomes Its First Doctor of Nursing Practice Class

This month, five nursing professionals embarked on their educational journey as HPU’s inaugural Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) class.

Profile on Corrie Wong
August 10, 2017

Profile on Corrie Wong

Corrie Wong is an Oceanic Institute of HPU research technician with an M.S. in Marine Biology from HPU. Her HPU story starts at the age of 10, when she met Shaun Moss, OI executive director, for a school project.

Profile on Catherine Ghourani
August 10, 2017

Profile on Catherine Ghourani

Catherine Ghourani, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Engineering and Engineering Program Coordinator, is at the helm of HPU’s new Engineering program launching fall 2018. The addition of this program equips students to be leaders in today’s global society.

Profile on ABIGAIL FITZGERALD
August 10, 2017

Profile on Abigail

“I want to make a difference, and HPU gives me the opportunity to learn about marine biology and help the community in one of the most beautiful places in the world.”

brooke-carroll
August 10, 2017

HPU NAMES BROOKE CARROLL AS ASSOCIATE VP AND CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – Hawai‘i Pacific University has named Brooke Carroll as Associate Vice President and Chief Development Officer (CDO) following a nationwide search.

June

Dr. Yongli Chen
June 18, 2017

Associate Professor of Chemistry Receives Research Grant

Associate Professor of Chemistry Yongli Chen, Ph.D., was awarded a nearly $50,000 grant from the Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation.

Opelu Project
June 12, 2017

Oceanic Institute of HPU Receives Hawaii Community Foundation Grant

Oceanic Institute of Hawai‘i Pacific University (OI) announces a $25,000 grant award from the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Hawaii STEM Learning Partnership for a one year program.

Dell EMC Gift Group Photo
June 09, 2017

Dell EMC Gift Advances Technology at HPU

Hawai‘i Pacific University gratefully acknowledged a major gift of Dell EMC

Richard Hunter
June 07, 2017

Hawaiʻi Pacific University Board of Trustees Announces Chairman of the Board and New Board Member

Richard Hunter Named Board Chair and Gov. Linda Lingle Announced as New Trustee

May

Dr. Horgen
May 12, 2017

Professor Horgen Named Teacher of the Year

Annually in the spring, HPU graduating students are asked to nominate candidates for the Teacher of the Year award. Professor of Chemistry David Horgen, Ph.D., was named the 2017 HPU Teacher of the Year.

Wesley Chai
May 08, 2017

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for May Commencement Ceremony

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for May Commencement Ceremony

Ray Vara
May 08, 2017

President and CEO of Hawaii Pacific Health to Deliver Commencement Address

President and CEO of Hawaii Pacific Health to Deliver Commencement Address

February

Nathanael Howard
February 24, 2017

Alumni Perspective: Professional Readiness through Internships

Q&A with Nathanael Howard (BSBA ’16), who interned at the State Capitol.

January

cob-students-presentation
January 23, 2017

College of Business Students Present at Hawaii International Conference on Education

At the Hawaii International Conference on Education held on Friday, Jan. 7, four HPU COB graduate students, Anna Campmany Rosello (MBA) and Idilia Alves Seixas (MBA with IS concentration), Vahojeh Brooks (MSIS) and Brian Lee (MSIS), presented two papers.

2016

December

principles-of-marketing-class
December 20, 2016

Principles of Marketing Class Visits Anthology Marketing

On December 2, students in the Fall 2016 Principles of Marketing class of Attila Pohlmann, Ph.D., toured the offices of Anthology Marketing Group, which offers services in four disciplines: Research, advertising, digital, and public relations.

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December 19, 2016

HPU awards four Hawaiʻi high school seniors full four-year scholarships

HPU awards four Hawaiʻi high school seniors full four-year scholarships. Students earned a full-ride through the #HPU4Hawaii Scholarship Challenge

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December 14, 2016

Hawai‘i Pacific University to Celebrate Fall 2016 Commencement

Hawai‘i Pacific University to Celebrate Fall 2016 Commencement

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December 12, 2016

Hawai’i Pacific University Recognized for Diversity in The Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education

Hawai’i Pacific University Recognized for Diversity in The Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education

Jeff Moorad
December 02, 2016

Professional Sports Leader to Deliver Commencement Address at HPU

Professional Sports Leader to Deliver Commencement Address at HPU

Summer J.M. Nomura
December 02, 2016

Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for December Commencement Ceremony

Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for December Commencement Ceremony

Amanda Jeane Fish
December 01, 2016

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for December Commencement Ceremony

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for December Commencement Ceremony

November

Chris Beach headshot
November 29, 2016

Student Perspective: Internship Allows MSIS Student to Test the Waters

Chris Beach applied what he learned through his healthcare information systems internship.

ICPC Group Photo
November 29, 2016

HPU Team Wins Prestigious Computer Programming Contest

HPU Team Wins Prestigious Computer Programming Contest

October

Taste of Papakolea Flyer
October 31, 2016

HPU Social Work Students Collaborate with Kula No Na Po’e Hawai’i

The 3rd annual "Taste of Papakolea" is a collaborative event being organized by HPU Social Work students and community leaders at Papakolea Community Center under Kula No Na Po’e Hawai’i.

Justin-Kammer
October 24, 2016

Student Success: Justin Kammer’s AIG Internship and Job Offer

HPU student Justin Kammer lands an internship with insurance company AIG.

HPU Logo
October 24, 2016

HPU welcomes The Old Spaghetti Factory to Aloha Tower

Hawaiʻi Pacific University brings the popular family restaurant to the downtown community; adds to the growing list of tenants at the iconic waterfront location

CHS Children and Youth Day
October 17, 2016

College of Health and Society Participates in Children and Youth Day

The HPU College of Health and Society (CHS) participated in the 23rd Annual Hawaii Children and Youth Day event held on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Hawaii State Capitol and the surrounding Capitol District.

Gabriella Andrade
October 17, 2016

Hospitality & Tourism Management Student Receives Industry Scholarship

The Skål International, Hawaii Chapter, presented a scholarship to Senior Hospitality & Tourism Management major Gabriella Andrade, at its annual scholarship dinner held on Sept. 29.

Chantal-Charbonnier
October 17, 2016

Chantal Charbonnier and Her Scholarship Winning Experience at HPU

Not many teenagers can say they’ve had the opportunity to give a TED Talk and even fewer can say they’ve won a four year scholarship based in part on that talk, but Chantal Charbonnier can say she’s accomplished both.

Downtown INBRE Lab
October 17, 2016

Downtown INBRE Lab Construction Complete

HPU completed construction of its new IDeA Network of Biomedical Research (INBRE) Laboratories at the Model Progress building (1188 Fort Street).

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October 04, 2016

HPU celebrates dedicated supporters at annual Trustees’ Dinner event

Trustees acknowledge new president, John Yukio Gotanda, D. Suehiro Electric., Inc., and Dr. and Mrs. Allen Zecha

September

HPU's Fourth Annual White Coat Ceremony
September 26, 2016

HPU's Fourth Annual White Coat Ceremony

The fourth annual HPU White Coat ceremony was held on Monday Sept. 19, to acknowledge the incoming nursing class of Fall 2016. The class consists of 72 students who were accepted into the program.

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September 21, 2016

HPU Expands Study Abroad Program

HPU Expands Study Abroad Program with 'Generation Study Abroad' Funding to Support Scholarships.

hsbp-event
September 19, 2016

HPU ‘ohana at Hawaii Society of Business Professionals (HSBP) event

HPU President John Gotanda spoke at the Thursday, Sept. 15, HSBP luncheon. He shared his strategic vision for HPU, how HPU’s curriculum will help address the current talent shortage, and his expectations for the Aloha Tower and windward facilities.

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September 15, 2016

James A. Vaughan Prize for Poetry Competition

HPU is calling for entries for the annual James A. Vaughan Poetry Competition.

Kelly-Wapenski
September 12, 2016

Sharing the HPU experience with new students

Hawai‘i Pacific University Senior Peer Mentor Kelly Wapenski said the first couple of weeks of school — filled with campus events — is a good time for incoming students to meet people and make friends.

August

Gabriella Andrade headshot
August 29, 2016

Student Perspective: Epic Internship Find

Senior Hospitality & Tourism Management major Gabriella Andrade interned with the United States Tennis Association Hawaii Pacific Section.

Seoul Nursing Students
August 22, 2016

Nursing students from Seoul attend HPU 'English for Nurses' Program

When it comes to helping others and possibly saving lives, some human qualities appear to be universal: empathy, compassion, willingness to assist, and the ability to respond in an emergency with appropriate skills and knowledge. But can you do this in a language other than your own?!

John Heckathorn
August 17, 2016

The John Heckathorn, Ph.D Internship Award

The John Heckathorn, Ph.D Internship Award provides awards for the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Communication students.

homestead resident awarded HPU scholarship
August 01, 2016

Waimanālo homestead resident awarded HPU scholarship

Through a partnership with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) and the Waimanālo Hawaiian Homes Association (WHHA), a Hawai‘i Pacific University scholarship — with a goal to educate more native Hawaiians — was awarded.

Catherine Unabia
August 01, 2016

Learning through discovery

Hawai‘i Pacific University Associate Professor of Biology Catherine Unabia, Ph.D., developed an interest in native Hawaiian plants as an undergraduate at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Unabia had been attending college in California and transferred to UH when her dad got a job in Hawai‘i.

July

College Values Online Top Degree Programs 2016 Badge
July 25, 2016

HPU Ranked Among Top 50 Computer Science Degrees for International Students

Hawai‘i Pacific University has been ranked among the 2016 top 50 computer science degrees for international students by College Values Online.

Patrick Wilk by AAR CORP. world headquarters sign
July 04, 2016

Gaining Career Experience As an Intern

Senior Marketing major Patrick Wilk works as a communications intern at the world headquarters of AAR CORP.

John Y. Gotanda
July 01, 2016

John Y. Gotanda Assumes Role As President of HPU

John Yukio Gotanda takes office today as the president of Hawaii Pacific University.

June

Andrea Kealoha
June 27, 2016

Alumna pursuing Ph.D. earns NOAA scholarship

Andrea Kealoha (MS in Marine Science ’14) was one of two students selected for the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship funded by NOAA. Kealoha is at Texas A&M University pursuing her doctorate in oceanography with a focus on coral reef health in response to ocean acidification.

Avis Ing-Randolph
June 13, 2016

BSN alumna earns PhD

Avis Ing-Randolph (BSN ’07), Ph.D., successfully defended her dissertation and earned her doctorate — Nursing Research-Quantitative — from UCLA in May. The title of her dissertation is “Effect of a Group Music Nursing Intervention on Anxiety among Individuals with Mild to Moderate Dementia in Los Angeles Assisted Living Facilities.”

Coral
June 06, 2016

Oceanography faculty is one of the authors of United Nations Environment Programme report

Associate Professor of Oceanography Samuel Kahng, Ph.D., is one of 35 mesophotic coral ecosystems experts from around the world contributing to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report entitled “Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems: A Lifeboat for Coral Reefs?”

May

Warren Wee
May 23, 2016

Interim Dean of HPU College of Business Named

Dr. Warren Wee, CPA, CGMA, has been appointed the interim dean of the Hawai‘i Pacific University College of Business, effective July 1.

Hazel Downing and Sarah Hanes
May 16, 2016

DAISY Awards given to Nursing faculty and student

Associate Professor of Nursing Hazel Downing, Ed.D., MSN, RN, and recent graduate Elizabeth Eichenberger (BSN ’16), received the DAISY Award and the DAISY in Training Award, respectively. The awards were announced at Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Spring 2016 BSN Pinning Ceremony, which was held on Monday, May 9 on the front lanai of Hawaii Loa campus.

Brenda Jensen, Ph.D.
May 16, 2016

Dean of HPU College of Natural and Computational Sciences Appointed

Dr. Brenda Jensen has been named the dean of the Hawai‘i Pacific University College of Natural and Computational Sciences, and will assume the post on June 16.

Shawna Uehara
May 09, 2016

Acrobatics and Tumbling athlete proud of team's success

Shawna Uehara took home the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association Most Outstanding Player award this year. It caps off a stellar Acrobatics and Tumbling career for the Hawai‘i Pacific University senior, who was among the program's first recruits.

Major General Arthur “Joe” Logan
May 05, 2016

Hawaii Adjutant General to Deliver Commencement Speech at HPU

Major General Arthur “Joe” Logan, Adjutant General, Hawaii, will deliver the keynote address at Hawai‘i Pacific University’s 86th commencement, set for Thursday, May 12, 5 p.m., at the Neal Blaisdell Arena. General Logan is a graduate of HPU, with a distinguished career of service in Hawaii and abroad.

HPU Logo
May 04, 2016

HPU Increases Support for Veteran Students Through Yellow Ribbon Program

Hawai‘i Pacific University is increasing its support for U.S. military veteran students through the Yellow Ribbon program, starting in the fall 2016 semester.

April

Green Award Group Photo
April 28, 2016

HPU receives Hawaii Green Business Award

HPU was the winner of a 2016 Hawaii Green Business Award, Green Events category, for its Presidential Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Sustainability.

Navatek’s TLB CAT
April 21, 2016

Navatek Donates Advanced Design Catamaran to HPU

Navatek, Ltd. today donated its advanced design TLB CAT (tandem lifting body catamaran) to Hawaii Pacific University for use in support of the university’s educational programs.

HPU NSAC Winners
April 18, 2016

HPU Team Wins District National Student Advertising Competition

Hawai‘i Pacific University advertising students were the district winners of the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) on Saturday, April 16.

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April 15, 2016

HPU Names Down as Associate VP and Chief Information Officer

Hawai‘i Pacific University has named Cody V. Down as Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), following a nationwide search.

David M. Berube, Ph.D.
April 05, 2016

HPU Examines Emerging Technologies and Energy Policy at Free Lecture April 18

Hawai'i Pacific University brings science and technology communication expert David M. Berube, Ph.D., to Hawaii for a free public talk examining emerging technologies and their impacts on ecosystems and communities.

Social Work Capitol Group
April 04, 2016

School of Social Work at the Capitol

HPU School of Social Work students and faculty attended the Social Work Legislative Day at the Hawai‘i State Capitol on March 30.

March

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March 30, 2016

Dean of HPU College of Liberal Arts Accepts VP, Academic Affairs, Position in Arkansas

Dr. David Lanoue, dean of the Hawai‘i Pacific University College of Liberal Arts, will leave HPU in June, 2016, to become vice president for academic affairs at Southern Arkansas University.

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March 18, 2016

HPU, National WWII Museum Partner for Pacific Academy Summer Program

This summer, Hawai‘i Pacific University and the National WWII Museum will partner for a unique educational and cultural experience.

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March 17, 2016

HPU Graduate Nursing Climbs in U.S. News Rankings, Social Work Program Ranks for First Time

Hawai‘i Pacific University's graduate nursing program climbed significantly in U.S. News & World Report's recent rankings.

College Values 2015 Awards Accounting Programs Badge
March 14, 2016

HPU Ranked Among the Most Affordable Online Accounting Degree Programs

College Values Online has ranked Hawai‘i Pacific University among its 100 most affordable online accounting degree programs.

Sarah Donahue
March 14, 2016

Learning to protect 'beautiful ecosystems'

Hawai‘i Pacific University Marine Science student Sarah Donahue, from Phoenix, Arizona, connected with science early in life. In sixth grade, her class went on a study trip to a marine facility on Catalina Island, in Cherry Cove, California.

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March 14, 2016

Grauman Selected as HPU VP for Enrollment Management

Following a nationwide search, Hawai‘i Pacific University has selected Greg G. Grauman as its Vice President for Enrollment Management.

February

Dr. Karger
February 29, 2016

A new experience in Hawai‘i for this educator

Howard J. Karger, Ph.D., joined Hawai‘i Pacific University as Professor and Director, School of Social Work, in January.

Winners and finalists of the HPUbiz4good Scholarship Challenge
February 22, 2016

HPU Awards 10 Four-Year Scholarships to Hawaii High School Seniors

Program recognizes academic achievement and social innovations that benefit Hawaii

Dr. Hyrenbach
February 14, 2016

Associate Professor of Oceanography, alumna and students present at conference

The Pelagicos lab, led by Associate Professor of Oceanography David Hyrenbach, Ph.D., participated in the Pacific Seabird Group Conference at Turtle Bay, O'ahu, Feb. 11-13. Hyrenbach, Shannon Lyday (MSMS ’13), and MSMS students Catherine Pham and Sarah Donahue presented the following.

John Y. Gotanda
February 01, 2016

HPU Names John Y. Gotanda Next President

The Board of Trustees of Hawai'i Pacific University has selected John Yukio Gotanda as the university’s next president.

January

Inger Andersen
January 26, 2016

Lecture Series Brings Noted Sustainability Experts to HPU

Prominent experts in conservation and public policy will kick off a new series of lectures presented at Hawai‘i Pacific University in February.

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January 22, 2016

Nashville Waikiki opens at the Aloha Tower Marketplace

Nashville Waikiki, Hawaii’s only country western and classic rock saloon, will open for business at the Aloha Tower Marketplace on Friday, January 22, offering grand opening specials through the weekend.

Marcia Ball
January 21, 2016

Blues musician Marcia Ball talks 'Women in Music' at HPU, February 1

Hawai‘i Pacific University welcomes acclaimed blues musician Marcia Ball, for a special conversation on Monday, February 1.

Joseph Stanton
January 20, 2016

Stanton Wins James A. Vaughan Award for Poetry

Joseph Stanton was named the recipient of Hawai‘i Pacific University’s James A. Vaughan Award for Poetry, winning first prize for his poems “Hala” and “the Web of an Orb Weaver.”

Bert Shimabukuro
January 19, 2016

Shimabukuro hired as HR Director - Faculty Relations, Academics, and Research Staff

Hawai‘i Pacific University has hired Bert Shimabukuro to serve as Human Resources Director – Faculty Relations, Academics, and Research Staff.

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January 06, 2016

Dean of HPU College of Business to Take Helm at Top Florida Business School

Dr. Deborah Crown, dean of the Hawaii Pacific University College of Business, will leave HPU in June, 2016, to become dean of the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business, in Winter Park, Florida.