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March 18, 2019

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

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

March 18, 2019

TESOL Students and Faculty Participate in Conference

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

March 18, 2019

Hawai‘i Pacific University Advances on Planned PsyD Program

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

March 13, 2019

Campus Consolidation Moves Update

Campus Consolidation Moves Update

March 12, 2019

Professor of Applied Linguistics Co-edits Book on Conversation Analysis

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

March 12, 2019

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

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

March 07, 2019

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

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

March 07, 2019

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

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

March 07, 2019

OI Mullet Release at Waikiki Aquarium in Honor of Earth Day

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

March 06, 2019

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

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

March 06, 2019

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

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

March 06, 2019

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

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

March 06, 2019

Nate Lingard Named Facilities Operations Manager

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


February 26, 2019

Avoiding Emotional Triggers during a Job Interview

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

February 26, 2019

HPU Student Veterans Association (SVA) Represented at National Conference

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

February 11, 2019

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

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

February 11, 2019

English Major Places Poem in Prestigious National Anthology!

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

February 11, 2019

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

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

February 11, 2019

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

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

February 04, 2019

Smithsonian Institution Visits HPU, Presenting Internship and Career Opportunities

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

February 04, 2019

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

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

February 04, 2019

First Look Poster Competition: Open to All HPU Students

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


February 01, 2019

Staff Council Honors Director, Center for Academic Success

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

February 01, 2019

Staff Council Recognizes the Contributions of Information Technology Services

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

February 01, 2019

HPU Libraries Offer 24/7 Chat Service

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

January 30, 2019

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

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

January 29, 2019

Spring 2019 Commencement to Be Held on May 9

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

January 22, 2019

An Introduction to Title IX by Our Title IX Coordinator

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

January 15, 2019

HPU Names Jennifer Walsh Provost

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

January 14, 2019

Career Development Center Staff Present and Participate in Annual Conference

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



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

December 10, 2018

Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Fall Commencement Ceremony

Anette Nystrøm named Graduate Valedictory Speaker

December 10, 2018

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Fall Commencement Ceremony

Kandace L. Morrell named Fall 2018 Valedictory Speaker

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.

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.

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 30, 2018



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

October 25, 2018

Pier Nine by Sam Choy Celebrates Public Grand Opening

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

October 04, 2018

Hawaii Pacific University Announces New Facilities in Downtown Honolulu

Hawaii Pacific University Announces New Facilities in Downtown Honolulu


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.

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.

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.

September 17, 2018

HPU and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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

September 10, 2018

Residential Honors Students Connect with NYT Best-Selling Author

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

September 10, 2018

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

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

September 02, 2018

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

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


August 27, 2018

Communication Professor Directs Feature Film Documentary in Italy

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

August 27, 2018

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

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

August 12, 2018

Phan Receives Grant to Conduct Research at the National Archives

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

August 12, 2018

New Schedule: Inter-Campus Shuttle Service

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

August 08, 2018

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

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

August 08, 2018

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

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

August 08, 2018

Simulations in the BSW Program

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

August 08, 2018

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

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

August 08, 2018

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

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

August 07, 2018

Meet the New Dean of CHS!

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

August 06, 2018

School of Social Work Alumni Updates

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

August 03, 2018

Fringe Borrowing in Norway: Who Borrows and Why?

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


July 16, 2018

HPU Libraries Facilitates Donation of English Language Books to Peruvian Navy

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

July 16, 2018

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

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

July 16, 2018

Public Health Faculty and Graduate Students Participate in Industry Conference

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

July 16, 2018

In Memoriam: John Windrow

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

July 16, 2018

Welcoming Don Takaki to the HPU Board of Trustees

Welcoming Don Takaki to the HPU Board of Trustees

July 09, 2018

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

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


June 25, 2018

Opitz Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing Announced

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

June 25, 2018

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

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

June 18, 2018

Governor Ige Signs Bill and HPU Plays a Part

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

June 12, 2018

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

Executive Director of Athletics Vince Baldemor bids aloha to HPU

June 12, 2018

Educators Celebrate King Kamehameha in D.C.

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

June 11, 2018

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

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

June 11, 2018

Oceanic Institute of HPU Publishes New Yellow Tang Research Findings

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

June 11, 2018

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

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


May 28, 2018

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

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

May 14, 2018

HPU Names Its 2018 Teacher of the Year

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

May 14, 2018

Residential Honors Program Students Share Their Videos

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

May 11, 2018

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

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

May 07, 2018

Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Spring 2018 Commencement

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

May 07, 2018

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Spring 2018 Commencement

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

May 07, 2018

Hawai‘i Pacific University to Celebrate Spring 2018 Commencement

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

May 07, 2018

Management Professor Presents Paper Co-Authored with MBA Alumna

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

May 03, 2018

Governor Ige Honors HPU for Energy Innovation

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


April 30, 2018

Hospitality and Tourism Management Students Plan Industry Event

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

April 30, 2018

The Hanai Program Experience for First Year Students

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

April 30, 2018

HPU ‘Ohana Participates in Mālama HPU Project

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

April 30, 2018

Political Science Students Learn Outside the Classroom

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

April 30, 2018

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

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

April 28, 2018

English Professor Receives Literature Award

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

April 27, 2018

English Students Construct Murder Mystery Game

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

April 27, 2018

Kevin Cochran

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

April 27, 2018

Nicole Hoynaski

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

April 27, 2018

Randolph Goldman, Ph.D.

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

April 23, 2018

Public Health Student Receives Research Internship Award

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

April 23, 2018

National Student Advertising Competition Team on to Semi-Finals

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

April 23, 2018

Debate Team Competes in US Universities Championships

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

April 23, 2018

Art History Adjunct Publishes Research

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

April 16, 2018

Fujitsu Funds Research Led by Computer Science Faculty

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


March 28, 2018


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

March 26, 2018

Public Health Professor Receives State Appointment and Award

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

March 26, 2018

Social Work Professor Receives Fulbright Award

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

March 26, 2018

Graduate Student Wins World History Prize

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

March 19, 2018

Oceanography Professor Co-authors Research

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

March 19, 2018

Economics Professor Presents in Lebanon

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

March 19, 2018

Fresh Perspectives Published

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

March 19, 2018

Short Script Contest Winners Announced

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

March 19, 2018

HPU Student Participates in American Advertising Federation Career Fair

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

March 19, 2018

Mass Communication Major Honored As Most Promising Multicultural Student

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

March 12, 2018

Dean, Libraries and Learning Commons Named

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

March 12, 2018

United Nations Club Volunteers at Global Vision Summit

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

March 01, 2018

2 HPU Students Named Gilman Scholarship Recipients

2 HPU Students Named Gilman Scholarship Recipients


February 25, 2018

History Professor’s Research Published in Book Chapter

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

February 25, 2018

HPU Participates in Tourism Day

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

February 22, 2018

Conversation with Dr. Ngoc Phan

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

February 18, 2018

Embracing Career Preparation at HPU

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

February 11, 2018

Hospitality and Tourism Management Student Receives Industry Scholarship

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

February 11, 2018

Master’s in Marine Science Alumna Publishes Research

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

February 11, 2018

TESOL Faculty and Alumni Publish Research

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

February 11, 2018

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

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

February 05, 2018

Faculty-Staff Basketball Match

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

February 05, 2018

Traffic Safety Awareness Rally Held

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

February 03, 2018

Adele NeJame’s Poem Published in Journal

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

February 03, 2018

Alpha Epsilon Delta Raises Funds to Benefit Children

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


January 29, 2018

John Heckathorn, Ph.D Internship Award Recipient Named

John Heckathorn, Ph.D Internship Award Recipient Named



December 11, 2017

Valedictory Speakers Named for Fall 2017 Commencement

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

August 10, 2017


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


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?!


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.

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.

June 09, 2017

Dell EMC Gift Advances Technology at HPU

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

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 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.

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

May 08, 2017

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for May Commencement Ceremony

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for May Commencement Ceremony


February 26, 2017

Alumni Perspective: Professional Readiness through Internships

Q&A with Nathanael Howard (BSBA ’16); By Amanda Austin, Career Services Advisor


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.



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.

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

December 14, 2016

Hawai‘i Pacific University to Celebrate Fall 2016 Commencement

Hawai‘i Pacific University to Celebrate Fall 2016 Commencement

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

December 02, 2016

Professional Sports Leader to Deliver Commencement Address at HPU

Professional Sports Leader to Deliver Commencement Address at HPU

December 02, 2016

Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for December Commencement Ceremony

Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for December Commencement Ceremony

December 01, 2016

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for December Commencement Ceremony

Undergraduate Valedictory Speaker Named for December Commencement Ceremony


November 29, 2016

HPU Team Wins Prestigious Computer Programming Contest

HPU Team Wins Prestigious Computer Programming Contest


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.

October 25, 2016

HPU Student Recipient of Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Hawai‘i Pacific University student SELAH CHUNG was recently awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support her study abroad experience.

October 24, 2016

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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 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.

September 21, 2016

HPU Expands Study Abroad Program

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

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.

September 15, 2016

James A. Vaughan Prize for Poetry Competition

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

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 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?!

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.”

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

February 22, 2016

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

Program recognizes academic achievement and social innovations that benefit Hawaii

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.