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2017

November

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

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

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

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

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.

July

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

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

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

February 26, 2017

Alumni Perspective: Professional Readiness through Internships

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

January

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

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

November 29, 2016

HPU Team Wins Prestigious Computer Programming Contest

HPU Team Wins Prestigious Computer Programming Contest

October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.