HPU | ‘Ohana Weekend 2021

‘Ohana Weekend 2021

SAVE THE DATE!

‘Ohana Weekend 2021
October 9 - 10
In-Person or Virtual

Aloha HPU Families,


Please plan to join us here in Honolulu, either in-person or online from wherever you call home, for a weekend program that will bring you closer to your HPU Shark student and all that’s happening in this academic year.

Links to virtual events and registration details for in-person activities will be sent by email, but if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out directly at provost@hpu.edu.


VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Saturday, October 9, 2021

How is Your Student Faring? Challenges, Stressors, and Opportunities for Growth

Kathryn Berano, Ph.D., Psychologist, Counseling and Behavior Health Services

As students approach mid-terms and the holidays, homesickness, loneliness, anxiety, sadness, and a host of stressors can ensue, as well as a new found opportunity and independence to thrive. Session will focus on tips to support your student on acknowledging mental health challenges, and ways to learn and increase coping skills for self-care and continued success in school and life.

Meet the Deans | How Best to Help Your Student Achieve Academic Success

Breakout Session A:

Allison Gough, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts

Breakout Session B:

Brenda Jensen, Ph.D.

College of Computational and Natural Sciences

Breakout Session C:

Mani Sehgal, M.A.

College of Business, College of Professional Studies

Breakout Session D:

Haleavalu Vakalahi, Ph.D.

College of Health and Society

Spotlight on HPU Academics

Breakout Session A:

"Project-Based Learning in the College of Business" with Wendy Lam, Ph.D.

College of Business

Breakout Session B:

"Liberty Battles: George Floyd and American Protest" with Jon Davidann, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts

Breakout Session C:

"The COVID-19 Pandemic from an Environmental Health Perspective" with Gillian Dunn, DrPH.

College of Health and Society

Breakout Session D:

"Extreme Viruses" with Olivia Nigro, Ph.D.

College of Natural and Computational Sciences

Sunday, October 10, 2021

The Hawaiian Value of "Pono"

Kumu Ramsay Taum, Executive Director, Pacific Island Leadership Institute

Q&A with HPU Student Success Leaders

Breakout Session A:

Marites McKee, Dean of Students

Breakout Session B:

Melissa Matsubara, Academic Advising and Study Abroad

Breakout Session C:

Meet the new HPU Chaplain

Breakout Session D:

Meet the Residence Life Staff

Spotlight on HPU Academics, Part 2

Breakout Session A:

"Who are the Ainu, the Indigenous People of Japan?" with Vince M. Okada-Coelho, Ph.D., MPMM

College of Health and Society

Breakout Session B:

"What is Music? An Interactive" with Alec Schumacker, DMA

College of Liberal Arts

Breakout Session C:

"Crime and Justice in Hawaii" with Sheryl Sunia, M.S.C.J.

College of Professional Studies

Breakout Session D:

"Understanding mRNA Vaccines" with Christopher Capaldo, Ph.D.

College of Natural and Computational Sciences

IN-PERSON PROGRAM

SATURDAY – October 9, 2021

Enjoy an in-person lunch and Q&A Session with HPU Provost Jennifer Walsh.

Join HPU faculty in learning about marine debris on our Windward O'ahu shores - while working together to clean our beaches. Enjoy the natural beauty of Hawai'i while ensuring our marine life and ecosystems are safe from human threats. Don't forget your sunscreen!

Celebrate the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific with a visit to Bishop Museum. The Museum was established to house the extensive collection of Hawaiian objects and royal family heirlooms of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, and has expanded to include millions of objects, documents and photographs about Hawai‘i and other Pacific Island cultures. Fee is $25.00.

Step back in time with a visit to Hawaii’s Plantation Village, an outdoor museum telling the historical story of life on Hawaii's sugar plantations (circa 1850-1950). The Village includes restored buildings and replicas of plantation structures, including houses of various ethnic groups and community buildings such as the plantation store, infirmary, bathhouse and manager's office.

Experience the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor like you never have before, from the place where bombs first fell on that fateful day. Get up close and personal with some of the most iconic World War II era aircrafts in history! Fee is $25.00.

SUNDAY – October 10, 2021

Celebrate the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific with a visit to Bishop Museum. The Museum was established to house the extensive collection of Hawaiian objects and royal family heirlooms of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, and has expanded to include millions of objects, documents and photographs about Hawai‘i and other Pacific island cultures. Fee is $25.00.

Explore Hawai'i's magnificent natural beauty in this low-impact hike to the stunning Waimea Falls.

Considered a prime snorkeling spot by the locals, the Kaneohe Sandbar is one of Oahu’s hidden treasures. Measuring roughly a mile wide by 3 miles long, the sandbar appears twice a day at low tide. The reef is home to a number of tropical fish, including baby hammerhead sharks, turtles and more. The tour will highlight the diverse ecology and offer guests the opportunity to get firsthand knowledge by snorkeling in the bay. Fee is $75.00.

Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University (OI) is a non-profit research and development organization dedicated to aquaculture, biotechnology, and coastal resource management. The tour will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the first captive-bred population of Yellow Tang, which provides a sustainable alternative to wild-caught fish for the aquarium trade.

Learn more about Hawai'i's complex history by visiting these two important sites that offer insight into Hawai'i's role in the geopolitics of the South Pacific.

I look forward to seeing you soon!


Mahalo,
Jennifer Walsh
Senior Vice President and Provost
Hawai'i Pacific University