"Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!" The
start of HPU's fall semester might not be an auto race, but
if it were I suppose these words suggest the lazy days of
summer are over and the time to get back in the groove is
upon us. Let me add another voice to welcome you to the lively
atmosphere of Hawai'i Pacific University.
I hope you are able to negotiate the challenges of adjusting
to university life with grace and poise. If not, join the
club. Most of us undergo a certain amount of existential angst
when embarking upon a new year.