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What to do at HPU
by Lisa Cripe, staff writer

With so much happening at HPU, it’s hard to be bored. Student Life makes it easy to find out what’s happening and where to go because they put signs on the Mall and publish weekly and monthly bulletins.

The Student Life Office has a list of over 40 clubs and the activities that each performs. Depending on your personality, the kind of things you like doing, and what you are looking for in a club, chances are good that you will find something you will enjoy.

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Academic and professional clubs at HPU specifically focus on enriching students interested or involved in a particular field. These clubs often focus on networking skills, allowing interested students to meet professionals in their chosen career fields.

Akamai Advertising and The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), for example, will be sponsoring Communication Career Day this semester. This annual event brings professionals in journalism, public relations, advertising, and graphic design into a forum for students to learn about these communications careers.

Professional clubs aren’t solely based on academics. Among the professional clubs is Alakai Junior Chamber of Commerce, a very active group of students who focuses on leadership training through community service and the education of young people about civic duty and responsibility.
The various special interest clubs at HPU cater to an eclectic range of student interests, including

artistic, social, political and community-service related disciplines. Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) is a particularly active club, and its members help encourage involvement in free enterprise throughout the community and local schools. “We are always looking for new ways to get involved,” said Martin Lepik of SIFE. This semester they created a cookbook and a motivational CD that will be distributed at stores including Wal-Mart.

The cultural and religious clubs at HPU are a great way to meet people of different ethnic backgrounds and beliefs, because their membership is open to everyone. Clubs like the Japanese, Samoan, Singapore, and African student associations (to name only a handful) offer everyone on campus chances to exchange knowledge and promote multicultural awareness.

Religious clubs such as the Catholic Campus Ministry and Christian Fellowship offer chances for students to form a community of faith, discuss and study the Bible, and serve the community through outreach programs like Christian Fellowship’s “Peanut Butter and Jelly Ministry” for the hungry. “We don’t want to be just another club,” said David Brooks, Christian Fellowship President, “we want to do something to help others.”

For students who just want to enjoy the beauty and opportunities of living in Hawai‘i, a number of activity clubs are available. The Hiking Aloha Aina club provides many opportunities for hiking and friendship while striving to enhance knowledge of environmental awareness.

Other activity clubs include rugby, table tennis, court tennis, and wakeboarding.

For more information, stop by Student Life for a complete list of registered clubs at HPU.

Student Life schedules Aloha Week for new students

by Vanessa Katz

Ho‘olokahi — ‘Coming Together in Unity’ — is the theme of HPU’s New Student Orientation,” an “Aloha Week” of activities designed to help new students familiarizing themselves with classmates, teachers, facilities, and new surroundings.
“You will learn about the services available at HPU,” said HPU President Chatt G. Wright, “ meet students from all over the world, get acquainted with your faculty over a leisurely lunch before classes begin, and meet new and continuing students.”
So avoid the “incompetent freshman” stereotype and join your classmates and the HPU faculty in an “Aloha Week” of orientation events.

Student Information Table on the Mall
Aug. 19-30, Sept. 3-7, 8 a.m-5 p.m.
Everything from last minute schedule changes and class locations, to flyers and brochures on student information and services. Much of the information is also available on Campus Pipeline, the University’s Intranet system.
Special Extended Service Hours
Aug. 26-31, Sept. 3-6, 8 a.m-6 p.m.

Downtown and Hawai‘i Loa Campuses undergraduate registration centers, the Financial Aid office, the Acadmic Advising Center, the Adult Services Center, the Graduate Service Center, and the University Bookstore will observe extended hours.
HPU Bookstore Back-to-School Sale
Aug. 26-31, Sept. 3-7, 8a.m-6 p.m.

1154 Fort Street (BH building): Start off the new school year with 20 percent off on all backpacks and HPU logo wear.
Library Tour
Aug. 26-30, 10 a.m.

Sign up: Office of Student Life, 544-0277, E-mail:
Tour the University’s Meader and Atherton Libraries. Meader Library tours begin in the lobby of the 1060 Bishop Street (LB) building, downtown campus. Atherton Library tours begin in the Hawai‘i Loa campus Academic Center (AC building), floor 3. Look for the “Tour Starts Here” sign at each location.
Doubles Volleyball
Aug. 26, 2 p.m.

Hawai’i Loa Campus intramural sports event.
Parent’s Reception
Aug. 26, 6 p.m.

Contact: Admission Office, 544-0238. E-mail:
Location: Academic Center front lanai, Hawai’i Loa campus. An annual opportunity for parents and/or guardians of new students to hear from and meet the University’s president, faculty, staff and current HPU students. RSVP required.
New Nursing Student Orientation
Aug. 27, 28, Sept. 6, 8 a.m-noon

Contact: School of Nursing Office, 236-5818
Academic Center Room 101, Hawai’i Loa Campus: All new nursing students must attend one of the orientation sessions.
Media Technology Center Open House
Aug. 27-28, 9 a.m.

Contact: Office of Student Life, 544-0277
Location: Downtown Campus, 1132 Bishop Street (FH building), Suite 100.
3 on 3 Basketball
Aug. 27, 2 p.m.

Contact: Justin Spanko, 236-3544
Intramural sports activity at Hawai‘i Loa Campus.
A day at Kualoa Ranch
Aug. 28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sign up: Office of Student Life, 544-0277
An optional orientation activity, a day at the Kualoa Ranch, located on the windward side of the island. Cost $40.
Flag Football
Aug. 28, 1 p.m.

Contact: Justin Spanko, 236-3544
Intramural sports activity at Hawai‘i Loa Campus.
Graduate Students Orientation
Aug. 29-30, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact: Graduate Service Center, 543-8034
Aug. 29, 2 p.m.

Contact: Justin Spanko, 236-3544
Intramural sports activity at Hawai‘i Loa Campus.
New Undergraduate Student Orientation Day
Aug. 30, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Contact: Office of Student Life, 544-0277
Location: Hawai‘i Loa Campus. An opportunity to meet the faculty and staff, new and continuing students, and become more familiar with the university.
Aug. 30, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Contact: Office of Student Life, 544-0277
Location: Hawai‘i Loa Campus. Students are invited to enjoy their first Friday in Hawai‘i at the Aloha Bash! This event is free! Experience a night of dancing under the stars with new and continuing HPU students while enjoying some “pupu’s” (appetizers).
Registration Period Ends
Aug. 31, 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Regular registration for fall semester 2002 ends today.
Polynesian Cultural Center
Aug. 31, 10:45 a.m.

Contact: Office of Student Life, 544-0277
Events Day No. 2 of the new undergraduate student orientation: A trip to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Transportation provided.
Diamond Head Hike
Sept. 1, 11:30 a.m.

Contact: Office of Student Life, 544-0277
An optional activity sponsored by the Associated Students of Hawai‘i Pacific University (ASHPU), the student government at HPU. Cost is $5. Transportation will be provided.
9/11 Memorial Observance
Sept. 11, 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Contact: Office of Student Life, 544-9365
Location: Upper Fort Street Mall, Downtown Campus. All HPU students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this event for reflection and remembrance of the tragic events of this date last year.
Last day to register or Add courses
September 13

Club Carnival
Sept. 15, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact: Office of Student Life, 544-0277
Location: Upper Fort St. Mall, Downtown Campus. An opportunity to find out about and join any of the more than 40 clubs at HPU.
Last day to Drop courses
Sept. 27
is the last day to drop a course without instructor’s signature and the granting of a WP or WF grade for Fall Semester 2002.




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