Top Stories
Front Page
Student Life
Science & Environment
Arts & Entertainment

People & Places

Clubs list
Calendar of Events
Photo Gallery

Cross Country

Hot Links
Kalamalama Home

HPU briefs: What's happening

Dr. John Hart Named Assistant Dean of HPU College of Communications
by Kalamalama staff

Dr. John Hart, program chair and professor of communication at HPU, was recently appointed assistant dean of the College of Communication.

Dr. John Hart

In this newly created position, Dr. Hart will coordinate curriculum development and implementation, oversee the communication program chairs, and assist the dean with the day-to-day function of the College of Communication.

Prior to joining HPU in 1999, Dr. Hart served as associate professor of communication and director of forensics at Truman State University. He has been invited to testify to the U.S. Senate and the National Park Service regarding public policy issues of the naming of national monuments and continues to serve as media critic for local and Presidential debates. He has held positions at major radio stations and record companies, and has worked directly with many recording artists.

A recipient of the Lawrence A. Frost Literary Award, Dr. Hart recently published Custer and His Times, Book Four, and is a featured speaker on Custer-related topics at national forums.


New Internet for Alumni
by Kalamalama staff

Taking a major leap into cyberspace, HPU’s Office of Alumni Relations recently unveiled a new Internet connection that will include special services and features designed to keep its worldwide alumni community connected.

Across the country, universities have increasingly been turning to the Internet as a means to interact with their alumni. The HPU Alumni Global Network is the first and only university Web site of its kind in Hawai‘i to offer an online community for alumni.

Features of the service include lifetime e-mail account, personal pals list, Web postcards, a career service center to post resumes, an alumni directory, and event listings, among others.

The Alumni Global Network not only benefits HPU alumni and contacts, it functions as a valuable instrument for local, national, and international employers. Offered at no charge to users, companies throughout the world can announce job openings and view HPU alumni resumes matched by category or keyword. Employers also have the option to update and extend job postings at their convenience.

“It is exciting that alumni and corporations can both benefit through career networking with the HPU Alumni Career Center,” says Jenn Baker, assistant vice president and asset manager of GE Capital Real Estate.

Internet users can access the site directly at or find the alumni link on the HPU Web site at Official launch of the HPU Alumni Global Network was August 22 in the HPU Media Technology Center on Fort Street Mall.

For more information, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 544-0840 or e-mail


HPU students work to reduce breast cancer risk
by Kalamalama staff

Waikiki Health Center’s Ho‘ola Like Outreach Program, in partnership with the HPU College of Nursing, has been awarded a $13,233 grant to provide breast screening and referral services for women at risk for breast cancer.

The grant was given by the Komen Foundation and will target Hawaiian and Filipino women who are at the highest risk for breast cancer due to late cancer treatment intervention in Hawai‘i. This grant is directed toward women in the rural windward and north shore communities.

Venice Thompson (HPU nursing, spring 2002 graduate) and Leanne Logan (HPU graduate nursing student) are currently participating in and organizing the breast-screening program.

Richard Stevens (HPU nursing, summer 2002 graduate) has created and organized the database to track patients who are screened and have mammograms.

Jo Lynn Humel (senior nursing student) was awarded a grant through the St. Francis’ Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) and will be partnering with the Ho‘ola Like Outreach Program to have women without health insurance screened and treated.

The HPU students are helping to fulfill a crucial role in saving women’s lives.

©2002, Kalamalama, the HPU Student Newspaper. All rights reserved.
This site designed & maintained by Rick Bernico.