HPU briefs: What's happening
invited to TGIF, Freak Week, Halloween Hoopla
by ASHPU staff
“Thank Goodness it’s Friday!” is the name of the
new ASHPU-sponsored program of events every Friday afternoon
on Fort Street Mall from 1-3 p.m.
The first event of the series, “TGIF: Let’s go
to the Movies,” was Oct. 11. ASHPU officers gave away gift packs
of movie tickets, sodas, and popcorn, as well as HPU logo-wear.
Some students had to work for their prizes by naming all seven
dwarves or racing to the announcer, while others (wearing HPU
attire) only had to appear.
“A lot of students have voiced concerns about
HPU downtown not feeling like a real campus,” said Collette
Kuntz, ASHPU president. “I think these events will help get
more students involved.”
TGIF events will happen every Friday for the rest
of the semester, so be on the lookout for Rock N Bowl, Sumo
Wrestling, Free Throw Shootout, and Hawaiian Day.
From Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, the Office of Student Life
sponsors Freak Week, a series of events celebrating Halloween
and climaxing with the Monsters’ Ball (see page 5). A new addition
is Halloween Hoopla, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 31. Co-sponsored
by the HPU Athletic Department, the event, held at Queen Emma
Square in front of St. Andrew’s Priory, will include trick or
treating, games, food, and prizes for costumes. Highlight of
the evening will be a basketball game between the faculty and
the intramural champions, a faculty versus student basketball
matchup, and introduction of the 2002-2003 Sea Warriors varsity
by Kalamalama staff
Joseph Saguto, director of Roads and Grounds
at HPU, received an honorary award from the Kaulunani Urban
Forestry Program, to acknowledge his 30-plus years of work landscaping
the Hawai‘i Loa campus.
Saguto was given the Kane Riccio Honorary Award
at a conference last month sponsored by Kaulunani, the American
Society of Landscape Architects, Hawai‘i chapter; Maui County;
the Outdoor Circle; and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service.
“It’s pretty incredible what Joe has done to the
campus,” said Teresa Trueman-Madriaga, administrator of the
Kaulunani Urban Forestry Program. “He went way beyond the call
of duty and devoted his life to really making the Hawai‘i Loa
campus grounds beautiful. For generations to come,” she added,
“people will be able to appreciate the campus’ natural beauty.”
Saguto is the second person to receive this recognition.
HPU to host Slovenian
by Kalamalama staff
Hawai‘i Pacific University has been selected to host visiting
Fulbright Scholar Dr. Vesna Godina from Ljubljana, Slovenia,
for the 2002-2003 academic year.
“This is a very prestigious and competitive program that distinguished
faculty contend for, and we are excited to have someone like
Dr. Godina join our program to share her expertise with our
students,” said Dr. Jean Rellahan, dean of the College of International
Studies. “Dr. Godina chose HPU because of our outstanding anthropology
program. She also acknowledged that HPU was the right place
from which she could do her research on American culture.”
Godina, associate professor and faculty of social sciences
at the University of Ljubljana, will lecture and research developments
in American cultural anthropology. She is one of approximately
800 outstanding foreign faculty and professionals the Fulbright
Scholar Program will bring to the U.S. to teach and do research
this year. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced
by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program’s
purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people
of the United States and other countries.
Dr. Carlos Juárez, program chair in the College of International
Studies, added that Godina will help HPU continue a longstanding
relationship with the prestigious Fulbright program. HPU currently
oversees the regional review committee of the Fulbright K-12
Teacher and Administrator Exchange Program, and Juárez, himself
a former Fulbright scholar to Mexico, is currently a peer review
specialist in helping select senior scholar Fulbright awards
in political science. Other HPU Fulbrighters include Dr. Grace
Cheng, Dr. Ed Klein, and Sally La Luzerne-Oi.
GSO fun in the sun
by GSO staff
The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) at HPU enjoyed a BBQ
and pool party Sept. 28, from around 1:30 p.m. to late evening.
The Honolulu Tower on Beretania Street had everything to make
a great party: Hot tub, pool, music, and tons of food and drink,
including burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, salads, chips,
cookies, cake, and more.
It was definitely the place for socializing, as more than
100 students dropped by throughout the day. New members were
able to meet old ones, each other, and GSO officers.
The GSO plans to organize similar parties as well as business
meetings and business tour with guest speakers, including Dr.
Gordon Jones. Members can contact officers throught the Web