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ICD Preview
by Kalamalama staff


by Kalamalama staff Hawai‘i Pacific University presented an Intercultural Day Preview on Friday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on upper Fort Street Mall.

HPU’s Intercultural Day is an annual event that features exhibits, performances, and a parade to showcase the diversity of cultures represented at the University.

The preview event, which featured cultural exhibits and short performances by student clubs and organizations, served to show what students and the general public can expect at the main event.

Intercultural Day 2003, scheduled for April 17, 2003.

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Baker new trustee
by Kalamalama staff


Steven K. Baker, a Citibank executive for 22 years and current board member of three telephone companies and two investment firms, was unanimously elected as a Trustee of Hawai‘i Pacific University.

Baker is founder and chairman of Lanka Bell (Private) Limited, a fixed-wireless telephone company based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is also a managing member of Palm Cove Capital, and a member of the Board of Advisors of Round Hill Capital Partners, a Singapore and Tokyo-based investment firm.

“Steve Baker’s global entrepreneurial background is an important asset to Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Board of Trustees,” said HPU Board Chairman William E. Aull. “He will certainly be able to assist us with our educational endeavors in Asia and throughout the world.”

Baker said: “I am delighted to be elected a member of Hawai‘i Pacific University’s governing board. I am committed to HPU’s mission and ethos of educating the global citizen.”

Baker was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Denver and has completed the Executive Program at the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. He has owned a vacation home in Hawai‘i for almost 20 years, and while maintaining an address in Hong Kong, established his permanent residency in Honolulu, along with his wife, Nan Hwang, in 2001.


Hawaii Pacific Review recongizes literay excellence
by Kalamalama staff


HPU will release next month its regular publication of outstanding works by contributors from Hawai‘i and around the world in its annual literary magazine, Hawai‘i Pacific Review, volume 16.

“This year’s issue contains a diverse collection of well-written contemporary literature, from a beautiful love poem to the experience of abuse,” says Patrice Wilson, Hawai‘i Pacific Review editor and English instructor at HPU. “We really enjoyed wading through the hundreds upon hundreds of poems and short stories we received this year, and especially finding two really good poems about September 11.”

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This year’s cover features artwork by Telford Kahu Cazimero called Kahuna Kahiko Ho‘okele Hokupa‘a, from Na Maka Hou: New Visions, Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2001.

Hawai‘i Pacific Review, which in 1986 was created originally as a forum for student creative writing, soon widened its authorship to include written pieces from contributors from Hawai‘i, the mainland, and all over the world. Submissions to the magazine have swelled to 1,000 annually, ranging from poetry and short stories to personal essays. The newest edition, volume 16, includes the winning poem from HPU’s annual James Vaughan Award for Poetry.

Volume 16 of Hawai‘i Pacific Review ($8.95) will be available in December at the HPU Bookstore and at all major bookstores, including Barnes & Noble, Borders Books & Music, and Waldenbooks, and their subsidiaries,, and Call 544-1108 for more information or e-mail


Beechinor to ANA board:
by Kalamalama staff


Linda Beechinor, assistant professor of nursing at HPU, was named the newest member of the Board of Directors for the American Nurses’ Association. Her term runs until June 2004.

An active nursing professional since 1971, Beechinor joined HPU in 1996 as assistant professor of nursing. She has taught courses at the University of Hawai‘i, Okanagan College, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and the University of British Columbia.

Beechinor, who served as president of the Hawai‘i Nurses’ Association from 1990 to 1994, received the Nurse of the Year award from the same organization in 1996. She received a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Hawai‘i, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Calgary, Canada, and a diploma in Nursing from St. Paul’s Hospital School of Nursing in Vancouver, Canada.

The American Nurses’ Association is a full-service professional organization representing the nation’s 2.6 million Registered Nurses through its 54 constituent state associations and 13 organizational affiliate members.




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