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Dr. Randy Hayashi: In Memoriam

It is with a sense of heart-felt loss that we at Hawai‘i Pacific University mourn the passing of our colleague Dr. Randy Hayashi, a chemistry instructor with HPU for the last several years. We will miss him and his patient deliberate approach to teaching chemistry.

   

Kalamalama participates in Power of Print media expo

Question: What O‘ahu event brings together people from Hawai‘i’s worlds of publishing, printing, and advertising? Answer: The Hawai‘i Publishers Association annual Print Media Expo.

   

HPU student loan defaults hit record low

HPU’s student loan default rate has dropped to an all-time low of 2.8 percent, according to a U.S. Department of Education announcement released this month. The default rate measures the percentage of borrowers who have defaulted on their federal student loans within 12 to 24 months of leaving college. The latest data available are for borrowers who left college in the 2001 fiscal year.

   

New faces at grad center

HPU’s Center for Graduate Studies recently welcomed two new members to its graduate admissions team.

   

Vietnam ambassador visits

Vietnam Ambassador Thanh Quang Trinh visited HPU recently to meet with faculty members and discuss possible future relations with Vietnam’s Institute of International Relations, in Hanoi, which he heads as director general.

   

NEH scholar visits

This fall, HPU welcomes Dr. Stephen Morillo as the Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the field of diplomacy and military studies.

 

   

HPU, Austrian university sign co-op agreement

Hawai‘i Pacific University has signed an agreement of cooperation to establish a student exchange program in Austria through the Fachhochschul-Studiengänge der Wirtschaft (FHW), a four-year college offering degrees in the business and communication fields.

   

Aloha from the President

Undergraduates new to our University often ask why they have to take so many courses outside their majors. This is an excellent question that deserves a thoughtful answer. The most important thing to realize is that these required courses are not just hoops everyone has to jump through before they can focus on what most interests them. In fact, without courses like these, a graduate can’t really claim to be a university-educated person.

   

Chaplain's Corner

The Happening Places every Wednesday noon and Sunday evening (7:30 p.m.) are the HPU Chapel services! These non-denominational services feature singing, Scripture reading and a challenging and encouraging message to add inspiration to your week.

 

 

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