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HPU sweeps field HAF scholarships

HPU students won two major scholarships sponsored by the Hawai‘i Advertising Federation.


Mayoral candidates present programs

This summer, Honolulu’s most prominent mayoral candidates, Duke Bainum and Mufi Hannemann, appeared in numerous forums to answer questions, clarify their reasons for running, and summarize their plans for Honolulu if elected. Kalamalama Faculty Editor Dr. Larry LeDoux summarizes the two presentations he attended.


War in Iraq: Perception vs. reality

On August 10, the International Association of Business Communicators of Honolulu presented “War in Iraq: Perception vs. Reality,” a luncheon featuring Honolulu Advertiser reporter William Cole and photographer Richard Ambo.


HPU student tops national competition

Hawai‘i Pacific University communication students are beginning to make beating out the competition look easy. For the second consecutive year, an HPU student won top honors at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) national logo contest.


HPU Cheer Teams take home top awards

Hawai‘i Pacific University’s award-winning cheerleading squads are adding eight new top awards to their trophy case.


Book Beat: library requires HPU student IDs

Have you visited the library when there were no seats or computers available? Have you wondered if students from other schools were seated at the study tables?


Squatters' Law squashes First Amendment rights

No one expects to be banned from a public library. Carlos Hernandez didn’t and certainly not for the reason he was given. According to Lois K. Perrin, legal director of ACLU Hawai‘i, on May 18, Hernandez was surfing the Internet at the Hawai‘i State Public Library when he was asked to leave by a security guard.


International student makes way to HPU

Hawai‘i Pacific University prides itself in welcoming students from more than 100 countries each school year. This year, HPU is home to a standout student from the Russian Federation.


HPU welcomes new students: What to do if you're new to HPU

Suggestions for those new to Hawai‘i
· Expect to meet people from all over. You’re not the only one from somewhere else.


300 plus graduate in summer

Hawai‘i Pacific University awarded more than 300 students associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees at its 58th commencement ceremony on Thursday, August 19th at the Waikiki Shell.


HPU plants peace pole

As a global community with students hailing from more than 100 countries and all 50 states coming together to live and learn, HPU students, staff, and faculty commemorated those who lost their lives in the events of Sept. 11, 2001 in “A Day of Peace” ceremony at the Hawai‘i Loa campus at which the University officially planted a Peace Pole presented to HPU by the Peace Corps.


Aloha from the President

Hawai‘i Pacific University is truly a global learning community, bringing together students from more than 100 countries. A global perspective is also at the core of our College of International Studies. Established in 1998, the College brings together academic programs in the social sciences, modern languages, and teacher training that all focus on international affairs and studies. It offers majors in anthropology, international relations, international studies, political science, and teaching English as a second language; minors in geography, Japanese, and Spanish; and an MA program in teaching English as a second language.


Chaplain's Corner

Getting connected with others is an important factor in a well-rounded University experience. As we make friends and participate in co-curricular activities we broaden our perspectives and have a more enriching experience.



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