Welcome new students, and welcome back returning students
for another semester at HPU! The opportunities that lay before
us this term are endless, and today I want to encourage and
inspire everyone to do two things: Get involved. And stay in
The quality of a university education goes beyond the boundaries
of the classroom. What happens outside the lecture halls deepens
the learning experience and frames education in the context of
the world around us. Participating in student activities, co-curricular
events, and internships adds value to your education by connecting
it to the community and to relationships that can last a lifetime.
But you must participate; you must get involved.
How do you get involved in campus activities? First, you have
to know about them, and that means you need to stay in touch
with the heartbeat of the University—Campus Pipeline, to
which everyone has access through their computer. Kalamalama,
is another sources of information about campus events and organizations.
And Student Life constantly posts signs on the mall and distributes
flyers to keep you in touch with all that is going on.
Our spiritual connections are as important as our co-curricular
ones! All of the local churches, temples, and synagogues are
eager to welcome you and make you feel at home. Pipeline lists
local houses of worship, and you are welcome to a non-denominational
chapel service every Wednesday, noon, at Warmer Auditorium downtown
and every Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at the Hawai‘i Loa campus.
There will be singing, an inspirational message, and refreshments—a
good way to get off to a great start! Have a terrific semester!