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By Nanea Kalani, editor

Fall semester posts record enrollment

HPU welcomed a record number of new students this fall semester at its downtown and windward campuses, posting an overall gain of 3 percent. Enrollment of new students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels exceeded expectations with sizeable increases, according to Scott Stensrud, vice president for admissions. [More]


Scott Stensrud
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Are you always broke? A new course might help

Are gas prices killing you? Is paying rent making you starve? Are you finally beginning to wonder why the cost of living in paradise is constantly on the rise? Do you constantly ask yourself why am I always broke? If you answered yes to any of these questions, by taking a class on Hawai‘i’s economy you might find the answers. For the first time ever this spring, HPU will offer a class on issues in Hawai‘i’s economy. [More]


Dr. Leroy Laney
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UN day features former ambassador, music, dance

The Office of Student Life and the United Nations Club at HPU sponsored UN Day activities Oct. 24 that included a talk by former U.S. Ambassador Alvin Adams, music by San Diego’s Middle Earth Ensemble, and belly dancing on For Street Mall by Willow Chang of Honolulu.
Adams, who was U.S. Ambassador to to Djibouti, Haiti, and Peru, spoke at the Sea Warrior Center on “The UN: What It Does and Why It’s Important.” [More]

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Jonestown survivor shares story

“Different survivors have different perspectives, and they might not agree with what I’m going to say, but I’m going to share my story,” said Vernon Gosney, a 20-year-veteran police officer on Maui and a Jonestown survivor. On Oct. 21 Gosney shared his story with HPU students and faculty. [More]


Vernon Gosney
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Book Beat
Pipeline 'Libraries' tab

Have you ever collected coins in a jar or jug? You know, at the end of the day, you toss your loose change from your pants pocket into a jar and watch it slowly accumulate. With all those pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters swirled around in there, do you sometimes wonder how much money is in your jar? Wouldn’t it be nice if someone were to neatly sort and stack your coins? [More]

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Review Recognizes Literary Excellence

Hawai‘i Pacific University continues to publish outstanding written works by contributors from Hawai‘i and countries around the world through its annual literary magazine, Hawai‘i Pacific Review, volume 19, Hawai‘i Pacific University Press, which will be released islandwide next month. [More]


Patrice Wilson
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Aloha from the President

A global perspective is essential for today’s workforce, and at Hawai‘i Pacific University, students are part of a unique international learning environment. We enroll students from all corners of the world, all 50 U.S. states, and all major Hawaiian islands. The opportunity to learn in a classroom with so many diverse points of view allows HPU students to develop valuable skills and understandings needed to compete in the new global economy of the 21st century. [More]

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Chaplain's Corner

“O Give thanks to the Lord for he is good and his mercies endure forever.”—(Psalm 118:1)

Every faith tradition holds high the value of giving thanks. It is expressed in our ceremonies, our celebrations, our worship experiences, and in the holidays we honor. It is good to regularly stop and pause and give thanks to our Creator. [More]

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