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Student Life

Eija Rissanen and Nicole Loschke, editor

HPU students challenged with tough rental market

With more than half of HPU’s student body living off campus, finding a place to live is not a new problem for students. [More]

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New housing office opens

by Melissa Mejia, News Writing

The Housing Department has opened a new office to better serve students in search of a place to live.

The center for Off-Campus Housing, on the second floor in office 210E in the UB building, opened its doors this semester. The Center will be open year-round Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is 544-1430.

The new Center for Off-Campus Housing will expand the system by providing free access to computers, fax machines, and telephones, which was previously available only during the first couple of weeks of the semester. There is also more staff available to help students.

The office maintains printed listings of EAds, student-posted classifieds, from Campus Pipeline. Students can also pick up a copy of Rentals Illustrated and TheBus routes.

In addition to finding housing, the center will continue its airport pickup program. Before, there were only two student workers, both responsible for picking up students at the airport and operating the office. That meant they would have to close the office during trips to the airport. Now it will remain open.

If a student needs transportation to view an apartment, the center can arrange to drop them off. This is only a one-way service.

“ It’s great that they’re opening a new center for off-campus housing because I remember the help being limited when I was a student there,” said HPU alumnus Orlando Perez.

He said sometimes when he wanted to use the office, it was closed.

HPU student Melanie Haynes spent three months looking for housing this summer.

“ It’s nice to see the office expanding because I think it’s going to be better for the students looking for housing,” she said. “I could’ve used the center then,” she said.

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The Hawai‘i-Blackfeet connection

Editor’s note: The August issue of Kalamalama included an article on HPU nursing students and faculty who completed a one-week service program in Browning, Mont., a community on and part of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation Following are portions of an article, reprinted from Po‘okela, No. 27 (September-October 2006), a publication of HPU’s Teaching and Learning Center, reflecting on the class’ experience. [More]


HPU nursing members from left to right: Christine Curatilo (student), Jeanine Tweedie (faculty), Paul Fisher (student), Jana Eligado (student), Linda Rydningen (student).

Courtesy Jeanine Tweedie

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Ing teaches with eyes of a filmmaker

Filmmaker Doug Ing has joined Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Communications Department after several years of studying film on the mainland. [More]


Doug Ing

Photo by Eddie London

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Danish students float lanterns

Along with 200 other volunteers, we stood in ankle-deep water at Ala Moana Beach Park, and waited for the sun to set. Every one of us held a lantern made of a wooden base and rice paper surrounding and protecting a candlelight placed in the middle of the base. Carefully crafted and fragile, they were to be set adrift at sea, all at the same time. This would be on the mark of a flagman in one of the large, double-hulled canoes making their way past the long row of lantern-holding volunteers. [More]


From right to left: Marilou Caoile, Hyuliya Hasanova, and Casper Dahl sending the lanterns offshore.

Photo by Casper Dahl

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