by Dayna Kalakau, staff writer
|The semester’s first power breakfast
was held on Feb. 7 at the Pioneer Plaza Club. Officers and advisors
of HPU student clubs and organizations gathered to share news
about their group’s events and what students can look forward
to throughout the semester.
The Global Leadership Organization Club, assisted by Dr. Carlos
Juarez and advisor Dr. Art Whatley, is in the early planning
stages of the Global Citizenship Student Symposium, scheduled
to cap off HPU’s new International Week in April. This
year’s symposium will take a student-centered approach,
different from years past, in order to discuss issues such as
making HPU a sustainable campus. GLOC is working with University
of Hawai‘i and an outside recycling agency, Honolulu Recovery,
to bring a recycling program to HPU.
ASHPU is planning to introduce leadership seminars, and will
address student concerns in general. ASHPU has put together a
task force to look at such things as the lack of parking, downtown
campus security, and shuttle services. Suggestions will be made
to the administration as to how these problems might be remedied.
The Project Management Club is working on a pilot workshop for
the fall that will focus on certification for project management.
The Computing Club is focusing its efforts to help HPU students
overcome their fears of computing. The club has been working
closely with Adult Services to plan a workshop on Feb. 21, through
Pipeline, that will address such programs as Microsoft PowerPoint
Access, Excel, and Word.
The Swedish Club held its welcome barbecue at Fort DeRussy on
Feb. 4. The club held a party on Feb. 18 at Lotus, and is also
planning a speed-dating event later in the semester.
Borealis, the Norwegian Student Association, is planning a picnic,
a beach clean up, and a community service volunteering activity.
The German Student Organization is planning its annual Soccer
Cup that will be held on April 14 at the Hawai‘i Loa campus.
The soccer cup will kickoff this year’s International Week.
Danish Dynamite will be hosting a paintball tournament this semester,
and it plans to host a traditional Danish Easter luncheon and
to take part in the soccer cup in April.
The Reason Club is bringing a movie of the week to HPU. Movies
will be shown Fridays in the Sea Warrior Center at 5 p.m. Watch
the calendar for dates.
Students for Essential Equality will take part in the Hawai‘i
International Film Festival, events for Women’s Day, poetry
slams, and a fundraiser for the AIDS walk.
The Pre-Law Society plans to host guest speakers and participate
in community service events. The society will participate in
a clean up with the Ronald McDonald House on Feb. 18, and it
will welcome two guest speakers on March 6 and March 20 to talk
about corporate law and the Patriot Act, respectively.
The Accounting Club will be holding a silent auction with the
Red Cross on Feb. 24, and it is planning a series of Friday Accounting
Nights for its members.
The Graduate Student Organization is looking to bring together
students from different programs this semester. It has already
had a mixer at the beach, and plans to participate in upcoming
fundraising and community service events.
The MA/COM organization had its student and faculty mixer Feb.
2 and will plan more great mixers to welcome new members and
to introduce members to industry professionals.
The Akamai Advertising Agency had a great turn out at Club Carnival
on Feb. 2. It plans to participate in a fundraiser with 24-Hour
Fitness, which has allowed the AAA to keep 100 percent of the
profits earned. The AAA will also participate in a professional
mixer with the Public Relations Student Society of America and
the International Association of Business Communicators.
The Press Club is planning a beach clean up and participation
in community service events at Shriner’s Hospital and Hawai‘i
Public Radio. The club will host a media relations workshop with
the PRSSA on Feb. 27, and plans to bring other industry professionals
PRSSA doubled its membership at Club Carnival. On Feb. 17, it
will sponsor Healthy Hearts for Homeless Keiki event, an effort
to raise money for homeless children. It is awaiting approval
for its big event, a date auction.
The Psychology Club will host a movie night this month, and it
will also be participating in a community service event with
the Ronald McDonald House. The club will also schedule different
psychology-related workshops for its members throughout the semester.
In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Student
along with the Office of Student Life, will welcome young millionaire
and CEO Ephren Taylor as a guest speaker on Feb. 22 and 23. The
BSU is planning to host a movie night this semester at the Movie
Museum in Kaimuki, and club president Justin Smith also plans
to engage its members in discussions and activities dealing with
the 2008 presidential election.
The French Club is working on a community service event at Hawaiian
Adventures Waterpark on May 5.
Latinos Unidos is planning a fiesta and a picnic, and hopes to
retain its title as best booth at this year’s Intercultural
The Japanese Club, is focusing on Intercultural Day this semester
and will host a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and a language
tutoring activity for its members.
The United Samoan Organization is planning a joint barbecue with
the Samoan organizations of Chaminade University and UH-Manoa.
The club has also begun planning and practicing its presentation
for Intercultural Day.
The Polygot Toastmasters held a humorous speaker event on Feb.
7, and is planning on participating in exchanges with clubs from
other universities, as well as leadership training and other
speaking events scheduled for later in the semester.
The Alaka‘i Jaycees will host a résumé workshop
on Feb. 21 in conjunction with the Career Services Center. The
club is also looking forward to the Business and Technology Career
Fair, scheduled for March 2.
The Social Work and Human Services Club is planning a joint lobbying
event with similar clubs from BYUH and UH at the state capitol
on Feb. 17.
The English Foundation Program’s PALS club held a mixer
Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Kukui Plaza. PALS also plans to coordinate
an anonymous rose activity for Valentine’s Day, as well
as hiking activities and a Sunset on the Beach day, slated for
The Student Athlete Advisory Committee encourages all students
to support HPU athletes.
The Honors program advisor, Dr. Brian Metcalf, announced that
applications for honors society are now available and are due
by Feb. 28. The induction ceremony will be on April 22.