The week of April
14 to 21, HPU will celebrate International Week 2007. This
year’s Global Citizenship Symposium activities will expand
to include, in addition to Friday’s Intercultural Day
and Saturday’s presentations and workshops, a focus on
sustainability that will comprise on-the-mall student exhibits
Monday, a sustainability workshop with a national expert Wednesday,
and a student exploration of campus sustainability on Saturday
at the Hawai‘i Loa campus.
The week of events will kickoff today, with an “RIO Exhibition
on Sustainability” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on upper Fort
St. Mall, participating student organizations will display varying
visual concepts of sustainability using posters, games, handouts,
and whatever else their creativity deems appropriate. Awards
will be present for the best exhibits, which will be judged on
creativity, delivery, and use of sustainable materials. The top
three clubs will win cash awards and will be featured later in
the week for others to see.
On April 19, HPU will host a Sustainability Workshop at the rRed
Elephant Café, 1144 Bethel St., from 2 to 5 p.m., led
by Dr. Geoffrey Chase, Ph.D., of San Diego State University,
co-editor of the book, Sustainability on Campus: Stories and
Strategies for Change. The event will include a brief public
address on campus sustainability, followed by a question and
answer session that will lead into hands-on strategizing for
students, faculty, and staff interested in learning how to transform
HPU into a sustainable campus.
The final event of International Week 2007 will be the April
21 Hawai‘i Loa Campus Student Symposium. From 9:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m., students will be engaged in an organic, grass roots
exercise called “Preferred Futuring.” Designed to
address sustainability at HPU in the past, present, and future,
it will examine the experiences of sustainability by the groups
of students present.
In an effort to keep things sustainable, the event will feature
an organic lunch at intermission.
Space is limited, and interested students looking for a chance
to have a voice in the future development of HPU should RSVP
to email@example.com (or call 808-687-7016) as soon as possible
to reserve a seat.
All HPU students are encouraged to participate, since the success
of the events and the success of HPU as a sustainable campus
depends on student involvement and participation. For more information
call the Office of Student Life 808-544-0277.