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Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association (HLTA) scholarships: Deadline extended to Aug. 1
HLTA through its Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation sponsors college scholarships for students majoring in travel industry and hotel/lodging management programs. The application deadline has been extended to Aug. 1, 2014 for the R.W. Bob Holden Memorial Scholarship and Clem Judd, Jr., Memorial Scholarship. For more information, click here.

School of Social Work is now at Hawaii Loa Campus (HLC)
The School of Social Work has moved to HLC, forming a new college with Nursing and Health Sciences. Social Work faculty and administrative offices are now located at HLC and BSW and MSW courses will be taught primarily at HLC, starting Fall 2014. Questions? Contact the School of Social Work Administrative Assistant Aislyn Matias for more information: amatias@hpu.edu or 808-544-0234.

UB 200 (1164 Bishop) temporary office location due to renovation
UB 200 (1164 Bishop), which is the suite for the International Student Services Office and Study Abroad & International Exchange Programs, will be re-carpeted from July 28-Aug. 1. UB 200 will be temporary relocated to UB 209 during that time.

HPU Bed, Bath & Beyond Pack and Hold Program: August 25
HPU students, staff and faculty are invited to the Aiea store on August 25 from 9 p.m.-10:30 p.m. for store coupons, samples and prize giveaways. New students can shop online or your local BB&B — then pick up your order on island! Residence Life and Campus Activities Board are sponsoring free student transportation; reservation required for limited seating. Click here for more information.  


Master of Science in Marine Science students and alumna present at conservation conference
Three HPU students and an alumna presented portions of their thesis research at the Hawai‘i Conservation Conference last week. Chon, Stanley and Williams were mentored by Catherine Unabia, Ph.D. Ratana was mentored by Susan Carstenn, Ph.D.

  • Grace Chon:  “Native Collector Sea Urchins, not so Hawa‘e after all”
  • Laura Stanley:  “Native Collector Sea Urchins, Friend or Foe
  • Nicole Williams (MSMS ’14): “Evaluating the Status of Scaridae Species in Shallow Coral Reef Habitats on O‘ahu”
  • Kelly Ratana: “Two Sciences: Towards Developing an Integrated Bioassessment for Hawaiian Stream Mouth Estuaries.”

Alumna who starts ESL business acknowledges her professors
Kristen Gagne (BA TESOL ’05) started Webtawks, a business focused on teaching international professionals English to advance them in their careers and fields of study, in July. She wanted to share this news with her professors, and says, “I had a wonderful experience at HPU. …” 

In The
This section is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of HPU people and programs nd stories of interest to the university. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique.

President Bannister on the 70th anniversary of the original GI Bill
June 22 marked the 70th anniversary of the original GI Bill, and President Bannister discusses its impact in a Star-Advertiser editorial (subscription required). “[The original GI Bill] helped our country realize that pursuing higher education is indeed attainable and beneficial — not just for an individual, but for society as a whole." Also, his opinion piece is posted on the HPU website.

Associate Professor asked to comment on Hawai‘i inmate escapes (Star-Advertiser)
Law and criminal justice faculty member Melvin Masuda was quoted in this article, which notes the escapes of inmates from state correctional facilities since Jan. 2011. "‘From the [Department of Public Safety] data, there is no overall trend over time in terms of escapes from Hawaii's prisons and jails,’ said Masuda.” (Subscription required). More…

Professors provide commentary on Hawai‘i political candidates’ debates
Chair of the Department of Social Sciences Carlos Juarez, Ph.D., and Chair of the Department of Communication John Hart, Ph.D., are asked by national and local media outlets for their thoughts.

  • Juarez on Schatz versus Hanabusa for U.S. Senate (Associated Press various)
  • Hart on Abercrombie versus Ige for Governor (Honolulu magazine); on Tsutsui’s announcement of schedule conflicts, preventing him from not being able to debate with Hee (Star-Advertiser); with Chad Blair of Civil Beat on “their thoughts on all the big races now that many of the top contenders have appeared in public debates and forums.” (PBS Hawaii Insights)

HPU ‘Ohana Today publishes Tuesday. Submit your news, milestones and events to ohanatoday@hpu.edu.

HPU Vol 3. Issue 44
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