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President Bannister blog post: Investing in Hawai‘i and our Future
Noting the community support of Oceanic Institute of HPU’s new initiative to construct a prototype feedmill on Hawai‘i Island and the Learning Commons, which will be a centerpiece at Aloha Tower Marketplace, President Bannister expresses his appreciation on behalf of HPU. Likewise, he points out that HPU is committed to investing in Hawai‘i and its future. Read what he has to say here.      

Register today: Three weeks left to the start of the Fall semester
Fall semester begins on Sept. 2. If you have not yet registered for classes for the semester, don’t delay any longer. Click here to register now. Classes are filling up and some are already full. If a class you want is full, click here for information about the electronic waitlist feature.    

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Reminder to RSVP for Staff Forum: Wednesday, Aug. 13, or Thursday, Aug. 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
If you have not yet submitted your RSVP for the Staff Forum, please email staffcouncil@hpu.edu to reserve your spot.  If you are unable to make it in person and want to listen to the session, WebEx links including instructions are available. Click here for the Aug. 13 Downtown forum (LB-PH Warmer) link, and click here for the Aug. 14 Hawaii Loa forum (AC 101) link.


Fulbright student at sustainability and energy summer institute
Aka Assoumou, a Fulbright student from the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, in his second year of study in the MA Global Leadership and Sustainable Development program, is one of 50 students to have been chosen nationally to attend the reputable Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy. It is sponsored by the University of Illinois, Chicago, and being held Aug. 6-20. Click here to learn more about the institute, including its vision, mission and objectives.

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanities prevails in Hawai‘i state primary election
Matt LoPresti, Ph.D., who received endorsements from various groups, “scooped up more than 60 percent of the vote to become the Democratic nominee for House District 41 (Ewa Beach-West Loch Estates).” Click here to read the Star-Advertiser article.

Associate Professor of Economics presents in China and Peru over the summer
College of Business Administration faculty member Ken Schoolland traveled to Asia and South America to give presentations on three occasions in China and once in Peru. See details and photos at CBA Faculty News or here.

Professor of Political Science re-elected to Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) Board
Carlos Juarez, Ph.D., has been re-elected to the Board of Governors of PAAC for a three-year term. PAAC serves as the World Affairs Council for the State of Hawaii, and helps to promote international education and greater awareness and understanding of international affairs, in particular through its high school program.

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.

Hawai‘i Pacific is most diverse university in the US (USA Today)
“The greater the diversity at a college, the more opportunity you have to meet people from different backgrounds and learn new things.” See what is said about HPU, which is ranked No. 1 in diversity.  
More… (Also, HPU friends are liking it, commenting and sharing the post via Facebook. HPU pride!)

The HPU Athletics Sharks brand is rolled out (KITV)
In continuing media coverage of the new Athletics Sharks brand, see Executive Director of Athletics Vince Baldemor in this interview. “HPU athletics is about succeeding in the classroom and winning on the court…,” he says. More… (Also, in the Friday, Aug. 8 edition of PBN, see article and Sharks logo on page 9; available online via Libraries tab in Campus Pipeline.)  

Professor of Communication continues commentary on Hawai‘i primary election races
Multiple news outlets sought the opinion of political analyst Professor John Hart, Ph.D., on the Saturday primary election and its various races. Here are a few clips:

  • The Senate race and Puna residents needing to vote in-person on Friday (KHON)
  • ‘Is Kauai pro-GMO?’ (Civil Beat)
  • Abercrombie and Inouye, backing Schatz and Hanabusa respectively (KGMB)
  • Abercrombie losing almost every district (Star-Advertiser, subscription required)
  • Ige versus Abercrombie and voting on a Saturday (Maui Time news blog)

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

HPU Vol 3. Issue 47
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