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Distinguished Young Woman of America: Incoming HPU freshman in the running 
Incoming HPU freshman Chelsea Robinson, who holds the 2013 Distinguished Young Woman of Hawaii title, will compete for the national title June 27-29, 2013, in Mobile, Ala. We wish Chelsea good luck! To read more about Chelsea’s achievements and this program, click here.

IS6120 students hired by State of Hawaii CIO office
Four MSIS students Michael Stoudmire (BS Applied Mathematics ’10, ’13), Sami Alamran (’13), Hassan Al Melad (Certificate Information Systems ’12) and Chun-Ju “Jim” Lee (BSBA CIS ’11) have been hired by the State of Hawaii Office of Information Management & Technology (OIMT) led by CIO Sonny Bhagowalia, following work on highly visible and successful projects in Dr. Cathrine Linnes’ IS6120 Software Engineering course this spring semester. More…

ISOD Hawai‘i December Conference: Call for abstracts
Faculty, staff and students of all disciplines are invited to submit abstracts for the International Society for Organization Development Hawai‘i Conference, which will be held December 11-15, 2013, followed by post-conference workshops on December 16-17. The focus of the conference will be development and change in the Asia-Pacific Region. Abstracts should not exceed one page and should follow the style and formatting listed in the instructions posted here. Please send to Dr. Jerry Glover atjerryglover75@gmail.com by September 15, 2013, or contact him with further questions.

Military Campus Programs faculty recognized
During MCP Term 3 2013, HPU-Military Campus Programs faculty gathered for its semi-annual all hands faculty forum. Besides exchanging ideas on pedagogy, professional development training and planning improvements for the courses and programs they offer, MCP faculty are also recognized in an awards ceremony for their teaching and scholarly excellence. More…

Associate Professor of Mathematics presents at conference in Australia
On June 16, Associate Professor Randolph Goldman, Ph.D., spoke on “Godel's property abstraction operator and possibilism” at the Australasian Association of Logic annual conference at University of Melbourne. Goldman, who earned a Ph.D. in Logic from the prestigious Tarski Group at University of California, Berkeley, teaches Calculus I and II, Logic and many of the upper division math courses. He serves on the College of Natural and Computational Sciences Faculty Promotion and Review Committee and university Student Success Committee.


Today-Friday, June 28 – HPU Bookstore ‘Summer Blast’ Sale
It’s time for SUMMER! Stop by the Downtown or Hawaii Loa Bookstores for 30 percent off some of your favorite summer items. And, take an extra 10 percent off already marked down clearance items

Friday, June 28-Saturday, June 29 – Book buyback: Downtown and Hawaii Loa campuses
HPU Bookstores will pay approximately 50 percent of the current new price for books needed for the upcoming term at all campuses.Once all that is needed of a title is purchased, or if a particular book isn’t needed, as an additional service the Bookstores will attempt to purchase your books for national used-book wholesalers.Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. Click here for more information regarding the book buyback schedule and policies. For any questions, please call the Bookstore: 808-544-0290

Friday, June 28 – Campus Activities Board (CAB) general meeting
This is a great opportunity to share your ideas, meet new people, get involved on campus and gain leadership and event planning skills. 11 a.m.-noon, Sharky’s Cove, MP 139. If you have questions, concerns or want to get involved, email cab@my.hpu.edu. To get up to date information, Like CAB on Facebook.      

Saturday, June 29 – Battle of Gettysburg 150th anniversary commemoration
The program, which is being hosted by O‘ahu Cemetery and the Hawaii Civil War Round Table, will feature Hawai‘i connections to the Battle. One of the featured speakers is civil war expert Justin Vance, Ed.D., associate dean of HPU Military Campus Programs. Click here for more detail on the program. Admission and parking on the grounds is free. For more information, contact Nanette Napoleon: 261-0705 or nanetten@hawaii.rr.com. 9 a.m.-noon, O‘ahu Cemetery.

Thursday, July 4 – Independence Day
In observance of this holiday, administrative offices will be closed and there will be no classes.

Saturday, July 13 – HPU ISOD meeting
Have a voice and join this exciting innovation with opportunities to put your learned management and leadership tools to work. MA Organizational Change candidate Valerie Vales will lead an informational meeting about the HPU chapter of the International Society for Organization Development. 11 a.m.-noon, MP 240. For more information, contact Valerie at vvales@hpu.edu or 808-341-8695.
In The

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

Hawai‘i Pacific part of nationwide effort to reduce food waste (AP via The Republic and other, Star-Advertiser, KITV, Hawaii Public Radio, HPU Facebook, EPA news release, Civil Beat, Hawaii News Now)
HPU is one of 90 U.S. universities participating in the EPA Food Recovery Challenge, and   Sustainability Coordinator Josh Prigge (MA GLSD ’11), MA GLSD student Juli Bertone and Dining Commons General Manager Debbie Day are leaders in the effort. “The EPA says food waste is the single largest type of waste sent to landfills and incinerators nationwide. … They decompose and become a significant source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.” More…

HPU associate professor of biology comments on ‘blowhole in one’
(Scientific American)
Remember on “Seinfeld” when Costanza claimed he was a marine biologist and pulled a golf ball out of a whale's blowhole? HPU associate professor and coordinator for HPU’s respected marine mammal stranding program Kristi West was asked to weigh in on this implausible tale. West told the writer that “humpback whale sneezes have been clocked at 300 miles per hour. …” More…

Taiwan’s military and economy: Assessment by HPU adjunct faculty member (The Wall Street Journal)
Adjunct faculty member William E. Sharp, Jr., believes, Taiwan’s response to the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine Coast Guard, announcing sanctions and deploying warships, was an overreaction. “The likely explanation is that Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou is trying to boost his low approval ratings. … A flagging economy and demoralized military have created the impression of an island adrift. Taiwan should focus on free trade, innovation and more robust defense spending.” More… (Sharp is also quoted in The Christian Science Monitor on Taiwain welcoming Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng.)

HPU alumnus to speak on Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project (West Hawaii Today)
“Jackson Bauer (BA Communication ’02), [volunteer coordinator] of the Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project, will present ‘The Palila’s Future: Restoring a Mamane Forest on Mauna Kea’ at 7 p.m. Friday at the Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii’s planetarium. [Bauer] produced an award-winning documentary, ‘Kahoolawe: the breath of our ancestors,’ featured at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington.” More…

Outrigger Enterprises Group going global: HPU professor comments (Pacific Business News)
“Hawaii Pacific University professor Jerry Agrusa said Outrigger’s global strategy offers it, and its employees, fresh opportunities. … Despite their dominance in the Hawaii market, Outrigger executives say they are finding it difficult to compete for additional local properties in the midmarket price range.” … On Outrigger planning to open in Vietnam and China in 2015: ‘This is where the future might be. This is a risk, but the reward could be very, very big,’ said Agrusa.” More…

HPU professor analyzes: Hanabusa versus Schatz and the Inouye factor (Civil Beat)
With recent news that former chief of staff for the late Senator Inouye Jennifer Sabas has stepped forward to work on the Hanabusa for Senate campaign, discussion continues on how much influence the late senator holds. “Inouye may be dead, but his one-time supporters are still very much alive, [HPU professor John] Hart said. If they come together they will be ‘exceedingly formidable.’” More…     

Hawai‘i youth and military career prospects: HPU professor quoted (Civil Beat)
“A report by Mission: Readiness…shows that … 38 percent of local high schoolers who took the military entrance exam in 2010 failed, placing Hawaii in last place along with Mississippi. But other, non-academic factors further hamper military eligibility here, too. …” On not meeting minimum qualifications for military service, HPU chair of the Diplomacy and Military studies program Patrick Bratton says “that can be especially discouraging for students from working-class families considering that the military is often the most practical route for students with limited means.” More…

National survey of teacher education programs receiving criticism (AP via The Republic and other, Civil Beat, Star-Advertiser)
“A national survey of teacher-training programs that gives poor marks to the University of Hawaii and Chaminade University is drawing criticism. The National Council on Teacher Quality released findings this week that give dismal rankings to most of the teacher-preparation programs in the country. The survey of more than 1,000 programs drew immediate criticism nationally, as well as within the islands.” More…

HPU Athletics honored by PacWest as co-recipient community engagement award
“For outstanding service to its community, Hawai‘i Pacific University has been selected as a co-recipient of the 2012-13 Pacific West Conference Community Engagement Award.” HPU athletes participated in numerous service activities this past year including Girls in Sports: An Investment in the Future (see this event video), Kam’s Helmets, Red Cross Hawaii’s Hats off Event and more.

HPU Jobs,
Career Info

Adjunct Instructor – Communication
The Department of Communication is seeking part-time Adjunct Instructors for the Fall 2013 semester. Teach course(s) in one or more of the Department’s Communication majors (BA and MA in Communication). Plan and supervise semester activities that meet course objectives, maintain records on and evaluate student performance, assign grades.

Adjunct Instructor – Nursing
These positions are temporary and part-time in nature. Positions are filled on a term basis to fill the changing needs of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Courses, clinicals and laboratory experiences are offered days, weekends and evenings to meet the needs of the University, our students and our community partners. Openings are anticipated for the Fall term that commences in September 2013 and ends in mid-December.

For complete position listings for these or any of the other jobs currently posted on the Uniquely HPU employment opportunities site, visit http://www.hpu.edu/UniquelyHPU/jobsearch.html.

International Student Services (ISS) Assistant
The ISS office is seeking a part-time student assistant to provide administrative, clerical and event planning/organizing support. It requires the ability to work three-four hours a day, totaling 17 hours a week. For a detailed job description and qualifications required, click here. Interested candidates should email a resume to bshaw@hpu.edu or visit the International Center at UB200 for more information.

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