Monday, November 30, 2015

Dec. 1, 2015: Announcements

Countdown to Finals is on
To help you destress during this busy time, events and snacks will be provided. Extended hours will be available at the Libraries, Learning Commons and Center for Academic Success. Students are welcome to reserve a classroom at HLC 24/7. More information here.

Award-winning science writer at HPU 12/9-12/11
HPU welcomes Sam Kean, author of three best-selling books: Wed., Dec. 9, 3 p.m., HLC, book talk for natural science majors; Thurs., Dec. 10, 1 p.m., ATM, interactive creative writing workshop; and Fri., Dec. 11, 5 p.m., open to the public book talk. Light refreshments will be provided; please bring your own drink.
Questions? Email

Toy & food donation drive 11/30-12/4
The 2nd annual Season of Giving Aloha Donation Drive is being held at Aloha Tower Marketplace and Fort Street Mall, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 30-Dec. 4, to benefit Make-A-Wish Hawai'i, The Hawai'i Food Bank, River of Life and Goodwill Hawai'i. New/ slightly used toys (all age groups), non-perishable foods and canned goods, hygiene products for men & women and slightly used clothing welcomed. Sponsors: Circle K International, Campus Activities Board, Student Philanthropy Council, United Nations Club, Christian Student Organization and Travel Industry Management Student Organization. Contact:

Summer ’16 registration opens today, 12/1, Spring ’16 continues    
The Summer 2016 schedule of classes is now available and registration is open, and Spring 2016 registration continues. Get the best selection of classes by registering now before the holiday break! Be sure to resolve any registration that are preventing you from enrolling. Check for holds on Campus Pipeline: Quick Links–Register Online–Check Your Registration Status. View the Registration schedule and policies here, and the web registration procedures for main campus courses here.

Complete Student Course Evaluations today!
Don’t miss the chance to make your voices heard about how to improve course content and design, teaching effectiveness and create better learning environments at HPU! Students enrolled in Fall 15-Week & Fall B 8-Week courses who complete their course evaluations by Thurs., Dec. 17, 5 p.m. automatically participate in the “Early Grade View Incentive” to view final grades one week early! Use the link in the invitation sent to your HPU email, or log onto Blackboard to complete course evaluations. More information here.

Deadline for winter and spring internships
The deadline to register for winter internships is on Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, and for spring internships, it is Mon., Jan., 25, 2016. In some cases a general petition may be required. Students should check with the Career Services Center prior to starting any internship for academic credit.

Sharky’s Cove & ATM Lounge winter hours
·         Sharky’s Cove will be closed: Mon., Dec. 14, 2015-Fri., Jan. 15, 2016. It will reopen for normal business hours on Tues., Jan. 19, 2016, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
·         The Lounge at ATM will be open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the winter break: Mon., Dec. 14, 2015-Fri., Jan 15, 2016. It will be closed on holidays.

Fall Commencement is in two weeks: Volunteers still needed
Volunteers are still needed for various shifts at the Thursday, Dec. 17, commencement ceremony at the Blaisdell Arena: Exhibition Hall/Arena Set Up, Line Leaders, Bag Check Room Attendants, and Concierge on Concourse. If you are available to help, please sign up for a shift here. More information here or email the planning committee at

Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception
Faculty and Staff: To celebrate our accomplishments and each other, President Bannister and Jerri Ross invite you to join them on Tues., Dec. 15, 5 p.m. at the Plaza Club, located on the top floors of Pioneer Plaza. To indicate attendance, please RSVP here by Dec. 10. Validation at Pioneer Plaza will be available if you park after 5 p.m.

Pro Bowl HPU section
The Pro Bowl returns to Hawai‘i’s Aloha Stadium on Jan. 31, 2016. Join your HPU ‘ohana in the exclusive Hawai‘i Pacific University section. Reserve your $40 spot here in the #‎SharkySquad section (no payment needed at this time)! 

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