Monday, January 25, 2016

Jan. 26, 2016: Announcements

Cheer Team will be at NFL Pro Bowl: 1/31
The HPU Cheer team will represent the university at the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 31. They will cheer at the game and help with party patrol at the tailgate and on the sidelines. If you're attending the game or planning to watch it on TV, keep an eye out for these athletes. Go Sharks!

HPU Theatre auditions: 1/30-2/1
In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, HPU Paul & Vi Loo Theatre will produce Shakespeare’s play “Much Ado About Nothing,” for its Spring Mainstage Production. More information here on the auditions, which will be held Saturday, Jan. 30-Monday, Feb. 1 (callbacks if needed). Follow the HPU Theatre on Facebook.    

Paying tribute to Queen Emma: 1/26
HPU’s neighbor, The St. Andrew’s Schools, will celebrate the 150th birthday of Queen Emma Kaleleonalani, on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Queen Emma was the school's founder. Starting at 8 a.m., there will be a school chapel service at St. Andrew’s Cathedral followed by a ceremonial presentation in Queen Emma Park.          

Inaugural Presidential Lecture Series launch: 2/9 & 2/18
The University’s inaugural Presidential Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Sustainability will launch, featuring Inger Andersen, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature on Feb. 9 and Neal Lane, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for Science and Technology, Rice University Baker Institute, on Feb. 18. Details and RSVP here

International faculty development seminar grant: Application due 2/19
The HPU Study Abroad & International Exchange Programs Office is excited to offer another $2,000 grant to participate in one of the Council on International Educational Exchange’s (CIEE) International Faculty Development Seminars. Full details, including the guidelines and application due on Feb. 19, 2016, and CIEE’s 21 international seminars to choose from, are posted here
Petition to graduate (PTG) due 2/22
For graduating students: All students who are completing their program requirements by the end of Spring/Summer 2016 must submit a PTG by Monday, Feb. 22. More information and form here. You are required to submit a PTG whether or not you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 12.  A confirmation receipt of your PTG will be emailed within 2-3 weeks from the date submitted to your advisor. If you do not receive a confirmation in your HPU email, contact the Registrar’s office at

Spring 2016 UPass and distribution
Undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full-time during the Spring 2016 semester and are taking at least one class on the Downtown or Hawaii Loa campus are eligible to receive a UPass. A UPass is a sticker affixed to a student's HPU ID, which entitles the student to unlimited use of TheBus (Oahu’s public transportation system). For more information including the UPass distribution schedule, see The Transportation Fee (UPass) Website.

Electronic W2 available
Attention HPU employees: You may log into Pipeline to view and print your 2015 W2. By the beginning of February, ADP, HPU’s W2 provider, will mail you a printed copy to your current mailing address in Pipeline. Instructions including how to update your W4 information are posted in Pipeline, HR tab, Banner HR/Payroll FAQ. Questions? Email  

Resume writing workshop: 2/3
Learn useful tips to create and enhance your resume at this workshop hosted by Career Services in conjunction with Robert Half Hawaii Staffing on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. in the Career Services Center. Call 544-0230 or email to RSVP.

Library Orientation sessions: 2/1-2/4
Session to cover the basic uses of the Library catalog and getting familiar with the Library’s print and electronic resources. Various dates, times, locations and sign-ups are available here.

Auditions for Da Freakshow: Confirm by 2/12
Start preparing your act NOW for Da Freakshow, HPU’s 11th annual talent show, which will be at Hawaii Theatre on Tuesday, March 22, 7 p.m. Winners are eligible for a cash prize!

·         Auditions by appointment only and must be confirmed by Feb. 12 with Katie Scott, Aloha Tower Marketplace, 2/16, noon-2 p.m.; 2/18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m; HLC Dining Commons, 2/17, 10 a.m.-noon; 2/19, noon-2 p.m. Applications posted here. Bring completed application to the audition.
·         Call for Volunteers: students needed to help with auditions, rehearsal, front of house, production/stage management. Email with your name and HPU email address.

Summer study abroad in Thailand: Application due 3/1      
Earn 3 hours of college credit for INTR 3933. Join the summer study abroad  voyage  to Thailand  this May and tour  Bangkok, take a  boat  ride  on the River Kwai, visit   the  old Capital  of Ayutthaya, spend a  quiet  weekend  on  the beach  at Hua Hin, travel  to Chiang Rai and spend  two  weeks in a  mountain  village teaching English and helping with   construction  projects. To gain a glimpse of what lies ahead, watch this short video here. Deadline to submit application: Tuesday, March 1. Contact: James Primm, Ph.D.,, 228-1212

Federal Work Study (FWS) Communications jobs
You will earn some money and build your resume while making a positive contribution to your university! University Communications Spring 2016 FWS positions #10153  and #10300 on HPU Connect.

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