Monday, February 22, 2016

Feb. 23, 2016: Announcements

Students, did you know?...
  • Laptop check out: At Aloha Tower Learning Commons, there is no charge for borrowing a laptop. Show your HPU student ID at the front desk.   
  • HPU licensed applications: You may access them from your computer, MAC or mobile device — anywhere in the world — as long as you have internet access. ITS provides this service that delivers virtual desktops to HPU academics and staff. Details here.   
HPU ‘Ohana Exhibit: Call for artwork
Calling student, faculty and staff artists! HPU would like to display your work at the March 20-May 6 exhibit at Hawaii Loa campus. Art is being accepted through Friday, March 4. Downtown drop-off is FS200, and for HLC, contact Angie Botelho at 236-3581. An entry form must be filled out for each entry (limit 10 entries per person) and hard copies will be located at the drop-off points.   

Register for Ko‘olau Writers Workshop
The Ko‘olau Writers Workshop (KWW) offers instruction and advice to writers of all levels. Held each spring, KWW features intensive workshop sessions in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and scriptwriting. Nora Okja Keller will give a keynote address and Q&A on the craft and practice of writing.

Registration fee for the Saturday, April 9, KWW, at Hawaii Loa campus, includes your choice of two workshop sessions (one in the morning and the other in the afternoon), as well as lunch, parking, and the keynote address. More information and register here.

Light Up the Night 2016: Call for Nominations
The Center for Student Life and First-Year Programs invites staff and faculty to nominate deserving candidates for Light Up the Night 2016, HPU’s reception for student leaders. This call for nominations focuses on recognizing those students within your respective department or program who have made considerable contributions to HPU and who genuinely enhance the HPU experience for their fellow students (extra- or co-curricular involvement, outstanding student worker, etc.). Complete and submit the online nomination form by March 30, 5 p.m. Questions? Email:

iDecide Hawai‘i pledge contest to 2/26
Undergraduate students can help an HPU Registered Student Organization win up to $1,000 by pledging to be an organ donor on your next driver's license renewal (students who are or are not currently an organ donor on their license can pledge)! Details here for the contest, which ends on Friday, Feb. 26, 11:59 p.m. HPU contact: Assistant Professor Pamela Smith, College of Health and Society.

HPU Preview Day: 3/12
If you know a student whom you’d like to learn about HPU and its undergraduate programs and student services, invite them to Preview Day on Saturday, March 12, at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and validated parking will be available. More information and RSVP link here.

YMCA PAC Leaders program
The program offers eligible students with exposure to professional development workshops and career mentorship. Application deadline: Friday, March 11. More information and application here. Questions? Contact Ryan Tin Loy, Career Services Center, or 544-0230.

Future teachers: Scholarship opportunity 
The vision of the Faith C. Ai Memorial Scholarship Fund is “helping present and future teachers fulfill their quest for excellence as educators by playing a vital role in the development of their students into knowledgeable and responsible members of communities worldwide." Scholarships of up to $5,000 each are available. More information here and the deadline to apply is Feb. 29. 

Faculty workshop: EndNote Basic
HPU Libraries are offering Faculty Workshop: EndNote Basic, a free reference management program. Sessions will be held from Feb. 29-March 3 on both campuses. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend. More information and registration link here.

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, which entitles the student to unlimited use of TheBus (Oahu’s public transportation system). More information including the UPass distribution schedule here.

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