Monday, March 21, 2016

March 22, 2016: Announcements

On-campus housing available
Still looking for on-campus housing for summer 2016 and/or academic year 2016-2017? Apply for the Waterfront Lofts. The one month free rent promotional offer ends on April 1, 2016! Details here; the application is on HPU Pipeline. Questions? Call 808-236-3540 or email

Reminder: Student Campus Climate survey
On March 15, students were invited to complete a survey about incidences of certain types of sexual and physical experiences in relationships on campus. Help make the campus community a healthier and safer place. The online survey will be available only until April 6, 2016. Your responses will be completely confidential. Survey link here. By participating, students also have the chance to win a Fit Bit and other HPU giveaways (survey response are not tied to the giveaway link). Questions? Contact

Teacher of the Year nominations due April 8
Attention Spring and Summer 2016 graduating students:
Each year HPU recognizes one full-time faculty member for excellence in teaching. While you were a student at HPU, who was your most outstanding teacher? Submit your nomination by Friday, April 8, 2016. Details and form here.

My College Bookstore sweepstakes
Want to have a chance to win a GoPro, Fitbit Alta or $100 Barnes & Noble gift card? Then download the bookstore app, search "My College Bookstore", visit the promotions screen in the app and click on the link to enter for a chance to win! A few minutes of your time could have you smiling faster then you can say "Cheese"! Hurry, don't delay, sweepstakes ends on March 31, 2016!

Commencement volunteers needed
The Spring Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 12, at the Blaisdell Arena. There is no way the university could honor and recognize the achievements of its graduates without the help of dedicated faculty, staff and student volunteers. If you are available to help, please sign up for a shift here. More information here or contact the Commencement Planning Committee at

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. Discounted student rate available. More information and registration link here.

HPU Libraries workshops: DT and HLC
·         Cite in a snap: Learn how to create a bibliography in a snap! Workshops on Zotero and EndNote Basic, free easy-to-use tools that help you collect, organize, share, and cite your research resources. Sessions every Tuesday, Downtown, 10 a.m., and 3 p.m. Registration here. If you can’t make it on a Tuesday, email for an appointment.  
·         Library Achievement Session! Workshops on various citation tools. Sessions on Wednesday, March 23 and 30, HLC, AC308, various times. Details and registration here.   

·         Be a master: Join the workshop series, including free snacks and useful knowledge. Open to anyone who wants to master the skills needed for successful information retrieval in a variety of disciplines. Sessions are held mostly on Thursdays, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Details and registration here

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