Monday, March 28, 2016

March 29, 2016: Announcements

Dec. 2015 nursing graduates and faculty Patricia Lange-Otsuka, Ed.D. (far left),
and Diane Knight, Ph.D. (far right).

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 by April 4
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.

There is still time…Student Campus Climate survey
Thank you to the students who have already taken the survey. Students’ responses are invaluable to creating a safe and welcoming environment at HPU. If you have not yet taken the time to respond to the climate survey, please do so now by clicking here. As a reminder, your responses are completely anonymous and confidential. Survey respondents have the chance to win a Fit Bit and other HPU giveaways (survey responses are not tied to the giveaway link). The survey will be available only to April 6, 2016. 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.

Bookstore sale on tees
Need some new tee shirts for friends or mementos of your time at HPU, or how about a tee shirt for Mom or Dad? Shop at the Downtown and Hawaii Loa campus bookstores as the entire stock of long and short sleeve tees are on sale at 25% off. Sale starts April 5 and ends on April 9, 2016.
Choose from Jansport, Champion, Red Shirt and others.

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! Workshop on various citation tools. Two sessions on Wednesday, March 30, HLC, AC308. 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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