Category Archives: Communicating Kauhale Activities

Chancellor’s Message: Joni Onishi hired, Hawai’i Papa O Ke Ao, Pālamanui AMP and more

Aloha and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday break and is looking forward to a successful spring semester. One news item I am pleased to announce (which I also noted at the all-college meeting) is that … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message: Talking Kauhale with HawCC students

What is the student experience of Kauhale? That is the question we put to a group of seven Hawai‘i Community College students who met in Kāneikeao on the Manono campus on Thursday, January 17. Kauhale traditionally means the Hawaiian village, … Continue reading

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Unukupukupu to return to Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Members of the Hawaiʻi Community College hula hālau Unukupukupu have been invited back to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2013 after opening the festival last year with a performance on the main stage that thrilled the international audience. Taupōuri Tangarō … Continue reading

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Yoshida, Barber receive awards at all-college meeting

Two members of the Hawai‘i Community College ‘ohana have received UH System awards that celebrate their hard work and dedication to the college. Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs Jim Yoshida received the 2012 Willard Wilson Distinguished Service Award, and Greg … Continue reading

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Faculty, friends help Lea Nordloh celebrate retirement

Nursing faculty and friends attended a retirement dinner for Assistant Professor Lea Nordloh on December 6th. Lea began teaching at Hawai‘i Community College in 1988. Throughout her years at HawCC, she instructed Associate of Science in Nursing first-year and second-year students … Continue reading

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HawCC Student Council elected, sworn in

The students of Hawai`i Community College now have a Student Council representing their needs and interests. Three elections were held during the Fall 2012 semester, first to adopt the new charters and bylaws, then to elect members, and then to … Continue reading

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Dela Cruz named Phi Theta Kappa 2013 Faculty Scholar

Kenoalani Dela Cruz, a counselor at Hawai‘i Community College, was one of 25 community college faculty members from across the nation to be named a Phi Theta Kappa 2013 Faculty Scholar. The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, … Continue reading

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HawCC Dean’s list for Fall 2012

The following Hawai’i Community College students were named to the Dean’s list for the Fall 2012 semester for having a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the term. Last Name First Name Abeyta Jennifer Acasio Rochelle Adams Asia … Continue reading

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Annual year-end celebration in West Hawai’i features food and holiday music

The faculty and staff at UH Center, West Hawai’i held their annual “End of the Year Celebration” potluck luncheon on Friday, December 7th in the Center Courtyard. Everyone enjoyed the wonderful cuisine that the talented UHCWH faculty and staff brought … Continue reading

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PHOTO SHOOT: Christmas Party 2012

The Hawai’i Community College ‘ohana in East Hawai’i enjoyed the annual Christmas Party on December 12 at the Manono Campus cafeteria. The Business Office took on the role of Santa’s elves and organized the party. They did a great job lining … Continue reading

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Ha’akūmalae Events Announcements

Haʻakūmalae is the official orchestration of Hawaiʻ i protocols leadership at Hawaiʻ i Community College and the University of Hawaiʻ i at Hilo’s Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center. As an active member in our Hawaiʻi Community College and Hawaiʻi Island … Continue reading

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Kauhale Message: Visitors from New Zealand use HawCC as model

For the past three years we have been building our Kauhale at Hawaii Community College, creating an academic village that is rooted in Hawaii’s unique cultural traditions. As we continue traveling on this path, we are starting to share what … Continue reading

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Students travel island for geography course

      Aloha! Many of our students devoted themselves to the well-being of a myriad of beloved places on Hawai‘i Island this Fall 2012 semester through direct connections with and tangible contributions to those places. Students enrolled in Geography … Continue reading

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Students bring oral histories to life on West Hawaii

Fifteen oral histories from Kona Historical Society’s Archives came alive at West Hawaii Civic Center on Wednesday, November 14. In “Voices from Our Past,” the last Hanohano o Kona/Honoring Kona presentation of 2012, eight students from the University of Hawaii … Continue reading

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UH Community Colleges recognized by ‘Achieving the Dream’

The University of Hawaii Community Colleges was recognized as a leader in the national student completion movement by Achieving the Dream, a national nonprofit leading the nation’s most comprehensive non-governmental reform network for community college student success and completion. One … Continue reading

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Murakami, Mospens named to NAFSA team

Two Hawai‘i Community College faculty members will help promote international education as members of the regional team for NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Violet Murakami, a Digital Media Arts professor, and Carrie Mospens, an English instructor, have been chosen to … Continue reading

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Former student says ‘aloha’ from Norway

Nobukazu Ueno, a former Hawaii Community College Intensive English Program student  and a 2011 graduate of UH Hilo with a Political Science degree,  is now studying at the Center for Peace Studies at the University of Tromso in Norway. He will … Continue reading

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Board of Regents honor Hawaii CC professor Kate Sims

An English professor at Hawai’i Community College has been chosen as a 2012 recipient of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching award. Kathryn “Kate” Sims, who teaches at the West Hawaii campus of Hawai’i Community College, was one of … Continue reading

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Four students awarded scholarships

After more than seven years as the Records and Internal Data Management Office’s Office Assistant, Ellen Tateishi (the one wearing all the na lei) retired on October 29, 2010. Ellen Tateishi, former Records Office clerk, colleague and beloved friend, passed … Continue reading

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DMA lecturer helps comic book series leap from the page

“Cerebus the Aardvark” might not ring many bells for those who aren’t comic book fans, but the series by David Sims started the alternative comic book movement, according to Steve Parente, a lecturer in Hawaii Community College’s Digital Media Arts … Continue reading

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With imu, HawCC students welcome season of Makahiki

A slight chill now cools the air, the first snows have graced the summit of Mauna Kea, and the familiar seasonal moisture has restored Hilo to its showery grandeur. Indeed the traditional season of Makahiki has arrived, heralding the coming … Continue reading

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New nursing facility celebrated in West Hawai’i

Hawai‘i Community College students, faculty, staff and administrators participated in a traditional Hawaiian ceremony on Nov. 15 to celebrate the opening of the Nursing and Allied Health program’s new Nursing Learning Resource Center next to the Kona Community Hospital. The … Continue reading

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PHOTO: College Champions welcomed with kipaepae

Hawai’i Community College hosted a meeting of the Community College Champions on December 7th. In this photo, Ryan McCormack an Instructor/First Year Experience Coordinator at I Ola Hāloa Center for Hawaiʻi Life Styles, leads the visitors to the Papa’a Hale … Continue reading

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Architectural renderings offer sneak peek at Palamanui Campus

  Here are the latest renderings of the yet-to-be-built Palamanui Campus from the architectural firm Urban Works. The development of the Hawaii Community College – Palamanui Campus has been in the works for years but took a concrete step forward … Continue reading

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Hawai’i CC celebrates International Education Week

With a “Gangnam Style” flash dance, a coffee and tea tasting, a panel discussion devoted to understanding world religions, and numerous other activities, Hawai’i Community College celebrated International Education Week Nov. 15 and 16. The fourth annual celebration of International … Continue reading

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PHOTO SHOOT: Hale Aloha construction

The construction of the Hale Aloha building at Hawai’i Community College’s Manono Campus is moving rapidly ahead. A tall crane, seen in some of these photos, was recently on site lowering large steel posts and beams into place. Hale Aloha … Continue reading

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Ha’akumalae announcements

Haʻakūmalae is the official orchestration of Hawaiʻ i protocols leadership at Hawaiʻ i Community College and the University of Hawaiʻ i at Hilo’s Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center. As an active member in our Hawaiʻi Community College and Hawaiʻi Island … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from Ho’olulu Council!

Hoʻolulu Council members meet with Chancellor Noreen Yamane.

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After regrouping, HawCC’s Administration of Justice Club participates in peace walk and vigil

In Spring 2012, the Hawaii Community College Administration of Justice Club — also known as the AJ Club — was re-established. Executive officers were elected in April. During the summer months, the executive officers worked hard to assess the club’s … Continue reading

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Nursing students start clinical studies

  First year Associate of Science in Nursing students at the University of Hawai’i Center at West Hawaii had their first day of clinical at Kona Community Hospital on Oct. 9. Students will be assessing patients, caring for patients, and administering medications … Continue reading

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