Category Archives: Connecting Through Culture

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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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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With two projects, POM beautifies Manono Campus

The Planning, Operations and Maintenance Department at Hawai’i Community College has been working on two projects adjacent to the walkway that leads between buildings 387 and 388 on the Manono Campus. Above is a garden that William Rodrigues-Kaiwa (pictured at … 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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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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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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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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Chamber sponsors 14th Annual ‘A Taste of Hilo’ event

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii sponsored the 14th Annual “A Taste of Hilo” event Oct. 21 at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall. Proceeds from this signature event supplement the JCCIH Foundation Fund, which is administered … Continue reading

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HawCC students help keep the ‘aina clean

Hawai’i Community College students in Kumu E. Kalani Flores’ Hawai’i Island Trail Culture class in West Hawai’i made a difference on Saturday, Oct. 27 by picking up two truckloads of rubbish near the top of Waikoloa Road. This was done … Continue reading

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Digital Media Arts lecturer, grads create ‘Seeds of Hope’

Danny Miller, a lecturer in the Digital Media Arts program at Hawaii Community College, has directed, written and edited a new documentary that has been premiering around the state in recent weeks. Called Na Kupu Mana’olana “Seeds of Hope,” the … Continue reading

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HawCC’s Hula program featured in Hana Hou! magazine

Hana Hou!, the inflight magazine for Hawaiian Airlines, published a great article about the Hula program at Hawaii Community College in its October/November issue. The cover article points out that HawCC is the one place in the world offering a … Continue reading

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Maweke Ceremony on KITV

Aloha, Please view the link bellow to a short video that KITV aired of our yearly Maweke Ceremony, which was held on Thursday, May 03, 2012 at Mokuola. http://www.kitv.com/news/hawaii/Big-Island-college-students-take-part-in-Maweke-ceremony/-/8905354/12560652/-/jli6baz/-/index.html#.T6RQPf8Q3HA.gmail Mahalo

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Merrie Monarch 2012

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Bamboo Hale Menu Schedule – 2012 Travel Around the Globe

Fine Dining with HawCC Culinary Arts Program 1/24-27 : Morocco 1/31-2/3: France 2/7-10: Sweden 2/14-17: Spain 2/22-24: Italy 2/28-3/2: Greece 3/6-9: Mexico 3/14-16: China 3/19-23: Spring Break 3/28-30: Japan 3/3-5: Thailand 4/13: Hilo Classic Food Show 3/17-19: India 4/24-27: Hawaii

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International Education Update – Carly Vierra

                                                        Carly Vierra, a Hawaii Community College Nursing student, was recently awarded a Cross Cultural Solutions/Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowship by Community Colleges for International Development(CCID). In addition to the fellowship, the Honda International Opportunities Fund is awarding each of … Continue reading

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Sustainable Development/Study Abroad Grant Awarded to Dr. Pamela Scheffler

                                            Dr. Pamela Scheffler of Hawaii Community College Forest TEAM/Environmental Sciences program  started the New Year off with an international adventure. Dr. Scheffler traveled to Costa Rica on January 3-13, 2012, as part of a Study Abroad Capacity Building Program … Continue reading

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Three-week Japan Intensive Workshop for Faculty

Aloha, The Japan Studies Association will be conducting a 3-week Freeman Institute JSA Summer Intensive Workshop on Japan from May 20th-June 9th. It is open to college teachers who have little, if any knowledge about Japan but who wish to … Continue reading

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HawCC International Education News

International Campus Events—International Education Week 2011 ! Mayor Billy Kenoi has proclaimed the week of November 14-18, 2011 as International Education Week. Hawaii Community College will celebrate this week with events throughout the week. Schedule Highlights: HawCC International Photo Contest … Continue reading

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The “Japan Club”

THE JAPAN CLUB NEEDS YOUR HELP IN RECRUITING HAWCC STUDENTS TO JOIN THEIR MEMBERSHIP: Aloha mai kakou! The “Japan Club” is an official club of Hawaii Community College. The club members are mainly students from Hawaii Community College. It is … Continue reading

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September Hispanic Heritage Month

The first Hispanic Heritage Month was approved on September 15, 1968. The month long event from September 15th – October 15th gives people the opportunity to plan and participate in ceremonies and activities that recognize the contributions of the many … Continue reading

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Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan Receives Cranes and Prayers from HawCC Students

The 3,000 cranes and letters of support sent by the joint Hawaii Community College and UH Hilo fund-raising and awareness campaign, “Fold a crane, send a prayer to Japan” was received by our contacts at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. … Continue reading

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Unukupukupu on Hawaiʻi News Now

By Ramsay Wharton

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Kīhei Printing Workshop

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Queen Emmaʻs Church in Kealakekua, Crossroads of Culture

Written by Nancee Cline, Humanities I want share with my fellow HawCC Ohana my new book, Queen Emma’s Church in Kealakekua, Crossroads of Culture. It is the result of four years of research, interviews and creative, interdisciplinary writing, plus a publishing … Continue reading

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President M.R.C. Greenwood Kīpaepae Hanakahi

By Uluwehi Van Blarcom, Haʻakūmalae Protocols Program The University of Hawaiʻi System President, M.R.C. Greenwood, returned to Hilo on February 3, 2011 for an official visit. She was greeted with a kīpaepae ceremony in celebration of our community known as … Continue reading

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International Education at HawCC Gets a Boost from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Dr. Pam Scheffler, TEAM and Sherri Fujita, Intensive English Program Through the Taste of Hilo Fundraiser 2010, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry generously donated funds to support Hawaii Community College. The Hawaii Community College International Education Task Force … Continue reading

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Final Projects For The First Hawaiian Studies 103

By James Kanani Kaulukuji, Local Artist and UH Center, West Hawai’i Instructor    

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