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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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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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Kauhale Message: Campus visitors see Kauhale up close

When the Accreditation Visiting Team came to Hawaii Community College last month, the team members experienced first-hand the spirit of Kauhale we have been building since 2009 when the concept of creating an “academic village” was first envisioned. On Oct. … Continue reading

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HĀNAU KA ʻULU I KA ʻULU – Inspiration Produces Inspiration Aloha Kauhale Kākou, Often times I find myself quoting or referencing UHʻs Strategic Plans as I work toward building connections within our Kauhale.  The other day while reviewing components of … Continue reading

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Aloha Kauhale Kākou! Welcome Back! This is truly an exciting time for the University of Hawai`i System as we continue to transform and evolve into meeting the academic needs of our indigenous, local and global communities on all of our … Continue reading

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HO`OKAHI NŌ IMU, LAU KA `AI, LE`A KAUHALE When one imu produces many foods, the village is joyous!  Aloha Kauhale Kākou! Before the semester closes, may we take the time to thank all the individuals who have contributed to the … Continue reading

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Aloha Kauhale Kākou! In alignment with UH Strategic Goal 3: A Model Local, Regional, and Global University- Positioning the University of Hawai`i as one of the foremost multicultural centers for global and indigenous studies, President MRC Greenwood is proud to … Continue reading

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Aloha Kauhale Kākou, The use of kīhei in the formal protocol functions of our Kauhale has become a standard. Hawaiʻi Community College is the first college in the UH-system whose entire graduating class wore the kīhei. What is the function … Continue reading

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Aloha, On December 9, 2011, the College Council approved the formation of Ka ʻĪkoi Leo: Hawaiʻi Language Culture Committee.  The purpose of Ka ʻĪkoi Leo is to promote the use and understanding of the Hawaiian language (ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi) within … Continue reading

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The “Spirit of Community” here at Hawai`i Community College has gotten noticed by our UH-System colleagues and administrators, as well as by community leaders from around the world.  The spirit of Hawai`i Community College Kauhale is often experienced by the … Continue reading

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Aloha Kauhale Kākaou! With the endorsements of both Chancellor Yamane and Straney, the Haʻakūmalae Leadership Summit was conducted on the 19th and 20th of November. Participants were from both HawCC and UHH Academic Ohana, also in attendance were members of … Continue reading

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 Aloha Kauhale Kākou! Kauhale has taken on a steady growth of understanding for many of our College Ohana. Chancellor Yamane has hosted Walaʻau (talkstory) sessions with the intention to open up and strengthen dialogue between all constituents of our Academic … Continue reading

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Aloha Kauhale Kākou, In the traditions of many indigenous communities a ceremonial center where the community gather is integral to the foundations of that community.   Whereas Pueblo Indians have their central plaza, people of Polynesia have their Malae. We … Continue reading

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Aloha Kauhale Kākou, Continuing the thread on the college experience as a rite of passage, we arrive at the final leg of a four-part rite of passage, the Hō`ina.  Hō`ina, to return to community, is Commencement.  When the tassel is … Continue reading

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Aloha Kauhale Kākou! In continuing with the college journey as a Rite of Passage, we arrive at what is known as the Huaka`i.  In secular terms, Huaka`i simply means journey; in the context of Rite of Passage, Huaka`i interprets “sequence … Continue reading

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Aloha Kauhale Kākou, Ha’alele, to take flight or to soar, is the second node in the College experience. Ha’alele, in secular terms, simply means to separate oneself from one reality for another, and in the context of the college, this … Continue reading

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Aloha Kauhale Kākou! As noted in our last issue, Kīpaepae Puka Kula  (Commencement Ceremony) is the final node celebrating the passage from College Learner into that of an enlightened College Graduate.  This process of transformation is a Rite of Passage.   … Continue reading

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Aloha Kauhale Kākou! Seventy years of providing Excellence to our community is truly worthy of celebration!  The capstone celebration is our Spring 2011 Kīpaepae Puka Kula, Commencement Ceremony.  Kīpaepae Puka Kula is an ancient Rite of Passage. A Rite of … Continue reading

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Welina Kauhale iā kākou a pau (A Village welcome to all), The Halepa’a, secured house, was where all things of kauhale value were secured. The structure was secure against rain, sun and rodents, built tight and above ground. Furthermore, security … Continue reading

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WALAʻAU, TALK STORY SESSIONS WITH THE CHANCELLOR

Aloha, In the spirit of Kauhale, Interim Chancellor Noreen Yamane is hosting informal talk story sessions, called Wala’au (to talk informally) with various programs, units and initiatives of our College. These Wala’au (“w” pronounced with a soft “v) sessions are … Continue reading

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Welina Kauhale iā kākou a pau (A Village welcome to all)

Hālau Waʻa is a large canoe shed fronting the ocean, the primary function of hālau waʻa is to provide dedicated and exclusive space to maintain the physical canoe, stow fishing supplies, and to provide the environment where the instruction of … Continue reading

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Welina Kauhale iā kākou a pau (A Village welcome to all)

Hale Kuku is our traditional house for producing kapa, bark cloth used for clothing and bedding. An arduous production that includes impeccable grooming of botanical crops for prime base-material, this process also includes harvesting, scraping, soaking, felting numerous times, watermarking, … Continue reading

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