Haʻakūmalae announcements

Haʻakūmalae is the official orchestration of the Hawaiʻ i protocols leadership at Hawaiʻ i Community College and the University of Hawaiʻ i at Hilo. As an active member at our Hawaiʻi Community College and in the Hawaiʻi Island Community, there are many opportunities and events for engagement in these activities.

Haʻakūmalae Activity & Announcements:


  • September 10th, 2015

HawCC Faculty & Staff Kīhei Workshop               Kaneikeao

  • September 11th, 2015

Hawaiʻi Community College Leadership Champions 2015

Our HawCC Kauhale welcomed the Hawaii Community College Leadership Champions on Friday, September 11, 2015, at 9:00 am. The current and next generation of leaders representing all seven campuses and the UH system office were here for their monthly meeting.  The mission of the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges Leadership Champions (CCLC) is to identify, encourage, develop, and support the next generation of community college leadership. The meeting was hosted by our campus and facilitated by KauaiCC Chancellor Helen Cox.

  •  September 18th, 2015

Wo Learning Champions

The Wo Learning Champions arrived on our campus on Friday, September 18, 2015, at 10:00 am. The Wo Learning Champions initiative focuses on professional development for faculty and staff in Hawai‘i’s two-year institutions. The group visited with various programs on campus and as a group ventured on a guided experience of the wahi pana of Hilo.


  • October 6th, 2015

Samuel Kamakau PCS Visit

High school students, staff, & administration of Samuel Manaikalani Kamakau Public Charter School visited our campus on October 6th. The group spent time on campus visiting programs and spending time in one of the courses offered by Hawaiʻi Life Styles to get a taste of what the college experience is all about. They shared in the exchange of the kīpaepae and went home with new experiences and the affirmation that community and support can be found beyond their home institution.

  • October 12th, 2015

Hachiman of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

On Monday, October 12th, the Hachiman of Tsurugaoka Hachimangū of Kamakura, Japan visited our campus and participated in an exchange with our Kauhale & community thru the kīpaepae welina. As hosted by the college and the Hawaiʻi Life Styles Program the group conducted a workshop on Shinto practices, sharing a blessing, stories, flute playing & the temple Maidens’ dance.

  • October 16th, 2015

HawCC Faculty & Staff Kīhei Workshop               Kaneikeao

  • October 17th, 2015

Kīpaepae Welina – Mayor’s Health Fest and Blue Zones Project Kickoff Celebration

At the request of the office of Mayor Billy Kenoi, a kīpaepae welina was presented to open the Mayorʻs Health Fest and to help create a community consciousness in regards to the new Blue Zones Project.  The Blue Zones Project works towards bringing together citizens, schools, employers, restaurants, grocery stores, and community leaders to improve community living environments so that healthy choices are easily identifiable and ultimately become socially commonplace.

  • October 19th, 2015

Kīpaepae Hoʻonoho Hale Aloha

The Kīpaepae Hoʻonoho occurred this October for our newly renovated Hale Aloha and was attended by faculty, staff and students. This ceremony helped to mark the establishing of the residence of the Nursing & Allied Health Division into their home of Hale Aloha thru the ceremonial burying of the piko and symbolic planting of a lama tree on the premises.

  •  October 29th, 2015

Kīpaepae Welina – Lane Wilcken

Lane Wilcken is an author and cultural practitioner of the ancient arts of the Philippines with an emphasis on indigenous hand-tap tattoos as a spiritual practice. He provided a lecture on Wednesday on his studies & book –

Forgotten Children of Maui: Filipino Myths, Tattoos, and Rituals of a Demigod. On Thursday he shared about the foundations of his practice of batek (tattoo) as it is done as ritual and presented a live demonstration of this application with tools that are handcrafted by him made of wood, horn, bone, and thorns.


  • November 7th, 2015

Hawaiʻi Community College Alumni Dinner – 75th Anniversary Celebration

In recognition of the 75th Anniversary of Hawaiʻi Community College the annual Alumni dinner will begin with a kīpaepae welina and include a hōʻike featuring Unukupukupu. Haʻakūmalae-Unukupukupu participation in this event will include Faculty & Staff of both campuses (HawCC & UHH) as well as current & former students of the Hawaiʻi Life Styles Hula program.

  •  November 10th, 2015

Kīpaepae Welina – Coastal Marine and Tourism World Conference          Waikoloa

The International Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT) returns to Hawaii 25 years after its inaugural meeting there in 1990. Unukupukupu has been invited to present the opening protocols for this event, a kīpaepae welina to establish the foundation for all organizations and participants attending.

For additional information regarding Haʻakūmalae activities, please contact Uluwehi (Jacqueline Van Blarcom) at blarcom@hawaii.edu.


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