Haʻakūmalae Activities & 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:

November 2015

  • November 4th, 2015

Kīpaepae Welina – Waiariki

A kīpaepea for the welcoming of Waiariki Institute of Technology was held on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015. Representatives of three of their programs visited our campus. Their visit is part of an exchange between colleges involving participants of the Wo Global Learning Champions cohort.

  • November 7th, 2015

Hawaiʻi Community College Alumni Dinner – Honoring HawCC’s 75th Anniversary

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of Hawaiʻi Community College the annual Alumni dinner recognized the achievements and liestones of the college from the years past. The dinner began with a kīpaepae welina and included a hōʻike featuring Unukupukupu. Haʻakūmalae participation in this event included 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) returned to Hawaii 25 years after its inaugural meeting there in 1990. Unukupukupu was invited to present the opening protocols for this event, a kīpaepae welina was presented to establish the foundation for all organizations and participants attending.

December 2015

  • December 2nd, 2015

Pālamanui Hōʻike Fall 2015

This annual Hōʻike of West Hawaiʻi was held for the first time at the Pālamanui campus. This is an event that encourages campus wide participation in the demonstration of semester learning as shared by and with the faculty, staff, students, programs, families & community of Pālamanui.

  • December 3rd, 2015

Farewell Lūʻau: Chancellors Rockne Freitas & Noreen Yamane

This occasion honored the contributions of both Rockne Freitas (Retired Chancellor of UH West Oahu) and NoreenYamane (Retired Chancellor of Hawaiʻi Community College) to the UH System. The celebration honored them with lei, food, music, hula, and many well wishers.

  • December 10th, 2015

HLS Hōʻike 2015

As a culmination of the Fall semester the Hawaiʻi Life Styles (HLS) Program hosted it’s annual Fall Hōʻike for their students enrolled in the HLS courses. This opportunity is presented for students to gather and share their learning with family, friends, faculty, & staff. This year’s Hō’ike was held on Thursday, December 10th, 2015.

  • December 8-22nd, 2015

Europa 2016

January 2016

  • January 7th, 2016

Kīpaepae Welina – HawCC New Hires

This annual tradition recognizes the new hires of HawCC as recognized at the start of the semester at the All College meeting.

  • January 7th, 2016

Kīpaepae Welina – PELP Cohort

The President’s Emerging Leaders Program is a professional development opportunity for highly motivated faculty and staff of the University of Hawai‘i that identifies and develops future campus and system leaders. This group of 25 individuals visited the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College. This program will assist participants in establishing a base of knowledge about higher education, and in addition, offer potential leaders a chance to reflect upon their leadership potential and how they might make a difference in our campuses and system.

  • January 7th, 2016

Wahi Pana O Hilo – PELP Cohort

As a continuation of the PELP experience at HawCC, some of the Wahi Pana of Hilo were shared with the group as connected to the development of leadership, inquiry & innovation through one of the many moʻolelo of Maui.

February 2016

  • February 11th, 2016

Kīpaepae Welina – HPOKA Task Force

A kīpaepae for the welcoming of Pressident Lassiner’s Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao Task Force to Hawaiʻi Community College – Hilo, HI. Their visit was part of weekend retreat coordinated to address the ongoing initiative of developing a plan to make the University of Hawaiʻi a leader in indigenous education.

  • February 18th, 2016

Kīpaepae Welina – Yurihama & Hilo Sister City Relations

In recognition of the ongoing sister city relations of Yurihama (Tottori Prefecture, Japan) & Hilo, this occasion celebrated the arrival of Yurihama town mayor and his associates as they visited Hilo to build, strengthen, and reaffirm our sister city commitment.

  • February 19-21, 2016

Pāmaomao 2016 – Hōʻaumoe Overnight Preparation

As an active commitment to a protocols based travel experience, thru connections with indigenous cultures, this intensive overnight training and orientation furthered collective and personal understanding of intentions to exchange with indigenous communities in Montana

  • February 26th, 2016

Kīpaepae Welina – HawCC Day

  • February 26th, 2016

Moku Ka Piko – Pālamanui

Moku Ka Piko is a traditional ceremony that blesses and dedicates a newly constructed home. It literally means

“to sever the umbilical cord” as the opening of a new home is likened to the birth of a child ~ a child who carries

a spirit and promises a continuous commitment to the community. This ceremony officially acknowledged the Pālamanui campus as a new home for the faculty, staff, and community of West Hawaiʻi. This ceremony helped to affirm the dedication of our college to our communities and acknowledged the celebration of the opening of these new buildings and the enlightenment they will bestow upon all.

March 2016

  • March 2016

Kāhili Kū Preparations

The time has arrived for the creation of the kāhili in honor of our college’s 75th Anniversary. In recognition of all past, present, & future endeavors we invite you, our Kauhale community, to contribute to the formation of this momentous occasion. All are welcome – HawaiiCC Faculty, Staff, Students & Family members! This ongoing process will culminate in a completed kāhili to be utilized during the HawCC participation in Merrie Monarch 2016, Commencement and future occasions honoring our college and community.

  • March 5th, 2016

HSI 2016 Presentation

Haʻakūmalae: Integration of Cultural Practices to Support Academic Success through Active Engagement

Haʻakūmalae refers to the process of engagement of our faculty, staff, student & community thru shared experiences that are created to be inclusive, informative, inspirational, and applicable. This workshop introduced several active experiences of Haʻakūmalae and provided a hands on opportunity to participate in an engagement activity while creating active dialogue for community & cultural integration.

  • March 10th, 2016

Kīpaepae Welina – Hiroshima University of Economics

There will be a kīpaepae for the welcoming of 8 students and two professors from the Hiroshima University of Economics (HUE). During their time on our campus, they will visit Culinary classes and participate in cultural exchanges with HawCC students.

  • March 16th, 2016

Kīpaepae Welina – UH Upward Bound

We warmly invite you to participate in a Kipaepae Welina on Wednesday – March 16, 2016 for the welcoming of the Univeristy of Hawai’i Upward Bound Program. A group of 30+ High School students and 2 chaperones will be visiting our campus and experienceing the different programs and offices of our campus.

  • March 17-24, 2016

Pāmaomao Kaʻao 2016

Pāmaomao is an active commitment to a protocols based travel experience thru connections with indigenous cultures by way of the Hawaiʻi protocols traditions of community spiritual bridging. A group of faculty, staff, and students will be making the journey to Montana over Spring Break to participate in an indigenous community cultural exchange as facilitated with tribal colleges of the area. This travel consists of 24 participants – Faculty, Staff and Students, from Hawaiʻi Community College and University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

  • March 27th, 2016

Merrie Monarch 2016 – Hoʻolauleʻa

Haʻakūmalae participation at events in this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival includes the opening ceremony in the morning on March 27th at Afook Chinen Civic center; an Unukupukupu hula performance in the afternoon at the Naniloa Hotel; participation in ‘Imiloa discussion sessions; volunteer ushering at the Edith Kanaka’ole Multipurpose Stadium; the Merrie Monarch Parade on Saturday, April 2nd; and cultural & economical support of vendors, dancers and hālau.

April 2016

  • April 2, 2016

Merrie Monarch Parade 2016

Join us at 8:30am at the Kamehameha Statue and MARCH with the college in the Merrie Monarch Parade.

Represent HawCC and wear your shirts: White, Maroon, or Black…Club shirt, College shirt/polo, or Program shirt!!!

  • April 2, 2016

HawCC 75th Anniversary Kauhale Picnic

Join us from 1pm-3pm right after the Merrie Monarch parade at Wailoa State Park – Large Pavilion! GAMES, FOOD, MUSIC & FUN!!!! Bring your family, bring your lunch, order a bento and enjoy our HawCC Kauhale in its true state of family oriented fun and camaraderie.

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

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