The future of a lucky music student at UH Maui College will glow a little brighter thanks to a $3,000 contribution to the Emma Veary Scholarship fund by Robyn Kneubuhl and Ginger Johnson, otherwise known as the Hula Honeys. Their decision to make the donation came about as the result of a successful cultural exchange your between Kahului and the beach cities of Southern California. “Emma Veary continues to be a huge musical influence,” said Johnson, part of the award-winning jazz duo. “After playing to packed crowds at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Redondo Beach and Mar’sels Restaurant, we saw how far that musical influence has reached. We wanted to help nurture the next generation of musicians the way Maui has nurtured our careers, so we decided to contribute part of the profits from that tour to the Emma Veary Scholarship.” The multi-year Emma Veary Scholarship, named after Robin Kneubuhl’s mother, was established by a private donor in California who had enjoyed listening to Veary’s performances on the beach outside the Halekulani Hotel forty years ago. Veary would tell her paying audience that the next song was for ‘friends on the shelf’ or for her ‘scholarship friends’, and then she would then turn and sing to her fans on the beach who could not afford to buy a ticket to a Waikiki concert. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates ability and promise in all types of music, i.e. following the broad repertoire of the Golden Voice of Hawaiʻi, Emma Veary. “We’re hoping that others in the local music community in Maui will help grow this important scholarship so that it can support more deserving music students, and inspire them to pursue
Driving past UH Maui College April 6th you might have noticed over 100 UH Maui College faculty, students and staff gathered along the W. Ka’ahumanu Avenue entrance. As part of the “Get Your Reg On!!!” campaign, they waved at passing cars and held signs to show their school spirit and help promote summer and fall class registration, which starts April 13th. “Right now there’s still financial aid available, and we wanted to get the word out about registration a week before it starts so people apply and get that financial aid paperwork underway,” said Cathy Bio, Vice Chancellor of Student Services. “But it was also an opportunity to show our school spirit – I think everyone driving by could see how enthusiastic we are about our students and the college.” Among the UHMC programs that came to support the event were Admissions & Records, Kabatak, Counseling, Dental Hygiene, Liberal Arts, and Hospitality & Tourism as well as executive staff including Chancellor Lui K. Hokoana. The event was broadcast live by Pacific Media Group, with hosts Trance and Tre Tre from Da Jam 98.3. Listeners to the broadcast were encouraged to honk their horns while driving by, and many did. “Our students really felt the spirit of the community supporting us,” said Francine Ching, Student Life Coordinator and one of the event’s organizers. “It’s still going on too, I hear the photos on Facebook have gotten over 6,000 views.” The class schedules for summer and fall semesters are available to view online at maui.hawaii.edu/classes, and prospective students can apply online at maui.hawaii.edu/apply. (PHOTOS: Hi-rez photos from the event available on Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHska3akrn)
UHMC’s Wo Global Learning Champions, Joyce Yamada and Liping Liu, recently returned from New Zealand. The Wo Learning Champion group had a very productive time observing classes and meeting with faculty and administrators of Waiariki Institute of Technology. “Their way of embracing biocultural learning into their academic programs and curriculum was exemplary,” said Liping. ” Joyce and I look forward to putting what we’ve learned into action to benefit our campus community. As an exchange, two faculty/administrators from Waiariki will be invited to the UHCC campuses in the fall 2015.” >> Read more on Midweek.com >> To see a video of the Hawaiian delegates singing a farewell waiata in te reo Maori, please visit http://youtu.be/neoUtc97mxo
UHMC is part of the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges (UHCC) systemwide marketing team which recently received national recognition for its work on the 50th Anniversary UHCC Day at the Capitol event. The prestigious Gold Paragon in the government and community relations category was given by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) at the NCMPR conference in Portland, Oregon. > Read the entire article on UH News UHMC programs/faculty/students that represented the college at UHCC Day at the Capitol included: Culinary Arts (Dean Louie, Chris Speere, Kristin Dougherty); Applied Business & Information Technology (Crystal Alberto, Alana D’Andrea); Sustainable Science Management (Tim Botkin); Engineering Technology (Dr. Jung Park, Anil Mehta); Hawaiian Studies (Papaikani’au Kai’anui); Allied Health (Denise Cohen, Leanne Higa); CareerLink (Juli Patao); Nontraditional CTE (Gregory Woronovich); Marketing & Community Relations (Nicole Beattie).
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs recently granted the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College’s Liko A‘e Native Hawaiian Leadership Program an award of $187,000. Funds will be used to support the program’s mission to provide scholarships and services to non-traditional Native Hawaiian students who aspire to attain a college degree throughout Hawaiʻi and the U.S. Since 2003, Liko A‘e has disbursed over 3,400 scholarship awards to Native Hawaiian students pursuing a diverse range of degree programs. Liko A‘e also offers mentoring programs focused on community service projects and online community building. “We would like to mahalo The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and our community partners for their unwavering support of our program,” said Kahealani Naeole, Liko A‘e’s Project Director. “With this funding we will be able to offer about 90-100 scholarships during the Fall 2015 semester as well as wrap-around services to non-traditional Native Hawaiian students who aspire to attain higher education.” For more information about Liko A’e, visit: www.likoae.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over thirty Ka Hikina O Ka Lā students and six staff members attended a Spring 2015 Cultural Workshop at the Hui O Wa’a Kaulua at 525 Front Street, Lahaina on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Leaders from Hui O Wa’a Kaulua led several workshops providing an introduction of the historical importance of voyaging, the spirituality of voyaging, and the application of wayfinding techniques. The workshops set a foundation of culture-based knowledge centered around the importance of wayfinding skills, and how those skills could be applied to create positive solutions for the future.
Faculty and staff from the Ka Hikina O Ka Lā program toured several fishponds on Molokai to explore possible place-based laboratory sites that would connect Native Hawaiian indigenous ways of knowing and knowledge with STEM education through the inquiry process. They were grateful for the opportunity to talk story with Leimana Naki, Kahinapohaku Fishpond, Hano Naehu, Keawanui Fishpond, Walter Ritte, Keawanui Fishpond, Noelani Yamashita, Ali’i/Kalokoeli Fishpond (Ka Honua Momona), and Mervin Dudoit, Ali’i/Kalokoeli Fishpond (Ka Honua Momona). The program, in conjunction with the DOE, is also working to support these community-driven initiatives on Molokai and Lanai.
Having a hard time managing stress or need some tips on how to concentrate? UH Maui College’s MCTV channel will be airing a new television series as part of a ‘What it Takes to Succeed’ (WiTTS) project that seeks to integrate learning and study skills into curriculum. While the focus is primarily for college students to develop the ‘soft skills’ needed to stay on track and succeed, the strategies can be applied to any profession. WiTTS Project Director Anne Ku encourages all community members to tune in. “When I talk to college graduates and people who have succeeded in their jobs and relationships, I notice a consistent, core set of skills that echo throughout their stories: mastery of time management; goal setting; self-regulation,” she said. “These skills are essential to get us through whatever stage of life we’re in.” In each of the 30-minute episodes, WiTTS TV will help viewers develop or refine these skills through interviews and discussions with experts from UHMC and the community. The show will cover a range of topics, including Concentration and Focus, Stress and Crisis Management, and Overcoming the Fear of Mathematics. The first episode, Why College? Short-Term Versus Long-Term Goals, airs on Saturday, March 14, and will feature two UHMC graduates who will discuss how goal setting and self-awareness strategies set them on the pathway to academic success. Ku, who will also host the WiTTS TV episodes, said, “The idea for WiTTS came about when I saw the need to integrate these skills into our academic disciplines so that they can be reinforced—and not just covered in a single workshop.” Ku is working with UHMC Faculty & Staff Development Coordinator Joyce Yamada to involve their colleagues through WiTTS
UH Maui College received notable awards for academic and student work in sustainability last week at the 3rd annual statewide Hawaiʻi Sustainability in Higher Education Summit held at the UH Manōa campus. Nominated by UH Maui Chancellor Lui Hokoana for leadership in building Hawaiʻi’s green economy, Executive Director Alex de Roode accepted the UHMC Campus Sustainability award for the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui on behalf of a team including Melanie Stephens and Austin Van Heusen. “The knowledge that we are within a system that supports and recognizes sustainability efforts and achievements inspires and motivates us to broaden our scope and increase our impact within our local community and beyond,” de Roode said. UHMC student Pierre Parranto received a system-wide award for leadership in student and community engagement from UH President David Lassner. Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Science Management, Parranto helms the Student Ohana for Sustainability at UHMC, and raises awareness about sustainability on campus as President of the Student Activities Council. “Our student projects focus on community service including beach clean-ups, rain gardens, water-bottle refill stations, and awareness campaigns. Bringing this award home to Maui encourages us to continue our efforts like organizing an upcoming campus Earth Day event,” Parranto said. Recognized for leading the first degree program in sustainability in the UH System, UHMC Program Coordinator Tim Botkin accepted the faculty award for leadership in advancing sustainability from President Lassner. “To me the award recognizes that the Sustainable Science Management program is more than just ‘curriculum’—it’s a connector for developing knowledgeable leadership for Maui, Hawaiʻi and beyond,” Botkin said. The Summit was also a historic moment for the University of Hawaiʻi system as President Lassner electronically signed a new executive
Maui County high school teachers and administrators took part in a special Cybersecurity workshop March 7th at the UH Maui College campus. Sessions included topics and course modules to prepare students for careers in cybersecurity, covering an “Introduction to Cybersecurity Education and Training at UHMC”, “Introduction to Information Security and Networking”, “Ethical Hacking”, “Digital Forensics”, and “Cybercamps.” UHMC will also be offering free, week-long online Cybercamps starting March 23, 2015 that are open to students and teachers from Maui County. All tools and software are based on open source licenses, free and available for download online. Cybercamp Timeline and Content (at introductory level) Week 1 – March 23-27 – Intro to Information Security: Policies and Ethics Week 2 – March 30 – April 3 – Operating Systems: Windows and Linux Week 3 – April 6 – April 10 – Networking Basics Week 4 – April 13 – April 17 – Hardening Defenses Week 5 – April 20 – April 24 – Cryptography Week 6 – April 27 – May 1 – Penetration Testing Week 7 – May 4 – May 8 – Digital Forensics For more information about the upcoming cybercamps, contact Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya at email@example.com.