Prospective students interested in community health can take advantage of two new short-term certificate programs launching this fall at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College. The certificates can be earned in one or two semesters, with class schedules designed for participants already balancing work and family obligations. The new Community Health Worker/Health Navigator 1 Certificate of Competence requires 15 credits, and will allow participants to finish in less than a year. New distance learning options will be also be available for Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Hāna, and Lāhainā. Community health workers (CHWs) in Maui County hold job titles that include outreach specialist, wellness navigator, program assistant, and health aide. They serve as bridges between the community and healthcare and social services providers, helping to ensure services are accessible and culturally appropriate. CHWs often provide care coordination and supportive counseling. “This work is about trust and compassion,” said Haunani Kamakana, a navigator at Molokaʻi General Hospital. They also focus on prevention, leading outreach and education efforts and supporting individuals, families, and communities in making healthy changes. Dr. Joe Humphry, Medical Director of the Lānaʻi Community Health Center, notes that “CHWs connect people to the resources they need to stay healthy, detect problems early on and improve management of chronic conditions. They are essential members of our health care team.” The CHW certificate was developed with input from local healthcare, public health, and social service employers, as well as national and state efforts like Hawaiʻi’s Healthcare Innovation Plan, and workforce studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Project partners include Lānaʻi Community Health Center and Na Puʻuwai. Leadership and key staff from Lānaʻi Community Health Center, Na Puʻuwai, Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Mālama I
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Following the success of last year’s free concert which packed the house, once again guitar virtuosos will perform at UH Maui College to shine a light on opportunities to study music and inspire the next generation of musicians. The concert is scheduled to take place Friday, July 10th at 3:00 PM in the ʻIke Leʻa auditorium, and will feature guitarists Ian O’Sullivan, Christopher Mallett, and Aaron Cardenas. The program will include a variety of music for solo and duet, with a mix of classical guitar and ukulele pieces. A reception with pupus and refreshments will follow at 4:00 PM for all attendees. Ian O’Sullivan, a Kamehameha graduate and UH alumni who became the first guitarist from Hawaiʻi to earn a Masters in Guitar from Yale University, performed last July and is excited to return. “As a performer, I always feel good when the acoustics are good. It’s nice to share music with another part of the University of Hawaiʻi and especially with the community. I look forward to talking to students after the concert.” OʻSullivan is currently a lecturer in classical guitar at UH Mānoa, and was a finalist in the 2014 Na Hōkū Hanohano awards for his first CD, Born and Raised. Christopher Mallett has been awarded several prizes including the Eliot Fisk Prize for “outstanding guitarist” from Yale University, the Alumni Ventures Grant from Yale University, and as part of the Oberlin Guitar Duo received top Prize in the International Guitar Chamber Competition in Brownsville Texas. He has also been featured in Classical Guitar Magazine, Soundboard and the American Suzuki Journal. Aaron Cardenas is a current UH Mānoa student. UH Maui College faculty are excited for the performance as well. Joel Katz, who
UH Maui College’ s Music Studies faculty will once again open the doors of its classes, hold special events, and share their knowledge and expertise with the public for a week-long celebration of all things musical from Apr. 18 to 25, 2015. “We held the first Music Week last year, and it was a huge success thanks to the support of students and the entire Maui community,” said Music instructor Karyn Sarring. “We not only opened up over 20 music classes to all students and the entire Maui community, but had guest lecturers, hosted performances by professional musicians on campus, organized an open mic, and offered master classes. It was so beneficial for everyone involved, and was also great fun!” Kicking off the festivities is UHMC’s Institute of Hawaiian Music’s “Aloha Maui Music Festival” benefit concert April 18, featuring Grammy and Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning musicians, food, crafts, a silent auction and more. The inaugural “Aloha Maui Music Festival” will be held in Maui Nui Botanical Gardens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Funds raised will benefit the Institute of Hawaiian Music program. Beginning Monday, Apr. 20, music classes and all other special events will be open to all students and the entire community of Maui for free. Some of the highlights for this year’s UHMC Music Week are: Guest artists will visit music classes on other days of that week including keyboard and guitar/voice duo of Gilbert Emata and Jimi Canha, mezzo-soprano Anne Shapiro, and Peter Swanzy of Ebb and Flow Arts. (check calendar for dates) On Tuesday Apr. 21, instructor David Fisher’s “Art and Business of Music” class will feature a panel
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 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).
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.
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
Interested in learning the craft of Hawaiian Music from industry professionals? The Institute of Hawaiian Music at UH Maui College is gearing up for its Fall 2015 semester with a special information session for prospective students, parents and other interested parties Friday, March 13th, 2015 from 4PM to 6PM in the college’s Ka‘a‘ike Building, Room 105 CD. The Institute of Hawaiian Music is a one-of-a-kind musical mentorship program dedicated to the perpetuation and preservation of Hawaiian music. Students learn the instrumental, vocal, and technical skills needed to be successful in the industry, with formal university classes supplemented by direct mentorship sessions led by professional Hawaiian musicians. Visiting mentors have included Keali‘i Reichel, Kenneth Makuakāne, Mailani Makainai, Keola Beamer, Kainani Kahaunaele, Aaron Salā, Raiatea Helm, Jake Shimabukuro, Barry Flanagan, Mark Yamanaka, and former IHM director and Grammy Award-winning slack key guitarist George Kahumoku, Jr. “Starting a career in Hawaiian music can be a challenge,” said the institute’s Faculty Coordinator, Dr. Keola Donaghy. “Aspiring musicians are often left to their own devices to locate willing mentors and performance partners, receive personal training, find gigs, gain performance experience, produce a recording, and learn the steps necessary to break into the industry. Many don’t reach their true potential because they don’t receive career guidance from experienced, professional musicians.” Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2013 from 9AM to 4PM at Ka‘a‘ike Building, Room 105 CD. Prospective students will be expected to perform for six minutes, introduce themselves and their song(s), sing and play their instruments, and carry themselves in a professional manner. Reservations are required, and prospective students may select from the following time slots: 9-11am, noon-2pm, or 2-4pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 984-3622 to
The Hawaiʻi Writing Project is accepting applications for the 2015 Invitational Summer Institute held at UH Maui College. Teachers share and apply effective teaching strategies and explore their own writing at Hawaiʻi Writing Project Invitational Summer Institutes. Graduates then become teacher leaders at their school sites, sharing best educational practices with their colleagues during meetings and workshops. The deadline for applications is June 15th, but interested teachers are strongly encouraged to apply soon since space is limited to 20 participants. The Hawaiʻi Writing Project is an affiliate of the National Writing Project, whose goal is to improve writing instruction in schools across the nation, and promote the use of writing as a tool for thinking and literacy learning across disciplines. “Summer is the perfect time for teachers to refresh and re-discover the joys of writing,” said Marnie Masuda, Hawaiʻi Writing Project Director and UHMC English faculty member, “and the effects last far beyond the institute’s end – participants become Teacher Consultants who can provide the motivation, literacy leadership, and professional development needed to improve literacy in their own schools and complexes.” This will be the 5th year the institute has been offered at UH Maui College. Workshops will cover current theory and research on the teaching of writing, writing study groups, writing demonstration lessons, and topics for teacher-research inquiry projects. The Hawaiʻi Writing Project Invitational Institute is 100% supported through the National Writing Project Teacher Leadership SEED grant, and absolutely free to all selected participants. Stephanie Young, a 5th grade teacher at Pomaika’i Elementary, had this to say about her experience. “The HWP is my support system. My ʻohana. I feel fortunate to have access to a community of dynamic teachers that believe in teachers
Hawaiian Studies (HWST) The Associate in Arts degree in Hawaiian Studies is designed to provide students a broad foundation in general education with a major focus in Hawaiian studies. It is a 64 credit Associates in Arts degree that enables students to study the culture and language of Hawaiʻi, and it provides students with an awareness and understanding of the values, religion, and customs of ancient and modern Hawaiʻi. DEGREES THAT CAN BE EARNED Academic Subject Certificate (ASC) *Program length depends on student placement and credit load. Students may select from a variety of courses that present Hawaiian perspectives in Hawaiian culture, language, history, and philosophy. The certificate enhances the Liberal Arts AA degree. Students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Hawaiian Studies or in another field should consult a counselor or academic advisor. Upon successful completion of the HWST Program, the student should be able to: • The ASC has a minimum of 27 credits. • Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses included in the certificate. • A minimum of 9 credits must be taken at UH Maui College. • A GPA of 2.0 or better is required for all courses applied to the certificate. Hawaiian Studies core: 10 credits *BOT 105/HWST 211** Hawaiian Ethnobotany(3) HAW 202 Intermediate Hawaiian II(4) HWST 107 Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific(3) Elective courses: 17-18 credits Any 100 or 200-level HAW or HWST course. A minimum of two 200-level courses are required. HAW 101 Elementary Hawaiian I(4) HAW 102 Elementary Hawaiian II(4) HAW 104 Hawai‘i: Language through Hula(3) HAW 201 Intermediate Hawaiian I(4) HAW 221 Hawaiian Conversation(3) HAW 261 Hawaiian Literature in Translation(3) HAW 262 Hawaiian