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Tuition available for workshop on website content

This class is designed for anyone who has or would like to build a website, whether it’s for personal use or growing a business.

UH Hilo seal, red lettering University of Hawaii and the state motto.The College of Continuing Education and Community Service is offering free employee tuition through the support of the Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund for the following course:

WORKSHOP: Website Content
DATE:
Mondays and Wednesdays, November 13-29
TIME: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
PLACE: Edith Kanaka‘ole Hall, room 112, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.

This class is designed for anyone who has or would like to build a website, whether it’s for personal use or growing a business. Learn how to create and revise content to be most effective and engaging, while focusing on techniques to streamline website content that will make it easier for users to find, understand, and act on the information shared. By the end of the class, students will have the architecture and content necessary to move on to the next step of building a simple, compelling website.

Apply for free tuition online.

For more information, contact the College of Continuing Education and Community Service at (808) 932-7830 or email ccecs[at]hawaii.edu.

UH Foundation annual calling campaign underway

You may be receiving a call from our UH Foundation students asking for your support of our campus initiatives.

Marcia Sakai and three students stand under tree.
Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai visits with students at the UH Foundation call center on O‘ahu.

Aloha,

The UH Foundation annual fall calling campaign began this month. I personally visited with the student fundraisers, at the Call Center in Honolulu, to share information about our various programs and activities here at our campus.

You may be receiving a call from our UHF students who will begin the call by confirming or asking to update your contact information and then transition to a fundraising appeal to support our campus initiatives.

We are a smaller university than we were last year but our campus needs are still large. We have been working hard to provide our students with the courses and programs they need for a well-rounded education.

Please donate to support our campus. Should you have any questions, please call Dale Hagadone at the foundation ph. 808-956-7357.

Mahalo for your support,

Marcia Sakai
Interim Chancellor

Anthropologist and alumna Charlene Mersai returns to UH Hilo to give talk on her homeland of Palau

Charlene Mersai will give talk on “Adaptation to Change: Cultural, Environmental, and Societal Change in Palau.”

Charlene Mersai
Charlene Mersai

SPEAKER: Charlene Mersai, National Environment Coordinator and Secretariat, National Environmental Protection Council, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Palau.
TOPIC: Adaptation to Change: Cultural, Environmental, and Societal Change in Palau.
DATE: Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.
TIME: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Sciences and Technology Building, room 108, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (campus map).

Charlene Mersai received her bachelor degrees in biology and anthropology from UH Hilo, a master in education from San Diego State University, and a post-graduate diploma on ocean resources management from the University of the South Pacific.

Prior to her current position she served as staff anthropologist at the Palau Ministry of Cultural Affairs, researcher for the Palau International Coral Reef Center, ethnobotanist and head of the Natural History Section at Belau National Museum, a Rock Islands coordinator and terrestrial conservation officer for the Palau Conservation Society, and regional coordinator for Micronesia Challenge.

She is Palauan and fluent in the Palauan language.

Sponsors

Funding made possible through the UH Hilo Office of the Interim Chancellor, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Department of the Interior Pacific Islands Climate Science Center at UH Hilo (a consortium of UH Hilo, UH Mānoa, and the University of Guam), UH Hilo Department of Physics and Astronomy, UH Hilo Minority Access and Achievement Program, and UH Hilo’s LSAMP Islands of Opportunity Alliance program. Co-sponsored by community groups the United Nations Association Hawai‘i Chapter, and the Micronesians United-Big Island.

Film and Q&A: Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

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The documentary film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power will be shown Thursday, Oct. 26, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in room 108 of the Sciences and Technology Building. The showing will be followed by a live 30-minute webcast with former Vice President Al Gore.

The event is made possible through a Title III Native Hawaiian Serving-Institutions Grant under UH Hilo Office of the Interim Chancellor, Hawai‘i Community College Office of the Chancellor, Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center, and the UH Hilo Sustainability Committee.

Summary

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) raised public awareness about the climate crisis, now comes the powerful follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world meeting with climate champions and influencing international climate policy as he pursue the inspirational idea that the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Trailer.

Professional Development: Two upcoming webinars on Summer Bridge Programs

Two webinars on developing and implementing Summer Bridge Programs will be offered to UH Hilo faculty and staff.

Two webinars on developing and implementing Summer Bridge Programs will be offered  by Innovative Educators to faculty and staff at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. The webinars are sponsored by the UH Hilo Professional Development Committee and the Office of the Chancellor.

UH Hilo seal, red lettering University of Hawaii and the state motto.Designing Summer Bridge Programs: Curriculum Development, Delivery and Results
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.
9:00 am – 10:30 am.
Student Services Center, room W-201.

This webinar will examine curriculum development implementation, and outcomes of two types of summer bridge programs: one-week skill building and test prep programs as well as a three-week co-requisite program that clusters a general education course, a developmental literacy course, and a student success course. Participants will learn how to design (or redesign) summer bridge programs to achieve outcomes that support and advance an institution’s strategic priorities.

Creating an Online Summer Bridge Program: Designing, Implementing and Assessing
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.
9:00 am – 10:00 am.
Student Services Center, SC W-201.

This webinar examines the development of an online course designed to enhance the transition into higher education and enables participants to consider a framework for the course design. Practical strategies for incorporating online resources into an e-learning student success course will be highlighted.

Contact

Gail Makuakane-Lundin.

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