Shana Kaneshiro from the UH Hilo Financial Aid Office is this year’s Best Bowl Grand Champion.
Faculty and staff of University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College showed off their culinary skills today at the 3rd Annual Best Bowl Cookoff held at UH Hilo’s Student Life Center. Colleagues who attended were the official “tasters” and judges who voted for their favorite dish to determine the Best Bowl on campus.
Shana Kaneshiro from the UH Hilo Financial Aid Office is this year’s Best Bowl Grand Champion. Her winning dish was a delicious Taco Soup, garnished with sour cream and cheese served with tortilla chips. She won a one-year membership to the Student Life Center.
Sheila Kaupu from Auxiliary Services won Best Stew/Curry Style Bowl with her ono Kama Pulled Pork.
Jodi Kunimoto from the Advising Center won Best Bowl Dessert with her Red and White Delight, a medley of strawberries and cream with macadamia nut topping.
All attendees (cooks and tasters) received a punch card that allows five free visits to the Student Life Center.
Congratulations to this year’s winners!
Top photo of Chancellor Straney by Tim Moore. Other photos by John Oshima.
UH Hilo faculty recently awarded tenure and/or promotion, along with new faculty and staff, were recognized at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s 2011 Fall Welcome event on August 26.
Faculty recently awarded tenure and promotion were recognized at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s 2011 Fall Welcome event on August 26.
“The awarding of tenure and promotion is the university’s recognition of excellence in teaching, scholarship and service,” said Chancellor Don Straney at the event, which was held at the Campus Center Plaza. “We honor these faculty members on their achievements to date and look forward to the future, when we will see how they help shape our university.”
The following faculty have been awarded tenure and promotion:
Steven Herman, to associate professor, psychology.
Yiqing Li, to associate professor, tropical forestry.
Tam Vu, to associate professor, economics.
Supakit Wongwiwatthananukit, to associate professor, pharmacy practice.
Carolina Lam, to assistant specialist, Center for Global Education and Exchange.
Amy Saxton, to librarian III, library.
The following faculty members have been awarded tenure:
“The Sciences and Technology Building will attract scholarly teachers and researchers, which will encourage public and private agencies to partner with us to develop joint research and educational initiatives.” -Chancellor Donald Straney
A blessing and dedication was held today for the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo new Sciences and Technology Building.
“This facility will complement the Big Island’s living, learning laboratory by significantly enhancing student learning, teaching and research,” said Chancellor Donald Straney. “It will also attract scholarly teachers and researchers, which will encourage public and private agencies to partner with us to develop joint research and educational initiatives.”
The $25 million building, spans more than 42,000 square feet and fulfills the need for additional classrooms, office space and new state-of-the-art laboratories for UH Hilo’s expanding physics, astronomy and chemistry programs. Key features include an auditorium that seats in excess of 140, along with smaller rooms of 60 and 24 seats.
In addition to the tenant programs, the building’s facilities will accommodate classes in biology, math, geography, history and communication. Based on projections, the building will serve more than 1,700 students in various classroom venues daily.
“This is a game changer for the programs that will take up residence in the new building,” said College of Arts and Sciences Dean Randy Hirokawa. “Their growth helped fuel our enrollment gains dating back to the late 1990s. Now they will have the state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories they need to not only maintain their level of excellence, but step up to the next level.”
The event was attended by a host of elected state, county and university officials, including Governor Neil Abercrombie and UH President M.R.C. Greenwood. Abercrombie’s appearance marked his first official visit to UH Hilo since being elected governor last year and underscored his support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and professional workforce development in Hawaiʻi.
“Governor Abercrombie has made it clear in public statements that he sees the Big Island as one of the state’s key economic engines for the next decade, with UH Hilo playing a leading role,” said University Relations Director Gerald De Mello. “STEM education will be critical to the success of that effort and this building provides us with the cutting edge tools to deliver the quality of learning necessary to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”
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Ever wonder what happened to your classmates from UH Hilo?
Wondering what’s new with your alma mater?
Join us for a talk story session with our new UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney.
Reconnect with fellow alumni and hear an update on the latest at UH Hilo.
Enjoy an evening of heavy pūpū and no-host cocktails.