2016-2017 RISO List & Announcements

RISO Contact List

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2016-2017 Contact List will be updated as RISOs are approved.

RISO Announcements

Spring 2017 Orientation & Funding Workshops

** If you can not make it to any of the following dates please contact Maile at boggeln@hawaii.edu to make other arrangments.**

Please RSVP to the date and time you would like to attend. Any dates with no particiapents will be cancled with out notice so please be sure you RSVP for the date and time you would like to attend.



Friday, February 17, 2017 in CC 306

  • Orientation Meeting 1:00pm-1:45pm
  • Funding Meeting 1:45pm-2:30pm

Friday, February 24, 2017 in CC 306

  • Orientation Meeting 9:00am-9:45am
  • Funding Meeting 9:45am-10:30am

Events & Announcements

Released By the USGA and Hawaii Volcanos Observatory:

HVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice 

Volcano: Kilauea (VNUM #332010)

Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH

Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Issued: Thursday, February 2, 2017, 10:05 AM HST
Source: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Notice Number: 2017/H27
Location: N 19 deg 25 min W 155 deg 17 min
Elevation: 4091 ft (1247 m) 
Area: Hawaii 

Volcanic Activity Summary: Sea Cliff at Kamokuna Ocean Entry Highly Unstable

Kīlauea Volcano's episode 61g lava flow is still active and entering the ocean at Kamokuna on the volcano's south coast. Recent observations of the ocean entry indicate growing instability of the adjacent sea cliff. Potential collapse of the cliff poses an extreme danger to anyone in the closed area on land, as well as to boats near the ocean entry. 

On January 25, HVO geologists noted an extensive crack running parallel to the sea cliff about 5 - 10 m (16 - 33 ft) behind the stream of lava at the Kamokuna ocean entry. Ground inspection of this crack by HVO geologists on January 28 showed 30 cm (about 1 foot) of separation across the crack. Four days later, on February 1, this crack had widened to about 70 cm (2.5 feet). The seaward block bounded by this crack was visibly moving up to 1 cm (about 1/2 inch), possibly in response to explosions below the ocean entry as hot lava mixed with cool ocean water. In addition, ground shaking could be felt up to several hundred meters (yards) away.

These observations show that this portion of the sea cliff is highly unstable and could collapse into the ocean with no warning.

Sudden collapse into the ocean of a slab of sea cliff about 28 m (90 ft) high and about 150 m (490 ft) or more in length would create a significant wave that would travel rapidly out to sea. It would also could shower the immediate area with blocks of hot rock and fragments of molten lava. It could also prompt more powerful explosions as the 61g lava tube is further exposed.

HVO continues to monitor the situation and will issue further updates as new information becomes available. Photographs of this crack and activity at the ocean entry can be found on our web site: https://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia/

For more information on hazards associated with lava entering the sea, please see: https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2000/fs152-00/

Contacts: askHVO@usgs.gov 

Next Notice: Daily updates on all volcanic activity at Kīlauea are issued each morning and posted on out website: https://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php

You can sign up to receive these messages automatically by visiting http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vns/index.php 

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is one of five volcano observatories within the U.S. Geological Survey and is responsible for monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawai`i.


The UH Hilo Suicide Prevention Committee would like to invite faith community leaders (both clergy and lay) as well as faculty, staff and community members who are interested in working with faith community leaders to help prevent suicide and promote mental health and wellness to a webinar:

Faith.Hope.Life: The Role of Faith Communities in Suicide Prevention - see below for more information 

When: Thursday 23 February 2017, 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Description: Faith communities of all traditions have an important part to play in fostering mental health and helping prevent suicide. Faith leaders are on the "front lines" --the first people many turn to in times of emotional or spiritual crises. Moreover, our congregations offer the faith and hope needed to get through the most difficult of times. This webinar offers practical information about suicide prevention for faith leaders and it highlights the many ways congregations foster mental health--through "communities of connection," narratives of hope, worship and educational resources, and advocacy in the wider community. The webinar will introduce an exciting initiative entitled Faith.Hope.Life; a campaign designed to equip faith community leaders with resources and information about suicide prevention. Participants will learn how to use Faith.Hope.Life to promote mental health and wellness, and prevent suicide within the context of faith communities. Both faith community leaders (clergy and lay) and suicide prevention practitioners who are interested in working with faith community leaders to help prevent suicide are encouraged to participate. 

Rev. Talitha Arnold, Co-lead Faith Communities Task Force, Senior Minister United Church of Santa Fe (United Church of Christ)

Dr. Farha Abassi, MD. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Core Faculty, Muslim Studies Program, Michigan State University. 

Efrem Epstein, Founder of Elijah's Journey , a non-profit focused on suicide awareness/prevention in the Jewish community. He is also the CMO of Docz, an online community for those struggling with issues related to mental health.

Learning Objectives/Goals: 
•Familiarize participants with the components of the Faith.Hope.Life Initiative
•Describe the resources on the Faith.Hope.Life website as a go to resource for the broader topic of Suicide Prevention and faith communities
•Discuss the ways that faith leaders and congregations can build on the strengths of their faith traditions to foster mental health and help prevent suicide.

Thursday, February 23 10-11:30 am, UH Hilo Campus, UCB rm 111

Please feel free to forward as appropriate. Contact Emily Low, elow@hawaii.edu, 932-7465 with questions. 



Conversation Cafe - LGBTQ Center

Additional Dates Include : March 8 & April 26 in UCB 127 from 12-1!


If you would like to have your event or announcement posted contact Maile Boggeln at boggeln@hawaii.edu