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Dessert Contest is highlight of annual UH Hilo Holiday Celebration

This year’s Holiday Celebration Dessert Contest winners are Kolby Santiago, assistant director of financial aid, who won First Place and People’s Choice for her “Fuji Apple Pie,” and Maria Vicente, interim admissions counselor, who won 2nd and 3rd Place Honors for her “Santa Hat Brownie Cookies” and “Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecakes.”

The event was held Dec. 12—a good time was had by all!

Photos by Raiatea Arcuri, click to enlarge:

Square pieces of cake covered in whip cream.
Kolby Santiago’s “Fuji Apple Pie” won 1st Place and People’s Choice Award.
Brownies with santa hats made from strawberry slices.
Maria Vicente’s “Santa Hat Brownie Cookies” won 2nd Place Honors.
A close up of cupcakes with Christmas trees standing on top.
Maria Vicente’s “Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecakes” won 3rd Place Honors.

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Judges hard at work

The Celebration!

A group of people standing in a room.
Chancellor Bonnie Irwin hosts the 2019 Holiday Celebration.
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UH Hilo community is invited to “Brown Bag with Bonnie,” an informal gathering, Nov. 19

Campus community is invited to a gathering with University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Chancellor Bonnie. D. Irwin. “Brown Bag with Bonnie” will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hale‘ōlelo, room 112, College of Hawaiian Language. Bring a brown bag lunch for this informal talk-story gathering.

Flyer with photo of Bonnie Irwon and the building where the mtg will be held. Words: Join Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin, Bring your lunch for an informal "talk story" gathering at Haleʻōlelo. Brown Bag with Bonnie. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Haleʻōlelo, Room 112. Includes round red seal/logo of UH Hilo.

For more information, call the Office of University Relations.

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Public is invited to attend UH Hilo Strategic Planning Summit, Sept. 25-26, registration now open

Summit participants will discuss the university’s past and future, dreams and actions, possibilities and specifics.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo invites the public to a strategic planning summit to be held Sept. 25-26, 2019. The Seeds of Opportunity Strategic Planning Summit will give members of the general public a chance to share their perspectives and to co-create the future of the university. The summit will be held in the Performing Arts Hall at the Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, 113 Nowelo Street (photo above). The event is free and advance registration is required.

The summit caps the university’s strategic pre-planning stage of collecting information to help inform a new strategic planning process. The conversations at this summit, along with those from a recent listening tour with faculty, staff, students, alumni, community members, and business partners, will help move the university forward into the planning stage.

Summit participants, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, community partners, and guest event facilitators, will discuss the university’s past and future, dreams and actions, possibilities and specifics.

For the summit schedule and to register, see Seeds of Opportunity Strategic Planning website.

For any questions, contact Strategic Planning Project Manager Kathleen Baumgardner.

 

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Chancellor prepares to welcome new students: Ti leaf lei making

Ti leaf lei making is a tradition at UH Hilo in preparation for new students arriving.

Chancellor making ti-lef lei, holding braid with her toes and weaving length of ti.
Chancellor Irwin learns to make ti leaf lei for new students arriving next week. At right is Lei Kapono, interim executive assistant to the chancellor.

Chancellor Bonnie Irwin on Instagram:

Great fun learning how to make a ti-leaf lei today. It is a wonderful UH Hilo tradition to welcome our new students, arriving next week!

 

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Chancellor Bonnie Irwin welcomed to UH Hilo with traditional kīpaepae ceremony

The traditional Kīpaepae Ho‘onoho (welcoming ceremony) was held at the UH Hilo campus this morning for Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin. A Kīpaepae Ho‘oku‘u (releasing ceremony) was also performed for Marcia Sakai, who served as interim chancellor since 2017.

Bonnie Irwin and Marcia Sakai
From left, Bonnie Irwin and Marcia Sakai at the traditional Native Hawaiian ceremonies honoring Chancellor Irwin’s arrival and former Interim Chancellor Sakai’s departure.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo community welcomed its new chancellor, Bonnie D. Irwin, to her post as leader of the Hawai‘i Island university on July 2 with a traditional Native Hawaiian appointment ceremony. Irwin officially started her new position yesterday.

“I’m very honored to be here and I’m humbled that I was chosen for this position,” Irwin says. “I see great things in the future for Hilo and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

The Kīpaepae Ho‘onoho (welcoming ceremony) was held on the UH Hilo campus with students, faculty, staff, Hawai‘i County Mayor Harry Kim, Chancellor Irwin’s husband and author Ned Huston, and UH President David Lassner in attendance.

“The kind of education that students can get here is amazing,” Lassner says. “And I don’t know that any other campus has as much impact on its island, its people, its community, its families as UH Hilo. So, this was a wonderful day.”

Read full story at UH Hilo Stories.

From left: Hawaiʻi Island Mayor Harry Kim, UH President David Lassner, former interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai, Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin and her husband, author Ned Huston.
From left: Hawaiʻi Island Mayor Harry Kim, UH President David Lassner, former interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai, Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin and her husband, author Ned Huston. Courtesy photo, click to enlarge.
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