Feb 132017
 

The main purpose is to inform students, faculty, and staff of what can be done differently, what laws and policies protect them, as well as resources they can turn to for help.

Destiny Rodriguez

The Office of Equal Opportunity at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo invites you to attend the Escalation Workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2:00–3:30 p.m., Campus Center, room 306. The workshop will be facilitated by Destiny Rodriguez, Title IX/Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) educator.

This 90-minute presentation begins with a short film, to help establish the foundation of the training, and transitions into an interactive presentation. Dating violence is the central topic of the training, but other types of abuse will also be discussed. Statistics, common terminology, and how to recognize warning signs will also be part of the workshop.

The main purpose is to inform students, faculty, and staff of what can be done differently, what laws and policies protect them, as well as resources they can turn to for help.

Nov 182016
 

Students will have the opportunity to explore indigenous ways of knowing and ideas of health and well-being through various platforms.

EVENT: I Ala Mauliola Indigenous Health and Wellness Student Symposium.
DATE: Dec. 2, 2016.
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PLACE: University Classroom Building, room 127, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (campus map).

Free and open the UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College communities.

Summary

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Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele. Photo: flicker

Students will have the opportunity to explore indigenous ways of knowing and ideas of health and well-being through various platforms including:

  • Kipaepae Wehena (opening ceremony).
  • Keynote: Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele.
  • Student Panel.
  • Faculty Panel.
  • Off-Campus Huakai (excursions).
  • Hoe Wa‘a (paddling): Ola Kino.
  • Loko Ia (fishpond work): Kane i ka Wai Ola.
  • Forest Restoration: ‘Āina Ola.

It is preferred that participants attend the full-day of the event, however, other arrangements are possible.

Register

Register online.

Contact

Yolisa Duley.

Sponsors

Sponsored by Mokaulele Program, the Office of the Chancellor at UH Hilo and the Office of the Chancellor at Hawai‘i CC. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Title III Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions Grant. Co-sponsored by the Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center.

Nov 182016
 

Message from the UH Hilo Diversity Committee:

Aloha kākou

zach

Zach Street

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Diversity Committee is pleased to announce our Spring 2017 call for proposals for the UH Hilo Diversity Funds. Information regarding the funding opportunity, as well as the application form, can be found here.

Proposals for Spring 2017 must be submitted by Dec. 1, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

UH Hilo Diversity Funds are awarded on a competitive basis.

Dana-Lynn Ko‘omoa-Lange

Dana-Lynn Ko‘omoa-Lange

Please submit to:
The UH Hilo Chancellor’s Office
Attn: Dana-Lynn Ko‘omoa-Lange and Zach Street, UH Hilo Diversity Committee.

Or via email to Dana-Lynn Ko‘omoa-Lange.

More information can be found at this link.

Mahalo,

Zach, Dana and the UH Hilo Diversity Committee

Oct 132016
 

The UH Hilo campus campaign drive will run from Friday, Oct. 14 through Thursday, Nov. 10.

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Aloha,

The Hawai‘i Island United Way has launched its 2016 campaign. Our campus campaign drive will run from Friday, Oct. 14 through Thursday, Nov. 10.

In past campaigns, the response from University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s ‘ohana has enabled Hawai‘i Island United Way to continue its partnerships with numerous non-profit organizations that make a measurable difference in the community.

Packets will be delivered to units starting from tomorrow, Oct. 14. Collection will be by Thursday, Nov. 10.

Let’s continue this support to improve the quality of life for all in our island community.

Mahalo for your kokua,

Don Straney

Coming Out Day

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Oct 132016
 

Chancellor Straney was keynote speaker at UH Hilo’s Coming Out Day event, where he shared his personal experience as a gay man in higher education.

Chancellor Straney and Laura Sherwood, UH Hilo LGBTQ coordinator, at Coming Out Day event. Courtesy photo.

Chancellor Straney and Laura Sherwood, UH Hilo LGBTQ coordinator, at Coming Out Day event. Courtesy photo.

coming-out-dayChancellor Don Straney was the keynote speaker at the Coming Out Day event held on the campus of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo on Tuesday.

Chancellor Straney shared his personal experience as a gay man in higher education.

“He was authentic in his sharing, allowing for students to relate and see a different side of him,” says Laura Sherwood, UH Hilo LGTBQ coordinator.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports on the event:

When Donald Straney was an undergrad at Michigan State University, he said he was “absolutely convinced” he was the only gay person on campus.

It was the 1970s and the 40,000-student MSU didn’t have an LGBTQ+ center — a hub for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or questioning individuals to convene, access resources or get help.

“There was no way for me to know otherwise,” Straney, chancellor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, told about 50 students, staff and faculty members Tuesday.

This fall, Straney, along with other UH-Hilo administrators and student leaders, helped start the new LGBTQ+ Center on the Hilo campus.

The center is located in a small room on the edge of campus formerly used as faculty offices. Costs — which include operations and funding a center coordinator position — are estimated to run about $45,000 per year, according to Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Gail Makuakane-Lundin.

Straney, who was keynote speaker for an on-campus celebration of National Coming Out Day on Tuesday, said he hopes the center gives students a place to meet, get information and — most importantly — increase the LGBTQ+ community’s visibility on the Hilo campus.

“From my point of view, the most important thing the center does is it lets people know that we’re here,” he told those gathered in the Campus Center Plaza. “It lets prospective students know that (LGBTQ+) students have a place on campus.”

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Learn more about resources for LGBTQ students at UH Hilo.

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