Apr 142017
 

From the Chancellor, published in Their Views for April 13, Hawaii Tribune Herald.

I thought it was important to respond to Bart Wright’s column on Monday (Tribune-Herald, B1) about the University of Hawaii at Hilo Athletic Department that focused on recent staff turnover. Whenever there is a time of transition, it can lead to concern about change, and that is understandable.

The column notes that a number of individuals left the department for a variety of reasons. Three left for personal reasons, as happens with other organizations and entities in East Hawaii. Another three left to accept positions at Division I schools. This speaks positively about our athletics program: working here can help advance people’s careers. I am pleased these people succeeded as much as I regret losing them.

It is disappointing that the column speculated that UH-Hilo Athletic Director Pat Guillen’s mainland origin and management style are responsible for the staff changes. Pat has proven to be a tireless worker dedicated to our university, the athletic department and our community. I feel he has truly embraced Hawaii’s culture, values and people. His recent report to the Board of Regents was received very positively, along with the news that UH-Hilo athletics is in the black. He continues to have my full confidence — as do his staff and coaches.

Pat and his staff and coaches are working to improve UH-Hilo athletics. I thank everyone for the amazing support of our athletic department, and hope you can continue to support UH-Hilo athletics so it can be the very best for our student athletes and our community.

Go Vulcans!

Don Straney

Chancellor, UH-Hilo

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

Pualani

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

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