UH Hilo Happenings (March 1-7, 2020)

UH Hilo Happenings (March 1-7, 2020)

Aloha UH Hilo Students,

Here are this week’s events, activities and important academic reminders. Check out the full list for more details.

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Important Dates

Monday, March 2, 2020

Student Veterans Reminder: Submit Veteran Enrollment Form
Location: Office of the Registrar, SSC Room E-101
Early registration is coming up next month. Please ensure the Veteran Enrollment Verification is submitted after registering for the upcoming semester to ensure payment from the VA. Form is available online at: hilo.hawaii.edu/registrar/documents/registrar/VeteranEnrollmentCertificationRequest_uhhroVAForm.pdf For more information, contact: uhhro@hawaii.edu (808) 932-7447


Monday, March 2, 2020

HiHaf Free HIV and Hepatitis C Testing
10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Campus Center Room 306
HIV and Hepatitis C testing conducted by the Hawaiʻi Island HIV/AIDS Foundation. Testing is free, anonymous and no appointment is necessary. For more information, contact: shwp@hawaii.edu (484) 678-7688

Community Cares
10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Come and join the Campus and Community Service office for our semi-annual event, Community Cares! You will be able to connect with both on and off campus resources and organizations that are here to help you succeed. Some of the organizations that will be present are:
The American Cancer Society
Bay Clinic
East Hawaiʻi IPA
Hale Paʻi ʻAi
Hawaiian Community Assets
HFS Federal Credit Union
Hilo Vet Center
Hui Hoʻomalu
Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi
The Food Basket
For more information, please contact the Campus and Community Service office by email at uhhccs@hawaii.edu or by phone at (808) 932-7796.

Census 2020 Outreach to Empower Pacific Islander Communities
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Campus Center Room 306
In preparation for Census Day (April 1, 2020), join Pacific Islander advocates to learn about the upcoming U.S. census.
– Why does the Census matter to Pacific Islanders living in the U.S.?
– How does the Census impact you, your family, and your community?
– As Pacific Islanders, do you matter?
Count us in 2020! Food and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact: makaularoz@gmail.com (808) 620-8051

The Interview Challenge: Banking Industry Edition
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Multipurpose Room 101
Three real students. Three banking industry professionals. One live audience. Come get some interview insider tips and discover answers to the most difficult questions an employer can ask! Special Restrictions: RSVP to Helen Tien, htien@hawaii.edu. For more information, contact: htien@hawaii.edu (808) 932-7272

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Mindfulness w/ Devi
11:00am – 11:30am
Location: Student Services Center, Counseling Center Room E-203
This weekly session will help students learn simple practices to relieve stress, increase focus, and experience peace in your everyday life. Free to all students, faculty and staff. Hosted by Devi Stone, certified mediation teacher for 6 years. Drop-ins welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow or mat (if available). For more information and/or disability accommodations, contact: shwp@hawaii.edu (808) 932-7460

Career Fair Prep Workshops: Interview Prep and Resume Review
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: SSC W-201
In preparation for the Career Fair, the First Year Experience (FYE) and the Career and Academic Advising Center will be hosting the following workshops so students are ready for employers. This is our final session to prepare you for the Career Fair on March 11, 2020. For more information and/or disability accommodation, contact First Year Experience at uhhfye@hawaii.edu, (808) 932-7384 [V]; (808) 932-7002 [TTY]

Mindfulness Meditation
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Campus Center, Room 306
Practicing Mindfulness offers ways to calm our mind and reduce stress, enabling us to enjoy life more fully. Hosted by Michael Donenfeld who has practiced meditation with and received training from Vietnamese poet and Monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. For more information, contact: forlife@hawaii.edu (808) 932-7458

Yokosuka 1953: Film Showing
Location: Student Services Center Room W-201
Special showing of the film “Yokosuka 1953,” a story of a mother and daughter. Yoko was born in Yokosuka, Japan in 1947, the daughter of a Japanese lady and an American solider. Her mother was a single mother and Yoko was adopted to the USA in 1953. She did not meet her mother for more than 66 years. “Yokosuka 1953” is a documentary about her journey to Japan to trace her mother’s footsteps. Director Dr. Tsuyoshi Kigawa will be present and will discuss the background of the documentary. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact: mellon@hawaii.edu (808) 932-7467

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Haumana Hou Lounge – Hosted by FYE
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: SSC W-201
Stop by the Student Services Center room W-201 every Wednesday for a relaxing place to study! The Haumana Hou Lounge (HHL) also hosts the HH Cafe which always offers free refreshments with a Starbucks-like experience by providing various coffee and tea options, as well as delicious snacks! HHL offers comfortable indoor & outdoor seating, a clean environment, and even AC for the occasional hot and humid Hilo evening. It’s all you need to study comfortably, so come on by! Special Restrictions: UH Hilo with validated student ID. For more information, contact: uhhfye@hawaii.edu (808) 932-7384

Black History Month Documentary Series: Episode 6 of 6
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: UCB 100
Black History Month Documentary Series
The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
PBS Documentary Series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Episode 6: Itʻs Nation Time (1968-2013)
Popcorn/Snacks provided, while supplies last. Hosted by the Black History Month Committee, the Office of Equal Opportunity, The History Department and the History Club.Open to the public. For disability accommodations, please contact eeoaa@hawaii.edu. This is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution, the University of Hawai’i at Hilo is a campus of the University of Hawai’i System. For more information, contact: eeoaa@hawaii.edu Jennifer Stotter

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Women in STEM Conference
8:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Campus Center Room 301
Join the conversation for the 2nd annual Women in STEM Conference. This event is hosted by the TCBES Club, Office of Equal Opportunity, Women’s Center, and LGBTQ+ Center and this yearʻs theme is Educate to Empower: Uplifting All Women in STEM. We welcome and encourage our UH Hilo students, faculty, and local community of all genders to participate and engage in this event. For a tentative program schedule and more information, please visit our Women in STEM Conference webpage at http://tcbes.uhh.hawaii.edu/WIS/ . We are excited to see you there! For more information, contact: ericata@hawaii.edu (714) 642-7257.

Friday, March 6, 2020

UH Hilo’s Relay for Life: Survivor and Caregiver Dinner
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Campus Center 301
Come and join UH Hilo’s Relay for Life event team for our annual Cancer Survivor and Caregiver Dinner! We invite all UH Hilo faculty, staff, and students who are cancer survivors or are a caregiver for someone with cancer. During this dinner, we will celebrate the lives of those who are currently fighting as well as thank their caregivers for all they do! For more information or to register, please contact uhhrelay@hawaii.edu or by phone at (808) 932-7796. For those needing accommodations, please contact uhhccs@hawaii.edu by February 21st, 2020. Special Restrictions: Attending parties must register in advance through uhhrelay@hawaii.edu.

Target Shuttles – Hosted by FYE
4:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: SSC W-201
FYE provides this round trip shuttle to Hilo’s Target. Join us Friday – except during spring break and good Friday. The shuttle meeting location is in the Student Services Center (SSC) W-201 at 4:30 PM. This service is free to all UH Hilo students with a valid ID! For more information, contact: uhhfye@hawaii.edu (808) 932-7384

UH Hilo’s Annual Relay for Life
6:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Come and join Colleges Against Cancer as we host the 14th annual Relay for Life here on campus! There will be a variety of activities, games, live entertainment, and food. There will also be ceremonies to celebrate the lives of those we have lost to cancer and to support those who are still battling. Relay for Life is an overnight event in which all of the funds raised are donated to the American Cancer Society. This year’s event will start at 6pm on Friday, March 6th, and end at 6am on Saturday, March 7th. For more information or to volunteer at the event, please contact uhhrelay@hawaii.edu or uhhccs@hawaii.edu.


-Mandatory Advising (Freshman ʻEleu)
-Apply for the 2020-2021 UHHSA Student Election
-Now Accepting Applications for Vulcan Video Productions
-Summer Study Abroad Programs
-Study Abroad Application Deadline: March 1
-2020-21 UH Common Scholarship App Available October 1st
-Haumana Hou – Hosted by Student Health and Wellness Programs
-UH Hilo Relay for Life Committee Positions Open
-Vice-Chairperson position open on BOSP for Spring 2020
-Treasurer position open on the BOSP for Spring 2020
-Publicist position open on the BOSP for Spring 2020
-Board of Student Publications recruiting for 2020-2021
-2020 Juried Student Art Exhibition Submissions Now Open
-2019-2020 RISO Registration Open
-HAPA (Hawaii Association of Public Accountants) Scholarships
-2020-21 FAFSA Available October 1st
-Walk-In Wednesdays