Weekly Newsletter for Faculty & Staff, Oct. 13, 2020

Featured in this week’s issue of Ha‘ilono o UH Hilo (News of UH Hilo): Kevianna Adams, Justina Mattos, Sharad Marahatta, Colby Miyose, Jake Galves, more!

In fall and spring, this newsletter is a weekly e-blast of news and information for faculty and staff, produced by University Relations, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.  

What does #VulcanPride mean to you?


The show must go on: Drama professor Justina Mattos overcomes pandemic restrictions.

Students praise horticulturalist Sharad Marahatta’s new hybrid teaching methods.

Communication instructor Colby Miyose transitions to online teaching with compassion and empathy.

WATCH: University Radio Hilo Advisor Jake Galves talks about the feeling of aloha.

COVID-19 Updates

Continue to stay informed through the UH Hilo COVID-19 webpage  and UH Hilo Quarantine FAQ page for up-to-date information and advisories, which now includes the Student Fees Information for 2020 Fall Semester. Information can also be found on the UH System COVID-19 page.


Campus in-person service office hours have changed to 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., effective Oct. 12. These hours will be in effect for the remainder of the fall semester. Employees will maintain their regular 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. work and telework schedules and are expected to be available by phone and email to students and employees. Campus remains closed to the general public.


Long Range Budget Planning Committee meeting notes are available here. Log in required. 

Supporting Student Success

Faculty are asked to encourage their students to watch the new weekly video series by StudentLingo, brought to UH Hilo by the Division of Student Affairs. This week’s topic is Stress Management Techniques. To watch, register here for a free account.

Event & Deadline

Reminder: Flu shot clinic for UH Hilo community, Oct. 13. (Pre-registration was required.) Details.

Graduate Thesis/Dissertation to Committee Deadline, Thursday, Oct. 15.

Virtual Events

University Forum: Thriving During COVID-19, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 12:00–1:00 p.m., via Zoom. Meeting ID: 934 2314 4889; Passcode: 701850. See details for this event on Chancellor’s Blog.

“Digital Accessibility Overview for Faculty and Staff” with Tom Conway, instruction and training director, Center on Disability Studies, Thursday, Oct.15, 10:00-11:00 a.m., via Zoom. Registration required. Presented as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month Webinar Series.

ʻAuamo Kuleana Domestic Violence Summit. “Cultivating Healthy Relationships: Addressing Intimate Partner Violence, Exploring Family Dynamics, and Supporting Survivors.” Friday, Oct. 16, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., via Zoom. Registration required. Hosted by UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College.

“Ku I Ke Aloha: Stand Up and Speak Out,” Friday, Oct. 16, 5:45–7:00 p.m., via Zoom. Registration required.

Watch: The White Coat Ceremony for the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18, 10:00 a.m., via the college’s YouTube channel.

Calendar of Events

For more news and events, see the UH Hilo Calendar of Events.