Featured in this week’s issue of Ha‘ilono o UH Hilo (News of UH Hilo): Don Hemmes, Evangeline Lemieux, Reynelson K. Martin Jr, Nicholas Iwamoto, Kathleen Baumgardner, Patsy Iwasaki, Adam Pack, Ka‘awaloa Kaua‘ula, and more!
The second episode of Wailau premiered over the weekend with stories of A Just World from students Evangeline Lemieux and Reynelson K. Martin Jr., alumnus Nicholas Iwamoto, staff member Kathleen Baumgardner, and community members Taylor and Antoinette Smith. The next Wailau will take place in fall with the theme, Getting from Point A to Point B. Apply to be a storyteller.
Continue to stay informed through the UH Hilo COVID-19 webpage, UH Hilo Quarantine FAQ page, and Employee FAQ for up-to-date information and advisories. Information can also be found on the UH System COVID-19 page.
- 2021 College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM) Ag Festival, Tuesday, April 27, noon – 2 p.m. View schedule of events, including student research and activities. For more information, email Lissa Tsutsumi.
- 2021 CAFNRM Ag Festival Day 2, Wednesday, April 28, noon – 2 p.m. For more information, email Lorna Tsutsumi.
- 2021 CAFNRM Ag Festival Day 3, Thursday, April 29, noon – 2:30 p.m. For more information, email Norman Arancon.
“(Re)Generations: Challenging Scientific Racism in Hawaiʻi” by co-curators Jillian Swift and Keolu Fox, Tuesday, April 27, 12:30 – 2 p.m., via Zoom. Registration required. Presented by Spring 2021 Eia Hawaiʻi and the Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center.
“Hamakua Hero: A True Plantation Story” by Patsy Iwasaki, UH Hilo Instructor of English, Tuesday, April 27, 4 p.m., via Zoom. Registration required. Presented by Global Vulcans and University Housing.
For more info on events, see UH Hilo Calendar of Events.
The Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) has extended the 2021 Active Employee and Premium Conversion Plan (PCP) Open Enrollment deadline to Friday, May 14, 2021. Employees must submit their EC-1 Form and supporting documents to their HR Representative or Open Enrollment Designee by this date, including any amended forms
The UH Hilo Online Support Room is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., to assist with semester-end needs. Appointments are also available for working directly with a member of the Distance Learning Team.
The Athletics Parking Lot is partially closed with the two parking rows closest to the tennis courts closed until further notice for the installation of an underground water line. The ADA parking stalls are closed with two of the stalls relocated temporarily to the existing Carpool parking area.
Word of the Week
Above, join Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language student Ka‘awaloa Kaua‘ula for a lesson on the Hawaiian word of the week, “Waiʻōlino,” the name of the College of Business and Economics building. Hua Maka is a weekly video series produced by the college and edited by UH Hilo Office of University Relations.
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.