At a gathering of family, longtime friends, and former colleagues, Fred Soriano was presented with a proclamation describing the life of an accomplished artist and sociologist who gave much to his island community.
Josh Tatofi! Music! Hula! Cultural demonstrations! Free Hawaiian food!
The students spoke with scientists, conservationists, and representatives from local environmental organizations at dozens of booths lining UH Hilo’s Campus Center Plaza and Library Lanai.
Over 1,000 school children attended to learn from 40 organizations from around the state who set up interactive displays and booths across campus, plus a variety of workshops and speakers.
A delegation from UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College visited The Evergreen State College in Washington state to talk about modeling an indigenous arts program after Evergreen’s Indigenous Arts Campus and Native Programs curriculum.
The Tea Ceremony or Chado was hosted by a class studying East Asian history, culture, and civilization including East Asian Zen Buddhism and the development of tea culture and tea ceremony.
A Pop Up for Hunger Tasting Event featured the new Teapresso Bar concession, where the campus community learned more about UH Hilo’s Pop Up for Hunger program and the upcoming HALE PA’I ‘AI food pantry program to combat food insecurities at UH Hilo.
The Hinamatsuri program was organized by the UH Hilo Japanese Student Association and the Japanese Studies Program with advisor Masafumi Honda, associate professor and coordinator of Japanese studies.