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.
International Nights is a long-standing tradition at UH Hilo that spans over three decades, where international students share their cultures through song and dance. See the shows, see the world.
The festival featured lanterns, handicrafts, zodiac sign bookmarks, paper crafts giveaways (cute pigs in celebration of the Year of the Pig!), calligraphy demonstrations, posters, lion head, martial arts performance, taiji boxing, folk dance and more for the university community to enjoy.
The inaugural event was planned by women students in the sciences, and the discussions were led by accomplished women scientists, administrators and staff who know a thing or two about the challenges women face in advancing their STEM careers.
The Islands of Opportunity Alliance is a network of higher education institutions from Hawai‘i and 10 Pacific Island nations with a mission to expand access to careers in STEM fields for underrepresented populations.