Jake Rodrique once thought college wasn’t the place for him. But that all changed through the guidance of a few extraordinary people.
Tracey Niimi put aside his student services specialist hat to direct and film the stunning Hula Bowl Halftime Show starring fashion designer Manaola Yap with the award winning Hula Halau Manaola under the direction of Kumu Hula Nani Lim Yap.
Each video event of the series will explore a different theme and showcase five storytellers from a variety of backgrounds.
Listeners will join a huaka‘i or journey clockwise around the island, starting in Hilo and moving to Puna, Ka‘ū, Kona, Kohala, and Hāmākua for a total of 24 episodes.
Starting Oct. 12, offices on the UH Hilo campus will be open for in-person service only from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
UH Hilo Athletic Director Patrick Guillen says that while setting up covid protocols has been a team effort, Head Trainer Kensei Gibbs “has really stepped up with so many things” and is worthy of special recognition.
With Reid Kubo’s impressive leadership from the onset of the pandemic, the IT team ensured that access to integral components of the pharmacy program have remained accessible to students.
The new open-air café project was done by work crews from UH Hilo Auxiliary Services. Gene Harada, a carpentry instructor at Hawai‘i Community College, collaborated with the auxiliary team to transform the area.