Lines were long at the Campus Center Plaza as students from the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management sold the poinsettia plants they had grown and nurtured at the University Farm Laboratory in Pana‘ewa.
The event showcased the amazing ethnic and racial diversity found in the multicultural student population at UH Hilo.
The diverse staff at Ke Kalahea, made up of students with different interests and backgrounds, is creating a publication reflective of the most diverse four-year public university in the country.
In recognition of Global Diversity Awareness Month, students were asked to submit art, video performances, or writings on what it means to be part of a campus ranked as the most diverse four-year public university in the country.
At the event, students and staff gathered at the UH Hilo Campus Center Plaza to paint t-shirts with meaningful messages in support of domestic violence victims and survivors.
Chef Alan Wong teamed up with UH Hilo to host the benefit.
Several solar powered recharging stations were built over the summer complete with seating, USB ports, Wi-Fi access and a unique roof and gutter system to keep students dry during Hilo’s rainy weather.
The session is organized by two students of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, Debra Towell and Olatunji Gbadebo, under the supervision of Associate Professor Roy Goo.