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Date: Friday, March 9, 2012
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The splashy videos highlighting “Summer is Coming” have taken the message from social media sites like Facebook and YouTube to the lobbies and the big screens of movie theaters islandwide. Under the direction of the creative team from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) promoting this year’s Summer Session, the campaign has sought to give summer classes a new “hip” and “cool” persona.

“Our goal from the beginning has been to reach potential students by taking this message to the places they frequent and employing the various tools they use to communicate,” explained CCECS Program Coordinator Dori Yamada.“And of course, a little humor doesn’t hurt either.”

Registration for UH Hilo’s Summer Session begins on March 19. Students can sign up for classes held during the first session, which runs May 14-June 8, or they can sign up for classes during the second six-week session, which will be held June 12-July 20. They can also register for a number of varied date courses, which will be taught between May 13 and August 3.

“The selection of summer session courses was put together with several things in mind,” Yamada said. “The key consideration was to help students accelerate their graduation objectives. But we also want to feature unique course offerings that showcase visiting faculty, our flagship programs and numerous online opportunities.”

This year’s summer curriculum features approximately 160 credit classes with 40% of the classes offered online, several non-credit classes and workshops and two student activity events. The unique or special classes include Marine Science 394: History of Sharks, Skates, Rays; English 318/Drama 318: Playwriting; Communication 344: Sustainability, Communication and Culture; and Drama/Communication 398: Edutainment Speaking for Education.

Courses taught by visiting professors includes Philosophy 394: Race, Class and Gender with Dr. Celia Bardwell-Jones, and Astronomy 298: Observational Astrophysics, taught by a team of faculty that includes Dr. William Hartmann along with UH Hilo professors Joshua Walawender, William Heacox and Marianne Takamiya.

Resident undergraduates will again enjoy a lower tuition rate of $248 per credit hour. The rate, which saved students over $200 last year on each three-credit course, was retained in the new five-year schedule approved by the Board of Regents. The Board also approved a special Summer 2012 rate for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) and Pacific Island students.

For a tentative course listing and basic information, visit or email .

International students will need to submit additional forms.

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