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Island Time 2015 - 2016

Academic Support Campus Development Community Outreach A Gathering Place Island Time

Island Time is a monthly gathering at the Pacific Islander Student Center (PISC) at UH Hilo for our Pacific Islander students to talk-story and to celebrate each other's unique heritage, history, cultures, and languages. The first Island Time was hosted by Tupulaga O Samoa Mo A Taeao (the Samoan club) during the first Pacific Islander College Student Leaders Summit which has since become the Navigating Success Pacific Islander Youth Empowerment Day. It soon became an opportunity for the Pacific Islander students to introduce their organization, their islands, and some aspect of their culture with the campus community and anyone interested from the larger Hilo community.

The 2015-2016 academic year which is the final funding year of the AANAPISI grant is a special time to celebrate the contributions of the Pacific Islander students to the UH Hilo campus community. As we move into an uncertain future of the Center, we do so with deep gratitude for the opportunities we've been given, the community we've built, friendships we've formed, the partnerships we've created, as well as the growth and set backs we've experienced these last 4 years.

We invite the general public to join our students in their final Island Time celebrations at their home-away-from-home, the Pacific Islander Student Center located on the 3rd floor of the Campus Center.

We Are Oceania

Island Time 2014

Date: Friday, October 2, 2015
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Theme: We Are Oceania
Host: All the Pacific Islander-serving clubs
Cost: Free & Open to the Public

We invite everyone to join all the Pacific Islander-serving clubs (Chuukese Student Association (CSA), Kosrae Hilo Organization (KHO), Marshallese Iakwe Club (MIC), Ngelekel Belau, Pohnpei Kaselehlie Club, Tupulaga O Samoa Mo A Taeao, and the Waʻab Student Organization) in our kick-off Island Time celebration for the 2015-2016 academic year to celebrate our unity as an Oceanic ohana. The evening will include select poster sessions and speakers from our Highly Engaged Learning Placement (HELP) summer interns, highlights of our Summer Bridge 2015 program, and other helpful information for students and the community.

Our Beloved Marshall Islands

RMI

Date: Friday, December 4, 2015
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Theme: Our Marshall Islands
Host: Marshallese Iakwe Club (MIC)
Cost: Free & Open to the Public

We invite everyone to join the MIC student association to celebrate and learn about the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

International Nights: See the Shows. See the World

International Nights

Date: Friday & Saturday, February 19th & 20th, 2016
Time: 5:30 - midnight
Theme: International Nights: See the Shows. See the World.
Host: International Student Association (ISA)
Cost: Tickets Sold at Box Office

Join the International Student Association (ISA) in our annual celebration of all the international cultures at UH Hilo including our Pacific Islander clubs. For more information on tickets and other details, visit the ISS&IE website.

Tia Belau

Palau

Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Theme: Tia Belau
Host: Ngelekel Belau
Cost: Free & Open to the Public

We invite everyone to join the Ngelekel Belau student organization to celebrate the Republic of Palau and learn about our successes, challenges, and our global initiatives.

Samoa: Flag Day

Flag Day

Date: Friday, April 15, 2016
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Theme: Samoa: Flag Day
Host: Tupulaga O Samoa Mo A Taeao
Cost: Free & Open to the Public

We invite everyone to join the Tupulaga O Samoa Mo A Taeao (TOS) to commemorate the annual celebration of Flag Day in American Samoa.

FSM: Unity in Diversity

FSM

Date: Friday, April 29, 2016 (Change from May 6th)
Time: 5:30 - ?
Theme: FSM: Celebrating the Diversity of Our Sea of Islands
Host: FSM clubs
Cost: Free & Open to the Public

We invite everyone to join the Chuukese Student Association (CSA), Kosrae Hilo Organization (KHO), Pohnpei Kaselehlie Club, , and the Wa'ab Student Organization, to celebrate the unity in diversity of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).