The Director of Human Resources and a manager from Koa Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach will be on campus on March 4th & 6th from 8:30 am to 9:30 am in the Library Foyer. If you are seeking a job, want information about their hotel, or just interested in who they are, please stop by and say hello! For more information call Sandy at 245-0132.
The 12:05 Success Series, KCC Financial Aid Office, and Wai`ale`ale Project are partnering for a FAFSA Workshop on February 26, 2014 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the OCET Computer Lab, Room 104A.
The goal for this event is to increase financial aid awareness and the number of students who apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline of April 1, 2014. Current students are welcome to attend.
The main reasons for applying by the priority deadline are:
Many need-based grants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Students who apply by April 1, receive priority consideration for these funds.
Applying early and submitted all financial aid documents ensures that a student's fall 2014 schedule will not be purged for non-payment by the tuition payment deadline.
Many outside scholarship applications require FAFSA results to be reported and have early spring deadlines.
Students can stop by OCET Room 104A on February 26th and receive assistance with completing their FAFSA. Students who are unable to make it to this workshop, but would still like assistance with completing the FAFSA are encouraged to call the Financial Aid Office at 245-8360 to schedule an appointment.
You are cordially invited to the 12th annual Culinary Institute of the Pacific Spring Gourmet Gala at Kaua'i Community College.
A food and wine tasting fundraiser featuring famed chefs
Alan Wong’s Honolulu, Amasia, & The Pineapple Room
as well as a host of local chefs and sommeliers.
A silent auction will also be on hand.
April 4, 2014
KCC Fine Dining Room
The funds raised will help enhance KCC's Culinary Arts Program and purchase essential kitchen and dining room equipment, instructional materials, and small wares. All items purchased will be used for training that serves students, patrons, and the hospitality industry in our community.
To become a sponsor, make a donation, and/or purchase tickets, please complete the attached file and submit form and payment to Karen Morita-Lee.
For more information, please call Karen Morita-Lee at extension (808) 245-0107.
If you require an ASL interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, please contact Martina Hilldorfer at (808) 245-8265 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven days prior to the event.
Please come and enjoy a fascinating talk by Linda Furuto, Ph.D. of UH Manoa this Friday afternoon.The title of her talk is "Ethnomathematics on a Worldwide Voyage: Culturally Responsive Curriculum to College, Career, and Community Readiness." 3:00-3:30 pm reception featuring pupu from Mark's Place (mahalo Club Math!) 3:30-4:30 pm presentation 4:30-5:00 pm questions and networking
Location: Fine Dining
The attached flyer provides additional background about Linda Furuto and her presentation.
Dr. Linda Furuto is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Prior to joining the UHM 'Ohana, Dr. Furuto was an Associate Professor of Mathematics, Head of Mathematics and Science, and Founder of the Mathematics Center at the University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu. Dr. Furuto completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles, master's degree at Harvard University, and bachelor's degree at BYU. Research Interests include quantitative research methodology, ethnomathematics, educational policy analysis, and
access and equity.
Defined as the intersection of culture, historical traditions, sociocultural roots, and mathematics, ethnomathematics encourages the investigation and adaptation of these concepts within and outside of the classroom. The goal is to advance a coordinated effort focused on the needs of culturally diverse earners, with the aim of informing research and deepening practice for teachers and leaders who work in these contexts leading to college, career, and community readiness. We strive to acknowledge existing cultural systems and practices; deepen pathways that foster student engagement through physical, environmental, cultural connectedness; and foster an ongoing process of wayfinding in local, national, and global contexts.
Professional development credit will be provided for attendees.
See you there!
Andrea Erichsen, M.S.
Sponsored by International Education, Title III, Hawaiian Studies, and KCC Club Math
I am writing this e-mail to share with you about what is happening with the International Awareness Month this week! Looking forward to seeing many of you there!
1) World Cafe: When: Feb 19th (Wed) from 12:00 - 1:30 Where: [LRC 124B] What: KCC faculty members will share their travel abroad experiences. Refreshments will be provided.
2) KCC International Alumna Presentation: When: Feb 21 (Fri) from 12:00 - 1:30 Where: [LRC 124B] What: Our international student alumna from Okinawa, Ms. Megumi Chibana will share her Ph.D research on indigenous politics with focus on Okinawa and Hawaii. "Island Future - RE-viewing Struggles of Okinawa and Hawaii." Refreshments will be provided. Ms. Megumi received her B.A. and Master's degrees in Ethnic Studies and Political Science (respectively) after finishing her studies here at Kauai CC. She is currently a Ph.D Candidate at UH Monoa in Political Science.
3) "Ethnomathematics on a Worldwide Voyage- Culturally responsive curriculum to college, career, and community readiness. " - Dr. Linda Furuto, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Hawaii, Manoa.
What: "Defined as the intersection of culture, historical traditions, sociocultural roots, and mathematics, ethnomathematics encourage the investigation and adaptation of theses concepts within and outside of the classroom." If you are interested in topics such as, indigenizing curriculum, creating more culturally responsive curriculum, or interested in listening to what a seasoned researcher has to say, come to this workshop! This event is hosted by KCC Math Club and International Education Committee. Great food by Mark's Place will be provided!
Where: KCC Fine dining
When: Feb 21 (Fri) from 3:00 - 3:30 Reception and Refreshment, 3:30 - 4:30 Presentation, and 4:30 - 5:00 Q & A and Networking
Students! We hope this activity-filled International Awareness Month spurs your interest in exploring routes beyond what you may have imagined before. We're kicking off with an Opening Event and live music at 10 am to 1 pm on Monday, February 3, outside the LRC.
Join us outside the LRC as we kick-off activities for
Monday, February 3, 10 am - 1 pm
We hope this Month will serve to (1) Inform KCC students of international learning opportunities (study abroad / scholarships) available to them; (2) Honor and celebrate Kauai's multicultural heritage as a foundation for international and global learning; (3) Foster International and global perspectives around selected theme.
Get excited! Get Global! Learn more about the opportunities out there!
In the Library: Vessels that Connected Japan and Hawaii, Weaving Tradition Around the World
In the LRC lobby: KCC in the World (World Map), Study Abroad Information, “Who is the Traveler?,” Study Abroad Wish-List
Abbreviation KeyLRC: Learning Resource CenterOSC: Once Stop Center PAC: Performing Arts Center F: Refreshments will be served
Week One Events: Opening, Japanese Martial Arts, UHCC Study Abroad
Feb 3 (M), 10:00 – 1:00 pm: Opening Event with live music. (outside LRC)
Feb 5 (W), 12:00 – 1:30 pm: World Café: KCC students share their study abroad experiences (LRC 124B) F
Feb 6 (Th), 10:00 – 4:00 pm: UHCC Study Abroad Programs and Scholarships Information Booth (LRC Lobby)
Feb 7 (F), 10:00 – 11:00 am: Demonstration of Japanese Martial Arts, featuring Sword Master from Japan(PAC)
Week Two Events: Women’s Issues, Faculty-led Study Abroad
Feb 10 (M), 9:00 – 1:00 pm: Red Flag Campaign: Make a flag to raise awareness about dating violence(LRC Lobby & Courtyard) 12:00 – 1:30 pm: Movie:“Half the Sky – Turning Oppressions into Opportunities for Women” followed by discussion. Professor Joyce Nakahara(LRC 124B) F
Feb 12 (W), 9:00 – 1:00 pm: Red Flag Campaign: Learn about dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence(LRC Lobby & Courtyard) 12:00 – 1:30 pm: World Café: Talk-story with past KCC participants in faculty-led study abroad programs, in Japan, Okinawa, New Zealand, and Easter Island! (LRC 124B) F
Feb 14 (F), 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Healing Touch - Valentine’s Day Chair Massage (outside LRC from 1:00-2:00 and OSC from 2:00-3:00) 2:00 – 5:00 pm: 1 Billion Rising: International Flash Mob/Dance Worldwide to end violence against women and girls. Join, release, and dance; and enjoy International dance performances and various booths!(OSC)
Week Three Events: Indigenous Politics, Indigenizing Curriculum, Who is the Traveler?
Feb 19 (W), 12:00 – 1:30 pm: World Café: Discover who the travelers are and listen to their intriguing stories.(LRC124B) F
Feb 21 (F), 12:00 – 1:30 pm: KCC International Alumna Presentations: “Island Future – RE-viewing Struggles of Okinawa and Hawaii” by Megumi Chibana, Ph.d Candidate in Political Science, University of Hawaii, Manoa(LRC 124B) F
Feb 21 (F), Time TBD: Ethnomathematics on a Worldwide Voyage: Culturally Responsive Curriculum to College, Career, and Community Readiness. Prof. Linda Furuto, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Place TBD)
Week Four Events: Sustainability, Closing
Feb 24 (M), 12:00 – 1:30 pm: Movie: “The Hungry Tide - A film about a Pacific nation on the front-line of climate change” followed by discussion (LRC 124B)
Feb 26 (W), 12:00 – 1:30 pm: Closing Events: Hoʻike, Celebration, Awards with International Food (LRC 124 A & B) F
The International Awareness Month is made possible by the Honda International Opportunities Fund and will be brought to you by the International Education Committee with the support of a number of student volunteers and student clubs as well as faculty and staff.
Posted by Kyoko Ikeda
International Education Coordinator facebook.com/KauaiCCInternational
One time only FREE....chance to take/perfect your 10-key Skills AND you Keyboarding Skills.
Through a grant from RDP we've been able to purchase 20 new calculators and will be offering a fee10-Key Skills Classfrom Feb 11 - Mar 4 (Tues/Thurs) 4:30-6:30pm- OCET106.
AND we also purchased Keyboarding site licenses to offerKeyboarding Skillsclass beginning Mar 10 - Apr 7 (Mon/Wed) 6:30-8:30pm-LRC124A.
You can take them both or just one.
REQUIRED: You must attend the February 11th meeting to complete the grant required documents in order to get the classes for free. Even if you are not attending the 10-Key class....you must complete the grant paperwork on Feb 11th.
Even though it is free, registration is required and seating is limited.