Jan 29, 2010

Chancellor's Corner

It's been another exciting week for KCC.  Some highlights:
  1. We've been joined by our new Electronics instructor, Shirong Du.  Shirong comes to us from China via Mississippi.  Please help welcome him, his wife and young child to our ohana.
  2. We had a visit from Masahiro Sugimoto, Teacher and First Engineer of the training ship Oshima-maru from Oshima National College of Maritime Technology, who is working with us to set up a partnership. We already have two student group visits from other Japanese institutions planned--one in February from Okinawan Christian University and the other in March from Toyama Maritime Institute.
  3. Glenn Hontz's Community Garden Program received a donation of $900 from the Rotary Club.
And these are just a few of the great things going on around here this week!

Jan 28, 2010

ERS Hybrid Upgrade Informational Session

The following message applies only to employees eligible for the Employees' Retirement System (ERS) Hybrid Plan Upgrade Program.  Please disregard this message if you are not eligible for the program.

The Hybrid Plan Upgrade Program provides eligible employees a one-time opportunity to enhance their monthly pension from the ERS.  Employees may "upgrade" all, some, or none of their Noncontributory service to Hybrid service.

To learn more about this program, the ERS is holding two (2) Hybrid Plan Upgrade Program informational meetings:  

DATE:    2/4/2010

2-18-10 New Employee/Benefits Orientation

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce a New Employee / Benefits Orientation for University employees on:  Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  

The orientation will provide a broad overview of employee benefits including: Leaves and Leave Sharing, Medical Coverage, 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity, 457 Deferred Compensation (Island Savings), Retirement, etc.  

Jan 27, 2010

Teaching All Students workshop 2/5

When & WhereFriday 2/5/2010, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Fine Dining

Teaching All Students, Reaching All Learners is a professional development workshop that is a part of KCC's Achieving the Dream initiative.

As faculty and instructors we are constantly challenged by the diversity of the students on our campus. This workshop will provide tools for meeting the needs of students with a wide range of cultural backgrounds, learning styles, abilities, and experiences.

Cultural Diversity
Recognizing the impact of diverse identities on student behavior
Including disability as a component of diversity
Understanding responses to diversity


Jan 26, 2010

Summer Institute Opportunity for High School Students and Graduates

We had such a great interest last year, we thought we would get this out early this year. This is a great opportunity for secondary school students/graduates.  -MH

Apply now for 10 days of good food, great fun, and fantastic learning in our 2010 Culinary Summer Institute for students. This course is designed to expose high school students and 2010 graduates to the American Culinary Federation accredited Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Kauai Community College. Through lectures, field trips and hands-on cooking experience, you will be exposed to culinary arts and the hospitality industry. You will also have the chance to work on building your math skills using computerized software.

The value of the class is over $2,000. However, studenets will be charged only $25. The remainder will be funded through a Carl Perkins Grant. Our goal is to strengthen the channel between the D.O.E. and the Community Colleges.

Only 10 seats are available, so apply early!
Summer Institute Instructors will be:
  • Chef Martina Hilldorfer - Culinary Instructor, (808) 245-8265
  • Mr. Billy Gibson - Dining Room & Math Instructor, (808) 245-8365
Martina C. Hilldorfer
Kauai Community College