Nov 19, 2010

KCC with Kauai Backstory Presents Reading on Campus - November 22nd

Please come and please invite our students to come. . .

KCC and Kauai Backstory are co-sponsoring a Reading of works by winners and runners-up of the 2010 Kauai Backstory creative competition, to be held Monday, November 22nd, in the Technology Education Multi-purpose Room, from 5pm - 7pm. This is the second year of this creative partnership.

Writers and Visual Arts artists at KCC! You are invited to read/present that evening. You will take turns, on a first-come, first served basis. Plan on a 5-minute session!

Who/What is Kauai Backstory? This is a venue for rigorous writing and thoughtful images with a view about Kauai. Year-round, an on-line literary journal is featured and welcomes high-quality writing and images from the public. Expression of all voices, images, and words are celebrated. The Garden Island News annually provides cash prizes to winners of the competition. For more information, contact

Winners for 2010 include Jericho Panasuk for "Awakening"; Brian Doyle for "Konoa's Car"; and Laurie Barton for "For the Portuguese Buried in Peace at St. Raphael."

Posted by:
Cammie Matsumoto
Director of Community Relations & Special Projects

Nov 16, 2010

Great American Smokeout Event and Important Information

Kauai Community College in partnership with the Tobacco Free Kauai (TFK) Coalition will take part in the 35th American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout to encourage smokers to make a plan to quit and to provide resources for smokers to know where to go for help on and off-campus. KCC and TFK representatives will be providing free quit kits and tobacco free and second hand smoke information to faculty, students, staff and campus visitors on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria courtyard. For help to quit, contact the Wellness Center at 245-8307 to schedule an appointment. To learn more about the 35th Great American Smokeout, visit

- Other cessation services available on Kauai and in the State:
The Hawaii Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW for FREE, confidential, phone based cessation services or visit their website at

HMSA Ready Set Quit, Telephone counseling, case management, tobacco cessation classes and NRT, Neighbor Islands Call 1 (800) 225-4122

Ho`ola La Hui Hawaii Native Hawaiian Healthcare System, Pau Tobacco, (for registered users of Ho`ola La Hui Hawaii Kauai Community Health Center only) 240-0107

Kauai Family Center, Tobacco Cessation Program, Two Locations: Nanas House, Waimea 338-0252, and Hale Ho`omalu, Kapaa 841-2520.

In an effort to improve the working and learning environment of the university and to protect faculty, staff, students, and visitors from secondhand smoke exposure while on the Kauai Community College campus, we kindly ask for your compliance with the existing UH System Tobacco Products Policy. Smoking is prohibited in the following areas: building courtyards, breezeways, terraces, exterior stairways, access ramps, outdoor dining patios, terraces, lanais; within 20 feet of building entrances, exits; within 50 feet of designated pick-up and drop-off points for campus and public bus transportation; within performing arts stadiums and arenas, including walkways, corridors, and seating areas. For the complete policy, visit This policy applies to the entire university community, including faculty, staff, students and visitors. We need your help to make our campus cleaner and our lives healthier. Mahalo.


Posted by:
Helen Cox, Chancellor