Dec 19, 2011


Residential Aquaponics Workshop
Course Dates:  January 14, 21, 28, & February 4th, 2012; Saturdays from 1:30 – 5:30 pm


Registration begins January 3, 2012. Call 245-8318


Duration of Training: 4 weeks training program, 1 day per week, 4 hours per session
Pre-requisite: A basic knowledge of aquaculture would be most helpful for this intermediate level course but not an absolute necessity.  Recommended reading “Backyard Aquaculture in Hawaii, a practical manual by Dr. Jim Szyper”, prior to the course. This manual is free and can be download directly from your internet web browser or contact the instructor upon registration and he will sent you the file.
Course Location: KCC OCET Classroom Trade Technology Bldg, Rm 114
Cost: $225 per participant
Registration & Payments:
Deadline: Friday, January 6th, 2012 - payments must be in by deadline.
Please contact:  Melanie P. Marshall, KCC-OCET, 3-1901 Kaumuali'i Hwy, Lihue, HI  96766; 808-245-8318
Workshop Description
Aquaponics, also known as the integration of hydroponics with aquaculture, is gaining increased global attention as the fastest growing bio-integrated efficient intensive food production system.
Aquaponics serves as a model of sustainable food production by following certain principles:
·         The waste products of one biological system serve as nutrients for a second biological system.
·         The integration of fish and plants results in a polyculture that increases diversity and yields multiple products.
·         Water is re-used through biological filtration and recirculation, a closed system.
·         Local food production provides access to healthy foods and enhances the local economy.

Greenhouse growers and farmers are taking note of aquaponics for several reasons:

• Hydroponic growers view fish-manured irrigation water as a source of organic fertilizer that enables plants to grow well.
 • Fish farmers view hydroponics as a biofiltration method to facilitate intensive recirculation aquaculture.
  • Greenhouse growers view aquaponics as a way to introduce organic hydroponic produce into the marketplace, since the only fertility input is fish feed and all of the nutrients pass through a biological process.
• Food-producing greenhouses – yielding two products from one production unit – are naturally appealing for niche marketing and green labeling.
 • Aquaponics can enable the production of fresh vegetables and fish protein in arid regions and on water-limited farms, since it is water re-use system.
 • Aquaponics is a working model of sustainable food production wherein plant and animal agriculture are integrated and recycling of nutrients and water filtration are linked.
• In addition to commercial application, aquaponics has become a popular training aid on integrated bio-systems with vocational agriculture programs and high school biology classes.

Aquaponics can be set up indoors in small spaces as well as large commercial scale operations. Some of the most perceptible benefits include:
            - Minimum water use
            - 100% Organic
            - Eliminate soil borne pathogens
            - No pesticide used
            - Do away with the need to plough the soil
            - Stops backbreaking work of digging the soil and weeding
            - Can produce fish and veggies for the family / grower all year round
            - Working at waist level vs. bending or kneeling
            - Can be integrated with other sustainable farming technologies

In this course, students will be presented with a variety of mini scale systems and methods.
The workshop will train participants in basic theory and designing along with hands-on assembly of a home scale system.
Prepares candidates for the following types of employment potentials:      
-To design and assemble an aquaponics food production system with the potential to expand into an commercial operation
-To seek employment as an aquaculture/aquaponics technician
-To participate in a Farm Service Team delivering various forms of labor and management support to existing farms and agricultural enterprises

- Teachers can also be trained to apply small-scale aquaculture projects as powerful educational tools for middle to high school students. Students learn hands-on Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Nutrition, Data collection, Statistics, Animal & Plant Relationship, Problem Solving Skills, Scientific Writing Skills, Construction & Plumbing Skills and much more through managing & maintaining a classroom aquaponics project. (Printer friendly)

Dec 14, 2011

Spring 2012 Merit Scholarships Available

DEADLINE: Friday, January 13, 2012

Merit Scholarships are available for the Spring 2012 semester for students with exceptionally high cumulative grade point average (GPA).

ELIGIBILITY:

Be classified, new or continuing, enrolled half-time, resident student.

Earned and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 or higher for first-time freshman and at least 3.70 or higher for continuing students.

Priority for awarding would be given to full-time continuing students seeking their first college degree with the highest cumulative GPAs at the end of fall and spring semesters up to the maximum allocation.

AMOUNT OF MERIT SCHOLARSHIP:

UH merit scholarships will cover Kauai CC tuition charges, fees must be paid by you. The tuition grant or scholarship award will be prorated to cover your actual enrollment level and in some cases the amount may be capped for all students. The maximum award amount will not exceed the residential rate charged for 12 credits.

PERIOD OF AWARD:

UH Merit Grants or Scholarships are awarded for one academic semester. Summer assistance may be awarded to need-based students based on available funds. You must reapply each semester for the UH Merit Scholarship.

DEADLINE:

January 13, 2012

Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office, or online at http://info.kauai.hawaii.edu/admissions/fa/Form.htm

Dec 7, 2011

Lights on Rice Parade Thank You

Aloha Everyone!

Thank you so much for supporting Kaua`i Community College participation in the Lights on Rice Parade held on Friday, December 2, 2011. This year, ASUH-KCC teamed up with the Marine Core League to create the magical carnival float and advertise and support the annual Toys for Tots Drive for the less fortunate. With this in mind, students spent many days planning and assembling the design and lights along with practicing dance moves to complement the float. Their efforts paid-off indeed as KCC participants brought much joy and endless smiles to the throngs of on-lookers and spectators.

Mahalo to the following for helping to create this year's float as well as walking in the parade:
KCC Students and faculty: Keola Aki, Gustavo Albuja, Taryn Alisna, Mary Altura, Nelson Batalion, John Balbin, Bryson Bergonia, Rachel Carnate, Dylan Chandler, Crystal Cruz, Raegan Diana, Chanel Dias, Julio Cruz-Flores, Mark Domingo, Crystall Genegabuas, Jay Are Guerrero, Raevyn Ibia, Moani Jaramillo, Randy Kekahu, Ryan Lopez, Ariel Lothlorien, Hiroko Merritt, Ashley Negrillo, Michelle Iloreta, Lea Nuesca, Nelson R., Melody Rita, Daphne Sanchez, Branden Santiago, Herbert Semana, Jay-B Taboniar, Ty Yamashita.

KCC Clubs and Organizations: Anime & Manga Club; ASUH-KCC Student Government; KCC Accounting Club; KCC Dance Club; Nihongo Kurabu Japanese Club; Student Activities Committee.

Community Affiliates: Aida Cruz, Kauai Veterans Center; Norberto Garcia, Commander, Marine Corp League, carnival games , Toys for Tots train and generator; Becky Komaki, transportation; Alex Soares, Trailer.

And finally if you would like to bring joy to the less fortunate during this holiday season, then please support the Toys for Tots Drive. You can drop off your unwrapped toys at Kmart or Walmart at the Toys for Tots Booth on the weekend of Dec. 10th-11th and 17th-18th all day long.

Mahalo for your generous support!
John Constantino
Student Life Coordinator

Dec 6, 2011

Distance Education New Student Orientation


Our Distance Education Student Orientation will be on January 5, 2012, at 12 noon in LRC 123.

Please reserve your seat by emailing marlapua@hawaii.edu.

Posted by:
Marla Pua Palmeira
University Center-Distance Education
http://info.kauai.hawaii.edu/uckauai/







Winter Music

by Daniel & Taylor
Under the direction of Nina Saraos, a free concert will be performed by the KCC Orchestra on December 15, 2011, at 7:00 PM in the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center.  Pre-concert lobby music by Ali`i Strings.

The concert will consist of Rossini's The Barber of Seville Overture, Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Mozart's Symphony No.40 in G minor, and many more!

Dec 5, 2011

Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Mini-Conference

Japan Tsunami Marine Debris mini-Conference
Saturday, December 10, 2011
9:00am to 12:00pm
KCC Cafeteria

Some questions that will be addressed at the conference are:
  • Where, currently, is the marine debris from the March 2011 tsunami that hit Japan?
  • When will it get to Hawai`i and to Kaua`i?
  • How much marine debris from the tsunami is there?
  • Is it radioactive?
  • What can we do about it?
The speakers will include:

The conference is going to be very informative and very important for all residents of Hawaii to know. Please join us for this free event.

Posted by:
Jessie Austin, KCC Student
via Arnette Lee

Start Your Holidays at the KCC Bands Concert

Aloha all you music lovers,

KCC Jazz Band and Concert Band will be performing this Friday, Dec 9th at the Performing Arts Center beginning at 7:00pm. The concert is free with a calabash at the door to benefit the Larry Macintosh Scholarship Fund. We'd love to have you join us!

The Jazz Band will perform first with some Big Band Favorites. Your's truly will seranade you with a few great songs too. The Concert Band will then put you in the Holiday spirit with some excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite. There will even be ballet dancing to complete the mood!

Hope to see many of you there. Your support is much appreciated.

Posted by:
Peggy Lake
Training Coordinator
Kauai Community College, Office of Continuing Education and Training

Dec 1, 2011

Students Winter Art Show

Design by ART 112 student, S. Greenleaf. All rights reserved. 2011.

Kauai Community College Students Winter Art Show
On display in the One Stop Center
December 12, 2011 to April 23, 2012

Opening reception: December 12, at 11:00 am
Students walk and talk starts at 11:30 am

Please come and join us to celebrate this special event.

Posted by:
Patricia Yu, Art Instructor

Nov 29, 2011

Zambia Safari Presentation


An extraordinary visual adventure! 
Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday, December 6, 12 noon - 1:00 pm
KCC, OCET Room 106 

This past August, Dr. Tom Grollman, a semi-retired Kauai Orthopedic Surgeon, traveled with his son, Mac, Thatcher Magoun, also a semi-retired Kauai surgeon, and Thatcher's wife, Nina to Zambia, Africa. The presentation is a selected series of photographs documenting this unforgettable and intense African Safari experience.

Comments from people who have reviewed these photos include the following:
“thanks so much for sharing these truly extraordinary photos--they are the best photos we've ever seen! … a master photographer. What a fine safari you had and how beautifully documented.” Barbara M

“Beautiful… Great photography, great subject matter.” John H

“Amazing shots!!!… a great artist …Beautiful shots---it must have been the trip of a lifetime!” Art B
Dr. Tom Grollman has been an avid photography hobbyist for over 30 years, making the switch from film to digital ten years ago. He has taught digital photography and Photoshop image editing at Kauai Community College Continuing Education over the last 7 years, and has lectured both in Hawaii and the mainland on digital photography and image editing.

Please call 245-8318 to sign up for this free event. You are welcomed to bring your brown bag lunch.

Posted by:
Jennifer Defuntorum

Nov 23, 2011

The Importance of World Mindedness



Children's author, David Julian Smith,
will speak on
The Importance of World Mindedness
on Monday, December 5, 2011,
from noon to 1pm
at Kauai Community College
in OCET 106.

The presentation is free and the community is invited to attend.



David J. Smith is the author of three best-selling children's books, If The World Were A Village, If America Were A Village, and This Child Every Child. If the World Were a Village, published in 2002, has sold about a million copies in North America, and has been translated in 21 languages other than English – including Chinese and Braille. This Child Every Child, a picture book for children about children’s rights, has been endorsed by UNICEF. Smith has spoken around the world at schools, colleges, bookstores, and professional meetings. More than a decade ago, Smith addressed about 600 teachers as the keynote speaker for a program for Hawaii teachers held at Kamehameha School. His presentation at KCC looks at the concept of world-mindedness and why it's so important for us and our children. He will also look at the idea of the "global village", and all the interesting and surprising things he has discovered in his research. He will show the animation of If the World Were A Village, which was produced for UNICEF's International Day of Children's Broadcasting, then talk about the books and answer questions. David Smith was KCC Chancellor Helen Cox’s ninth grade English teacher and the teacher she most credits for instilling her love of learning, literature, and writing.

Posted by:
Cammie Matsumoto

Nov 16, 2011

ITAC Sponsored Professional Development Workshop

Do you find yourself wondering how you can better engage your students? According to a paper presented at the University of Wisconsin's 22nd. Annual Conference on Distance and Learning, "There is mounting evidence that today's traditional students--those born after 1982--have a different relationship with information and learning than do previous generations, as a result of their access to the Internet and computer-enabled technologies."

If this is true, what are the implications for higher education? Does this mean we need to alter our approaches? If so, do we have the expertise and know-how? Do we know what works? Do we understand technological trends? Do we know what tools are available?

Please join me on Monday (11/28) from 12-1:15PM in LRC128 to talk about it. Topics that will be covered:
  • An overview of technological trends and the impact on higher education.
  • Basic concepts: Delivery and Consumption of Information.
  • How to better utilize Google@UH services.
  • Ways to incorporate technology without the steep learning curve or high cost.
I don't claim to be an expert in technology, but I am a proponent and prolific user. Although I have a planned agenda for the workshop, I'd like to keep the discussion open and informal, so please come with questions, concerns, ideas, and experiences. Hopefully we'll all leave better informed!

Although I don't need an exact headcount, I would like to get a sense of how many people are planning to attend--to ensure adequate resources are available. Please let me know (via email) if you're planning to attend. All are welcomed--instructional and non.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Me ke aloha...
Jeff

Posted by:
Jeffrey K Mexia
Assistant Professor of English

Nov 15, 2011

2011 Campus Donation to United Way

Aloha generous donors,

I was very proud to take $2798.00 to the United Way Campaign office from Kauai Community College.  We surpassed our 2010 donation!
Thank you all for your donations.
Posted by:
Peggy Lake

Remembering JFK Presentation by Dr. Bruce Getzan

November 22 is one of those "historical marker" days that many Americans know because they or their colleagues, friends, or family members can recall exactly where they were when they heard the news that shots had rung out in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Kennedy is said to have cried out, "Oh No," the President's limousine sped off to Parkland Hospital, where the youngest man ever elected to our country's highest office was pronounced dead.

Join Dr. Bruce Getzan for a presentation and discussion on Tuesday, November 22, from 12:00 noon to approximately 1:00 pm in the Office of Continuing Education and Training Building (OCET), Room 106C/D, for "Remembering JFK". Bruce has taught several classes focusing on the JFK Presidency, researched and taken students to the Kennedy Library in Boston, to the Kennedy birthplace in Brookline, MA, and to Arlington National Cemetery.

His most popular class was a travel program to Dallas on November 22, with a guided tour of the Sixth Floor Museum, the grassy knoll, and a tour with a former mayor of Dallas and CBS reporters of Lee Harvey Oswald's escape route and arrest location. His students interviewed fifteen eyewitnesses to the murder and the man who was handcuffed to Oswald when Jack Ruby shot the alleged assassin.

Bruce will review a number of the essential resources, recent publications, video clips and his work on Theodore White's notes of the "Camelot" interview with Jackie Kennedy.

You're invited to bring a brown bag lunch. Call 245-8318 if you would like to attend this free event.

Posted by: 
Jennifer Defuntorum

Nov 10, 2011

Open Mike Event

Monday, November 14, 2011 in the Student Lounge.

Watch the creative expression of Kaua'i Community College students as they present their own work and the work of those who inspire them.

Experience a variety of performances including:
  • Music
  • Skits/theater/monologues
  • Improv/comedy
  • Readings from poetry/fiction/nonfiction
  • Stories/speeches/poetry/oral performance of literature
  • Talent/ hula, dance, juggling and more…

If you would like to present please come prepared. Presentation slots are given on a first come, first sign up basis.

INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED AT
https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/speech-at-kauai-community-college/

Posted by:
Earl Nishiguchi on behalf of Sharon Milan.

Students In Service Orientation

WHAT IS IT? Currently, there are 90 positions available in Hawai`i for college students and veterans from all disciplines who like to learn by serving in volunteer positions. If you are already working on your practicum, internships, Service learning projects, or just want to serve your country as an AmeriCorps member addressing local community issues, learning valuable civic and workforce skills, and aspiring to a lifetime of civic engagement, this is the program for you.

WHY: This is a great way to earn $1100-$2700.00 in an educational grant.

WHEN: Thursday November 17th or Friday December 2nd at 3 pm

WHERE: One Stop Center Room 105 Kaua`i Community College

DON'T HAVE TIME TO VOLUNTEER? Many students don't realize that they are already serving more volunteer hours than they realize working at school, with a key project, a church charity or a non-profit interest. A percentage of personal development training, conferences and classtime counts towards your community service hours. Let us help you to determine if this will fit your already busy schedule. Over 140 students in Hawaii have already started their service this year and choose to pay for their educational costs by this method.

WHEN TO START: You can begin your service at any time during the year. Positions tend to fill up in the summer and fall, but if you would like to start late Fall or Winter, this orientation series is for you. Call 808-245-0105 or email bpe@hawaii.edu to reserve a space for one of the orientation classes listed above. We will help you fill out the forms and get the needed paperwork completed easily. See http://www.studentsinservice.org/ for more information and call today to be prepared for your orientation date.

Posted by:
Bevin Parker-Evans

Kaua`i Recycles Day

The FENG 80 ZeroWaste Strategies class and ASUH-KCC will be hosting a recycling awareness fair on Tuesday, November 15, from 12-2pm in the Student Lounge. The Kaua`i Recycles event is part of a national America Recycles program to promote recycling in our community.

There will be information available about recycling on campus as well as a showing of the movie Tapped. Representatives from ZeroWasteKauai and the County Of Kaua`i Solid Waste Recycling Team will be present to share information on community recycling efforts. The goal of the fair is to raise the awareness in students and staff about recycling opportunities on campus and in our community. There will be free food, information tables, some give away prizes, and opportunities to learn the "how, what, and where" of recycling at KCC and on Kaua`i.



For more information, please contact:
Nelson Batalion <localnel2000@yahoo.com> 634-2120 or
Jimmy Trujillo <jtrujill@hawaii.edu> 346-7725

Posted by
Jimmy Trujillo

Nov 9, 2011

Come Celebrate Writing and Literature!

Award Winning Readings from the Kauai Backstory 6th Annual Creative Competition

Kauai CC, the Garden Island Arts Council, and Kauai Backstory are again co-sponsoring an evening of reading by award winners of the Kauai Backstory 6th Annual Competition. The event will be held 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Wednesday, November 16, 2011, in the Kauai CC Library. Bring something to read as there may be time for you to share your work.

Posted by:
Cammie Matsumoto

Nov 4, 2011

Vincent Itoga Fund for International and Arts Education

Friends,

We all know that Vinny was a rare and wonderful friend who loved art and culture and had a real appreciation for the world! As a way to honor Vinny and let his legacy remain with KCC, I have set up a Vincent Itoga Fund for International and Arts Education. The primary use for this fund will be to assist students to be able to study abroad, to have that glorious eye-opening experience that Vinny so cherished. Should there not be students who wish to travel, the fund will secondarily be used to develop the international partnerships necessary to support student study abroads and to support arts education on campus, because Vinny so loved literature, music, dance and the visual arts. I had the chance to let Vinny know about my intent of developing this fund and he smiled in approval.

If you would like to give a donation in Vinny's name, please make check out to: UHF-Kauai CC and include in the Memo Line: Vincent Itoga Fund. You can drop your donation into the Chancellor's Office mailbox or bring it up to the office.

For those who want to make a donation using their credit card, Cammie can do this online with you. For those off-island, she can do the same. Contact Cammie at 808 245-8280 or cammie@hawai.edu.

If you know of other people who might be interested in supporting this fund to honor Vinny, please feel free to send this along to them as well.

Aloha,
Helen

Posted by:

Helen A. Cox, Ph.D.
Chancellor

Nov 3, 2011

Temporary Campus Entrance Change

Temporary modifications to the entrance going to / from Kaumualii Highway will begin this morning (Nov 3).  The normal entry lane will be closed and the exit lane will be used for two-way traffic. The loop in front of the One Stop Center (OSC) will also be temporarily reversed. Drivers should plan to go slowly and obey all construction signs.


Normal Traffic Flow (left) / Temporary Traffic Flow (right)

Temporary Traffic Flow

Nov 2, 2011

To students of business, international and global business, small business majors, agriculture, energy, sustainability, and Hawaiian culture.

The APEC conference which is happening in Honolulu November 7-13, 2011 is currently offering a virtual classroom experience for free. At the website, you can connect with speakers and visitors from all over the Pacific Region who work in your field. Go to the following website to register for FREE and have fun connecting now at this international conference for world leaders. http://events.unisfair.com/index.jsp?eid=140&seid=467

Welcome to the Unisfair Virtual Environment APEC Conference
Hawaii, November 7-13, 2011
It takes only a moment to get registered. Inside you'll find:
  • Case Studies
  • Collateral & White Papers
  • On-Demand Presentations
  • Links to Articles
  • and much more!
What is APEC?
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, is a 21-member association of economies from the Asia-Pacific region working together to advance regional economic integration and prosperity. Established in 1989, APEC has worked to reduce tariffs and other trade barriers across the Asia-Pacific region creating efficient domestic economies and dramatically increasing exports. The Bogor Goals help APEC's goal to enhance economic growth and prosperity for the regions by striving for free and open trade and investment in Asia-Pacific by 2010 for industrialized economies and 2020 for developing economies. business interactions between 21 member nations, and improve training and education in international trade.

Posted via:
Earl Nishiguchi

Oct 31, 2011

UH Manoa Distance Masters Info Sessions


UH Manoa Shidler College will be here on Thursday, November 10, 2011, to provide information on attaining Master Degrees as a Distance Student. They will go over information about the Master of Human Resource Management degree and the Neighbor Island Master of Business Administration degree. The session will be from 5:30pm until 7:00pm in the One Stop Center, room 207 (2nd floor, next to the University Center).

Please let Toni Mingo (808-956-5774) or Pua Palmeira (808-245-8330) know of your interest in attending this information session.


Posted by:
Marla Pua Palmeira
University Center-Distance Education
http://info.kauai.hawaii.edu/uckauai/

Oct 25, 2011

Come and Learn More About HPU!

A Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) Admissions Counselor will visit the Kauai Community College campus on:

Thursday, October 27, 2011
10:10 - 11:30 in OCET 106 C & D

Her presentation will highlight Hawaii Pacific University's application process, financial aid, and the various scholarships they offer.

If you require access accomodations, please call Student Counseling at 245-8212 by Oct 14. If you unable to attend and would like more information on HPU, please contact Victoria Grant, Admissions Counselor at (808) 543-8033 or via email at vgrant@hpu.edu

Posted by:
Rhonda Liu
Nursing Counselor

Oct 24, 2011

Upcoming Health & Fitness Classes

Intro to Nordic Walking
Want a new, calorie burning way to walk to better health? Join the Introduction to Nordic Walking class this November 8th & 15th from 5-6:30pm (poles provided). Call OCET 245-8318 to register.






Also available: Caroline Reissenweber will be giving Hatha Yoga classes on Thursdays from 8-10am or 4-6pm beginning November 3rd to December 15th, right here on campus at OCET. The cost is $70. Call OCET at 245-8318 to register.


Posted by:
Peggy Lake
Training Coordinator
Kauai Community College, Office of Continuing Education and Training

Oct 21, 2011

ITS Update with David Lassner

David Lassner, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, will share IT updates and discuss some of the ITS plans for improved services to the UH community in the coming year during a Brown Bags presentation on November 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be time for questions and discussion.

The presentation will originate live from the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus in Kuykendall Hall room 201, broadcast to HITS locations throughout the UH system, and on Manoa Cable Channel 67.

Visit http://www.hawaii.edu/training for online registration. Login with your UH Username and password is required to register. Please register two days prior the workshop to ensure that all arrangements have been completed in order to facilitate viewing from your campus site. Share this announcement with UH faculty and staff that may be interested in attending.

Posted by:
Larry Wiss, Communications Officer
Information Technology Services
University of Hawaii

Oct 19, 2011

Kauai County Pre-retirement Workshop

The Kaua'i County has invited University of Hawai'i employees to attend their Pre-retirement Workshop.

November 3, 2011
7:30 am (registration) – 4:30 pm
Kaua'i War memorial Convention Hall

This session is restricted to employees who are at least 52 years of age and plan to retire within the next three (3) years.

The following topics will be included (Complete agenda will be provided at the workshop):
  1. Wills and trusts
  2. Social Security
  3. Financial Planning
  4. Deferred Compensation (Island Savings Plan)
  5. Employees' Retirement System (Contributory, Non-contributory, and Hybrid) 

Please do NOT call the County for enrollment, information and/or questions. They will not accept any enrollments via the phone.

Please direct all inquiries and/or questions to Human Resources at ext. 372 or via email.

Deadline to register: Tuesday, October 25 by 2:00 pm.

Attendance will be restricted to those that have registered and have been confirmed. No walk-ins will be allowed.

Posted by:
Tina L. Unciano
Human Resources
http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/

Oct 6, 2011

DV Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence (DV) Awareness month and Kauai CC's Preventing Violence Against Women (PVAW) Task Force has been working with the YWCA of Kaua'i and the County's DV Task Force on several activities listed on the attached flyer.

Coming up this Saturday, Oct 8, 1-3:00 p.m. is the Self Defense Seminar at the Convention Hall. It is open for both men and women. Contact Lianne, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, 241-1745.

As educators, parents, neighbors, and friends we are the agents of social change in our community. Help to end the violence occuring on our island and in our community. According to recent KPD stats shared at a DV Task Force Meeting, family abuse calls are going up each month since July.

We would welcome instructors coming up with DV Awareness projects for students to earn extra credit on such as: poems, art work, music, essays, film critique, videos, posters, etc. Please help to build a stronger community by supporting the work that helps others to live a decent life.

Thank you,
Frances Dinnan
Counselor, ext 381

Oct 4, 2011

Free Manoa ITS Laulima Workshops

Fall 2011 TALENT Workshops: Laulima Essentials
Planning to teach online or looking to use Web-based tools in your face-to-face course? These webinars can help get you started:

Laulima Overview
Laulima is the University's learning management system. We'll introduce you to the system and demonstrate how it can be used to perform basic course functions.
October 20 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Digital Content Creation
Equip yourself with readily available software to digitize your content for the Web. We'll show you where to get them and how to use them.
October 27 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Tools and Pedagogies
See how Laulima's tools can be used in a course. We'll show how to use them effectively, and why some might be more beneficial over others.
November 3 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Assessment
Online tests can simplify the assessment process. This workshop will help get you started with using Laulima's testing tools.
November 10 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The webinars are free and will be conducted via the Halawai web conference system.
To attend, register at http://www.hawaii.edu/training.
Questions? Contact us at itech-l@lists.hawaii.edu
Presented by Information Technologies Services - Academic Technologies

Teaching and Learning with Electronic Networked Technologies. TALENT is a faculty development program supported at all campuses of the University of Hawaii System. The program provides instruction on various online tools and technologies to interested faculty throughout the academic year.

Catherine Kawada
Distance Learning Coordinator
ITS, Academic Technologies
http://www.hawaii.edu/dlit
http://www.hawaii.edu/dl

IT Security Workshop – Mind Your Ps: Passwords, Piracy, and Phishing

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This year marks the eighth year the United States federal government is promoting cyber safety awareness in their national campaign. The Department of Homeland Security has developed the "Stop. Think. Connect." campaign to engage and challenge us to practice and promote safe online practices.
In recognition of NCSAM, UH Information Technology Services will present a cyber security brown bags session, "Mind Your Ps: Passwords, Piracy, and Phishing", on October 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Kuykendall Hall on the Manoa campus. There has been an increase in compromised UH accounts, copyright violation notices (piracy) and phishing emails. In this session UH Information Security Officer Jodi Ito will discuss the problems, remediation efforts and outline strategies for protecting yourself online.
The workshop will be broadcast live to HITS sites throughout the UH System and on UH Manoa's Campus Cable TV channel 67. Register to attend at: http://www.hawaii.edu/training. You will need to login with your UH Username and password to access the site. If you do not have a UH Username, please contact Jodi Ito, (808) 956-2400.
,
--
Larry Wiss, Communications Officer
Information Technology Services
University of Hawaii

Adopt-A-School Day

The Hawaii Jaycees sponsors an annual event called "Adopt-A-School" Day. It is an opportunity for individuals or groups to provide volunteer assistance to schools in their communities. KCC's Pamantasan Club has been given the "go" by College Council to adopt our school for the day!
This Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 from 8:30-10:30 ish club members will be cleaning up the area around the One Stop Center Bldg. and if you want to "Be the change you want to see in the world." Ghandi, you are welcome to join us. Our plan is to spend the morning cleaning then head down to Kalapaki Beach for some fun in the sun. Please contact me if you are planning to join us.

Frances Dinnan
Counselor/Co-Advisor

Oct 3, 2011

KCC Blood Drive Mahalo!

Aloha Faculty and Staff,

Thank you so much for supporting the Kaua`i Community College Blood Drive held on Monday, October 3, 2011 at the Student Life Center. The time and effort required was substantial and is truly appreciated not only by the Hawaii Blood Bank, but by the many families whose lives are positively affected by the "Gift of Life" generated by the KCC Blood Drive.

A total of 144 individual appointments were recorded with 20 no shows. Out of the 100 pint goal, a total of 87 pints were collected. Of these participants, 25 were listed as first-time donors with 31 deferrals. Although we did not meet our 100 pint goal, we are proud to say that since each unit of whole blood can be separated into three components, as many as 261 lives can be saved as a direct result of KCC's efforts.

We extend our gratitude to all for helping to make this important community program a successful one. Your generosity, commitment, and leadership really do make a difference for our community. Many people are alive today because of your efforts.

A special MAHALO goes out to the following:
ASUH-KCC Student Government – Refreshments and drinks
Sheri Amimoto – Refreshments, Chairs
Mel Bacio and the Food Service Department – Ice
Nelson Batalion – Refreshments, Massage Therapy Decorations and Ambiance
Kim O'Brien – Refreshments
Char Ono – Chairs and Hand truck
Patrick Watase – PA System

Professional Massage Therapy Instructor Virginia M. H. Dunas and her outstanding students: Tish Cowan, Colin Gibbons, Kathleen Macken, Paula Minotta-Kelso, Kuulei Palomares, Desiree Pia, Mililani Watson and graduate Patrick O'Brien for donating a full day of free chair massages that truly added a beautiful experience for all Blood Donors!

A GRAND SALUTE goes to the ASUH-KCC Student Government student recruiters Nelson Batalion, Moani Jaramillo, Nahoku Rabot, Eileen Ricardo, Herbert Semana and John Yadao for spending hours upon hours educating and encouraging students, faculty and staff to sign-up. Special thanks to Taylor Stanton, Ian Ross and Tristen Hedges for providing relaxation music. Mahalo to our set-up and break-down crew: Kaipo Chin, Crystal Cruz, Royce Kawamura, Julio-cruz Flores, Bradley Peralta, Cheyenne Shissler, Ty Yamashita and Lyle Ueunten.

And of course to the Hawaii Blood Bank professional team – Phlebotomists and Nursing Staff who flew in from Oahu to help make this all happen!

Until the next KCC Blood Drive…Mahalo Nui Loa!
Kim O'Brien and John Constantino
KCC Blood Drive Co-Chairs

Sep 29, 2011

Film Club screening: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Come one, come all! Thursday evening, October 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Tech 114 Multi-Purpose room, the KCC Film Club will be screening Stanley Kubrick's 1971 classic "A Clockwork Orange." Tell your students!
A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 film adaptation of Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel of the same name. It was written, directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. It features disturbing, violent images, facilitating its social commentary on psychiatry, youth gangs, and other social, political, and economic subjects in a dystopian, future Britain.
Alex (Malcolm McDowell), the main character, is a charismatic, psychopathic delinquent whose interests include classical music (especially Beethoven), rape, and so-called 'ultra-violence'. He leads a small gang of thugs (Pete, Georgie, and Dim), whom he calls his droogs (from the Russian друг, "friend", "buddy"). The film chronicles the horrific crime spree of his gang, his capture, and attempted rehabilitation via controversial psychological conditioning. Alex narrates most of the film in Nadsat, a fractured adolescent slang comprising Slavic (especially Russian), English, and Cockney rhyming slang.
A Clockwork Orange features a soundtrack comprising mostly classical music selections and Moog synthesizer compositions by Walter Carlos. The now-iconic poster of A Clockwork Orange was created by designer Bill Gold. The film holds the Guinness World Record for being the first in media history to use the Dolby sound system.
E. Koohan Paik
Lecturer, Digital Media Arts

Students in Service Program

To all Kauai CC students enrolled at least half time in 2011 - 2012,

  • Want to earn a scholarship voucher worth $1,175, $1,468, or $2,775 to help pay for your tuition or student loan? It is valid for 7 years. If you don't use it, you may award it to someone of your choice.
  • Are you doing a practicum, internship, student teaching hours, clinical hours, service learning, or are you volunteering in a non-profit organization and not receiving any pay (unless you are a Federal Work Study student)?
  • Are you enrolled at least 1/2 time?
  • Are you willing to conduct 300 - 450 hours of volunteer service in 1 year? Or 900 hours over 2 years?
  • Are you a US citizen, US national, or Legal permanent resident alien?If you answered "Yes" to these questions, you are eligible to enroll in the Students in Service Program!
  • Just 21 states are eligible to enroll in the Students in Service Program.

How Does It Work?
You must do these:
  • log onto: www.StudentsInService.org
  • Go to INFO FOR: STUDENTS link, click on it and read the Pre-Service Overview;
  • Complete the Reflection Questionnaire and bring it to the required Orientation;
  • Download the Enrollment paperwork; fill it out after the OrientationYou must attend an Orientation session. Here are dates for Kauai CC. Choose one of the sessions below.
For these dates, rsvp to cammie@hawaii.edu:
Wednesday, October 5 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm, (OSC 105)
Wednesday, October 12 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm (OSC 105)

For these dates, rsvp to bpe@hawaii.edu:
Wednesday, October 19 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm (OSC 105)
Friday, October 21 at 10am - 11:30 am (OSC 105)

What Activities Qualify?
  • Academic & co-curricular service-learning
  • Non-paid, academic internships with a service focus
  • Practicum hours such as nursing, counseling, firefighting, student teaching, and so forth
  • Community service in education, public safety, environmental initiatives, community development, human services, social services, youth groups, government initiatives, and so on
  • Most volunteer work, including tutoring, mentoring, stream and ocean restoration, volunteer recruitment
For more information, contact Enjolie Alexander at helphi@hawaii.edu; call 808-956-4641

At KCC, contact Bevin Parker-Evans at 245-0105 bpe@hawaii.edu, or
Cammie Matsumoto at 245-8280 cammie@hawaii.edu


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

Sep 22, 2011

Cafeteria will be Closed on Wednesday, 09/28/11

Due to limited staffing, the cafeteria will be closed on Wednesday, 09/28/2011.

Two staff members will be attending the Hawai'i Flour Mills (HFM) Buying Show and New Product Expo on Oahu to explore buying options in both regular cafeteria offerings and healthier choices. They will also explore sustainable, locally-sourced products.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for your cooperation.

Greenforce Initiative FREE Webinar - Student Perspectives


Please join National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology and Jobs for the Future -Education for Economic Opportunity for an exciting free student webinar.

TITLE: Student Perspectives-Green jobs education and training and perspectives from current students and graduates.

WHERE:  Webinar is online and phone.  Dial in and URL information will be sent via email two days prior to the webinar

WHEN:  Thursday, September 22nd, 2:00-3:30 pm (Eastern standard time) or 8:00 am to 9:30 am (Hawaii standard time)

Contact us: Website hosts by email campus@nwf.org or by phone 703-438-6262 with questions or presentation requests at least one day prior to event or you can call your local Kauai Community College sponsors Eric Knutzen knutzens@hawaii.edu or Bevin Parker-Evans bpe@hawaii.edu 245-0105 for basic interest and information questions.

Registration closes:  at 12:00 pm (Eastern standard time) on September 22nd or by 6:00 am (Hawaii standard time)

Click on the link below to go to the HOME Page of this event at Campus Ecology and sign up for this FREE event.
Click on "Sign Me Up" on the home page.
http://online.nwf.org/site/Calendar?id=104625&view=Detail

Sep 21, 2011

Blood Drive

The KCC Blood Drive is scheduled for Monday, October 3, 2011 from 8:45 to 3:30 in the student lounge. At our last blood drive we collected a KCC record breaking 111 pints. That's 333 lives saved thanks to our blood drive. Once again our goal is set at 100 pints and we would love to break our last record. For that to happen, we need your help. Blood donors are needed every day in Hawaii. For every pint of blood donated, up to three lives can be saved. All blood collected at our blood drive stays in Hawaii. Want to donate but can't due to health reasons? Food and beverage donations are always welcomed.

The KCC blood drive is known by many as the best blood drive on the island because we have a great environment, friendly faces, great food, and massages. That's right, Virginia and her massage students plan on being there to offer complimentary thank you chair massages to our donors.

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To schedule your appointment to donate blood, give me a call at the wellness center 245-8307.

Requirements for blood donations:
  •  You must be healthy (no illness within 3 days of donating) 
  • Must be at least 8 weeks after your last blood donation 
  • Must be 18 or older (17 with parental consent) 
  • Weigh more then 110 pounds 
  • No new tattoos or piercing within 1 year
To sign up to be a food or beverage donor, give me a call at the wellness center or send me an email and let me know what you plan on bringing. You do not need to provide enough for everyone because every little bit adds up.

Food and Beverage donations needed:
  • Cake (cupcakes) 
  • Pies 
  • Cookies 
  • Juice 
  • Crackers 
  • Baked goods 
  • Pastries
Thank you for giving the gift of life,
Kim O'Brien
KCC Campus Wellness Center
Phone: 808-245-8307

Visit us on Facebook: Facebook.com/kcc.cwc

Women's Self-defense Seminar

Did you know that "81% of women who were stalked by a current or former partner were also physically assaulted by that same partner" (US Department of Justice, 1998)?

The YWCA and OPA are co-sponsoring a free Women's Self-Defense Seminar.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, 12-3:00 p.m. at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Please contact Lianne Parongao at 241-1745 or lparongao@kauai.gov

Posted by:
YWCA of Kaua`i
Dedicated to eliminating racism,
empowering women and promoting peace,
justice, freedom and dignity for all.

808.245.5959 ext. 236                          Find us on Facebook
3094 Elua Street, Lihue, HI 96766     Follow us on Twitter
http://www.ywcakauai.org

Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: .................808.245.6362
Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline:......................... 808.245.4144

Sep 8, 2011

UH Tuition Increase Public Meeting

The University of Hawai`i Proposed Tuition Schedule Public Meeting for Kaua`i is scheduled on October 12, 2011, 3:00 pm, at Kaua'i CC's cafeteria.

A schedule of all public meetings is at http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/app/tuition/flyer_02.pdf

For the proposed increases and other materials, please see http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/app/tuition/

Posted by:
Vincent Itoga
Private Secretary to the Chancellor
Kaua`i Community College

Sep 2, 2011

RCAC seeking nominations for four seats on UH Board of Regents

HONOLULU (August 30, 2011) – Regents Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC) Chair Karl Fujii has announced the commencement of the fall recruitment process and encourages the submissions of nominations for the following four (4) seats on the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents (BOR): City and County of Honolulu, Kauaʻi County, At Large and Student. These seats are currently occupied by Regents Dennis Hirota, Ramón de la Peña, Teena Rasmussen and Matthew Williams, whose terms will end on June 30, 2012.

As mandated by law, the RCAC must present the names of at least two finalists for each seat to the governor at least 120 days prior to the expiration of a term. Gov. Abercrombie's appointments from this list are subject to Hawaiʻi State Senate consent and confirmation and will serve for five years beginning July 1, 2012.

Except for the At Large seat, candidates for the City and County of Honolulu and the Kauaʻi County seats must be residents of that county. Candidates for the Student seat must be a student of the University of Hawaiʻi System at the time of initial appointment.

Application materials and procedures as well as complete descriptions of regent's responsibilities are available online at www.hawaii.edu/rcac or may be requested by calling (808) 692-1218 or email at borapp@hawaii.edu. Applications will be accepted through October 14, 2011.

Members of the UH Board of Regents as well as the Regents Candidate Advisory Council, who represent various constituent groups, serve voluntarily and are not paid.


(Original UH News Release link: http://www.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=4628)

Posted by:
Chancellor Helen Cox
Kaua'i Community College

Aug 12, 2011

Business Education Department Creates Sustainable "Library"


We have kept busy cleaning and purging in our Business Education Division building this summer, and we decided to re-use this old bookshelf and turn it into a sustainable reading area.

Everyone is welcome to take a book to read, leave a book to share, and help to recycle knowledge. Our sign says it all. 

The bookshelf is located in the entrance hallway of our building. Thanks go out to Becky, Tim, and Suesue for their contributions.

Posted by: Candace Yim-Tabuchi

May 23, 2011

Mahalo and Congratulations

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Mahalo for a very productive year. I know this was a difficult one--with pay cuts, budget cuts, fewer staff to cover the same work, high enrollment and a host of other stresses and strains. I want to thank you for making it a truly wonderful year, despite all these things. From the care taken of our physical campus to the financial stewardship activities, to the care and teaching of our students, all of you pulled together to make improve the lives of our students. In our small community each one of you makes a difference, and I appreciate each and every one of you--those who stay late to make sure things are done, those who come up with new, great ideas, those of you who put one step in front of the other to do good solid work, those of you who question what we are doing---all of you are valuable assets to our grand endeavor. For those of you who are leaving for the summer, please go safely and have a fulfilling summer whether that relaxing on a beach, climbing a mountain or playing with kids. For those of you who will still be here all summer, take a deep breath before jumping into summer tasks. For all of you, MAHALO!!

I will be on the mainland until the 25th seeing my son graduate with his Masters Degree from Arizona State and then hanging out with family for a few days. Before returning, John and I will go backpacking in the Utah desert to give our spirits and bodies new energy. I wish you all similar opportunities to enjoy family and recharge your batteries.

Aloha,
Helen

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Helen A. Cox, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Kaua'i Community College
http://kauai.hawaii.edu/

May 20, 2011

CCLC Congratulations

Congratulations to Maureen Tabura, who has been selected as the 2011-12 Community College Leadership Champion representative for Kaua'i Community College. CCLC was established in 2004 through the vision and sponsorship of Joyce Tsunoda and the many UHCC and community contributors to the Joyce S. Tsunoda Community College Leadership Development Fund. The Leadership Champions is comprised of representatives from the seven community colleges and the UHCC System Office, who share an interest in learning to be better leaders.

The mission of the University of Hawai'i Community Colleges Leadership Champions (CCLC) is to identify, encourage, develop, and support the next generation of community college leadership.
The Goals of CCLC are to:
  • Identify and encourage individuals to welcome roles of leadership
  • Develop creative dynamic leadership committed to the core values of the UHCCs
  • Support an atmosphere of leadership among faculty, staff, and administration
BENEFITS INCLUDE OPPORTUNITIES TO:
  • Network with other professionals from our sister campuses 
  • Meet and learn from the various leaders within our UH System 
  • Develop leadership, organizational, communication, and team building skills 
  • Attend a higher education conference on the mainland (final conference to be determined, but perhaps League for Innovation) 
ELIGIBILITY:
Any staff member who is permanent full-time, who has demonstrated leadership potential, who is committed to diversity, public stewardship, working for the greater good, and who desires to pursue personal and professional development in community college leadership.

Maureen will be a wonderful addition to the leadership group, and I congratulate her on her selection.

Posted by:
Chancellor Helen A. Cox





May 15, 2011

Summer 2011 Stripping & Waxing Schedule

May 16-20: Electricity Classroom 109, Welding classroom, Welding bathrooms
May 23-27: Nursing Lab, Classroom 128, Business offices – 113, 114, 115 & 106
May 25-27: One Stop bathrooms
May 31-June 3: Automotive classroom 106 A & B, offices and bathrooms, Autobody 113
June 6-10: Natural Science classrooms 101, 104, hallways & bathrooms
June 13-14: OCET classrooms 106 A & B and bathrooms, bookstore bathrooms
June 20-24: Farm offices, classrooms & bathrooms
June 27-July 1: PAC bathrooms – upstairs & downstairs
July 11-15: Cafeteria, classrooms – blue & green, offices, Fine Dining, Kitchen, Bake Shop, Hallways, Cafeteria kitchen, serving area, bathrooms, & Campus Center bathrooms.
July 18-22: Faculty bathrooms, Social Science bathrooms, Fine Arts bathrooms, & Technology bathrooms.
July 25-29: Maintenance bathroom, hallways, upstairs
August 1-7: LRC classrooms – 128, 129, both hallways, bathrooms, Media bathrooms.
August 8-12: Haupu classrooms & Kilohana bathrooms

Subject to change, please check with Maintenance (x364) for updates.

Apr 13, 2011

Interested in Beekeeping?

The Kaua'i Beekeepers Association (KBee), will be hosting a public meeting on Friday April 15 at KCC in the Electronic and Technology Building's Multi- Purpose Rm114. The featured speaker will be Danielle Downey, the state's newly hired apiary specialist. The meeting will start at 6 pm with Danielle's presentation, and with a question and answer discussion to wrap up the evening's event.

Ms. Downey will be focusing her discussion on common honeybee diseases and how to identify, treat and prevent them from becoming problematic for beekeepers. A brief update on the state's plan for assisting local beekeepers and helping Kaua'i keep the small hive beetle and varroa mite off the Garden Island will be included in the discussion.

Danielle will also be making a presentation along with Jimmy Trujillo from the Kauai Beekeepers Association at the Kauai County Farm Bureau's Garden Fair on the following day April 16. Their mid-day presentation, titled "The Buzz about Beekeeping: Beekeeping Basics and How to Get Started" will be a lecture and demonstration on the methods, techniques and equipment necessary to start keeping bees for honey production or increased pollination for your farm or garden. KBee will also have a booth at the Garden Fair to share additional information on how to get involved and learn more about beekeeping on Kauai.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information contact KBee Chair Jimmy Trujillo at 346-7725 or jtrujill@hawaii.edu or visit the KBee blog and leave a comment at www.KauaiBuzz.Blogspot.com

Posted by Jimmy Trujillo

Apr 12, 2011

Mahalo and Congratulations!

Thank you to the Culinary Program and all the others at KCC who worked so hard to make Friday's Spring Gourmet Gala such a success! Everyone I spoke to, including President Greenwood, was delighted with the event and it showed off KCC well! Mahalo!

Posted by Helen Cox

Apr 7, 2011

KCC EarthDay 2011

Aloha kakou,

This year's Earth Day celebration will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Starting at 11 am and running throughout the day and into the evening, KCC will be hosting community groups and local vendors to create space on campus for the exchange of ideas, products and services related to environmental awareness, natural resource conservation, green economic development, alternative energy use, community and school gardens, and local produce and crafts. There will be music, food, an open mic, mini eco fashion show, and to finish the evening off, movies beneath the stars. It promises to be a full day of entertainment, information, and an excellent opportunity to learn, share, and participate in KCC's green evolution.

If you have a class, program, or service related to the environment or sustainability that you would like to promote we encourage you to contact us and we can reserve a table for you. Our 20 tables are filling up fast and we want to ensure that KCC's programs promote their upcoming classes and programs. Feel free to email either ASUH-KCC Vice President Taylor Stanton or me at if you have any questions or would like to reserve a table under the big tent. We will be sending out another reminder next week with more details of the events planned and the program schedule. Hope to see you and your students on the Campus Center lawn celebrating Earthday on April 20, 2011.

Malama pono and aloha aina,
Taylor Stanton and Jimmy Trujillo
KCC Earth Day Planning Committee Chairs

Apr 4, 2011

Chancellor's Corner

Grant Work
Many of us at the College have been involved in writing grant proposals the past few weeks. A Title III Department of Education grant proposal, if successful, will support the College effort to provide effective curriculum and co-curricular support to potential and first year college students. Two Department of Labor grants proposals, if successful, will move forward courses in agriculture, business, energy, health and basic skills. It will be several months before we know proposals will be funded.

Partnerships
In the past week, we have strengthened two important partnerships with the College. First, I met with Dean Sylvia Yuen from the UH College of Tropical Agriculture to discuss ways we can provide strong pathways from KCC through the UH System. Second, the College hosted Robin Campaniano and Kay Fukunaga from the Ulupono Initiative. The Ulupono Initiative is social investment organization interested in improving the quality of life for island residents in three areas: more renewable energy, more locally produced food, and less waste. Robin and Kay spent an afternoon learning about our programs in agriculture, apiary, aquaculture, renewable energy, green construction, and more. When they left, they expressed interest in working with us on one or more projects in the future.

Performance
It’s once again time to look at our data to find out how we’ve been doing in areas such as enrollment, persistence, and granting degrees and certificates. On Wednesday April 13, at 2 pm in the Cafeteria, John Morton, Vice President for Community Colleges, will be on campus to discuss the data with us. A quick preview shows that we are doing well in some areas but not so well in others. For example, we are 66.5% above our current goal for Native Hawaiian enrollment and 85% above goal for the number of Pell financial aid recipients, but the percentage of Native Hawaiians persisting and earning degrees has dropped, as has enrollment of recent high school graduates. Analysis of this data will help us identify best practices and adopt new strategies in areas where we are weak.

Mahalo
Finally, a few thank yous. First, thank you for all the ongoing work being done on assessment and the accreditation self-study. This work provides us with a good picture of where we are and where we need to be. Second, thank you Kimo Perry and all those who worked so hard to make the Wai’ale’ale Project such a success its first year. Designed for students not considering college due to financial constraints, Wai’ale’ale students had a 71% success rate their first semester (overall GPA => 2.0), and 68% persisted to the next
semester. Given the background of these students this compares favorably to the success and persistence rate of the general student population. The success and persistence rate was even higher for Wai’ale’ale students who attended the Summer Bridge program or Introduction to College course. Finally, I want to offer a sincere mahalo to the students in Paul Hemmerla’s web design class, who took the time to evaluate our college website and provide constructive criticism on how to make it more dynamic and effective. I hope we will be able to implement some of their suggestions.

Posted by Chancellor Helen Cox

Mar 30, 2011

OPEN MIC: Tonight!

OPEN MIC
KCC STUDENT LOUNGE
WEDNESDAY
MARCH 30TH AT 6:00 PM

Watch the creative expression of Kaua'i Community College students as they present their own work and the work of those who inspire them.

Pizza and soda will be for sale at this event.

Experience a variety of performances including
Music
Skits/theater/monologues
Improv/comedy
Readings from poetry/fiction/nonfiction
Stories/speeches/poetry/oral performance of literature
Talent/ hula, dance, juggling and more…

See posters in LRC hall for more information.

If you would like to present please email Sharon Milan at smilan@hawaii.edu 
Presentation slots are given on a first come first sign up basis.

Posted for Sharon Milan by:
Michael Gmelin
Kauai CC Library/Reference
808 245-8253/233

Mar 16, 2011

Introduction to Aquaponics Workshop

Course Dates: April 26 to June 4, 2011
Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1:30 - 5:30 pm
(last Saturday 1:30 - 6 pm and potluck celebration afterwards)

Duration of Training:
6 weeks training program, 2 days per week, 4 hours per session
Total 12 sessions = 48 hrs. of instruction time

Pre-requisite:
A basic knowledge of aquaculture is recommended for this intermediate level course.

Description and enrollment information.

INSTRUCTOR'S BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
Bernie Tsao earned a Bachelor's degree in Aquatic Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and completed a program of studies in Mechanical Design and Engineering at Santa Barbara Community College. He launched the Aquaculture Technology Training program at University of the Nations -Kona, Hawaii and served as director of the program for 11 years since 1990. Within a period of 20 years, he has trained and led aquaculture development teams to the Amazon basin in Brazil, Indonesia, Northern Thailand, Cambodia, Kingdom of Tonga, and Fiji where semi-intensive small-scale aquafarms were implemented for orphanages, rehabilitation shelters and rural village communities. He currently teaches part-time in the Food & Agriculture Career program at Kauai Community College and provides consulting & training programs on the development of aquaculture and aquaponics systems.

Mar 11, 2011

Chancellor's Corner

A Very Large Mahalo
On this bright and beautiful Friday morning in March, I want to take this opportunity to say a tremendous thank you to several of our campus community members that shepherded our campus through last night’s tsunami warning. My sincere and deep mahalo goes out to Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services Gary Nitta who came to campus about 10 pm and stayed until about 8 am today to make sure evacuees who came
here were safe and secure. Assisting him were Pat Watase and campus security. Pat came in to assist Gary and stayed until morning. I apologize for not knowing who from security was on duty but that makes my thanks no less sincere! Also, Vice Chancellor for Student Services Earl Nishiguchi sent an email to all of our students and posted signs on campus informing them of the campus closure today. Faculty members Brian Yamamoto and Dennis Chun made sure that all of our exchange students from Toyama, Japan were evacuated quickly and effectively. Dennis hosted them in his home until they could return to their hotel rooms this morning.

We were fortunate that this event did not have any dire consequences for us here on Kaua‘i, but it could have, and the way in which our team worked together was outstanding. Interestingly enough, just yesterday we had a tabletalk exercise to practice how we would handle a campus emergency. It was gratifying both then and in the situation last night to see how KCC employees are willing to pull together, remain calm and do what needs to be done. Our response, coupled with the work done at the county and state level was effective.

I look forward to having the campus open again tomorrow, and I encourage us all to keep in our thoughts and prayers all those in Japan whose lives have been impacted.

Classes Cancelled, Friday, March 11, 2011

At 3:08AM, classes were cancelled for Fri, Mar 11 at all UH campuses on all islands. Non-essential personnel have been instructed not to come to campus.

Over these next difficult hours we ask that all our students, faculty, and staff focus on the health and well-being of yourselves, your families, and your neighbors.

Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to Japan and all who have been affected.

Mar 9, 2011

2011 Job Fair

Kauai Community College/WDD WorkWise Kauai

will be hosting the

Kauai Job Fair 2011
April 21, 9:30am - 1:30pm
One Stop Center - first floor

All job seekers welcome!

Posted by:
Lorrie Cahill, Coordinator
Cooperative Education, Internship and Employment
Kauai Community College
Ph: (808)245-8379 FAX: (808)245-8232

Feb 16, 2011

This week: KIUC Forum and Sustainability Film on campus

Aloha kakou,
Two evening events will be happening later this week on campus. On Thursday, Feb 17, in the cafeteria, ASU-UH KCC and Apollo Kauai will host the KIUC Candidate Forum. Doors open at 6pm and the forum will begin at 6:30pm and end at 8:30pm.  See today's GI News for details-
http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/article_44fd3072-3801-11e0-9532-001cc4c002e0.html

On the following evening, Friday Feb 18, at 6:30 pm, join Jennifer Chirico from MCC's Sustainable Living Institute Maui, Keone Kealoha from Malama Kaua'i  and members of the Chancellor's Sustainability Committee for a screening and discussion of the film, Ho'okele Wa'a-Turning the Canoe, in MPC 114 Electronic Technology Building.

From the film's website http://turningthecanoe.org/:
A Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) production, Ho'okele Wa'a: Turning the Canoe features interviews from those leading efforts to protect Maui's environment and never-before-seen footage of some of Maui's unique natural resources. From the restoration of the ancient kalo lo`i (taro patches) and native forests to the latest breakthroughs in renewable energy technologies, this made-on-Maui film showcases people on Maui who are creating real sustainable solutions and a vision of hope for the World.

Feb 15, 2011

All College Discussion: Cyberstalking

All Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited:

On Wednesday February 16, Jodi Ito, UH IT Security Officer, we be here to do a presentation on Cyberstalking. There will be two sessions, one from 12:00 to 12:50, and another from 2:00 to 2:50. Both sessions will be held in ETRON 114.

Please encourage your students to attend.

For more information on cyberstalking and online security, you can go to: http://www.hawaii.edu/cybersecurity/.

Posted by:
Will Dressler
Teaching and Learning Coordinator
Professional Development Coordinat
or

Feb 8, 2011

Become a Doctor in Hawaii

Invitation to Students, Faculty, Staff, & Community

Health Careers: Becoming a Doctor
Date: Friday Feb. 18, 2011
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Place: Kaua‘i Community College
Room: OCET 105

Presentations: Applying to JABSOM to become a Physician

Dr. Satoru Izutsu
Vice Dean and Director of Admissions
UH John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM)
Imi Ho‘ola Post-Baccalaureate Program

Ms. Chessa DeCambra
Program Assistant/Faculty
Imi Ho‘ola, UH JABSOM
Native Hawaiian Student Pathway to Medicine

Dr. Sasha Fernandes
Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence
Dept. of Native Hawaiian Health, UH JABSOM

* Please RSVP by email to kauss@hawaii.edu by Feb 15.

Mahalo to Earl Nishiguchi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Kaua‘i Community College
and his Staff for hosting this event.

Posted by:
Earl Nishiguchi on behalf of Dr. Sasha Fernandes

Fund Board Requests

A Kaua`i CC Fund Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled on February 23, 2011. If you have a Fund Board request amounting to more than $500 which requires Board approval, please submit the request to me as soon as possible.

Posted by:
Vinny Itoga

Meet UHCC's International Education Specialists

On Thursday, February 10th, UHCC International Education Specialists, Debbie Nakagawa and Karen Hayashida, will be on campus to brief any interested faculty and students on current travel abroad scholarships exclusively targeting community college students. They will meet with the Ethnobotany Class from 9:25 and 10:40, followed by meetings with counseling and financial aid personnel.

The specialists will be available for short 5 minute classroom presentations and presentations to academic advisors, student groups, and individual students.

From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm the representatives will be available to meet individually with any interested parties in the cafeteria.

For more information Please contact the OCET office at 245-8118 or to arrange a presentation or interview.

Posted by
Helen Cox, Chancellor

Jan 26, 2011

Receiving a Tax Refund?

Consider marking box 24c on your Hawaii State Tax return to help prevent domestic violence and child abuse.

As you complete your HI State Tax Return and IF you are scheduled to receive a refund, please consider (X) Box 24c to prevent domestic violence and child abuse. Through legislative action a Trust Fund was set up to provide financial support for preventing domestic violence and child abuse and neglect programs.

Your contribution, no matter how small, makes a big difference in the lives of others in our community. What is $1.00 if it will save another family from the physical and emotional trauma caused by violence? Copies of the 24c Brochure were placed in the mailroom, pick one up and check out the State's' stats. Also, please help yourself to an Emergency Kauai CC card.

"Be the Change you want to SEE in the world." Ghandi

Posted by:
Frances Dinnan
Project Coordinator

Jan 24, 2011

ASUH-KCC Club Day

Club Day is January 26, 2011, from 11:00am to 1:30pm, in the Campus Center Courtyard by the Cafeteria.

Be involved and see what organizations we have on campus to improve your student life while attending college.  There will be refreshments, entertainment, and lots of fun... See you there!

Event Sponsor
ASUH-KCC S.G. and S.A.C., Kaua'i Campus

More information:
http://www.hawaii.edu/calendar/uh/2011/01/26/14192.html

Posted by:
Nelson Batallion