Jan 13, 2011

Stalking Awareness Contest

CONTEST - National Stalking Awareness! 
At your own computer and without any help answer all ten quiz questions
I'll give you a 2GB USB Drive!  Bring in a copy of the page showing that you
scored 100%.  We're on an honor system so, do not share your answers with
co-workers and do not take the quiz more than once. 
Awards will be made to the first 6 people with 100% correct.  I thought it
was going to be easy and I could only score 50%.  Deadline to complete
this quiz is January 31, 2011 by 4:00 p.m. 
Make Plans to Attend the following Presentations:
19-JAN-2011: Dr. Luoluo Hong, "A Safer Learning Environment," ETRON 114, 12-12:50 w/ discussion to follow 1-1:50 p.m. 
16-FEB-2011: Jodi Ito, "Cyberstalking," ETRON 114, 12-12:50 repeated 2-2:50 p.m.
Thank you,
Frances Dinnan
PVAW Project Coordinator
(808) 245-8381
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Students from Toyama Lend a Helping Hand

The inaugural group of students from Toyama National College of Marine Technology visited Hawaii last March. As students who study modern navigation techniques they were stumped when asked the question, "So what is navigation?" by KCC professor Dennis Chun. With all the computers and precise instrumentation on modern ships, it wasn't a concept they had ever separated from those tools. The students spent time learning Polynesian Navigation, Hawaiian culture, and English. Among their many activities was helping with KCC's outrigger canoe project, interacting with various KCC students and organizations, and learning alongside others on the Big Island.

This March, we'll greet the next group of students from Toyama NCMT.  お楽しみに。

Students from Toyama National College of Marine Technology, March 2010
Helping with the lashings
Taking a well deserved break
Outdoor lecture
Outing on Hawaii island

For more information about the agreement that made this possible, see the October post of the Chancellor's Corner.

Posted by:
Esther Miller
Photos by Dennis Chun

Jan 12, 2011

UH Sea Grant Opportunity for Faculty

Request for Proposals for UH Sea Grant 2012-2014 RFP - 01/19/2011 DEADLINE

The University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program is requesting preliminary proposals for funding available beginning February 1, 2012 and ending January 31, 2014. Application deadline is Wednesday, January 19, 2011. A typical award is $30,000/year but may range from $10,000 to $60,000 inclusive of indirect costs. Please view the UH Sea Grant RFP site at http://seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu/request-proposals.

University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program
2525 Correa Road, HIG 238
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-7031
Fax: 808-956-3014

eWaste Recycling Quarterly Program Reminder

The first pickup period in 2011 for the Quarterly UH eWaste Recycling Program is fast approaching at the end of January. If you have UH-owned electronic equipment to recycle you should contact your campus coordinator as soon as possible; there is no charge for recycling, however the program is for UH equipment ONLY; no personal or public ewaste is accepted. A list of campus coordinators and guidelines for participation in the ongoing Apple sponsored recycling effort can be found at the program's webpage, http://www.hawaii.edu/technology/recycle

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

"A Safer Learning Environment" College Discussion January 19th at 12:00

All Faculty, Staff and Students are invited:

On Wednesday January 19th, Dr. Luoluo Hong, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UH Hilo will be giving a talk entitled "A Safer Learning Environment" at 12:00 in Technology 114. The presentation is scheduled for 1 hour, from 12:00 to 1:00, with another hour of discussion to follow from 1:00 to 2:00.

About the presentation:
Campus violence continues to be one of the most serious public health concerns facing college students. The incidents at Virginia Tech and other universities has increased our sensitivity to the issue, but what exactly can we do to decrease the likelihood of violence in our lives? Whether it is sexual assault, cyberstalking, domestic violence, or bullying, every member of the campus community has a role and responsibility to play in helping make a safer world for all. Please come join us for this provocative and interactive conversation about how we can all work together to end violence at Kauai Community College and beyond.
Posted by:
Will Dressler
Teaching and Learning Coordinator
Professional Development Coordinator

Jan 11, 2011

Martin Luther King Day Mural Project and Open Mic

There will be a Mural Project and Open Mic titled "Peace, Love, and Understanding," that will take place next Tuesday, January 18, from 12pm-2pm outside of the library. The idea for this project is to bring us all together as a campus and create an event that celebrates a great leader. I hope to have student and faculty participation to do readings and help fill in the sidewalk mural in remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s message. The Open Mic participation is a way for spoken word artists and performers to speak out and express themselves about world peace, overcoming differences, and comment on our shared humanity.

Please spread the word to your students, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Posted by:
Kelly Thune
VISTA Americorps Volunteer
phone: 1-808-245-8260