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

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

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