Dec 19, 2012

Qi Gong, Basic Eight Exercises....January

This is a great class for anyone wanting to learn the basic Qi Gong exercises for improved health. Call OCET at 245-8318 for more information or to register.info.kauai.hawaii.edu/training

Dec 11, 2012

Congratulate the Culinary Competition Students; Plus Demos 10 AM, 12/15

We are happy to announce the results of our Culinary students who competed last Friday in the Student Culinary Expo at Kapiolani CC.

This was an American Culinary Federation (ACF) sanctioned Food Show and Competition judged by three Certified Master Chefs (CMC).

There are only 60-75 CMC's in the United States!! The students (and their coaches, Chef Martina and Chef Nakata) went through an intensive 8 weeks of planning, training and execution after school in order to prepare for this event.

The competitors were:

Will Hudson, Gold Medal, and First Place-Hot Food Category

Kai Lopez, Silver Medal, Judges Choice-Hot Food Category

Joshua Planas,Silver Medal, Third Place-Hot Food Category

Kell Nonaka, Bronze Medal

Ken Morikawa, Certificate of Participation.

If you'd like to see these award-winning students in action, they will be holding a demo at 10 am, this Saturday, December 15th at the KCC Farmers Market.

Posted by:
Chef Martina Hilldorfer,CHE
808-245-8265





Dec 10, 2012

Winter Recess Hours (12/17-12/31)

There will be only limited services during the Winter Recess, December 17 to December 31, 2012 (Jan 1 is a State holiday):

1. Learning Resource Center will be closed.
2. Wellness Center will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on only December 19, 21, 26, 28
3. Admissions and Records will be closed.
4. Financial Aid will be closed.
5. Business Office will be closed.
6. Testing Center will be closed.
7. Counseling will be open December 17 to 24, by APPOINTMENT ONLY, 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m., by calling 245-8212.

Note: The first floor of the One Stop Center will be stripped and waxed from December 17 to December 21, so the front and back entrances will be closed. Use the side entrance on the left (as you face the front on the One Stop Center). Notices will be posted directing you to the Counseling entrance.

Nov 30, 2012

UH To Host Top FBI Cyber Security Expert (12/10)

One of the FBI’s top cyber security experts, Deputy Assistant Director James Burrell, will share the FBI’s perspectives on current threats and investigations as related to higher education institutions during a live presentation at University of Hawaii at Manoa on Monday, December 10, 2012. The one-hour presentation will originate from Kuykendall Hall Room 201 at 11:30 a.m. with broadcast over the Hawaii Interactive Video Service (HITS) network to sites on seven UH campuses. Seating is limited so early reservations are recommended online through the IT Security section of the Information Technology Services (ITS) training site at http://kuhi.its.hawaii.edu/training. A UH Username and password are required for reservations. Please contact UH Information Technology Security Officer Jodi Ito at 956-2400 if you do not have a UH Username. Mr. Burrell currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Cyber Division Section at the FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC.

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

Nov 28, 2012

KCC Board of Publications Meet & Greet (11/29)

Print this flyer (pdf)
Thursday, November 29, 2012 

Board of Publications Meet and Greet

2 pm – 4 pm

Student Life Center 2nd floor (above the old bookstore)

Refreshments and snacks!

Meet the people who make the student newspaper possible

Tell us what you think about the student newspaper

Become a part of the student newspaper!




(Text from Flyer)
Meet & Greet the KCC Board of Publications
You are invited Thursday 2 pm 11/29/12: If you've ever wanted to work on a student newspaper as a journalist, photographer or ad salesperson, please come to this KCC Board of Publications Meet & Greet. Directors are sought. Earlier this year, a newly chartered student board of publications for this college was formed. Come meet the directors and staff...

Directors: Daniel Sieradzki (chair); Gordean Kakalia (v-chair); Crystal Cruz (Sec/Treas); Carol Bain, Rick Randolph (Faculty Advisors)
Student Staff: Alden Alayvilla (editor); Edison Erorita (reporter); Karen Singson-Bueno (photo-journalist); Ariel Lothlorien (marketing director)

Where: Student Life Center 2nd floor (above the old Bookstore)
When: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
What: Provide feedback on the revitalized Ka Leo o KCC student newspaper. Updates announced. Share your ideas. Refreshments will be provided (coffee, light pupu)

For more information, email KCCBOP@hawaii.edu

Mystery Guest Musician to Perform

Posted by:
Keisaku Yogi

Figurative Sculpture with Kazu...only $20 for students

Sculptor Kazu Kauinana will be offering a Figurative Sculpture workshop beginning January 12 for 3 Saturdays; 9am-1pm.  KCC Students pay only $20!  General public is $60.  Call OCET at 245-8319 for more information or to register.info.kauai.hawaii.edu/training

Native Hawaiian Scholarship 'Aha (12/11)

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Native Hawaiian Scholarship 'aha
Tuesday, December 11,
5:30 - 8:00 pm,
Kauai Community College Cafeteria

Program
5:30 PM - Registration
6:00 PM - Native Hawaiian Scholarship Fair and Dinner
8:00 PM - Pau

This event is FREE and open to the community.
This presentation is for high school students, parents, teachers, adult students, enrolled college students, counselors, and anyone interested in finding out more about sources of financial aid available for Native Hawaiians including eligibility criteria and qualification requirements.

Sponsored by: Office of Hawaiian Affairs, University of Hawai`i, GEARUP Hawai`i, Native Hawaiian Education Association, Kamehameha Schools, and Pacific Financial Aid Association (PacFAA).

Printable flyer (pdf)

Posted by:
Isaiah Kaauwai

Nov 26, 2012

Club Math fundraiser booth! This Saturday (12/15)

You may have heard about the upcoming Kauai Grown & Kauai Made Holiday Market and Craft Fair here at the college on the front lawn this Saturday, 12/15.

I'm proud to say that our very own Club Math is going to have a fundraiser booth at the fair! Last year's booth was very successful, raising nearly $300 for the club. This year, we'll once again have coffee roasted by Gigi's farm (iced or hot). We'll also be selling braided bracelets, handmade by our club members who took time out of their studies to learn how to make them. Here's a sample of just a few of the actual bracelets we'll be selling:



Please come out and have fun at the fair, and support Club Math!

Posted by:
Jon Kalk

KCC Silver Anniversary Concert, Tonight (12/14), 7pm

Come join us for a night of wonderful music as we celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the KCC Instrument Music Program!  All three ensembles will perform (Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Orchestra) and there will be music for every taste.  The concert will conclude with a combined piece with all the musicians and KCC Chancellor Helen Cox will make her conducting debut on the finale with the Christmas classic "Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson. It's December 14th at 7pm at the PAC.

Admission is free (donations are welcomed). info.kauai.hawaii.edu/training

Nov 22, 2012

Kauai Grown & Kauai Made Holiday Celebration at KCC (12/15)

Kauai Celebrate Kaua`i style with local farmers and product makers at a joint Kauai Grown and Kauai Made Holiday Celebration! Kaua`i Grown produce, flowers, holiday products, and Kaua`i Made gifts. Plus delicious local foods, holiday treats, demos, and entertainment to enjoy.

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 9:30am to 3:00pm at Kauai Community College on the front lawn.

For more information, call 337-9944 or visit www.kauaicommunitymarket.org.

Pick up your Holiday Gift Guide during December at the Market (Saturdays, 9:30am-1pm). Visit kauaigrown.org and kauaimade.net for more locally made and grown gifts.

Buy Local over the Holidays!




Posted via:
Chancellor Helen Cox


Nov 21, 2012

Get Your Christmas Shopping Started - Bookstore Specials!

The Bookstore helps get your Christmas shopping started with discounts on loads of gifts.
Sale starts today and runs thru December 14, 2012.

On Sale...
  • All UH and Kauai CC logo merchandise - 20% discount on regular priced items
  • Trade books (not text books) - 10% off
  • Bargain books - 30% off

Please note: The Bookstore will be closed on Thursday (11/22) and Friday (11/23) in observance of Thanksgiving. We will re-open for business on Monday (11/26).

Chaminade Representative on Campus (11/26)

Chaminade University distance programs representatives will be on campus (in the library foyer) Monday the 26th of November from 10 am until 12 noon. If you have any students interested in a BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice please have them stop by the table. Chaminade offers other online and campus programs such as:

- English
- Historical and Political Studies
- Management
- Religious Studies
- Social Studies

See flyer for more information (pdf)

Posted by:
Marla Pua Palmeira
Kaua'i Community College
Distance Education
3-1901 Kaumuali'i Hwy
Lihu`e, HI 96766
808-245-8330
marlapua@hawaii.edu
http://info.kauai.hawaii.edu/uckauai/




Nov 8, 2012

Don't Stress About Finals....Overcoming Test Anxiety!

Stressing about FINALS??  "Overcoming Test Anxiety" is the short 6 hour class that you!!  Thursdays Nov 29 & Dec 6th from 1:30-3pm at OCET. Only $20.  Call us at 245-8318 to register now!info.kauai.hawaii.edu/training

Nov 2, 2012

Pamantasan Club Adopts Na Kama Pono on Adopt-A-School Day

Clearing out the storage shed at Na Kama Pono to start the organizing...
On Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, the Pamantasan Club participated in the Hawaii Jaycees's Adopt-a-School Day. Our school day project involved working at the Na Kama Pono Pre-School to help reorganize their two storage sheds. Wow, they sure had a lot of stuff in those cabinets! :-)

After hours of hard work!



Thanks to Dana, Val, and Susan for their suggested project and for providing food & drinks for the volunteers. My thanks to the Pamantasan Club members who came out on a Sunday to assist in this project.

We hauled three truckloads to the dump and cardboard recycle bins and there was another truck that took away donated usable items for another pre-school. Great job!
Pamantasan Club Members share their pride and power at Na Kama Pono.
Check out more photos and a detailed story at The Garden Island Newspaper's site.

Salamat po,
Frances Dinnan
Counselor

Halloween Highlights on KCC's Facebook

Check out some of the fun Halloween costumes and pumpkins at Kauai CC's facebook page.

Hawaii College and Career Fair 11-12-2012

The annual Hawai`i College and Career Fair is scheduled for Monday, November 12th (Veteran's Day Holiday) from 10 am to 2 pm at the Kaua`i Beach Resort, Jasmine Ballroom.
 
For more information about the fair and participating agencies, you can check out the main web-site at hawaiicollegecareerfair.org where information for other state-wide fairs and locations is also available.

Posted by:

John Constantino
Hawaii Career & College Fair
Kauai Representative

Oct 30, 2012

Celebrate the Season With Music (12/2 & 12/14)


UPDATE (11/30) - KCC Hula Club to perform at Kauai Community College's Vocal Ensemble (chorus) concert this Sunday, December 2. The Christmas concert starts at 4 PM at St. Michael and All Angels' Church in Lihue (next to the Lihue Public Library on Hardy Street). The KCC Hula Club will be performing three chants in the middle of the program.

Admission is FREE, the acoustics in the church are great, and parking is plentiful. Come out and support a fine group of KCC student singers! Vocal Ensemble members are:

  • Sopranos - Rose Cummings, Nicole Morris, and Daphne Sanchez
  • Altos - Megan Lake, Sharnelle Renti Cruz, Jillian Takemoto, and Teeanna Tyler
  • Tenors - Alex Balauro, Hiro Izumo, Jordan Parongao, and Herbert Semana
  • Basses - Justin Sumida, Kyle Takemoto, and Bryson Today

For more information, please contact Greg Shepherd (808-245-8269)

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25th Anniversary Concert - All text is in following body.


Kauai Community College's Instrumental Ensembles celebrate their 25th anniversary with A Silver Anniversary Concert featuring the Jazz Ensemble, the Symphony Orchestra, and the Wind Symphony on Friday, December 14, at 7 PM at the KCC Performing Arts Center.  Admission is free, though donations are appreciated and help with the continuation of these unique programs.

For more information, please contact:
Wind Symphony Conductor Sara Tochiki (tochikis@hawaii.edu),
Symphony Orchestra Conductor Nina Saraos (nsaraos@hawaii.edu), or
Jazz Ensemble Conductor Barry Toy (barrytoy@hawaii.edu)

Hope to see you there!
Printable flyer (jpg)

Oct 29, 2012

Free Lectures on "Overcoming Barriers to Sustainability"

picture of Dr. Allen Herskowitz
Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, Senior Scientist at the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and national environmental leader will conduct two sessions on "Overcoming Barriers to Sustainability," to be held on campus in OCET 106 C&D -- see the updated attachment for more details:

  • Friday, November 2, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Thurday, November 8, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Hershkowitz leads NRDC's research, policy and planning on sustainable development, recycling, forestry, mountaintop coal mining, waste incineration, and medical wastes. He has been instrumental in the greening of American entertainment and sports icons, as well.

These sessions are being co-sponsored by Kauai Community College.
They are free and open to KCC students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Posted by:
E.Miller for C.Matsumoto

Oct 20, 2012

Basic Ukulele at OCET


KCC-OCET is excited to offer Basic Ukulele in November. Mark Rossi will teach simple chords, strumming patterns and a few easy songs. It's 6-8pm on Thursdays, Nov 1, 8, 15 & 29th. It's only $45! Register now to get your spot. Call 245-8318. kauai.hawaii.edu/training

UH Offers Free eWaste Recycling (10/25-10/27)

University of Hawaii is offering free electronic waste recycling during Education and Government eWaste Disposal Days 2012, October 25 to October 27. The program is open to Hawaii residents, all public or private schools and universities, all City, County, State or Federal/Military branches, small to medium sized businesses (of less than 100 employees) and non-profits. There will be seven drop off locations on UH campuses on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, along with U of H Hilo and Kealakehe High School in Kailua-Kona both on Hawaii Island.

Pre-registration through the event webpage http://www.hawaii.edu/ewaste is required for the above mentioned Institutions; you are responsible for ensuring that the appropriate administrative paperwork for disposal of any items has been completed through your institution. The Institutional drop offs will be held on October 25 and 26; dates and times vary per campus so please visit the webpage: http://www.hawaii.edu/ewaste

Hawaii residents are invited to drop off their personal ewaste on October 27 from 9:00am to 3:00pm; no registration required. Visit http://www.hawaii.edu/ewaste for more information including maps to drop off sites and a list of electronic items accepted.

Staff will unload equipment from vehicles at drop off sites. All equipment collected will be processed in North America in an environmentally responsible way; recycling and disposal services provided courtesy of Apple.

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

UH InfoSec Security Broadcasts and Contest (10/2012)

October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

In recognition of October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month the UH Information Security Team (InfoSec) will sponsor 5 broadcast presentations on security topics and conduct an "Are you Cyber S.M.A.R.T." online contest to win iTunes. Attend or view a rebroadcast of a weekly presentation, then visit and Like the InfoSec Facebook page to answer that week's security question correctly and enter a drawing for iTunes cards up to $25.

The Information Security Team (InfoSec) at the University of Hawaii system will participate in NSCAM by offering a series of presentations addressing the question, "Are you Cyber S.M.A.R.T." Topics reflect the NCSA theme of STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

 The purpose of NCSAM is to raise awareness to the issues facing cyber security not only at UH but also in everyone's personal daily lives. Weekly topics for the systemwide InfoSec presentations are:
  • Oct 04 - Secure Information Destruction
  • Oct 08 - Management and Storage of Sensitive Information
  • Oct 19 - Avoid Identity Theft
  • Oct 22 - Responsible Computing Practices
  • Oct 31 - Think Before You Click.
The presentations will originate from Kuykendall Hall on the UH Manoa campus, be broadcast live to HITS sites throughout the UH system, and viewable as recordings following broadcast at: uhtv.its.hawaii.edu/NCAM. For details on presentations and iTunes contest visit the InfoSec webpage: www.hawaii.edu/infosec

Circular logo with text: October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, staysafeonline.org
staysafeonline.org

Printable flyer with workshop information and dates (pdf)

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

Oct 19, 2012

Meet artist Kazu, Dec 5th , 12:30 OCET 106 C&D

GREAT OPPORTUNITY
Kazu Kauinana has been commissioned to design and build a sculpture for KCC. Come meet him on Wednesday, Dec 5th in the OCET room 106 C&D.
 
info.kauai.hawaii.edu/training
In January he will be offering a sculpting workshop sponsored by State Foundation on Culture and Arts.  He wants to invite students to come and learn the process of figure sculpting.  This great workshop will only cost students $25!  Great opportunity.

Oct 17, 2012

Last Call ~ Filipino Fiesta

Kaua'i CC Community,

The Pamantasan (higher education) Club is having a fiesta this week Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, from 6:00 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m. at KCC's Cafeteria to raise funds to attend a UH Systemwide Conference in April 2013 at UH Hilo. Dinner & Show tickets are $30.00 and if you're interested in supporting the club, please contact me before Wednesday, Oct. 17, 12:00 noon.

The club will also be participating in "Adopt a School Day," a Hawaii Jaycees Statewide Program, to provide service to the college. The club will be assisting the Na Kama Pono Pre-School with reorganizing their storage cabinets on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Salamat po,
Frances Dinnan
Co-Advisor
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Oct 15, 2012

Week Without Violence

We started off the Week Without Violence today and you will notice that the Clotheslines are up again and there are several t-shirts that were made today by students. Please visit the following website to view some of the pics taken during this event: http://snack.to/puk3bj3n.



Volunteers will return on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 9:00-2:00 p.m to assist students in making more t-shirts and to educate students about domestic violence (DV) and campus and community resources. In the evening at 5:00 p.m. there's a Candlelight Vigil to honor the victims and survivors of DV, sexual assault, and teen dating violence at St. Michael's. The Nursing students will be participating in this community event.

We're encouraging both students and staff to sign up now for the "Telling Amy's Story" film that will be shown this Friday, Oct. 19, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in OCET Rm 106 C & D. A panel discussion follows immediately after the film with our community partners. There will be prize giveaways and everyone will receive a gift for attending. Staff are eligible to receive a professional buck. Space is limited so please contact: 245-8212 to make your reservation. Also, turn in unused cell phones by Friday for Project HopeLine.

Thank you,
Frances Dinnan
Counselor
ext 381

Sep 13, 2012

Free Lecture by Acclaimed Australian Naturalist Ian Hutton (10/2)

Free Lecture for Kauai CC faculty, staff, students and public: National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) and Kauai CC are co-sponsoring a free lecture by acclaimed Australian naturalist Ian Hutton, on Tuesday, October 2nd, at 5:30 pm, in the KCC Cafeteria.


Mr. Hutton has spent more than 30 years studying the ecology of Lord Howe Island and will share the richness of its flora and fauna. Similarities between Lord Island and the Hawaiian Islands will be made evident in the lecture. (For newcomers to the college and/or island, the NTBG and KCC partnership is exciting, productive, creative and mutually appreciated. The lecture would be a great time to get to know NTBG and learn more about our connection.)

Mr. Hutton has a background in plant ecology and climatology and was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his contributions to conservation and tourism. He has written numerous books and was the fist person licensed to conduct guided reef and botanical tours. He has also been a leader in creating voluntourism opportunities in invasive plant removal. See the engaging attachment and see you there!

PDF Flyer

Posted by:
E.Miller for Cammie Matsumoto

Free Session with UH Environmental Center / Water Resources Research Center (9/24)

Free Session for faculty and students:

"Partnership Opportunities with the University of Hawaii 
Environmental Center / Water Resources Research Center," 
 Monday, September 24, Noon - 1:30 pm, Library 122.

UH Manoa faculty John Cusick, Philip Moravcik, and David Penn will introduce educational programs, research projects, and service activities that are conducted through the Environmental Center / Water Resources Research Center, and ask that we attend to together explore how to strengthen and sustain the bonds between Kauai CC and Manoa campuses programs. (A bit of interesting history: Chancellor Cox's father started the Hawaii Environmental Center.)

Highlights of the Session:

Overview of Educational Programs for students transferring to Manoa to obtain a degree in Environmental Studies
  • join honors courses, internships, practicums, student organizations for individual and group study; creative work on sustainability initiatives, skills development in professional settings 
  • financial support 
  • graduate school options and opportunities to conduct research
Overview of Research Projects
  • environmental protection and water management problems and solutions
  • protecting water supply to support shellfish cultivating
  • water cultivating and storage capacity 
  • health risks when using waste water for crop irrigation
  • land-based materials impact on seaweeds
Overview of Service Activities
  • Environmental Center's role in establishing environmental law and its key involvement in proposed legislative and agency actions
  • updating environmental impact statements 
  • revising policy
To schedule an appointment to speak with our presenters at other times that day, contact: David Penn, dpenn@hawaii.edu.

Posted by:
E.Miller for Cammie Matsumoto

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kauai (9/17 & 9/18)

On September 17 & 18, 2012, 9:00-1:00p.m. in the Learning Resource Center Lobby by the ATM Machine, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kaua'i will be on campus to recruit mentors. It's all about one-to-one friendships and a community of caring, giving people changing what it means for children to grow up in Hawaii - you don't really have to change your life to impact theirs. The Community-Based program is open to mentors 18 years of age or older and keiki ages 6 through 16.

Event Sponsor: Student Services, Kaua'i Campus
More Information:
Desiree Agader, Case Manager, 631-9405, dagader@bbbshawaii.org
Website: http://www.bbbshawaii.org/

Posted by:
Frances Dinnan

Ho'ouluwehi Blessing & Ground Breaking (9/28)

Students, Faculty, and Staff:

Blessing the Ground Breaking of the 

Ho`ouluwehi Affordable Sustainable Living House Prototype 
Friday, September 28, 10:30 am at the Campus Farm
with the Honorable Kahu Wayne Vidinha 


The Blessing commemorates the construction phase of the project. Robert Steurich and students will be building the prototype house as part of their class project. The Blessing also serves to honor all of you who have been helping, in one important way or another, to bring this project from conception to completion.

Posted by:
Cammie Matsumoto
245-8280

Sep 12, 2012

Suicide Prevention Workshop (9/21)

Kaua'i CC Community / Students:

A Suicide Prevention Workshop will be offered by safetalkkauai.org presentors: Gina Kaulukukui & Bridget Arume. In two hours learn how to become a suicide alert helper. You will learn clear and practical information on when and what to do. You will practice the TALK (Talk, Ask, Listen, and Keep safe) steps and conclude with practice in activating a suicide alert. safeTALK is the result of some twenty years of work in developing suicide prevention abilities in a short program. This training was designed for anyone over age 15.

DATE: Friday, September 21, 2012
PLACE: Campus Center Bldg. Cafeteria
TIME: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
RSVP: Frances Dinnan, Counselor, 245-8381, dinnan@hawaii.edu

Sponsored by the Prevent Suicide Kauai Task Force, http://preventsuicidekauai.org/service
Sponsored by the Preventing Violence Against Women Task Force
Sponsored by ASUH-Kauai CC

HAWAII STATISTICS
According to a Honolulu Star Bulletin article dated 11/16/2007
"Suicide is considered the leading cause of injury death in Hawaii, according to the Injury Prevention & Control Program. That puts it above falls, motor vehicle accidents, poisoning, pedestrian accidents and drowning."

"About 123 people in Hawaii commit suicide every year, according to the Injury Prevention & Control Program. That is about one person every three days who commits suicide, state health officials said. And for every person who commits suicide, 12 people attempt to kill themselves."

NATIONAL STATISTICS
American Association of Suicidology

In 2009 there were 36,909 suicides in the U.S. (100.8 per day, 1 suicide every 14.3 minutes).

This translates to an annual suicide rate of 12.0 persons in 100,000.

Suicide rates have traditionally decreased in times of war and increased in times of economic crisis.


Do you recognize any of the Warning Signs of Suicide?
Here's an Easy-to-Remember Mnemonic: IS PATH WARM?
    I   Ideation
    S  Substance Abuse

    P   Purposelessness
    A  Anxiety
    T  Trapped
    H  Hopelessness

    W Withdrawal
    A  Anger
    R  Recklessness
    M Mood Changes
A person in acute risk for suicidal behavior most often will show: Warning Signs of Acute Risk:
  • Threatening to hurt or kill him or herself, or talking of wanting to hurt or kill him/herself; and/or,
  • Looking for ways to kill him/herself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means; and/or,
  • Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide, when these actions are out of the ordinary.
These might be remembered as expressed or communicated ideation. If observed, seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a referral.
NOTE: September 9-15, 2012 is National Suicide Prevention Week.

Posted by:
Frances Dinnan

Sep 10, 2012

Eō e Liliʻu (9/18/2012)

From 9:00am on Tuesday, September 18, the PAC will be filled with excited children and families gathered for the Eō e Liliʻu children’s song contest, a unique event where children from Hawaiian immersion schools converge on Kauaʻi CC to compete in singing songs composed by, or in honor of, Queen Liliʻuokalani and her siblings (King David Kalākaua, Prince Leleiōhoku, and Princess Likelike). This event is part of the annual Mokihana Festival, celebrating the Hawaiian culture and values. (For a calendar of events, see http://maliefoundation.org/.) 

Image from maliefoundation.org
Participants will be arriving by bus and on foot, but family & friends will be parking from 8:30 to noon; thank you for helping us welcome this community to our college.

Posted by:
Molly Summers

Sep 4, 2012

Art of Filmmaking: From Concept to Completion (Free Workshop)

Invitation to KCC students, faculty and staff:
Interested in the Art of Filmmaking? Attend this special FREE Workshop!

The Independent Feature Film: Concept to Completion
Friday, Sept 14, 1-3pm in KCC Tech Ed Multipurpose Rm 114

If you're interested in Performance or Literary Arts, Music, Photography, Digital Media, Film or TV, then you won't want to miss this special opportunity to learn more about what it takes to make an Independent Feature Film from the ground up. Using his island comedy "Get a Job" as a case study, Writer/Director/Producer Brian Kohne takes you on a funny and inspirational journey through the four major processes: Screenwriting, Production, Editing, and Marketing. Even if you're not an "artist" but just want to have a good time--come join the fun! You just might discover how you fit in to the magical puzzle that is the entertainment industry.


Brian Kohne - Writer/Director
Named as a "Person Who Made A Difference in 2011" by the Maui News, the Hawaii native is the creative force behind "Get a Job," an award-winning comedy starring Willie K, Eric Gilliom, Augie T, Jake Shimabukuro, Henry Kapono, Amy Hanaiali'i, and Mick Fleetwood. A Film and Art school graduate, Brian boasts a diverse work history as Music Producer, Sports Broadcaster, User-Interface Designer, Videographer, Concert Promoter, Educator, and Marketer. He is currently writing a new movie: "Brother's Kuleana."

See "Get A Job" at KCC. Sept 14 at 6 & 8 pm. Tickets only $10.

Sep 1, 2012

Services Available to Students - Fall 2012

Are you a Kauai CC student? Have you ever wondered who you should talk to about your academic concerns? Here's a list of services available to students through Student Services:

Advising/Counseling/Career Guidance Appointments
  ~Sala Taala until 9/14/2012; Kimberly O'Brien from 9/17/2012 . . . . . 245-8212

Academic Grievances
  ~Earl Nishiguchi . . . 245-8274

Campus Lounge Reservations
  ~John Constantino . . . 245-8245

Division Liaisons:
  ~Business Education . . . Bonnie Honma . . . 245-8257
  ~Early Childhood Education . . . Frances Dinnan . . . 245-8381
  ~Liberal Arts . . . Creighton Fujii (245-8286) & Wade Tanaka (245-8259)
  ~Nursing . . . Sharon Chiba . . . 245-8258
  ~Trade/Technology . . . John Constantino . . . 245-8245

Academic Advisors - Per Major:
  ~Accounting . . . Bonnie Honma . . . 245-8257
  ~Auto Body Repair & Painting . . . John Constantino . . . 245-8245
  ~Automotive Mechanics Technology . . . John Constantino . . . 245-8245
  ~Business Technology . . . Bonnie Honma . . . 245-8257
  ~Culinary Arts . . . Bonnie Honma . . . 245-8257
  ~Early Childhood Education . . . Frances Dinnan . . . 245-8381
  ~Electronic Technology . . . John Constantino . . . 245-8245
  ~Facilities Engineering Technology . . . John Constantino . . . 245-8245
  ~Hawaiian Botany . . . Frances Dinnan (245-8381), Creighton Fujii (245-8286), or Wade Tanaka (245-8259)
  ~Hawaiian Studies . . . Wade Tanaka (245-8259), Frances Dinnan (245-8381), or Creighton Fujii (245-8286),
  ~Hospitality & Tourism
  ~Liberal Arts . . . Creighton Fujii (245-8286), Wade Tanaka (245-8259), or Frances Dinnan (245-8381)
  ~Marine Option Program . . . Frances Dinnan (245-8381), Creighton Fujii (245-8286), or Wade Tanaka (245-8259)
  ~Massage Therapy . . . Sharon Chiba . . . 245-8258
  ~Medical Office Receptionist . . . Sharon Chiba . . . 245-8258
  ~Nurse Aide . . . Sharon Chiba . . . 245-8258
  ~Plant Bioscience Technology  . . . Wade Tanaka (245-8259), Frances Dinnan (245-8381), or Creighton Fujii (245-8286),
  ~Polynesian Voyaging . . . Creighton Fujii (245-8286), Wade Tanaka (245-8259), or Frances Dinnan (245-8381)
  ~Practical Nurse . . . Sharon Chiba . . . 245-8258
  ~Registered Nurse . . . Sharon Chiba . . . 245-8258

Financial Aid (loans, grants, scholarships)
   Financial Aid Appointments
    ~Amy Watase . . . 245-8360
   Financial Aid Officers
    ~Rebecca Thompson . . . 245-8384
    ~Jeannie VanHove . . . 245-8256
  Financial Aid Counselor
    ~Frances Dinnan . . . 245-8381

Native Hawaiian Outreach Program - Advisor for Native Hawaiian students in any major
  ~Isaiah Kaauwai . . . 245-8260

International Students
  ~Wade Tanaka . . . 245-8259

Outreach to High Schools (Gear Up, Running Start, Early Admit)
  ~Kimberly O'Brien . . . 245-8212

Students with Disabilities
  ~Sandra Magnussen . . . 245-8314

Student Conduct Concerns
  ~Earl Nishiguchi . . . 245-8274

Student Employment
  ~On campus . . . JoRae Baptiste . . . 245-8323
  ~Off campus (Cooperative Education and Job Placement) . . . Division Chairs

Student Government/Student Activities/Student Clubs
  ~John Constantino . . . 245-0112

Student Health Insurance
  ~Annie Rellin . . . 245-8313

Student Health Center (Campus Wellness Center)
  ~Reception Desk . . . 245-8307

Student I.D. Cards
  ~John Constantino . . . 245-0112

Testing Appointments
  ~COMPASS Placement Tests . . . Kimberly O'Brien . . . 245-8212
  ~All other tests . . . Test Center . . . 245-8306

Veterans Services
  ~Kailana Soto (on leave); Claressa Casticimo . . . 245-8224

Printable list, including email addresses (pdf file).

Posted by:
Annie Rellin

Aug 31, 2012

Meet Artist Kazu Kauinana at CLUB DAY (9/12/12)

Hi Everybody,

My name is Kazu Kauinana. I am an artist. I am also "Hapa", (Japanese/Hawaiian) and grew up in Kaimuki on Oahu, just outside of Waikiki.

My art career began when I was 7 years old and I received a 2nd grade scholarship to the Honolulu Academy of Arts. I went to Kamehameha Schools from kindergarten through 9th grade before running away from home to California to surf and shape surfboards at age15.

Reality struck, my surfboard career did not take off and I was not making enough money pulling weeds. So I ended up living with my hanai sister, her Chicano husband, my 3 year‐old nephew, and baby niece in San Diego for 1 year. I did surf a little, but mainly I did laundry, baby sat (a lot), cleaned the yard and went to the city public school, where the student body was 1/3 Haole, 1/3 Chicano and 1/3 Black. This part of my history was an important factor that steered me into a life long passion for art, cultures, travel and awareness.

I returned to Hawaii in 1991 from New York City where I had lived for 13 years. I had been gone for a total of 25 years.

The driving force for my art always starts with an interest in a subject. The range of subjects is endless. Once I have a subject, I gather information, and with that information develop a concept. The concept inspires me to create a tangible object (usually a sculpture or drawing for a sculpture) that communicates the idea to the viewer. I try to keep the intended "meaning" of the artwork somewhat open so that many can have their own interpretations or version of the piece.

Just as I have shared part of my life with you, I would like you to come by my tent on "Club Day" on Wed., Sept. 12 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Campus Center Courtyard, and tell me about yourselves. I'm interested in what you feel about your school and your community. I want to know your career aspirations and your dreams. Stop by the tent and talk story and tell me what idea you think I should make tangible so everyone can look at your idea contribution and you can say, "Hey, I helped that guy Kahzmo make the sculpture for our school".

Posted by:
John Constantino

Aug 27, 2012

College Reaches Its Highest Enrollment since 1992


Students at computer stations in the Library
As of this morning, Kaua`i Community College's enrollment reached 1,512 students registered and attending classes. Among the University of Hawai`i’s seven Community Colleges located across the state, Kaua`i CC holds the highest percentage enrollment increase at 5.4%. Kaua`i CC also has the highest percentage increase (4.1%) in Student Semester Hours.

This is also Kaua`i CC’s highest enrollment since 1992. In Fall 1992, 1,563 enrolled to study here. The late breaking news was provided by Earl Nishiguchi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. “Everyone worked hard,” he said of faculty and staff at Kaua`i CC.
Students study together in the Library

"What a great day for us this is, and a great one for Kaua`i, too! We're delighted with the high enrollment and welcome all of our students new and old. Building a foundation of educated citizens on Kaua`i opens all kinds of opportunities for the island," said a proud Chancellor Helen Cox.


Posted by:
Cammie Matsumoto

Aug 22, 2012

It's Not Too Late To Take Classes

UPDATE: Today (8/24) is the last day to turn in applications, register for classes (without teacher approval), and to get 100% tuition refunds for course changes.
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Aloha!

Our Fall semester is off to a great start! With over 1,475 students this is our highest enrollment yet! More classes have been added and seats are still available. If you ever wished you could learn more about...Art, Screenwriting, Plants in Hawaii and their influence on culture, or the Heavens, there are still some seats available (only one in Astronomy at the time of this writing, though!). Still have your once-loved-but-can't-part-with high school band instrument? Dust it off and join us in the Community College Band or String Ensemble! Need a little more exercise in your life? We have Yoga, Basketball, Weight Training, and even Fitness Boot Camp (HPER 199V). You'll not only be exercising but learning about principles and techniques  for fitness and skills improvement.

Want something more "practical"? How's about Minor Home Repair and Fabrication, Intro to Auto Body Repair, Plumbing Basics and Repair, or General Welding?

And there are many more! Business, Accounting, Hawaiian, Japanese, Spanish, Oceanography, Political Science, Psychology, Journalism, Philosophy, Education, Yoga, Weight Training, Fitness Boot Camp, and much, much more. Applications are being accepted through Friday, 8/24, so drop in to grab one or print it yourself. There are some health clearances that need to be completed like a TB test and Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Immunization (or official record of immunization), so get started today.

Bonus! For our wizened citizens (60 years or older), "you may attend classes as a "Visitor" without having to pay tuition and fees" if you meet the following requirements:
  1. Is 60 years or older during the week immediately following the late registration period;
  2. Is a bona fide resident of the state of Hawai`i as described by University of Hawai`i definition;
  3. Meet course prerequisites, if any; and
  4. Does not have any financial obligation to the school.
Also, you still need to turn in an application, the class needs to have seats available as of 8/27/2012, and you'll need instructor approval. For more information about senior citizen "Visitor" status, check out our full catalog and search for "Senior Citizen" which is on numbered page 30.

If you have application questions, call Admissions and Records at 245-8224 or 245-8225.

Hope to see you on campus!

Aug 14, 2012

Get Your Photography On!

A new section of ART 107D, Introduction to Digital Photography, has just been added to the schedule. It meets every Monday and Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. starting Monday, August 20th.

In this class, students will learn how to operate a digital camera, use lighting and composition to create artistic photographic effects, edit photographs, and apply advanced print techniques.

This course fulfills a requirement within the Digital Media program, in which we offer two Certificates of Completion, and also fulfills our Diversification in Arts (DA) requirement.

For more information on becoming a student, visit our Admission's page at http://info.kauai.hawaii.edu/admissions/ar/admrec.htm to take "Steps to Enroll," and find out our "Health Requirements".

Posted by:
Rick Randolph

Jul 26, 2012

Path to Student Success Widens with New Hawaiian Studies AA Degree

Students in KCC's Hula and Chant course ready to perform.
At its May 12th 2012 meeting, the University of Hawai`i Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve a new associate of arts (AA) degree in Hawaiian Studies. The degree, now included in the American Liberal Arts curriculum, is open to all students at UH Community Colleges and will be offered at Kaua`i Community College beginning the upcoming Fall 2012 semester, which begins Monday, August 20.

“This is an important milestone for two reasons,” stressed Helen A. Cox, KCC Chancellor. “Firstly, the UH Community Colleges campuses across the state together developed this degree, so students who move between campuses will have no trouble to complete the degree. It’s a strong program of study due to the combined expertise at the campuses. Secondly, the new degree is a very important doorway for students to access higher education by being able to focus on studies that are important and relevant to them,” said Cox.

Dennis Chun, KCC faculty in Hawaiian Studies was a key contributor in the community colleges collaboration, which made the AA degree a reality. Proactively, KCC was the first campus to offer an Academic Subject Certificate in Hawaiian Studies.

The degree “is designed for students to transition directly into a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program at UH four-year campuses. Since the AA in Hawaiian Studies has the same general education requirements as Liberal Arts, students can transfer to any Liberals Arts major at UH Manoa, UH-Hilo, and UH-West Oahu. That’s important because having an AA degree in Hawaiian Studies will attract students who want to challenge their interests. Once they know what to do, transferring is an easy transition. This could be the first of many concentrations to come for other Liberal Arts programs of study. And, any AA degree is a great gateway to any Bachelors degree program.” explained James Dire, KCC’s Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

The world will open up for students. “For us here at KCC, our strengths and expertise rest with our Hawaiian Language, culture and values for harmonious living, Ethnobotany, Hula and Chant, Lo`i cultivation, and Polynesian voyaging and navigation courses,” said Chun. “Even if our students pursue other career and education choices, they will have a solid foundation in Hawaiian Studies, which will enrich not only their personal lives, but also their career. Our intention of this program has always been to infuse students with the importance of having a knowledge of the culture, history, and language of this place we call home, for knowing your home one will be able to venture forward beyond perceived boundaries,” reflected Chun.

“It is our vision that the values and information learned in this program will enrich the students’ lives and lead them to apply their knowledge and energies to protect and enhance their homeland of Hawai`i and, by extension, themselves,” echoed Molly Ka`imi Summers, KCC faculty.

Students participate in campus activities with Kumu Pua Rossi (2nd row, in green).
Puali`ili`imaikalani Rossi, graduate of KCC and currently a member of the college faculty, tells her own story. “As a first-time college student, I was very nervous about how I would do. I wanted to be successful and also take classes that were of interest to me. I took a lot of Hawaiian Studies classes from Kumu Dennis Chun, Kumu Molly Ka`imi Summers, and Kumu Brian Yamamoto and found that I really enjoyed school. I learned how to be a college student. I learned how to study, how to write papers, and how to benefit from all that college has to offer. Because of KCC, I did well in a four-year college. There will be career opportunities that were once unavailable to our island and our people in cultural resource management, sustainability, politics, business, education, the tourist industry, as well science and mathematics. The degree will give our students confidence,” said Rossi. Imagine an Urban Planner with an AA degree in Hawaiian Studies.

Posted by:
Cammie Matsumoto

Campus Wellness Center to Provide New Services for Campus Mothers

Thanks to the Department of Health, we are now able to provide an important service to Kauai Community College moms (students, faculty, and staff) that have newborn babies. Due to the high price of baby formula and the belief of added nutritional benefits, more and more mothers are choosing to breastfeed. All mothers and their supportive partners who have gone though this process knows how difficult it is to carry a breast pump and find a private setting that is not contaminated with "cooties" (ie, a public bathroom counter). A breast pump machine is bulky and an inconvenience to carry along with your day to day needs (books, pens, paper, laptop, etc). Carrying and using a breast pump in a public place can also be an embarrassment for some. To combat these issues and help mother's return to school/work we have partnered up with the Department of Health to bring the Medela program to the Campus Wellness Center (CWC). The CWC is now equipped with a breast pump and a private room that moms can use to take care of their baby's needs. The purpose of the Medela program is to:
  1. Support a mother who chooses to breastfeed and pump to maintain lactation during separation from their infant during work or school, and
  2. Assist an employer or school in providing a friendly breastfeeding environment.
Here are some FAQ's about the program:

How does it work?Sign up for the program either with the Department of Health or come here to the CWC and fill out the forms. You will be given your own breast pump tubing, instructions on how to clean your tubing, and an ice pack. Let us know what time(s) of the day you will need to use the pump so we can reserve the room and pump for you (we only have one pump at this time). You would come to the CWC, check in, and a private room will be provided for you. When you are done, you unplug your tube's and are on your way back to your office or class.

What will I need to bring?
The tubing you receive from the Department of Health or the CWC, your ice pack (we have some here if you need to switch it out), and a small portable cooler (unless you have a access to a refrigerator near your office. The CWC also has a small refrigerator that you can use should you forget to bring your cooler.

Are there income restrictions for the program?NO! Everyone at KCC is eligible to participate in this FREE program. Tubing is FREE. Ice packs are FREE. Use of a private room is FREE. The only thing you will need to purchase is your cooler. There are many light and portable coolers available at Costco, Kmart, Longs, Wal-mart, etc.

How do I sign up or get more information?Visit Krisztina Geczi at the Department of Health or call 245-6776
Visit us here at the CWC, call us at 245-8307, send us an email, or send us a PRIVATE message on Facebook.

Can I leave my tubing at the CWC? It is possible but not recommended. We do have sinks here, but it is recommended that you take your tubing home nightly to sanitize it properly according to your instructions.

Posted by:
Kim O'Brien
Kauai Community College
Campus Wellness Center
Phone: 808-245-8307
Fax: 808-245-8255

Jul 16, 2012

Fall 2012 Preregistration Payment Deadline: 4:00PM (HST) This Friday (7/20)

Aloha Students,

If you have registered and not paid for your classes, please make an attempt to pay before 4:00PM HST, July 20, 2012 (this Friday). On this date, all students who have not paid for their classes will be automatically purged from registration and will have to re-register with no guarantee of getting the same classes.

Here are your options to avoid this:
  1. pay in full,
  2. set up a payment plan through MyUH Portal (myuh.hawaii.edu), or
  3. be "awarded" by the financial aid office (245-8360).
Again, if you fail to do any of these three by 4:00PM HST, Friday, July 20, 2012, your classes will be automatically purged and you'll need to re-register with no guarantee of getting the same classes.

For more information on payment deadlines:http://info.kauaicc.hawaii.edu/admissions/ar/pay_dates.htm (scroll down to the Fall 2012 section).

To contact Financial Aid, call 245-8360.

Jul 13, 2012

Hawaiian Studies Associates Degree Established

Beginning this Fall 2012 semester, students can now attain an Associates degree in Hawaiian Studies. The new degree was approved by the UH Board of Regents at their regular meeting in May. Please call Student Counseling & Advising at 245-8212 for more information on earning this degree.



Information about our Hawaiian Studies program, current Hawaiian Studies Academic Subject Certificate (HSASC), and kumu are available at http://info.kauai.hawaii.edu/programs/hawst/Site/index.html.

The official report about the establishment of this degree is at www.hawaii.edu/news.

New Chancellor's Corner and Other Important Information- Please Read!

Aloha Kakou!
Hope the summer is treating you well.  Find out what has been happening around here by checking out the latest Chancellor's Corner.
Also, one other important piece of information.  
KCC was awarded a VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) for 2012 - 2013.  Melissa Tangalin, from Kekaha who has also taken classes here, will begin her term of service August 10, 2012 for a full year.  This position, while being funded by Americorps, provides us with the equivalent of a full-time employee.  
August 24, 2012, Bevin Parker-Evans will have completed her year long and productive VISTA service to KCC.  She has worked with many of us to build capacity of numerous projects and initiatives.  Thank you for including her in the KCC `ohana.  And thanks, Bevin, for being such a wonderful addition to KCC!
Helen


Posted by Chancellor Helen A. Cox

TechConKona - Empower Your Business with Knowledge

Technology is NOT just for big businesses! Learn to RAISE funds, MARKET your business, ACCESS your data anyway, GENERATE more business, INCREASE your income, MASTER the "Top 10 Apps for Small Business, and UNDERSTAND the power of mobile technology and tablets.

The Hawaii Community College Sustainability Center is bringing Paul Hawken, bestselling author of Natural Capitalism to the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort on August 2, 2012. His keynote speech will highlight the opportunities for sustainable entrepreneurship. Throughout the day, numerous experts will illuminate attendees on the BIG benefits that Small Businesses can gain by leveraging technology. TechConKona is this year's not-to-miss event for Small Business!

Regular registration is only $100, but as a main sponsor Hawaii Community College has negotiated a $50 discount for ALL University of Hawaii Students, Faculty, and Staff! This rate is only guaranteed until Monday, July 16, 2012. Register now! Registration is available online at http://www.techconkona.com. Order using the Hawaii Community College Ticket Order line.

Please direct any questions to Graceson Ghen. Email: graceson@hawaii.edu, phone: 934-2780.

Tony Kent
Educational Specialist
Rural Development Project
Hawaii Community College

Jun 19, 2012

Bookstore Closure - 6/29

The KCC Bookstore will be closed on Friday, June 29th for inventory.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause and thank you all for your patience in this matter!  We will reopen for business on Monday, July 2nd.

Have a wonderful Summer!

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UH Seal
Noel Mock
Manager • Bookstore • Campus Services
Kaua'i Community College
3-1901 Kaumuali'i Hwy • Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: 808.245.8273 • Fax: 808.245.8296
Email: noelm@hawaii.edu
www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/kauai/

Jun 12, 2012

Giving High School Students a Head Start in Math

In the photo are Kapaa High School students: Cassiah Linn, Lilia Yamamoto,
Kamalani Brun, Alexa Thompson, Devin Caspilla, Jillian Wilkie, Derek Silva,
Melanie Moala; with KCC student mentors: Roxanne Carvalho and
Jemeyia Shamia; and Gigi Drent, KCC Mathematics Instructor, Frances Dinnan,
Running Start Counselor, and Kathryn Bailey, Kapaa High School Instructor
at the head of the table.

Kapa`a High School Math Readiness Camp for high school juniors and seniors.

With the successful and satisfying 2011 – 2012 academic year just completed, faculty began making their summer plans a reality. For one faculty, Gigi Drent, in Mathematics, this meant leading high school students toward a college education.

In late May and early June, Drent, along with Kathryn Bailey, Kapa`a High School Mathematics instructor, conducted a Math Readiness Camp for under-prepared high school juniors and seniors in preparation for their entrance to college-level Mathematics courses. The students, applicants to the College’s Running Start Program, brushed up on their skills in preparation for a COMPASS re-test. Classes were held at Kapa`a High School and KCC. Two KCC students, Roxanne Carvalho and Jameyia Shamia served as mentors throughout this service-learning project.

The project was funded by a grant received by the College from Hawaii Pacific Islands Campus Compact (HIPICC). The UH system is the largest body of this 18-campus membership of colleges in the Pacific Region. KCC also received a generous donation from the International Test & Evaluation Association Mid-Pacific Center on Kaua`i.

“The goal of this program was to give students a head start at college so they will have an easy transition into college and consider majoring in STEM-related fields of study,” said Drent. KCC joins the UH system and the nation in its push to increase the number of students in STEM fields. In the March 19, 2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report, the importance of STEM to the nation was reiterated. With support from government, business and education, the collective goal has been to “bring STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) to the forefront as a necessary focus for a successful and competitive workforce and economic development . . . to encourage growth in STEM programmatic initiatives.” KCC’s Math Camp is one clear demonstration of commitment, and confident about what its students can achieve.

In Math Camp, students were pre and post tested daily to determine individual study needs. Drent found that students all pre-tested in the 20 – 40% range and post-tested in the 60 – 85% range. Some even reached 100% perfect scores. “Students are really excited about their opportunity to take a college courses next semester and most of all they are very happy to have actually learned some math this past week! “ said Drent. One student even said, “It’s so much fun to really understand,” and that in itself, makes all the difference in the world.

Posted for C.Matsumoto.

Jun 8, 2012

Venus Transit - Waimea's and Kaua`i CC's Major Roles

Venus Transit as seen through Kaua`i Community College Telescope.
Russian Fort Elizabeth, Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii. June 5, 2012.
(c) All rights reserved.
Early morning June 5th. Astronomers checked weather patterns with great anticipation for a clear day. Cameras, telescopes, viewing glasses, and homemade viewing devices were loaded into vehicles across the island. By noon, the cloud cover had increased over Kaua`i. Though not so much at Russian Fort Elizabeth in Waimea and throughout the afternoon a steady stream of viewers came by to see the Venus Transit through Kaua`i CC’s telescopes. [Read on for KCC Instructor Michael Hannawald’s engaging article on Waimea's historical role in the Venus Transit and KCC’s service-learning project.]
Intro by Cammie Matsumoto

May 31, 2012

Summer 2012 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:

Intro to Laulima
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.
July 17 noon - 1:00 pm

Tools and Pedagogies
Discover how certain pedagogies can be applied to Laulima's tools to help make conducting course activities more effective. This workshop will introduce techniques and present examples to consider when delivering a course online or enhancing a face to face class using Laulima.
July 19 noon - 1:00 pm

Laulima's Testing Tools
This workshop will cover the basics of using the two testing tools -- Tasks, Tests and Surveys and Tests & Quizzes -- available in Laulima. Topics include constructing a basic quiz, publishing considerations, and viewing/grading student submissions.
July 24 noon - 1:00 pm

Tips and Tricks
Learn how to convert a file to PDF, embed a YouTube video, create a Web page in Laulima then link it to a Home page, and learn how to tag an avatar to your messages in the Discussion and Private Messages tool.
July 26 noon - 1:00 pm

The webinars are free and will be conducted via the Halawai web conference system.

Register online at http://www.hawaii.edu/training.
Information on attending the webinars will be provided before each session.

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.

Posted on behalf of:
Matt Parcon
UH-ITS

May 30, 2012

County of Kauai Electronic Waste Recycling

 The County of Kaua'i is partnering with Pacific Corporate Solutions and Sims Recycling Solutions to host a series of free Electronic Waste Recycling Events to keep these toxic items out of our landfill.

All types of electronics generated from residents and businesses will be accepted, free of charge!

Televisions, monitors, computer towers, laptops, printers, stereo equipment, and more, will be accepted. These events will be held on:

  • Monday & Tuesday, June 18 & 19 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Anaina Hou Community Park, Kaua'i Mini Golf Course Lower Parking Lot. 5-2723 Kūhi‘ō Hwy., Kīlauea, HI 96754
  • Wednesday & Thursday, June 20 & 21 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at 'Ele'ele Shopping Center Parking Lot. 4469 Waialo Rd., 'Ele'ele, HI 96705
  • Friday & Saturday, June 22 & 23 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Vidinha Stadium. Hoolako St, Līhu'e, HI 96766
 Please see flyer for more information. We suggest you print or email the flyer and share it with your family, friends, and colleagues to assure a successful event.


Posted on behalf of:
Emily Medeiros
Recycling Specialist
County of Kaua'i

May 25, 2012

Informational Sessions - Masters Degrees on Kauai


Representatives from UH Manoa's Shidler College of Business will share information about 
their Master of Human Resource Management degree and their Distance Learning Executive MBA on June 4, 2012 in One Stop Center room 207 from 5:30pm-7:00pm.



















Deadline to apply for these programs is July 1, 2012.

May 16, 2012

Relive the Moment - Commencement 2012


Kauai Community College Class of 2012
5/14/2012

The KCC 47th Annual Commencement video that was streamed live on 5/11/2012 was also recorded and is available at http://kauai.hawaii.edu/gradplaybak.htm.

You worked hard. Relive the memories of your success and share it with your friends and family.
Congratulations Class of 2012! Keep moving forward!

Mahalo, Kent Tanigawa, for providing and editing this video.

Live Figure Drawing, This Summer at KCC-OCET

We are pleased to offer a Live Figure Drawing class this summer at KCC-OCET beginning Tuesday, May 29th thru July 19th (Mondays 2:30-5:30 p.m. & Tuesdays 1:30-4:30 p.m.).  Please see the course flier for more information. To sign-up for this course, call OCET at 245-8318.

Posted by:
Peggy Lake