Apr 17, 2012

Donor Appreciation and STAR Reception

Dear Colleagues,

The University of Hawaii Foundation and I are hosting a reception to thank donors who have established scholarships and academic awards for our students. We cannot thank them enough for their heartfelt, gracious, and generous contributions, all of which are helping Kauai CC to achieve our goal of championing student success. Thanks to donors, Kauai CC provided over $1.3 million in Financial Aid—the highest amount awarded across the University of Hawaii system.

If you would like to attend, we ask for a contribution of $5 per person to help with costs.

Kaua`i Community College

Donor Appreciation and Students Thanked and Recognized (STAR) Reception

Monday, April 30, 2012

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – KCC Cafeteria

Light refreshments will be served

Please RSVP by April 23, 2012, to Clarice Kali at 245-8299.
Bring your check made payable to UHF-KCC Fund to OSC 206A

It has indeed been a busy year for us. Thank you so very much for all that you do to maintain our level of excellence and service.

Posted by:
Chancellor Helen Cox

Outdoor KCC 2012 Earth Day Festival (4/19)

The Earth Day Festival opening at noon will feature a blessing `oli and hula presented by Kumu Pualiiliimaikalani Rossi and her Hawaiian Studies students. Chancellor Helen Cox will follow with an official welcome and opening of the Earth Day events for all.

Food Booths will be open for your dining pleasure and on stage we will present musicians, speakers, poets, and performances for your entertainment.

Don't miss the exciting line up with a 20 piece EARTH DAY choir by Michael Shooltz, the Reggae funk renditions of Jeff Bloom, the dance presentation of the KCC Dance Club, the stylings of the Malama Pono Allstars and the Jawaiian soul of the "Homesteaders" 7 piece band.

Educational exhibits and information booths as well as sustainable products will be available for you to peruse. Learn about the billion acts of green you can participate in at the "Mobilize Kaua`i and The Earth" 2012 EARTH DAY FESTIVAL.

A presentation of K-12 education will be presented at the Electronics/Technology building at 4pm by Kapa`a High School 808 FUSE (Fun using sustainable energy) as the students present their model for a youth activity center. Also, Kilauea residents Felicia and Ian Cowden from Akamai Learning, a home school program, will share from their recently published book, Life is the School, Love is the Lesson. Kaua`i High School day treatment students will present their 40 second video public service announcement regarding marine waste.

Earth Day is Presented by ASUH-KCC Student Life and Co-sponsored by Ho`ouluwehi Sustainable Living Institute of Kaua`i,  Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative, Surfrider Foundation, Kaua'i Music Festival, Zero Waste Kaua`i, Sierra Club, Java Kai, Messenger Recording Studio, Regis Hair Salon, The Beauty Shop at Kilohana, Lawai Beach Resort, Regenerations Botanical Gardens, The Grand Hyatt Kauai, The Hawaii Small Business Development Center, Kaua`i Visitor's Bureau, and Kaua`i Music and Sound.
For more information call Jimmy Trujillo at 346-7725
Posted by:
Bevin Parker-Evans

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, April 20

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a gender violence awareness event where men show their support for the women in their lives by wearing high heels. Sexual violence affects not only women but men who care about women. The walk is about getting men involved in putting an end to sexual violence in our community. The Walk helps men better understand and appreciate women's experiences, gain a new perspective, help improve gender relationships and decrease the potential for violence. It demonstrates that men are willing to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place.

Take the Pledge. Get a Chair Massage. A free t-shirt for each walker and supporter, prizes, and lunch!

While this is a fun event, please be mindful that our goal is to raise awareness and start discussions about gender based violence and not an opportunity to mock women or the LGBT community. Please register before the event to help us in our planning. Mayor Bernard Carvalho has already registered for the walk and we are encouraging council members, fire fighters, police, emergency medical technicians, and attorneys to join us as they did last year. 

WAM 2011 Kaua'i Video: http://vimeo.com/28588388

Participants from last year's Men's March proudly show their support to stop the violence.
WAM 2011. Photo by: C.Mooy
"Every single minute, 24 people across America are victims of violence by an intimate partner — more than 12 million every year. Forty-five percent of the women killed in this country die at the hands of their partner... ," Sen. Patty Murray, Washington State.

WAM 2012 Kauai will be April 20 in the One Stop Center lobby at 12 noon.
Check-in starts earlier. Register online: http://kauccwalk12.eventbrite.com/

Thank you,
Frances Dinnan
Counselor and WAM Coordinator
(808) 245-8381