Apr 28, 2012

Apiary (Bee) Discussion with State Apiary Specialist (5/4)

The Kaua’i Beekeepers Association (KBee) in partnership with the KCC Apiary Program invite the public to an evening discussion with Hawaii State Apiary Specialist Danielle Downey this Friday, May 4, 2012, at 6:00pm in the Technology Building’s Multi-Purpose Rm114. Beekeepers, wanna beekeepers, and anyone interested in beekeeping is encouraged to attend the free event.

Ms. Downey will be focusing her discussion on updates from the statewide effort to manage, control, and eliminate common honeybee diseases and how to identify, treat, and prevent them from becoming problematic for beekeepers. A brief legislative 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 also bee included in the discussion. Following the discussion the KCC Apiary Program’s Bee Lab will bee open for a tour and honey samples.

The KCC Apiary Program, in partnership with the Kauai Beekeepers Association and Garden Island Resource Conservation and Development, has also received funding from the County of Kauai Office of Economic Development to provide services and training for Kauai beekeepers. Support for Kaua’i beekeepers may also come from the state legislature with the recent passing of SB 2100 for Governor Neil Ambercrombie to sign into law. This bill provides money to the UH system for honeybee research and apiary development.

While visiting Kaua’i, Ms. Downey will also bee assisting KCC Apiary Program instructors Francis Takahashi and Jimmy Trujillo with technical training to increase the capacity of the KCC Apiary Program. The KCC Apiary Program has been offering beekeeping courses to interested community members through the Office of Continuing Education and Training (OCET) and the Ho’ouluwehi Program’s Sustainable Agriculture Program with funding from a federal Rural Development Program grant. For more information about upcoming courses or to enroll in the next apiary course on Saturday, May 5, 2012, contact KCC OCET staff at 245- 8318 or Apiary Program Instructor Jimmy Trujillo at 245 8380.

Apr 25, 2012

AVID Tour this Friday (4/27)

Kaua'i CC Community:

If you see several young students walking around campus this Friday, April 27th, the AVID classes from Kapa'a Middle and Kaua'i High School will be on tour.

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, it is a college readiness system for elementary through postsecondary students that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. They will be visiting: Nursing-Allied Health, Hawaiian Studies, Science and Math, Business Education, and Student Government.

Mahalo to: Victoria Mathis & Rhonda Liu, Dennis Chun, Brian Yamamoto, Rebecca Santos & Vera Blalock, Nelson Batalion & John Constantino, and Sandy Magnussen & Creighton Fujii and anyone else who's assisting in this tour. A total of 73 students will be on tour: 50 from Kapa'a High School and 23 from Kaua'i High School.

Thank you,
Frances Dinnan, Counselor

Spring 2012 Student Art Show

KCC One Stop Center
May 1 - October 15, 2012
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Opening Reception:
May 1st, 12:00 p.m.
Student Walk and Talk at 12:15 p.m.
KCC Vocal Ensemble performs at 1:00 p.m.
Pupus provided by KCC Culinary Arts

The Art Department is pleased to present the Spring 2012 Student Art Show, featuring approximately 69 students who have done extraordinary art works in this semester.

Please come and join us to celebrate this wonderful exhibition and talk stories with the student artists about their art making and learning journey.

Posted by:
KCC Art Instructors Patricia Yu and Norman Acupan

Apr 23, 2012

ACCJC Memo on Institutional Reports of SLOs

(TEXT of above)

April 5, 2012

Memo to:  Chief Executive Officers and Accreditation Liaison Officers

From: Barbara Beno, Ph.D.

Subject: 2012-13 Institutional Reports on Institutional Status on Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment of Learning

A few years ago, this office informed you that the Commission expected institutions to demonstrate they were implementing the (2002) Accreditation Standards that deal with student learning outcomes by showing the institution to be at the Proficiency Level on the ACCJC's Rubric on Institutional Effectiveness, Part III, by fall 2012. On February 24, 2012, I wrote to inform you that the Commission would be conducting a special assessment of institutional status with respect to implementation of the standards about student learning outcomes during the 2012-13 academic calendar year; included was information about whether your institution's report was due October 15, 2012 or march 15, 2013.

Attached please find the College Status Report on Student Learning Outcomes Implementation to be used for completing the college report. The report form is also being sent to you in electronic form so that you can easily download and use it. Instructions appear on the form itself. You will find the report a useful document for assessing your own institution's progress in meeting Standards and you should keep it in the college's accreditation library for use in future institutional self-evaluation work.

The Commission will receive a summary report on institutional performance based on fall 2012 reports at its January, 2013 meeting, and a second summary report on institutional performance based on spring 2013 reports at its June meeting. The Commission may use an institution's report to take action to require follow-up for purposes of assuring institutional compliance with Accreditation Standards.

Please contact our offices if you have any questions about this report by calling Vice President Krista Johns or sending an email to kjohns@accjc.org. Of course, as always, please feel free to contact me as well at bbeno@accjc.org.


Cover Letter (this memo)
SLO Status Report

Posted by:
Ramona Kincaid

Carmina Burana! A KCC Concert Band & Chorale Concert!


The Kauai Chorale, KCC Concert Band, and Chiefess Kamakahele Middle School Chorus present:

Carmina Burana, one of the most popular works performed this century. 
Performed for the first time on Kauai!

or call 337-1882 or 822-5633 for more information.

KCC Performing Arts Center
Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 6, 2012, at 4:00 p.m.

Adults: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Students: $5

Ticket Outlets: Aloha 'n Paradise (Waimea), Talk Story Bookstore (Hanapepe), Kalaheo Cafe & Coffee Company (Kalaheo), Scotty's Music (Kalaheo), Pictures Plus (Kukui Grove Shopping Center), Zack's Frozen Yogurt (Coconut Marketplace), Lappert's Ice Cream (Princeville and Koloa), Kauai Music and Sound (Kapa`a), Pono Market (Kapa`a), North Short Pharmacy (Kilauea).

Posted by:
Peggy Lake

Saturday Gene-ius Day, May 19

The Biotechnology Outreach Program of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) is offering a special Saturday-version of its popular Gene-ius Day workshop to children on Kauai, grades 1 through 6.

The workshop offers fun hands-on activities for children (and accompanying parents) to learn about DNA, genetics, molecular structure and the function of genes and other biological functions. Students will extract DNA from fruit, make a DNA model, and use DNA to solve an “out of this world” crime. Reservations are required.

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Kauai Community College (exact location to be determined)
Cost: $20 per child and $20 per chaperone (mandatory for grades 1-3)
Registration deadline: May 11, 2012.
Registration forms: Visit the Gene-ius Day website http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/geneius-day/saturday.html to download the registration forms.

Sponsored by the CTAHR Dept. of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, Manoa Campus.
For more information, please contact Carol Tran, 956-2160, tranc@hawaii.edu.

Posted on behalf of:
Carol Tran