May 16, 2012

Relive the Moment - Commencement 2012

Kauai Community College Class of 2012

The KCC 47th Annual Commencement video that was streamed live on 5/11/2012 was also recorded and is available at

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

May 15, 2012

"Better Choices, Better Health" Workshops This Summer

Senior Workshops Encourage Healthy Aging

The Agency on Elderly Affairs has scheduled another round of the popular workshop series for older adults titled "Better Choices, Better Health" (BCBH).

"Many Kaua'i kupuna have benefitted from this program since we started offering it four years ago," said Kealoha Takahashi, Kaua'i County Executive on Aging. "I encourage everyone who would like to improve their health to sign up for the workshop."

Designed and tested at Stanford University, the workshop series aims to improve the health of older adults by empowering and teaching them how to better manage their chronic conditions and to work towards achieving personal health goals.

Two types of BCBH workshops are being offered:

  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) - for those who are experiencing a  chronic illness or condition and their caregivers. This workshop is being offered this summer.
  • Diabetes Self-Management - for those with diabetes and their caregivers. This workshop is being offered this September, dates and location to be announced.

Dates, times, and locations of the CDSMP workshops are:
  • Thursdays from 1:00-3:30PM, beginning on May 31, at the Church of the Pacific Community Hall, 5-4280 Kuhi'o Highway, Princeville.
  • Fridays from 1:00-3:30PM, beginning on June 1, at the Regency at Puakea Private Dining Hall, 2130 Kaneka Street, Lihue.
  • Wednesdays from 1:00-3:30PM, beginning on June 6, at the Kauai Care Center Conference Room, 9611 Waena Rd., Waimea.
Participants will meet in small groups of 12 to16 for 2-1/2 hours each week for six weeks. They will make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve the challenges they encounter with creating and carrying out their individual self-management programs.

The program does not conflict with existing health programs or treatments.

Among the topics that will be covered in the workshops are:
  • Techniques for dealing with fatigue and pain, stress, and emotional issues such as depression, anger, fear and frustration.
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance.
  • Healthy eating.
  • Appropriate use of medications.
  • How to communicate effectively with family, friends and health care professionals. 
The cost of the entire 6-week workshop is $12 for seniors 60 years and older, and their caregiver, and it includes a book titled "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" and a relaxation CD.

If space is available, people younger than 60 years will be able to attend the workshops for a $40 fee.

Registration is limited to 16 participants and their caregivers. Scholarships are available.

To gain maximum benefit from the program, participants should plan on attending all six sessions.

The Better Choices Better Health workshop series is based on Stanford University's highly successful Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, which has been implemented nationally and internationally.

The workshops are sponsored by Kaua'i's Healthy Aging Partnership, which includes the following organizations: Agape Health Services; Agency on Elderly Affairs; Department of Parks and Recreation; Dr. Arnulfo Diaz; Kaua'i Community College; Kaua'i District Health Office; and Kaua'i Economic Opportunity, Inc.

Funding for the program is provided by: Administration on Aging through the State Executive Office on Aging; County of Kaua'i; Kaua'i Filipino Chamber of Commerce; and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , Communities Putting Prevention to Work – Hawai'i.

In addition to the above workshops, more CDSMP and a Diabetes Self-Management workshop will begin in September at several sites around Kauai, dates and location to be announced.

Preregistration is required. To register for the workshops or to request materials in an alternate format or an auxiliary aid for the workshops, please contact Charlyn at the Agency on Elderly Affairs at 241-4470 at least five business days before the start of the workshops. Let her know which workshop you are signing up for.

For more information about the BCBH workshops, please visit the Agency on Elderly Affairs website,, or call Charlyn at 241-4470.

Posted by Greg Enos on behalf of:
Jan Pascua
Better Choices, Better Health Coordinator
Care Transition Coach
Agape Health Services

May 14, 2012

NOTICE: Tennis Court Closure (5/21-6/25), Maintenance Schedules, A/C Shutdown (5/14 - 5/25)

Updated 18 May 2012
TENNIS COURT CLOSUREThe tennis courts will be closed from Monday, May 21st for 5 weeks for resurfacing. Please call 245-8333 if there are any questions. (Posted by C.Shirai)

PARKING LOT CLOSURE (Slurry Seal) -- The parking lots will be slurry sealed and closed from public use on the following dates:
  • Parking lot fronting the Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Tues, May 15 to Thurs, May 17.
  • Parking lot fronting the OSC will be closed Fri, May 18, until Mon, May 21.
The lot fronting the Technology Building will be opened on Friday, May 18. Please call Maintenance at 245-8364 if there are any questions. (Posted by C.Shirai)

ELECTRICAL OUTAGES -- In order to facilitate ongoing energy management system efforts, electricity in the following building will be shutdown for approximately 30 to 45 minutes as noted below. During these periods, wireless network access in these areas will be affected. In order to protect our equipment and to accommodate the Monday morning shutdowns, all network devices will be shutdown beginning from 10 p.m., Sunday, May 20. It is anticipated that servers and associated network devices will be operational prior to 8am on Monday, May 21. During each shutdown, at least one KCC personnel will be on-site with the contractor and will verify electrical feeder circuit operation and network functions of the affected buildings.
  • Today, 5/16, 5 p.m. - Maintenance, chiller facilities
  • Thur, 5/17, 5 a.m. - Campus Center, Culinary, Welding, Carpentry, Electronics, Elections
                      6 a.m. - Autobody, Automotive, Fine Arts, Social Science, Hawaiian Studies 
  • Fri, 5/18, 5 p.m. - OCET, Bookstore 
  • Mon, 5/21, 5 a.m. - OSC
                      6 a.m. - Natural Science, Business Ed, Nursing, Nursing Portables, Nursing Annex
                      8 a.m. - Theater 
  • Tue, 5/22, 5 a.m. - LRC, Faculty 1 & 2, Wellness Center
    Note: LRC shutdown may affect our front end router and network switches. We are not certain if our efforts to place additional backup power will be sufficient for the outage duration. Full network service prior to 7 a.m. is anticipated.   (Posted by P.Watase)

STRIPPING & WAXING ScheduleThe Operations and Maintenance staff will be stripping and waxing this summer. The following areas will be closed while they are stripped and waxed:

  • May 22 - 25: Fine Arts 2, rooms 103, 105 and restrooms in Fine Arts1
  • May 23 - 25: Natural Science restrooms
  • May 29 - June 1: Faculty 1 offices, hallways, and restrooms 
  • June 4 - 8: Faculty 2 offices and hallways
  • June 12 - 15: Hawaiian Studies classroom, Welding & Technology restrooms
  • June 18 - 22: Social Science, room 104 and restrooms
  • June 25 - 29: Automotive, rooms 101 A/B, Daryl's office, and restrooms
  • July 2 - 6: One Stop Center restrooms (1st and 2nd floors)
  • July 9 - 13: Cafeteria classrooms and restrooms, Campus Center restrooms
  • July 16 - 20: OCET classrooms, hallways, and restrooms
  • July 23 - 27: FARM classrooms, offices, and restrooms
  • July 24 - 27: Maintenance restrooms
  • July 30 - Aug 3: Business, rooms 111, 112 and restrooms
  • July 31 - Aug 3: LRC & Media restrooms
  • August 7 - 13: PAC restrooms
This list is not complete. An updated list will be sent in the next few weeks. (Posted by S.Amimoto)

AIR CONDITIONING - The A/C system will be shutdown from Mon, May 14th to Fri, May 25th. Please dress appropriately. If there are any questions, please call Calvin Shirai at 245-8333. (Posted by C.Shirai)

ROAD ACCESS - The college/Island School access road leading to Kilohana will be closed on Thursday, May 17th from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The main access road to KCC will be open. Please call Calvin Shirai at 245-8333 if there are any questions. (Posted by C.Shirai)

PHONE SYSTEM - The campus phone system will be shutdown on Thursday, May 17th from 5:00 p.m for system hardware and software upgrades. (Posted by P.Watase)

Schedule subject to change without notice.