Nov 16, 2013

KCC Science & Technology Ho`ike (11/27)

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Kaua`i Community College
Science & Technology Ho`ike
Weds, Nov 27, 2013
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
One Stop Center Lobby
Light refreshments will be served.

  • Experience the presentations of KCC students who completed Science and Technology internships in 2013. 
  • Talk with students about their experiences and where they are going NEXT. 
  • Learn about internships and why YOU should pursue one--whatever you field of study. 
  • Talk story with faculty and community partners about jobs.
  • get out of the classroom
  • develop experience and job skills
  • interact, socialize, and mingle with fellow students
If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Andrea Erichsen at 245-8378 at least ten (10) business days in advance.

Original post date: 11/8/2013
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Andrea Erichsen

Nov 15, 2013

Two KCC Journalism Courses offered Spring 2014

Got the writing bug? Like to share the news? Two journalism courses will be offered next Spring. Newswriting (JOUR 205) will introduce you to news writing and provide practical experience in news reporting and news writing. It will meet twice a week, M & W, from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Students produce KCC's student newspaper in Newspaper Lab (JOUR 285V). Newspaper Lab will meet twice a week, T & Th, from 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

There are prerequisites to the take these courses, so start today by calling KCC Student Counseling at 245-8212. If you are not currently a UH student, please call Admissions & Records at 245-8225 for application and admission information.

Newswriting (JOUR 205 - CRN 40116)
3 credits – Meets Writing Intensive requirement
Monday & Wednesday 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. - Room: LRC 124A
This introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of news writing includes technical, legal, and procedural considerations. It provides practical experience in news reporting and news writing. 
Prerequisite: B in English 22 or Qualified ENG 100.
This course will be taught with a variety of methods, including considerable practical experience in
writing, small group sessions and e-conferences for discussion and feedback on assignments. There will be guest speakers from the press and field trips. Students will have story assignments that may involve fact-gathering and interviewing on campus or in the community. In-class, face-to-face and online presentation methods will be offered. ... Service learning will be encouraged through community engagement and participation in the campus newspaper.

Newspaper Lab (JOUR 285V - CRN 40344)
1,2,3 credit lab / Tuesday & Thursday 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. - Room: LRC 124A
Students in this course produce a campus newspaper. Production steps include interviewing, writing copy, editing and layout. This lab may be taken concurrently with JOUR 205 and may be repeated for up to 6 credits. 
Prerequisite: JOUR 205 or consent of instructor. (EG: “B” or higher in ENG 22, or placement in ENG 100, or “C” or higher in JOUR 205.) 
NOTE: Adobe Creative Suite Pro / InDesign used to design and layout campus newspaper.

Call Now To Enroll - KCC Student Counseling: 245-8212
First Day of Instruction: Monday, January 13
Questions about the classes: Email instructor, Carol Bain (
Online campus newspaper:

Flyer (Adobe PDF)

Got Flu Shot?

Kauai CC Students & Employees:

Due to popular demand, the Campus Wellness Center has purchased another batch of flu vaccines. In addition to two influenza viruses that are expected to be in circulation this season, the vaccine we are offering will also offer protection against the Swine Flu (H1N1). We are not charging any fees those who have PPO coverage through HMSA or Blue Cross Blue Shield. If you do not have a PPO plan, your co-payment is only $15. Here are some FAQs about flu shots.

Why should I get vaccinated every year?
Because flu viruses evolve rapidly, new vaccines are created every year. Another reason is because the antibody levels your immune system develops decrease over time.

Who should get the flu vaccine?
The CDC recommends vaccinations if you are 6 months or older. Vaccination is especially recommended for those who are at high risk of flu complications, including pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and those who have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, kidney or liver disease, cancer, or obesity.

Who should not get the flu shot?
If you are allergic to eggs or have had a severe reaction to a previous flu vaccine, we do not recommend the common flu vaccine. Instead you should ask your doctor for other options. Good hygiene is always is your best defense against contagious diseases. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water. The next best thing is to use an alcohol-based sanitizer. Refrain from touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Avoid crowds when the flu is most prevalent.

What are the possible side effects of the flu shot?
The vaccine will not cause you to become ill with the inactivated virus strains that it contains. However, you may contract influenza at any time from other strains of the virus that are not contained in the vaccine.

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Why not call the Campus Wellness Center and book your appointment today? Our number's 245-8307. Don’t miss the boat!

Posted by:
Diane Higa

Nov 14, 2013

FREE JFK Assassination Workshop & Discussion: 50 Years Later (11/22)

Dr. Bruce Getzan, our KCC's Director of OCET, educator, historian, and national history archivist, will facilitate a community workshop and discussion:

50 years after the Assassination of John F. Kennedy
What do we know?
12 Noon on Friday, November 22, 2013
Kauai Community College, OCET 106 C&D

"What do we know?" Participants will be able to explore the several theories of what really happened in those fateful, sorrow-filled and world-altering moments when Kennedy was shot in Dallas.

For more information and to register for this FREE workshop, please call KCC-OCET at 245-8318

"Peace is a daily, weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures." ~John F. Kennedy

"So let us begin anew--remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate." ~John F. Kennedy

Flyer (Adobe pdf)

Suggested pre-workshop browsing/reading: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza (See various links and entries) National Archives, JFK Assassination Records John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Boston, MA.

Twitter@LarrySabato The Kennedy Half Century (A MOOC-Massive open online course from the University of Virginia)

· Clark, Thurston
JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President

· Janney, Peter
Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and their Vision of World Peace
Skyhorse Publishing, April 2, 2012. ISBN 9781620872826.

· Kaiser, David
The Road to Dallas: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Harvard University Press, Nov., 2009. ISBN 9780674034723

· Livingstone, Harrison Edward
High Treason 2- The Great Cover Up: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

· Mellen, Joan
A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFKs Assassination and the Case that Should Have Changed History

· North, Mark
Act of Treason: The Role of J. Edgar Hoover in the Assassination of President Kennedy

· Richard Belzer & Daniel Wayne
Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses of the JFK Assassination

· Sabato, Larry J.
The Kennedy Half Century

· Shenon, Philip
A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination

· Shesol, Jeff
Mutual Contempt: Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, and the Feud that Defined a Decade
· White, Theodore
In Search of History
Warner Books, 1978. ISBN 0446302996 (See Hyannis Port Interview with Jackie Kennedy, Nov., 1963)

Posted by:
Cammie Matsumoto & Bruce Getzan

Nov 13, 2013

Donations to Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort

Please consider supporting those in the Philippines and other areas in Asia that were impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. Here are some of the relief agencies that are accepting donations.

American Red Cross


World Food Programme

If you are looking for a family member in the Philippines who is missing, the Hawaii Red Cross has a hotline, 739-8115.

Maraming Salamat Po,
The Pamantasan Club

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