Feb 21, 2014

Need Money for School? Attend the FAFSA Workshop (2/26)

The 12:05 Success Series, KCC Financial Aid Office, and Wai`ale`ale Project are partnering for a FAFSA Workshop on February 26, 2014 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the OCET Computer Lab, Room 104A.

The goal for this event is to increase financial aid awareness and the number of students who apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline of April 1, 2014. Current students are welcome to attend.

The main reasons for applying by the priority deadline are:
  • Many need-based grants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Students who apply by April 1, receive priority consideration for these funds. 
  • Applying early and submitted all financial aid documents ensures that a student's fall 2014 schedule will not be purged for non-payment by the tuition payment deadline. 
Many outside scholarship applications require FAFSA results to be reported and have early spring deadlines.

Students can stop by OCET Room 104A on February 26th and receive assistance with completing their FAFSA. Students who are unable to make it to this workshop, but would still like assistance with completing the FAFSA are encouraged to call the Financial Aid Office at 245-8360 to schedule an appointment.

To view the entire 12:05 Success Series schedule in detail, go to the FYE website at: https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/fye/1205

For questions on this series, please contact Rebecca Yund, Transitions Coordinator at ret@hawaii.edu or 245-8383.

Posted by:
Rebecca Yund
Transitions Coordinator

Feb 20, 2014

12th Annual Spring Gourmet Gala (4/4)

You are cordially invited to the 12th annual Culinary Institute of the Pacific Spring Gourmet Gala at Kaua'i Community College.

A food and wine tasting fundraiser featuring famed chefs

Alan Wong
Alan Wong’s Honolulu, Amasia, & The Pineapple Room
Vikram Garg
Halekulani Hotel

as well as a host of local chefs and sommeliers. 
A silent auction will also be on hand.

April 4, 2014
6 p.m.
KCC Fine Dining Room

The funds raised will help enhance KCC's Culinary Arts Program and purchase essential kitchen and dining room equipment, instructional materials, and small wares. All items purchased will be used for training that serves students, patrons, and the hospitality industry in our community.

To become a sponsor, make a donation, and/or purchase tickets, please complete the attached file and submit form and payment to Karen Morita-Lee.

For more information, please call Karen Morita-Lee at extension (808) 245-0107.
If you require an ASL interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, please contact Martina Hilldorfer at (808) 245-8265 or hilldorf@hawaii.edu at least seven days prior to the event.

Feb 19, 2014

Experience Global Perspectives and Ethnomathematics (2/21)

Aloha e kakou,

Please come and enjoy a fascinating talk by Linda Furuto, Ph.D. of UH Manoa this Friday afternoon.The title of her talk is "Ethnomathematics on a Worldwide Voyage: Culturally Responsive Curriculum to College, Career, and Community Readiness."

3:00-3:30 pm reception featuring pupu from Mark's Place (mahalo Club Math!)
3:30-4:30 pm presentation
4:30-5:00 pm questions and networking
Location: Fine Dining

The attached flyer provides additional background about Linda Furuto and her presentation.

Dr. Linda Furuto is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Prior to joining the UHM 'Ohana, Dr. Furuto was an Associate Professor of Mathematics, Head of Mathematics and Science, and Founder of the Mathematics Center at the University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu. Dr. Furuto completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles, master's degree at Harvard University, and bachelor's degree at BYU. Research Interests include quantitative research methodology, ethnomathematics, educational policy analysis, and access and equity.

Defined as the intersection of culture, historical traditions, sociocultural roots, and mathematics, ethnomathematics encourages the investigation and adaptation of these concepts within and outside of the classroom. The goal is to advance a coordinated effort focused on the needs of culturally diverse earners, with the aim of informing research and deepening practice for teachers and leaders who work in these contexts leading to college, career, and community readiness. We strive to acknowledge existing cultural systems and practices; deepen pathways that foster student engagement through physical, environmental, cultural connectedness; and foster an ongoing process of wayfinding in local, national, and global contexts.

Professional development credit will be provided for attendees.
See you there!
Andrea Erichsen, M.S.
STEM/Grant Coordinator

Sponsored by International Education, Title III, Hawaiian Studies, and KCC Club Math

Feb 18, 2014

ACF Breakfast- MAHALO!!

The Culinary Program would like to say a big "Mahalo" to all who volunteered their time, treasures and talent in making our fundraising event a spectacular one! In spite of the pouring rain and muddy conditions, over 1,770 people supported the culinary students!

This really shows that Kauai Community College is indeed a robust member of the community. This outpouring of local support makes the Culinary Program grateful to be part of the College and the Island.

Mahalo and we'll see you next year!!

Posted by:
Chef Martina Hilldorfer, CHE

International Awareness Month - What's happening this week? (2/18 - 2/21)

Aloha everyone,

I am writing this e-mail to share with you about what is happening with the International Awareness Month this week! Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

1) World Cafe:
When: Feb 19th (Wed) from 12:00 - 1:30
Where: [LRC 124B]                                   
What: KCC faculty members will share their travel abroad experiences. Refreshments will be provided.

2) KCC International Alumna Presentation:
When:  Feb 21 (Fri) from 12:00 - 1:30
Where:  [LRC 124B]
What: Our international student alumna from Okinawa, Ms. Megumi Chibana will share her Ph.D research on indigenous politics with focus on Okinawa and Hawaii.  "Island Future - RE-viewing Struggles of Okinawa and Hawaii."  Refreshments will be provided. Ms. Megumi received her B.A. and Master's degrees in Ethnic Studies and Political Science (respectively) after finishing her studies here at Kauai CC.  She is currently a Ph.D Candidate at UH Monoa in Political Science.

3) "Ethnomathematics on a Worldwide Voyage - Culturally responsive curriculum to college, career, and community readiness. "  - Dr. Linda Furuto, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Hawaii, Manoa.

What: "Defined as the intersection of culture, historical traditions, sociocultural roots, and mathematics, ethnomathematics encourage the investigation and adaptation of theses concepts within and outside of the classroom." If you are interested in topics such as, indigenizing curriculum, creating more culturally responsive curriculum, or interested in listening to what a seasoned researcher has to say, come to this workshop! This event is hosted by KCC Math Club and International Education Committee. Great food by Mark's Place will be provided!
Where: KCC Fine dining
When: Feb 21 (Fri) from 3:00 - 3:30 Reception and Refreshment, 3:30 - 4:30 Presentation, and 4:30 - 5:00 Q & A and Networking

Thank you, and have a great day!

International Education Coordinator