Jun 4, 2014

Keiki to Career Event (6/5)

Presents a Special Free Event for 
Parents, Families, Students, Educators, Nonprofits and Community Leaders

Karen Pittman, a national leader in the field of youth development, will speak on 
"The Learning Curve: Improving the Odds for Kauai Youth,"
 on June 5 from 6-8pm at the Kaua`i Community College Performing Arts Center.

KAREN PITTMAN is Co-Founder, President and CEO of The Forum for Youth Investment, based in Washington, DC. She is a national leader in the youth development field and was recognized by The NonProfit Times as one of the top 50 CEOs in nonprofits with power and influence.

A widely published author of books and articles on youth issues, Karen speaks across the country with the message that all community members play an important role in helping youth be “Ready by 21” - ready for college, work and life.

Karen will discuss the importance of creating quality learning opportunities in and out of school as a way to improve the odds for youth and moderate a panel discussion with local leaders about current efforts on island.

Presents a Special Free Event for Parents, Families, Students, Educators, Nonprofits and Community Leaders

Questions? Email stacey@kauainetwork.org or phone 808.482.4425.

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Stacey Gillette, Coordinator
Keiki to Career Kauai

Leighton Medina wins KCC's Spring 2014 Speech Tournament.

Congratulations to Leighton Medina the winner of the Spring 2014 Speech tournament. Leighton delivered an engaging and informative speech about Habitat Management. Erik Siles and Nathan Cotter tied for second place.The tournament took place in the KCC speech classes during the Spring 2014 semester. The student contestants were ranked by their peers. The students with the highest rankings advanced to the final rounds. The five finalists submitted a link to their speech presentation. A digital recording of each speaker's presentation was scored by a panel of volunteer judges from the Waimea Rotary Club.. Thank you to the Waimea Rotary Club, LAH Division, and all of the volunteers who supported the KCC Speech tournament.

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Jun 3, 2014

MAHALO for Participating: 2014 Kaua`i CC Annual Emergency Preparedness Exercise

Aloha Kaua`i CC Ohana,

Sending out a big "MAHALO!" to everyone who participated in and helped with our 2014 Kaua`i Community College - Emergency Preparedness Exercise: KCC Campus Crisis Management Team members (Exec Admin), Public Information Officers, Emergency Communications Designees, Campus Security, Safety Officers, KCC Nursing Professors and Nursing Students, KCC Faculty, Staff and Students in OSC, OCET, and LRC Buildings, Kaua`i Police Department, Kaua`i Fire Department, Kaua`i Red Cross, YWCA of Kaua`i, and KCC's PAU Violence Kaua`i group members.

For the 102 participants from our campus, first responding agencies, and community partners, it became very clear how important it is to have a plan and to be able to communicate with one another should an emergency occur. Regarding this year's drill, 'Response to Active Shooter Events' scenario, from the first exercise to the second one, we saw clear adjustments made to where people might evacuate, how they 'lock down', and especially how we would all communicate what was happening.

While we did hold a Hot Wash (quick debriefing) and After Action Review on the day of the exercise Thursday, May 29, 2014, we welcome any additional comments and feedback that you may have. Please send to: pwisting@hawaii.edu. The information and perspectives you share are invaluable and help us to improve our campus emergency response and evacuation plans (CEREP). The CEREP is a living document that will continuously change as we become aware of and identify the needs of our campus and apply best practices in emergency management and preparedness.

This was the first time our campus conducted an exercise of this scale, and while we know that there will always be areas for improvement, we can focus on and be proud of the fact that we have started the conversation - among offices and agencies - on what we can do now to better prepare.

Mahalo again for everyone's time. It was wonderful meeting you all face-to-face.

Campus Public Safety Department Website: ​Security-Safety-Emergency Management

Posted by:
Patricia Wistinghausen
Campus Public Safety Manager

Jun 2, 2014

Community Announcement: NIH Funded National Hearing Test - Free Until June 15

At least until June 15, the "National Hearing Test" is available free of charge and is conveniently conducted via telephone. It takes only about 10 minutes.

With funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, this screening test was developed by Communication Disorders Technology Inc. in partnership with Indiana University and the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam. It has been tested for accuracy and serves as a good screening tool to assess the need to seek professional assessment by an audiologist.

During the time that the test is free, simply call 866-223-7575 and follow the directions. Use a landline phone with a number pad separate from the handset. The test may not be valid if taken with a cellphone. If you are reading this after the free period, go to www.nationalhearingtest.org to fill out a short questionnaire and pay $8 for the test.

For more information, see our Star-Advertiser newspaper column for this week.

Posted via M.Tabura for:
C. Alan Titchenal, PhD, CNS, Associate Professor
Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences
University of Hawaii at Manoa