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Hawai'i Pacific University to Launch Global Lecture Series with $50,000 Grant from Hawaiian Electric

Hawai'i Pacific University to Launch Global Lecture Series with $50,000 Grant from Hawaiian Electric

 

Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU) announced today that it has been awarded a $50,000 gift from Hawaiian Electric Industries to support the establishment of a Presidential Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Sustainability to be launched as part of HPU's 50th anniversary in 2015.

HPU's Presidential Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Sustainability will bring together students, educators, community leaders, innovators, and thought leaders for an inspirational, intellectual and interactive forum. The objective is to transform the way leadership and sustainability are taught, studied and practiced in order to bring positive benefits to Hawai'i and beyond.

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

HONOLULU – The Aloha Festivals proudly presents its 2014 merchandise collection to mark its 68th year celebrating Hawaiian culture and heritage. The 2014 Aloha Festivals merchandise – ribbons, power bands and T-shirts – reflects the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace through its sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa in honor of this year’s theme “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.”

“We invite the public to join us in celebrating and supporting Hawaii’s premier kamaʻaina festival,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The proceeds made from the Aloha Festivals ribbons and power bands allow us to share Hawaii’s history and culture with the community through our free events during the month of September.”

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

HONOLULU – Christine Kubota has been appointed as the new Chair of the Pan-Pacific Festival Advisory Committee. Kubota’s role is to lead the efforts for Pan-Pacific Festival events, be a liaison with community partners and provide strategic fundraising support. She replaces Benjamin Fukumoto, who served as the chairman for the past nine years.

Kubota is an attorney at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert practicing in corporate, commercial and real estate law since 1988. Her practice also includes immigration law, estate planning and employment matters that address the needs of her Japanese clients. Kubota graduated from Chaminade University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Asian Studies and from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific with a juris doctor degree.

Jerry H. Bentley Endowed Faculty Award Honors World History Pioneer

Jerry H. Bentley Endowed Faculty Award Honors World History Pioneer

HONOLULU – Carol Mon Lee is building on her, and her late husband Dr. Jerry Bentley’s generosity by establishing a third endowed fund at UH with her latest gift of $100,000.

The Jerry H. Bentley World History Endowed Faculty award supports faculty at the assistant or early associate level who are working in the area of world and comparative history, in the Department of History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Arts and Humanities. This award helps fund recipients’ research and travel.

Ready, Set, Glow at the Inaugural Ward Village NiteRun

Ready, Set, Glow at the Inaugural Ward Village NiteRun

 

Five Years of Prevention: Hawaii Meth Project Appoints New Students to 2014-15 Teen Advisory Council

Five Years of Prevention: Hawaii Meth Project Appoints New Students to 2014-15 Teen Advisory Council

Twenty-two students from four islands to lead methamphetamine awareness and prevention efforts in schools and communities statewide

The Hawaii Meth Project’s Teen Advisory Council turns five today with the appointment of 22 student members to its 2014-2015 group. This year’s council, selected through a competitive application and interview process, is comprised of high school students from Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island who help to raise awareness about the risks of methamphetamine use and provide a teen perspective on the campaign’s strategies and messages. 

Windward Mall Invites Local Non-Profits to Participate in 10th Annual Festival of Giving

Windward Mall Invites Local Non-Profits to Participate in 10th Annual Festival of Giving

The annual event allows shoppers to support their favorite nonprofit while enjoying spectacular savings, promotions and activities throughout the mall

This fall, Windward Mall will put the “fun” in fundraising for the mall’s 10th Annual Festival of Giving event, Saturday, November 8 through Monday, November 10, 2014. And now through October 13, the mall is inviting nonprofits to sign up to participate!