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Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences

James Goodman, Dean of Arts & Sciences
Spring 2014

Working with Della Anderson and Guy Nishimoto in the OPPA, Eunice Brekke and I met with the Arts & Sciences division chairs Kay Caldwell, Jim West, Wes Teraoka, and Jennie Thompson to discuss the first steps in creating a comprehensive AA program review, evaluation and assessment strategy.  Two faculty representatives from each A & S division were proposed that would comprise the newly formed the AA Program Review Committee.

From Arts & Humanities, Wayne Muromoto’s Art 207D (Intermediate Digital Photography) class displayed their photographs in the Foyer Gallery from November to December 16th.  On December 20th the students from Alan Leitner’s painting classes had an opening reception.  The exhibition will run until February 5th, so please stop by and see their work. 


Last fall Betty Burdick directed the 18th century School for Scandal in contemporary dress with 25 students, former students, and community members; in the spring Theatre 262 Local Style Theatre will be producing Typeepee, a burlesque of Herman Melville’s Typee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typee).  Kemuel DeMoville will be writing the script, updated to modern times with the protagonist a UHM student.
Betty Burdick’s Production of “School for Scandal”

As well as hosting the "Honolulu Show Blend Chorus” in September, the Leeward CC College Chorus hosted "Papana" the US Air Force Jazz Band-- singing a song with the group and receiving valuable feedback and master class workshops for the voice students.  In November, Kapolei High School and Makalapa Elementary participated in the fall choral concert "Living in Harmony" at the Leeward Theatre.  In October all voice and choir classes were able to attend Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of "Turandot" and plans are underway to to attend “Pagliacci” and "Carmina Burana in March.  In Spring 2014, the chorus will participate in the Intercollegiate College Choral Festival held at BYUH and their Spring Concert on May 10th will be themed with music from the Pacific.

Students from voice and chorus classes at the Neil S. Blaisdell Concert Hall to see “Turnadot”

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