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John Morton Presentation

University of Hawaii Vice President for Community Colleges, John Morton, will be visiting campus on Wednesday, April 18 at 1 p.m. in GT 105. Dr. Morton will be reviewing our progress on the Strategic Plan and sharing insights on trends and challenges. He will also be unveiling the new, data-driven UHCC Office of the Vice President website. the presentation is open to everyone.

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Groundbreaking for Education Building

April 18 marks the official groundbreaking for the first new permanent building on campus since 1979. The Education Building, designed by Urban Works, will be located on the Diamond Head side of campus, adjacent to the Theatre.

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Earth Week 2012

In celebration of Earth Week 2012, a variety of activities are offered. All events are open to the public. Bring your friends!

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34 Leeward Students Spend Spring Break in Japan

Yumiko Asai-Lim, with the assistance of the Office of International Programs, received a $90,000+ from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership to take 34 students from her JPNS 202 to Japan during Spring Break. The travel tour included lectures from professors at Gifu University and Nanzan University, interaction with students from those campuses, and visits to temples, shrines, and museums in Nagoya and Kyoto. Yumi, along with Mamiko Kosuge and Kei Stocklin, served as chaperons.

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Reduced Tuition for Summer Sessions

Leeward's 2013 summer tuition rates will be the same as the summer 2011 rate. Approved by the UH Board of Regents, the reduction sets the 2013 summer session tuition rate for community college campuses at $248 per-credit-hour.

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Leeward CC lecturer, Barbara Naki, Award Recipient

Leeward CC lecturer, Barbara Naki, was a recipient of the Jonathan Won Child Maltreatment Prevention Award at the 9th Annual Hawaii Conference on Preventing, Assessing, and Treating Child, Adolescent, and Adult Trauma. The award, presented by the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT), recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of prevention of child maltreatment, abuse and neglect.

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Financial Aid Goes Green

Leeward’s Financial Aid Office is going green!

All correspondence from Financial Aid will be sent via email. Students who applied for financial aid for the 2012-2013 academic year will be instructed to check their MyUH account to view the status of their financial aid application (missing documents, completion), awards, etc. Hard copy communication will no longer be sent.

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Financial Fitness Fair

The Financial Aid Office is hosting its Financial Fitness Fair on Wednesday & Thursday, March 7 & 8, from 10am-1pm on the Library Concourse.

This free two-day event features various businesses and banking institutions that are interested in educating students about various financial literacy topics (i.e. Applying for Federal Financial Aid, applying for private scholarships, learning how to set S.M.A.R.T financial goals, budgeting, the basics of credit, tax preparation, comparing loans, the benefits of buying in bulk, identity theft prevention, investing, etc.).

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Scholarships for Native Hawaiian students

Starting February 8 through March 30, 2012, over 40 college and other post-high school scholarships will be available for eligible applicants through Ke Ali'i Pauahi Foundation, a non-profit support organization to Kamehameha Schools.

“Through the generosity of our donors, the Foundation is fortunate to offer financial assistance to Native Hawaiian students across the nation,” said Kalei Stern, executive director at Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation. “The scholarships cover various areas of study including Hawaiian studies and language, business and education.”

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Information Session on new AS-NS Science Degree on Feb. 7

On Thursday, November 30, 2011, the UH Board of Regents unanimously approved the establishment of a new provisional degree program: the Associate in Science in Natural Science Degree (ASNS) with a concentration in three areas: Life Science, Physical Science or Engineering. Leeward CC has one of the largest Math & Sciences divisions in the UH Community College system, offering more than 200 sections each semester in a variety of disciplines. It's a perfect match for anyone interested in a science or engineering career.

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