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Long Range Development Plan Workshop #2

Do you want more dining choices on campus? Do you want more places to meet friends or study in groups? Are you tired of walking across campus just to get to an elevator? Is there a better way to organize classroom spaces? If you answered “yes” to any of the questions…you definitely want to come to the next Long Range Development Plan Campus-Wide Workshop on April 25!

Campus planners will be on-hand to hear your ideas for shaping the direction of the campus and making Leeward CC a better place at which to learn, teach, work and serve the community.

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HBEA Conference set for May 5

Hawai‘i Business Education Association Spring Conference on Saturday, May 5, is themed “Hot Web Tools,” offering exciting ideas for our members and guests. Our presenter, Dr. Eileen Dittmar, an eLearning expert and business/technology educator, is bringing us her most popular topics in a fun and inspiring manner. Join us for a special spring conference you won't want to miss!

Conference Details
May 5, 8:30am-1:30pm

8:30 a.m.-9:20 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast. Welcome and Opening Remarks.

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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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