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Career, College and Job Fair 2017

Students get information at employer tables

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, nearly 100 employers and college reps are participating in the annual Career, College and Job Fair, hosted by the Job Prep Services.
The event is scheduled from 9:00am – 12:30pm in the Lion Courtyard. The Fair provides Leeward CC students access to employment opportunities from local businesses.

Fair Participants include:

Academic Affairs Update

It's hard to believe we are already in March and the middle of the semester. I hope your semester is going well so far. I wanted to give you some updates on activities in Academic Affairs in the following areas:

Geek Day 2017

power on symbol used as Geek Day logo

Free workshops on technology and today’s digital lifestyle are being offered at the eighth annual Geek Day at Leeward Community College on Saturday, February 25, 10am–2 p.m. The college offers free hands-on workshops and demonstrations on a variety of digital, mobile and technology topics, from digital photography to a variety of free online tools and services that can make life easier! A highlight of the day is a session on “fake news,” a nonpartisan, fact-filled session on how to identify fake news and become a keen evaluator of information.

Nominations Sought

BOR Medal of Excellence

Nominations are now being accepted for the UH Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching and the Leeward Outstanding Lecturer Award. Faculty, staff and students can submit a nomination by completing a Nomination Form, along with a narrative on how the nominee meets the criteria for the awards.

HŌʻIKEĀKEA

close up of water spray of the ocean

Leeward's Hawaiian Studies program presents its first Student Art Showcase, Hōʻikeākea. The exhibit will have an Opening Presentation on Friday, February 16, from 10:30-11:00am in Kapunawai, the Hawaiian and Pacific Resource Center in the Learning Commons.

Hōʻikeākea means "to reveal openly and clearly." Students from multiple sections of our introduction to Hawaiian Studies course (HWST 107) reveal their thoughts about Hawaiʻi, nature, current issues, and other subjects using various media.

Internship Fair

Ever wonder how you can create an impressive resume when you're applying for your first job? What can you include on your resume that might impress an employer?

Consider the benefits of an internship. Internships can be a great way to try out a career field, learning on the job and seeing if it's the right fit for you. What you learn and the on-the-job responsibilities are perfect for creating an impressive resume. Internships provide hands-on experience and networking opportunities while letting you see what the "world of work" really looks and feels like!

Bookstore Sale for Faculty and Staff

iPads and Mac laptops with Christmas ornaments

UH Bookstore announces a one-day faculty and staff event on December 7. The Bookstore is offering a tax-free savings sale on Apple products for UH faculty and staff. An Apple Tech Service discount will also be offered with the purchase of a Mac or iPad. Faculty and staff can save significantly on this day! Though we only have new Macs and iPads in-store at our flagship Manoa bookstore for “test-driving,” UH System-wide faculty and staff may order Apple products at the discounted price online at http://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/manoa.

Retirees and Service Awards 2016

Leeward CC logo

December 9 marks the annual End of the Semester Celebration where we recognize recent retirees and acknowledge service awards. Below is the list of honorees. Not everyone has RSVP'd. If you'd like to bring a lei for someone, please check with them to see if they plan to attend!

Retirement:

  • Connie Laoan
  • Juliet Lee
  • Alan Leitner
  • Ernie Libarios
  • Aileen Lum-Akana
  • Harriet Miyasaki
  • Fern Oshiro
  • Ray Tanimoto
  • Keith Tyau

50 Years of Service:

Innovation Fund

Leeward Community College is committed to fostering innovation and supporting instructional improvement in the classroom to support student success. The college has set aside $60,000 to provide support to faculty and staff members to try new strategies, implement new tools, and learn new methodologies in support of the success of our students. We have awarded a little over half of the funds with the initial application deadline in September, and there are still available funds.

Pathways and STAR GPS news

Last week I held a Talk Story session on Pathways, a framework that the UHCC system is implementing. This work is being coordinated by the Student Success Council, a UHCC system group with representation from all of the community colleges. I have attached two presentations on the Student Success Council and the Pathways project. Pathways (viewing the student's movement through our college as a journey) and Guided Pathways (providing students with structure within the program) are two important initiatives that will guide how we advise and support our students.

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