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Campus Climate Survey

infographic on Campus Climate survey

The 2019 Campus Climate Survey is underway! The student survey focuses on addressing and preventing sexual harassment and gender-based violence on UH campuses. The survey is extremely important because it informs the legislature about overall campus environments, which in turn can lead to additional funding and resources for our students. It only takes 20 minutes max. Each student has been emailed a personalized link to access the survey. An easy way for students to find the email is for them to search for “#BeHeardUH” in their inboxes.

3 credits in 5 Weeks

Interested in earning 3 credits in 5 weeks? Leeward is offering several online classes that start in February and one course that starts in March. It's a great opportunity to accelerate your your degree completion. All the courses fulfill a general education or graduation requirement.

The amount of coursework covered in these accelerated courses is the same as semester long courses. You'll be expected to complete the same amount of coursework in a condensed time. If you have any questions, talk over the possiblities with your counselor.

Handbell Choir Performs

Celebrating its 31st anniversary, the internationally-recognized Hakuoh University Handbell Choir performs at the Leeward Theatre as part of its 28th Goodwill Tour of Hawai‘i.   

Led by acclaimed director Hirotaka Arai, who founded the choir in 1988, the 15 student handbell ringers presents two free concerts on February 21, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Leeward Theatre.

Academic Affairs Update - January 2019

Planning and Budgeting Timeline for 2018-2019

Hi everyone!

Happy New Year and welcome back! I want to take a minute to provide you with some announcements and reminders for the spring semester including:

Revised Integrated Planning & Budgeting Process Timeline
Due to some delays with dissemination of UHCC System data for the Annual Report of Program Data (ARPD), we have revised the deadlines for this academic year. Please note that all instructional priority lists are due to OPPA by February 15, 2019. See attached timeline for upcoming due dates.

Seeking Nominations

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.

Show & Shine Car Show

Hoike Lanui

The second annual Holiday Show 'N Shine Car Show, hosted by Leeward’s Mana Automotive student club takes over campus on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Come out and celebrate the end of the semester with good food, cool cars, and giveaways, including a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas!

Grainger Awards Automotive Students

L - R. Kevin O’Neill, Kelvin Tso, and Jeremy Heen, Grainger Branch Network Manager

On Thursday, December 6, two of Leeward Community College’s automotive technology majors were selected for Grainger’s Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program. Kevin O’Neill and Kelvin Tso each received a $2,000 scholarship and a full toolkit. This is the sixth consecutive year that two of our students have earned this distinction.

Finals Countdown

Library extended hours Nov 26 thru Dec 4

Finals Countdown returns to the Learning Commons. Extended library hours and services, tutoring workshops, faculty review sessions, office hours, snacks are offered. From November 26-December 14, the Library will be open until 9:00 pm on Monday through Thursday and until 6:00 pm on Friday.

In addition to the extended hours, the Writing Center will offer several focused workshops and faculty will offer review sessions or office hours. De-stressing activities and snacks will also be available in the Kapunawai Room, Monday through Thursday, 4-8:30pm.

Construction Projects

Second Flagpole

Construction work began on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 for the installation of the College's second flagpole on the Pearl City campus.  Several parking stalls directly mauka of the Bus Stop pavilion will be reserved for contractor bins and equipment.  Please be aware and respectful of the construction barriers that will be in place.

This project is part of the UH system initiative to install two flag poles on each of the main campuses for all ten colleges of universities of the UH system.

A Global Take

Connect with Leeward’s international students at the varied activities offered this week as part of the national celebration of International Education Week (IEW), November 12-16, 2018.

IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.