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FilCom Bayanihan Honorees

Leeward group at Gala

On October 5, two of Leeward’s faculty were recognized for “Excellence in Education” at the FilCom Center’s 17th annual Bayanihan Gala held at the Sheraton Waikiki. Congratulations to Raymund Liongson for his four decades of unwavering dedication to his students and to Leon Florendo, who received the honor on behalf of the Sariling Gawa Youth Council, the non-profit group Leon leads.

Book Sprint Results in New No Cost Textbook

English Composition: Connect, Collaborate, Communicate

This past May, UH faculty participated in two Open Educational Resources (OER) book sprints with the goal of developing no-cost textbooks for ECON 131 and ENG 100. Ann Inoshita, Jeanne Keuma, and Tasha Williams from Leeward are among the co-authors of the English composition textbook which is now available. Congratulations to Ann, Tasha, and Jeanne for their roles in co-authoring English Composition: Connect, Collaborate, Communicate.

Presentation on Underwater Forensics

Moniz in scuba gear

World-renowned Underwater Forensics Specialist, Rhonda Moniz, presents a presentation on Underwater Forensics on Wednesday September 18, 2019, from 12 pm – 1 pm in the Ka'ala room, GT 105.

Leeward's James Fujita featured in National Publication

James Fujita

History Professor James Fujita is featured in the prestigious academic journal, American Historical Review, Perspectives on History member spotlight blog. The feature is designed to highlight the diverse membership of the American Historical Association. Fujita has taught at Leeward since 1997 and served as Faculty Senate Chair in 2016-2018. Read the complete profile online.

Let's Go Bows!

Shuttle busses line up in the center of campus parking lots

Once again, the College is pleased to announce the availability of the UH Football Shuttle service for all UH home games in the 2019 Season. You can avoid the hassles of traffic and long lines and park here at Leeward for free and pay only $2 per person for roundtrip shuttle service to the stadium, with children 12 years & under admitted free. A listing of all the games and the times the shuttle will be running.

Leeward Converts to Four-Day Class Week

Students walking on Leeward campus

This fall, Leeward will make the move from a five-day class week to a four-day class week, to the delight of quite a few students and faculty. The move comes as a response to student surveys and conducted research that showed student satisfaction increased with a shorter college week. Leeward CC is the last UH campus to convert to the four-day week.

People's Choice "Best of" Awards

Hawaii's Best logo, first place by the Honolulu Star Advertiser

For the fifth consecutive year, Leeward Community College was recognized with two of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Hawaii’s People's Choice “Best of” Awards. The readers selected Leeward as Hawaii’s Best Career and Technical Education for 2019 and Leeward Theatre as a Finalist in the Live Theatre category.

Being selected as Hawaii’s Best is a reflection of the dedication and hard work of everyone at the College. The faculty, staff and administators are honored that the Collegehas once again earned these awards.

Finals Countdown

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Prepare for finals at the Library & Learning Commons! To help you prepare for Finals, the staff at the Library and Learning Commons are offering a variety of activities and resources from April 22 through May 10. Stop by during extended hours for research assistance, faculty review sessions and office hours, de-stressing activities, and snacks which are provided by Student Government. From April 22 through May 10, the Library and Learning Commons will be open 7:30am - 9:00 pm, Mondays-Thursday and 7:30am-6:00 pm on Fridays.

Lili'u Project

On April 27, an ensemble of Leeward students and alumni, under the direction of John Signor, will perform a concert of the music of Queen Liliʻuokalani at Soul Force Sacred Music Festival in Pasadena, California. The Soul Force Project began in 2015 with a multi-media inter-disciplinary performance of dynamic international artists at Occidental College in Los Angeles; infusing a positive message of nonviolent change with live performance, history, science and animation.

Public Forums

Three finalists for the Leeward Community College chancellor position have been identified by the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee and have been invited to participate in a final round of interviews, which include public forums. The Leeward CC community and general public are invited to meet the candidates, Jill Loveless, Carlos Penaloza and Suzette Robinson, on Friday, April 12, 2019, at open forums on the Leeward CC campus.

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