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Pas De Deux Performance

Grand Defile poster with image of John Landovsky and event details

Pas De Deux Hawaii will present the 2nd Annual Grand Defile on February 1 at 7 p.m. at the Leeward Theatre. This year the event celebrates and honors John Landovsky, a pivotal figure in Hawaii's ballet world. Included in the performance will be Leeward's dance instructor, Mareva Minnerbi.  Landovsky formed the Hawaii State Ballet in 1983 with his wife, Gina Surles. Landovsky's impact on ballet in the State of Hawaii is considered immeasurable by those familiar with arts.

Literary Honor to Inoshita

Author Ann Inoshita

Leeward language arts assistant professor Ann Inoshita was honored last month with the 2019 Ka Palapala Poʻokela honorable mention award for literature. Inoshita, who teaches English Composition at Leeward, co-authored What We Must Remember, along with Christy Passion, Juliet S. Kono (retired Leeward faculty member), and Jean Yamasaki Toyama.

Nominations Sought

Excellence in Teaching Medal

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.

Express Counseling

Express Counseling written over conversation bubbles; Drop in, no appointment necessary

Counselors are ready to answer your questions about registering for classes or completing forms! Special "drop-in, no appointment necessary" sessions are now being offered from Monday, January 13 through Friday, January 17, 2020. Counselors are available from 8:30am-2:30pm in LC 102. LC 102 is located on the bottom floor of the library building, on the makai, 'ewa side. All other appointment types, including New Student Advising, can get a same day appointment (as available) through our counseling front desk in C104 from 8:00am-4:15pm. Happy first week of classes!

Thanksgiving for 4,000

Endelss whisking

How much gravy do you prepare for a dinner for 4,000? Leeward CC Chef Instructor Chris Garnier knows the answer. He smiles and shares, “100 gallons!” In the pre-dawn darkness of Saturday, November 23, Chris and fellow culinary faculty, staff and students arrived on campus to make 100 gallons of gravy for Ko Olina’s Thanksgiving Outreach program. The perfect accompaniment for the turkey they prepared earlier!

Mark and the Micrometer

Automotive faculty show equipment to Youth Challenge student

Early on Saturday morning, Mark Lacasandile is busy preparing a set of micrometers for members of Hawai‘i Youth Challenge program. He explains, “The program doesn’t have all the facilities they need to handle some of the training, so the students come here to Leeward to do some of the hands-on portions of their learning. While they’re here, I wanted to take them through the ins and outs of these new micrometers!”

New Inductees

Group photo of all inductees,

Congratulations to the newest inductees into Phi Theta Kappa. On Saturday, November 23, twelve Leeward students were inducted in Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Lambda Chapter. PTK is the international honor society of two-year colleges, whose mission is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.

Veterans Resource Center Open House

field of American Flags

In honor of Veterans Day, we offer an Open House for the Veterans Resource Center, located in BS 103 on the Pearl City campus.  The event will include free Flu Shots for Veterans, funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs!  Other additional free Immunization shots will also include Hep A, Hep B, and Tetanus.  You'll receive a free USAA shopping bag & goodies!  We'll also have snacks for you!

Explore Your Career Options with Career Coach

Network of Career, Resume and Job Search

Need help with deciding what career willbe the perfect fit for you? Wondering what that career pays? And how many jobs are available here in Hawai'i? Leeward offers a comprehensive free online tool that can help you find the answers. Career Coach is designed to help you find a great career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, and job postings. And it can show you the type of education and training you need for that career!

Making the "Write" Money Moves

The board game, "Life"

Game of Life  to learn about the interrelated nature of writing, careers, and financial literacy. The activity is an opportunity for college students to hone their writing skills in the context of careers and money management. They will participate in a real world simulation to experience paying monthly bills, such as rent/utilities, childcare, groceries, student loans, clothing, car--while playing the role of a professional in a career for the day.