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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.

Earth Week 2019

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. Leeward is proud to be a part of the global celebration.


Tau Returns to Leeward Theatre. Peter Espiritu dancing in from of muted urban buildings

Tau Dance Theater returns to Leeward Theatre and presents its first Hawaiʻi production in 7 years! HOʻINA, translated from ʻolelo Hawaii, refers to “one’s returning,” articulating the theme of the evening. Join artist in residence Peter Rockford Espiritu and Tau Dance Theater bringing together an enchanting night of dance, music and performance art featuring singers, Melveen Leed, Starr Kalahiki & Mahi’ai Kekumu with aerialist Andrea Torres.

Geek Day 2019

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Free workshops on technology and today’s digital lifestyle are offered at the tenth annual GEEK DAY at LEEWARD on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Leeward Community College, from 9:30 am-12:15 pm.The College offers free workshops on technology and today’s digital lifestyle with hands-on workshops and demonstrations on a variety of digital, mobile and technology topics, from archiving your digital life to online security..  The sessions are designed for the general public. Details on the event are online

'Ala Ike Grill Opens

The Ala ‘Ike Grill is Leeward's pop-up bistro-style eatery located in the Uluwehi Cafe. March 12 marks the opening for this semester. The offerings feature the Students of Fundamentals of Cookery II from the Leeward Culinary Arts Program. The menu alternates between the two menus below. The Ala 'Ike Grill is typically open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm. Hours may vary from week to week. The students of the Fundamentals of Cookery II class prepare your food to order, so please allow for up to 15 minutes for your food.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019 is a non-instructional day for faculty and staff professional development at the University of Hawai'i Community Colleges' Hawai'i Student Success Institute. There will not be any classes held on March 1, although the campus will be open. Below is a list of offices detailing which are open for business on March 1. Please note: this only affects the community colleges. Classes will be held at all UH baccalaureate campuses, UHM, UHWO and UHH

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.