Monday: Talk Story With Dominic Yagong

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I noticed the following post over on The Hui Blog

Talk Story With Dominic Yagong

TALK STORY WITH DOMINIC YAGONG – Monday Sept. 28th, 7 pm  FREE – EVERYONE WELCOME.

Come to the Honokaa People’s Theater to share your thoughts and ideas with Dominic on a number of issues affecting Hamakua, including updates on the County Council reorganization, the Honoka’a Sewer Line, Hamakua lands, and much more…

Full Post here

Hawaii Community Colleges Rise in Population Over 27 Years

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This is pretty interesting seeing the rise in the population at the University of Hawaii Community College over the last 27 years.

Table 3.9– ENROLLMENT AND DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES AWARDED AT

HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGE: ACADEMIC YEAR

1982-83 TO 2008-09

Academic Year

Enrollment 1/

Certificates 2/

Associate

degrees

1982-83

2,088

68

242

1983-84

1,977

80

239

1984-85

1,728

67

229

1985-86

1,747

56

296

1986-87

1,695

56

202

1987-88

1,830

48

206

1988-89

1,861

44

180

1989-90

1,037

54

175

1990-91

1,896

57

201

1991-92

1,847

73

188

1992-93

2,106

55

205

1993-94

2,381

22

242

1994-95

2,815

74

282

1995-96

2,811

69

331

1996-97

2,463

62

355

1997-98

2,221

79

315

1998-99

2,308

86

315

1999-00

2,279

52

261

2000-01

2,090

59

261

2001-02

2,075

50

243

2002-03

2,182

71

237

2003-04

2,346

47

270

2004-05

2,440

60

255

2005-06

2,377

67

272

2006-07

2,358

65

246

2007-08

2,603

NA

NA

2008-09

2,884

NA

NA

NA = Not available.

1/ Fall enrollment in regular credit programs, excluding concurrent registrants and early admits

2/ Certificates of Achievement

Source: Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, State of Hawaii Data Book, 1992 (March 1993), table 100; and University of Hawaii, Institutional Research Office, records; and Website: http://www.iro.hawaii.edu/maps/mstitles.asp

University of Hawaii Hilo’s Rise in Population over 25 Years

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This is pretty interesting seeing the rise in the population at UH Hilo over the last 25 years.  I’ll follow this up with Hawaii Community Colleges Statisitics:

Table 3.8– ENROLLMENT AND DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES AWARDED AT

THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO:

ACADEMIC YEAR 1984-85 TO 2008-09

Academic Year

Enrollment 2/

Certificates 3/

Bachelor

Degrees

Master

Degrees

1984-85

1,506

180

1985-86

1,447

183

1986-87

1,594

201

1987-88

1,711

208

1988-89

1,769

30

154

1989-90

1,927

29

203

1990-91

2,553

44

210

1991-92

2,670

47

222

1992-93

2,790

62

280

1993-94

2,953

64

311

1994-95

2,987

73

367

1995-96

2,872

82

414

1996-97

2,800

45

421

1997-98

2,639

46

411

1998-99

2,730

31

419

1999-00  4/

2,790

36

411

2000-01

2,874

33

419

2001-02

2,913

48

405

1

2002-03

3,040

36

450

16

2003-04

3,300

48

518

13

2004-05

3,288

41

453

3

2005-06

3,422

59

537

18

2006-07

3,507

40

530

22

2007-08

3,573

38

522

28

2008-09

3,773

NA

NA

NA

Note: University of Hawaii at Hilo includes the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture.

NA = Not available.

1/ Due to the separation of the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College in Fall 1991, UH Hilo figures have been retroactively adjusted to exclude Hawaii CC.

2/ Fall enrollment in regular credit programs, excluding concurrent registrants and early admits.

3/ Professional Certificates in Education.

4/ Beginning Fall 1999, enrollment includes concurrent registrants and early admits.

Source: Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, State of Hawaii Data Book, 1992 (March 1993), tables 100 and 101; University of Hawaii, Institutional Research Office, records; and Website: http://www.iro.hawaii.edu/maps/mstitles.asp

Update on the UH Alumni Directory Project

The other day I questioned an email that I received coming from the UH Alumni Foundation and had several interesting comments made:

  1. I highly recommend everyone click on the “unsubscribe” link and get off the Harris list. If they call to “update their list” ask them to remove you immediately.

    Shame on UH for associating with Harass. It shows they don’t care about the alumni, just about squeezing you for $$$$.

  2. Aloha,

    I’d like to offer some information about the UH alumni directory project and hopefully address the concerns posted here.

    We understand and appreciate the concerns that have been generated by the e-mail sent Monday to all UH alumni. We plan to send our own e-mail today to further explain the project and let folks know it is legitimate.

    The message was sent on behalf of the UH Foundation and UH Alumni Association by Harris Connect, LLC, with whom we have partnered to produce the 2010 University of Hawai’i alumni print directory. The directory, which will be released next spring, will contain listings of University of Hawai’i alumni and will be a resource for them to share their stories, pictures and life experiences with friends and former classmates.

    Harris Connect will be selling the directory to alumni, but neither the UH Foundation nor the UH Alumni Association will profit from it. The money Harris Connect earns from the sale of directories covers the cost of updating our database of more than 211,000 alumni records. This information is instrumental in our efforts to keep alumni connected with and build support for the University of Hawai’i.

    The directory information is also available for free to alumni on our Web site: http://www.UHalumni.org. You can set up a username and password for free to access the directory. This has been a great resource for alumni who are looking to reconnect with their UH classmates or network. (There are many other features available to alumni on the site, including UHAA event postings, UHAA membership information and a career networking section.)

    Above all, we have the utmost respect for your privacy. If you do not wish to be included in either the print or online alumni directory, please give us a call or send us an e-mail to let us know. We want everyone to have the opportunity to be included, but we will certainly respect your preferences if you do not. Harris Connect’s commitment to protecting privacy and ensuring the integrity of the information collected is reflected in their privacy policy online at http://www.harrisconnect.com/privacy.html.

    Should you have any questions or concerns about this project, please call our Alumni Relations office at (808) 956-2586 or e-mail me at stacia.garlach@uhf.hawaii.edu.

    Thank you for your interest and concern.

    Sincerely,
    Stacia Garlach
    Director of Marketing & Communication
    Office of Alumni Relations
    University of Hawai’i Foundation

  3. This happen to me from my high school and university… and yes they want you to buy their book, which years ago was $50. I moved shortly after, so any sales calls went to the state I used to live in.

  4. It is real, unfortunately authorized by the UH Foundation. However, I recommend you ask to be removed immediately. You will be telemarketed to death otherwise. They are a telemarketing agency and proud of it. They will try to sell you a book in order to recoup the cost of updating the information and UH does not get a dime until the book makes money, so they will push hard.

    It’s sad that UH foundation needs to resort to this practice which does not provide ANY value to alumni. It shows where their heads are at.

    If you really want to donate to UH, do so separately, not through this authorized scam.

  5. I got one, too. The site already had my contact information on file correctly, so if it’s a scam then it’s a damn good one! I think it’s legit, though.

    • See Doug this is what through a red flag at me… it had some address from the mainland in a State I had never lived before.

      All the contact info on me was off? Still a bit concerned but thanks for your reply.

Today I receceivd the following Email:

Information regarding the UH alumni directory project

Dear University of Hawai’i Alumni,

Recently you may have been e-mailed a request to verify your University of Hawai’i alumni information. We want to assure you that the request is legitimate, sent on our behalf by Harris Connect, LLC, with whom we have partnered to produce a 2010 UH alumni directory. We hope you will contribute to making this a treasured resource by sharing your stories, pictures and life experiences with friends and former classmates. Harris Connect will continue trying to reach UH alumni in the coming weeks via e-mail, mail and telephone to encourage participation in the project.

Harris Connect’s commitment to protecting your privacy and ensuring the integrity of the information collected is reflected in their privacy policy online. Should you have any questions or concerns, or if you do not want to be included in the directory, please contact Doug Harmon, project manager, at 1-800-735-8239 or dharmon@harrisconnect.com.

Sincerely,


Mitchell Ka’aiali’i BA ’92, MBA ’97
President
University of Hawai’i
Alumni Association

Janet Yoshida Bullard BFA ’82
Executive Director
University
of Hawai’i Alumni Association

I’m still sitting on the fence as to whether I want to be solicited for the rest of my life to an institution that I was only at for two years and constantly did things during the time I was there that I felt could have jeopardized my degree at one time or another.

The Hawaii Hooters Slap… Are You Kidding Me?

It’s been a long time since I’ve been into a “Hooters” restaraunt.  I know what us guys go in there for… and it’s not just Buffalo Wings.

But what in the heck are these folks thinking?  Is this a common thing they do at Hooters now a day?

2 mates get slapped by sexy Hooters girls in Hawaii Sept 09 at bucks show after snorting a fat line of salt, having a shot of tequila squeezing lemon in their eyes

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Mayor Kenoi Announces Program to Help Families on Furlough Days

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From the Mayors Office:

Mayor Billy Kenoi today announced the County is developing a new service modeled on the popular Summer Fun program to provide supervised activities for school-age children during the 17 days that public schools will be closed because of teacher furloughs.

“We understand the teacher furloughs triggered by the state’s budget problems present a severe hardship for working parents, and our Parks & Recreation staff has been at work all week developing a child care alternative,” Mayor Kenoi said. “We will provide parents with safe places where they can leave their children during the work day, and parents will know their kids will be engaged in fun, supervised activities.”

“Our working families are already under stress during these difficult times, and scrambling to find safe child care on furlough days will only add to the worry,” Mayor Kenoi said. “This low-cost, island-wide program will be good for our youth, and will offer relief to their parents.”

County Parks officials are in discussions with community organizations and churches that are willing to partner with the county to provide supervised activities for students on the furlough days. The County will also recruit volunteers from school A-Plus programs to help staff the County program because those volunteers have already completed background checks and other screening. Other volunteers are also being sought for the new program.

Plans call for the County to open and staff gyms, community centers and other recreational facilities to operate the new program from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on teacher furlough days. Parents would pay a fee of $5 to $10 per child per furlough day to cover some of the cost of the program.

The County plans to adhere to the Summer Fun guideline of one adult supervisor for 20 children, which means staffing shortages could limit enrollment in the County program at some facilities. Parks officials are polling public school officials to try to obtain estimates of how many children are likely to participate.

The County is also investigating what adjustments in the County’s free Hele-On Bus service may be appropriate to accommodate the new program, Mayor Kenoi said.

More details about the program will be released late next week after the County has gathered more data on how many participants are likely to enroll, and which community and church groups will join with the county to provide services, Mayor Kenoi said.

“We want working parents to know they will have an alternative on teacher furlough days, and know their children will have a place to go where they will be busy, safe and supervised,” Mayor Kenoi said.

One of the Dirtiest Beaches in the World – Hawaii – Message in the Waves

Captain Charles Moore takes us to a Hawaiian beach in the running for Dirtiest Beach in the World, thanks to the plastic waste that accumulates there. Great video from BBC show Hawaii – Message in the Waves. Visit http://www.bbcearth.com for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos and watch more high quality videos on the new BBC Earth YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/bbcearth

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