Miss Saigon Opens at UH Hilo on Thursday

Miss Saigon, the award-winning musical about love and loss in the Vietnam War, opens at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. for a two-weekend run. Other show dates are April 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 13, at 2 pm.

Miss SaigonCreated by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil in 1989 as a pop opera, Miss Saigon is directed by UH Hilo Performing Arts Department Professor Jackie Pualani Johnson with Armando Mendoza as Musical Director and faculty choreographer Celeste Staton. A cast of 37 performers bring to life the story of an American G.I. who falls in love with a Vietnamese girl just as Saigon is sieged by the North Vietnamese.

“This superb artistic team is joined by UH Hilo Performing Arts senior Katherine Wilson as vocal director and advanced student choreographers Kawehi Kanoho-Kalahiki and Kawai Soares, and assistant directors Kimo Apaka, a UH Hilo Performing Arts graduate, and Denyse Woo-Ockerman,” said PAC Manager Lee Dombroski.

The cast includes Norman Arancon as The Engineer, Rachel Edwards as Kim, Scott Wuscher as the American G.I., and the working girls of the Dreamland Bar: Gigi, Mimi, Yvette, and Yvonne, played by Lilinoe Kauahikaua, Angeline Jara, Bailey Woolridge, and Kawehi Kanoho-Kalahiki. Arancon is a faculty member at UH Hilo, and the women in the bar are created by UH Hilo students. Wuscher is a community member who returns to the UH Hilo stage to realize the turmoil of a soldier caught in the war’s emotional choices.

Tickets are reserved seating and priced at $20 General, $15 Discount and $10 UH Hilo/HawCC students (with a valid student ID) and children, up to age 17, and are available by calling the UH Hilo Box Office at 932-7490 or ordering online at artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.

UH Student Thinks Girlfriend is Being Disrespected… Leads to Fractured Jaw

The following was reported by the University of Hawaii Security Department:
UH Hilo log

Report Status: Pending.

Location: Hale Kanilehua lounge.

Time Reported: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM.

Incident Occurred Between: 12:00 PM and 12:05 PM on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

Crime Details:
A verbal misunderstanding lead one student to believe his girlfriend was being disrespected. A subsequent physical confrontation involved a knife and resulted in a fractured jaw. The student drove himself to the hospital. HPD and Campus Security have initiated investigations.

UH Hilo Presents Miss Saigon

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Department presents Miss Saigon, the award-winning musical written by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, opening April 10th at 7:30 p.m. for a two- weekend run at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center (PAC).

Miss Saigon

A cast of 37 performers and conductor Armando Mendoza bring to life the story of an American G.I. who experiences war’s emotional choices when he falls in love with a Vietnamese girl just as Saigon is besieged by the North Vietnamese.

Advanced student choreographers and directors have joined faculty choreographer Celeste Staton and stage director Jackie Pualani Johnson to create several dances and scenes. They include Dance majors Kawehi Kanoho-Kalahiki and Kawai Soares, who devised original choreography for The Fall of Saigon and The Heat is on in Saigon, two iconic numbers that set the backdrop of the war.

The dances feature College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management faculty member Norman Arancon as The Engineer; Rachel Edwards, a Performing Arts Department Senior in her final semester as a music concentration major as Kim; community member Scott Wuscher as the American GI; and UH Hilo students Lilinoe Kauahikaua, Angeline Jara, Bailey Woolridge, and Kanoho-Kalahiki as the working girls of the Dreamland Bar: Gigi, Mimi, Yvette and Yvonne.

Miss Saigon also marks the full-scale musical debut of Performing Arts graduate Kimo Apaka and senior Denyse Woo-Ockerman, who completed the University’s stage directing course and will stage several songs in the production.

Tickets are available by calling 932-7490 or can be purchased online at artsctr@hawaii.edu.

For more information, contact Professor Johnson at 932-7491 or email jpjohnso@hawaii.edu.

Man Gets Assaulted and Photographed in UH Hilo Bathroom

According to the University of Hawaii Hilo Crime records, a man was assaulted and had pictures taken of him inside a bathroom at K-Hall.

UHH Bathroom assault

You can read the full release here: Assault at UH Hilo Bathroom.

In other UH Hilo news:

A female reported her math book was stolen by a student while she was waiting for class on Thursday.

The Bad Boys of Dance Returns to UH Hilo

Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance performs once again at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center in one performance only on Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 pm.

Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance

Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance

“Back by popular demand, the Bad Boys of Dance is comprised of the most talented and versatile young male dancers in the world today,” said PAC Manager Lee Dombroski. “Each Bad Boy is selected based on his extraordinary physical abilities and artistry; the talent of the Bad Boys is unparalleled in the industry.”

Founded by the dance world’s very own Bad Boy Rasta Thomas, “we show the world what great male dancing looks like, and to make dancing fun, entertaining and accessible to a whole new generation.”

Tickets are reserved seating and priced at $25 General, $20 Discount and $12 UH Students/Children. Box Office hours are Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 932-7490 or order online at artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.

Man Flees Police After Pissing on State Vehicles at UH Hilo

The following crime was reported by the University of Hawaii Campus Security department:

UH Hilo Moniker

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

(Harassment)

Report Status: Pending.

Location: Hale Ikena parking lot.

Time Reported: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:46 AM.

Incident Start: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:46 AM.

Incident End: Monday, January 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Crime Details:
Intoxicated male observed urinating on state vehicles in the Hale Ikena parking lot. HPD called, and male fled rapidly on foot before HPD arrival.

UH Hilo Presents International Nights 2014

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo International Student Association presents International Nights 2014 on Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.

Hilo International Night

This annual event features performances from around the world and is a favorite among students, the community, and visitors.

This year’s shows feature performances from Samoa, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Germany, Micronesia, Japan, Tahiti, Kiribati, China, Tonga, West Africa, Palau, Timor-Leste, the Marshall Islands, and the United States.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students, children, and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the UH Hilo Box Office from 9-1 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, or at the door. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. For ticket information, call 932-7490.

For more information, visit http://hilo.hawaii.edu/international/IN.php.

UH Hilo Honors Individuals with Special Awards

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Chancellor Don Straney honored two individuals with special awards presented during UH Hilo’s Fall 2013 commencement.

Team Poliahu - Featured from left to right: Ryder Donahue, Kayton Summers, Wallace Hamada, Professor Edwards and Mike Purvis.

Team Poliahu – Featured from left to right: Ryder Donahue, Kayton Summers, Wallace Hamada, Professor Edwards and Mike Purvis.

Mike Purvis, a senior computer science major, received the inaugural Community Spirit Award, which includes a $500 cash prize. The award was established this past September by Edward Yamasaki, a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II, and recognizes students who demonstrate excellence in applied research, learning and innovation in their respective fields of study. Purvis is team captain of UH Hilo’s Team Poli`ahu that won the 2013 U.S. Microsoft Imagine Cup Championship and participated in the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Team Poliahu in front of Alexandrinsky Theatre for the awards ceremony

Team Poliahu in front of Alexandrinsky Theatre for the awards ceremony

The Chancellor’s Special Recognition Award was presented to Dr. David Hammes, professor of economics, who retired at the end of the Fall 2013 semester. Hammes received the UH Board of Regent’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2003. In addition to his teaching, he has conducted a number of economic feasibility and cost-of-living studies for UH Hilo and the UH System.

Hammes also serves on the Board of Directors for Hospice of Hilo and was Treasurer during the successful fund-raising drive that led to construction of a new care facility near the University campus.

Gun Threat Reported at UH Hilo

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect and vehicle wanted in connection with a reported threat incident Monday morning (December 9) at a college campus in Hilo.

UH Hilo Moniker
At about 10:06 a.m. Monday, police received a report from 25-year-old male employee of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo that at about 9 a.m., while he was near the upper campus, he was accosted by a local male who allegedly brandished a firearm and pointed it at him before fleeing the area in a black Toyota pickup truck.

The victim left the campus and went home to Puna before calling police to report the threat. He was not injured in the incident.

The suspect was described as a local male in his 30s with a dark complexion and a neatly trimmed beard with long sideburns to his chin. He was wearing black sunglasses. The truck was described as a lifted black Toyota Tacoma with black rims and dark black tint and a white “NSPYR” sticker near the gas fill cover.

Police advise the public not to approaching the truck, as the operator may be armed and is considered dangerous.

Instead, anyone who has information about this case or the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or vehicle is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Clarence Davies at 961-2384 or cdavies@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

 

Sig Zane to Deliver Keynote Address at UH Hilo Fall Commencement

Hawaiʻi Island artist, dancer, cultural practitioner and clothing designer Sig Zane delivers the keynote address at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo fall commencement on Saturday, December 21 at 9 a.m. in the UH Hilo New Gym.

The Zane Family celebrates Kuhao Zanes Na Hoku Hanohano Award presented by the Na Hoku Festival for Best Graphics

The Zane Family celebrates Kuhao Zane’s Na Hoku Hanohano Award presented by the Na Hoku Festival for Best Graphics

Students have petitioned for a total of 262 degrees and/or certificates from the colleges of Arts and Sciences (174), Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management (19), Business and Economics (21), and Ka Haka `Ula O Ke`elikolani College of Hawaiian Language (18), while 30 others are candidates for various post-graduate honors.

Zane, an O`ahu native, moved to Hilo in the mid-1970s in search of an unhurried life and to study the Hawaiian culture. He joined Hilo’s Halau O Kekuhi in 1981, and immersed himself in the art of hula under the direction of Edith Kanaka`ole along with her daughters Pua Kanahele and Nalani Kanaka`ole, who he would later marry. Through hula, Zane developed a deep understanding of the relationship between native plants and the Hawaiian culture.

He opened Sig Zane Designs in Downtown Hilo over 25 years ago, featuring a line of aloha shirts, dresses, bags and tees with popular motifs that reflect native Hawaiian culture, heritage and practices. Zane, Nalani, and their son, Kuhaoimaikalani, have been working together for more than a decade on special projects which combine their unique designs with fundamentals rooted in culture and place. They have produced iconic images for jewelry, hotel rooms and airplanes, and most recently created the traditional bamboo stamp design ohe kapala for Hawaiian Electric Incorporated.

Amanda O’Farrell, a Hawaiian studies major, is student speaker. O’Farrell was born in Hilo, raised in Puna, and graduated from the Kamehameha Schools Kea`au campus. She has maintained a 3.6 GPA at UH Hilo and made the Ka Haka `Ula O Ke`elikolani Dean’s List four times.

O’Farrell has been an active participant in numerous cultural and environmental initiatives throughout the island, taking part in invasive species removal around Hale Pohaku on Mauna Kea, collecting native species seeds at Hualalai, and participating in a heiau clean-up in Keaukaha. Her immediate post-graduate plans are to care for her two young children, but hopes to return within two years to pursue a masters degree in ethnobotany/ethnomedicine. Her dream is to be a traditional Hawaiian healer, practicing the art of la`au lapa`au and lomilomi. She also expressed interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in traditional medicine or public health.

 

Auditions for Miss Saigon – UH Hilo’s Spring Musical

Open auditions for college-age and older actors for the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Department’s spring musical, Miss Saigon¸ will be held on January 20 and 21, 2014 on the main stage of the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center beginning at 7 p.m.

Miss Saigon
All auditionees will be required to sing at the audition, either as a soloist if seeking a lead role, or in a group if interested in a chorus role. Soloists must bring sheet music for 16 bars of a song from the musical theatre genre while chorus auditionees will be taught a song from the show at the audition. A dance sequence will also be taught so comfortable clothing that allows movement is essential.

The Boubil-Schonberg-Maltby musical, based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, takes place in Vietnam in the mid-1970s as American troops vacate Saigon, leaving behind a war-ravaged country and unexpected love. The musical won numerous awards, including 1991 Tony awards for Best Actress and Best Actor in a Musical, and has toured the world ever since its premiere in 1989.

UH Hilo Professor Jackie Pualani Johnson directs the show, with retired Department of Education teacher and professional musician, Armando Mendoza, as musical director. UH Hilo dance instructor, Celeste Staton, choreographs, with Kawai Soares and Kawehi Kanoho-Kalahiki as student choreographers. Amy Horst, director of choral activities at UH Hilo, teams with senior Kait Wilson to work with singers. Ariana Bassett, the UH Hilo resident designer, is in charge of scenery and lighting.

“Several lead roles are available: The Engineer, half-Vietnamese and half-French, who is a raunchy master of ceremonies/pimp in a Saigon bar; Kim, a girl orphaned at 17 and forced to make a living dancing with soldiers in the Dreamland bar; Thuy, promised to Kim in marriage but now embittered and rising in Communist military ranks; Chris, the American G.I. who falls inexplicably in love with Kim; John, Chris’ G.I. friend who eventually follows his conscience; and Ellen, who married Chris years after his Vietnam tour and chooses to stand by his side,” Johnson noted.

Secondary roles call for strong actors/singers/dancers as Gigi, Mimi, Yvette, and Yvonne, who work at Dreamland and share Kim’s hopes for a better life. Finally, a young Eurasian boy, age 3-5, is needed to play Tam, the child arising from Kim and Chris’ union. Parents of young actors interested in this role should contact Professor Johnson to discuss the rehearsal and performance commitment at 932-7491 or by e-mail: jpjohnso@hawaii.edu.

Big Island Police Investigating Sex Assault at UH Hilo

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a sexual assault in Hilo on Tuesday (November 19).

The attack occurred in a women's restroom at UH Hilo

The attack occurred in a women’s restroom at UH Hilo

An adult female was reportedly attacked in the bathroom of a state facility in the Waiākea area of Hilo around 4:30 p.m. The victim was able to fight off her attacker, who fled in a 2003-2006 red Ford Expedition with tan or gold on the bottom.

The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s, 6-feet tall, 160-180 pounds with a thin build, curly blond hair and facial acne. He was wearing a white tank top and black surf shorts.

Police ask anyone with information on this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Jesse Kerr at 961-8883 or jkerr@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

 

UH Hilo Vice Student Chancellor for Student Affairs on Attacks on Women at a UH Hilo Bathroom

UH Hilo Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Luoluo Hong, posted the following about the attacks on women at UH Hilo in the last week.

UH Hilo Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Luoluo Hong

UH Hilo Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Luoluo Hong

Yes, allegedly there has been two attacks see comments posted here regarding the first attack:

Chancelor Response

More:

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Every 2 minutes, someone in the US is sexually assaulted. We should *always* be vigilant & aware of the risk and reality of sexual assault on our campuses and in our communities. Just because you aren’t hearing about sexual assault happening every day here and elsewhere does not mean they are not happening.

UH Hilo Athletic Director Dexter Irvin Resigns for Mainland Job

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney today announced the resignation of Athletic Director Dexter Irvin, effective December 31, 2013. Irvin, who joined UH Hilo in August 2009, has accepted a position as athletic director with the College of Southern Nevada located in Henderson, Nevada, pending Nevada Board of Regents’ approval.

Dexter Irvin

Dexter Irvin

“Dexter contributed greatly to the progress of UH Hilo Athletics,” Straney said. “He worked tirelessly to move our diverse athletics program forward, and his efforts are greatly appreciated by the University and local community. We wish him all the best in his new position.”

Under Irvin’s leadership, Vulcan Athletics developed a gender equity plan, implemented its first official audits, created an operations manual from scratch, established Women’s Basketball and Men’s and Women’s Soccer as officially recognized sports with the hiring of full-time, permanent coaches, and witnessed the expansion of the PacWest Conference. During his tenure, fundraising revenue and corporate sponsorships also increased notably.

Pending final approval in accordance with UH System policies, Timothy Moore, founding director, Campus Recreation Department, will serve as interim athletic director, effective January 1, 2014.

Moore came to UH Hilo on June 1, 2008 from Southern Methodist University where he served as assistant director and later associate director of recreational sports from 1992-2008. He holds a master’s degree in sports administration from the University of Louisville.

A national search for a permanent director of intercollegiate athletics at UH Hilo is anticipated to be launched in 2014.

FREE – “Ola – Health is Everything” at UH Hilo November 14th

The public is invited to a special screening of “Ola – Health is Everything” on Thursday, November 14 at 12:30 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. in the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo University Classroom Building Room 127. There is no admission charge and seating is limited.
Ola
The Hawaiʻi documentary premiered at the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival in April 2013. It highlights the power of communities to heal, explores how society must rethink what it means to be healthy, and portrays individuals who bring hope to communities across Hawaiʻi. A Q & A will follow the screening with film writer and producer Matthew Nagato of the Hawaiʻi Primary Care Association.

The screening is supported by UH Hilo’s Student Health & Wellness Programs and the Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund.

For additional information, call 932-7458.

Ola (Hawaiian for “life, well-being”) is a feature length documentary which explores the widespread social factors that helped create Hawai’i’s health care crisis and offers an intimate look at individuals who have, in the face of these challenges, brought hope to their communities.

Gov. Abercrombie Speaks at UH Hilo Hale Alahonua University Village Phase I Student Housing Grand Opening

This morning, Governor Abercrombie offered remarks at the UH Hilo Hale Alahonua University Village Phase I Student Housing grand opening.

Abercrombie at UHH
“A university has to have the facilities to attract people and show its commitment to excellence.”

Abercrombie New dorms

Hale Alahonua fulfills the need for more on-campus housing by providing approximately 300 additional beds in suite-style residence halls.

Abercrombie at UHH Greggor

Some students base their decision to attend on whether they can find on-campus housing. In addition, research shows students who live on campus have better academic success and retention rates.

UH Hilo Hosts Abraham Lincoln Symposium

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo hosts the James Oliver Horton Symposium on Abraham Lincoln on Saturday, May 25 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. in UCB Room 100. A second day of the symposium will be held at UH Manoa on Sunday, May 26.

Lincoln

The symposium, named after James Oliver Horton, the Benjamin Banneker Professor of American Studies and History at George Washington University and Historian Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, features a trio of renowned and respected guest speakers.

The President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School, Paul Finkelman presents “How a Railroad Lawyer Became The Great Emancipator.” Finkelman, who has lectured throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America has authored over 30 books, along with various legal opinions which have been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Orville Vernon Burton, distinguished professor of humanities, professor of history and computer science at Clemson University, and the director of the Clemson Cyber Institute, speaks on “Lincoln, Emancipation, and Education.” A prolific and acclaimed author and historian, Burton’s The Age of Lincoln (2007) won numerous awards, was nominated for a Pulitzer, and had one reviewer proclaiming that, “If the Civil War era was America’s ‘Illiad,’ then historian Orville Vernon Burton is our latest Homer.”

University of Richmond President Edward L. Ayers presents “Where Did Freedom Come From?” Awarded the National Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation, his numerous awards include the Bancroft Prize for Distinguished Writing in American History and the Beveridge Prize for the Best Book in English on the history of the Americas since 1492 for In the Presence of Mine Enemies, Civil War in the Heart of America (2004). Ayers is also a co-host of Back Story with the American History Guys, a nationally syndicated radio show that ties history to the present day.

The program will be followed by a light reception from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in UCB 127 where members of the audience will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the guest speakers.

Tickets for these limited seating events, including the reception, are $8 and available online at http://lincoln.hawaii-conference.com/ or by calling the UH Hilo Conference Center at 974-7555.

The symposium is largely underwritten by generous grants from the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities, and the Dorrance Scholarship Programs’ Charitable Fund. Additional funding and support for the symposium comes from UH Hilo, UH Hilo Student Activities Council and UH Manoa College of Education.

For more information about the symposium, visit http://lincoln.hawaii-conference.com/.

UH Hilo Campus Center Plaza to Serve as Overflow Venue for 50th Annual Merrie Monarch

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo invites the public to watch the 50th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition April 4, 5, 6 from 6 p.m. to midnight on the Campus Center Plaza.

Photo from the Merrie Monarch Site

Photo from the Merrie Monarch Site

The events will be shown on a large screen with 125 seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no admission charge.

“UH Hilo is proud to serve as an overflow venue for the viewing of this year’s festivities,” said University Relations Director Jerry Chang. “We will also have food booths available by various University clubs and organizations.”

The event is sponsored by the UH Hilo Student Association and the Office of the Chancellor.

For more information, contact Rachel Nazara at 974-7500 or Gail Makuakane-Lundin at 974-7444.

 

UH Hilo to Host Talk on Electric Vehicles

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo hosts a free public presentation featuring two members of the Maui EV (Electric Vehicle) Alliance on Tuesday, February 26 at 2 p.m. in UCB 127.

Maui EVAProject Director Dr. Anne Ku and Ethan Elkind, climate policy associate at the UC Berkeley School of Law, will discuss a recent study done to prepare Maui for EV’s. EV’s in Paradise: Planning for Developing Infrastructure in Maui Count, examined barriers, incentives, and other issues that can serve as templates for other isolated grids and island communities with similar challenges.

Ku, who lectures in mathematics and music (piano) at UH Maui College, holds degrees in electrical engineering, operations research/decision sciences, and music. She writes a regular column for Maui Weekly called “EV in Paradise,” and directs the monthly “Maui EVA TV” which airs on cable and YouTube.

Elkind has organized and facilitated high-level stakeholder meetings on various energy-related topics such as energy storage, renewable energy, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. He has also written and published numerous studies on energy-related matters for California policy makers including “Electric Drive by ’25: How California Can Catalyze Mass Adoption of Electric Vehicles by 2025,” published in September 2012.

Maui EV Alliance (Maui EVA) is the name given to UH Maui’s EV readiness project. Maui EVA was the only education institution to receive one of 16 planning grants awarded in October 2011 by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program. It was also named the most innovative electric vehicle readiness project in the country by Green Tech Media in December 2012.

For more information, visit http://www.mauieva.org/.

UH Hilo CCECS Presenting Two Workshops on Advanced Social Media Marketing

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service presents two workshops on Advanced Social Media Marketing in February. The cost of the workshop is $125 and presented in partnership with Fred Pryor, a recognized and respected leader in professional seminars for over 40 years.

Fred Pryor

The workshop on Wednesday, February 13 will be held in Kona at the University of Hawaiʻi Center at West Hawaiʻi; Hilo’s workshop is on Thursday, February 14 in UH Hilo’s Campus Center 306. Space is limited.

Everything from daily coupon sites to mobile device applications for tablets and smartphones to social networking sites will be discussed. The workshops are designed for those who are familiar with social media but want to maximize their campaigns and efforts.

For more information and to register, contact CCECS at 974-7664 or visit http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/ccecs/courses.php.