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2015 Press Releases and Articles

Feb. 27, 2015 - UH West Oʻahu's Noʻeau Center offers free tax preparation, FAFSA and scholarship assistance - "Fund Your Future Fridays" workshop series helps students and families with college payment options

Feb. 9, 2015 - UH West Oʻahu Distinguished Visiting Scholar Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu to discuss Pacific Islander culture and transgender identity - Free "Kumu Hina" film screening Feb. 23

Feb. 4, 2015 - UH West Oʻahu hosts Chamber Music Hawaii concerts this spring

Jan. 29, 2015 - UH West Oʻahu student team wins national finance competition for second consecutive year

Jan. 27, 2015 - UH West Oʻahu and Tokai University academic partnership to provide enhanced learning opportunities for students

Jan. 6, 2015 - Join the UH West Oʻahu Band and University Chorus this spring

2014 Press Releases and Articles

Dec. 8, 2014 - UH West Oʻahu commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m., UH West Oʻahu Lower Courtyard

Nov. 5, 2014 - UH West Oʻahu comes alive with the sound of music this November and December - All concerts are free and open to the public

Oct. 30, 2014 - UH West Oʻahu and Academy for Creative Media System present the Creative Media Masters Series featuring YouTube sensation AJ Rafael

Oct. 22, 2014 - UH West Oʻahu receives funding from Kamehameha Schools for sustainable community food system research and program development

Oct. 20, 2014 - UH West Oʻahu receives $14.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education - Title III grant funding to be used for Native Hawaiian health and wellness facilities and student support services

Oct. 13, 2014 - UH West Oʻahu to host Creative Media Masters Series presented by the Academy for Creative Media System - Hollywood comes to UHWO with legendary filmmaker and film composer

Oct. 10, 2014 - UH West Oʻahu Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program brings Shakespeare performance and Hawaiian knowledge experts to West Oʻahu

Oct. 8, 2014 - UH West Oʻahu boasts double-digit fall enrollment increase

Oct. 1, 2014 - UH West Oʻahu cooling off

Sept. 30, 2014 - UH West Oʻahu statement regarding air-conditioning

Sept. 15, 2014 - UH West Oʻahu to host feminist philosopher lecture series this fall

Sept. 5, 2014 - UH West Oʻahu faculty honored for excellence in teaching

Sept. 4, 2014 - The Underwriters Association of Hawaiʻi donates more than $11,000 for UH West Oʻahu Risk Management and Insurance certificate program

Aug. 26, 2014 - Join the UH West Oʻahu Band and University Chorus this fall - Oʻahu high school juniors and seniors, UH West Oahu students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to apply

July 24, 2014 - Breaking the Silence sheds light on World War II era incarceration of local residents and enemy nationals at Honouliuli Internment and POW Camp in West Oʻahu - New book features research from nine UH West Oʻahu faculty members and community groups on the impact of confinement

June 16, 2014 - UH West O'ahu Creative Media Program offers students multiple pathways to bachelor's degree - Offering Bachelor of Applied Science in Creative Media concentration

May 23, 2014 - UH West O'ahu Ho'oulu Pacific team wins awards for social enterprise agricultural project designed to improve Pacific Island community health

May 13, 2014 - UH West O'ahu to offer free advanced placement college credits to Hawai'i high school students through DOE HAPPS agreement

May 5, 2014 - UH West O'ahu commencement ceremony Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m., UH West O'ahu Lower Courtyard - Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa to deliver keynote address

April 9, 2014 - UH West O'ahu student teams garner awards in national competitions

April 4, 2014 - UH West O'ahu Sustainability Speakers Series presents Dr. Brandon Ledward

April 3, 2014 - UH West O'ahu offers free Summer Music Works song-writing program to select O'ahu high school students

April 1, 2014 - UH West O'ahu Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dr. Robert G. Moeller to discuss postwar Germany April 14

March 27, 2014 - UH West O'ahu campus community to "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 9

March 25, 2014 - UH West O'ahu Library to host Go for Broke exhibit honoring the stories of Japanese American soldiers during World War II

March 24, 2014 - UH West O'ahu awarded nearly quarter million dollar Office of Naval Research grant for STEM Center of Excellence

March 10, 2014 - UH West O'ahu welcomes Distinguished Visiting Scholar Tadashi Nakamura Director of award-winning Jake: Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings documentary to host screening and discussion on March 19

March 7, 2014 - UH West O'ahu Chancellor Rockne Freitas awarded prestigious honor

March 6, 2014 - UH West O'ahu Sustainability Speaker Series to host sustainablity educator Dr. Koh Ming Wei

Feb. 27, 2014 - UH West O'ahu to host prominent writers in "Local Voices, Local Literature" speaker series

Jan. 30, 2014 - UH West O'ahu professor, South African native publishes Future Primal, a book about the search for the best way to live

2013 Press Releases and Articles

Dec. 10, 2013 - Commencement ceremony for UH West O'ahu Saturday, Dec. 14, 4 p.m., UH West O'ahu Lower Courtyard - Senator Michelle Kidani to deliver keynote address

Dec. 5, 2013 - UH West O'ahu professor contributes comparative feminist chapter to new book

Dec. 3, 2013 - UH West O'ahu to start first-ever concert band this spring - All O'ahu high school students, UH West O'ahu students and community members with band experience may apply

Nov. 12, 2013 - UH West Oʻahu to host sustainablity events this November

Nov. 7, 2013 - UH West O'ahu to offer new Bachelor of Education degrees in Middle-Level and Secondary Education this spring - Programs designed to address the need for Central and Leeward O'ahu area teachers                                                  

Oct. 30, 2013 - UH West O'ahu to host Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dr. Pasi Sahlberg

Oct. 14, 2013 - UH West O'ahu hosts Chamber Music Hawai'i in first-ever concert series in West O'ahu

Aug. 14, 2013 - UH West O'ahu professor discusses work of Australian writer

Aug. 14, 2013 - UAH donates $10,000 to UH West O'ahu Risk Managment certificate program

July 10, 2013 - UH West O'ahu to host internationally acclaimed Reggio Emilia exhibit
"The Wonder of Learning" illustrates "the hundred languages of children"

July 1, 2013 - Information Security and Assurance degree to begin this fall
Courses in digital forensics, modern cyber conflicts, proactive system security at UHWO, Honolulu CC

April 30, 2013 - UH West O'ahu Education Division earns national accreditation

April 29 2013 - UH West O'ahu commencement ceremony Saturday, May 4
Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui to deliver keynote address

March 20, 2013 - UH West O'ahu offers summer song writing program for high school students
Summer Music Works is a free program for high school juniors and seniors

Feb. 28, 2013 - UHWO 3rd annual Hawai'i Undergraduate Philosophy Conference a success

Feb. 8, 2013 - Enter the UH West O'ahu Alma Mater Contest

Feb. 7, 2013 - UH West O'ahu's Dr. Brenda Machosky publishes well-reviewed book on allegory