This semester Kealaikahiki organized a mālama ʻāina community service project at Kaʻala Farms where participating students expanded the firebreak to prevent damage from future fires. Mahalo nui to all of those who volunteered their time to kōkua.
Movie Monday Month at Kealaikahiki
Mark your calendars for “Movie Monday” this October! Every Monday films pertaining to Hawaiian language, history, and culture will be shown from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in B-207 (Noʻeau Center; library 2nd floor).
Kealaikahiki First Annual Open House
To kick off our first semester at the new Kapolei Campus Kealaikahiki Native Hawaiian Program hosted an Open House in partnership with the Noʻeau Center. Students, staff, and faculty were able to tour our new center, play pāʻani Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian games provided by Kealaikahiki), and enjoy free coffee and doughnuts. To view pictures from our Open House event please visit our gallery page.
Spring Pāʻina Open House
The Spring Pāʻina, hosted by the UHWO PUEO leadership program, was held on February 8, 2012. It was the first semester pāʻina at UHWO! The Noʻeau Center for Writing, Math, and Academic Success and Kealaikahiki teamed up to give away free cupcakes from Larry’s Bakery. Students took home their sweet treats along with inspirational quotes printed on vibrant colored paper cupcakes.
Hawaiian Music Throughout the Years
The musician’s panel featured three prominent Native Hawaiian musicians, Wehilani Ching, Bernard Kalua, and Aaron Salā. Each of them shared their manaʻo about Hawaiian music and how it has evolved through the years. Refreshments were provided courtesy of Kealaikahiki.
Finish Strong Finals Event
Final exams can be stressful for students and to alleviate the academic tension we hosted a finals event encouraging students to finish strong passing out study tips, free healthy food, and an ʻai pono segment with Uncle Daniel Bishop who demonstrated how to make paʻi ʻai and poi.
E Ola Pono: Health & Wellness Fair
Kealaikahiki, a Title III Native Hawaiian program, hosted “E Ola Pono: A Health and Wellness Fair,” on September 9, 2011. The event provided lomilomi for students free of charge, brought local food vendors on campus, and introduced students to different community programs which can assist them in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Live pono!
Lono I Ka Makahiki
Students had the opportunity to learn about and play makahiki games such as ulu maika, moa paheʻe, kōnane, make paʻi ʻai with Uncle Daniel Bishop and much more at the Lono I Ka Makahiki event co-sponsored by Kealaikahiki.
No Stress You Can Take That Test
The “No Stress You Can Take That Test” event sponsored by Kealaikahiki on November 29, 2011, addressed the needs of students during final exam week on campus by providing lomilomi, a traditional art of healing for Native Hawaiians, in addition to tutoring services to prepare them mentally and spiritually for this stressful week.
Kealaikahiki Grand Opening Event
To celebrate our presence on campus Kealaikahiki had a grand opening featuring Here Tama Nui, a Polynesian Craft Fair, and cultural demonstrations. Kealaikahiki is the first and only Native Hawaiian serving program at UHWO.
Oceanic Ways of Knowing & Learning
On April 19, 2011, Kealaikahiki along with Kumu Sa’ili (Professor of Hawaiian-Pacific Studies) hosted “Oceanic Ways of Learning and Knowing”. The prominent guest speakers have a background in Pacific Island heritage and shared their knowledge on how island ways of learning and knowing differ from Western educational institutions. After the presentation, Kumu Sa`ili’s students performed a Samona siva, hula, and Tahitian numbers.