Month: April 2017

International Extravaganza 2017 Showcased Chaminade’s Rich Diversity

A spring tradition at Chaminade, the annual International Extravaganza on April 7, 2017, featured student-led performances of dance and song. Seven cultural clubs with 120 participants shared their talents with the campus community. The campus organizations involved were the Filipino Club, Ka Ipu Kukui Me Ka ‘Ie ‘Ie (Hawaiian Club), the Indigo Lotus Club, Lumana’i O Samoa (the Samoan Club), the Marianas Club, the Micronesian Club, and the Temana Tahitian Club. “This event is an important opportunity for students to showcase their clubs and their culture to the Chaminade and Oahu communities. As one of the most culturally diverse universities in...

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Co-Curricular Awards Celebrate Student Leadership and Involvement

Chaminade University celebrated student leadership and involvement, as well as individual and organizational accomplishments, during its annual 2017 Co-Curricular Awards Recognition Dinner. The event, held on April 19 in Clarence T. C. Ching Conference Center, recognized 22 students, one staff member, and two student organizations for their positive impact and contributions to Chaminade University and the greater community. 2017 CO-CURRICULAR AWARDS Awards Presented by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership (OSAL) Bro. Joseph Becker Awards of Excellence: Bro. Joseph Becker Award of Excellence (freshman): Max Karg (Business Administration major) Bro. Joseph Becker Award of Excellence (sophomore): Dalton Alatan...

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Milken Foundation Honors Chaminade Grad Nakoa as ‘Teacher of Promise’

The Milken Family Foundation recently presented one of its prestigious awards – often called “the Oscars of teaching” – to Chaminade University graduate Peter Kai Mana Nakoa, an instructor at Nānākuli Elementary School. Affectionately known by his students as “Kumu Kai Mana,” Nakoa was named “Teacher of Promise” for the Nānākuli/Waiʻanae Complex and Leeward District. He is also the first Hawaiian Language Immersion Education teacher to win this award. Since graduating from Chaminade in May 2015 with a master of arts degree in teaching, Nakoa has assumed additional leadership roles at his school. This includes joining a cohort that’s...

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Alumna Expounds on the Value of Interprofessionalism for Healthcare-Career Success

Dr. Charissa Kahue BS Biology ’07 returned recently to her Chaminade University alma mater to meet with students of the HP 390–Advanced Topics in Health Professions Preparation class. The Office of Health Professions Advising and Undergraduate Research (OHPAUR) invited her to share on March 28 and March 31 about interprofessional healthcare and collaboration and then on life after Chaminade. The Office of Health Professions Advising and Undergraduate Research regularly features guest speakers from health-professions schools and health professionals. These speakers are invited to share valuable information and insight with Chaminade students through its guest speaker series each semester. Also offered...

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2017 Alumni Reunion Was Hot, Hot, Hot!

It was innovative.  It was fun. And it was family.  Chaminade University’s alumni ignited the campus with positivity for their annual reunion celebration from Thursday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2. Thursday evening’s Mocktails and Masterpieces event kindled the fire with bursts of creativity.  With artist Jenny B. facilitating, alumni painted canvas masterpieces that they could take home. The alumni mingled and caught up with old friends.  The familiar warmth of campus ‘ohana surged feelings of nostalgia and fanned their anticipation for Saturday. On Saturday, a gentle mist of rain blew through campus, and the angelic acapella voices of...

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