Month: January 2018

Hogan Students Help Homeless with Resumes, Interviewing Skills at Job Preparation Workshop

For homeless men and women, getting hired can be a daunting task – even when Hawaii boasts the lowest unemployment rate in the nation. But thanks to volunteer efforts by 16 Chaminade University students, finding gainful employment got easier for homeless individuals who attended the 13th annual Job Preparation Workshop conducted by the Hogan Entrepreneurs Program. Leading the event were Chaminade instructor and Hogan board member Denny McDonough, along with Ed Nakamura, an employment specialist with the Institute for Human Services nonprofit organization. Students helped attendees with interviewing techniques, shared information about job resources and created resumes that were...

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I Am A Scientist STEM Expanding Outreach to More Schools with GIFT Foundation Donation

A $55,000 donation from the GIFT Foundation of Hawaii is helping Chaminade University expand its I Am A Scientist STEM outreach program to additional public schools, including those on the Neighbor Islands. The donation also helps the program pursue its long-term goal of securing federal support and developing a self-sustainable funding model. “We did not know the amount of the award until they gave us the envelope, so it was a huge surprise,” said Research Associate Lori Shimoda, who founded and directs I Am A Scientist STEM. “It was exciting, and extremely humbling to feel the extent of their...

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Student Broderick Menke Conveys Marshall Islands Plight at Climate Change Conferences in Germany

Having grown up in the low-lying Marshall Islands, Chaminade University student Broderick Menke knows firsthand about the devastating effects of global warming and sea level rise. Tidal flooding regularly threatens homes and freshwater supplies in his island nation and may make many areas unfit for human habitation in coming decades. An Environmental Studies major, Menke conveyed the plight of his South Pacific home at the 13th Conference of Youth. Held during November 2017 in Bonn, Germany, this gathering of young people from 114 countries had a theme of “Talanoa Mada – Youth Accelerating Climate Action.” Menke also represented the...

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