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Students Gain Real-World Experience – and Empathy – Working on Cultural Center Project in Philippines

By helping design the layout and plan the budget for a cultural center in the Philippines, Chaminade University students acquired real-world experience benefiting their future careers while learning about the Filipino culture. Leading this excursion to the island of Negros were Associate Professor Elizabeth Lockard, M.Arch, Ph.D. of Chaminade’s Environmental + Interior Design (E+ID) program, and Assistant Professor of Accounting Aaron M. Williamson, Jr. from the School of Business and Communication. Also assisting was Dr. Frederique Kandel, a biology lecturer with the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Dr. Kandel advised students on ocean-related issues impacting design considerations for the...

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Humanities Senior Lecturer Shares Marianist Values at International Conference on Buddhist Women

Marianist values of service, justice, peace and adaptation were shared by Sr. Malia Wong during an interfaith presentation at the 15th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women. Held June 22-28 at the University of Hong Kong, the gathering drew more than 800 participants from 31 countries. Sr. Malia, a religious studies senior lecturer with Chaminade University’s Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, co-led a Christian-Buddhist dialogue entitled “Wisdom and Insight: Crosscultural Perspectives.” She joined the Venerable Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Ph.D. in discussing how their respective religions help bring about a more peaceful society. “My greatest takeaway is the joy...

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Holy Land pilgrimage helped future deacons better understand origins of Christianity

“The Holy Land Experience” – a pilgrimage to the sites where Jesus was born, performed miracles, died on the cross and rose from the dead – helped future deacons, their wives and others gain a deeper understanding of Christianity’s origins two millennia ago. Leading the 11-day trip was Fr. Paul Fitzpatrick, SM, director of Chaminade University’s Master of Pastoral Theology Program, which prepares students for ordination as permanent deacons in the Roman Catholic Church. Every place the pilgrims visited this past spring is mentioned in Biblical passages the deacons will eventually preach about, Fr. Paul explained. “Seeing the Sea...

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Ewa Beach Vice Principal Derek Santos ‘16 wins Kawaguchi Award for Educational Leadership

For his exemplary work while enrolled in Chaminade University’s Master of Education program – and the impact he’s expected to make on Hawaii schools – Derek Santos ‘16 has become the second annual recipient of the Kathy Kawaguchi Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Santos, a vice principal at Ewa Beach Elementary School, said he was surprised and humbled to receive the recognition from Chaminade Division of Education faculty. “Kathy Kawaguchi embodied the instructional leader, something I strive for each day when working as an administrator,” Santos said. “Each day I work to not only teach my students and...

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Accounting program validated by International Accreditation Council for Business Education

Following a rigorous self-evaluation process and independent peer review, Chaminade University’s Accounting program gained accreditation from a professional agency promoting excellence in business education worldwide. In validating the program, the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) recognized Chaminade’s commitment to academic quality, integrity, responsibility and ethical behavior in its accounting programs and operations. Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, IACBE has accredited more than 1,300 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and South America Instrumental in earning the council’s stamp of approval was Richard Kido, an Associate Professor of Accounting with...

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