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The 22nd Annual Hoʻolauleʻa is occurring this weekend at UH Hilo.  This family friendly events will feature food, crafts, activities, carnival style games, a water slide, and live music from:

- Hālau I Ka Leo Ola O Nā Mamo
- Ka ʻIkena Scanlan
- Waiākea Ukulele Band
- Taishoji Taiko
- Tupulaga O Samoa Mo A Taeao
- Firewoman & These Guys
- The Vitals
- Ekolu

Festivities begin at noon, and continue until 9pm.  This free event is open to the community and UH ʻOhana. 
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2017 UH PRESIDENTʻS GREEN INITIATIVE AWARDS

Working on a sustainability project or have a great idea? 
Up to $10k in cash awards available for the winning project, as well as  multiple $1k cash awards available for Student Green Leaders!

Apply or nominate someone for a Green Award from the office of UH President David Lassner at https://sustainabilityuhm.github.io/pgaward/
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Creating Blue Zones for East Hawaiʻi and UH Hilo. 
B
lue Zones Project Hawaiʻi is inspiring members of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo community to create a campus where people are supported in having a healthy lifestyle to live long lives. The project’s parent agency, Blue Zones, is leading a movement across the country that focuses on longevity and community health.

Local initiatives on Hawaiʻi Island include food baskets with healthy donations and recipes, walking and pot luck groups and the Waimea KTA becoming the first Blue Zones grocery store in Hawaiʻi.

As a first step at UH Hilo, Blue Zones Project Hawaiʻi is collaborating with the Campus Center to create a registered independent student organization geared toward implementing applicable Blue Zone practices on campus.

“We can help create healthier choices and make the healthy choice the easy choice through grocery stores, restaurants, worksites and our entire community’s schools and policy,” explains Jade Iokepa of Blue Zones. “We can get everyone together and make little steps.”

Read more at
http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2016/12/05/blue-zones-project-at-uh-hilo-inspires-healthy-living-in-campus-community/
UH Hilo joins a nationwide effort to create healthier, happier places to live, work and play.
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Holiday Card to Hilo: Christmas Around the World
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Holiday traditions from around the world sparkle and shine in this concert celebrating the season. Our annual holiday concert is a Hilo tradition, bringing families together each year to hear Christmas favorites, new songs of the season, and special guest artists. This year the concert travels the world to showcase seasonal traditions from near and far. Mele Kalikimaka!

Featuring the UH Hilo Kapili Choir and the University Chorus under the direction of Amy Horst, the Orchid Isle Orchestra under the direction of Cathy Young, the Hilo Community Chorus under the direction of Tom McAlexander, and VOICES, directed by Mark Sheffield. The singers will be supported by Walter Greenwood on piano, Armando Mendoza on trumpet, and Chelsea Pacheco on percussion.

https://hilo.hawaii.edu/news/view/12050
Holiday traditions from around the world sparkle and shine in this concert celebrating the season. Our annual holiday concert is a Hilo tradition, bringing families together each year to hear Christmas favorites, new songs of the season, and special guest artists. This year the concert travels the world to showcase seasonal traditions from near and far. Mele Kalikimaka! Featuring the UH Hilo Kapili Choir and the University Chorus under the dir...
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Back by popular demand the UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra is bringing its 4th Annual Frank Zappa Tribute Concert to Hilo on December 7th and 8th.  The Zappa shows have become audience favorites, to the point where a 2nd night has been added to accommodate demand.   Come see what all the buzz is about!

The UH Hilo Performing Arts Center presents the Jazz Orchestra in their 4th Annual Frank Zappa Tribute concert-  Wednesday, December 7th and Thursday, December 8th at 7:30pm.  Tickets are available by phone at (808) 932-7490, or online at http://artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu/
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Japanese filmmaker and educator Miho Aida presents her award-
winning documentary film, "The Sacred Place Where Life Begins:
Gwich'in Women Speak," at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo on
Wednesday, January 11 at 5:30 p.m. in University Classroom
Building (UCB), Room 100. The event is free and open to the public.

The Gwich'in are an Athabaskan-speaking First Nation culture from Canada and Alaska.  The documentary explores the coastal
plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that has been
eyed for oil and gas development since 1986.  In the film,
Gwich'in women speak out for their sacred land.

The film was named the top documentary at the 2015 Central
Illinois Feminist Film Festival, received the Audience Choice
Award at the 2014 Earth Port Film Festival, and was nominated for
Best Documentary Short at the 2013 American Indian Film Festival.
Following the screening, Aida will discuss the film and her new
video series, "Standing Rock Women Speak," along with her efforts
to save the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North and South
Dakota.

The event is sponsored by the UH Hilo Japanese Studies Program,
Gender and Women's Studies Program, Humanities Division, College
of Arts and Sciences, and International Student Services and
Intercultural Education Program.

For more information, contact Professor Yoshiko Fukushima at
yf83@hawaii.edu or 932-7213.  For more information about the film
and filmmaker, visit http://mihoaida.com/gwichin.   View a trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wufjxoVO-D0
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Welcome back UH Hilo students! We hope the winter break has been refreshing.  Classes resume for the Spring semester on January 9th.  You can find a complete schedule of classes at https://hilo.hawaii.edu/go/2C.

Vulcans Fans-  be sure to catch twin conference games on Saturday for the Men's and Women's Basketball teams, against the Concordia University Eagles.  The Women play at 5pm, and the Men play at 7:30pm at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.  Find the details at hiloathletics.com  #GoVulcans
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On Saturday, A total of 242 students received degrees and/or certificates from UH Hilo, at the Fall Commencement ceremony. In addition to honoring graduates, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo 2016 Fall Commencement highlighted higher education through an indigenous lens.

View photos from the event at http://hilo.hawaii.edu/news/stories/2016/12/20/photos-uh-hilo-2016-fall-commencement/
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Final Exams begin today.  Good lucks students!

Most exams are held in the same location as your class.  To find out when your final exam is scheduled to take place, use the chart below:
1 - Find the starting time of your class in the first column
2 - Find the number assigned to your class days in the second or third column of the Time Block Table.
3 - Find the class’ number in the Exam Table.

View the complete schedule and instructions at https://hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/vcaa/FinalExams16-17.php
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Fall commencement at UH Hilo is coming up on Saturday, December 17 (9 a.m.) in the Vulcan Gym.  A total of 242 students have petitioned for 318 degrees and/or certificates from the colleges of Arts and Sciences (233), Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management (21), Business and Economics (30), Pharmacy (6) and Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language (7).  21 others are candidates for various post-graduate honors.

The event will look a little different this year, reflecting higher education through an indigenous lens, as part of the UH System’s Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao initiative. The program will feature a student speaker, a hula presentation about learning and growth, and the awarding of degrees.

Kyle James Davis, an agriculture major, will represent the graduating class as student speaker. Davis, who will receive a BS in tropical horticulture, has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.48. His academic achievements include being named to the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management Dean’s List in 2013 and 2015. Davis also earned a Semester at Sea Scholarship and spent spring 2014 studying aboard the MV Explorer in nearly a dozen countries.

Davis is an ordained minister, who served five years in the US Army, including over two and a half years in Iraq as a combat medic. His commencement address will draw from his numerous life experiences and will include a call for his fellow graduates to broaden their horizons.

The chant- hula will be performed by UNUKUPUKUPU, Indigenous Leadership through Hula Program under the directorship of Pele Kaʻo, Hawaiian Protocols Committee chairperson, and Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō, director of Hawaiian Culture and Protocols Engagement at UH Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College.

The chant-hula, entitled ʻUlei Pahu I Ta Motu, was composed more than 200 years ago and documents the evolution of world view. The performance will be preceded and followed by the sounding of 20 pahu (drums) and 20 pū (conch-shell trumpets). The 20 pū will also sound honoring Moana-nui-ākea (large and broad oceans) that connect Hawaiʻi to the world. The performance concludes with the presentation of Paʻakai (sea-salt) to honor the profound intersection where the learner transitions to graduate.

Congratulations to all of the new graduates.  Fall Commencement is open to the public, and begins at 9am on Saturday, December 17th.  If you are unable to attend, the event will be streamed live, at https://hilo.hawaii.edu/go/Q ; For more details, please visit https://hilo.hawaii.edu/news/press/release/1913
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The Great Leaps fall dance concert is coming up on Saturday, December 3rd at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. 

Enjoy over 150 UH Hilo, Hawaiʻi CC and Community dancers perform Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Aerial Dance pieces choreographed by instructors Celeste Staton, Annie Bunker and Kea Kapahua, as well as guest choreographers and graduating students’ senior projects.

Tickets are open seating  - $7 General, $5 Discount - Students w/ Valid ID & Children 17 & under.  There is also a preview performance on Friday, December 2nd - where all seats are just $3.

Tickets available at http://artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu/ or by phone at 932-7490.  More information at https://hilo.hawaii.edu/news/view/12056
Enjoy over 150 UH Hilo, Hawaiʻi CC and Community dancers perform Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Aerial Dance pieces choreographed by instructors Celeste Staton, Annie Bunker and Kea Kapahua, as well as guest choreographers and graduating students’ senior projects. For disability accommodations, please contact Dori Yamada at (808) 932-7496 (V) or (808) 933-3334 (TTY) at least 10 business days prior to the event.
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Monday, November 28th is the priority application deadline for the National Student Exchange program for 2017-18 (academic year).  NSE students still pay resident tuition, even though they are studying in another state or province.   It is an exciting opportunity to attend one of more than 170 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada.

Drop off your application to the NSE office in the Student Services Center, room  E-202.   For more information about NSE and the process, please visit https://hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/nse/OutgoingProcess.php or contact the NSE office at 808 932 7389.
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