Communications to Students

Honolulu CC Messages

June 10 - HFD Fire Hydrant Check

Campus,
Please be aware that the Honolulu Fire Department is currently on the campus mall and parking lots checking all of our fire hydrants on campus.

Thank you,

Derek Inafuku
Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services

May 27 - Summer 2021 Food Service Hours

Campus,

HonCC food service hours for the Summer 2021 semester will be as follows:

Summer 2021 - Banquet Solutions Hawaii (BSH) - Hale ʻAina
Sunday - CLOSED
Monday - 11:30am-12:30 PM
Tuesday - 11:30am-12:30 PM
Wednesday - 11:30am-12:30 PM
Thursday - 11:30am-12:30 PM
Friday - 11:30am-12:30 PM
Saturday - CLOSED

BSH, located in our campus cafeteria -- Hale `Aina, will have a limited supply of grab and go meals for only $5.00

Summer 2021 - The Hub (Kiosk)
Sunday - CLOSED
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - CLOSED
Wednesday - CLOSED
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - CLOSED
Saturday - CLOSED

Derek Inafuku
Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services

May 27 - Keiki Hauoli Children's Center enrolling now for Fall 2021

Aloha,

The Keiki Hauoli Children's Center provides quality early childhood care and education and serves as one of the laboratories for the HonCC Early Childhood Education program. HonCC students, faculty, and staff have priority for enrollment. We are now enrolling for Fall 2021 semester and have 2 openings for children ages 2 1/2 -5 years old. Child care fees are $850 a month for full time care (M-R 7:45-3:15, F 7:45-2). The program can also provide resources for child care subsidies and scholarships. Please go to the website for the application (no application fee) https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/keiki or contact Caroline Soga at caroline.soga@hawaii.edu or 845-9289 for more information.

Caroline Li Soga, PhD
ECE Program Coordinator

May 20 - Summer 2021 Parking Permits

Campus Ohana,

Just a reminder that a parking permit is required for the Summer 2021 term. However, the good news is that parking will be free for this semester as we continue to adjust to the many changes that COVID-19 has brought to all students, faculty, staff and campus partners. If you have already paid, the business office will be making adjustments accordingly and the appropriate credit will be made to your account.

Parking applications are being accepted on-line and can be found at portal.honolulu.hawaii.edu or through Hon CC Homepage under "Parking Information"

Should you have any questions, please call the Business Office at 845-9211.

Thank you,

Derek Inafuku
Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services

May 11 - CARE Student Newsletter for May 2021

Aloha students!

We have one last newsletter to share with you before you start your summer. In this issue, you'll find great tips on how to de-stress before finals, information about HiNet, and a wonderful website that allows you to generate sounds that will filter out distracting noises so you can focus better.

Check out the May Newsletter:

https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/car e-newsletter-2021-05.pdf

The C.A.R.E. staff all wish you the best of luck during your finals, and we hope you have a wonderful summer. See you back in the Fall!

Mahalo,
The C.A.R.E. Team
(Ina, Don, Kristi, and Derick)

May 12 - FREE MASK - We Need YOUR Feedback

Aloha Fellow Students,

Congratulations! You're almost done with the semester! For some of you, you're almost done with college! We are ALMOST done as your student leaders and NEED YOUR HELP.

Before the semester comes to an end, we student leaders would like to hear back from you. How did we do in serving you? Any feedback/suggestions on how we can do better? ALL PARTICIPANTS will get a FREE FACE MASK designed by our students themselves.

******* Student Life & Development End of the Year Survey: https://tinyurl.com/sldendoftheyearsurvey2021

Student Life & Development is also looking for new student leaders to help run our Charted Student Organizations: Student Activities Board, Student Media Board, and Student Government. Get involved in helping plan fun and exciting campus events, running various campus media and publications, and make a difference for Honolulu CC. Volunteer and paid opportunities are available. Learn and improve skills in technology, event planning, budgeting and more.

**** Apply to be a Student Leader by filling out this google form: http://tinyurl.com/joinhccsld

A friendly reminder that the Honolulu Community College Graduation Commencement Celebration website will be live on May 14, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Celebrate with your family and friends by giving shoutouts on our padlet https://commencement.hawaii.edu/honolulu/2021/

If you have any questions, email hccsld@hawaii.edu

Mahalo from your Student Leaders,
Allan, Kris, Bryson, Faith, Jonna, & Karla

Follow us on Instagram @honcc_sld and @hcckalanews to find out all the latest information, events, and more. Stay healthy and stay safe.

P. S. If you are in need of food assistance and paid student fees at HonCC for Spring 2021 please complete this form ASAP: https://forms.gle/4Wc3X1yNTf8sxVtR9 We have limited assistance available on a first come, first serve basis. If the form has no more availability, the assistance is gone.

May 10 - Registration & Participation Verification for Fall 2021

Aloha Honolulu CC Students:

As the end of the semester approaches, we wish you well on your finals. As a reminder, registration for Fall is happening now. For help selecting courses or if you have any registration questions, please connect with an academic counselor at https://www.star.hawaii.edu/appointment/. You may also reach a counselor via phone at (808) 845-9162 or email: honcouns@hawaii.edu.

We would like to inform you of a check-in activity that is required to establish academic engagement in courses you are registered in during the first week of the semester, August 23-31, 2021. Non-Participation within the first week of the semester may result in disenrollment. Detailed information on the UH System EP 7.209 can be found at https://www.hawaii.edu/myuhinfo/participation-verification/.

Thank you for being a part of the Honolulu CC 'ohana. Wishing you continued success!

May 5 - Student Leaders Wanted - Apply TODAY!

Looking for a purposeful position? Want a flexible work schedule? Do you want to meet new people? Like to work in a friendly environment?

Student Life & Development is looking for new student leaders to help run our Charted Student Organizations: Student Activities Board, Student Media Board, and Student Government. Get involved in helping plan fun and exciting campus events, running various campus media and publications, and make a difference for Honolulu CC. Volunteer and paid opportunities are available. Learn and improve skills in technology, event planning, budgeting and more. To learn more about Student Life & Development, visit: https://programs.honolulu.hawaii.edu/studentlife/

Qualifications:
Enrolled at HonCC for the current or upcoming semester
Minimum of 6 credits
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Apply by filling out this google form:
http://tinyurl.com/joinhccsld

If you have any questions, email hccsld@hawaii.edu

Follow us on Instagram @honcc_sld and @hcckalanews to find out all the latest information, events, and more. Stay healthy and stay safe.

April 30 - Basic Needs Care Package

Aloha kakou,

We hope your end to this academic semester is going well. We know this period is often quite a stressful time, and is being made even more challenging as we navigate the ongoing effects of the pandemic.

The Committee on Student Affairs (COSA) here at Honolulu CC wants you to know that we are here for you. We recently organized a donation drive to collect basic needs items and, through the generous donations from the Honolulu CC faculty and staff, we are able to offer small care packages to those students who are struggling with basic needs. These care packages consist of a few non-perishable food items, hygiene products, toiletries, and other necessities.

We would like to invite those who would find it helpful to receive a basic needs care package to reserve a pick up time at http://go.hawaii.edu/PjD. Pickups will be held next week Tuesday through Thursday (May 4th-6th) in Parking Lot 1C: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/map-parking.pdf. Prior to coming to campus on your scheduled pick up day, please be sure to complete the required daily check-in via Lumisight UH: https://www.hawaii.edu/its/covid-19-resources/

We know this is a stressful period and hope this small gesture filled with lots of aloha can be helpful during this challenging time. Please feel free to also check out the UH Student Basic Needs website: https://www.hawaii.edu/student-basic-needs/ for information on additional resources.

The Honolulu CC Committee on Student Affairs

April 30 - Sign-up for a FREE copy of the Art & Soul Magazine

Aloha HonCC Ohana,

Honolulu Community College's Student Media Board is proud to announce the production of Art & Soul Magazine Spring 2021 Edition has started!

To receive a FREE HARDCOPY of our amazing creative arts & literary magazine via mail, please fill out this form! FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

Mail-In Request Google Form: https://tinyurl.com/artandsoulspring2021

Deadline to request for a magazine for Spring Semester delivery is May 7, 2021

The Student Media Board is always accepting new creative artwork and literary pieces to be featured in our website. We accept any creative artwork - photography, drawing, painting, digital art, poetry, short stories, song lyrics, woodworking, sculptures, fashion, cosmetology, metalworking, and more are welcome.

If you want your artwork featured on our website, submit to this google form: https://tinyurl.com/hccartandsoul

To view other student artwork that we've collected and showcased over the years, visit https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/artandsoul/

Our Student Media Board student leaders are Kristofel Abella, Allan Jeffrey Salvador & Bryson Manuel. They are advised by Emily Kukulies. You can reach them through their email at hccsmb@hawaii.edu and follow them on Instagram @hcckalanews &@honcc_sld

Mahalo,

Kris, Allan, & Bryson

April 28 - Clery Timely Warning

Aloha campus,

On April 27, 2021 at about 6:15 PM, an arson fire was lit just outside of our fence at Parking Lot 8. The fire burnt down a homeless encampment in that area. Footage of the suspect has been turned over to HPD and they are investigating it as an Arson 4.

As usual, if you see something suspicious on campus, please notify the Security Department at (808) 284-1270 or (808) 845-9459.

Thank you,

April 27 - (UH Alert)

Aloha Honolulu CC Community,

An individual has tested positive for COVID-19 who has recently been to our campus. The Hawaii Department of Health has been notified, and the contact tracing process will be implemented.

The individual was last on campus on Saturday, April 24th, and the campus will be following any relevant cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the University's Interim COVID-19 Guidelines, http://go.hawaii.edu/Vy3.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is not allowed to return to campus until they are cleared by a medical provider consistent with the standards of DOH and the CDC. No further details can be shared as the privacy of the individuals involved must be respected. The campus
is following all privacy and confidentiality laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Please note: it is imperative that individuals who test and are awaiting COVID-19 results remain isolated until negative results are received! Failing to do so may result in spreading the virus to others.

Please remember to follow campus COVID-19 guidelines including staying home when you are sick and using the daily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus. When on campus, wear a face covering, practice safe physical distancing and wash your hands often.

Mahalo for your vigilance,

Derek Inafuku,

Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services

April 26 - Summer 2021 Parking Application

Aloha HonCC Students,

Honolulu CC Parking Permit is now required for Summer term. The Summer parking permit will be valid from May 25, 2021 to August 22, 2021.

Parking applications for the Summer 2021 Term are being accepted on-line starting May 3, 2021. UH username and password are required for permit application. The portal can be reached: Directly at portal.honolulu.hawaii.edu or Through Hon CC Homepage under "Parking Information" Automobile permits are $20.00 and motorcycle permits are $10.00

Once your application is approved, your permit will be mailed via USPS to the address provided in the on-line application. If you have unpaid Hon CC traffic citations or a financial account hold, your permit will not be mailed until your account is cleared. Additionally, permits are non-refundable.

Once your permit is mailed by the Business Office, the charge will be added to your account. You will also receive an email notification regarding an account hold of less than $200. Please check your MyUH account regularly to make a timely payment.

If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office at 845-9211.

April 14 - We Want to Hear From You - Survey on Student Engagement

Dear HonCC Students,

Last week, some of you may have gotten an email regarding a national survey, the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). Students were randomly selected from the entire active students at each campus to complete the survey. Your input and your response are very important and will help us understand your experience(s) and improve our college.

The survey takes around 20 minutes to complete and we do appreciate your time and attention to this. Thank you to those that have already completed the survey.

If you have questions regarding the matter, please contact Mr. Wayne Sunahara, Dean of Academic Support, at (waynens@hawaii.edu)

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey to assist Honolulu Community College in understanding and improving your college experience. Best wishes for a strong end to this semester!

Mahalo,

Karen C. Lee, Ed.D.
Interim Chancellor
Honolulu Community College
Phone: (808) 845-9225 | Fax: (808) 845-9173
874 Dillingham Blvd. | Building 6 | Honolulu, HI 96817
Student Centered, Student Focused

April 14 - Registration Reminder Fall 2021

Aloha Honolulu CC Students,

Thank you for choosing our college and continuing with us through these tough times. We hope you have found the support you need to continuously move forward. For assistance, or to connect with any of our Student Services, please visit us here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/connect

Information about COVID-19 related services can be found on our website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19-services

We remain committed to providing you with the educational foundation to advance toward your future.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 5, 2021, and more information can be found here https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/registration.

Need help paying for college? It's not too late to complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA. More information can be found on our website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/768

To review your current financial aid status, please check https://myuh.hawaii.edu/.

The Honolulu Community College Financial Aid Office is committed to serving students in need of financial assistance. We will accept forms online and highly encourage you to utilize the https://www.hawaii.edu/filedrop/ feature that UH provides to keep your transmitted documents secure. (see https://www.hawaii.edu/askus/673). If you need to speak with someone about your financial concerns, appointments can be made through STAR Balance at: https://www.star.hawaii.edu/appointment/login.jsp

If you are using Veterans Education benefits, please contact your Academic Counselor for an appointment to complete your Enrollment Certification Form. Schedule a Counseling appointment at: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/counseling or call (808) 845-9162 for assistance.

For questions about any holds on your account, please contact the Records Office at (808) 845-9120 or email at honrec@hawaii.edu.

We look forward to supporting you as you continue your educational journey.

Mahalo,

Lara Sugimoto, Dean of Student Services

April 12 - Graduation is being celebrated! Grads should register NOW!

Aloha Graduates (and people interested in how Graduation will be celebrated this year)!

Graduation season is upon us and nothing will replace an in-person ceremony, however, the Student Life & Development office in cooperation with the campus student leaders and administration want to honor and acknowledge all of our hard working graduates this upcoming Commencement Celebration!

To celebrate your achievement, all graduates of Fall 2020 through Spring 2021 will be included in the "Honolulu Community College 2020 -2021 Commencement Celebration" virtual ceremony. Graduates can register to the online commencement by the deadline April 23, 2021 using the following link: https://commencement.hawaii.edu/honolulu/2021/

Check out our video: https://youtu.be/UWOSX45yzjY (it will make you want to read this whole email).

Professional Grad Photo Day (April 16, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.): Graduation portrait with Chancellor Lee by a professional photographer - https://tinyurl.com/hccprofessionalgradphoto

Casual Grad Photo Day (April 15, 2021 & April 20, 2021 from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.): Graduation portrait with a cardboard cut out of Chancellor Lee - https://tinyurl.com/hcccasualgradphoto

More questions, please see: https://programs.honolulu.hawaii.edu/studentlife/graduation-2021-information/

************* THE DETAILS: ************

By registering, you can customize your personal webpage with pictures and quotes! Reminder: You must sign up through your hawaii.edu email address.

UH Hilo Example:
Adam Shigenobu Chiya - UH Hilo Fall 2020
Graduate Brooke Lee Anne Harrington - UH Hilo Fall 2020 Graduate

Graduates can submit the following for their personal webpage: Up to 5 photos (720 dpi or higher resolution) and/or 3 personal messages (< 800 characters)

A small photo description available for photos provided (< 150 characters)

The list of degrees and/or certificates you completed at Honolulu Community College

Categories asked to students may include campus organizations and societies such as Military, PTK, Student Leader, Kūlana Hawaiʻi Student, etc.

Graduates who participate in the online Graduation Commencement Celebration will also receive a FREE Graduation Swag Bag filled with graduation card memorabilia, stickers, keychains, and more from Student Life & Development!

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To get ready for this event, Student Life & Development is hosting a Professional Grad Photo Day on April 16, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for students to take Graduation portraits with Honolulu CC Chancellor, Karen Lee. Grad Photos will be in the Student Lounge by the Bookstore. Only graduates will be allowed entry into the lounge for portraits. If you can? make it to the professional photos, Casual Grad Photo Days will be hosted on April 15, 2021 & April 20, 2021 from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. for students to take Graduation portraits with a cardboard cut out of Chancellor Lee

You can use these photos to customize your personal webpage. All those who show up for photos get a FREE Cap & Tassel, and you will be able to take home your diploma cover and honor cords if applicable. Gowns will be available for students to use for Grad Photos. IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRAD PHOTO DAYS, YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT BY USING THE FOLLOWING LINKS. Reminder: You must make an appointment through your hawaii.edu email address. Please only reserve one time slot. No double-booking. We want each Graduate to have an opportunity.

Professional Grad Photo Day (April 16, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.): Graduation portrait with Chancellor Lee by a professional photographer - https://tinyurl.com/hccprofessionalgradphoto

Casual Grad Photo Day (April 15, 2021 & April 20, 2021 from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.): Graduation portrait with a cardboard cut out of Chancellor Lee - https://tinyurl.com/hcccasualgradphoto

Campus and City & County of Honolulu COVID-19 Guidelines must be followed at all times.

Deadline to register and customize your personal webpage is April 23, 2021

The online Graduation Commencement Celebration website will be live on May 14, 2021

If you want to purchase graduation attire, diploma frames, and class rings please visit the Honolulu Bookstore: https://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/hcc/default.asp

More questions, please see: https://programs.honolulu.hawaii.edu/studentlife/graduation-2021-information/

If you have any questions or concerns, please email hccgrad@hawaii.edu

Mahalo,

Honolulu Community College Graduation Committee

April 6 - Creating Safe Spaces for Formally Incarcerated Students. April 14

Aloha Kakou,

Please join the Committee on Social Equity (COSE) for the workshop "Creating safe spaces for formally incarcerated students" by Francine Dudoit-Tagupa, the Director of Native Hawaiian Healing and the Puuhonua Prison Program at Waikiki Health.

Education is a proven pathway towards a better life. As educators, we play a critical role in helping formerly incarcerated students meet their academic and professional goals. Under Aunty Fran's direction, the Puuhonua Program has made a difference in the lives of more than 1,600 former inmates. Join us to learn about the unique challenges these students face and the resources that are available to them.

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time: 11 am - 12 pm
via ZOOM (please register below)

Please register in advance for this event at http://go.hawaii.edu/CBJ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the ZOOM link and passcode for the event.

Please work with your supervisor if you wish to participate in any training or workshop that takes you away from performing your normal work duties. For sessions that are two hours or more, a training request should be submitted to your supervisor. Please note that this does not apply to instructional faculty.

Mahalo,
Committee on Social Equity

April 5 - Summer and Fall 2021 Registration Begins Monday April 5 2021

Aloha HonCC Students,

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER AND FALL 2021 BEGINS TODAY!

Based on your credits earned at HonCC, your registration date is stated below.

36+ credits = Monday, April 5, 2021

24+ credits = Tuesday, April 6, 2021

18+ credits = Wednesday, April 7, 2021

6+ credits = Thursday, April 8, 2021

0+ credits = Friday, April 9, 2021

For assistance with registration, please make an appointment to meet with an Academic Counselor.

Listed below is the contact information for the HonCC Academic Counseling Office.

Email: honcouns@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 845-9162

Thank you,

April 5 - CARE: April Student Newsletter

Aloha students!

Happy Spring! As we approach the end of the term, the CARE staff would like to share our April newsletter. In this newsletter, we will share information about FREE tutoring services, a FUN corner to help you destress, and an informative PODCAST by our CARE mentors!

https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/care-newsletter-2021-04.pdf

Check out our other newsletters on the CARE site:

https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/carestudy

We hope that you will find the information useful as you continue on your journey at Honolulu Community College.

Mahalo,
CARE Staff
(Ina, Don, Derick, and Kristi)

April 1 - Past Due Balance on Student Account for Fall 2020

Aloha Aloha HonCC Students,

The following email might have been sent to you by mistake due to an error that has occurred. Please do not email Billpayment-L@lists.hawaii.edu or Richard Komenaka. This error should be corrected by Tuesday 4/6/21. Please check your student account on Tuesday 4/6/21 and contact HCC Cashier Office at 845-9102 or 845-9140 if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

--------- Forwarded message ---------
From: University of Hawaii Collection Specialist
<announce@hawaii.edu>
Date: Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 5:18 PM
Subject: Past Due Balance on Student Account for Fall 2020
To: <announce@hawaii.edu>

Dear University of Hawaii Student:

Our records indicate that your student account is now past due for the Fall 2020 or Fall Ext 2020 term. You must make a payment in full as soon as possible. You may check your student account balance and make a payment by logging into your MyUH account at myuh.hawaii.edu.

If you have recently made a payment in full, you may disregard this notice.

If the balance remains unpaid, a financial hold will remain on your account until the account is paid in full. Pursuant to University policy, delinquent financial obligations must be cleared before transcripts or diplomas can be released and/or any future registration will be allowed. In addition to the aforementioned sanctions, the University may also assign your account to a collection agency to recover monies owed. You will also be assessed approximately 30% collection fee on the outstanding balance. It may also affect your credit score.

If you have any questions concerning your account balance, please email your questions to Billpayment-L@lists.hawaii.edu. When using this email please provide in subject line your home school name and your student ID. Or you may email, Richard Komenaka, Collection Specialist, Email:rkomenak@hawaii.edu

--

This message was sent on behalf of University of Hawaii Collection
Specialist.
Please do not reply to this message.

March 30 - Nominate the best teacher to win an award! DUE Wednesday

Aloha HonCC Students,

It's not too late to nominate your favorite teacher to win the annual UH Excellence in Teaching medal! Thank them for their hard work with your nomination!

Do you have a teacher that has made your college experience excellent? Maybe they made learning fun or online classes understandable. Who is that favorite teacher because they helped you as a class or individually?

The deadline is THIS WEDNESDAY, March 31st. Nominate at: tinyurl.com/teachaward21

2020- 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award Nomination Form will ask you easy questions:

1. Describe why you believe your nominee deserves this award.

2. What makes this person a great teacher? Emphasize teaching effectiveness (substitute appropriate activities for non-instructional faculty).

3. You may also include your nominee's other areas of excellence such as:

A. Involvement with students outside the classroom
B. Curriculum development - new, engaging classes/labs
C. Professional growth
D. Student support
E. Adapting to students' needs
F. Skill in pivoting to COVID/technology
G. Other relevant professional activities (career connections,
research, ...)

You may include letters of support from both students and others, as well as other relevant supporting evidence. Do not exceed ten total pages of attachments.

If you prefer submitting a hard copy, please attach this form to the nomination materials and attachments and deliver to the Chancellor's Office (Building 6, 2nd Floor) by Monday noon, March 31, 2021.

Past winners can be seen here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/349

Please contact any member of the Excellence in Teaching Award Committee only if you have questions about the nomination process. (Pat Patterson, Alapaki Luke, Emily Kukulies, Norm Takeya, Jessie Aki or call 845-9237.)

Thanks!

March 19 - [respect] Video Request

Aloha Honolulu CC Students,

April will mark the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As part of this month, UH System is creating a video to highlight our system-wide commitment to healthy and safe relationships and spaces.

Video instructions and tips are available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RZGWoWjapybNnQ-aKorUksTewm2tngkw/view

If you're interested in participating, please send your video file to david.yamashiro@hawaii.edu by Monday, MARCH 29, 2021.

Thank you!

Best,
David

March 19 - [respect] Video Request

Aloha Honolulu CC Students,

April will mark the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As part of this month, UH System is creating a video to highlight our system-wide commitment to healthy and safe relationships and spaces.

Video instructions and tips are available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RZGWoWjapybNnQ-aKorUksTewm2tngkw/view

If you're interested in participating, please send your video file to david.yamashiro@hawaii.edu by Monday, MARCH 29, 2021.

Thank you!

Best,
David

March 15 - Positive COVID-19 Case Reported on Campus

Aloha Honolulu CC Community,

An individual has tested positive for COVID-19 who has recently been to our campus. The Hawaii Department of Health has been notified, and the contact tracing process will be implemented.

The individual was last on campus on Saturday, March 13th, and the campus will be following any relevant cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the University's Interim COVID-19 Guidelines, http://go.hawaii.edu/Vy3.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is not allowed to return to campus until they are cleared by a medical provider consistent with the standards of DOH and the CDC. No further details can be shared as the privacy of the individuals involved must be respected. The campus is following all privacy and confidentiality laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Please note: it is imperative that individuals who test and are awaiting COVID-19 results remain isolated until negative results are received! Failing to do so may result in spreading the virus to others.

Please remember to follow campus COVID-19 guidelines including staying home when you are sick and using the daily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus. When on campus, wear a face covering, practice safe physical distancing and wash your hands often.

Mahalo for your vigilance,

Derek Inafuku,

Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services

March 11 - Check out Ka La Podcast: The Student Podcast of Honolulu CC!

Aloha students,

The HonCC Student Media Board knows that staying home can be boring, and remote learning can be stressful. So tune yourself to Ka Lā Podcast, where we deliver campus news and provide entertainment for the HonCC community. We talk about various topics and express thoughts on current events relevant to students. Episodes feature guest interviews of students, alumni, and faculty/staff from Honolulu CC and other UH campuses. New episodes every Monday.

Listen to the latest episodes of Ka Lā Podcast

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/38m4yzPK2rSwOwbp4luieQ
Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ka-l%C4%81-podcast/id1533578080
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9gaJKmKNaIaF-FjiCXRKJKCu4cSIFjns&pbjreload=102
Anchor: https://anchor.fm/kalapodcast

Join the fun and be a student leader at Student Life & Development. You can help make fun campus events, run campus media, and make a difference for Honolulu CC! Apply by emailing hccsld@hawaii.edu.

For more information, visit the Student Life website: https://programs.honolulu.hawaii.edu/studentlife/

Follow us on Instagram @hcckalanews & @honcc_sld for more campus updates and events.

From your SMB leaders,
Allan, Kris & Bryson

March 9 - Career Stories - Challenging the Gender Gap Webinars

Feeling the need for some inspiration?

Join us on Friday for Webinar #2 of the "Career Stories: Challenging the Gender Gap" series! This month's featured speaker is Cheryl Walthall, Executive Director of General Contractors Association. While the "Career Stories" presentations showcase "non-traditional" professionals in specific industries, their unique stories may inspire, motivate and encourage students in any major. Here is one student's feedback from the first webinar, held in February:

"The things the speaker shared about not fearing, keep trying, do not give up, utilize your resources, find a mentor, and get involved hit home. These are all things one can do to achieve success. Great start to Career Stories Series mahalo for this opportunity. Looking forward to the next Career Story session."

All "Career Stories" sessions will be held from 10:00 - 11:00 am
(online via Zoom).

Career Stories #2: Challenging the Gender Gap in Construction
Cheryl Walthall
Executive Director, General Contractors Association of Hawaii
Friday, March 12
Flyer: bit.ly/366CbiR

Cheryl Walthall is the executive director of the General Contractors Association of Hawaiʻi (GCA), the state's largest construction association. The first female executive in the GCA's 89-year history, Cheryl joined the GCA in 2019 and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization's operations. Cheryl previously held roles with Pacific Resource Partnership (PRP), which represents the Hawaiʻi Regional Council of Carpenters and over 240 member contractors, for more than 12 years, serving as director of strategic partnerships for the last two years.

A graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Cheryl is active in several construction industry and community organizations. She serves as a member of the Child & Family Service (CFS) Real Property Board and is a past chair of the CFS Guild. Cheryl is one of the founding members of Hawaiʻi Construction Career Days, serving on the board of directors and as co-chair of the sponsorships committee. Cheryl is also a past president of the Society for Marketing Professional Services Hawaiʻi.

Career Stories #3: Challenging the Gender Gap in Healthcare
Daniel J. Fraser
Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, The Queen's Medical Center
Friday, April 9
Flyer: bit.ly/3pcjrG6

Daniel J. Fraser works in the emergency department as a registered nurse (RN) at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu. Daniel began working as an emergency department nurse shortly after graduating from university eight years ago with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He describes it as a challenging job, but it's enabled him to travel and work in various locations including his home, the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, and the Oregon coast. He loves the lifestyle here in Hawaii and is looking forward to discussing the benefits and challenges of this career path.

To attend any of the webinars, register here: go.hawaii.edu/JJu

Mahalo!

March 8 - You Are Not Alone. Wellness Center & DOH Resources Are Available

Aloha HonCC students,

As you approach the midway point of this semester, the Wellness Center wants to remind you of the many resources available to you. In addition to services provided by the Wellness Center (https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/wellnesscenter), there are several programs being offered by the Hawaii Department of Health, including the new "Ku Makani - The Hawaiʻi Resiliency Project" crisis counseling assistance program to provide support for children and adults experiencing challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (https://health.hawaii.gov/news/newsroom/department-of-health-expands-mental-health-assistance-in-response-to-the-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic/)

"Ku Makani" can be accessed by calling Hawaiʻi CARES 1-800-753-6879 and selecting option #1 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and state holidays, and 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Services are available for children, teenagers, and adults. Trained crisis counselors are located on each major island, including staff bilingual in Ilokano, Spanish, Hawaiian, Tongan, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Japanese, Palauan, and Samoan.

For general crisis support services not specific to the COVID-19 pandemic, including mental health resources, substance use treatment services, or help with isolation and quarantine, call Hawaiʻi CARES 24 hours a day, 7 days per week at 1(800)753-6879 or text 'ALOHA' to 741741.

Feeling overwhelmed and having difficulty adapting to the challenges and restrictions of COVID19 are normal responses during this stressful time but you don't have to be alone in your struggle. If you or someone you know needs help, don't be afraid or ashamed to reach out for support.

Mahalo,
Carlene Flores, LMHC
Wellness Center
hccwell@hawaii.edu

March 8 - Free Prizes For Posting - Happy Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day
March 8, 2021

HonCC Student Activities Board is hosting a time of female appreciation for Girls Day/International Women's Day/Women's History Month. Everyone can join in on the celebration! Please share your appreciation of inspirational females TODAY on our Padlet! (You may remain anonymous if you are shy about posting).

LINK TO PADLET: tinyurl.com/girlsdaypadlet

******FREE PRIZES FOR POSTING******

*First Come, First Serve, While Supplies Last*

Those who follows us on Instagram (@honcc_sld) and participates on our Padlet shares a special shoutout, sharing photos, or memories of inspirational females in your life. You can be entered to win the Girls Day Giveaway Prize Pack (estimated worth $30). The Girls Day giveaway could include a DIY Kit, de-stress items, and much more! HonCC SAB will be randomly choosing current HonCC students to win! HonCC SAB will send you an email if you are the giveaway winner!

How to enter Women's Day Giveaway Event:

1) Post on HonCC SAB padlet! Give a special shoutout, share photos, or memories of inspirational females in your life. (Everyone can participate!)

LINK TO PADLET: tinyurl.com/girlsdaypadlet

2) Follow us on Instagram (@honcc_sld) and post on IG story shoutout @honcc_sld

3) Fill out the google form signed into your hawaii.edu email. HonCC SAB (hccsld@hawaii.edu) will contact you through your information provided on our google spreadsheet if you are the giveaway winner!

LINK TO GOOGLE FORM: tinyurl.com/girlsday2021

* We will be checking daily for IG follows and Padlet Posts* Don't miss out on the action! Follow us on Instagram (@honcc_sld &@hcckalanews) for more digital event giveaways, campus updates, and more!

Brought to you by Student Activities Board and the team at Student Life & Development

Next events include: St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt, Easter Egg Hunt, Students Thanked & Recognized (STAR Awards), Study Buddies, and more...

March 8 - COSE Presents: Safe Zone Training, March 12 (Friday) at 10 am

Aloha HonCC Students,

Please join the Committee on Social Equity (COSE) for the LGBTQ+ event: Safe Zone Training by Brent Rubio and Nicole Mitani.

Date: Friday, March 12
Time: 10 - 11:30 am
via ZOOM (please register below)

Please register in advance for this event http://go.hawaii.edu/rgJ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the meeting.

Please work with your supervisor if you wish to participate in any training or workshop that takes you away from performing your normal work duties. For sessions that are two hours or more, a training request should be submitted to your supervisor. Please note that this does not apply to instructional faculty

Mahalo,
Committee on Social Equity

March 5 - Graduation Application Due March 15, 2021

Aloha HonCC Students,

If you intend to graduate at the end of the Spring 2021 semester, please submit your graduation application to the Records Office NO LATER THAN MARCH 15, 2021.

The form fillable graduation application can be found in the HonCC website below.

https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/file s/records-graduation-application.pdf

Please complete the form and submit it to the Records Office as soon as possible, but no later than MARCH 15, 2021.

For any questions contact the Records Office at honrec@hawaii.edu or at 845-9120.

Thank you

March 3 - CARE: March Student Newsletter

Congratulations!

You've made it through to the halfway mark of your Spring semester at Honolulu CC. Check out the CARE March newsletter which contains informative study tips, campus resources, important dates, and more.

https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/care-newsletter-2021-03.pdf

Highlights:

March is Advising month so don't forget to meet with an academic counselor.

Feeling down and out? We have a Wellness Center that provides confidential personal counseling for our students.

Listen to a podcast featuring our insightful Student Success Mentors as they share their personal tips on how they manage stress, stay organized, and more.

Mahalo and have a wonderful day!

The CARE Staff
(Ina, Don, Kristi, and Derick)

March 3 - UH Bookstores Student Survey

Aloha students,

We want to hear from you! After all the changes we've seen this year, we want to make sure we're doing our best to understand your needs. Tell us your thoughts when it comes to course materials and your courses this year. You'll gain an entry into the national prize drawing of $1,000! Or a $50 gift card or $25 bookstore gift card!

Click here www.studentwatch.org to complete the survey by March 21, 2021. This survey is also posted on your UH Bookstore website. The estimated survey length is 15 to 20 minutes.

The UH Bookstores System is participating in the Student Watch survey, a national study on college students attitudes and behaviors on course materials.

Your thoughts will help us better serve you!

March 2 - Last Chance To Submit For Art & Soul Magazine

Aloha fellow students,

We know you are very busy… so we are giving you an extension on the opportunity to be published.

The deadline for Art & Soul has passed, but we are still accepting submissions to feature in the Honolulu CC creative arts and literary magazine! We welcome all creative works—photography, drawing/painting, digital art, poetry, short stories, song lyrics, woodworking, sculptures, fashion, cosmetology, metalworking, etc. Just about anything!

Open to all HonCC students, if you want a chance to have your artwork featured in this semester's issue of the magazine, submit to this google form: https://tinyurl.com/y3zqerr5

All submissions will be featured in our Art & Soul website. Check out the Art & Soul website to view a gallery of other works submitted by students just like you! For more information, please contact hccartandsoul@gmail.com

The last day to submit is March 20, 2021.

If you are interested in becoming a student leader, we are currently accepting applications from students who have at least two more semesters remaining at HonCC. More information is on the Student Life & Development website. You can always contact hccsld@hawaii.edu.

Our Student Media Board student leaders are Kristofel Abella, Allan Jeffrey Salvador & Bryson Manuel. The Student Media Board is advised by Emily Kukulies. Follow us on Instagram @hcckalanews &@honcc_sld

March 2 - Happy Girls Day (Student Giveaway Event) March 1-8, 2021

HonCC Student Activities Board is hosting a week of female appreciation for Girls Day/International Women's Day/Women's History Month. Everyone can join in on the celebration!

LINK TO PADLET: tinyurl.com/girlsdaypadlet

**** As an additional bonus, all current Honolulu CC Students have a chance to win prizes for participating.

Those who follow us on Instagram (@honcc_sld) and participate on our Padlet shares a special shoutout, sharing photos, or memories of inspirational females in your life. You can be entered to win the Girls Day Giveaway Prize Pack (estimated worth $30). The Girls Day giveaway could include a DIY Kit, de-stress items, and much more! HonCC SAB will be randomly choosing current HonCC students to win! HonCC SAB will send you an email if you are the giveaway winner! *First Come, First Serve, While Supplies Last*

How to enter Girls Day Giveaway Event:

1) Post on HonCC SAB padlet! Give a special shoutout, share photos, or memories of inspirational females in your life. (Everyone can participate!)

LINK TO PADLET: tinyurl.com/girlsdaypadlet

2) Follow us on Instagram (@honcc_sld) and post on IG story shoutout @honcc_sld

3) Fill out the google form signed into your hawaii.edu email. HonCC SAB (hccsld@hawaii.edu) will contact you through your information provided on our google spreadsheet if you are the giveaway winner!

LINK TO GOOGLE FORM: tinyurl.com/girlsday2021

*We will be checking daily for IG follows and Padlet Posts* Don't miss out on the action! Follow us on Instagram (@honcc_sld & @hcckalanews) for more digital event giveaways, campus updates, and more!

Brought to you by Student Activities Board and the team at Student Life & Development

March 1 - HonCC Library Zoom Drop-In Help

HonCC Library offers Zoom Drop-In Help!

Visit our Zoom room to get help from a librarian EVERY WEDNESDAY from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Access Zoom from this link -http://go.hawaii.edu/JDY or directly from the library's homepage.

The library's Zoom drop-in service is a quick way to reach out to us with a quick question. Librarians are happy to answer any questions you have about our services and resources. We can help you get started with research too.

You're online, and so are we! Join us for Zoom or contact us by phone, chat, or email. We encourage Zoom appointments for longer individual research sessions. All contact information is right on our homepage, https://library.honolulu.hawaii.edu/home/.

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to Zoom with us, but assistance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mahalo,
HonCC Library

February 12 - Hon CC

Aloha,

Last night a chain link cage enclosure at the METC facility was burglarized by an unknown party. The burglars stole a propane tank and damaged the gate as well as the chain link fence. HPD has been notified and are investigating. Please check all areas to ensure that no other burglaries were attempted.

John Schell

February 11 - Sustainability Events

Aloha Students,

Our Sustainability Committee hopes you have adjusted to Spring 2021 and are doing well in your classes. Although most of your classes are online, our committee would like to encourage you to participate in our virtual Sustainability Campus Events leading up to Earth Day on April 22, 2021.

There will be prizes for the Trash to Treasure Contest! We look forward to seeing your photos for the Plant Showcase, Art Showcase, and Trash to Treasure Contest!!! See below for more information.

March 22, 2021 Plant Showcase:

(Google Form Submission: March 22, 2021)

Directions: Take a photo to showcase what you do at home with plants (i.e. plants for healing, cooking, self-care, hobby).

Fill out the google form to submit your photo: Google Form

Contact Person: Cynthia Smith smithcyn@hawaii.edu.

Art Gallery Sustainability Showcase:

(Google Form Submission: April 2, 2021)

Directions: Take a photo of your sustainable painting, drawing, artwork, poem, for the virtual walkthrough Sustainable Art Gallery.

Fill out the Google Form to submit your photo: Google Form

Contact Person: Patrick Patterson ppatters@hawaii.edu.

Trash to Treasure Earth Day Contest:

(Google Form Submission: April 22, 2021)

Directions: Take a photo of your sustainable project for the Trash to Treasure Contest.

The majority (roughly 80%) of your Trash to Treasure project must be created out of reused or repurposed materials.

The deadline to fill out the Google Form to submit your photo or video clip is on Earth Day April 22, 2021: Google Form

Voting: April 26-30, 2021 on Padlet

Prizes: Top 3 winners for the Student and Faculty/Staff categories will be announced after April 30, 2021.

For information contact: Jill Teraizumi at koidej@hawaii.edu or Jeff Schultz jeff8@hawaii.edu.

Mahalo,
Sustainability Showcase Chairs:

Jeff Schultz jeff8@hawaii.edu and Jill Teraizumi koidej@hawaii.edu

February 9 - Friendly reminder from your Covid Coordinator

Aloha HonCC Students!

This is a friendly reminder from your Covid Coordinator that you should wear your mask at all times while in class on campus even if you have been vaccinated with the Covid vaccine. Any violation of the mask wearing is citable by the UH Systemwide Student Code of Conduct appendices. To view, please go to honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/163. Click on EP7.208.

To get Covid 19 Campus Operations and Updates please go to honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19

To learn more about Covid 19 and your Health please go to cdc.gov/coronavirus. Click on Your Health. It will show the first three topics you need to know on Symptoms, Testing, and How it Spreads. To view more click on View more. The other topics are the following: Prevent getting sick, People at increased risk, Daily activities & going out, Travel, Children and teens, Stress & coping, Pets & other Animals, and Frequently asked questions.

According to CDC guidelines the three important ways to slow the spread of Covid 19 are the following:

1. Wear a mask to protect yourself and others

2. Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms lengths) from others who don't live with you

3. Avoid Crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are exposed to Covid 19.

Be safe and if you have any questions you can call me at 808-688-3104 or email me at jeanshaw@hawaii.edu.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Jeannie Shaw

February 9 - Don't Miss Out On Your Free Holiday Gifts

The HonCC Student Activities Board brings you FREE stuff for the upcoming holidays…

BE OUR VALENTINE

A February tradition that HonCC Student Activities Board is known for is our Valentine's Make-your-own-stuffie event. As our Valentine's gift to you, we provide you the chance to build a full sized stuffed animal to keep for yourself or gift to a special someone. This year we will have limited number of the DIY kits available for pick up THIS THURSDAY & FRIDAY. If you can't pick up, we have mini (already stuffed) animals we can mail you - LET US KNOW BY NOON THURSDAY if you request mailing.

***********Register for your FREE STUFFED ANIMAL: tinyurl.com/stuffiesgiveaway2021 **************

CHINESE NEW YEAR PARTY

Well it is 2021 and the Year of the Ox! We will bring Chinese New Year Party to you with a FREE bag full of celebration goodies and a DIY paper lantern. Just like you, we are disappointed we can't party in person this year.

So post here: (https://tinyurl.com/padyoto21) sharing who you would be hanging out with if COVID was not keeping us physically distant.

******* And then, AFTER posting, fill out the google form: tinyurl.com/2d3sz7jh to get your FREE Chinese New Years goodie bag! YOU MUST COMPLETE THE FORM BY THURSDAY AT NOON.

ZOOM BACKGROUNDS

We made you some fun Zoom backgrounds for Black History Month, Chinese New Year, Valentines, and Mardi Gras. You can download them on our website: https://programs.honolulu.hawaii.edu/studentlife/

Follow us on Instagram @honcc_sld to be sure you get all of our announcements and give-away information.

ALL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES ARE FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT HONCC FOR SPRING 2021

• The Student Activities Board is run by students and funded by your student fees. Please take advantage of all our events and opportunities to make the most of your HonCC experience.

• Join us! Apply to be a student leader on our webpage: https://programs.honolulu.hawaii.edu/studentlife/

• Follow us on Instagram @honcc_sld to be sure you get all of our announcements and give-away information.

• Still have questions?

• Call us at 845-9498 M - F, 8 - 3:30pm
• Email us: HCCSLD@hawaii.edu

February 8 - COVID-19 Vaccines in Hawaii workshop This Thursday (2/11) at 12:30

Aloha HonCC Students,

The Committee on Social Equity (COSE) and the Health and Wellness Subcommittee would like to invite you to join us for the COVID-19 Vaccines in Hawaii workshop by Dr. Janet Berreman, the Kauai District Health Officer from the Hawaii Department of Health.

In this workshop, Dr. Barreman will cover the basic information on how the COVID-19 Vaccines work, and give us an update on Hawaii DOH&#699;s current rollout plan for the vaccines. She will also discuss the social equity-related issues regarding the distribution of the vaccines to different groups in the state of Hawaii.

If you would like to learn more about the COVID vaccines, have questions or concerns about the safety or efficacy of the vaccines, or are curious about when will be your turn to receive the vaccines, please join us on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 12:30 pm.

Please register in advance for this meeting: http://go.hawaii.edu/kPJ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please work with your supervisor if you wish to participate in any training or workshop that takes you away from performing your normal work duties. For sessions that are two hours or more, a training request should be submitted to your supervisor. Please note that this does not apply to instructional faculty.

Mahalo,
Committee on Social Equity and Health & Wellness Subcommittee

February 3 - Correction: APPLY NOW! UH System Common Scholarship Application Open

Aloha Honolulu CC Students,

The University of Hawaii System Common Scholarship Application is still available online for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students attending any University of Hawaii campus are encouraged to apply in order to be considered for system and campus scholarships.*

More information and application information can be found at www.hawaii.edu/scholarships and https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/scholarships

Deadline to apply is 4 p.m. (HST) March 1, 2021

Students are also encouraged to complete their 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st in order to be considered for the maximum amount of scholarships.

Don't wait until the last minute!

Please email scholars@hawaii.edu with any questions, or call (808) 845-9116

February 3 - HonCC Admissions and Records Dept is Asking For Your Feedback...

Aloha HonCC students,

Please assist our Honolulu CC Admissions and Records Department by taking a few minutes of your time to tell us about the service(s) you received from our department prior to and during the first few weeks of spring 2021.

All of your answers and comments are confidential; they will be used to evaluate and improve services in the Admissions and Records Department.

The direct link to the A&R Student Evaluation for Spring 2021 is https://forms.gle/sMAvtf9mBYnKGyAt7.

Mahalo for your time and support.

Sincerely,
HonCC Admissions and Records Department

February 2 - Submissions OPEN for Art & Soul 2021 Magazine

Aloha HonCC Ohana,

Submissions for Art & Soul, the Honolulu CC creative arts and literary magazine, are now open to all HonCC students. We welcome all creative works—photography, drawing/painting, digital art, poetry, short stories, song lyrics, woodworking, sculptures, fashion, cosmetology, metalworking, etc. Just about anything!

If you want a chance to have your artwork featured in this semester's issue of the magazine, submit to this google form: https://tinyurl.com/y3zqerr5

All submissions will be featured in our Art & Soul website. Check out the Art & Soul website to view a gallery of other works submitted by students just like you! For more information, please contact hccartandsoul@gmail.com

Deadline for submissions is February 27, 2021.

Our Student Media Board student leaders are Kristofel Abella, Allan Jeffrey Salvador & Bryson Manuel. The Student Media Board is advised by Emily Kukulies. If you are interested in becoming a student leader, we are currently accepting applications from students who have at least two more semesters remaining at HonCC. Please contact hccsld@hawaii.edu for more information on how to apply.

Follow us on Instagram @hcckalanews & @honcc_sld

Thank you,

Kris, Allan, Bryson (Your Student Media student leaders)

February 1 - How Can We Help You?

Aloha Honolulu Community College Students,

We hope that your Spring 2021 semester is off to a great start. Although the majority of our classes are still online, we would like you to know that student resources and service areas are available both online (Zoom etc…) and In-Person by appointment.

How Can We Help You?

Computer Lab
https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/computerlab
Building 2-Room 405, Telephone:(808) 845-929, Email: honcclab@hawaii.edu

Access to computers (see link for hours)

Support for students, assistance with Laulima, Zoom, Google Tools, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and Gmail

TUTORING
https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/testingandtutoring
Building 7-313, Telephone: (808) 845-9232, Email: chmiller@hawaii.edu

Schedule an Individual Remote Tutoring Session M-F from 8:00am-4:30pm:
Email Charles Miller at chmiller@hawaii.edu

Immediate Tutoring Assistance Available: Drop-In Zoom: Drop-In Zoom Sessions (posted online). In person session are available by appointment

Tutoring Subjects Include but not limited to: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Philosophy, History, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Physics, Chemistry, ICS and many more.

TUTOR.COM is an online tutoring service available outside our regular
office hours.

C.A.R.E. (College Achievement and Retention Experience)
https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/care
Building 7-Room 325, Telephone:(808) 845-9290, Email: honcare@hawaii.edu

In-Person by appointments, Express Zoom Drop-In (see link to access)

Academic and Personal Goal Setting

Successful Academic and Life Strategies, Peer Coaching

STAR Guidance and Course selection process.

Referrals to both Campus Resources and Community Agencies

For on-going information from C.A.R.E., please see their on-going newsletter

https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/care-newsletter-2021-01.pdf

TRIO-SSS
https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/trio
Building 7-Room 309, Telephone:(808) 844-2366, Email: hontrio@hawaii.edu

Are you a First Generation Student? Are in Financial Need? Or Have a Documented Disability?

If you meet one of the following criterias listed above fill out an application TODAY: TRIO-SSS APPLICATION. All eligible students will receive the following services.

Assistance with Advising, Career, and Transfer Questions

Assistance with Financial Aid and Scholarship Applications

Peer Coaching, Life and Study Skills Workshops

Access to Copy Machine and Free Printing Paper

Loan Out Programs: digital recorders, calculators, camera, textbooks (limited)

Career Services
https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/career
Building 7-Room 320, Telephone:(808) 845-9204, Email: honcs@hawaii.edu

In-Person by appointments, walk-ins are accepted for appointments not longer than 10 Minutes

Off-Campus Employment Opportunities: Virtual Job Board Available (updated daily)

On-Campus Employment Opportunities: Contact Hillary Brown at: habrown@hawaii.edu, or Telephone:(808)844-2356 (leave a message)

Choosing a Major or Not Sure What to Major In? Contact: Silvan Chung at: silvan@hawaii.edu or Telephone:(808)845-9404

Got Additional Questions regarding our campus, check out HonCC Direct Connect open Zoom link located at https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/ikea to speak to one of our team members.

February 1 - It's a New Year, we love you and FREE STUFF

The HonCC Student Activities Board brings you FREE stuff for the upcoming holidays…

Follow us on Instagram @HonCC_SLD to be sure you get all of our announcements and give-away information.

It's a New Year!

Well it is 2021 and the Year of the Ox! We will bring Chinese New Year Party to you with a FREE bag full of celebration goodies and a DIY paper lantern. Just like you, we are disappointed we can't party in person this year.

So post here: (https://tinyurl.com/padyoto21) sharing who you would be hanging out with if COVID was not keeping us physically distant.

And then, AFTER posting, fill out the google form: tinyurl.com/2d3sz7jh to get your FREE Chinese New Years goodie bag!

Be our Valentine

A February tradition that HonCC Student Activities Board is known for is our Valentine's Make-your-own-stuffie event. As our Valentine's gift to you, we provide you the chance to build a stuffed animal to keep for yourself or gift to a special someone. This year we will have limited number of the DIY kits available for pick up. If you can't pick up, we have mini (already stuffed) animals we can mail you.

Register for your free stuffie: tinyurl.com/stuffiesgiveaway2021

ALL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES ARE FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT HONCC FOR SPRING 2021

The Student Activities Board is run by students and funded by your student fees. Please take advantage of all our events and opportunities to make the most of your HonCC experience. Join us! Apply to be a student leader on our webpage:

honolulu.hawaii.edu/studentlife

Follow us on Instagram @HonCC_SLD to be sure you get all of our announcements and give-away information.

Still have questions?

Call us at 845-9498 M - F, 8 - 3:30pm
Email us: HCCSLD@hawaii.edu

February 1 - February is Hawaiian Language Month - Celebrate with us!

E ola mau ka olelo Hawaii! Hawaiian language lives! Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center is excited to partner with Na Papa Hawaii Hawaiian Language Courses to offer our first ever virtual celebration in honor of Mahina Olelo Hawaii. After years of language suppression, the number of native speakers of Hawaiian dwindled and by the 1980s, the language was nearly extinct. Thankfully, advocates in the community and from all sectors of education fought to revitalize olelo Hawaii and several initiatives were implemented to perpetuate and normalize Hawaiian language. Beginning in 2012, the State of Hawaii designated February as "Hawaiian Language Month" to celebrate and encourage the use of Hawaiian language.

Honolulu Community College and the University of Hawaii recognize their unique kuleana to the Hawaiian community and seek to become a model indigenous-serving institution. Perpetuating and promoting Hawaiian culture and language and achieving cultural and language parity are critical towards meeting these objectives. Hulili Ke Kukui and Na Papa Hawaii support this effort through a month-long celebration of the Hawaiian Language. Every day for the next four weeks, we will share a fun post on our Facebook and Instagram accounts to perpetuate the Hawaiian language. We encourage you to follow our social media accounts below. For those of you not on social media we will also share a weekly newsletter with our olelo Hawaii celebration. Subscribe to the newsletter by clicking the link below.

Facebook: Hulili Ke Kukui

Instagram: @hulilikekukui

Newsletter: http://go.hawaii.edu/JxY

I ka olelo no ke ola, i ka olelo no ka make.
Life is in speech; death is in speech.
Words can heal; words can destroy.
Olelo Noeau 1191 (Pukui, 1983, p. 129)

--

Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center
Honolulu Community College

February 1 - Career Stories: Challenging the Gender Gap" (Webinar Series)

Aloha all!

Please share the following information about a special webinar series featuring the career stories of three professionals and their experience navigating an industry with one predominant gender. While these presentations showcase "non-traditional" professionals in specific industries, their unique stories may inspire, motivate and encourage students in any major (including those who are undecided!) so please encourage all interested students to attend.

All sessions will be held from 10:00 - 11:00 am (online via Zoom).

Career Stories: Challenging the Gender Gap in Tech
Mayrose Munar
Google and Uber Alum
Friday, February 5
Flyer: bit.ly/3qLgVHu

Mayrose is a west Kaua'i native, and a Silicon Valley pioneer with over two decades of wisdom from scaling teams in hyper-growth environments at Uber, Google, and Inktomi. As a visionary and forward-thinking strategist Mayrose has led worldwide teams and leaders to successful outcomes. She currently serves as a Leadership Council Member for the Hawai'i Community Foundation and on the mainland, Mayrose is an Ambassador and Legacy Member for Peninsula Open Space Trust.

Recently, Mayrose founded Kaunalewa, an economic revitalization organization for her hometown, Kekaha, and continues to guide entrepreneurs and future leaders. Mayrose is a graduate of the Hawai'i at M&#257;noa and Stanford University Graduate School for Business.

Career Stories: Challenging the Gender Gap in Construction

Cheryl Walthall
Executive Director, General Contractors Association of Hawaii
Friday, March 12
Flyer: bit.ly/366CbiR

Cheryl Walthall is the executive director of the General Contractors Association of Hawai'i (GCA), the state's largest construction association. The first female executive in the GCA's 89-year history, Cheryl joined the GCA in 2019 and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization's operations. Cheryl previously held roles with Pacific Resource Partnership (PRP), which represents the Hawai'i Regional Council of Carpenters and over 240 member contractors, for more than 12 years, serving as director of strategic partnerships for the last two years. During her tenure at PRP, Cheryl was responsible for identifying opportunities for new alliances and developing strategies to expand their member contractors' market reach.

A graduate of the University of Hawai'i at M&#257;noa, Cheryl is active in several construction industry and community organizations. She serves as a member of the Child & Family Service (CFS) Real Property Board and is a past chair of the CFS Guild. Cheryl is one of the founding members of Hawai'i Construction Career Days, serving on the board of directors and as co-chair of the sponsorships committee. Cheryl is also a past president of the Society for Marketing Professional Services Hawai'i.

Career Stories: Challenging the Gender Gap in Healthcare

Daniel J. Fraser
Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, The Queen's Medical Center
Friday, April 9
Flyer: bit.ly/3pcjrG6

Daniel J. Fraser works in the emergency department as a registered nurse (RN) at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu. Daniel began working as an emergency department nurse shortly after graduating from university eight years ago with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He describes it as a challenging job, but it's enabled him to travel and work in various locations including his home, the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, and the Oregon coast. He loves the lifestyle here in Hawaii and is looking forward to discussing the benefits and challenges of this career path.

Register to attend one, two, or all three events here: go.hawaii.edu/JJu

Mahalo!

January 26 - Student Campus Climate Survey Launch - Today - from 1/26 to 2/26

Aloha HonCC Students,

Please be aware that students over the age of 18 will be receiving a message from President Lassner and an invite to take the UH Student Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Harassment & Gender-Based Violence. Students will each be receiving a unique link to the survey via email.

As an incentive, gift cards are being offered for early responses. In week 1 (1/26 – 1/29) the first 175 respondents will receive a gift card. Similarly, in the following weeks, early responses during that week will also receive gift cards.

In support of you and as a reminder, please note that anyone wishing to make a report about any issues related to sex discrimination or to discuss their options can reach out to me directly in any method most comfortable.

Further, please be reminded that our Wellness Center (https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/wellnesscenter) also offers confidential support to any students who may need to process anything.

Thank you.

Best,
David

January 26 - Need Child Care Tuition Assistance While You Go To School?

Aloha HonCC Students,

NEED TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDCARE?

Check out these options below

PRESCHOOL OPEN DOORS

This state-funded childcare subsidy provides tuition assistance for 4 year olds (children born August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017). Family must meet income eligibility requirements (visit the link below to see if you qualify). Subsidy covers tuition during upcoming school year: July 1, 2021-June 31, 2022 Application for subsidy is open now! Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2021. To apply, go to: https://www.patchhawaii.org/programs/preschool-open-doors/

CHILD CARE CONNECTION HAWAII

CCCH program provides state-funded subsidies to help pay for a variety of legal child care settings including: care provided in the child's home, care by relatives or friends in their home, before and after school programs, and preschools. Children must be younger than 13 years old. Subsidy covers tuition as soon as your application is approved and awarded. Applications for subsidy are accepted statewide, year-round.

Apply today! Go to: https://humanservices.hawaii.gov/bessd/ccch-subsidies/how-to-apply/

KEIKI O KA ʻĀINA HELP FOR CHILDCARE TUITION

The HELP Program is designed to help qualified parents with monthly financial aid for child care costs for keiki ages birth to age 12. Child care includes relative care in the child's home environment, infant / toddler care, group child care, pre-school, and before and after school care. Priority is given to Native Hawaiian, Native American Indian, and Alaska Native families who are working or attending school or in job training.

Eligibility is determined through the Pre-Application process. To begin the Pre-Application process to see if you qualify, go to: https://www.koka.org/help-for-childcare/

HCC CHILDREN'S CENTER - STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

If you are a student of Honolulu Community College, your child is enrolled in one of the early childhood department's children's centers (Keiki Hauʻoli, Alani, or Leeward), and you can demonstrate financial need but do not qualify for the other scholarships above, then your child may be eligible for this tuition scholarship.

Application is on a rolling basis and awarded on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Caroline Soga: licaroli@hawaii.edu.

To learn about the college's children's centers, visit: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/keiki

MILITARY & DEPT OF DEFENSE FEE ASSISTANCE & RESPITE CARE

This childcare subsidy provides tuition assistance for children of Military and Department of Defense families. Child Care Aware® of America is proud to partner with the United States Military andDepartment of Defense to serve and support their families through the Fee Assistance and Respite ChildCare Programs. Fee assistance is open year-round.

Payments are made directly to the provider, but families who meet eligibility requirements may initiate the process with their child care provider to receive fee assistance.

For more information, visit: https://www.childcareaware.org/fee-assistancerespite/

PAUAHI KEIKI SCHOLARS

This childcare subsidy provides tuition assistance for children of Native Hawaiian ancestry during the school year when they are 3 and 4 year olds. Family must meet income eligibility requirements. Application for subsidy is typically open around October -December of the year before tuition scholarships are awarded. The application process is now closed for the 2021-2022 school year.

Be on the lookout for this scholarship in October 2021 for the 2022-2023 school year!

For more information, visit: https://www.ksbe.edu/apply/financial_aid/preschool/pauahi_keiki_scholars/

January 25 - HonCC Admissions and Records Dept Is Asking For Your Feedback

Aloha HonCC students,

Please assist our Honolulu CC Admissions and Records Department by taking a few minutes of your time to tell us about the service(s) you received from our department prior to and during the first few weeks of spring 2021.

All of your answers and comments are confidential; they will be used to evaluate and improve services in the Admissions and Records Department.

The direct link to the A&R Student Evaluation for Spring 2021 is https://forms.gle/sMAvtf9mBYnKGyAt7.

Mahalo for your time and support.

Sincerely,
HonCC Admissions and Records Department

January 22 - HonCC Student Government

Aloha HonCC Students,

Through the entirety of the 2020 Fall semester, Honolulu Community College's Student Government had only one official member. Other Student Life and Development members assumed the responsibilities of the Student Government in addition to those of the Student Activities Board and the Student Media Board.

We are happy to inform you that the Honolulu Community College Student Government is back!

Please congratulate our new Student Government leaders representing all students enrolled at Honolulu Community College.

Kristofel Abella
Bryson Spencer Manuel
Karla Angela Sales
Allan Jeffrey Salvador
Faith Gabour (Affiliate, non-voting)

These students represent the campus's core values and will take on important roles throughout the academic year. HCC SG is led by a collective, non-hierarchical structure known as the Coordinating Collective with additional leaders known as Representatives to help assist them.

To learn more about Student Government, visit https://programs.honolulu.hawaii.edu/studentlife/sg/

If you are interested in becoming a student leader, we are currently accepting applications from students who have at least two more semesters remaining at HonCC applications are available online. You can always contact hccsld@hawaii.edu

Mahalo!

January 21 - Food Service - Spring 2021

Aloha,

If you are on campus this semester, please visit the HonCC Food Services website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/food for food options.

Hawaii Banquet Solutions will continue to offer $5 grab and go meals for faculty, staff and students. Lunch starts at 11:30am and dinner starts at 4pm, Monday through Friday, while supplies last. Effective January 23, they will also offer breakfast (starts at 8am) and lunch (starts at 11:30am) on Saturdays. The weekly menu is posted on the HonCC Food Services website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/food Cash only and please bring exact change.

The Hub is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to noon. They accept phone orders (call 489-7222) and offer sandwich combos, snacks and drink specials.

The HonCC Bookstore is open Monday through Thursday from 10am-2pm. They offer packaged items such as cup noodle and frozen foods, snacks and cold bottled beverages.

Vending machines are also available in/outside of Buildings 5, 7, 14, 43, 50 and 52.

Have a great semester!

Derek Inafuku
Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services

January 21 - A LumiSight Reminder

Aloha HonCC Students!

My name is Jeannie Shaw and I am the Covid Coordinator for the College campus. I just wanted to take a second to remind you about some very important information:

The University of Hawaii has developed an app called LumiSight. LumiSight is an app that is a health check for all of us during this Covid Pandemic. Please be sure you are checking-in via LumiSight UH https://uh.campus.lumisight.com/ and if you are not feeling well, please do not come to campus and check-in with a medical provider.

To report any test results or if you have any COVID related questions, please reach out to me at jeanshaw@hawaii.edu and to honssvcs@hawaii.edu.

Please be safe by following CDC guidelines wearing your mask and washing your hands often.

Take care!

Sincerely,
Jeannie

January 19 - Last Day To Drop For 100% Refund For Full Semester Classes

Aloha HonCC Students,

REMINDER: Last Day to DROP for FULL SEMESTER CLASSES (Jan 11 - May 14, 2021).

Today is the last day to drop with 100% refund for any full semester classes (Jan. 11 - May 14, 2021).

Please be sure to drop your classes via STAR.

Contact the Records Office below for any questions.

HonCC Records Office
email: honrec@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 845-9120

Thank you,
Records Office

January 19 - CARE: Student Newsletter for January 2021

Aloha Students,

Welcome to a new year! We are excited to have you be part of the Honolulu CC Ohana. To ensure that you start this semester on the right path, we have created a monthly CARE newsletter which contains important dates, helpful study strategies, and information about our program.

https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/ca re-newsletter-2021-01.pdf

Be on the lookout for other monthly student newsletters that will contain additional information to guide you through the rest of the semester.

We are here to support you through your college journey. So feel free to contact us at #845-9290 or honcare@hawaii.edu

We wish you all the best this semester.

Mahalo,

January 14 - FREE Resources Widely Available

Welcome to a new semester. Let's take a deep breath in relief that we made it to 2021 after such a tumultuous 2020. Though we have so much hope for this new year, we are also faced with the reality that uncertainty and struggle still exists. If you are feeling unsettled, overwhelmed, burned out or struggling in other ways, I encourage you to seek help and resources, including those for ongoing self-care. Here are some ways you can do that:

CAMPUS RESOURCES

Reach out to campus resources for academic and student success https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/services

Connect with Student Services https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/connect

If you would like short-term, solution-focused or crisis counseling support from the Wellness Center at HonCC, please email hccwell@hawaii.edu or call 808-845-9180. https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/wellnesscenter

Connect weekly with students and mental health counselors from Honolulu CC, Windward CC, Kapiolani CC, and Kauai CC during Manao Mondays (12-1PM), an online safe space and talk story group. For more details and to register, please visit: http://go.hawaii.edu/zX3

Title IX information and resources can be found at https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/title9

Veteran Resources https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/veterans

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

If you need someone to talk to confidentially, warmlines are available 24/7 at http://mhanational.org/warmlines. The warmline in Hawaii is (808) 832-3100 (Oahu); 1-800-753-6879 (neighbor islands) or text ALOHA to 741741

To reach a trained Crisis Counselor 24/7, call 808-832-3100 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

TrevorLifeline: 1-866-488-7386; https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

If you (or someone you know) are being controlled, harmed or are afraid of your partner, you may get help, confidentially and anonymously, by calling the Domestic Violence Action Center Oahu Helpline (808) 531-3771, Toll-Free Helpline: (800) 690-6200, Text: (605) 956-5680, Chat: domesticviolenceactioncenter.org

Call 2-1-1 where Aloha United Way specialists are working to assist the community with resources and service referrals during this challenging time. https://www.auw211.org/s/

Telehealth services are widely available, maybe even at no cost to you, so please check with your insurance provider for details and eligibility. http://mentalhealthhawaii.org/online-resources/

United Self-Help mental health education and support groups http://unitedselfhelp.org/

SELF-HELP RESOURCES

Take a free, anonymous, and confidential online mental health screening at https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools?ref=MHAHI

Visit the website "How Right Now" to check out helpful inspiration and resources for caring for our well-being. https://howrightnow.org/

ULifeline: Mental Health Resources for College Students http://www.ulifeline.org/

Catch up on recorded Wellness & Self-Care sessions on Mental Health America of Hawaii's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLImc-_0x0-GrC0VQluvlTStEwr65Ie1gd

Greater Good Magazine https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/

Check out the many free apps available for taking a break from stress: COVID Coach https://www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/docs/COVIDCoachFlyer_508.pdf

Headspace https://www.headspace.com/

Calm https://www.calm.com

Kokua Life https://kokualife.org/

VA App Store https://mobile.va.gov/appstore/mental-health

Anemone (a safe space in your phone) http://www.anemoneapp.io/Congratulations on continuing your educational journey in 2021. You have what it takes for a successful semester. If you find yourself struggling, please reach out to your support system, including those listed above. Remember that you are not alone. There are many sources of support available and it is okay to ask for help. We are here for you.

Be well,
Carlene F. Flores, LMHC, NCC (she/her/hers)
Mental Health Professional, Wellness Center

January 13 - Free Math Tutoring for HONCC Students

Zoom Math Tutoring for HCC Students

HOURS: M-TH 8:00a to 4:00p, Fri 8:00a â€" 12:00noon (Spring 2021)

REQUESTING AN APPOINTMENT:

Please request an appointment by 3:00pm for the next working day.

To request an appointment email gtengan@hawaii.edu

The subject line: Math Tutor Appt. Request

LIST ONLY:

  1. HCC Math Course / HCC Instructor
  2. Top 3 appt. times (on the hour only. Example: 1:00pm, 9:00am or 8:00am) in order of preference.

If available you will receive a reply with only your appt. time. Your ZOOM meeting ID will be emailed the next day prior to your appointment. In order to join the ZOOM meeting, YOU MUST use your HCC @hawaii.edu email address as Your Name.

JOINING ZOOM FOR AN APPOINTMENT:

In your email, Click on the invitation or…

  1. Go to www.zoom.us,
  2. Click join a meeting.
  3. Enter your ZOOM ID number and password
  4. In the "name" box enter your HCC email address as your "name"
  5. You will be put into a "Waiting Room" while we verify you are an HCC
    student.

POLICIES

  • Math Tutors will only assist with HCC math course topics.
  • Each session will last a maximum 55 minutes. And be recorded.
  • Students should have questions prepared ahead of time.
  • Tutors will not assist with quizzes or exam questions.
  • Limit one appointment per day.
  • We reserve the right to end a meeting at any time for any reason. Normal Mathlab policies as well as UH System Student Conduct Code Apply.
January 12 - HonCC Library News & Info

Aloha and welcome to spring semester!

Although changes remain in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the library is happy to provide limited walk-in service hours for students of Honolulu Community College and others with UH affiliation. We encourage you to first review the services and resources on our website, https://library.honolulu.hawaii.edu/home/. Library hours are posted on our homepage. Information and friendly assistance is available by chat, phone, email, and by appointment, so don't hesitate to reach out to us.

What you need to know before visiting the library:

Check in at the counter and scan your UH ID card. Don't have one? No worries, you can provide your UH username or 8-digit ID number.

Face masks are required and must cover your nose and mouth for the entirety of your stay.

Practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet.

Wash hands frequently when using equipment (computer, scanner, copier) and handling materials (books & magazines).

Hand sanitizing stations are located in multiple locations.

Use of provided cleaning supplies (disinfectant spray & towels) is available for tables and chairs only.

No food and drinks are allowed.

Group study rooms remain closed until further notice.

2nd floor is closed - No browsing the book collection; book paging is available = "you request, we retrieve."

Take care, and please help the library in prioritizing the health and well-being of all who enter and those who work within.

Thank you,
HonCC Library

January 12 - HonCC Laptop Loan Program - Spring 2021

Aloha HonCC Students,

Honolulu Community College is pleased to announce the continuation of the Laptop Loan out Program for the Spring 2021 semester. Please let us know if you need to borrow a laptop to successfully participate in your courses. We have a limited supply of laptops to loan out to students.

If you are interested in loaning a laptop, contact our Computer Lab at honcclab@hawaii.edu to sign up (will need UH user name and ID number). When reaching out to the Computer Lab, please indicate in your email if you need the laptop to have a camera.

Upon verification of your HonCC student status (established HonCC as your home campus with no financial obligation holds), a HonCC representative will get in touch with you to schedule an appointment for you to pick up the laptop. You will be required to sign an Emergency Electronic Device Lending Agreement (upon expressing your interest, a form will be emailed to you). The laptops will be due back to the Computer Lab no later than Friday, May 14, 2021.

January 11 - Participation Verification

Aloha,

Welcome to the Spring 2021 semester! We are happy that you are taking classes with us. This is just a note to let you know that during the add/drop period (through January 19th) your active participation in class will be verified by your instructor. Verification of your participation is required for you to remain registered in the class.

You may establish participation in a variety of ways including (but not limited to):

Physically attending a class where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor and students;

Submitting an academic assignment;

Taking an exam, an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction;

Participating in an online discussion about academic matters; and Initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course;

Your participation will not be considered "verified" by any of the following:

Living in university housing;

Participating in a university meal plan;

Logging into an online class without active participation; or Meeting with academic counseling or advising.

If you have not participated in your class by January 19th, you will be administratively dropped from the class. You may also be dropped from other classes that are dependent on the class where you failed to establish attendance (i.e. co-requisite or future class where the dropped class meets the prerequisite requirement). If you are taking a 5-week class in one of the distance learning programs, your participation verification deadline is a little different. Please refer to the chart below for specific deadlines.

Mod 1
Module Start Date: 1/11/21
Last Day to Establish Participation: 1/13/21

Mod 2
Module Start Date: 2/16/21
Last Day to Establish Participation: 2/18/21

Mod 3
Module Start Date: 3/29/21
Last Day to Establish Participation: 3/31/21

Any tuition you may have paid will be returned. If you are receiving financial aid or VA education benefits you will likely be required to return funds to the institution and/or the VA, in accordance with federal financial aid and VA education benefit laws.

To identify which class(es) you have been marked as non-participating log into your STAR account star.hawaii.edu and select the GPS Registration tab. You have been identified as not participating in classes marked with an "X" or "unknown" grade in the grades column. You can find detailed instructions on how to do this process here: https://www.hawaii.edu/myuhinfo/participation-verification/.

If you feel this information is incorrect, please contact the instructor for that specific class.

If, for any reason, you decide that you will not be attending classes this semester, your best option to avoid any charges is to drop yourself from classes prior to the 100% refund deadline. To drop a class, you can go back into the STAR GPS Registration. You should see the course you registered for with a button labeled 'Drop' to the left of it. After clicking the Drop/Add button, click the submit registration button again.

If you have questions or need help, you can email us at honcouns@hawaii.edu or call us at (808) 845-9162. We hope you have a great semester!

January 11 - HonCC Laptop Loan Program - Spring 2021

Aloha HonCC Students,

Honolulu Community College is pleased to announce the continuation of the Laptop Loan out Program for the Spring 2021 semester. Please let us know if you need to borrow a laptop to successfully participate in your courses. We have a limited supply of laptops to loan out to students.

If you are interested in loaning a laptop, contact our Computer Lab at honcclab@hawaii.edu to sign up (will need UH user name and ID number). When reaching out to the Computer Lab, please indicate in your email if you need the laptop to have a camera.

Upon verification of your HonCC student status (established HonCC as your home campus with no financial obligation holds), a HonCC representative will get in touch with you to schedule an appointment for you to pick up the laptop. You will be required to sign an Emergency Electronic Device Lending Agreement (upon expressing your interest, a form will be emailed to you). The laptops will be due back to the Computer Lab no later than Friday, May 14, 2021.

January 11 - Spring 2021 Semester Important Deadlines

Aloha HonCC Students,

Welcome to the SPRING 2021 Semester!

This is a friendly reminder of a few important deadlines for students who are registered for courses at Honolulu Community College.

Tuition/Withdrawal/Refund Policy:

WITHDRAWAL AND DROP DATES DIFFER FOR CLASSES THAT ARE NOT SEMESTER LENGTH. PLEASE CONTACT THE RECORDS OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

SEMESTER LENGTH CLASSES ONLY

100% Refund = Withdrawal on or before January 19, 2021

50% Refund = Withdrawal from January 20 to February 3, 2021

NO REFUND AFTER February 3, 2021

Change of Schedule (add/drops):

A fee of $5 is applied for each registration form submitted or processed in the Records office.

There is no fee for online transactions for adding or dropping courses via STAR.

Last Day to Drop a course WITHOUT a "W" grade = February 3, 2021

Last Day to Drop a course WITH a "W" grade = March 29, 2021

Last Day to change CR/NC and Audit grading options = March 29, 2021

NOTE:

HonCC has a "NO SHOW" policy (see page 55 of the 2020-2021 catalog). Students MAY BE dropped from their classes if they DO NOT attend or CONTACT their professor/instructor during the first two classes of the semester.

Students will be coded as "never attended" for on campus classes or "has not participated" for online OR DE classes.

If a student is dropped per the "NO SHOW" policy, students MUST contact the instructor and have the instructor email the Registrar directly to request reinstatement in the class. The Registrar will only accept an email directly from an instructor to add a student back into the class.

PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME THAT YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DROPPED FROM YOUR CLASSES IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND.

TO PREVENT TUITION CHARGES, PLEASE DROP YOUR CLASSES BEFORE JANUARY 19, 2021, IF YOU HAVE DECIDED NOT TO ATTEND HONCC.

VA Students must contact or meet with a VA counselor to re-certify courses in order to receive or maintain VA benefits.

International students must maintain full-time status in order to meet Visa requirements.

For any questions please contact the Records Office at (808) 845-9120 or at honrec@hawaii.edu.

Thank you and Have a Great Spring 2021 Semester,

HonCC Records Office

January 8 - Welcome to Spring 2021

Aloha Students,

On behalf of Honolulu Community College, we wish you a successful Spring semester. We are happy you're a part of the Honolulu Community College Ohana, and we look forward to providing you with the opportunity to learn and participate in the many programs offered on campus.

We continue to work diligently to ensure that your safety is our priority. You will notice many changes both in and out of the classrooms. As you can see from the Schedule of Classes, we have classes taught in many different modalities -remotely, on campus, and a mixture of both! For the on campus classes, we have spaced out seating to be 6 feet apart. Plexiglass shields have been placed in offices, labs, and some classrooms. We are asking the campus community to follow the new directional and instructional signs for hallways, bathrooms, elevators, queues, and common spaces.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please be sure to review your class schedule in STAR/MyUH, as modifications to class scheduling may have occurred.

We'd like to share some of the changes made to support our campus community. Below, you will find pertinent highlights from the University of Hawai'i COVID-19 Interim Guidelines:

1. Be sure to check-in via Lumisight daily:

https://uh.campus.lumisight.com/home.

Stay home if you are not feeling well, came in contact with, or have tested positive for COVID-19. If you have a fever, shortness of breath, dry cough, diarrhea, headache, nausea/vomiting, recent loss of smell or taste, chills, or body aches, please stay home. Please refer to the CDC website for additional information about symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html)

If you have tested positive, and have been on-campus, please be certain you contact the campus COVID Coordinator Jeannie Shaw at jeanshaw@hawaii.edu or the Dean of Student Services at honssvcs@hawaii.edu. COVID related questions can be directed to the COVID Coordinator.

2. Everyone is asked to practice good hygiene and respiratory etiquette.

3. Wearing a mask or face covering is required. Please visit and familiarize yourself with the University of Hawai'i COVID-19 Interim Guidelines: https://www.hawaii.edu/covid19-guidelines/

Be sure to pay special attention to the appendix as it contains critical information regarding face covering compliance.

Please note that non-compliance (without documentation of a medical condition or disability) will lead to disciplinary measures. Honolulu CC specific information can be found here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/2629

4. Everyone is asked to follow physical distancing guidelines. When you return to campus you will notice that changes have been made to physical classroom spaces, common areas, and offices. Please observe relevant signage and note that we are doing our best to ensure your safety.

5. Avoid All Non-Essential Travel. Be sure to consult local and national travel advisories regarding restrictions.

6. Get a Flu Shot As information changes, we will be sure to share updates through Honolulu Community College's COVID-19 website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19

Please remember to pay close attention to important dates, deadlines, and reminders found in the Spring 2021 Registration guide: http://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/registration. Also be sure to check your STAR/MyUH regularly for any changes to course delivery.

As a reminder, the deadline for tuition and fee payment is January 8, 2021. If you do not plan on attending this semester, you must withdraw from your courses to avoid any significant financial obligations or fees.

Students are expected to be responsible in their relationships with others, and to be respectful of our campus community. Information about the Student Code of Conduct can be found here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/studentservices

Should you have any concerns and need information about complaint processes, that information can be found here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/2276

Your safety and well-being as a student is a priority, and Honolulu CC is committed to addressing issues of sex- and gender-based violence. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with our policies regarding Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination and that protects individuals from all forms of sex/gender based harassment, discrimination, and misconduct. If you would like to learn more, campus information and resources can be found here: http://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/title9 or contact the Honolulu CC Title IX Coordinator at david.yamashiro@hawaii.edu or (808) 845-9174.

We also have support services available to assist you, and encourage you to explore our campus resources: http://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/services

If you need to speak with someone immediately for assistance please join us on our Zoom Welcome Tables on Monday & Tuesday 8-4pm.

https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91455493626
Meeting ID: 914 5549 3626
Passcode: aloha

Our Wellness Center is available to assist you. For service information, please check the website at https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/wellnesscenter or contact us via email at hccwell@hawaii.edu for information, or to schedule an appointment.

To review messages sent to our students, please visit our website: Communication to Students

Please don't forget to sign-up for UH Alert Notifications at https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/.

Additionally, we'd like to share a few helpful community-based resources. Please use the following link auw211.org for searchable resources Other resources include MHA of Hawaii http://mentalhealthhawaii.org or https://kokualife.org/ which is available as an app.

We are grateful that you chose to be a part of Honolulu Community College, and we encourage you to stay involved as you work toward your academic goals.

Wishing you a safe and successful semester!

January 8 - Alohasafe Alert Covid-19 Notification App Now Available

Aloha,

To help in the fight to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with aio Digital and the Hawaii Executive Collaborative has launched AlohaSafe Alert, a free, COVID-19 exposure notification app: https://www.alohasafealert.org/

Once added to your smartphone, AlohaSafe Alert will send a notification within 48 hours if you come into close contact-within six feet for at least 15 minutes-with someone, who is also using the app, tests positive for the virus in the previous 14 days.

All of the data collected will be kept anonymous, and only DOH will have access to it. Should an app user test positive for COVID-19, their identity is kept private from anyone who receives an alert, and their identities are kept private from other app users.

The University of Hawaii joins DOH in encouraging everyone to download and utilize the AlohaSafe Alert app. The more people who use the app, the more effective it will be to stop the spread of COVID-19. The app is another tool in the effort to bring the pandemic that includes vaccination, wearing face coverings, practicing safe physical distancing and hand washing.

Mahalo for considering,

Garret Yoshimi
UH Vice President for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer

January 5 - A Message from HonCC Covid Coordinator

Aloha HonCC Students!

My name is Jeannie Shaw and I am the Covid Coordinator for the College campus. As we move into the new year, I just wanted to take a second to remind you about some very important information:

The University of Hawaii has developed an app called LumiSight. LumiSight is an app that is a health check for all of us during this Covid Pandemic. Please be sure you are checking-in via LumiSight UH https://uh.campus.lumisight.com/ and if you are not feeling well, please do not come to campus and check-in with a medical provider.

To report any test results or if you have any COVID related questions, please reach out to me at jeanshaw@hawaii.edu and to honssvcs@hawaii.edu.

Please be safe by following CDC guidelines wearing your mask and washing your hands often.

I wish you all a Healthy Happy New Year! Take care.

Sincerely,

Jeannie

January 6 - HonCC Student Workshop Today 11:30AM Tips For Online Learning

Honolulu Community College's Student Success Center, along with its collaborators, will be offering an array of study and life skills workshops that are designed to improve your learning skills and help you achieve your academic goals. All workshops for the Spring 2021 semester will be held online via "Zoom".

To see all the workshops being offered, please click here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/ike a-workshop-calendar.pdf

For more information about IKEA and to access these workshops on their designated dates and times, please click here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/ikea

Mahalo,
Student Success Team, Academic Support

January 5 - A Message from HonCC Covid Coordinator

Aloha HonCC Students!

My name is Jeannie Shaw and I am the Covid Coordinator for the College campus. As we move into the new year, I just wanted to take a second to remind you about some very important information:

The University of Hawaii has developed an app called LumiSight. LumiSight is an app that is a health check for all of us during this Covid Pandemic. Please be sure you are checking-in via LumiSight UH https://uh.campus.lumisight.com/ and if you are not feeling well, please do not come to campus and check-in with a medical provider.

To report any test results or if you have any COVID related questions, please reach out to me at jeanshaw@hawaii.edu and to honssvcs@hawaii.edu.

Please be safe by following CDC guidelines wearing your mask and washing your hands often.

I wish you all a Healthy Happy New Year! Take care.

Sincerely,

Jeannie

December 23 - Attempted Burglary at HonCC

Aloha campus,

Tonight at 9:00 PM, Security interupted another burglary of shipping containers. This time, two containers were broken into in the area of Building 72A. The two males fled off of campus to Kokea Street and left in a vehicle. HPD is in route to campus. This is the second break in within 24 hours. Please report any suspicious behaviors or sightings of people on campus who have no reason to be there.

John Schell
Safety and Security Manager

December 11 - Get a Copy of Art & Soul Mailed To You

Aloha HonCC Ohana,

Due to COVID-19, the Honolulu CC Student Media Board delayed printing hard copies of the Spring 2020 Issue of Art and Soul last semester. Now, we're proud to announce that we have continued printing the Spring 2020 issue.

To receive a free hardcopy of our amazing creative arts & literary magazine via mail, please fill out this form! FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

Mail-In Request Google Form: https://tinyurl.com/y2tcqwjw

The Honolulu CC Student Media is also starting to collect submissions to feature in the next issue of Art & Soul. We accept any creative artwork to include in the magazine - photography, drawing, painting, digital art, poetry, short stories, song lyrics, woodworking, sculptures, fashion, cosmetology, metalworking, and more are welcome.

If you want your artwork featured in the magazine, submit this google form: https://tinyurl.com/y3zqerr5

To view other student artwork that we've collected over the years, visit https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/artandsoul/

Our Student Media Board student leaders are Kristofel Abella, Allan Jeffrey Salvador & Bryson Manuel. They are advised by Emily Kukulies. You can reach them through their email at hccsmb@hawaii.edu and follow them on Instagram @hcckalanews & @honcc_sld

Thank you,

Kris, Allan, & Bryson

December 8 - Keep Calm! We're Near the End of the Semester

Aloha HonCC Students,

As we near the end of the Fall semester and an unprecedented 2020, I encourage you to continue to discover effective ways to de-stress and reduce anxiety by learning more about mental wellness and self-care. Here are some ways you can do that:

Join the HonCC Wellness Center "Press Pause" stress relief moments at 1:30PM every Wednesday between now and the week of finals. These quick sessions are great for giving our brains a break and helping us recharge. They are about 20-ish minutes in length. The Zoom details below will get you access to the main room:

https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91455493626
Meeting ID: 914 5549 3626
Passcode: aloha

Visit the website "How Right Now" to check out helpful inspiration and resources for caring for our well-being.
https://howrightnow.org/

Check out the many free apps available for taking a break from stress:

COVID Coach
https://www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/docs/COVIDCoachFlyer_508.pdf

Headspace
https://www.headspace.com/

Calm
https://www.calm.com

Kokua Life
https://kokualife.org/

VA App Store
https://mobile.va.gov/appstore/mental-health

Anemone (a safe space in your phone)
http://www.anemoneapp.io/

Take a free, anonymous, and confidential online mental health screening at: https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools?ref=MHAHI

Catch up on some recorded Wellness & Self-Care sessions on Mental Health America of Hawaii's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLImc-_0x0-GrC0VQluvlTStEwr65Ie1gd

Attend an upcoming free LIVE online session by Mental Health America of Hawai'i. The schedule is below and you can register at https://mentalhealthhawaii.org/online-trainings/

LIVE YOUR LIFE WELL
December 10, 2020, 12:00 pm â€" 1:00 pm Virtual via Zoom

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH IN HAWAI&#699;I
December 16, 2020, 12:00 pm â€" 1:00 pm Virtual via Zoom

TIPS & TOOLS FOR SURVIVING & THRIVING
December 21, 2020, 12:00 pm â€" 1:00 pm Virtual via Zoom

SELF-CARE FOR YOUTH
December 28, 2020, 12:00 pm â€" 1:00 pm Virtual via Zoom

If you would like additional support from the Wellness Center or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email hccwell@hawaii.edu or call 808-845-9180.

Have a great week and I hope to see you at a Press Pause event. Good luck on your final exams and don't forget to breathe!

Take care,
Carlene

December 3 - HonCC Library's Annual User Survey

Aloha kākou,

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HonCC Library adapted quickly to a changing environment for its services and resources. In keeping the safety and well-being of all students and campus employees a top priority, we successfully transitioned to support online learning and teaching as well as welcomed back users for walk-in services.

Please take a moment to participate in this short and confidential survey. Your feedback will help assist the library in its decision making as we move forward.

Library Survey: http://go.hawaii.edu/3tS

Mahalo for your support!

December 1 - 2020 Annual Security Report

Aloha campus!

I am attaching the latest Annual Security Report for your perusal. There have been some slight changes in the Title IX and VAWA sections to get current with changes in the law this last year. Thank you so much to David Uranaka-Yamashiro, our Title IX Coordinator for handling the revamp of those sections.

Although it seems later than usual for this to be published, due to those needed changes all campuses were granted an extension, so actually, we finished a month early. Anyway, I hope you find this helpful and informative!

John Schell,
Safety and Security Manager
Honolulu Community College

2020 Annual Security Report:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fikrjY36bdSmfGflSrSczH4_kQ7daUbD/view

November 30 - CARE December Student Newsletter

Aloha everyone!

Here is our C.A.R.E. Newsletter for the month of December.

https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/ca re-newsletter-2020-12.pdf

In this newsletter, you will find a helpful Study Hack: Quiz yourself which is just in time to help you prep for your final exams. For those of you who need time to zone out and relax, there is the Fun Corner: Liquid Particles. Finally, we are highlighting two wonderful resources for you to use. We have our wonderful Academic Counselors who are available to assist you with registration for Spring 2021, and the YMCA which offers free virtual workshops (no membership required).

We hope you enjoy this newsletter. Good luck with your finals! Happy Holidays to you all.

Mahalo,
C.A.R.E. staff (Don, Ina, Kristi, and Derick)

November 20 - Covid Coordinator Message

Aloha HonCC Students!

My name is Jeannie Shaw and I am the Covid Coordinator for the College campus. As we move into the holiday season, I just wanted to take a second to remind you about some very important information:

The University of Hawaii has developed an app called LumiSight. LumiSight is an app that is a health check for all of us during this Covid Pandemic. Please be sure you are checking-in via LumiSight UH https://uh.campus.lumisight.com/ and if you are not feeling well, please do not come to campus and check-in with a medical provider.

To report any test results or if you have any COVID related questions, please reach out to me at jeanshaw@hawaii.edu and to honssvcs@hawaii.edu.

Please be safe and follow the CDC guidelines regarding mask wearing and washing your hands often.

Take care and wishing you a healthy and successful remainder of this semester!

Sincerely,

Jeannie

November 16 - Positive COVID-19 Case Reported on Hon CC Campus

Aloha Hon CC community,

A member of the Hon CC community tested positive last night for COVID-19, and is currently in isolation. The individual tested on Saturday 11/14/20 and received the positive results on Sunday 11/15/20.

The individual has not been on campus since Thursday. At that time, the individual was wearing a face mask and only came into contact with others in their class. Those who were in close or prolonged contact to the individual were notified immediately and instructed to contact their healthcare provider to be tested and cleared before returning to campus.

The Hawaii Department of Health has been notified. The cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the University's Interim COVID-19 Guidelines, http://go.hawaii.edu/Vy3 have already been implemented this morning.

Please note: it is imperative that individuals who test and are awaiting COVID-19 results remain isolated until negative results are received! Failing to do so may result in spreading the virus to others.

No further details can be shared as the privacy of the individuals involved must be respected. The campus is following all privacy and confidentiality laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Report positive or suspected case(s) of Covid-19 on the HONCC campus to: honssvcs@hawaii.edu. Information on reported positive cases on UH campuses can be found at http://go.hawaii.edu/xy3.

If you start to experience symptoms and/or come into "close contact" with someone who tested positive, isolate yourself as soon as possible and contact your healthcare provider. "Close contact" is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more, even when both parties are wearing face masks.

Please remember to follow health and safety protocols, and educate yourself about these protocols. More information can be found at https://honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19.

Use the daily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus, stay home when you are sick, wear your face covering if you have to come to campus, practice safe physical distancing and wash your hands often.

LumiSight UH: http://go.hawaii.edu/6k3

Please be safe! Mahalo for your vigilance,

Honolulu Community College

November 16 - Show Your Thanks And Win Free Prizes!

Give thanks! It is important to be thankful for the things that are helping us through life's tough times and remember all the good things. HonCC Student Activities Board is hosting a Week of Thanks in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. Starting from (11/16/2020) Ending at the end of November (11/30/2020)

Every current Honolulu CC Student who follows us on Instagram (@honcc_sld) and participates on our kudoboard of thanks will be entered to win a Thankful Treat Bag (estimated worth $30). The Thankful Treat Bag could include a DIY Kit, de-stress items, and much more! HonCC SAB will be randomly choosing current HonCC students to win! HonCC SAB will send you an email if you are the giveaway winner! *While Supplies Last*

LINK TO KUDOBOARD:tinyurl.com/kudoboardthanks

LINK TO GOOGLE FORM: tinyurl.com/weekofthanks

How to enter Week of Thanks giveaway:

- Post on HonCC SAB kudoboard giving thanks to anyone/anything you are thankful for on kudoboard.com (tinyurl.com/kudoboardthanks)

- Follow us on Instagram (@honcc_sld) and post on IG story shoutout @honcc_sld #weekofthanks showing your kudoboard thankful post.

- Fill out the google form signed into your hawaii.edu email. HonCC SAB (hccsld@hawaii.edu) will contact you through your information provided on our google spreadsheet if you are the giveaway winner!

Brought to by Student Activities Board (Jonna, Faith & Karla)

November 16 - HonCC Library's Annual User Survey

Aloha kākou,

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HonCC Library adapted quickly to a changing environment for its services and resources. In keeping the safety and well-being of all students and campus employees a top priority, we successfully transitioned to support online learning and teaching as well as welcomed back users for walk-in services.

Please take a moment to participate in this short and confidential survey. Your feedback will help assist the library in its decision making as we move forward.

Library Survey: http://go.hawaii.edu/3tS

Mahalo for your support!

November 15 - We Got Your Back!

Aloha!

We hope the semester is treating you well and that you have registered for classes. We wanted to remind you all that Student Services is here to support you. We have express appointments, Zoom-In Office Hours, and events planned for you. We also offer prizes for attendance. You can find more info about our support services at https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/connect

Stay Connected:

Kolekole: Talk Story Sesh
Community Resources During COVID-19
Friday, 11/20/20, 10:00am-10:30am

Need a space to just talk story? Join the Outreach Center and other guests as we'll be talking about how we've all been dealing with COVID-19. You can share any resources that you've been using. You can talk about how you've been handling stress during these times. You could share how you've been staying motivated through all of this, maybe how you&#699;re anxious about continuing classes online. You can talk about anything; maybe your advice might help someone else, too. E hele mai! Use this as a space to socialize with others and make new friends. If you have questions, contact hccreach@hawaii.edu. If not see you on Friday on Zoom!

Zoom Info
https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91455493626
Meeting ID: 914 5549 3626
Passcode: aloha

November 13 - Fall 2020 Graduation Application Due On Friday, November 20 2020

Aloha HonCC Students,

This a friendly reminder that Graduation Application for Fall 2020 is due on Friday, November 20, 2020.

Please contact your Academic Counselor for questions regarding program completion.

The Graduation Application can be found at:

https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/r ecords-graduation-application.pdf

Please contact the Records Office for questions regarding the graduation application.

Thank you

November 12 - Registration Reminder Spring 2021

Aloha Honolulu CC Students,

Thank you for choosing our college and continuing with us through these tough times. We hope you have found the support you need to continuously move forward. For assistance, or to connect with any of our Student Services, please visit us here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/connect Information about COVID-19 related services can be found on our website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19-services

We remain committed to providing you with the educational foundation to advance toward your future.

Spring registration started on Monday 11/09/2020, and more information can be found here https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/registration.

Need help paying for college? It's not too late to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA. More information can be found on our website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/768 To review your current financial aid status, please check https://myuh.hawaii.edu/.

The Honolulu Community College Financial Aid Office is committed to serving students in need of financial assistance. We will accept forms online and highly encourage you to utilize the https://www.hawaii.edu/filedrop/ feature that UH provides to keep your transmitted documents secure. (see https://www.hawaii.edu/askus/673). If you need to speak with someone about your financial concerns, appointments can be made through STAR Balance at: https://www.star.hawaii.edu/appointment/login.jsp

If you are using Veterans Education benefits, please contact your Academic Counselor for an appointment to complete your Enrollment Certification Form. Schedule a Counseling appointment at: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/counseling

For questions about any holds on your account, please contact the Records Office at 845-9120 or email at honrec@hawaii.edu.

We look forward to supporting you as you continue your educational journey.

Mahalo,

Lara Sugimoto, Dean of Student Services

November 5 - Cose Presents: Addressing Covid-19 In Our Community

Aloha kakou,

The Committee on Social Equity (COSE) invites you to join a virtual presentation by Kokua Kalihi Valley on Monday, November 9 at 2:00 pm. As COVID-19 began to spread across Hawaii, Kalihi Valley and the Pacific Islander community demonstrated much higher rates than the rest of the state. Kokua Kalihi Valley, also known as "KKV," immediately responded and successfully addressed the challenges in these special communities. Presenters Puni Jackson and Bernice Musrasrik will discuss how KKV jumped into action and what we can do to help our community.

Please register in advance for this meeting: http://go.hawaii.edu/3BV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Mahalo,
Committee on Social Equity

November 4 - Looking for a Job???

Aloha Honolulu CC Student,

As our economy starts to reopen many of you may be looking for a job. However, not only has Hawaii's job market changed drastically, but the application process itself has been largely transformed by the virtual environment we now live in. Career Services can help you navigate through these new and challenging times. We are here to help you throughout the job search process, including:

Creating or refining a resume
Preparing cover letters and thank you letters
Proper completion of job applications
Preparing for in-person and virtual Interviews
Networking through virtual fairs and other online events

To help you locate job leads, the Career Services website is a great
place to start. From the main page, you can find links to the
resources listed below:

2) Current Job Listings - https://docs.google.com/document/d/16qDZShOjjLOfha7OYPtJ59VR1btCYKrfn_ BTpJHLpbs/edit

Provides direct links to employers with continuing hiring needs throughout the pandemic

Examples:
Target Seasonal Hiring
Ulta Beauty Seasonal Hiring

2) Virtual Job Board - https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/2628

Flyers, posters, announcements, etc. are now posted virtually. Serious job seekers should check frequently as new postings go up almost daily.

Examples:
YMCA A+ Program Leader
Hawaii Is Hiring Virtual Fair

3) UHCC Job Center Online - http://uhcc.hawaii.edu/jobcenter/

Job search system exclusively for students and alumni of the UH Community Colleges. Employers who contact ANY of the seven UHCC campuses are encouraged to post on this site.

4) Employment Recruitment Sites - https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/705

Contains a list of major recruiting websites for job-seekers (including local ones such as HireNet Hawaii, Hawaii Jobs on Demand, Star Advertiser Hawaii Jobs, etc.)

5) Hawaii Is Hiring - https://www.hawaiiishiring.com/

Developed by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and numerous community partners, this website was created specifically as a Covid-19 Workforce Recovery effort.

If you could use some assistance, please know that Career Services is here to help! To schedule a phone or virtual appointment, please contact me at carolmk@hawaii.edu or 845-9207.

Mahalo!

November 2 - CARE November Newsletter

Aloha everyone,

The November newsletter has great information such as general tutoring, chunking study strategy, and fun corner to get you through the rest of the semester.

https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/car…

Contact any of the CARE staff. We are here to support you.

Mahalo

November 2 - Last Day to Withdraw from Fall 202 with "W" Grade

Aloha HonCC Students,

This is a friendly reminder that today is the last day to withdraw from Fall 2020 classes with a "W" grade.

Please email the Records Office at honrec@hawaii.edu, if you have any questions.

Thank you,

October 29 - No Tricks, All Treats - FREE From Your Student Leaders

No Tricks, Just Treats! Every current Honolulu CC Student who follows us on Instagram (@honcc_sld) or completes the Hope Survey #RealCollege Survey - http://go.hawaii.edu/jd3 will receive a treat bag from HonCC Student Life! One spooky prize winner will get an extra special $50 DaKine tote bag!

How to win:

1. Complete the Hope Survey at http://go.hawaii.edu/jd3

2. Email us (hccsld@hawaii.edu) a SCREENSHOT of the, "Thank you for your time spent taking this survey" page which appears when you have completed the survey. Email us from your official school email (hawaii.edu). In your email, be sure to include your mailing address if you want it mailed. Otherwise, your name will be on the list for pick up at the HonCC SLD office (Building 2, Room 113).

OR

1. On Instagram: Follow us and then DM (direct message) us with "No Tricks, just Treats!" to (@honcc_SLD) and include your hawaii.edu email address. In your DM, be sure to include your mailing address if you want it mailed. Otherwise, your name will be on the list for pick up at the HonCC SLD office (Building 2, Room 113).

All entries will be entered for a chance to WIN the tote bag! Winner will be announced Nov 4th

Happy Spooky Season,

Your HonCC student leaders: Faith, Jonna, Allan, Bryson, Karla, Valerie, Kris

Email us your feedback anytime at: HCCSLD@hawaii.edu

October 28 - Servicing Special Student Population at HonCC

Aloha HonCC Students,

Servicing Special Student Population at HonCC which will take place on Friday, November 6, at 9:00 AM. The event features Jolene Suda, TRIO -SSS Director and Wayne Sunahara, ACCESS Coordinator.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Nov 6, 2020 09:00 AM Hawaii

Register in advance for this meeting. You can also register the day of at: https://hawaii.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lcuGorDIuHNTXGXlQKXH3IWNFF iP9v7F-

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

October 28 - Timely Warning/Crime Alert

Students/Faculty/Staff:

At approximately 4:30am, a male was discovered in Building 11 laundry room. Individual fled the scene. HPD is currently investigating. Please use some caution when arriving on campus and report any suspicious activity to Campus Security immediately.

October 27 - November 2 Last Day To Withdraw From Fall 2020 Semester

Aloha HonCC Students,

This is a friendly reminder that November 2nd is the last day to drop classes for the Fall 2020 semester.

If you are experiencing challenges in dropping your classes due to holds or other circumstances with your account, please contact the Records Office below, before November 2nd.

Records Office
(808) 845-9120
honrec@hawaii.edu

Thank you,

Records Office

October 26 - Campus Podcast & Magazine Now Available from Student Media Board

The Student Media Board has started a brand new podcast called Ka La Podcast. The podcast covers campus news, information, and events, as well as provides entertainment by talking about topics we find interesting and interviewing HonCC students, faculty, and staff, and other UH students. As students stay home and try to adapt to a new learning environment, we hope that our podcast can keep students entertained and informed about campus updates and the community. New episodes are released every Monday.

Listen to Ka La Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Anchor

The Student Media Board is finished with creating the student arts magazine, Art & Soul. The long overdue creative arts and literary magazine was due to be published in April of last semester, however COVID-19 forced us to delay the publication and release party.

Unfortunately, we are unable to print hardcopies of the magazine. Until hard copies become available, students can view the online version of the magazine by clicking this link. Students can also visit the brand new Art & Soul website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/artandsoul/ which includes all the student submissions that Student Media Board has received over the years.

Students who want to showcase their artwork on the website or in future issues of Art & Soul should submit them to hccartandsoul@gmail.com All types of creative art - photography, drawing, painting, digital art, poetry, short stories, song lyrics, woodworking, sculptures, and more are welcome.

Our Student Media Board student leaders are Kris Arbella, Allen Jeffrey Salvador & Bryson Manuel. They are advised by Emily Kukulies (Mike Leidemann retired). You can reach them through their email at HCCSMB@hawaii.edu and follow them on Instagram hcckalanews & HonCC_SLD

October 23 - Health Clearance and HW Holds

Aloha HonCC Students,

Students must clear their health requirements in order to attend classes. Registration for the Spring 2021 semester will begin on November 9, 2020, based on the number of credits that you have earned at HonCC.

Due to the pandemic, if you have not submitted your health clearance documents (TB, MMR, Tdap, VC) a Health Clearance Waiver hold (HW), has been placed on your account. The HW hold allows you to view and register for only online classes.

Should you wish to register for classes that may meet in person, you will need to fulfill all necessary immunization requirements before you may attend.

Please contact the Admissions or Records Office, if you have any questions.

Admissions Office
(808) 845-9129
honcc@hawaii.edu

Records Office
(808) 845-9120
honrec@hawaii.edu

October 21 - HART: Dillingham Boulevard Update

Aloha HonCC Students,

HART will be removing controlled access, that is currently in place along Dillingham Boulevard between Laumaka Street and Mokauea Street, in early November. The controlled access is being temporarily removed while HART further develops its utility relocation design plans over the next several months. Please see link below for more details:

For further details, please visit http://go.hawaii.edu/3MB

Thank you,

Derek Inafuku,
Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services

October 15 - We Want to Hear From You!

Honolulu Community College truly cares about your opinions and we want to communicate in ways that work for you. Let us know what we've been doing well...and what you wish we would STOP doing so we can build a stronger college community.

We hope you'll share your feedback. The survey is only open for a few weeks, and currently enrolled Hon CC students can win gift cards or an iPad for completing it (random drawings will be completed at the end of November).

URL: www.mediaprefs.com/100
Password: 100920

We're working with Interact Communications to research the likes and dislikes of our students to learn more about how we can communicate more efficiently as an institution. Not to worry, all of your responses will be kept confidential and non-identifiable. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!

October 15 - Assault and Robbery near HonCC Campus

Aloha Faculty, Staff and Students,

It has come to our attention that on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at approximately 1:00 PM, an elderly woman was beaten and robbed near our campus. The assault took place in the large parking lot near Costco across from Parking Lot #3. The suspect was a Polynesian male, wearing a red tank top and riding a bicycle. The suspect fled the scene.

If anyone witnessed this incident or has information please notify HPD.

John Schell,
Safety and Security Manager

October 14 - Need Money for Books, Supplies, and More?

Aloha Honolulu CC Students,

Mission Statement:
HINET Hoʻola Ike's mission is to help students overcome employment barriers and learn the skills and expertise needed to get a good job and become self-sufficient.

Participants of the HINET Program may be eligible to receive:

1. Tuition Assistance

2. BOOK Reimbursement

3. Support Services
- FREE Bus Pass monthly
- Gas Mileage up to $100 per month
- Supplies such as UNIFORMS and required TOOLS

Please use the following methods to find out more about how the HINET Program can help you through your education:

1. Fill out a HINET Inquiry Form or
2. Call or email Rovelyn Hermoso at 844-2395 or hinethon@hawaii.edu

Thank you,

Rovelyn Hermoso
HINET Program Coordinator

October 12 - Last Ask: HonCC Admissions and Records Student Survey SU/FA20

Aloha HonCC students,

Please assist our HonCC Admissions and Records Department by taking a few minutes of your time to tell us about the service(s) you received from our department for Summer & Fall 2020.

All of your answers and comments are confidential; they will be used to evaluate and improve services in Admissions and Records.

The direct link to the A&R Student Evaluation for Summer and Fall 2020 is https://forms.gle/VvB3YUMzkYGRDYGe8.

Mahalo for your time and support.

Sincerely,
HonCC Admissions and Records Department

October 8 - Study Areas and Learning Resources

Hello HonCC Students,

Hope all is well. On behalf of HonCC's various student support programs, just some friendly information as we come up on midterms. HonCC has a variety of study areas and diverse programs that can help support your learning. Please see below for a list of areas and programs. Take care and be safe.

CAFETERIA QUIET STUDY ZONE
Monday through Friday
7:00AM â€" 5:00PM

COMPUTER LAB
Monday 12:00PM-4:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM-12:00PM
Wednesday 8:00AM â€" 12:00PM
Thursday 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Friday - By Appointments Only

*Computing help for students is also available remotely by:

Telephone: 808 845-9293

By Zoom - Monday to Thursday 9:00AM â€" 12:00PM and 1:00PM â€" 3:00PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 787 888 8788
Password : HONLAB

LIBRARY
Monday 8:00AM -1200PM
Tuesday 12:00PM-400PM
Wednesday 12:00PM-4:00PM
Thursday 8:00AM-12:00PM
Friday - By Appointment Only

*Online Service Hours available Monday through Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM Chat, email, phone & appointment - see webpage for contact information https://library.honolulu.hawaii.edu/home/

TUTORING CENTER

Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/testingandtutoring
E-Mail: chmiller@hawaii.edu, for scheduled individual and or online appointments
Phone:808-845-9454
Virtual drop in service available via zoom (ID: 975 6527 2771)
You can also connect to tutor.com which is available 24/7 (for most subjects)
Online drop in tutoring services can be located at the tutoring website listed above

STEM Center
Online tutoring for calculus, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, physics
Contact:
Katherine Bronston, kb420@hawaii.edu
Shidong Kan, shidong@hawaii.edu

MATH Lab
Online tutoring
Contact:
Glen Tengan, gtengan@hawaii.edu.
Please use in subject line, Subject: Math Tutor Appt. Request

WRITING Lab
Online tutoring
Contacts:
April Ching, hollyc@hawaii.edu
Derek Otsuji, dotsuji@hawaii.edu

TRIO-SSS
Online services hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm or by appointment
Virtual appointments available upon request via Zoom or Google Meets
website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/trio
For appointments:
E-Mail: hontrio@hawaii.edu
Phone: 808-844-2366

Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center
Contacts:
- hulilik@hawaii.edu
- Kaleialoha Lum-Ho, 808-845-9176, lumho@hawaii.edu

October 2 - You Can Make A Difference On Campus - Be A Student Leader!

Aloha HonCC Students,

This is an important time to be choosing local and national leaders. (Be sure to register to vote by the Monday, October 5th deadline.)

It is also a time to select HonCC Student leaders. We have started our interview process and will be accepting new applicants through
October 9th.

STUDENT LEADERS WANTED

Do you want to make a difference for our campus community? We are recruiting new student leaders to help lead our Student Government, Student Activities Board & Student Media Board. Do you want to help be the voice of students to the campus Administration or improve student communications? Do you want to help host events and activities that make going to college even more fun and friendly? One of the major roles of Chartered Student Organizations is to manage the mandatory student fees that students pay to achieve the missions for their organizations - advocacy, engagement & communications.

Complete this application https://tinyurl.com/LeaderAppFall20 and Email it to hccsld@hawaii.edu TODAY!

The most important Honolulu CC Student Leader Qualifications are to be a HonCC student who wants to give 4-10 hours a week of commitment to better the student experience for the entire student body.

******STAY INFORMED*****

Follow us on Instagram @HonCC_SLD to find out all the the latest informations, events, challenges, and more. Please be sure to follow us and turn on your notifications so that you can WIN PRIZES. You can DM us there with any questions about Student Life & Development.

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RED, WHITE & TEAL

This week is "Red, White & Teal" in honor of the US Constitution Day and the upcoming deadline for Voter Registration on Oct 5th. It's a school spirit and patriotic mash up. EVERYONE who is a current Honolulu Community College student and completes the challenge below by the end of the week will win a prize that will be mailed to your home.

1. Post on your IG story of you wearing Teal & White/Teal & Red
OR
2. Repost on your story & Tag @HonCC_SLD plus 2 friends.

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JOIN THE UH SYSTEMWIDE FITNESS & GAMING EVENTS

IM Lee Fit presents: Get-N2-Fitness. Check out the video: https://tinyurl.com/getn2fitvid Check the website for full details! NOTE: Students do not have to be from the same school to compete in the team event! Students and Faculty can mix in the team events only! Does not apply to individual events. Anyone with disabilities will be able to choose the event they wish to compete in.

IM LeeGaming

Battle students in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare or League of Legends from Leeward CC, UH West O`ahu, Windward CC, Honolulu CC, and Kaua`i CC in our one day tournament or season long tournament that comes complete with a regular season and playoffs!

Sign up: https://forms.gle/KmNjtNCWxU5jed8a7

More information:
https://imlee7.wixsite.com/imleesports/tournament-information

Thanks for reading & stay safe,

The Student Life & Development Team
hccsld@hawaii.edu

September 29 - What makes Tuesday Special? Prizes on SLD Instagram

Aloha HonCC Students,

TEAL TUESDAY

Every Tuesday we celebrate our school spirit with Teal Tuesdays on Instagram @HonCC_SLD. (Teal is the Honolulu Community College school color!) Please be sure to follow us and turn on your notifications so that you can WIN PRIZES.

RED, WHITE & TEAL

This week is "Red, White & Teal" in honor of the US Constitution Day and the upcoming deadline for Voter Registration on Oct 3. It's a school spirit and patriotic mash up. EVERYONE who is a current Honolulu Community College student and completes the challenge below by the end of the week will win a prize that will be mailed to your home.

1. Post on your IG story of you wearing Teal & White/Teal & Red

OR

2. Repost on your story & Tag @HonCC_Student Life & Development plus 2 friends.

STUDENT LEADERS WANTED

Do you want to make a difference for our campus community? We are also recruiting new student leaders to help leader our Student Government, Activities Board & Media Board.

Become a student leader at Honolulu CC

Student Leader Qualifications

Must be a Honolulu CC student

4-10 hour a week commitment

Complete an application

Applicants will be chosen through an interview process which starts October 1st - Apply ASAP

Student Activities Board, Student Media Board, & Student Government's Mission is to provide students accessible educational opportunities through an engaging learning environment that values academic excellence and personal growth, and then link to the current application.

Apply Today at https://tinyurl.com/LeaderAppFall20

Please email completed form applications to hccsld@hawaii.edu

Thanks for reading & stay safe,

HonCC Student Activities Board
& the Student Life & Development Team

September 29 - HonCC Admissions and Records Need Your Feedback On Our Services!

Aloha HonCC students,

Please assist our HonCC Admissions and Records Department by taking a few minutes of your time to tell us about the service(s) you received from our department for Summer & Fall 2020.

All of your answers and comments are confidential; they will be used to evaluate and improve services in Admissions and Records.

The direct link to the A&R Student Evaluation for Summer and Fall 2020 is https://forms.gle/VvB3YUMzkYGRDYGe8.

Mahalo for your time and support.

Sincerely,
HonCC Admissions and Records Department

September 29 - CARE Student Newsletter for October

Aloha Students,

Congratulations, you survived your first full month of the semester! Here is another informative newsletter to get you motivated this month. Learn about our fantastic Financial Aid Office, the benefits of the Google Calendar, and a fun app called Sleepyti.me.

To access the newsletter, please go to the link below:

http://go.hawaii.edu/fc3

Feel free to contact us at honcare@hawaii.edu for assistance. Have a wonderful semester!

Mahalo,
CARE Team

September 28 - COVID-19 Reminders for Honolulu Community College Students

Aloha Students,

Just a reminder, please do not come to campus if you are feeling sick, experience ANY symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results. If you start to experience symptoms and/or come into "close contact" with someone who tested positive, isolate yourself as soon as possible and contact your healthcare provider.

"Close contact" is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more, even when both parties are wearing face masks. If you are being tested for COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please let us know at honssvcs@hawaii.edu. Do not report to campus until you have provided us with a negative COVID-19 test result.

As a reminder all health and safety protocols will only work if you adhere to them! Our collective actions will ensure that our campus community is safe.

Important resources to note:

• The University of Hawai'i has established guidelines for COVID-19: https://www.hawaii.edu/covid19-guidelines/

• Remember to follow health and safety protocols, and educate yourself about these protocols. More information about our campus protocols can be found at https://honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19.

• Use and follow the daily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus, stay home when you are sick, wear your face covering if you have to come to campus, practice safe physical distancing and wash your hands often.

LumiSight UH: http://go.hawaii.edu/6k3

• Please also take note of changes to the Systemwide Student Conduct Code that specifically addresses COVID-19 Response: https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/docs/temp/COVID-19_&_Student_Conduct_Code_Appendix_2020.08.10.pdf

Please be safe! Mahalo for your vigilance,

Honolulu Community College

September 23 - Positive COVID Case on Campus

Aloha Hon CC community,

A member of the Hon CC community has tested positive today for COVID-19, and is currently in isolation. The individual was last on campus on Monday morning, September 21, 2020. At that time, the individual was wearing a face mask and was physically distanced from others. The college was notified as soon as the individual received the positive result today.

The Hawaii Department of Health will be notified today, and those who were in close or prolonged contact have been notified as well. They will be tested and cleared before being allowed to return to campus. The cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the University's Interim COVID-19 Guidelines, http://go.hawaii.edu/Vy3 are being implemented this afternoon.

No further details can be shared as the privacy of the individuals involved must be respected. The campus is following all privacy and confidentiality laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Information on reported positive cases on UH campuses can be found at http://go.hawaii.edu/xy3.

If you start to experience symptoms and/or come into "close contact" with someone who tested positive, isolate yourself as soon as possible and contact your healthcare provider. "Close contact" is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more, even when both parties are wearing face masks.

Please remember to follow health and safety protocols, and educate yourself about these protocols. More information can be found at https://honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19.

Use the daily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus, stay home when you are sick, wear your face covering if you have to come to campus, practice safe physical distancing and wash your hands often.

LumiSight UH: http://go.hawaii.edu/6k3

Please be safe! Mahalo for your vigilance,

Honolulu Community College

September 14 - Are you ready for the UHCC Virtual Career Fair?

Monday, September 14, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
"Virtual Career Fair Success Strategies"

UHCC career and job prep advisors share their tips to navigate the virtual career fair. Panel presentation, moderated by a Leeward CC student.

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
"The Future of Hawaiʻi Jobs", Keynote Panel Webinar
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1GRM3Q6lGG6oJ6s67-gIcgvv-0cxLDWV7d46gyx3VJWU/edit?usp=sharing

Join us as we hear from a panel of workforce development leaders from Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island as they discuss the impact of the pandemic on their communities and share valuable insights for educators and students to navigate the future of jobs in Hawaiʻi. Moderated by Keala Peters, Chamber of Commerce Hawaiʻi

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Career Fair Employer "Booths"

Visit the UHCC Virtual Job Fair website to:

Register for the VCF Success Strategies webinar, keynote panel webinar, and the career fair (must use your hawaii.edu email)

See list of participating organizations at the career fair

If you have any questions about any career fair events, please contact uhccjco@hawaii.edu.

September 10 - Prepare for the Fair?

The UHCC Virtual Career Fair is in ONE week!

Don't forget to register with your UH email by September 15: http://go.hawaii.edu/EF3

See who is coming to meet you: http://go.hawaii.edu/3FB

To help you prepare, UHCC career and job prep advisors share their tips to navigate the virtual career fair:

UHCC Virtual Career Fair Success Strategies Panel Discussion
Monday, September 14
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online via Zoom

Open to all University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges (UHCC) students, faculty, and staff.

To access the Zoom information for this event, please register here.

If you have any questions about the virtual job fair, feel free to read our FAQs or contact uhccjco@hawaii.edu.

September 8 - Navigate your future at the UHCC Virtual Career Fair

Aloha Everyone!

On behalf of Hawaiʻi Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapiʻolani Community College, Kauaʻi Community College, Leeward Community College, University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, and Windward Community College, you and your students are invited to attend the:

University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges (UHCC) Virtual Career Fair
Thursday, September 17
9:00 am - 12:00pm
Open to all students, faculty, staff from all seven campuses

This first-ever systemwide Virtual Career Fair will provide the opportunity to explore career opportunities and resources, build relationships with professionals, and find part-time and full-time jobs in a wide variety of industries that are hiring now. Featured industries include: Agriculture, Creative Arts, Engineering, Environmental, Financial, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Human Services, Retail, Tech, Trades, and Transportation.

Visit the UHCC Virtual Career Fair website to:

  • See list of all participating organizations
  • Access exclusive webinars and resources to help students prepare for the fair
  • Learn about our Keynote Webinar: "The Future of Hawai'i Jobs", featuring a panel of workforce development leaders from Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the
    Big Island, and moderated by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.
  • Register using your hawaii.edu email to attend the fair by Tuesday, September 15

Please note - this Virtual Career Fair is NOT limited to organizations with immediate hiring needs; thus it also provides a great opportunity for students to explore future opportunities, especially in these challenging times. Please encourage your students to participate (offering extra credit is a great incentive!) If you have any questions about the virtual career fair, feel free to read our FAQs, contact me directly, or email uhccjco@hawaii.edu.

Mahalo!

September 4 - Please Kokua: Hawaiian Center Survey

Aloha kakou,

I hope that you had a good start to the Fall 2020 semester. I am emailing to ask for your help. We created two surveys to help us determine what services are used the most at the Hawaiian Center, evaluate our programs, and determine how we can better support the campus.

If you were a student in the 2019-20 school year, please complete our End of Year Survey (https://forms.gle/6PnboEMR9fD9ki2v6). The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.

If you are a student currently enrolled for Fall 2020, please complete our Remote Services Survey (https://forms.gle/uyjXJtjFS9tUTkhM9). It takes about 5 minutes to complete.

Your time and assistance are greatly appreciated.

Mahalo nui,

Kaleialoha Lum-Ho

September 3, 2020 - Mental Health Resources

Aloha kakou...

Welcome to the new school year. We have to admit that this is a particularly stressful time in our lives. Please know that there are numerous campus resources ready to assist. You don't have to navigate your college journey alone.

The Wellness Center will continue to provide counseling and support services to registered students primarily via phone and Zoom. To contact the Wellness Center for confidential support and/or to schedule a Zoom or phone meeting, please:

Email (preferred method): hccwell@hawaii.edu

Phone (808) 845-9180 - (Please stay on the line as calls are being forwarded and may take a little longer than usual to connect. Please speak clearly when providing your name or when leaving a message. Mahalo for your patience).

In addition, some of the many community resources are listed below.

Wishing you a great semester.

Be well,
Carlene F. Flores, LMHC, NCC (she/her/hers)
Mental Health Professional, Wellness Center
Phone: (808) 845-9180
https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/wellnesscenter

August 29, 2020 - COVID-19 Campus Services Update

Aloha Hon CC Students:

For Honolulu CC, the clear majority of classes that can be taught online/remotely are being taught in that modality. We still have some classes that need to be taught on-campus, however. Unless you are notified otherwise, for those of you enrolled in-person, your courses will be conducted as scheduled.

The majority of our student support services will move to online services. On Mon 8/31 and Tue 9/1, Financial Aid, Counseling, Admissions/Records and Student Life & Development will be open on campus from 11 am - 2 pm for walk-ins and document drop-off. Other services may be booked through UH STAR Balance, https://star.hawaii.edu/appointment/ or for Zoom-in, non-appointment services:

Zoom- In Student Services
https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91455493626
Meeting ID: 914 5549 3626
Passcode: aloha
One tap mobile +14086380968 US (San Jose)

Also, the Academic Support functions will be available for Zoom-in sessions via DIRECT CONNECT, Monday through Thursday, 9am - 12 noon, and 1 -3 pm. https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/ikea

The Library will be available remotely at honcclib@hawaii.edu or phone, 808-845-9199. Case by case, in-person appointments can be made, if necessary, as well.

The Hawaiian Center services will be done remotely via hulilik@hawaii.edu or phone 808-845-9176. Zoom services available too.

Our Childcare Center will be open beginning on Monday 8/31, as scheduled.

The Bookstore will be open on-campus, Mon 8/31 - Thu 9/3, 10 am - 2 pm, or via email at hccbooks@hawaii.edu or 808-845-9105.
Order books online: https://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/hcc/
In-store shopping appointment: www.uhbooks.hawaii.edu/appts

Wi-fi access, will be available via extended access points throughout campus (near Building 14, Faculty/Staff parking lot, new Lot 1C student parking).

The Business Office will be available remotely at 808-845-9102 or via email (to individual employees). You are encouraged to pay bills via MyUH or online.

The very popular Cafeteria lunch and dinner grab-n-go bentos will be suspended for two weeks.

The new Cafeteria study area will be suspended as well.

As always, more information will be posted (as they change) at https://honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19.

Take care and be safe,
Karen Lee, Chancellor

August 27, 2020 - Positive COVID-19 Case on Campus

Aloha Honolulu CC community,

A member of the Honolulu CC community has tested positive for COVID-19, and is currently in isolation. The individual was reported to be asymptomatic when they were last on campus on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Prior to their attendance on Saturday, the individual was on campus only one other day the previous Saturday. On both days, the individual reported wearing a face mask and keeping physical distance from others.

The Hawaii Department of Health will be notified, and those who were in close or prolonged contact are being tested and/or are being monitored in self-quarantine. The cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the University's Interim COVID-19 Guidelines, http://go.hawaii.edu/Vy3 have been followed.

No further details can be shared as the privacy of the individuals involved must be respected. The campus is following all privacy and confidentiality laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Information on reported positive cases on UH campuses can be found at http://go.hawaii.edu/xy3.

If you start to experience symptoms and/or come into "close contact" with someone who tested positive, isolate yourself as soon as possible and contact your healthcare provider. "Close contact" is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more, even when both parties are wearing face masks.

Please remember to follow health and safety protocols, and educate yourself about these protocols. More information can be found at https://honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19.

Use the daily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus, stay home when you are sick, wear your face covering if you have to come to campus, practice safe physical distancing and wash your hands often.

LumiSight UH: http://go.hawaii.edu/6k3

Please be safe! Mahalo for your vigilance,

Honolulu Community College

August 26, 2020 - Mayor's Latest Order

Dear Hon CC Students,

Oahu's latest "Stay at Home" orders, effective at 12:01 am on Thursday 8/27/2020, should not affect your current classes or teaching methods, as UH/Hon CC is an exempt institution from the "Stay-at-Home/Work-from-Home" order.

Your classes will continue as scheduled. Any on-campus classes will be taught with adequate safety measures (physical distancing, face masks, plexiglass barriers, etc.).

Most support services will remain available on-campus, Mon to Thu, 8 am - 3 pm and Fri 8 am - 12 noon, unless otherwise noted, as well as available remotely Mon to Fri, 7:45 am - 4:30 pm. More information on how to access these services can be found at https://honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19.

If you are being tested for COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please let us know at honssvcs@hawaii.edu.

Finally, if you do come to campus, please don't forget to complete the UH health screening site/app, LumiSight before you arrive.

Mahalo,

Karen Lee
Interim Chancellor

August 26, 2020 - Welcome Back from Hulili Ke Kukui

Welina mai kakou!

The staff at Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center welcome all our new and returning students to the ʻili of Niuhelewai in the ahupuaʻa of Kapalama. Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center is committed to actively preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian culture and values. Through an array of comprehensive services, we strengthen the college's educational programs and enable students of Hawaiian ancestry to succeed in their academic, career and individual endeavors.

The Center will be open during the Fall semester to service campus students and employees but we are not currently open to the public. We will be delivering our full range of services and activities online this semester and we have limited in-person services available. Please continue reading for details on our services and visitor protocols.

Please note that the Hawaiian Center's hours of operation, services, and visitor protocols are subject to change. Make sure you check the college's COVID-19 Website for regular updates from the campus (https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19). You can also view updates on available campus services this semester at this website (https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19-services). We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we adjust to these unprecedented times.

Hulili Ke Kukui Services

Hulili Ke Kukui is open Monday thru Friday from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm. Please visit our Hawaiian Center Website (http://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/hawaiian) to learn more about our programs and services. This semester, our services are limited to: Use of computers for school related work, including videoconferencing synchronous classes (i.e. ZOOM), completing homework assignments, and completing school paperwork. Please note that the Computer Lab is limited to 4 students at a time.

Remote appointments with staff are preferred but if you are on campus and you need assistance right away, we do accept walk-ins.

Please review our visitor protocols below for instructions on what to do if you want to visit the Hawaiian Center.

All Hawaiian Center workshops and events will be held remotely this semester. Please check out the iKEA Website (https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/ikea) for information about our upcoming workshops focused on college and career development. Cultural workshops and presentations will be announced at a later date. Please make sure you check your email for updates.

All Hawaiian Center staff are available for remote appointments.

Please use STAR Balance (https://www.star.hawaii.edu/appointment/) to book an appointment or call/email our staff for assistance. If you are unfamiliar with STAR Balance, UH has created a guide (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DO9tDpri45nOxpHC5NUK6y5sTpIeppkd/view) to walk you through the steps to book an appointment online.

Visitor Protocols

Prior to arriving on campus each day, all students must perform a
health check on Lumi-Sight (https://www.hawaii.edu/its/covid-19-resources/about-lumisight-uh/). As long as you are cleared by Lumi-Sight, you may come to campus and use the services at the Hawaiian Center

The Hawaiian Center is located on the second floor of Building 5, makai of the traditional hale at the piko (center) of the campus. When you come to the Center, please wait at the main entrance and one of our staff will assist you.

If you are visiting to see one of our staff, someone will retrieve the staff for you. If they are not available, we will take your information and leave a note for the person you are seeking. You can also email or call the person you are trying to reach (contact information is below).

If you are visiting the Center to use a computer, you will be asked to wait outside while we check to see that one is available. Please note that only four students at a time will be allowed to use the computers in the lab. If a computer is available, our staff will escort you to the lab and unlock a computer for you. Computer use is restricted to school purposes only at this time. When you are done using the computer, please notify our staff before you leave. Computer stations will be sanitized between uses and sneeze guards have been set up to protect your health and safety.

Any individuals who exhibit any of the following symptoms should not come to campus: fever over 100.4 degrees F, shortness of breath, dry cough, diarrhea, headache, nausea/vomiting, recent loss of smell or taste, chills, body aches. Any individuals who have been exposed to a member of their household with COVID-19 or suspected of having COVID-19 should not come to campus.

The Hawaiian Center is following the campus face covering policy: All students and visitors are required per the Mayor's orders (https://www.honolulu.gov/rep/site/may/may_docs/Emergency_Order_No._2 020-18.pdf) to wear face masks on campus and when indoors (e.g., classrooms, laboratories, shops, and common spaces such as hallways and elevators) and where physical distancing is not possible. Face masks may not be appropriate for individuals with pre-existing medical conditions or disabilities where its use may pose a health or safety risk. For those individuals who utilize an alternate face covering or shield, increased distancing must be maintained (more than six feet apart) at all times.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Good
luck with your Fall semester!

Me ka ha & ʻaha&ʻa,
The Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center Staff

August 26, 2020 - Join PO?I NA NALU and receive free services on campus!

Are you Native Hawaiian and looking for awesome student services at Honolulu Community College?

Poʻi Na Nalu Native Hawaiian Career & Technical Education Program is RECRUITING NEW STUDENTS and we would love for you to join our ʻohana!

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Services include:
Laptop Loan-Outs
Textbook Loan-Outs

Toolkit Loan-Outs
Electronics Loan-Outs (e.g. calculators, cameras, etc.)
Free Printing
Paid Internships
Paid Memberships (Educational & Professional)
Paid Class Certifications & Licenses
Paid Conference Registration Fees
College & Career Development Workshops
Cultural Enrichment Workshops
Financial Literacy Workshops
Community Service Opportunities
Field trips to four-year campuses, cultural sites and professional fields
Tutoring & Mentoring
...and so much more!

We are located in Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center, Building 5, 2nd Floor. For more information, contact us at nanalu@hawaii.edu or 808-844-2322.

Modified COVID-19 Hours:
Office Hours: Monday & Tuesday Only | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Available Remotely: Monday-Friday | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

We look forward to meeting you!

Malama pono,

Poʻi Na Nalu Staff

August 25, 2020 - Fall 2020: Online iKEA Student Success Workshop Available Now

Aloha Honolulu CC Ohana,

Honolulu Community College's Student Success Center, along with its collaborators, will be offering an array of study and life skills workshops that are designed to improve students' learning skills and help them achieve their academic goals. All workshops for the Fall 2020 semester will be held online via "Zoom".

For a listing of workshops being offered, click here: Fall 2020 Workshop Calendar [PDF]

Students can sign up here: Sign Up for a Workshop

Please Note to all students signing up:

Sign up in required and must register with your hawaii.edu email address.

Only student who signs up will be emailed the password-protected Zoom meeting link for the workshop.

The password protected link to the workshop presentation will be sent to your hawaii.edu email address one day before the actual workshop.

Although we sent this email to the student listserve, we ask for your kokua in encouraging your students to attend these workshops. For more information about IKEA please visit our webpage: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/ikea

Wishing you all a great semester!

August 25, 2020 - Welcome from Hulili Ke Kukui!

Welina mai!

The staff at Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center welcome all our new and returning students to the ʻili of Niuhelewai in the ahupua?a of Kapalama. Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center is committed to actively preserving and perpetuating Hawaiian culture and values. We provide an array of comprehensive services to strengthen the college's educational programs and support students of Hawaiian ancestry to help them meet their academic, career and personal goals.

The Center will be open during the Fall semester to service campus students and employees but we are not currently open to the public. We will be delivering our full range of services and activities online this semester and we have limited in-person services available. Please continue reading for details on our services and visitor protocols.

Please note that the Hawaiian Center's hours of operation, services, and visitor protocols are subject to change. Make sure you check the college's COVID-19 Website for regular updates from the campus. You can also view updates on available campus services this semester at this website. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we adjust to these unprecedented times. Remember, we are all in this together!

E kaupe aku no i ka hoe a ko mai.

Put forward the paddle and draw it back.

Go on with the task that is started and finish it.

?Olelo No?eau 319 (Pukui, 1983, p. 39)

Hulili Ke Kukui Fall 2020 Services

Hulili Ke Kukui is open Monday thru Friday from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm. Please visit our Hawaiian Center website to learn more about our programs and services. This semester, our services are limited to:

Use of computers for school related work, including videoconferencing synchronous classes (i.e. ZOOM), completing homework assignments, and completing school paperwork. The Computer Lab is limited to 4 students at a time. If you are coming to the lab for a class conducted using videoconferencing, you must use headphones (not provided) and respect the other people in the Computer Lab.

Remote appointments with staff are preferred but if you are on campus and you need assistance right away, we do accept walk-ins.

Please review our visitor protocols below for instructions on what to do if you want to visit the Hawaiian Center.

All Hawaiian Center workshops and events will be held remotely this semester. Please check out the iKEA Website for information about upcoming workshops focused on college and career development. Cultural workshops and presentations will be announced at a later date. Please make sure you check your email for updates.

All Hawaiian Center staff are available for remote appointments. Please use STAR Balance to book an appointment or call/email our staff for assistance. If you are unfamiliar with STAR Balance, UH has created a guide to walk you through the steps to book an appointment online.

Visitor Protocols

Prior to arriving on campus each day, all students and employees must perform a health check on Lumi-Sight. If you are cleared by Lumi-Sight, you may come to campus and use the services at the Hawaiian Center.

The Hawaiian Center is located on the second floor of Building 5, makai of the traditional hale at the piko (center) of the campus. When you come to the Center, please wait at the main entrance and one of our staff will assist you.

If you are visiting to see one of our staff, someone will retrieve the staff for you. If they are not available, we will take your information and leave a note for the person you are seeking. You can also email or call the person you are trying to reach.

If you are visiting the Center to use a computer, you will be asked to wait outside while we check to see that one is available. Please note that only four students at a time will be allowed to use the computers in the lab. When a computer is available, our staff will escort you to the lab and unlock a computer for you. Computer use is restricted to school purposes only at this time. When you are done using the computer, please notify our staff before you leave. Computer stations will be sanitized between uses and sneeze guards have been set up to protect your health and safety.

Any individuals who exhibit any of the following symptoms should not come to campus: fever over 100.4 degrees F, shortness of breath, dry cough, diarrhea, headache, nausea/vomiting, recent loss of smell or taste, chills, body aches. Any individuals who have been exposed to a member of their household with COVID-19 or suspected of having COVID-19 should not come to campus.

All students and visitors are required to wear face masks on campus and when indoors (e.g., classrooms, laboratories, shops, and common spaces such as hallways and elevators) and where physical distancing is not possible. Face masks may not be appropriate for individuals with pre-existing medical conditions or disabilities where its use may pose a health or safety risk. For those individuals who utilize an alternate face covering or shield, increased distancing must be maintained (more than six feet apart) at all times.

Laptop Loan Out

If you do not have access to a computer, HonCC has a limited number of laptops to loan out to students for the remainder of the semester which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to contact the Computer Lab at honcclab@hawaii.edu to sign up and you will need to provide your UH username and ID number. Upon verification of your HonCC student status (established HonCC as your home campus with no financial obligation holds), a HonCC representative will get in touch with you to schedule an appointment for you to pick up the laptop. You will be required to sign an Emergency Electronic Device Lending Agreement. Upon expressing your interest, a form will be emailed to you. The laptops will be due back to the Computer Lab no later than Friday, December 18, 2020.

Places to Study on Campus

There are also other options on campus where you can study:

Hale ʻAina Study Hall: The Hale ʻAina (Cafeteria) will be open and available for students to study Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from August 24 to September 4, with the possibility of extending services depending on demand. Students must wear face coverings and socially distance while studying in the Hale ?Aina.

Computer Lab: The Open Computer Lab in Building 2, Room 405 (2-405) is currently open for academic use only. The lab is open Monday to Friday, 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Please check their website for information on their visitor protocols.

Library: The library has limited seating areas and computer stations available for students who need to log in to a class or study. Please check their website for information on their visitor protocols.

Building 5 Courtyard: There are also a handful of tables outside the Hale ?Aina (cafeteria) with umbrellas and solar USB charging stations.

Parking Lots: If you have your own device and a car, the wifi signal has been extended to reach Lots 1 (near Kokea Street), 1C (the newly paved parking lot) and 3 (by Building 14).

August 24, 2020 - Campus Services

Aloha,

Welcome to the Fall semester! Here's some information about our campus services this semester.

Parking: HonCC parking permits are required and can be purchased online at https://portal.honolulu.hawaii.edu/. They can also be picked up at the Cashier's Window (Bldg 6, 1st floor). Parking permits are free for Fall 2020. Also, our newly paved Lot 1C is now open.

Bookstore (Bldg 2, 1st floor): Open Monday - Thursday from 8am-3pm. You may also order your materials online and receive a special $5 flat rate shipping. www.bookstore.hawaii.edu

Food Service (Bldg 4A): Cafeteria offering a limited number of grab 'n go $5 bentos (cash only). Lunch starts at noon and dinner starts at 4pm (Monday through Friday) and from 9-11am on Saturday. Meals will be available on a first come, first served basis. The Hub will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30am-noon.

Laptop Loaner: A limited number of laptops are available for HonCC students who do not have adequate computer access. Contact the Computer Lab at honcclab@hawaii.edu to sign up (will need your UH username and ID number). Laptops will need to be returned to the Computer Lab no later than Friday, December 18, 2020.

WiFi: We have extended our campus WiFi to all campus buildings and in parking lots 1C, 2 and 3. If you're sitting in your car, please be sure to have your parking permit visible.

Library (Bldg 7, 1st floor): Open Monday through Thursday from 9am-3pm and Friday from 9am-noon. Remote services and individual appointments are also available: library.honolulu.hawaii.edu/home.

Study Zone (Bldg 4A): If you're looking for a quiet place to study, there are white tables in the cafeteria available for use. Open Monday through Friday from 7am-5pm. Please do not move the chair or tables around. No eating at the tables. Max occupancy is 14.

Academic Advising/Counseling: Appointments are highly recommended. Students can schedule an appointment with an Academic Counselor through STAR Balance or contact Academic Counseling via email (honcouns@hawaii.edu), phone (808) 845-9162 or virtually (Zoom).

Financial Aid: Appointments are highly recommended. Students can schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office via STAR Balance, or contact via email at honccfao@hawaii.edu, phone (808) 845-9116.

Tutoring (Bldg 7, 3rd floor): Virtually drop in via tutor.com Meeting Spaces, through MyUH Services Monday through Friday from 8am-noon and 1:45-4:30pm. Online tutoring appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm. Drop-in tutoring sessions are available via Zoom Monday through Friday from 8:30am-3:30pm. For walk-ins, please use the intercom system located in Building 7, 3rd floor.

Writing Center: The Writing Center is available for remote assistance. Contact Ken Quilantang, (quilanta@hawaii.edu) or Charlene Gima (gimac@hawaii.edu) for assistance.

Math Lab: Assistance with math is available remotely. Contact Glen Tengan at gtengan@hawaii.edu, or (808) 845-9403.

STEM Center: Students with STEM Center questions should contact Katherine Bronston, PEEC II Recruitment & Retention Associate, via email (kb420@hawaii.edu) or phone (808) 847-9847.

For additional campus services or updates, please visit: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19-services.

Have a great semester and stay healthy!

August 24, 2020 - HonCC Library News & Information

Aloha kakou,

As HonCC Library opens for fall semester, we ask for your patience and understanding in continuing to provide you with access to our services, resources, and space while prioritizing the safety and well-being of all who enter and those who work within. The library welcomes current students, faculty and staff of Honolulu Community College and other individuals with UH affiliation. We remain closed to the general public.

Library hours have been modified for both walk-in and touchless services.

Walk-in hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM and Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

As hours may change without prior notice, we encourage the campus community to keep up to date by visiting our homepage with the latest information, https://library.honolulu.hawaii.edu/home/.

You're online and so are we! Access all digital and electronic resources from the library's homepage. There's lots of new things to explore, and if you need research assistance, please set up a Zoom video conferencing appointment for one-on-one assistance. Reach out to us by chat, email honcclib@hawaii.edu, and phone (808) 845-9199.

What you need to know before visiting the library…

Scan your UH ID card upon entering. Patrons may also provide their UH username or 8-digit ID number.

Face coverings are required and must be worn securely over a wearer's nose and mouth.

Practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet.

Wash hands frequently when using equipment (computer, scanner, copier) and handling library materials (books & magazines).

Hand sanitizing stations are located in multiple locations.

Use of provided cleaning supplies (disinfectant spray & towels) is encouraged for tables and chairs only.

No food or drinks are allowed.

Group study rooms are closed until further notice.

2nd floor closed â€" No browsing the book collection; book paging available = "you request, we retrieve."

Library computers do not have video web cameras. Use of headsets, headphones, or ear buds are recommended for computer or laptop audio use.

Due to challenges brought on by the current pandemic, seating has been reduced significantly for social distancing. Our goal is to balance safety with access and reduced occupancy; therefore we highly encourage students to be purposeful in their use of the library's space and services. Use our outside book drop to return materials without entering. Assist us in limiting COVID exposure risk by completing your library visit in a timely manner.

Thank you and have a great semester!

Honolulu Community College Library

August 24, 2020 - STEM workshop -- 12:00 - 1:00pm, Friday, August 28, 2020

Aloha,

Are you interested in getting involved with research for science, engineering, technology, or math? Stop by this workshop to learn more about different research grants, projects, and opportunities available at HonCC!

What: SURE workshop

When: 12:00 - 1:00pm, Friday, August 28, 2020

Where: Zoom (Meeting ID: 851 8504 2887, Password: STEM!)

All are welcome!

Please forward the flyer to your students who are interested in STEM. Thanks.

Mahalos

Shidong and Kat

August 24, 2020 - CARE Student Newsletter

Aloha Students,

Welcome to an exciting semester at Honolulu Community College. The CARE team has created an informative newsletter to get you started on your college journey. You will find out more about our services, study tip of the month, various academic support services, and more!

To access the newsletter, please go to the link below:

http://go.hawaii.edu/3Xx

Feel free to contact us at honcare@hawaii.edu for assistance. Have a wonderful semester!

Mahalo, CARE Team

August 24 2020 - Laptop Loan out Program for HonCC Students

Aloha HonCC Students,

Honolulu Community College is pleased to announce the continuation of the Laptop Loan out Program for the Fall 2020 semester. Please let us know if you need to borrow a laptop to successfully participate in your courses.

Contact our Computer Lab at honcclab@hawaii.edu to sign up (will need UH user name and ID number). HonCC has a few laptops to loan out to students for the remainder of the semester and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon verification of your HonCC student status (established HonCC as your home campus with no financial obligation holds), a HonCC representative will get in touch with you to schedule an appointment for you to pick up the laptop. You will be required to sign an Emergency Electronic Device Lending Agreement. Upon expressing your interest, a form will be emailed to you. The laptops will be due back to the Computer Lab no later than Friday, December 18, 2020.

August 23, 2020 - Welcome to Honolulu Community College

Aloha HCC Students!

We are excited you have selected Honolulu Community College as part of your educational journey. Please take a moment to watch this welcome video with details on campus updates for this fall: https://youtu.be/cJ_2SXMxDbM

Have any questions? Unsure of how to find information about your classes or what to expect? We are here to help. HonCC faculty and staff will be available to answer your questions on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25 from 8am-4pm via zoom. Link: http://go.hawaii.edu/vX3

Passcode: honolulu

If you're on campus, visit us under the pop-up tents.

The latest campus updates can also be found at: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19-services.

Have a great semester,
Karen Lee

August 18, 2020 - IMPORTANT - Review Your Class Schedules

Dear HonCC Student

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to review your class schedule in STAR/MyUH as one or more of your classes may have changed from in-person, to an online format.

If your class is conducted online, you must have internet access, a laptop/mobile device with speakers, webcam, and a microphone. If you need additional information, please contact your instructor or academic counselor.

Sincerely,

Susan S. Kazama Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

August 17, 2020 - Laulima and Tutor.com Informational Workshops

Aloha Honolulu CC Student,

Honolulu Community College's Student Success Center, along with its collaborators, will be offering workshops to help you better prepare for the Fall 2020 semester. They are:

How to Use Laulima, 8/19/2020, 10:00am-11:00am

How to Use Laulima, 8/20/2020, 10:00am-11:00am

Tips To Being a Successful Online College Student, 8/26/2020, 11:30am-12:30pm

The workshops will be held via zoom. To sign up for these workshops, please click here: https://forms.gle/QyEfKxe7F3Gzo7Q9A

Please Note:

Sign up is required and must register with your UH email address.

Only student who signs up will be emailed the password-protected Zoom meeting link for the workshop.

The password protected link to the workshop presentation will be sent to your UH email address one day before the actual workshop.

Mahalo

August 17, 2020 - Honolulu Community College Welcomes You to Fall 2020

Aloha Students!

On behalf of Honolulu Community College, we wish you a successful Fall semester. We are happy you're a part of the Honolulu Community College 'Ohana, and we look forward to providing you with the opportunity to learn and participate in the many programs offered on campus.

We have been working diligently all summer to ensure that your safety is our priority. You will notice many changes both in and out of the classrooms. As you can see from the Schedule of Classes, we have classes taught in many different modalities -remotely, on campus, and a mixture of both! For the on campus classes, we have spaced out seating to be 6 feet apart. Plexiglass shields have been placed in offices, labs, and some classrooms. We are asking the campus community to follow the new directional and instructional signs for hallways, bathrooms, elevators, queues, and common spaces.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please be sure to review your class schedule in STAR/MyUH, as modifications to class scheduling may have occurred.

We'd like to share some of the changes made to support our campus community. Below, you will find pertinent highlights from the University of Hawai'i COVID-19 Interim Guidelines:

1. Stay home if you are not feeling well, came in contact with, or have tested positive for COVID-19. If you have a fever, shortness of breath, dry cough, diarrhea, headache, nausea/vomiting, recent loss of smell or taste, chills, or body aches, please stay home. Please refer to the CDC website for additional information about symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html)

If you have tested positive, and have been on-campus, please be certain you contact the Dean of Student Services at: honssvcs@hawaii.edu or via phone at (808) 845-9235.

a. If you are from out of state please be sure you review the information found here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/modified-quarantine-program. Please contact the Dean of Student Services at: honssvcs@hawaii.edu if you have any questions about the modified quarantine program.

b. Travel Exemption for out-of-state UH student information can be found here: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/07/13/travel-exemption-out-of-state-uh-students/

c. COVID-19 Modified Quarantine Procedures for Students information can be found here: https://governor.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/University-Student-Arrivals-FINAL.pdf

2. Everyone is asked to practice good hygiene and respiratory etiquette.

3. Wearing a mask or face covering is required. Please visit and familiarize yourself with the University of Hawai'i COVID-19 Interim Guidelines: https://www.hawaii.edu/wp/wp-content/uploads/docs/covid/COVID19-interim-guidelines-7.16.20.pdf.

Be sure to pay special attention to the appendix as it contains critical information regarding face covering compliance: https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/docs/temp/COVID-19_&_Student_Conduct_Code_Appendix_2020.08.10.pdf

Please note that non-compliance (without documentation of a medical condition or disability) will lead to disciplinary measures. Honolulu CC specific information can be found here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/2629

4. Everyone is asked to follow physical distancing guidelines. When you return to campus you will notice that changes have been made to physical classroom spaces, common areas, and offices. Please observe relevant signage and note that we are doing our best to ensure your safety.

5. Avoid All Non-Essential Travel. Be sure to consult local and national travel advisories regarding restrictions.

6. Get a Flu Shot

As information changes, we will be sure to share updates through Honolulu Community College's COVID-19 website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19

Please remember to pay close attention to important dates, deadlines, and reminders found in the Fall 2020 Registration guide: http://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/registration. Also be sure to check your STAR/MyUH regularly for any changes to course delivery.

As a reminder, the deadline for tuition and fee payment is Thursday, August 20, 2020. If you do not plan on attending this semester, you must withdraw from your courses to avoid any significant financial obligations or fees.

Students are expected to be responsible in their relationships with others, and to be respectful of our campus community. Information about the Student Code of Conduct can be found here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/studentservices

We are also pleased to announce that you will receive free student parking (usually $25) again in the Fall 2020 semester. Don't forget that you still need a parking pass, though! https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/parking

Should you have any concerns and need information about complaint processes, that information can be found here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/2276

Your safety and well-being as a student is a priority, and Honolulu CC is committed to addressing issues of sex- and gender-based violence. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with our policies regarding Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination and that protects individuals from all forms of sex/gender based harassment, discrimination, and misconduct. If you would like to learn more, campus information and resources can be found here: http://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/title9 or contact the Honolulu CC Title IX Coordinator at david.yamashiro@hawaii.edu or (808) 845-9174.

We also have support services available to assist you, and encourage you to explore our campus resources: http://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/services

Our Wellness Center is available to assist you. For service information, please check the website at https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/wellnesscenter or contact us via email at hccwell@hawaii.edu for information, or to schedule an appointment.

To review messages sent to our students, please visit our website: Communication to Students

Please don't forget to sign-up for UH Alert Notifications at https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/.

Additionally, we'd like to share a few helpful community-based resources. Please use the following link auw211.org for searchable resources Other resources include MHA of Hawaii http://mentalhealthhawaii.org or https://kokualife.org/ which is available as an app.

We are grateful that you chose to be a part of Honolulu Community College, and we encourage you to stay involved as you work toward your academic goals.

Wishing you a successful semester!

August 13, 2020 - Fall 2020 Important Payment Reminder

Dear Students,

Just a reminder that the deadline to pay fall semester tuition and fees is Thursday, August 20, 4:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST). If you are unable to pay in full by this date and have an unpaid balance of $300.00 or more, you have the option to enroll in the Payment Plan.

If you do not wish to enroll in the Payment Plan, be sure that you drop all of your classes BY August 24, 2020 to avoid incurring financial charges.

You can take care of your bill by:

- Paying online via epay with MasterCard, VISA or any credit card accepted by the Discover Network such as Discover, Diners, and JCB,pinless debit card or web check: http://go.hawaii.edu/QqA

- Signing up for the installment payment plan: http://go.hawaii.edu/Aqs and/or

- Applying for and receiving financial aid: https://www.hawaii.edu/tuition/financial-aid/

If you have a balance remaining after the deadline, a Financial Obligations HOLD will be placed on your account, preventing any future registration for, and access to, your transcripts. If financial obligations are not addressed in a timely manner, then your bill may be sent to collections. You can keep track of your balances in a monthly statement which is emailed on the 15th of each month.

If you have registered for fall classes but do not plan to attend, log into STAR and drop your classes by August 23, 2020, 11:59 p.m. to avoid charges for tuition and fees and incurring a financial obligation. https://www.star.hawaii.edu/studentinterface/

If you have any questions or concerns, please email honcouns@hawaii.edu or contact the cashier's office at (808) 845-9102.

Please also be sure to check the honolulu.hawaii.edu website frequently for updates.

We look forward to connecting with you soon!

,

August 12, 2020 - URGENT Modified Quarantine Program Information

Aloha,

If you are participating in the modified quarantine program, please visit our website immediately for more information: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/modified-quarantine-program

As a reminder, it is critical that you read and submit all required documents before you are approved to participate. You must comply with the modified quarantine guidelines, and it is strongly recommended that you complete a state-approved COVID-19 test prior to your departure.

The state-approved COVID-19 Test is a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or PCR test, approved or authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, pursuant to the Emergency Use Authorization, that is conducted at a CLIA-licensed or certified test laboratory. Currently the Rapid Antigen, Antibody, and tests taken in foreign countries, are not approved tests by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health for the Modified Quarantine Program.

As a reminder, the majority of our classes will be delivered via distance modalities.

Please refer questions to honssvcs@hawaii.edu

Mahalo and we look forward to connecting with you soon!

August 5, 2020 - Fall 2020 Important Payment Reminder

Dear Students,

Just a reminder that the deadline to pay fall semester tuition and fees is Thursday, August 20, 4:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST). If you are unable to pay in full by this date and have an unpaid balance of $300.00 or more, you have the option to enroll in the Payment Plan.

If you do not wish to enroll in the Payment Plan, be sure that you drop all of your classes BY August 24, 2020 to avoid incurring financial charges.

You can take care of your bill by:

- Paying online via epay with MasterCard, VISA or any credit card accepted by the Discover Network such as Discover, Diners, and JCB,pinless debit card or web check: http://go.hawaii.edu/QqA

- Signing up for the installment payment plan: http://go.hawaii.edu/Aqs and/or

- Applying for and receiving financial aid: https://www.hawaii.edu/tuition/financial-aid/

If you have a balance remaining after the deadline, a Financial Obligations HOLD will be placed on your account, preventing any future registration for, and access to, your transcripts. If financial obligations are not addressed in a timely manner, then your bill may be sent to collections. You can keep track of your balances in a monthly statement which is emailed on the 15th of each month.

If you have registered for fall classes but do not plan to attend, log into STAR and drop your classes by August 23, 2020, 11:59 p.m. to avoid charges for tuition and fees and incurring a financial obligation.

https://www.star.hawaii.edu/studentinterface/

If you have any questions or concerns, please email honcouns@hawaii.edu or contact the cashier's office at (808) 845-9102.

August 3, 2020 - Fall 2020 Parking Permits - Corrected Link

Aloha HonCC Students,

Honolulu Community College parking permits for Fall Semester 2020 are now available. Please use the link below to apply for your permit. The link sent previously was incorrect.

https://portal.honolulu.hawaii.edu/

When you successfully complete and submit your application, your parking permit will be mailed to you within 5 days. The parking permit is free for this semester.

Thank you,
HonCC Business Office

August 3, 2020 - Fall 2020 Parking Permits

Aloha HonCC Students,

Applications for Fall 2020 Parking Permits are now available on line. Please follow this link to apply:

https://portal/honolulu.hawaii.edu/parking
When you successfully complete and submit your application, your parking permit will be mailed to you within 5 days. Parking permit is free for this semester.

The application works best with Google Chrome.

Thank you,
HonCC Business Office

System Messages

UH News

    May 28 - Notifications on FERPA and GDPR

    Dear Students:

    The University of Hawaiʻi is committed to protecting the privacy
    and security of your information. You are receiving this message
    as part of an awareness campaign to promote data security and
    privacy.

    As a student, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords you four primary rights with respect to your education records. You have the right to:

    1. Inspect and review your education records;

    2. Have some control over the disclosure of information from your education records;

    3. Seek to amend incorrect education records;

    4. File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Family Policy Compliance Office.

    To learn more about how FERPA protects the confidentiality of student records, go to http://go.hawaii.edu/eUA

    A small portion of the student population is expected to be affected by a 2018 privacy law from the European Union (EU) called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have included a brief description should this law apply to you.

    GDPR is a data protection law passed by the EU that imposes strict new rules on maintaining and processing personally identifiable information. The law pertains to data collected while an individual was physically present in the EU.

    For individuals whose data may be subject to GDPR, refer to the University of Hawai'i GDPR Privacy Notice at http://go.hawaii.edu/AUz

    Questions? Email the UH Data Governance Office at datagov@hawaii.edu.

    Best wishes for a great summer!
    Sincerely,
    Hae Okimoto, PhD
    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs,
    University of Hawai'i System

    May 27 - Face Coverings No Longer Required Outdoors On UH Campuses/Property

    Aloha students and employees of the 10-campus UH system,

    Following this week's announcement by the governor, face coverings are no longer required outdoors when on a UH campus or property. Face coverings are still recommended outdoors, when in large groups. Face coverings are still mandatory while indoors on a UH campus or property.

    The University of Hawaiʻi is in the process of updating its COVID-19 guidelines for the 10-campus system, and the UH community will be notified when the updated guidelines are finalized.

    Mahalo for your patience and please remember to get vaccinated UH!

    The University of Hawaiʻi

    May 13 - General Education Team Members Announced

    Aloha,

    The initiative to redesign and restructure UH System's General Education requirements for the first time in 20 years is gaining momentum!

    This week, we announce the UH General Education Curriculum Design Team, the experts and specialists from the UH community who will collaborate to produce a General Education proposal. For four intensive weeks of researching and writing at our Summer Institute (http://go.hawaii.edu/xJP), they'll draw from their very diverse and interdisciplinary backgrounds as they discuss standards, review other curriculum models, and assess the value of different competencies.

    We are excited to announce the final, selected applicants of this DesignTeam, which come from an array of specializations, areas of study and realms of expertise within the UH system's ten campuses. We are especially proud to include three undergraduate students on the team, who will bring valuable perspectives and ideas to the process.

    Find out who the team members are: http://go.hawaii.edu/VJP

    Mahalo

    May 11 - ATTENTION: Money For Internet Service

    Aloha UH students,

    You may qualify for a new federal program that can help pay for your internet service. The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program has been established to assist thousands of households across the state, and those who are eligible can receive up to $50 a month to pay for their broadband service. If you live on Hawaiian Home Lands, your household may qualify for an enhanced benefit of up to $75 per month.

    You can apply beginning on May 12 at https://getemergencybroadband.org and will be eligible if you or a household member:

    * Have received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year

    * Have an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines) or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline (https://www.fcc.gov/lifeline-consumers)

    * Are approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year

    * Have experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers

    * Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program

    The program is limited to one monthly service discount per household. Eligible households may also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 toward the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from participating Hawaii internet service providers if the household contributes a minimum of $10 towards the purchase price.

    The participating Hawaii internet service providers for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program currently include:

    * American Broadband and Telecommunications Company
    * AT&T
    * Charter Spectrum
    * Cricket Wireless
    * Hawaii Dialogix Telecom
    * Hawaiian Telcom
    * Selectel Wireless
    * T-Mobile
    * Verizon

    For more information on the program can be found at https://broadband.hawaii.gov/ebb/

    Mahalo,

    The University of Hawaii

    May 11 - Payment Reminder - Official University of Hawaii Message

    Aloha Students,

    If you have registered or plan to register for the Fall 2021 semester, please be informed that you must pay any outstanding spring or summer balance by July 15, 2021. Anyone with a prior term balance greater than $200 after July 15, 2021 will be dis-enrolled from their Fall 2021 classes.

    NOTE: If you registered for either the Summer term or Fall semester but do not plan to attend, please log into STAR www.star.hawaii.edu and drop your classes to ensure that you are not charged. Check each institution's website for specific Payment Deadlines and Policies (https://www.hawaii.edu/myuhinfo/payment/#Payment%20Policies).

    Thank you,
    Hae Okimoto

    May 10 - Food, Housing, Childcare, Counseling Help Available To Students

    Are you a University of Hawaii student who needs help with housing, food, childcare, counseling services or other basic needs this summer? UH can assist you in finding critical resources.

    To support students and faculty throughout the summer, Rainbow Ulii, UH System basic needs coordinator, will be walking webinar attendees through a practical half-hour demonstration of UH's new Students Basic Needs website. Students can learn how to find community, island, state and federal resources to support their food, housing, financial, counseling, childcare and other basic needs. All are welcome.

    Dates:
    May 14 (11-11:30 a.m.)
    June 18 (11-11:30 a.m.)
    July 16 (11-11:30 a.m.)

    Zoom details:
    Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: http://go.hawaii.edu/bAP

    Topic: Supporting Student Basic Needs for Kauwela (Summer)

    Please click the link below to join the webinar: http://go.hawaii.edu/PA8

    Password: 382613

    Note: Only the two panelists leading the webinar will see your name. If you would like to remain anonymous while participating in this basic needs webinar, enter false information into the required name and email address fields. (Example: Name: Jane Doe, Email address: janexdoe@gmail.com).

    April 26 - Student Health Insurance-Enrollment Now Open for Summer 2021

    Dear UH Student,

    The enrollment period for the UH Student Plan Summer 2021 session is now open.

    As you get ready for summer, health care is probably the last thing on your mind. But many times the unexpected happens and if you get sick or get hurt, you'll feel better knowing you have a health plan to take care of you.

    The University of Hawai'i encourages you to think about your health insurance needs. Lack of adequate insurance coverage may be financially devastating in the event of a major illness or accident. Medical costs can be a burden even in the case of a minor illness. If you do not already have health insurance coverage, the University has an option for you.

    Our Student Plan Includes:

    Medical (includes office visits, labs, radiology, hospitalization, mental health, medical evacuation, overseas travel benefits, etc.) and prescription drug coverage

    Additional options to purchase coverage for dental, and repatriation with life insurance

    Low deductible

    No Age Rating

    NEW ENROLLMENT FOR SUMMER 2021

    Summer 2021 Dates:

    Enrollment Period: NOW – June 14, 2021
    Coverage Period: May 20 – August 19, 2021

    Eligibility:

    Students must be enrolled at UH and taking at least three credits during the summer. See website for exceptions.

    Student Plan Website:

    For information and to enroll go to: hmsa.com/student

    CURRENT STUDENT PLAN MEMBERS (enrolled during Spring 2021):

    For information on your Student Plan Summer 2021 bills, go to https://www.hawaii.edu/shs/student_insurance/

    We wish you good health and good luck with your upcoming finals!

    April 7 - Got Design Skills: Enter Bookstore Contest

    Calling all students!

    What does "HI Pride" mean to you? Participate in the UH Bookstores' tenth annual HI Pride T-Shirt Contest. Students from all 10 UH campuses are encouraged to submit an original T-shirt design.

    One winner and one runner-up, selected by public vote, will win prizes that include an Apple Watch, a JanSport prize pack, H-logo water bottle and a T-shirt with the winning HI Pride design.

    Deadline to submit entries is: April 28, 2021. For contest guidelines and to submit your design, visit www.bookstore.hawaii.edu.

    T-shirts with the winning design will be available in the fall semester at all UH Bookstores.

    Have fun and good luck!
    UH Bookstores

    March 22 - Transfer to a UH 4-year campus from a UH Community College

    The University of Hawaii System will host virtual UH Transfer Days events from March 29 through March 31 via Zoom.

    These "one-stop-shop" events are designed to help community college students who are on track to graduate with an associate's degree with their transition to a 4-year university to complete a bachelor's degree. Eligible students are also able to apply to UH Manoa, UH Hilo, UH Maui College or UH West Oahu with no application fee.

    Representatives from UH Manoa, UH Hilo, UH Maui College and UH West Oahu admissions offices, as well as individual programs and schools at the 4-year campuses will provide assistance with the "auto-admission" application process, answer questions about college offerings, requirements, tuition and financial aid, and provide information about specific programs. Students are welcome to drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. during UH Transfer Days.

    Visit the UH Transfer Days website for more information: http://www.hawaii.edu/transferday/

    Schedule of Events
    March 29: UH Manoa, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
    March 30: UH Hilo, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
    March 31: UH West Oahu and UH Maui College, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Campus contacts
    UH Manoa: Jennifer Brown, Transfer Coordination Center Advisor, jb26@hawaii.edu
    UH West Oahu: Michelle Cohen, Director of Admissions, macohen@hawaii.edu
    UH Maui College: Moana Kahoohanohano, Counselor/Academic Advisor jolynnm@hawaii.edu
    UH Hilo: Maria Vicente, Admissions Counselor, marialv@hawaii.edu

    March 11 - UH President Statement to $1.9T COVID-19 Relief Bill

    Aloha,

    President Biden today signed a $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 relief bill that includes funding for higher education. Click on the link below for more information and a statement by UH President David Lassner:

    http://go.hawaii.edu/Jce

    Mahalo nui loa,

    UH News

    March 5 - UH Whistleblower Hotline

    University of Hawaii students, faculty and staff have an important resource to confidentially report violations of laws, rules, regulations and UH policies. A whistleblower hotline launched in 2016 further advances the university's commitment to encourage and enable any member of UH or the general public to make good faith reports of misconduct.

    University of Hawaii Whistleblower website: https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/40480/index.html

    UH Whistleblower Hotline: 1-855-874-2849

    For more information go to UH News at: http://go.hawaii.edu/coj

    March 4 - Tsunami Watch for Hawaii islands CANCELLED

    Aloha,

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has CANCELLED the Tsunami WATCH for Hawaii islands effective 12:20 PM.

    Mahalo

    March 4 - Tsunami Watch Issued for State of Hawaii

    A Tsunami Watch has been issued for the State of Hawaii. Please monitor TV, radio and official social media.

    A Watch means a tsunami may impact Hawaii, but the threat and potential impacts are still being evaluated by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

    Prepare by knowing if you are in an EVACUATION RED ZONE. Here is the latest information:

    A TSUNAMI WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE AT 0938 AM HST.

    AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

    ORIGIN TIME - 0928 AM HST 04 MAR 2021
    COORDINATES - 29.6 SOUTH 176.0 WEST
    LOCATION - KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
    MAGNITUDE - 8.0 MOMENT

    EVALUATION

    BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED BY THIS EARTHQUAKE THAT COULD BE DESTRUCTIVE ON COASTAL AREAS EVEN FAR FROM THE EPICENTER. AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS A TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

    IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THE ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL OF THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS

    0435 PM HST THU 04 MAR 2021

    FURTHER MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT UNTIL THE THREAT TO HAWAII HAS PASSED.

    March 1 - UH Students Have New Web Resource For Basic Needs

    The University of Hawaiʻi has launched the UH Student Basic Needs site intended for UH students at the 10 campuses statewide to access basic needs-both on and off campus-including food and housing, childcare, mental health services, financial resources and transportation, among others. It can be accessed at: https://www.hawaii.edu/student-basic-needs/

    Student basic needs security is critical for ensuring strong academic performance, persistence and graduation and overall student well-being. Recent research indicates (PDF) that U.S. college students have been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic with nearly 60% experiencing some form of basic needs insecurity.

    UH is partnering with findhelp.org to provide students with access to community, state and federal basic needs resources.

    Formed in 2019, the UH System Basic Needs Committee, composed of representatives from every campus, was created to better understand and address food insecurity and other forms of basic needs insecurities in the student population. Among other priorities, the committee is working to develop a basic needs master plan to guide future planning decisions for the UH System.

    The UH Student Basic Needs site includes resources for administrators to help target basic needs insecurity among students. To increase basic needs security in the student population, permanent hyperlinks will be added to the footer of every Laulima page, and UH faculty members are encouraged to alert students to this resource and include the following "Basic Needs Statement" in course syllabi:

    Basic needs include food and housing, childcare, mental health, financial resources and transportation, among others. Student basic needs security is critical for ensuring strong academic performance, persistence and graduation and overall student well-being. If you or someone you know is experiencing basic needs insecurity, please see the UH System Basic Needs website.

    Students are also encouraged to download Surviving COVID-19: A #RealCollege Guide for Students, by The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice.

    February 1 - Last chance: Housing, Food Insecurity Survey

    Aloha UH students,

    Mahalo to all the students who have responded so far to this anonymous survey on housing and food insecurity. We are doing one last push for those who have not had a chance to respond. If interested, please complete the survey before Wednesday February 3: http://go.hawaii.edu/JPX Additional details can be found below.

    Partners in Care, Oahu's Continuum of Care (https://www.partnersincareoahu.org/) is asking for your help by taking an anonymous survey on Student Housing and Food Insecurity. The purpose is to understand the prevalence of housing and food insecurity among college post-secondary students in Hawaii. You are being asked to participate because you are enrolled as a student at a University of Hawaii campus. You do not need to be experiencing housing or food insecurity to participate.

    This survey is part of the annual Point-in-Time Count. Each January, Partners in Care is responsible for counting the number of people who are experiencing homelessness and reporting this data to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. We hope to use these survey results to inform our agency and system's policies and services to better serve the people of Hawaii, especially those in need.

    Please follow the link below to the survey, which should take about 15 minutes to complete. Your answers will be anonymous.

    http://go.hawaii.edu/JPX

    If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, food insecurity or domestic violence, please see the City & County of Honolulu's Homelessness Help Card for resources: http://go.hawaii.edu/yPJ or call Aloha United Way at 211.

    Mahalo,

    Wallace Engberg

    Research and Planning Analyst
    Partners in Care
    wallacee@partnersincareoahu.org

    Anna Pruitt, PhD
    Faculty Affiliate
    Department of Psychology
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    annars@hawaii.edu

    January 26 - Student Health Insurance-Deadline to Enroll is February 1st

    Dear UH Student,

    February 1, is the last day to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan for the spring semester (coverage for the spring semester is January 1 – May 19, 2021).

    For information or to enroll go to: hmsa.com/student

    We wish you good health and much success during this school year!

    January 26 - Where Did You Sleep Last Night? Housing, Food Insecurity Survey

    Aloha UH students,

    Partners in Care, Oahu's Continuum of Care (https://www.partnersincareoahu.org/) is asking for your help by taking an anonymous survey on Student Housing and Food Insecurity. The purpose is to understand the prevalence of housing and food insecurity among college post-secondary students in Hawaii. You are being asked to participate because you are enrolled as a student at a University of Hawaii campus. You do not need to be experiencing housing or food insecurity to participate.

    Please follow the link below to the survey, which should take about 15 minutes to complete. Your answers will be anonymous.

    http://go.hawaii.edu/JPX

    This survey is part of the annual Point-in-Time Count. Each January, Partners in Care is responsible for counting the number of people who are experiencing homelessness and reporting this data to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. We hope to use these survey results to inform our agency and system's policies and services to better serve the people of Hawaii, especially those in need.

    If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, food insecurity or domestic violence, please see the City & County of Honolulu's Homelessness Help Card for resources: http://go.hawaii.edu/yPJ or call Aloha United Way at 211.

    Mahalo,

    Wallace Engberg
    Research and Planning Analyst
    Partners in Care
    wallacee@partnersincareoahu.org

    Anna Pruitt, Ph.D.
    Faculty Affiliate
    Department of Psychology
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    annars@hawaii.edu

    January 21 - Welcome to Spring 2021 from UH Information Technology Services

    Welcome to spring 2021 to our entire University of Hawaii community at all 10 of our campuses including the many students, faculty, researchers and staff participating from home, wherever home may be!

    We're all anxiously watching the COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts ramping up, and look forward to the time when COVID-19 is not top of mind for everyone. To help us get there, please remember to do your daily LumiSight UH check-in (http://go.hawaii.edu/3Xp), and for those that are interested in further helping our community beat COVID-19, please also use the AlohaSafe Alert app (www.alohasafealert.org) published by Hawaii DOH; this is Hawaii's version of the Google Apple Exposure Notification (GAEN) app, and is connected with the other 20 or so states that have launched their GAEN apps. Both LumiSight UH and AlohaSafe Alert are available for free at the Apple App Store and the Google Play store.

    As a reminder, please keep your mobile device handy when you're at a UH campus or facility; a number of buildings and offices are actively verifying LumiSight UH check-in "green" status upon entry. More COVID-19 information and resources are available at the UH System site (http://go.hawaii.edu/Axu), links to campus resources (http://go.hawaii.edu/mJJ), and the ITS COVID-19 technology resource page (http://go.hawaii.edu/JJD).

    The impact of COVID-19 also extends into the world of cyber-threats, multiplying the number of ways that our systems may be attacked. Be vigilant and alert to possible phishing attacks, and make sure your security practices are up to date. Threats to our community include a new round of fraudulent unemployment insurance (UI) and pandemic unemployment assistance (PUA) claims (http://go.hawaii.edu/8JJ), COVID-19-related phishing emails, and the potential for fraud or theft as folks work to file individual tax returns. Visit the information security site (http://go.hawaii.edu/iJJ) for our minimum security standards (http://go.hawaii.edu/JJR), and useful resources and tips (http://go.hawaii.edu/SJJ) to help keep our UH community cyber-safe.

    STAR is the university's award-winning online service that helps to amplify student success, and simplify access to UH systems and student services. The STAR office is actively working on the creation of an instructor support app to help our faculty and student support staff, e.g., academic advisors and tutors, interact and communicate seamlessly with students. This new app is being piloted at our UH Manoa, UH Maui College, Windward CC and Honolulu CC campuses this spring. For more information on STAR, please visit star.hawaii.edu.

    Please take full advantage of the range of services that we offer the UH community (http://go.hawaii.edu/JJK), including 24/7 phone and online access to our ITS Help Desk, and our Duo multi-factor authentication service to protect your UH credentials.

    If you have any questions or suggestions regarding UH's information technology services, please feel free to drop me a note at gyoshimi@hawaii.edu. You can also contact the ITS Help Desk, available 24/7 at help@hawaii.edu, or (808) 956-8883.

    Best wishes for a great semester!

    Take care & be safe!

    Garret T. Yoshimi, VPIT & CIO
    University of Hawaii
    gyoshimi@hawaii.edu

    January 20 - Beware Of Unemployment Fraud

    Aloha,

    University of Hawaii offices and employees are reporting a new round of fraudulent Unemployment Insurance (UI) or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed in their names. This new round of fraudulent claims appears to be tied to the recently approved federal pandemic relief funding.

    It is likely that criminals are using personal information exposed in previous national data breaches such as Apollo, Equifax, etc. to file the fraudulent claims. The criminals are most likely combining data from multiple sources to create a "record" for a person and then using that information to file the fraudulent claims.

    If a UI claim was filed in your name, your department will receive a "Request for Separation Information" letter and will contact you. You might NOT receive a letter at your residential mailing address. Ask your HR rep to follow the guidance provided by UH System Office of Human Resources and file a UI Fraud Alert with UI.

    If a PUA claim was filed in your name, you will likely receive a letter at your residential address asking you to login and provide more information and/or you will receive a letter indicating how much you will receive in PUA assistance. A PUA letter will have a "Letter ID" that you will need to file a fraud report at: https://pua.hawaii.gov (Select: "Use a Letter ID to Report Identity Theft"). Your department will NOT receive a letter.

    If you are a victim of either UI fraud or PUA fraud, please report it to your HR rep and follow this information: http://go.hawaii.edu/8JJ

    Employees should also report potential UI fraud by contacting the State UI Office at (808) 586-8947 or by emailing dlir.director@hawaii.gov; include "Fraud Alert" in the subject line, briefly explain what happened and include your name and phone number.

    The State of Hawaii Unemployment Insurance Division also suggests that you report fraudulent UI or PUA claims to the Federal Trade Commission at: https://identitytheft.gov/ [note: you will need to enter your personal information to file a report].

    Thank you for your time and attention,

    UH Information Technology Services
    UH Office of Human Resources

    January 15 - Notifications on FERPA and GDPR

    Dear Students:

    The University of Hawaiʻi is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your information. You are receiving this message as part of an awareness campaign to promote data security and privacy.

    As a student, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords you four primary rights with respect to your education records. You have the right to:

    1. Inspect and review your education records;

    2. Have some control over the disclosure of information from your education records;

    3. Seek to amend incorrect education records;

    4. File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Family Policy Compliance Office.

    To learn more about how FERPA protects the confidentiality of student records, go to http://go.hawaii.edu/eUA

    A select portion of the student population may be affected by a 2018 privacy law from the European Union (EU) called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have included a brief description should this law apply to you.

    GDPR is a data protection law passed by the EU that imposes strict new rules on maintaining and processing personally identifiable information. The law pertains to data collected while an individual was physically present in the EU.

    For individuals whose data may be subject to GDPR, refer to the University of Hawai'i GDPR Privacy Notice at http://go.hawaii.edu/AUz

    Questions? Email the UH Data Governance Office at datagov@hawaii.edu.

    Best wishes for a great semester!
    Sincerely,
    Hae Okimoto, PhD
    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs,
    University of Hawai'i System

    January 14 - UH System Common Scholarship Application Now Open

    Aloha UH Students,

    The University of Hawaii System Common Scholarship Application is still available online for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students attending any University of Hawaii campus are encouraged to apply in order to be considered for system and campus scholarships.*

    More information and application information can be found at:
    www.hawaii.edu/scholarships

    Deadline to apply is 4 p.m. (HST) March 1, 2021, unless you are applying for UH Manoa New Warrior & Presidential Scholarships.*

    Students are also encouraged to complete their 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 in order to be considered for the maximum amount of scholarships.

    Don't wait until the last minute!

    Please email scholars@hawaii.edu with any questions, or call (808) 956-
    6203.

    *Refer to the UH Manoa New Warrior & Presidential website for details and deadlines:
    https://www.hawaii.edu/fas/info/nws.php

    All other UH Manoa scholarships require separate applications. Refer to the UH Manoa Scholarships page for more information:
    https://www.hawaii.edu/fas/info/scholarships.php

    January 12 - Student Health Insurance-Enrollment Open for Spring 2021

    Dear UH Student,

    Welcome to Spring 2021! As you get settled into the semester, health care may be the last thing on your mind. But many times the unexpected happens and if you get sick or get hurt, you'll feel better knowing you have a health plan to take care of you.

    The University of Hawai'i encourages you to think about your health insurance needs. Lack of adequate insurance coverage may be financially devastating in the event of a major illness or accident. Medical costs can be a burden even in the case of a minor illness. If you do not already have health insurance coverage, the University has an option for you.

    Our Student Plan Includes:

    -Medical (includes office visits, labs, radiology, hospitalization, mental health, medical evacuation, overseas travel benefits, etc.) and prescription drug coverage

    -Additional options to purchase coverage for dental, and repatriation with life insurance

    -Low deductible

    -No Age Rating

    NEW ENROLLMENT FOR SPRING 2021

    Enrollment Period: NOW â€" February 1, 2021
    Coverage Period: January 1 â€" May 19, 2021

    Eligibility:

    Students must be enrolled at least half time in the UH System. This means a minimum of six credits (undergraduates) or four credits (graduate students) is required throughout the fall semester. See website for exceptions.

    Student Plan Website: For information or to enroll go to: hmsa.com/student

    Student Plan Brochure (click on view plan documents, scroll down to Marketing Materials): https://hmsa.com/student/get-covered/#plans

    We wish you good health and much success during this school year!

    January 8 - President Lassner provides budget update to Board of Regents

    Aloha,

    UH President David Lassner on Thursday discussed the latest developments on the state budget at the Board of Regents January 7, 2021 meeting.

    In a presentation to the regents, Lassner state that there are no formal plans for layoffs, retrenchment or reductions-in-force of faculty or staff with employment security within the 10-campus UH system until the Hawaii State Legislature approves a biennial budget and that budget is enacted by Gov. David Ige.

    You can read more here: http://go.hawaii.edu/JfV

    Lassner gave his monthly President's Report that included remarks on the national events of the week, the spring 2021 semester and UH's role in the state vaccination plan. The report can be viewed here: http://go.hawaii.edu/2fJ

    Mahalo,

    UH Office of Communications
    UHNews.org
    news@hawaii.edu

    December 2 - UH Student Health Insurance â€" Enroll Now for Spring 2021

    Dear UH Student,

    The enrollment period for the UH Student Plan Spring 2021 semester is now open.

    As you prepare for the upcoming spring semester, health care may be the last thing on your mind, however, during these uncertain times you'll feel better knowing you have a health plan to take care of you.

    Our Student Plan Includes:

    -Medical (includes office visits, labs, radiology, hospitalization, mental health, medical evacuation, overseas travel benefits, etc.) and prescription drug coverage.

    -Additional options to purchase coverage for dental, and repatriation with life insurance

    -Low deductible

    -No Age Rating

    NEW ENROLLMENT FOR SPRING 2021
    Enrollment Period: NOW â€" February 1, 2021
    Coverage Period: January 1 â€" May 19, 2021

    Eligibility:
    Students must be enrolled at least half time in the UH System. This means a minimum of six credits (undergraduates) or four credits (graduate students) is required throughout the spring semester. See website for exceptions.

    Student Plan Website:
    For information or to enroll go to: hmsa.com/student Student Plan Brochure (click on view plan documents, scroll down to Marketing Materials): https://hmsa.com/student/get-covered/#plans

    We wish you good health and a happy holiday season!

    December 1 - Go Green and Sign Up For eRefunds

    Dear Student,

    Due to new cost-effective measures, University of Hawaii students should go green and sign up for eRefunds today! Those who opt to receive refunds for tuition/scholarships in the form of paper checks will experience a delay.

    The overall benefits:

    - Receive electronic payments faster and save a trip to the bank to deposit checks

    - Eliminate the risk of your mailed check being lost, altered or stolen

    - Save trees and get rid of paper clutter

    No more waiting for a paper check to come in the mail. Direct Deposit is a secure and convenient way to get your refunds for tuition/scholarships. After enrolling in eRefunds, funds will be transferred to the personal checking or savings account of your choice. Please allow up to 5 business days after your refund has been processed for the funds to appear in your bank account, if processed via eRefund. Paper checks could take 15-20 days after processing.

    Sign up is easy! Log into your MyUH portal (https://myuh.hawaii.edu) and search for eRefunds.

    Don't have a bank account?
    The UH Federal Credit Union is currently offering a special promotion for all UH students when they open a new savings and/or checking account. For more details, go to: https://www.uhfcu.com/uhstudentsandstaff/

    Questions? Email billpayment-l@lists.hawaii.edu.
    **If you have already signed up for eRefunds, thank you for your participation. Your refund preference will remain in effect, no further action is required and you can continue to enjoy the faster service of receiving your electronic payments.

    November 11, 2020 - Veterans Day Message from UH President

    Aloha,

    Veterans Day is a time to honor current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces who walk among us. We are fortunate to have many active and veteran service members within our university ohana. Many are administrators, faculty, staff, and students who have made extraordinary personal sacrifices and contributions.

    As we celebrate this special day on November 11th, please join me in honoring our heroes by expressing our appreciation for their sacrifices. This is a day to thank those who put their lives on the line for their fellow Americansâ€"a day to remember and renew our commitments to these brave men and women.

    As an employer, the University of Hawaii is committed to attracting and retaining America's military service members as we reap the benefits of what these highly skilled service members and veterans have to offer. We are proud to support and partner with organizations that focus on building relationships between employers and veterans, such as Hawaii Hires Heroes, Hawaii National Guard, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Work for Warriors Hawaii, US Veteran's Initiative, and DLIR Disabled Veteran's Outreach.

    In a recent message relating to disabilities I reminded all of the invitation to self-identify your status as a veteran and/or person with disabilities. If you have not done so yet, please take a moment and use your UH login to indicate your veteran and/or disability status in the two-question survey at:

    https://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/veteran-disability-survey/

    This information will be confidential and submitted directly to the EEO/AA Officers. It will be used only for federal reporting purposes and will not affect your current employment. Your participation is strictly voluntary.

    And let me add my personal mahalo to the many voices today that are honoring, appreciating and thanking our veterans for their service, commitment, and sacrifice.

    David Lassner
    UH President

    October 20, 2020 - Fall 2020 Bookstore Survey

    Fall 2020 Bookstore Survey

    Aloha, students!

    We want to hear from you! We are conducting a short survey regarding course materials.

    We appreciate your time participating in this survey (link below), which should take about 5 minutes to complete:

    https://uhbookstores.survey.fm/fall-bookstore-survey

    As a thank you for submitting this survey, you can enter a drawing to win a $50 Bookstore gift card. One entry per person. Your email address is required to be entered into our prize drawing, but will not be used in survey analysis.

    This survey is also posted on your UH Bookstore website and will be available until Nov. 3, 2020.

    Thank you in advance for your feedback and participation!

    Mahalo,
    UH Bookstores

    October 14, 2020 - Careers in Intelligence Virtual Career Fair: Oct. 16, 9am-12noon

    Calling all UH Students and Alumni from all campuses!

    The University of Hawaii, CyberHawaii, NSA and USINDOPACOM have partnered together to bring you this unique opportunity to learn more about jobs in the intelligence community.

    Intelligence as a Career: Is It Right for You and Are You Right For It? Are you interested in a career with the Intelligence Community? Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet with and hear from recruiters on-line about current and future jobs and careers!

    What: Careers in Intelligence Career Fair
    (sponsored by UH, CyberHawaii, NSA, and INDOPACOM)
    When: Friday, October 16, 2020 at 9:00 am to Noon HST
    With Keynote Presenters:
    Rear Adm. Michael Studeman, Director for Intelligence, U.S.
    Indo-Pacific Command (J2),
    Captain Kurt Mole, Commander NSA Hawaii
    Where: On-line using the Brazen platform
    https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/UH_Engineering/e/Q888e

    The Intelligence Community is looking for top talent across many skill areas such as science, technology, engineering, business, history, economics, mathematics, foreign language, architecture, human resources and more.

    The United States Intelligence Community (IC) employs thousands of professionals in a wide variety of occupations and wants to hire creative problem solvers who want to support their nation and enjoy a rewarding career. Government service is rewarding in several ways. Not only does such a career provide the selfless satisfaction of serving one's country, but there are many intellectually provocative and challenging national security jobs, civilian and military. In addition to government service, or as a second career after government service, individuals with intelligence experience can often find positions with large corporations.

    Participating agencies/companies: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), Integrated Security Technologies, Booz Allen Hamilton, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)/ US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), US Coast Guard, Premise Data Corporation, USINDOPACOM J9, Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific), DataHouse, Hawaii Air National Guard, Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security (DHS CISA)

    To register for the Career Fair, Keynote presentation and an interview preparation workshop, visit the Careers in Intelligence website: https://sites.google.com/hawaii.edu/uhcareersintel

    October 1, 2020 - UH System Common Scholarship Application Now Open

    Aloha UH Students,

    The University of Hawaii System Common Scholarship Application is now available online for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students attending any University of Hawaii campus are encouraged to apply in order to be considered for system and campus scholarships.*

    More information and application information can be found at www.hawaii.edu/scholarships

    Deadline to apply is 4 p.m. (HST) March 1, 2021, unless you are applying for UH Manoa New Warrior & Presidential Scholarships.*

    Students are also encouraged to complete their 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 in order to be considered for the maximum amount of scholarships.

    Don't wait until the last minute!

    Please email scholars@hawaii.edu with any questions, or call (808) 956-6203.

    *Refer to the UH Manoa New Warrior & Presidential website for details and deadlines
    https://www.hawaii.edu/fas/info/nws.php

    All other UH Manoa scholarships require separate applications. Refer to the UH Manoa Scholarships page for more information.
    https://www.hawaii.edu/fas/info/scholarships.php

    September 30, 2020 - #RealCollege Survey

    Dear Honolulu Community College Student:

    I realize that you are having a different college experience this fall and have had to make many adjustments due to the pandemic.

    To better understand your needs and challenges, UH would like to inform you of an opportunity to participate in a national survey administered by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University. Share your story at the #RealCollege Survey now at http://go.hawaii.edu/jd3.

    The Hope Center at Temple University will host the web-based survey. Only authorized Hope Center researchers will have access to anonymous student data (no identifiers are required for students to participate in the survey). All enrolled students at the University of Hawaii are being invited to participate. At no time will anyone from the UH have access to identifiable student survey data. If you have questions about the survey, send a note to the Hope Center at hopesrvy@temple.edu.

    Thank you,
    Hae Okimoto
    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

    September 29, 2020 - Student Conduct Code Appendix

    Aloha UH students!

    We trust that you have settled into the "new normal" of this academic year and that you are thriving in the online learning environment.

    As we are all aware, during this COVID-19 pandemic, it is our shared responsibility to keep each other and our communities healthy and safe. Wash your hands often and practice social distancing. Wear facial coverings when on campus in indoor or outdoor public spaces. Minimize physical group gatherings and time spent together. To follow these expectations are acts of selflessness and care. This is about putting others above ourselves; our collective community before our individuality.

    Additionally, one of the adaptations we made as a UH system was to Executive Policy EP7.208, the UH System Student Conduct Code. An Appendix was added to address some of the unique behavioral expectations posed by COVID-19. We encourage you to visit the Systemwide Student Conduct Code (http://go.hawaii.edu/apf) and the Appendix (http://go.hawaii.edu/yc3) at the very bottom of the policy noted as a non-fillable attachment.

    We will get through this unprecedented time together. I wish you all the best for health, wellness, and overall success in the new academic year.

    Aloha,
    Hae Okimoto
    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

    September 24, 2020 - Get Faster Payments with eRefunds

    Due to new cost-effective measures, University of Hawaii students should go green and sign up for eRefunds today! Those who opt to receive refunds for tuition/scholarships in the form of paper checks will experience a delay.

    The overall benefits:

    - Receive electronic payments faster and save a trip to the bank to deposit checks

    - Eliminate the risk of your mailed check being lost, altered or stolen

    - Save trees and get rid of paper clutter

    No more waiting for a paper check to come in the mail. Direct Deposit is a secure and convenient way to get your refunds for tuition/scholarships. After enrolling in eRefunds, funds will be transferred to the personal checking or savings account of your choice. Please allow up to 5 business days after your refund has been processed for the funds to appear in your bank account, if processed via eRefund. Paper checks could take 15-20 days after processing.

    Sign up is easy! Log into your MyUH portal (https://myuh.hawaii.edu) and search for eRefunds.

    Don't have a bank account?

    The UH Federal Credit Union is currently offering a special promotion for all UH students when they open a new savings and/or checking account. For more details, go to: https://www.uhfcu.com/uhstudentsandstaff/

    Questions? Email billpayment-l@lists.hawaii.edu.

    **If you have already signed up for eRefunds, thank you for your participation. Your refund preference will remain in effect, no further action is required and you can continue to enjoy the faster service of receiving your electronic payments.

    September 18, 2020 - Song & Storytelling from Maui College

    Aloha,

    Please mark your calendars for a special webinar series celebrating the stories of our islands and our campuses! He Ukana Aloha Ka Kilauea is a yearlong series featuring music, dance, and storytelling from the ten UH campuses. The first session is Wednesday, September 23rd from the island of Maui…

    Na Hana Nui A Maui: The stories surrounding the activities of Maui are part of the stories from time immemorial. They remind us of what is important in the Hawaiian worldview. Join the UH Maui College as they share through ka?ao, mele, and hula these hana nui a Maui, great deeds of Maui.

    Wednesday, September 23
    12pm HST
    Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91499916950

    Password: ukana

    September 18, 2020 - Student Health Insurance-Deadline to Enroll is September 25th

    Dear UH Students,

    A friendly reminder that September 25th is the last day to enroll in the HMSA Student Health Plan. Coverage for the fall semester is August 20th-December 31st.

    For more information or to enroll go to hmsa.com/student

    We wish you good health and much success during this school year!

    September 2, 2020 - Payment Plan Email Update

    Dear Student,

    Please note if you received an email stating that your payment plan is late, please disregard the prior email about impacts to your installment plan. The problem we are working on impacts students which have made a payment and are being charged again.

    Again, if you are only receiving an email in regards to late payment notification, this is not impacting your payment plan.

    September 2, 2020 - Payment Plan Issues

    Aloha students,

    We are aware of the issue which is happening with the payment plan. We are working to correct this issue. If you have been impacted, please email us at billpayment-l@lists.hawaii.edu.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    Mahalo for your patience.

    September 2, 2020 - Notifications on FERPA and GDPR

    Dear Students:

    The University of Hawai'i is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your information. You are receiving this message as part of an awareness campaign to promote data security and privacy.

    As a student, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords you four primary rights with respect to your education records. You have the right to:

    1. Inspect and review your education records;

    2. Have some control over the disclosure of information from your education records;

    3. Seek to amend incorrect education records;

    4. File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Family Policy Compliance Office.

    To learn more about how FERPA protects the confidentiality of student records, go to http://go.hawaii.edu/eUA

    A select portion of the student population may be affected by a 2018 privacy law from the European Union (EU) called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have included a brief description should this law apply to you.

    GDPR is a data protection law passed by the EU that imposes strict new rules on maintaining and processing personally identifiable information. The law pertains to data collected while an individual was physically present in the EU.

    For individuals whose data may be subject to GDPR, refer to the University of Hawaiʻi GDPR Privacy Notice at http://go.hawaii.edu/AUz

    Questions?
    Email the UH Data Governance Office at datagov@hawaii.edu.

    Best wishes for a great semester!

    Sincerely,
    Hae Okimoto, PhD
    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs,
    University of Hawaiʻi System

    September 1, 2020 - Welcome to Fall 2020 from UH Information Technology Services

    Aloha,

    We want to welcome the entire University of Hawaii community at all 10 of our campuses to the fall 2020 semester!

    COVID-19 is top of mind for everyone this semester. UH information and resources are organized starting with the UH System site, links to campus resources, and the ITS COVID-19 technology resource page. Front and center for this fall is our new daily check-in app, LumiSight UH. Developed in partnership with DataHouse, the mobile and web app provides an easy and convenient reminder for each of us to confirm our daily health check.

    Thank you to those who have already registered on LumiSight UH, and are regularly completing their daily check-ins! As a reminder, everyone must complete a daily check-in before coming to a UH campus or facility. Please keep your mobile device handy to provide verification of your "good" check-in status when you're at a UH campus or facility. The LumiSIght UH app is available for free at the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, or accessed directly on the web. More information about LumiSight UH is available at the ITS COVID-19 resource page.

    The impact of COVID-19 also extends into the world of cyber-threats, multiplying the number of ways that our systems may be attacked. Be vigilant and alert to possible phishing attacks, and make sure your security practices are up to date. Our InfoSec team publishes our minimum security standards, and useful resources and tips to help keep our UH community cyber-safe.

    Please take full advantage of the range of services that we offer the UH community, including 24/7 phone and online access to our ITS Help Desk, and our Duo multi-factor authentication service to protect your UH credentials.

    If you have any questions or suggestions regarding UH's information technology services, please feel free to drop me a note at gyoshimi@hawaii.edu. You can also contact the ITS Help Desk, available 24/7 at help@hawaii.edu, or (808) 956-8883.

    Best wishes for a great semester!

    Take care & be safe!

    Garret T. Yoshimi, VPIT & CIO
    University of Hawaiʻi
    gyoshimi@hawaii.edu

    August 31, 2020 - Notifications on FERPA and GDPR

    Dear Students:

    The University of Hawaiʻi is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your information. You are receiving this message as part of an awareness campaign to promote data security and privacy.

    As a student, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords you four primary rights with respect to your education records. You have the right to:

    1. Inspect and review your education records;

    2. Have some control over the disclosure of information from your education records;

    3. Seek to amend incorrect education records;

    4. File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Family Policy Compliance Office.

    To learn more about how FERPA protects the confidentiality of student records, go to http://go.hawaii.edu/eUA

    A select portion of the student population may be affected by a 2018 privacy law from the European Union (EU) called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have included a brief description should this law apply to you.

    GDPR is a data protection law passed by the EU that imposes strict new rules on maintaining and processing personally identifiable information. The law pertains to data collected while an individual was physically present in the EU.

    For individuals whose data may be subject to GDPR, refer to the University of Hawaiʻi GDPR Privacy Notice at http://go.hawaii.edu/AUz

    Questions?
    Email the UH Data Governance Office at datagov@hawaii.edu.

    Best wishes for a great semester!
    Sincerely,
    Hae Okimoto, PhD
    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs,
    University of Hawai'i System

    August 26, 2020 - UH President on Oʻahu Stay-At-Home/Work-From-Home Order

    Aloha to our UH Oʻahu ʻOhana,

    As you have probably heard, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Governor David Ige have announced that starting tomorrow, Thursday, August 27, there will be a stay-at-home/work-from-home order for 14 days on Oʻahu.

    The University of Hawaiʻi is exempt from the order and is now entrusted with the responsibility to act responsibly. We take that responsibility very seriously. So despite being exempt, we will take additional steps to comply with provisions of the latest stay-at-home/work-from-home order. Many of you have already received updates in this regard from your campus.

    As you are aware, we had started reducing the number of people on our campuses a few weeks ago in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases on Oʻahu. This was after preparing for fall semester that was already predominantly online. The few remaining in-person or hybrid courses that can be moved online, will now be moved online. And while many of our employees have been teleworking under our UH work-from-home policy, we are now asking managers to ensure that everyone who can work from home does so.

    While in many ways this is a return to conditions last spring, there is one significant difference today. Last spring we abruptly moved all instruction online and initiated mass telework without much time to prepare. We now have the benefit of the summer adjustments so painstakingly made by teams across our campuses. And we have the benefit of CDC, state and local guidance that is informed by what has been learned about the virus and the disease. So today, our science labs, shops for career and technical education, studios for the arts, and clinical training facilities have been reconfigured for safe physical distancing and protocols are now in place for proper cleaning and disinfection. We also have policies in place for mandatory face coverings, daily health checks, and protocols for when a positive case occurs.

    This latest pandemic setback on Oʻahu is another reminder that the only way we can successfully navigate through this health crisis is with a collective commitment to safe practices. Each of us has a responsibility to all of those around us, as well as to ourselves and our families. UH has been entrusted with this exemption so that we can fulfill our essential mission to educate our students and perform research that helps Hawaiʻi and the world move forward. Please, we must all follow the science-based guidelines in place to keep us safe and prove that the trust put in UH is well-deserved.

    E malama pono,
    David Lassner
    UH President

    August 25, 2020 - Student Health Insurance â€" Enrollment Open Now for Fall 2020

    Dear UH Student,

    Welcome to Fall 2020! As you get settled into the semester, health care may be the last thing on your mind. But many times the unexpected happens and if you get sick or get hurt, you'll feel better knowing you have a health plan to take care of you. The University of Hawaii encourages you to think about your health insurance needs. Lack of adequate insurance coverage may be financially devastating in the event of a major illness or accident. Medical costs can be a burden even in the case of a minor illness. If you do not already have health insurance coverage, the University has an option for you.

    Our Student Plan Includes:

    - Medical (includes office visits, labs, radiology, hospitalization, mental health, medical evacuation, overseas travel benefits, etc.) and prescription drug coverage. For additional information regarding COVID-19 care go to: http://www.hawaii.edu/shs/student_insurance/uh_student_plan_covid19.php

    - Additional options to purchase coverage for dental, and repatriation with life insurance

    - Low deductible

    - No Age Rating

    NEW ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2020

    Enrollment Period: NOW - September 25, 2020

    Coverage Period: August 20 - December 31, 2020

    Eligibility: Students must be enrolled at least half time in the UH System. This means a minimum of six credits(undergraduates) or four credits (graduate students) is required throughout the fall semester. See website for exceptions.

    Student Plan Website: For information or to enroll go to:hmsa.com/student

    Student Plan Brochure (click on view plan documents, scroll down to Marketing Materials): https://hmsa.com/student/get-covered/#plans

    We wish you good health and much success during this school year!

  • August 24, 2020 - Update on Reducing Presence on Campuses
  • August 24, 2020 - Title IX, Sex Discrimination, Gender-based Violence Resources

    Aloha University of Hawaii community:

    We recognize that many members of our community have been deeply impacted by sexual misconduct, domestic violence and sex discrimination, especially in light of heightened stressors caused by COVID-19. As we all come to terms with the many changes and the disruption of connections and routines that sustain and comfort us, we want to remind you that the University of Hawaii (UH) remains committed to maintaining communities and campus environments free from violence and discrimination and that resources are available.

    You may have heard that the U.S. Department of Education released new regulations for implementing protections of equal access to education under Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972. As federal law, these regulations govern how institutions are required to respond to sexual assault and other forms of sexual harassment and became effective August 14, 2020. Accordingly, our policies and procedures addressing sexual misconduct and related behaviors have been updated.

    We encourage you to visit the UH System Office of Institutional Equity website to learn more about the steps the UH is taking to implement the new Title IX regulations: http://go.hawaii.edu/py3

    Our commitment to prevent sex discrimination, support those who report experiencing harm, and conduct fair, transparent, and safe grievance processes for all parties continues to be a top priority. We are unwavering in our efforts to maintain a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment where everyone can learn, work, and thrive. If you have experienced sexual harassment or other forms of sex and gender-based discrimination, we encourage you to connect to the available resources that can best support you.

    Information on confidential resources, Title IX Coordinator contact information, UH non-discrimination policies and guidance, and online
    Title IX training can be found at www.hawaii.edu/titleix.

    Stay safe and be well.
    David Lassner

    August 20, 2020 - COVID-19 Safety Video for UH Students

    Aloha UH students,

    Welcome back to school in the age of COVID-19. If you are coming onto campus, please watch this student COVID-19 video: http://go.hawaii.edu/3X6

    It has info on what is required of everyone who comes to campus, along with tips on how to keep yourself and others as safe as possible.

    If you want to know more about how your campus has prepared for fall and the COVID-19 pandemic, check out your campus's COVID-19 guidelines: http://go.hawaii.edu/9X3

    and the UH System COVID-19 Guidelines: https://www.hawaii.edu/covid19-guidelines/

    Don't forget to use the LumiSight UH app daily: http://go.hawaii.edu/6k3

    Check in with the app if you have to come to campus this semester and stay home if you're sick.

    Everyone who comes to campus is required to wear a face covering, indoors and outdoors, maintain safe physical distancing of six feet from others and wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.

    Best wishes for a successful semester and stay connected!

    Be well!

    The 10 campuses of the University of Hawaii

    August 18, 2020 - UH daily, mandatory check-in app now available

    Aloha UH students, faculty and staff,

    Please help keep you and our University of Hawai?i campuses safe! Our new daily check-in app for students and employees, LumiSight UH, is now available for use, and required for everyone who has to come onto a UH campus. It is an easy and quick way to receive a daily check of your health status and can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Access is also available on the web at uh.campus.lumisight.com for those without access to a smartphone or tablet, or those who prefer not to download the mobile app.

    Your UH Username is used to access the mobile app and the web app, including the use of Multi-Factor Authentication (if enabled on your UH account). When you initially register, you will be asked a few questions to set up your profile. These may be changed at any time after your initial profile setup is complete. These questions include your campus affiliation, and whether you are studying or working solely online (answering yes will suppress the daily reminders).

    Checking in daily with the LumiSight UH app is simple and will take less than 30 seconds. Review the list of symptoms and possible exposure to COVID-19 in the app, answer "yes" or "no," and the app will indicate if you are cleared to come to campus.

    LumiSight UH was developed by DataHouse, and is operated as a service to the UH community. Daily health checks, as provided by LumiSight, are strongly recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are an integral part of our institutional strategy and efforts to bolster and encourage safe behavior.

    Information collected by LumiSight UH is restricted to the campus COVID-19 response leads, and those responsible for campus COVID-19 programs that support our students and health services operations.

    Additional information about the LumiSight UH app can be found at the ITS COVID-19 resource page. Questions about the LumiSight UH app can be submitted via this web form.

    Be safe!

    Garret Yoshimi
    UH Vice President for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer

    August 10, 2020 - Fall Textbooks â€" Order Online

    Aloha UH Manoa Ohana:

    Order your back-to-school materials online! Due to COVID-19 and health and safety precautions, the UH Manoa Bookstore is highly encouraging online purchases for all your school needs via our website: https://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/manoa/.

    Orders will be available for pick-up at store, drive up and shipping. A special $5 flat rate shipping fee will be offered for all web orders within Hawaii (excludes mainland and international shipping) during the month of August. Some restrictions may apply. Shop early and shop safe!

    For those who are unable to purchase online, the bookstore will be open to assist you. We highly encourage customers to make an online appointment at www.uhbooks.hawaii.edu/appts to secure an entry time.

    Walk-ins will be accepted, but please beware of long wait times due to social distancing requirements. We will be severely limiting the amount of customers in the store. Shopping will also be limited to 15 minutes, so please come prepared with your list of items needed. Counter-service will be provided for textbook servicing.

    Please refer to our website for modified store hours. Face coverings and social distancing are required.

    For any updates or announcements, please visit our website at: https://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/manoa or follow us on social media.

    Thank you,
    UH Manoa Bookstore staff

    August 10, 2020 - UH Reduces Presence on Campuses as COVID-19 Impacts Increase in Hawai?i

    Aloha,

    When UH announced plans for Fall 2020 we expected that the State and the country would be in a better place with respect to controlling COVID-19. We knew then that our highly modified semester would include extensive use of technology, and we also knew that we would need to be flexible. And our faculty responded to the call, already planning for the vast majority of Fall instruction to take place online. In addition, we have reduced the presence of employees on our campuses by staggering presence in offices and enabling many to work from home.

    Unfortunately, during these last weeks Hawaiʻi has seen a dramatic increase in the number of COVID-19 cases reported, particularly on Oʻahu. UH leadership monitors multiple factors during our regular COVID-19 planning calls. In addition to the case numbers and a number of emergent hotspots, most alarmingly, last Friday two major hospitals reported that their Intensive Care Units (ICUs) were at or near capacity.

    UH is therefore announcing the maximal reduction of unnecessary presence on our campuses with the following new directions:

    Faculty are requested to assess any current requirements for on-campus instruction to determine if those instructional components can be moved online, with the assistance of campus support staff as needed. The only classes conducted wholly or partly in person to start this Fall semester should be those that require physical presence, such as clinical experiences in the health professions, laboratories in the sciences, studios in the arts, and shops in career and technical education. In these and other such cases there must be full adherence to the guidelines released this summer for physical distancing, facial coverings and cleaning/sanitizing.

    Students are requested to review and revise their Fall course schedules to take all or as many courses online as possible while staying on-track for on-time achievement of their degree or certificate. If there are any questions, students should contact their advisor on their home campus.

    Employees and supervisors are requested to continue and maximize the use of the COVID-19-work-from-home option indefinitely whenever the necessary work of the university can be done from off-campus.

    And of course, we urgently need everyone to promote the health of our community through safe practices: stay home if you are sick; wear a facial covering; and wash your hands. More information will be forthcoming about daily on-line check-ins via a new UH app or website.

    UH is essential to helping the state recover from the social and economic impacts of this pandemic and to shaping a positive future for Hawaiʻi. Since the start of the pandemic, we have been focused on the health and safety of our students and employees even as we have remained committed to our absolutely critical mission of excellence in education, research and service to our islands. These new directions continue our commitments while responding to the reality of the latest developments of the pandemic in Hawaiʻi.

    E malama pono,
    David Lassner
    UH President

    August 4, 2020 - Executive Policy on Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals

    Aloha,

    The University of Hawaii has published a new Executive Policy EP 1.207 on Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals, effective August 1, 2020. This policy was created to support the university's goal of providing a safe and welcoming place to learn and work, to support the university's commitment to equal access for persons with disabilities, and to establish guidelines for the university regarding the use of Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals. Read the full policy at http://go.hawaii.edu/A54.

    Training will be provided to various stakeholder groups, including by not limited to, student disability services offices, ADA coordinators, Campus Security and the Department of Public Safety, human resources, supervisors, department chairs, housing staff and faculty.

    If you have any questions regarding training or the implementation of this policy, please contact your campus ADA Coordinator. You may find a list of EEO Coordinators and ADA Coordinators on the UH System EEO website: http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/ada-504-coordinators/.

    Thank you!
    -UH Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office