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No Vote-No Grumble! Register to Vote at Chaminade on Sept. 24

September 18, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

No Vote No Grumble 2014-09-24

Candice Sakuda, Chaminade director of Service Learning,  wrote, “Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to participate in the No Vote, No Grumble campaign on September 24, in the Vi and Paul Loo Student Center.”

The No Vote No Grumble campaign is “a non-partisan initiative to increase civic engagement including registering and educating voters.  Guided by the Native Hawaiian values of kuleana and na lima kokua, our vision is to empower individuals and communities to engage in civic decisions resulting in positive changes for our communities and the State of Hawaii,” she said.

For more information, contact Candice Sakuda in Henry Hall 117, or by email at csakuda@chaminade.edu or phone (808) 735-4895.

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Chaminade’s Office of Native Hawaiian Partnerships offers Indigenous Architecture Hands On Opportunity

September 17, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases

Indigenous Architecture FlyerIndigenous Architecture Flyer

Hosted by the Office of Native Hawaiian Partnerships at Chaminade University,  this event is an opportunity to learn about indigenous architecture, especially the significance of building hale and restoring heiau as part of the restoration process for Native Hawaiian communities.  There will be hands on demonstration as well.  Meet from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, this Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Center (Eiben Hall) with Kumu Palani Sinenci, as he shares his expertise, wisdom, and mana’o.

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Chaminade Launches RN to BSN Program

September 17, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases

ONLINE PROGRAM OFFERS NURSES GREATER FLEXIBILITY

Honolulu, Hawaii (Sept. 17, 2014)–Chaminade University announced that it will now offer a Registered Nurse (RN)  pathway to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The bulk of the degree program will be offered online through Chaminade’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE), which will allow current RNs to complete their degree while continuing to work. Applications are being accepted now with nursing courses beginning summer 2015. The program will be offered pending approval from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) can be completed in as little as 18 months.  A total of 24 students (full time or part-time cohorts available) will be admitted in the inaugural class to ensure a low student to faculty ratio.

“This accelerated program is critical for hospitals in Hawaii and elsewhere that are seeking ‘magnet status’ which requires higher training and educational levels, including the requirement for nurses to have their BSN,” said Patricia Kiladis, dean of Chaminade’s School of Nursing. “We have designed a high quality curriculum which responds to an immediate need in the community.”

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in its 2008 Future of Nursing Report issued a call to action to increase the proportion of nurses with baccalaureate degrees to 80% by 2020. According to the IOM, nurses with a BSN degree  possess the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to manage the increasing complexity of both patients and the healthcare system.

For more information, please contact the PACE Office at (808) 735-4755.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.  For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711.###

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Kapono Ryan
Kryan@chaminade.edu
Office (808) 735-4797         

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Chaminade Awarded Largest Grant Ever: Us Dept Of Education Grant Worth $10 Million

September 12, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases

 NATIVE HAWAIIAN SERVING INSTITUTION GRANT TO SUPPORT FACILITIES RENOVATION AND CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY OVER FIVE YEARS-

Chaminade University received notice of its largest grant ever, a grant from the US Department of Education program for $2 million, renewable annually over five years for a total of $10 million, as a part of its Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian Serving Institution Title III program.

The Title III program awarded 24 new grants in Hawaii totaling more than $20 million with Chaminade receiving the top amount available to be allocated to any single institution. The grant will be instrumental in the university’s efforts to renovate and improve five of its academic buildings and student support facilities. The remainder will provide next generation information technology systems in all of the university’s classrooms, appropriate computing capabilities for faculty and a new learning management system to support both on-line and in-classroom learning.

As an access institution, Chaminade serves approximately 15% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islanders who make up its undergraduate student body and who will directly benefit from the campus improvements and technology enhancements. Approximately half of the undergraduate students are first-generation college students.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to share this good news,” said Chaminade president , Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, PhD. “The grant will be transformational for the campus and for the Native Hawaiian students we serve.”

Since 2002, the US Department of Education Title III program has provided a total $35 million in funding for Chaminade.

For more details, feel free to contact Diane Peters-Nguyen, Chaminade vice president of the Office for Institutional Advancement, at (808) 735-4772 or cell (808) 391-5778 for more information.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.  For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711.###

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      HONOLULU—September 12, 2014       

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kapono Ryan
Kryan@chaminade.edu
Office (808) 735-4797                 

 

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Chaminade’s Online Business Administration Degree Receives Approval

September 4, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases, Notables

August 29, 2014 (HONOLULU)–Chaminade University announced that its Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration degree has received approval from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission to be offered completely online, beginning October 2014. This represents an additional undergraduate offering supplementing the university’s existing four associate programs and ten bachelor programs available online by the Office of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE).

“Chaminade has been offering an undergraduate Business Administration degree in a traditional classroom setting since 1957, so we are very excited to broaden the delivery method of one of our premiere undergraduate programs to new audiences, namely working-adult learners and military students,” said Cindy Janus, Director of PACE.

Last summer, Chaminade became the first private university in Hawaii to receive specialized accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) for its business programs.

“For our extended learning community, many of whom are non-traditional students, the online offerings are critical to making a college education accessible, said Dr. Helen Whippy, Chaminade Provost.  “We are pleased to continue to offer high quality business education programs via the online format to better serve the community.”

Key features of the online program include small classes (a maximum of 16 students per course), personal attention from Chaminade faculty with real world experience, opportunities to use course projects to address real-time issues in the workplace, and opportunities to apply program expertise to service learning projects.

“The BA in Business Administration will offer an important educational resource that is not currently available to students on Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, or Maui from a Hawai’i-based university,” said Dr. Scott Schroeder, Dean of the School of Business and Communication. In addition to the BA in Business Administration, Chaminade’s PACE Office also offers an Associate in Arts (AA) in Business Administration and a BA in Management, both completely online.

Chaminade’s newly reorganized PACE Office administers the online and evening undergraduate, graduate and military programs, with four 10-week terms per year and rolling admissions. These programs are designed for working professionals and busy adults seeking to enhance their skill set, complete a degree program or pursue a new career. For more information about PACE course offerings and enrollment, visit www.chaminade.edu/pace.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. Chaminade University has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the nationally recognized agency for accreditation of post-secondary institutions in its area of the United States.  A Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 9681, which is its main campus. For more information, visit www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711. ###

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Kapono Ryan
Kryan@chaminade.edu
Office (808) 735-4797    

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Monthly Alert Drill of the Chaminade University Emergency Notification System

September 2, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Test alert

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014:  We are testing the Chaminade University Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test. If this were an actual emergency, this would be the site with updates and instructions.
This is only a test.

kr 9/2/2014

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Chaminade hosts 11th Annual Nonprofit Organizations One Day Seminar at Pagoda Hotel — Sept. 19

August 25, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT EXTENDED TO  SEPTEMBER 5

The Eleventh Annual Nonprofit Organizations One-day Seminar, sponsored by Chaminade University, will take place on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, from 7:45 a.m. (registration) to 4:30 p.m., at the Pagoda Hotel in Honolulu.

The seminar will provide useful information on current issues and changing requirements that affect every nonprofit and provide insights that will help organizations deal with the unique challenges facing them today. Recent legislative and regulatory changes make this year’s seminar especially relevant. The venue is an excellent opportunity for nonprofits to get caught up on the new rules, including new rules on Form 990 and Act 174 relating to charitable trusts and nonprofit organizations. Experts will guide attendees through the tricky maze of tax-exempt compliance and review the categories and governing instruments for tax-exempt organizations. They will also update attendees on new laws, which protect a nonprofit organization’s status, the audit accounting standard, use of tax-exempt entities, and strategies for maintaining a tax-exempt status.

The lineup of speakers include Charles P. Rettig of Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C. of Beverly Hills, California, Hugh Jones of the Department of the Attorney General, Honolulu, Hawaii, Benjamin Brower, Administrative Rules Specialist, State of Hawaii, Terry George, President of Harold K.L. Castle Foundation in Kailua, Reg Baker, Executive Vice President of HMAA, Kilikina Mahi, Consultant at KM Consulting, Richard Kido, Associate Professor of Accounting at Chaminade University, and Wayne Tanna, Professor of Accounting at Chaminade University.

Registration fee is $175.00 per person if registering by September 5, 2014; thereafter is $200.00 per person.   Discount rates are being offered to HANO, HAIS, and HAPA members. Members should inquire with their respective organizations. To obtain more information on the event and registration, go to www.chaminade.edu/nonprofit or call Valery Baranets at (808) 440-4280 or valery.baranets@chaminade.edu.

Brochure with registration application is available at: www.chaminade.edu/nonprofit.

 Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.  For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711.   ###

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      HONOLULU—August 25, 2014 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kapono Ryan
Kryan@chaminade.edu
Office (808) 735-4797

 

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Carlson Fitness Center Locker Rooms & Facilities Blessing Event — Aug. 21

August 14, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases

Carlson Fitness Center Locker Rooms Facilities event

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Articulation Agreements Make Physical Therapy Doctorate and Physicians Assistant Masters Degree Possible for CUH Students

August 13, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases, Notables

Dr. Daniel Curran, President, University of Dayton and  Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, President, Chaminade University

Dr. Daniel Curran, President, University of Dayton and
Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, President, Chaminade University

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON AND CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY CREATE TWO NEW PATHWAYS FOR CHAMINADE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN HEALTH CAREERS

Students from Chaminade University who want to become physical therapists or physician assistants now have a special pathway to make their dreams come true.

Chaminade University of Honolulu and its Marianist sister university, the University of Dayton, have entered into two articulation agreements for qualified Chaminade students who want to become physical therapists and physician assistants.  A recent ceremony took place in Ohio in the President’s Suite at the University of Dayton, where articulation agreements leading to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Masters in Physician Assistant were officially signed.

“On behalf of Chaminade, we really appreciate the possibilities that this creates for our students.  This agreement with the University of Dayton opens a new door for qualified Chaminade students who wish to pursue postgraduate degrees in health care fields, “ said Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, president of Chaminade University.  “Increasing opportunities for our students to participate in will benefit the larger Hawaii community through the work of highly trained professionals graduating from Chaminade in the health sciences.”

Dr. Daniel Curran, president of University of Dayton, said “I’m very pleased anytime that our two institutions work together,”   “One thing that we both believe is to continue to do this so that our students are going to both institutions, and back and forth.  This is something that we can work toward harder on.  Chaminade is a great institution, strong leadership, and good things going on.  It’s great for the University of Dayton to be able to affiliate academically more and more.  I think this is the program that will attract students.  When you’re in Hawaii and you see the need for health care professionals of all disciplines, I think this is the natural connection.  This is a product of a lot of hard work, thanks to all of you.”

Dr. Kevin Kelly, University of Dayton’s dean of School of Education and Health Sciences, added, “We are very hopeful that this is going to be a vehicle to bring students from Chaminade to our program.  We believe that Chaminade students have a lot to offer us and look forward to putting this agreement into action.”

Brother Edward Brink, SM, Assistant Provincial for Education, who initiated and promoted this partnership reflected, “All I can say about that is I just had an idea that this would fit from my attendance at board meetings at Chaminade and Dayton.  There is clearly a need for health care professionals in Hawaii and people who understand the care of native people from Hawaii.  Thank you to everyone who has made this a reality.”

Chaminade students who successfully complete program requirements will be able to take advantage of reserved seats at University of Dayton for these two professional degrees.  The partnership is of special value as these two degrees are not offered in the state of Hawaii – requiring students to travel to the mainland to pursue studies in these professions.

Dr. Joseph Saliba, Provost, University of Dayton; Bro. Thomas Giardino, SM, Executive Director of the Association of Marianist Universities; Dr. Philip Anloague, Chair, Physical Therapy Program; Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, President, Chaminade University; Dr. C Jayne Brahler, Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Health Sciences and Online Learning, School of Education and Health Sciences; Susan Wulff, Inaugural Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Education; Dr. Daniel Curran, President, University of Dayton; Patricia Lee-Robinson, Associate Provost, Office of Health Professions Advising and Undergraduate Research, Chaminade University; Dr. Paul Vanderburgh, Associate Provost, Graduate Academic Affairs; Dr. Kevin Kelly, Dean, School of Education and Health Sciences

Dr. Joseph Saliba, Provost, University of Dayton; Bro. Thomas Giardino, SM, Executive Director of the Association of Marianist Universities; Dr. Philip Anloague, Chair, Physical Therapy Program; Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, President, Chaminade University; Dr. C Jayne Brahler, Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Health Sciences and Online Learning, School of Education and Health Sciences; Susan Wulff, Inaugural Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Education; Dr. Daniel Curran, President, University of Dayton; Patricia Lee-Robinson, Associate Provost, Office of Health Professions Advising and Undergraduate Research, Chaminade University; Dr. Paul Vanderburgh, Associate Provost, Graduate Academic Affairs; Dr. Kevin Kelly, Dean, School of Education and Health Sciences

The Office of Health Professions Advising and Undergraduate Research at Chaminade University is dedicated to helping students seek advanced academic opportunities that enhance their educational experience at Chaminade. The Office of Health Professions Advising and Undergraduate Research provides students with information and advising about careers they may wish to pursue after graduation, guidance for planning their academic and professional timeline, and expertise to strengthen their applications to their desired program of study. Articulation Agreements Articulation agreements permit early admission for qualified applicants to health profession programs.

In addition to the new University of Dayton articulation agreements, Chaminade University also has formal agreements with:

  • Boston University School of Medicine: Early Medical School Selection Program (M.D.)
  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences:  Early Selection Program (M.D.)
  • Western University School of Health Sciences: Doctor or Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.); Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.); Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
  • Samuel Merritt University: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.); Master of Physician Assistant (M.P.A.)
  • A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM):       Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
  • A.T. Still University-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA):    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
  • A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS): Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.); Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

For more information on Chaminade’s opportunities in health careers, go to: www.chaminade.edu and search ‘health careers’.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.  For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711. ###

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      HONOLULU—August 13, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT:                      Kapono Ryan
Kryan@chaminade.edu             Office (808) 735-4797                 

 

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Chaminade Gives “All Clear” Notice

August 10, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Emergency Update, News & Press Releases

With Tropical Storm Iselle and Hurricane Julio no longer considered a threat, the Office of the Provost has given the Chaminade community the “all clear” as of Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Chaminade’s campuses had been closed from 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 through Saturday, Aug. 9, in anticipation of the severe weather.  Classes, activities and business will be conducted as regularly scheduled at all university locations including its 3140 Waialae campus, its satellite campuses and all military base locations.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.  For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711.###

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      HONOLULU—August 10, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Kapono Ryan 
Kryan@chaminade.edu
Office (808) 735-4797/Cell 429-2972

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