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2015 Heritage Awards Honor Three Who Exemplify the Marianist Way

February 9, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

Heritage Awards 2015

Chaminade University 2015 Heritage Award winners
(front left to right) Faith Leasiolagi, Dayna Bareng
and Peggy Friedman are joined (back left to right) by
Chaminade’s president, Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM
and Chaminade’s rector, Fr. George Cerniglia, SM.

The annual Heritage Awards were presented at Mystical Rose Oratory on Monday, February 09,  as part of a prayer service . The2015  recipients were:

  • Chaminade Award, presented to a lay faculty or lay professional staff member, who exhibits a continuous commitment to Marianist values in education, went to Professor Margaret (Peggy) Friedman, associate professor of Business.
  • Marianist Award, presented to a lay staff member, who exhibits a continuous and extraordinary commitment to the Marianist value of family spirit went to Dayna Bareng, Residential Life housing coordinator.
  • Founders Award, presented to a member of the student body, who manifests generosity, respect for others and a spirit of faith, went to Faith Leasiolagi.

The following text is taken  from today’s introductions of each of the awardees, made by Chaminade’s rector, Fr. George Cerniglia, SM: (with added photos from the event)

The Award Ceremony
February 9, 2015
Given by Fr. George Cerniglia, SM

Several weeks ago, our Chaminade ohana celebrated Heritage Week, highlighted by the Eucharist commemorating the anniversary of the death of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, the founder of the Society of Mary. Ordinarily, we use that occasion to confer awards on certain individuals on our campus who have manifested our Marianist tradition in exemplary ways. Because of the variety of activities occurring during Heritage Week, this year we decided to move the awards ceremony to today. Although it is an ordinary Monday, it now becomes extraordinary as we recognize three outstanding individuals in our Chaminade family.

The Chaminade Award is presented to a faculty or professional staff member who has exhibited a continuous commitment to Marianist values in education by promoting the dignity and rights of people, by accepting others with love and respect, by being dedicated to a collaborative and honest search for truth, and by undertaking the intellectual life as a form of service in the interest of justice and truth, exhibiting the Marian traits of openness, hospitality, graciousness and faith in a loving God. The recipient of this year’s Chaminade Award is Peggy Friedman. Peggy is presently a long-standing Associate Professor in the School of Business. She is a dedicated professor, who can connect easily with her students. One student related how Peggy consciously and intentionally includes the Characteristics of Marianist Universities in her syllabus. In presenting them to her students she is quoted as saying: This is our brand and what separates us from others. Having taught at UH and other universities, Peggy does not hesitate to point out that there’s something different at Chaminade. Little does she realize that her approach to education and to her students is what contributes to making Chaminade different. Students relate quite honestly that she “knows her stuff” and even makes it enjoyable! For a number of years now, Peggy has made an annual commitment as a Marianist Educational Associate. As such, she works to sustain and advance the Marianist culture on our campus. She is generous to a fault and always ready to offer a helping hand. Having become a recent first-time grandmother, Peggy now revels not only in her students but in her wonderful grandchild. She won’t hesitate to show you a picture either! And so, it is with deep gratitude that we present this year’s Chaminade Award to Peggy Friedman.

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 Peggy receives a lei from Fr. George and then her award from Bro. Bernie and Father.  She is surrounded by her son and daughter and applauded by the Chaminade ‘ohana.

 

The Marianist Award is presented to a staff member who has exhibited a continuous and extraordinary commitment to the Marianist value of family spirit by living the Marian traits of openness, hospitality, graciousness and faith in a loving God, and by drawing others into the challenge of building a collaborative community based on loving acceptance of others and commitment to the vision and mission of Chaminade University. The recipient of this year’s Marianist Award is Dayna Bareng. Dayna has been with Residential Life as the Housing Coordinator for 8 years. During those eight years, she has touched many lives with her openness, graciousness and loving nature. Her commitment to the Marianist value of family spirit is reflected in how the students feel about her. Ever since Dayna was five years old, we are told, she wanted to be a mother. Her caring, understanding, warmth and love go a long way in helping her be a “mother hen” to the students who are far away from home and miss all things familiar. We are told that Dayna’s voice on the phone was the most comforting thing to a new student on his first day of college. As a result, many who heard that comforting voice became closely linked with Residential Life and some eventually became part of the staff. It does not matter what type of day Dayna is having. When a student walks through the door, they receive her undivided attention and sound advice on how to approach everything from mundane issues to more challenging situations. She cares deeply for everyone she comes in contact with and wants what is best for them. Dayna encourages and inspires students to live to their full potential. No one works harder or is more committed to her ministry of supporting our residents than Dayna. Her dedication, spirit, kindness, generosity and patience have made a lasting impression on many, many students over the years. And so, it is with deep appreciation and gratitude that we present this year’s Marianist Award to Dayna Bareng.

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Photos are of Dayna Bareng receiving award, and Dayna with family, friends & Marianist ‘ohana.

 

The Founder’s Award is presented to a student who has exhibited a commitment to Marianist values by his/her outstanding generosity, respect for others, and spirit of faith and who is an exemplary role-model for the Chaminade community. The recipient of this year’s award is Faith Leasiolagi. In certain cultures, they wait to name a baby in order to insure that the name will fit the spirit and nature of the child. It seems that Faith’s name was a perfectly chosen one from the very beginning. Faith, in the religious sense, means a letting go, a trust and confidence that things will be okay. Our Faith reflects that religious meaning in many, many ways. She is someone you can put 100% trust and confidence in. Her calm and loving demeanor makes it a sure thing that the job will get done. During her years here at Chaminade, Faith has chosen many servant leadership roles that have helped her guide others—whether it was leading the Awakening Retreat, or working with the poor in Los Angeles, or dancing on White Sunday, or singing every Sunday in the choir, or feeding the hungry, or simply being her cheerful self in the Campus Ministry Offices or the Loo Center. Among her peers, Faith is a confidante, someone who listens attentively and dispenses wise and realistic advice. She is a member of the La’akea Marianist Lay Community, the first of its kind to be established here on Chaminade’s campus. And her companions in the group chose her to be their coordinator. Faith embodies the Chaminade spirit in so, so many ways. We are confident that she will go forth with a firm and steady confidence of who she is, who she has become, and who she will yet be. We have been touched by Faith in our own lives with her presence, her song, and especially her hope and love. And so, it is with deep appreciation and gratitude that we present this year’s Founders Award to Faith Leasiolagi.

Photos below are of Faith, friends, family and Mom.

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Chaminade Hosts Criminal Justice Expo 2015

February 6, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases

MORE THAN 30 CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES WILL BE THERE

Chaminade University will host its 21st Annual Criminal Justice Expo on Thursday, March 19, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., in the Clarence T.C. Conference Center, Eiben Hall, at Chaminade University, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu 96816.

The free event begins with a special 1-hour session for Chaminade students, and then opens to the general public at 5:30 p.m. The annual expo is an educational career-oriented gathering where representatives and recruiters from various criminal justice agencies will be available for interested candidates.

For more information, contact Professor Joseph Allen at (808) 735-4879 or Chardonnay at chardonnay.pao@chaminade.edu or 808-739-4664.

Chaminade offers Hawaii’s only Master of Criminal Justice Administration degree, in addition to their Associate and Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice programs. All three programs are offered on-ground or completely online.

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. ###

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Monthly Test of the Chaminade Emergency Notification System – February 2015

February 2, 2015 · No Comments · Test alert

February 2, 2015:  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.

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Jean E. Rolles and Dr. Lawrence K.W. Tseu to be Inducted into Silversword Hall of Fame — Feb. 19

January 23, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases, Notables

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CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY TO INDUCT JEAN E. ROLLES AND DR. LAWRENCE K.W. TSEU INTO SILVERSWORD HALL OF FAME AT ITS 7TH ANNUAL INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS GALA  –Feb. 19 at Ala Moana Beach Hotel

HONOLULU Chaminade University will induct Jean E. Rolles, MSJBA ’93 and Lawrence K.W. Tseu, DDS into the Silversword Hall of Fame at its seventh annual intercollegiate athletics gala.  The gala event takes place on Thursday, February 19, 2015, starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Ala Moana Beach Hotel (Hibiscus Ballroom). Also on hand at the event will be former Australian Olympian beach volleyball player and now motivational speaker, Annette Lynch as keynote speaker.

Jean E. Rolles is a current Board of Regents member and chair of the Intercollegiate Athletics subcommittee for Chaminade University.  In August 2014, Rolles was recognized for her generous contribution to the renovations of the Carlson Fitness Center Locker Room and Facilities.

Dr. Lawrence K.W. Tseu is also a current Board of Regents member. His $1 million capital gift enabled the construction of Chaminade University’s School of Nursing state-of-the-art facility, named Dr. Lawrence K.W. and Mrs. BoHing Chan Tseu Center for Nursing. His gift provided the needed private funding to secure essential government funding from the Economic Development Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce).

“Both of our honorees have done so much for our University and are very deserving of their induction in the Silversword Hall of Fame.  They are role models for our students, and have built a strong reputation throughout the Hawaii community by thinking outside the box and giving back,” said Chaminade University President, Bro. Bernard J. Ploeger.

With the strong leadership of event chair, Edison H. Miyawaki, MD, the athletics gala is headed into its seventh year and is projected to reach the $1 million mark in its fundraising efforts.  For more information on table sponsorships, or individual tickets, please contact Ryan Hirata at (808) 735-4764.  You can also visit www.goswords.com for more information about the gala event, along with the latest information regarding Chaminade athletics.

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. ###

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Chaminade awarded Top School Designation in Military Advanced Education’s 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities

January 15, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases, Notables

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Honolulu–Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Chaminade University the designation of a Top School in its  2015 MAE Guide to  Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide was released in the December issue of MAE, available online at www.mae-kmi.com.  The Guide presents results of a questionnaire on the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities provides students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to men and women in uniform.

“We are humbled by the designation,” said Sumoha Jani, Chaminade’s associate director of the Office of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE). “It is wonderful to know that Chaminade’s degree programs continue to be relevant and well-received by our military contingent.”

Chaminade University has been supporting the educational goals of service members since 1967 and offers classes onsite at several O‘ahu military bases as well as online courses available every ten-week term starting in January, April, July and October. Classes on base are open to military personnel, their family members and civilians. The Office of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) manages courses offered at military bases for Chaminade.

Now in its eighth year of publishing the Guide, MAE was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, institutes were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. Visit www.mae-kmi.com for online access to MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges and Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education.

Military Advanced Education and KMI Media Group, Inc. (www.mae-kmi.com) serves education services officers (ESOs) and transition officers (TOs) at every U.S. military installation, along with the service members they counsel.  Published 10 times yearly, MAE’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators, and members of Congress; best practices; career and transition spotlights, service member, school, and program profiles, and periodic special reports. KMI Media Group, Inc. (www.kmimediagroup.com) is the leading independent publisher of targeted information about military requirements, technologies and operations. Serving as a unique forum for senior military and Department of Defense leadership, KMI focuses on distinct and essential communities within the defense market.

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. ###

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Chaminade Holds Audition for Its Spring Musical “Rags”

January 5, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases

HONOLULU—January 5, 2015Auditions for Chaminade University’s spring production of the musical RAGS will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14 and Wednesday, Jan. 21at the Loo Theatre in Clarence T.C. Ching Hall on the campus of Chaminade University, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Honolulu theatre community are all welcome to audition. An accompanist will be provided. To schedule an audition time, please contact Karen Harp at 735-4827 or <Karen.Harp@chaminade.edu>.

The show is scheduled to run April 17-19 and 24-26 at Mamiya Theatre.  More information about RAGS can be found at:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rags_(musical)

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.###

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MEDIA CONTACT: Kapono Ryan
Kryan@chaminade.edu
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Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership for Charter School Administrators

January 5, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases

HONOLULU /WAIMEA, HAWAII –January 5, 2015– Kanu O Ka ‘Āina Learning ‘Ohana in partnership with Chaminade University of Honolulu announces a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership for charter school administrators.  The program is focused on the acquisition of leadership skills in financial management, education law, managerial communications, personnel issues, effective decision-making and group dynamics.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of socio-economic, legal and cultural factors on schools, teachers and students.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of organizational life in schools and organizational change process, and connections to the development of positive school cultures that promote learning and social development of students.
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct systematic inquires into programs and policies that are relevant, integral and essential to the success of children, schools and school leaders.
  • Develop skills in facilitating collaboration and communication among schools, school communities, families, other educational and services agencies and professional organizations.
  • Develop knowledge and skills in managing personnel.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the ethical, moral and caring dimensions of educational leadership.
  • Demonstrate ability to use informed scholarship to analyze and offer solutions for school policies and problems.

Hawaii cultural awareness is the context of the courses and a significant part of the cohort work will include a Hawaiian cultural thread that demonstrates Education with Aloha. Education with Aloha balances culturally sensitive approaches to leadership with the latest in education theory and technology. Grounded in the wisdom of the ancestors, Education with Aloha strives for an atmosphere of care and congeniality permeating through the entire learning ‘ohana.

Admission preference will be given to persons who are highly recommended by school administration and governing boards as potential leadership candidates in the Hawaiian education community. Interested students may contact Allan Nebrija, advising director for Chaminade University Education Division, at allan.nebrija@chaminade.edu or (808) 739-4684.

Kanu o ka ‘Āina Learning ‘Ohana (KALO) is a nonprofit educational organization based in Waimea that assists statewide with Hawaiian-focus education. Incorporated in 2000 as a Native Hawaiian nonprofit, KALO and its partners are working to establish an autonomous, holistic education environment for the children of Hawaiʻi: grounding every child and adult in the values that have shaped and empowered Hawaiians for generations, involving every member of the community in determining his/her education path and preparing every child of Hawai‘i to thrive in the modern world, free from oppression and with pride for our heritage. Serving and perpetuating sustainable Hawaiian communities through Education with Aloha. Learn more at KALO.org

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University of Honolulu 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. ###

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Monthly Test of the Chaminade Emergency Notification System–January 2014

January 2, 2015 · No Comments · Test alert

January 2, 2015:  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.
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Chaminade’s nursing faculty and MDF’s “Crafting Wellness” Philanthropy program sends need supplies to Hospital in Chuuk

December 30, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases

 Hospital in Chuuk receive needed supplies thanks to the efforts of Chaminade's nursing faculty and MDF's "Crafting Wellness" Philanthropy program.

Hospital in Chuuk receive needed supplies thanks to the efforts of Chaminade’s nursing faculty and MDF’s “Crafting Wellness” Philanthropy program.

In late August, this photo from Chuuk, Micronesia was shared with the School of Nursing at Chaminade University. After Chaminade’s  Clinical Immersion in Chuuk in spring 2014,  nursing professor, Joy Bliss RN BN MSc PhD, was able to arrange to send about $1000 worth of blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes and various other medical instruments to Chuuk Hospital, thanks to the generosity of MDF Instruments on behalf of Chaminade’s faculty of Nursing! Hospital staff were very grateful for the desperately needed instruments at their hospital. These instruments were given to the Hospital through MDF’s “Crafting Wellness” Philanthropy program,thanks to the assistance of Aubrey Scarr, director of Philanthropy at MDF Instruments.  MDF instruments are currently used in Chaminade’s campus nursing lab .

 

 

 

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Chaminade Blesses New Fitness Center Facilities on Campus

December 30, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases

Pictured in photo: (from L to R) Mrs. Pauline A. Tallett; Chaminade student, Martin Joseph Moore III, ’16; Ms. Jean E. Rolles, ’93; Ms. Jeanne A. Anderson, Dr. Thomas C. Wesselkamper; Chaminade student, Walter Milne Omalza, ’15; and Mr. Willibrord K. Tallett, ’61.

Pictured in photo: (from L to R) Mrs. Pauline A. Tallett; Chaminade student, Martin Joseph Moore III, ’16; Ms. Jean E. Rolles, ’93; Ms. Jeanne A. Anderson, Dr. Thomas C. Wesselkamper; Chaminade student, Walter Milne Omalza, ’15; and Mr. Willibrord K. Tallett, ’61.

– Facilities Enhance Campus Wellness Initiative and Benefit Entire Campus Community –

HONOLULU, HI (September 10, 2014) — Chaminade University has enhanced its campus-wide wellness initiative with the unveiling of new facilities, including segregated men’s and women’s locker rooms and showers, adjacent to the Carlson Fitness Center in Kieffer Hall. Students, faculty and staff are reveling the new facilities since the blessing event last month, which was held in conjunction with New Student Orientation. Activities included traditional Hawaiian and Catholic blessings and tours of the new facilities. Partners, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA), were also on hand to distribute wellness information and healthy snacks.

“We are extremely grateful to our ‘hui’ of donors who supported this project from the very beginning when we originally began plans for implementing our campus wellness initiative,” said Bro. Bernard J. Ploeger, S.M., Ph.D., Chaminade University President. “Our University community now has a place to keep their belongings and shower after they work out in the fitness center.”

The collective group of donors who gifted a total of $700,000 for the construction of the facilities are: Ms. Jeanne A. Anderson, Regent; Ms. Jean E. Rolles, Regent and Alumna, MBA ’93; Mr. and Mrs. Willibrord K. Tallett, Regent and Alumnus, BS ’61; and Professor Thomas C. Wesselkamper. A previous gift of Ms. Rolles also funded the purchase of new equipment for the Carlson Fitness Center.

“On behalf of the group, we are so pleased to have the opportunity to support Chaminade in this capacity,” said Rolles. “As a board member and alumna, it is very special for me to be a part of the transformative progress that the University has made over the years and to see how it benefits the current students and the rest of the Chaminade `ohana.”

Celebrating nearly 60 years of educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University offers programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. Visit www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711.###

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