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Hawai’i International Forgiveness Day at Chaminade — Sunday, Aug. 3

July 31, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases

Hawai'i International Forgiveness Project Free Community Event on Aug. 3 at Mystical Rose Oratory on Chaminade University campus

Chaminade University will co-sponsor with the  Hawai’i Forgiveness Project this year’s Hawai’i International Forgiveness Day, a free community event, on August 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Mystical Rose Oratory, on the campus of  Chaminade University, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. For more information and a copy of the flyer, click here:  Hawaii International Forgiveness Day-2014-details-4  or call 808-739-4673.  For free tickets, go to: www.hawaiiforgivenessproject.org

Chaminade’s School of Business will host this year’s annual community festival, which will be the 12th for the Hawai’i Forgiveness Project.  Last year, the Project honored Queen Lili’uokalani, the last reigning monarch of Hawaii, as a model of peace, strength and forgiveness. This year’s theme will be Silence and Forgiveness: “In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving, and see how the pattern improves (Rumi).” The event will be an opportunity to experience healing and forgiveness provided through silence from diverse traditions and perspectives including Native Hawaiian, Christian, Buddhist, as well as in dance and music.

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.  ###

IMMEDIATE RELEASE      HONOLULU—July 31, 2014
Chaminade Media Contact:
Kapono Ryan  Kryan@chaminade.edu
Office (808) 735-4797                  

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Monthly Emergency Alert Test–July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014 · No Comments · Test alert

Tuesday, July 1, 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 7/1/2014

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Don’t miss HVAE Masterworks Festival event this Sunday, June 29, at Chaminade

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

Chaminade professor Tim Carney directs HVAE with passion

Chaminade professor Tim Carney directs HVAE with passion

WHAT: Hawai`i Vocal Masterworks Festival
WHO:
Timothy Carney, Music Director
WHEN:
 Sunday, June 29, 4:00pm
WHERE:
Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University
HOW:
Tickets $20/$25 at HonoluluBoxOffice.com 550-8457
CONTACT:
tcarney@chaminade.edu

The 11th annual Masterworks Festival presents Ola Gjeilo’s ravishing Sunrise Mass, written in 2010 for chorus and string orchestra. Also on the program is the deeply moving Baroque masterpiece, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Jade Jeom, soprano and Jennifer Lane, mezzo soprano. Hear the 60 voice choir and players from the Hawaii Symphony in the intimate acoustics of Mystical Rose Oratory on the campus of Chaminade University, with plenty of free parking. 

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June 2, 2014 Chaminade University Monthly Emergency Notification Communications Test

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

June 2, 2014

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Emergency Notification Communications Test

Central Pacific Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30.
Emergency information will be posted to this site by Chaminade University, other good sources of information include:

Now is the time to prepare, don’t wait until it’s too late.
This concludes the test of the Chaminade University of Honolulu Emergency Notification System.

 

TAP 6/2/14

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2014 Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference Welcomes Nationally Renowned Writer As Keynote Presenter

May 20, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

 kristiana-kahakauwilaFORMER CHAMINADE FACULTY MEMBER KRISTIANA KAHAKAUWILA TO SPEAK SATURDAY, MAY 24

The 2014 Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference hosted by Chaminade University invites the public to a free lecture titled “(Re)Visiting Hawaii Paradise” presented by Kristiana Kahakauwila at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in the Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Center, Eiben Hall, at Chaminade University, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii. For information, contact Cheryl D. Edelson, PhD at cedelson@chaminade.edu or (808)739-8533.

Kahakauwila, a native Hawaiian, was raised in Southern California. She earned a master’s in fine arts from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Princeton University. She has worked as a writer and editor for Wine Spectator, Cigar Aficionado and Highlights for Children magazines, as well as has taught English at Chaminade University. Today, she is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University.

A Barnes & Noble Summer 2013 selection of the Discover Great New Writers program, her book This is Paradise: Stories has garnered praise from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio show All Things Considered. O, The Oprah Magazine called it “gritty, haunting, and suspenseful” while Lisa See, writing for ELLE magazine, acclaimed the book “a sparkling debut story collection.”

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. ###

HONOLULU—May 20, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Kapono Ryan
Kryan@chaminade.edu Office (808) 735-4797

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Chaminade Celebrates Historic Graduation of Its First Nursing Graduates

May 8, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

MAY 9 SCHOOL OF NURSING PINNING CEREMONY — MAY 12 GENERAL COMMENCEMENT

Chaminade University’ School of Nursing will hold an historic pinning ceremony for its first graduating class of nurses on May 9, starting at 5:30 p.m., in the Pomaika’i Ballroom, at Dole Cannery, 735 Iwilei Rd, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817. For more information, call (808) 735-4813. The ceremony preludes the upcoming historic moment for Chaminade when more than 50 of its students receive their Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing (BSN) at Chaminade’s spring commencement on May 12, at Neal Blaisdell Arena, starting at 7:30 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

Chaminade University was jubilant back in March 2010 when The Hawaii State Board of Nursing first gave the university its approval to officially launch the university’s nursing program in fall 2010. In August 2010, Chaminade welcomed its first students on a four-year track towards earning their Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing (BSN). The initial expectation had been that in spring 2014 it would graduate the university’s first class consisting of about 40 BSN graduates.  It is now four years later, and the nursing program has exceeded expectations with more than 50 student-nurses with their petitions cleared to graduate.

“For each one of them personally, this is quite an accomplishment,” Chaminade Dean for Nursing, Stephanie Genz, EdD, MSN, RN said proudly. “They have worked hard these four years to achieve their Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing (BSN).  As graduates, they will have the foundational nursing knowledge and skills necessary for the profession, have the abilities to provide quality patient care and be prepared for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX),”

Chaminade president, Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, PhD said, “The nursing profession gives our students excellent career opportunities in a dynamic field where they can serve with significance. This makes the nursing vocation a perfect fit, well-aligned with our mission and identity as a university whose goal is to prepare students for life, careers and for service. This is clearly an historic moment for us — a benchmark moment — marking the moment of a vision fulfilled well.”     

Chaminade University School of Nursing Highlights

School of Nursing Launched
•U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded a $1.2 million capital grant in 2009 to CUH to help develop facilities that would support a new nursing school; the grant project was completed in spring 2012
•The EDA grant was matched by a $1.2 million investment by CUH and helped to leverage over $3.4 million in private gifts and grants to support the creation of the nursing school
•Additional funding came from Chaminade Regent, Dr. Lawrence Tseu for $1 million capital gift for the final construction Chaminade’s state-of-the-art nursing center
•CUH School of Nursing opened in fall 2010
Achieved Accreditation
•The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) as of Nov. 2012; accreditation was awarded for the maximum accrediting term of 5 years (through June 30, 2018 before accreditation is up for review).
Demographics
•276 students are currently enrolled in the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program at Chaminade
•80% of CUH nursing students are from Hawaii; approximately 20% of CUH nursing students are of Native Hawaiian descent, and 20% are of other Pacific Islander descent
•Approximately 26% of CUH nursing students are men
High Retention
•The retention rate for nursing students is currently 89%, which has exceeded expectation of the rate initially projected to be around 60%; this has also resulted in a 76% increase over the initial enrollment predictions at the implementation of the program.
Partnerships
•Over 24 clinical partners throughout the state of Hawaii; these include a range of settings such as hospitals, community health centers, rural healthcare facilities, long-term care facilities, and dialysis centers
•International clinical immersion experiences launched spring 2014 as part of students’ final nursing course (NUR499); selected nursing students participated in 4 week clinical immersions with partner educational institutions in the Philippines and Chuuk (Federated States of Micronesia)
•Summer nursing internships launching summer 2014 with select clinical partners
Graduating First Cohort
•The first nursing cohort will graduate in May 2014; there are 51 nursing students in this cohort who will graduate with their BSN.
•CUH anticipates successful employment placements for graduates based on encouraging feedback from clinical partners
Future Growth
•Developing new RN to BSN degree program; tentative launch in 2015.

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—May 8, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT:
Kapono Ryan
Kryan@chaminade.edu
Office (808) 735-4797             


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Chaminade Celebrates Commencement May 12 — Includes Inaugural Graduates from Three New Programs

May 8, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, Notables

It’s a first for the  School of Nursing, the Master of Pastoral Theology program and the Master of Educational Leadership for Hawaiian Focused Charter Schools program.


Chaminade University will hold its 2014 Spring Commencement on Monday, May 12, at 7 p.m., in the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena. Nearly 500 students will receive their degrees at the free public event.

Highlights of this spring’s commencement include the inaugural graduates of the School of Nursing, the Master of Pastoral Theology program and the Master of Educational Leadership for Hawaiian Focused Charter Schools program.

Chaminade regent and president of Red Monarch Strategies Inc., Bennette E. Misalucha, will be keynote speaker. Passionate about Filipino-American issues, she is also managing editor of the Fil-Am Courier. An alumnus of the Pacific Century Fellows program, she is also the president of WTS-Hawai’i Chapter, a vice chair at the Filipino Community Center, a past president and current director of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, and a past chair and current director of the Girl Scouts of Hawaii. In addition, Misalucha serves on the board of Friends of East West Center, Oahu Transit Services and the O‘ahu Arts Center.

The salutatory student speakers will be for the undergraduates, Caitlin Marie Dinneen, receiving her B.S. degree in Early Education Magna Cum Laude, and for the postgraduates, Justin Alai Tuiasosopo, receiving his M.B.A. in accounting.

Baccalaureate Service followed by the Academic Honors Ceremony will be held the day before commencement, on May 11 in Mamiya Theatre, at Chaminade University. Family and friends of graduates are cordially invited to attend. Baccalaureate starts at 2 p.m., and the Academic Honors Ceremony following at 3:45 p.m. For more information, go to: http://www.chaminade.edu/graduation/

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—May 8, 2014        

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

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Chaminade Honors 2013-14 Student-Athletes

May 7, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

Chaminade University athletics held its Fourth Annual Athletic Awards Banquet Thursday night, May 1, 2014 at the Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Center to honor student-athlete achievements throughout the 2013-14 academic term. Awards were handed out were for scholar-athlete, most outstanding and most inspirational. Softball won the highest team GPA award of large roster sports (11 or more participants) with a 3.11 GPA average. Women’s tennis earned the roster of small roster sports (10 or less) with a 3.41 GPA.

Scholar-Athlete
Men’s Basketball:  Rhys Murphy

Women’s Basketball:  Glacen Florita
Men’s Cross Country:  Aris Springs
Women’s Cross Country:  Jessica Wences
Men’s Golf:  Spencer Ewart
Men’s Soccer:  Jose Carranza
Women’s Soccer:  Kristen Tatemichi
Softball:  Kristiann Endow
Women’s Tennis:  Kimberly Takara
Women’s Volleyball: Valentina Bevilacqua

Most Outstanding
Men’s Basketball:  Tyree Harrison

Women’s Basketball:  Glacen Florita
Men’s Cross Country:  Jorge Cisneros
Women’s Cross Country:  Jessica Wences
Men’s Golf:  Spencer Ewart
Men’s Soccer:  Dayton Sato
Women’s Soccer:  Lauren Ishii
Softball:  Elia Lizarraga
Women’s Tennis:  Kimberly Takara
Women’s Volleyball:  Kim Spring

 Most Inspirational
Men’s Basketball:  Tyree Harrison

Women’s Basketball:  Kennedi Akana
Women’s Cross Country:  Nicole Yamase
Men’s Golf:  Jarin Harada
Men’s Soccer:  Sam Galloway
Women’s Soccer:  Shayla Hosaka
Softball:  Theresa Capllonch
Women’s Tennis:  Satzy Pulido
Women’s Volleyball:  Brenda Walker

Highest Team GPA (large roster; 11 or more participants)
Softball:  3.11

High Team GPA (small roster; up to 10 participants)
Women’s Tennis:  3.41

Male Athlete of the Year:
Jorge Cisneros, Men’s Cross Country

Female Athlete of the Year:
Brenda Walker, Women’s Volleyball

Silversword Award:
Sam Galloway, Men’s Soccer

 

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Student Affairs Highlight Accomplishments of Students Who Enriched Life on Campus

May 7, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

Co-curricula Awardees 2014Photo by Megan Robison with Student Services

Congratulations to the students who were recognized for their accomplishments at Chaminade University’s Ninth Annual Co-Curricular Awards, held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Center, Eiben Hall.

Hosted by Student Affairs, the following students were honored for their respective awards:

Academic Achievement Program Award of Excellence:
Cherry Joy Sercena
Academic Achievement Program Tutor of the Year:
Adam Orimoto
Silversword Award (Athletics):
Sam Galloway
Female Athlete of the Year:
Brenda Walker
Male Athlete of the Year:
Jorge Cisneros
Kaua ke Akua Service Award (Campus Ministry):
Timari Matsuda
Liturgy Award (Campus Ministry):
Genevieve Krier
Retreat Leader of the Year (Campus Ministry):
Kristen Rothermel
Campus Ministry Award:
Kevin Fajardo
Student Employee of the Year (Career Services):
Carlos Cortes
Outstanding Orientation Leader :
Caitlin Dinneen
Outstanding Peer Mentor:
Angelique Draina & Kaelani Demapan
Bro. Joseph Becker Award of Excellence – Freshman:
Jerri Francisco
Bro. Joseph Becker Award of Excellence – Sophomore:
Carlos Cortes
Bro. Joseph Becker Award of Excellence – Junior:
Faith Leasiolagi
Bro. Joseph Becker Award of Excellence – Senior :
Alexandra Davis
Rev. David Schuyler Adviser of the Year:
Bro. Brandon Alana
Bro. Elmer Dunsky Outstanding Student Organization Award: Accounting Club
Fr. Stephen Tutas Program Award for Excellence:
Film Festival
Fred Kauhane Aloha Spirit Award:
Aris Springs
Professor Henry Halenani Gomes Alaka’i Award:
Sharmayne Kamaka
Residence Hall Association Award of Excellence:
Shanique Nicolas
Resident Assistant Award of Excellence:
Alicia Ford, Daisy Jimenez-Antonio
Dean’s Special Recognition:
Alyssa “Pualei” Jackson

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May 1, 2014: Monthly Emergency Drill Alert

May 1, 2014 · No Comments · Test alert

Thursday, May 1, 2014. We are testing the Chaminade University Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test. If this was an actual emergency, this is the site that will have updates and instructions.
This is only a test.

kr 5/1/14

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