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Chaminade Ceramics Students & Instructor Hold Semester Sale of Work

April 16, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information

Spring Sale

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Environmental and Interior Design Program 2014 Senior Portfolio Exhibit — 5/9

April 15, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, Notables

Please come to Environmental and Interior Design (E+I D) program's senior portfolio exhibit Friday, May 9. Click on the flyer for details.

Please come to Environmental and Interior Design (E+I D) program’s senior portfolio exhibit Friday, May 9. Click on the flyer for details.

To RSVP, contact Anja at anja.mitobe@chaminade.edu

Or call 808-739-4680

 

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Chaminade Celebrates $100,000 Gift for Athletics Facilities – New Coaches’ Conference Room to be Named for Schantz `Ohana–

April 15, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases, Notables

(From left to right) Sara Platte, Wes Balam Aviles-Schantz, Lucia Aviles-Schantz, Eric Schantz, Chaminade President Bro. Bernie Ploeger, Merriam Schantz, Melvin Schantz Sr., Melvin Schantz Jr., Chaminade Board Chair Kitty Wo.

(From left to right) Sara Platte, Wes Balam Aviles-Schantz,Lucia Aviles-Schantz, Eric Schantz, Chaminade President Bro. Bernie Ploeger, Merriam Schantz, Melvin Schantz Sr., Melvin Schantz Jr., Chaminade Board Chair Kitty Wo.

HONOLULU, HI (January 16, 2014) — Chaminade University announces a $100,000 gift that will be used towards a new Coaches’ Office Complex as part of the University’s forthcoming development of comprehensive Intercollegiate Athletics Facilities. Mrs. Sara Platte, and her brothers, Mr. Melvin Schantz Jr. and Mr. Eric Schantz, made the gift in honor of their parents who are longtime supporters of the University. Construction on the complex that will house the Melvin and Merriam Schantz Coaches’ Conference and Recruitment Room is expected to start later this year.

 “Our family has been a part of the Chaminade ‘ohana for many years and our parents are strong advocates of Chaminade’s dedication to supporting student athletes,” said Platte. “We felt this was a perfect opportunity to support Silversword athletics while also honoring our parents who served as our ‘life coaches.’ We learned many life lessons through the sports we played and know first-hand that good coaches can have a huge impact on a young person’s life!”

The collective gift is among the largest received so far for the athletics facilities. The overall project will include a 2,400 square foot coaches’ offices complex and a 3,450 square foot training center. The new amenities will help provide a richer campus life for student athletes, coaches and staff who are currently confined to meager facilities located in separate areas throughout the Kalaepohaku property.

Chaminade University President Bro. Bernard J. Ploeger, SM, Ph.D., said, “We are so grateful to the Schantz and Platte families for their continued partnership and support over the years. This gift in particular will help bolster our Silversword pride, increase visibility for Chaminade athletics, and set a positive example of philanthropy among our leadership and community.”

An original member of the PacWest Conference and founders of the annual Maui Invitational Tournament, Chaminade serves as home to 10 men’s and women’s Intercollegiate Athletics Sports Teams, with one in ten students participating in Silversword athletics.  

Educating students for life, service and successful careers since 1955, Chaminade University offers programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. For more information, visit www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711. ###

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Contact: Sheri Lees
sheri.lees@chaminade.edu / (808) 739-4672

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First Quarter Grants to Chaminade Top $360,000

April 15, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases

First Hawaiian Bank Foundation recently awarded Chaminade University  $75,000 to help build its new athletics support facilities.  Pictured in the photo (left to right): Alvin K. T. Goo (FHB Vice President & Branch Manager, Hawaii Kai Branch), Victor Corpuz (FHB Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager, Kaimuki Branch), Bro. Bernard Ploeger (CUH President), Aulani Kaanoi (CUH Vice President, Finance and Facilities), Gregory Sitar (FHB Senior Vice President & Area Manager, Kahala Branch

First Hawaiian Bank Foundation recently awarded Chaminade University $75,000 to help build its new athletics support facilities.
Pictured in the photo (left to right): Alvin K. T. Goo (FHB Vice President & Branch Manager, Hawaii Kai Branch), Victor Corpuz (FHB Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager, Kaimuki Branch), Bro. Bernard Ploeger (CUH President), Aulani Kaanoi (CUH Vice President, Finance and Facilities), Gregory Sitar (FHB Senior Vice President & Area Manager, Kahala Branch

HONOLULU—April 14, 2014—Chaminade University received grants totaling more than $364,000 in the first three months of 2014. Awards ranged from several thousand dollars for student scholarships to $150,000 for campus renovations, and include the following:

  • An anonymous California-based foundation awarded $150,000 for renovations to create new nursing classrooms.
  • First Hawaiian Bank Foundation awarded $75,000 to build new athletics support facilities.
  • HMSA Foundation awarded $75,000 for a biomedical pipeline partnership project between Chaminade and JABSOM.
  • American Savings Bank (through Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation) awarded $30,000 to support the 2014 Hogan Entrepreneurs/American Savings Bank Non-Profit Business Plan Competition.
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs awarded $30,000 for Native Hawaiian nursing scholarships.
  • The Vincent & Katherine Neal Memorial Fund administered by Hawaii Community Foundation awarded $4,286 for scholarships for education majors.

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
Office (808) 735-4797

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Chemistry Professor Receives 2014 Outstanding Mentor Award — Joel Kawakami, PhD Known to Spark Student Passion in Cancer Research

April 11, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

 

Helen Whippy, provost, Joel Kawakami, Chemistry professor & 2014 Outstanding Mentor, and Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, Chaminade president, seen with portrait with Sue Wesselkamper, former Chaminade president.

Helen Whippy, provost, Joel Kawakami, Chemistry professor & 2014 Outstanding Mentor, and Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, Chaminade president, seen with portrait with Sue Wesselkamper, former Chaminade president.

Chaminade University honored Chemistry professor, Joel Kawakami, with its 2014 Outstanding Mentor Award at Na Liko today.  Kawakami, who has a PhD in Organic Synthetic Chemistry, was nominated by students for the award.  In order for nominated faculty members to be considered, they must display:

• A history of undergraduate student project mentoring that surpasses normal expectations;

• An ongoing commitment to providing students with research and/or creative experiences that go above and beyond the classroom experience;

• The promotion of the value of active student involvement in research or the creative process;

• Support of faculty-student and/or faculty-student-community collaborations;

•A contribution to the professional development of students.

In nominating Kawakami, Kenneth Huang, a senior majoring in Biology, wrote:
“Dr. Kawakami is a professional of the highest caliber who has worked in the pharmaceutical industry prior to his professorship at Chaminade University. His real world experiences and insights have been invaluable to his students’ professional development. His sense of humor is uplifting at the most unexpected of circumstances. His down-to-earth attitude allows for easy discussions on complicated to simple topics on class material or current events. He has been my mentor on numerous occasions outside of research, such as providing advice on how ‘best to train’ for the Honolulu Marathon.” Huang added that he considered Professor Kawakami responsible for sparking his passion in cancer biology and cancer research.

Chaminade president, Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, said, “At this Na Liko Na’auao event, you will see amazing displays of student work, none of which would be possible without the support and guidance of faculty members who act as mentors to our students. We are privileged to be able to honor the commitment to excellence and the ability to inspire our students in our faculty that can be readily seen in Dr. Kawakami.”

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Sue Wesselkamper Prize Winner Announced at Na Liko Ceremony–Kanya Gagarin Recognized

April 11, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases, Notables

Kanya Gagarin awarded the 2014 Sue Wesselkamper Prize, endowed by Henry and Charlotte Clark.

Kanya Gagarin awarded the 2014 Sue Wesselkamper Prize, endowed by Henry and Charlotte Clark.

Chaminade University announced that this year’s Sue Wesselkamper Prize, endowed by Henry and Charlotte Clark, has been awarded to Kanya Gagarin, a third-year student at Chaminade’s School of Nursing. Nominated by her professor, Edna Magpantay-Monroe, Gagarin hopes to become a medical/surgical Registered Nurse. After gaining experience as an RN, she plans to achieve a master’s degree to become an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.

A member of the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, Gagarin will soon be inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.  She has demonstrated leadership as an active member in Chaminade’s Student Nurses Association, serving this school year as its secretary and president-elect. Gagarin comes from a Filipino immigrant family who has always motivated her to achieve academic success. Her family emphasizes diligence, determination, and compassion to others. Particularly interested in promoting health and good nutrition for the people of Hawaii, Gagarin is very active in community service. She participated in the annual Pu’ukohola Heiau cultural event last summer and helped run its health fair educating Native Hawaiians about their health disparities and lifestyle changes. She also participated in organizations such as Give It Fresh Today, where she helps gather fresh produce for homeless shelters and educates others about the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Aside from extracurricular activities, she finds great interest attending professional and educational in-services, especially those that affect the health of Hawaii’s people.

Gagarin could not be at the Na Liko ceremony today because she is in Nashville, Tennessee, representing the Chaminade School of Nursing at the National Student Nurses’ Association Convention.

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Holy Week Schedule at Chaminade

April 10, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information

For an easier read, click on flyer for larger resolution.

2014_Holy-Week-Schedule

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Chaminade Campus News — Thursday, April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information

news@chaminade.edu
April2014
Reminder!
2014 ALUMNI REUNION WEEKEND
WHEN: This weekend–
Thurs., April 3, from 5:30-6:20 pm–50 Minute University (Henry Hall)
Thurs., April 3, starting 6:30 pm– Pau Hana Mixer (Henry Hall Courtyard)
Sat., April 5, starting 5pm — Alumni Luau (Henry Hall Courtyard)
Sun., April 6, at 10am — Special Alumni Mass (MRO)
Sun., April 6, at 4pm — Mackey Lecture with Martha Hennessy (MRO)

WHAT:
Plenty of events to choose from — learn new things, network, party and reminisce, enjoy old friends & make new friends. Still possible to register online.
WHERE:
Henry Hall and Courtyard
WHO: Call out to all alums

CONTACT:
Check out alum page at http://www.chaminade.edu/alumni/ or email bkodama@chaminade.edu

 

New!BUSY PERSONS RETREAT
WHEN:
April 7-11, from 12:30-1 pm (30 minutes per day for 5 days)
WHAT:
Take a daily break to meet with a spiritual companion and learn how to enrich your relationship with God.  WHERE:Mystical Rose Oratory
WHO:
Open to all students, faculty and staff       COST: Free
CONTACT:
 Sign up with Danny O’Regan at daniel.oregan@chaminade.edu

New!WRITING WORKSHOP (PART II)
WHEN:
Wed., April 9, from 12:30 – 1:30pm
WHAT:
Workshop titled “Write Now…TWICE!”
WHERE:
Henry 225
WHO:
Open to AAP students; co-facilitated by AAP & AAP professional tutors                COST: Free
CONTACT:
 Fa’amamata Kalala Tufele at (808) 735-4835

 

 New!12th ANNUAL NA LIKO NA’AUAO 
WHEN: Fri., April 11, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
WHERE:Begins in MRO and continues in Eiben — Clarence TC Ching Conference Center

WHO:
Everyone is invited     COST: Free
WHAT: A celebration of research and scholarship showcasing undergraduate student work
CONTACT:For more information, go to:
http://www.chaminade.edu/academics/na_liko.php or email teresa.fujino@chaminade.edu

 

New!THE HALENANI SCHOLARSHIP GALA
WHEN: Sat., April 12, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm [doors to open at 5:30]
WHERE:Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Center in Eiben Hall

 

WHO:Sponsored by the Chaminade Hawaiian Club and hosted by KITV 4 reporter Lei ‘U’i Kaholokula, the gala will include performances by Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner, Manu Boyd and will also feature guest hula performances by Miss Hawaii 2012 Skyler Kamaka.
WHAT: Money raised by the gala event will help endow the Halenani Scholarship in honor of the late Henry Halenani Gomes (Uncle Henry). COST: Tickets are still available at $50 per seat.
CONTACT:Kaipo Leopoldino at (808) 756-4620, and
for flyer, go to: http://sites.chaminade.edu/news/files/2014/04/poster-1qngjqg.jpg

 

 New! FAFSA WORKSHOP
WHEN: Wed., April 16, 2:30pm – 4pm
WHERE:Henry Hall 121

 

WHO:Geared for current CUH students. Financial aid advisors will be there to help.
WHAT: Opportunity to get assistance on 2014 – 2015 FAFSA. Be sure to bring student and parent’s 2013 tax returns. Space is limited so sign up today.                COST: Free
CONTACT:Financial Aid at finaid@chaminade.edu or Financial Aid Office, Clarence T.C. Ching RM. 6

 

 New! VETERANS MOBILE CENTER RETURNS TO CAMPUS
WHEN: Wed., April 23, 9am to 2pm
WHERE:Third Row

WHO:
Sponsored by US Department of Veterans Affairs and hosted by CUH, for military veterans and family members
WHAT: Information on services available for veterans and their families       COST: Free

CONTACT:
Travis Schmidt at 674-2414 or christopher.purington@chaminade.edu
For flyer, go to: http://sites.chaminade.edu/news/files/2014/04/Chaminade-University_MVC_Flyer-Spring-14-1k6rng1.jpg

 

New!FUJITANI LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS “EMPTINESS: MANUALS TO PRACTICE THE TEACHINGS OF NARGAJUNA” FEATURING DR. STHANESHWAR TIMALSINA
WHERE:Mystical Rose Oratory

 

WHO:Event open to public; features Sthaneshwar Timalsina (Indian Studies professor at UH-Manoa) as guest lecturer; sponsored by Vipassana Hawaii, The Fujitani Lecture Series and Chaminade University
WHAT: Lecture and discussion on the Buddhist concept of emptiness, with a focus on the Bodhi mind, the cultivation of compassion and wisdom                   COST: Free (donation accepted)
CONTACT: rpfeiffe@chaminade.edu or call 739-8536 or http://sites.chaminade.edu/news/files/2014/04/Fujitani-lecture-series-flyer-apr2014-18ppf8r.jpg

 

Special Notices
Memorial for Loretta Petrie

 

A memorial service for Dr. Loretta Petrie will be held on campus at Mystical Rose Oratory on Friday, April 4, starting at 4 pm.  The family will be present prior to the service to visit with. Light refreshments in the courtyard will follow the service.  In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to St. Francis Hospice, 2228 Liliha St., Suite 205, Honolulu, HI 96820.

 

“Matt Levi Investigates, Inside HPD” Sponsored by Chaminade
Show times are as follows: 6-6:30 p.m. 4/5 on KHNL & 6-6:30p.m. 4/12 on KGMB…
Stephen and Marylyn Pauley Seminar in Sustainability: Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore – Tuesday, April 15 at 7pm — This seminar is part of the Stephen and Marylyn Pauley Seminar in Sustainability series, organized by the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program and co-hosted by the University of Hawai‘i at Mãnoa, the University of Hawai‘i Foundation, and other partners, which periodically hosts speakers of the highest distinction. Complimentary tickets are available in limited numbers to Chaminade students and faculty/staff.  Contact Student Support Services to reserve your ticket.  Through SSS, student tickets include a $5 meal voucher that can be used at the Stan Sheriff Center that evening. Go to CUH events calendar at:  https://events.chaminade.edu/event/stephen_and_marylyn_pauley_seminar_in_sustainability_former_us_vice_president_al_gore#.Uz4Hx6L15yI

 

 Stay In The Know

 

·          New Events Calendarhttps://events.chaminade.edu/

 

·          Look for Chaminade Campus E-News via your Chaminade email account

 

·          Go to: www.chaminade.edu for news posts, student blogs as well as get to the portal.

 

·          Check out: facebook.com/chaminadeuniversity

 

·          Follow Chaminade News on twitter at: twitter.com/Chaminade_Univ

 

·          For Dining Services, go to:www.ChaminadeDining.com  

 

CAMPUS E-NEWS (http://sites.chaminade.edu/news/): Send to news@chaminade.edu preferably at least two weeks in advance. Include, who, what, where, when, cost, contact, etc. (why, how). Got notables? Same 5 Ws, but also need correct name spellings and position with Chaminade (for students, year and major if possible). Photos need complete name ids as well as who took photo. During the winter, spring and summer breaks, Campus News will be on hiatus.

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Veterans Mobile Center Returns To Campus–April 23

April 3, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information

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VETERANS MOBILE CENTER RETURNS TO CAMPUS
WHEN: Wed., April 23, 9am to 2pm
WHERE: Third Row
WHO:
Military veterans and family members
WHAT: Information on services available for veterans and their families       COST: Free
CONTACT: Travis Schmidt at 674-2414 or christopher.purington@chaminade.edu

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The Halenani Scholarship Gala

April 3, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information

Click on flyer for bigger size and easier read.

Click on flyer for bigger size and easier read.

WHEN: Sat., April 12, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm [doors to open at 5:30]
WHERE: Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Center in Eiben Hall
WHO:
Sponsored by the Chaminade Hawaiian Club and hosted by KITV 4 reporter Lei ‘U’i Kaholokula, the gala will include performances by Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner, Manu Boyd and will also feature guest hula performances by Miss Hawaii 2012 Skyler Kamaka.
WHAT: Money raised by the gala event will help endow the Halenani Scholarship in honor of the late Henry Halenani Gomes (Uncle Henry). COST: Tickets are still available at $50 per seat.
CONTACT: Kaipo Leopoldino at (808) 756-4620

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