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Chaminade Celebrates $500,000 in Major Gifts and Grants – Campus to Benefit from New Intercollegiate Athletics Facilities

May 20, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases, Notables

Donors, Mr. Vaughn G.A. Vasconcellos (sixth from left), Capt. David G. Wilson and Mrs. Carolyn A. Berry Wilson (center with lei and check), present a $300,000 check to Chaminade University leadership, coaches and student athletes.

Donors, Mr. Vaughn G.A. Vasconcellos (sixth from left), Capt. David G. Wilson and Mrs. Carolyn A. Berry Wilson (center with lei and check), present a $300,000 check to Chaminade University leadership, coaches and student athletes.

Chaminade University is celebrating $500,000 in new major gifts, $300,000 of which were recently bestowed by longtime supporters of the University including two members of its Board of Regents. The individual donors are: Board of Regent, Mrs. Carolyn A. Berry Wilson and her husband, Capt. David G. Wilson, and Chaminade’s new Board of Regents’ Chair, Mr. Vaughn G.A. Vasconcellos. The other $200,000 were awarded from private foundations.

The purpose of the gifts are to support the development of Chaminade’s new Intercollegiate Athletics Facilities, specifically for the construction of a new Coaches’ Office Complex. In recognition of the donors’ contributions, the Women’s Volleyball Coach’s Office will be named the Vaughn G.A. Vasconcellos Women’s Volleyball Coach’s Office, and the Men’s Basketball Coach’s Office will be named the Carolyn A. Berry Wilson and David G. Wilson Men’s Basketball Coach’s Office. Aside from the Coaches Office Complex, the overall project will also include fully equipped locker rooms and training amenities which will all be located on the lower portion of campus. Construction for the Coaches’ Office Complex begins this summer and is slated for completion in December.

“These much-needed facilities and coaches’ offices are long overdue,” said Chaminade President Bro. Bernard J. Ploeger, S.M., Ph.D. “Not only will they benefit our student athletes and coaches, they will help us build a richer campus life for all of our students, faculty and staff who will use these facilities and offices for many years to come.”

“It has been incredible to witness our athletics program grow considerably over the years thanks to the ongoing support of donors like Carolyn, Dave and Vaughn,” said William Villa, Athletics Director. “These new offices and facilities will serve as a ‘home away from home’ for our student athletes, coaches and greater campus community as we continue to grow our Silverswords’ athletics tradition.”

Celebrating 60 years of educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University offers a four-year graduation guarantee with programs of study grounded in the liberal arts including day, evening, online and accelerated courses. For more information, visit www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711.###

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Chaminade University Announces Extension of President’s Term

May 1, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases, Notables

Bro Bernard Ploeger SM PhDBro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, PhD
Chaminade University President

Honolulu, Hawaii (May 1, 2015)– Chaminade University’s Board of Regents voted at its April 24 meeting to approve an extension of the appointment of Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, PhD as Chaminade’s president through June 30, 2017.  At the meeting, Bro. Ploeger also announced that he did not intend to seek an extension beyond that given time.

In explaining the reason for announcing now that he would not seek a further extension of his tenure, Bro. Ploeger said, “The time required to recruit an outstanding president and make a smooth transition has lengthened in recent years.  I believe it is important for the Board and all involved to have the advance notice required to exercise care that will result in a successful selection process.”

Bro. Ploeger also noted, “I am so pleased with what we have been able to accomplish thus far.  The extension will afford me the privilege of serving for over eight years as president of this wonderful institution. In the next two years, we have some tremendously ambitious projects to complete and I’m committed to making these last two the best years of my presidency.”

The Chair of Chaminade’s Board of Regents, Vaughn A. Vasconcellos, noted that, “From joining Chaminade at the time Dr. Sue Wesselkamper became president in 1995, Bro. Bernie has worked tirelessly to put the university on sound financial footing, raise the quality of our educational offerings, and renew and expand our facilities.  His quiet style of leadership allowed the university to achieve sound progress across the board, and has led to an overall transformation of our campus.”  He said that the Board will begin planning for the transition as the new academic year begins.

Bro. Ploeger was appointed as president in March 2009 after serving the University in various leadership capacities for the prior fifteen years.

As the only higher educational institution in the state with a four-year graduation guarantee, Chaminade educates some 2,600 students from Hawaii and abroad. Through its graduate, undergraduate and online programs, Chaminade provides a high quality values based education. 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 – May 2015

May 1, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

May 1, 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.

This is only a test.

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Chaminade Hosts Montessori Summer Institute 2015 — Educating for Peace in a Sustainable World

April 27, 2015 · 1 Comment · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

Honolulu, Hawaii (April 8, 2015)–Chaminade University will host its biennial Montessori Summer Institute from July 5-18. The two-week intensive workshop focuses on the 3-9 year-old child. Through lectures, demonstrations, field experiences and material making, participants study place-based educational practices using the culturally and environmentally rich Hawaiian setting as example. Past participants have come from Hawaii, the US Mainland, and other countries. The institute is open to the teaching community, at home and abroad, interested in revitalizing their classroom teaching skills, but is also open to all who are interested in Montessori educational practices. The workshop fee of $1,750 includes breakfast and lunch. On-campus accommodations are also available on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline is June 1, 2015.  For those interested in more information about the Montessori Summer Institute, please contact Jerry Richmond at (808) 739-4663 or email jerry.richmond@adjunct.chaminade.edu.

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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’s Hogan Entrepreneurs Honor Restaurateur Richard E. Tanaka with Lifetime Achievement Award

April 27, 2015 · 2 Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

Honolulu, Hawaii (April 7, 2015)–Chaminade University announced that its Hogan Entrepreneurs program will honor Richard E. Tanaka with a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of its annual induction ceremony on Wednesday, April 22, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Mystical Rose Oratory, at Chaminade University. 

Tanaka is a successful business and community leader who serves as Chairman, CEO, and sole shareholder of Tanaka of Tokyo Restaurants Ltd. Ranked among the top 250 companies in Hawaii, there are three restaurants in the islands employing over 170 people.  Self-supporting from an early age, Tanaka has worked as a gas station attendant, dishwasher, busboy, server, cook, road crew foreman, tractor & truck driver, and day laborer prior to and while attending NYU and the University of Western Ontario on academic scholarships. He graduated with an Honors B.A. (U.S. equivalent M.A.) and has served as a member of Chaminade’s Hogan Entrepreneurs Advisory Board for close to 14 years as well as on Chaminade’s senior advisory body, the Board of Governors, for over nine years and currently also serves as a member of the Nominating Committee of the Board of Regents. Tanaka is involved with various non-profits, has studied martial arts (judo, aikido, Tokyu & Shotokan Karate) since an early age, and holds a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He is also an avid golfer.

Chaminade’s Hogan Entrepreneurs Program Director, John Webster, Ph.D., said, “We are pleased to honor Rick for his achievements as well as for his service to the program. Rick’s success in the business world can be attributed, in no small way, to his meticulous attention to customer satisfaction and creating a unique dining experience. This year, we are particularly pleased as Rick’s daughter is one of our new students being inducted into the program.”

Open to all majors and undergraduates as well as graduate students (not just business majors), Chaminade University’s Hogan Entrepreneurs program recognizes   that any graduate has the potential to start something new. The program’s motto is: “Doing social things that make business sense and business things that make social sense.” 

The event is free and open to the public.  Please contact Eloisa Rising at eloisa.rising@chaminade.edu or (808) 440-4280 to RSVP and for event information.

As the only higher educational institution in the state with a four-year graduation guarantee, Chaminade educates some 3,000 students from Hawaii and abroad. Through its graduate, undergraduate and online programs, Chaminade provides a high quality values based education. For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711. ###

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Chaminade Supports Pacific & Asian Affairs Council with Global Vision Summit

April 27, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

On hand for the check presentation to PAAC from Chaminade are Brycen Queyquep, Maui High School; Cielo Krisel Capilitan, Maui High School; Millena Lynne Calilao, Lanai High School; Natasha Schultz, PAAC High School Director; Rainbow Kee, Molokai High School; Jill Takasaki Canfield, PAAC Executive Director; Ambassador Lauren Kahea Moriarty, PAAC Board of Governors Vice President; Diane Peters-Nguyen, Chaminade Vice President; Dawn Amano-Ige, First Lady;  Kirsten Tsukamoto, Aiea High School; and Josiah Ramos- Aiea High School.

On hand for the check presentation to PAAC from Chaminade are Brycen Queyquep, Maui High School; Cielo Krisel Capilitan, Maui High School; Millena Lynne Calilao, Lanai High School; Natasha Schultz, PAAC High School Director; Rainbow Kee, Molokai High School; Jill Takasaki Canfield, PAAC Executive Director; Ambassador Lauren Kahea Moriarty, PAAC Board of Governors Vice President; Diane Peters-Nguyen, Chaminade Vice President; Dawn Amano-Ige, First Lady; Kirsten Tsukamoto, Aiea High School; and Josiah Ramos- Aiea High School.

Honolulu, Hawaii (April 7, 2015)–Chaminade University provided a $5,000 sponsorship to the Pacific & Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) in support of its global education programs for high school students across the state. The $5,000 check was presented to PAAC representatives at its 2015 Global Vision Summit held on Saturday, March 28 at Chaminade University. Chaminade’s Vice President of Advancement Diane Peters-Nguyen, a former executive director of PAAC, congratulated the students from four islands that attended the conference, which focused on peace and negotiation. Some 125 students attended the event. On hand for the check presentation [see attached photo] were First Lady and Chaminade alumna, Mrs. Dawn Amano Ige, MBA ’86; PAAC’s Executive Director, Jill Takasaki Canfield, and Ambassador Lauren Kahea Moriarty who serves as PAAC’s Board of Governors Vice President and was also a speaker at the conference.

The Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) is the sole organization in Hawai‘i whose core program is to engage high school students and teachers in the Asia/Pacific region; and to inspire these students to become leaders with a broader understanding of Hawaii’s place in the world. 

As the only higher educational institution in the state with a four-year graduation guarantee, Chaminade University educates some 3,000 students annually from Hawaii and abroad. Through its graduate, undergraduate and online programs, Chaminade provides a high quality values based education. 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
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Monthly Test of the Chaminade Emergency Notification System – April 2015

April 1, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

April 1, 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.

This is only a test.

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Chaminade Presents the United Kingdom Cult Classic “Blood Brothers” by Willy Russell

March 11, 2015 · 1 Comment · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

–ONLY FIVE PERFORMANCES THIS APRIL AT MAMIYA THEATRE–

The Performing Arts Department of Chaminade University will present the musical Blood Brothers, with book, music and lyrics by Willy Russell, at 7:30 p.m. on April 17 and April 24-25, and at 4 p.m. on Sundays, April 19 and April 26, at Mamiya Theatre, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. This will be the Hawaii premiere of this musical, which opened on Broadway in 1993 and garnered several Tony nominations. Before Broadway, it received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical and has been on national tour of the United Kingdom. The plot revolves around the lives of fraternal twins separated at birth with the theme of environmental vs hereditary factors’ effects on destiny. The brothers’ lives reflect the social justice issue of class struggle. The play has become a cult classic in production for over 20 years.

Tickets will be available at the door and cost $20 for general admission and $10 for children, seniors, military, and students and for Chaminade faculty and staff. Advance tickets purchased with cash may be done at Chaminade’s business office. Advance tickets using a credit card may be done through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blood-brothers-musical-tickets-15836449246?aff=es2&rank=22. For more information, call (808)735-4827.

BRO. GARY MORRIS, SM, a native San Franciscan, has been directing plays for more than 40 years and has more than a 100 plays to his credit. He is part of a team invited to Chaminade University to develop performing arts classes and programs on campus. This is his tenth year at Chaminade as associate professor of theater and English.

TIMOTHY CARNEY serves as associate professor of music at Chaminade University, where he teaches courses in Great Composers, Musical Theatre, and conducts the Chaminade Chorus. He is also music director of the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble, a select choral group in residence at Chaminade.

BRAD POWELL is an award winning director, choreographer, dancer and actor. For more than 21 years, he was the executive producer/writer for educational television. He has acted, directed and choreographed at all of the major theatres in Hawaii as well as on the mainland, in Germany, Samoa, Portugal, Japan and Norway. Powell has worked with Morris on several productions.

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—March 11, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Kapono Ryan
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Local Chapter of International Honor Society of Nursing to Add Chaminade School Of Nursing

March 11, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

Chaminade University’s School of Nursing has been approved by the Sigma Theta Tau International board of directors to join its Gamma Psi-at-large Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing. The Gamma Psi-at-large Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, will be amending its charter by adding the Chaminade School of Nursing at 11 a.m., on April 25, at the Japanese Cultural Center. Twenty three students will be inducted as new members of this group.  Dr. Estelle Codier, president of Gamma Psi-at-large Chapter, will conduct the induction ceremony which will also include a national representative from the International Sigma Theta Tau headquarters. There will be a reception following the charter amendment ceremony.

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of people worldwide through leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research. Membership in the honor society is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders who demonstrate exceptional achievement in nursing. To become part of the honor society, a school of nursing must offer a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent and be accredited by a recognized accrediting body. Founded in 1922, the honor society currently has 134,000 active members in more than 90 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. The honor society’s 463 chapters are located at 571 institutions of higher education throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, and Wales. More information on the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.

For information, contact Sarah Jarvis at sarah.jarvis@chaminade.edu or (808)735-8387, or Patricia Kiladis at patricia.kiladis@chamiande.edu or (808)739-8347.

The mission of the School of Nursing at Chaminade University embraces the key elements of education and service. Specifically, it is to educate students “…to be competent and caring nursing professionals who will promote health and high standards of practice, decrease health-related disparities in society, and enhance quality of life for their patients in a dynamic health care environment.” Chaminade offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through a full-time, traditional undergraduate degree program. It also offers a RN to BSN program designed for registered nurses (RN’s) interested in continuing their education to complete a BSN degree. For more information, visit http://www.chaminade.edu/nursing/, or call (808)735-4813. 

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.eduor call (808) 735-4711. ###

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      HONOLULU—March 11, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Kapono Ryan
Kryan@chaminade.edu
Office (808) 735-4797                           

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Janet Davidson, PhD Named 2015 Harris Manchester Scholar at Chaminade University

March 11, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases, Notables

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Janet Davidson, PhD
Criminology and Criminal Justice Program

Janet Davidson, PhD has been selected by Chaminade University as its Harris Manchester Scholar for 2015.  She will represent Chaminade from June 28 to July 5 at the Summer Research Institute held by Harris Manchester College (HMC) at Oxford. The award, sponsored by John Henry Felix and Dr. Lawrence K.W. Tseu, promotes scholarship and provides for all accommodation costs.  In addition, Davidson will receive upon completion a Certificate of Visiting Fellowship from Harris Manchester College as well full access to the library materials of Oxford including online materials.  Her research agenda will be to perform a comparative analysis of the real and fictionalized roles of female law enforcers in the American versus English system of criminal justice and media.

“Dr. Davidson’s work with the community in the area of social justice and gender equity continues to have an impact on our criminal justice system and the social issues involved,” said Chaminade provost, Helen Whippy, PhD.”Her appetite for analysis and scholarship, driven by her sense of justice, has propelled her to a position of respect in her field and promotes well the discussion of social justice issues, which is of great importance to our core values as a Marianist university.”

Former recipients have included Chaminade faculty members, Caryn Callahan, PhD; Lilia Castle, PhD; David Coleman, PhD; Edna Magpantay-Monroe, EdD; Bryan Mann, PhD; Allison Francis Paynter, PhD; Regina Pfeiffer, PhD; Pete Steiger, PhD; Wayne Tanna, JD; and Chitta Unni, PhD.

BIO–JANET DAVIDSON, PHD
Associate professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Dr. Davidson earned her PhD in Sociology with a specific focus on crime, law and deviance from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Her research interests include recidivism, community and institutional corrections, risk and need assessment instruments, and gender and crime. Her work has appeared in Feminist Criminology, Critical Criminology and Federal Probation. She is the author of a book titled Female Offenders and Risk Assessment: Hidden in Plain Sight and co-author of a forthcoming book on female offenders, victims, and workers in the criminal justice system. She has been active in applied research on Hawaii’s correctional system for the past fifteen years, including work with the Department of Public Safety, Hawaii Paroling Authority, Hawaii State Judiciary (Adult Probation), and Girls Court Hawaii. She has been at Chaminade University full time since the 2005 academic year. Prior to Chaminade, she worked at the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General as a Research Analyst.

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—March 11, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Kapono Ryan
Kryan@chaminade.edu
Office (808) 735-4797

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