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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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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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Matson Foundation Helps Athletics Support Facilities

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

 

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Matson Foundation awarded Chaminade University a $50,000 grant fall to assist with the construction of new athletics support facilities. Matson presented the check at Chaminade’s 2nd Annual Silverswords Golf Tournament on Aug. 8, 2014 at Olomana Golf Course. Pictured are (left to right):  Bill Villa (CUH), Paul McCully (Matson), Ku’uhaku Park (Matson), Gary Nakamatsu (Matson), Len Isotoff (Matson), Diane Peters-Nguyen (CUH), Grissel Benitez-Hodge (CUH)

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Chaminade University Confers Honorary Degree on Chair of the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation– H. Mitchell D’Olier to Be Honored Dec. 15

December 4, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases

H. Mitchell D’Olier to receive Chaminade honorary doctorate

H. Mitchell D’Olier, chair of Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, to receive Chaminade honorary doctorate

HONOLULU—December 4, 2014—Chaminade University will award an honorary doctoral degree (Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa) on December 15, at its 2014 Fall Commencement Ceremony to H. Mitchell D’Olier, who has led a remarkable professional career as the President and Chief Executive officer of Victoria Ward, Limited and most recently as the Chairman of Kaneohe Ranch Company, Limited and the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation. His service has led to numerous honors including the NASBA Center for Public Trust Being A Difference Award for inspiring public trusts and for his contributions and leadership in Hawaii.

D’Olier serves as the Hawaii Regional Chair for Teach for America, which has provided excellent education for students in low-income communities for over 20 years and now serves more than three million children nationwide.  He is a member of the State Public Charter School Commission.  D’Olier served as the Chair and Education Task Force Co-Chair of Hawaii Business Roundtable, with a commitment to a better Hawaii future through public education and improvement of its economy. D’Olier is also a founder and director of Malama Maunalua, a Hawaii non-profit which seeks a sustainable Maunalua Bay.

Under the direction of D’Olier, the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation supported the building of what is now the Chaminade University’s Wesselkamper Science Center which houses the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division, as well as the renovation and expansion of the laboratories and facilities for the Natural Sciences and Mathematics. This support created multi-purpose laboratory facilities for the University’s student body.

The commencement starts at 7 p.m., at Neal Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814.  Family and friends are welcome to attend this event in recognition of all graduating students. The event is FREE.

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 Emergency Notification Test — December 1, 2014

December 1, 2014 · No Comments · Campus News, Test alert

Monday, Dec. 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.

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