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Invitation to the Haʻina (Focus Group Session)

Aloha mai,

A very special event will take place at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa on November 19, 2010. As part of a team of faculty, staff, and alumni trying to define the experience of being a student at Mānoa, I invite you to attend a small gathering to share your experience of campus life and your observations about our university. We call this event Haʻina, which in Hawaiian means to tell a story.

We want to have you, and others, share food, stories, insights, and suggestions for improvement and allow us to listen in. We will supply the place, food, and drink, a framework and facilitators for the conversations, and ask for three hours of your time on a Friday evening. We know how valuable your free moments are to you and will do our best to make this an interesting evening. Above all, we want to assure you that your participation is valued and greatly appreciated. Our team believes that your insights will have weight as we prepare our university for the future.

Mānoa Experience Focus Group Session
November 19, 2010
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
UHM Music Complex
Free Parking

Due to limitations at our venue, seating is limited to 100 participants. We would like to have a good mix of students, alumni, faculty, and staff at each discussion table. If we are unable to accommodate you at this event, we will put your name on a priority list for our Spring 2011 event.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the rsvp form by Friday, October 29th.


Jon Osorio, Chair
Mānoa Experience Workgroup and
Professor, Kamakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies