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At this year’s National Collegiate Honors Council conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Honors student Kari Noe won first place in the Business, Engineering and Computer Sciences student poster competition. The NCHC conference invites students and faculty in Honors programs and colleges across the nation to share their research. Noe is the first student from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa to present at the NCHC in recent years. A double major in Information and Computer Sciences and Animation, she has undertaken applied work on data visualization and its role in Hawaiian cultural preservation. Her poster covered two projects—the first involving the use of virtual reality in partnership with the Hōkūle‘a worldwide voyage, and the second on its use in conjunction with recording and preserving archaeological artifacts. Noe, who is also one of the first Honors students to put together an Honors Portfolio as her Senior Honors Project, is mentored by ICS professor Jason Leigh. Her trip was made possible with funding from the Undergraduate Research Program and her department.
The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) actively partners with programs across campus to respond to the needs of the student population. The LAC is committed to enhancing student services by providing a structured learning environment and professional development opportunities. The LAC professionals, including the professionally trained student staff, address students’ needs and development in relation to achieving academic goals. Our holistic paradigm maintains sensitivity to individual student and faculty needs. We develop independent, effective learners in a collaborative learning environment. Visit manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/learning/ for more information. For Student Resources on Tutoring, visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/learning/student-resources/
There are many aspects to joining the UH Army ROTC Warrior Battalion: MSII Cadet Vanna Nyugen works as part of Mission “Go Green and Go Clean” with an Indonesian NGO Tunas Hijau. Cadet Nyugen had the opportunity to travel to Indonesia as part of the US Army Cadet Command’s Cultural Understanding and Leadership Program. ROTC Cadets have the option of traveling to over 20 countries, ranging from Tanzania to Montenegro. While there, Cadets learn about the host nation’s culture and build relationships through humanitarian and military to military engagements. MSIV Cadet Brice Kwiatkowski and Indonesian Naval Academy Cadet Deovic Hartono, the Mission Commanders for operation “Go Green and Go Clean”, are congratulated by Governor Soekarwo of East Java for successfully conducting the humanitarian mission in conjunction with Tunas Hijau NGO. Cadet Kwiatkowski had the opportunity to travel to Indonesia as part of the US Army Cadet Command’s Cultural Understanding and Leadership Program. ROTC Cadets have the option of traveling to over 20 countries, ranging from Tanzania to Montenegro. While there, Cadets learn about the host nation’s culture and build relationships through humanitarian and military to military engagements. Cadet Jimmy Huang poses before a jump with fellow Cadets at Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Cadets who attend CTLT have the opportunity to earn valuable experience while working closely with the US Army branch of their choice, as well as job-shadow officers within a unit. This year, CTLT was available to Cadets at various locations including Colorado, Georgia, Germany, and Italy to name a few. Pictured (left to right): Professor of Military Science Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Conkey, former Senior Military Instructor Master Sergeant (MSG) Timmerman, Cadets Brice Kwiatkowski, Brock Balmoja, and Jimmy Huang. UH Army ROTC Cadre congratulate Cadets on graduating from Air Assault School at Schofield Barracks. Cadets underwent 10 days of intense training, which consisted of multiple skills from sling load inspections to rappelling 100 feet in the air from a UH-60A Blackhawk. They have earned the right to wear the coveted Air Assault Badge. Cadets La’Keisha Haynes, Jimmy Huang, Chantal Yadao, and Irenepaz Manuel) Cadets smile after completing Advanced Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Over the summer, MS3 Cadets (Junior Cadets) from all over the nation came together at Fort Knox to put everything they learned to the test. Training was rigorous, and included rappelling down a 64-foot tall tower, spending 20 days in the field, completing a 12-mile ruck march, and more. Despite challenging conditions, our Cadets remained resilient and represented the Warrior Battalion well. Poised on top of the 10m high dive, Cadets raise their right hand and recite an oath of commitment to the United States Army. This is the UH Army ROTC Warrior Battalion’s Contracting Ceremony. Upon completion of the oath, each Cadet demonstrates personal courage and jumps into the pool to earn the Battalion t-shirt. While it can be an emotional time for some, it is also uplifting and is one of the things that makes the Warrior Battalion so unique. Dr. Katherine Finn Davis, Director for Community Partnerships Jumps into Cadet Summer Training The Warrior Battalion would like to share a special story featuring Dr. Katherine Finn-Davis, Director for Community Partnerships at the University of Hawaii School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene. We sent her to Fort Knox, Kentucky, to visit Cadet Summer Training (CST) from 13-16 June 2017. While there, Dr. Davis took part in a symposium about the benefits ROTC provides for students, ways ROTC can collaborate with universities, and Officer Careers. Educators from all over the country attended this event and were given a brief from MG Hughes, the US Army Cadet Command Commander, a tour of CST, and an opportunity to conquer the 64-foot rappel tower. Dr. Davis was even selected to participate in a tandem jump with the Golden Knights! Reflecting upon her experience, Dr. Davis says that she definitely has a greater respect for Army ROTC and the type of training that our Nursing Cadets do here at the Warrior Battalion. Sending a huge mahalo to Dr. Davis and the University of Hawaii School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene for supporting the Warrior Battalion. Ikaika Imua! For more information: visit the Army ROTC website at manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/armyrotc/.
Featured: New Director of Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center
Kiana Shiroma became the Director of the Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC) this past July. She has recently overseen the move of PAC, which is now located in Sinclair Library, Room 108. Kiana is excited to be working with her peer advisors to provide in-person and group advising, orientation, workshop, and information for pre-health and pre-law students throughout the state.
The Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC) at UHM is excited to announce its new location and contact information:
Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center
Sinclair Library, Room 108
Open: Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except state holidays
We provide orientations and workshops for pre-health and pre-law students. For schedule, go to http://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/pac/orientation-and-workshops/.
We welcome walk-in or scheduled advising appointments. To schedule an appointment, go to http://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/pac/hours/.
Come visit us soon!
Join fellow UH Manoa students to help on service projects: Saturday, October 28 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Lyon Arboretum in Manoa Valley To sign up, visit: goo.gl/Q8pPFT Saturday, November 18 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Restore in Kalihi To sign up, visit: goo.gl/forms/JQ82DG
The 2018 FAFSA application opens on October 1st. The application is free for students! Take the important steps to financing your education here at UH Mānoa. If you still have not submitted or completed your 2018 FAFSA and need help, stop by the Financial Literacy Office at QLC 209 or call 956-6572.
The second volume of Mānoa Horizons, a new peer-reviewed academic journal showcasing the research, creative work, and innovation produced by undergraduate students across campus will be launched on Friday, September 22, 2017. You are invited to the release reception featuring a panel discussion with our student authors. What: Mānoa Horizons Panel Discussion & Release Reception When: Friday, September 22, 2017 Time: 3:30-5:30 pm Where: Center for Korean Studies Auditorium, UHM (1881 East-West Rd) For more information, contact Mānoa Horizons at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 956-8361.
Commencement; Fall semester ends
Last day of instruction
Last day for examinations before finals
Last day for instructors to submit “I” removal grades for spring and summer to the Office of the Registrar Last day to apply for credit by examination for fall semester