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WCC Chancellor Douglas Dykstra retires this month – Courtesy of Bonnie Beatson

WCC bids aloha to Doug Dykstra

As 2018 winds down, so does the illustrious story of our current leader of Windward Community College, Chancellor Douglas Dykstra, as he is set to retire at the end of this year. Dykstra took over as chancellor of WCC in July 2009, coming from Hawai’i Community College on the Big Island where he was vice chancellor for academic affairs. For […]

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Photo by Rick Oania-Elam

Windward Community College’s unofficial mascot in trouble?

We see and hear them so much that they almost blend into the surroundings. Some people enjoy them. Others despise them. Many don’t even notice them at all. However, the feral chickens of WCC have quite a history and reputation.        Several articles have been written about them. They have their own page on the University of Hawai‘i’s website (http://www2.hawaii.edu/~richards/Chickens/index.html). WCC […]

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University of Hawai‘i student Ka‘ehu Keawe carves at the WCC woodshop in Hale ‘Iolani –Rick Oania-Elam

Woodcarvers perpetuate Hawaiian craftsmanship

Since 2008, a small group of artisans on campus has been producing Hawaiian tools and implements using traditional and nontraditional materials and methods. Known as the ‘Iolani Woodcarvers or Kalai La‘au, which means to shape or carve, the group produces beautiful and culturally accurate work while perpetuating Hawaiian practices and traditions. Led by instructors Jordan Souza, Eddie Fuentes and Paleke […]

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December 2018

December 2018

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New and infrequently offered courses Spring 2019

New and infrequently offered courses Spring 2019

 

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David Hyrenbach and Rick Oania-Elam measure a shearwater – Courtesy of Brice Myers

Art meets conservation in an effort to save native birds

Since the beginning of the semester, WCC ceramics students have been collaborating with Oikonos.com and The Hawai‘i Audubon Society to build and install a series of nests at the Freeman Seabird Preserve on O‘ahu. Led by California-based artist Nathan Lynch and bird specialist David Hyrenbach of Hawai‘i Pacific University, this merger of art and environment aims to help increase Hawai‘i’s […]

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The Ka‘ie‘ie Program is designed to help students successfully transfer from WCC to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa – Ian Jenss

Heading to UH Mānoa? Be ready!

Transferring from WCC or any two-year college to the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM) can be a challenging and arduous process. Take it from this writer’s experience. Just when you think you’ve got everything done, there is always more. From submitting the proper health clearances, transcripts and transfer forms to registering for the right classes that fit your needs, […]

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