Women's community correctional center

WCC explores classes for female inmates

For the first time, WCC is offering two classes at the Women’s Community Correctional Center in Kailua. It is part of WCC’s early college program, which seeks to enable and empower individuals such as high school students and inmates who are not able to attend traditional classes. Currently, the classes […]

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Students in the Polynesian Voyaging lab sail around Kualoa -Courtesy of Leimomi Dierks

Polynesian voyaging classes teach students navigation and culture

This year, 20 students will learn the skills of ancient Polynesian voyagers in SCI 160: Polynesian Voyaging and Seamanship. From learning how to rig a canoe to actually sailing out on the ocean, the course, which has both lecture and lab sections, aims to  teach students about Hawaiian history and […]

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Raku projects oxidize in the fiery kiln, creating bright colors and a beautiful glow in the darkness of night - Courtesy of Momoe Nakajima

Gallery ‘Iolani displays the beauty of Raku

Gallery ‘Iolani’s latest exhibit, Raku Ho‘olaule‘a 2017, showcases more than 70 ceramic art pieces glazed and fired during the Hawai‘i Craftsmen’s 41st annual Raku Ho‘olaule‘a at Camp Mokulē‘ia in May. The exhibit, which features work from 37 artists, was juried by experts in traditional and contemporary Raku techniques. Originating in […]

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WCC theatre students set to test their skills abroad

WCC theatre students set to test their skills abroad

  This summer, WCC is offering a two-week intensive study abroad experience in the United Kingdom (UK) for theatre students. The first week will be in London where students will take workshops at the East 15 Acting School that focus on Acting, Voice, Movement and Shakespeare in Performance. The students […]

Makana Tani is WCC’s student employee of the year - Patrick Hascall

Makana Tani honored as Student Employee of the Year

  During National Student Employment Week, Makana Tani was named WCC’s Student Employee of the Year. The Kāne‘ohe resident, who works for WCC Student Affairs, is a junior at UH West Oʻahu studying education. As a peer mentor, his primary duties include managing the Student Activity Center, planning and executing […]

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MJ Lewis was a long-time speech instructor at WCC. - Courtesy of Desi  Poteet

Language arts raises funds for Vet Tech in honor of colleague

In Fall 2014, WCC’s language arts department initiated a fundraiser for the Vet Tech program to honor long-time speech instructor MJ Lewis, who passed away in May 2014. “MJ loved animals and supported WCC’s Vet Tech program, so this seemed like a perfect way to honor her,” said language arts […]

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Cut slabs of the monkey pod tree sit and cure in He'eia fishpond for a few months before being reshaped into poi boards. The slabs must cure so that insects and other bacteria are killed off before the board is ready to be used - Darryl Kaneyuki

Kahalu’u man’s legacy lives on

  Pastor Eldeen Kukahiko died last October but the poi boards he started to create for the community will last a lifetime. Before Kukahiko drowned while skin diving solo in waters off Kāne‘ohe Bay, he had recycled a monkeypod tree, which had blown over at Kahalu’u Elementary, to make poi […]

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