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BYU–Hawaii: A Centennial Celebration to Commemorate David O. McKay’s 1921 Vision

By Po Nien Chou November 23, 2021 03:00 PM
On November 11, 2021, over 200 people gathered for a special centennial celebration at BYU–Hawaii to commemorate Elder David O. McKay’s inspiring vision during his visit to the island on February 7, 1921. Posters displaying early photographs recounted the story of those early years and President McKay’s prophetic vision that “God has had His hand over this entire valley and from this school [BYU–Hawaii] … will go men and women whose influence will be felt for good towards the establishment of peace internationally.” Attendees viewed early images that included the flag raising ceremony at the elementary school in 1921, where President McKay observed 127 children from various cultures and backgrounds (e.g. Hawaiian, Japanese, Filipinos, Chinese, and others) coming together as one. He later wrote, “That ceremony brought tears to my eyes. Truly the melting pot. … [and] an example in this little place of the purposes of our Father in Heaven to unite all people by the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Read Full Story

Expanded Opportunities for Students in the Pacific Islands and Asia

November 08, 2021 08:00 AM
BYU–Hawaii and BYU-Pathway Worldwide are excited to announce a new partnership that will expand educational options for students in the Pacific Islands, Asia, and the Philippines.

Effective immediately, students who have completed one of BYU-Pathway Worldwide’s online programs and desire to earn a degree on campus at BYU–Hawaii will be given priority consideration for admission to BYU–Hawaii as well as its IWORK scholarship program. Capacity is limited. Read Full Story

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Installs President Kauwe as Eleventh President

By Elise Mitchell October 25, 2021 05:04 PM
John S.K. Kauwe III was officially inaugurated as the eleventh president of Brigham Young University–Hawaii by Elder Jeffry R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and member of the Board of Trustees of Brigham Young University–Hawaii, on Tuesday, October 19. Elder Holland presided over the meeting conducted by Elder Clark G. Gilbert of the Seventy. Other speakers included President Kauwe and representatives of faculty, alumni, and students. Read Full Story

Designing A Legacy

By Elise Mitchell October 18, 2021 03:33 PM
Sam Mangakahia is a recent alumnus of Brigham Young University–Hawaii from Brisbane, Australia. He graduated fall of 2020 with a major in graphic design and a minor in painting. Mangakahia has always been passionate about carving Moko patterns, first starting with ukuleles and guitars. He's now expanded his work to other mediums such as t-shirts, surfboards, and now presidential medallions. Read Full Story

Kevin Schlag Appointed Operations Vice President

By Leilani Guerrero October 15, 2021 10:22 AM
President John S.K. Kauwe III announced the appointment of Kevin Schlag as the Operations Vice President following approval from the BYU–Hawaii Board of Trustees. Schlag will be replacing Cory Higgins, who will be retiring after many years of service at multiple educational institutions. Schlag's appointment is effective November 1, 2021. Read Full Story

Inauguration of President John S.K. Kauwe III to be Oct. 19, 2021

October 11, 2021 10:30 AM
Dr. John Sai Keong Kauwe III will be installed as Brigham Young University–Hawaii's eleventh president during a devotional assembly on Tuesday, October 19, at 10 am, in the Cannon Activities Center. Read Full Story

Influencing the World For Good One Scout at a Time

By Elise Mitchell October 04, 2021 08:00 AM
Meet Saborn Va, an alumnus of Brigham Young University–Hawaii. Read Full Story

Why Trust Science and History?

By Elise Mitchell September 20, 2021 03:29 PM
Isaiah Walker, Academic Vice President, and President John S.K. Kauwe III spoke at Papa Ola Lokahi’s, “Why Trust Science and History” webinar, a virtual discussion about why it’s important to learn who and what to trust in an era of misinformation. Read Full Story

Tserennyam Sukhbaatar's Spiritual Journey to BYU–Hawaii

By Elise Mitchell September 17, 2021 08:00 AM
Meet Tserennyam Sukhbaatar, Brigham Young University–Hawaii's first-ever Mongolian professor. Since graduating from BYU–Hawaii with a bachelor’s degree in business management, Tserennyam has had many achievements in his career working with different global companies such as Apple, Dell, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Toshiba, Electrolux, Caterpillar, overseeing all marketing aspects found in a business. He attributes his successful career to both his passion for marketing and blessings from his Heavenly Father. Read Full Story

Cary Countryman Appointed Dean of the Faculty of Business & Government

By Leilani Guerrero September 15, 2021 09:57 AM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii Academic Vice President Isaiah Walker announced the appointment of Dr. Cary Countryman as the dean of the Faculty of Business & Government. Countryman is replacing Brian Houghton who has recently completed his term in the position. Read Full Story