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By Leilani Guerrero November 20, 2020 08:00 AM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii Academic Vice President John Bell announced two new appointments in Academics today. Karen Latham has been appointed as the new director of the Edward D. Smith Center for Learning & Teaching. Mark Wolfersberger has accepted an appointment as the dean of the Faculty of Education & Social Work. "We express appreciation to both Karen and Mark for the excellent service they have completed in their previous positions as dean of the faculty and director of the center, respectively," said Bell. Read Full Story
By Leilani Guerrero October 26, 2020 09:00 AM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii plans to allow a limited number of students to experience in-person learning during the Winter 2021 Semester. This is part of BYU–Hawaii's Phased Student Return to Campus Plan. In addition to all courses being offered in a remote learning mode, select courses will also be offered in-person. A lower-than-normal amount of on-campus housing openings will also be available with increased safety measures. These openings will be offered to students based on university student employment priorities and expected graduation dates. Read Full Story
September 17, 2020 09:49 AM
President John S.K. Kauwe III, following approval from the BYU–Hawaii Board of Trustees, has appointed Laura Tevaga as Assistant to the President for University Communications. Read Full Story
September 09, 2020 09:20 AM
The Enactus Team from BYU–Hawaii waved the USA flag high, even if it was virtually, as they reached the semi-final round at the 2020 Enactus World Cup last night, September 8, 2020. Read Full Story
September 02, 2020 01:00 PM
Leonard K. Fong, lifelong resident of Honolulu and long-time supporter of BYU–Hawaii, passed away in August at the age of 97. The BYU–Hawaii ‘ohana is deeply grateful for Leonard’s love and generosity toward the university, and we extend our thoughts, prayers, and aloha to the Fong family at this time. Read Full Story
By Laura Tevaga August 13, 2020 08:00 AM
President John S.K. Kauwe III, following approval from the Board of Trustees, has appointed Jonathan Kalaonalani Kau as Vice President of Student Life at BYU–Hawaii. Kau will replace Debbie Hippolite Wright, who is retiring after 30 years of service in the Church Educational System. Read Full Story
By Laura Tevaga June 10, 2020 10:46 AM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii has been working diligently to evaluate the current conditions created by COVID-19, especially as they relate to the unique circumstances of Laie, Hawaii. This evaluation has focused primarily on the safety of our students, our staff, and our local community. Considerations have included travel restrictions, quarantine requirements, governmental orders, and housing limitations due to new physical distancing guidelines. Accordingly, university leadership has determined that all classes will be taught remotely during the Fall 2020 Semester. Read Full Story
May 22, 2020 02:30 PM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii is making efforts toward lowering its environmental impact and reducing its dependence on the grid by investing in a photovoltaic production and storage system. The project will include a canopy PV system that will span across the Main Parking Lot as well as multiple rooftop systems. Read Full Story
By Laura Tevaga May 21, 2020 05:00 PM
Vice President for Student Development & Services Debbie Hippolite Wright has announced her intention to retire this summer. She has worked in the Church Educational System for nearly 30 years. Read Full Story
May 20, 2020 11:00 AM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii will live stream an online commencement presentation to celebrate and recognize candidates for graduation following the Spring 2020 Semester. Brother Mark L. Pace, Sunday School General President for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the commencement speaker for the online presentation on June 27 at 9:30 am HST. The event will available at as well as on the BYU–Hawaii YouTube channel and Facebook page. Read Full Story