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By Seluvaia ItaAugust 10, 2017 03:03 PM
BYU-Hawaii has been ranked the top college in the State of Hawaii by bestcolleges.com. Read Full Story
By Seluvaia ItaJune 19, 2017 07:21 AM
On May 10th, 11 BYU-Hawaii Political Science Major students attended a practicum in Washington D.C. The trip ended with 15 meetings with over 20 professionals, 4 graduate schools with multiple programs, 1 job offer extended, internships gained, and many people willing to be contacted in D.C. for future outreach. The students included Mark Caubalejo from the Philippines, Curtis Delfin from Guam, Siale Hola from Tonga, Erica Knight from the USA, Devin Masse from the USA, Christine Morte from the Philippines, Florencia Sindoro from Indonesia, Zou Suke from the People Republic of China, Jacqueline Tapia from the USA, Kelvin Westerlund from Samoa, and Amber Woodland from Great Britain. Troy Smith, an instructor for the political science department that accompanied the students to the practicum, said that this trip “gets students out of the books and classroom and into the laboratory where a certain form of politics is practiced.” Bill Nixon, involved in Policy Impact Communication, said this, “Tammy and I always look forward to hosting the political science students from Brigham Young University-Hawaii for a barbecue at the house followed by a deep and never dull discussion about how business gets done in Washington, DC. They are remarkable students. We look forward to next time!” Troy also mentioned that it provides opportunities for internships, career possibilities, and graduate school programs. A number of people offered contact information for the students to use in the future. According to Matt McGhie, from the Senate Legislative Counsel, he really enjoyed meeting with the students. He said, “…I am confident that all of them will make meaningful contributions to society in whatever capacity they choose to serve.” The goal, in essence, was to spread the “message that BYU-Hawaii students can succeed if they work hard, persist, and behave professionally.” As seen from the students’ success, this goal was fulfilled. Troy said that this was the fourth practicum trip in 9 years and it will now be an annual trip. Read Full Story
By Laura TevagaJune 14, 2017 04:53 PM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven W. Tueller as Vice President of Administration. The BYU–Hawaii Board of Trustees approved the appointment following the recommendation of the university search committee.  Read Full Story
By Seluvaia ItaJune 01, 2017 03:34 PM
On June 8, 2017 the Spring 2017 Commencement speech will be given by Elder Ulisses Soares, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. Read Full Story
By Laura TevagaMay 08, 2017 03:34 PM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii is proud to announce that Feki Pouha has joined the university as the manager of the Office of Honor.   Feki comes to BYU–Hawaii after serving the past two years as the State Representative for House District 47 (Waialua-Kahuku-Waiahole) on O'ahu's North Shore.    Feki received his juris doctorate degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He also earned a bachelor of arts degree in Hawaiian Studies from BYU–Hawaii. As an undergraduate student, Feki helped build, maintain and sail 'Iosepa, the 57-foot oceanic double-hulled-voyaging canoe of La'ie and BYU–Hawaii. He also served as Student Body President from 2006 to 2007.   Feki was born and raised in Hau'ula and served an LDS mission in Uganda, East Africa. He and his wife Kieiki have four children. Also of note, Feki was named after and is the grandson of the same Feki Pouha who was the young missionary companion to Elder John H. Groberg as depicted in the movie, "The Other Side of Heaven." Read Full Story
By March 02, 2017 10:08 AM
LAIE, Hawaii – Eni F. H. Faleomavaega, former U.S. Congressional Representative for American Samoa and BYU–Hawaii alumnus (Class of 1964), passed away on February 22 surrounded by loved ones in his home in Provo, Utah. He is survived by his wife, Hinanui, and five children, two of whom also attended BYU­–Hawaii. Read Full Story
By Laura TevagaFebruary 28, 2017 12:13 PM
BYU–Hawaii learned on Tuesday, February 21, that the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is adding the university to its list of more than 227 postsecondary institutions under investigation. These investigations relate to the federal government’s requirements for responding to reports of sexual harassment. Read Full Story