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Cary Countryman Appointed Dean of the Faculty of Business & Government

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.
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COVID-19 Immunization Requirement for Students Beginning Fall 2021

June 16, 2021 08:00 AM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii will add the COVID-19 vaccination to its student health clearance requirements beginning Fall 2021 Semester. This requirement applies to all students and follows current university policies governing student immunizations, including a process by which exemptions for medical or religious reasons may be requested.    
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Isaiah Walker Appointed Academic Vice President

May 19, 2021 08:37 AM
President John S.K. Kauwe III announced the appointment of Dr. Isaiah Walker as the Academic Vice President following approval from the BYU–Hawaii Board of Trustees. Walker will be replacing John Bell, who will be retiring after many years of service in the Church Educational System. Walker’s appointment is effective July 1, 2021.
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Alison Whiting Appointed Director of Campus Life

May 14, 2021 03:29 PM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii Student Life Vice President Jonathan Kala Kau announced the appointment of Alison Whiting as the director of campus life. This is a new position that will oversee the newly envisioned Hoʻokahua department, which has broad stewardship for the Student Leadership & Service, Seasider Sports & Activities, Residential Life, and the Office of Honor departments.
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BYUH Tuition to Increase 3% for 2021-22 Academic Year

April 26, 2021 02:00 PM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii will implement a 3% tuition increase for the 2021-2022 academic year beginning with the Fall 2021 Semester. This is an increase of $89 on the per semester rate going from $2,945 to $3,034.
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Patricia Patrick Appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Letters

March 25, 2021 12:00 PM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii Academic Vice President John Bell announced the appointment of Dr. Patricia Patrick as the dean of the Faculty of Arts & Letters.
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Elder Dyches to Speak at Online Commencement for Winter 2021 Graduates

March 23, 2021 12:30 PM
Elder Timothy J. Dyches, General Authority Seventy, is scheduled to be the speaker during Brigham Young University–Hawaii's online commencement presentation. The presentation is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, at 9:30 am HST.
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T. James Faustino Named Dean of Students

February 12, 2021 09:00 AM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii Student Life Vice President Jonathan Kala Kau announced the appointment of T. James Faustino as the new dean of students. James has served most recently as the director for the Hoʻokele Department for Admissions, Career, & Alumni Services. In conjunction with James's appointment as dean of students, the divisions, services, and personnel under the Hoʻokele Department will transition from Academics to Student Life. James will continue to oversee these areas as part of his responsibilities as dean of students.
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New Appointments for Yifen Beus and David Bybee

January 19, 2021 08:30 AM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii Academic Vice President John Bell announced two leadership changes in Academics today. Yifen Beus has accepted an appointment to serve as the associate academic vice president for faculty replacing David Bybee who will be leading and coordinating campus efforts in sustainability. "We are grateful to Yifen and David for their diligent and long-standing service to the campus. Please join us in expressing your appreciation and welcoming them to their new assignments," said Bell.
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Devotional Speakers for Winter 2021 Semester

December 15, 2020 08:00 AM
BYU–Hawaii announced Tuesday its winter 2021 devotional and lecture speakers. This semester, speakers include members of the leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU–Hawaii employees, and other invited guests. Weekly campus devotionals focus on spiritual learning by fostering greater faith and discipleship in Jesus Christ.
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Elder Johnson To Speak at Online Commencement for Fall 2020 Graduates

December 07, 2020 07:00 AM
Elder Paul V. Johnson, General Authority Seventy and Commissioner of the Church Educational System, is scheduled to be the speaker during Brigham Young University–Hawaii's online commencement presentation. The presentation will celebrate and recognize candidates for graduation following the Fall 2020 Semester and is scheduled for Friday, December 11, at 9:30, am HST. The event will available at byuh.edu/live-stream, on the BYU–Hawaii YouTube channel, and BYU–Hawaii Facebook page.
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New Appointments for Karen Latham and Mark Wolfersberger

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.
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BYU–Hawaii to Implement Phased Approach to Return Students to Campus

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.
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Laura Tevaga Appointed Assistant to the President for University Communications

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.
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Jonathan Kau Appointed Vice President of Student Life

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.
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BYU–Hawaii to Continue Remote Learning Fall Semester

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.
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VP Debbie Hippolite Wright to Retire From BYU–Hawaii

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.
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BYU–Hawaii Announces Online Commencement for Spring 2020 Graduates

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 https://byuh.edu/live-stream as well as on the BYU–Hawaii YouTube channel and Facebook page.
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