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“No One Is Ever Truly Alone,” Says June 2022 Student Commencement Speaker

June 24, 2022 09:32 AM
Navigating his way through life’s challenges and uncertainties, senior Vaughn Curioso said he didn’t do it alone. The graphic design major from Santa Maria in the Philippines said he received help spiritually from Heavenly Father, support from his family, and a life-changing conversation with a refugee from the Congo he met on his mission in Utah.
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Graduating With Life Lessons in Gaining Confidence and Being Kind

June 23, 2022 09:09 AM
Yu-Chieh Sung is a senior from southern Taiwan, graduating with a bachelor's in accounting this spring. When asked why she chose to attend BYU–Hawaii, she talks about being drawn to the Holokai program and having the flexibility of trying different courses before deciding upon her major. However, after two failed attempts to pass the English proficiency exam, Sung wondered if BYU–Hawaii wasn't meant to be a part of her journey and decided to prepare to serve a full-time mission. After serving in the San Diego, California mission for about a year, her mission president encouraged her to retake the English proficiency test for the third and, to her surprise, the final time. Finally, she was accepted to BYU–Hawaii after tests of grammar and faith. "Putting the Lord first and finishing my mission brought me here," now, Sung gets to fulfill her dream of graduating from college this weekend.
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Future Graduate Hopes to Establish Peace and Empower Change

June 22, 2022 08:37 AM
Regina Shumway is a graduating senior from Laie, Hawaii. When initially deciding where to attend college, BYU–Hawaii was an easy choice since Shumway didn't want to leave home. She enjoyed the familiarity of life here and loved the spirit and culture found in this community. Although she planned to transfer eventually, she ended up staying due to the closeness she felt to others while attending classes. "Some people see the campus size as a weakness, but I love it. Professors here know my name; they know how to help me and have time to get to know me. Also, getting to know my classmates and having time to participate in class has been an important part of my journey here at BYU–Hawaii."
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New Appointments for Alohalani Housman and Benjamin Jordan

June 17, 2022 09:12 AM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii Academic Vice President Isaiah Walker announced two leadership changes in Academics this week: Dr. Alohalani Housman as the dean of the Faculty of Culture, Language, & Performing Arts and Dr. Benjamin R. Jordan as the dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Both appointments are effective August 28.
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Marine Biology Students Study eDNA As Part of Coral Restoration Efforts

June 08, 2022 08:40 AM
Did you know that environmentally, coral is like a desert? Initially, it grows in nutrient-poor areas, and through its existence, those areas can flourish with other sea life. However, several factors, including bleaching events caused by climate change, harmful human contact as seen with heavy tourism, and the biological evidence that coral in Hawaii's oceans is slow-growing, affect the overall health of the island's reefs. Without intervention, underwater ecosystems will soon be devastated as coral suffers from these factors, ultimately resulting in the death of the reefs. However, there's still hope.
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Inspiring Education Through Resilience and Hard Work

June 06, 2022 08:00 AM
Dr. Salisha Allard-Blaisdell was born and raised in Grenada, a small island located in the Caribbean Sea. Allard-Blaisdell faced many hardships throughout her childhood, including her mother's passing, financial instability, social injustices, bullying, and becoming an orphan by age 15. However, her challenging upbringing motivated her to work hard and be resilient to obstacles she faced then and would overcome in years ahead.
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Students Recognized at Religious Freedom and Inclusion Conference in Washington, D.C.

June 03, 2022 08:00 AM
Fourteen Brigham Young University–Hawaii students participated in the Dare to Overcome Conference in Washington, D.C., an event sponsored by the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation this past May. The conference promoted the principle of inclusion and religious freedom in the workplace. Representatives from Fortune 500 companies such as Google, Ford, and American Airlines attended and participated in panels and speeches where discussions on how businesses could make religious employees feel welcome should be part of a company's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Students could network with these professionals while serving as student "interns" or "company liaisons" throughout the three-day event. Out of the 18 student interns, BYUH students made up 14 of those instrumental in ensuring the event ran smoothly for the 250+ attendees.
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Gaining Valuable Work Experience Through On-Campus Internships

May 26, 2022 08:00 AM
The BYU–Hawaii on-campus internship (OCI) program combines sound business principles and real-world experiences for BYU–Hawaii students as they collaborate with various companies. They are referred to as a win-win-win situation. First, OCIs are a win for students as they learn and grow skills applicable in today's world. Secondly, OCIs are a win for companies to receive high-quality work from future professionals who are anxious to display their capabilities and education. Lastly, OCIs are a win for BYU–Hawaii as the program assists students in transitioning from their education into future professional careers.
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Living With Gratitude and Optimism

May 20, 2022 08:00 AM
Tasuku Yukimoto came to study at Brigham Young University–Hawaii in 1995. As a Japanese native, the school's diverse student body is what initially piqued his interest in attending. He also knew studying in the United States would increase his opportunities to study psychology and different peoples. It didn't take long for him to grow a love for other aspects of learning here. He now holds fond recollections, such as meeting his wife here at school and later having his first born child at Kahuku hospital.
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Nathaniel M. Stephens Appointed Dean of the Faculty of Business & Government

May 12, 2022 08:00 AM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii Academic Vice President Isaiah Walker announced the appointment of Dr. Nathaniel M. Stephens as the dean of the Faculty of Business & Government. Stephens is replacing Cary Countryman who has left BYU–Hawaii and accepted a position at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the information technology field.
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BYUH Tuition to Increase 3% for 2022-23 Academic Year

May 03, 2022 03:45 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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BYU–Hawaii Enactus Captures Its Fifth National Title in Eight Years by Winning the 2022 Enactus U.S. Championship

April 26, 2022 09:41 AM
BYU–Hawaii will represent the United States at the Enactus World Cup for the fifth time in program history after a convincing win in New York City on Friday.
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Graduating Entrepreneur Ready to Change the World

April 13, 2022 04:17 PM
Growing up, Eli Clark, a senior from Middleton, Idaho, was homeschooled, meaning this Saturday will be Eli's first time wearing a robe and walking for graduation. Eli served a full-time mission in Des Moines, Iowa, where he met and served people from Western Africa. He quickly fell in love with learning and experiencing other cultures. This exposure led him to study here at BYU–Hawaii. His passion for international people, combined with an interest in business and entrepreneurship, has enabled him to one day work overseas.
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A Puni Ka Honua, Around the World

April 12, 2022 08:22 AM
The crowd fell silent as the Brigham Young University–Hawaii choir students filed on stage. Within moments a captivated audience listened intently to a slower yet sacred start of a beautiful rendition of "Me-Na-Ri," a Korean piece featuring soloist Dr. Melissa Walker Glenn. It was an incredible start to the following songs performed by the Seasinger Singers, including pieces from Samoa, South Africa, Australia, and East Africa.
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Devotional Speakers for Spring 2022 Semester

April 11, 2022 09:00 AM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii announced its spring 2022 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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Supporting Ukraine Through Music

March 10, 2022 11:14 AM
Dr. Erica Glenn, a visiting assistant professor of choral activities and voice, and Professor Maclaine Day, an assistant professor of intercultural peacebuilding, both share a deep connection and love for the people of Ukraine. As returned missionaries, Dr. Glenn of the Donetsk Ukraine Mission and Professor Day of the Ukraine Dnepropetrovsk Mission (now Dnepr Ukraine Mission) both had fallen in love with the country of Ukraine and its people. They felt a responsibility to act when hearing of recent tragic events in Eastern Europe.
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Special Screening of "Waterman" the Documentary

March 07, 2022 11:40 AM
On Friday, March 4, a small crowd gathered for a private screening of the documentary "Waterman," a biography film of Duke Kahanamoku. The screening was held at the Hawaii Journey Theater, at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Amongst this group came a handful of significant figures in the surfing community here on the North Shore. Many received special recognition from Isaiah Walker, Academic Vice President of BYU–Hawaii. He thanked them for the roles they continue to play as fellow watermen of Hawaii.
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BYU–Hawaii Moving to Two Annual Commencement Ceremonies

February 07, 2022 08:00 AM
Beginning in 2023, Brigham Young University–Hawaii will hold two commencement ceremonies each year.
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