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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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Students From Tonga Persevere

February 03, 2022 01:46 PM
This week, students of the Tongan club gathered to sing for a Tonga relief project they are participating in, a community-led effort to aid and support the people in Tonga. However, this wasn't the first time students gathered together as a show of strength and support to their families and loved ones in Tonga. Just weeks ago, on January 15, 2022, an underwater volcano erupted, causing a tsunami to wash through the isles of Tonga, followed by a blanket of ash that coated their islands, contaminating natural water and food sources. This natural disaster has also made it extremely difficult to communicate with the outside world. As a result, many students from Tonga who are currently studying here at BYU–Hawaii still have yet to hear from their families and friends.
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Vocal Performance Students Place In Regional Competition

January 21, 2022 09:05 AM
Several students from the BYU–Hawaii Music Program placed in a regional competition through the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Dallin McKinney, Brandon Sorilla, Ralph Mallapre, and Aimee Johnson all placed in the competition and study voice privately with Dr. Melissa Glenn. Two singers are advancing to nationals: Mia Malit, who studies with Dr. Melissa Glenn, and Julia Hernandez, who studies with Dr. Erica Glenn.
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Laura Tevaga Named Advancement Vice President

January 13, 2022 07:00 AM
President John S.K. Kauwe III, following approval from the BYU–Hawaii Board of Trustees, announced the appointment of Laura Moana Tevaga as Advancement Vice President.
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BYU–Hawaii Science Building Dedication Announced

January 07, 2022 09:01 AM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii will host a building dedication ceremony on Saturday, January 15, at 10 am, to celebrate the recent completion of its new Science Building.
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Devotional Speakers for Winter 2022 Semester

December 23, 2021 09:19 AM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii announced its winter 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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Changes to BYUH Financial Aid Programs in 2022

December 16, 2021 11:55 AM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii is making changes to student financial aid to better align with the mission of the university. These adjustments will take effect beginning with the Fall 2022 Semester.
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BYU–Hawaii: A Centennial Celebration to Commemorate David O. McKay’s 1921 Vision

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.”
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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.
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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Installs President Kauwe as Eleventh President

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.
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Designing A Legacy

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.
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Kevin Schlag Appointed Operations Vice President

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.
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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.
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Influencing the World For Good One Scout at a Time

October 04, 2021 08:00 AM
Meet Saborn Va, an alumnus of Brigham Young University–Hawaii.
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Why Trust Science and History?

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.
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