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Taekwondo Club Earning International Titles

May 02, 2022 08:00 AM
Did you know there is an internationally recognized and decorated taekwondo club on campus? The Changmookwan Taekwondo club became an official presence on campus in the fall of 2019. Indra Lokatama, a senior from Indonesia majoring in psychology, is the founding member who built the club up from ground zero. With the help of fellow students, international organizations, and a committee of grandmasters, he registered the club under the World Taekwondo Changmookwan Federation (an organization that supports the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters) within two years and now serves 40 registered club members.
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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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Students Present on Religious Topics at Undergraduate Research Conference

April 12, 2022 09:44 AM
“Already writing a research paper for religion class? Why don’t you also submit it to the BYU–Hawaii Undergraduate Research Conference (URC)?” These are the words from a religion professor that was later replaced by “I was so happy when I heard your name and paper announced! Congratulations on your research paper that was awarded $1,000 and several other prizes!”
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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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Culture Night 2022

March 24, 2022 04:31 PM
Culture Night is a unique annual tradition at Brigham Young University–Hawaii. Culture and special interests clubs on campus gather their members to learn and rehearse dances and skits representing their culture at this two-night event. It is an opportunity for students to develop an understanding and respect for cultures worldwide as they engage through dance and song. Culture Night celebrates the university's mission and cultural diversity and promotes international peace.
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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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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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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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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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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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BYUH Strives to Promote Safe and Essential University Activities

September 14, 2021 01:05 PM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii is aware of a recent news report that claims there was an “illegal block party” held on campus. The evening of Friday, September 10, HPD came to a university event in response to a noise complaint, worked with school personnel to ensure that those in attendance were in groups of 25 or less and in compliance with applicable restrictions, and then left.
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A Prophesy Fulfilled

April 20, 2021 12:00 AM
Locals say miracles lead to digitizing of Hawaiian language Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price
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BYU–Hawaii Launches First End-to-End COVID-19 Testing on Oahu in Partnership with Nomi Health

December 23, 2020 04:00 AM
BYU–Hawaii President John S.K. Kauwe III Sponsors No-Cost Testing to Students and Staff as Part of the State’s Most Robust COVID-19 Response
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BYU–Hawaii Represents the United States at the 2020 Enactus World Cup

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.
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Long-time Supporter of BYU–Hawaii Passes Away

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.
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