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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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BYU–Hawaii to Begin Construction on Renewable Energy System

May 22, 2020 02:30 PM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii is making efforts toward lowering its environmental impact and reducing its dependence on the grid by investing in a photovoltaic production and storage system. The project will include a canopy PV system that will span across the Main Parking Lot as well as multiple rooftop systems.
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BYU–Hawaii Will Continue to Assist Students in Need

May 19, 2020 08:30 AM
These are extremely challenging times for colleges and universities, including BYU–Hawaii. We appreciate the support the United States Congress has shown to institutions of higher education through the CARES Act. However, although BYU–Hawaii continues to experience significant financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided not to seek or accept CARES Act funding. We have notified the U.S. Department of Education of our decision so that it can reallocate resources to other institutions, some of which may not be able to open their doors to students again without government relief.
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BYU–Hawaii Wins the Enactus U.S. National Championship for the Third Straight Year

May 14, 2020 12:00 PM
Brigham Young University–Hawaii’s Enactus team was crowned the 2020 Enactus U.S. National Champion Thursday, May 14. Defeating more than 40 universities and colleges from around the nation, the team of college students from BYU–Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu will represent the United States at the Enactus World Cup in Utrecht, Netherlands this September.
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Devotional Speakers for Spring 2020 Semester

April 14, 2020 08:00 AM
BYU–Hawaii announced Tuesday its Spring 2020 devotional schedule. President John S. Tanner and his wife Sister Susan Tanner kick off the semester and are followed by 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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CES Guidelines Related to COVID-19

March 11, 2020 03:00 PM
The Church Educational System (CES) has students around the world and higher education campuses in three states. CES is deeply interested in the health, education and spiritual growth of each of these students and those who serve them. Concerns related to COVID-19 have impacted every part of society, including education. After careful consideration of the present circumstances, the leadership of CES has adopted temporary guidelines which will be effective March 16, 2020.
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Salsa Orchestra and Street Band to Tour Maui

March 09, 2020 09:50 AM
The Brigham Young University–Hawaii Salsa Orchestra and Street Band will be traveling to the island of Maui for a four-day tour with performances in Pukalani, Kahului, and Lahaina. Featuring Latin and Jazz music, performances include lively and entraining concerts for the public as well as educational workshops for young music students.
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Coronavirus Update and FAQs

March 06, 2020 09:00 AM
As the number of coronavirus cases grows in the U.S., we want to keep you informed on what BYU–Hawaii is doing to prepare for a potential outbreak. The university's Emergency Operations Committee is closely monitoring this evolving global health situation. Here are commonly asked questions about COVID-19, how it might affect the university, and resources for more information.
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Devotional Speakers for Winter 2020 Semester

January 09, 2020 08:00 AM
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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Evening of Concertos 2019

November 27, 2019 09:54 AM
2019 Evening of Concertos Concert BYU–Hawaii
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