Governor Tours UH West O’ahu Campus Tuesday March 29 2016


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Governor Tours UH West O’ahu campus


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WHAT – Governor David Ige tours University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu Academy for Creative Media

WHEN – Tuesday, March 29, 2016

WHERE – University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu

WHO – Governor David Ige, First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige, UH West Oʻahu Interim Chancellor Doris Ching, UH Academy for Creative Media System Director Chris Lee along with faculty, students and staff


  • Governor David Ige and the First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige toured the CyberCANOE (Collaborative Analytics Navigation and Observation Environment), ʻUluʻUlu, The Henry K. Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi, Roy and Hilda Takeyama Creative Media Lab, and a forensic anthropology lab.
  • Creative media is one of the fastest growing programs at UH West Oʻahu.
  • Creative media students have access to specialized input and output devices for use with print media, digital video, sound-driven compositions, and 3D graphics.
  • UH West Oʻahu is the hub for UH students pursuing creative media bachelor’s degrees, and has articulation agreements with all seven UH Community Colleges.
  • UH West Oʻahu commemorates its 40th anniversary in 2016 and offers 33 fields of study with a current enrollment of 2,700 students on its new Kapolei campus that opened in 2012.

BROLL (1 minute 20 seconds):

  • Governor walking with Chris Lee on campus (1 shot)
  • Governor and First Lady in CyberCANOE (5 shots)
  • Roy and Hilda Takeyama Creative Media Lab (2 shots)
  • ʻUluʻulu Archive (3 shots)


Governor David Ige

(12 seconds)

“I have been a big proponent of the Academy for Creative Media and most importantly, it being a Systemwide program. It’s been tremendous progress to see what has unfolded here.”

(16 seconds)

“The ability of the ACM to be on virtually every campus across the system, I think is very important, as we’ve been working to develop digital media skills on in our public school students. It’s terrific that they now have a place to go regardless of where they are.”


Kamaile Academy PCS needs Career Day volunteers!

Kamaile Academy is searching for professionals interested in participating in Career Day on 4/14 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. (1-1:30 is the set-up). They coordinate this day for their secondarySara Perry byline80 students in grades 8-12 at Kamaile Academy. The arrangement is more of a gallery walk, with a table for each participant to set up materials or an engaging activity to facilitate discussion. This year, theyʻre still searching for participants as their response was lower than last year.
Do you know of any interested professionals? Or are you interested? If so, please contact Kathleen Hoppe (contact information below).
So far, they already have professionals in the following areas:
• attorneys
• education (variety of areas)
• lifeguards
• military
• construction/engineering
• police
• hospitality industry
• airline industry
• computer sci/app development
• fire fighters
• beauty industry
• massage therapy
• public health nursing
• nursing
Mahalo nui!!
If you’d like to help out, please contact:
Kathleen Hoppe
Student Support Services Program Manager
Kamaile Academy PCS
(808) 697-7110, ext. 271


Campbell High Students Push to Ban Smoking in Automobiles When a Minor is Present 

I enjoyed meeting with Campbell High School students, who are supporting SB 2083, which bans smoking in automobiles when a minor is present.  L-R: Cory Chun (American Cancer Society); Campbell High School students CJ Danielson, Robert Johnson, Josiah Villaro, Joshua Villanueva, and Sen. Shimabukuro.

Murder Mystery Surrounding an Often Overlooked Hawaiian Patriot: Robert William Kalanihiapo Wilcox

SR 124/SCR 163 commemorates and honors the life of Robert William Kalanihiapo Wilcox, an enduring patriot and advocate for the rights of native Hawaiians, who served as Hawaii’s first elected representative to the United States Congress. Members of his family, friends, and supporters gathered today to tell us about him and share their personal stories of who he was.

Senators were fascinated by the story of Mr. Wilcox’s heroic efforts to defend the monarchy, and of his untimely death, allegedly due to ingesting glass shavings in a drink served to him at a social function by his detractors. Ironically, the hearing on Mr. Wilcox’s resolution occured on 03/28/16, the day that the DOE and other HI institutions observed Prince Kuhio Day. The irony lies in the fact that Prince Kuhio’s legacy often over-shadows that of Mr. Wilcox, leading to many to falsely believe that Prince Kuhio was HI’s first delegate to Congress (when in fact, Mr. Wilcox was HI’s first delegate).

In photos (not in order) Gordon Lunalilo Wilcox, Beatrice Anderson Wilcox of Waianae, Isaac Hatori, Elizabeth Moreno, Albert Harold Braine, Ariana Savea, Kealohi Medeiros, Fairlena Paul, Alexander Liholiho, Lorna Souza, Virginia Stoddard, Palani Vaughan, Senator Michael Gabbard, Senator Lorraine R Inouye, Senator Maile Shimabukuro, Senator Donna Mercado Kim, Senator Rosalyn Baker, and Senator Clarence Nishihara

Special mahalo nui loa to Senator Brickwood Galuteria for introducing the resolution, and to Palani Vaughn, the Wilcox `Ohana, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the many others who have advocated for this important recognition. Here is a link to the measure status:…