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quote from MRC Greenwood

November 2010

APEC 2010 Yokohama

I just returned from Yokohama, Japan, site of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2010 meeting. It was an amazing experience to be there in person. As a member of the APEC 2011 Host Committee, I attended the APEC Business Advisory Council dinner and the National Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s annual lunch where our own Sen. Daniel Inouye spoke about the importance of APEC and how it promotes stability in the Asia-Pacific region, and he welcomed the APEC economies to Honolulu in 2011.

In preparation for the meeting in 2011, Honolulu will host the APEC Symposium and Informal Senior Officials’ Meeting, Dec. 8–9. The symposium brings together APEC officials with business and community leaders from throughout the Asia-Pacific region to discuss APEC’s progress and key issues likely to be on its agenda the next year.

The informal meeting of senior officials is held the next day to discuss outcomes of the symposium. Meetings will take place at the East-West Center. We are recruiting volunteers to assist with various duties for the symposium and senior officials’ meeting and will be providing training for them prior to the meetings. This will be great practice for our volunteers for the APEC meeting next November.

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UH Community Colleges News

students in a music studio

MELE program unveils new studios

At Honolulu Community College, the MELE program invited the public to the unveiling of its new state-of-the-art Mike Curb Music and Entertainment Learning Experience Studios.

Named in recognition of a substantial donation from the Mike Curb Family Foundation, the new recording studio features the only professional sound board of its kind in the state, providing the infrastructure that will help MELE students gain immeasurable hands-on experience with industry technology and also benefit the local music industry overall.

Two years ago, the MELE program opened with an enrollment of 27 students. Today, more than 300 students have taken MELE classes, and the first associate degrees will be awarded next spring.