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Marlene Hapai, (808)-956-6997
|UH Manoa College Of Tropical Agriculture And Human Resources Celebrates 100 Years With Festival And Symposium|
HONOLULU The first in a series of celebrations will be held on Friday, September 28, as the University of Hawaii at Manoas College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) commemorates 100 years of service to the State of Hawaii.
Established in 1901 with the opening of Hawaiis first agricultural experiment station, CTAHR has grown over the years as a land grant college to incorporate academic and extension programs as well. UH Manoa was founded in 1907 with the creation of the College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, CTAHRs predecessor.
A mini "Made in Hawaii" Festival will be held on Friday, September 28, on the Campus Centers second floor featuring hands-on interaction. Visitors will be able to sample the "fruits of CTAHR research" including coffee, sugarcane, vanilla, papaya, awa, taro and pineapple. Free soil testing and insect and plant disease analysis will also be available. Displays will feature information on termites and resistant basil, as well as new varieties of flowers that visitors will be able to arrange and take with them. Guests can enjoy free samples, while some plants and items will be available for sale. CTAHR will also highlight its new academic programs during the event.
CTAHR is also hosting the Western Region Teaching Symposium on Friday, September 28, and Saturday, September 29. The symposium will begin on Friday at the UH Manoa Campus Center and will showcase University of Hawaii achievements as well as those of other states in the Western Region. Educators from nine states in the Western Region and Pacific Land Grant Institutions will speak, including keynote speakers Tom Angelo of the School for New Learning of DePaul University and James Knight of the University of Arizona.
The symposium will focus on teaching "TIPS" applicable to both formal and non-formal situations. These TIPS will be provided through workshops, posters and presentations that will inform attendees about and involve them in the following areas:
Teachers: Meeting Professional Challenges
Institutions: Changing with the Times
Programs: Reflecting Todays and Tomorrows Needs
Students: Understanding Diverse Profiles
Visit http://www2.ctahr.hawaii.edu/wrts for registration information for the symposium. For more information about events being held to commemorate CTAHRs 100 years of service to the state of Hawaii, contact Marlene Hapai, CTAHR Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at 956-6997 or firstname.lastname@example.org.