Maui Receives $2.5 Million
Title III Grant
College received a federal Title III Part A grant for $2.5 million
from the U.S Department of Education to initiate three activities
that will meet the goals of its strategic plan. The five-year Native
Hawaiian Serving Institutions Program grant is given to higher
education institutions to become self-sufficient by providing funds
to improve and strengthen their academic quality, institutional
management and fiscal stability
Grant goals are
• developing 20 new Hawaiian studies courses
• creating freshmen cohorts, experience activities, learning communities
and mentoring opportunities
• establishing an associate degree in education, which will be taught over
the press release.
West O‘ahu and Leeward Offers Forensic Science Program
The success of shows like CSI and Crossing Jordan have
spawned a growing interest in forensic science. To meet this newfound
appeal a new certificate program in forensic anthropology will
be jointly offered by West O‘ahu and Leeward. This will be
the first undergraduate program in Hawai‘i dedicated to the
study of forensic anthropology and is expected to be available
in spring 2006.
Career paths open to those with training in forensic science include
criminalist, crime scene technician, forensic fingerprint examiner,
forensic anthropologist and archaeologist. Forensic skills are
also very desirable for those employed at local, state and federal
crime labs and among law enforcement officers. Those with forensic
expertise can also work with death investigators, coroners and
more about it.
VP Johnsrud Named ASHE President
|Linda K. Johnsrud
Linda K. Johnsrud, interim vice president
for academic planning and policy, was named president-elect of
the Association for the Study of Higher Education. She will take
over as president at the national organization’s annual meeting
in November. ASHE promotes collaboration among its members and
others engaged in the study of higher education through research,
conferences and publications, including its highly regarded journal, The
Review of Higher Education.
“ASHE is my intellectual home, and I hope to bring the perspective
of a scholar-administrator to the leadership of ASHE—a perspective
that values the contribution of scholarly research to the critical
decisions facing higher education,” says Johnsrud.
the press release.
Miller Trust Benefits 11 Organizations
Carey D. Miller
The legacy of UH professor, pioneer food scientist and community
philanthropist Carey D. Miller lives on. Eleven Hawai‘i organizations
who had a special tie or interest to Miller became beneficiaries
of her trust. The organizations each received $60,000 at an event
held in her honor.
Trust recipients were the Bishop Museum, Friends of Honolulu Botanical
Gardens, Hawai‘i Dietetic Association, Hawai‘i Association
of Family and Consumer Sciences, Hawaiian Historical Society, Hawai‘i
Council of Churches, KCAA Preschools of Hawai‘i, Outdoor
Circle, Pacific Orchid Society, UH Foundation–Carey D. Miller
Award Fund and YWCA-Honolulu.
For more on Miller, read the press
release or a recent Malamalama article.