Presidential Search Update
During a special board meeting on Feb. 28, UH Regents unanimously
accepted a task group recommendation to suspend the national search
for a UH president and offer the position to Interim President David
McClain. The board scheduled a special meeting on Tues.,
March 7 at Honolulu CC to consider the appointment.
The original report, subsequent news release and meeting notice
are available at the Office
of the Board of Regents page.
$21.2 Million for Storm Recovery
U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye announced that the University of
Hawai‘i will receive nearly $21.2 million in federal funds
to help it recover from the massive flooding and severe storms
of Oct. 30, 2004.
The funds include
• More than $13.2 million to replace library collections
• Nearly $4.5 million to cover the costs that exceed the $25 million insurance
cap for emergency measures and content replacement
• More than $3.4 million to cover the costs that exceed the insurance cap
for emergency measures and building repairs
Phone Directories to Celebrate Centennial with Contest
Hawaiian Telcom will celebrate the UH centennial with special artwork on its
2007 directories. The company invites faculty, staff and students systemwide
to submit artwork that represents the theme, Celebrating 100 Years of High
Education in Hawai'i: A Century through an Artist's Eyes, as it relates to
their island. For more information, download the
announcement or the entry form and contest rules
Big Island, Maui or Kaua‘i.
Kaua‘i’s Honor Society Goes Silver
Kaua‘i’s Alpha Pi Xi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa
International Honor Society achieved the Pinnacle Silver level
in the PTK 2005 Pinnacle Scholarship Award Program. The award
recognizes the growth in membership in the chapter and comes with
a $100 scholarship to be used as the chapter determines. PTK advisors
are Instructors Brian Cronwall and Anne
the Kaua‘i bulletin for more information.
Maui School wins Ocean Science Bowl
High School, winners of the 2006 Aloha Bowl.
On Feb. 25 high school students from all over the state and Guam
competed in the fourth annual Hawai‘i regional competition
for the National Ocean Science Bowl at Manoa. Five high school
students from Maui High School won the competition, and will represent
Hawai‘i in the National Ocean Science Bowl in California,
more about it.