November Board of Regents
At their monthly meeting on Nov. 22 at Kauai CC, the Board of Regents:
approved the strategic plans for
UH Manoa, UH Hilo, UH West Oahu and the Community Colleges
approved 20032005 budget
items (the universitys capital improvements program, operating budget
recommendations and a budget policy paper)
authorized the development of selected
four-year occupational-technical degree programs to proceed at Honolulu CC,
Kapiolani CC and Maui CC
changed the status of the bachelors
degree in astronomy from provisional to established at the UH Hilo
established a bachelors degree
in performing arts at the UH Hilo and an associate degree in opticianry at Leeward
established the Hawaii Medical
Service Association Health Care Services Quality Research Chair at the School
authorized the reorganization of
the Office of the Vice President for External Affairs and University Relations
An agenda item relating to the proposed reorganization of UH system-wide administration
was deferred and will be considered at a special board meeting on Dec. 12. Read
the complete press release.
UH Launches New System-Wide Brand Identity
The University of Hawaii system announced plans to revamp its marketing,
advertising and graphic identity program. The Brand Strategy Group, Robert Rytter
& Associates graphic design firm and Starr Seigle Advertising have all been
awarded contracts to assist the university in establishing its new institutional
"The University of Hawaii system brand is our most valuable strategic
asset in recruiting students and faculty, increasing research funds and securing
grants, yet our message is inconsistent and worse, indistinguishable from other
institutions of higher education," said Paul Costello, UH vice president
for external affairs and university relations. "No where else on earth
can you have a similar experience to UH and we need to convey that to our various
For more information visit the Branding
Project Web page.
Leeward CC Celebrates
Leeward CC held its
Ninth Annual International Education Forum Celebrating Latin America, Nov. 1921.
The forum featured lectures, panel discussions and videos. Topics covered included
"Hawaiis Portuguese and Puerto Ricans," "U.S.-Mexican
Relations After Sept. 11," "Nikki: Japanese in Latin America"
and "Keeping Abreast with the New and Contemporary Literature on Puerto
Rico." The forum ended with a lunchtime celebration, which included music,
dancing and cultural displays by Leeward CC International Student Organizations.
All One sculpture at Kapiolani CC was dedicated on Nov. 22. All
One, a seven-and-a-half foot steel sculpture, is Vermont artist Kate Ponds
interpretation of the Chinese and Japanese character that means person or humankind.
All One is located across from Diamond Head Theater near the entrance
to Kapiolani Parking Lot B. Other sculptures in her world series are in
Canada, Norway and Japan. At each sculpture, student artwork is included in
a time capsule, which will be opened in 2015.