Kapiʻolani Community College

Kapiʻolani Community College will be holding its first all-campus open house on Friday, November 6, 4–7 p.m. Titled Your Kapiʻolani Experience, the event offers the public a chance to explore the campus. Visitors will be given a “passport” and may choose any of seven destinations for guided tours, or explorations on their own.

Open house “destinations”

Visitors can choose to visit the Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program in one of three areas of demonstrations and poster presentations, the International Café for demonstrations and food samples and health education programs in radiography, massagetherapy and respiratory training. For an artistic experience, visitors can view the amazing art pieces in Koa Gallery, or experience artistic printmaking design.

The Kopiko Learning Center will engage visitors in a virtual scavenger hunt using their own smart phones. Visitors may also get a free blood pressure check or learn about surgical technology or cutting edge simulation technology across the street at Leahi Hospital. In addition, the children of Alani Childcare Center will present visitors to some of their crafts and games.

The Office of Continuing Education and Training will offer an array of brain games as well as demonstration of Chinese character writing, music and storytelling. While in the vicinity, visitors can learn more about the plants for which all the buildings at Kapiʻolani CC are named.

Culinary students will have demonstrations in ʻŌhiʻa Building. And for a culminating event, while the Royal Hawaiian Band performs, there will be a friendly competition between different departments at the college featuring themed chili recipes like Heart Healthy Chili, Hawaiian Locally Sourced Chili, International Chili, Continuing Education Chili and Liberal Arts Chili. Visitors will have a chance to taste and vote for their favorites.

The evening will close with a performance by the Roosevelt High School Hula Hālau.

Event details

Your Kapiʻolani Experience is free and open to the public. Visitors are asked to check-in at the Hawaiian Star Compass located in front of ʻŌhiʻa Building before embarking on their journey.

For more information, visit www.yourkapiolaniexperience.eventbrite.com, or call (808) 734-9603.

—By Louise Yamamoto