UH Announcement: Watanabe Hall Closed Until Further Notice

7:00 p.m.
Watanabe Hall will be open, and will resume normal operations, on Tuesday, October 14.

The building was closed this afternoon and evening due to noxious fumes.

4:00 p.m.

Watanabe Hall will be closed this evening, October 13, due to noxious fumes presenting a safety hazard to our community.

The source of these fumes is currently under investigation, and Watanabe Hall will be closed until further notice.

It is unknown whether or not classes will resume as normal tomorrow morning, so please continue to look for further updates.

Innovative Prevention Program Timed for Sex Assault Awareness Month

Campus Security is sponsoring three performances of Sex Signals, a nationally recognized sexual assault prevention program that incorporates improvisation, humor, education, and audience interaction. The hour-and-a-half program is designed for college and military audiences and provides a provocative look at dating, sex, and the core issue of consent. The performances are being offered free of charge to all UH Mānoa students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. in Kuykendall Auditorium (Room 101). 

Test of UH Alert system to take place next Wednesday, March 20

This is an important message about your safety and security.

The University will conduct an integrated campus-wide test of its emergency communications capabilities on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.

The following will occur:

1) Test EMAIL messages will go out to all students, faculty, staff and vicinity contacts.

2) Test TEXT messages will be sent to those who have signed up to receive emergency TEXT messages at www.hawaii.edu/alert.

3) The UH Mānoa home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu, social media accounts, and the UH emergency hotline at 956-0001 will be updated to reflect the test.

4) Campus Security will test its vehicle speakers near Varney Circle.

All members of the UH Mānoa community are urged to sign up to receive emergency TEXT alerts (if you have not already done so), by going online to the website at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

If you have already signed up, log in at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date.  You may test your cell phone information by sending a test message from the website to your phone.  If you are having technical trouble with UH Alert, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.

Awareness Notice - Escapee Wanted: Teddy Munet

Update: Escapee Teddy Munet was captured and taken into custody by police in Kakaako around 7:30 tonight.

CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in locating Teddy Munet who escaped on February 20, 2013, at approximately 8:05 a.m., from 777 Punchbowl Street. Munet was on his way to court for proceedings related to the homicide that occurred on July 19, 2012, at Kawainui Marsh.

He was last seen in the loading dock area and headed on foot toward Reed Lane. He may still be in the area and is considered and dangerous. DO NOT APPROACH.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on your cellular phone. Free cellular calls are provided by AT&T, Nextel Hawaii, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless Hawaii, Mobi PCS, and Hawaiian Telcom. The public may now send anonymous text and web tips. Text "CS808" plus your message to 274637 or CRIMES.

University of Hawai'i Names First Female Campus Security Captain

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Campus Security and Emergency Management Department announces the appointment of its first female captain, Alberta J.K. Pukahi. Capt. Pukahi is a 25-year veteran of the University’s Security office, where for the last eight years she served as a Sergeant and worked on cases of the most sensitive and complex nature, including sexual assaults.
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UH Announce - Annual Security, Fire Safety Report available for viewing

The 2012 Annual Security and Fire Safety compliance document was posted on October 1, 2012, and is available for viewing on the UH Mānoa Campus Security website at http://www.hawaii.edu/security/annual_report12.pdf. You may want to familiarize yourself with the contents of this report.

If you would like a copy of the 2012 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, please stop by UH Mānoa Campus Security headquarters at 1951 East-West Road or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (808) 956-9858.

The website and report contain information about Campus Security and personal safety, including such topics as crime prevention, fire safety, Campus Security enforcement policy, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.

There is also information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred at UH Mānoa, in certain off-campus buildings or on property owned or controlled by UH Mānoa, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the UH Mānoa Campus Security & Emergency Management Department.

Alerts for Dalai Lama Campus Events April 14 and 15

The University expects traffic delays, parking lots at capacity, and heightened security surrounding the Dalai Lama's presentations at Stan Sheriff Center this weekend.

For more details on where to park, alternate transportation recommendations, and more, please click here.

Announcement - Please secure your bicycles over Spring Break

UH Mānoa cyclists are encouraged to be extra vigilant about securing your bicycles, as bike thefts are on the rise on campus, throughout the state, and nationally. Always lock your bike and use multiple, good quality U-locks to lock the FRAME and both wheels to the bike rack.

Don't lock your bike in the same location for an extended period of time. If you're unable to find a place to store your bike out of public view while you're away for Spring Break, Cycle Manoa does have a limited number of vacancies in the bike locker behind POST Hall. Cost is $10/month. See http://www.cyclemanoa.org and contact cyclemanoa@gmail.com.

For more tips on how to keep your bike from being stolen, please refer to these tips.