VP to visit, update campus

John Morton, the University of Hawaii’s vice president for community colleges is scheduled to visit and talk to the campus community from 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 in Bldg. 2, Rm. 201.
He will share information and updates regarding UHCC Strategic Directions for 2015-2021, new and ongoing initiatives and other key information about the state of our campus.
The meeting is open to all students, staff and faculty.

“Chasing Coral” film this week

There will be a free showing of the movie “Chasing Coral” on campus on Tuesday, Oct. 23
The movie is a visually stunning and scientifically sound documentary on the subject of coral bleaching.
A newly released report estimates that 70 to 90 percent of all the coral reefs in the world will be lost if temperatures rise 1.5°C increase scenario and more than 99 percent would die if temperatures rise 2°C. The report said that is likely if dramatic action to stop global warning doesn’t happen in the next 12 years.
The movie will be shown in the Loui Room, Building 2, Room 201.

Accreditation team welcomed to campus

A team of evaluators from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior colleges is visiting Honolulu CC this week.
Every five years, the group evaluates all the facets of our school and makes recommendations to be sure we’re operating in the best interest of students.
The purposes of regional accreditation include encouraging institutions to improve academic quality, institutional effectiveness, and, ultimately, student success, according to the group’s website
The commission members are meeting with many different staff, student, and faculty groups this week and will issue a preliminary report of its findings later this year.
On Tuesday, the group was introduced to the school with a traditional Hawaiian welcome.

Photos by Christopher Garcia

Free ice cream — while it lasts

Students will be able to get a free ice cream cone on campus on Thursday.
All you have to do is bring one new friend, faculty or staff member with you to the cafeteria between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
But it’s first-come, first-served, so find that friend and get there quickly.
The event is sponsored by the Student Activity Board.

Get a little pet therapy

Dogs are normally not allowed on campus.
But for a few hours today it’s possible to get a little love, from man’s best friends.
The grassy area across Building 2 and the Keiki Center, is now hosting some Pet Therapy animals from Tails of Aloha.
The free lovin’ continues till 1 p.m.
There will also be a relaxation lounge that day in the Student Lounge in Building 2 with snacks and drinks to provide you energy and brainpower for your midterms.