“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.

Hale video wins national award

Kumu Francis Palani Sinenci, the master builder helping to erect the Hawaiian Hale in the HonCC courtyard, is featured in a new short video, which has won the American Institute of Architects “Peoples Choice Award.”
Watch the video here
Kumu Palani and his alakaʻi Kalawaiʻa Moore, an associate professor at Windward, both of whom have been teaching us to erect our hale, will be going to Chicago this week to receive the award. Kumu Palani will be featured on a panel discussion as well.
The hale under construction now will be a usable space to gather and meet, as well as create a sense of identity for our campus and community, promoting sustainability on our campus and community, and teaching the foundational skills to create a sense of place and culture for our campus community.
Work on the project is continuing and volunteers are still needed to help. You can inquire at the Hawaiian Center for dates and times.