The next few weeks are one of the busiest times of the year on campus. Take a look at just some of the upcoming events and plan accordingly:
- The registration guide is out. Registration is open for continuing students.
- Career Fair – Today (April 12)
- Sustainability Showcase – Today (April 12)
- Honolulu Authority on Rapid Transit (HART) Presentation – Today (April 12) (1:00-2:30)
- Library and Faculty Development talk by Jerry Saviano “Super Friends vs. Dr. Jargon: Comic Books and Critical Theory” – Today (April 12, 1:30-2:30)
- Ka Mala o Niuhelewaiʻs Hoʻolauleʻa Event – April 15, 10:30-1:00
- Natural Library Week – April 11-15. With a “libraries transform” theme, the library has new computers, printers, furniture, and other changes.
- Miss Representation film – April 13 (4:30-6:30)
- Public meeting on tuition increase – April 14 (1:00-3:00)Last FAFSA workshop – April 29
- Poetry Reading by students and Eric Shaffer at HonCC Library – April 20 (1:15-2:15)
- Star Awards Program, April 23, 5:30 p.m.
- Art & Soul Open House. April 28, 10:30 to 1 p.m.)
- Graduation – May 13.
The Health Office says that Monday’s blood drive on the HonCC campus set a one-day record with 36 pints collected. That exceeded the goal of 31 pints.
The Blood Bank of Hawaii and the Health Office said they were thankful to all who donated and/or helped with the drive in other ways.
The rail is coming to Honolulu Community College, but before it gets here there are going to be a few problems.
“I’m not going to lie, there will be some impact from construction,” Honolulu Area Rapid Transit Deputy Director Brennon Morioka told a group of faculty, staff and students at an informational meeting Tuesday.
The plan is to try to minimize those impacts in any way possible.
“Get in, and get out quickly,” said.
But “quickly” might mean up to five years of construction along Dillingham Boulevard in front of the school.
Ultimately, city officials are planning to build a rail line running from Kapolei to Ala Moana Center, with one stop in front of the campus near Kokea Street and another near Costco.
In all, the rail line will cover 20 miles and have 21 stations; the first seven miles in West Oahu are nearing completion, but the work from Aloha Stadium through town is just beginning.
And the new construction is likely to cause the same kind of headaches and frustration for drivers and others near HonCC that occurred in West Oahu when the work occurred there.
The new work is going to include digging up part of Dillingham Boulevard to relocate underground utilities, putting in a medium strip, limiting left turns into campus and nearby businesses, and finally building the overhead structures that will eventually carry the automated rail cars that are already being built and starting to be delivered to Honolulu, Morioka said.
The Honolulu CC station will be built on the corner of Dillingham Boulevard and Kokea Street, where the TRIO and other programs occupy portable classroom space now. Those programs will be relocated to other parts of the campus.
On the Makai side of the street, Honolulu developer Stanford Carr recently announced plans to develop a condominium tower and rental apartment complex planned across from the school.
The 310-unit project dubbed Kokea Center would be built adjacent to the rail station.
In the long run, by 2030, officials expect the rail to carry about 119,000 trips everyday, taking more than 40,000 vehicles off the roads. In the short run, however, traffic around the school is probably going to get worse before it gets better.
Sometime this year and continuing to late 2019, crews will be working on the street and relocating utilities. After that, the actual supports and guidelines for the rail line will be built. And the first trains could be running through the area in five years
Audience members listening to the presentation expressed concerns about security, parking, access for disabled students, the station design, and even the name of the station at HonCC, which is currently being called the Kapalama station. Morioka said it’s likely Honolulu Community College will become part of the station name in the near future.
The final University of Hawai’i men’s basketball undeclared junior announced his intentions Saturday, as reserve forward Stefan Jovanovic will leave the program and transfer to Loyola Marymount.
As first reported by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Brian McInnis, Jovanovic joins Stefan Jankovic (professional) and Aaron Valdes (professional) in leaving the program, but he becomes the first of the four juniors to seek a transfer.
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