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Visiting scholar to teach Turkish class culture at Hawai‘i CC


Turkey has been grabbing the headlines lately: the murder of a Saudi Arabian journalist in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul, a key role in the conflict in neighboring Syria, an attempted coup in 2016.   

But what’s the culture that provides the context for events in modern Turkey?

Help honor Hawai‘i CC alumni who have contributed to Kīlauea eruption recovery

UPDATED: Nominations Due December 31.

Hawai‘i Community College Alumni & ‘Ohana is pleased to announce that nominations for the Alumni of the Year Award are now open. The award, established in 2017, recognizes Hawai‘i CC alumni and former students who have made major contributions to their professions, vocations, and/or communities.


30th Annual Christmas With the Chefs to raise money for culinary arts scholarships

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Kick off the holiday season and celebrate the 30th year of the festive Christmas with the Chefs, Saturday, Dec.1. The annual gala is on the seaside grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel from 5:30-8 p.m.

Members of the American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Association will delight attendees with plates of expertly prepared savory cuisine and delectable holiday treats—all accompanied by handcrafted ales, choice wines and 100 percent Kona coffee.

As he pursues a PhD in history, Noah Dolim sees Hawai‘i CC as a key part of his past

Noah Dolim

After graduating from high school on O’ahu in 2010, Noah Patterson Hanohano Dolim needed direction. He was an underachieving student in high school, Dolim says, and he didn’t know what to do next. That’s when he decided to move to Hilo and enroll at Hawai‘i Community College. With family on Hawai‘i Island, it seemed like a smart move, and it turns out he was right.

Bamboo Ridge Poetry Reading: What We Must Remember

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Poets Christy Passion, Ann Inoshita, Juliet Kono and Jean Yamasaki Toyama will read from their work that revisits the 1932 kidnapping and murder of Native Hawaiian prize fighter Joseph Kahahawai and the events surrounding it, commonly known as “The Massie Case.” The poetry reading will be followed by a Q&A.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

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New law makes Hawai'i CC and all other UH campuses tobacco free

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A new law signed on July 10 (SB 134, Act 160, SLH 2018) makes all University of Hawaiʻi campuses and properties tobacco and smoke-free locations. The law includes, but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, vaping apparatus, chewing tobacco and pipes.