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February, 2019 Issue
December 08, 2018
Commencement (Fall 2018 & Spring 2019)

HTIC was honored to welcome Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii The Honorable Sabrina S. McKenna as our keynote speaker.  She addressed Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 graduates at the Commencement Ceremony on December 8, 2018.

January 08 - February 25
SHIP Program

Senior High School Intercultural Program (SHIP) is a 2-month program for Tokai University high school seniors who are already accepted to Tokai University or HTIC. It is open to all seniors at Tokai University high schools. From January to February, students will not only study English but also improve their skills and techniques in research, presentation and discussion, which will be the key to their success in college.

January 09, 2019
Aloha Reception

The Aloha Reception was held on January 9, 2019 to welcome the new students to Hawaii Tokai’s Winter 2019 term.  This year, the new students included three students from St. Cloud Minnesota who arrived on our campus to study at HTIC for 10 weeks on the Matsumae Scholarship program: Chloe Hess, Parker Kabe, and Jake Hartzell. Welcome to all the new students! 

January 14, 2019
Winter Convocation

The Winter Convocation was held on January 14, 2019 to officially begin the Winter 2019 term.  Opening remarks by Vice Chancellor Keith entitled, “The Importance of Relationships” encouraged students, faculty, and staff to support each other and form lasting friendships.  The Director of College Prep Rose Paradise introduced the new members of the TOEFL 500 Club, and the campus welcomed six new students to LA, two new faculty members: Inho Jung, Hwasun Lee and three new staff members: Zack Oida, Nanako Nguyen, Dr.Nathan Pierce. 

January 19, 2019

Hawaii Tokai students had a wonderful opportunity to play Native Hawaiian games on our campus on January 19th. A hula school, Halau O Koolau Ula, came to our Tokai campus and shared Native Hawaiian games, arts and crafts, and delicious foods for the day.

January 19, 2019
Hawaii Bubble Run

On Saturday, January 19th several of our students joined students from West Oahu UH and participated in the annual Hawaii Bubble Run.

January 25 & 26, 2019
Movie Night “Go For Broke”

On January 25 and 26, Hawaii Tokai hosted the award-winning movie “Go For Broke” and welcomed producer and writer, Stacey Hayashi to our campus. The movie focuses on Hawaii’s heroic Japanese Americans who dedicated their efforts to be loyal United State citizens during World War II even while they were considered enemies of America. The Hawaii Japanese Americans went on to become one of the most decorated and honored military units in U.S. history.

January 26, 2019
BBQ and Sports Day

Tokai’s International Program hosted a BBQ and game day on our campus on Saturday, January 26th. Mahalo to our students who helped lead games and to our dedicated staff who volunteered to cook and prepare all the food for the day.

January 30, 2019
Town Hall Meeting

Three HPD Canine Unit members, Corporal Paul Awana, Corporal Jaret Fernandez, and Corporal Ray Bermudes came to our Town Hall meeting to educate our faculty, staff and students on how trained canines detect various drugs at public locations. Their demonstrations wowed the audiences and left a great impression. 

Following the HPD Canine Unit visit, Robert Holliday, faculty member and coordinator for college life counseling, gave a power point presentation on bullying and cyber-bullying. Topics covered in this informative lecture included identification of bullying, statistical frequency, causes, symptoms of victims, and solutions for stopping it.

January 30, 2019
PTK Tako/Oko Party (Team Building)

We the members of Phi Theta Kappa, held our first Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki party on January 30, 2019. This event was held for the purpose of team bonding and the understanding of new culture. We made three different dishes, takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and yakisoba. The local students participating in this event were able to learn and experience how to make foreign foods with the help of the Japanese students. We had a great turn out and even got to share some of the food we made with some of the HTIC staff and students. We’d like to thank HTIC faculty/staff members Nathan, Daryl, and David for attending and sharing this experience with us, Tasha for photographing our experience, Nina for always supporting and advising us, and of course Shintaro for not only supporting and advising us, but also providing majority of the materials to make this event possible! --Submitted by LA student, Jett Kuhns

January 31, 2019
"FunLunch" with Dr. Brenda Yun on Surfing

Dr. Yun kicked off a new “FunLunch” program on January 31 with an informative session on surfing around the world.  Her photos included adventures in Indonesia, Fiji, Taiwan, Central America, and cool surf spots on Oahu.  Look forward to the next FunLunch which will be on February 21 with John-Paul Brabant on the harp and ukulele! Pizza will be served!

Mahalo Box

For every Hawaii Tokai News issue, we will publish some of the notes of appreciation placed in the “Mahalo Box” in the library.  Please write the name of the person and the act of kindness you would like to recognize and put it in the “Mahalo Box”.  Remember: at HTIC, we take care of each other!

Mark Your Calendars

February 13 International Coffee Hour HTIC Main Lobby 1:15-3:15pm (for more info, contact Mika in IP)

February 18 Great Aloha Run (President’s Day holiday)

February 21 “FunLunch” with John-Paul Brabant (harp and ukulele) 12:30-1:00pm GGT

March 3, Girl’s Day in Japan

March 13 L.A. Student Presentation Day

March 18 Presentation by Temple University Japan’s representative

March 20 IS 200 Presentations

March 21 L.A. Final Exams; TOEFL exams

March 22 L.A. Final Exams, last day of class

April 3 Aloha Reception

April 4 First Day of Spring 2019 term

Dr. Sandra Wu-Bott, Publisher, Editor & Contributor

Dr. Elizabeth Keith, Editor & Contributor

Mr. Rennie Mau, Contributor & Photographer

Dr. Larry Shinagawa, Andrew Lowe & Tasha Hayashi, Photographers

and other terrific faculties, staff, and student contributors! 

Please keep sending us news about what’s happening at Hawaii Tokai. The deadline for the next issue is March 31, 2019.

Mahalo nui loa!

Hawaii Tokai International College

91-971 Farrington Highway, Kapolei
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