Culturally Responsive Teaching Workshop

Twenty Guam Department of Education teachers and administrators took part in a workshop that was held 23-24 July 2015 at the Guam Community College.  This workshop aimed to help prepare teachers to work effectively with students from the region of Micronesia and nurture their educational growth.  

Chuuk Teachers Hard at Work

Six Chuuk Department of Education teachers and three administrators took part in a workshop that was held on 15 June 2015 at the College Caroline and Pastoral Institute (CCPI).  Dr. LJ Rayphand, Dean of Education at CCPI and Ms. Kathy Martin (the first Chuukese national to graduate with a masters degree in Social Work from […]

Breadfruit & Open Spaces Reviews

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Tuition Rate for Pacific Islander Students

At the end of spring semester 2014, UHM Chancellor Tom Apple and Vice Chancellor for Students Francisco Hernandez provided funding to meet tuition differential of 50% for Pacific Islander students at UH Mānoa, thus bringing fees to the equivalent of resident tuition. By completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Pacific Islander students […]

Capstone Students at UH Manoa

For the first time since UH Mānoa’s Center for Pacific Islands Studies’ BA program began in 2011, the senior capstone ran as a course (PACS 401) rather than as a one-on-one project with faculty. PACS401 requires BA candidates to complete community-based research projects and give presentations on their processes and outcomes. Lola Quan Bautista and Julie […]

The Palolo Community

Kathy Martin, one of the main characters in the film and a former resident of the Gill-Baza, is featured in the Pacific News from Mānoa. In January 2013, Kathy was hired as the resident services associate for Mutual Housing Association of Hawaiʻ i at Pālolo Homes. One of her favorite activities at the housing is […]

Service Learning

UH Students

More and more, the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Manoa where I am employed is engaged with service learning — a theme that resonates with the film’s focus on community. One of the goals of service learning in the Researching Oceania course (PACS 603) that I teach is for students to […]