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New academic offerings to address workforce needs

Heading into the fall semester, the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu introduces two new academic offerings — a concentration in Data Analytics and certificate in...

Making history as UH West Oʻahu Alumni awardee

Taking a lesson from one of his favorite educators, Dr. Glenn Medeiros knows that making history is dependent upon having a good grasp of...

UH West Oʻahu’s Foumai behind ‘unprecedented’ performances with Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra

To his students, Dr. Michael-Thomas Foumai is a lecturer with the Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu, imparting knowledge to...

National award for commitment to indigenous students given to UH West Oʻahu’s Kahumoku

For demonstrating outstanding leadership and commitment to indigenous students, advancing indigenous communities, and fostering the development of future leaders, Dr. Walter Kahumoku III of...

Timely texts can improve vaccination rates, according to study co-authored by UH West Oʻahu faculty

Timely reminder messages via text can significantly increase vaccination rates, according to a megastudy published in one of the top science journals in the...

Pro surfer first to receive UH West Oʻahu’s Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing degree

Professional surfer Moanalani Jones Wong is believed to be one of the best females to ever surf the legendary Banzai Pipeline, also known as...

UH West Oʻahu graduate says it’s ‘never too late’ to better yourself

Jill Kehaulani Thompson is passionate about wanting to make a difference in her community and is driven to become a social worker, to one...

UH West Oʻahu receives $183K grant award for cybersecurity

University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu’s Dr. J. Burrell received a $183,000 cybersecurity grant award that will fund student internships and the purchase of equipment to...

Congressman Case hears about indigenous-serving initiatives during visit to campus

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu showcased itʻs indigenous-serving initiatives and new facilities to Congressman Ed Case, who visited the campus on Monday, April 5....

UH West Oʻahu cyber teams finish 2020 ranked 12th in the nation

University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu cyber students finished 2020 with a power ranking of 12th in the country, according to a ranking recently published by...

UH West Oʻahu alum among ʻThirty Under 30’ emerging leaders

University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu alum and former employee Natalie Perez recalls how her experiences at UH West Oʻahu helped contribute to her many accomplishments...

Virtual commencement honors over 700 grads, including mom who is ‘a great example’

University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu student Tasha Dela Rama wants to be an example for her three children. Dela Rama, a first-generation college student from Kapolei,...

Distance learning ‘part of UH West Oʻahu’s identity’

From his home in Kīlauea, Kauaʻi, Marvin Jake De Peralta has adjusted to taking courses at the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu. “In the beginning, distance...

New broadcast studios at UH West Oʻahu motivate online students, faculty

Joshua Bateman appreciates the in-person feel of his online class. “Without her instruction in the SOS, this class would be much more difficult,” said Bateman,...

UH West Oʻahu to hold commencement ceremony virtually

The University of Hawaʻi–West Oʻahu is conducting a virtual commencement to honor ALL 2020 graduates, replacing the traditional ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given...

UH West Oʻahu ranks No. 1 in faculty diversity

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu ranked No. 1 in faculty diversity of four-year public institutions in the recently published Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac...

Student engagement survey findings ‘very positive’ for UH West Oʻahu

In a survey the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu administered this past spring semester, a majority of seniors reported positive experiences in areas related to...

UH West Oʻahu introduces new programs this fall

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu is unveiling a new slate of academic offerings – including another STEM degree – to address the state’s workforce...

UH West Oʻahu joins inaugural cohort of ACE Learner Success Lab

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu is one of 10 institutions nationwide selected to be part of a pilot cohort for a program that will...

UH West Oʻahu among 60 institutions recognized for excellence in educator preparation

The Division of Education at the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu is one of 60 providers from 29 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto...

Two graduating seniors find purpose, express mahalo to UH West Oʻahu

She grew up on the Waiʻanae coast, graduated as valedictorian of a class of 13 from a Hawaiian charter school, and was awarded a...

UH West Oʻahu student named 2020 Truman Scholar

The nation’s premier graduate fellowship for those pursuing careers as public service leaders has named a University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu student to be among...

UH West Oʻahu V.E.T.S. lab creates 3D-printed parts for protective equipment

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu is doing its part to assist with the COVID-19 response with the help of 3D printers at the Veterans...

UH West Oʻahu graduate honored as a ‘Teacher of Promise’

As Naturalee ʻIlima Puou speaks at the start of her English Language Arts class to more than two dozen high school freshmen, she easily...

UH West Oʻahu to honor graduates at fall commencement on Dec. 14

Graduates, family, and friends will celebrate fall 2019 commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 14. More than 300 students will earn bachelor’s degrees and certificates...