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Auli'i Dubs Moana

Hawaiian-language ‘Moana’ premiere set for World Oceans Day

Hawaii’s local-girl-turned-celebrity Auliʻi Cravalho and cast members of the Hawaiian version of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” will walk a blue carpet for its premiere of the film at World Oceans Day on Sunday, June 10, at Ko Olina Resort.

The premiere is part of the resort’s second annual World Oceans Day Celebration, a collaboration with Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, the University of Hawaii Academy for Creative Media System, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Polynesian Voyaging Society and other community partners.

Hawaii News Now

UH West Oahu awards $33M contract for construction of new creative media building

KAPOLEI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The University of Hawaii at West Oahu awarded a multi-million dollar contract on Wednesday to build a new creative media building on the school’s campus in Kapolei.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

UH-West Oahu students unearth history at Honouliuli

Mohammad Salameh sat on a small stool in a several-foot-deep pit Monday, laboriously uncovering the history of Honouliuli Internment Camp one small pile of dirt at a time.

If you work at this Hawaii farm for 2 years, it helps you pay for your college 

Leeward Community College student Dez Munar, 20, jumped at the opportunity to become an intern at MA’O Organic Farm in Waianae county of Honolulu, Hawaii, after it offered to pay for his college tuition.

UH System News

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UH West O‘ahu Newsletter

West Oʻahu Happenings

Land-based relationships to be explored at UH West Oʻahu conference in January

ʻAha ʻĀina Aloha, a colloquium bringing together colleagues, storytellers, cultural practitioners, educators, and community members to discuss land-based...

West Oʻahu Happenings

“Even Santa Goes to College” event draws charter school students, families

Santa (Kanoa Switzer) even made an appearance at the outreach event. About 225 students from Nā Lei Na‘auao public charter schools, their families, and others were...

Class Act

Recognize UHWO faculty excellence by nominating them for teaching awards

Nominations are open for the 2018-2019 University of Hawaiʻi teaching excellence awards. Students, staff and faculty can nominated a faculty member (full-time or...

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