2014/9/11 9:49:00

Hawaii Tokai International College (HTIC) invites all interested Hawaii residents 65 years of age and older to participate in the 26th Annual Shizuoka Friendship Postcard Art Competition. The purpose of the competition is to foster friendship between the people of Japan and Hawaii by using the common language of artistic expression to facilitate cultural exchange, and to encourage seniors to lead healthy and creative lives through their engagement with art.

All art forms, including watercolor, acrylics, oil, chigirie, harie, woodblock print, and computer graphics, are acceptable as long as they are submitted on official postcards available from HTIC. All entries must be postmarked and/or received no later than Monday, September 29, 2014. One submission per person; artwork submitted will not be returned. Submission of an entry signifies that entrants have given Tokai University permission to use their artwork for activities related to hosting and sponsoring the contest and exhibition.

The principal sponsor of the contest and exhibition is Tokai University Junior College, Shizuoka Campus. Secondary co-sponsors of the contest include Hawaii Tokai International College and numerous community organizations in Shizuoka.

All prize winners will receive a certificate and special prize packages. Last year’s winners received prize packages which included Shizuoka green tea, world-renowned for its fine quality and delicate flavor. In addition, International and Gold Award winners will also receive an award plaque from Japan.

For more information and/or to request entry materials, please contact Lisa Kanda Glaser at 983-4121, kanda@tokai.edu (e-mail), or write to Shizuoka Postcard Art Contest, Hawaii Tokai International College, 2241 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96826.

2014/9/2 10:13:34

The History of the Hawaiian Islands class (HIST 284) went on a field trip to downtown Honolulu last week to explore both historical and contemporary Hawaiʻi politics and history. They first visited ʻIolani Palace to explore the Hawaiian Kingdom past and witness this sacred site that was home to the Aliʻi. After taking a tour of the Palace, the next visit was to observe part of a current and on-going court case, one that is highlighting the fact that state legislators should live in the area that they represent. Both of these visits brought to life the course work that we have been studying this summer session.

2014/8/28 10:50:23

College Preparatory Program Core 5 teacher, Mr. William Gosline, took his class on a field trip on August 27 to visit one of Oahu's largest Hawaiian heiau, Ulu Po. Tucked away just off the highway near Castle junction, this hidden cultural treasure overlooks the Kawaihae marsh. Students took many photos (of course!) but also learned something about the history and flora of traditional Hawaii. The students were pleased to find that kalo (taro) is still being grown at this site in lo`i, as well as other important staples such as uala and ulu. Though the trip was brief (and Wataru was eaten by mosquitoes) it provided an important glimpse for the students into the world of ancient Hawaii.

2014/6/4 17:31:41

This past weekend (6/1/14), HTIC had two teams that ran in the Honolulu Ekiden 2014. These teams, made up of six students each, ran the total length of a marathon (26.2 miles), from the base of Diamond Head at Kapiolani Park, eastward along the coast, past popular Hanauma Bay, and as far as famous Sandy Beach before turning back.

One of the HTIC teams, "The Cauliflowers," distinguished itself by placing 4th out of 163 teams and 1st in the category of College/University teams with a time of 2:55:33 (2 hrs, 55 mins, 33 secs). Congratulations Cauliflowers!!

Congrats as well to the second HTIC team (appropriately calling themselves "HTIC"), which placed 21st out of 163 teams with a time of 3:28:32 (3 hrs, 28 mins, 32 secs).

Congratulations to all our runners!

The "Cauliflowers," pictured here, are (from left): Shunsuke Nakamura, Yamato Watanabe, Atsuki Kurosawa, Sohei Fujita, Atsuo Shinohara, and Yuya Fujiyoshi.

2014/5/1 13:10:25

On April 9, 2014, students of POLSCI 220: “International Relations” accompanied their instructor in a visit to the East West Center (EWC) to attend a lecture/workshop organized by University of Hawaii graduate students. The guest lecturer, Dr. Barbara Watson Andaya, Professor of Asian Studies, presented the concept of “Single Ocean”—which refers to connecting the world and people beyond territorial or historical divides—and discussed potentials for international cooperation and exchange under the Single Ocean. A recent Single Ocean example would be the effort to search for the missing Flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean. The POLSCI class felt honored to participate in the thought-provoking workshop that followed the talk. Some parts of the lecture were challenging for these sophomore students, but they found the topic intriguing. The students were also impressed with the ethnic diversity of the EWC students and their “go-green” actions; e.g., bringing their own plates and utensils to use at the banquet. The class thanks Ms. Mary Hammond and Ms. Djunaidy for inviting us to this memorable event!

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