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We Get ‘Em! Community fundraiser to save UH Athletics announced

We Get ‘Em! Community fundraiser to save UH Athletics announced

On the eve of the University of Hawaii football team’s 2014 season opener, a grassroots community group today announced the launch of We Get ‘Em!, a fundraising campaign to support University of Hawaii athletics. The campaign is led by longtime UH athletics supporters Don Murphy of Murphy’s Bar & Grill, Raymond Noh of Noh Foods, and Kurt Osaki of Osaki Creative, who made the announcement at a press conference earlier this morning. We Get ‘Em! came together as a result of people and organizations throughout the state standing up to support UH sports and its student athletes. 

“UH fans have immense pride!” said Noh. “Upon hearing of the financial challenges that the UH Athletics Department is facing, supporters throughout the state were looking for ways they could personally help the situation.”

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McKinley High School Foundation Receives $25,000 in Donations for Scholarships

McKinley High School Foundation Receives $25,000 in Donations for Scholarships

By: Jacquelyn Tacotaco

Hawaii Red Cross Recruiting Disaster Volunteers

Hawaii Red Cross Recruiting Disaster Volunteers

The Hawaii Red Cross is recruiting disaster volunteers on the islands of Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, and Molokai.  “A critical piece in preparing our local communities for disasters like Iselle before they occur is having trained volunteers on standby and ready to respond,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO, Hawaii Red Cross.  “We encourage new volunteers to join the Red Cross ohana and support our mission of helping those in need.”

Keith Vieira Joins Shidler College of Business as Executive-in-Residence

By: Jacquelyn Tacotaco


The University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business has appointed Keith Vieira as an Executive-in-Residence beginning this Fall 2014 semester. Vieira was the former Senior Vice President of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He is currently a Principal with KV & Associates, Hospitality Consulting, assisting clients in Hawaii, French Polynesia and Samoa.

Micheal Crews Joins Graham Builders as Project Manager

Micheal Crews Joins Graham Builders as Project Manager

HONOLULUwww.grahambuilders.com – Graham Builders is pleased to announce that Micheal Crews has joined the firm as Project Manager. He will be responsible for overseeing projects once they are in the construction phase, working and coordinating with sub-contractors, creating and managing schedules and material deliveries.

Crews has more than 35 years of experience in the home building industry. Prior to joining Graham Builders, Crews served as the Superintendent at ChrisContract, a small fine home building company in Kailua.

Born and raised on the mainland, Crews relocated to Hawaii when he was 15 years old. He currently resides in Kailua. During his spare time, Crews enjoys playing senior softball and being a member of the Family Stones Softball Club.

Battleship Missouri Memorial to Commemorate 69th Anniversary of World War II’s End, September 2

Ceremony is free and open to the public, followed by blessing of newly restored Wardroom

On September 2, 1945, the battles of World War II officially ended in Tokyo Bay on the decks of the USS Missouri and peace was restored to the world. 

Next Tuesday, September 2, 69 years after history’s most destructive war concluded, the Battleship Missouri Memorial will commemorate the anniversary with a special ceremony on the Mighty Mo’s Fantail, starting at 8:00 a.m. 

Rear Admiral Robert P. Girrier, Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, will present the keynote address. 

Also providing remarks will be Nicole Forrester, Director of the Young Leaders Program at the Pacific Forum Center for Strategic & International Studies, and Tim Guard, Chairman of the Board for the USS Missouri Memorial Association.