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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.”

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.”

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. 

Hawai'i Pacific University to Launch Global Lecture Series with $50,000 Grant from Hawaiian Electric

Hawai'i Pacific University to Launch Global Lecture Series with $50,000 Grant from Hawaiian Electric

 

Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU) announced today that it has been awarded a $50,000 gift from Hawaiian Electric Industries to support the establishment of a Presidential Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Sustainability to be launched as part of HPU's 50th anniversary in 2015.

HPU's Presidential Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Sustainability will bring together students, educators, community leaders, innovators, and thought leaders for an inspirational, intellectual and interactive forum. The objective is to transform the way leadership and sustainability are taught, studied and practiced in order to bring positive benefits to Hawai'i and beyond.

Keenan Sue Named Punahou Head Baseball Coach

Keenan Sue Named Punahou Head Baseball Coach

Keenan Sue ’97 has been appointed as head baseball coach for Punahou School. A former professional baseball player with the Fargo-Moorehead Redhawks in North Dakota, Sue served as Punahou’s junior varsity assistant coach from 2005 – 2011. As head coach, he is responsible for overseeing teams from the intermediate through varsity levels.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to return to Punahou, where athletics go beyond the baseball field. It’s about learning, growing and teamwork. I’m looking forward to working with the students to become the best on and off the field,” said Sue.