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Hawaii Pacific Solar installs PV at no cost to three more Oahu schools

Hawaii Pacific Solar installs PV at no cost to  three more Oahu schools

Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS) has completed the installation of photovoltaic systems at three more Oahu schools: Aiea Intermediate, Jarrett Middle and Waimalu Elementary. Each Department of Education Oahu school is estimated to save $600,000 to $700,000 over the 20-year life of the system.

 

 Hawaii Pacific Solar has completed PV installation at 19 Oahu schools, and 15 Kauai schools are in process and should be completed by the end of the year.

 

HPS was awarded  Department of Education (DOE) contracts to install solar panels at 45 Oahu and Kauai schools under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) whereby the system is owned, operated and maintained by RC Energy of Denver Colorado. The installation is at no cost to DOE.

 

New Six-Week Kupa-‘Āina Residential Program Brings Kea‘au High School Students to UH Hilo

New Six-Week Kupa-‘Āina Residential Program Brings  Kea‘au High School Students to UH Hilo

Hawai`i Island - Thanks to an innovative partnership between Kamehameha Schools Extension Educational Services Division, UH Hilo, and the DOE Complex covering Kea`au, Ka`u, and Pahoa, 25 Hawaii Island Kea`au High School students will experience first-hand what studying and living on the UH Hilo campus is like.

McDonald's® Restaurants Of Hawaii Donates $22,000 To University Of Hawaii Athletics

McDonald's® Restaurants Of Hawaii Donates $22,000 To University Of Hawaii Athletics

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii has presented a check for $22,000 to University of Hawaii football Head Coach Norm Chow, UH Athletics Director John McNamara and Na Koa Executive Director Kim Fujiuchi. The money was raised from the “Big Mac Monday” promotion, which ran during the 2013 football season.

McDonald’s® Restaurants Of Hawaii Sponsors The 2014 Children's Summer Reading Program

McDonald’s® Restaurants Of Hawaii Sponsors The 2014 Children's Summer Reading Program

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii is proud to partner with the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) in sponsoring this year’s Children’s Summer Reading Program, “It’s Book Time with Ronald McDonald.” The program kicked off on Sunday, June 1, and will run through Saturday, July 12. During this period, children who visit their local library and read at least one book per week are eligible to receive a weekly reading incentive, including a free McDonald’s ice cream cone coupon, while supplies last. Parents are encouraged to register children now for the Children’s Summer Reading Program that continues through July 12 at public libraries across the state.

Lum Yip Kee, Limited funds renovation of Shidler Graduate Reading Rooms

Lum Yip Kee, Limited funds renovation of Shidler Graduate Reading Rooms

HONOLULU – With a traditional Hawaiian blessing, the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i unveiled its newly upgraded Lum Yip Kee (LYK) Graduate Reading Rooms to students and faculty last week. Funded by a gift from Lum Yip Kee, Limited, a local investment and real estate company, the rooms received needed electrical work and an updated computer room including new computers, workstations, chairs, carpeting and mobile tables for group work.

Lum Yip Kee, Limited, first established the room in 1976 in honor of Honolulu entrepreneur and banker Lum Yip Kee (1866-1943), who was recognized as one of Hawai‘i’s pioneers in agriculture, merchandising, banking and land development. Since then, the room has gone has through numerous renovations all funded through the generosity of Lum Yip Kee, Limited.

UH Mānoa School of Nursing Receives RWJF Grant for 15 Nursing Scholarships

UH Mānoa School of Nursing Receives RWJF Grant for 15 Nursing Scholarships

Scholarships support second career nurses from groups underrepresented in the profession. 

Honolulu, Hawai‘i – The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (UHM Nursing) and the University of Hawai‘i Foundation announced today that for the fifth time, it has awarded a grant from the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. It is one of 52 schools of nursing that will comprise the final cohort of the program. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the UH Mānoa School of Nursing will receive $150,000 to support traditionally underrepresented students who are making a career switch to nursing through an accelerated baccalaureate or master’s degree program. NCIN is a program of RWJF and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). 

First Insurance Company of Hawaii invests in Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship initiative

First Insurance Company of Hawaii invests in Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship initiative

HONOLULU — First Insurance Company of Hawai‘i (FICOH), the oldest and largest property and casualty insurer in the state, has given $100,000 to the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business. FICOH’s gift will go towards the 5-year PACE initiative that was launched in February 2014. The goal is to raise $2.5 million to create new programs, grow existing programs, and renovate a new and larger location in the Shidler College of Business.

The new center will enable PACE to create a vibrant co-working space for entrepreneurial activity at the University, double the number of entrepreneurial programs it offers, introduce an entrepreneurial curriculum to other UH Mānoa colleges, train key faculty on current entrepreneurial pedagogy, play a pivotal role in the commercialization of UH technology and innovation, and establish a presence in Asia as a leaders in entrepreneurial education.