Author Archives: Joy Oehlers

Last Week to Win 2 Movie Tickets from Big Read Hawaiʻi + BOSP

Register at https://bigreadhawaii.weebly.com/events.html#hiser for Friday, April 22, 7-8pm, E Ala Ē: Earth Day Nature Writing Workshop with Krista Hiser.

No writing experience is needed. Everyone welcomed. This workshop will guide you to think global and write local. Bring a wondering from a wandering, or a question, or a vision. Bring your full palette of feelings and climate anxieties. Attendees will get a copy of Nān​​​ā I Ke Kumu: Helu ʻEkolu (pickup Lama Library)

Instructors: Please forward this to your students

Calling all Kapi‘olani Community College students to submit poems, comic strips, creative nonfiction (personal & narrative essays), short film scripts, fiction, drama, musical composition, photography, or art.  Watch any Big Read YouTube recordings (http://go.hawaii.edu/U6x) and then submit your response to http://go.hawaii.edu/Qox.  Fifty sets of movie tickets waiting for your submissions.

For more information, contact bigread@hawaii.edu

2 Workshops by UH and Kapiʻolani CC faculty + 2 movie tickets for students

Thursday 4/13, 6-7pm: Susan Schultz leads a small group discussion on the poems of Joy Harjo from An American Sunrise. This session will not be recorded so register now at https://bigreadhawaii.weebly.com/events.html#schultz

Friday, April 22, 7-8pm: E Ala Ē: Earth Day Nature Writing Workshop with Krista Hiser. Craft your Earth Day message or channel your climate change anxieties to impactful statements. Register at https://bigreadhawaii.weebly.com/events.html#hiser

Instructors, please encourage your students to attend the Big Read Hawai‘i events or watch the Big Read YouTube recordings (http://go.hawaii.edu/U6x). Then submit a creative response to win 2 movie tickets sponsored by BOSP. We have 50 tickets left! See http://go.hawaii.edu/Qox for details.

Big Read Hawaiʻi: Lee Tonouchi, Solomon Enos, Waikiki The Movie, ʻĪmaikalani Kalāhele, and more

Instructors: Please share with your students (pdf).

If you missed Waikiki the Movie last April at HIFF, gather a watch party this Saturday 3/12, 7:00-8:45 pm. Stay to ask Connie Florez stories behind the making of this impactful movie.

Big Read Hawaiʻi kicks off this Saturday, March 12:

  • 10:00am Lee A. Tonouchi reading Pidgin and Okinawan poetry and stories
  • 12:00pm Solomon Enos sharing 40+ Hawaiian sci-fi artworks
  • 2:00pm Pua Aquino helping keiki with making their ohana kalo plant
  • 4:00pm Shari Tamashiro hosting a kachashii dance party and whistling too
  • 7:00pm Finish off the evening by watching Waikiki The Movie

Uncle ʻĪmaikalani Kalāhele’s poetry and art video!

Big Read Hawaiʻi: Students can win a pair of movie tickets from BOSP

Big Read Hawaiʻi is a celebration of poetry, art, and storytelling funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest. Lama Library will host the virtual program exploring An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo, current U.S. poet laureate and member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and other companion titles from March 10 to April 22, 2022.

During this time, students attending any Big Read Hawai‘i event, from slam poetry, comic book superheroes, nature writing workshop, to a Moʻo ʻŌlelo presentation, may submit a creative response to win 2 movie tickets sponsored by BOSP.

Instructors: please help us promote the Big Read month-long event poster and Kick-Off Day info to your students to build a community of readers, start a conversation about our history, and listen to an array of voices and perspectives that might be different from ours.

Lots of talk story opportunities:

    • Kealoha: slam poetry performance and workshop (now’s the time to write your own slam)
    • Lee A Tonouchi: perform his Okinawan themed Pidgin poetry
    • Solomon Enos: sharing 40+ slides of his Hawaiian Science Fiction artwork
    • Connie Florez: watch Waikiki The Film and discuss themes and the making of this movie
    • ʻĪmaikalani Kalāhele: Poetry video, including words and images from Nānā I Ke Kumu, Helu ʻEkolu.
    • Susan Schultz: An American Sunrise book discussion
    • Krista Hiser: Earth Day writing workshop
    • More at https://bigreadhawaii.weebly.com/events.html

Register then check out where to get a free book and Take & Make kit.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Looking to Update Your Course Assignments?

APPLY NOW! Application closes on July 11, 2021.

Do you wish your students would integrate better research sources, be savvy information consumers, and apply critical thinking skills as they evaluate online information? Be one of 10 instructional 9-month faculty members, including lecturers, to attend two one-hour workshops and create or revise an information literacy assignment for your course. During the two 1-hour workshops on July 20 and July 27, 2021, from 10:00-11:00, you will apply the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) to your curriculum.

Eligibility: Any instructors, including lecturers, who have research-related learning outcomes, such as writing research papers, conducting undergraduate research, or incorporating more critical thinking and information literacy in their curriculum. 

Stipend: $200 upon completion of a report reflecting on their new information literacy assignment implemented in the fall 2021 semester. Limited to 10 instructional faculty.

Time: Two 1-hour workshops and two hours preparation. 

More info: https://guides.library.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/fila or contact kapccref@hawaii.edu

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Faculty Information Literacy Award: Designing Meaningful Research Assignments

Do you wish your students would integrate better research sources, be savvy information consumers, and apply critical thinking skills as they evaluate online information? Be one of 10 instructional faculty members to attend two one-hour workshops and create or revise an information literacy assignment for your course. During the two 1-hour workshops on July 20 and July 27, 2021, from 10:00-11:00, you will apply the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) to your curriculum.

APPLY NOW! Application closes on July 9, 2021.

Eligibility: Any instructors who have research-related learning outcomes, such as writing research papers, conducting undergraduate research, or incorporating more critical thinking and information literacy in their curriculum. 

Stipend: $200 upon completion of a report reflecting on their new information literacy assignment implemented in the fall 2021 semester. Limited to 10 instructional faculty (9-month).

Time: Two 1-hour workshops and two hours preparation. 

More info: https://guides.library.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/fila or contact kapccref@hawaii.edu

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✨Intro to Google Docs, Slides, Drive, Mail, & Search

Do your students need to use Google Docs, Slides, Drive, or Mail to succeed in your program? The Library is running hands-on Zoom sessions to introduce students to basic features. Students will have lots of time to practice and ask questions during the sessions and if they need more time to practice, we can arrange additional sessions.

 

 

  • Google Docs, 5:30-7:00 pm, Tu 5/25 & Th 6/3
    • Format your paper (page numbers, margins, spacing), add images and web links.
    • Share documents with other students, insert comments, and view revisions.
    • Download and then upload to Laulima.
  • Google Slides, 5:30-7:00 pm, Th 5/27 & Tu 6/8
    • Use templates, themes, font.
    • Add images, animations, videos, transitions, and animations.
    • Collaborate/share, present, print, and publish to the web.
  • Google Drive & Gmail: 5:30-7:00 pm, Tu 6/1 & Th 6/10
    • Manage files and folders, shared settings.
    • Find documents in your drive, shared drive, and Gmail.
    • Check your account activity to see if anyone has hacked your Gmail.
    • Gmail etiquette if you want to get a response from your professor.
    • Undo send, organize messages, and add attachments.
  • Google Search: 5:30-6:00 pm, Tu 6/15 & Th 6/17
  • APA: 9:00-10:00 am, Tu 6/24
    • When to paraphrase and when to quote.
    • How to avoid under-citing or over-citing.
    • 4 quick steps to generate your References list.

Please forward this to your students. If any student is unable to make it to these times, please ask them to contact joy.oehlers@hawaii.edu to arrange a suitable time.

Sessions may be recorded and posted on http://guides.library.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/sos

 

🎺 🥁 This year’s Hawaiʻi Foodbank Drive champions – HOST/CULN!

Kapiʻolani CC raised $5,655 for the Hawaiʻi Foodbank Drive! That’s 27% more than last year’s $4,451. That’s more than 14,000 individual meals or almost 18,000 lbs of food.  Mahalo to all.

The top 3 departments are:

    1. HOST/CULN donated $850. [We think they just wanted to beat Admin].
    2. Admin donated $735. [They probably donated early to motivate everyone to beat them].
    3. Library donated $700. [We tried our best not to win so as not to be accused of insider trading].

Mahalo to Chancellor Pagotto for providing a pizza party for HOST/CULN when social distancing ends.

Many thanks to the department secretaries for promoting and helping Lama Library organize this year’s Drive. Thank you for the nice comments on Erica’s flyers and Joyce’s leaderboard.

Hawaiʻi Foodbank will continue to add your donations to the UH Coalition until May 14 so keep donating and adding UH Kapi’olani Community College in the Additional Comments section. Your donations go a long way in supporting our community.

Bubble Tea Day, Bugs Bunny Day, Bedbug Awareness Week, YES, it’s April 30!

TODAY IS …

The last day to help your department win a pizza party  🍕🎉🎈🍕 by donating at https://hawaiifoodbank.org/donate/

Please forward your donation receipts to joy.oehlers@hawaii.edu by 5pm today. The leaderboard will be updated instantaneously (almost!) throughout today.  Please check the box in the Consumer Apps in your Google@UH account if you are unable to view the leaderboard.

Did you know that:

  1. Farm-to-Foodbank: Your donations help so many people and now you are helping our local farmers (https://www.instagram.com/p/CMDQDEtDF_l/). Hawaiʻi Foodbank’s ‘Ohana Produce Plus mobile food distribution provides fresh fruits and veggies for many families on this island.
  2. Farm-to-home: Buy the $35 Aloha Box or $30 ʻOhana Box sets from KEO & Company for your family and friends (free shipping anywhere on Oahu). $4 and $3 respectively from these boxes count as UH contributions to the Hawaiʻi Foodbank.
  3. The leading department is HOST/CULN with $800 donations. Look out for Admin with $735 and the Library with $675.

Hawaiʻi Foodbank will continue adding our donations to the UH Coalition until May 14 so keep donating and adding UH Kapi’olani Community College in the Additional Comments section.

Mahalo for supporting our community.

3 Ways to Find Extra 💲 for Donation

Our campus Hawaiʻi Foodbank Drive ends this week.

  1. Ask family and friends to donate at https://hawaiifoodbank.org/donate/. Put UH Kapiʻolani Community College in the Additional Comments.
  2. Birthday gifting substitute: Have a Hawaiʻi Foodbank donation party instead.
  3. Coronavirus work-from-home savings:
    1. Gas,
    2. Lunch at restaurants,
    3. Pau hana Fridays,
    4. and you don’t have to buy new lipsticks.

Your donations benefits:

  • Our community
  • Our neighbors, friends, and families
  • Our students and co-workers
  • Anyone who has experienced hunger and hardship and received a helping hand from the Hawaiʻi Foodbank or our campus Food Pantry.

Please do not feel pressured to make a donation; many of us are contributing to our community in other ways.

Image credit: Erica Dias.