The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked the University of Hawaii at Hilo as the most diverse four-year public institution in the country. The UH System filled out all the top spots in that category, with UH-Maui College, UH-West Oahu and UH-Manoa ranking in Nos. 2-4, respectively.
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Cheyanne Kaui-onalani Duvauchelle Keliihoomalu of Molokai has been named Miss Rodeo Hawaii 2014.
The Japanese Community Association of Hawaii invites the public to join in celebrating the Ireito Monument Silver Jubilee at 2 p.m. on Sunday at a memorial service at Alae Cemetery in Hilo.
The Volcano Art Center’s Hula Kahiko Series will continue at 10:30 a.m. today, with performances by three halau: Hula Kalehuak‘ieki‘eika‘iu from Volcano, under the direction of kumu hula Ab Valencia; Hula Kamamolikolehua of Kaka‘ako, Oahu, directed by kumu hula Pohaikealoha Souza, and Hula Kalehua‘apapaneoka‘au from Palolo, Oahu, under the direction of kumu hula Patrick Kapuawehi Choy.
The fourth annual Hawaii Horse Expo Mana Award, honoring those who inspire and educate, will be presented to Fern White on Sunday at the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables in Waimea.
Whether you’re a potter, a painter or a photographer needing a new way to capture that image, Volcano Art Center’s “Art of the iPhone” will help you navigate through several key apps best suited for the iPhone camera.
The grapes are in, which means it’s time for the 2014 Volcano Winery Harvest Festival. This year’s festival is a benefit for Volcano School of Arts &Sciences. Enjoy an afternoon of wine, music and food from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Volcano Winery at 35 Pi‘i Mauna Drive in the Volcano Golf Course subdivision.
Hawaii-based wildlife photographer Jack Jeffrey will give a presentation at the monthly meeting of Hawaii Photo Shooters at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the University of Hawaii at Hilo in UCB Room 115.
Help keep Hawaii green by composting home and yard green waste. Learn the easy way to reap the benefits of improved soil in Recycle Hawaii’s ongoing compost workshops. These two-hour Saturday sessions are open to beginners with no composting experience as well as those wanting to learn more. Fee is $10 per adult, with no charge for children.
Blood Bank of Hawaii representatives will be on the Big Island to conduct blood drives Sept. 1-3 and Sept. 16-19. Call 848-4770 or visit www.BBH.org to schedule an appointment or check on drive information.
Hawaii Community College is offering a new course this fall in West Hawaii that prepares students to become a Certified Nurses’ Aide (CNA) in just two months.
The Arc of Hilo has received a $12,000 grant from the Cooke Foundation for the re-roofing of the mauka side of the main administration building at the Waianuenue Avenue location in Hilo.
The North Kohala Public Library in Kapaau will present a series of three talk-story sessions on Hawaii’s history with North Kohala historian Boyd D. Bond.
The Honohina Hongwanji Mission invites the community to its annual Cemetery Service, Hatsu Bon Service and Bon Dance on Saturday, Aug. 30.
Aikido of Hilo invites the public to learn Zenga (Zen brush art) with master practitioner John Stevens from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 31 at the dojo at 29 Shipman St. in Hilo.