BYU-Hawaii Students Attend Washington D.C. Practicum

On May 10th, 11 BYU-Hawaii Political Science Major students attended a practicum in Washington D.C. The trip ended with 15 meetings with over 20 professionals, 4 graduate schools with multiple programs, 1 job offer extended, internships gained, and many people willing to be contacted in D.C. for future outreach.

Steven W. Tueller appointed Vice President of Administration

Brigham Young University–Hawaii is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven W. Tueller as Vice President of Administration. The BYU–Hawaii Board of Trustees approved the appointment following the recommendation of the university search committee. 

As Vice President of Administration, Tueller will serve on the BYU–Hawaii President’s Council and will have responsibility for Financial Services, Budget, Human Resources, IT, and Compliance and Internal Audit. Tueller came to BYU–Hawaii in June of 2006 and currently serves as the Managing Director of Budget and Human Resources.

Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker

On June 8, 2017 the Spring 2017 Commencement speech will be given by Elder Ulisses Soares, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.

Elder Ulisses Soares was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2005. He was named a member of the Presidency of the Seventy on January 6, 2013.He served previously as a counselor in the Africa Southeast Area, President of the Brazil Area, and as a counselor in the Brazil South Area.

Feki Pouha to Lead BYU–Hawaii Office of Honor

UH Manoa performs Mo'olelo play Nā Kau a Hi’iaka at BYU-Hawaii

Image by: Olivia Tsan

The Hawaiian Theatre and Dance Program from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa performed the Hawaiian play “Nā Kau a Hi’iaka” in collaboration with BYU-Hawaii from Mar. 9-11. Written and directed by Puakahiki Kau’i Kaina, the play portrayed Ko Mo’olelo o Hi‘iakaikapoliopele, or “The Epic Tale of Hi‘iakaikapoliopele.”

The entire performance was performed in Mo’olelo, the Hawaiian language. The play featured traditional Hawaiian dance, Hawaiian drums, and native Hawaiian costumes.

One of BYU–Hawaii’s most notable alumni passes away

LAIE, Hawaii – Eni F. H. Faleomavaega, former U.S. Congressional Representative for American Samoa and BYU–Hawaii alumnus (Class of 1964), passed away on February 22 surrounded by loved ones in his home in Provo, Utah. He is survived by his wife, Hinanui, and five children, two of whom also attended BYU­–Hawaii.

Title IX Updated

BYU–Hawaii learned on Tuesday, February 21, that the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is adding the university to its list of more than 227 postsecondary institutions under investigation. These investigations relate to the federal government’s requirements for responding to reports of sexual harassment.

A February 8, 2017 report from the Department of Education listed 309 open investigations involving 227 institutions, including one other Hawaii university.

Business Program Receives Top Ranks

Brigham Young University‒Hawaii has been named as one of the Best Value Small Colleges for a Business Administration Degree in a recent ranking by Best Value School. BYU‒Hawaii was ranked 2nd on the feature and was additionally recognized for the specialization in Operations and Supply Chain Management.