Culture Night 2016

*UPDATE: If you missed Culture Night 2016, you can watch it online at the following links: 

Night 1
Night 2 

One of Brigham Young University’s flagship student events is happening this weekend, Friday and Saturday, May 27-28 - and you won’t want to miss it. 

Seasider Tennis Reaches National Title Match

The top-ranked BYU–Hawaii women's tennis team played a closely contested 5-3 match to defending champions No. 3 Armstrong State in the NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Championships on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Regency Athletic Complex in Denver, Colorado. 

Armstrong State (32-1) has won the Championship seven times in the last nine years. The Seasiders (25-1) are 7-time national champions. It was the third meeting in the last five title matches between the two schools.

University of Utah choir to perform on Saturday

The University of Utah Chamber Choir will be coming to BYU–Hawaii on Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 PM. This renowned ensemble will present "Dichotomy," a concert program centered on poignant contrasts of style, meaning, and emotion.

If You Go:
Where: David O. McKay Auditorium, BYU–Hawaii Campus, Laie, HI
When: 7:30 PM
Cost: Free

Two conferences showcase student excellence


Two major university events, the Undergraduate Research Conference and the Empower Your Dreams Competition, will take place this week – and all are invited to get involved in both, to learn and to support fellow students.

NOTE: No formal classes will be held on the day of the conferences (Thursday, May 12), allowing students and faculty to attend and participate in the presentations.

Athletic Director, Men’s Basketball Head Coach Named

Brad Jones

Assistant athletic director Brad Jones was announced as BYU–Hawaii’s new athletic director and longtime assistant coach Gabriel Roberts was named as BYU–Hawaii’s men’s basketball head coach on Tuesday, May 3. 

“I’m grateful for the opportunity,” Jones said. “We look forward to providing our student athletes and fans a great experience.”

PCC Opens New “Ukulele Experience”

The Polynesian Cultural Center is launching Oahu’s newest exhibit featuring Hawaii’s official state instrument, the ukulele. A grand opening of the new exhibit, Ukulele Experience, will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016, from 5:00-8:30 PM at the Hukilau Marketplace in Laie, Hawaii. 

All are invited to the free event that will feature the following: 

Dr. Craig Ferre Finishes As He Started

To conclude his time here at BYU–Hawaii, theater and speech professor Craig Ferre will be directing the same play with which he began his BYU–Hawaii career 35 years ago. The cast, a collection of students and original cast members, will put on a final production of “Arsenic and Old Lace.” 

The play opened on Thursday, April 21, and will continue on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 PM in the McKay Auditorium. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. 

Women’s Tennis are PacWest Champs

The top-ranked BYU–Hawaii women's tennis team recorded their 10th PacWest Championship in as many years with a 5-1 defeat of No. 9 Hawaii Pacific on Saturday, April 16, at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Center in Surprise, Arizona. This was the ninth time the Seasiders (22-0) and Sharks (15-5) met in the finals of the conference championship.

With the win, BYU–Hawaii advances to the 2016 NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Championships beginning May 18 in Denver, Colorado.