Student Winner of Statewide Entrepreneur Competition

Kalin Uluave, Brigham Young University—Hawaii student majoring in business management, was selected by Entrepreneurs’ Organization Hawaii as the winner of the 2017 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards statewide qualifier.

Uluave won for his North Shore retail business Tahitian Treasures, which he opened in September 2015 at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Debut Director’s Dream Come True

The Winter 2017 musical of “Into the Woods” sponsored by the English & Theater Department premiers this week.  This is the first production with new head of theater Kristl Densley, replacing the retired Dr. Craig Ferre. Before coming to BYU-Hawaii, Kristl Densley taught theatre and acting at Penn State and Indiana University. She has directed musicals, plays, and operas. Densley herself is a theatre practitioner and an actor.

Announcing New Academic Calendar for 2017-18

BYU‒Hawaii officially announces the new academic calendar that will run September-June. BYU‒Hawaii will implement this new calendar starting the semester of Fall 2017.  From the revision are significant changes of which to take note.

Brigham Young University–Hawaii Faculty Member Elected to CEC Board of Directors


Barbara Hong, Associate Professor of Special Education and the Program Coordinator of Special Education at Brigham Young University–Hawaii, was elected to the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Board of Directors in a recent member-wide election. She began her term as the Member-at-Large Non-Designated on January 1, 2017.  

BYU-Hawaii Response to Water Shut off Allegations

BYU-Hawaii and the Kaio Family are co-owners of the land in question. BYU-Hawaii has been working with and will continue to work together with the Kaio Ohana LLC to resolve this matter. 

Safia Sheikh Named PacWest Player of the Week

The Seasiders Women’s Basketball team has recently returned from a successful Northern California road trip where junior guard, Safia Sheikh, was named Pacific West Conference Player of the Week.

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Willes Center Holds 3rd Annual Great Ideas Video Competition

The Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship on the campus of Brigham Young University-Hawaii has announced the winners for the 3rd Annual Great Ideas Video Competition.

The Tanners Welcome a New Semester

As the first devotional of the semester, President John Tanner welcomed all faculty, staff, and new and returning students for the 2016-2017 Winter semester. This school period began Monday, November 7, just one week after the Commencement Ceremony of the previous fall semester.

Breaking from tradition, President Tanner did not share the time with his wife for this devotional. Rather he gave Sister Susan Tanner the whole devotional time for herself.  In years past both the president and the first lady of the university would address campus for the first devotional.