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.

Free Rides bike sharing program piloted

This week, students are seeing a fleet of green bikes around campus. The bikes are part of a new idea for a transportation program being tested called “Free Rides.”  Fifty-two bikes, identified by their bright green frames and red ID plates, are spread out across campus that students can use ideally for getting from class to class. The rules are simple: ride at your own risk, do not lock up the bikes, and keep them within the community. 

A Path to Professionalism

The International Institute of Professional Protocol (IIPP) is coming to Brigham Young University–Hawaii on April 28-30, 2016. Presenters and trainers include CEOs and other prominent leaders who will provide students with world-class professional development and training. Barbara Barrington Jones, business woman, professional speaker and image consultant – whose foundation sponsors the conference – encourages students from all disciplines to prepare for professional situations in advance, and this unique conference does just that. 

Annual Faculty Art Exhibit Opens Friday

The Department of Visual Arts opens its annual Faculty Art Exhibit this Friday, April 8, from 7 – 8:30 PM in the McKay Auditorium Lobby. The exhibit, open and free to the public, will be on display until Monday, April 25, 2016.

Hollands to speak at Devotional

Utah Valley University president Matthew Holland and his wife Paige Holland will be Devotional speakers on Tuesday, April 5, 2015. The campus and community are invited to attend at 11 AM in the Cannon Activities Center. The Devotional broadcast will also be streamed live at