Elder Oaks warns grads against 'voluntary slavery'

Mike Foley | University Advancement | 21 June 2008

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles [pictured at left] admonished the 235 new BYU-Hawaii graduate candidates gathered in front of faculty, family and friends in the Cannon Activities Center this morning, "Don't be a slave."

BYUHSA devotional: Get involved in a good cause

Ryan Anderson | University Advancement | 20 June 2008

As their leadership over BYU-Hawaii Student Activities comes to an end, William “Kaj” Kellgreen, President, and Cassandra Fa’amuli, Executive Vice President, addressed the students at the weekly devotional on June 17 and encouraged them to “be anxiously engaged in a good a cause.”

Abigail Guzman to be student speaker at graduation

Ryan Anderson | University Advancement | 18 June 2008

BYU-Hawaii’s 76th class, which will walk Saturday, June 21, includes 235 candidates for graduation. Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Roger G. Christensen, Assistant to the Commissioner of the Church Educational System and Abigail Guzman, Political Science major from Nelson, New Zealand, will speak at the upcoming commencement ceremony.

President's Council, Design Team outline new BYUH reorganization

Mike Foley | University Advancement | 17 June 2008

BYU-Hawaii faculty and staff filled the McKay Auditorium on June 12 to hear the President's Council and Organizational Design Team outline the details of realigning all University functions and activities under President Steven C. Wheelwright [pictured at left], the Assistant to the President, and three vice presidents between now and the beginning of Fall Semester.

BYUH students light up PCC fireknife competition

Chase Barlet | University Advancement | 16 Jun 2008
When they weren’t juggling homework, part-time jobs, church activities, and social lives, five BYU-Hawaii students devoted significant efforts recently to participate in the Polynesian Cultural Center’s 16th annual World Fireknife Championships.

Dr. Smith goes to Washington

Ryan Anderson | University Advancement | 13 June 2008

Ten BYU-Hawaii political science majors went on a weeklong trip to the nation’s capital, from March 22-29, with Dr. Troy Smith, Associate Professor in Political Science, to develop possible job and internship opportunities and gain a “real, practical experience in a political setting.”

Former prof, alumna named BYUH vice president

Mike Foley | University Advancement | 13 June 2008

BYU-Hawaii President Steven C. Wheelwright announced on June 12 that Dr. Debbie Hippolite Wright, LCSW, Ph.D. [pictured at left], will become the new Vice President for Student Development and Services. Dr. Hippolite Wright, who is currently an LDS Family Services Clinical Supervisor in West Valley, Utah, will assume her new position on July 7.

Meha devotional: miracles and the impossible

Ryan Anderson | University Advancement | 12 June 2008

Examples of miracles, small and large, and stories from the scriptures helped Arapata Meha, Dean of Records and Admissions at BYU-Hawaii, to teach students in his June 10 devotional address that “with God, nothing is impossible.”