Adjusting Sails: A Letter of Gratitude (Farewell Vid & Desha)

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Jul 162016
 

 

For those who have came in contact with the Pacific Islander Student Center or any of its programs here at the University of Hawaii at Hilo in the past four years, the weight of respect, gratitude and trust resonating in the way students speak their names is commonly understood. So many words can describe the imprint they have left on campus and it was truly a sad day when their departure from our UH campus was announced.

(The following is an excerpt from a letter in petition to applying for an award:)

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JOB OPENING: Senior Program Assistant

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Jul 052016
 

Position Summary:

Under the overall guidance of the Education Program Officer and in close coordination with the Chief of Mission in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the successful candidates will be responsible and accountable for providing full range of programme and implementation assistance in all CADRE activities in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau.

Click here: http://micronesia.iom.int/component/content/article/12-vacancies/138-senior-program-assistant-cadre

Webinar: Your Five Steps Guide to Paying for College

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Jul 052016
 

2016 Wells Fargo Financial Education Series:
Your Five Steps Guide to Paying for College

Date: Thursday, July 14

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET

Other time zones:

  • Hawai’i: Thursday, July 14, 10am – 11am
  • American Samoa: Thursday, July 14, 9am – 10am
  • Marshall Islands: Friday, July 15, 8am – 9am
  • Pohnpei, and Kosrae: Friday, July 15, 7am – 8am
  • Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Yap, and Chuuk: Friday, July 15, 6am – 7am
  • Palau: Friday, July 15, 5am – 6am

You will hear the 5-step process to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and changes that will benefit you this October. This webinar is open to all college students, parents and others that may wish to join.

Click here: https://engage.vevent.com/index.jsp?eid=5683&seid=138

If you have any questions, please contact APIASF at programs@apiasf.org.

JOB OPENING: AAPI Finance Director

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Jul 052016
 

DISCLAIMER: Pacific Students Media does not endorse Hillary Clinton, Hillary for America, any other US presidential candidate, and their campaigns, and does not reflect the opinions of the Pacific Islander Student Center at UH Hilo, University of Hawai’i at Hilo or any employee thereof.

Hillary for America is seeking an AAPI (Asian American & Pacific Islander) Finance Director.

Position Summary:

The AAPI Finance Director will oversee the strategy and execution of the finance council program. Working closely with our regional finance directors, s/he is responsible for managing the Finance Council program; cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting finance council members; and ultimately setting and surpassing fundraising goals for the program.

Apply here: https://jobs.lever.co/hillaryclinton/f5296bf2-dd75-4036-9864-978dbe713cd0

JOB OPENING: Coordinator of Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Involvement & Advocacy

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Jul 052016
 

University Human Resources at University of Maryland is seeking a Coordinator of Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Involvement & Advocacy.

Position Summary:

Responsible for fostering community among Asian American and Pacific Islander students and leaders, serving as an advocate for the needs of AAPI students in and out of the classroom, and promoting the intellectual, personal, social, leadership, and identity development of AAPI students. The Coordinator will advise AAPI student organizations and leaders and support their efforts in community and program development.

  • Opening Date: 06/30/2016
  • Closing Date: 07/21/2016

 

Apply here: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/43867

Introduction: Off We Go

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Jun 142016
 


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Why PointBreakPacific? A writer’s navigator’s note…

Over the past few months, I have had the privilege to study along some of the brightest minds in the Pacific here at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Between growing up here on the Big Island and moving to the mainland at a young age, I was exposed to the vastness of the Pacific Islander community along with the clusters of PIs throughout the west coast. There is something special about the islands of Oceania. Rich with culture, diversity and community, even away from home the people have managed to thrive and adapt to western cultures while still watering their roots. Still there is so much to learn about our own islands and other islands, and there is still much to be done in the Pacific.

(click here to read a brief overview of what PointBreakPacific is about)

With Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander becoming one of the fastest growing demographics but  Continue reading »

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May 072016
 

BenPeniamina “Ben” Tai’i is an Administration of Justice (AJ) transfer student attending University of Hawai’i at Hilo (UH Hilo).  He transferred from American Samoa Community College in Fall 2015 and participated in the Pacific Islander Summer Bridge Program.  He recently ran for the UH Hilo Student Association (UHHSA) as a Senator-At-Large in UHHSA’s Special Election held from Monday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 4. Continue reading »

Apr 262016
 
FSM students are eligible to apply for the following scholarship for 2016-2017:
  • Any FSM citizen is eligible (not just students from Pohnpei)
  • $1,000 per semester
  • Deadline:  July 1, 2016

Click here for the application: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/international/documents/RotaryClubofPohnpeiScholarshipApplication2016-2017.doc