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

Apr 262016

Deadline: No deadline, but it is recommended that you submit your application by June 30; no scholarships for summer
Send transcript to: FSM Department of Education, P.O. Box PS 87, Palikir, Pohnpei, FM 96941

Click here for more information: http://www.fsmed.fm/index.php/post-secondary-menu

Click here for the application: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/international/documents/FSMNationalScholarship.pdf

Eva Abraham – Pohnpeian Dorrance Scholarship 2016 Recipient

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Apr 262016

Congratulations to Eva Abraham, Pohnpeian senior at Waiakea High School, for being a Dorrance Scholarship 2016 recipient!

Click here to learn more about the 2016 Hawaii recipients: https://hilo.hawaii.edu/news/press/release/1797

Click here to learn more about the Dorrance Scholarship: http://www.dorrancescholarship.org/applicants/hi-hs-senior/

Apr 252016

Fellowship Dates: Aug. 30 – Sep. 4 2016

The Oceanic Peace Revolution Fellowship, entitled “Peace In + Peace Out = Sustainable World Peace”, will bring together a group of young people from all Oceanian countries who are interested in learning and exploring self-development as a primary means to make this world a better place to live. This retreat aims to promote a culture of peace, peace education, conflict prevention and youth empowerment through the primary means of self-development and meditation.

We live in a world which is often chaotic, stressful and where many people live their lives in situations which are out of their control. By developing personal skills, people can learn to be less reactive to emotions, stress, and challenging external environments and instead become proactive towards real and meaningful world change. Continue reading »

Apr 222016
I am taking a class at San Jose State University this summer that is about immigration.  There will be teachers from all over the United States that will be there.  Specifically, we are going to write a short play about immigrants to our area of the United States.  We are each hoping to bring back our play to use drama to enlighten our students as to the reasons that people move to a new home in our home state of Hawaii.
The purpose of the project is to understand our new neighbors, particularly Micronesians.  We would like to bring attention to the reason that they wanted to leave and come to the United States (Hawaii) so we can support them as best we can.
I am interested in learning from people who have left a Micronesian Island for an ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT(s).  Reasons might include: rising water will make a home uninhabitable; fishing has gotten difficult or impossible because there are fewer fish, quality of fish has declined, or greater competition for fish; radiation exposure due to atomic testing in the South Pacific; invasive species have compromised the agricultural crops; changing weather patterns have made fresh water from rain less available; or any other reason having to do with the environment.
I am hoping that we can bring attention to the ways that we in Hawai’i can help support our new Micronesian friends; we can raise our awareness of environmental issues that our new Micronesian friends tell us about in the Pacific Ocean; and we can learn specific steps that we can take in our own lives that will help keep our shared Pacific Ocean environment healthy.
I will need this information before June 10, 2016.  Email me at:  lqueueg@yahoo.com
Thank you.
Linda Q. Green

[Pohnpei] Dela Cruz gets LIHTC Property Management certification

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Apr 182016

Triple J Saipan’s Sophie Dela Cruz recently obtained Low Income Housing Tax Credit Property Management Certification. She is shown posing in front of Sandy Beach Homes. (Contributed Photo)

Dela Cruz, who is originally from Pohnpei and lived on Saipan most of her life, joined Triple J in 2014, and took full control of lease management of Sandy Beach Homes, which has been fully occupied since 2012.

Click here to learn more: http://www.saipantribune.com/index.php/dela-cruz-gets-lihtc-property-management-certification/

[COM-FSM] 23rd Founding Day Celebrated

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Apr 102016

Palikir, Pohnpei (April 4, 2016) – The College celebrated its 23rd Founding Day on April 1, 2016, at the College’s National Campus in Palikir. This year’s Founding Day was celebrated as “Celebrating Student Success in a Diversified Community”. Each College Campus conducted its own Founding Day activities.

At the National Campus, a Coronation Ceremony was held at the FSM-China Friendship Sports Center on March 30, 2016. A Prince and Princess representing each team (red for Yap, white for Chuuk, green for Kosrae, and blue for Pohnpei National) paraded through the gymnasium.

Click here for more information: http://www.comfsm.fm/myShark/news/item=1500/mod=04:09:57

FSM Islander Arts Society Holds Art Exhibit

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Apr 102016


Kolonia, Pohnpei (April 5, 2016) – The FSM Islander Arts Society (FIAS) held an art exhibition on March 31st, during Cultural Day at the Pohnpei Governor’s building.  FIAS is a new organization that intends to collect and promote FSM art both at home and abroad.

Click here to read more: http://www.comfsm.fm/myShark/news/item=1501/mod=21:33:02

Hundreds Celebrate International Women’s Day in Pohnpei

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Mar 302016


Under the theme “Pledge for Parity” and “Utupen pali riau, iei me kepweipen doadoahk,” the women kicked off their celebration of International Women’s Day at PICS Track and Field.

Click here to learn more: http://kpress.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=231%3Ahundreds-celebrate-international-women-s-day-in-pohnpei&catid=8&Itemid=103

2016 Chinese Government Scholarship Program was announced at COM-Pohnpei Campus

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Mar 212016

2016 Chinese Government Scholarship Program was announced on March 21st at COM-Pohnpei Campus. Ambassador Li Jie made a speech, donated some books and sports facilities to the campus.

Click here to learn more: http://fm.china-embassy.org/eng/xwdt/t1349523.htm