October 6, 2011
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Hawaii will soon become the first state in the nation to have surfing as an official high school sport. Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state education officials on Oct. 3 said surfing will join the likes of football, basketball, volleyball and swimming as a statesanctioned prep sport, starting as early as Spring 2013. The gap between gas prices in Hawaii and the rest of the nation continues to widen, with prices falling on the mainland but rising in the Aloha State. Hawaii’s average price for a gallon of regular unleaded was $4.24 on Sept. 28, 78 cents more than the national average, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report. A month ago, the gap was 45 cents.
It’s BYUHSA “So You Think You Can Sing?” Free admission, come early for a good seat. The snack bar will be open. 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the CAC.
BYUH Lady Seasiders Women’s Volleyball team vs HPU Hawaii Pacific University (of Honolulu/ Kaneohe). Free for BYUH Students with ID. $5.00 per person for everyone else. The match starts at 7:30 p.m. in the CAC.
Get professionally trained to start a volunteer-based music program to help children cope with trauma from war, disaster, or intolerance. It is a 10-hour, free series of workshops taught by Liz Shropshire. The first two-hour training is from 6 to 8 p.m. Contact the McKay Center for Peace to sign up.
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ICS Professor Ka’ili speaks on peace at Gandhi interfaith event in Waikiki
Above: Tevita Ka’ili speaks at the International Day of Non-Violence in Honolulu. Left: BYU-Hawaii students Eliza Hokinson, Ambree Klemm, and Julie Uppendahl also went to the event. Photo courtesy of Tevita Ka’ili
YU-Hawaii’s own Dr. Tevita Ka’ili was invited this past weekend to speak in celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 142nd birthday and the International Day of Non-Violence in front of the Gandhi statue in downtown Waikiki. He spoke about peace from an LDS perspective, along with other religious leaders from around the island. “It was good to be there and represent the church and meet people from other faiths,” Ka’ili said of the opportunity. “Gandhi was someone I admired a lot as a student and is still relevant in my work today. He was an important figure, and I think it’s a good thing for the church and BYUH to involved in.” He said Christ is the center of the LDS faith and Christ is the Prince of Peace. Ka’ili prepared a verse from each of the standard works dealing with peace in order to show that the idea of peace and peacemaking is a theme throughout all of the LDS scriptures. “As Latter-day Saints we are commanded to proclaim peace and raise the ensign or standard of peace. Through this we can have a positive effect on others,” Ka’ili said. “The Anti-Nephi Lehi’s in the Book of Mormon did the same thing as Gandhi. Non-violence is a better and more effective way than fighting.” This was Ka’ili’s first time speaking at the event. He was invited last year to speak as well but didn’t get cleared to speak in time. Students from BYUH’s McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding were also in attendance to represent the school and its mission to help establish international peace. Even though few were in attendance and he was asked to shorten his speech, Ka’ili said he feels the representation of the church there was important. Just by posting pictures of the event online, he said, he can see how participating in the event has represented the school and church well through their involvement in positive causes such as interfaith peace. -AMBRE E KLE mM octoBER 6, 2011
Kinghorn lecture gives students opportunity to share and learn
Dr. Edward Kinghorn offered an engaging presentation, “The Development of the Human Brain,” as the kick-off lecture for the new “Forum on Learning” series on Sept. 29. Sponsored by the Faculty Advisory Committee, the BYUH website reports the series will “encourage and celebrate excellence in scholarship and learning,” and give “both faculty and students opportunities to share that excellence with the campus community.” The new lecture series will directly support the university’s new “Framework for Learning” According to the BYUH website, “Dr. Kinghorn received a Ph.D. in Experimental Physiological Psychology from Brigham Young University-Provo in 1986. His clinical and research interests include the Neuropsychology of stress, Functional NeuroImaging (fMRI & DTI), and cortical language brain mapping in epilepsy.” In his lecture, Kinghorn exposed new advances in science, technology, and how people view brain development in a manner that was stimulating and entertaining. Cary Wasden, a professor of economics and finance who attended the lecture, said, “I think Ed Kinghorn is such a phenomenal teacher. We learned about the development of the brain, but also how to give an exciting presentation--and it was humorous. He’s really on the top of his craft with his psychological and clinical background. I think it was awesome.” Students and faculty alike attended the lecture with all 113 chairs in the Little Theater full. There were a lot of questions, comments, and discussions as the students and faculty learned from one another. Concerning this process, Dr. Kinghorn said, “I was very pleased with the audience’s response, more so than I was with Ke Alaka‘i
Dr. Kinghorn instructs students on September 29. Photo by Dewey Keithly
Dr. Edward Kinghorn engages students during his presentation on the brain. Photo by Dewey Keithly
my own presentation. Most of the questions came from students and that made it fun. I was very impressed by them.” Kinghorn explained how scientists and doctors are now looking at connections within the brain through a new kind of lens. Diffusion Tensor Imaging is a recent scientific advancement that allows professionals to look at neuron connections in the brain and differentiate them based on what direction they going. Kinghorn instructed students on how concepts of modern psychology are largely due to contributions of hard working scientists in the past. “I think that students need to understand that this [new technology] isn’t magic,” he said. “The historical background plays an important role.” Kinghorn also highlighted key
points from the “Framework for Learning.” Commenting on the Framework for Learning, Wasden said, it “is centered on what’s between our ears. We now know so much more about how our brain stores and recalls information, and since we know how the brain works, we can teach and tactically make that work. I think we should do more presentations like those.” Concerning his lecture, Kinghorn said, “I prepared my presentation to leave lots of time to engage those in attendance…. The reason I chose to use this particular research is I think it’s very applicable to students. As they learn, they change and those changes take time.” -Mar issa E lder
Dr. Troy Smith returns to BYUH after a yearlong sabbatical Despite being away from classes for a year, Dr. Troy Smith was not away from work. During his sabbatical, Smith completed a chapter on U.S. intergovernmental relations for Professor Troy Smith. Ke Alaka’i the Forum of Federafile photo. tions and wrote an annotated bibliography on federalism that will be published by the Oxford University Press in coming months. Beyond that, he
Students pledge to do service through website Members of various LDS Church organizations, such as the Family History Department, translation, and the Helping in the Vineyard website, came to campus for a three-day period during the week of Sept. 19. They came to educate BYUH students about how they could help the church accomplish its goals. The representatives gained signatures and pledges from students and gained a lot of support for their new projects. The church plans to use students’ talents to translate church manuals and the family history site New Family Search. The “Helping in the Vineyard” website specializes in providing members with simple assignments that can help further work within the church. It focuses
enriched his knowledge on the subjects he teaches and reviewed his courses so he could better prepare his students for graduation and work. Now that Smith is back on campus, he is ready to use all the knowledge he gained to better the students of BYU-Hawaii. The chapter that Smith wrote for the Forum of Federations was a three-year project, involving Smith’s collaboration with other scholars in compiling a book that outlines the intergovernmental relations of different federal nations. Through this project, Smith met numerous experts and was able to bring those experts out to Hawaii to meet with the students of BYUH. The annotated bibliography that Smith wrote was an extensive research assignment given to him by Oxford University Press. The bibliography’s purpose is to delve into the workings of federalism and broaden the understanding of federalism to the world.
Upon completing this report, the editor-inchief of the political science series stated, “This is an assured, even magisterial entry, which covers an immensely complex set of inter-related literatures with ease and lucidity. Federalism in the U.S. is one of the hardest things for anyone to write about and understand -- but this really pulls it off and opens up the full interest and liveliness of the sub field to any interested reader. Bravo!” What Smith was able to take away most from this sabbatical, beyond all of his scholarly accomplishments, is the greater knowledge he is now able to give to his students. Time away from the classroom has given him the chance to become the expert students at BYUH need in a professor. Smith said he is excited to enrich the students, faculty, staff and the surrounding communities of BYUH with the knowledge that he was able to obtain.
primarily on indexing and translation. Joe Jatip, “Helping in the Vineyard’s” program manager, said, “We came to Hawaii because there was a need to find members who spoke Asian and Polynesian languages. BYUH was the best avenue to find members who spoke those languages.” Jatip and his fellow recruiters, Doug Bayless and Rob Thomas, said they had great success at BYU-Hawaii, with students expressing interest in the new projects. Jatip commented, “We’ve been very successful. We’ve met with hundreds of students and we probably have 100 volunteers. We anticipate more with our coordination with other student associations.” Jatip also explained how the church plans to capitalize on the talents of members. He said, “For each language, if we can get 10 volunteers to translate two hours a week, we can translate a manual in six weeks….We’ve also received instructions to translate Family Search into Thai.”
Members are starting to feel the spirit associated with this great work. Rob Thomas, senior project manager at the Family History Department of the LDS Church, focuses primarily on the New Family Search. Concerning the work, he said, “When I tell people that they will have an opportunity to use New Family Search in their native tongue and take names to the temple, they get emotional and they want to serve and help.” President David O. Mckay said at the ground-breaking ceremony for this school, “Genuine gold. That is what this school is going to produce. More than that, they’ll be leaders. Not leaders only in this island, but everywhere. All the world is hungering for them and best of all the world is recognizing them.” Perhaps it will be through this or similar programs the prophecy will be fulfilled. For more information log on to http://vineyard.lds.org/ or email thomasrm@ familysearch.org. -Mar issa E lder
- C o n t ribut ed by Trent J ohnson
October 6, 2011
TAKING THE NEXT
Preparing to land a job after graduation
Blake Baxter, a recent BYU-Hawaii graduate, proved that it is possible to find a great job after graduation. He landed a good job that also allows him to surf during his lunch break. He shared his secret for success. After graduating, he went home to California and started working at a restaurant while looking for a better job. Although he was attending a single’s ward, he would often talk with members of his family ward. He said, “I would ask successful people in my ward if I could take them to lunch one day and talk to them about their field. Most of the time they would turn that around and say, why don’t I take YOU to lunch and we can talk.” He did this frequently for 2 months and said that at least half of the time he would leave the lunch with an interview opportunity, if not a job offer. “The church is a really amazing network and can be a great resource for potential opportunities,” Baxter said. He now works for an entrepreneur that runs an e-commerce website in his hometown of Encinitas, California. When the economy is as grim as it has been lately, it can be a seemingly impossible task to get a good job, even with a college degree. Brother David Dooley, Career Services program manager, gives tips to students to find employment after graduation. Here’s what Brother Dooley suggested: • Start Early - “It takes time. It’s a process,” Dooley explained. “Don’t wait until the week before you graduate to start applying for jobs. Many companies hire six 6
months in advance.” Not only does procrastination mean waiting longer to get a job, but it also means there will be heavier competition. Get started before you are competing against everyone else in your graduation year looking for employment. • Visit the Career Center Dooley suggests making this Step 1 in the process. The Career Center offers a variety of sources and has staff ready and willing to help you with everything from job research, to interviewing skills, to resume building.
• Use the BYUH Alumni Services - Dooley suggested utilizing what the
BYUH Alumni Office has to offer. Corbin Thomander, Alumni Relations manager, suggests getting involved with the Professional Mentorship Program, and the BYUH Alumni network, which has 66 chapters around the world. “It’s a great way to add someone to your network that’s specific to what you want to do,” said Thomander. For more information, stop in the Alumni Office or visit alumni.byuh.org. • Smart Social Networking • Put Together a Great Resume - “There is no such thing as a general “You would be surprised how much a company can find out about you from the Inresume,” said Dooley, “Each resume should ternet, even if you think it’s private,” warned be tailored to the job you are applying for.” Dooley. Anything that has ever been posted A resume should be more than just a list of previous employment. Eliminate things from anywhere online is potentially accessible to potential employers and they will look for it. your resume that are not applicable to the “Anything you post online should be positive job you are applying for and highlight the or constructive,” he said. “Don’t give them things that are. A resume should be more any reason to question your integrity, espethan just a list of previous employment. cially as a BYU graduate.” He also suggested “Don’t embellish or exaggerate,” he said, “just present what you have in the best pos- building a profile on Linkedin to get the best sible way.” This can include everything from use of the Internet, and added, “Use a profesclass projects to volunteer work. “This will do sional e-mail that you will have for a long much more for you than simply listing your time, rather than a school or a work e-mail. If your e-mail address is, ‘ilikeboiz@yahoo. on-campus job that doesn’t relate to your com’ that is not going to reflect well on you field, Dooley explained. professionally.” • Utilize Your Network - Being • Internships and Volunteer a BYUH student and a member of a church community gives you a built-in network. Talk Work - Dooley suggested getting as involved with people that are in the line of work you as you can in your line of work, even if it want to pursue. “Don’t ask for a job, ask for means working for free. Internships can help you learn important skills and may lead to their advice and to share their knowledge about the field,” suggested Dooley. “This will jobs. ‘Internships are especially important for international students or students looking to get you much further and will expand their work internationally,” he explained. “Many ability to help you.” students get job offers from their internships.” • Be Willing to Make Sacrifices - “To get a dream job, you must be
willing to make sacrifices,” Dooley said. He suggested it may be better to take a part-time job in your field for less pay rather than a full-time job outside of your field, even if it means living with your parents or living off of oatmeal and crackers. “Working in
Left: Phil Andrus, Above, Leonardo Li, top, Heather Nielson. Photos by Dewey Keithly
construction isn’t going to get you very far if you want to work in business finance,” he explained. In the long run, it may pay off by building your experience and allowing you more time to put your best efforts into finding a great job.” • Don’t Wait: Be Active - Dooley said the biggest mistake students make in their job search is sending in a few resumes or applying for some things on monster.com and then sitting around waiting, hoping to hear back from someone. “You should never be waiting while job searching.” He even suggests building a blog in which you share your knowledge and insights about your field. It shows that you are active, knowledgeable and passionate about that line of work in addition to showing your communication skills. • Carefully Consider Further Education - What about grad school?
Dooley recommends considering this very carefully before shelling out a lot of money for more school. “Not all of my colleagues will agree with me,” he said, “but graduate school is not the place to find yourself. If you don’t have a specific goal in mind and know that you will be rewarded monetarily, it may not be your best option. Don’t think grad school will have all the answers.” He added that many schools also value work experience, and that going to grad school without a specific career path might be a mistake. -AMBRE E KLE MM October 6, 2011
Gener al Confer ence The 181 semi-annual General Conference, held on Oct. 1-2, provided members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with new gospel insights. Conference has changed a lot since it first convened in 1830 at Peter Whitmer’s farmhouse in Fayette, N.Y. Now conference is broadcasted throughout the world and is available online, televisions, and at most churches and stake centers. Around BYU-Hawaii campus, wards had various activities. There were approximately 80 members of the BYUH 7th Ward on Sunday who watched session 4 at 10 a.m. in the Little Theater and then ate lunch
in the ballroom at noon before watching the next session. About 60 members of the BYUH 3rd Ward on Sunday watched conference live at 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. with breakfast in between in the Aloha Center Mall. Other students watched conference online or at their homes. Saturday Morning Session: Elder Richard G. Scott spoke about the importance of the scriptures and their meaning throughout one’s life. Sister Barbara Thompson, from the Relief Society, spoke about the gift of the Holy Ghost and the revelation that it gives. Elder L. Whitney Clayton spoke
about the expansion of the church worldwide. He said the church continues to spread across the earth. The gospel would roll forth as the stone, which was cut out of the mountain without hands, just as Daniel had told King Nebuchadnezzar when he interpreted his dream. President Thomas S. Monson told about the new temples that would be built around the world. The new temples will be built in: • Provo, Utah • Barranquilla, Colombia • Durban, South Africa • Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo • Star Valley, Wyoming • Paris, France Elder Jose L. Alonso spoke about the members of the church who do not know
they are lost. He also spoke about serving others. President Boyd K. Packer spoke mostly to the youth of the church. He said they were being raised in enemy territory. He warned about the decrease in morality and the blessing of the Holy Ghost. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf spoke about the worth of every soul to Heavenly Father. Saturday Afternoon session: Elder David A. Bednar spoke about the ministry and spirit of Elijah and the importance of family history work. Elder Neil L. Andersen spoke about the importance of multiplying and replenishing the earth. He said families are ordained of God and having children is essential. Elder Ian S. Arden talked about the important use of time. Elder Carl B. Cook talked about the importance of looking up to Christ and remembering him. Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. spoke about the changes that are possible through Christ and told stories of redemption and people who have repented and changed. Elder D. Todd Christofferson spoke about the importance of repentance. Elder L. Tom Perry encouraged members to not be afraid to talk about the church to others. Sunday Morning Session: President Henry B. Eyring spoke about the ability of the Book of Mormon to change lives. He also spoke about the importance of enduring and being faithful to the end. Elder Robert D. Hales spoke about trials and how they are an opportunity to learn. Elder Tad R. Callister talked about when he read the Book of Mormon. He saw that it was good and knew that it as the word of God. Sister Elaine S. Dalton spoke about
how a father could raise a daughter in the world today. Elder M. Russell Ballard spoke about the importance of naming the church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Thomas S. Monson spoke about the world’s view that morality is passé and that the commandment is “thou shalt not be found out.” He said there is nothing that can bring more joy into people’s lives and more peace to their souls than the spirit that comes to them when they are living the commandments. Sunday Afternoon session: Elder Russell M. Nelson spoke about the importance of covenants, which are sacred promises with God. Elder Dallin H. Oaks spoke about Christ and what he taught about himself. He was the Son of God and came to redeem all mankind. Jesus taught he was also created after the image of his Father. He was the express image of God the Father. Those who want eternal life need to do the will of Heavenly Father. Brother Matthew O. Richardson about aligning our teaching with the Holy Ghost. Elder Kazuhiko Yamashita expressed his sincere love for returned missionaries who have served around the world. Elder Randall K. Bennett spoke about the gift of choice and that eternal choices have eternal consequences. Elder J. Devn Cornish spoke about how Heavenly Father is real and knows each person individually. Elder Quentin L. Cook said the Lord knows each person perfectly and understands them perfectly. President Thomas S. Monson expressed his love and thoughts for the members of the church and asked for their prayers for him and other leaders of the church. - Suzan n e Tut t le
Students go to and from the campus Stake Center on Sunday, Oct. 2 to watch conference. Photos by Mei Yin
October 6, 2011
Helps students get involved
he Aloha Center Mall was once again filled with tables, candy, music and excitement Sept. 21 to 23 as students participated in this semester’s World Fest. Students not only had the opportunity to both represent their clubs and recruit new members, but also had the chance to check out new clubs on campus. Familiar clubs such as Music Club, Diving Club and SIFE were represented, along with the usual cultural clubs including Japanese Club, Fijian Club and Samoan Club. This year there were also new and exciting clubs like the Arab Club, Canticum Club and the ONE Voice Club. The respective presidents of such clubs were anxious to get started and share with their fellow Seasiders what they were all about. Barbara Shelton, business major from Saudi Arabia, decided to start Arab Club after a lot of inquires about aspects of Arab culture. “I saw that there is a lack of Arab culture awareness on campus,” Shelton said. “I have to represent my country.” The club plans to help members learn about everything from the Arabic language, to belly dancing, to conflict in the Middle East. The European Club was reinstated this semester after a hiatus from campus. Necolina Hubner, TESOL major from Germany, said, “This club is about uniting all the Europeans on campus. It’s very diverse, but united at the same time.”
There were also some new non-culture clubs represented as well. Canticum Club is the new social dance club on campus. “Canticum is Latin for dancing. We wanted a unique name for our club that people would remember,” explained club member Sarah Christensen, a vocal performance major from Taiwan. The club plans to teach members many styles of partner dances including, Swing, Tango, Waltz, Cha-Cha, and Salsa. ONE Voice is a new club that is all about raising awareness and advocating for issues such as preventable diseases and extreme hunger and poverty all over the world, but particularly in the Horn of Africa. Kyle Poulter, Political Science student and the founder of the ONE chapter at BYUH, thinks it’s an ideal way for students to start getting involved in the political process to have a positive impact on the world. “The biggest appeal for being involved in ONE should be based on the high level of Christ-like love and compassion that we have for our brothers and sisters around the world, many of whom are suffering from the effects of extreme poverty and preventable diseases. If you are human and respect humanity, you will be interested in what we are doing.” With so many great options available, it can be difficult to choose which clubs to join. Annabelle Phillips, biology major from Ohio, said, “I joined Kiribati Club and Indian Club because I wanted to join clubs that nobody flocks to. You can get to know people better and learn more about the culture than you can in the bigger clubs.”
Above, Students sign up for clubs at Worldfest. Photo by Bart Jolley.
-AMBRE E KLE MM
New Clubs! way for us to make a difference as college students.” ONE, as an international organization, has over 2 1/2 million members. Kyle Poulter, the president of the ONE club here at BYUH. said, “As a group here on campus and as students, there are two things that we focus on and that is raising awareness among the campus population through activities that bring up the issues, and also providing opportunities for students to participate in the ONE Club g iv e s stud e n t s a v o i c e son, more commonly known as Bono. ONE political process whether its writing letters or n the recent BYU-Hawaii World Fest, combats poverty and disease in less developed making phone calls. All of this is done on a students had the opportunity to sign up for clubs which would cost $3 each. One club countries. The organization itself has been in personal level.” “I think it is extremely important in particular attracted attention in that it of- effect for several years and the presence of for those of us who have so many opportunifered a free admission accompanied with the ONE on BYUH campus is not going unnoticed. “I didn’t know much about it at first,” ties, to make an effort to contribute in any motto: “We’re not asking for your money. All we’re asking for is your voice.” This club said sophomore Kayla Nelson. “But I think it way we can,” expressed Jade Gortler, a freshis really great that they are spreading aware- man studying psychology. “Joining this club is called ONE. ONE was, in part, developed by the ness. It seems like people never notice or pay doesn’t take much effort and it is the least we can do to help.” -MAKE NZIE HE AD lead singer of the band U2, Paul David Hew- attention to those issues and this is a great
CAnticum club Makes dancing fun for everyone
anticum: In Latin, this word means “dance,” and that is exactly what the members of the newly formed Canticum Ballroom Dance Club intend to do. With a desire to join the diverse students of BYUH together in rhythm with the music, Ben Nelson, a sophomore studying English education, became the president of Canticum and gave rise to this new club. “I wanted to start this up so that we could get better and better and hopefully be able to impress people,” said Nelson. United last fall through the school’s Social Dance Club, Nelson, Sarah Christensen and Brianne Ramsay make up Canticum’s presidency. Christensen, a sophomore in vocal performance from Taiwan, said, “I really wanted to share this fun with other people because I found that I was super happy when I danced.” Their plans for the semester include regular practices in the Aloha Center Ballroom, as well as two special events. Nelson explained, “The first one would be a ballroom dance where all the music is ballroom style, whether it be swing, cha-cha, waltz or any of the other dances. [This] will be open to everyone, but club members will receive a discount.” He continued, “The last one will be a competition where couples will get together, prepare a routine, and compete against each other.”
Top: Kyle Poulter and James Choi. Above: Sonny Martin and Sarah Christensen. Photos by Bart Jolley
Each of the three friends believes Canticum is for everyone. “If you can walk, you can dance,” said Ramsay, a sophomore studying English from Arizona. “Especially if you have someone who’s willing to help you and show you the dance steps, and if you’re willing to be uninhibited enough to try something new. It’s great to get out of your comfort zone and form new relationships. I didn’t think I could dance very well, but being in a group of people who are trying to learn at the same time helps. When you get a dance step right and you look like you know what you’re doing, it’s the greatest feeling in the world.” -MAKENZIE HEAD
Samoan Head of State lauds BYUH and PCC His Highness, Tui Atua Tamasese Ta’isi Efi, Head of State of Samoa, gave BYU–Hawaii the honor of hosting him and his wife for the first time in Laie. The Head of State in Samoa is equivalent to the American President or the Queen on England. Having first traveled to Salt Lake City by invitation of the First Presidency, he made time in his schedule to stop in Hawaii on his way home. Though he is not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he expressed his respect and admiration for those of the LDS faith and their generous contributions of service and humanitarianism within the Samoan community. “When you look at the humanitarian aid of the church, it’s quite a considerable thing. Aside from the respect and admiration for the things that they do in my country, I wanted to probe the source of this affection and this commitment to people’s welfare.” His Highness, in reference to the Polynesian Cultural Center, said, “[It helps] people to educate themselves by working here so that they are able to get an education but also the resources to pay for that education. This is a great vision. It has helped many people, not only in Samoa, but also in the whole South Pacific. Anything that restores our cultures, our rituals, our songs, and our dances is something that I support. In order to find our place in the contemporary world, we need to find ourselves before we can address the references of others people that we have to live with.” 12
His Highnesses Tui Atua Tamasese Ta’isi Efi and His Good Wife Masiofo Filifilia Tamasese Efi tour the Polynesian Cultural Center. Photos by Bart Jolley and Mei Yin
“It’s not every day that people like this visit PCC,” said Matt Lotomau, graphic design major from Australia. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. The ties between each Polynesian country are very close. Each country honors each other’s royalty. Even if it were a Tongan king or a Fijian high priest, we would still show the same level of respect. We’ve seen it for apostles and prophets when they come, but this visit is being seen from outside the Church’s perspective.” The Head of State and his wife, Her Highness Masiofo Filifilia Tamasese Efi, also visited the PCC, toured the Laie Hawaii
Temple grounds, participated in a historical presentation of the Church in Laie by BYU– Hawaii Historian Riley Moffat, and were special guests at a banquet with university students from Samoa and American Samoa. At the conclusion of the banquet, His Highness reflected on how they had been touched by so many things during their visit to Utah and Hawaii. Commenting specifically on his experience at BYU–Hawaii, he said, “I have been so impressed with how you have opened up this place for so many people.” -P HILLIP AND RUS AND BRAD HOLDE N
travel to town and appointment at Lanakila took five hours or more for a bus full of students. The BYUH Health Center has been working on this agreement with Kahuku Medical Center for the last 15 years. “We tried to get the state to pick up the cost for… chest x-rays… at Kahuku,” said Abrigano, but This semester will be the first in which stuthey had to arrange something else to make dents with positive tuberculosis (TB) skin test it work. results will be sent for a chest x-ray at Ka According to Abrigano, an agreehuku Medical Center instead of the Lanakila ment was made between DMBA and BYUH Health Center. Although the x-rays taken at through David Call, a key representative the Lanakila Health Center were done at no of Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators cost to the student or university, the move to (DMBA) about covering the costs of the Kahuku will save both time and transportachest x-rays. There will still be no cost for tion costs. students. Regarding the issue of time, Laurie Mary Jane, a billing supervisor at Abrigano, assistant director of BYU-Hawaii Kahuku Medical Center, commented, “So far Health Services, said, “It took a good portion the [new agreement] is working well for us. of the students’ day. And since the trip was The [students] come in three groups per day. always around the first day of classes, it was So far we’ve processed 60 students this first a hardship for students.” The time it took to semester. It’s a source of revenue for us, and
X-ray location for TB tests now in Kahuku
with a minimal charge to BYUH, it’s a winwin.” Because Kahuku Medical Center uses a technology called telemedicine, Dr. Doug Nielson, BYUH Health Center doctor, can receive the x-rays within 24 hours from a certified radiologist. The radiologists work anywhere from Hawaii to Pennsylvania. A remote reading is done, and the full-size image is sent via broadband to the original doctor who sent the patient. When asked how BYUH’s decision to switch which medical center it used for chest x-rays involving the TB skin test, Trudy Murakami, public health administrative officer for Lanakila Health Center, said “It doesn’t affect the center because it is state funded.” The Lanakila Health Center is the only place on Oahu the state funds to do TB testing and chest x-rays at no cost to the public. - P HILLIP AND RUS
Seasider Stella Chen racks up 22 kills in Cal Baptist battle
blocks. Hagemeyer tallied five blocks to go with her 17 kills while Aika Becker chipped in with ten kills and two aces. Losaline Pula racked up 25 digs and Michelle Chen finished with 57 assists, 21 digs, and three he women’s volleyball team survived a serve for the match at 14-13. Seasider freshblocks. Skaggs totaled five blocks and seven pair of comebacks by Cal Baptist Oct. 4 man Stella Chen responded with one of her kills for the Seasiders and Ariel Hsu added to defeat the Lancers 3-2 on the road in a Pa- match-high 22 kills, though, to knot the set eight kills and four blocks in the win. cific West Conference match. The Seasiders at 14-14. After another Lancer point gave Cal Baptist, now 8-7 for the season prevailed by a score of 25-15, 25-17, 22-25, Cal Baptist another chance to serve for the and 1-3 in the PacWest was led by Ingrid 22-25, 18-16 to improve to 9-3 overall and match, Chen answered again with a kill to tie Carmona with 19 kills and Andrea Csaszi 6-1 in the PacWest. the game. Junior Lauren Hagemeyer knocked with 31 digs. The first comeback occurred after down her 17th kill of the match to give the Lauren Hagemeyer has been named the Seasiders won the first two games of Seasiders a match point, but the Lancers the Pacific West Conference Volleyball Player the match handily only to see the Lancers tied it again at 16-16. Chen put the Seasidof the Week for her performances in the take the next two sets to tie the match. The ers ahead for good with her final kill of the week of Sept. 26. Additionally, three other second comeback occurred during the fifth night and BYU-Hawaii scored the next, and Seasiders, Michelle Chen, Stella Chen, and game. BYU-Hawaii got out to a quick 7-3 final, point on a block by Courtney Skaggs Losaline Pula, were named to the PacWest lead, extended it to 13-8, and appeared to be and Michelle Chen. Volleyball Honor Roll for the week. headed for the win at that point. However, Stella Chen came up with 18 digs Cal Baptist scored the next six points to to go with her 22 kills and also put up three - BYUH Spo rts Information
The women’s volleyball team won a back and forth close match against Cal Baptist on Oct. 4 on the road. Photo by BYUH Sports Information.
Tevita Funaki, senior in social work from Tonga, placed first in the tournament. Both students played tennis in their home countries before attending BYUH. Holmes said of the competition, “I think we won because we both have experience playing, and we are both familiar with YU-Hawaii kicked off this semester’s the game of tennis.” intramurals season with co-ed tennis. Parker Lovett, freshman in accountNearly 50 students came ready to play Sept. 27. The next night, however, less than half of ing from California, said, “It was good to have a nice relaxing game, not too competithose participants attended. tive, and it was a great opportunity to meet Theresa Holmes, senior in internew people.” disciplinary studies from New Zealand, and
Holmes-Funaki claim first intramurals tennis victory
Wear your sweatbands and get ready to take a few hits for next week’s dodgeball tournament. Games will take place next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Old Gym. Want to play in the fall intramurals? Be sure to attend the first night to secure a tournament spot. Many students who did not attend the first night of tennis last week were disappointed when they could not participate the second night. -Giselle Ram irez
Double the overtime, double the disappointment
oth soccer teams ended their Sept. 26 games against Grand Canyon University in a double overtime tie. The women tied 0-0 and the men tied 1-1, despite about two hours of play per game. Fans waited eagerly for their team to finish the game triumphantly, but were disappointed by the constant tumult leading to nothing but a tie. The games were plagued with foul plays and carding left and right. Numerous yellow cards were handed out in both games, including a red card in the women’s game. In the women’s game, Grand Canyon’s coach had a fit and was ejected from the game; security was even called. The men’s game was equally if not more rough than the women’s game, with many altercations and close fights. The Seasiders played hectically, rushing passes as well as the shots on goal. Both of BYUH’s teams had a significantly low amount of shots on their opponents, with the women ending the game with only 14 shots on goal and the men ended the first overtime with 13 shots on goal. In comparison to Grand Canyon’s 36 in the men’s game, BYUH’s shooting attempts appear miniscule. The inability to finish shots led to the teams’ inability to win the game. Brenna Rhoades, No. 17, a senior studying EXS from California, said, “The game was just really hectic and we had trouble finishing. We needed to take more shots on goal. We didn’t play fast enough. We need faster possession.” Teammate, Abby Lever, a junior studying EXS from Salt Lake City, Utah, couldn’t agree more. She said, “We were working really hard, but at times we were frantic and we had a hard time staying composed in the box.” While both teams struggled to stay in control on offense, their defense was spot on. BYUH Sports Information reports on the men’s match that “the Seasiders absorbed 37 shots from the aggressive Antelopes but only one of them found the net as BYU-Hawaii goalie Josiah Holtz came up with 15 saves, several of them spectacular.” Other key defensive players were Aaron Drewery and Justin Allen for the men’s team. For the women’s team, the standouts were MaKelle Yates and goalkeeper Megan McCain who, according to BYUH Sports Information, “came up with five saves for the Seasiders for her fourth shutout of the season.” The action of the women’s game also led to a painful injury for one of the Lady Seasiders. Kami Strait, a senior defender from Colorado Springs, appears to have torn her ACL when landing on it wrong. She had to be carried off the field by the coaching staff and left the Seasiders down one great player. The women’s team has gone on to win two more matches against HPU and UH Hilo and has a record of 5-0-1. As of Oct. 6, the men’s team has a record of 5-2-1 for the season.
-MARISS A ELDER
Kasha Bandmann, freshman from Springville Utah, giving her all against an opponent this season. Photo by Mei Yin.
OCTOBER 6,, 2011
‘ U nde r a Jar v is M oon ’ pro je c t un c ove rs lost st o ry for staff m e m be r The History Department hosted a reception and special showing of the new film “Under a Jarvis Moon” on Sept. 27. Historian and filmmaker, Noelle Kahanu, was present to introduce and discuss her project to students and faculty on campus. The film tells the story of 134 young Hawaiian men, mostly graduates of Kamehameha schools, who were sent by the U.S. government to three remote Pacific islands in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Their mission was to inhabit the islands and survive on their own in order for the islands to eventually be claimed as U.S. territory. Kahanu discovered this lost story by accident while working at the Bishop Mu-
seum and discovered her grandfather was one of these great Hawaiian men. “These men were cut from a different cloth, gentlemen through and through,” Kahanu said of her grandfather and the other men represented in the project. “This is my love story to them.” BYUH Administrative Assistant Anna Kaanga, and her brother, Daniel McCorriston, were also present and spoke with appreciation for Kahanu’s project. Their father was one of the young Hawaiians who participated in the mission, but prior to being introduced to Kahanu’s project, they were unaware of the fact. “This was new to us,” McCorriston said. “We knew he had served in the South Pacific but didn’t know any details.” They both spoke of how this project was able to provide them with a new connection to their father, even though he has passed away. Chrisy Hoffman, ICS senior from West Virginia, wasn’t familiar with the
subject, but after viewing the film said, “I found the film to be very interesting. I didn’t really know quite what to expect, but I was surprised by how quickly I was drawn into the story of these men.” Of the 134 men who served on the islands, only five have lived to see their story told on film. To learn more, visit www. bishopmuseum.org/special/under_a_jarvis_ moon.html
Anna Kaanga, Daniel McCorriston and his wife. Photo by Mei Yin
Published on Oct 6, 2011