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September 15, 2011

Volume 98: Issue 1

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Sports updates Updates on Seasider sports 10

Ohana Group Meeting

Student speakers Gifty and Theresa present at National Association of College and University Food Services 6

Annual fall semester meeting for all employees encourages memorization of school slogan 5


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COVER: Gifty Boateng and Theresa Holmes presented at National Association of College and University Food Services. Boateng and Holmes hold used cooking oil from the Cafe that is transformed into soap. Photo by Bart Jolley.

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The Big band swing dance brings the 1940s to campus

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Theresa Holmes and Gifty Boateng speak at national college Food Services conference

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Ohana group meeting explains the importance of BYU-Hawaii’s mission statement

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On Sept. 16, the classic Disney movie “The Lion King” will be playing in 3D for the first time. This two week theatrical release is to help debut the Oct. 4 of “The Lion King” in high-definition Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D. Season 13 of Dancing with the Stars features begins on Sept. 19 on ABC. Stars like Chaz Bono, Ricki Lake, Ron Artest, Nancy Grace, David Arquette and Hope Solo will be dancing the cha-cha or the Viennese waltz. Dancing with the stars is a television program in which celebrities learn how to dance with professional dancers. The second season of Hawaii Five-0 will be aired on Sept. 19. Hawaii Five-0 includes the talent of actors Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, and Grace Park. The locally filmed show is a remake of the original Hawaii Five-0 series which originally aired from 1968 to 1980. CALENDAR

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and Men’s soccer play 17 Women’s UH-Hilo teams at 12:30 and 3

p.m. Women’s volleyball follows at 7:30 p.m. in the CAC.

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Lagoon is back at PCC! 30 Haunted For more info or to purchase

tickets visit http://www.hauntedlagoon.com.

NOTE WORTHY news headlines

The Gateway restaurant at the Polynesian Cultural Center, left, inside and, right, outside entrance, is slated to open on Monday, Sept. 19 after extensive renovations. It also houses the Ambassador and Super Ambassador dining rooms.. The official grand opening is planned for sometime in November. Photos by Mei Yin

Thief gets in open window on Iosepa St. Just after lunchtime on Monday, Sept. 12, an employee working at Ace Hardware in the Laie Shopping Center saw a man with a sweater wrapped around his head crawling out the window at the back of Anna and Curt Christiansen’s home on Iosepa Street. It was the latest in a number of thefts and burglaries reported in Laie and on campus over the past two months. While police officers arrested a suspect last month and there has been a drop in the number of incidents, Monday’s break in was a reminder to keep homes and belongings secure. Curt Christiansen, who works at BYU-Hawaii along with his wife, Anna, said the burglar came through an unlocked window. He stole a camera, an iphone and other things that could be quickly resold, said Christiansen. “Nobody was harmed and nothing was taken that can’t be replaced.” Christiansen said the window was open only wide enough for an extension

cord to fit through. They ran the cord out the window to show a movie on the back of their house for a birthday party. They hadn’t pulled the cord back through the window, he said, and that’s how the intruder got in. “Now I’ll make sure things are secured as quickly as possible,” he said. Some simple safety precautions people can follow to be more secure are: • 1. Shut and lock your door. • 2. Keep electronics locked up and out of sight. • 3. Block windows – Police officers suggest putting wood blocks on windows and sliding doors to keep them from being easily opened. • 4. Discuss safety measures with family, roommates and landlords. • 5. If you don’t know people who come to your door, don’t let them in. • 6. Report anything stolen right away. - m arissa eld er & le e ann lambe rt September 15, 2011

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PBS Big Band Brings the ‘40s to BYUH

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tudents were catapulted back in time to the 1940s upon entering the BYUHSA sponsored First Term Ball: “Swinging on a Star.” Black and white balloons littered the floor, attendees came dolled up in forties apparel, and the PBS Big Band played live music on the stage of the Old Gym while students and faculty spent the night dancing. Brett Lamson, EXS major from Idaho, was responsible for creating the retro environment for the dance. He explained, “This was my first time doing decorations . . . I feel like it turned out really well, but it was hard to plan out exactly what we needed and how many people it was going to take to achieve what we wanted.” David LeBaron, business major from Mexico, loved the vintage set. “This is really cool! I’ve never been to this type of dance before; it seems really classy and cultured.” The PBS Big Band, a mash of professional freelance players dressed in tuxedos, offered the perfect setting for students to swing dance. Patrick Hennessey, trombonist of the band, said of PBS, “We never practice, we never get together and rehearse . . . We’re 4

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highly skilled at sight reading and various styles.” He laughed, “We just show up for the gigs.” Many of the band members are busy pursuing music careers full time, like Hennessey. “I’m Director of Bands at Hawaii Pacific University; it’s going to be my fifth year there. Before that, I was Director of the Jazz Program at University of Hawaii for 25 years. I’ve been a professional trombone player all my life, and retired from the Royal Hawaiian Band as well.” Steve Jones, bassist of PBS Big Band, said, “I grew up playing rock and roll . . . I play electric bass too. You’ve got to pretty much be a jack of all styles to make your living as a professional musician here in Hawaii.” Ambree Klemm, Intercultural Studies major from Nevada, beamed, “The live band is sweet! I love the forties though.” After PBS Big Band closed their set, DJ Fehi took over the speakers with popular music of 21st century. The lights went down and colored disco balls came out as students continued dancing, though getting a little sweatier this time around.

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Taylor Moyes and Jace Bruestle practice some swing moves.

Instructors Matthew Bledsoe and Lani Harris teach swing techniques to fellow students. Top, the PBS Big Band performs during the First Term Ball. Photos by Mei Yin


Ohana asked to memorize BYUH’s mission statement and get a T-shirt

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hallenged by BYU-Hawaii President Steven C. Wheelwright to memorize the 42-word mission statement of the university, faculty and staff were told if they could recite it, they would get a specially designed T-shirt. The challenge was made during the annual fall semester meeting for all employees on Friday, Sept. 9 in the McKay Auditorium. It has been extended to students as well. Assistant to the President Bill Neal held up two samples of the T-shirts during the meeting where the challenge was issued. The shirts have the school slogan “Learn, Lead, Build” on them, and he said those who memorize the mission statement could have their pick of a T-shirt in “Seasider red or temple white.” BYUH Mission The complete mission statement reads: “The mission of Brigham Young University-Hawaii is to integrate both spiritual and secular learning, and to prepare students with character and integrity who can provide leadership in their families, their communities, their chosen field, and in building the kingdom of God.” Focusing on the university slogan “Learn, Lead, Build,” Wheelwright urged members of the staff and faculty to help students : 1. Become lifelong learners who know how to integrate spiritual and secular learning. 2. Discover opportunities for leadership so they can develop characters of integrity that would allow others to trust them. 3. Become builders in their homes, communities and the church and become people who help others and make the world better. “Help students become the learners, leaders and builders the Lord wants them to be,” said Wheelwright. He continued saying the university ohana needs to help “students see themselves beyond what they see now.” Wheelwright said BYUH is a special place and the students who come here are special as well. “I know the Lord is in this work. He wants us to be successful.”

President Steven C. Wheelwright challenged faculty to memorize the university mission statement and suggested some key areas of focus. Photo by Mei Yin

Online courses Additionally, Wheelwright reported on the growth of students taking online classes through BYUH’s Distance Education Department. He said more than 3,000 students had taken at least one of the 50-plus classes offered online to students in more than 60 countries. He said they estimate next year there will be more students taking courses online then the number of students who are on campus. Furthermore, he said eight new dorms, 24 married studenthousing units, and a multipurpose building are nearly ready to begin construction. Wheelwright said the university is hoping to have an official ground breaking in October.

Polynesian Cultural Center Giving an update on the Polynesian Cultural Center was President Von Orgill. He said the newly renovated Gateway, Ambassador and Super Ambassador restaurants are scheduled for a soft opening on Monday, Sept. 19 with a grand opening set for November. Orgill added that the annual Haunted Lagoon will take place from Sept. 30 through Oct. 31 and will involve more than 1,000 volunteers from the community. Furthermore, he said the PCC is planning a Target areas in Asia and the Pacific series of concerts and groups to perform during Christmas in PolynePresident Wheelwright also gave members of the BYUH ohana an sia at the center. He joked that the PCC needed to have the Christupdate on the school’s partnership with the LDS Church’s four area mas program to offset the Haunted Lagoon in October and that there presidencies in Asia and the Pacific, the target areas for the university. would be a Christmas Lagoon also this year. He said by working with area and local leaders, they are better able to find students from the target areas who are ready and prepared to come to BYUH.

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Boateng and Holmes hold used cooking oil from the Cafe that is transformed into soap. Photo by Bart Jolley.

Food Services soap project gains fame at NACUFS conference

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YUH students Theresa Holmes and Gifty Boateng may have been the youngest speakers at the National Association of College and University Food Services conference this past July, but that didn’t keep them from drawing a full house for their presentation. Holmes and Boateng presented on the collaboration, between the BYUH Food Services and biochemistry departments, which has resulted in making hand soap and laundry soap to be used on campus. Accompanying the students were Professor of Biochemistry, Daniel Scott; Director of Food Services, David Keala; Food Services Executive Chef, Spencer Tan; Purchasing Department Buyer, Grace Lee; and VP for Student Development and Services, Dr. Debbie Hippolite Wright. The base for the soap comes from Food Service’s leftover oil and grease; these remains are given to Hawaii Reserves, Inc., to be made into biodiesel fuel. Once the fuel has been created, all that’s left is glycerol. This glycerol is given back to the BYUH Biochemistry department, where it is used to make soap.

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Holmes, a senior from New Zealand majoring in interdisciplinary studies and working in the Biochemistry department, and Boateng, a senior in communications from Ghana who works in Food Services, have contributed to the project by various means. “I made the soap and helped develop the new recipe; it already existed before I started, but I helped to make it more cost efficient,” explained Holmes. Boateng tested the soap and held focus groups on campus about the venture. Holmes had previous experience working in the lab before, as well as a handful of biology and chemistry classes which had prepared her well. She hopes to take the knowledge she gained working on this project and start her own company that makes natural products in a similar fashion, creating bio-diesel from oil and using the leftover glycerol to create soap or other similar substances. Boateng felt that her leadership skills grew while she was involved with the project. She asserted that similar endeavors aid in retaining workers at food services as they become student leaders, as well as to increase self-esteem and build resumes. As for the NACUFS conference, Holmes explained, “We were scared going into the conference that the crowd was not going to respond well to us because we are young,” The majority of attendees at the conference were faculty members from colleges and universities across the country. She continued, however, “When we got there and presented our ideas, we had such a wonderful response. We had a full house.” Holmes expounded, “We wanted to share the benefits of our collaboration on campus; we didn’t want to keep it to ourselves. A lot of schools were really interested in what we were doing, and had been wanting to communicate about how they can do it in their own schools.” Said Boateng, “I was surprised by myself. I learned from [the audience] and they learned from me . . . I think I learned a lot. You have high expectations of yourself and you have to live up to them. Presenting gave me confidence.”

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Holmes and Boateng with other BYUH representatives at the NACUFS conference in Dallas. Photo courtesy of Boateng


Statistics: How Much is Too Much?

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tatistics is notorious on-campus for its workload. Katie Buxton, a senior in HTM from Pennsylvania, remarked, “I understand that math takes a lot of work, but there have been times that I have spent all day on assignments, and have even had to miss work in order to finish.” She is not the only one to have spent inordinate amounts of time on the subject. Justin Royer, a senior in EXS from Arizona, said “One time I spent eight hours straight on stats homework.” Statistics Professor Keith Carlson said his class can be overwhelming as far as the workload. “I would say that the average amount of time spent on homework by my students is between two and three hours a day.” He continued to explain, “For some kids, math just takes a long time.” Carlson’s statements coincided with those of the Math Department Chair Elaine Merrill. “The amount of time needed to complete homework and lab work is not so much determined by the course as it is determined by the skill level of the student.” She continued, “The exceptionally prepared student will succeed with less than half the preparation time of the average student, while students

with weaknesses in the subject matter may need to schedule three times the study hours to succeed.” Mike Bacera, a current MLC tutor and senior in math from California, said statistics takes up the most time in the lab, and that “students will spend up to four hours at a time in [the MLC].” He also said the amount of homework assigned by statistics professors is fairly universal, and he didn’t feel that any one professor assigned more work than another. Chanda Romney, a sophomore math major from Forks, Washington, may be thought of as what Merrill described as an “exceptionally prepared student.” Having previously worked in the Math Learning Center as a tutor, Romney had already audited a statistics class and tutored students in the subject before taking the class for credit during the term. She reported spending about five hours a night on homework at some points during the class. Other students in Carlson’s class reported spending anywhere from two to six hours each night on homework. Romney seemed to reflect the general consensus of the Math Department by stating, “Math is math and it’s something you have to put time into.”

to collect signatures. Students should use the first week of classes to clean up their schedule, instead of waiting until that first week to build their schedule. “The computer tells you everything you need to know,” Lane explained. Lane also addressed the disappointRecognizing some of the main concerns ment students often face when their desired surrounding class registration, the BYUclass is closed. She suggests being patient and Hawaii administration has recently made to keep checking back for possible availabilsome changes to the process in hopes that ity for classes, rather than seek the help of it will become less stressful for everyone. the professor, who may not always have the Jennifer Lane, Associate VP for Education ability to add students to classes because of and Religion Department professor, explained built-in restrictions. The online system can some of the changes that have been made, often give you an answer, even if that answer particularly to the new Add/Drop Policy. is a no. “‘No’ can be frustrating,” Lane The new policy, Lane explained, empathized, “but it also may open up other is intended to be a “less painful process, opportunities.” designed for flexibility.” She advises students This semester students will be able to not procrastinate until the first week of to add and drop courses online throughout school to register for courses and to take the first week of classes. “The disbursement advantage of the convenience of being able of the financial aid and the scholarships will to add and drop classes online, as well as take place on Monday morning, but we’ve view which ones are closed, without having worked it out to let students add and drop

Add/Drop Policy changes to de-stress process

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through the computer until Sunday at midnight,” explained Lane. “We’ve tried to give them all the flexibility we could within the limits that exist.” Once the use of the computer is no longer available and the Add/Drop period has ended, the process gets more complicated. This is where a majority of the recent changes are effective. At this point, students are required to use the revised Add/Drop forms to adjust their schedules and must collect signatures to make changes. In order to simplify the process, now it is only required that a student gain an instructor signature when adding a class and an advisor signature when dropping a class. Previously, both signatures were required to add and drop classes. Beginning Sept. 19, students will also be required to pay a fee in order to adjust their schedule. For the sake of simplification, it will now cost $10 to add or drop a class. Previously it cost $10 to drop and $5 to add.

-AMBREE KLEMM

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The Calm After the Storm

Hurricane Irene leaves the east coast in shambles

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ebuilding after Tropical Storm Irene has been slow going in many areas, but many community members have been reminded of their duties to serve each other since the storm hit. Residents of Vermont found the disaster brought them closer with their neighbors. Elga Gemst, artist and architect from Moretown, VT, lived in her modest two-story home for 30 years without ever knowing her neighbors. Since Irene flooded the first floor of her house, she hasn’t been able to answer her door without someone offering to scrub her laundry room or cook her dinner. “I’ve been carried on a flood of generosity,” she said. The August 28 storm damaged or destroyed over 700 homes in Vermont, and left some towns stranded. Despite the tremendous damage, however, the tropical storm has also generated numerous acts of kindness in communities throughout the state. Citizens have been toiling away on road rebuilding projects, house-guttings, and even cleaning the mud out of public schools.

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Citizens assess the flooding in New York. Photo by AP

EMT Denise Coriell organized a prescription drug delivery system for people who were unable to fill their prescriptions in affected towns. She has delivered prescriptions to 125 people throughout the state in the two weeks since the crisis. Pennsylvania was hit by tropical storm Lee before recovering from August’s hurricane. Restoration efforts slowed as roads remained closed and rivers were still flooded. The state’s flooding surpassed that brought on by Hurricane Agnes in 1972, which marked the highest rise of the Susquehanna River in the past century. Estimates of the injury havocked by Irene hover around $7 billion, much of which comes from pricey coastal property harmed in New York and New Jersey. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has stated that it will pay those victims eligible for individual storm assistance, but funding for long-term public rebuilding will be limited in order to ensure solvency of the federal relief. Last week the White House asked Congress for $500 million to prevent a cut-off of funds to aid disaster victims. The $500 million is a part of the $5.1 billion request this year to refill the disaster relief fund of FEMA. White House Budget Directory Jacob Lew is fearful that the fund may run out before September 30, the end of the budget year. Some economists believe rebuilding after Irene will positively impact the U.S. economy by creating jobs in a time of high unemployment, and encouraging residents to rebuild larger than they previously had. -Amy Hanson


Typically, universities reserve Bloomberg systems for their graduate students. BYU in Provo has four Bloombergs, only one of which can be utilized by undergrads. BYUH, despite its small student population, currently has more active log-ins on the Bloomberg system than any other BYU-Hawaii currently boasts 12 “Bloomuniversity in the world. bergs” for student use, paid for by donors. Associate Professor of Business Recently, CAC 240 was designated as the Finance Cary Wasden, explained, “Other school’s “Bloomberg Room.” The shelves schools just don’t push the Bloombergs like of the classroom are lined with business books, and financial information is constantly we do . . . It’s important to see that students are trained in the system, because Bloomstreaming from the wall-mounted television bergs are the market leader.” at the back of the room. Many business internships will re The Bloomberg Professional serquire an intern to spend their first few weeks vice is a world leader in the financial and becoming acquainted with the Bloomberg economic sectors of the world; the system, System. Wasden wants students to already be however, is not particularly user friendly or trained, so they are more attractive applicants inexpensive. Recent changes in the BYUH and more effective once working. Students Business Management Department are providing BYUH students the rare opportu- have the opportunity to become Bloomberg nity to become familiar with the Bloomberg certified by taking a class on campus or simply joining the Seasider Investment Club and system as undergraduates.

Donation puts business majors on Bloomberg financial fast track

practicing using the system, then completing a test through Bloomberg. Wasden also advocates Business students taking the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, or CFA exam. Abram Wimmer, BYUH Business Finance graduate, recently passed level I of the CFA. He took a prep class on campus his senior year before taking the test this June. The global pass rate for level I of the CFA this year was 39%, while 100% of the students in Abram’s prep class passed. Wimmer identified the CFA as the “gold standard” in the finance industry. He explained, “CFA level I is considered equivalent to an MBS (Masters of Business and Science).” Wasden agreed with Wimmer, quoting the average starting salary for finance undergrads as $47,000, while the exact same student with their level I CFA can expect a $25,000 increase.

-AMY HANSON


SPORTS UPDATES

Seasider soccer bests Chaminade Silverswords

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YU-Hawaii Women’s and Men’s soccer teams defeated Chaminade’s teams in non-conference matches on Saturday, Sept. 10. The women won 3-0 and dominated throughout the match out-shooting the Silverswords 22-1 for the day. The men gained another win against the Silverswords 1-0 as part of the Hawaii Challenge Cup. The men played a scoreless first half despite a total of 22 shots in the half, but the BYUH men broke the deadlock late in the second half for the win. Both team are now 3-0 for the season. In the women’s match-up, the Seasiders got on the scoreboard in the 62nd minute when Chloe Ence took a rebound and deftly passed the ball to Natalie Drewery in front of the goal mouth where Drewery netted her first goal of the season. Freshman Rylei North scored her second goal of the season in the 77th minute off a headed pass from Sadie Kamoe and Britt Edman completed the scoring in the 86th minute when she took a throw-in from Kassy McDaniel and dribbled through a throng of defenders before netting her third goal of the season. BYUH goalie Megan McCain recorded a save on Chaminade’s only shot of the game to post her third consecutive shutout for the Seasiders. In the men’s match, Bent Jenson scored his second goal of the season for the Seasiders off a pass from Brett Waters in the 83rd minute to give the Seasiders the win.

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Natalie Drewery, No. 6, a senior from Sandy, Utah, wrestles an opponent for the ball during a home game this season. Photo by Mei Yin

BYUH goalie Josiah Holtz recorded the shutout by making five saves for the Seasiders. The Challenge Cup will not be completed until the Seasiders play Hawaii Pacific in Kaneohe on Oct. 21st for the tournament title. Both teams are 2-0 in the Cup.

Both BYUH teams will be back in action on Saturday, Sept. 17. They will go up against UH-Hilo in Pacific West Conference matches with the women playing at 12:30 pm in Laie and the men playing after the women’s game at 3 p.m.

SCOREBOARD

Soccer (Chaminade vs. BYUH) MEN- Win 1-0 WOMEN- Win 3-0 Cross country (Sept. 12 Meet) MEN- 2nd Place WOMEN- 2nd Place

Volleyball (Provo vs. BYUH) Game 1- 25-19 Game 2- 25-15 Game 3- 25-20


Cross Country teams place second behind Alaska Anchorage

Yon Yilma of Alaska-Anchorage finished first in 15:45 as the Seawolves won the team title with a perfect score of 15 points. Hawaii Pacific finished third with 86 points and Chaminade finished with 100. he BYU-Hawaii men’s and women’s For the women, BYUH’s Katherine cross country teams both finished in Buxton covered the 5K course in 18:53 to second-place Saturday, Sept. 10 at the UH claim fourth place individually while teamBig Wave Invitational. The races were domi- mate Lacey Krout took fifth in 18:57. Kassie nated by Alaska-Anchorage runners, however, McGonegal finished 14th in 19:57; Andrea BYUH runners did finish in the top 10 spots. Martin finished 15th in 20:00; and Katrina The men claimed two top 10 positions and Kropushek was 21st in 20:43 to round out the women took two of the top five spots the team scoring for the Seasiders. to finish with 55 team points to trail only Other BYUH runners to finish the Alaska-Anchorage’s 19 points. In the men’s race were Kelsey Royer (23rd, 20:56); Vecompetition, BYUH’s Matthew Belliston ronica Camarillo (26th, 21:13); and Chelsea covered the 5K course in 16:15 to claim sixth Ollar (29th, 21:33. place and teammate Spencer Deavila ran a Ruth Keino of Alaska-Anchorage 16:20 for ninth place. Daniel Bridge finished won the individual title with a time of 18:38. 11th in 16:44; Justin Royer took 12th in The University of Hawaii took third in the 16:50; and Nicholas Jones was 16th in 16:58 team standings with 64 points with Hawaii to round out the team scoring for the Seasid- Pacific fourth with 117. UH-Hilo finished ers with a total of 52 points. fifth with 147 points and Chaminade had Other Seasiders to finish the race 161. included James Clay (17th, 17:08); Yuki The BYUH cross country teams Kitihara (20th, 17:21); Jacob Valeriano (21st, will compete again on Sept. 24 at the BYU17:33); Matthew Roberts (24th, 18:11); Kaleb Hawaii Invitational in Laie at 8 a.m. Martin (28th, 18:39); and Michael Gulden - BY UH Spo rt s In fo rm at io n (31st, 18:50).

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This year’s BYU-Hawaii women’s cross country team photo was taken on the shores of Oahu. Both men’s and women’s teams compete next on campus on Sept. 24. Photo courtesy of BYUH Sports Information

BYUH volleyball returns from trip 1-2 then loses to HPU

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he BYU-Hawaii women’s volleyball team recently returned from a threegame road trip in Utah where the Seasiders played and lost to BYU in Provo and Utah Valley, but won against Weber State. Then on Wednesday, Sept. 14, the team lost to Hawaii Pacific University playing in Honolulu. The Seasiders dominated HPU in the first game, but then lost three straight to lose their Pacific West Conference opener 3-1. That brings the Lady Seasider’s to a 3-3 record. The Seasiders next home game in on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the CAC against Chaminade University. Stella Chen knocked down 18 kills and had 14 digs to lead the BYUH attack against HPU. Lauren Hagemeyer put away 12 kills and Losaline Pula came up with 14 digs for the Seasiders. Michelle Chen put up 42 assists and Courtney Skaggs put up five blocks in the loss. In the game against Provo, the Seasiders ran into a much taller Division I squad and came away with a 3-0 loss.  The Cougars, with five players as tall as, or taller than, the tallest Seasider each getting seven or more kills, defeated BYU-Hawaii 25-19, 25-15, 25-20. BYU led most of the way in each game, but the Seasiders put up a fight with Stella Chen, at just 5-10, knocking down 17 kills while hitting .389 against the much taller Cougars.  Hagemeyer, the Seasiders tallest player at 6-1, put away 10 kills but no other Seasider had more than five.  Stella Chen, Michelle Chen, and Pula each had seven digs for the Seasiders and Ariel Hsu posted three blocks for BYUH. 

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New Student Talent Show

As part of orientation, participants entertained the audience with song and dance during the new student talent show. Students shared their talents on stage during Hoike Night on Sept. 10 in the Aloha Center Ballroom. Around 1,000 more students are enrolled in classes for Fall Semester than the 2011 First Term.

Students shared their talents with intruments such as the guitar, ukelele, piano, voice and some danced. Other orientation activities included visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center, a dinner with President Steven Wheelwright, and the Circle Island Tour. Pictured: Taylor Elg, Valorie Gatewood, Gladys Halpin, Garrett Jefferies, and Beau Kapeliela. Photos by Mei Yin


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