EWCA Hawaii Chapter Annual Dinner

The Hawaii Chapter will be hosting their Annual Meeting and Fundraiser Dinner on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at Luana Hills Country Club. The funds raised from this event will go to EWC student travel scholarships that enable students to attend professional conferences.

The program will feature an excellent buffet dinner, art bazaar, an auction of Southeast Asian art, and cultural performances by EWC students. Continue reading

Hawaii Chapter Event on Honolulu Mass Transit Project

The Hawaii Chapter is hosting an event on Friday, March 13th, 5:30-7:30 at the East-West Center, Hale Halawai building (between Hale Manoa and Burns Hall).

Mr. Taka Kimura, Principal Engineer at Parsons Brinckerhoff and Lead Structural Engineer of the Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project will be speaking on the Honolulu mass transit project.

Informal networking with Hawaii Chapter members and EWC mentoring program students will follow.

Parking will be available behind Kennedy Theater for $3.

Please join us. Light refreshments will be served.

For questions or more information about this event contact Chifumi at cnagai@harc-hspa.com or Itsuko at SuzukiI@EastWestCenter.org.

Household goods bazaar

By Beryl Yang

This week, with the arrival of almost 160 new students, the EWCA Hawaii Chapter, the Friends of EWC and the EWC Alumni Office organized a bazaar of gently-used kitchen and household items at the EWC Friendship Circle. Most items sold for less than a dollar and, near the end of the event, remaining items were even given away for free.

Many new EWC students walked away with boxes and shopping bags filled with kitchen supplies and useful items. Below, a group of students show off their new stuff; it looks like they are all set to cook up some onolicious grinds for this year’s potlucks!

New students arriving to EWC

By Itsuko Suzuki (’62-’64)

It’s that time of the year – when new participants arrive at the East-West Center to begin their respective programs. The excitement is palpable at the Center as things gear up in anticipation of their arrival.

This year 160 students will be arriving this weekend and will take part in various orientation programs scheduled by the East-West Center Education Program. Here is a sample of the types of activities going on at the East-West Center in the upcoming weeks:

August 9 – 11: Welcome Reception by current students and Hawaii Chapter alumni volunteers will be ongoing as each student arrives during this time.

August 11, 4:00 pm: Hawaii Alumni and Friends of the East-West Center are putting on a Bazaar Sale of used kitchen items for arriving students to help them furnish their rooms for a nominal price (10 – 50 cents per item). The small profit that is made will be given to the EWCPA to be used for student activities.

August 12 – 22: The Education Department is putting on a two-week student orientation chaired by Laurel Dudley.

August 13: The Alumni Office is hosting a pizza lunch to welcome new students and give them an opportunity to meet with alumni.

August 23, 11 am – 2 pm: The EWCA Hawaii Chapter will be hosting their annual picnic at Kapiolani Park, giving the opportunity for alumni to mingle with new students. Approximately 250 people, including participant’s families, will be gathering for this event.

Hawaii Chapter Annual Kitchen Goods Sale

About one hundred and sixty new East-West Center students will be arriving at the EWC in the first week of August. We would like to ask the Hawaii alumni to help these students by donating their used kitchen items.

Each year, the EWC Association Hawaii Chapter Board members assist the EWC Participant Association by collecting and selling the donated items for a nominal price (about $.50 a piece) to raise a little money for the Association and help new students save some money for necessary kitchen items.




EWC Alumnus Focus of Current EWC Art Gallery Exhibition

Arjumand FaiselEWC Alumnus Arjumand Faisel (MPH Open Grants, ’88) is the President of the EWCA Islamabad Chapter and the current focus of the EWC Art Gallery exhibition, “Unseen Visions: Contemporary Painting in Pakistan,” running now through June 11, 2008.

Arjumand was in Honolulu for a week to open the exhibition with his daughter, whose works are also hanging in the Gallery. Continue reading