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The journalism students at Kaua'i Community College published this Fall 2014 issue #2 of Ka Leo o KCC campus newspaper. For more information email: kccbop@hawaii.edu


<ul><li><p>A student publication of the University of Hawaii, Kauai Community College Fall 2014 | Issue 2</p><p>Student survey brings welcome changes to cafeteria</p><p>Carol Bain / Ka Leo O KCC</p><p>Michael Buenconsejo /Contributing Writer</p><p>Ka Leo O KCCt h e v o i c e</p><p>73 64 52Phi Theta Kappa unites Ke Kukui o KCC All Philosophical: Laptop or not? "Graduated Suc-cess" Gamifying Education Student artwork from ART107D</p><p>The 50th Anniversary of UH Community CollegesAct 39: the birth of UH community colleges</p><p>There is something about round numbers, such as the adding up of five decades, to arouse feelings of nostalgia, thus causing cogitation, pondering and thoughtful appreciation for the existence of institutions of higher learning. </p><p>A celebration of the 50th anniversary is underway for all community colleges throughout the University of Hawaii system. Kauai Community College is one of ten colleges participating.</p><p>In 1964 the state legislature passed into law the Community Colleges Act, known as Act 39, establishing a statewide community college system. That year, the institute became Kauai Community College under the UH administration.</p><p>The following year 174 students enrolled in credit courses for the first time. The College continued to offer off-campus courses as it had since its early days in the 1920s as a technical school. </p><p>The first lower-division transfer courses were offered in 1967, and the first associate in arts and associate in science degrees were developed. More programs were added in following years including nursing, police and fire science, and trade technologies.</p><p>Fifty years after the Community Colleges Act, almost 1,500 students regularly enroll each semester in thirty academic programs at Kauai Community College. </p><p>Between 1964 and Fall 2013, more than 4,400 students have received a degree or certificate from KCC. In the current academic year, classes have been held in 22 distinct on-campus buildings.</p><p>Kauai Community College now offers distance education in </p><p>A student survey conducted recently produced several changes in the cafeteria this fall semester, including speedy access to food choices and credit or debit card purchases. </p><p>According to chef instructor Steve Nakata, "With the new patio area being built and a growing number of students looking for better on-campus food choices, discussions grew. From those conversations, a survey was put together to see what potential consumers were interested in seeing from the cafeteria."</p><p>In addition to daily hot meals provided by the culinary program, the cafeteria now offers a selection of new fare. </p><p>Credit and debit cards are now accepted, including Visa and Mastercard.</p><p>Survey input demonstrated </p><p>Kauai Community College, the islands only institution of higher learn-ing, boasts approximately 45 buildings on 200 acres of what was once agricul-tural land. Its more than 1,400 enrolled students are used to its expansive lawns, sloping red roofs, and, of course, its chickens. But the story of how KCC came to Puhi, and the plantation camp that was here before then, is one very few know or remember. </p><p>The Plantation Camp Each of us growing up on Kauai </p><p>has at least some story of our family some going back to pre-Cook times, others only going back to one or two generations in the islands. The majority of Kauai-born residents will say that their families came to Hawaii in the </p><p>plantation era. This was the time when most of our grandparents or great grandparents came to build a new life on the pineapple, sugar, and other plantations. </p><p>Puhi Camp, one of the properties owned by Grove Farm Incorporated at that time, was one such refuge for immigrant workers. Situated on what is now Kauai Community College's farm area and the land that now serves as the college's western parking lot, Puhi Camp once housed more than 1,200 residents and 600 individual homes, according to a 2003 article by The Garden Island.</p><p>Workers from East Asia, Puerto Rico, and Portugal lived in the camp for three generations after its opening in 1920. Known as the most impressive </p><p>Shaina Nacion / Ka Leo O KCC</p><p>KCC historysee page 4</p><p>Cafeteria see page 2</p><p>Act 39see page 2</p><p>KauaiCC: the land and its history</p><p>Photo from:Bob Kraus, Grove Farm Plantation: The Biography of a Hawaiian Sugar </p><p>Plantation Grove Farm machinery used at Puhi, with old Puhi plantation camp in background.</p><p>2016</p><p>Save more. Earn more.Not graduating on time costs you more in tuition and fees, housing and living expenses.</p><p>In Hawaii, on average, residents with an associates degree earn $10k moreper year than those with only a high school diploma.Take 15 credits per semester and graduate on time.</p><p>Learn more. www.15ToFinish.com</p><p>Kenji Rutter / Ka Leo O KCC</p></li><li><p>2 Fall 2014 | Issue 2</p><p>Ka Leo O KCC Kauai Community College </p><p>Board of Publications 3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy. </p><p>Lihue, HI 96766kaleookcc.org </p><p>www.facebook.com/kaleookcc www.instagram.com/kaleookcc www.youtube.com/kaleookcc www.twitter.com/kaleookcc </p><p>Staff:Editor: Shaina Nacion</p><p>Page Designer: Kenji RutterReporter: Bryan Gerald</p><p>Reporter: Michael BuenconsejoGraphic Designer: Catherine Antoine </p><p>Student/Faculty Contributors:Gary EllwoodSteve Watkins </p><p>Carol Bain Chris Tennberg</p><p>Marcus YamaguchiKeiaikekai Harris</p><p>The Board of Publications, a student organization chartered </p><p>by Kauai Community College, publishes Ka Leo O KCC. </p><p>Email: kccbop@hawaii.edu</p><p>NEWS</p><p>"What's everybody all laughing for?" asked a student looking through the doorway to where the newly-formed Philosophy Club was gathered. </p><p>The stale image of philosophers as heavily-bearded and heavily-robed bald men discussing the finer points of existence was thrown for a loop today, with the first "inaugural meeting" of the Kaua'i Community College Philosophy Club. Designed as an informal forum for discussion and debate, the meeting was attended by more than eighteen students, both men and women.</p><p>This is the first time a philosophy club has existed at KCC, yet the number of attendees to the club's first meeting was surprisingly plentiful.</p><p>"I think it went pretty well," said Chris Tennberg, faculty advisor to the club and on-campus philosophy instructor. To encourage a casual atmosphere, food and drinks were provided, with music helping set the mood. Members were encouraged to speak up, discuss the issues and ask questions. "This isn't a classroom, where I can call on people to talk," Tennberg said, "but I want to make sure everyone has a voice."</p><p>The first meeting tackled the nature of morality and the rules which govern it. Tennberg stirred up discussion by introducing philosophical "thought experiments" used to examine moral choices on an intuitive level.</p><p>Despite the official meeting time of 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., most members stayed late to continue the discussion -- some even gathering outside the building once the meeting room had to be vacated. "It seems like people are interested in talking about difficult situations in a casual but thoughtful environment," Tennberg explained, "and that's all we're really hoping to achieve at Philosophy Club: [to] provide an open forum for thoughtful, reflective discussion and interaction."</p><p>For information on the club and its meeting schedule, contact Chris Tennberg at ctennber@hawaii.edu or visit the club website:http://online-philosophy.com/philclub. </p><p>Philosophy Club holds first meeting</p><p>The theme Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration inspired the attendees of the Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Conference held September 26 and 27 at Hawaii Community College to unite under scholastic aims.</p><p>Such conferences are an important opportunity for each chapter to network together. Due to the sustained high academic goals of this honor society, the conference also encourages students to sharpen up on nerd skills. </p><p>The team from Kauai chapter Alpha Pi Xi included President, Samantha-Hawkins Tabian; Vice President, Hope Tabian; Vice President of Leadership, Bryan Gerald; Social Media Officer , Eric Cano; new member, Dorien C; and Advisor Ann Kennedy.</p><p>This years host chapter at Hawaii Community College, delivered a dynamic forum comprising of keynote speakers, workshops, and breakout sessions.</p><p>Keynote speaker, Taupouri Tangaro, Ph. D., a professor of Hawaiian Studies at Hawaii Community College, shared his point of view on the theme of the conference:</p><p>Each of you have an ancestor, a myth and a fate. These all need to be accounted for so that you can become complete, said Tangaro. The health of the mountains, ocean, stars reflects oneself.</p><p>Tangaro categorized his lecture as a talk story. He reeled in his audience, asking each to state their </p><p>full name and place of living. The pride of who they are and where they come from resonated as each person shared. </p><p> On the second day of the conference, Glenn Mendoza, advisor from Heald College, got the students up and on their feet with breakout sessions. He guided them through impromptu skits, blind obstacle courses, and speeches. The exercises were intended to provoke an equal usage of body and mind engagement. </p><p>Grades do not change the world; your actions do, Mendoza said. This message is consistent with Phi Theta Kappa values. </p><p>Conference attendees came away with an understanding that if there is a problem in the human body there is a correlated problem in the surrounding world. We use this world around us to mirror our lives and to make changes accordingly.</p><p>This was an awesome trip, and I would not have traded anything for it, said attendee Eric Cano.</p><p>The aloha spirit and fellowship was definitely in high abundance throughout the chapters, said Hope Tabian.</p><p>Samantha Tabian shared the group cheer, Phi Theta Kappa; Alpha Pi Xi; reach for the sky. </p><p>Advisor, Ann Kennedy said, Now, our KCC chapter has finally visited all of the sister islands that share in the Phi Theta </p><p>Kappa community. </p><p>The Kauai chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society </p><p>has seen a 100% increase in the number of member representation to Leadership and Regional off-island conferences within the last year. </p><p>To make these Phi Theta Kappa conferences a reality, members must pull from financial supporters in the community. Currently, the Kauai Chapter is working in partnership with Sudz Car Wash in Puhi as their primary fundraising outlet. Provided that the contract proves successful, the chapter will continue to use their services to build up their treasury for future events.</p><p>Phi Theta Kappa unites for leadership conference</p><p>K</p><p>Shaina Nacion / Ka Leo O KCC</p><p>Bryan Gerald / Ka Leo O KCC</p><p>This was an awesome trip, and I would not have traded anything for it. Eric Cano</p><p>Grades do not change the world, your actions do. </p><p> Glenn Mendoza</p><p>Above: Eric Cano / Contributed PhotoMembers of Phi Theta Kappa gather outside the </p><p>conference.</p><p>Below: Eric Cano / Contributed PhotoKaua'i Community College's Alpha Pi Xi Chapter </p><p>with keynote speaker Taupouri Tangaro.</p><p>Catherine Antoine /</p><p>Ka Leo O KCC</p><p>many formats and offers courses through the Internet that allow students to achieve advanced degrees in several fields.</p><p> We are all standing on the shoulders of those that passed and implemented Act 39, which emphasized the open door policy and the offering of strong trade-technical and liberal arts programs. Act 39 was thus the foundation for the College philosophy which has shaped curriculum, programs of instruction, faculty and staff hiring, and the physical plant. </p><p>Cont. Act 39see page 1</p><p>that students wanted quick access so they could get a meal or snack and go to their next class right away. New food choices include a number of grab and go items such as bentos, hot and cold sandwiches and salads. Students also wanted a wider assortment of canned and bottled drinks, including flavored coffee. </p><p>The grab and go items are for the busy student on the go who needs something to eat on the run between classes, Nakata said. Also, the option to use credit or debit cards is new to the cafeteria. For years the cafeteria only accepted cash, causing students and staff to waste time looking for an ATM machine across campus or going without a bite to eat.</p><p>The two primary purposes of the cafeteria, as a source of nutrition for students and as an educational component of the culinary department, remain accommodated. The hot food choices are still available for those who have time to eat a full meal and the culinary arts students learn to prepare and cook many food selections.</p><p>Another exciting change will be coming soon to the bookstore. Some of those same grab and go items can be available for purchase after the cafeteria has closed for the day. The cafeteria is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., while the bookstore remains open until 3:30 p.m. </p><p>This will enable many students who attend classes later in the day to be able to grab a snack on campus rather than take the time to search for it on their way from work. </p><p>We compiled the data from the survey and took some steps to improve on what we could, said Nakata. If and when the cafeteria can extend its hours of operation is still being considered by staff. In the meantime, this is a proactive move to make choices available later into the day.</p><p>Its a work in progress; rather than start from scratch, it was decided to build on what we have. If all goes well and the changes are embraced then more improvements can be justified.</p><p>Cont. Cafeteriasee page 1</p></li><li><p>3 Fall 2014 | Issue 2</p><p>Ke KuKui o KCC</p><p>I kekahi hopena pule o Kekemapa, he heihei waa nui i ka moana o Pailolo. E hoomaka ma Flemmings Beach i ka moku o Maui a hoopau ma Kaunakakai Pier i ka moku o Molokai. He kanawalukmwalu waa e heihei ana mai </p><p>kekahi moku a i kekahi moku. E mlama ana o Hawaiian Canoe Club i kia heihei waa.</p><p>He mea nui ka Makahiki no ka poe Hawaii no ka mea hoomaka ia he makahiki hou ma Hawaii nei. Hoohanohano ka Makahiki i Lono, o ke akua o ka oihana mahiai. </p><p>Hoomaka ia ma Okakopa a i Nowemapa a i ole ma Pepeluali a i </p><p>Malaki.Ua kapu ke kaua ma </p><p>i ka w kahiko a aole i hana n knaka.</p><p>Ua hoomhele ia ka Makahiki i ekolu w. O ka w mua, o ia ka w no ka hawi hookupu. I ka w elua, hoolaulea ia ka hula a me n mea pani hooikaika kino e </p><p>like me ka ulu maika, ka mokomoko, ka hlua, ka hee nalu, a pl aku.</p><p>O ka waa auhau o ia ka w ekolu. He waa piha me n hookupu a lawe aku i kahakai, he makana ia no Lono. I ka haalele aku o ka waa, ua pau ka Makahiki.</p><p>WELCOME to Ke Kukui o KCC! </p><p>This column of the paper will focus on news and events involving or con-cerning Native Hawaiians, Kauais host culture, some of which will be in the Hawaiian language. </p><p>Everything will also be posted on the web ver-sion of the newspaper, but exclusive to the web will be the English trans-lation of the Hawaiian text. So if you are not fluent in lelo Hawaii, and youre curious about what is being said, we encourage you to go to the website of Ka Leo O KCC and check out the English translations of Hawaiian language articles: </p><p>kaleookcc.org or https://www.facebook.com/Kaleookcc</p><p>AND we encourage you to LEARN HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE! (After all, this IS HAWAII, people. Right?)</p><p>This section of the news-paper is sponsored by the Hawaiian Studies...</p></li></ul>