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Chaminade Helps Lead Continuums of Service Conference in Seattle, WA
Higher education has its roots in serving the public good. While most colleges and universities still believe this to be a core foundation of their missions, over the years, more emphasis has been placed on the individual gain of the student, primarily in the realm economic mobility. At this point in history, it is imperative for higher education to reconnect to its public purpose. View the story here.

Professor Wayne Tanna Discussing Service-Learning Projects on Hawaii News Now
Howard Dicus and Wayne Tanna discuss Chaminade University's free tax advice program for low income residents and more!
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Professor Wayne Tanna's Civic Engagement Blog
Read his blog: it includes posts about Civic Engagement and Service-Learning.

Professor Wayne Tanna's Interview Discussing the VITA Program

Curious about the VITA program? Well check out this interview of Professor Tanna from Hawai'i News Now that has been posted on YouTube!

Joan Riggs’ Universal Design Course incorporates service by “Making Life Accessible Through Technology”

On June 2, 2009, Professor Joan Riggs and CUH Senior Residential Studio students were featured at the “Making Life Accessible Through Technology” Program at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center …read more

“The Lei Fund” evolves with Service-Learning: Communication Students make an impact with Photography

“This year the program took on additional life as a service-learning class at Chaminade University, where Rusty Kent now teaches Photography in Education. After a couple of weeks learning photography principles and techniques, the college students spent every Saturday morning at Māʻili Land, partnered with 7- to 13-year-olds…”read more


Explaining the cross-disciplinary transferability of best practices, Wayne Tanna, Peggy Friedman, Richard Kido, and Candice Sakuda presented Service-Learning in Business Courses: Innovations and Collaborations at the WASC Annual Conference in San Jose.

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7th Annual International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

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Pictured (right): Wayne Tanna, Peggy Friedman, Richard Kido, and Candice Sakuda celebrate in Tampa, after presenting Service-Learning in Paradise: Engaged Scholarship and Community-Based Research, Hawaiian Style at the 7th Annual International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement.

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International Reading Association’s conference

Margaret Mize and Palolo Elementary’s Principal Ruth Silberstein traveled to Toronto for the International Reading Association’s conference, to present Literacy and Social Responsibility-Engaging ELLs in Literacy through Place-Based Inquiry.

Professor Wayne Tanna's Service-Learning Projects Recognized
The nonprofit study Professor Wayne Tanna's class did in 2007 was submitted to another journal, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ) more

The Maili Land Photography Program and The Lei Fund
Published March 9, 2009 by The Silversword, a Chaminade University of Honolulu student publication, this article highlights Professor Rusty Kent's Service-Learning Project for his COM 380 Class, Photography in more

Professor Wayne Tanna highlights his Service-Learning Project in "Pro Bono: The Next Generation," published in the Journal of the International Society of Business Disciplines, vol IV, issue II, p 41 .
If law school is too late to begin encouraging future attorneys to provide pro bono services, then it’s logical to begin before future attorneys even get to law school. To initiate future attorneys into a belief that they can indeed make a difference, they must somehow learn that making a difference can begin at any age, the earlier the more

Volunteers bring tax preparation services to Makiki
Professor Wayne Tanna writes: "All volunteers at the first outreach that was done at the Fernhurst YWCA were from my AC306 (Undergraduate Tax Concepts) and MBA778 (Corporate and Partnership Tax) classes at Chaminade." more

FAFSA on the Cutting Edge

FAFSAAt a Reflection Workshop, Accounting Professor Richard Kido came up with a question: Is there anyone helping our public school partners fill out the FAFSA to qualify for monies for college educations? The answer from across the nation was “no” – there was no one with a service-learning program that did so.... read more

Students of Advanced Taxation Help Poor Families Complete Tax Forms

TaxProfessor Wayne Tanna wrote: Students in advanced taxation participated in a Service-Learning project as part of their course requirements. The project involved doing tax returns for people who are living in homeless transition shelters and homeless emergency shelters... read more

Chaminade on the Board at Palolo MAAC

maacThe Mutual Assistance Associations Center (MAAC) is a non-profit organization that serves Palolo Valley residents from a space near the pool on Palolo Avenue. Kids and teens come to this safe, fun learning environment to learn computing skills and to improve academic and social skills... read more

The Century Program Rises to the Challenge

century programThe Foundation for Excellent Schools’ Century Program, TCP, continued to do great work mentoring at Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School...four Chaminade Ethics and Criminal Justice students coordinated the first annual Farrington High School Challenge Day as a service-learning project through Chaminade... read more

Students of People and Nature Help to Replant Native Forest

nature conservancyDr. Gail Grabowsky's students spent most of their service-learning time in the Waianae Mountains, in The Nature Conservancy's Honouliuli Preserve. They did a lot of hard, dirty work trying to replant a native forest there and teaching high school students how to do the same... read more

Chaminade Students Teach Law at Olomana School
Every semester, the students in CJ 490 go out to Olomana and teach the younger students incarcerated there about the legal system... read more

Chaminade Students, Staff, And Faculty Take on Palolo Stream Graffiti

palolo streamPublished by Chaminade Weekly in February 2007. “In a joint effort, Saint Louis School staff and faculty students teamed up with Chaminade University staff and faculty students for Father Chaminade Service Day on Thurs., Feb. 1.”...

CUH Volunteers Help Fix Up "Mighty Mo"

mighty moPublished by Chaminade Weekly in November 2006. “Last Saturday morning, a group of Chaminade students, faculty, staff and family members kicked off the 2nd annual “50,000 Hours” community service campaign by scrubbing the decks of the “Mighty Mo.” The maintenance assignment which included sanding, scraping and painting duties on the U.S.S. Missouri.”...

Service-Learning: Students Benefit When Teachers Practice What They Teach
Published by Chaminade Campus Report in February 2006. “The students in Richard Kido’s Intermediate Accounting course became FAFSA experts this semester. They teamed up with Peggy Friedman’s Marketing Strategy students this spring to implement a new Service-Learning program that fills a gap in Kaimuki High School’s counseling services.”...

NOVL Volunteer Leader of the Year Award Goes To Candice Sakuda

novlPublished by Chaminade Campus Report in November 2005. “On November 4, the Network of Volunteer Leaders (NOVL) awarded two recipients with the 2005 NOVL Volunteer Leader of the Year Award. One of the recipients of this award was SHINE Program Director and Volunteer Coordinator CANDICE SAKUDA.”...