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Chaminade 2015 IACBE National Ethics Student Case Study team with U.S Senator Mazie Hirono in Washington, DC.

(L-R) Darnell Fenderson, Remi Kohno, Kiana Avalos, Professor Richard Kido, Senator Hirono, Professor Wayne Tanna, Chelan Crane,& Cindy Crane (Chelan's mother)

Students were awarded first place in the annual IACBE ethics more

Relationship, self-satisfaction gained from Project SHINE
Written by Jasmine Cho, published in the Chaminade Silversword. In Chinatown, a room bustles with student volunteers tutoring elderly people each week as part of Project Students Helping in Naturalization of Elders, or Project SHINE, a program where college students teach immigrants basic English and civic skills necessary to become a citizen. Although targeted at Chinese immigrants, anyone who’s willing to learn English is welcome to join on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Read the full story.

Honolulu WeeklyInterior Design Project as featured in The Honolulu Weekly
Cafe Renewal: Surfers Coffee Bar enlivens a once-forsaken block (written by Tiffany Hervey)
During the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Top Hat Bar in Wahiawa was hit. It closed for three days and reopened on Dec. 10, 1941 with the charging mantra that its doors would never be closed again. And the bar stayed open seven days a week, year-round, until early 2009, when it shut down for good. Read the full article.

Palolo-Chaminade Teams Earn Top Awards in The Stock Market Game
One day, you might be helping a 4th grader with her math homework. The next day, that 4th grader may be making “one meeeeeeelion dollars.” How are our neighborhood keiki learning to bring in the bacon? Read the full article.

Professor Wayne Tanna's Civic Engagement Blog
Read his blog: it includes posts about Civic Engagement and Service-Learning.

Service-Learning Students Present at Na Liko Na`auao Conference Spring 2011
Read a Silversword article about students Tanya Alvino and Chelsea Taketa who traveled to talk about 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!

Service Learning Featured in The Silversword: Service Learning at Chaminade

Each year, Chaminade University of Honolulu partakes in its Annual Service-Learning Day Celebration, which is held at the Ching Conference Center. The idea behind this event is to move students out of the classroom and provide a more hands on experience ... read more

Chaminade students perform day of community service

Chaminade University students yesterday toiled in streams and at schools, and aided the elderly and the homeless as part of the school’s annual community service day. Published by the Honolulu more

Chris Tavares Teaches Children in Africa

A part of the Marianist Volunteer program, Chris Tavares, a graduate of Chaminade University, writes about his more

Spring 2009 Highlights: CUH Awards, Presentations

- Finalist: Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Awards

- Statewide Service-Learning Conference

- Students In Free Enterprise Competition

- Continuums of Service Conference in Seattle, Washington…read more

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.

Students travel to present at the Tenth Annual Continuums of Service Conference

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Janina Smalls, Carole Kongprachith, and Maya Stanic delivered a presentation at the Statewide Service-Learning Conference: The FAFSA Project: A Case Study Illustrating the use of Service-Learning to Facilitate Students’ Comprehension of Business Concepts. A month later, all three students and Candice flew to San Jose to present The Real World Needs More than One Discipline: “Student Experts” Collaborate for Real Community Impact, at the Tenth Annual Continuums of Service Conference.

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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

Chaminade Receives Presidential Award for Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service honored Chaminade University today as one as one of only three colleges and universities nationwide to receive its Presidential Award for Service to Youth from Disadvantaged Circumstances in its 2007 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll... read more

FAFSA on the Cutting Edge

At 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

Professor 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

The 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

Chaminade’s Service-Learning Shares Mana’o at Home and Across The Nation

Service-Learning staff presented workshop at 82nd Annual WASC Meeting...students travel to Bellevue, Washington... read more

Sharing and Expanding

Following a Star Bulletin feature on Project SHINE, the program trained seven new student leaders and welcomed two new partner campuses. Chaminade, UH Manoa, and KCC will be joined by HPU and HCC in their efforts to engage college students as tutors for immigrant elders... read more

The Century Program Rises to the Challenge

The 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

If only commitment was contagious, there would be “no children left behind”

You’ll find the Chaminade van in the parking lot of Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate School everyday of the week because 37 students in Ethics 332 committed to mentoring students, who have committed to be part of The Century Program. The Century Program is one of the programs supported by the Foundation for Excellent Schools... read more

"ChaKaKai" Brings Together Chaminade, KCC and Kaimuki High

In a new effort, planned for Fall 2003, Chaminade and Kapi’olani Community College students will have the opportunity to serve the students at Kaimuki High by tutoring and mentoring. The goal is to significantly improve the graduation rate at Kaimuki High... read more

Students of People and Nature Help to Replant Native Forest

Dr. 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

Everyday Environmental Hero

“I decided that I would try to form a group at Chaminade that would be interested in keeping Palolo Stream clean. With encouragement and assistance with supplies from the City & County Environmental Services department, the Chaminade group has conducted 7 cleanups in the last year and a half.”

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

“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.”

SHINE Anniversary: A Service-Learning Road Show

“SHINE is 10 years old! Without fanfare, the tutorial keeps doing what it does best – bringing together college students and immigrants for a two-way learning exchange. This 10th anniversary marks a year of sharing our model locally, nationally and internationally.”

CUH Volunteers Help Fix Up "Mighty Mo"

“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.”

Chaminade Awarded Two Marianist Sharing Fund Grants
“Chaminade University was the recipient of two Marianist Sharing Fund Grants for 2005-2006. One $8,000 grant was presented to the Social Justice committee of the Humanities and Fine Arts Department to increase awareness of the Global Warming problem and promote practical responses. The other was for $1000 in support of a summer program at Palolo Elementary School involving Chaminade graduate and undergraduate students.”

Service-Learning Students Fourth Annual Statewide Service-Learning Conference
“Still 'hot' from Service-Learning Day, three Chaminade Service-Learning students presented their work at the Fourth Annual Statewide Service-Learning Conference.”

Service-Learning: Students Benefit When Teachers Practice What They Teach
“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.”

CUH Adopts Palolo Stream Starting Extreme Makeovers

“Chaminade University joined the City & County of Honolulu's Adopt-a-Stream program, a litter education and cleanup campaign designed to encourage citizen-based stewardship of our local streams and channels.”