Na Liko Na‘auao

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Na Liko Na'auao
A Showcase of Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Work
Friday, April 10, 2015 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mystical Rose Oratory and Ching Conference Center

What is Na Liko Na'auao?

Na Liko Na'auao, which began in 2002, is an undergraduate conference featuring students from different Divisions across the University who deliver academic presentations showcasing their exceptional projects. Students are sponsored by a faculty member and present the results of their original work in oral and/or poster presentations before their peers, faculty and the public. Students present work related to research in their field, creative work in the visual and performing arts, community service, and study abroad. The day will begin at the Mystical Rose Oratory with registration and introductions. The day continues at the Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Center with the exhibitions and concludes there with the presentation of certificates and awards.

Why Should Students Participate?

It is an opportunity for students to learn to present their academic work in a formal setting, receive feedback from faculty and scholars in the field, exchange ideas with other undergraduate scholars, and build a resume. Furthermore, effective presentation skills are valuable for all future careers. Thus, Na Liko provides an excellent public forum to practice skills, to explore strengths and to identify areas for improvement. Intellectually, it is refreshing, rewarding, and motivating. Participation is a wonderful way to share the excitement of learning and thinking with fellow students and faculty members. It is also a good way for students to grow and mature into the professionals they aspire to become. Students who commit to Na Liko should take this obligation seriously as a professional endeavor.

Who is Eligible to Participate?

All Chaminade University day undergraduate students are eligible to present if they have a faculty sponsor to mentor them through the process. Presentations may be done individually or in small groups. Categories include poster presentations, artwork, and portfolio displays.

Presentation items must be done within the past academic year.

Students who have participated in a conference paid by CUH are required to present at Na Liko Na'auao.


Registration will open on February 13, 2015 and will close on March 20, 2015.

To register:

  • Consult with your advisor regarding what you intend to present. Remember, you can present a project you worked on last semester.
  • Register online at no later than March 20, 2015.

Outstanding Mentor Award

What is it?

In conjunction with the annual Na Liko Na’auao event, a faculty member who exemplifies outstanding mentoring of student research and/or creative activities will be honored.

Who is eligible for nomination?

Any faculty member at Chaminade University of Honolulu with a record of student mentoring that includes:

  • A history of undergraduate student project mentoring that surpasses normal expectations
  • An ongoing commitment to providing students with research and/or creative experiences that go above and beyond the classroom experience
  • Promoting the value of active student involvement in research or the creative process
  • Supporting faculty-student and/or faculty-student-community collaborations
  • Contributing to the professional development of students

Nomination Process

  • Any day undergraduate student participating in Na Liko Na’auao may nominate his/her mentor.  The student should submit a letter of nomination describing in detail the nominee’s achievements in mentoring.
  • Any particularly pertinent documentation of mentoring activities that cannot be adequately described in the letter of nomination (e.g., community letters/news articles citing mentoring activities, pictures or descriptions of student project products) may be included.
  • Letters should be submitted to Hazel Quitog by March 16, 2015.  Letters may be submitted in person in CTCC 257 or by email to  The winner will be chosen by a selection committee.


Please contact Hazel Quitog - (808) 739-8390

Thank you for your support!