The Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to Chaminade University to help finance construction of an $8 million residence hall, the first new building at the university in more than 20 years.
grant for new dorm
Jean E. Rolles, member of the Board of Regents and head of the Facilities Committee, said: "We have diligently worked to improve and renovate the existing labs, classrooms and computer facilities. We have rewired some of the existing residence halls for Internet access. But frankly, we are at a point that requires new construction."
Sue Wesselkamper, president of Chaminade, said, "This grant will help facilitate the addition of more than 100 beds to accommodate a projected 1,500 undergraduate student body by 2006."
"Chaminade needs to house about one-fourth of that student body. The five residence halls, which includes the leased apartment complex across from the campus, provide just over 350 beds," said Wesselkamper.
The university's 54 percent increase in enrollment within the last five years is a tribute to the efforts of the faculty and staff, she said.
Foreign speakers invited to refine English at UHInternational residents and visitors can polish their English skills through evening classes offered by the University of Hawaii Outreach College's New Intensive Courses in English.
The program has several options for improving spoken English skills for business and the workplace or academic programs. One such option is N.I.C.E. at Night, which offers part-time evening courses at all skill levels, aimed at meeting the needs of those who already have a general fluency in English.
For more information, call 956-7753. To register for summer 2001 N.I.C.E. at Night courses, call 956-7221 or visit www.nice.hawaii.edu.
OHA offers scholarships for SAT preparation classStudents interested in Scholastic Aptitude Test preparation courses this summer can apply for scholarships from GEAR UP and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
College Connections Hawaii will offer courses at four Oahu high schools. The registration deadline is Wednesday.
Call 265-5343 (COLLEGE) to register.
Class dates and times:
>> Waianae High School: June 25 to July 9, 8 a.m. to noon.
>> Roosevelt High School: June 25 to July 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
>> Leilehua High School: July 2 to July 16, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
>> McKinley High School: July 2 to July 16, 1 to 5 p.m.
6 UH students win grants for summer study abroadSix University of Hawaii community college students will study abroad this summer on Paul S. Honda scholarship awards.
This year, $15,000 will be given to Christopher MacDonald of Kapiolani Community College to study in Kobe, Japan; Lori Ann Admiral of KCC to travel to Annecy, France; Margaret Chesler of Kauai Community College to go to Madras, India; Kealani Rosskopf of Leeward Community College to study in Salamanca, Spain; Lee-ann Arakaki of LCC to go to Nagoya, Japan; and Duane Miller of Kauai CC to travel to Mendoza, Argentina. Honda, a retired international trader, established the scholarship fund in 1998 to contribute to international awareness and cross-cultural understanding.
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By Star-Bulletin staff
Honolulu Police Department Crimestoppers
Woman critical after being hit in crosswalkA 65-year-old woman was in critical condition at Queen's Medical Center today after she was struck by a car while crossing Kolowaka Drive in Ewa Beach last night. Police said the woman was in a crosswalk when she was struck about 8:40 last night by a car driven by a 26-year-old Ewa Beach man. The man was not hurt. Police said they do not believe speed or alcohol use were factors.
4 suspects arrested in hotel parking lot theftsHonolulu police arrested two Kaneohe brothers, ages 29 and 34, and their girlfriends, ages 27 and 18, at a Waikiki hotel Saturday after they were discovered with property stolen from cars that had been broken into at the hotel. Police said the suspects had someone rent a room for them at the Ohana Waikiki Hobron at 343 Hobron Lane. Over the course of the several days police said the couples would break into and steal items from cars in the hotel parking lot. Three victims positively identified property taken from their cars.
Man says neighbor slashed him with knifePolice are searching for a 28-year-old Whitmore Avenue resident who allegedly stabbed his 22-year-old neighbor at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The two men were involved in a fight that ended when the suspect allegedly swung at his neighbor with a large knife, cutting his hand and breaking his finger, police said. The victim fled on foot. He was treated at Wahiawa General Hospital for a bone fracture.
Man robbed of tire rims, wallet at Waiau Zippy'sPolice are looking for a man who allegedly robbed another man of his tire rims, wallet and cell phone at a Zippy's restaurant on Kamehameha Highway in Waiau yesterday.
The victim had been sitting in his car when a man accused him of having his tire rims on his car.
The man allegedly hit the victim in the face and threatened him with a tire iron until the victim turned over the rims, phone and wallet, police said. The victim returned home and contacted the police.
Motorcycle rider's death prompts police inquiryWAILUKU >> Police are investigating a fatal collision Saturday afternoon between a motorcycle and a Chrysler convertible at the intersection of Kula Highway and Ke Street.
Police said Brandon Shaw, 26, of Wailuku was riding north on Kula Highway when he collided with a car turning left onto Ke Street. Shaw was pronounced dead at the Maui Memorial Medical Center. He had not worn a helmet. The driver received a scratch on her right leg.