March Gathering

Last month we shared some ways to chant your genealogy.  This month, weʻre using that genealogy to help you write some moʻolelo, some memories and family stories, in the Hawaiian language!  Join us for a fun time!




From the KSBE website:

Applications available on January 3, 2017 | Deadline: February 15, 2017

    A week-long summer boarding program at the Kapālama campus open to non-KS students entering grade 6 for School Year 2017-18.
  • HOʻOLAUNA – Kauaʻi, Waiʻanae, Maui, Koʻolauloa – Oʻahu, Koʻolaupoko – Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Kona, Puna
    A week-long summer boarding program open to non-KS students entering grades 7 or 8 for School Year 2017-18.
  • KŪLIA I KA PONO – Oʻahu, Kona, Maui, East Hawaiʻi
    A week-long summer boarding program open to non-KS students entering grade 9 for School Year 2017-18.

For specific program information call:
Hawaiian Culture Based Education Department
Phone: (808) 534-8272 or 1-800-842-4682, then extension 48272 (Neighbor Islands/Continental U.S.)


HCI PathMaker Research Program

June 5 – August 25, 2017
Application Deadline: Postmarked by March 3, 2017

The Huntsman Cancer Institute is proud to house the PathMaker Research Program for students from underrepresented or disadvantaged populations. HCI and PathMaker supports the entry of students into the biomedical cancer research pipeline through a blend of summer and academic year research experiences that will support the student’s achievement of a career in the biomedical research and the health professions.

The Summer Program consists of a twelve-week summer experience through which students learn about research, experience research, and reflect on a research career by being partners with an HCI Investigator. The Academic Year experience is a part-time experience in a lab with an HCI Investigator and is available on a limited basis. Compensation is provided for both experiences.

The summer students admitted will receive

  • A two-week intensive laboratory techniques course that meets Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • A ten-week individual research experience on campus, with a University faculty member serving as the research mentor (Schedule TBD with lab; 20 hours/week).

Students who complete the program are likely to improve their chances of obtaining college scholarships and subsequent undergraduate laboratory research experiences.

Application deadline

March 3, 2017 (postmarked)

Program dates

June 5 – August 25, 2017

Students are required to remain fully engaged with the program for the full ten weeks.

Criteria for admission include

  • Completed application form
  • 1-2 page personal statement
  • Copy of your most recent transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
  • Teacher or Professor letter of recommendation
  • Personal letter of recommendation (e.g. from an employer)
  • Copy of latest tax return (only if claiming economic disadvantage)
  • Completion of grade 11 or equivalent by the beginning of the program

How to Submit

In person:

Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB)
Rm 5750B

Mailing Address:

c/o Elizabeth Morales and Anna Reineke, PathMaker Program
Office of the Associate VP for Health Equity and Inclusion
26 South 2000 East, RM 5750B HSEB
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

PDF Document Submission via Email:

Elizabeth Morales and Anna Reineke at


We canʻt wait for August 1st!

Weʻre excited to announce that Native Hawaiian Author Lehua Parker will be presenting our moʻolelo for Maui. Lehua is an alumni of the Kamehameha Schools and is the author of the exciting Niuhi Shark Saga. Definintely not to be missed!

To update, we are presenting the moʻolelo in genealogical order, meaning that moʻolelo from Hawaiʻi Island will be presented first, followed by Maui, Oʻahu and Kauaʻi, and are excited to share with everyone!

Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi


We hope youʻve all got your calendars marked to join us on August 1st.  To update we are excited to have Kupuna Carol Johnson share moʻolelo about her one hānau, Kauaʻi, complete with a power point presentation.  Kūpunaʻs heart has never left her beloved Kauaʻi and her connection and passion for the sands of her birth are readily apparent in her hula, singing, and ʻano.

Please note that when you enter the park, please let the rangers know that you are with the Hawaiian Civic Clubs event and you will be able to enter for free.

Weʻll post more information as we get closer to the event, but please if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to assist, please contact us at or text/call 801-913-8980.