ALOHA! We have partnered with The Living Planet Aquarium to celebrate World Oceans Day in June!  The event will be held on June 8-12.  Please see the flyer for more information:




Gathering for Taran Chun

Our very own Taran Chun and his ʻohana are off to Hawaiʻi, where he will be the Poʻo Kula of Kamehameha Schools, Kapālama campus. We know he will do a fantastic job of guiding the young members of our lāhui, and are excited for him and his amazing ʻohana. Please see the invitation information via this link:


You can also see the press release from Kamehameha Schools here:

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