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Leeward Community College annual international festival explores global sustainability

16th Annual International Festival scheduled for March 9-14 on the Pearl City campus

Leeward Community College
Contact:
Raymund Liongson, (808) 455-0614
International Education Festival Chair
Kathleen Cabral, (808) 455-0524
Director of Marketing and Communication
Posted: Mar 4, 2009

PEARL CITY, Hawaiʻi—Leeward Community College presents the 16th Annual International Education Festival on March 9 — 14, 2009 on the Pearl City campus. The Festival, based on the theme of "Global Sustainability," is expanding to a six-day schedule and features a free drawing for a round trip ticket to the Philippines.

The Festival includes five days of lectures, demonstrations and presentations on "Global Sustainability," and a culminating day of international cultural activities, food, children‘s games and entertainment.

Presenters include Representative Joey Manahan, Chair of the International Affairs Committee, Hawaiʻi State House of Representatives; Koh Ming Wei, Director/Educator, Hawaiʻi Sustainable Education Initiative; Senator Russell Kokubun, Hawaiʻi State Senate Chair, "Hawaiʻi Sustainability 2050;" Dr. Deane Neubauer, Chair, Globalization Research Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa; and Henry Curtis, Executive Director, Life of the Land.

Presentations are scheduled in the Student Lounge, GT 105 and in the Library Concourse. See a complete listing of all presentations below.

The week‘s activities culminate with International Festival Day on Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. in the College‘s Eucalyptus and Tuthill Courtyards. The day features a variety of international foods, music, and dance, along with cultural demonstrations, displays and interactive children‘s games. A special element in this year‘s event is a free drawing for a round trip ticket to the Philippines courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines

The continuous entertainment includes Gee Yun International Martial Arts, Taiko Arts of the Pacific, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaiʻi, Mitamitaga o Samoa, Partners in Time (traditional Balkan and Middle Eastern music) with Souren Baronian, Kulintang Ensemble and African Music, Dance & Drums. A variety of international foods will be available.

The International Festival is free and open to the public. The event is a joint effort of Leeward Community College and the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, with support from Hawaiian Airlines, PacificTel and Wireless, and UNITE HERE Local 5.

For more information, call Raymund Liongson, 455-0614 or Judy Kappenberg, 455-0284.

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Leeward Community College 16th Annual International Festival

Schedule of Events


Monday, March 9 (Student Lounge)

9 a.m. - "Global Education: Exploring Collaborative Partnerships"

Representative Joey Manahan, Chair, International Affairs, Hawaii House of Representatives

10 a.m. - "Sustainability Education: Setting the Framework for Change"

Koh Ming Wei, Director/Educator, Hawaii Sustainable Education Initiative

Tuesday, March 10 (Student Lounge)

9 a.m. - "What‘s in a word: The nuances of 'sustainability'"

Huia Hutton, Instructor, Leeward CC

10:30 a.m. - "Sustainable Development in a Globalizing World"

Dr. Deane Neubauer, Chair, Globalization Research Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa

Wednesday, March 11

Leeward CC Library Councourse

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Cultural Displays and Demonstrations

Student Lounge

9 a.m. - "The Limits of Growth, Global and Local"

Paul Berry, PhD

11 a.m. - "Hawaiʻi Sustainability 2050: Envisioning a Livable Future"

Senator Russell Kokubun, Hawaiʻi State Senate; Chair, "Hawaiʻi Sustainability 2050"

Thursday, March 12 (GT 105)

9 a.m. - Sustainability Simulation, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council

Noon - "Palm Tree Oil: A Sustainable Crop and Biofuel Source"

Henry Curtis, Executive Director, Life of the Land

Friday, March 13 (Student Lounge)

10 a.m. - "What is wrong with Crop Biotechnology in Hawaiʻi?"

Hector R. Valenzuela, PhD, Vegetable Crops Extension Specialist

Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa

Saturday, March 14

International Festival Day (Eucalyptus and Tuthill Courtyards)


9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Continuous Entertainment

International Food Booths

International Children‘s Games

Cultural Demonstrations

FREE drawing for a round trip ticket to the Philippines courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines

For more information, call Raymund Liongson at 455-0614 or e-mail liongson@hawaii.edu.

For more information, visit: http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu