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After more than 40 years of temple service and a mission empowering the saints of Papua New Guinea, President and Sister Hafoka return to lead the Lord’s house

President Finau Hafoka said he and his wife, Lucy Hafoka, returned home from their mission in Papua New Guinea and began serving as temple president and matron of the Laie Hawaii Temple this August 2021.

Administrative assistant 'Aunty' Anna Kaanga retires after nearly 40 years at BYUH

A red poinsettia and a small string of Christmas lights adorned the kitchen of our small, shared housing in Hauula. It was a simple act, one of many I witnessed over the last couple days I spent interviewing Anna Kaanga for the article announcing her retirement from BYU–Hawaii.

A combination of harvesting and coastal erosion continues to deplete the world of its second most used natural resource: sand

It’s hard to imagine the world running out of the little white particles making up Hawaii’s beaches, but it’s true, said Dr. Spencer Ingley, assistant professor in the Faculty of Sciences.
After more than 40 years of temple service and a mission empowering the saints of Papua New Guinea, President and Sister Hafoka return to lead the Lord’s house
Administrative assistant 'Aunty' Anna Kaanga retires after nearly 40 years at BYUH
A combination of harvesting and coastal erosion continues to deplete the world of its second most used natural resource: sand
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Student guard officer compares her role to the role of the Holy Ghost

Without safety and security, there cannot be peace and order in the community, shared Director of Campus Safety and Security Anthony Pickard. He explained his job is to “enforce [BYUH] policies and the honor code. If [people] are not following that, then there is no order. Chaos occurs [and] people will not feel safe and secure.”

Student trying to raise money for his ill mother in India is gifted a van

Vinodh Chellapilli, a junior from India majoring in computer science, said his mother has been sick with multiple health issues since 2012. During 2021, he shared she was not able to pay for necessary treatments because employment in India is difficult due to her being a single mom. In addition, he said and two sisters are unable to help her.

Confidence is key in the expansion of BYUH, says Apostle Neil L. Andersen at Science Building dedication

Elder Neil L. Andersen, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, offered a dedicatory prayer for the newly built Science Building, the first three-story building on campus on Jan. 15. He said he hopes the new building can inspire people to progress forward in confidence in fulfilling President David O. McKay's vision for BYU–Hawaii.

Administrative assistant 'Aunty' Anna Kaanga retires after nearly 40 years at BYUH

A red poinsettia and a small string of Christmas lights adorned the kitchen of our small, shared housing in Hauula. It was a simple act, one of many I witnessed over the last couple days I spent interviewing Anna Kaanga for the article announcing her retirement from BYU–Hawaii.

BYUH student spends less than $50 on wedding decor by refurbishing decorations from Give & Take

Confronted with the challenge of planning a wedding on a budget with COVID-19 restrictions, Lesieli Timoteo said she needed a decorator. Timoteo said her friend, Julia Sio, a junior from Samoa majoring in computer science, has an eye for thrifty treasure and came to her rescue by working with decorations from the Give & Take.

BYUH graduates, family and friends cherish the first in-person commencement ceremony and festivities since the start of pandemic

For the first time in more than a year, 275 graduates in the graduating class of Fall 2021 received their degrees and certificates in person. Elder Carl B. Cook, a member of the presidency of the Seventy, along with BYU–Hawaii President John S. K. Kauwe and others encouraged and congratulated graduates in an in-person commencement ceremony on Dec. 10.

Local artist says anyone who has an imagination can create art

Bold colors and found paper, similar to collage art, make up the work of local artist Haunani Hess, who said she is directly inspired by the nature and culture surrounding her on Oahu. Her pieces are filled with mountains, aquatic scenes and photography, demonstrated in bright watercolors on the background of found pages from books.

Hip-hop Club leaders say anyone can dance in the club’s encouraging and empowering environment

With presidency members from different countries around the world, the BYU–Hawaii Hip-Hop Dance Club aspires to be a place where diversity flourishes through a connection to dance, explained Josephine Matafeo, a sophomore majoring in computer science from Samoa and the club’s vice president.

Hawaii’s street art movement beautifies communities and creates a powerful positive impact, says co-founder of annual urban art festival

Taking a stroll in downtown Honolulu, vibrant, colorful murals adorn walls and surfaces surrounding the spectators on the streets.