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Check out the new student Fall 2021issue of the Ke Alaka'i with information about the campus and community

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Resources available for students, such as home visits from a nurse and kits for new babies, help student mothers

Sister LouAnn Randall, a healthcare service missionary from Idaho who has been a nurse for 42 years, said it’s been difficult for new mothers because nobody has been allowed to have their families visit the new babies due to closed borders or travel regulations. “Nobody’s had help,” she explained.

Galeai says her drive, even in the face of setbacks, led her to becoming the first female fireknife soloist at the PCC night show

When Jeralee Galeai was 10 years old, she picked up a stick and wanted to practice fireknife dancing, or siva afi, with her older cousins. She said her father, David Galeai, who was teaching them, saw her potential and started working with her.
Check out the new student Fall 2021issue of the Ke Alaka'i with information about the campus and community
Resources available for students, such as home visits from a nurse and kits for new babies, help student mothers
Galeai says her drive, even in the face of setbacks, led her to becoming the first female fireknife soloist at the PCC night show
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Former Jeopardy! champion and BYUH professors go head-to-head tonight

Emarie Majors, a sophomore majoring in visual arts from Montana, said she decided to arrange a Jeopardy! competition between her older sister Anneke Garcia, who has competed in Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions and BYU-Hawaii Professors Jim Tueller and Rebekah Strain.

Alumnus Nnamdi Okonkwo showed faith in God’s miracles by teaching himself basketball and getting admitted to BYUH

BYU–Hawaii alumnus and sculptor Nnamdi Okonkwo reasoned if God could temporarily blind the eyes of men in Sodom and Gomorrah, he could blind the people at the United States embassy in Nigeria. He explained the only way he could make it to BYUH was if the embassy workers didn’t see his denied visa and expired documents.

BYUH students, faculty and staff wore rainbow colors to show support for the LBTQIA+ community

On the first day of October, there were rainbows seen around the BYU–Hawaii campus but not a single umbrella was needed. Students, faculty and staff sported rainbow-colored masks, bracelets and stickers to show love for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Anthropology professor says trials are temporary, but God’s blessings are eternal

BYU-Hawaii Professor Eve Koller expressed how she felt divine reassurance while losing her newborn son after just six hours of life.

Students manage their emotional health through art

Nomungerel Enkhtuvshin, an intern from Mongolia working in Counseling Services, uses creative arts to mentor students, like she did for a therapy session on Sept. 23.

English Professor Christiansen acknowledges Māori ancestors, hospitality across history in upcoming Convocation

Personal ties to the history and people involved, including her late mother, have made preparation for her upcoming address, “Manaakitanga Here and There: The Case of Eparaima Makapi,” difficult and meaningful, shared Dr. AnnaMarie Christiansen, an associate professor in the Faculty of Arts & Letters.

Students enjoy a poolside cinema while meeting friends and resting from studies

When former University President John Tanner encouraged Brandyn Akana, head of Seasider Sports & Activities, to host more activities using the McKay Pool after its renovation in 2017, Akana said he immediately thought of showing a movie.

General authority reminds BYUH staff and faculty about the importance of teaching with the Spirit of God

At this year’s ohana meeting, an annual gathering for BYU–Hawaii staff and faculty, President John S. K. Kauwe III reminded attendees to choose the right.

PCC night show performers and crew treat new BYUH students to back-to-back shows

The applause of 1,000 BYU–Hawaii students erupted in the Polynesian Cultural Center as dancers took the stage for the world-renowned “Hā Breath of Life” night show performance.