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A few years after getting married and after having their first child, Grey, Jeff and Cortney Given came to BYU–Hawaii only to learn a few months later they needed to move back to the mainland to save their unborn daughter Zola’s life.
By Elijah HadleyFebruary 18, 2020
Deseret Book published “The Laie Hawaii Temple: A Century of Aloha,” and it is written by Eric-Jon Keawe Marlowe, an associate professor of Religion at BYU–Hawaii. The book is on sale at the BYUH Bookstore. Read Full Story
By Michael KraftFebruary 18, 2020
Once the executive vice president of a security firm with 500 employees, political science Special Instructor Dr. John Tsukayama is one of the few members of the BYUH faculty who is not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read Full Story
By Will KruegerFebruary 18, 2020
In front of the Cannon Activities Center stands a statue of pioneer convert to the gospel and co-translator of the Book of Mormon Jonathan Napela, whom the Hawaiian and Pacific Island studies program of BYU–Hawaii is named after. Napela played a fundamental role in the early establishment of the Church in Hawaii. He helped establish Laie, developed the first language training program for missionaries and was a man of lifelong faith in the Lord. Read Full Story
By Michael KraftFebruary 18, 2020
The Laie Hawaii Temple includes several pieces of art from the friezes near the top of the temple to the sculptures around it. Members of the Laie community said this art tells a story. Kap Te’o Tafiti, a carver, sculptor, performer and senior cultural ambassador at the Polynesian Cultural Center, said all the art he creates has a purpose. He said in regards to art, its purpose is to tell a story. Read Full Story
By Elijah HadleyFebruary 18, 2020
After feeling as if they were accumulating too many physical possessions and not enough memories, Jonathan Scalese and his wife Alyssa, both BYUH alumni from Maryland, decided to sell their house and cars to travel the world. Read Full Story
By Elijah HadleyFebruary 18, 2020
For its 2019 conference, the Mormon Pacific Historical Society held “LDS Temples In The Pacific: A Centennial Celebration” in various rooms of the HGB on Nov. 16. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Laie Hawaii Temple’s construction and dedication, the attendees selected seminars to attend about the temple and the Laie community. Read Full Story
By Michael KraftFebruary 18, 2020
Having a passion for art, Zully Davila, a senior from Peru majoring in art education, described her art as a personal escape from everyday stresses. She has used her passion to work for local artist Sarah Caudle in Mele Murals, an organization which promotes art education through mural painting, and to start her hair and eyelash business Z The Change. Read Full Story
By Olivia HixsonFebruary 18, 2020
In a personal art installation titled “Colors of Hawaii,” Jihae Kwon shared she wanted to showcase the different colors, lives and experiences of people through photographs displayed in the McKay Auditorium foyer from Nov. 1 to 4. Read Full Story
By Michael KraftFebruary 18, 2020
As part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Light the World Campaign, the Church released a new video depicting the nativity titled “The Christ Child.” BYU–Hawaii students said they enjoyed the realism portrayed in this nearly 18-minute reimagining of the Nativity. Read Full Story
By Haeley van der WerfFebruary 18, 2020
Each year, during the fourth week of November, people all around the United States gather with their families and spend a day being grateful for what they have. BYU–Hawaii students shared some of their favorite traditions, including intense bingo games, spending time with cousins and starting to get in the Christmas spirit at the end of the day. Read Full Story