Education Week at the Capitol Continues

Senators Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of University of Hawaii Community Colleges Education Senators were spotted today in the Capitol rotunda and lanai participating in the Education Week’s University of Hawaii Community College Day in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The events of the day opened with remarks from Sen. Jill Tokuda, chair of the Education Committee, UH Interim President David Lassner and community college chancellors. Senator Tokuda gives opening remarks on Community College Day during Education…

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Art at the Capitol 2013: What’s on Your Wall, Senator Brian Taniguchi?

For the 3rd year in a row, the Hawaii State Legislature is kicking off Art at the Capitol with a video web series entitled, “What’s on your wall?” In the days leading up to Art at the Capitol, this series will take the public behind the scenes of the Capitol to speak with legislators about art in their office. In this particular episode, Senator Brian Taniguchi (District 11- Manoa, Makiki, Punchbowl, Papakolea ) shares one…

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Hawai‘i State Legislature’s “Art at the Capitol” Marks 5th Anniversary

The Hawai‘i State Legislature will open its doors for the 5th Annual “Art at the Capitol” in conjunction with the Hawaii State Art Museum’s First Friday festivities on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.  A program on the third floor kicks off the event. This is a unique opportunity for the public to view over 460 works of art by local artists placed in the offices of legislators and executive offices.  Forty-eight…

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Senate Spotlight Featuring: Senator Brian Taniguchi

Senator Brian Taniguchi (Senate District 11- Manoa, Makiki, Punchbowl, Papakolea) talks about his goals for the 2013 Legislative Session. Chair of the Senate Committee on Higher Education, Senator Taniguchi discusses the committee’s priorities, including following up on the 2012 Senate Special Committee on Accountability’s investigative hearing and improving the University of Hawaii System. He also touches on building a “sense of place” for his community. To view video: http://youtu.be/kcnIRqLKsSI.

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Briefings to Discuss University of Hawaii Salaries and Tuition

Honolulu —  The Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Higher Education will be holding two joint informational briefings to discuss employee salaries and student tuition at the University of Hawaii (UH) system.  UH’s Board of Regents (BOR) has been requested to present at both briefings. There are growing demands for state resources.  A better understanding of how the university uses its money will help determine how state funds are allocated,” said Senate Ways and…

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Hawaii and Hiroshima Prefecture Celebrate 15th Anniversary of Sister-State Relationship

Honolulu- Senator Brian T. Taniguchi joined fellow sister-state delegates during the month of May to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the sister-state relationship between the State of Hawaii and Hiroshima Prefecture. Held in Hiroshima from May 29 to 31, 2012, the commemoration included an economic forum featuring the State of Hawaii Division of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, meetings for the U.S. Japan Council, a 15TH Anniversary Sister-State Celebration and a “Hawaii Day” promotion at…

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Ask Your Senator 2012: Thanks for Asking…

During this year’s “Pizza and Policy” event held at the Hawaii State Capitol, a handful of student participants were among the first ever to submit questions for Education Week’s inaugural “Ask Your Senator” project. As part of the “Pizza and Policy” event, students had the opportunity to discuss the legislative process with their State Legislators. A Roosevelt High School student posed the following question to the Senators, “This is personal to me because my mom…

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Art at the Capitol 2012: What’s on your wall, Senator Brian Taniguchi?

Senator Brian Taniguchi talks about his personal connection to one of his favorite art pieces, a photograph by Franco Salmoiraghi, which is displayed in his office. The piece is a black and white photo of a Waipio Valley resident, entitled “Ginji Araki, Waipio Valley Resident, Age 93.” The public will be able to view this piece and other works of art on March 2, 2012 at the 4th Annual Art at the Capitol from 5…

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State Legislature to Host 4th Annual “Art At The Capitol” on March’s First Friday

YouTube Video Previews of some of the Artworks Posted Daily on the Art at the Capitol Facebook Page HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Legislature will open its doors for March’s First Friday event with the 4th Annual “Art at the Capitol.”  This is a unique opportunity for the public to view over 460 works of art placed in the offices of legislators and executive offices. The event will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012…

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Supporting the Improvement of Arts Education in Our Schools

The Senate Concurrent Resolution 130 working group and members of the community met for a brainstorming session at the Academy Art Center at Linekona on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. Those invited to the meeting included members from the Academy Art Center at Linekona, the Department of Education, the Arts education community, the City & County of Honolulu, Neighborhood boards, and neighboring properties. The working group hoped to gain input on a long range plan for…

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