Filipino Scholars to Lecture at UHMC as Part of Cultural Exchange

September 4, 2012, 6:00 AM HST · Updated September 4, 7:24 AM
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UHMC. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

The University of Hawaiʻi Maui College will host to four visiting scholars from the Philippines as part of a cultural exchange in September.

The individuals from Mariano Marcos State University will also teach a special lecture series as part of their visit.

The program is part of a larger plan to develop cultural exchanges between the respective institutions’ Hospitality and Tourism programs, and advance international understanding while providing more professional training opportunities for students.

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The visit will begin with a welcome reception from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday September 4, 2012 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club.  The reception is hosted by the college, in collaboration with the Kabalikat Council and Filipino community.  Tickets are $100 per person and formal Pinoy attire is suggested.

A silent auction during the event will raise funds for the advancement of Filipinos in higher education at UHMC.

The “Visiting Scholar Lecture Series” runs from September 6 to 13, 2012.  The series is planned by the College’s EdVenture program and the Filipino Cultural Society.  The series offers the community an opportunity to learn about the close connection between the county and the Philippines, while exploring exciting new opportunities for the island of Maui.

The sessions run from 6 to-8 p.m. at the UHMC Laulima Building. Cost is $45 per session, or students can take the entire five-part lecture series for $149.  Registration is available by calling 984-3231.

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