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Fall 2014

Aging with Grace Exercise Program: Improving Balance, Level 2This class is for anyone who has completed the initial Improving Balance series with Rheam Mansour, DPT. Focus will be on reassessment and review of the exercise programs established in Level 1, as well as advancing the exercises as appropriate. Instructor is Rheam Mansour. Status: 0 seats available
Nov 5-Nov 26, Wed 4-5pm, 891 Ululani Street, Rm 116, $40.00.

Basic Grant WritingIt’s the grant writing season again, and our Basic Grant Writing class is kicking off in October! Participants will learn all about the grant writing process, how to write a compelling statement of need, and learn what funders are looking for in grant proposals. Instructor Jeani Navarro has over 30 years of grant writing experience and has helped various community organizations secure needed funding. Lots of samples and handouts provided. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Jeani Navarro. Status: 0 seats available
Oct 18, SAT 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, UH West Hawaii, B5 Conference Room, $55.00.

Basic Grant Writing (Section 2)Participants will learn all about the grant writing process, how to write a compelling statement of need, and learn what funders are looking for in grant proposals. Instructor Jeani Navarro has over 30 years of grant writing experience and has helped various community organizations secure needed funding. Lots of samples and handouts provided. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Jeani Navarro. Status: 0 seats available
Nov 1, Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, UH WEST HAWAII, $55.00.

Boxing for BeginnersThis beginner's boxing class is taught at a comfortable pace with emphasis on basic fundamental boxing skills. In this non-sparring class, students will learn hand wrapping, proper stance, foot movement, basic punches, and blocking & counter punching. Students will also be instructed on how to use and hit the punch mitts. This is not a fitness-based class. Every class is full of information and skill building. Please be prepared to work hard and be challenged! This course is designed to improve balance & coordination and teaches basic self-defense for both sexes. Please bring your own shoes and towel. Handwraps will be provided at first class. This class is open to anyone 14 and above. Instructed by Perry Harada, a certified coach with the United States Amateur Boxing, Inc. Instructor is Perry Harada. Status: 0 seats available
Sep 24-Nov 12, Wed 4:45-6pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $70.00.

Business Writing for ResultsWrite powerful emails, letters, reports and proposals that get results. See immediate improvement in every writing project. Learn professional techniques to help you overcome writer’s block and complete every writing project faster and easier. Use surefire tips for tough writing assignments — bad news memos, complaint letters, memos to top management and more. Discover professional writing strategies to help you tackle even the most complex writing projects with ease. Stop wasting time following up your letters and emails — learn powerful writing techniques to get action, reaction and results. Instructor is Fred Pryor. Status: 34 seats available
Oct 24, FRIDAY 8:30 AM TO 3:30 PM, Kona TBD, $150.00.

Conversational Japanese: Beyond Beginners Practice SessionsWant to continue to practice your Japanese language skills? This class is for students who have a basic understanding of conversational Japanese, including simple greetings, introductions, time, location and leisure activities (recommended completion of Beyond Beginners classes with Hiroko Igarashi). This class will be interactive, further encouraging your integration of the Japanese language into more functional use. Class will be guided and facilitated by Hiroko Igarashi. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi. Status: 18 seats available
Nov 4-Dec 9, T 5-6:30pm, 891 Ululani Street, Rm 116, $55.00.

Conversational Japanese: Intermediate Practice SessionsWant to continue to practice your Japanese language skills? This class is for students who have a basic understanding of conversational Japanese, including simple greetings, introductions, time, location and leisure activities (recommended completion of Intermediate classes with Hiroko Igarashi). This class will be interactive, further encouraging your integration of the Japanese language into more functional use. Class will be guided and facilitated by Hiroko Igarashi. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi. Status: 17 seats available
Nov 6-Dec 11, Th 5-6:30pm, 891 Ululani Street, Rm 116, $55.00.

Conversational Japanese: Beyond BeginnersThis class is will focus on practical Japanese language skills and important cultural issues for effective communication. Students new to this class should be able to read hiragana, and know some basic greetings and verbs. This class will help you to learn fundamental kanji, and learn more basic communication skills such as introducing yourself, describing daily routines, time, and asking about places. Nakama 1 A textbook is required, and can be found online both new and used. Instructor Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi. Status: 0 seats available
Sep 2-Oct 28, T 5-6:30pm, 891 Ululani Street, Rm 116, $100.00.

Conversational Japanese: IntermediateThis class will focus on advancing students’ ability to hold simple conversations. New students who would like to join must be able to read hiragana, katakana, some basic kanji and know fundamental sentence structure. This class will expand your practical knowledge of Japanese language, including stating location and distance, describing routines and leisure activities. Nakama 1 A textbook is required. Instructor Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi. Status: 0 seats available
Sep 4-Oct 30, Th 5-6:30pm, 891 Ululani Street, Rm 116, $100.00.

Creative PortraitureThis is a fun workshop style class exploring creative, innovative and classic approaches to portraiture. After discussing examples from historic and contemporary photographers (commercial, fine art and non-traditional) students will create their own dynamic portraits while experimenting with new ideas, approaches and techniques. This course is designed to encourage photographers as they develop their own style, objective and technical approaches to portrait photography. A portfolio project will be created as a final. Instructed by Britten Traughber, photographer and artist, originally from Central Illinois and currently based on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. She earned an MFA in Photography and has taught photography courses at Illinois State University, Millikin University and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, along with a variety of community venues for all ages and skill levels. A digital SLR is recommended, access and working knowledge of Photoshop is strongly suggested. Instructor is Britten Traughber. Status: 8 seats available
Nov 3-Nov 19, MonWed 5-7pm, 891 Ululani Street, Rm 116, $95.00.

Criticism & Discipline Skills for Managers and SupervisorsThese days, you just can’t afford employees who drag down morale, destroy productivity, and distract you from important projects. This class will teach you methods for dealing with difficult employees once and for all. At this workshop, you will learn to: approach an employee about the problem behavior in a way that minimizes accusations, hostility, and defensiveness; create an improvement plan and get your employee to commit to it; coach the employee so there’s no chance of misunderstanding; document the process to encourage steady progress; and discipline, reassign, or dismiss the person if the problem doesn’t improve and handle it all fairly. Instructor is Fred Pryor. Status: 35 seats available
Sep 12, FRIDAY 8:30 AM TO 3:30 PM, Campus Center Room 306, $150.00.

Estate Planning 101Learn the fundamental mechanisms of estate planning and get to know more about your options. This workshop will cover joint ownership, wills, trusts, and beneficiary designation. Great for anyone who owns assets and doesn't have a will or trust; anyone who has a will or trust but hasn't updated it in awhile; anyone who wants to learn about estate planning in general. Participants will receive a certificate for 10% off legal services from the instructor. Instructed by Paul E. Booth, Esq. Instructor is Paul E Booth. Status: 0 seats available
Oct 20, M 4:30-6:30pm, STB 108, $20.00.

Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial PeopleWhere are they getting those numbers? If you've ever asked that question, you're not alone. Thousands of non-financial people feel uncomfortable in discussions with financial and accounting specialists, don't fully understand financial terminology "buzz words” or don't effectively use budgets, balance sheets, P&L statements, and other financial data. Get help with our one-day workshop! We cover all of the essential elements of finance and accounting in one fast-paced, well-designed program. This finance course for beginners is developed to meet the specific needs of non-financial people like you. With our training class you'll learn the basics of accounting and finance in easy-to-understand layman's terms. What's more, you'll learn how to apply and use the information to operate more efficiently and successfully. Instructor is Fred Pryor. Status: 34 seats available
Nov 7, FRIDAY 8:30 AM TO 3:30 PM, Campus Center Room 306, $150.00.

General Care of Backyard Citrus and AvocadoThis half day workshop will cover multiple aspects of citriculture: varieties to plant, from kumquats to yuzu, from navels to limes. Learn how to prepare the soil, plant, prune, and fertilize both citrus and avocado trees. Also included is basic information on diseases, insect problems and troubleshooting. Avocados are similar to citrus but have unique disease and insect pest, flowering characteristics and propagation. Sign up for this fact filled seminar by Hilo’s own Garden Guy Nick Sakovich. Instructor is Nick Sakovich. Status: 0 seats available
Oct 11, Sat 9:30am-12pm, STB 108, $30.00.

Japanese Taiko DrummingLearn about the art and spirit of taiko drumming from one of Hilo's best: Chad Nakagawa current leader of Taishoji Taiko. This class is open to anyone above the age of 8 and no experience is necessary. You will learn the basics of taiko and taiko drum making as well as two songs. Be prepared to learn a lot while working out your body and having a good time. Includes materials for drum making. Instructor is Chad Nakagawa. Status: 0 seats available
Sep 15-Nov 17, M 5-7pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $80.00.

Lyrical Hip HopThis creative dance class combines several dance styles including hip hop, contemporary and modern. With his background in popping and locking as well as training in ballet, contemporary and jazz, Trey Saunders brings his unique style and flavor to this class. Open to all levels. Instructor is Trey Saunders. Status: 0 seats available
Sep 16-Nov 25, T 6:15-7:15pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $75.00.

Master Food Preserver Certificate Program (Hilo)Canning and preserving food is wildly popular again and so is learning about safe and approved food preservation techniques and recipes. Individuals who have a strong interest in becoming trained in developing their own jams and jellies, canning acid foods, pressure canning low acid foods, pickling and fermenting, drying, freezing, and the art of charcuterie are encouraged to become certified Master Food Preservers. If you are interested in learning for the purpose of developing or expanding your business, able to commit to an 8-day, 64-hour training, and volunteer at least 20 hours in a year, then register today for this great opportunity to become a Master Food Preserver. Instructor Ken Love is a chef, author, photographer, farmer, marketer, entrepreneur and president of Hawai‘i Tropical Fruit Growers. NOTE: Online registration is not available for this training. Please contact Luisa Castro at 974-7664 to apply for this 8-day training and volunteer program. Instructor is Ken Love. Status: 0 seats available
Sep 29-Oct 9, MTWRF 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Malia Puka O Kalani Certified Kitchen, $100.00.

Master Food Preserver Certificate Program (Kona)Canning and preserving food is wildly popular again and so is learning about safe and approved food preservation techniques and recipes. Individuals who have a strong interest in becoming trained in developing their own jams and jellies, canning acid foods, pressure canning low acid foods, pickling and fermenting, drying, freezing, and the art of charcuterie are encouraged to become certified Master Food Preservers. If you are interested in learning for the purpose of developing or expanding your business, able to commit to an 8-day, 64-hour training, and volunteer at least 20 hours in a year, then register today for this great opportunity to become a Master Food Preserver. Instructor Ken Love is a chef, author, photographer, farmer, marketer, entrepreneur and president of Hawai‘i Tropical Fruit Growers. Instructor is Ken Love. Status: 6 seats available
Aug 25-Sep 5, MTWRF 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Kona TBD, $100.00.

Medical Terminology (Kona)Medical Terminology is a basic overview of medical terminology is essential to many fields within the healthcare industries, including coding, case management, clinical trials and health information technology. Using an anatomy and physiology systems approach, this course reviews common terms associated with healthcare delivery and medical record-keeping, as well as medical research and development. Upon completion, students are better prepared to work in healthcare or biomedical environments. Instructed by: Donna Stern, BA, MS (in progress) is an adult education specialist with more than 25 years’ experience serving adult learners in both private and public sectors. She currently serves as operations manager for several departments within University of California, San Diego Division of Extended Studies, including the healthcare department. Committed to fulfilling the needs of adult learners, Donna has been guiding students through Medical Terminology since 2002 as teaching assistant for the popular one-unit online course. She was selected to review the course textbook before publication of the 4th edition in 2008. Recently Donna revised the curriculum to teach medical terminology in an eight-hour, live format. A strong advocate of lifelong learning, Donna is pursuing a Master of Science degree, with expected completion in 2015. Instructor is Donna Stern. Status: 20 seats available
Nov 11-Nov 20, TTh 5:30-7:30pm, Ka La‘i ‘Opua, $350.00.

Medical Terminology (Waimea)Medical Terminology is a basic overview of medical terminology is essential to many fields within the healthcare industries, including coding, case management, clinical trials and health information technology. Using an anatomy and physiology systems approach, this course reviews common terms associated with healthcare delivery and medical record-keeping, as well as medical research and development. Upon completion, students are better prepared to work in healthcare or biomedical environments. Instructed by: Donna Stern, BA, MS (in progress) is an adult education specialist with more than 25 years’ experience serving adult learners in both private and public sectors. She currently serves as operations manager for several departments within University of California, San Diego Division of Extended Studies, including the healthcare department. Committed to fulfilling the needs of adult learners, Donna has been guiding students through Medical Terminology since 2002 as teaching assistant for the popular one-unit online course. She was selected to review the course textbook before publication of the 4th edition in 2008. Recently Donna revised the curriculum to teach medical terminology in an eight-hour, live format. A strong advocate of lifelong learning, Donna is pursuing a Master of Science degree, with expected completion in 2015. Instructor is Donna Stern. Status: 20 seats available
Nov 12-Nov 21, WF 5:30-7:30pm, Kanu o Ka ‘Aina, $350.00.

Photoshop BasicsLearn the basics of Adobe Photoshop! Photoshop is the industry standard image manipulation software. Photoshop is a very comprehensive program and this course will provide the basic gateway skills to progress to more advanced Photoshop courses. Become familiar with the interface, basic operation, file formats, and basic image manipulation tools. This instructor led introduction class is intended for first time users of Photoshop. Students should have basic PC or Mac operating skills. Class size limited to 8 participants. Instructor is Chris Nishioka. Status: 0 seats available
Oct 6-Oct 8, MW 5-8pm, SeniorNet Lab, $50.00.

Photoshop: The Next LevelLook more closely at the actual tools themselves, special effects, and "cool" uses and photo tricks that Photoshop has to offer. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Photoshop. Instructor is Chris Nishioka. Status: 5 seats available
Oct 20-Oct 22, MW 5-8pm, SeniorNet Lab, $50.00.

Project Management WorkshopThis seminar is designed to help you complete your projects on time, on budget, and on target. Participants will learn to: • Master the art of project planning, and organize your project without omissions, mistakes, or miscalculations. • Use better communications techniques to get the cooperation, support, and resources that are vital to the project's success. • Root out waste in every stage of the project — wasted time, money, and effort that endanger a project's success. • Identify and use indispensable planning and scheduling tools that assure the project is implemented exactly as planned. • Estimate time and costs with pinpoint accuracy, using a simple 3-point approach that reduces the risk of costly delays and errors. Instructor is Fred Pryor. Status: 24 seats available
Nov 14, F 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, UCB 111, $150.00.

Recreational Paddling, section 1Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Jonah Kalima teaches the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructor is Jonah Kalima. Status: 0 seats available
Sep 16-Nov 25, T 7-9am, Hilo Bayfront, $95.00.

Recreational Paddling, section 2Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Jonah Kalima teaches the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructor is Jonah Kalima. Status: 0 seats available
Sep 18-Nov 20, Th 7-9am, Hilo Bayfront, $95.00.

Sales 101: Increase Your In-Person Sales SuccessThis interactive workshop will introduce the 5 Critical Phases of Successful Sales. Through demonstrations, exercises and role-plays, participants will be able increase their sales ratios and create happy customers by knowing how to apply sales strategies used by top sales professionals. A perfect class to take to prepare for the Holidays and year-end shopping season. Instructor Malati Marlene Shinazy is a facilitator, author, and conference speaker with years of experience in diverse workforces, conducting leadership development, training on people-skills and team building and repair for organizations of all sizes and across sectors. Instructor is Malati M. Shinazy. Status: 30 seats available
Nov 15, Saturday 8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM, Kanaka'ole Hall Room 107, $99.00.

Tap SlamThis tap dance course will introduce students to foundational footwork and techniques. Classes focus on strengthening steps and footwork as well as choreography. Beginner and intermediate levels welcome. Instructed by Stephanie Collins, CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and life-long dancer. Students will need to purchase their own tap shoes. Instructor is Stephanie Collins. Status: 0 seats available
Sep 18-Nov 20, Th 5:30-7pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $90.00.

Tsunami Preparedness Course for BusinessesIs your business located in a tsunami hazard zone? Learn how to create a business evacuation plan for your customers and employees, safeguard your records and inventory, and prepare your business for tsunami hazards. Through the use of online videos and quizzes you will become knowledgeable about the nature and impact from the hazard; tsunami characteristics, the Tsunami Warning System; and specifics covering customer, staff, and property safeguards. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructors Dr. Walt Dudley, professor of Oceanography and tsunami specialist, along with his daughter, Malika Dudley, certified meteorologist and multi-Emmy-nominated television personality, bring an enthusiastic teaching style to this online course. Instructor is Walter Dudley. Status: 98 seats available
Aug 18-Dec 19, online online, online, $50.00.

Tsunami Preparedness Course for Community Emergency Response TeamsPrepare yourself as a community emergency first responder for tsunami hazards. Through the use of online videos and quizzes you will become knowledgeable about the nature and impact from the hazard; tsunami characteristics, the Tsunami Warning System; and specific preparedness, response measures, and action operations. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructors Dr. Walt Dudley, professor of Oceanography and tsunami specialist, along with his daughter, Malika Dudley, certified meteorologist and multi-Emmy-nominated television personality, bring an enthusiastic teaching style to this online course. Instructor is Walter Dudley. Status: 98 seats available
Aug 18-Dec 19, online online, online, $50.00.

Tsunami Preparedness Course for EducatorsPrepare your school and students for tsunami hazards. Through the use of online videos and quizzes you will become knowledgeable about the nature and impact from the hazard; tsunami characteristics, the Tsunami Warning System; and specific preparedness, response measures, and action operations. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructors Dr. Walt Dudley, professor of Oceanography and tsunami specialist, along with his daughter, Malika Dudley, certified meteorologist and multi-Emmy-nominated television personality, bring an enthusiastic teaching style to this online course. Instructor is Walter Dudley. Status: 98 seats available
Aug 18-Dec 19, online online, online, $50.00.

Tsunami Preparedness Course for Ocean Recreation Business OwnersThe purpose of this self-paced course is to provide you with a foundation in preparing your business for tsunami hazards. Through the use of online videos and quizzes you will become knowledgeable in the nature and impact from the hazard; tsunami characteristics; the Tsunami Warning System; and specifics covering customer, staff, and property safeguards. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Walter Dudley. Status: 98 seats available
Aug 18-Dec 19, online online, online, $50.00.

Tsunami Preparedness Course for Ocean Recreation BusinessesOcean recreation specialists – are you ready for the next tsunami hazard? Do you know what safety measures to take to keep your guests and staff safe during a tsunami event? Through the use of online videos and quizzes you will become knowledgeable about the nature and impact from the hazard; tsunami characteristics, the Tsunami Warning System; and specific preparedness, response measures, and action operations. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructors Dr. Walt Dudley, professor of Oceanography and tsunami specialist, along with his daughter, Malika Dudley, certified meteorologist and multi-Emmy-nominated television personality, bring an enthusiastic teaching style to this online course. Instructor is Walter Dudley. Status: 98 seats available
Aug 18-Dec 19, online online, online, $50.00.