Alumni Newsletter

November, 2010

Alumni eNewsletter 

Public invited to tour historic Laie Hawaii temple ahead of rededication
The public is invited to tour the recently renovated Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the first temple constructed outside the continental United States. The First Presidency of the Church has announced a public open house that will run from Friday, 22 October 2010, until Sunday, 13 November 2010, excluding Sundays. The temple will be formally dedicated on Sunday, 21 November 2010. Read more
  Chapter event highlights in October
Across the globe, BYU-Hawaii chapters are holding an increased number of events. These range from small gatherings for family home evening-style messages to karaoke and luau social events. Whether discussing how to help graduates obtain internships and employment, promote BYU-Hawaii to prospective students or share 'aloha' with other alumni, the October gatherings were a sign of good things to come. Read more
Devotional talk "P.S. What is your dream?"
BYU-Hawaii had the unique opportunity to hear from not only President Steven Wheelwright but also his daughter Melinda Brown and granddaughters Candace and Rachel. Candace and Rachel introduced their mother and grandfather.  They said that when President Wheelwright grows up he wants to be a cowboy as well as acknowledging his love for whipped cream and his 18 grandchildren.  Read more

BYU-Hawaii secures education channel on YouTube
Brigham Young University-Hawaii has secured a YouTube Education Channel, providing a valuable resource for faculty and staff to upload unlimited and unrestricted academic videos in high definition. After a review of over 98 academic videos, Google listed BYU-Hawaii on its Directory. Ranging from Economics to Information Technology, the BYU-Hawaii Educational channel has had over 7,460 channel views and visits. Read more
Temple designer inspires through beauty
On a sunny afternoon, Greg Hill wanders the grounds of the Laie Hawaii Temple in cargo shorts and a T-shirt. His tan skin, tousled hair and relaxed presence suggest that he is a "man of the islands" - a surfer or a fisherman, perhaps. Few would tag him as the interior designer type, but the last 22 years have turned this Utah native into a world traveler, making the final interior touches on over 80 LDS temples worldwide. Read More
BYU-H alumnus serves 'to die for' curry in Kahuku
KAHUKU, Oahu - When your favorite aunty hasn't made any and you're feeling ono [hungry] for curry and roti, check out Fiji Market South Pacific Islands Groceries & Curry Shop at the Kahuku Sugar Mill: Their customized curry and fresh-made roti is the best and most readily available this side of Suva. I only recently sampled Sheila Singh's superlative curry . . . and it was to die for.  Read More
Alumni Spotlight- Scott Garcia, world judo champion
Born in Japan and raised in the art of judo, Scott became the world champion for his class in wrestling on March 28, 2010. He competed at the FILA Grappling World Championships in Krakow, Poland and won the gold medal for the USA allowing them second place to Poland in the overall championship. Read more


Upcoming Chapter Events

  • November 5th - Provo & Salt Lake Chapter Event. Alumni Reception after the BYUH vs. BYU basketball game in the Cougar Room at the Marriott Center on Friday, November 5.  Game starts at 7:00pm.  Get your $3 tickets (alumni discount) to the game by calling 1-800-322-2981. Go Seasiders!

New Chapter Chairs

  • Edi Crow ('02), USA Colorado Chapter, 
  • Sannie ('01) and Matthew ('01) Lewis, USA Utah-Provo Chapter
  • Jessica ('06) and Nicholas ('06) Tevaga, USA Illinois Chapter
  • Simon Shum ('97), Taiwan Chapter

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