Busy Thursday at KCC

Two free shows focusing on sexual assault prevention and response will be presented by the group Pure Praxis in conjunction with the U.S. Navy at noon and 5 p.m. Thursday in the KCC Performing Arts Center. Contact: Marilyn Hashisaka, 245-8314.

The noted poet Carole Glasser Langille will give a free reading at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the KCC Learning Resource Center room 124. Langille has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award in poetry, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, and the Alistair MacLeod Award for short fiction. Contact: Christina Mar, 245-0124.

The new creative media degree program at KCC is offering several hands-on workshops by industry experts free of charge. The first session will be held on Saturday, April 15. Keith Kethum will lead “How to Capture and Edit Stunning Portraits, A Strobe Lighting Primer for Aspiring Still Photographers.” The two-hour workshop will begin at 10 a.m. in the Creative Media Lab (Art 2 Building, room 103). The session is limited to 20 people. Contact: Steve Watkins, 245-0131.

Kauai Community College will celebrate Earth Week with a weeklong program of events centered on “wai,” or water, from April 17-21. Events include guest speakers Tiare Lawrence and Jon Osorio. Kauai ‘aina groups and ku‘i kalo workshops on Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m., and a panel discussion on Kauai’s water situation with community members and activists on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. The celebration concludes on Friday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with student and community presentations, including a science and technology ho‘ike which will showcase student science projects that focus on sustainability, digital media arts, and Geographic Information Systems. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. Live music will also be featured. Contact: Pua Rossi, 245-8295.

The Office of Continuing Education and Training will join with the KCC Apiary Program for a class on Saturday, April 22, during which students will learn about the process of harvesting honey. Participants will put on suits to collect honey combs and frames and learn how to extract raw honey. The class begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. Contact: James Trujillo, 245-8380.

Mathematics faculty member Ryan Girard was among a group of UH faculty who were recently recognized with a 2017 UH President’s Leadership in Sustainability Award at the Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit. The award is for leadership in exploring ancestral knowledge and modern sciences. KCC student Sterling Snyder received honorable mention at the same event for his Green Initiative work.

The second Hawaii State Science Olympiad for elementary grades 3 to ­6 will be held on Saturday, April 29 on the KCC campus. Registration and breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m. A light lunch will be provided at 1 p.m., and the awards ceremony will be held from 1:45­ to 2:15 p.m.

Contact: Ryan Girard, 245-8353.

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Greg Shepherd is a music professor at Kauai Community College.

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