A Taste of Music

A quintet of Honolulu Symphony musicians will kick off “A Taste of Music,” the first in a series of free concert chats, at Studio 909, located at 949 Kapiolani Boulevard on Sunday, May 23, beginning at 7 p.m. It will be an evening to sample great composers along with light refreshments. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 596-2121 between 9 am and 4 pm weekdays, or email HonSymMus@aol.com.

University of Hawaii Personnel Actions


  • Donald Straney will be appointed Chancellor of UH-Hilo for 3 years with a monthly salary of $25,542 (Temporary salary adjustment: $23,756).
  • Rockne Freitas will be the Vice President for Student Affairs and University and Community Relations with a monthly salary of $18,750 (Temporary salary adjustment: $17,438).
  • Noreen Yamane will be the Interim Chancellor at Hawaii Community College for a year with a monthly salary of $12,084 (Temporary salary adjustment: $11,240).


Action Needed!

The act will establish a Education Jobs Fund of $23 Billion to assist in the retention and recruitment of post-secondary faculty and k-12 teachers. This will assist in states that cannot maintain jobs that were funded through the stimulus funds and it allows the creation of new jobs. For Hawaii this could mean creating or keeping 200 faculty positions and 1000 K-12 teaching jobs. The Education Jobs Fund has already passed the House of Representatives. In order for it to be considered it must be placed in the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill now sitting in the Senate appropriations Committee which is chaired by Senator Inouye. Please send an email to http://inouye.senate.gov and request that he support S3206 and incorporate it into the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill.

Honolulu Symphony Musicians Benefit Concert

Young musicians of Oahu gather together in a concert to raise funds for Honolulu’s beloved and financially troubled Symphony. This great event is set for Friday, May 14th at 7:30 p.m. in the UH Manoa – Orvis Auditorium. The admission is $20 with a discounted price of $15 for students. All proceeds will support the Honolulu Symphony Musicians.

Faculty Members Asked to Consider Organ and Bone Marrow Donations

Representative Glenn Wakai (Moanalua Valley, Moanalua, and Salt Lake) is seeking to give greater attention to a little known Hawaii 2005 law that encourages state employees to donate bone marrow and organs. The law provides that state employees may have up to one month of non-deductible sick leave for participating in these programs.

Click here to link to the specific statute.


2010 Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW)

For information about the 2010 SIUW Conference, go to: http://laborcenter.evergreen.edu/SIUW.html 

If you are a female UHPA Faculty Representative or female UHPA committee member, a notice was sent to you by email regarding the scholarship application.

The scholarship application deadline is Friday, May 21, 2010. 

Click on the following links for more information and UHPA Application: 

  • General info about the Institute and the UHPA Scholarships:  http://www.uhpa.org/members-only/summer-institute-for-union-women-siuw/uhpa-scholarship-application-for-siuw-2010/view