Windward Community College's new building will place Library, Media, Tutoring, Testing, and Computing services under one roof, and include a classroom, Hawaiian Collection room, and Information Commons.

June 19, 2012

Blessing the Building

The campus ‘ohana attended a blessing of the Library Learning Commons on June 12, 2012. 

Uncle Earl Kawa'a gives the blessing
Uncle Earl Kawa'a prepares to give the blessing.
Hawaiian Studies and Hawaiian Language students and faculty made a colorful procession from Hale A'o to the new building.  WCC music instructor Aaron Sala performed the oli (chant). Chancellor Doug Dykstra and Head Librarian Nancy Heu each expressed gratitude and delight, and Uncle Earl Kawa'a gave the blessing.

Nancy Heu welcomes everyone to the new building.
Nancy Heu welcomes everyone to the new building. 
The maile lei was untied to symbolically open the building, and all present entered to explore the new space.

The Library, Computing Services, Media Center and Ka Piko Student Success Center staff will move into their new areas before the start of the fall semester.  A formal grand opening ceremony will take place August 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the entrance to the Library Learning Commons.