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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, December 13, 2001

Education briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services

State library offers free holiday events

The public is invited to free holiday events at the state library:

  • Today: "Snow Magic" story time, 5:30 p.m.; Hawai'i Youth Opera Chorus Children's Choir, 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11 a.m.: Lutheran Church of Honolulu Choir

Friends of the Library of Hawai'i and the Hawai'i Library Foundation are sponsoring the events.

3M donates system to Wai'anae library

Wai'anae High School will receive library security materials and a detection system worth about $15,000 from 3M.

Wai'anae is one of 104 schools across the country that will receive detection systems and supplies of security tape for marking library materials.

3M Salute to Schools donations help libraries reduce the loss of books and other materials.

Teen Board seeks model applicants

Teens interested in modeling, fashion and meeting new people can apply for the Windward Mall Teen Board 2002.

Teen Board members participate in fashion shows and community service projects. They also attend classes in modeling and wardrobe planning, have a professional photo session and do career shadowing.

Candidates must live in Windward O'ahu, maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater, demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and be willing to commit up to 10 hours each month to the program.

Applications are available at the Windward Mall customer service center. Application deadline is Jan. 31. The 15 Teen Board members will be announced in February.

HPU economist awarded for book

Ken Schoolland, associate professor of economics at Hawai'i Pacific University, has won the Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education for his book "The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey."

The book was originally published in 1981, but has been reprinted in more than 20 languages.

Schoolland will receive a cash award of $7,500 at a Philadelphia awards ceremony in April, staged by the Freedom Foundation.