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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, October 11, 2001

Education briefs

Advertiser Staff

Children to stage holiday show

Fifty of Hawai'i's most talented children will join local theater stars in a Jamarama Productions' presentation Oct. 28 at Mamiya Theatre.

"Jammin Through the Holidays" will feature popular holiday tunes.

Jamarama is a nonprofit organization that strives to enrich the lives of children ages 5 to 17 through performing arts and educational classes.

Tickets for the performance range from $8 to $22 and include a $2 theater restoration fee. They are available at the Hawai'i Theatre Box Office. For more information, call Jamarama at 561-1412.

Pidgin author to visit libraries

Local author Lee Tonouchi will speak at five O'ahu public libraries next week in celebration of the annual National Teen Read Week.

Tonouchi is author of "Da Word," a collection of short stories written entirely in pidgin.

Sponsored by the state library system, the free program is designed for seventh-graders through adults. Tonouchi will speak at the following libraries:

• Monday, 6:30 p.m., at Mililani.

• Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., Salt Lake-Moanalua.

• Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at Hawai'i State Public Library in the young adult section.

• Thursday, 12:30 p.m., 'Ewa Beach.

• Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Hawai'i Kai.

Architecture school at UH accredited

The University of Hawai'i School of Architecture has won national accreditation for six years for its professional programs.

The school met 36 of the 37 performance criteria set by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. The visiting team cited strengths in areas including the school's leadership, geographic location and diversity; its facilities and three research centers; as well as the practicum experience that students gain working with some of the biggest firms in the nation.

Japan jobs to be discussed at HPU

Representatives from the Japan Consulate General will discuss employment opportunities in Japan 3 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Suite 203 at Hawai'i Pacific University, 1166 Fort St.

Positions offered through the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program include assistant language teachers, coordinator for international relations and sports exchange adviser.

Applicants for assistant language teacher positions must be U.S. citizens under the age of 40 with a bachelor's degree by June 30, 2002.

Participants in the language teacher program receive round-trip air transportation, annual stipend of about $31,000 and other benefits. Knowledge of Japanese is not required. For applications or more information, contact William Zanella, HPU associate dean of International Programs, at 544-1171.