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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 3, 2006

Hospital names new executive

Advertiser Staff

LIHU'E ÷ Kaua'i Hospital has named Judith Smith of Kaua'i Hospice its executive director, replacing Phil Clark, who joined Episcopal Community Services in San Francisco.

Smith, a registered nurse with experience in healthcare administration, had served as interim director after Clark's departure.



A photo exhibit called "Doorways" is on display in the courtyard at Honolulu Hale through Feb. 15. A reception will be at 5 p.m. Monday in the courtyard.

The exhibit features portraits of children and the people they love who live at Kuhio Park Terrace and nearby low-income housing in Kalihi.

The show is the culmination of Project Focus Hawai'i, a 12-week community service program that allowed the students to be professionally photographed in their community. The youths, ages 10 to 16, were then provided cameras, trained to use them and told to take a photo of someone they love.

The project, created by professional photographers Laurie Breeden Callies and Lisa Uesugi, was funded through $8,500 in private donations.



The annual Japan Wizards Competition will bring together 81 students and 20 advisers from schools throughout the state for a day of competition that will select teams from two public and two private schools for an all-expenses paid trip to Japan this summer.

The academic competition, sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Hawai'i, will test the teams' knowledge of Japan and Japanese language in morning sessions Saturday. The awards ceremony will follow lunch.

Call Elizabeth Stanton-Barrera at the Japan-America Society of Hawai'i at 524-4450 or e-mail sbarrera@jashawaii.org.

The society is a nonprofit, nonpartisan tax-exempt organization that promotes understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States.


A $5,000 teacher education grant is available to people who are not provisional or standard certified teachers interested in attending the University of Phoenix, Hawai'i campus to earn a Master of Arts in education degree.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Project REACH is a grant program that helps with tuition and fees as well as student teaching placement and mentoring. Potential candidates must possess a bachelor's degree outside of education and be willing to commit to teaching at least three years in a high-need school.

Project REACH program candidates must submit an application to the University of Phoenix, Hawai'i campus as well as a letter of recommendation from any school principal, an essay describing long-term career goals in teaching and a signed participation agreement committing to teach in a high-need school for three years.

For more information, contact Ivy Wong at 536-2686, ext. 35148, or ivy.wong@phoenix.edu.



The state's project along Makapu'u and the Ka Iwi area is halfway completed and is scheduled to be done by May.

Overhead utility lines along the view plane have been removed and placed underground and concrete and rock walls have been finished. The next step is to pour concrete sidewalks. The project is designed to make it safer for visitors at the Makapu'u Lookout and for visitors who hike up to the lighthouse

Correction: Judith Smith is the new executive director for Kaua'i Hospice. A previous version of a brief misidentified the agency.