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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 10:16 a.m., Friday, March 9, 2007

UH celebrates Charter Day March 25

Advertiser Staff

Charter Day, which will mark the University of Hawai'i-Manoa's centennial, will be observed March 25 with high tea, music and more on campus.

It was 100 years ago, on March 25, when Act 24 was signed by Territorial Gov. George Carter, to establish the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, which later would evolve as the University of Hawai'i.

As part of Charter Day, a High Tea ceremony will be held at historic Hawai'i Hall, the first building on the campus, with Tom Holowach as emcee. He is an actor and director of the Paliku Theatre at the Windward Community College. University staffers will don period costumes to enact the first faculty and a casual program will recall those early years.

The Royal Hawaiian Band will perform as guests arrive and the 'ukulele trio, Ho'omalie, will be featured in the afternoon.

The event is a fund-raiser for grants and scholarships operated by the Women's Campus Club.

Tickets are $30, available by calling 956-5526 or via e-mail at uh100@hawaii.edu.