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Carol Chang
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June 29, 2011 - MidWeek The Islander
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Steven Combs

Kaneohe resident Steven Combs, dean of HPU’s school of humanities and social work, has been selected to be an Oxford Visiting Fellow this summer in England, where he will research personality theory. Only three Hawaii professors were picked for the honor by HMAA ... Also traveling, King Intermediate’s symphonic band played recently at Disney’s California Adventure Resort as part of the Disney Performing Arts Program ...

Most popular with Hawaii library borrowers in May were James Patterson‘s 10th Anniversary and the Korean drama DVD (again!) Iris ... Shannon Winpenny of Kailua directs the interactive comedy/dinner play Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, on stage (with the audience) now through July 17 at Manoa Valley Theatre (988-6131). In the cast is Kailua’s Virginia Jones as Josephina and Lanikai’s Karen McKinney as Sister Albert Maria ...

ProService Hawaii has tapped Kahuku High graduate Chana Clark to be its director of marketing ... Dean’s favorites: Three smart ones from Kaneohe made the winter semester dean’s list at Seattle Pacific University: Tracey Noeau Ige,

Chana Clark

Joe Ronald Pantastico and Shane Takayuki Sato ... Steeped for years in community theater, award-winning actress/director Eden-Lee Murray of Kaneohe recently did As You Like It with a dozen teenagers. The Hawaii Theatre Center’s education director, however, told the HTC newsletter: “I feel it’s ironic that, while educators are increasingly distressed by the growing sense of dissociation they perceive in their students, at the same time, schools are removing one of the most powerful connecting agents there is: theater” ...

Psst! Jane Campbell has 75 prime Phantom tickets to sell ($49, or $45 for Windward Arts Council members) to WAC’s Sept. 10 benefit show at WCC. Operators are on duty now at 254-4885 ...

At Kansas Wesleyan U., Keoni Funtanilla of Waimanalo made the spring dean’s list; Kaneohe’s Daisy Lee Carinio did, too, at Ashland University in Ohio; and Northeastern University in Boston put Kailua’s Raquel Guss and Kaneohe’s Christopher Lau on its dean’s list

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