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Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006
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Third Annual Girl Fest Hawai‘i
by Michele Shackelford

The third annual Girl Fest Hawai‘i is back with events beginning Sept. 8. The festival uses education and art to create awareness of the need to prevent violence against women and girls. The festival includes performances art, exhibits, open microphone night, comedy skits, workshops, concerts, and a film series.

The main goal of Girl Fest is to change peer culture in order to prevent increasing violence against women and girls through positive representations of women. The performers will address issues such as body image, identity, empowerment, social change, and ways to prevent violent relationships.

Girl Fest is operated by The Safe Zone Foundation and sponsored by various companies on O‘ahu. The event is for the whole community.

The Girl Fest Hawai‘i Gallery opens August 29 and runs through Sept.30 at The ARTS at MARKS, 1159 Nuuanu Avenue. The exhibit, Women Overcoming the Body features art in a variety of media and artists of various backgrounds in life and education from all over the United States.

An opening night concert will kick off the festival week Sept. 8, at 9 p.m., and will feature local artists Paula Fuga, La Paz, and Jennifer Johns. The musical genres will include island reggae, hip-hop, and R&B.

Other events will be held throughout the week. Event and ticket information can be found at www.girlfesthawaii.com, www.myspace.com/girlfest, and the Honolulu Box Office, 808-550-8457.

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Part time employment at the HPU job fair
This combined event is the perfect opportunity for HPU students who are seeking immediate part-time employment as the semester begins. In addition, students who are eligible for financial aid will have the opportunity to apply for Federal Work Study positions with community service agencies or on-campus departments. ALL students are welcome.

For more information please contact the Career Services Center at
544-0230 or at csc@hpu.edu.
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HPU International Chorale welcomes new singers
Open, no pressure auditions will be held at 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 6 for anyone interested. This is just a vocal placement hearing to determine your voice part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, or Bass) and best of all, no prepared solo piece is required!

For more information, please contact choir@hpu.edu
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