University of Hawaii Maui College will host a welcome reception for scholars from Mariano Marcos State University in the Philippines from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the King Kamehameha Golf Club.
The scholars will be on Maui to meet with UH-MC administrative officials and teach a Visiting Scholar Lecture Series. The visit is part of a larger plan to develop cultural exchanges between the respective institutions' hospitality and tourism programs.
Formal Pinoy attire is requested for all guests.
The event will feature entertainment from a variety of cultures, including Japanese taiko drummers, hula and traditional Philippine dances. There will be a silent auction to raise funds for the advancement of Filipinos at UH-MC.
The cost of tickets is $100 per person. For tickets or more information, contact Marilyn Fornwall at 984-3261.
The Visiting Scholar Lecture Series will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept.10, Sept 11, Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 at UH-MC's Laulima Building. Classes include "Customer Service: Impact and Significance of the Filipino Values and Work Style in the Workplace," "Increase Your Business Performance by Integrating Philippine Languages," "Renewable Energy - Resources and Utilization: A Philippines Perspective," "Venture Capital? Think Philippines" and "Dragon Fruit: A Business Model."
The cost for each session is $45, or $149 for the five-lecture series. To register or obtain more information about classes, call 984-3231.
For more information on the visiting scholars from Mariano Marcos State University, call Debra A. Nakama at 984-3614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.