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Argosy University, Hawaii Participates in “A Taste of Kalihi”
Argosy University, Hawaii Participates in “A Taste of Kalihi”

Argosy University, Hawaii students and staff recently participated in the annual “A Taste of Kalihi,” sponsored by the Filipino Chamber of Commerce.  The community event includes games, rides, refreshments, entertainment, and vendor booths.  Its mission is to promote unity within Kalihi and revitalize an often overlooked community, bringing people together for a day of celebration. 

 

Two Argosy University, Hawaii students and one staff member volunteered to assist with the day’s events. A portion of the event’s proceeds fund scholarships for local high school seniors, as awarded by the Filipino Chamber of Commerce.

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Argosy University, Hawaii Holds Gottman Training
Argosy University, Hawaii Holds Gottman Training

Argosy University, Hawaii recently hosted the Gottman Method Level 1 and Level 2 training programs, provided by the Marriage and Relationship Counseling Institute of San Francisco. The Gottman Method is based on four decades of research with thousands of couples. Participants learned to use research-based, practical skills with couples to improve their relationship and manage conflict in a positive way.

 

Both Argosy University, Hawaii students and members of the community participated in the workshops. The training was presented by Salvatore Garanzini, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Gottman Therapist. Alapaki Yee, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, also presented, representing the Marriage and Relationship Counseling Institute.

 

Gottman Level 1 training focuses on providing insights into treatment for couples who struggle, and uses research-based assessments and effective interventions. The Level 2 training expands upon Level 1 and involves practice using interventions in group role-plays.

 

 

 

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Argosy University, Hawaii Participates in March Against Violence
Argosy University, Hawaii Participates in March Against Violence

In October 2016, 18 students, faculty, and staff members from Argosy University, Hawaii walked in the 22nd Annual Men’s March Against Violence. The walk started at the state capitol and ended at Honolulu Hale, with a motivational rally designed to raise awareness for the pervasive issue of domestic violence in Hawaii and beyond.  More than 1,000 people participated in the event.

 

The Men’s March Against Violence is an annual event that takes a stand against domestic violence, and features a short march and rally in support of non-violence. While men are asked to march, the community at-large is urged to support and attend the rally, which immediately follows the march and features motivational speakers.

 

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Argosy University, Online Programs’ Volunteers Make Holidays Brighter for Underprivileged Kids
Argosy University, Online Programs’ Volunteers Make Holidays Brighter for Underprivileged Kids

Argosy University, Online Programs' staff helped make the holidays a little brighter for more than 80 children from Pittsburgh who attend the CityReach Church. The school’s online staff and leadership purchased and wrapped gifts that included smart watches, Amazon Kindle Fires, tablets, bikes, rip sticks, dolls, video games, and much more—all from the children's wish lists. 

 

Participating in this event has become a tradition for the faculty and staff at Argosy University, Online Programs.

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