Author Archives: Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler

Sunrise walk to start Day 1

We had a great walk up Diamond Head to see the sunrise this morning.  Not a bad way to start our first day in Hawaii.  We’ll be posting more information about our visit to Bishop Museum soon.  

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Safe arrival in Honolulu

After a very early start for most of us and a long, long day, we all made it – all but a couple of bags, that is.  We were treated to a gorgeous view of Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head just before we landed.  I also was lucky enough to spot a group of whales from my window.  We had … Continue Reading

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Welcome to the Hawaii WT 2014 course blog

Welcome to our blog for the Winter Term course “Nation or State:  In Search of Hawaiian Identity.”  Professors Jeff Pugh and Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler started this course 17 years ago, just after Maureen began her career at Elon.  We drew on Maureen’s experiences from when she taught at UH Hilo in those early years.  The course has evolved and developed considerably … Continue Reading

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