The University of the South Pacific Majuro Campus launched 50th anniversary celebrations Tuesday with a gala graduation event that recognized 33 graduates of various programs. Minister of Education Wilbur Heine hosted a dinner immediately following.
The events keep rolling daily. Wednesday, jaki-ed (fine mat) weavers put their best efforts on display as part of a competition to decide who will represent the Marshall Islands at a special exhibit at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu later this year.
A team of judges viewed the finely woven mats that were on display without identification of the weavers. The judges selected the mats of Susanta Jieta of Ailinglaplap, Elisana Emos of Ailinglaplap, Airine Keju of Mejit, Jawin Jerilong of Ebon and Susan Jeita of Mejit. The five will make up the weaver delegation to Honolulu.
Thursday this week will feature an alumni dinner, Friday the campus will host an “Open Day” for the public from 9am-4pm, and Saturday the campus will come alive with a Cultural Night featuring the Oceania Dance Group and Pasifika Voices from USP Fiji, and Marshallese dances.
Read more about this in the October 5, 2018 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.