As you know, the University of Hawaii athletic department opened a sports apparel store, called H-Zone, in Ward Center, but the store is shutting down on June 30 due to poor sales. David decided to take advantage of the close out sale at H-Zone and buy T-shirts for $10 each. These are the shirts he bought:
I graduated from the University of Hawaii in May 1968 with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. I enjoyed the social sciences and hoped to have a career in social work.
However, when I look back on those years as a UH student, the courses I truly loved were Art History and World Literature. When I was growing up, I was not exposed to art museums or art exhibits. Nor did I hear any intellectual discussions about literature. My parents were not college graduates, and my grandparents were Korean immigrants.
I remember marveling at Professor Norris’ slides of famous paintings by master artists. When I traveled through Europe in 1969, I recalled what he said about art. I chuckled while touring the Louvre in Paris and viewing the “Mona Lisa” by da Vinci for the first time. This painting was covered with tiny cracks due to the fact that it had been painted many centuries ago. But, what a thrill it was to actually see this masterwork in person. I felt the same thrill when I saw Michelangelo’s paintings in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican, not to mention his marble statues in St. Peter’s Basilica.
I also remember my world literature classes at the University of Hawaii. I’ll never forget reading works by Russian authors, such as Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” and Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment.” French author Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” was riveting. I was fascinated with works by Shakespeare, Homer, Chaucer, and Dante, among others.
Isn’t it funny how courses I took during the 1960s are still cherished many decades later? I certainly received a great education at the University of Hawaii.