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Phi Delta Kappa International
Walden University Cyberspace Chapter
(PDKWUCC)  1997 - 2017

Phi Delta Kappa International 
Walden University Cyberspace Chapter
 1997 - 2015

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Posted by PDKWUCC on December 18, 2016 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

by Shawna Ebbeson, President

One of the most moving experiences I had on our Hawaii vacation was visiting Pearl Harbor shortly after the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.  This historic event has great meaning and impact on my family.  My dad served in the Navy for 8 years and my stepmom is Japanese.  Upon entering the Harbor, my stepmom was in tears.  She carries with her the shame and sorrow on the actions of her people on December 7, 941.  We talked with a few Polynesian residents visiting the USS Arizona Memorial that still mourn the loss of their loved ones; civilians killed in the raid.  My daughter and I will be studying the attack on Pearl Harbor moving forward and I encourage anyone teaching others about this event in history to incorporate how this historic event still impacts people around the globe today.

The Making of Kona Coffee

Posted by PDKWUCC on December 10, 2016 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Get this special post-residency footage from PDKWUCC President Shawna Ebbeson's personal vacation activities. 

Shawna Ebbeson posted:

"We went to the Mountain Thunder Kona Coffee Plantation and discovered all about Kona coffee from growing the bean to brewing a cup of Java. Watch as our tour guide explains the unique qualities of Kona coffee from other coffees (such as Columbian) and what threatens the crops.


To learn more about Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, visit their website at http://www.mountainthunder.com/ and order your own bag of 100% Vienna Roast Kona Coffee. It is excellent!"

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A video recap of the Hawaii doctoral residency

Posted by PDKWUCC on December 9, 2016 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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Time for a new Mascot

Posted by PDKWUCC on December 9, 2016 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Our mascot, Dr. Bernstein, has traveled with me for the past 3 years.  He was purchased for $30 and has a new home now.  Looks like it's time for a new mascot :)

Another item that sold is the PDKWUCC R.O.O.T.S. coffee mug for $20.  

We also gave out the last of our promotional water bottles at the residency.  We will be voting on promotional items needing replenished in the coming months.  

Happy Thanksgiving from The Big Island of Hawaii

Posted by PDKWUCC on December 9, 2016 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)


The huge bird on the right was often found right outside our balcony windows at Paniolo Greens.  There were usually 4 - 6 in a group.  Whenever you saw one, another was not far behind.  The most we counted on the golf course was at 6am where there were 17 of them.  My stepmom thought they were the nene birds (on the left), which is indigenous to Hawaii.  Nene birds are more like what we (on the mainland) would call geese.  They are quite different than the wild turkeys we saw during our stay.

Another foreigner on the island

Posted by PDKWUCC on December 9, 2016 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

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This funny little guy is called a Cattle Egret. This bird is an immigrant of Hawaii. Like the barn owl and the mongoose, the cattle egret was brought over as a natural way to manage rodents and insects that threaten local crops. Without natural predators on the islands, these immigrants have significantly increased in numbers and are now a threat to other native wildlife in Hawaii.  Big Island Now.com

A little visitor on the sidewalk in front of the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the day 1 of the residency

Posted by PDKWUCC on December 9, 2016 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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The 2nd day of the residency was rainy.  I went back out to take more videos of this guy on our next break, but it was gone.