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NEW SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS, INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
2008-2009 UHWO J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship
UH West O‘ahu (UHWO) is proud to announce the 2008-2009 J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship. This award was presented to UHWO by The Former Agents of the FBI Foundation and acknowledges academic achievement and leadership for students in the Bachelors of Arts in Public Administration, Justice Administration concentration.
1. Classified student in Bachelors of Arts in Public Administration, Justice Administration concentration.
2. At least half-time enrollment (minimum 6 credit enrollment).
3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
To apply, complete the application form available at: http://socrates.uhwo.hawaii.edu/PubAd/hallstone/FBI_scholarship.pdf
Frances Davis Teaching Award
Nominate an outstanding faculty member for the Frances Davis Teaching Award!
Candidates must be full-time instructors (I2) or assistant professors (I3), part-time faculty, or lecturers in good standing. Associate and “Full” Professors are not eligible for this award. The award-winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize.
Nominations may come from any faculty member or student at UH West O‘ahu and can be sent to email@example.com.
The deadline for nominations is Feb. 1, 2009. The deadline for submission of application materials is March 1, 2009. Please see http://socrates.uhwo.hawaii.edu/PubAd/hallstone/Frances_Davis.pdf for information on the nomination process.
State Legislative Internship Program
Applications are now being accepted for the State Legislative Internship for spring 2009 (January-April) when the Legislature is in session. Students will have an opportunity to work for a senator or representative and learn about the legislative process in Hawai‘i. To be eligible, students may come from any concentration field and have a minimum 3.0 GPA with senior standing (at least 89 total credits).
The internship includes a 35-40 hour work week and will earn a total of 15 credits: WI Puba 490 (6 credit; not to be confused with the regular 3 credit Puba 490 Administrative Senior Practicum), Soc 496, Pols 496, and Puba 496, and will receive a stipend of $1500. Students may not be enrolled in other credits during this internship.
Applications are available at:
Completed applications should be emailed to Dr. Michael Hallstone (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, Nov. 7, 2008. Completed applications will be reviewed following the deadline and the UHWO Internship Committee, headed by Dr. Michael Hallstone, will interview eligible applicants for three possible positions.
Upcoming Writing and Learning Center Workshops
Learn what makes a great paper and obtain strategies for planning, writing, and revising.
“Writing an ‘A’ Paper”
Kapolei Student Services Office
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Stressed out? Learn strategies to organize your academic work, as well as relaxation techniques so you can do well this semester.
“Managing Your Stress”
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
For more information on the listed workshops sponsored by the Writing and Learning Center and the Division of Academic Affairs, contact Dr. Emily Nye at 454-4794 or email@example.com.
Canned Food Drive, Oct. 1- Nov. 13
The UHWO Anthropology Club and the UHWO Sociology Club are holding a Canned Food Drive for the Transitional Housing Project, Maililand. Donations will be accepted from Oct. 1-Nov. 13. Collection box located in C-105. For more information, contact Dr. Joyce Chinen at 454-4720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spooky Movie Social
The UHWO Sociology and Anthropology Clubs are sponsoring a Spooky Movie Social on Oct. 24 from 5 - 8:30 p.m. in E-104 and the Kuhialoko lanai (E-building). Free pizza, drinks, and a costume contest (two prize categories - spookiest and original). Prizes given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Join us if you dare!
Business Club News
Adopt-A-Beach-Hawaii, Beach Clean-up: Saturday, Oct. 25 at 12 p.m. at Chun's Reef. 61-529 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI 96712
Company Tour, New City Nissan: Friday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. 2295 North King St., Honolulu, HI 96819
Food Drive for the Hawaii Food Bank: Nov. 3 - Nov. 17. Locations to be announced
If you are interested in expanding your network, making a difference in our communities, and learning how to become more savvy in the business world, the UHWO Business Club is where you want to be! It's not too late to become a member. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of major. Please join us at our second general meeting or e-mail email@example.com
Last Day to Withdraw - Friday, Oct. 24
The deadline to withdraw from semester long courses is Friday, Oct. 24. If this is your last class, you will need to complete and submit a Complete Withdrawal form available at www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/forms. For any questions, please contact the Student Services Office at (808) 454-4700 or toll-free from the neighbor islands at (866) 299-8656.
Graduating Fall 2008?
If you are planning on completing your degree requirements this semester and have not yet submitted a graduation application, please contact a Student Services advisor by calling the Student Services Office at (808) 454-4700 or toll-free from the neighbor islands at (866) 299-8656.
New Student Services Friday Office Hours
Student Services Office hours for Fridays will be 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. effective Oct. 10. Monday - Thursday hours are 8 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. Call 454-4700 or toll-free from the Neighbor Islands at 1-866-299-8656.
Academic advising is available by appointment Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Walk-in advising is available on Wednesdays only from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Education & Government eWaste Disposal Day, Saturday, Oct. 25
Take advantage of this free electronic waste recycling drive happening on Saturday, Oct. 25 at one of six drop off locations on UH campuses across the state. Visit www.hawaii.edu/ewaste for more information including drop-off sites, hours of operation and a list of acceptable electronic items.
UHWO Career Services Update
Kapolei Office, 1001 Kamokila Blvd, Ste 229
Phone: 808-692-8502, FAX 808-453-6076; toll-free at 866-299-8656
Pam Haight, Career Services Specialist
UH Manoa, Center on Disability Studies has a project in Ma‘ili and needs part-time teachers (adult ed and high school), $15-17/hr. Email Susan Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pam Haight for details.
Best Buy is hiring part time and seasonal: www.BestBuy.com
Honolulu Advertiser is offering paid summer internships. Deadline to apply is Dec. 31. Check details at www.honoluluadvertiser.com/internships
City and County of Honolulu is now taking applications for their Pookela Fellows internship program that pays $10/hour and gives students opportunities to work with mentors in their fields. For more information and application, contact the program at email@example.com. Deadline for spring 2009 is Nov. 7.
Students in Service/Americorps is a national program that provides thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds with Education Awards in exchange for community service. Based on the number of volunteer hours, you will receive a voucher to be used to pay for college tuition or qualified student loans. For information, contact Pam Haight.
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Need Financial Aid?
You can still apply for the current school year by submitting the 2008-2009 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or pick up the application at the Student Services Office. Make sure to indicate the UH West O‘ahu school code 014315 on your FAFSA. For assistance completing the FAFSA or for questions regarding the application process, contact the Financial Aid office at (808) 454-4700 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need financial aid for next year? Submit your FAFSA prior to April 1, 2009 to increase your chances of obtaining as much eligible aid as possible!
Use MyUH Portal to check on your Financial Aid!
Log in to your MyUH Portal and click on the “Financial Aid” link to check on any outstanding requirements needed to process your financial aid, to read any important financial aid messages and to view your financial aid award for the academic year. To check on the status of your financial aid disbursement or refund, select the “view charges/make payment” link to see if any funds have been applied to your student account.
Check out scholarship opportunities online! View available scholarship opportunities and Hawai‘i scholarship websites at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/scholarship.