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The West Press Express is a bi-monthly email newsletter of the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu
WASC Meeting with Students
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1-2 p.m., E-101
Representatives from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) will be on campus to conduct interviews and an overall review of UH West O‘ahu, Oct. 28-31. This important visit will determine the status of the University’s accreditation. A meeting with students only will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29 in E-101 from 1-2 p.m.
Student are encouraged to attend and participate in this gathering where you will be able to share your current experiences and hopes for our future campus. All comments will remain anonymous.
For more information, contact Cindy Vinluan at 454-4758 or email@example.com.
2009 UHAA Distinguished Alumni Award
Nominations due Monday, Oct. 27
Nominate an outstanding UH graduate for the 2009 UHAA Distinguished Alumni Award. Recipients of this award have committed themselves to advancing the values and goals of the University of Hawai‘i and ensuring improvement in the quality of life for future generations. The Distinguished Alumni Award pays tribute to notable alumni who bring high honor to themselves, the community and the University of Hawai‘i.
UHAA invites you to nominate alumni from any of the University of Hawai‘i’s 10 campuses whose achievements you feel merit consideration for this prestigious award. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Oct. 27. For more information, visit www.UHalumni.hawaii.edu or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (808) 956-ALUM (2586) or 1-877-UH-ALUM (842-5867).
Locks of Love Hair Donation
Got hair to spare? Human hair grows at an average rate of five inches per year. So why not save money this Christmas and pass on the usual salon visit. Give the best gift of all…a part of yourself!
In April, UH West O‘ahu will be holding a “Locks of Love” event and we hope all of you will join us. The main event will be a hair donation center but monetary contributions are always welcomed. If you or someone you know will have at least 10 inches of extra hair by April, why not turn it into a gift for children suffering from long-term hair loss? Have your hair trimmed by an experienced hair stylist right here on campus! To find out if your hair makes the “cut,” log on to http://www.locksoflove.org/donate.html.
Also, if you know of any experienced hair stylist willing to donate their time to this memorable event, please let us know. Additional event details to come. For more information, contact Mei Li Kinney at 454-4837.
“Time Management for Busy Students”
Learn about planning your time, following a schedule or calendar and studying tips that will help you make the most of your hours.
Kapolei Student Services Office
Oct. 28, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. Learn paraphrasing techniques and proper citation.
Nov. 5, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Kapolei Student Services Office
Nov. 5, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
For more information on the listed workshops sponsored by the Writing and Learning Center and the Division of Academic Affairs, call 454-4794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accounting Club Third General Meeting
On Wednesday, Nov. 5 the Accounting Club will hold its third General Members Meeting in the staff lounge (A-106) at 6:30 p.m. Dr. June Aono will offer tips for the CPA exam and conduct a resume workshop. The club will provide food and drink for all members. For more information, visit http://homepages.uhwo.hawaii.edu/~acctclub
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
Third General Meeting: Thursday, Nov. 6 in E-106 at 2 p.m.
Guest speaker Theresa Kong Kee, investor education specialist will discuss how to protect yourself from investment fraud and where to get help if you are a victim.
The Business Club will also be accepting nominations for several officer positions for spring 2009. If you are interested in becoming an officer, or would like to nominate a student, attend the meeting or email email@example.com For more information, visit http://homepages.uhwo.hawaii.edu/~busclub/
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.
Pohnpeian Feast & Kava Ceremony
Open to all “Culture, Thought, and Behavior” students and Anthropology Club members
Monday, Oct. 27
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Those who plan to attend must arrive on time (lest they *step upon* the sacred kava. They must also bring an offering to the Nahnmwarki, the sacred paramount chief. Offerings may be in the form of meat, vegetable, or drink. For more information, contact Dr. Suzanne Falgout at 454-4716.
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!
SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS & INTERNSHIPS
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 Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, Justice Administration concentration.
1. Classified student in Bachelor 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. The deadline for submission of application materials is March 1. 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.
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
UHWO Graduate Program Fair
Thursday, Nov. 6, 1:30 – 5 p.m., Kuhialoko (E Building) and B Building Lanais. Join us to learn more about graduate programs on O‘ahu. Talk to reps about the application process and learn about various programs.
SD496 Career Class
Tuesday/Thursday, Nov. 6-25, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., E-102. This no-cost/no-credit five-session class will prepare you for your practicum, application to graduate school, and/or job search or job advancement. Learn how to research a major and career, prepare your resume and interview script, network for internships, jobs, graduate school and more. Please call or email Career Services to reserve a space.
Senior Practicum Prep Sessions
Business and Accounting students
2-3:15 p.m., A-103
12:30-1:45 p.m., E-106
Humanities and Social Science students
2-3:15 p.m., A-103
Teach for America
Want to teach? Completed a bachelor’s degree by June with a 2.5 or higher GPA? Check out Teach for America at www.teachforamerica.org. Deadline for applications is Nov. 7. Visit www.teachforamerica.org/online.
City and County of Honolulu
Deadline for the Po‘okela internship program for spring 2009 is Nov. 7. Contact the program at email@example.com.
Service/Americorps is a national program that provides thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds with Education Awards in exchange for community service. For more information, visit http://www.studentsinservice.org
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Need Financial Aid?
You can still apply for financial aid by completing the 2008-2009 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Make sure to indicate the UH West O‘ahu school code: 014315. For assistance, contact the Financial Aid Staff at (808) 454-4700 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship are due by Friday, Oct. 31 to the UHWO Student Services Office.
Scholarship opportunities including the Liko A'e Native Hawaiian Scholarship Program for spring 2009 are available online at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/scholarship