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The West Press Express is a bi-monthly email newsletter of the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu
Writing and Learning Center, Math Center to hold Pizza Party, Open House Dec. 9
The Writing and Learning Center and the Math Center invite all UH West O‘ahu students, staff, faculty and friends to a pizza party and open house on Dec. 9. Join us for a celebration of the semester and our best wishes for finals. Meet the Writing and Learning Center and the Math Center staff, tour our facilities and enjoy free food.
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 12 – 2 p.m.
Kuhialoko lanai (E building) and B-108
For more information, call 454-4736.
Graduating Senior Exit Survey
Hey, graduating senior! UH West O‘ahu is interested in your thoughts before you graduate! You will soon receive invitations via email to participate in the UH West O‘ahu Exit Survey of Graduating Seniors. This survey gives you an opportunity to share your thoughts about your academic experience and help us understand how to better serve UH West O‘ahu students.
Please send in your completed surveys by Dec. 20. For questions, contact the Office of Assessment & Institutional Research at email@example.com.
UH West O‘ahu Library Website Survey
The UH West O‘ahu Library is redesigning its website. You can help plan the new website by responding to a short online survey. Follow the link below to access the survey. We appreciate your feedback!
To access the current UH West O‘ahu Library research page, visit http://socrates.uhwo.hawaii.edu/library/explore.htm
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.
Accounting Club Krispy Kreme Fund-Raiser, End-Of-Semester Social Set
Hungry for Krispy Kreme? On Wednesday, Dec. 3, Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be available for pick-up from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Kuhialoko lanai (E building) for pre-sale ticket holders. To purchase tickets, visit http://homepages.uhwo.hawaii.edu/~acctclub and contact an Accounting Club officer or member. Tickets are $10 for one box of a dozen glazed donuts.
On Dec. 20, the Accounting Club will host an end of the semester social at Dave & Busters with active members enjoying fun and games, a good meal, and the company of fellow members. Congratulations and thanks to all graduating students and active members.
Education Club Book Drive, Dec. 1-5
The Education Club will be collecting new and gently used books to benefit the parent/child connection and literacy building lending library of Waipahu Elementary School Dec. 1-5 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Kuhialoko lanai (E building). We will also be accepting cash donations during the general collection. Officers will also be collecting books before and after class (see Teagan Logan, Crystal Schaffner, Gwen Lazear, Shannon Cristobal and Michelle Adamski). Contact Michelle Adamski at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help with the drive.
Frances Davis Teaching Award Nominations Sought; $1,000 Available To UHWO's Best
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.
The Writing and Learning Center/Math Center Hours
The Writing and Learning Center and the Math Center will be open through finals week. To avoid the rush, please come visit us early in your writing process! Located in B-108, we are happy to look at drafts and help you brainstorm and develop your ideas. Tutoring hours are:
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
Friday 3 - 6 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday,
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.,
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Kapolei office)
Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday 3 - 6 p.m.
Call 454-4794 to schedule an appointment, or visit www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/tutoring to find out how to submit a paper online.
Student Services Office Hours
Student Services Office hours for Fridays are 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.
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
Want to learn outside the classroom and help your community at the same time? The Service-Learning program provides a great opportunity to develop a professional network and learn skills and attitudes necessary for work or graduate school. The classes listed below offer hands-on service opportunities as an option for credit within the class. Please contact the appropriate faculty member for information on how this experience can help you prepare for your career.
- ANTH 356, Culture & Communication, Falgout
- BIOL 100, Human Biology, E. Cox
- BUSA 312, Intermediate Financial Accounting I, S. Cox
- BUSA 313, Intermediate Financial Accounting II, Kudo
- BUSA 319, Tax Concepts, S. Cox
- BUSA 419, Corporate and Partnership Tax, S. Cox
- EDEE 310, Education in a Global Society, Schwartz
- EDEE 325, Creative and Performing Arts, Iorio
- EDEE 415, Teaching Cultural Linguistic Diverse Learners, Mathis
- HPST 450, Pacific Islanders Diaspora Experiences, Lilomai’ava-Doktor
- POLS 235, Politics of Food, Mironesco
- SOC 401, Urban Sociology, Chinen
- WS 151, Intro to Women’s Studies, Mironesco
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
The financial aid deadline for fall only students is Friday, Dec. 5. If this fall is your last semester at UH West O‘ahu and you applied for financial aid, you must submit any outstanding requirements by Dec. 5 to receive aid. Check your financial aid status through MyUH Portal or contact the financial aid office at 454-4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New scholarships just posted!
Check out the latest information online at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/scholarship. The Charles Hemenway Scholarship is now available for spring 2009! The application is available online and at the Student Services Office (A-108).