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The West Press Express is a bi-monthly email newsletter of the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu
First-ever Conference March 19-21 to Review
Okinawan Studies as Viable Field of Study
This inaugural event brings together Okinawan Studies experts from the University of Hawai‘i, mainland, Okinawa and Japan. The symposium, co-chaired by UH West O‘ahu Professor Joyce Chinen and UH Manoa Associate Professor Leon Serafim, will cover the topic of Okinawan Studies and the potential of further developing it into a viable field of study.
The conference takes place at the Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center in the East West Center at the UH Manoa campus. Registration forms are available at http://www.hawaii.edu/cjs. Registration is free before March 15. On-site registration is available for a $5 cash fee. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the UH West O‘ahu website at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu.
In-class Note Takers to Receive Cash;
$7.75 Per Hour, No Experience Required
Students can earn extra cash while helping individual students with disabilities. Students taking part in the program must have legible handwriting, enrolled in at least six credits and in good academic standing. No experience required. $7.75/hour.
If you are registered in any of the following courses and would like to become a note taker, please contact Janice Takaki in the Student Services Office (A-108) or email email@example.com.
• BUSA 419
• BUSA 418
• POLS 450
• BUSA 320
• HIST 496J
• HPST 440
• HPST 496Q
• SOC 450
• PSY 474
U-Pass Reduced Rate Bus Pass Available to UH West O‘ahu Students
Do you ride TheBus? As a UH West O‘ahu student, you are eligible to purchase a U-Pass reduced-rate bus pass tailored to the needs of Hawai‘i’s university students. The pass is valid now through May 31 for $100. Bring your valid student ID to the Dean of Student Services office, room A-108. Passes are available for purchase (cash only) until Feb. 28.
Faculty Senate Brown Bag, Feb. 18, E-103, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Culture, Identity and Epistemology: Lenses for Student Reflection
Professor Susan Matoba Adler will discuss how a student's racial/ethnic culture, identity (both ascribed and appropriated), and epistemology ("ways of knowing"), all influence their choice of study and style of learning.
New Library Software and Bibliographic Management
Librarian Margot Hanson will demonstrate new bibliographic management software options for research. These include browser-based services such as Zotero as well as social software web-based services such as Connetea and citeulike. Faculty will learn about new citation management tools that can be used for organizing, sharing and discovering references.
Upcoming Writing and Learning Center Workshops
Call 454-4794 or email Emily Nye at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space in any of the following workshops sponsored by the UH West O‘ahu Writing and Learning Center. All workshops are held in E-104 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
This workshop helps define plagiarism and teaches paraphrasing and proper citation techniques.
Writing a Winning Resume
This workshop offers techniques for writing a resume for the appropriate audience using persuasive, action-oriented words and following an easy-to-read format.
How to Write an ‘A’ Paper
What are professors looking for? This workshop outlines the importance of constructing a strong, clear thesis supported by well-organized evidence.
Submission Deadline for "Tales of Academic Survival" Today!
The Writing and Learning Center will publish a “Tales of Academic Survival” booklet featuring essays about the road to college success. Tell us your story about:
• an experience that made you a better student
• a person who helped you master a skill
• a strategy that helped you survive (or any advice for newcomers)
Send manuscripts (1,000-word maximum, typed, double-spaced) to the Writing and Learning Center, B-108, email@example.com, or call 454-4794 for more information. Illustration submissions (black/white drawings or other graphics) will also be accepted. Submission deadline is today!
Funded by a Diversity and Equity Initiative Grant, Office of Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity.
Business Club Upcoming Events
First General Meeting, Feb. 17, E-105, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
All students are invited to attend the UHWO Business Club's first general meeting of the spring semester. Official introductions of the spring 2009 officers and discussions of confirmed and planned club activities will round out this informal gathering. Light refreshments will be available. Visit our website at http://homepages.uhwo.hawaii.edu/~busclub/ for more info. We hope to see you there!
Resume Workshop, Feb. 26, E-104, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The UHWO Business Club, in partnership with the City & County of Honolulu’s Department of Human Resources, will host a resume workshop open to all students. Participants will gain valuable tips on how to create and layout an effective resume. Feel free to bring your own resume and any questions. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAH Club Health and Wellness Fair, Feb. 25, B Lanai and Campus Courtyard, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
This event highlights the importance of a healthy body and lifestyle. All UH West O‘ahu students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Featuring free fitness activities, healthy drinks and food samples. See campus flyers for additional details. If you are interested in participating or volunteering at the fair, contact JAH Club President Kehau Deboma at email@example.com.
PSI CHI Application Deadline is Today!
Apply for PSI CHI, the National Honors Society in Psychology!
- Second semester sophomore
- Completed 45 units of college courses and nine semester hours of psychology course work (PSY100 not included)
- Minimum 3.25 GPA in psychology and cumulative grades
To apply, fill out an Education Verification Request form at the Student Services office requesting disclosure of the listed eligibility criteria to Dr. Richard Langford and PSI CHI. Visit http://www.psichi.org/downloads/home.asp#Membership and fill out the “registration card,” “invitation to membership” and “membership” forms. After completion, contact PSI CHI Representative Rodney Boucher at firstname.lastname@example.org
No classes will be held on Monday, Feb. 16 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Spring Into Academic Excellence with the Writing and Learning Center
Did you know that UH West O‘ahu provides free tutoring for all students in writing, math, and statistics? These services and more are available at the Writing and Learning Center in B-108. Spring semester hours of operation are Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday by appointment.
Learn more about the Writing and Learning Center at www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/tutoring or contact the staff at 454-4794 or email@example.com.
Career Services Update
UH West O‘ahu Career Services is no longer staffed but students can access handouts on majors, practicums, job or graduate school search, resumes and interviews, and more at the Career Resources website at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/career2.
Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC) Paid Internships
The Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC) is seeking applications for nine-week paid internships located in Kihei on the island of Maui during summer break 2009. Applications are being accepted from students at all UH system campuses. The work involves support in areas such as visualization and 3D animation, web design and maintenance, HPC networking, database design and implementation, 24 x 7 computer operations, and Linux Cluster administration. The application deadline is Feb. 15. Details for applying are available online in the current UH job openings listing in the employment section of the MHPCC website (Job ID 28649): http://mhpcc.hpc.mil
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Need financial aid for next year?
Need financial aid for next year? Log on to www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply. The 2009-2010 FAFSA is now available online! Turn in your FAFSA by the April 1 priority deadline to increase your chance of receiving the maximum amount of aid. For financial aid assistance, call 454-4700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.