Free Tax Assistance for Low- to Moderate-Income Taxpayers, Saturdays Through March 28, Offered by UHWO Accounting Students
Student volunteers from UH West O‘ahu and Leeward Community College accounting classes and other community members are providing free tax help for low to moderate-income taxpayers with preparing 2008 federal and Hawai‘i State tax returns as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Volunteers are trained and certified to prepare basic tax returns.
Saturdays through March 28
Leeward Community College, Business Education Building Room 229
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
For more information, visit
Virtual Professional-in-Residence Program Offers Free Opportunity to Consult with Industry Experts
The Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business at the UH Manoa Shidler College of Business welcomes all UH students and faculty to access the Virtual Professional-in-Residence (VPIR) Program, a “live library” of resources that provides consultation from business executives with a wide array of expertise. All VPIRs are volunteers and genuinely interested in offering their knowledge to the UH community. The service is free and provides a rare opportunity to make contact with industry experts by phone or email.
Appointments are required. To see a full listing of the current VPIRs, or to schedule an appointment, visit http://www.shidler.hawaii.edu/VPIR For more information, call 956-5083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention, Karaoke Enthusiasts!
Are you up for the challenge? Contact Emily Nye at 454-4736 or email@example.com for more information.
Have you been looking for the opportunity to demonstrate your school spirit while showing off your group or department's impressive musical talent? Enter the first-ever UH West O‘ahu Karaoke Challenge!
• Open to all UH West O‘ahu students, faculty and staff
• Form a team (minimum three)
• Be prepared for round-robin competition
• Semi-finals in March
• Finals on West O‘ahu Day, April 9
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
Last Chance to Purchase U-Pass Reduced Rate Bus Pass for Spring Semester
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 end of day today.
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.
March 3 and April 15
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.
Sociology Club Meeting, March 3, 3:30 p.m., B Building Lanai
The Sociology Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. at the B Building Lanai. New members welcome! For questions, contact Dr. Joyce Chinen at 454-4720 or email@example.com.
UH West O‘ahu Math Center Open Additional Hours this Spring
Hours of Operation:
Monday/Wednesday - 2-5 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday - 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday - Closed
Tutoring is offered by appointment, on a walk-in basis, and online during operational hours. All tutoring services are free of charge to registered UH West O‘ahu students. The Math Center is located in B-108. For additional information, call 454-4794, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www2.hawaii.edu/~uhwomc
UH System Presidential Search Underway
The search is on for the next UH System president to succeed David McClain, whose term of appointment concludes on July 31. The UH Advisory Presidential Selection Committee began review of nominations and applications on Feb. 20. The position remains open until filled.
Follow the search process on the committee's website,
http://www.hawaii.edu/president. The site contains the job listing, selection criteria and information on committee members and meetings, as well as feedback from listening tours on UH campuses and an opportunity to submit questions or comments.
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.
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Need financial aid for next year?
Log-on to http://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 email@example.com
Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines:
· The First Year Achievement Grant application deadline is today! Go to http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/scholarship to download the application.
· The Hawaii Community Foundation Scholarship deadline is March 2. Apply online at http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org
· The UH Foundation Scholarship deadline is March 9. Apply online at http://www.hawaii.edu/admissions/aid.html