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The West Press Express is a bi-monthly email newsletter of the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu
Get Ready! West O‘ahu Day
Celebration Set for April 9
Festivities begin at 11 a.m. and include a talent show, food, games, club booths, raffle prizes, Makahiki (Hawaiian games) and a Hawaiian band! For information on how to participate, contact Kelly Ching at firstname.lastname@example.org or 454-4700.
Show off your school spirit during UH West O‘ahu Spirit Week April 6-8! Win West O‘ahu day raffle tickets by observing these spirit events:
Monday, April 6 - School Colors day
Don’t forget to wear red and black!
Tuesday, April 7 - Beach day
Bring in three beach items (see list of items at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/studentgov)
Wednesday, April 8 - West O‘ahu Apparel day
Don’t forget to wear anything that says UH West O‘ahu!
Thursday, April 9 - West O‘ahu day!
Bring your UH West O‘ahu student ID to the Student Services office to claim your raffle tickets!
Are you talented?
Show off your special skills during the West O‘ahu Day Talent Show! All types of performances are welcome! Visit the Student Services office for the application and additional information. Talent show participants will receive gifts and prizes!
2009 National Survey of Student Engagement
All UH West O‘ahu freshmen and seniors:
Please remember to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Your feedback is valuable and will tell us how best to improve your curriculum and general campus life. Only 20% of you have filled out the survey so far. Instructions on completing the NSSE online have been sent to you by email. The deadline to fill out the NSSE is June 1. Do your part in helping to improve the curriculum and campus life for all UH West O‘ahu students!
Financial Aid Office Offers Free Federal Application for Federal Student Aid Workshops
Attend the free UH West O'ahu FAFSA Workshop to learn how to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Sign up at the Student Services Office for one of four time slots for today, March 27:
5 - 5:45 p.m.
5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
7:15 - 8 p.m.
Bring the following information/documents to the workshop:
· Social Security number
· Federal and State Income Tax returns for 2008 (2007 returns are acceptable if 2008 taxes have not yet been filed)
· W-2 Forms
· PIN and password if already registered with FAFSA
The workshops take place in the UH West O‘ahu Computer Lab. For questions, contact the UH West O'ahu Financial Aid Office at 454-4700 or email@example.com
Support the UH West O‘ahu Hawaii Foodbank Drive
Help feed Hawai‘i’s hungry today! Show your support for the Hawaii Foodbank’s 20th Annual Food Drive by:
· dropping off canned goods and cash or check donations to the Hawai‘i Foodbank tent during the West O‘ahu Day festivities on April 9. The most needed items are canned meats and tuna, canned meals including spaghetti, chili and corned beef hash, canned soups, vegetables and fruits. Donations are also being accepted now through April 9 at the UH West O‘ahu Business Office.
· purchasing an Aloha Diner’s Club coupon book or the Hawaii Foodbank 20th Anniversary T-shirt for $14.
· purchasing an item from the Business Office White Elephant booth at West O‘ahu Day with proceeds benefitting the Hawaii Foodbank.
To purchase an Aloha Diner’s Club coupon book or Hawaii Foodbank T-shirt, email Jennifer Watanabe at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, email Sharon Cox at email@example.com.
Enter the UH Alumni Association (UHAA) 2009 Student Grant Video Competition for a Chance to Win $500
All currently enrolled full- or part-time UH West O‘ahu students are encouraged to enter the UH Alumni Association’s 2009 Student Grant Competition. To enter, submit a video based on the theme “What I will always remember about my days on campus” to UHAA’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/uhalumni. UH West O‘ahu students should upload videos to www.youtube.com/group/UHAA. Video submissions must be completely uploaded to the UHAA YouTube channel no later than 4 p.m. HST on April 10. Video submissions will be evaluated based on best interpretation of the theme, creativity, originality and content. Winners will be announced on April 24 via email and public announcement. All submissions will become property of UHAA and may be used for other promotional purposes. For more information and technical specifications, contact the Alumni Relations office at 956-2586 or 1.877.842.5867 or visit www.uhalumni.org
Writing and Learning Center Workshops
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. Call 454-4794 or email Emily Nye at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space. The workshop is sponsored by the UH West O‘ahu Writing and Learning Center.
Accounting Club General Meeting, April 1, Conference Room, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for our third general meeting! For more information, visit http://homepages.uhwo.hawaii.edu/~acctclub
Education Club Book Drive at West O‘ahu Day!
Drop off your new and gently used books at the Education Club booth during West O‘ahu Day! The book drive will benefit the lending library of Ka‘ala Elementary School in Wahiawa. Help us build literacy opportunities for Hawai‘i's youth. For more information, email email@example.com.
Business Club Events
West O‘ahu Day, April 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Check out the UHWO Business Club booth at West O‘ahu Day! We will be selling ono bentos, musubis and other yummy goodies from, local-favorite, Tanioka’s Seafood & Catering. For more information about the Business Club, visit http://homepages.uhwo.hawaii.edu/~busclub/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
O‘ahu Invasive Species Committee Volunteer Work Trip, Manana Heights, April 11, 8 a.m. –3 p.m.
The Business Club is partnering with the O‘ahu Invasive Species Committee to protect our native forests from infestation of invasive species. Come out and enjoy a fun and educational afternoon outdoors where we will learn about watershed protection and native plant preservation along with a moderate/steep hike up Manana Heights to weed out the invasive Manuka plant. Pre-registration is necessary, so contact the club at email@example.com for more information about requirements and what to bring.
UH System Presidential Search Committee Reviews Applicants
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.
Student part-time position available
The Manoa Educational Talent Search Program has a part-time position immediately available (19 hours/week) at Nanakuli High School for a UH West O’ahu student whose specialty focuses on youth educational development, grade-to-grade promotion, graduation from high school and post-secondary educational opportunities. The student will assist high school students in completing college admission applications, personal essay statements, and financial aid applications. Email your resume attention to Maile Goo at firstname.lastname@example.org
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Need financial aid for next year?
Log-on to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply. The 2009-2010 Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online! Turn in your FAFSA by the April 1 priority deadline to increase your chance of receiving the maximum amount of aid. For assistance with the FAFSA, attend the UH West O‘ahu FAFSA Workshop happening today! Call 454-4700 or email email@example.com for more information.
Many external scholarship applications are due this March. Apply today! Log on to http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/scholarship