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The West Press Express is a bi-monthly email newsletter of the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu
New Marketing Concentration Available
Due to overwhelming demand, a marketing concentration will be available to Business Administration students starting fall 2009. Become one of the first students to obtain this concentration and capitalize on your creativity! For more information, contact Dr. Derrek Choy at firstname.lastname@example.org
UH West O‘ahu Writing and Learning Center Tutor Positions Available for Summer and Fall/Spring Semesters; $10/hour
Math and writing tutors are needed to provide tutoring services to recently admitted high school graduates to prepare them for math and English Compass tests at UH West O‘ahu. Tutors must be available to facilitate workshops and tutor on:
· June 16 (morning)
· July 14 (evening)
· August 11 (morning)
In addition, tutors will receive four hours of paid training in early June (15 total hours). Students must be proficient in college level English or math. Tutoring experience a plus. Apply online using your UH username and password at www.hawaii.edu/sece, position number 77519, by May 15. For questions, contact Dr. Emily Nye at 454-4736 or email@example.com
Fall 2009/Spring 2010
The UHWO Writing and Learning Center is hiring writing tutors for the 2009-2010 academic year. Writing tutors help students by appointment, online and are available for drop-in consultations. Tutors help students develop main ideas, arguments and correctly document papers across the curriculum as well as assist with grammar and mechanics. Interested tutors assist in developing and facilitating academic skill workshops and podcasts. Tutoring experience is desirable, but not required. Students can receive paid training over the summer or early fall. Students may also receive elective credit or internship experience.
1. Must be enrolled at any UH campus (minimum of three credits)
2. Completion of English 200 or the equivalent (with B or better)
3. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse range of students
4. Familiar with academic writing, including incorporating sources
5. Attend training meetings
6. Represent the Writing and Learning Center in a manner consistent with the goals and mission of the University
1. Completed application form (provided by Dr. Emily Nye to interested students)
2. One letter of recommendation from a previous instructor or job supervisor
3. Sample of graded academic writing
If you are interested in becoming a writing tutor, please contact Dr. Emily Nye at firstname.lastname@example.org and submit all application materials by May 29.
UH System On-Campus Childcare Survey
The UH Commission on the Status of Women is conducting a survey to review and assess the need for on-campus childcare. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. Results will be reported in fall 2009.
Submission of the completed survey will be interpreted as your informed consent to participate and affirmation that you are at least 18 years of age.
The childcare survey can be accessed here:
If you experience technical difficulties accessing the survey, please contact: email@example.com
For questions about this research study, contact Teresa Bill at the UH Manoa Women’s Center at 956-8059 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about your rights as a research subject, call the UH Committee on Human Studies at 956-5007, or write to 2540 Maile Way, 253, Honolulu, HI 96822 or email email@example.com.
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 June 30 for $80. Bring your valid student ID to the Dean of Student Services office, room A-108. Passes are available for purchase (cash only) until June 30.
Complete Your Spring 2009 End-of-Semester Course Evaluations, Get a Chance to Win Cash!
Students who complete all spring 2009 course evaluations are eligible to win a $50 or $25 cash prize.
How to qualify to win:
1. Log-on to www.hawaii.edu/ecafe with your UH email username and password.
2. Complete your course evaluations from April 20 – May 8. Course evaluations may be completed on campus from May 4-7 in B-106, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and D-105, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
3. Submit the eCafe log-in sheet that confirms you “completed” all your course evaluations. If completing the evaluation in person, print the eCafe log-in sheet, write your name and email address on the sheet and turn it in to the box in B-105. If submitting by email, copy and save the eCafe log-in sheet as an attachment and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note in the subject line, “Course Evaluation Raffle” and your name.
Deadline to submit completed log-in sheets is May 8 at 4 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com
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 30 percent 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!
JAH Club Meeting, Monday, April 27, E-106, 10 -11 a.m.
Interested in becoming a new member? Interested in becoming an officer? Join us on Monday, April 27 for our club meeting. We will also be discussing the upcoming fall 2009 schedule. All are welcome to attend. For more information, email Kehau Deboma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sociology Club Fund-raising Lunch, Thursday, April 30, E-Building Lanai, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The UHWO Sociology Club will be selling chicken katsu plates for $5 and fried noodles for $3 to raise funds for charitable causes. The money will go toward purchasing mosquito nets to prevent the spread of malaria in Malawi and to a local domestic violence shelter. The club will also accept donations of new toiletry items and disposable diapers to benefit domestic violence shelter residents. For more information, contact Sociology Club Faculty Advisor Dr. Joyce Chinen at 454-4720 or email@example.com
UHWO's Spring Commencement May 17; Begins at 4 p.m. at Hawai‘i Theatre
UH West O‘ahu’s Spring 2009 Commencement Ceremony takes place at Hawai‘i Theatre May 17 at 4 p.m. Some of the features of this semester's commencement ceremony include:
· Indoor venue with air conditioning
· Increased seating capacity (215 percent more than Leeward Community College Theatre and 40 percent more than Leeward Community College's Tuthill Courtyard);
· Raised theater seating will provide a clear view of the graduates and platform party on stage;
· Full use of the park structures next to Hawai‘i Theatre for families to greet graduates with lei and take pictures; and
· Light Sunday afternoon traffic and plenty of readily available parking
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
Today is the last day to apply for spring 2009 financial aid. Submit your 2008-2009 FAFSA now! Financial aid is not available for summer sessions so remember to plan accordingly. The final day to submit all financial aid requirements for spring 2009 is May 4. In order to process financial aid before the end of the semester, all requirements must be submitted as soon as possible.
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. Hard copies are available at the Student Services Office. Call 454-4700 or email email@example.com for more information.
To view the latest scholarship information online, visit http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/scholarship