• UH West O‘ahu Homepage
• UH System Homepage
• West Press
• UH West O‘ahu News
• UH West O‘ahu on Twitter
• UH West O‘ahu on Facebook
• New Campus Site
The West Press Express is a bi-monthly email newsletter of the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu (distribution is monthly during summer).
New Student Orientation Sessions for Freshmen, July 13 or Aug. 10, D102
Join us and learn about registration, financial aid, textbooks, tuition, fees and general information about UH West O‘ahu. Featuring freshman and parent/family break-out sessions, a question-and-answer session with UH West O‘ahu students, faculty, staff and alumni, an optional campus tour, and light refreshments. The optional tour begins at 5:30 p.m. Orientation is from 6-7:30 p.m. Feel free to bring your parents or up to two guests.
Please RSVP by calling 454-4700 by July 6 for the July 13 orientation and by Aug. 3 for the Aug. 10 orientation. Eligible students who attend new student orientation qualify for early registration!
Free Compass Test Prep Workshops
The Compass Placement Test is an instrument to measure your English and math level. This free mini-workshop at UH West O‘ahu prepares you with review, assessment and tutoring prior to taking the test. Please RSVP by calling 454-4700.
July 14 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Aug. 11 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Summer Bridge Program, Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This free, one-week session offers tips on time management, note-taking, test-taking, college reading, writing, math and science. Students will earn one college credit. The program is currently full but interested students may call 454-4700 to get on a waiting list.
Frosh Day Camp at UHWO Welcomes
New Freshmen Aug. 12-13
Join us for two days of fun, meeting new friends, games, activities and learning everything you need to know being a UH West O‘ahu student. You must be able to attend both camp days on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost to attend the event is $20 and includes a free UH West O‘ahu T-shirt and other cool merchandise. Call the UH West O‘ahu Student Services Office by Wednesday, July 22 at 454-4700 to sign-up!
Freshman Reception Offers Dinner,
Entertainment for Freshmen Aug. 13
Join us for an evening of luau-style entertainment and dinner with a celebratory welcome from UH West O‘ahu Chancellor Gene Awakuni Aug. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Meet other students, faculty and staff before classes begin! RSVP by calling 454-4700. Freshman attendees may bring two guests.
The Learning Community is a first-semester support program where a group of freshman students take courses together. Freshmen who are accepted into the program will enroll in a cluster of the following content courses that meet general education and/or graduation requirements:
· HPST 201 Intro to Hawaiian Studies
· HIST 151 World Civilization to 1500
· SD 100 The University Experience
Freshman-friendly professors will connect all three courses together. The purpose of the University Experience course is to provide new students with the skills and knowledge essential for a successful college experience, offer information on university resources and provide a greater understanding of the learning process. To register, contact Freshman Advisor Margy Ledward via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|CHANGES TO SUMMER AND FALL 2009 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
The following changes have been made to the summer and fall 2009 Schedule of Classes.
Summer Session II 2009 (July 6 – Aug. 14) New Sections
68090 ANTH 235 Pacific Island Cultures, Suzanne Falgout
Online, Chats TBA
68088 BUSA 416 Accounting Information Systems,
Online, Chats TBA
68093 ENG 383 Children’s Literature, Stan Orr
MTW 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Fall 2009 New Sections
69237 BOT 105 Ethnobotany, Lynn Hodgson
Accelerated term (Aug. 28 – Oct. 9) F 6 – 9 p.m.;
Sat 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
69238 HIST 281 Introduction to American History I,
MW 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Note: If you wish to take this class for upper division credit, please contact the instructor at email@example.com
69203 POLS 326 Environmental Politics, Louis Herman,
F 2 – 4:45 p.m.
Change to F 6 – 8:30 p.m.
69216 ACC 202 Intro to Managerial Accounting, June Aono, MW 5 – 6:15 p.m.
Change to MW 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Register for Summer Session II Classes!
It’s not too late to sign-up for Summer Session II classes! Instruction runs from July 6 – Aug. 14. The last day to register is July 8. For registration information, download the Summer/Fall 2009 Registration Bulletin at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/registration, stop by the Student Services Office or call 454-4700.
New Student Orientation for Transfer Students, July 8, July 22 or Aug. 10, D102
Join us and learn about registration, financial aid, textbooks, tuition and fees and general information about UH West O‘ahu. Featuring degree program break-out sessions, a question and answer session with UH West O‘ahu students, faculty, staff and alumni, and an optional campus tour and light refreshments. The optional tour begins at 5:30 p.m. Orientation runs from 6-7:30 p.m. Feel free to bring one guest. Please RSVP to one session by calling 454-4700 at least one week prior to orientation. Eligible students who attend new student orientation qualify for early registration!
Volunteer for UH West O‘ahu Pride Day, July 10, 8 – 11:30 a.m.; Potluck to follow
Don’t forget to wear clothes you can get dirty. All non-UH West O‘ahu volunteers will need to sign a release form. To volunteer, email Ryan or Cindy at Ryan@uhwo.hawaii.edu or Vinluan@uhwo.hawaii.edu, with either “CLEAN TEAM” or “POTLUCK” in the subject or message window. Please let us know by July 2 whether you want to volunteer for this cause for our school!
Attention all UH West O‘ahu faculty, staff, students and alumni! Show off your UH West O‘ahu pride by helping clean-up our campus! Don’t want to get dirty? Volunteer to bring food for the potluck lunch.
• Clean Team volunteers for cleaning and landscape work (can bring tools from home)
• Potluck volunteers for our potluck
UH West O‘ahu Receives $1 Million for Reentry Scholarships
UH West O‘ahu will receive $1 million for reentry scholarships from the Bernard Osher Foundation for the 2010-2011 academic year. The scholarship provides critical support for students who have experienced an interruption in their studies and wish to resume their education. Financial assistance is offered for student tuition fees exclusively.
The scholarship is available to students who:
· have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years
· are at the undergraduate level and pursuing their first bachelor’s degree
· anticipate working for a significant period of time after graduation and ideally between 25-50 years of age
· demonstrate financial need, not necessarily on the FAFSA
· show academic promise and a commitment to obtaining their degree
The Bernard Osher Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life through support for higher education and the arts. The Foundation provides post-secondary scholarship funding to colleges and universities across the nation, with special attention to reentry students.
Osher reentry scholarship funds are available for the 2009-2010 academic year. Visit http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/scholarship to download the application due by June 30. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 454-4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UH West O‘ahu Writing and Learning Center Summer Hours
Mondays and Wednesdays 12 - 4 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 - 6 p.m.
Tutoring also available online! Call 454-4736 for an appointment. For more information, visit http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/wlcenter
Student Services Office Summer Hours
Regular Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Extended Summer Session II Office Hours July 6-10:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
The office will be open after 4:30 p.m. for New Student Orientation and Compass Testing. For more information, call 454-4700.
West Press Express Summer Schedule
This summer, the West Press Express will go to the following modified schedule:
Deadline-by-noon date / Distribution date
Friday, July 10 / Friday, July 17
Friday, Aug. 7 / Friday, Aug. 14
To submit a West Press Express listing, fill-in the submission form and email to 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.
Tutor Positions Available at Waipahu Intermediate; $10.80/hour
GEAR UP Waipahu is looking for summer and regular school year tutors for students at Waipahu Intermediate School. Ability to speak Marshallese, Chukeese, Ilocano or Samoan and previous tutoring or teaching experience a plus! UH system college students are preferred (Job #86743). Tutors should be able to explain basic writing and math concepts and have a solid understanding of middle school level courses.
To apply, submit:
2. Preferred work schedule (include days and times)
3. Language skills (ability to speak one of the preferred languages)
Email application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, contact GEAR UP Waipahu Assistant Director Amanda Sawa at 956-3375.
For UH Students, reference the SECE referral number 86743 for this job posting. The form is available on the UH student employment website at http://www.hawaii.edu/sece/
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Need financial aid? Visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete the 2009-2010 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be sure to indicate the UH West O‘ahu school code 014315. For FAFSA assistance, contact the Financial Aid Office at 454-4700 or email@example.com.
2009-2010 scholarships are now available! Check out the scholarship webpage at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/scholarship to download the applications. The application deadline is June 30 so don’t delay!