• 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).
|FALL TUITION PAYMENT DEADLINE TODAY
The tuition payment deadline for students who pre-registered for fall 2009 classes is today. Payment must be received by 4 p.m. Students who have not made payment in full, have not signed up for the UH installment payment plan, or have not been awarded financial aid by today, will have their fall 2009 registration cancelled. Students whose registration is cancelled for non-payment will be able to re-register for fall 2009 classes beginning Aug. 3 at 12:01 a.m. and are required to pay tuition and fees on the date of registration.
For questions, view the Summer/Fall 2009 Registration Bulletin at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/registration or call 454-4700.
New Student Orientation for Freshman,
Set for Aug. 10, at UHWO's D102
Join us and learn about registration, financial aid, textbooks, tuition and 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. There will also be an optional campus tour and light refreshments. The optional tour begins at 5:30 p.m. Orientation runs from 6-7:30 p.m. Students are welcome to bring their parents or or up to two guests.
Please RSVP by calling 454-4700 by Aug. 3. Eligible students who attend new student orientation qualify for early registration!
Free Compass Test Prep Workshop, UHWO Campus, Aug. 11, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Compass Placement Test is an instrument to measure your English and Math level. This free mini-workshop prepares you with review, assessment and tutoring prior to taking the test. Please RSVP by calling 454-4700.
Summer Bridge Program, Aug. 3-7
under way from 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, Aug. 12 and 13
takes place from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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. 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 takes place Aug. 13
from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. UHWO Campus
Join us for an evening of luau-style entertainment and dinner with a celebratory welcome from UH West O‘ahu Chancellor Gene Awakuni. 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 FALL 2009 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
The following changes have been made to the fall 2009 Schedule of Classes.
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.
E-Building Classrooms Renumbered
The E-Building classrooms were recently renumbered to run consecutively with the E-Building faculty office numbers. E-101 (formerly E-106) starts on the right-hand side when facing the building and continues to E-102 (formerly E-105) and so forth, through E-108, at the Diamond Head end of the building. To view the campus map indicating the newly numbered classrooms, visit http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/map
Classroom assignments will be added to the fall schedule of classes at the end of July. Students should check the online schedule in August to confirm room locations.
New Student Orientation for Transfer Students, 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 st
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 Aug. 1 – Dec. 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 Sept. 30.
Travel the World in 17 Weeks! Register for Survey of World Literature I (ENG253)
Travel the world through the study of world literature by registering for Survey of World Literature I (ENG253). Journey to the Arabian penninsula with the ancient epic hero Gilgamesh. Visit ancient Egypt and read the Bible in its original culture. Discover the classic epic poetry and drama of Greece and Rome. Explore ancient wisdom from China and India, and then move forward in time through medieval period works – Arabian Nights to Chaucer to Sei Shonagen. Complete the journey in the Renaissance, reading great works of the early modern world around the globe. ENG253 Survey of World Literature I (Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.) meets the DL requirement and requirements for Humanities majors and English majors. For more information, contact Professor Machosky “Dr. B” at firstname.lastname@example.org
UH West O‘ahu Students, Faculty and Staff Clean-up Campus During the
First-ever UHWO Pride Day
Click here to view flickr photo stream
UH West O‘ahu 2009-2010 General Catalog Available Online
The UH West O‘ahu 2009-2010 General Catalog is available for viewing online at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/catalog
No‘eau Center for Writing, Math & Academic Success Summer Hours
The newly named No‘eau Center for Writing, Math & Academic Success offers writing help by appointment and online through Aug. 14. Assistance is also available for Statistics Placement Test review. Call 454-4736 to schedule an appointment or submit your writing sample online at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/onlinetutoring
Student Services Office Summer Hours
Regular Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 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
The last summer issue of the West Press Express will be distributed on Friday, Aug. 14. To submit a West Press Express listing for this issue, fill-in the submission form and email to email@example.com by Friday, Aug. 7.
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.
For information on job opportunities for college students and graduates, visit the College Connections website at http://www.collegeconnections.org/jobs.html
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who were awarded financial aid for the 2009-2010 academic year are not subject to the July 17 payment deadline. Fall registration will be held for financial aid recipients until financial aid funds have been applied to the student account to pay toward UHWO tuition and fees for the semester.
Want your financial aid refund sooner? Sign up for “eRefunds” online through the MyUH Portal to have the refund directly deposited into your bank account.