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The West Press Express is a bi-monthly email newsletter of the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu (distribution is monthly during summer).
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Focus Requirements for Graduation Waived
Focus Requirements (Hawaiian, Asian & Pacific Issues [HAP], Oral Communication [OC], and Contemporary Ethical Issues [ETH]) for all UH West O‘ahu classified students admitted in spring 2010 or earlier are waived as graduation requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in courses that meet Focus designations for an enriching and diversified learning experience, however the courses are not required for graduation. For questions about how this may affect your current and future academic planning, contact a Student Services academic advisor at 454-4700.
New School Year, New Name!
The UH West O‘ahu Writing, Learning and Math Center is now the No‘eau Center for Writing Math and Academic Success. No‘eau is the Hawaiian word meaning wise, clever, skillful or talented. Let us help you develop the skills, confidence and independence to master your classes!
The center offers:
- Tutoring with knowledgeable and friendly staff by appointment, drop-in and online
- Academic success workshops
- Fun events and activities
Open Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Located in B-108. Call 454-4794 for more information or email email@example.com. Visit us online at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/wlcenter or https://laulima.hawaii.edu/join/woanoeaucenter
West Press Deadline, Aug. 31
All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to send in submissions for the Sept. issue of the West Press. The submission deadline for story ideas including club events, recent publications, class projects and any UH West O‘ahu items of interest is Monday, Aug. 31. Please send all submissions and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 have been added to the fall schedule of classes. Students should check the online schedule to confirm room locations.
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 – 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.
Faculty Senate Brown Bag,
Sept. 15, E-106, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
How do We Beat the ‘Bitch?': A Philosophical Reflection on Linguistic Violence
Professor Lisa Rosenlee will discuss the issue of linguistic violence, focusing on the word “bitch.” The presentation will culminate in examining a series of “bitch” name callings in reference to Hillary Clinton, then the second term U.S. senator and a formidable presidential candidate, during the 2008 primary presidential election. Light refreshments will be served.
Upcoming No‘eau Center for Writing, Math and Academic Success Workshops
Call 454-4794 or email email@example.com to reserve a space in any of the following workshops sponsored by the UH West O‘ahu No‘eau Center for Writing, Math and Academic Success. All workshops will be held in E-101 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Balancing School, Work and Family: Time Management and Other Secrets
Learn time management and other organization strategies for balancing school assignments and busy schedules.
Save time by developing great study habits. Learn how to develop efficient reading and note-taking skills, as well as plan a review and study schedule for the semester.
Learn the top 10 sentence problems including punctuation and wordiness.
Business Club Annual Membership Drive, Sept. 1 and 2
The Business Club’s annual membership drive takes place Sept. 1 from 2 – 5:15 p.m. and Sept. 2 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Kuhialoko (E-building) lanai. Come out and help support the club! We will be accepting membership applications and selling water, soda, and candy.
The UH West O‘ahu Business Club provides a great venue for students to participate in community service projects, company tours, non-profit fundraisers and attend lectures by guest speakers from the local business community. The club helps to facilitate an increased understanding of business and provides opportunities for social gatherings and networking with existing industry professionals. All majors welcome! For more information, visit http://homepages.uhwo.hawaii.edu/~busclub/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Investment Club Meeting,
Sept. 14, E-106, 5 p.m.
Did you ever wonder exactly what is the DOW or NASDAQ? Curious about stocks, bonds and credit markets? Well, here is a great chance for you learn about methods and strategies used in the stock market. All students are encouraged to join! Participate in our virtual stock market trade game! The member who makes the most money wins a prize. For more information, contact Investment Club President Carlo Soogrim at email@example.com
The fall semester at UH West O‘ahu kicked off on Monday, Aug. 24. Welcome, students!
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
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? There’s still time to apply for the fall semester! 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.
Financial aid funds will be directly applied to outstanding UH West O‘ahu tuition and fees for the fall semester for students who have been approved for aid. If enrolled at another UH campus, a separate payment is required for those charges. Students should complete a “Concurrent Enrollment Form” at the Student Services Office to apply for courses to be considered for financial aid at other UH campuses.
To determine financial aid and refund status, visit the MyUH Portal and click on the “Financial Aid” link.
The Fall 2009 Census date for financial aid is Monday, Sept. 14. Once the Census arrives, financial aid will be based on the student’s enrollment as of that date. Any enrollment changes after completion of the Census may jeopardize continued eligibility for financial aid.
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.