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First-ever Constitution Day celebration
at UH West O‘ahu, Sept. 17!
On Sept. 17, 1787, 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document that marked the birth of the U.S. government. Join us in celebrating this historic event, Thursday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. All UH West O‘ahu students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in events that inform, celebrate, and help us reflect on the meaning of the Constitution. Show your Constitution Day spirit and wear red, white and blue!
Second Annual Constitution Quiz
Test your knowledge of the constitution! Win a prize and enjoy free snacks in A-107. Sponsored by the Student Services department.
No‘eau Center for Writing, Math and Academic Success Open House
Tour the newly named No‘eau Center for Writing, Math and Academic Success, enjoy free treats and add your best writing advice to the Bill of “Writes” billboard. Submit your entry to the “Reflections on the Constitution – What Would You Change (or Not)?” essay contest. Submissions should be word-processed and 1,000 words or less. Due to the No‘eau Center for Writing, Math and Academic Success in B-108 by 1 p.m. on Sept. 17.
Student Club Fair
Find out what students clubs at UH West O‘ahu are all about! Check out the B-Building lanai to learn more about your favorite student club!
Associated Students of UH West O‘ahu Elections
Vote for your 2009-2010 student government officers! Voting will be held in the Student Services Room, A-108 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/studentgov
The following students are running for office:
Juan Gutierrez, Business
Tyrell Ma‘ae, Business
Alyssa Gampong, Elementary Education
Brandin Soquena, English
Jennica Megan Baldonado, English
Dove Atherall, English
Kelsea Shiosaki, Elementary Education
Calling for Nominations for the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents
The Regents Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC), created by Act 56 of the 2007 Session Laws of Hawai‘i, is currently seeking nominations for three seats: Student, City and County of Honolulu ,and County of Maui for a term to begin July 1, 2010. The candidate for the Student seat on the Board of Regents must be a student of the University of Hawai‘i system at the time of initial appointment. The application deadline is Nov. 2. For more information, visit the RCAC website at www.hawaii.edu/rcac or call (808) 692‐1218.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us online at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/wlcenter or https://laulima.hawaii.edu/join/woanoeaucenter
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.
Artist Michel Tuffery Free Seminar, Sept. 15, D-102, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Michel Tuffery will discuss his artistic work in this free public seminar. Tuffery is one of the Pacific Islands region's most established contemporary artists. Over the years he has developed a multi-disciplinary practice (including sculpture, painting, printmaking, and performance), which is widely celebrated for expressing social, environmental, and political issues that revolve around the transformations of Pacific Island culture.
Faculty Senate Brown Bag,
Sept. 22, 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.
Learn the top 10 sentence problems including punctuation and wordiness.
Writing an Excellent Paper
Learn how to write an excellent paper by creating a strong thesis and supporting it with persuasive evidence presented in clear, coherent paragraphs.
Learn the definition of plagiarism and gain practice in paraphrasing and correctly citing sources.
Learn the nitty-gritty of APA style including format, headings, and correct in-text and reference style.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Accounting Club Lends a Hand
Before the start of the fall semester, members of the Accounting Club helped clean up the campus by sweeping broken glass from the parking lot. From left: Dayne Dela Cruz, William Brewer, Maile dela Vega and Kyle Wong. Also present: Kimberly Ferrer, Allysyn Seki, Dr. June Aono and Dr. Sharon Cox.
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.