Calls have gone out for UH West Oʻahu students to help acclimate new students to campus, participate in student government, or take part in the Spring 2018 commencement as a student emcee or student speaker.
Students are being asked to consider each of the opportunities as applications deadlines near. Faculty are also being asked to encourage exemplary students to apply for student speaker and student emcee, and to nominate students to act as marshals during commencement. The deadlines are:
- March 6: Student government executive and senator positions are open for the 2018-19 Academic Year. The deadline to file for candidacy is 4:30 p.m. March 6 in C236. The Associated Students of the University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu provides representation for students and promotes student participation in education, cultural, and social and community activities with an emphasis on focused student advocacy. Candidates must be enrolled at UH West Oʻahu for at least six credit hours; have a grade point average of at least 2.5 (for Senate seats) or 3.0 (for executive board positions). Candidates must attend a mandatory orientation briefing on March 8 or 9. Download the application here: https://www.asuhwo.com/general-elections.html Or pick up application at C236 front desk reception or the Office of Student Life in the Student Lounge at Campus Center.
- March 7: The Peer Undergraduate Engagement and Orientation (PUEO) Leadership Program is looking for students who’d like to help first-year students and transfer students transition into the UH West Oʻahu community. The program consists of a group of highly-motivated students in good academic standing who have demonstrated exemplary leadership. Students can access an application online, or by picking one up at the C236 front desk reception or the Office of Student Life in Student Lounge. Deadline to turn in applications: 4:30pm, C236 front desk reception.
- March 9: Student speaker and student emcee. Students must apply for these roles. Applications for student speaker and student emcee are due March 9 with auditions tentatively set for the week of April 1. Candidates for both roles mush have a minimum GPA of 3.0, a record of meaningful university and/or community service, and public communication skills. The student speaker also must be a graduating senior; the emcee must have a minimum of 60 credits (30 at UH West Oʻahu).
April 5 is the deadline for faculty to turn in student marshal nominations. The students lead students from their division during commencement and are recognized in the commencement program. Faculty may make nominations for student marshal to their respective division chair if the student is graduating, has at least a 3.0 GPA, and provides service to UH West Oʻahu and/or the community. Each division can nominate no more than one student. Faculty should submit their nominations to email@example.com.