Fall 2019 UH-Mānoa Academic Calendar & Upcoming 8/22 SLS Fall Orientation

Welcome back! And for new students, welcome!

Please be reminded that the UH-Mānoa Academic Calendar for 2019–2020 can be found at the following link:
http://manoa.hawaii.edu/records/calendar/fall_2019.html

We look forward to seeing you at our annual SLS Fall Orientation:

Thursday, August 22, 2019

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Location: Center for Korean Studies Auditorium

Click to see map:

http://www.hawaii.edu/sls/fall-orientation/

Immediately following the SLS Fall Orientation, there will be a Welcome “Cooler” (social gathering) sponsored by the Second Language Studies Student Association (SLSSA) for our SLS ʻohana. This is a great chance to meet new students, continuing students, faculty, and administrators!

Please let me know if there are any questions.  Best Wishes for a wonderful Fall semester.

Spring 2019 Welcome Cooler 

Spring 2019 Welcome Cooler 

Friday, January 18, 2019 

5:00-7:00pm 

NFLRC lanai 

(just behind the Center for Korean Studies)

 

This will be a great chance to:

  • Welcome new students to the SLS ‘Ohana
  • Meet and socialize with new students, current students, faculty, and staff of SLS
  • Eat tasty pupu and have cold drinks/beer.

Everything and attendance are free; compliments of SLSSA.

Please go to the following link and RSVP.  Your RSVP will help us plan for enough food and beverage in advance.

This event is made possible through your generous contributions to SLSSA! Mahalo!

Please reply to slssa@hawaii.edu with any questions.


-Your Spring 2019 SLSSA Board

Fall 2018 SLSSA GRADUATION COOLER

Fall 2018 SLSSA GRADUATION COOLER

Friday, December 7th, 2018

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Bley-Vroman Residence at 2131A Atherton Rd., Manoa

 

The graduation cooler is an SLS tradition where we come together to congratulate the students who have earned their degrees.  

 

COST

Free for SLSSA members; free for graduates and their family members; free for faculty, staff, and their families; $5 for guests.

 

DIRECTIONS

The Bley-Vromans have kindly made their home available for this event.  Please follow THESE DIRECTIONS carefully so that we don’t disturb their neighbors.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Lots of tasty food, a ceremony to honor our graduates, fun times and decompressing from the long semester!

 

QUESTIONS

We welcome your questions.  Please contact us at slssa@hawaii.edu.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

SLSSA November POTLUCK Cooler and Lawn Sale

SLSSA November  POTLUCK Cooler and Lawn Sale

Friday, November 16th from 4:30-6:30 PM 

At the NFLRC Lanai

This will be a great chance to:
  • Relax!!
  • Meet and socialize with current students, faculty, and staff of SLS
  • Enjoy potluck-style food!
We highly encourage attendees to bring a snack, appetizer, main dish to share!
Anything is welcome, SLSSA will provide non-alcoholic drinks!  
BYOB as you prefer!
 
This event will be free for SLSSA members, faculty, and staff ($2 for non-members and guests).  Please RSVP at the following link as soon as possible. It will be a great help for our planning!
 
 
Also, in collaboration with the cooler, the Fundraiser VPs would like to hold a lawn sale!  If there is anything you don’t want anymore and you are looking to get rid of, but is still in good condition, please consider donating it to the lawn sale!  Everything will be by donation and all donations will be for SLSSA.  Please note that if your item is not bought, we ask that you take it back home with you.  If you would like to donate anything to the lawn sale, please sign up in the “Food and Lawn Sale Donation Sign Up Sheet.”  There are two tabs on the excel sheet: Potluck or Drink Items and Lawn Sale Items.
 
Please indicate here what you are thinking of bringing:  

We look forward to seeing you all!

– The SLSSA Board

2018 LSH-SLSSA Halloween Party

2018 LSH-SLSSA Halloween Party

Date: Tuesday October 30, 2018

Time: 6:00pm to about 9:00pm

Location: NFLRC Lanai

Google Forms RSVP by Friday October 26, 2018

Family (kids, humans and furry-friends alike) are welcome! We’ll do our best to offer a variety of gluten-free and vegan options, but please let us know if you have any specific allergies.

In addition to food, drinks, spooky movies, and great company, we will also be hosting…

Costume Contest & Baking Contest!

This year we will host a Costume Contest featuring prizes for the Spookiest costume, the Best Linguistic Pun, the Best Couple costume, the Best Overall, and the Best Improvised (=a costume made from our box of fun)! 

Additionally, since we have a number of wonderful bakers in our departments this year… we would like to invite everyone to challenge their treat-making talents and bring some tasty morsels to share as part of our second annual Hlloween Baking Contest! The winner will receive a Ghould Food Award prize plus bragging rights.

IF you would like to donate materials/clothing for the improvised costume competition, please drop them off in the box by the computer in the reading room (and specify if you’d like them back after!).

IF you would like to participate in the bake-off, please bring a sweet treat on the day of event to possibly win a prize!

 

November 2018 Academic Event

Session title: “Tech Tools for Grad Students” featuring Dr. Dongping Zheng
Description: Join us on Friday November 16th, 2018 at 4:00pm in Moore Hall room 155A (to be confirmed) for an information session presenting an array of useful tools for graduate students. This session is designed to introduce a variety of applications and software that graduate students may find helpful or essential during the tenure of their studies at UH. The highlight of the session will be faculty guest speaker Dr. Dongping Zheng’s overview of the (free) Mendeley reference management software. Other tools to be presented include apps for collaborating on group tasks and projects, and media editing software. A reference guide for a variety of other useful apps will be provided via a handout at the info session and made available electronically on the SLSSA website. After the session, please join the SLS department at our November cooler!
Questions: Please e-mail George Smith (gfsmith@hawaii.edu) or Denis Melik Tangiyev (denismt@hawaii.edu) for any additional information you might require.

2018 – 2019 SLSSA Board Members

Fall 2018

CO-PRESIDENTS
Chau Truong 
Hayley Cannizzo

ACADEMIC VICE PRESIDENTS
George Smith
Denis Melik Tangiyev 

PLANNING COMMITTEE
Precious Arao 
Takumi Aoki
Hitoshi Nishizawa
Leeseul Park

TREASURER VICE PRESIDENTS
Lin Wang
Eunsun Lee

COMMUNITY RELATIONS VICE PRESIDENTS
Jarrid Baldwin
Anna Mendoza

MEDIA VICE PRESIDENTS
Tian Wang

FUNDRAISING VICE PRESIDENTS
Kristin Urada
Robin Caselli

GSO REPRESENTATIVE
Kathleen Griffin 

Les Black

DPPC REPRESENTATIVES
Masaki Eguchi 

Jeff Otto

BA PATHWAY REPRESENTATIVE

Lena Petko

Fall 2017 SLSSA GRADUATION COOLER

Dear SLS ‘Ohana,

We would like to invite you to this semester’s graduation cooler!

 

Fall 2017 SLSSA GRADUATION COOLER

Friday, December 8th, 2017

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Bley-Vroman Residence at 2131A Atherton Rd., Manoa

The graduation cooler is an SLS tradition where we come together to congratulate the students who have earned their degrees.  

COST

Free for SLSSA members; free for graduates and their family members; free for faculty, staff, and their families; $5 for guests.

DIRECTIONS

The Bley-Vromans have kindly made their home available for this event.  Please follow THESE DIRECTIONS carefully so that we don’t disturb their neighbors.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Lots of tasty food, a ceremony to honor our graduates, fun times and decompressing from the long semester!

QUESTIONS

We welcome your questions.  Please contact us at slssa@hawaii.edu.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

-Your 2017 SLSSA Board

 

This event is made possible in part through funding from SAPFB.  Mahalo!

Fall 2017 November Pizza & Board Games Cooler

Dear SLS ‘Ohana,

 

We would like to invite you to the:

 

Fall 2017 November Pizza & Board Games Cooler

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

5:00-6:00PM: “SLS graduate school life” informational panel and workshop for undergraduates.

6:00-8:00 PM: Board games and social time!

 
Location: QLC ROOM 412 (tentative)
 
 

 

DESCRIPTION

The Second Language Studies Student Association (SLSSA) is proud to host our first joint undergraduate-graduate cooler and introduction to graduate life. From 5:00pm to 6:00pm we will be having an informal Q&A session with current graduate students about the life of an SLS graduate student, as well as information about successfully applying to the graduate program. Following this, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, we will be having a social event where you can enjoy free pizza and board games courtesy of SLSSA! Come hang out with your SLS ‘Ohana! 

COST

Free for SLSSA members and undergraduates; free for faculty, staff, and their families; $5 for non-SLS guests and non-SLSSA members.

 

DIRECTIONS

Go to the 4th floor of the 

Queen Liliuokalani Center for Student Services building

and turn right. The room is the last on the left.

WHAT TO EXPECT

A “SLS Graduate program information” workshop. Lots of tasty food, socialization, drinks, board games and snacks courtesy of SLSSA and SAPFB.

 

QUESTIONS

We welcome your questions.  Please contact us at slssa@hawaii.edu.

 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

This event is made possible in part through funding from SAPFB.  Mahalo!

-Your Fall 2017 SLSSA Planning Committee