Spring 2017 Welcome Cooler


The Second Language Studies Student Association (SLSSA) invites everyone to attend the 

Spring 2017 Welcome Cooler 

Thursday, January 19th (01/19)

5:00 PM-8:00pm 

At the 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 food and have cold drinks/beer.

Everything is 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.  For directions, please follow the map attached.  It’s only a 1 minute walk from Moore Hall.

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

Please reply to slssa@hawaii.edu with any questions.
​​​​SLSSA Cooler MAP

-Your  Spring 2017 SLSSA Board 


Fall 2016 Graduation Cooler RSVP

This is an announcement to RSVP for semester’s graduation cooler happening the afternoon/evening of Thursday, December 8th!


Thursday, December 8th, 2016

4:00PM – 7:00 PM

QLC 412 (4th floor of the Queen Liliuokalani Center)

The graduation cooler is an SLS tradition where we come together to congratulate the students who have earned their degrees, and to celebrate the end of the semester with the SLS ‘ohana.


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


The QLC is located at Varney Circle at the end of the McCarthy mall and adjacent to Maile Way. See attached link of UH Campus Map for more information.https://manoa.hawaii.edu/campusmap/uhmmap.pdf


Catered food, SLSSA-provided beverages, and a ceremony to honor our graduates!


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

We look forward to seeing you there,


Your 2016 SLSSA Planning Committee

November SLSSA Cooler!

Dear SLS Community,

You are invited to attend our November SLSSA cooler.


4:45 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: TBD on UH campus

Free for SLSSA members and faculty

$5 for non-members and guests


Please RSVP here.


This is the last cooler before you delve into writing your final papers. Let’s get to know more people and take a moment to relax and catch up. Come by to enjoy comforting end-of-term pupus and beverages.

We hope to see you there!

Aran Choi, Changho Kwon, and Sam Aguirre

SLSSA Planning Vice Presidents

Please direct questions to changho@hawaii.edu

February SLSSA cooler

Dear SLS Community,

You are invited to attend our February SLSSA cooler.

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Free for SLSSA members and faculty
$5 for non-members and guests

The semester is going by so quickly, let’s take a moment to relax and catch up. Come by to enjoy pizza, snacks, and beverages.

We hope to see you there!
Jennifer Shannahan, Alex Kasula, Fred Zenker
SLSSA Social Vice Presidents
Please direct questions to jshannah@hawaii.edu

Fall 2013 Graduation Cooler

Aloha SLS friends,

You are cordially invited to our Fall 2013 SLSSA Graduation Cooler!

Date: Friday, December 13th
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Place: Bley-Vroman Residence
Cost: Free for SLSSA members and faculty, $5 for guests

Please join SLSSA in honoring our fellow SLS-ers as they graduate this semester. Dean Bley-Vroman and his wife have kindly opened their home to allow us to celebrate this accomplishment. As a bonus, they’re also going to heat up their hot tub, so remember to bring your bathing suit and a towel!

Join us for delicious pupus, a wide selection of soda and juice, and, of course, good company!

Please RSVP by clicking the link.


SLSSA-LSH Halloween Party

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Please RSVP by clicking here.
What should you expect?
  • FOOD AND DRINK.  Your SLSSA and LSH representatives will provide food and beverages for the event.
  • COSTUME CONTEST. The categories will include scary costumes, homemade costumes, linguistics/SLS pun costumes, couple/group costumes, and “I threw this on at the last minute” costumes.
  • GAMES.  Enjoy Halloween classics such as the doughnut-on-a-string game.
  • PUMPKINS.  Decorate your own pumpkin to take home with you.
Feel free to bring significant others and family members!
Hope you can make it,
SLSSA Social Vice Presidents

RSVP Now for 2013 SLS Retreat!

Aloha SLS Faculty and Grad Students!

We hope you are all having an excellent start to the new semester!  We would like to welcome you all at this time to attend the spectacular, unforgettable, annual SLS Retreat hosted by SLSSA.

This year’s retreat will be held:

Saturday, September 21st at Kapiolani Park (site #5, see attached map)
To see the map, click HERE!
Registration will open at 9:30 am.

Cost (pre-registerd with RSVP – can pay day of): $5 for SLSSA members, $10 for non-members
(no-RSVP) $15 day of*

RSVP now for a lower price (you can still pay day of – cash or check – but we need numbers to know how much food to order!):

Attached is a schedule of events to follow.  As always, there will be games and activities designed to “break the ice” and introduce everyone.

There will also be a 3 part academic panel with invaluable information shared by our wonderful faculty and program directors on topics including: employment and GAships, socializing into SLS, and a general Q & A session with faculty members.

Finally, there will be a fantastic lunch and the annual auction with creative items and amazing events offered by members of the SLS ohana to raise money for our research and travel funds.

The retreat is a great way for you to meet everyone in the department and for us all to have a good time together outside of the confines of Moore Hall!

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Your 2013-2014 SLSSA Board

Fall 2013 Welcome Cooler

Aloha everyone,


Welcome to those of you new to the department and welcome back to those of you returning from summer vacation!


The Second Language Studies Student Association (SLSSA) would like to invite everyone to the annual welcoming cooler on


Thursday, August 22 at 4:00 (right after the new student orientation)
on the NFLRC lanai (just behind the Center for Korean Studies)


Come for delicious food, cold drinks, and fun meeting and socializing with new students, current students, faculty, and staff of SLS!  Everything is free, compliments of SLSSA.
We look forward to seeing you all there on Thursday!


Your 2013-14 SLSSA Board

SLSSA March Cooler 2013


March Cooler is a beach cooler!! Come join us. We deserve a break!

Date: Friday March 8th, 2013

Time: 4:00pm

beach park

Location: Ala Moana Beach Park (1205 Ala Moana Blvd) View Larger Map

Cost: Free for SLSSA members and Faculty members; $5 for non-SLSSA members

You can RSVP using the RSVP form. Your RSVP will help us assure that we can provide enough food for everyone.

Click here to RSVP using the RSVP form

I hope to see you all there \(^▽^)/