Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December 1, 2008 GSO Meeting

Aloha LIS Students,

I hope this post finds everyone well! A few updates from the Graduate Student Organization:

Just in time for those New Year resolutions, the GSO is participating in the Great Aloha Run of Honolulu on February 16, 2009. The event is a run/walk marathon with a total distance of 8.2 miles. Interested in completing the run? You can register under the GSO Group Code 143. If you sign up before December 5th, you will receive a discount. Furthermore, all family and friends are invited, too! To learn more, please go to http://www.greataloharun.com/.

Another item of interest -- particularly for graduate students living on campus: On Monday, December 8th, the GSO will meet with the Director of Student Housing to discuss the possibility of creating a student residence restricted to graduate students only. The dorm in consideration is Hale Wainani, a large complex with 108 apartments and located next to Hale Noelani on campus. If you are interested in expressing your opinion on this matter, please meet the GSO representatives in Frear Hall first floor at 4 p.m. The meeting will last approximately an hour.

And finally... The Graduate Student Organization Grants & Awards Committee has decided the Spring 2009 budget! As Library & Information Science belong to the Blue Group, we have an approximate pool of $13,125 to fund professional development opportunities. I urge everyone to use this resource -- especially since the ALA Annual Conference registration is coming up!

Mahalo, and good luck on Finals!
Melissa Kayongo and Rebecca Marrall

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