Aloha LIS Students,
I hope everyone is doing well. I'm posting a brief blog to provide updates from the GSO Assembly. But first, please welcome our new 2009-2010 LIS Graduate Student Representative -- Karin Kuchler! Elected in a landslide victory, she will begin GSO duties in the beginning of Fall 2009.
Update to the UPASS: The GSO Assembly recently received the second draft for the UPASS reduced fee trial program. For the duration of January 2010 to December 2011, all eligible Manoa students will receive a bus pass for The Bus. 'Eligible' is defined as those students who have paid the $20 tranpsortation-specific fee when they pay their tuition. The trial partnership with The Bus will reduce the current bus pass fee of $100 to a much smaller $20.
And finally, please join the Graduate Student Organization End-of-the-Year BBQ! The BBQ is this Friday, May 1st on the Marine Science Building (MSB) Lanai from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. The GSO will provide meat burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, chips, and cookies. Beverages will also be available.