Leading by the Leeward Way - December 10, 2014

End of Semester Art Show!

The Digital Media Arts Club would like to invite you to our end of semester art showcase. Enjoy the digital works in a fun and relaxed non-instructional setting. Join with friends and colleagues for an art presentation, fun and games, and tasty food.

Spend time socializing with other students before the winter break! Buckaloose!

This event takes place on the last week of instruction. Save the date!

Date: Friday, December 12, 2014

Time: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Room GT-105 'The Kaala Room"

Please send inquiries to

Would you like to add YOUR digital pieces to our collection of student artwork for the show?

We'd like to help you show your stuff and have you present at our event. Let us know!

For art show submissions:

Please contact Ben Gilbert: or Galen Young:

Presented by Digital Media Arts Club

Student Government wants you!

Student Government is dedicated to being the voice of the students and we need you! Student Government is now accepting applications for Senator positions.

Applications can be found on the Student Life website,, and can be dropped off at either the Student Life office in AD 223B or the Student Government office located next to the Student Lounge.

For more information contact:

Are You Ready For Finals?

Are You Ready For Finals?

Can you believe it’s only a few more weeks until Christmas? The semester flew by and finals will soon be upon us. For semester long courses the last day of instruction will be December 11th (dates differ for part-of-term courses).

Here are just a few tips to help you survive finals:

1. Double check your syllabus AND with your instructor to get the details on your class’ final exam

2. Get enough rest

3. Manage your time wisely

Check with your instructor to ensure you have all of the details for your final exam, make sure that you are getting proper rest AND watch how you spend your time during these crucial few weeks.

Finals could make or break your grade, so please be sure to do all that you can to swing things in your favor.

For information on Final Exam Schedules you can visit:

You can also see the library’s schedule here:

Buyback Books!

Buyback Books starts on Monday, December 15th.

The prices paid for books are dependent on the nationwide demand for each title so prices may fluctuate daily. Come early for the best prices.

For more information about Buyback please refer to our Buyback FAQ below, or give us a call at (808) 455-0207.


Leeward Bookstore

Monday - Tuesday
12/15/2014 - 12/16/2014 8:00 am- 3:30 pm

12/17/2014 8:00 am- 5:00 pm

Thursday - Friday
12/18/2014 - 12/19/2014 8:00 am- 3:30 pm


What is textbook buyback?

  • Textbook buyback is a service provided by the bookstore at the end of each semester. This is an opportunity for students to sell back textbooks that they no longer need or want to keep for future reference.

How often is Buyback held?

  • Buyback is usually held at the beginning and end of the Fall and Spring semesters and at the end of the 2nd Summer session.

What if I miss the Buyback period?

  • If you miss a buyback period, you can try and sell your books at the next period. However, While Used textbooks are always in demand, the title(s) you are selling may not be in use for the next term. We encourage you to sell your books back as soon as you can.

Why do you buy textbooks back from students?

  • The bookstore buys textbooks back from students because:
    • Textbooks are a reusable resource.
    • Buying textbooks back from students helps to defray the cost of books for the next semester by converting unwanted textbooks into cash.
    • Used textbooks are a cheaper alternative to new textbooks.

Do I need to bring my receipt to sell back my books?

  • No, you do not need to bring your receipt to sell back your books. However, you will need your receipt if you wish to return books during the extended return period in the beginning of the current semester.

Do I need to go to the store where I purchased my books?

  • You can sell back your textbooks at any of the stores in the University of Hawai'i Bookstore system. Each store has varying dates and times for Buyback so be sure to check what the dates and times are for the store that is most convenient for you.

Why did my friend get more back for his textbook than I did for the same book?

  • The price paid for books depends on the demand for the book. There are different scenarios that could happen:
    • If the bookstore has received a textbook order from the instructor indicating that the textbook will be used in the upcoming semester, we will pay up to 50% of the current new book price, regardless if you bought it new or used, if we have not yet fulfilled our need for the title.
    • Because we work with a wholesale textbook company, we may be able to buy your textbook back at the wholesale price if we have fulfilled our requirements and there is a nationwide demand for the title. The wholesale company works with other schools and this creates a nationwide demand for certain titles.
    • The wholesale price for the title may be less than 50% of the new book price.
    • Unfortunately, if there is no demand for the title we are not able to buy it back from you. This is usually the case when a new edition of the textbook is published and there is no instructor using the book for the next semester, or the book is a custom publication.

What if the book I bought came packaged with other disks, workbooks, etc.?

  • It is best to try and bring all of the items with you when you sell back your books in order to get the best price. Some of these items may be required by the instructor for the upcoming semester and we are not able to buy back the book without all of the items.

Are there any books that cannot be sold back?

  • There are some items that are generally not bought back such as duplicated items and custom-published materials, but it is best to bring any books you want to sell back as you may be able to sell them.

Do my books need to be in pristine condition to sell back?

  • In most cases, as long as the book is in saleable condition and there is a demand for the book you should be able to sell back your book. Even if you marked up and highlighted the book you may be able to sell it back.
  • Some examples of books not in saleable condition are:
    • Water-damaged books
    • Books with torn or missing pages
    • Books with missing covers
    • Books with missing pages
    • Books with broken spines
    • Books that are over-highlighted or excessively marked in

Source: Leeward Community College Bookstore

Dress for Success Clothing Drive

Dress for Success Clothing Drive

Now until December 19, 2014
Location: BE-211

Clean out your closets and donate new and used business attire to Phi Beta Lambda/Enactus Business Club's Dress for Success Clothing Drive! Many people cannot afford to purchase an appropriate outfit for job interviews. Clothing donations will go to Leeward CC students as well as community members in need! You can drop of your donations at BE-211 Monday-Friday until December 19, 2014. See our attached flyer.

Contact: Warren Kawano at for more information.

Business Technology Peer Mentor

My name is Jenni Fujita and I am the Business Technology Peer Mentor. I have an AS in Business Technology from Leeward Community College. I am currently studying for a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration at the University of Hawai`i West O`ahu.

If you have any questions please email me or stop by One Stop in BE-228 between 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check the door for reduced hours.