Digital Media

March 17, 2015

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SAVE IT!

Now that everyone is hustling with assignments and scrambling to get your projects done, remember there are computers available for you in the Library. Ask your professors for the password and utilize the designated area just for DMED Students located on the 2nd floor.


If you are already having issues with your assignments, do not hesitate to ask for help. I advise you ask your professor first, then your Digital Media Peer Mentor or even a classmate.


A must do every time. Save, save, save your work. Save your work on a thumb drive (memory stick). Have back ups to your back ups!

Once you make a little progress, save again and again.


Last semester I made the mistake of updating my Mac computer while working on my final project and things got ugly real quick. Not only was my Maya program completely wiped out, but so was all of my files and final project. Months of hard work gone and all I could do was try my best to start another project and turn it in within two days to meet the deadline. I can’t say I got any sleep during those two days.

I was supposed to be relaxing, having fun and getting a degree but instead I was worrying and do all that I could to create a new 3D Animation worthy of passing. Lucky I did, but it wasn’t easy.

So save your work so you can relax and enjoy your Spring Break. You deserve it. And like I mentioned up above, if you need help, ask your professor for assistance.

Sonny Sanchez

Digital Media Peer Mentor

B.Y.O.B.

“Be Your Own Boss”

An Awesome 2-Part Workshop on Starting and Promoting Your Own Business


Presented by:

Sonny Sanchez, Digital Media Peer Mentor

Keahi Selhorst, Information and Computer Science Peer Mentor

(a.k.a. "Entrepreneurs Extraordinaire")


*April 7th / 10:30 - 11:45 in LC 102 (How to Start your Business)

*April 21st / 10:30 - 11:45 in LC 102 (How to Promote your Business)


If you're thinking about starting your own clothing brand or company, then you stay tuned...


More info to come!

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You Can Do It!

By: Marguerite Kono

Health & Information Technology

Peer Mentor


As we approach our midterms I’m sure you are all immersed in studying for them. If you are among the lucky students who aren’t stressing over midterms, but are simply chugging along with your assignments and quizzes, I’m sure you will still appreciate the sentiment as well. I thought I would take this opportunity to share some uplifting and motivational quotes and statements with you.


“SUCCESS CONSISTS OF GOING FROM FAILURE TO FAILURE WITHOUT LOSS OF ENTHUSIASM.” -Winston Churchill


“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” –Thomas A. Edison


“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Mahatma Gandhi


Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford


I hope these inspirational tidbits remind you to continue to persevere and to conquer that midterm, project, or assignment. You have worked so hard to get to this point and you owe it to yourself to achieve a successful outcome. Good luck to one and all!

Career, College, and Job Fair (CCJ)

Job Prep Services needs volunteers for its annual Career, College and Job Fair. Various shifts, between 6:30 AM-3:00 PM, are available. If you are interested in volunteering to set-up, staff tables or clean-up, please email me.


When: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Library Learning Commons & Eucalyptus Courtyard

The annual Career, College & Job Fair offers more than 70 employers and 30 college programs, and attendance of nearly 2,000 job seekers. The purpose of the job fair is to provide access to college programs and employment opportunities from local businesses for both students and the general public.

(Courtesy of Job Prep Services)

To those about to Graduate...


The Commencement Ceremony is on May 15, 2015. To make sure you take all the steps necessary, do the following:

  1. Set up a “Degree/Certificate Check” appointment with your counselor, Amy Amper

  2. Submit an “Application for Degree/Certificate”

  3. Know the deadlines!

    1. To have your name printed in the Commencement Ceremony Program and to participate in the Ceremony: Pay fees at the Cashier’s Office by Friday, April 17.

    2. Any “Applications for Degree/Certificate” received after April 17th are not guaranteed to be listed in the Commencement Ceremony Program. However, you are still eligible to participate in the Ceremony.

    3. Deadline to participate in the Commencement Ceremony (no name in the program): Pay the fees at the cashier’s office by Wednesday, May 6th. Any applications after May 6th are not guaranteed to participate in the Ceremony.

  4. Pay the fees at the Cashiers Office by the deadlines

  5. After you complete Steps 1-4 you will receive a postcard in the mail and an e-mail to your hawaii.edu account with instructions on how to RSVP (sign up) for Commencement.

You can ONLY RSVP (sign up to participate) online and the link will be included in the postcard and the e-mail.

Set up a "Degree/Certificate check" appointment now!

The easiest way to make an appointment with your counselor, Amy Amper, is through MyLeeward:


  • Login with your user name and password to MyUH: http://myuh.hawaii.edu

  • In the center of the screen where all the tabs are, click on the “MyLeeward” tab

  • Go to My Success Network, click on Amy Amper's “See available appointments”

  • Click on the day in the calendar and click on the available time slot

  • Select a reason for your appointment and description. Submit

Need Assistance? Please do not hesitate to contact us:

If you you would like to submit article for the Newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact me, your DMED Peer Mentor Sonny Sanchez.