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SOE Alumni Association

The SOE Alumni Association supports SOE’s mission of effectively preparing educators and other education personnel for professional performance in diverse cultural contexts. It serves as a connection for which SOE alumni can give back to their alma mater by sharing their talents, resources, etc. in different SOE events. It further serves as a source for developing alumni pride, spirit, and life-long commitments to the School of Education.


SOE Alumni Officers: Pictured L-R front row: Graziella "Grace" Griffin, President; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Martha Sudo, Secretary. Back row L-R: Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster and Immediate Past President; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Public Information Officer; Rose Marie Cruz Castro, Treasurer; and Dr. Lourdes Klitzkie, Advisor.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

UOG Presidential Lecture Series Features Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar

  
Bolivar to speak about “Giving Back, Making a Difference”


(Mangilao, Today) University of Guam President Dr. Robert A. Underwood invites the community to the 24th presentation of the Presidential Lecture Series featuring Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, Commander, Joint Region Marianas, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas, U.S. Defense Representative to Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern, Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau.

The presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27at the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS) Lecture Hall at the University of Guam.

Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar will address the University of Guam community to share her life experiences and journey from becoming a Navy Sailor to rising through the ranks. She comes from a long line of military service and has applied her values of treating people right, upholding honesty, loyalty and teamwork which have made her successful throughout her career. She believes that when these morals are applied to any aspect of life, there is never room for failure. 

About Rear Adm. Bolivar
Rear Adm. Bolivar was born in Honolulu. She is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography. She holds a Master of Science in Management from Troy State University.

She has served as the commanding officer of USS Salvor and of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown and Navy Munitions Command East Division. She served as the chief of staff for Commander Navy Installations Command and most recently as commander, Navy Region Northwest. Bolivar assumed command of Joint Region Marianas August 2014.

She has been recognized as a Chief of Naval Operations’ Pacific Fleet Finalist for the Vice Adm. James Stockdale Leadership Award. She was also inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame.

For more information please contact Norman Analista, Director for Development and Alumni Affairs, University of Guam at 735-2991 or emailnanalista@uguam.uog.edu.

UOG Presidential Lecture Series Features Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar

  
Bolivar to speak about “Giving Back, Making a Difference”


(Mangilao, Today) University of Guam President Dr. Robert A. Underwood invites the community to the 24th presentation of the Presidential Lecture Series featuring Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, Commander, Joint Region Marianas, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas, U.S. Defense Representative to Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern, Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau.

The presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27at the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS) Lecture Hall at the University of Guam.

Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar will address the University of Guam community to share her life experiences and journey from becoming a Navy Sailor to rising through the ranks. She comes from a long line of military service and has applied her values of treating people right, upholding honesty, loyalty and teamwork which have made her successful throughout her career. She believes that when these morals are applied to any aspect of life, there is never room for failure. 

About Rear Adm. Bolivar
Rear Adm. Bolivar was born in Honolulu. She is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography. She holds a Master of Science in Management from Troy State University.

She has served as the commanding officer of USS Salvor and of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown and Navy Munitions Command East Division. She served as the chief of staff for Commander Navy Installations Command and most recently as commander, Navy Region Northwest. Bolivar assumed command of Joint Region Marianas August 2014.

She has been recognized as a Chief of Naval Operations’ Pacific Fleet Finalist for the Vice Adm. James Stockdale Leadership Award. She was also inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame.

For more information please contact Norman Analista, Director for Development and Alumni Affairs, University of Guam at 735-2991 or emailnanalista@uguam.uog.edu.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

TEAM 2014 Conference - Oct. 24-26


THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON 
TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION, ASSESSMENT and MANAGEMENT (TEAM)  


The 2014 International Conference on TEAM is an interdisciplinary forum that invites scholarly interactions among academics, researchers, practitioners, administrators and students.  This conference that is organized by UOG Research, Graduate Studies and Sponsored Programs in collaboration with partner institutions in the Philippines is scheduled for October 24, 25 and 26. 
Deadline for submission of abstracts in the following sub-themes is on June 30, 2014.  The abstract of not more than 250 words will be peer reviewed and results will be emailed to senders after two weeks.  Email your abstracts to the contact persons below. 
Contact Person:
 
Main Theme: 

New Directions in Technology, Education, Assessment andManagement 


Sub-Themes: 
Technology
Assessment
Innovative uses of technology
Outcomes-based assessment
Computer mediated instruction
Multiple assessment strategies
Distance and blended learning
Cognitive and Affective assessments
Assistive technology
Assessment of critical and creative thinking
Social media platforms
Project assessment and evaluation
Technological advancement and challenges
Program reviews and evaluation


Education
Management
Best practices in teaching and learning
Management in higher education
Values education in school
School management
At-risk learners
Shared governance
Competency-based programs
Accreditation and Accountability
Language and culture studies
Leadership and management strategies
Environmental education
Project management



Important Information:
For Foreign Partcipants:
  • Early bird registration (on or before Aug. 15, 2014) is $200.00 (USD)
  • After Aug. 15 registration is $250.00 (USD)
  • Onsite registration is $300.00 (USD)
For Local Participants
  • Early bird registration (on or before Aug. 15, 2014) is $100.00 (USD)
  • After Aug. 15 registration is $150.00 (USD)
  • Onsite registration is $200.00 (USD)
  • Registration fee includes:
    • Conference reception on the first day
    • 2 lunches at the Hyatt
    • Morning and afternoon teas 
    • Conference bag 
    • Program booklet
    • For Foreign Participants : An invitation letter for visa application will be provided after payment of registration fee

27th Language Arts Conference - Nov. 14 & 15

27th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

Literacy, Assessment and Core Curriculum Standards 


Friday, November 14, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Guam

 

Sponsored by:
University of Guam
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Co-Sponsors:
School of Education
International Reading Association, Guam Council

E-mail: uoglac@gmail.com
Welcome to the 27th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference (LAC) website!  The LAC is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and enrichment in literacy.
This year's Keynote Speaker:
University of Guam
Dr. Margaruite Smith
Dr. Smith is Director of Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Hawaii and Pacific Sales and Service for McGraw-Hill Education. In that capacity, she is responsible for all aspects of teacher training, textbook and online learning sales, as well as Professional Development services for McGraw-Hill School Education educational materials, including SRA, Macmillan, Glencoe and Wright Group products to the Department of Defense Schools and to Guam, Marshall Islands, Palau, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Federated States of Micronesia, American Samoa, and Hawaii. 
She has degrees from Texas Tech University, Texas Southern University, and the University of Denver in education and in educational administration. She has taught in every grade level 1-12, and has been an elementary administrator. She has teacher certification in reading, English as a Second Language, as well as general studies K-12.

Past Featured Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood
Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood is a former Superintent for the Guam Department of Education (GDOE).  She served as GDOE's research, planning, and evaluation administrator.  She holds a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Oregon, a master's degree in education, and a bachelor of arts degree in education.  She has also served as the chair of the committee to develop Guam Department of Education's master plan relative to the increase in military presence.  Dr. Underwood has been a leader in the local Filipino community organizations and an advocate of Guam's quest for self-determination and has served the community as a member of the Guam Memorial Hospital's board of trustees, the Guam Humanities Council, and St. Paul Christian School's board of directors.  She is also the vice chair of the Democratic Party of Guam.

Past Featured Keynote Speaker: Efren Penaflorida, CNN Hero of the Year
Penaflorida is a Filipino teacher who won the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year award for his outreach teaching project known as, "Kariton Klasrum" (pushcart classroom).  He received his award from American actress Eva Mendes at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

According to Penaflorida, "Our planet is filled with heroes, young and old, rich and poor, man, woman of different colors, shapes, and sizes.  We are one great tapestry...Each person has a hidden hero within, you just have to look inside you and search it in your heart, and be the hero to the next one in need."

If you are interested in presenting or attending, it is important that you return the forms with your check/payment immediately.  We have a limit of 300 participants.  Last year, many were turned away because we reached capacity before the registration deadline.  Don't let this weekend go without signing up.  We look forward to seeing you there!
CALL FOR PROPOSALS DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 7, 2014
You can also earn two (2) PD894 graduate credits/CEUs.  You must register for the conference before you register for the graduate credits at the Professional International Programs, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Room #217.  For more information, call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233.  You can also e-mail the Instructor, Lois Taitano Gumataotao, at ltgumataotao@gmail.com.
Contact LAC Committee Chairpersons:
  • Dr. Clarisa Quan:  risaquan@yahoo.com
  • Dr. Catherine Stoicovy:  stoicovy@guam.net
  • Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera:  mnrivera1@yahoo.com
  • Dr. Christopher Garcia:  guamchrisgarcis@gmail.com
  • Dr. Michelle Santos: msantos@uguam.uog.edu

Administrative Coordinators:
  • Kathleen Duenas (Email: kduenas@uguam.uog.edu, Tel: 735-2725)
  • E-mail:  uoglac@gmail.com

UOG Field House Renaming Ceremony

The University of Guam community will celebrate an historic event at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014 as the iconic UOG Field House will be renamed the University of Guam Calvo Field House. Through a committed donation of $3 million, the Calvo family is supporting the University’s 60th Anniversary Capital Campaign and UOG’s vision for a 21st Century campus.

The entire UOG Community is invited. The event will take place at the UOG Field House beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 17.

For more, visit: http://www.uog.edu/news-announcements/uog-renames-field-house

Saturday, October 11, 2014

SOE Alumni Association Coordinates the UOG - IRA Course

The SOE Alumni Association officers were hard at work at the IRA October general membership meeting, as they assisted IRA members who were interested in obtaining a UOG credit for attending and learning from the various IRA meetings. Members expressed gratitude to the association for paving the way to make the course available. Kudos to all!

SOE Alumni Officers hard at work.  Pictured L-R:  Rose Cruz Castro, Treasurer; Martha Sudo, Secretary; Grace Griffin, President; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

SOE Alumni Webmaster Conducts Literacy Presentation at CL Taitano Elementary School

It is always a pleasure to be able to make a difference in the lives of our students.   SOE Alumni Webmaster, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, conducted a family literacy presentation at the Raising Readers Workshop held October 4, 2014 at CL Taitano Elementary School.  The workshop was meaningful, as parents were actively engaged in the process.  Kudos to the organizers of the workshop!  Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!







SOE Alumni Webmaster, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, conducted a literacy presentation on October 4, 2014 at C.L. Taitano Elementary School.  Pictured L-R:  Corina Y. Paulino, Principal; Dr. Rivera; and Jacqueline Monteverde.