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 Association Officers: Pictured left row (front): Dr. Darlene Roberto, Treasurer; Martha Sudo, Secretary; and Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie, Advisor. Pictured right row (front): Rose Cruz Castro, President; Margaret Beem, Vice President, and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster.

SOE Alumni Association Scholarship and Grant Forms

Click on the following links to access the SOE Alumni Association scholarship and grant forms:

Friday, July 31, 2009

SOE Alumni Update - August 1

Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010

Is posted on the UOG website: http://www.uog.edu/dynamicdata/UOGPublications.aspx?siteid=1&p=310

Summer Sessions Post 8% enrollment increase

The University of Guam posted an 8% increase for Summer enrollment compared to the prior year. Summer 2009 enrollment for Sessions A, B and C numbered 1,307 compared to 1,208 in Summer 2008.

Funding Your Education
The University of Guam ’s Time Option Payment Plan (TOPP) has been shortened to three months and the University administration highly encourages students to apply for: A federal loan under the U.S. Stafford loan program; a bank loan; or apply for the three-month University of Guam ’s Time Option Payment Plan (TOPP).

The University’s Enrollment Management and Student Services will host “Funding Your Education” outreach activities from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the campus Student Center on August 11 and 12, 2009.

Become a Certified Teacher through UOG's 14-Month Teacher Certification Program

Informational meetings will be held on Aug. 7 at 3:00 p.m. and Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. in the School of Business and Public Administration Building , Room 131. The Teacher Certification Program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree and want to pursue a career as a middle or high school teacher. Courses begin October 3, 2009 and continue through July 2010. Courses are available weekdays and Saturdays. Scholarships are available for individuals who want to become GPSS teachers. For more information contact the Yamashita Educator Corps at 735-2470; Email: yecscholarship@uguam.uog.edu; Website: www.uog.edu/yec

Fall 2009 Registration Information
Transition Students: Aug. 3 and 4; Continuing & Returning Students: Aug. 5-8; New
Student Registration/Orientation: Aug. 11-14 by appointment. Visit www.uog.edu for more info.

Math Placement Test - Aug. 1 / English Placement Test - Aug. 8

Visit www.uog.edu for more info.

H1N1 Notice for Students and Employees
The notice is posted on the front page of the UOG website at www.uog.edu. To date, 61 cases have been confirmed.

UOG Folders Available
Need UOG folders for upcoming workshops? Email cmoore@uguam.uog.edu.

HRO Hours on Fridays
Office hours for HRO will be 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays due to staff shortages.

The Making of the Pacific Tiger – Research Paper Receives Award
Guam possesses the right mixture of components to restructure its economy and transform itself into the first Pacific Tiger by developing strategic economic policies to ensure long-term economic growth for the island. A research paper examining this concept was written by the University of Guam ’s Dr. Anita Borja-Enriquez, Dr. Claret Ruane, and Vanessa Lee Williams. The Making of the Pacific Tiger: Lessons from the Celtic Tiger will is a technical report posted on the PCEI website and will be published in the Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research. The paper recently received the Allied Academies Distinguished Research Award. Download the paper in its entirety from UOG’s Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives at www.uogonline.com/pcei/. PCEI is funded through a grant from the Economic Development Administration of the US Dept. of Commerce.

U.S. Forest Service Funds Fadang Research
The Western Pacific Tropical Research Center at the University of Guam has been awarded a continuation grant from the U.S. Forest Service to sustain their ongoing efforts to study the threats to Guam ’s important cultural and biological resource, the fadang tree. This tree is of interest to a range of scientific disciplines, but more importantly it has been growing in the Mariana Islands for thousands of years and was one of the most common garden plants in Guam homes about 200 years ago. Read the entire story: http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=302

SBPA Green Television Commercial Competition
The UOG Green Commercial Contest provides a creative outlet for students to be actively involved and interested in educating themselves and others on how to achieve a greener environment. The winning commercial will be aired on local television. For more click here: http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=303

8th Island-wide Monthly Day of Service (Service Initiative - GUAM )

The Guam Volunteer Center and the Serve Guam Commission host a monthly day of service on Saturday, August 8, 2009 Email: sgc.volunteer@dol.guam.gov or sgc.americorpsalums@dol.guam.gov

Call for Papers - 22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference


For more information email: languageartsconf@uguam.uog.edu

UOG Scientist Mite Study
University of Guam Western Pacific Tropical Research Center scientist Dr. G. V. P. Reddy has received a $50,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to assist farmers in their struggle against invasive spider and broad mites. Eggplant farmers in the region have been experiencing difficulties with spider and broad mites damaging their crops, with some farmers completely abandoning the cultivation of eggplant due to losses. Many farmers that continue to grow eggplant rely on toxic insecticides such as Dicofol and Carbaryl to control mite infestations.

WPTRC receives T-STAR Grants
The University of Guam ’s Western Pacific Tropical Research Center (WPTRC) was awarded $510,165 in T-STAR grant funds from USDA. T-STAR (Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture Research) is a special grant program explicitly for research that enhances the development of sound tropical and subtropical agricultural practices including value-added product development and the control of diseases, insects, weeds, and invasive species.

Bookstore Hours August 2009

Monday August 10 – Thursday August 13, 2009 8am – 3pm

Friday August 14, 2009 Closed in Preparation for Fall Classes

Monday August 17 & Tuesday August 18, 2009 8am – 12 noon

First Day of Fall 2009 Classes

Wednesday August 19 & Thursday August 20, 2009 8am – 7pm

Friday August 21, 2009 8am – 3pm

Saturday August 22, 2009 8am – 12 noon

Monday August 24 & Tuesday August 25, 2009 8am – 7pm

Wednesday August 26 & Thursday August 27, 2009 8am – 6pm

Friday August 28, 2009 8am – 3pm

Saturday August 29, 2009 8am – 12 noon

Monday August 31 – September 18, 2009:

Monday & Tuesday 8am – 5pm

Wednesday & Thursday 8am – 3pm

Friday 8am – 12noon

Closed on Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

Interim Library Hours

(August 8 — 18, 2009)

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Fall 2009 Library Hours

(August 19 – December 5, 2009)

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday -9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CLOSED Sundays & Holidays


Business Woman of the Year Scholarships

New Deadline: August 15, 2009

First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business invite students to apply for the 2009 First Hawaiian Bank Guam Business Businesswoman of the Year scholarships for the Fall 2009 Semester. The scholarships are intended to “promote higher education by providing financial assistance for college students in their pursuit of professional careers,” and are open to both full-time and part-time students. The scholarships will be awarded based on merit, eligibility, a written essay, and financial need. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Visit www.uog.edu for more information.

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