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.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

SOE Alumni Update - August 23


Guam's foremost storytelling group, Ginen I Hila' I Maga'taotao Siha (From the Tongues of the Noble People) that represented Guam at the Tenth Festival of the Pacific Arts held in American Samoa in 2008, is seeking new members through an audition at 7pm on Thursday, September 3, at the University of Guam's Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 101.

Auditions are open to those who can present a story in any format such as puppetry, mime, music, instrumentation, and props and the subject matter may dwell on jokes, riddles, personal experiences, family pastimes, ghost stories, superstitious beliefs, traditions, children and/or adult oriented, gender distinctive, myths, legends, the sharing of an heirloom, artifact, photo, souvenir, art piece, knickknack, decoration, and food as well as oral histories handed down from generations to generations. Proficiency in CHamoru is not a requirement. Interviews will also be conducted by the group.

The group meets on the first and third Thursdays of every month at 7pm at the University of Guam. There is a yearly membership dues payable at its election meeting in November.

Plans are underway for the second annual Fright Night, participation in the Guam Micronesian Island Fair and the Estorian I Tasi yan I Tano' at Gef Pa'go in Inalahan, as well as preparations for participation at the Eleventh Festival of the Pacific Arts in the Solomon Islands in 2012.

For additional information and for those wanting to know more about the group's past activities can log onto its website at http://ginenihila.googlepages.com.

Peter R. Onedera may be contacted at 735-2808 or at peteronedera@gmail.com

Thursday, August 20, 2009

SOE Alumni Update - August 20

Read President’s Convocation Speech and read about New Faculty
Academic Year 2009-2010 has begun. Read President Robert Underwood's Fall Convocation speech and learn about his vision for the coming year at www.uog.edu. A slideshow featuring our new faculty members is also posted on our home page.


Goya Exhibit at Isla – Opening Reception Aug. 20

The Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam hosts the opening reception for Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes: Los Caprichos on Thursday, Aug. 20. The opening reception begins at 7pm at the Isla Center for the Arts House #15, Dean's Circle. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 25, 2009.

"Stayin Alive" -- the Australian Bee Gees Show -- on Aug. 21 and 22

The show will be held at the Sheraton Guam Laguna Resort's ballroom in Tamuning. The band has been hailed as the best Bee Gees tribute in the world and has been the subject of several documentaries. Tickets are $35 and VIP $75. Call the Foundation at 735-2957.

14-Month Teacher Certification Program – Aug. 22

An informational meeting will be held on Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. in the School of Business and Public Administration Building , Room 131. For more information contact the Yamashita Educator Corps at 735-2470; Email: yecscholarship@uguam.uog.edu; www.uog.edu/yec

Mathematics Colloquium Lecture Series Aug 21

Dr. Yoshifumi Takenouchi, Institute of Mathematics, University of the Philippines will present on, “Representation of Period Doubling by digraphs and Characteristic Polynomials” during the first Mathematics Colloquium of AY 2009-2010. The presentation will be held on Aug. 21 in the Science Building , Room 120 3:30-4:20pm.


Board of Regents Regular Meeting – Aug. 20

The regular meeting of the Board of Regents will be held Thursday, August 20, at 5:30 p.m. in AV Room #1 of the RFK Library in the Tan Siu Lin Building .

Alyssa Marshell - Master of Science Thesis Proposal Presentation – Aug 20

Marine Lab student Alyssa Marshell will give her thesis proposal presentation on: Movement and life-history traits of the unicornfish: Tåtaga' (Naso unicornis) and Hangon (Naso lituratus) on Thursday, August 20 at 9:30am in Marine Lab classroom 205. Her advisor is Dr. Jenny McIlwain.

Paulino Presents PhD Research – Aug. 21

Yvette Paulino, a UOG graduate, will present her PhD research, “DESCRIBING AND MEASURING VARIABILITY OF ARECA CATECHU (BETEL NUT) CHEWING IN MICRONESIAN POPULATIONS IN GUAM” The research seminar will take place on Friday, August 21st, at 2:00pm in ALS Room 125A.

Guam Navy and UOG Partner to Conserve Native Tree
The University of Guam has completed the establishment of a conservation planting of Guam’s endangered fadang tree on the island of Tinian. Guam Navy has funded the entire project and provided access to their lands in northern Tinian for implementing this important effort to help stave off the ongoing threats to survival of the species. Read more at www.uog.edu/mediareleases

USDA Funds Weevil Control Experiments
Dr. Gadi V. P. Reddy of the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center , UOG has been awarded a $75,000 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service grant to address the weevil threat to palms in the region. This miniature menace is especially troubling for nursery owners. Read more at


Welcome Back Tritons! SGA Event – Aug. 25

Association invites all UOG students to come and enjoy free food and music on Aug. 25, 2009 from 11am until the food is gone. Students must present their class schedule and picture ID.

SGA Inauguration – Aug. 28

The Student Government Association invites you to the 48th Student Government Association Council Inauguration Ceremony on Friday, August 28 at 6:00 pm in the Antonio R. Unpingco Session Hall, Guam Legislature Bldg.

PTAC Symposium – September 4

The Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center will host its 1st Annual Procurement Symposium on September 4, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The keynote speaker for the event will be the President of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, Mr. Joe Flynn, as well as contractors and vendors who will share their successes as prime or sub-contractors. For details visit www.guamptac.com.

"GROWTH VENTURE SERIES: How to Make Strategic Decisions" August 27th
This workshop will help you work on your business strategy, and provide you with a plan to accomplish your goals and achieve your vision. The workshop will be
held Aug. 27 from 12:00pm-2:00pm at the Bank of Guam in Hagatna, 2nd Floor conference room. Fee $20. Contact Lorie Sablan at 735-2590 or email laurine@pacificsbdc.com.

"How to Manage a Business" August 28th
This workshop will be conducted at the SBDC #148 Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero School of Business & Public Administration Building from 9:00am-11:30am. Fee $20. Contact Lorie Sablan at 735-2590 or email laurine@pacificsbdc.com.


Resistance, Resilience, and Respect for Human Rights

CHinemma’, Nina’maolek, yan Inarespetu para Direchon Taotao

Location: University of Guam

Dates: September 14-19, 2009

The meeting is sponsored in part by the Women and Gender Studies Program.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

SOE Alumni Update: Bee Gees Concert to Support UOG Endowment Foundation

The Bee Gees (Australian) are coming to Guam to perform on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Laguna Guam, Ocean Serena Ballroom! Attend this special concert to support the UOG Endowment Foundation! For more information, call 735-2957.

See details below!

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

New SOE Dean & Upcoming Language Arts Conference

The SOE Alumni Association welcomes the incoming SOE Dean, Dr. Elizabeth M. Hawthorne!

Dr. Hawthorne will arrive August 14 and will begin work on Monday, August 17. She holds a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Michigan , and M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia and a BS in Education from Tufts University . She has served as a dean or associate dean at Ellis University ( Chicago ), National-Louis University ( Chicago ), Penn State (PA), and Kaplan University ( Chicago ). She has been a team chair and evaluator for the North Central Association of College and Schools (WASC equivalent for the central US) and led National-Louis University through a successful application process resulting in NCATE accreditation. With her experience in hiring and evaluating faculty, strategic planning, curriculum development, distance education and technology use, we look forward to working with her as she and our School of Education lead the change that will take place over the next few years on our island.She will be located in the Dean's office in the School of Education building. Her email is ehawthorne@uguam.uog.edu. Please welcome her to our campus.


The 22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference (LAC) will be held Friday-Saturday, November 6 & 7, 2009. The theme is “Multicultural Approaches in Language Arts Education.” The LAC is an opportunity for professional growth and enrichment in literacy for educators in the Western Pacific region. Presentations will focus on reading and writing across the content areas with particular attention on approaches in the multicultural context. Proposals for individual and panel presentations on innovative reaching strategies, research reports, and practical workshops are welcome. Presentations will be scheduled in forty-five minute blocks.

LAC forms are available online at www.uog.edu or visit http://www.geocities.com/uog_lac

Call for Proposals:

Call for proposals are being accepted now, and the deadline for submissions is September 30, 2009. If you have any questions, please call Debbie Respicio at 735-2725/6 or e-mail languageartsconf@uguam.uog.edu

Registration Fees:

Early Bird (by Sept. 30, 2009), Presenter, UOG Student, IRA Member - $40

Pre-Registration (By Oct. 23, 2009) - $45

On-site or after Oct. 23, 2009 - $55

Please make checks payable to “UOG Language Arts Conference”

Graduate Credits/CEUs:

You can earn two (2) graduate ED894 graduate credits/CEUs for attending the LAC. You must register for the conference before you register for the graduate credits at the Professional and International Programs (PIP), 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Room #217. The course is eligible for YEC support to qualified GDOE educators who have been officially processed through the Dr. Antonio C. Yamashita Educators Corps (YEC). For additional information about funding call YEC, call 735-2470. You may also e-mail the instructor, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at mnrivera1@yahoo.com.