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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.
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SOE Alumni Association Scholarship and Grant Forms

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

Saturday, April 18, 2009

SOE Alumni Update - April 18, 2009: UPCOMING CONFERENCES

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The Child Caregivers 2009 Professional Leadership Conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 1 & 2, at the University of Guam Lecture Hall and School of Education. The theme is “Success Beyond Imagination: Managing the Environment for Young Children.” All child care givers, early childhood teachers, home care educators, and anyone interested in young children and their welfare are invited and welcomed. PRE-REGISTRATION ends April 29. Pre-registration can be made with Anita at the UOG School of Education building, 2nd floor or Joaquin Rivera at My School CDC in Tamuning, 646-2912. For more information, contact Jana Mendiola, 632-2395 or email janamendiola@yahoo.com. If you would like to present a workshop at the conference, please contact Dr. Marilyn Jackson at zoeylancedaisy@yahoo.com.

PIBBA CONFERENCE
The 28th Annual International Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference will be held Monday-Thursday, June 22-25, 2009 in Guam. The theme is "Invigorating Languages and Cultures of the Pacific." Visit the PIBBA Conference website at http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=251 or http://geocities.com/pibba.international.

You can also earn two (2) ED894 graduate credits for $42 or three (3) CEUs for $62. You must register for the conference at the Micronesian Language Institute before you can register for the graduate credits at the Professional Development and Life-Long Learning Center, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PDLLC Building, Room #217. For more information, call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233.

Please note that the PIBBA course is free to qualified GPSS educators who have an approved contract on file with the Yamashita Educator Corps (YEC) office or who apply by May 1, 2009. For additional information about the YEC Recertification Program, call 735-2470.


PEC

The Pacific Educational Conference (PEC) will take place Wednesday-Thursday, July 15-17, 2009 at the University of Guam. The theme is “Preparing the Pacific Child for Life.” You can register for the PEC at http://www.prel.org/pec/pec-2009-registration.aspx.


LANGUAGE ARTS CONFERENCE

The 22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference will be held Friday-Saturday, November 6 & 7, 2009. The theme is “Multicultural Approaches in Language Arts Education.”



FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The School of Education will host its First International Conference on Current Trends and Challenges in Education from December 14-16, 2009 at the Guam Marriott Resort and Spa. Visit the conference website at http://www.geocities.com/uog_soe. For more information contact the Conference Chair, Dr. Lou Ferrer at

(671) 735-2440, or e-mail lourdesferrer@yahoo.com.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

SOE Alumni Association Donates $100 Color Copy Gift Certificate from Xerox Corp. to the School of Education















Alumni Donation: The SOE Alumni Association donated a $100 color copy gift certificate from Xerox Corporation to the School of Education at the University of Guam. Pictured L-R: Peter Roy Martinez, Director of UOG Alumni Affairs; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Association President; Dr. Lourdes Klitzkie, SOE Alumni Association Advisor; and Dr. Patrick Leddy, Acting Dean of the School of Education.

Friday, April 10, 2009

SOE Alumni Update: Visit the New UOG-ACEI Website!

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Check out the new UOG-ACEI website at http://aceiuog.blogspot.com/ The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) UOG Chapter strives to promote the inherent rights, education, and well-being of all children world-wide. The University of Guam’s ACEI has had many accomplishments over the years. It will continue to renew its commitment to the ideals of the Association – ideals based upon a dream that all children will, someday, live and play in harmony and grow up having the care and education they need and deserve to fulfill their own dreams for the future.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

SOE Alumni Update: ACEI Provides Face Painting for Guam's Children During Annual Easter Egg Hunt









Easter Face Painting: The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) provided face painting to our island’s children during the annual Guam Easter Egg Hunt held on April 8, 2009 at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Asan. More than a thousand children and adults attended the event.

Pictured L-R: Alicia Quintanilla, Leizl Ochavillo, Kimberlie Castro, Ewalani Escrupulo,Vaughn Baisa, Melissa Balajadia,Nakita Braganza, Sheryl Padilla, Mariana Santos, Ashton Aguon, Odessa Aguon, and Erica Arceo. Not pictured are Malihsa Suzumu and Christy Galindo.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

SOE Alumni Update: Child Care Giver Professional Leadership Conference











The Guam Child Care & Development Association (GCCDA) committee is currently planning their "Child Care Giver Appreciation Week," April 26-May 2, 2009.

On Friday, May 1, is a forum and Saturday, May 2, will be the all day Professional Leadership Conference from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. at the SOE.

The organization is seeking presenters for this year's conference.
The theme this year is: "Success Beyond the Imagination: Managing the Environment for Young Children."

If you would like to present a workshop at the conference, please forward the following information as soon as possible to Dr. Marilyn Jackson at zoeylancedaisy@yahoo.com. The format for the conference is similar to last year with 90 minutes for each workshop.

1. YOUR NAME (as it should appear in the program booklet):_____________________________________________________
2. TITLE OF_________________________________________________ WORKSHOP:_________________________________________________
3. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP (2 or 3 sentences)____
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4. MORNING OR AFTERNOON PRESENTER:_______________________
5. TYPE OF EQUIPMENT NEEDED:______________________________
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SOE Alumni Update: UOG Announcements

MLI Certification Plus Project Seeks Applicants http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=242


Spring Break Library Hours (April 6 — 12, 2009)
Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CLOSED Saturday and Sunday


UOG Career/Job Fair – May 1
http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=239


Graduate English Proficiency Exam (GEPE) May 8
Individuals who wish to pursue a graduate degree must take the Graduate English Proficiency Exam. The exam will be given on May 08, 2009 at 10:00 am in Dorm 1, 2nd Floor, ROTC Classrooms 1and 2. For additional information, please call the Office of Graduate Studies, Research & Sponsored Programs @ 735-2169/70.


TRAINING & CURRICULUM SPECIALIST, Andersen AFB GU VIN 249023
Lori Propes, Chief, Airman and Family Services Flight, wants to get the word out on this position at Andersen. This position has very specific degree requirements. Applicants must have a BA in Early Childhood Development, Child Growth and Development or Home Economics w/early childhood Education emphasis. Share this information with UOG alumni. For more information call Lori at (671)366-4745.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

SOE Alumni Update: Websites for Upcoming Conferences

PIBBA CONFERENCE
The 28th Annual International Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference will be held Monday-Thursday, June 22-25, 2009 in Guam. The theme is "Invigorating Languages and Cultures of the Pacific." Visit the PIBBA Conference website at http://geocities.com/pibba.international.

PEC
The Pacific Educational Conference (PEC) will take place Wednesday-Thursday, July 15-17, 2009 at the University of Guam. The theme is “Preparing the Pacific Child for Life.” You can register for the PEC at http://www.prel.org/pec/pec-2009-registration.aspx.

SOE Alumni Update: ACEI Assists with Island-wide Easter Egg Hunt

On Wednesday, April 8, 2009, ACEI will be helping out in the Island-Wide Egg Hunt and provide face painting for our island’s children.

Once again, please remember to mark your calendar for the following:
DATE: Wednesday, April 8, 2009
TIME: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Set up @ 11:00AM
Start @ 12:00 PM

WHERE: War in the Pacific National Park, Asan
WHAT: ACEI will assist in the annual island-wide egg hunt and provide face painting services.



Saturday, April 4, 2009

SOE Alumni Update: WASC Team Praises UOG

guampdn.com

April 3, 2009

UOG receives praise from accreditation team leader

By Brett Kelman
Pacific Daily News

Accomplishments made by the University of Guam in recent years, in spite of financial troubles, have been "extraordinary," said the leader of a visiting accreditation team yesterday.

John Welty, chairman of a Western Association of Schools and Colleges team that toured the school this week, presented praise and recommendations during an exit report yesterday. Welty said the struggling economy has caused many mainland schools to adapt to the same kinds of shortfalls that UOG has endured for years.

"Maybe you should take the show on the road," he joked, during the exit report. Welty is President of California State University, Fresno.

UOG requested about $40.5 million for fiscal year 2009 but was appropriated only about $31.2 million, according to Pacific Daily News files. GovGuam has failed to give the university $11.7 million of the money it should have already been allotted this fiscal year, according to UOG Board of Regents resolution.

If the financial situation doesn't improve, Welty advised the school system to keep doing much of what it is already doing. The university has set spending priorities, prepared to cut or cap programs and found other sources of funding.

Welty also said the UOG Board of Regents has "matured" and the school has strong leadership, including "highly regarded" UOG President Robert Underwood. He said the university is much different than the last time he visited.

"And that difference is extremely positive," Welty said. A final report will be submitted by June, he said.

Helen Whippy, UOG's senior vice president of academic and student affairs, said earlier this month she expected WASC to accredit the school for about seven years. She said the worst case scenario was that WASC would extend the school's accreditation for only four years and require regular reporting to keep tabs on its progress.

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TO THE POINT

An accreditation team said the University of Guam has dealt with financial shortfalls impressively.