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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:

Friday, October 23, 2009

UOG’s Language Arts Conference Offers 2 Graduate Credits/3 CEUs









The University of Guam’s 22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference (LAC) will offer 2 graduate credits for those who possess at least a bachelor's degree or 3 CEUs for those who do not hold a degree. The conference will be held Friday and Saturday, November 6 & 7, 2009 at the University of Guam and Guam Marriott Resort and Spa. As part of the course requirements, students must complete the following: Full attendance at the conference, classroom application of one or more of the strategies/techniques learned at the conference, write a brief summary for each session attended, and write a five-page, typed, double-spaced paper explaining how the Language Arts Conference has increased their knowledge and understanding of using multicultural approaches in language arts education.

LAC Forms are available online at http://www.uog.edu/languageartsconference

Students must register for the conference before they register for the graduate credits/CEUs at the Professional International Programs, 2nd floor/MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Room #217. For more information, students may call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233. They may also e-mail the instructor, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, at mnrivera1@yahoo.com.

This course is also eligible for the Dr. Antonio C. Yamashita Educator Corps (YEC) support available for qualified Guam Department of Education teachers who have officially been processed through the YEC. For additional information from YEC, participants may call 735-2470.


The LAC registration fee includes the following:

*IRA members, UOG students, presenters – $40

*On-site registration or after October 23 - $55


For additional information regarding the conference, participants/presenters may call Debbie at 735-2725 or e-mail her at languageartsconf@uguam.uog.edu.

Monday, October 12, 2009

SOE Alumni Winner - Grace Griffin!















SOE Alumni Association Member and IRA Guam Chapter President, Grace Griffin, won the SOE Alumni Association random raffle for a $100 color copy gift certificate from Xerox Corporation on October 12, 2009. The SOE Alumni Dean and honorary SOE Alumni Association member, Dr. Elizabeth Hawthorne, had the honor of picking the winning alumni member's name from the envelope. Congratulations, Grace! Pictured L-R: Grace Griffin and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Association President.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

SOE Alumni Update - Children’s Fair 2009 Halloweenville





















The UOG-Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) will be hosting its Children’s Fair 2009 Halloweenville on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the School of Education. Families are invited to for free arts and crafts activities, interactive reading, ginger bread creations, painting factory/face painting, and more. A picture-taking room will also be available, and food & drinks will be sold at a nominal fee. For more information, call 734-3094 or e-mail aceiuog@yahoo.com.

SOE Alumni Update - Oct. 10

Planetarium Shows – Oct. 8, 9 and 10

The Planetarium public shows will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8, 9, and 10 October at 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. The planetarium is showing “Lives of the Stars” at 6:30 p.m. and “The Great Cosmic Race” at 7:00pm. “The Great Cosmic Race” is a real mind-boggler! Join us to learn about the incredible journeys you take every day of your life.

Bright Pass of the International Space Station

If you’re an early riser, you might want to plan to be outside looking up this coming Friday morning, 9 October, at around 5:30 a.m. The ISS is making a close pass overhead and will shine at an incredible –3.3 magnitude which is almost as bright as Venus gets.

The ISS will appear 10 degrees above the southwestern horizon at 5:34 a.m. on Friday morning. It will then track high in the western sky (opposite where the Sun will rise). It will reach a maximum altitude of 60 degrees at 5:37 a.m. and disappear over the north-northeastern horizon at 5:40 a.m. If it isn’t very cloudy, at that magnitude you’re pretty much guaranteed to see it.


RESEARCH

Survey Results

UOG's Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives Business Confidence Survey Result for Aug/Sept. Click here to read the report.


PUBLICATIONS

Phytopathology
The September issue of Phytopathology, one of the top plant science publications in the world, contains an article by authors Robert Schlub of the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center, Linley Dixon formerly Linley Smith, a UOG research associate, and former University of Florida professors Kenneth Pernezny and Laurence Datnoff. The article, “Host Specialization and Phylogenetic Diversity of Corynespora cassiicola,” is the culmination of eight years of research and over a half-million dollars of funding from various sources: T-STAR, Hatch, Florida Tomato Committee and IPM.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Green Project Incentive – Apply for a Grant! – Deadline Oct. 16
There are six $4,285 grants available to faculty and staff to support sustainability work. Projects should be completed by June 30, 2010. Focus areas for projects include:

· integrating sustainability into curriculum,

· energy conservation,

· public awareness,

· alternative energy,

· waste management,

· campus landscaping.

To apply, please submit a 1-2 page proposal to uoggreen@uguam.uog.edu. Proposals are due Friday, October 16, with awards to be announced in early November. If part or all of the money is needed for upfront costs, please attach a budget to your proposal. Selected applicants will contract with the University to provide services. This program is funded through a grant from the Department of the Interior. Questions? Email: uoggreen@uguam.uog.edu or call Ann Rasmussen, Sustainability Coordinator, at (671)735-0214. www.uog.edu/UOGGreen

School of Education Colloquium Series for 2009

Topics

Promotion and Tenure by Dr. Don Shuster on Oct. 30

Excel in Statistical Analysis by Dr. Ning Li on Nov. 20

At-Risk Learners by Dr. Stephen Kane on Dec. 11

You are all invited to SOE Rm 203 on the dates listed above at 2:00 PM. Contact Person: Dr. Lourdes Ferrer at lourdesferrer@yahoo.com

Second CNAS RESEARCH CONFERENCE Call for papersDeadline: Nov. 25
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences will host its Research Conference on Jan. 28, 2010.This conference will be preceded by a grant-writing workshop (Jan 11-12) organized by T-STAR and held in the same venue. Deadline for papers is November 25, 2009. Contact event coordinators gwall@uguam.uog.edu or mgolabi@uguam.uog.edu for details

22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference
MULTICULTURAL APPROACHES IN LANGUAGE ARTS EDUCATION

Friday-Saturday, November 6 - 7, 2009. Visit www.uog.edu/languageartsconference for more information. The Call for Presentations and Early Bird registration has been extended to Friday, Oct. 16th.

The Guam Community and Economic Development Forum Nov. 12 and 13
The Guam Community and Economic Development Forum, “Strategies for a Sustainable Future,” will result in a series of white papers that will serve as the foundation for strategic economic development for Guam . Register at: www.uog.edu/economicforum


Friday, October 9, 2009

UOG's 22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference - Nov. 6 & 7, 2009








The 22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference (LAC) will be held 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 http://www.uog.edu/languageartsconference


Call for Proposals:

Call for proposals are being accepted now. Deadline for submissions was Sept. 30, 2009, but it is extended to the October 16, 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 Oct. 16, 2009), Presenter, UOG Student, IRA Member - $40

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

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


Graduate Credits/CEUs:
Educators can also earn 2 graduate credits/CEUs. Students must register for the conference before they register for the LAC course at the Professional International Programs, 2nd floor/MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Rm. #217. For more information, students may call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233. They may also e-mail the instructor, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, at mnrivera1@yahoo.com.


The LAC course is eligible for YEC support to qualified GDOE educators who have officially been processed through the Dr. Antonio C. Yamashita Corps (YEC). For additional information from YEC, participants may call 735-2470.

For additional information regarding the conference, participants/presenters may call Debbie at 735-2725/6 or e-mail her at languageartsconf@uguam.uog.edu.


Snapshots from last year's Language Arts Conference!*













*Note: Click on the pictures above to get a clearer view of the images.

SOE Alumni Update - ACEI Volunteers at U'zeum Exhibit

SOE Alumni Update - ACEI Meets with UOG President, Dr. Robert Underwood

SOE Alumni Update: ACEI Induction Ceremony

Snapshots of ACEI's Induction Ceremony held September 24, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

UOG's 22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference - Nov. 6 & 7, 2009









The 22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference (LAC) will be held 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 http://www.uog.edu/languageartsconference


Call for Proposals:

Call for proposals are being accepted now. Deadline for submissions was Sept. 30, 2009, but it is extended to the first week of October. 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 Oct. 9, 2009), Presenter, UOG Student, IRA Member - $40

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

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


Graduate Credits/CEUs:
Educators can also earn 2 graduate credits/CEUs. Students must register for the conference before they register for the LAC course at the Professional International Programs, 2nd floor/MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Rm. #217. For more information, students may call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233. They may also e-mail the instructor, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, at mnrivera1@yahoo.com.


The LAC course is eligible for YEC support to qualified GDOE educators who have officially been processed through the Dr. Antonio C. Yamashita Corps (YEC). For additional information from YEC, participants may call 735-2470.

For additional information regarding the conference, participants/presenters may call Debbie at 735-2725/6 or e-mail her at languageartsconf@uguam.uog.edu.


Snapshots from last year's Language Arts Conference!*













*Note: Click on the pictures above to get a clearer view of the images.