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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

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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year from Around the Pacific!

Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2011 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! - English
Filis Añu Nuebo! – Chamorro
Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean
Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan
Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian
Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog
Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian


Image source: Google.com

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas from Around the Pacific!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Donations to Alee Shelter

ACEI officers and members visited Alee Shelter on November 23, 2010 to present children and staff with many boxes of Thanksgiving donations. Alee Shelter protects abused or neglected children. The Thanksgiving donation is one of the many significant civic and community events the UOG-ACEI student organization supports annually.

Pictured L-R: Janeyrose Cruz; Risa Hameister, ACEI Vice President; Lisa Meeks, SGA Vice President; Jovina Munoz; ACEI Public Relations Officer; Heidi Cameron, ACEI President; Katrina Baza, ACEI Public Relations Officer; Roong Johnson; and Sister Bridget Perez.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

SOE Alumni Update - Dec. 8

EVENTS THIS WEEK
 

TEACH GRANT AND YEC INFO SESSION – Dec. 7
The School of Education and the Financial Aid Office host an information session on both the TEACH grant program and the YEC program and how residents may use these grants to fund their educations as they pursue their teaching degrees. The session will be held today at 4:00 p.m. in the Anthony Leon Guerrero Multipurpose Room, SBPA.

Faculty Book Launch – Dec. 9
On Thursday, December 9, 2010, CLASS will sponsor a Book Launch for several recently published faculty a6 6:00 p.m. in the CLASS Professional Development Room, Dean’s Office, HSS 3rd Floor. The launch will include presentations from the faculty including Jason Vest, Helen Thompson, David Atienza, Randall Johnson, and PK Harmon. A reception will follow. For more information, contact the CLASS Dean’s Office at 735-2850. 

The United States Secret Service Virtual Info Session at UOG –Dec. 10
The University of Guam Career Development Office will host a virtual information session and employer presentation by the United States Secret Service (USSS) on the UOG campus on December 10, 2010.  The United States Secret Service is looking to fill positions for special agent, uniformed division officer, special officer, administrative, and professional and technical support positions. Representatives from the US Secret Service will conduct the session and explain the mission, career, and employment process. The sessions will be held on the following dates:

·         Friday, December 10, 2010 – 10am to 12noon and 2:00pm to 4pm
Science Bldg, Room 120

Interested individuals must reserve their seats by emailing their reservations to uogcdo@yahoo.com. Participants must bring their own laptops to participate in this virtual information session.  This session is open to the first 100 participants. For more information and to reserve your seat please contact Leah Beth Naholowaa, Career Development Office, at 735-2228.

TAKE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SURVEY by Dec. 18
The University of Guam-Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives (UOG-PCEI) is conducting its fourth semi-annual survey to find out how Guam consumers assess current and future business and economic climate on Guam. Voluntary participation is appreciated. You will be asked to complete one survey instrument and will take approximately 5 minutes. The consumer survey consists of 11 questions. Questions are rated on a Likert Scale. In addition, you will be asked questions pertaining to gender, age, ethnicity, household income, household size, and employment. This survey is part of a series of projects designed to begin and maintain updated and reliable data that will be useful for planning by policymakers, businesses and the local community. To take the survey, please visit http://www.keysurvey.com/survey/337230/1442/ by December 18. For more information contact Maria Claret M. Ruane, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics and Finance, UOG School of Business and Public Administration, at ruanemcm@yahoo.com or 735-2575.

Planetarium Shows – Dec. 9, 10 and 11
So join us on 9, 10 and 11 December at 6:30 p.m. when we'll present "Sky Legends of the World 18", the show where little kids tell us stories about the sky.  Plan to stay for the 7:00 p.m. show where you'll hear the greatest story ever told.  Every December we have "The Star," the Planetarium Christmas show. "The Star" is a look at what scientists think the Star of Bethlehem might have been.  The show begins with a reading of the Christmas story.  Don't miss this wonderful show!!

OTHER NEWS
UOG 4-H Christmas Workshops for Children 7 - 10
Science, Engineering and Technology (S.E.T.) Dec. 20 - 23 from 9:00am -4:00pm each day. The Workshop is open to children ages 7-10. Limited to 25 students. The cost is $125.

Fisheries Workshop - Dec. 27 - 30 from 9:00am - 4:00pm each day. The Workshop is open to children ages 7-10. Limited to 25 students. The cost is $125.

Register for both workshops and save $10. For more information and registration please call the 4-H Youth Development office at 735-2040/45.

 
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Western Pacific Coral Institute
The Western Pacific Coral Reef Institute (WPCRI) is a cooperative agreement between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research and the University of Guam (UOG).  The institute’s primary goal is to protect and preserve the nation’s coral reefs through multidisciplinary basic and applied scientific ecosystem research that is directly applicable to management, as well as via training and education.   WPCRI is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to resident students wishing to study at UOG.  These scholarships will present opportunities to combine sociocultural and traditional ecological knowledge with technical and scientific perspectives that will foster a stronger interest in natural resource management among local indigenous and other minority groups within the region.  WPCRI anticipates issuing 7 scholarships based on a 16-credit semester to five (5) undergraduate and two (2) graduate students to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books in the amount of up to $4,228 for undergraduate and $5,376 for graduate programs based on the availability of funds.   Visit the UOG Financial Aid website at  http://www.uog.edu/financialaid to download the application or go to the Western Pacific Coral Reef Institute Website at http://www.uog.edu/wpcri for more information

Deadline for Pacific VIP Scholarship – Dec. 10
Click on the following link for more information and to download the application form: http://guamcedders.org/main/index.php?pg=pacific-vip

 

 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Thank you for all that you do to make a difference! Enjoy the holiday, and may God Bless you always. :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

SOE Alumni News - November 22

TODAY’S EVENTS

“ONE - The Movie” – Nov. 22
The University of Guam ’s Sociology of Religion Class will host a free screening of the internationally acclaimed and award winning documentary film, "ONE - The Movie" on November 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the CLASS lecture hall. Dr. Kirk Johnson, professor of sociology at the University of Guam , tasked his students this semester to consider what they might do as students studying religion and society for the Guam community. They decided to screen a film that captures humanity's journey throughout the ages. The film ONE is a documentary that was created to increase awareness of the interconnectedness of all people and cultures around the world. The screening, which coincides with the celebrations of the 10th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Guam , is free of charge and open to the public.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Colloquium with Dr. Carlyle Corbin, Political Self-Determination Expert – Nov. 30

Dr. Corbin will present, "Recent Developments in Small Island Governance: Implications for the Self-Determination Process" on November 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the CLASS Lecture Hall. Dr. Corbin is a United Nations advisor and expert on political self-determination. The event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the University of Guam ’s Division of Social Work and the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice.

MARC Book available on Guampedia’s website
The 1987 MARC publication "Chamorro Self Determination: Right of a People," is now available in Guampedia's MARC section. http://guampedia.com/chamorro-self-determination-right-of-a-people/

Joint Student Recital – Dec. 1
On December 1 at 7:00pm the UOG Music Students will perform their Joint Student Recital at the UOG Fine Arts Theater. The performance is free!



Professional MBA Information Sessions – Dec. 3
Find out about the Professional MBA program on Friday, December 3, 2010 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the IT&E Lecture Hall, School of Business and Public Administration. Classes begin June 3, 2011.

The United States Secret Service Virtual Info Session at UOG – Dec. 1 and Dec. 10
The University of Guam Career Development Office will host a virtual information session and employer presentation by the United States Secret Service (USSS) on the UOG campus on December 1 and December 10, 2010. The United States Secret Service is looking to fill positions for special agent, uniformed division officer, special officer, administrative, and professional and technical support positions. Representatives from the US Secret Service will conduct the session and explain the mission, career, and employment process. The sessions will be held on the following dates:

· Wednesday, December 01, 2010- 10:00am-12noon- and 2:00 pm to 4: 00pm

UOG Cancer Research Center House # 7 Deans Circle.

· Friday, December 10, 2010 – 10am to 12noon and 2:00pm to 4pm

Science Bldg, Room 120

Interested individuals must reserve their seats by emailing their reservations to uogcdo@yahoo.com. Participants must bring their own laptops to participate in this virtual information session. This session is open to the first 100 participants. For more information and to reserve your seat please contact Leah Beth Naholowaa, Career Development Office, at 735-2228.

University Music presents “Winter Wonderland” - Dec. 2 and 3
University Music will present “Winter Wonderland” Family Holiday Concerts on December 2-3 at 7:00pm at the UOG Fine Arts Theater. The University Singers and the UOG Jazz Ensemble will perform holiday favorites. The concerts will be visited by Frosty the Snowman, the Grinch and Santa himself! Admission is $7.00 adult and $5.00 for children and students. UOG students are free with UOG student ID card. On Thursday night, December 2, the whole family can get in for $20!

Career Majors and Minors Fair – Dec. 3

The Career Majors and Minors Fair is scheduled on Friday, December 3, 2010, from 9 am to 6:00 p.m. at the UOG Field House. This event is open to all UOG undergraduates, undeclared majors, and high school seniors. The colleges and schools will feature their various programs.



REVITALIZING THE HEART OF GUAM – Dec. 3

BA480 Business Strategy & Policy Capstone Students Present REVITALIZING THE HEART OF GUAM for their capstone presentations. Discover what UOG’s finest students have in store for the future of downtown Hagatna on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 9:00am to 2:30pm in the IT&E Lecture Hall, School of Business and Public Administration.



Biofeedback for Gamers – Dec. 6
Dr. Dorcia Tucker is a Navy psychologist who specializes in bio-feedback. She will present during a College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Colloquium on December 6 at 4:00 p.m. to demonstrate how biofeedback works to reduce stress, anxiety and other psychological problems. “Biofeedback for Gamers" will be held in College Professional Development Room, Dean’s Office, HSS 3rd Floor

UOG PCEI LAUNCHES CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SURVEY – Take it by Dec. 18
The University of Guam-Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives (UOG-PCEI) is conducting its fourth semi-annual survey to find out how Guam consumers assess current and future business and economic climate on Guam . Voluntary participation is appreciated. You will be asked to complete one survey instrument and will take approximately 5 minutes. The consumer survey consists of 11 questions. Questions are rated on a Likert Scale. In addition, you will be asked questions pertaining to gender, age, ethnicity, household income, household size, and employment. This survey is part of a series of projects designed to begin and maintain updated and reliable data that will be useful for planning by policymakers, businesses and the local community. To take the survey, please visit http://www.keysurvey.com/survey/337230/1442/ by December 18. For more information contact Maria Claret M. Ruane, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics and Finance, UOG School of Business and Public Administration, at ruanemcm@yahoo.com or 735-2575.

Planetarium Shows – Dec. 9, 10 and 11
So join us on 9, 10 and 11 December at 6:30 p.m. when we'll present "Sky Legends of the World 18", the show where little kids tell us stories about the sky. Plan to stay for the 7:00 p.m. show where you'll hear the greatest story ever told. Every December we have "The Star," the Planetarium Christmas show. "The Star" is a look at what scientists think the Star of Bethlehem might have been. The show begins with a reading of the Christmas story. Don't miss this wonderful show!!





STUDENTS IN ACTION



Nursing Students and graduates participate in Homeless Outreach
On Nov. 17, student nurses assisted in providing immunizations and registration for the homeless during the Passport to Health and Employment Services outreach held in conjunction with the opening of The People’s Garden by the First Lady and the HOPE Foundation. Nursing students also went out to the unsheltered homeless in Hagatna and Tamuning. The students, along with Margaret Hattori and several GMH nurses who are UOG graduates, visited homeless and provided shoes and clothing.

Sociology Students Wash Cars for Habitat for Humanity
On Nov. 20 Sociology students held a car wash fundraiser in order to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

Criminal Justice Students Win Co-Ed Division in Inafamaolek Bed Race
JJ Construction and Joey Lopez sponsored UOG Criminal Justice majors who won first place in the co-ed division in a charity event for Inafamaolek.

Vega Deputy U.S. Marshal
John Vega a May 2010 UOG graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice was sworn in as a Deputy US Marshal on Nov. 9.



OTHER NEWS



The Status of Guam and Chamorro People under United States and International Law
Professor Jon M. Van Dyke, constitutional law scholar and professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law, presented “The Status of Guam and Chamorro People under United States and International Law,” on Nov. 10, 2010. His presentation has been posted on YouTube. To access the videos go to UOG’s YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/UniversityofGuam or visit www.uog.edu/presidentiallectureseries. Professor Van Dyke's speech begins at the 6:24 mark on the link labeled part 1. Professor Van Dyke’s slides are also posted on the UOG website.

MARC Book available on Guampedia’s website
The 1987 MARC publication "Chamorro Self Determination: Right of a People," is now available in Guampedia's MARC section. http://guampedia.com/chamorro-self-determination-right-of-a-people/

Christmas Drop
TADEO at Dean’s Circle is an official donation site for the Christmas Drop. Fishing hooks and other handy items are appreciated. Contact Bruce Best at bbest@guam.net for more information.

SBPA volunteered to serve as a drop off site for the “Toys for Tots” program
Marine Forces Pacific (Fwd) Guam & CNMI is organizing a Toys for Tots campaign to help the children of Guam and CNMI. The School of Business and Public Administration is an official drop off center. To participate you can drop a new, unwrapped toy in the collection box located in the SBPA Dean’s Office. The campaign lasts until December 22 when toys will be distributed to children. MarForPac (Fwd) is working with Catholic Social Services, Alee Shelter, the Sugar Plum Tree, the Salvation Army and the Air Force's Operation Christmas Drop to ensure that toys are distributed to needy children and families.

Early Registration for Continuing & Returning Students
Continuing and returning students may register early for Spring semester 2011 on the following days: Graduate Students, Seniors, Regent Scholars, National Student Exchange students Nov. 5–Dec. 3; Juniors Nov. 9–Dec. 3; Sophomores Nov. 12–Dec. 3; Freshmen, non-degree students and post-graduates Nov. 16–Dec. 3. For more information call 735-2202.

Strides for the Cure
On Saturday, October 9th, the 9th Annual Strides for the Cure 2k & 5k Run/Walk was held in front of the Outrigger Guam Resort in Tumon. This year, organizers awarded the University of Guam , the school with the largest number of registrants, $500 cash to their Student Government Association to be used towards school ground & building improvements.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

ACEI to Hold 9-Pin Spectacular on December 11, 2010 at Central Lanes


The University of Guam School of Education student organization, Association for Childhood Education International (UOG-ACEI) will sponsor an island-wide 9-Pin Spectacular bowling event on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Central Lanes, Tamuning, Guam. $10 per ticket includes 2 games, ball, and shoe rental. For more information, call Natasha Palomo at 488-0328 or e-mail natasha.doreen@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SOE Alumni Update - Nov. 16

TODAY’S EVENTS/NEWS

2010 Math Contest Launched
The University of Guam’s Division of Mathematical Sciences launched their annual math contest today with the first set of problems posted at www.uog.edu/mathematics. The contest will be held each month from November 2010 through March 2011. Winners will be announced each month. Overall winners will be announced in April.  Challenge your mathematical mind and log onto the website to view the problems. Solutions for the November contest are due November 30, 2010. Submit your solution by email to uog_math@yahoo.com. Submissions must include the words “Math Contest” in the subject line of the email. In the body of the email please include your name, mailing address, school, and grade. Participants may also submit their solutions by mail to Math Contest c/o Division of Mathematical Sciences, WB #4, University of Guam, UOG Station, Mangilao, GU 96923. For more information contact: uog_math@yahoo.com.

Underwood Receives Award
University of Guam President Robert A. Underwood received the Higher Education Award from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund on November 10 for his long-standing commitment to education and efforts to increase access to education for Asian and Pacific Islander American students during the APIASF’s Today’s Minds, Tomorrow’s Future Scholarship Benefit in New York. Underwood was the first chair of the Board of Directors when it began in 2004. It is now the largest scholarship fund serving the Asian & Pacific Islander community.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

UOG Island Theatre presents Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star Nov. 17 - 20
Don't miss the Island Theatre's second production, two hilarious, but biting, portraits of love-lorn men and women tied to the desert and their small-town misfortunes.  The play from Nov. 17-20.  The play features some of the best acting talent on island, with performances by Katherine Cure, Michelle Blas, Michelle Bednarzyk, Will Sullivan, PK Harmon, and James Nichols.  The curtain is always at 8pm.  And UOG students are always free! For more information, possible feature articles, or arrangements for photos, contact Jim Seymour at jimbo125@aol.com or at 735-2718. 

Creative Hands Exhibit – Nov. 18
Isla Center for the Arts presents Creative Hands: Pacific 2010 exhibit featuring work from 14 artists from the Micronesian region. The opening reception is November 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Isla Center for the Arts, Dean’s Circle, UOG campus.

School of Education Colloquium Series for 2010 – Nov. 18
Micronesian Child Studies on Romonum, Chuuk Lagoon
On November 18, Mary Spencer will present the research she conducted last March on several aspects of cognitive development within cultural context, with school aged children on an island in the Chuuk Lagoon. She will use photographs and data designed to answer research questions on English and Chuukese literacy, everyday home and school activities, and the goals and expectations held by parents, educators, and community leaders about the children’s futures. She links her studies to child development theory and to Micronesian and international research histories. The presentation will be held at 4:00 PM in SBPA Room 259. Contact Dr. Lourdes Ferrer at lourdesferrer@yahoo.com.

GLOBAL MILITARISM: GLOBAL PEACE? – Nov. 18  
The third film in the Global Militarism: Global Peace? documentary film/discussion series for the Fall semester 2010 is scheduled for  6 p.m. Thursday, November 18, CLASS Lecture Hall, UOG Campus. This series is co-sponsored by the Division of Social Work and the Communication Program at the University of Guam in cooperation with the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice and WeAreGuahan. The featured film on November 18 is Noho Hewa:  The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai'i  by Hawaiian filmmaker Anne Keala Keely.   Please contact the event coordinators, Dr. Vivian Dames (vdames_uog@yahoo.com) or  Patricia Blas (trishblas@yahoo.com). 

WIB CONFERENCE: Thursday, November 18th (8:30am-4:30pm); Hyatt Regency Guam in Tumon: The UOG Guam SBDC/Bank of Guam Women in Business Program presents the Annual Women in Business Conference:  Build Your Business Through Export and Microcredit.  The goal of this conference will be to provide relevant information by experts in the areas of business planning and management, marketing, legal and regulatory issues, and funding opportunities for small businesses interested in exporting and/or microcredit.  Advance sign up and payment of $35 can be made at the Guam Small Business Development Center, at the University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration Building, room 148; Early registration deadline is November 17, 2010.  Late registration (payment at the door) will be $45 per person. 


Micronesian Studies: Cancer and Health Disparities Colloquium – Nov. 19 
On November 19th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Science Building SC120, we will be hosting our Micronesian Studies: Cancer and Health Disparities Colloquium.  This will be a Webcast based interactive seminar with our U-54 Counterparts at the CRCH in Hawaii The presenters and topics are: Development of a Breast Cancer Risk Model for the Pacific by Rachael Leon Guerrero; Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) Methods: A Tool to Address Health Inequalities by Hali Robinett and Kevin Cassel; and Biostatistics by Grazyna Badowski This event is free and open to the public and we encourage all interested parties to attend.

"How to Write a Business Plan" – Nov. 19
Presented by Guam SBDC: This seminar will cover all of the elements to be included in a business plan, & explain with examples what is required in each section. The focus of the seminar will be the three M’s – Money, Management & Marketing. Participants will also be provided with a sample business plan, sources of industry research information, and introduced to online business planning tools that are accessible at any time through an internet-enabled PC. Fee is $20 per person. Friday, November 19th (8:30am-11:30am); Guam SBDC #148 UOG SBPA Bldg. TO REGISTER, Call the Guam SBDC at 735-2590 or email Natasha Cruz at natasha@pacificsbdc.com or Laurine Sablan at  laurine@pacificsbdc.com. Cash, check (payable to University of Guam) & major credit cards (AMEX, Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club & JCB) accepted. 

Buy Locally Grown Veggies for Thanksgiving – Nov. 19
The Farmers’ Cooperative Association of Guam and the Dededo Municipal Council, with assistance from the UOG Cooperative Extension Service, will host a Thanksgiving Harvest Friday Night Market on Friday November 19th.  The market will be from 4 pm to 9 pm in front of the old Dededo Fire Station and Post Office. Sweet corn, papayas, eggplant, cucumber, local culinary herbs, and other locally grown produce will be for sale. Core Certification of Vendors Required. Space is free. Interested farmers contact Co-Op president at 488-0077, or the mayor’s office at 632-5203.

“ONE - The Movie” – Nov. 22
The University of Guam’s Sociology of Religion Class will host a free screening of the internationally acclaimed and award winning documentary film, "ONE - The Movie" on November 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the CLASS lecture hall. Dr. Kirk Johnson, professor of sociology at the University of Guam, tasked his students this semester to consider what they might do as students studying religion and society for the Guam community.  They decided to screen a film that captures humanity's journey throughout the ages.  The film ONE is a documentary that was created to increase awareness of the interconnectedness of all people and cultures around the world.   The film's concept is simple: Ask the ultimate questions of life to the great spiritual masters around the world and to everyday people and then let the dialog flow.  The screening, which coincides with the celebrations of the 10th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Guam, is free of charge and open to the public.  

JON M. VAN DYKE, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLAR, PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE SERIES SLIDES
Professor Jon M. Van Dyke, constitutional law scholar and professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law, presented  “The Status of Guam and Chamorro People under United States and International Law,” on Nov. 10. His presentation slides are posted at website at: www.uog.edu/presidentiallectureseries and YouTube video will be posted soon.

ADA/EEO Presents: Improving Instruction through Universal Design – Nov. 19
Date:                 Friday, November 19, 2010
Time:                10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Place:                IT&E Lecture Room 131, SBPA Building
Presenter: Dr. Richard Fee
 
UPCOMING EVENTS AND MORE NEWS
 
Career Majors and Minors Fair – Dec. 3
The Career Majors and Minors Fair is scheduled on Friday, December 3, 2010, from 9 am to 6:00 p.m. at the UOG Field House. This event is open to all UOG undergraduates, undeclared majors, and high school seniors. The colleges and schools will feature their various programs.
 
Christmas Drop
TADEO at Dean’s Circle is an official donation site for the Christmas Drop. Fishing hooks and other handy items are appreciated. Contact Bruce Best at bbest@guam.net for more information.

SBPA volunteered to serve as a drop off site for the “Toys for Tots” program
Marine Forces Pacific (Fwd) Guam & CNMI is organizing a Toys for Tots campaign to help the children of Guam and CNMI. The School of Business and Public Administration is an official drop off center. To participate you can drop a new, unwrapped toy in the collection box located in the SBPA Dean’s Office. The campaign lasts until December 22 when toys will be distributed to children. MarForPac (Fwd) is working with Catholic Social Services, Alee Shelter, the Sugar Plum Tree, the Salvation Army and the Air Force's Operation Christmas Drop to ensure that toys are distributed to needy children and families.

Early Registration for Continuing & Returning Students
Continuing and returning students may register early for Spring semester 2011 on the following days: Graduate Students, Seniors, Regent Scholars, National Student Exchange students Nov. 5–Dec. 3; Juniors Nov. 9–Dec. 3; Sophomores Nov. 12–Dec. 3; Freshmen, non-degree students and post-graduates Nov. 16–Dec. 3. For more information call 735-2202.

Planetarium Shows Cancelled
Equipment malfunction caused the cancellation of the planetarium shows this month.

 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

UOG Presidential lecture series
fEATURES Jon M. Van Dyke, cONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLAR – Nov. 10
University of Guam President Robert A. Underwood hosts the 10th presentation in the Presidential Lecture Series on November 10 featuring Jon M. Van Dyke, constitutional law scholar and professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law. Van Dyke’s presentation, “The Status of Guam and Chamorro People under United States and International Law,” is held in collaboration with the Judiciary of Guam, the District Court of Guam, the Guam Bar Association and the University of Guam . The lecture will be held at 2:00 p.m. on November 10 in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Lecture Hall, the UOG campus. The Presidential Lecture Series featuring Professor Van Dyke is free and open to the public.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA FORUM – Nov. 10
MPA students host a forum live at the Legislative Session Hall entitled Higher Education Going Green in Medicine which focuses on medical marijuana. Doors open at 5:30 and the forum begins at 6:00 p.m. Free.
UOG Island Theatre presents Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star Nov. 11
Don't miss the Island Theatre's second production, two hilarious, but biting, portraits of love-lorn men and women tied to the desert and their small-town misfortunes. The play opens Nov. 11, and runs through the 13th and the following week from Nov. 17-20. The play features some of the best acting talent on island, with performances by Katherine Cure, Michelle Blas, Michelle Bednarzyk, Will Sullivan, PK Harmon, and James Nichols . The curtain is always at 8pm. And UOG students are always free! For more information, possible feature articles, or arrangements for photos, contact Jim Seymour at jimbo125@aol.com or at 735-2718.

EVENTS NEXT WEEK
School of Education Colloquium Series for 2010 – Nov. 18
Micronesian Child Studies on Romonum, Chuuk Lagoon
On November 18, Mary Spencer will present the research she conducted last March on several aspects of cognitive development within cultural context, with school aged children on an island in the Chuuk Lagoon. She will use photographs and data designed to answer research questions on English and Chuukese literacy, everyday home and school activities, and the goals and expectations held by parents, educators, and community leaders about the children’s futures. She links her studies to child development theory and to Micronesian and international research histories. The presentation will be held at 4:00 PM in SBPA Rm 259. Contact Dr. Lourdes Ferrer at lourdesferrer@yahoo.com.

GLOBAL MILITARISM: GLOBAL PEACE? – Nov. 18
The third film in the Global Militarism: Global Peace? documentary film/discussion series for the Fall semester 2010 is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, November 18, CLASS Lecture Hall, UOG Campus. This series is co-sponsored by the Division of Social Work and the Communication Program at the University of Guam in cooperation with the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice and WeAreGuahan. The featured film on November 18 is Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai'i by Hawaiian filmmaker Anne Keala Keely. Read more in scrolling news at www.uog.edu. Please contact the event coordinators, Dr. Vivian Dames (vdames_uog@yahoo.com) or Patricia Blas (trishblas@yahoo.com).

ADA/EEO Presents: Improving Instruction through Universal Design – Nov. 19

Date: Friday, November 19, 2010

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Place: IT&E Lecture Room 131, SBPA Building

Presenter: Dr. Richard Fee



"How to Start a Business" - Nov. 12
Presented by Guam SBDC. This workshop will help individuals learn everything they will need to get started, including an introduction to business plans and the importance of preparing one; exploring the legal forms of business (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability partnership / company) and which one is right for your business needs; local or federal licensing requirements for the business. Participants will be able to obtain vital information and resources to start and own a business. This training will take the mystery out of starting a business and help participants better evaluate their business idea! Fee is $20 per person. Guam SBDC #148 UOG SBPA Bldg (8:30am-11:30am);
WIB CONFERENCE: Thursday, November 18th (8:30am-4:30pm); Hyatt Regency Guam in Tumon: The UOG Guam SBDC/Bank of Guam Women in Business Program presents the Annual Women in Business Conference: Build Your Business Through Export and Microcredit. The goal of this conference will be to provide relevant information by experts in the areas of business planning and management, marketing, legal and regulatory issues, and funding opportunities for small businesses interested in exporting and/or microcredit. Advance sign up and payment of $35 can be made at the Guam Small Business Development Center , at the University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration Building , room 148; Early registration deadline is November 17, 2010. Late registration (payment at the door) will be $45 per person.

"How to Write a Business Plan" – Nov. 19
Presented by Guam SBDC: This seminar will cover all of the elements to be included in a business plan, & explain with examples what is required in each section. The focus of the seminar will be the three M’s – Money, Management & Marketing. Participants will also be provided with a sample business plan, sources of industry research information, and introduced to online business planning tools that are accessible at any time through an internet-enabled PC. Fee is $20 per person. Friday, November 19th (8:30am-11:30am); Guam SBDC #148 UOG SBPA Bldg. TO REGISTER, Call the Guam SBDC at 735-2590 or email Natasha Cruz at natasha@pacificsbdc.com or Laurine Sablan at laurine@pacificsbdc.com. Cash, check (payable to University of Guam ) & major credit cards (AMEX, Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club & JCB) accepted.
Career Majors and Minors Fair – Dec. 3
The Career Majors and Minors Fair is scheduled on Friday, December 3, 2010, from 9 am to 6:00 p.m. at the UOG Field House. This event is open to all UOG undergraduates, undeclared majors, and high school seniors. The colleges and schools will feature their various programs.



UOG Christmas Party – Dec. 10
UOG will have a Christmas Party at the Nikko on December 10. Call Jenni Arceo for more information at 735-2425.


GRANTS

UOG AND UMASS-BOSTON PROVIDE PACIFIC VIP MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS
The University of Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, & Service (Guam CEDDERS), in partnership with University of Massachusetts - Boston , has been awarded a Personnel Preparation grant from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, to administer the Pacific Vision Instruction Project (Pacific VIP) Master’s Degree Program. This four-year grant aims to increase the pool of fully credentialed instructional personnel who are highly qualified to educate students who are blind or have visual impairments. Pacific VIP provides scholarships leading to a Master of Education in Special Education degree, plus dual credentials in Teacher of Visual Impairments (TVI) and Orientation and Mobility (O&M). The Pacific VIP Master’s Degree Program will utilize a blended delivery approach of on-line coursework and on-site required class/lab work on Guam , which will be enhanced by integrated field experiences coordinated throughout the academic program. Up to 20 scholarships will be awarded to applicants from American Samoa , Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands , Guam , Federated States of Micronesia , Republic of the Marshall Islands , and Republic of Palau to meet each entity’s responsibility to provide personnel to serve students who are blind or have visual impairments. The University of Guam CEDDERS is now accepting applications to the Pacific VIP Master’s Degree Program. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, DECEMBER 10, 2010. For more information on eligibility and requirements, please contact Connie P. Guerrero, Pacific VIP Faculty, at 671-735-2490 or email at connie.guerrero@guamcedders.org. To download an application packet, log on to http://www.guamcedders.org.

UOG Announces Availability of TEACH Grants
Funds Support Students Seeking Degrees in High-Need Teaching Areas

The University of Guam was recently approved by the U.S. Department of Education to begin providing TEACH grants to its students. The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is a federal program that strives to encourage teachers into high-need teaching areas in K-12 schools that serve low-income students, a designation that is met by all of Guam ’s public schools.



The TEACH Grant is a conditional, non-need based grant available for eligible students pursuing a degree in a high need field. TEACH grants are not loans. Up to $4,000 can be awarded per year to full-time students with a cap of $16,000 for undergraduate programs and professional degrees, and $8,000 for graduate programs. Recipients must have a grade point average of 3.25 and agree to teach for four years in a public school that serves low income students.



UOG Receives National Geographic Society Grant

The University of Guam ’s Micronesian Area Research Center received a $15K grant from the National Geographic Society / Waitt Grants Program to conduct archaeological and paleoenvironmental investigations at Marigondon Cave , located in Cebu , Philippines .


Early Registration for Continuing & Returning Students
Continuing and returning students may register early for Spring semester 2011 on the following days: Graduate Students, Seniors, Regent Scholars, National Student Exchange students Nov. 5–Dec. 3; Juniors Nov. 9–Dec. 3; Sophomores Nov. 12–Dec. 3; Freshmen, non-degree students and post-graduates Nov. 16–Dec. 3. For more information call 735-2202.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

23rd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference Snapshots

The annual Language Arts Conference focused on the theme, "Scaffolding Reading and Writing Instruction for Pacific Island Students" on November 5 and 6, 2010 at the University of Guam and Guam Marriott Resort and Spa. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the conference.















Saturday, November 6, 2010

SOE Conference Snapshots

The SOE Conference on October 22 and 23, 2010 focused on "Assessment and Accountability." Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the conference.




Monday, October 4, 2010

In Loving Memory of Petronila “Pat” Tajalle Stoicovy


The SOE Alumni family extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Petronila “Pat” Tajalle Stoicovy, mother of Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, Associate Professor for the Language and Literacy Program at UOG’s School of Education and SOE Alumni Association member. Pat is originally from the village of Piti, but currently resides in Mong-Mong Toto. She was called to her eternal rest on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the age of 84. Mass will be in her honor on the following dates and times. Pat will always be remembered. God Bless her and her family. May she rest in peace.

OUR LADY OF LOURDES (YIGO)
MASS SCHEDULE FOR +PETRONILA TAJALLE STOICOVY

Monday, October 04 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 05 6:30 pm
Wednesday, October 06 6:30 pm
Thursday, October 07 6:30 pm
Friday, October 08 6:30 pm
Saturday, October 09 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 10 6:00 pm
Monday, October 11 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 12 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

SOE Conference on Assessment and Accountability - Oct. 22 - 23, 2010


About the Conference

The University of Guam School of Education is hosting a meeting of minds by educators, teachers, researchers, practitioners and school administrators to share their expertise, experiences, theoretical perspectives and research findings on assessment and accountability in education.

The conference has the following sub-themes:
1. Assessment of Learning and Teaching
2. Assessment in Research and Project
3. Accountability and Governance
4. Accreditation and Accountability
5. Accountability to the Environment

Registration
Please type or print the information requested below and send to soeconference@yahoo.com
Name ___________________________________________________
Mailing Address ____________________________________________
Telephone No. _____________________________________________
School/Affiliation ___________________________________________
Status (Professor, teacher, researcher, student, other (Please specify) _______________________________________________________
Type of Participation (Paper presentation, poster session, workshop participant)_______________________________________________________
If presenting, state title of presentation _______________________________________________________

GRADUATE CREDITS AVAILABLE
You can earn 3 credits for ED894. For more information, e-mail Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at mnrivera1@yahoo.com. You must register for the/re-certification credits at the Professional International Programs Office, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Room #217, Phone: (671) 735-2601, Fax: (671) 734-1233.

Visit the SOE Conference website at http://www.uog.edu/soeinternationalconference

If you have any questions, please call SOE Conference Chairperson, Dr. Lourdes M. Ferrer at (671) 735-2440 or e-mail lourdesferrer@yahoo.com


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

UOG-ACEI Induction Ceremony


UOG-ACEI Induction Ceremony: Senators Judi Won-Pat and Tina Muna Barnes conducted the 2010-2011 induction ceremony for the University of Guam Association for Childhood Education International (UOG-ACEI) for their new officers and advisors on September 22, 2010, at the School of Education . Many ACEI members, students, friends, and faculty members attended. Several community and civic organizations and agencies who partnership with UOG-ACEI were invited to attend and participate in the ceremony.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

23rd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

SCAFFOLDING READING AND WRITING INSTRUCTION FOR PACIFIC ISLAND STUDENTS

Friday-Saturday, November 5 - 6, 2010
Guam Marriott Resort and Spa

Sponsored by:
University of Guam College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
School of Education
International Reading Association, Guam Council
Guam Department of Education
.
GRADUATE CREDITS/CEUs:
You can also earn 2 graduate credits/CEUs for the conference. For more information, contact the Professional International Programs (PIP) at 735-2601. You may also e-mail the instructor, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at mnrivera1@yahoo.com.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Language Arts Conference!
For more information, e-mail: uguam.languageartsconference@yahoo.com


Visit the LAC website at www.uog.edu/languageartsconference

SOE Conference on Assessment and Accountability

About the Conference

The University of Guam School of Education is hosting a meeting of minds by educators, teachers, researchers, practitioners and school administrators to share their expertise, experiences, theoretical perspectives and research findings on assessment and accountability in education.

The conference has the following sub-themes:
1. Assessment of Learning and Teaching
2. Assessment in Research and Project
3. Accountability and Governance
4. Accreditation and Accountability
5. Accountability to the Environment

Registration
Please type or print the information requested below and send to soeconference@yahoo.com
Name ___________________________________________________
Mailing Address ____________________________________________
Telephone No. _____________________________________________
School/Affiliation ___________________________________________
Status (Professor, teacher, researcher, student, other (Please specify) _______________________________________________________
Type of Participation (Paper presentation, poster session, workshop participant)_______________________________________________________
If presenting, state title of presentation _______________________________________________________

GRADUATE CREDITS AVAILABLE
You can earn 3 credits for ED894. For more information, e-mail Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at mnrivera1@yahoo.com. You must register for the/re-certification credits at the Professional International Programs Office, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Room #217, Phone: (671) 735-2601, Fax: (671) 734-1233.

Visit the SOE Conference website at http://www.uog.edu/soeinternationalconference

If you have any questions, please call SOE Conference Chairperson, Dr. Lourdes M. Ferrer at (671) 735-2440 or e-mail lourdesferrer@yahoo.com

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Guam Council IRA September Newsletter

The Guam Council of the International Reading Association helps educators and parents alike discover the wonder and the worlds to be found in books. Guam IRA is a professional organization for individuals who are genuinely concerned with the development of reading programs for children and adults. We are a group of people who work together to improve literacy and reading instruction in Guam and Micronesia.

Click on the image below to view the Guam Council IRA September 2010 Newsletter. If you are unable to view the newsletter, visit our website at http://iraguam.blogspot.com. Enjoy!

Friday, August 13, 2010

First PREL Newsletter Released



The first edition of the PREL NEWSLETTER is now available via PDF by clicking here or visiting http://www.prel.org/free-publications/newsletter.aspx. The PREL NEWSLETTER is a quarterly publication of PREL in collaboration with the Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific and the Pacific Comprehensive Center. The newsletter focuses on activities of the different programs of PREL in the Pacific region, provides information about upcoming conferences, events, professional development opportunities, and more. In particular, this issue includes topics of the Summer Reading Camp in Palau, the Project MACIMISE inaugural institute in Saipan, Pacific CHILD summer annual institute in Hawai’i, and PCC highlights and updates! Enjoy!

Friday, August 6, 2010

New ACEI Officers for AY2010-2011

Congratulations to the following newly-elected ACEI Officers!


Pictured above L-R: Risa Hameister, Vice President; Heidi Cameron, President; Shawlon Abuan, Secretary; Katrina Baza, PRO; Maria Perez, Treasurer. Not pictured are Janice Pangelinan, and ACEI Advisors Dr. Marilyn M. Jackson and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Birthday, Anag!

SOE Alumni Association Secretary, Liwanag “Anag” Dominguez, celebrated her birthday with fellow alumni officers at the Alize Restaurant located at the Guam Reef Hotel! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANAG!

Pictured front row L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Alumni President; Liwanag Dominguez, Alumni Secretary; and Charlene Gumataotao, Alumni Member. Back row L-R: Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Alumni Vice President; and Mae Mendiola, Alumni Treasurer. Not pictured is Dr. Lourdes Klitzkie, Alumni Advisor.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

SOE Alumni Association Awards Hamilton

The SOE Alumni Association awarded Elizabeth "Liz" Hamilton as its first ever SOE Alumni of the Quarter. Congratulations, Liz, on receiving the association's historical prestigious award! Pictured L-R: Mae Mendiola, SOE Alumni Secretary; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni President; Ken Duenas, SOE Alumni Member and Hamilton's husband; Hamilton; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, SOE Alumni Vice President; and Liwanag Dominguez, SOE Alumni Secretary.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SOE Alumni of the Quarter: Elizabeth Hamilton

Elizabeth Hamilton, SOE Alumni of the Quarter



The SOE Alumni Association would like to congratulate Elizabeth "Liz" Hamilton for being selected as the association's first ever SOE Alumni of the Quarter. Hamilton is an outstanding SOE alumni member who has made a difference in the community of Guam. She is an ESL teacher at George Washington High School with 20 years of professional teaching experience. She has served as President of the International Reading Association, Guam Council and a columnist for Marianas Variety's Helping Your Child Succeed column. She received her M.Ed. in Reading Specialization from the University of Guam.

Monday, July 19, 2010

SOE Alumni Update: Happy 66th Liberation Day, Guam!


Tomorrow marks Guam's 66th Liberation Day! The island's annual liberation parade on July 21 is traditionally packed with crowds to celebrate Guam's freedom from Japan's cruel occupation. As part of our patriotism, we continue to celebrate and thank our Dear Uncle Sam - the United States and to those who serve in the Armed Forces who continue to fight for our freedom!

Happy 66th Liberation Day, Guam! Biba Guam! Biba SOE!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

SOE Convocation Snapshots

The SOE Convocation was held on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the Guam Marriott Resort and Spa. Close to 80 candidates were awarded during this special ceremony, and 9 of these graduates hail from other Pacific island entities in Micronesia, including Pohnpei, Yap, and Chuuk.

The Convocation was held in memory of Dr. Sweeter Sachuo who passed away on April 23, 2010 in Kosrae in the service of UOG-SOE and supporting his beloved FSM. Dr. Sachuo was the first person of Chuukese descent to serve on the SOE faculty. Over the years, he supported students from all walks of life, most especially students from the FSM, to whom he was a shining example of hard work and dedication. We extend to his dear wife, Kinnie Sachuo, also an adjunct faculty of SOE, our deepest and heartfelt condolences. Dr. Sachuo will be missed by all his family, friends, students and colleagues at UOG.

Convocation Snapshots...


In memory of Dr. Sweeter Sachuo






Pictured above L-R: S. Tabita Espina; UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood; UOG SVP Dr. Helen Whippy; and Keynote Speaker Senator Judi Won Pat.



Pictured L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Association President; Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie, Alumni Advisor; Mae Mendiola, Alumni Treasurer; and Lois T. Gumataotao, Alumni Vice President.



SOE graduates proudly receive their certificates.

More SOE graduates proudly receive their certificates.