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:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

SOE Alumni Update - Feb. 12

UOG Spring Enrollment up 3.9%
Highest Spring Enrollment in 10 Years
The University of Guam welcomes 3,424 students to campus for the spring 2010 semester, a 3.9% increase over the prior year and the highest spring enrollment in ten years. Of the 3,424 students enrolled for spring, 60% are female and 40% are male, showing a slight increase in the number of male students attending the institution.

2009 Nursing Grads Earn 94% Pass Rate on NCLEX-RN
Good news for the University of Guam ’s Nursing program as graduates who completed their studies in 2009 and took the national licensing examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) earned a 94% pass rate. The 2009 national average is 89%.


**The University of Guam Alumni Association
The UOG Alumni Association is soliciting candidates for office for 2010. Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 12. Interested candidates can contact the association at uog.alumni@gmail.com. The alumni election will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Jesus Leon Guerrero Building ( School of Business )

Find It Fix It: A Seminar on Solutions to Workplace Hazards

February 12, 2010
9:00am to 11:00am
UOG Leon Guerrero School of Business & Public Administration Bldg. Rm#131

UOG Math Contest for Feb. 2010
The problems for the February UOG Math contest have been posted at www.uog.edu/mathematics. Participants must submit their solutions by Feb.
28. Include "Math Contest" in the subject line, and include your name, address, school, and grade in the body of the email. The winner of the January 2010 UOG Math contest is Anran Li, of St. John's School

Planetarium Shows

Public shows are February 11, 12 and 13 at 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. Pam Eastlick is presenting “Letters Home: The Diary of the NEAR Spacecraft.”The story of her construction and launch will be presented at 6:30 p.m. The story of her amazing trials, her successful mission and what ultimately happened to her will be presented at 7:00 p.m. This is a marvelous show for the whole family with lots of pictures and an enchanting story. Letters Home will be shown this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11, 12 and 13 February at 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. The doors open at 6:00 p.m., the shows are free and best of all the Planetarium air conditioner is FIXED.

The UOG Fine Arts Faculty Biennial Open through Feb. 26
The Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam presents The UOG Fine Arts Faculty Biennial beginning Feb. 4. The exhibit includes recent works created by the fine arts faculty \members at the University of Guam . Full-time professors Jose Babauta, Lewis Rifkowitz, Ric R. Castro as well as adjunct instructors Janny L. Cann, Victor Consaga, and Perry Perez are featured in this display that includes drawings, paintings, ceramic vessels, sculptures, as well as mixed media works. The exhibit will be open February 4, 2010 – February 26, 2010.


Applications for 2010 Businesswoman of the Year Scholarships
First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business invite students to apply for the 2010 First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Businesswoman of the Year scholarships for the Fall or Spring 2010 Semesters. Deadline for completed applications is July 31. The application form can be downloaded at


National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Site Visit Meeting – Feb. 18
The University of Guam School of Nursing and Health Sciences will host a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission site review for continuing accreditation of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. The public is invited to meet the visiting team and share their comments about the program at a meeting scheduled for February 18, 2010, Thursday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, in the Health Science Building , Room 233. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Sharon Tanner, Executive Director
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta , GA 30326
Or email:
All written comments should arrive at NLNAC by February 10, 2010.

Charter Day Celebration 2010 – March 9
There are all kinds of events happening this Charter Day – visit www.uog.edu/charterday for more information!

American Studies Association of Japan To Hold Annual Research Conference at UOG in March

The American Studies Association of Japan, one of the largest academic associations for "Americanists" in Japan , will hold its annual research conference outside of Japan . The University of Guam will be the venue for the 2010 conference which will be held March 20 and 21. Approximately 20-35 researchers will convene at the University to present results of research on a wide variety of aspects of American studies, including U.S. culture, politics, foreign policy, language, and education. The keynote address will be delivered by Mr. Koki Kobayashi, Member, House of Representatives of Japan. He is a senior member of the Japanese parliament and one of the senior leaders of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) which took control of the Japanese government last fall. "One reason for the selection of Guam as the first meeting of the association outside of Japan is the growing interest in the realignment of U.S. military forces in the western Pacific among Japanese Americanists and JDP political leaders," said Michael Stoil, assistant professor of political science at UOG.


Portrait of a Scientist as a Young Girl

Sponsored by the University of Guam Women and Gender Studies Program

Through a Grant from the American Association of University Women

DEADLINE: Monday March 1, 2010, Received by 5:00 p.m.

Call for Entries: The UOG Women and Gender Studies program is looking for artists to participate in this unique poster contest. The winning posters will be used to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects for women and girls in Guam public schools as well as UOG and GCC.

The competition is open to girls and women in public middle schools and high schools in Guam as well as freshman and sophomore women enrolled at GCC or UOG. The poster design should focus on the positive aspects of STEM subjects for girls and women. Designs might include facts and myths regarding women and girls in STEM fields, foreground local women working in STEM professions, images of girls doing science and having fun and/or the benefits for girls and women who enroll in STEM subjects. For more information visit: www.uog.edu/women_and_gender_studies

UOG’s Island Theatre Federica Garcia Lorca’s classic Spanish tragedy THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA
The play features UOG’s own Michelle Blas and Michelle Bednarzyk, as well as, student Antoinette Brillantes. The play runs from March 4-6 and March 10-13 at the Fine Arts Theatre beginning each night at 8:00pm.

UOG Chemistry Titration Competition 2010
The Chemistry Program at the Division of Natural Sciences, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, UOG is organizing its annual Titration Competition for High Schools on March, 9th 2010. The competition will be held at the chemistry laboratory located in the second floor (SC 230) of the Science Building at UOG campus. All the high schools in Guam are invited to participate in this event. Each school will be allowed to send one team. Additional teams from the same school will be considered if space permits. To register, students must complete the application form that is posted on the UOG web site www.uog.edu/chemistry_competition
Rules and guidelines are also posted on the website. Closing date for Registration is 3/1/2010. For more details on this competition, contact Dr. Maika Vuki, 735 2784, mvuki@uguam.uog.edu

March 15 Deadline to apply to the School of Education for Fall 2010
UOG students planning to apply to the School of Education for admission for Fall 2010 must submit their applications by March 15, 2010

2nd Annual MARC and Charter Day Event – March 11

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cocktails 6:00 p.m.

Dinner and Program 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Marriott Resort and Spa

Tickets are $100 and proceeds support the MARC scholarship program. The event honors Francis X. Hezel, Emilie Johnston, and Carlos Taitano. For more information, call Heidi at 687-4505.


Mark Goniwiecha of the RFK Library has an I-Report on CNN about Indonesia and the monuments to President Obama.

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