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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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

SOE Alumni Update - Feb. 24

UOG 2009 Audit shows increase in net assets, grants, enrollmentThe Office of the Public Auditor released 2009 audit results on Feb. 23 and noted an increase in net assets, grants, and enrollment. For the 5th consecutive year, UOG was designated a “low-risk auditee” for federal grants and contracts, which is no small feat as UOG manages 110 grants worth $29M. Read the entire report at www.guamopa.com. Biba UOG grant managers and the financial management team!
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Site Visit Team Recommends 8-Year accreditationNursing faculty, students, staff, and partners impressed the site visit team who said in their exit interview they will recommend an 8-year accreditation for UOG’s nursing program. Eight years is the maximum period of accreditation a program can earn. Biba UOG Nursing!


Students Planning to Student Teach during Fall Semester Meet FridayA meeting for individuals planning to student teach during the fall 2010 semester will be held on Friday, February 26th. The meeting will be in SOE 104 at 2:00 pm.
The UOG Fine Arts Faculty Biennial Open through Feb. 26The 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 through February 26, 2010.


Island Theatre Presents: The House of Bernarda Alba – Opens March 4Beginning March 4th, the Island Theatre will be presenting the classic Spanish tragedy THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA by Federico Garcia Lorca. Starring UOG actors Michelle Bednarzyk and Michelle Blas, this searing work exploring the tensions of a small Spanish village during the Fascist regime of the 1930s, is one of the great accomplishments of the American Theatre. It is also one of the few chances to see LIVE THEATRE on Guam . Join us March 4-6 and March 10-13 to celebrate one of the great dramas of World Theatre. For information contact: Jim Seymour at 735-2718 or jimbo125@aol.com.

Chemistry Titration Practice Session: March 5th at 2-5pm
The Chemistry Program at UOG will be hosting a Titration Competition for High School students on the 9th of March 2010. In order to prepare students for this competition, the chemistry program will hold a practice session on March 5th from 2.00pm –5.00pm. The practice session will be held in Room SC230, Science Building , at UOG. This session is open to all those students who will compete in the main Titration event. In order for your school team(s) to attend the practice run, we will require their names to be sent to us, together with their completed entry forms by March 1st. The practice session is designed to give students more ‘hands-on’ experience in titration and steps in calculation that will be involved. The practice session was also held last year, 2009, and those that attended found it extremely useful. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dr. Maika Vuki, 735 2784 or mvuki@uguam.uog.edu.

Charter Day March 9
Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the center courtyard. The CLASS research conference, Chamoru Language Competition, Student Government Association activities and many other exciting events will be held on Charter Day. For a full list visit: www.uog.edu/charterday.

UOG Offers Two Trip to India and Nepal in the Spring and Summer of 2010
The University of Guam is offering two very distinctive educational trips to India and Nepal . The first (short) trip is arranged to happen during spring break (10 days: March 26-April 4) and will take participants to Hardwar , India where the famed Kumbla Mela festival is being held. The Kumbla Mela is the largest religious gathering in the world; millions of people gather over a three month period every twelve years at one of four cities in India ; dating back for at least two thousand years, holy men and religious teachers from all over India gather and share their spiritual knowledge. The group will visit as many camps and meet with as many teachers as our week long stay permits. It is a festive time when days and nights are filled with music, singing, theatre dramas, and religious spectacles. See www.kumbhamela.net for more information and photos of the gathering.
The second trip during the summer will travel through India and Nepal . Participants can take the course for academic credit (3 UOG credits—graduate or undergraduate) or for non-credit with no tuition charge. Families are also welcome to join the group. Interested parties can also get information at 735-2800 or socrates@teleguam.net.


Cases on Online and Blended Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices Information Science Reference recently released the publication Cases on Online and Blended Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices, edited by Dr. Yukiko Inoue, School of Education . Faculty members Toyoko Kang, Masumi Kai, Michelle Bednarzyk, Merissa Brown, and Yukiko Inoue each contributed an article to the publication. Congratulations to all.


The University of Guam's Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Program is accepting a new cohort for the Fall 2010 Semester
Click here to download the application. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2010.

Program faculty will host an Information Session on Wednesday, March 10, from 7:00-9:00 pm in the CLASS Dean's Office - Professional Development Room, 3rd Floor, Humanities and Social Sciences Bldg.

Potential applicants will be able to talk to program faculty about program requirements, and learn about financial aid opportunities and the graduate student application process. For more information, please call Dr. Mary Katherine Fegurgur (Tel: 735-2876; Email: maryf@uguam.uog.edu) or Dr. Iain Twaddle (Tel: 735-2882; Email: itwaddle@uguam.uog.edu).

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

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.

American Studies Association of Japan to Hold Annual Research Conference at UOG in March 20 - 21
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.

UOG TO WELCOME FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR IN FALL 2010 The University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration will welcome Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Luz T. Suplico, PhD, for the fall 2010 semester. As a 2010-11 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Suplico will engage in collaborative research with fellow faculty members, and teach international business and marketing courses within the School of Business and Public Administration. Her areas of specialization include international marketing, international business, and export marketing. She is a fulltime professor in the Marketing Management Department at De La Salle University in the Philippines , and has taught at Korea ’s Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

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