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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:

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!

EVENTS THIS WEEK

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.

EVENTS NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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).

POSTER CONTEST
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.

NOTEWORTHY
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.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Go Green, Go Write! Contest

Go Green, Go Write! by entering the Guam Council International Reading Association’s Fourth Annual Writing Contest. This year’s topic is “How do you go green and read?” Prizes will be given to winners, who will be announced in the Guam Council IRA’s April newsletter, in each of the following categories: (K-1st) (2nd- 3rd) (4th -5th) (6th -8th) and (9th -12th). The contest guidelines can be obtained from your school principal or on the Guam Council IRA’s website (http://www.iraguam.blogspot.com). You may contact Grace Griffin at G.W.H.S. (734-2911) or by email (iraguam1@gmail.com). The contest deadline is Friday, February 26, 2010. All entries must be submitted to Grace Griffin at GWHS by 3:00 P.M. on that day. Essays may be faxed at 969-4075.

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%.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

**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 )

SBDC FREE WORKSHOP SMALL BUSINESS SAFETY TRAINING
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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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
www.uog.edu/scholarships

UPCOMING EVENTS

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:
sjtanner@nlnac.org
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.

POSTER CONTEST

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.

NOTEWORTHY

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

Saturday, February 6, 2010

PBS & PBS KIDS, free resources at-a-glance

PBS's trusted content reaches all of America's children - a diverse and growing audience. Because kids, parents, caregivers and educators access media in different ways with different needs, PBS offers a variety of resources online and over-the-air.

To further your child's development and encourage their growth through exploration and discovery in a safe environment, check out www.PBS.org.
































PBS KIDS, URL: www.pbskids.org (2-5 year olds)
PBS KIDS GO!, URL: www.pbskidsgo.org (6-9 year olds)

The above websites offer access to all of PBS's children's series and Web-only games, activities, resources and streaming video, covering all curriculum areas with quick links to Parents and Teachers sections for each program.








PBS Parents, URL: www.pbs.org/parents

PBS Parents features extensive information about children's development from birth through the school years, as well as educational resources and activities for children to help get them ready for school.









PBS Teachers, URL: www.pbs.org/teachers

PBS Teachers is designed for PreK-12 educators and includes more than 9,000 local and national standards-based teaching activities, lesson plans, blogs, on-demand video assets and interactive games and simulations.







PBS TeacherLine, URL: www.pbs.org/teacherline

PBS TeacherLine offers PreK-12 teachers quality, affordable, and accessible professional development courses. It offers courses in critical curriculum areas, including reading, mathematics, science, instructional technology, curriculum mapping, and instructional strategies.


VISIT PBS GUAM AT www.pbsguam.org TO LEARN MORE!

Source: PBS Guam

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

SOE Alumni Update - Feb. 2

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

Remembering the Dream Poster Contest Winners on Display in Library

The UOG Library lobby hosts Dr. Marilyn Jackson's outstanding exhibit of "Remembering the Dream" Poster Contest winners, and Dr. Jackson's own display of memorabilia examining the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the late Coretta Scott King. Included are special tributes to the late Rosa Parks, the late Michael Jackson, and President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. The display has multiple tie-ins to many course curricula and we hope that many University of Guam students and professors make time to peruse it. The exhibit will remain up through February.