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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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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

SOE Alumni Update - March 11

2nd Annual MARC and Charter Day Event – March 11

The second annual MARC and Charter Day dinner will be held on Thursday, March 11.

Festivities begin with cocktails 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and program from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Marriott Resort and Spa and tickets are $100. 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.

CLASS RESEARCH CONFERENCE Closing Session Wayne Quilliam– MARCH 10, 7PM

Mr. Quilliam will present an Artist’s retrospective on Wednesday evening, March 10.

The University of Guam 's Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Program – Info meeting March 10

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. Click here to download the application. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2010. For more information visitwww.uog.edu/clinical_psychology

Island Theatre Presents: The House of Bernarda Alba – March 10-13, 8:00 p.m.
UOG Island Theatre presents 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 10-13 to celebrate one of the great dramas of World Theatre. Curtain: 8 p.m. For information contact: Jim Seymour at 735-2718 or jimbo125@aol.com

Chemistry Titration Competition 2010 Winners
Chemistry faculty announced the winners of the 2nd Annual Chemistry Titration Competition held on Charter Day.

· Best Overall Team
1st Hannah Bou-Lai Lam and Clarabelle Santos, St. John’s School
2nd Lawrence Jay M. Alcairo and Marten Lai, Father Duenas Memorial School
3rd Robert Lizama and Cody Pumper, Guam High School

· Best Overall Individual
1st Joon Wha Park , Harvest Christian Academy

· Best Experimental Skill
1st Cecilia Vaughan, St Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School

12th Isla Art-a-thon Spring Exhibit is an exhibitionOpens March 11
The Isla Center for the Arts presents the 12th Isla Art-a-thon Spring Exhibit featuring 67 works of art produced by the students from the Guam Public School System who participated in this year’s Isla Art-a-thon. House #15 Dean’s Circle. EXHIBITION DATES March 11, 2010 – April 16, 2010.
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

"Guerilla Marketing" Friday, March 12th (8:30am-11:00am)
Location: SBDC #148 Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero School of Business & Public Administration Building on the campus of the University of Guam .
Fee: $20 per person Presented by Guam SBDC: Competition for the mind of the consumer today (through books, magazines, newspapers, television and the internet) is intense. Some people say we have information overload. How then can a small business position itself to be seen and heard in an overcrowded marketplace? Fortunately, buying decisions are increasingly becoming a social process. By introducing elements of the guerilla marketing approach into your marketing program, including word of mouth campaigns and promoting “buzz”, you can more effectively influence the buying behavior of individuals. Participants will be shown numerous examples of successful guerilla marketing campaigns, and take away key insights into the guerrilla marketing approach. To register, please contact the Guam SBDC at 735-2590 or email Laurine Sablan at
laurine@pacificsbdc.com or Natasha Cruz at natasha@pacificsbdc.com.

MARINE LAB PRESENTATION
"LYTICO-BODIG OF GUAM : AN OBSCURE MALADY" – March 12

By John Steele

Friday March 12, 2010

4pm

Marine Lab Classroom 205

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 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.

EVENTS NEXT WEEK

Thesis Defense – March 16

Alyssa Marshell will defend her master's thesis on the 16th of March (Tuesday), 10:00 AM at Room 205 of the Marine Laboratory. Title: Population dynamics of two species of Naso (Teleostei: Acanthuridae), with an emphasis on movement patterns, population estimates and distribution and abundance.

GRANTS

The Western Pacific Tropical Research Center recently received notification that three research grant awards were funded through the Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture Research Program. UOG WPTRC will receive about half a million dollars in funding for the following projects:

· Dr. Golabi: $146,135 "Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Land Application of Composted Organic Waste for Improving Soil Quality and Agricultural Sustainability in the Tropical Island of Guam "

· Dr. Ross Miller $138,795.90 "Variation in Pentalonia aphids and Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV) transmission inPacific Islands ".

· Dr. Jian Yang: $ 160,338 "Identifying marker compounds and indicators in noni (Morinda citrifolia) products for shelf-life determination and quality control"

SCHOLARSHIPS

Guam Society of America Scholarships
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he Guam Society of America will be awarding $5000 in education scholarships for 2010. There are two separate packets: 1) High School or GED Students - for those who are just graduating high school or starting college and 2) College Students - those already enrolled in college. Eligibility requirements are outlined in the packets as well as all application instructions and required documents. The applications have been posted on the University of Guam website at www.uog.edu/scholarships.

JOB OPENINGS

Library Jobs currently available for the University of Guam Graduate Research Center

· Graduate Student Mentor: Part-time Position for UOG Grad Student or recent Master's Graduate

· Graduate Information Specialist: Full-time Position for candidate with Bachelor's in Computer Science or other field with computer experience

For details visit: http://www.uog.edu/dynamicdata/GradauteProgramJobs.aspx?siteid=5&p=645

UPCOMING EVENTS

Faculty-Faculty Dispute Resolution Workshops
Date: March 17, 2010
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Location: Faculty Development Room, 3rd Floor of HSS

*To register for one of the above workshop dates, please contact Ms. Darlene Blas at 735-2244 or via email atdblas@uguam.uog.edu If you have any questions about the content of the workshop, please contact Dr. Kyle Smith at ksmith@uguam.uog.edu or 735-2879.

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.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

SOE Alumni Update - March 4

EVENTS THIS WEEK

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 5K – Saturday, March 6 at 6:00 a.m.
Runners and walkers meet in front of the Field House on March 6. Show time: 5:30 a.m. and Go time: 6:00 a.m. The cost is $5.00. Visit www.uog.edu/charterday to download the registration form, or visit the Field House Office.

Charter Day Outreach Event at GPO – Saturday, March 6 from 10am to 2pm.
UOG academic and support units will showcase their programs on March 6 at the GPO Mall. The outreach effort supports Charter Day and increases awareness of UOG programs and services. To join, email martin at mbarcinas@uguam.uog.edu.


EVENTS NEXT WEEK

CLASS RESEARCH CONFERENCE PLENARY SESSION FEATURING Wayne Quilliam– MARCH 8, 7PM
Renowned photographer Wayne Quilliam, the 2009 Australian Aboriginal Artist of the Year, will be speaking about the apology of the Australian government to the Indigenous peoples of Australia ’s Stolen Generation in the CLASS Lecture Hall at 7pm on Monday, March 8. Mr. Quilliam will also present an Artist’s retrospective on Wednesday evening, March 10.

Student Investment Club Featured Speaker- Continental’s Charles Duncan – March 8The Student Investment Club sponsors a presentation by Mr. Charles Duncan, President of Continental Micronesia and the launch of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship on Monday, March 8, in the IT&E LECTURE HALL 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Charter Day March 9, 8:30 a.m
On Tuesday we celebrate our 42nd Charter Day and our 58th year as an institution of higher education. This year's theme is UOG Green II: Making a Difference Starts with You. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the center courtyard.

For a full list of activities visit: www.uog.edu/charterday.

For the CLASS research conference details visit: www.uog.edu/classreserachconference

For Chamoru Language Competition details visit: www.uog.edu/chamorulanguagecompetition

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.
12th Isla Art-a-thon Spring Exhibit is an exhibition – Opens March 11The Isla Center for the Arts presents the 12th Isla Art-a-thon Spring Exhibit featuring 67 works of art produced by the students from the Guam Public School System who participated in this year’s Isla Art-a-thon. House #15 Dean’s Circle. EXHIBITION DATES March 11, 2010 – April 16, 2010. OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
"Guerilla Marketing" Friday, March 12th (8:30am-11:00am) Location: SBDC #148 Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero School of Business & Public Administration Building on the campus of the University of Guam .Fee: $20 per person Presented by Guam SBDC: Competition for the mind of the consumer today (through books, magazines, newspapers, television and the internet) is intense. Some people say we have information overload. How then can a small business position itself to be seen and heard in an overcrowded marketplace? Fortunately, buying decisions are increasingly becoming a social process. By introducing elements of the guerilla marketing approach into your marketing program, including word of mouth campaigns and promoting “buzz”, you can more effectively influence the buying behavior of individuals. Participants will be shown numerous examples of successful guerilla marketing campaigns, and take away key insights into the guerrilla marketing approach. To register, please contact the Guam SBDC at 735-2590 or email Laurine Sablan at laurine@pacificsbdc.com or Natasha Cruz at natasha@pacificsbdc.com.
The University of Guam 's Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Program – Info meeting March 10
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. 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).

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 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.

JOB OPENINGS
Library Jobs currently available for the University of Guam Graduate Research Center
· Graduate Student Mentor: Part-time Position for UOG Grad Student or recent Master's Graduate
· Graduate Information Specialist: Full-time Position for candidate with Bachelor's in Computer Science or other field with computer experience
For details visit: http://www.uog.edu/dynamicdata/GradauteProgramJobs.aspx?siteid=5&p=645
Part time Media Coordinator
Interested in a part-time position promoting UOG Green activities? Email Cathleen Moore-Linn at cmoore@uguam.uog.edu .

UPCOMING EVENTS

Faculty-Faculty Dispute Resolution WorkshopsDate: March 17, 2010Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.Location: Faculty Development Room, 3rd Floor of HSS
*To register for one of the above workshop dates, please contact Ms. Darlene Blas at 735-2244 or via email at dblas@uguam.uog.edu If you have any questions about the content of the workshop, please contact Dr. Kyle Smith at ksmith@uguam.uog.edu or 735-2879.
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.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Call for Proposals: Child Care Givers Professional Leadership Conference

The Guam Child Care & Development Association (GCCDA) committee is currently planning their "Child Care Giver Appreciation Week.”

On April 9 and 10, GCCDA will hold the 2010 Professional Leadership Conference at the University of Guam, School of Education.

The organization is seeking presenters for this year's conference.
The theme this year is: "Beyond Quality Care: Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Young Children."
If you would like to present a workshop at the conference, please forward the following information as soon as possible to Dr. Marilyn Malloy Jackson at zoeylancedaisy@yahoo.com or Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at mnrivera1@yahoo.com.

The format for the conference is similar to last year with 90 minutes for each workshop.

1. YOUR NAME (as it should appear in the program booklet):________________________________________________

2. TITLE OF WORKSHOP:_______________________________________

3. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP (2 or 3 sentences)
_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

4. MORNING OR AFTERNOON PRESENTER:________________________
5. TYPE OF EQUIPMENT NEEDED:__________________________________________

Monday, March 1, 2010

Condolences for Lourdes "Lou" Leon Guerrero

The SOE Alumni family extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Lourdes "Lou" Leon Guerrero, our beloved and dedicated SOE Alumni recruiter and member. Lou was called to her eternal rest on February 26, 2010. She will always be remembered. God Bless her and her family. May she rest in peace.