UNIVERSITY OF GUAM ALUMNI UPDATE
from the Office of Alumni Affairs
1)SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH AND 60th ANNIVERSARY KICKOFF – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Attention all alumni – this is a great opportunity to reconnect with your former classmates and the campus community! The New Year’s Eve Bash will celebrate 60 years of teacher education on Guam and will include dinner, entertainment, raffle prizes, and a champagne toast at midnight.
Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the Hotel Nikko Guam. Early bird ticket prices are $60 per couple, $35 individual, and $15 for children. Get your tickets at the SOE Dean’s Office or call 735-2440.
2)SAVE THE DATE FOR SOME ZUMBA!
Get ready for the first-ever UOG Alumni Zumba Party! Featuring certified Zumba Instructors: Josh Pocaigue, Tami Pangelinan, Billy Navarrette, and Rizel Fernandez! What a great way to shed those holiday pounds and contribute to a great cause!
Venue: UOG Fieldhouse
Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 6p.m. to 8p.m.
Tickets are only $7 in advance and $9 at the door and it includes one bottled water and light refreshments. Plus, get a chance to win exciting raffle prizes! Proceeds from the event will go towards the University’s Capital Campaign. Non-UOG alumni are also welcome to participate at this event. For more information, please contact event chairperson Anitra Padua at 777-2742 or me at 735-2586.
3) ALUMNI OUTREACH – WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Fortunately, you’re receiving this email because you either signed up for membership to the UOG Alumni Association or updated your contact information with the University. Over time, email accounts may get deleted or addresses change so some of your fellow alum are not receiving the latest campus-related news which may benefit them. I respect everyone’s privacy so I’m not asking you to send me email addresses. I do humbly ask, however, that if you know alum who don’t seem to be aware of these updates, please forward this email to them. If they contact me and give me their permission, I will gladly include them in our database so that they may start receiving updates. Should anyone opt out from receiving these emails I will surely honor their request as well.
4)THE TRITON PRIVILEGES CARD IS NOW AVAILABLE! ENJOY DISCOUNTS AND FREE OFFERS!
Sign up for membership with the UOG Alumni Association and you can get the Triton Privileges card as a benefit to you. See below for participating businesses and special offers:
Visit this link to check for any updates to the Triton Privileges Card:
Contact Robert Paulino, UOG Alumni Association President at 647-6841 or me at 735-2586 to sign up.
5) NEW PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FIRST-EVER UOG ALUMNI REUNION
Featuring our Epic Fashion Show, Speed Networking and More!
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6)UPCOMING UOG EVENTS AND OTHER CAMPUS INFO
CNAS CALENDAR - $10
Start celebrating UOG’s 60th anniversary now! Get your 2012 College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) calendar with beautiful photos of Guam’s natural wonders. Each moth has a stunning photo as well as important birthdays, academic dates, holidays, lunar phases, and 60thanniversary celebrations! A great gift for friends and family living off-island!Get your calendar at the UOG bookstore or by contacting Annie Santos at 735-2001 or at email@example.com
The Isla Center for the Arts Presents: The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition through January 13, 2012
The exhibit features 80 small-scale sculptures from around the world that are no larger than the size of an ordinary shoebox. The exhibit has attracted a large number of well-known artists from Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, Australia, Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Norway, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and United Kingdom. The exhibit runs December 7, 2011 – January 13, 2012. The public is invited to the opening reception on Wednesday, December 7, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Isla Center for the Arts located on the UOG campus, #15 Dean’s Circle, Mangilao. The Center is open Monday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm. Closed Sundays and holidays. Admission is free. Donations are greatly appreciated.
Educational Talent Search
The University of Guam's Educational Talent Search Program (ETS) is a college prep program that seeks to enhance the educational opportunities of middle and high schools students. Applications are currently being accepted for 9th - 12th graders attending any of the Guam Public High Schools. Enrollment is open on a first come first serve basis. Interested parents/students, may call 735-2246/50/1990, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the main TRIO Office at the UOG Field House, 1st floor for applications and information.
Download Christmas Songs Performed by the University of Guam Chorale
Dr. Randall Johnson produced a CD some years ago titled Christmas in the Tropics with a selection of songs performed by the University Chorale. Chamorro, Filipino and standard Christmas tunes can be downloaded for free.
Online Chemistry Course
Online GE Science Course Lecture (CH194) and Lab (CH194L) will be offered exclusively online for Spring 2012. The course will cover Basic Principles, Societal Applications and Environmental Issues. For more information or any questions you may have please contact Dr. Deo at email@example.com or call (671) 735-2782
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Cooperative Extension Service, 4H Youth Development Program Annual Christmas Workshops
Dec. 27 - 30
9:00am - 4:00pm
The Workshops are open to kids ages 7-10. Seats are limited to 25 students per Workshop.
The registration fee is $125.00 per workshop (Non-Refundable). Register for both workshops for only $240.00. For more information and registration please call our office at 735-2040/45
PUBLICATIONS AND CALL FOR PAPERS AND SUBMISSIONS
CLASS 33rd Annual Research Conference Call for Paper and Presentation Abstracts
Submission Deadline February 7, 2012
Scholars and students that have been engaged in scholarly work in all disciplines are invited to participate in this UOG 60th anniversary Charter Day event on March 13, 2012. Presentations of papers, exhibits, panels, forums, workshops and performances are all welcome. The Conference Committee solicits proposals from faculty, undergraduate and graduate Students in any discipline. Papers are limited to: 20 minutes for presentation; 5 minutes for discussion; An abstract of no more than 150 words. Please register at our website, direct link listed below, providing your abstract, special requirements and accommodations needed. http://www.uog.edu/CLASSResearchConference
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN CHILDHOOD WELLNESS
Deadline to Apply: December 30, 2011
Are you interested in getting an advanced college degree in the area of childhood wellness? Can you conduct research on childhood obesity? Do you have a strong commitment to reside and work in your home country after graduation working on childhood obesity prevention? Are you a resident of the Guam and a US citizen, or US National, or US green-card holder? If so, the Children’s Healthy Living Program (CHL) is looking for a few dedicated students for a full scholarship starting in 2012. There are a number of educational options and schools (listed below). Application deadline is December 30, 2011. Go to: www.chl-pacific.org/ and click on the “Training/Education” tab for more information, selection criteria, and an application form. Contact Dr. Rachael Leon-Guerrero (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the University of Guam with questions.
The Herminia Dierking Scholarship is Now Available!
DEADLINE: January 31, 2012
The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Guam Chapter is pleased to offer the Herminia Dierking Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored and funded jointly by the chapter and private sector contributors in recognition of the achievements of the late Herminia H. Dierking, a Legislator, Educator, Humanitarian, Past President of AGA Guam Chapter, Past Regional Vice President of AGA Pacific Rim and a past recipient of the AGA National Chapter Service Award.
The scholarship provides a total of $6,000 in scholarship funds to four (4) undergraduate students ($1,500 for each recipient, two recipients for Spring 2012 and two recipients for Fall 2012 semesters) at the University of Guam (UOG) who exhibits academic excellence in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance and Economics or Public Administration disciplines. For more information visit: www.uog.edu/scholarships
Scholarships for Advanced Degrees in Nutrition of Public Health
Individuals looking to earn a masters or doctoral degree in nutrition or public health nutrition have the opportunity with scholarships awarded by the University of Guam Children’s Healthy Living Program (CHL) Training Program. To learn more about CHL approved degree programs visit chl-pacific.org .For more information about the CHL Training Program, or to apply for funding, contact program manager Tim de La Cruz at 735-2027 or email email@example.com. Completed application is due Dec. 30, 2011.