1)1952-2012, UOG’s 60TH ANNIVERSARY: CELEBRATING THE TRITON SPIRIT
Our 60th Anniversary officially began on New Year’s Eve with the School of Education Bash which was a wonderful success. The festive banners are up on campus, the radio and TV spots are running, the webpage uog.edu/2012 is up, and a billboard at the Paseo Loop will be installed today – all to generate community awareness of our 60th.
· Anniversary Website – January Focus: School of Education
Visit www.uog.edu/2012 for a list of activities held in January. Check out the SOE timeline to see how the School has evolved over the years.
· UOG Triton Stories
To celebrate the University’s 60th Anniversary and our Triton Spirit, we have captured about 20 Triton Stories to date and posted them on YouTube.com. Triton Stories are 60 second testimonials from our alumni. We just finished seven stories from various educators to showcase the School of Education during the month of January. View the videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/UOGTritonsStories
· Dine at Singapura in January
Singapura is our business partner for the month of January and they will donate 10% of your lunch buffet bill and 20% of your dinner bill to the UOG Capital Campaign. As alumni of the University, we’re counting on you to help us achieve our fundraising goals by supporting this and other activities.
· Big G Merchandise
You can preorder Big G merchandise at the UOG Bookstore. For prices and items visit: http://www.uog.edu/dynamicdata/BigGMerchandise.aspx?siteid=4&p=1307
Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.
2)SAVE THE DATE FOR SOME ZUMBA, JANUARY 19TH!
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, Chris Mabayag at 735-2990, 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!
Visit the following link for more pictures:
6)UPCOMING UOG EVENTS AND OTHER CAMPUS INFO
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Drop off Shredded Paper – Jan. 6
Please drop-off your shredded paper at the SBPA Building on Friday, Jan. 6 before 12:00 noon.
Spring 2012 Registration
Open registration for continuing and returning students Jan. 4 - 6; New student registration Jan. 10-13 by appointment only.
EVENTS NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND
'Winter Skies' will be presented the 12th, 13th and 14th of January at 6:30 p.m. We'll first journey to the North Pole and then travel to Denver, Miami and finally to Guam. We'll find all the bright stars of winter and tell you how to spot three galaxies without a telescope. After the Winter Skies show, stay for Quality Time with the Star Lady at 7:00 p.m. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. each night and Planetarium shows are always free.
The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition – Ends Jan 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 around the world. The exhibit ends January 13, 2012. The Center is open Monday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm. Closed Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.
January Math Contest
The University of Guam Division of Mathematical Sciences has posted the January problems at www.uog.edu/mathematics. Submit your solutions by January 31, 2012 to email@example.com. We accept email submission only. Submissions must include the words “Math Contest” in the subject line of the email. In the body of the email please include your name, mailing address, school, and grade. For more information contact Hideo Nagahashi or Grazyna Badowski,UOG Division of Mathematical Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Get your calendar at the UOG bookstore or by contacting Annie Santos at 735-2001 or at email@example.com
Grants Management Certified
Janet Dirige, program coordinator IV at the University of Guam, completed the Grants Management Certificate Program offered through Management Concepts on September 30, 2011. The program is designed to assist educational institutions, local government or non-profit organizations develop aspects of grant management. Dirige manages several grants for the University of Guam
UOG and Huaqiao University Sign Agreement
The University of Guam and Huaqiao University have signed a memorandum of understanding advancing international exchange between higher education institutions in the People’s Republic of China and the United States. The two universities have agreed to encourage direct contact and research cooperation between their faculty members, departments, and research institutes. The agreement spans a five year period where the two institutions join in agreement on the promotion of educational and academic exchanges.
The memorandum is posted www.uog.edu.
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.
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
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
Curtis Rigsby has been named the Book Review Editor of the Journal of Japanese Philosophy published by SUNY Press. This is the first international peer-reviewed journal in Japanese philosophy. This annual journal is devoted to scholarly engagement with a wide variety of philosophical texts and discourse, and aims to demonstrate the relevance of Japanese philosophy for all fields of contemporary philosophizing. Congratulations Curtis!
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
Thanks in advance for all your support!
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