UOG Alumni Association Officers

UOG Alumni Association Officers
2015-2016 UOG Alumni Association Officers, L to R: Chelo Paulino, President, Jose Untalan, VP/President-elect, Rowena Macaraig, Treasurer, Star Mercado, Immediate Past President. Not shown: Tasha Wade, Secretary.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

UOG Alumni Update - April 22


UOG Green Earth Day Activity Rotunda, UOG Student Center - April 22

9am to 3pm

UOG celebrates Earth Day on April 22 with the following events.


* Go Greener Contest: from now until April 22, 2009, send your suggestions regarding how UOG can go greener to uoggreen@uguam.uog.edu – be sure to indicate “go greener contest” in the subject line. A panel of judges will select the top three suggestions in three categories: Recycling; Sustainability Practices; and Local/Regional/Global Outreach. The suggestions will be evaluated on originality, feasibility and potential impact. The winners will receive a potted fruit tree as a prize.
* Triton’s Quest: Complete a quest for knowledge and awareness. Find the facts ‘hidden’ in the displays at the rotunda to win a prize on site. Sponsored by the UOG Green Army.
* The Butt Hunt: Help clean up the residue left by smokers and keep UOG Tobacco free by hunting and collecting cigarette butts that are trashing our campus. The person who collects the most butts will win a gift card to the movies. Collection bags and gloves will be provided at the rotunda. Sponsored by the Student Life Office.


* Make an Earth Day Pledge, and then blog about how you live your pledge on the Apathy is Easy website.
* Complete a short survey about your awareness and behavior when it comes to going green.

* The UOG Green Army will be collecting used household batteries including cylindrical AAA to D and 9-volt.
* Art work created in UOG’s Environmental Art class will be on display.

Communication Careers – April 22

Students can meet Communication professionals, learn what some of our CO alumni are doing, and find out about Communication careers! Guest speakers are coming from the Bank of Guam, KUAM, Marianas Business Journal, the Office of the Governor, the Pacific Daily News, and Power 98! The panel discussion will be held in the School of Business and Public Administration Anthony Leon Guerrero Multipurpose Room, #129 from 2 to 4 pm.

John Dierking’s Masters Retrospective Art Exhibit - April 22
The exhibit will feature a variety of works created by Dierking as a student in the UOG graduate art program. Artworks on display will include a variety of two- and three-dimensional works of art. LOCATION The Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam #15 Dean’s Circle. EXHIBITION DATES April 22, 2009 – April 29, 2009; OPENING RECEPTION Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

University Island Theatre Presents Neil Simon’s California Suite – Opens April 23
UOG's Island Theatre announces the final production of its current season, Neil Simon's California Suite. Featuring university theatre professors Michelle Bednarzyk, Troy McVey, and Jim Seymour , this hilarious Broadway farce also brings back to the UOG stage local actors Sam Bailey, Jennifer Lander, and Amber Robinson.

CALIFORNIA SUITE opens Thursday, April 23 and runs thru Saturday, April 25, running the following week from Wednesday, April 29 thru Saturday, May 2. Tickets are available at the door at 7:30 for an 8:00 curtain. Tickets are $7.50 (adults), $5.00 (students), and FREE TO ALL UOG STUDENTS!

Student Employee of the Year Award ceremony – April 23

The ceremony will be held on April 23, 2009, 11:30 am at the Multi-purpose Hall, SBPA Bldg. The 2008 Student Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year will be announced.

UOG College Night – April 23rd 6:00 p.m.

Enrollment Management and Student Services will host its final College Night of the semester on April 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Center . Attendees will learn about academic programs, the admissions process, registration, and financial aid. For more information email: julieuh@uguam.uog.edu.

“One Show, Two Dimensional & Three Dimensional Art” - On display now

Artwork by students in Ric Castro’s Drawing I Class and Lewis Rifkowitz’s and Yvonne Harper’s ceramic classes is on display on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building. The exhibit will run from April 14 thru May 15, 2009. Drop by and see what UOG Art majors are creating.

University of Guam students interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholarship must contact Dr. Todd Ames, the University of Guam ’s Fulbright Program Advisor. Fulbright Program advisors provide information and guidance to U.S. students interested in applying for IIE-administered Fulbright awards for study, research, or teaching assistantships abroad; convene a faculty committee to evaluate applications, interview candidates, and transmit applications electronically and in hard copy to IIE with written evaluations and ratings of each candidate. Students interested in finding out more about the Fulbright Program can visit: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html or contact: Dr. Todd Ames , Fulbright Program Adviser, at 671-735-2884 or tames@uguam.uog.edu

UOG Triton Farm offers seedlings and seeds ready to plant in your garden


Hot pepper (Capsicum annuum) cv. Chivalry in 4 inch pot ($2/plant)

Trial Sample Seeds:

corn seeds (Zea mays) cv. Guam White Corn (free)

okra seeds (Abelmoschus esculentus) cv. Charlie (free)

Please contact Von at 688-6979 for hot pepper seedlings, and Mari x2131 for corn and okra seeds.

UOG Biology Majors to Study in Costa Rica this Summer
Three University of Guam biology majors have been accepted into the Organization of Tropical Studies (OTS) NAPIRE 2009 summer program. Maia Raymundo, Kaylyn Knaeble and Laura Barnhart are interested in field ecology and will they will have the opportunity to conduct research and experience the incredible biodiversity of Central America . Dr. Miller will also be going to Costa Rica as a faculty mentor to work on ant biodiversity and invasiveness. Julie Duay, the UOG student who was awarded this same internship last year, is going to Costa Rica again this summer, this time as a teaching assistant in the NAPIRE program. To read the full story visit: http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=254

Math Day and Mathematics Problem Solving Competition Winners

Renwu Zheng, John F. Kennedy High School , and Anran Li, St. John's School , tied for first place in the University of Guam 's Mathematics Problem Solving Competition. The competition was held monthly from October 2008 to March 2009. Winners were recognized during Mathematics Day, which was held April 18 at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences lecture hall. Special recognition goes to the Math Activities committee for organizing a successful event. For more information click here:



UOG Career/Job Fair – May 1


MLI Certification Plus Project Seeks Applicants – Deadline to Apply: May 1.


Presidential Lecture Series
"Mapping the Terrain of Chamorro Diaspora and Indigeneity" – May 5
Michael P. Perez is Chamorro born and raised in Los Angeles County . He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Riverside , upon conducting fieldwork and completing his dissertation on indigenous identity in Guam . Michael was previously an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Guam , and is currently Professor of Sociology at California State University Fullerton. More information forthcoming.

University Music Presents
Fall 2009 Joint Music Recital – May 6
Featuring all of the Fine Arts/Music Majors
May 6, Wednesday at 7:00pm in the Fine Arts Theater
Admission is free A reception will follow in room FA127

University Music Presents
Shizuoka Farewell Concerts – May 8 and 9
Two "Farewell Concerts" to send the University Jazz Band on their way to attend the Shizuoka Youth Musicale in Shizuoka , Japan.The band will be performing all of their repertoirefor the festival which includes classic Big Band music from Glenn Miller up through funk and Brecker Brothers. The University Singers will also be performing selections of modern a cappella.
When: May 8 and 9, 2009, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm
Where: UOG Fine Arts Theater
Admission: $5.00 General - $3.00 Student and senior

The Isla Center for the Arts Presents Pieces of M.E. (Multicultural Expressions) UOG Senior Exhibit 2009 – May 7 – June 19

An exhibition by six graduates from the Fine Arts Program. The show will consist of diverse media including watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paintings, block prints, pastel and charcoal drawings, ceramics, and sculptures. The exhibit will be held at the Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam , #15 Dean’s Circle from May 7, 2009 – June 19, 2009

Graduate English Proficiency Exam (GEPE) May 8

Individuals who wish to pursue a graduate degree must take the Graduate English Proficiency Exam. The exam will be given on May 08, 2009 at 10:00 am in Dorm 1, 2nd Floor, ROTC Classrooms 1and 2. For additional information, please call the Office of Graduate Studies, Research & Sponsored Programs @ 735-2169/70.

UOG Career Development Office 5K Run/Walk Pathway to Success, Saturday May 9

Runners can pre-register at Hornet Sporting Goods in Tamuning or the Career Development Office during regular office hours. $6.00 per person; $20 for a family of four. Race Day Registration will be $7.00 per person.

May is Nurses Month

Month of May is Nurses Month, celebrated in conjunction with the Guam Nurses Association activities. The theme is Nurses: Building a Healthy America, starting in Guam . Activities: Proclamation signing April 30, 2:30 in Adelup Governor’s conference room; May 2 is SNHS supported Conference for Health Professionals, hosted by the Guam Nurses Association and sponsored by TakeCare; May 9 is 5K walk run at Chamorro Village; May 29 Pinning Ceremony for University of Guam nursing graduates, by invitation. Pinning marks the completion of the BSN program and welcoming of new graduates to the nursing profession. May 30- GNA banquet. Information- Maria Salomon 735-2650/3; Tina Blas 637-7787; Glynis Almonte 787-4148.

Field House Happy Labor Day – May 16

On May 16 the parking lot across from the Field House will be closed for happy laborday improvements. Community groups who use the field house will be repainting the parking stall lines. Volunteers are welcome.


Micronesian Anthology

Call for Submissions

Submission Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2009

We seek writing by indigenous writers from Micronesia for possible inclusion in this first anthology focused specifically on this region of the Pacific Islands (including the islands of Guam, Saipan and the Northern Marianas Islands, Belau, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk, Yap , Kiribati , the Marshall Islands and Nauru ). E-Mail Submissions: E-mail is the preferred way of submission. Send your Submission Packet by Monday, June 1, 2009, to the editors, Dr. Evelyn Flores or Emelihter Kihleng, at microanthology@gmail.com.

For more information visit:


Annual PIBBA Conference


L├ísu’on i Kinalamten i Fino’ yan Lina’la’ i Pasifiku Siha

Monday-Thursday, June 22 - 25, 2009

University of Guam , Guam Marriott Resort & Merlyn Cook School in Malesso

For more information, and to download registration forms visit: http://www.geocities.com/pibba.international/

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