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.
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

UOG Alumni Update - August 23

GINEN I HILA' I MAGA'TAOTAO SIHA SEEKS NEW MEMBERS

Guam's foremost storytelling group, Ginen I Hila' I Maga'taotao Siha (From the Tongues of the Noble People) that represented Guam at the Tenth Festival of the Pacific Arts held in American Samoa in 2008, is seeking new members through an audition at 7pm on Thursday, September 3, at the University of Guam's Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 101.

Auditions are open to those who can present a story in any format such as puppetry, mime, music, instrumentation, and props and the subject matter may dwell on jokes, riddles, personal experiences, family pastimes, ghost stories, superstitious beliefs, traditions, children and/or adult oriented, gender distinctive, myths, legends, the sharing of an heirloom, artifact, photo, souvenir, art piece, knickknack, decoration, and food as well as oral histories handed down from generations to generations. Proficiency in CHamoru is not a requirement. Interviews will also be conducted by the group.

The group meets on the first and third Thursdays of every month at 7pm at the University of Guam. There is a yearly membership dues payable at its election meeting in November.

Plans are underway for the second annual Fright Night, participation in the Guam Micronesian Island Fair and the Estorian I Tasi yan I Tano' at Gef Pa'go in Inalahan, as well as preparations for participation at the Eleventh Festival of the Pacific Arts in the Solomon Islands in 2012.

For additional information and for those wanting to know more about the group's past activities can log onto its website at http://ginenihila.googlepages.com.

Peter R. Onedera may be contacted at 735-2808 or at peteronedera@gmail.com

Thursday, August 20, 2009

UOG Alumni Update - August 20

WELCOME TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010
Read President’s Convocation Speech and read about New Faculty
Academic Year 2009-2010 has begun. Read President Robert Underwood's Fall Convocation speech and learn about his vision for the coming year at www.uog.edu. A slideshow featuring our new faculty members is also posted on our home page.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Goya Exhibit at Isla – Opening Reception Aug. 20

The Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam hosts the opening reception for Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes: Los Caprichos on Thursday, Aug. 20. The opening reception begins at 7pm at the Isla Center for the Arts House #15, Dean's Circle. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 25, 2009.

"Stayin Alive" -- the Australian Bee Gees Show -- on Aug. 21 and 22

The show will be held at the Sheraton Guam Laguna Resort's ballroom in Tamuning. The band has been hailed as the best Bee Gees tribute in the world and has been the subject of several documentaries. Tickets are $35 and VIP $75. Call the Foundation at 735-2957.

14-Month Teacher Certification Program – Aug. 22

An informational meeting will be held on Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. in the School of Business and Public Administration Building , Room 131. For more information contact the Yamashita Educator Corps at 735-2470; Email: yecscholarship@uguam.uog.edu; www.uog.edu/yec

Mathematics Colloquium Lecture Series Aug 21

Dr. Yoshifumi Takenouchi, Institute of Mathematics, University of the Philippines will present on, “Representation of Period Doubling by digraphs and Characteristic Polynomials” during the first Mathematics Colloquium of AY 2009-2010. The presentation will be held on Aug. 21 in the Science Building , Room 120 3:30-4:20pm.

MEETINGS & ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

Board of Regents Regular Meeting – Aug. 20

The regular meeting of the Board of Regents will be held Thursday, August 20, at 5:30 p.m. in AV Room #1 of the RFK Library in the Tan Siu Lin Building .

Alyssa Marshell - Master of Science Thesis Proposal Presentation – Aug 20

Marine Lab student Alyssa Marshell will give her thesis proposal presentation on: Movement and life-history traits of the unicornfish: Tåtaga' (Naso unicornis) and Hangon (Naso lituratus) on Thursday, August 20 at 9:30am in Marine Lab classroom 205. Her advisor is Dr. Jenny McIlwain.

Paulino Presents PhD Research – Aug. 21

Yvette Paulino, a UOG graduate, will present her PhD research, “DESCRIBING AND MEASURING VARIABILITY OF ARECA CATECHU (BETEL NUT) CHEWING IN MICRONESIAN POPULATIONS IN GUAM” The research seminar will take place on Friday, August 21st, at 2:00pm in ALS Room 125A.

RESEARCH, GRANTS & PUBLICATIONS
Guam Navy and UOG Partner to Conserve Native Tree
The University of Guam has completed the establishment of a conservation planting of Guam’s endangered fadang tree on the island of Tinian. Guam Navy has funded the entire project and provided access to their lands in northern Tinian for implementing this important effort to help stave off the ongoing threats to survival of the species. Read more at www.uog.edu/mediareleases

USDA Funds Weevil Control Experiments
Dr. Gadi V. P. Reddy of the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center , UOG has been awarded a $75,000 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service grant to address the weevil threat to palms in the region. This miniature menace is especially troubling for nursery owners. Read more at
www.uog.edu/mediareleases

EVENTS NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND

Welcome Back Tritons! SGA Event – Aug. 25

Association invites all UOG students to come and enjoy free food and music on Aug. 25, 2009 from 11am until the food is gone. Students must present their class schedule and picture ID.

SGA Inauguration – Aug. 28

The Student Government Association invites you to the 48th Student Government Association Council Inauguration Ceremony on Friday, August 28 at 6:00 pm in the Antonio R. Unpingco Session Hall, Guam Legislature Bldg.

PTAC Symposium – September 4

The Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center will host its 1st Annual Procurement Symposium on September 4, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The keynote speaker for the event will be the President of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, Mr. Joe Flynn, as well as contractors and vendors who will share their successes as prime or sub-contractors. For details visit www.guamptac.com.


"GROWTH VENTURE SERIES: How to Make Strategic Decisions" August 27th
This workshop will help you work on your business strategy, and provide you with a plan to accomplish your goals and achieve your vision. The workshop will be
held Aug. 27 from 12:00pm-2:00pm at the Bank of Guam in Hagatna, 2nd Floor conference room. Fee $20. Contact Lorie Sablan at 735-2590 or email laurine@pacificsbdc.com.


"How to Manage a Business" August 28th
This workshop will be conducted at the SBDC #148 Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero School of Business & Public Administration Building from 9:00am-11:30am. Fee $20. Contact Lorie Sablan at 735-2590 or email laurine@pacificsbdc.com.

7th MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF WOMEN AGAINST MILITARISM – September 14 - 19

Resistance, Resilience, and Respect for Human Rights

CHinemma’, Nina’maolek, yan Inarespetu para Direchon Taotao

Location: University of Guam

Dates: September 14-19, 2009

The meeting is sponsored in part by the Women and Gender Studies Program.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

UOG Alumni Update: Bee Gees Concert to Support UOG Endowment Foundation

The Bee Gees (Australian) are coming to Guam to perform on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Laguna Guam, Ocean Serena Ballroom! Attend this special concert to support the UOG Endowment Foundation! For more information, call 735-2957.



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Friday, August 7, 2009

UOG Alumni Update - August 7

Presidential Lecture Series – featuring the Honorable Nick J. Rahall, II -

August 12

Dr. Robert A. Underwood invites you to attend the fourth presentation of the

Presidential Lecture Series to be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at the CLASS Lecture Hall. Nick J. Rahall, II (D-W.Va.), Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, is the featured speaker and will share his perspectives on federal-territorial policies.


Dr. Elizabeth M. Hawthorne New School of Education Dean – Begins Aug. 17

Dr. Hawthorne will arrive August 14 and will begin work on Monday, August 17.
Dr. Hawthorne holds a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Michigan , and M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia and a BS in Education from Tufts University . She has served as a dean or associate dean at Ellis University ( Chicago ), National-Louis University ( Chicago ), Penn State (PA), and Kaplan University ( Chicago ). She has been a team chair and evaluator for the North Central Association of College and Schools (WASC equivalent for the central US) and led National-Louis University through a successful application process resulting in NCATE accreditation. With her experience in hiring and evaluating faculty, strategic planning, curriculum development, distance education and technology use, we look forward to working with her as she and our School of Education lead the change that will take place over the next few years on our island.She will be located in the Dean's office in the School of Education building. Her email is ehawthorne@uguam.uog.edu. Please welcome her to our campus.


Mark Health Acting Comptroller Aug 3 – Sept. 30
Mr. Mark Heath (former UOG Comptroller/VPAF) has joined Zeny Nace in managing the University’s financial affairs between the period August 3, 2009 through September 30, 2009 as the Acting Comptroller with the full authority of the position. Zeny shall continue to be the Acting VPAF until the return of VPAF Dave O’Brien in September 2009. Please extend Mark your full cooperation and support. His email forthcoming.


Meet Dr. Bui, UOG’s Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Aug. 7

The University of Guam ’s first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Thi Lan Huong Bui, joins the faculty of the UOG School of Business and Public Administration for the 2009-10 academic year. Meet Dr. Bui on Friday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the School of Business and Public Administration’s conference room. Dr. Bui is the Head of Academic Affairs of the Center for French-Vietnamese (CFVG) for Management Education at the University of Economics of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam . She is an international speaker and researcher in the areas of economic integration, consumer behavior and international business development. She has her Ph.D. in International Economics from the University of Aix-Marseille II. She will be teaching BA460 International Marketing, and CO327 Advertising in the Mass Media.


NEW UOG COURSE Environmental Science 503 Scientific Competence & Integrity
2 credit-hours, Fall Semester, 2009
Tuesdays, 13:00-14:50, WERI 105

This course examines historical, philosophical, methodological, ethical, and moral aspects of scientific thought and practice in the context of both historical and contemporary issues in natural and environmental science. Readings and discussions are built around classical examples such as the scientific controversy over Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics, as well as contemporary environmental issues, ranging from global concerns such as climate and sea level change, to local public concerns such as solid waste management and the safety of tap water. The central objective of the course is to develop the skills and habits of sound critical thinking essential to the progress, ethical practice, and moral application of science. For more information contact Dr. John Jenson, WERI, at jjenson@uguam.uog.edu or 735-2689.


UOG’s Island Theatre announces AUDITIONS for Scapin – Aug. 21

Scapin is the story of the classic trickster who always gets his own way, set on a beach in Tumon. Auditions will be held Friday, August 21 at UOG’s Fine Arts Theatre at 7pm. Scripts are available in the Fine Arts Office at EC. Be prepared to read from scenes in the script. For info call Prof. Seymour at 735-2718.


Marler and Turk-Smith Publish Journal Article

UOG professors Thomas Marler and Seyda Turk-Smith coauthored a journal article covering some of the unique features of teaching to a group of learners comprised by a range of cultural value systems. The article appears in the current issue of Acta Horticulturae, a respected international journal. Their focus was not to tout the way UOG approaches teaching, but to characterize several factors that are useful for understanding expectations within the context of each learner's value system. "We felt that was the best way to convey constructive guidance to educators in other universities as they learn to adjust to a greater range of cultures," said Turk-Smith. The paper can be downloaded from http://www.wptrc.org/research_dtl.asp?rschrID=11


Funding Your Education – August 11 and 12
The University of Guam ’s Time Option Payment Plan (TOPP) has been shortened to three months and the University administration highly encourages students to apply for: A federal loan under the U.S. Stafford loan program; a bank loan; or apply for the three-month University of Guam ’s Time Option Payment Plan (TOPP).

The University’s Enrollment Management and Student Services will host “Funding Your Education” outreach activities from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the campus Student Center on August 11 and 12, 2009.


Become a Certified Teacher through UOG's 14-Month Teacher Certification Program

Informational meetings will be held on Aug. 7 at 3:00 p.m. and Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. in the School of Business and Public Administration Building , Room 131. The Teacher Certification Program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree and want to pursue a career as a middle or high school teacher. Courses begin October 3, 2009 and continue through July 2010. Courses are available weekdays and Saturdays. Scholarships are available for individuals who want to become GPSS teachers. For more information contact the Yamashita Educator Corps at 735-2470; Email: yecscholarship@uguam.uog.edu; Website: www.uog.edu/yec


Fall 2009 Registration Information
Transition Students: Aug. 3 and 4; Continuing & Returning Students: Aug. 5-8; New
Student Registration/Orientation: Aug. 11-14 by appointment. Visit www.uog.edu for more info.


Math Placement Test - Aug. 8 / English Placement Test - Aug. 8

Visit www.uog.edu for more info.

H1N1 Notice for Students and Employees
The notice is posted on the front page of the UOG website at www.uog.edu. To date, 61 cases have been confirmed.


22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference Call for Papers

MULTICULTURAL APPROACHES IN LANGUAGE ARTS EDUCATION

Friday-Saturday, November 6 - 7, 2009

E-mail: languageartsconf@uguam.uog.edu


SCHOLARSHIPS

Business Woman of the Year Scholarships

New Deadline: August 15, 2009

First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business invite students to apply for the 2009 First Hawaiian Bank Guam Business Businesswoman of the Year scholarships for the Fall 2009 Semester. The scholarships are intended to “promote higher education by providing financial assistance for college students in their pursuit of professional careers,” and are open to both full-time and part-time students. The scholarships will be awarded based on merit, eligibility, a written essay, and financial need. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Visit www.uog.edu for more information.


PTAC Symposium – September 4

The Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center will host its 1st Annual Procurement Symposium on September 4, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The symposium will feature presentations from federal and local procurement representatives on upcoming projects as well as how to do business with each of their respective agencies. The keynote speaker for the event will be the President of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, Mr. Joe Flynn, as well as contractors and vendors who will share their successes as prime or sub-contractors. Details, including the agenda, are forthcoming. Details will be posted on the Guam PTAC website at www.guamptac.com.


7th MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF WOMEN AGAINST MILITARISM – September 14 - 19

Resistance, Resilience, and Respect for Human Rights

CHinemma’, Nina’maolek, yan Inarespetu para Direchon Taotao

Location: University of Guam

Dates: September 14-19, 2009

The meeting is sponsored in part by the Women and Gender Studies Program. For more information please contact: Dr. LisaLinda Natividad at lisanati@yahoo.com or (671) 735-2962. The registration form is posted on the UOG website at www.uog.edu under the About UOG tab, Recent Media Releases.


Bookstore Hours August 2009

Monday August 10 – Thursday August 13, 2009

8am – 3pm

Friday August 14, 2009

Closed in Preparation for Fall Classes

Monday August 17 & Tuesday August 18, 2009

8am – 12 noon

First Day of Fall 2009 Classes

Wednesday August 19 & Thursday August 20, 2009

8am – 7pm

Friday August 21, 2009

8am – 3pm

Saturday August 22, 2009

8am – 12 noon

Monday August 24 & Tuesday August 25, 2009

8am – 7pm

Wednesday August 26 & Thursday August 27, 2009

8am – 6pm

Friday August 28, 2009

8am – 3pm

Saturday August 29, 2009

8am – 12 noon

Monday August 31 – September 18, 2009:

Monday & Tuesday

8am – 5pm

Wednesday & Thursday

8am – 3pm

Friday

8am – 12noon

Closed on Saturday, Sunday & Holidays


Interim Library Hours

(August 8 — 18, 2009)

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

CLOSED SATURDAY & Sunday


Fall 2009 Library Hours

(August 19 – December 5, 2009)

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday -9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CLOSED Sundays & Holidays