Presidential Lecture Series – featuring the Honorable Nick J. Rahall, II -
Dr. Robert A. 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 , and M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 . 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 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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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
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 email@example.com or www.uog.edu under the About UOG tab, Recent Media Releases.. The registration form is posted on the UOG website at
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
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