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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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year from Around the Pacific!

Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2011 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! - English
Filis Añu Nuebo! – Chamorro
Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean
Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan
Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian
Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog
Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian


Image source: Google.com

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas from Around the Pacific!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Donations to Alee Shelter

ACEI officers and members visited Alee Shelter on November 23, 2010 to present children and staff with many boxes of Thanksgiving donations. Alee Shelter protects abused or neglected children. The Thanksgiving donation is one of the many significant civic and community events the UOG-ACEI student organization supports annually.

Pictured L-R: Janeyrose Cruz; Risa Hameister, ACEI Vice President; Lisa Meeks, SGA Vice President; Jovina Munoz; ACEI Public Relations Officer; Heidi Cameron, ACEI President; Katrina Baza, ACEI Public Relations Officer; Roong Johnson; and Sister Bridget Perez.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

UOG Alumni Update - Dec. 8

EVENTS THIS WEEK
 

TEACH GRANT AND YEC INFO SESSION – Dec. 7
The School of Education and the Financial Aid Office host an information session on both the TEACH grant program and the YEC program and how residents may use these grants to fund their educations as they pursue their teaching degrees. The session will be held today at 4:00 p.m. in the Anthony Leon Guerrero Multipurpose Room, SBPA.

Faculty Book Launch – Dec. 9
On Thursday, December 9, 2010, CLASS will sponsor a Book Launch for several recently published faculty a6 6:00 p.m. in the CLASS Professional Development Room, Dean’s Office, HSS 3rd Floor. The launch will include presentations from the faculty including Jason Vest, Helen Thompson, David Atienza, Randall Johnson, and PK Harmon. A reception will follow. For more information, contact the CLASS Dean’s Office at 735-2850. 

The United States Secret Service Virtual Info Session at UOG –Dec. 10
The University of Guam Career Development Office will host a virtual information session and employer presentation by the United States Secret Service (USSS) on the UOG campus on December 10, 2010.  The United States Secret Service is looking to fill positions for special agent, uniformed division officer, special officer, administrative, and professional and technical support positions. Representatives from the US Secret Service will conduct the session and explain the mission, career, and employment process. The sessions will be held on the following dates:

·         Friday, December 10, 2010 – 10am to 12noon and 2:00pm to 4pm
Science Bldg, Room 120

Interested individuals must reserve their seats by emailing their reservations to uogcdo@yahoo.com. Participants must bring their own laptops to participate in this virtual information session.  This session is open to the first 100 participants. For more information and to reserve your seat please contact Leah Beth Naholowaa, Career Development Office, at 735-2228.

TAKE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SURVEY by Dec. 18
The University of Guam-Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives (UOG-PCEI) is conducting its fourth semi-annual survey to find out how Guam consumers assess current and future business and economic climate on Guam. Voluntary participation is appreciated. You will be asked to complete one survey instrument and will take approximately 5 minutes. The consumer survey consists of 11 questions. Questions are rated on a Likert Scale. In addition, you will be asked questions pertaining to gender, age, ethnicity, household income, household size, and employment. This survey is part of a series of projects designed to begin and maintain updated and reliable data that will be useful for planning by policymakers, businesses and the local community. To take the survey, please visit http://www.keysurvey.com/survey/337230/1442/ by December 18. For more information contact Maria Claret M. Ruane, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics and Finance, UOG School of Business and Public Administration, at ruanemcm@yahoo.com or 735-2575.

Planetarium Shows – Dec. 9, 10 and 11
So join us on 9, 10 and 11 December at 6:30 p.m. when we'll present "Sky Legends of the World 18", the show where little kids tell us stories about the sky.  Plan to stay for the 7:00 p.m. show where you'll hear the greatest story ever told.  Every December we have "The Star," the Planetarium Christmas show. "The Star" is a look at what scientists think the Star of Bethlehem might have been.  The show begins with a reading of the Christmas story.  Don't miss this wonderful show!!

OTHER NEWS
UOG 4-H Christmas Workshops for Children 7 - 10
Science, Engineering and Technology (S.E.T.) Dec. 20 - 23 from 9:00am -4:00pm each day. The Workshop is open to children ages 7-10. Limited to 25 students. The cost is $125.

Fisheries Workshop - Dec. 27 - 30 from 9:00am - 4:00pm each day. The Workshop is open to children ages 7-10. Limited to 25 students. The cost is $125.

Register for both workshops and save $10. For more information and registration please call the 4-H Youth Development office at 735-2040/45.

 
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Western Pacific Coral Institute
The Western Pacific Coral Reef Institute (WPCRI) is a cooperative agreement between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research and the University of Guam (UOG).  The institute’s primary goal is to protect and preserve the nation’s coral reefs through multidisciplinary basic and applied scientific ecosystem research that is directly applicable to management, as well as via training and education.   WPCRI is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to resident students wishing to study at UOG.  These scholarships will present opportunities to combine sociocultural and traditional ecological knowledge with technical and scientific perspectives that will foster a stronger interest in natural resource management among local indigenous and other minority groups within the region.  WPCRI anticipates issuing 7 scholarships based on a 16-credit semester to five (5) undergraduate and two (2) graduate students to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books in the amount of up to $4,228 for undergraduate and $5,376 for graduate programs based on the availability of funds.   Visit the UOG Financial Aid website at  http://www.uog.edu/financialaid to download the application or go to the Western Pacific Coral Reef Institute Website at http://www.uog.edu/wpcri for more information

Deadline for Pacific VIP Scholarship – Dec. 10
Click on the following link for more information and to download the application form: http://guamcedders.org/main/index.php?pg=pacific-vip

 

 

Monday, November 29, 2010

UOG Alumni Update - Nov. 29

EVENTS THIS WEEK



Colloquium with Dr. Carlyle Corbin, Political Self-Determination Expert – Nov. 30

Dr. Corbin will present, "Recent Developments in Small Island Governance: Implications for the Self-Determination Process" on November 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the CLASS Lecture Hall. Dr. Corbin is a United Nations advisor and expert on political self-determination. The event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the University of Guam ’s Division of Social Work and the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice.

Go Green Guam Recruitment and Awareness Drive – Dec. 1
The UOG Green interns will be recruiting new members to the green movement on December 1 10:30 -2:30 in the student center rotunda. Encourage your students to attend and become a part of the Green Army!

Joint Student Recital – Dec. 1
On December 1 at 7:00pm the UOG Music Students will perform their Joint Student Recital at the UOG Fine Arts Theater. The performance is free.

Professional MBA Information Sessions – Dec. 3
Find out about the Professional MBA program on Friday, December 3, 2010 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the IT&E Lecture Hall, School of Business and Public Administration. Classes begin June 3, 2011.

The United States Secret Service Virtual Info Session at UOG – Dec. 1 and Dec. 10
The University of Guam Career Development Office will host a virtual information session and employer presentation by the United States Secret Service (USSS) on the UOG campus on December 1 and December 10, 2010. The United States Secret Service is looking to fill positions for special agent, uniformed division officer, special officer, administrative, and professional and technical support positions. Representatives from the US Secret Service will conduct the session and explain the mission, career, and employment process. The sessions will be held on the following dates:

· Wednesday, December 01, 2010- 10:00am-12noon- and 2:00 pm to 4: 00pm

UOG Cancer Research Center House # 7 Deans Circle.

· Friday, December 10, 2010 – 10am to 12noon and 2:00pm to 4pm

Science Bldg, Room 120

Interested individuals must reserve their seats by emailing their reservations to uogcdo@yahoo.com. Participants must bring their own laptops to participate in this virtual information session. This session is open to the first 100 participants. For more information and to reserve your seat please contact Leah Beth Naholowaa, Career Development Office, at 735-2228.

University of Guam Cancer Research Center and Cancer Research Center of Hawaii Present a Community Research Update - Dec. 2
The UOG Cancer Research Center and the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii will present updates on various research projects on Dec. 2 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the CLASS lecture hall. Project updates include the Cancer Registry; the Development of Protocols for Studying Oral Precancerous Lesions and Other Health Risks Among Betel Nut Users in Micronesia; Development of a Breast Cancer Risk Model of the Pacific; Community Outreach to Reduce Health Disparities (Youth Tobacco Use) Among Pacific Islanders Living in Guam; and an overview and update on the Cancer Center partnership between UOG and the University of Hawaii. This event is funded by a National Institutes of Health Cancer Institute Grant.

University Music presents “Winter Wonderland” - Dec. 2 and 3
University Music will present “Winter Wonderland” Family Holiday Concerts on December 2-3 at 7:00pm at the UOG Fine Arts Theater. The University Singers and the UOG Jazz Ensemble will perform holiday favorites. The concerts will be visited by Frosty the Snowman, the Grinch and Santa himself! Admission is $7.00 adult and $5.00 for children and students. UOG students are free with UOG student ID card. On Thursday night, December 2, the whole family can get in for $20!

Career Majors and Minors Fair – Dec. 3

The Career Majors and Minors Fair is scheduled on Friday, December 3, 2010, from 9 am to 6:00 p.m. at the UOG Field House. This event is open to all UOG undergraduates, undeclared majors, and high school seniors. The colleges and schools will feature their various programs.



REVITALIZING THE HEART OF GUAM – Dec. 3

BA480 Business Strategy & Policy Capstone Students Present REVITALIZING THE HEART OF GUAM for their capstone presentations. Discover what UOG’s business students have in store for the future of downtown Hagatna on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 9:00am to 2:30pm in the IT&E Lecture Hall, School of Business and Public Administration.



EVENTS NEXT WEEK

Biofeedback for Gamers – Dec. 6
Dr. Dorcia Tucker is a Navy psychologist who specializes in bio-feedback. She will present during a College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Colloquium on December 6 at 4:00 p.m. to demonstrate how biofeedback works to reduce stress, anxiety and other psychological problems. “Biofeedback for Gamers" will be held in College Professional Development Room, Dean’s Office, HSS 3rd Floor

TEACH GRANT AND YEC INFO SESSION – Dec. 7
The School of Education and the Financial Aid Office host an information session both the TEACH grant program and the YEC program and how residents may use these grants to fund their educations as they pursue their teaching degrees.

UOG PCEI LAUNCHES CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SURVEY – Take it by Dec. 18
The University of Guam-Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives (UOG-PCEI) is conducting its fourth semi-annual survey to find out how Guam consumers assess current and future business and economic climate on Guam . Voluntary participation is appreciated. You will be asked to complete one survey instrument and will take approximately 5 minutes. The consumer survey consists of 11 questions. Questions are rated on a Likert Scale. In addition, you will be asked questions pertaining to gender, age, ethnicity, household income, household size, and employment. This survey is part of a series of projects designed to begin and maintain updated and reliable data that will be useful for planning by policymakers, businesses and the local community. To take the survey, please visit http://www.keysurvey.com/survey/337230/1442/ by December 18. For more information contact Maria Claret M. Ruane, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics and Finance, UOG School of Business and Public Administration, at ruanemcm@yahoo.com or 735-2575.

Planetarium Shows – Dec. 9, 10 and 11
So join us on 9, 10 and 11 December at 6:30 p.m. when we'll present "Sky Legends of the World 18", the show where little kids tell us stories about the sky. Plan to stay for the 7:00 p.m. show where you'll hear the greatest story ever told. Every December we have "The Star," the Planetarium Christmas show. "The Star" is a look at what scientists think the Star of Bethlehem might have been. The show begins with a reading of the Christmas story. Don't miss this wonderful show!!



OTHER NEWS

Early Registration for Continuing & Returning Students
Continuing and returning students may register early for Spring semester 2011 on the following days: Graduate Students, Seniors, Regent Scholars, National Student Exchange students Nov. 5–Dec. 3; Juniors Nov. 9–Dec. 3; Sophomores Nov. 12–Dec. 3; Freshmen, non-degree students and post-graduates Nov. 16–Dec. 3. For more information call 735-2202.

STUDENTS IN ACTION

Business Woman of the Year Scholarships

Roselyn Carino, Suzanne Bernardo, Lisiel Ignacio, and Eileen Calleja received scholarships ranging $2,280 to $2,850 from First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Magazine on Nov. 26. Funds for the scholarships were raised during the annual Business Woman of the Year event.



FACULTY IN ACTION

Dr. Mary Fegurgur
Dr. Mary Fegurgur, Principal Investigator for Guam’s Family Support 360 for Military Families Project, which is one of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities initial four projects funded to serve military families who have children with disabilities was recently asked to lead a national “360 Exchange” webinar on September 23. This 360 Exchange Webinar included the development of a presentation and overview of outcome research currently being conducted on Guam in the area of Military Family Supports. Project staff from around the nation, families, and federal officials called in and logged on to be able to view slides and learn from how Guam’s 360 has utilized the Parent Stress Index as a tool for assessing baseline, for identifying areas to be included in family support plans, and to measure impact and outcomes of the project.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Thank you for all that you do to make a difference! Enjoy the holiday, and may God Bless you always. :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

UOG Alumni Update - November 22

TODAY’S EVENTS

“ONE - The Movie” – Nov. 22
The University of Guam ’s Sociology of Religion Class will host a free screening of the internationally acclaimed and award winning documentary film, "ONE - The Movie" on November 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the CLASS lecture hall. Dr. Kirk Johnson, professor of sociology at the University of Guam , tasked his students this semester to consider what they might do as students studying religion and society for the Guam community. They decided to screen a film that captures humanity's journey throughout the ages. The film ONE is a documentary that was created to increase awareness of the interconnectedness of all people and cultures around the world. The screening, which coincides with the celebrations of the 10th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Guam , is free of charge and open to the public.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Colloquium with Dr. Carlyle Corbin, Political Self-Determination Expert – Nov. 30

Dr. Corbin will present, "Recent Developments in Small Island Governance: Implications for the Self-Determination Process" on November 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the CLASS Lecture Hall. Dr. Corbin is a United Nations advisor and expert on political self-determination. The event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the University of Guam ’s Division of Social Work and the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice.

MARC Book available on Guampedia’s website
The 1987 MARC publication "Chamorro Self Determination: Right of a People," is now available in Guampedia's MARC section. http://guampedia.com/chamorro-self-determination-right-of-a-people/

Joint Student Recital – Dec. 1
On December 1 at 7:00pm the UOG Music Students will perform their Joint Student Recital at the UOG Fine Arts Theater. The performance is free!



Professional MBA Information Sessions – Dec. 3
Find out about the Professional MBA program on Friday, December 3, 2010 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the IT&E Lecture Hall, School of Business and Public Administration. Classes begin June 3, 2011.

The United States Secret Service Virtual Info Session at UOG – Dec. 1 and Dec. 10
The University of Guam Career Development Office will host a virtual information session and employer presentation by the United States Secret Service (USSS) on the UOG campus on December 1 and December 10, 2010. The United States Secret Service is looking to fill positions for special agent, uniformed division officer, special officer, administrative, and professional and technical support positions. Representatives from the US Secret Service will conduct the session and explain the mission, career, and employment process. The sessions will be held on the following dates:

· Wednesday, December 01, 2010- 10:00am-12noon- and 2:00 pm to 4: 00pm

UOG Cancer Research Center House # 7 Deans Circle.

· Friday, December 10, 2010 – 10am to 12noon and 2:00pm to 4pm

Science Bldg, Room 120

Interested individuals must reserve their seats by emailing their reservations to uogcdo@yahoo.com. Participants must bring their own laptops to participate in this virtual information session. This session is open to the first 100 participants. For more information and to reserve your seat please contact Leah Beth Naholowaa, Career Development Office, at 735-2228.

University Music presents “Winter Wonderland” - Dec. 2 and 3
University Music will present “Winter Wonderland” Family Holiday Concerts on December 2-3 at 7:00pm at the UOG Fine Arts Theater. The University Singers and the UOG Jazz Ensemble will perform holiday favorites. The concerts will be visited by Frosty the Snowman, the Grinch and Santa himself! Admission is $7.00 adult and $5.00 for children and students. UOG students are free with UOG student ID card. On Thursday night, December 2, the whole family can get in for $20!

Career Majors and Minors Fair – Dec. 3

The Career Majors and Minors Fair is scheduled on Friday, December 3, 2010, from 9 am to 6:00 p.m. at the UOG Field House. This event is open to all UOG undergraduates, undeclared majors, and high school seniors. The colleges and schools will feature their various programs.



REVITALIZING THE HEART OF GUAM – Dec. 3

BA480 Business Strategy & Policy Capstone Students Present REVITALIZING THE HEART OF GUAM for their capstone presentations. Discover what UOG’s finest students have in store for the future of downtown Hagatna on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 9:00am to 2:30pm in the IT&E Lecture Hall, School of Business and Public Administration.



Biofeedback for Gamers – Dec. 6
Dr. Dorcia Tucker is a Navy psychologist who specializes in bio-feedback. She will present during a College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Colloquium on December 6 at 4:00 p.m. to demonstrate how biofeedback works to reduce stress, anxiety and other psychological problems. “Biofeedback for Gamers" will be held in College Professional Development Room, Dean’s Office, HSS 3rd Floor

UOG PCEI LAUNCHES CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SURVEY – Take it by Dec. 18
The University of Guam-Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives (UOG-PCEI) is conducting its fourth semi-annual survey to find out how Guam consumers assess current and future business and economic climate on Guam . Voluntary participation is appreciated. You will be asked to complete one survey instrument and will take approximately 5 minutes. The consumer survey consists of 11 questions. Questions are rated on a Likert Scale. In addition, you will be asked questions pertaining to gender, age, ethnicity, household income, household size, and employment. This survey is part of a series of projects designed to begin and maintain updated and reliable data that will be useful for planning by policymakers, businesses and the local community. To take the survey, please visit http://www.keysurvey.com/survey/337230/1442/ by December 18. For more information contact Maria Claret M. Ruane, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics and Finance, UOG School of Business and Public Administration, at ruanemcm@yahoo.com or 735-2575.

Planetarium Shows – Dec. 9, 10 and 11
So join us on 9, 10 and 11 December at 6:30 p.m. when we'll present "Sky Legends of the World 18", the show where little kids tell us stories about the sky. Plan to stay for the 7:00 p.m. show where you'll hear the greatest story ever told. Every December we have "The Star," the Planetarium Christmas show. "The Star" is a look at what scientists think the Star of Bethlehem might have been. The show begins with a reading of the Christmas story. Don't miss this wonderful show!!





STUDENTS IN ACTION



Nursing Students and graduates participate in Homeless Outreach
On Nov. 17, student nurses assisted in providing immunizations and registration for the homeless during the Passport to Health and Employment Services outreach held in conjunction with the opening of The People’s Garden by the First Lady and the HOPE Foundation. Nursing students also went out to the unsheltered homeless in Hagatna and Tamuning. The students, along with Margaret Hattori and several GMH nurses who are UOG graduates, visited homeless and provided shoes and clothing.

Sociology Students Wash Cars for Habitat for Humanity
On Nov. 20 Sociology students held a car wash fundraiser in order to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

Criminal Justice Students Win Co-Ed Division in Inafamaolek Bed Race
JJ Construction and Joey Lopez sponsored UOG Criminal Justice majors who won first place in the co-ed division in a charity event for Inafamaolek.

Vega Deputy U.S. Marshal
John Vega a May 2010 UOG graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice was sworn in as a Deputy US Marshal on Nov. 9.



OTHER NEWS



The Status of Guam and Chamorro People under United States and International Law
Professor Jon M. Van Dyke, constitutional law scholar and professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law, presented “The Status of Guam and Chamorro People under United States and International Law,” on Nov. 10, 2010. His presentation has been posted on YouTube. To access the videos go to UOG’s YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/UniversityofGuam or visit www.uog.edu/presidentiallectureseries. Professor Van Dyke's speech begins at the 6:24 mark on the link labeled part 1. Professor Van Dyke’s slides are also posted on the UOG website.

MARC Book available on Guampedia’s website
The 1987 MARC publication "Chamorro Self Determination: Right of a People," is now available in Guampedia's MARC section. http://guampedia.com/chamorro-self-determination-right-of-a-people/

Christmas Drop
TADEO at Dean’s Circle is an official donation site for the Christmas Drop. Fishing hooks and other handy items are appreciated. Contact Bruce Best at bbest@guam.net for more information.

SBPA volunteered to serve as a drop off site for the “Toys for Tots” program
Marine Forces Pacific (Fwd) Guam & CNMI is organizing a Toys for Tots campaign to help the children of Guam and CNMI. The School of Business and Public Administration is an official drop off center. To participate you can drop a new, unwrapped toy in the collection box located in the SBPA Dean’s Office. The campaign lasts until December 22 when toys will be distributed to children. MarForPac (Fwd) is working with Catholic Social Services, Alee Shelter, the Sugar Plum Tree, the Salvation Army and the Air Force's Operation Christmas Drop to ensure that toys are distributed to needy children and families.

Early Registration for Continuing & Returning Students
Continuing and returning students may register early for Spring semester 2011 on the following days: Graduate Students, Seniors, Regent Scholars, National Student Exchange students Nov. 5–Dec. 3; Juniors Nov. 9–Dec. 3; Sophomores Nov. 12–Dec. 3; Freshmen, non-degree students and post-graduates Nov. 16–Dec. 3. For more information call 735-2202.

Strides for the Cure
On Saturday, October 9th, the 9th Annual Strides for the Cure 2k & 5k Run/Walk was held in front of the Outrigger Guam Resort in Tumon. This year, organizers awarded the University of Guam , the school with the largest number of registrants, $500 cash to their Student Government Association to be used towards school ground & building improvements.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

UOG Alumni Update - Nov. 16

TODAY’S EVENTS/NEWS

2010 Math Contest Launched
The University of Guam’s Division of Mathematical Sciences launched their annual math contest today with the first set of problems posted at www.uog.edu/mathematics. The contest will be held each month from November 2010 through March 2011. Winners will be announced each month. Overall winners will be announced in April.  Challenge your mathematical mind and log onto the website to view the problems. Solutions for the November contest are due November 30, 2010. Submit your solution by email to uog_math@yahoo.com. 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. Participants may also submit their solutions by mail to Math Contest c/o Division of Mathematical Sciences, WB #4, University of Guam, UOG Station, Mangilao, GU 96923. For more information contact: uog_math@yahoo.com.

Underwood Receives Award
University of Guam President Robert A. Underwood received the Higher Education Award from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund on November 10 for his long-standing commitment to education and efforts to increase access to education for Asian and Pacific Islander American students during the APIASF’s Today’s Minds, Tomorrow’s Future Scholarship Benefit in New York. Underwood was the first chair of the Board of Directors when it began in 2004. It is now the largest scholarship fund serving the Asian & Pacific Islander community.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

UOG Island Theatre presents Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star Nov. 17 - 20
Don't miss the Island Theatre's second production, two hilarious, but biting, portraits of love-lorn men and women tied to the desert and their small-town misfortunes.  The play from Nov. 17-20.  The play features some of the best acting talent on island, with performances by Katherine Cure, Michelle Blas, Michelle Bednarzyk, Will Sullivan, PK Harmon, and James Nichols.  The curtain is always at 8pm.  And UOG students are always free! For more information, possible feature articles, or arrangements for photos, contact Jim Seymour at jimbo125@aol.com or at 735-2718. 

Creative Hands Exhibit – Nov. 18
Isla Center for the Arts presents Creative Hands: Pacific 2010 exhibit featuring work from 14 artists from the Micronesian region. The opening reception is November 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Isla Center for the Arts, Dean’s Circle, UOG campus.

School of Education Colloquium Series for 2010 – Nov. 18
Micronesian Child Studies on Romonum, Chuuk Lagoon
On November 18, Mary Spencer will present the research she conducted last March on several aspects of cognitive development within cultural context, with school aged children on an island in the Chuuk Lagoon. She will use photographs and data designed to answer research questions on English and Chuukese literacy, everyday home and school activities, and the goals and expectations held by parents, educators, and community leaders about the children’s futures. She links her studies to child development theory and to Micronesian and international research histories. The presentation will be held at 4:00 PM in SBPA Room 259. Contact Dr. Lourdes Ferrer at lourdesferrer@yahoo.com.

GLOBAL MILITARISM: GLOBAL PEACE? – Nov. 18  
The third film in the Global Militarism: Global Peace? documentary film/discussion series for the Fall semester 2010 is scheduled for  6 p.m. Thursday, November 18, CLASS Lecture Hall, UOG Campus. This series is co-sponsored by the Division of Social Work and the Communication Program at the University of Guam in cooperation with the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice and WeAreGuahan. The featured film on November 18 is Noho Hewa:  The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai'i  by Hawaiian filmmaker Anne Keala Keely.   Please contact the event coordinators, Dr. Vivian Dames (vdames_uog@yahoo.com) or  Patricia Blas (trishblas@yahoo.com). 

WIB CONFERENCE: Thursday, November 18th (8:30am-4:30pm); Hyatt Regency Guam in Tumon: The UOG Guam SBDC/Bank of Guam Women in Business Program presents the Annual Women in Business Conference:  Build Your Business Through Export and Microcredit.  The goal of this conference will be to provide relevant information by experts in the areas of business planning and management, marketing, legal and regulatory issues, and funding opportunities for small businesses interested in exporting and/or microcredit.  Advance sign up and payment of $35 can be made at the Guam Small Business Development Center, at the University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration Building, room 148; Early registration deadline is November 17, 2010.  Late registration (payment at the door) will be $45 per person. 


Micronesian Studies: Cancer and Health Disparities Colloquium – Nov. 19 
On November 19th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Science Building SC120, we will be hosting our Micronesian Studies: Cancer and Health Disparities Colloquium.  This will be a Webcast based interactive seminar with our U-54 Counterparts at the CRCH in Hawaii The presenters and topics are: Development of a Breast Cancer Risk Model for the Pacific by Rachael Leon Guerrero; Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) Methods: A Tool to Address Health Inequalities by Hali Robinett and Kevin Cassel; and Biostatistics by Grazyna Badowski This event is free and open to the public and we encourage all interested parties to attend.

"How to Write a Business Plan" – Nov. 19
Presented by Guam SBDC: This seminar will cover all of the elements to be included in a business plan, & explain with examples what is required in each section. The focus of the seminar will be the three M’s – Money, Management & Marketing. Participants will also be provided with a sample business plan, sources of industry research information, and introduced to online business planning tools that are accessible at any time through an internet-enabled PC. Fee is $20 per person. Friday, November 19th (8:30am-11:30am); Guam SBDC #148 UOG SBPA Bldg. TO REGISTER, Call the Guam SBDC at 735-2590 or email Natasha Cruz at natasha@pacificsbdc.com or Laurine Sablan at  laurine@pacificsbdc.com. Cash, check (payable to University of Guam) & major credit cards (AMEX, Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club & JCB) accepted. 

Buy Locally Grown Veggies for Thanksgiving – Nov. 19
The Farmers’ Cooperative Association of Guam and the Dededo Municipal Council, with assistance from the UOG Cooperative Extension Service, will host a Thanksgiving Harvest Friday Night Market on Friday November 19th.  The market will be from 4 pm to 9 pm in front of the old Dededo Fire Station and Post Office. Sweet corn, papayas, eggplant, cucumber, local culinary herbs, and other locally grown produce will be for sale. Core Certification of Vendors Required. Space is free. Interested farmers contact Co-Op president at 488-0077, or the mayor’s office at 632-5203.

“ONE - The Movie” – Nov. 22
The University of Guam’s Sociology of Religion Class will host a free screening of the internationally acclaimed and award winning documentary film, "ONE - The Movie" on November 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the CLASS lecture hall. Dr. Kirk Johnson, professor of sociology at the University of Guam, tasked his students this semester to consider what they might do as students studying religion and society for the Guam community.  They decided to screen a film that captures humanity's journey throughout the ages.  The film ONE is a documentary that was created to increase awareness of the interconnectedness of all people and cultures around the world.   The film's concept is simple: Ask the ultimate questions of life to the great spiritual masters around the world and to everyday people and then let the dialog flow.  The screening, which coincides with the celebrations of the 10th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Guam, is free of charge and open to the public.  

JON M. VAN DYKE, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLAR, PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE SERIES SLIDES
Professor Jon M. Van Dyke, constitutional law scholar and professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law, presented  “The Status of Guam and Chamorro People under United States and International Law,” on Nov. 10. His presentation slides are posted at website at: www.uog.edu/presidentiallectureseries and YouTube video will be posted soon.

ADA/EEO Presents: Improving Instruction through Universal Design – Nov. 19
Date:                 Friday, November 19, 2010
Time:                10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Place:                IT&E Lecture Room 131, SBPA Building
Presenter: Dr. Richard Fee
 
UPCOMING EVENTS AND MORE NEWS
 
Career Majors and Minors Fair – Dec. 3
The Career Majors and Minors Fair is scheduled on Friday, December 3, 2010, from 9 am to 6:00 p.m. at the UOG Field House. This event is open to all UOG undergraduates, undeclared majors, and high school seniors. The colleges and schools will feature their various programs.
 
Christmas Drop
TADEO at Dean’s Circle is an official donation site for the Christmas Drop. Fishing hooks and other handy items are appreciated. Contact Bruce Best at bbest@guam.net for more information.

SBPA volunteered to serve as a drop off site for the “Toys for Tots” program
Marine Forces Pacific (Fwd) Guam & CNMI is organizing a Toys for Tots campaign to help the children of Guam and CNMI. The School of Business and Public Administration is an official drop off center. To participate you can drop a new, unwrapped toy in the collection box located in the SBPA Dean’s Office. The campaign lasts until December 22 when toys will be distributed to children. MarForPac (Fwd) is working with Catholic Social Services, Alee Shelter, the Sugar Plum Tree, the Salvation Army and the Air Force's Operation Christmas Drop to ensure that toys are distributed to needy children and families.

Early Registration for Continuing & Returning Students
Continuing and returning students may register early for Spring semester 2011 on the following days: Graduate Students, Seniors, Regent Scholars, National Student Exchange students Nov. 5–Dec. 3; Juniors Nov. 9–Dec. 3; Sophomores Nov. 12–Dec. 3; Freshmen, non-degree students and post-graduates Nov. 16–Dec. 3. For more information call 735-2202.

Planetarium Shows Cancelled
Equipment malfunction caused the cancellation of the planetarium shows this month.

 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

UOG Alumni Update - Nov. 10

UOG Presidential lecture series
fEATURES Jon M. Van Dyke, cONSTITUTIONAL LAW SCHOLAR – Nov. 10
University of Guam President Robert A. Underwood hosts the 10th presentation in the Presidential Lecture Series on November 10 featuring Jon M. Van Dyke, constitutional law scholar and professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law. Van Dyke’s presentation, “The Status of Guam and Chamorro People under United States and International Law,” is held in collaboration with the Judiciary of Guam, the District Court of Guam, the Guam Bar Association and the University of Guam . The lecture will be held at 2:00 p.m. on November 10 in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Lecture Hall, the UOG campus. The Presidential Lecture Series featuring Professor Van Dyke is free and open to the public.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA FORUM – Nov. 10
MPA students host a forum live at the Legislative Session Hall entitled Higher Education Going Green in Medicine which focuses on medical marijuana. Doors open at 5:30 and the forum begins at 6:00 p.m. Free.
UOG Island Theatre presents Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star Nov. 11
Don't miss the Island Theatre's second production, two hilarious, but biting, portraits of love-lorn men and women tied to the desert and their small-town misfortunes. The play opens Nov. 11, and runs through the 13th and the following week from Nov. 17-20. The play features some of the best acting talent on island, with performances by Katherine Cure, Michelle Blas, Michelle Bednarzyk, Will Sullivan, PK Harmon, and James Nichols . The curtain is always at 8pm. And UOG students are always free! For more information, possible feature articles, or arrangements for photos, contact Jim Seymour at jimbo125@aol.com or at 735-2718.

EVENTS NEXT WEEK
School of Education Colloquium Series for 2010 – Nov. 18
Micronesian Child Studies on Romonum, Chuuk Lagoon
On November 18, Mary Spencer will present the research she conducted last March on several aspects of cognitive development within cultural context, with school aged children on an island in the Chuuk Lagoon. She will use photographs and data designed to answer research questions on English and Chuukese literacy, everyday home and school activities, and the goals and expectations held by parents, educators, and community leaders about the children’s futures. She links her studies to child development theory and to Micronesian and international research histories. The presentation will be held at 4:00 PM in SBPA Rm 259. Contact Dr. Lourdes Ferrer at lourdesferrer@yahoo.com.

GLOBAL MILITARISM: GLOBAL PEACE? – Nov. 18
The third film in the Global Militarism: Global Peace? documentary film/discussion series for the Fall semester 2010 is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, November 18, CLASS Lecture Hall, UOG Campus. This series is co-sponsored by the Division of Social Work and the Communication Program at the University of Guam in cooperation with the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice and WeAreGuahan. The featured film on November 18 is Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai'i by Hawaiian filmmaker Anne Keala Keely. Read more in scrolling news at www.uog.edu. Please contact the event coordinators, Dr. Vivian Dames (vdames_uog@yahoo.com) or Patricia Blas (trishblas@yahoo.com).

ADA/EEO Presents: Improving Instruction through Universal Design – Nov. 19

Date: Friday, November 19, 2010

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Place: IT&E Lecture Room 131, SBPA Building

Presenter: Dr. Richard Fee



"How to Start a Business" - Nov. 12
Presented by Guam SBDC. This workshop will help individuals learn everything they will need to get started, including an introduction to business plans and the importance of preparing one; exploring the legal forms of business (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability partnership / company) and which one is right for your business needs; local or federal licensing requirements for the business. Participants will be able to obtain vital information and resources to start and own a business. This training will take the mystery out of starting a business and help participants better evaluate their business idea! Fee is $20 per person. Guam SBDC #148 UOG SBPA Bldg (8:30am-11:30am);
WIB CONFERENCE: Thursday, November 18th (8:30am-4:30pm); Hyatt Regency Guam in Tumon: The UOG Guam SBDC/Bank of Guam Women in Business Program presents the Annual Women in Business Conference: Build Your Business Through Export and Microcredit. The goal of this conference will be to provide relevant information by experts in the areas of business planning and management, marketing, legal and regulatory issues, and funding opportunities for small businesses interested in exporting and/or microcredit. Advance sign up and payment of $35 can be made at the Guam Small Business Development Center , at the University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration Building , room 148; Early registration deadline is November 17, 2010. Late registration (payment at the door) will be $45 per person.

"How to Write a Business Plan" – Nov. 19
Presented by Guam SBDC: This seminar will cover all of the elements to be included in a business plan, & explain with examples what is required in each section. The focus of the seminar will be the three M’s – Money, Management & Marketing. Participants will also be provided with a sample business plan, sources of industry research information, and introduced to online business planning tools that are accessible at any time through an internet-enabled PC. Fee is $20 per person. Friday, November 19th (8:30am-11:30am); Guam SBDC #148 UOG SBPA Bldg. TO REGISTER, Call the Guam SBDC at 735-2590 or email Natasha Cruz at natasha@pacificsbdc.com or Laurine Sablan at laurine@pacificsbdc.com. Cash, check (payable to University of Guam ) & major credit cards (AMEX, Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club & JCB) accepted.
Career Majors and Minors Fair – Dec. 3
The Career Majors and Minors Fair is scheduled on Friday, December 3, 2010, from 9 am to 6:00 p.m. at the UOG Field House. This event is open to all UOG undergraduates, undeclared majors, and high school seniors. The colleges and schools will feature their various programs.



UOG Christmas Party – Dec. 10
UOG will have a Christmas Party at the Nikko on December 10. Call Jenni Arceo for more information at 735-2425.


GRANTS

UOG AND UMASS-BOSTON PROVIDE PACIFIC VIP MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS
The University of Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, & Service (Guam CEDDERS), in partnership with University of Massachusetts - Boston , has been awarded a Personnel Preparation grant from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, to administer the Pacific Vision Instruction Project (Pacific VIP) Master’s Degree Program. This four-year grant aims to increase the pool of fully credentialed instructional personnel who are highly qualified to educate students who are blind or have visual impairments. Pacific VIP provides scholarships leading to a Master of Education in Special Education degree, plus dual credentials in Teacher of Visual Impairments (TVI) and Orientation and Mobility (O&M). The Pacific VIP Master’s Degree Program will utilize a blended delivery approach of on-line coursework and on-site required class/lab work on Guam , which will be enhanced by integrated field experiences coordinated throughout the academic program. Up to 20 scholarships will be awarded to applicants from American Samoa , Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands , Guam , Federated States of Micronesia , Republic of the Marshall Islands , and Republic of Palau to meet each entity’s responsibility to provide personnel to serve students who are blind or have visual impairments. The University of Guam CEDDERS is now accepting applications to the Pacific VIP Master’s Degree Program. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, DECEMBER 10, 2010. For more information on eligibility and requirements, please contact Connie P. Guerrero, Pacific VIP Faculty, at 671-735-2490 or email at connie.guerrero@guamcedders.org. To download an application packet, log on to http://www.guamcedders.org.

UOG Announces Availability of TEACH Grants
Funds Support Students Seeking Degrees in High-Need Teaching Areas

The University of Guam was recently approved by the U.S. Department of Education to begin providing TEACH grants to its students. The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is a federal program that strives to encourage teachers into high-need teaching areas in K-12 schools that serve low-income students, a designation that is met by all of Guam ’s public schools.



The TEACH Grant is a conditional, non-need based grant available for eligible students pursuing a degree in a high need field. TEACH grants are not loans. Up to $4,000 can be awarded per year to full-time students with a cap of $16,000 for undergraduate programs and professional degrees, and $8,000 for graduate programs. Recipients must have a grade point average of 3.25 and agree to teach for four years in a public school that serves low income students.



UOG Receives National Geographic Society Grant

The University of Guam ’s Micronesian Area Research Center received a $15K grant from the National Geographic Society / Waitt Grants Program to conduct archaeological and paleoenvironmental investigations at Marigondon Cave , located in Cebu , Philippines .


Early Registration for Continuing & Returning Students
Continuing and returning students may register early for Spring semester 2011 on the following days: Graduate Students, Seniors, Regent Scholars, National Student Exchange students Nov. 5–Dec. 3; Juniors Nov. 9–Dec. 3; Sophomores Nov. 12–Dec. 3; Freshmen, non-degree students and post-graduates Nov. 16–Dec. 3. For more information call 735-2202.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

23rd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference Snapshots

The annual Language Arts Conference focused on the theme, "Scaffolding Reading and Writing Instruction for Pacific Island Students" on November 5 and 6, 2010 at the University of Guam and Guam Marriott Resort and Spa. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the conference.















Saturday, November 6, 2010

SOE Conference Snapshots

The SOE Conference on October 22 and 23, 2010 focused on "Assessment and Accountability." Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the conference.




Tuesday, September 28, 2010

UOG-ACEI Induction Ceremony


UOG-ACEI Induction Ceremony: Senators Judi Won-Pat and Tina Muna Barnes conducted the 2010-2011 induction ceremony for the University of Guam Association for Childhood Education International (UOG-ACEI) for their new officers and advisors on September 22, 2010, at the School of Education . Many ACEI members, students, friends, and faculty members attended. Several community and civic organizations and agencies who partnership with UOG-ACEI were invited to attend and participate in the ceremony.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

23rd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

SCAFFOLDING READING AND WRITING INSTRUCTION FOR PACIFIC
ISLAND STUDENTS

Friday-Saturday, November 5 - 6, 2010
Guam Marriott Resort and Spa

Sponsored by:
University of Guam College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
School of Education
International Reading Association, Guam Council
Guam Department of Education
.
GRADUATE CREDITS/CEUs:
You can also earn 2 graduate credits/CEUs for the conference. For more information, contact the Professional International Programs (PIP) at 735-2601. You may also e-mail the instructor, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at mnrivera1@yahoo.com.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Language Arts Conference!
For more information, e-mail: uguam.languageartsconference@yahoo.com


Visit the LAC website at www.uog.edu/languageartsconference

SOE Conference on Assessment and Accountability

SOE Conference on Assessment and Accountability
About the Conference

The University of Guam School of Education is hosting a meeting of minds by educators, teachers, researchers, practitioners and school administrators to share their expertise, experiences, theoretical perspectives and research findings on assessment and accountability in education.

The conference has the following sub-themes:
1. Assessment of Learning and Teaching
2. Assessment in Research and Project
3. Accountability and Governance
4. Accreditation and Accountability
5. Accountability to the Environment

Registration
Please type or print the information requested below and send to soeconference@yahoo.com
Name ___________________________________________________
Mailing Address ____________________________________________
Telephone No. _____________________________________________
School/Affiliation ___________________________________________
Status (Professor, teacher, researcher, student, other (Please specify) _______________________________________________________
Type of Participation (Paper presentation, poster session, workshop participant)_______________________________________________________
If presenting, state title of presentation _______________________________________________________

GRADUATE CREDITS AVAILABLE
You can earn 3 credits for ED894. For more information, e-mail Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at mnrivera1@yahoo.com. You must register for the/re-certification credits at the Professional International Programs Office, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Room #217, Phone: (671) 735-2601, Fax: (671) 734-1233.

Visit the SOE Conference website at http://www.uog.edu/soeinternationalconference

If you have any questions, please call SOE Conference Chairperson, Dr. Lourdes M. Ferrer at (671) 735-2440 or e-mail lourdesferrer@yahoo.com

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Guam Council IRA September Newsletter

The Guam Council of the International Reading Association helps educators and parents alike discover the wonder and the worlds to be found in books. Guam IRA is a professional organization for individuals who are genuinely concerned with the development of reading programs for children and adults. We are a group of people who work together to improve literacy and reading instruction in Guam and Micronesia.

Click on the image below to view the Guam Council IRA September 2010 Newsletter. If you are unable to view the newsletter, visit our website at http://iraguam.blogspot.com. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

UOG Alumni Update - Aug. 25

EVENTS
UOG Colloquium with Dr. Nicolas Mirzoeff on “MODERNITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE” – Aug. 26
Nicholas Mirzoeff is Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. His publications include An Introduction to Visual Culture (2nd ed. 2009), Watching Babylon: The War In Iraq and Global Visual Culture (2005) and The Visual Culture Reader (2002). In 2010 he was a NEH Summer Fellow in "Broadening the Digital Humanities." The event will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 3-5PM in AV Room 1, RFK Library.
Moodle Workshop – August 27
Getting Started in Moodle Workshop will be held Friday, August 27,2010 @ 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.@ the RFK Library AV-1 room. Instructor: Brian Millhoff
Conference on Island Sustainability – Sept. 2 and 3
Deadline to Register: Aug. 27
Click on the link below to register and pay online. The conference cost is $25.00.
http://www.regonline.com/conference_on_island_sustainability


Click here for a preliminary list of presenters as of Aug. 24, 2010. This agenda will be finalized shortly. This conference will mark the first formal event sponsored by the new Center for Island Sustainability. Read more at www.uog.edu/islandsustainability


SBDC WORKSHOP – August 26
Thursday, August 26th (12:00pm-2:00pm); Bank of Guam in Hagatna, 2nd Flr Conference Room; Fee $20 per person (includes lunch)
"GROWTH VENTURE: Managing for Growth"; Presented by the UOG Guam SBDC/Bank of Guam Women in Business Program: As you plan for growth in your business, every new decision will affect your operations. In this seminar, you will assess your current operations and plan for expanding, standardizing, and measuring them to ensure that your products and services are not delayed or distorted on their way out into the world. We will discuss systems, processes, procedures, policies, standards, and measurements that will keep you from worrying about things that should be routine and efficient in your business.
Limited Number of FREE Tickets to the Primary Great Debate Available to UOG Full-time Employees!
The UOG Endowment Foundation is offering tickets to UOG Full-time employees on a first come, first served basis. There are 100 tickets available. The tickets may be picked up from Tommy at the Endowment Foundation Office, House #10, Dean’s Circle. No deliveries, no holding tickets at the door, no reserving tickets by phone. If you want a free ticket, bring your check stub (to prove that you are an employee as Tommy doesn’t know everyone) to the Endowment Foundation Office. The Primary Great Debate will be held on September 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the UOG Field House. For more information, contact the UOG Endowment Foundation at 735-2956/2957 or SBPA Dean’s office at 735-2501/2520/2550.

SGA Inauguration – Sept. 3
The Student Government Association will host their inauguration of officers on September 3 at the Guam Legislature beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Guam Ballet Company's Full Length Ballet, “Sirena”
Women and Gender Studies Co-sponsor the Guam Ballet Company’s “Sirena” on Saturday, August 28 and September 4, 2pm matinee and 7 pm evening performances and Sunday, August 29 and September 5, 3 pm matinee performances. UOG Fine Arts Theatre. For more information see scrolling news at www.uog.edu.



Fall Semester Tuition Deadline – August 26

All students must pay their tuition and fees or sign up for the Time Option Payment Plan by 12 noon on August 26, 2010.



POLICY
EEO Policy
Read the Policy for Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination/Non-Harassment at http://www.uog.edu/admin/assetmanager/images/eeo/policy%20for%20eeo.doc
NEWS

UOG Participates in Documents without Shelves
Receives Approximately 1,500 Digital Materials Per Month
The Government Documents Collection at the University of Guam’s RFK Memorial Library is a one of 1300 depository libraries nationally that collects government publications from the Government Printing Office (GPO) in Washington, D.C. The UOG Library receives 51% of what is generated from the GPO. To augment the GPO initiative to migrate to digital format, the UOG Library has recently subscribed to a new service titled Documents without Shelves, which uploads library records with live links to the actual documents right into the UOG catalog system OCEAN. Read more in scrolling news.
SCHOLARSHIPS STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Paid Green Internships Available
Contact uoggreen@uguam.uog.edu open until filled. Interviews start September 13, 2010.
JARS Scholarship Available
Deadline to Apply: Nov. 30
The JARS Scholarship is a $500 private scholarship available to juniors or seniors enrolled fulltime at the University of Guam who are pursuing a major in Fine Arts. The application deadline is November 30, 2010. Visit www.uog.edu/scholarships for more information.
Upward Bound Seeks Participants
UOG's Upward Bound (UB) college prep program is currently accepting applications from interested high school students who are college bound. Free academic support services are provided such as tutoring, college prep and career prep activities, summer classes for credit, test preparation, and more! Students attending GW, JFK, SHS, and SSHS may apply if they are currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. Students must meet eligibility requirements to be accepted. Applications are available at each of the schools Counseling Offices and at the UB Office, UOG Dorm I, during regular work hours. A UB Open House & Info Meeting for interested students and parents is scheduled for Aug. 28th at the UOG Cafeteria. Call 735-1992/ 2245 for more information regarding applications or the meeting.

Research Assistant Position
Research Assistant II
Research Assistant (Graduate Student) position in soil chemistry/soil physics to conduct research experiments for "Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Land Application of Composted Organic Waste on Calcareous Soils of Northern Guam" is being offered to interested candidates. This project is part of research programs of the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center (WPTRC) at the University of Guam . The grant for this research project was awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to conduct the aforementioned research project on porous soils of Northern Guam . The project is funded for two years and is designed for supporting one or two graduate student’s master program at UOG. Contact 735-2134/2143, and (671) 735-2101, fax: (671) 734-4600, or send e-mail to: mgolabi@uguam.uog.edu.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CHamoru Language Program Gubernatorial Debate in CHamoru – Oct. 25
The CHamoru Language Program will host a gubernatorial debate in the indigenous language on Oct. 25 in the CLASS lecture hall.

PHOTOVOLTAIC AND WIND ELECTRIC SYSTEMS WORKSHOP
For Small Farms
A workshop on Photovoltaic and Wind Electric Systems for Small Farms sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the TASI Project will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University of Guam campus, Dean’s Circle, House #7. The workshop will cover general no carbon based energy production options for Micronesia with a focus on solar theory and applications, and participants will learn to assemble basic system components and connect loads. The cost is $10 for workshop materials. Coffee and sandwiches will be provided. For more information contact Antoinette at 735-2620/1. The class is limited to 25 participants.


GRANTS
Mighty predatory mite and oil sprays may save eggplant production in Micronesia
Many farmers in the region have had their eggplant production stymied by hungry mites, Philippine lady beetles and fruit borers feeding on their crops. 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 assist eggplant farmers in their struggle against invasive insect pests, predominantly mites.





UOG TRIO Receives $1.4 Million 5-Year Grant
The University of Guam ’s TRIO Student Support Service (SSS) program has been awarded $1.4 million from the US Department of Education in Washington , D.C. to fund its program for the next five years. The SSS program will receive $290,517 for its new program year commencing on September 1, 2010. The funds will be used to provide academic and other assistance to 160 University students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds.
PUBLICATONS
Professor Nicholas J. Goetzfridt of the RFK Memorial Library recently gave an hour long presentation on "Pacific Ethnomathematics: The Richness of Environment and Practice" at the Fourth International Conference on Ethnomathematics (ICEm4) at Towson University in Maryland . His paper focused on important aspects of Pacific ethnomathematics as they relate to indigenous peoples' multifaceted application of linear concepts to their distinct environments. He emphasized the distinctions revealed throughout the atolls of Micronesia and Polynesia as contrasted with more land-based concepts used in Papua New Guinea . Dr. Goetzfridt's book Guahan: A Bibliographic History is also due out from The University of Hawai'i Press in April/May 2011.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

UOG Alumni Update - Aug. 21

EVENTS
UOG Colloquium with Dr. Nicolas Mirzoeff on “MODERNITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE” – Aug. 25
Nicholas Mirzoeff is Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. His publications include An Introduction to Visual Culture (2nd ed. 2009), Watching Babylon: The War In Iraq and Global Visual Culture (2005) and The Visual Culture Reader (2002). In 2010 he was a NEH Summer Fellow in "Broadening the Digital Humanities." The event will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 3-5PM in AV Room 1, RFK Library.
Professional and International Programs class schedule
Please Click here for PIP’s class schedule.

Fall Semester Tuition Deadline – August 26

All students must pay their tuition and fees or sign up for the Time Option Payment Plan by 12 noon on August 26, 2010.

Student Government Association 2010 Gubernatorial Forum – Aug. 24
The 48th Student Government Association Gubernatorial Forum will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 6:00pm at the CLASS Lecture Hall. No entrance fee, open to all UOG students and the public.

Limited Number Complimentary Tickets to the Primary Great Debate Available to UOG Full-time Employees
The UOG Endowment Foundation is offering tickets to UOG Full-time employees on a first come, first served basis. There are 100 tickets available. The tickets may be picked up from Tommy at the Endowment Foundation Office, House #10, Dean’s Circle. No deliveries, no holding tickets at the door, no reserving tickets by phone. If you want a free ticket, bring your check stub (to prove that you are an employee as Tommy doesn’t know everyone) to the Endowment Foundation Office.



The Primary Great Debate will be held on September 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the UOG Field House. If you would rather buy a ticket, they are on sale now for $15.00 each at all Circle K/76 gas stations or the UOG Endowment Foundation. For more information, contact the UOG Endowment Foundation at 735-2956/2957 or SBPA Dean’s office at 735-2501/2520/2550.
Conference on Island Sustainability – Sept. 2 and 3
Deadline to Register: Aug. 27
Register Online at www.uog.edu/islandsustainability
The University of Guam will host a Conference on Island Sustainability for Guam and Micronesia on September 2-3, 2010 at the Guam Marriott. This will mark the first formal event sponsored by the new Center for Island Sustainability. Read more at www.uog.edu/islandsustainability
SGA Inauguration – Sept. 2
The Student Government Association will host their inauguration of officers on September 2 at the Guam Legislature beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Guam Ballet Company's Full Length Ballet, “Sirena”
Women and Gender Studies Co-sponsor the Guam Ballet Company’s “Sirena” on Saturday, August 28 and September 4, 2pm matinee and 7 pm evening performances and Sunday, August 29 and September 5, 3 pm matinee performances. UOG Fine Arts Theatre. For more information see scrolling news at www.uog.edu.
NEWS

TRIO Offices Closed Friday for annual assessment and evaluation Friday, August 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For urgent matters regarding the TRIO programs, I may be contacted at 929-8746

SCHOLARSHIPS

JARS Scholarship Available
Deadline to Apply: Nov. 30
The JARS Scholarship is a $500 private scholarship available to juniors or seniors enrolled fulltime at the University of Guam who are pursuing a major in Fine Arts. The application deadline is November 30, 2010. Visit www.uog.edu/scholarships for more information.
Parsons Scholarship for Pre-Engineering Students
Deadline to apply: August 24, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.
University of Guam pre-engineering students who have completed ES201 Engineering Statistics or who are enrolled in the course for the Fall 2010 semester are encouraged to apply for a Parsons scholarship. For more information visit www.uog.edu/scholarships
Upward Bound Seeks Participants
UOG's Upward Bound (UB) college prep program is currently accepting applications from interested high school students who are college bound. Free academic support services are provided such as tutoring, college prep and career prep activities, summer classes for credit, test preparation, and more! Students attending GW, JFK, SHS, and SSHS may apply if they are currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. Students must meet eligibility requirements to be accepted. Applications are available at each of the schools Counseling Offices and at the UB Office, UOG Dorm I, during regular work hours. A UB Open House & Info Meeting for interested students and parents is scheduled for Aug. 28th at the UOG Cafeteria. Call 735-1992/ 2245 for more information regarding applications or the meeting.


WORKSHOPS

Procurement Technical Assistance Center Workshop
The Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides services needed to ensure that Guam Small Businesses are competitive in the local and federal marketplace. The center is staffed with trained professionals in business and government and is hosted by the University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration. The Guam PTAC offers the following series of workshop:
FEDBIZOPPS 101
When: August 24, 2010 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: UOG School of Business & Public Administration Bldg. Room 129
Cost: $20.00

This is your opportunity to learn how the Government solicits for supplies and services and the differences between the types of notices posted. The Federal Business Opportunities or FEDBIZOPPS website is the Government wide point of entry (GPE) where Government business opportunities greater than 25,000.00 can be accessed electronically by the public. Guam PTAC will provide an overview of FEDBIZOPPS.



SBDC WORKSHOP
Thursday, August 26th (12:00pm-2:00pm); Bank of Guam in Hagatna, 2nd Flr Conference Room; Fee $20 per person (includes lunch)
"GROWTH VENTURE: Managing for Growth"; Presented by the UOG Guam SBDC/Bank of Guam Women in Business Program: As you plan for growth in your business, every new decision will affect your operations. In this seminar, you will assess your current operations and plan for expanding, standardizing, and measuring them to ensure that your products and services are not delayed or distorted on their way out into the world. We will discuss systems, processes, procedures, policies, standards, and measurements that will keep you from worrying about things that should be routine and efficient in your business.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CHamoru Language Program Gubernatorial Debate in CHamoru – Oct. 25
The CHamoru Language Program will host a gubernatorial debate in the indigenous language on Oct. 25 in the CLASS lecture hall.



PARTNERSHIPS

UOG and Guangxi Institute of Fisheries Collaborate on Selective Shrimp Breeding
In 2008, the University of Guam College of Natural and Applied Sciences signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Guangxi Institute of Fisheries (GXIF) to collaborate on research regarding a shrimp selective breeding program. In July a group from Guangxi Institute of Fisheries visited the University of Guam to meet President Robert A. Underwood, Lee Yudin, Dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Board of Regents member Andrew Laguana, and other administrators and faculty members.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
Thursday, August 26th (12:00pm-2:00pm); Bank of Guam in Hagatna, 2nd Flr Conference Room; Fee $20 per person (includes lunch)
"GROWTH VENTURE: Managing for Growth"; Presented by the UOG Guam SBDC/Bank of Guam Women in Business Program: As you plan for growth in your business, every new decision will affect your operations. In this seminar, you will assess your current operations and plan for expanding, standardizing, and measuring them to ensure that your products and services are not delayed or distorted on their way out into the world. We will discuss systems, processes, procedures, policies, standards, and measurements that will keep you from worrying about things that should be routine and efficient in your business. To register for these workshops, please contact the Guam SBDC at 735-2590 or email Laurine Sablan at laurine@pacificsbdc.com

Saturday, August 14, 2010

UOG Alumni Update - August 14

EVENTS

Operation New Life: Untold Stories

Thirty-five years after Operation New Life brought thousands of Vietnamese refugees to Guam , a symposium focusing on the untold stories of the people involved in the massive relocation effort after the Vietnam War will be held on Saturday, August 14 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Guam Legislature Session Hall in Hagatna.

Fall Semester

Late registration will be held August 13, 16 and 17. All students must pay their tuition and fees or sign up for the Time Option Payment Plan by 12 noon on August 26, 2010. Weekday classes begin August 18 and Saturday classes begin August 21.



Primary Great Debate Tickets on Sale Now
The Primary Great Debate on September 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the UOG Field House is sure to be one of the most exciting debates of the election season. Tickets are on sale now for $15.00 each at all Circle K/76 gas stations or the UOG Endowment Foundation. Purchase your ticket and guarantee your place at the Primary Great Debate. The Primary Great Debate will be held on September 2 in an interactive format focusing on the most critical issues facing Guam today. The Great Debate series is a special public service project organized by the students and faculty of the Public Administration and Legal Studies Program, SBPA. For more information, contact the UOG Endowment Foundation at 735-2956/2957 or SBPA Dean’s office at 735-2501/2520/2550.

Conference on Island Sustainability – Sept. 2 and 3
Register Online at www.uog.edu/islandsustainability
The University of Guam will host a Conference on Island Sustainability for Guam and Micronesia on September 2-3, 2010 at the Guam Marriott. This will mark the first formal event sponsored by the new Center for Island Sustainability. Read more at www.uog.edu/islandsustainability

SGA Inauguration – Sept. 2
The Student Government Association will host their inauguration of officers on September 2 at the Guam Legislature beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Guam Ballet Company's Full Length Ballet, “Sirena”
Women and Gender Studies Co-sponsor the Guam Ballet Company’s “Sirena” on Saturday, August 28 and September 4, 2pm matinee and 7 pm evening performances and Sunday, August 29 and September 5, 3 pm matinee performances. UOG Fine Arts Theatre. For more information see scrolling news at www.uog.edu.

SCHOLARSHIPS

JARS Scholarship Available
Deadline to Apply: Nov. 30
The JARS Scholarship is a $500 private scholarship available to juniors or seniors enrolled fulltime at the University of Guam who are pursuing a major in Fine Arts. The application deadline is November 30, 2010. Visit www.uog.edu/scholarships for more information.

Parsons Scholarship for Pre-Engineering Students

Deadline to apply: August 24, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.

University of Guam pre-engineering students who have completed ES201 Engineering Statistics or who are enrolled in the course for the Fall 2010 semester are encouraged to apply for a Parsons scholarship. For more information visit www.uog.edu/scholarships

Two Teaching Assistant Positions

The Tropical Agricultural Science Program announces two teaching assistant positions with stipend available during Fall 2010. These Teaching Assistant (TA) positions are intended to support students currently majoring in Tropical Agricultural Science Program. Students registered full time or part-time during the Fall 2010 are eligible to apply. Students must have completed all AG courses with a B or better grade. Each TA will receive $2000 per semester. Work hours will be 10-20 hours/week. The completed application must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on August 15, 2009 to Dean’s office. If you have any questions about this TA position, please contact Dr. Mari Marutani (735-2131), Coordinator of the Tropical Agricultural Science Program or Dr. James McConnell (735-2129), Chair, the Curriculum Committee of Tropical Agricultural Science Program; or email to either marutani@uguam.uog.edu or mcconnel@uguam.uog.edu.



New Faculty

UOG School of Education Welcomes Cheryl Sangueza, Ph.D
Cheryl Sangueza is the newest addition to the faculty of the School of Education at the University of Guam . Sangueza holds a Ph.D in Teacher Education with an emphasis in Science Education from the University of Nevada , Las Vegas . She also holds an M.A. in Secondary Science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York , and is a proud graduate of the University of Guam with a B.A. in Secondary Education, General and Earth Science.

UOG Welcomes Fulbright Scholar

The University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration welcomes Fulbright Scholar Cynthia P. Cudia to campus. Cudia is a licensed certified public accountant and has a Master of Science in Accountancy from De La Salle University in the Philippines . She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Economics at De La Salle.

New Administrators

CLASS Dean
James D. Sellmann, Ph.D. in Chinese Philosophy from the University of Hawaii , was selected as the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. He served as Associate Dean for seven years and as the Acting Dean of the College for one year. He came to Guam in 1992, received tenure in 1997, and was promoted to full professor of Philosophy in 2001. He has published over 60 articles in various peer reviewed books, and journals such as Asian Philosophy, and Philosophy East and West. He is also a professor of Philosophy and Micronesian Studies at the University of Guam .

CLASS Acting Associate Dean

Troy McVey, MFA Tulane University , was appointed to a second year as acting associate dean of CLASS. He is a theatre designer and has professional experience in New York , San Diego , and Washington DC . He has been on the UOG faculty since 2005 and created the Summer Theatre Camp.



Marine Lab Director

Laurie Raymundo, PhD Cornell University, is a coral ecologist who has worked in the western Pacific for 25 years. Her work has focused on conservation of coral reefs and coral health and disease. She has been with the University of Guam Marine Lab as a research faculty since 2004 and teaches in the graduate biology program.



Financial Aid Director

Mark Duarte was selected at the Financial Aid Director under Enrollment Management and Student Services. He received his BA in Political Science (1995) and his MA in Public Administration (2001) from the University of Guam . He was recently employed at the 30th Guam Legislature as the Senior Policy Analyst for Speaker Judith T. Won Pat.

Center for Island Sustainability

Sam Walker, MS in Education and History from Western Oregon University and an MA in Archaeology & Heritage studies from the University of Leicester in the UK , was selected as the Institutional Researcher for Renewable for Sustainable Energy Management for UOG’s Center for Island Sustainability. He was born and grew up in Africa and has spent most of his professional life in the Middle East where he worked and taught at various colleges. He has managed projects in horticulture, water catchment systems, solar, desalination, soil rehabilitation, and waste systems. He has lived on Guam since 2006.



GRANTS

UOG Receives Grant to Revive Pre-contact Chamorro Fishing Techniques
The University of Guam Sea Grant Extension Program received a $92,000 grant from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Region Program Office (PIRO) for reviving, demonstrating and teaching pre-contact indigenous Chamorro fishing techniques.

UOG TRIO UPWARD BOUND AWARDED $382,812
The University of Guam ’s TRIO Upward Bound program has been awarded a federal grant in the amount of $382,812 for the new program year which begins September 1, 2010. The grant is part of a five-year $1.9 million that was awarded to UOG TRIO Programs by the U.S. Department of Education last year. Upward Bound is a college-prep program that serves up to 80 high school students on Guam who are from low-income families, and/or first-generation college students. The program also serves students with disabilities.

POLICIES

Revised Policy and Procedures for Students and Applicants with a Disability
UOG has a newly revised policy for students and applicants with a disability which was adopted by the Board on April 22, 2010. The policy is posted on the web: http://www.uog.edu/dynamicdata/EqualEmploymentOffice.aspx?siteid=1&p=66

STUDENT SUCCESS

TRIO Achievers Award

Mariano T Mesngon, Ph.D. was selected as a national 2010 TRIO achievers award recipient. He earned his Biology degree from the University of Guam in 1997 and was helped through that process by the TRIO Upward Bound program at the institution. After earning his PhD in Cell Molecular Biology from the University of South Carolina in 2008 he was selected as the Deputy Chief, Analytical Toxicology Division Chief, Medical Diagnostic and Chemical Branch U. S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD).



English Language Skills
The University of Guam ’s English Language Institute celebrated the end of its summer session on August 12 with a record number of 45 students participating in the program. Three students, Mi Jeong Kim, Kyoung Lim Jeong, and You Mi Nam passed their Level 5 English Language course, which is the highest level offered by the program, and now possess the language skills to enter the University of Guam .



PUBLICATIONS



UOG Fact Book Online
The University of Guam ’s 2009-2010 Fact Book is now posted online at www.uog.edu/uogpublications.

Mass-Spawning Corals
Associate Professor Peter Schupp and co-authors, including two Marine Lab alumni Raphael Ritson-Williams and Valerie J. Paul, present findings in the latest issue of PLoS one. The report suggests that mass-spawning corals do not acquire, or are not colonized by, detectable numbers of bacteria until after larval settlement and development of the juvenile polyp. This in turn will lead to new understanding of how corals regulate their bacterial communities.

Friday, August 13, 2010

First PREL Newsletter Released



The first edition of the PREL NEWSLETTER is now available via PDF by clicking here or visiting http://www.prel.org/free-publications/newsletter.aspx. The PREL NEWSLETTER is a quarterly publication of PREL in collaboration with the Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific and the Pacific Comprehensive Center. The newsletter focuses on activities of the different programs of PREL in the Pacific region, provides information about upcoming conferences, events, professional development opportunities, and more. In particular, this issue includes topics of the Summer Reading Camp in Palau, the Project MACIMISE inaugural institute in Saipan, Pacific CHILD summer annual institute in Hawai’i, and PCC highlights and updates! Enjoy!

Monday, July 26, 2010

EVENTS
Presidential Lecture Series – July 27
the Honorable William J. Lynn III, Deputy Secretary of Defense, will be the featured speaker at the University of Guam Presidential Lecture Series to be held July 27, 11:10 a.m. at the University of Guam IT&E Lecture Hall. The public is invited to attend and will be offered the opportunity to ask questions. He will speak on strategic issues in the area. The Deputy Secretary of Defense is the second-highest ranking official in the Department of Defense and oversees the day-to-day business and management of the department. Mr. Lynn is the 30th Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Primary Great Debate Tickets on Sale Now
The Primary Great Debate on September 2 is sure to be one of the most exciting debates of the election season. Tickets are on sale now for $15.00 each at all Circle K/76 gas stations or the UOG Endowment Foundation. Purchase your ticket and guarantee your place at the Primary Great Debate. The Primary Great Debate will be held on September 2 and features all of the candidate teams for Governor and Lt. Governor of Guam in an interactive format focusing on the most critical issues facing Guam today.
 
The Great Debate series is a special public service project organized by the students and faculty of the Public Administration and Legal Studies Program, SBPA. For more information, contact the UOG Endowment Foundation at 735-2956/2957 or SBPA Dean’s office at 735-2501/2520/2550.
SCHOLARSHIPS

FHB Contributes $40K in Scholarships – Deadline to apply: July 31
In celebration of its 40th Anniversary in Micronesia, First Hawaiian Bank donated 40 $1K scholarships to 2010 high school graduates. Visit www.uog.edu to download the application

Applications for 2010 Businesswoman of the Year Scholarships – Deadline: July 31
First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business invite students to apply for the 2010 First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Businesswoman of the Year scholarships for the Fall or Spring 2010 Semesters. The program provides student scholarships at three higher education institutions in the Mariana Islands: University of Guam, Guam Community College and Northern Marianas College. The scholarships will be awarded based on merit, eligibility, a written essay, and financial need. Applicants should have a high school or college cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Click Here for Application Form.
Click Here for Policy and Procedures.
 
PARSONS LAUNCHES ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP AT UOG
Parsons, an engineering and construction firm with offices on Guam, contributed $15,000 to support scholarships for the University of Guam’s pre-engineering students. The gift was made on July 8.

 
CONFERENCE

Conference on Island Sustainability
The University of Guam will host a “Conference on Island Sustainability” for Guam and Micronesia on September 2-3, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Guam. This will mark the first formal event sponsored by the new Center for Island Sustainability. Visit www.uog.edu/islandsustainabilityconference

PUBLICATIONS

The Evolutionary Origins of Coral Sex
University of Guam Marine Lab associate professor, Alexander Kerr, is senior author of a paper on the evolutionary origins of coral sex published in the prestigious Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The paper, “Correlated evolution of sex and reproductive mode in corals” finds that ancient corals consisted of mostly separate sexes and needed to pass through an
evolutionarily period in which they brooded their young before they could become spawning
hermaphrodites.

GRANTS

DOI Assistant Secretary Awards $300K Grant to UOG in Support of Green Initiative
Tony Babauta, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas, signed off on a grant award of $300k to the University of Guam in support of its green initiative. The funding will allow UOG to expand and elaborate the efforts achieved through first-year funding on the green initiative, and support the launch of the Center for Island Sustainability (CIS) at the University of Guam. The CIS will conduct outreach programs, faculty curriculum development, and a green media campaign. Additionally, CIS will conduct a socio-cultural baseline survey to assist in identifying those issues that are of the greatest concern to island residents during the Guam Buildup.

STUDENTS
 
Clinical Psychology Cohort
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences has accepted 15 new graduate students into the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program. These students represent the program’s second cohort and upon completion of program requirements will help to address the critical issues within the island’s mental health field. The selective program accepts a maximum of 15 graduate students every two years. Graduate students are:  Christine Camacho, April Manibusan, Tami Ahn, Jacqueline Gouniai, Joanna Caasi, Dina Marie Fegurgur, Maresa Aguon, Bernadette Matthews, Colleen San Agustin, Camarin Meno, Joleen Aguon; and Maira Rios, Emma Gatewood, Denise Ola, and Julie Murrell.  
 
Online Renewal Feature at the RFK Library
The library has implemented the online renewal feature. You are now able to get additional time for books borrowed from the Library without bringing the items to the Library. This feature is for book loans only. If a student's library account is in good standing - no overdue materials, no fines, no fees - you can make a renewal online starting about one week before the due date (NOTE: if done earlier the system will register a renewal but the due date remains the same). Read more in scrolling news at www.uog.edu