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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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

UOG Alumni Update - Feb. 24

UOG 2009 Audit shows increase in net assets, grants, enrollmentThe Office of the Public Auditor released 2009 audit results on Feb. 23 and noted an increase in net assets, grants, and enrollment. For the 5th consecutive year, UOG was designated a “low-risk auditee” for federal grants and contracts, which is no small feat as UOG manages 110 grants worth $29M. Read the entire report at www.guamopa.com. Biba UOG grant managers and the financial management team!
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Site Visit Team Recommends 8-Year accreditationNursing faculty, students, staff, and partners impressed the site visit team who said in their exit interview they will recommend an 8-year accreditation for UOG’s nursing program. Eight years is the maximum period of accreditation a program can earn. Biba UOG Nursing!

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Students Planning to Student Teach during Fall Semester Meet FridayA meeting for individuals planning to student teach during the fall 2010 semester will be held on Friday, February 26th. The meeting will be in SOE 104 at 2:00 pm.
The UOG Fine Arts Faculty Biennial Open through Feb. 26The Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam presents The UOG Fine Arts Faculty Biennial beginning Feb. 4. The exhibit includes recent works created by the fine arts faculty members at the University of Guam . Full-time professors Jose Babauta, Lewis Rifkowitz, Ric R. Castro as well as adjunct instructors Janny L. Cann, Victor Consaga, and Perry Perez are featured in this display that includes drawings, paintings, ceramic vessels, sculptures, as well as mixed media works. The exhibit will be open through February 26, 2010.

EVENTS NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND

Island Theatre Presents: The House of Bernarda Alba – Opens March 4Beginning March 4th, the Island Theatre will be presenting the classic Spanish tragedy THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA by Federico Garcia Lorca. Starring UOG actors Michelle Bednarzyk and Michelle Blas, this searing work exploring the tensions of a small Spanish village during the Fascist regime of the 1930s, is one of the great accomplishments of the American Theatre. It is also one of the few chances to see LIVE THEATRE on Guam . Join us March 4-6 and March 10-13 to celebrate one of the great dramas of World Theatre. For information contact: Jim Seymour at 735-2718 or jimbo125@aol.com.

Chemistry Titration Practice Session: March 5th at 2-5pm
The Chemistry Program at UOG will be hosting a Titration Competition for High School students on the 9th of March 2010. In order to prepare students for this competition, the chemistry program will hold a practice session on March 5th from 2.00pm –5.00pm. The practice session will be held in Room SC230, Science Building , at UOG. This session is open to all those students who will compete in the main Titration event. In order for your school team(s) to attend the practice run, we will require their names to be sent to us, together with their completed entry forms by March 1st. The practice session is designed to give students more ‘hands-on’ experience in titration and steps in calculation that will be involved. The practice session was also held last year, 2009, and those that attended found it extremely useful. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dr. Maika Vuki, 735 2784 or mvuki@uguam.uog.edu.

Charter Day March 9
Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the center courtyard. The CLASS research conference, Chamoru Language Competition, Student Government Association activities and many other exciting events will be held on Charter Day. For a full list visit: www.uog.edu/charterday.

UOG Offers Two Trip to India and Nepal in the Spring and Summer of 2010
The University of Guam is offering two very distinctive educational trips to India and Nepal . The first (short) trip is arranged to happen during spring break (10 days: March 26-April 4) and will take participants to Hardwar , India where the famed Kumbla Mela festival is being held. The Kumbla Mela is the largest religious gathering in the world; millions of people gather over a three month period every twelve years at one of four cities in India ; dating back for at least two thousand years, holy men and religious teachers from all over India gather and share their spiritual knowledge. The group will visit as many camps and meet with as many teachers as our week long stay permits. It is a festive time when days and nights are filled with music, singing, theatre dramas, and religious spectacles. See www.kumbhamela.net for more information and photos of the gathering.
The second trip during the summer will travel through India and Nepal . Participants can take the course for academic credit (3 UOG credits—graduate or undergraduate) or for non-credit with no tuition charge. Families are also welcome to join the group. Interested parties can also get information at 735-2800 or socrates@teleguam.net.

PUBLICATIONS

Cases on Online and Blended Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices Information Science Reference recently released the publication Cases on Online and Blended Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices, edited by Dr. Yukiko Inoue, School of Education . Faculty members Toyoko Kang, Masumi Kai, Michelle Bednarzyk, Merissa Brown, and Yukiko Inoue each contributed an article to the publication. Congratulations to all.
UPCOMING EVENTS

The University of Guam's Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Program is accepting a new cohort for the Fall 2010 Semester
Click here to download the application. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2010.

Program faculty will host an Information Session on Wednesday, March 10, from 7:00-9:00 pm in the CLASS Dean's Office - Professional Development Room, 3rd Floor, Humanities and Social Sciences Bldg.

Potential applicants will be able to talk to program faculty about program requirements, and learn about financial aid opportunities and the graduate student application process. For more information, please call Dr. Mary Katherine Fegurgur (Tel: 735-2876; Email: maryf@uguam.uog.edu) or Dr. Iain Twaddle (Tel: 735-2882; Email: itwaddle@uguam.uog.edu).

POSTER CONTEST
Portrait of a Scientist as a Young Girl
Sponsored by the University of Guam Women and Gender Studies Program
Through a Grant from the American Association of University Women

DEADLINE: Monday March 1, 2010, Received by 5:00 p.m.
Call for Entries: The UOG Women and Gender Studies program is looking for artists to participate in this unique poster contest. The winning posters will be used to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects for women and girls in Guam public schools as well as UOG and GCC.

The competition is open to girls and women in public middle schools and high schools in Guam as well as freshman and sophomore women enrolled at GCC or UOG. The poster design should focus on the positive aspects of STEM subjects for girls and women. Designs might include facts and myths regarding women and girls in STEM fields, foreground local women working in STEM professions, images of girls doing science and having fun and/or the benefits for girls and women who enroll in STEM subjects. For more information visit: www.uog.edu/women_and_gender_studies

2nd Annual MARC and Charter Day Event – March 11
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Cocktails 6:00 p.m.
Dinner and Program 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Marriott Resort and Spa

Tickets are $100 and proceeds support the MARC scholarship program. The event honors Francis X. Hezel, Emilie Johnston, and Carlos Taitano. For more information, call Heidi at 687-4505.

American Studies Association of Japan to Hold Annual Research Conference at UOG in March 20 - 21
The American Studies Association of Japan, one of the largest academic associations for "Americanists" in Japan , will hold its annual research conference outside of Japan . The University of Guam will be the venue for the 2010 conference which will be held March 20 and 21. Approximately 20-35 researchers will convene at the University to present results of research on a wide variety of aspects of American studies, including U.S. culture, politics, foreign policy, language, and education. The keynote address will be delivered by Mr. Koki Kobayashi, Member, House of Representatives of Japan. He is a senior member of the Japanese parliament and one of the senior leaders of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) which took control of the Japanese government last fall. "One reason for the selection of Guam as the first meeting of the association outside of Japan is the growing interest in the realignment of U.S. military forces in the western Pacific among Japanese Americanists and JDP political leaders," said Michael Stoil, assistant professor of political science at UOG.

NOTEWORTHY
UOG TO WELCOME FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR IN FALL 2010 The University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration will welcome Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Luz T. Suplico, PhD, for the fall 2010 semester. As a 2010-11 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Suplico will engage in collaborative research with fellow faculty members, and teach international business and marketing courses within the School of Business and Public Administration. Her areas of specialization include international marketing, international business, and export marketing. She is a fulltime professor in the Marketing Management Department at De La Salle University in the Philippines , and has taught at Korea ’s Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Final Announcement - Call for Nominations for UOG Alumni Association

**The University of Guam Alumni Association
The UOG Alumni Association is soliciting candidates for office for 2010. Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 12. Interested candidates can contact the association at uog.alumni@gmail.com. The alumni election will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Jesus Leon Guerrero Building ( School of Business )

UOG Alumni Update - Feb. 12

UOG Spring Enrollment up 3.9%
Highest Spring Enrollment in 10 Years
The University of Guam welcomes 3,424 students to campus for the spring 2010 semester, a 3.9% increase over the prior year and the highest spring enrollment in ten years. Of the 3,424 students enrolled for spring, 60% are female and 40% are male, showing a slight increase in the number of male students attending the institution.

2009 Nursing Grads Earn 94% Pass Rate on NCLEX-RN
Good news for the University of Guam ’s Nursing program as graduates who completed their studies in 2009 and took the national licensing examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) earned a 94% pass rate. The 2009 national average is 89%.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

**The University of Guam Alumni Association
The UOG Alumni Association is soliciting candidates for office for 2010. Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 12. Interested candidates can contact the association at uog.alumni@gmail.com. The alumni election will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Jesus Leon Guerrero Building ( School of Business )

SBDC FREE WORKSHOP SMALL BUSINESS SAFETY TRAINING
Find It Fix It: A Seminar on Solutions to Workplace Hazards

February 12, 2010
9:00am to 11:00am
UOG Leon Guerrero School of Business & Public Administration Bldg. Rm#131

UOG Math Contest for Feb. 2010
The problems for the February UOG Math contest have been posted at www.uog.edu/mathematics. Participants must submit their solutions by Feb.
28. Include "Math Contest" in the subject line, and include your name, address, school, and grade in the body of the email. The winner of the January 2010 UOG Math contest is Anran Li, of St. John's School

Planetarium Shows

Public shows are February 11, 12 and 13 at 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. Pam Eastlick is presenting “Letters Home: The Diary of the NEAR Spacecraft.”The story of her construction and launch will be presented at 6:30 p.m. The story of her amazing trials, her successful mission and what ultimately happened to her will be presented at 7:00 p.m. This is a marvelous show for the whole family with lots of pictures and an enchanting story. Letters Home will be shown this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11, 12 and 13 February at 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. The doors open at 6:00 p.m., the shows are free and best of all the Planetarium air conditioner is FIXED.

The UOG Fine Arts Faculty Biennial Open through Feb. 26
The Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam presents The UOG Fine Arts Faculty Biennial beginning Feb. 4. The exhibit includes recent works created by the fine arts faculty \members at the University of Guam . Full-time professors Jose Babauta, Lewis Rifkowitz, Ric R. Castro as well as adjunct instructors Janny L. Cann, Victor Consaga, and Perry Perez are featured in this display that includes drawings, paintings, ceramic vessels, sculptures, as well as mixed media works. The exhibit will be open February 4, 2010 – February 26, 2010.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications for 2010 Businesswoman of the Year Scholarships
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. Deadline for completed applications is July 31. The application form can be downloaded at
www.uog.edu/scholarships

UPCOMING EVENTS

National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Site Visit Meeting – Feb. 18
The University of Guam School of Nursing and Health Sciences will host a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission site review for continuing accreditation of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. The public is invited to meet the visiting team and share their comments about the program at a meeting scheduled for February 18, 2010, Thursday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, in the Health Science Building , Room 233. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Sharon Tanner, Executive Director
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta , GA 30326
Or email:
sjtanner@nlnac.org
All written comments should arrive at NLNAC by February 10, 2010.

Charter Day Celebration 2010 – March 9
There are all kinds of events happening this Charter Day – visit www.uog.edu/charterday for more information!

American Studies Association of Japan To Hold Annual Research Conference at UOG in March

The American Studies Association of Japan, one of the largest academic associations for "Americanists" in Japan , will hold its annual research conference outside of Japan . The University of Guam will be the venue for the 2010 conference which will be held March 20 and 21. Approximately 20-35 researchers will convene at the University to present results of research on a wide variety of aspects of American studies, including U.S. culture, politics, foreign policy, language, and education. The keynote address will be delivered by Mr. Koki Kobayashi, Member, House of Representatives of Japan. He is a senior member of the Japanese parliament and one of the senior leaders of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) which took control of the Japanese government last fall. "One reason for the selection of Guam as the first meeting of the association outside of Japan is the growing interest in the realignment of U.S. military forces in the western Pacific among Japanese Americanists and JDP political leaders," said Michael Stoil, assistant professor of political science at UOG.

POSTER CONTEST

Portrait of a Scientist as a Young Girl

Sponsored by the University of Guam Women and Gender Studies Program

Through a Grant from the American Association of University Women

DEADLINE: Monday March 1, 2010, Received by 5:00 p.m.

Call for Entries: The UOG Women and Gender Studies program is looking for artists to participate in this unique poster contest. The winning posters will be used to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects for women and girls in Guam public schools as well as UOG and GCC.

The competition is open to girls and women in public middle schools and high schools in Guam as well as freshman and sophomore women enrolled at GCC or UOG. The poster design should focus on the positive aspects of STEM subjects for girls and women. Designs might include facts and myths regarding women and girls in STEM fields, foreground local women working in STEM professions, images of girls doing science and having fun and/or the benefits for girls and women who enroll in STEM subjects. For more information visit: www.uog.edu/women_and_gender_studies

UOG’s Island Theatre Federica Garcia Lorca’s classic Spanish tragedy THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA
The play features UOG’s own Michelle Blas and Michelle Bednarzyk, as well as, student Antoinette Brillantes. The play runs from March 4-6 and March 10-13 at the Fine Arts Theatre beginning each night at 8:00pm.

UOG Chemistry Titration Competition 2010
The Chemistry Program at the Division of Natural Sciences, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, UOG is organizing its annual Titration Competition for High Schools on March, 9th 2010. The competition will be held at the chemistry laboratory located in the second floor (SC 230) of the Science Building at UOG campus. All the high schools in Guam are invited to participate in this event. Each school will be allowed to send one team. Additional teams from the same school will be considered if space permits. To register, students must complete the application form that is posted on the UOG web site www.uog.edu/chemistry_competition
Rules and guidelines are also posted on the website. Closing date for Registration is 3/1/2010. For more details on this competition, contact Dr. Maika Vuki, 735 2784, mvuki@uguam.uog.edu

March 15 Deadline to apply to the School of Education for Fall 2010
UOG students planning to apply to the School of Education for admission for Fall 2010 must submit their applications by March 15, 2010

2nd Annual MARC and Charter Day Event – March 11

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cocktails 6:00 p.m.

Dinner and Program 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Marriott Resort and Spa

Tickets are $100 and proceeds support the MARC scholarship program. The event honors Francis X. Hezel, Emilie Johnston, and Carlos Taitano. For more information, call Heidi at 687-4505.

NOTEWORTHY

Mark Goniwiecha of the RFK Library has an I-Report on CNN about Indonesia and the monuments to President Obama.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Final Announcement - Call for Nominations for UOG Alumni Association

The UOG Alumni Association is accepting nominations for all positions, namely President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The call for nominations will close February 12, 2010. The alumni election will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, you may e-mail uog.alumni@gmail.com.

The current UOG Alumni Association Officers include the following:

President - Jennifer Sanchez
Vice President - Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera
Secretary - Toni Aflague
Treasurer - James Underwood

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

UOG Alumni Update - Feb. 2

HANKUK UNIVERSITY STUDENTS STUDY ENGLISH AT UOG
College students from Seoul 's Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) will begin a 10-day English language program today at the University of Guam . Today’s group of 50 students marks the second group to study English at UOG in 2010. The first group completed their program on January 28. Hankuk students will hone their English listening and speaking skills both in and out of the classroom, mingling with local college students and the island population in general, as part of a program designed to provide students with memorable and purposeful language learning experiences not available in their native land. For more information contact redwards@uguam.uog.edu.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

The University of Guam Alumni Association
The UOG Alumni Association is soliciting candidates for office for 2010. Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 12. Interested candidates can contact the association at uog.alumni@gmail.com



The UOG Fine Arts Faculty Biennial Opens – Feb. 4
The Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam presents The UOG Fine Arts Faculty Biennial beginning Feb. 4. The exhibit includes recent works created by the fine arts faculty \members at the University of Guam . Full-time professors Jose Babauta, Lewis Rifkowitz, Ric R. Castro as well as adjunct instructors Janny L. Cann, Victor Consaga, and Perry Perez are featured in this display that includes drawings, paintings, ceramic vessels, sculptures, as well as mixed media works. The opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at 7pm. The exhibit will be open February 4, 2010 – February 26, 2010.



Former President of Beijing University to Present at UOG
Former president of Beijing University Xu Zhihong will give a presentation on Friday at 2:00 in the IT&E Lecture Hall, School of Business and Public Administration Building entitled “ China 's Higher Education and Today's Beijing University ”.The presentation is thirty minutes long. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions after the presentation. He will tour the campus and make a stop at the Tan Siu Lin Building , which houses the UOG library. His visit is meant to stimulate interest in the exchange of cultural and educational opportunities for students. He is hosted by Guam Chinese Association.



UOG Math Contest for Feb. 2010
The problems for the February UOG Math contest have been posted at www.uog.edu/mathematics. Participants must submit their solutions by Feb.
28. Include "Math Contest" in the subject line, and include your name, address, school, and grade in the body of the email. The winner of the
January 2010 UOG Math contest is Anran Li, of St. John's School



Remembering the Dream Poster Contest Winners on Display in Library

The UOG Library lobby hosts Dr. Marilyn Jackson's outstanding exhibit of "Remembering the Dream" Poster Contest winners, and Dr. Jackson's own display of memorabilia examining the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the late Coretta Scott King. Included are special tributes to the late Rosa Parks, the late Michael Jackson, and President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. The display has multiple tie-ins to many course curricula and we hope that many University of Guam students and professors make time to peruse it. The exhibit will remain up through February.



Latest Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives Survey

The University of Guam-Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives (UOG-PCEI) is conducting a survey of shopping on military bases on Guam to better understand consumers on Guam and their preference for shopping at military bases vs. off-base stores, and to estimate the economic impact of consumer behavior on Guam . To participate in the survey, please go to http://www.keysurvey.com/survey/271522/1547/



MARC Documents Available on Guampedia

The University of Guam Micronesian Area Research Center and Guampedia have collaborated to post a series of MARC documents on the Guampedia website, an online encyclopedic resource about the history, culture and contemporary issues of Guam .



Several issues of the Guam Recorder from the early 70s and seven lectures given by UOG President Robert A. Underwood have been posted, and are the first of many MARC documents to be shared with a worldwide audience over the web. “This partnership with Guampedia allows people to easily access these specific MARC documents, and we plan to have many more available in the future,” said Dr. John Peterson, Director of the Micronesian Area Research Center . The documents can be found at http://guampedia.com/category/marc-publications.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications for 2010 Businesswoman of the Year Scholarships
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. Deadline for completed applications is July 31. The application form can be downloaded at www.uog.edu/scholarships

GRANTS

AAUW Awards Campus Action Project Grant to UOG Women and Gender Studies Program
The UOG Women and Gender Studies program has been awarded a 2009–10 $5000 Campus Action Project (CAP) grant from the American Association for University Women for Portrait of a Scientist as a Young Woman, which will break through the barriers to entering and staying in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields faced by women and girls. This is the third time the Women and Gender Studies program has been awarded an AAUW grant. AAUW picked just 12 teams from around the country to implement projects. The selected projects focus on mentoring and on exposing some of the barriers that girls experience in math and science, as well as on networking and professional development to retain college women in math, science, engineering, and technology fields. Projects also aim to raise awareness about women in these fields through initiatives such as documentary filmmaking and a poster contest.

UOG Lab Features New Scanning Electron Microscope

University of Guam biology students now have the opportunity to view a cell magnified at a maximum of 24,000 times thanks to a new $65K scanning electron microscope funded through the National Institutes of Health Research Initiatives for Scientific Enhancement.



UPCOMING EVENTS

National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Site Visit Meeting – Feb. 18
The University of Guam School of Nursing and Health Sciences will host a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission site review for continuing accreditation of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. The public is invited to meet the visiting team and share their comments about the program at a meeting scheduled for February 18, 2010, Thursday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, in the Health Science Building , Room 233. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Sharon Tanner, Executive Director
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta , GA 30326
Or email: sjtanner@nlnac.org
All written comments should arrive at NLNAC by February 10, 2010.

First International Conference on CURRENT TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN EDUCATION – Postponed until Oct. 23



2nd Annual MARC and Charter Day Event – March 11

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cocktails 6:00 p.m.

Dinner and Program 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Marriott Resort and Spa



Tickets are $100 and proceeds support the MARC scholarship program. The event honors Francis X. Hezel, Emilie Johnston, and Carlos Taitano. For more information, call Heidi at 687-4505.



CALL FOR PAPERS
CLASS RESEARCH CONFERENCE -- CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - Deadline Feb. 12
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Guam invites submissions for the 31st annual Research Conference on Charter Day, March 9, 2010. The theme is "Visions Beyond the Horizon: Transformation in the Pacific." Proposals for panels, workshops, roundtables, forums, performances and paper presentations are welcome. Materials should be submitted online at the CLASS Research Conference webpage, found at the UOG Main website. Deadline for submission is February 12, 2010. For more information, please contact tmcvey@uguam.uog.edu or call 735-2854 or visit: www.uog.edu/classresearchconference.

Guam Social Work Conference 2010 Call for Papers
March 24 – 26, 2010
"Social Workers Inspire Community Action"
CALL FOR PAPERS, TRAINING WORKSHOPS, AND DISPLAYS
Deadline for Submission: Friday, January 29, 2010
Click here for more information