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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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

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