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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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.

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