UOG Alumni Association Officers

UOG Alumni Association Officers

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

UOG Alumni Update - Nov. 10

UOG Presidential lecture series
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.
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.

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.

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.


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.

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