UOG Alumni Association Officers

UOG Alumni Association Officers

Monday, November 22, 2010

UOG Alumni Update - November 22


“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.


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.


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

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!!


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.


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.

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