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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Friday, December 23, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

UOG Alumni Update - Dec. 22

UNIVERSITY OF GUAM ALUMNI UPDATE

from the Office of Alumni Affairs

 

1)SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH AND 60th ANNIVERSARY KICKOFF – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Attention all alumni – this is a great opportunity to reconnect with your former classmates and the campus community! The New Year’s Eve Bash will celebrate 60 years of teacher education on Guam and will include dinner, entertainment, raffle prizes, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the Hotel Nikko Guam. Early bird ticket prices are $60 per couple, $35 individual, and $15 for children. Get your tickets at the SOE Dean’s Office or call 735-2440.

 

2)SAVE THE DATE FOR SOME ZUMBA!

Get ready for the first-ever UOG Alumni Zumba Party! Featuring certified Zumba Instructors: Josh Pocaigue, Tami Pangelinan, Billy Navarrette, and Rizel Fernandez! What a great way to shed those holiday pounds and contribute to a great cause!

Venue: UOG Fieldhouse

Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 6p.m. to 8p.m.

Tickets are only $7 in advance and $9 at the door and it includes one bottled water and light refreshments. Plus, get a chance to win exciting raffle prizes! Proceeds from the event will go towards the University’s Capital Campaign. Non-UOG alumni are also welcome to participate at this event. For more information, please contact event chairperson Anitra Padua at 777-2742 or me at 735-2586.

 

3) ALUMNI OUTREACH – WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Fortunately, you’re receiving this email because you either signed up for membership to the UOG Alumni Association or updated your contact information with the University. Over time, email accounts may get deleted or addresses change so some of your fellow alum are not receiving the latest campus-related news which may benefit them. I respect everyone’s privacy so I’m not asking you to send me email addresses. I do humbly ask, however, that if you know alum who don’t seem to be aware of these updates, please forward this email to them. If they contact me and give me their permission, I will gladly include them in our database so that they may start receiving updates. Should anyone opt out from receiving these emails I will surely honor their request as well.

 

4)THE TRITON PRIVILEGES CARD IS NOW AVAILABLE! ENJOY DISCOUNTS AND FREE OFFERS!

Sign up for membership with the UOG Alumni Association and you can get the Triton Privileges card as a benefit to you. See below for participating businesses and special offers:



Visit this link to check for any updates to the Triton Privileges Card:

http://www.uog.edu/dynamicdata/AlumniTritonPrivileges.aspx?siteid=3&p=649

Contact Robert Paulino, UOG Alumni Association President at 647-6841 or me at 735-2586 to sign up.

 

5) NEW PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FIRST-EVER UOG ALUMNI REUNION

Featuring our Epic Fashion Show, Speed Networking and More!

 



 

Visit the following link for more pictures:

http://www.uog.edu/alumnievents.aspx?siteid=3

 

6)UPCOMING UOG EVENTS AND OTHER CAMPUS INFO

 
CNAS CALENDAR - $10
Start celebrating UOG’s 60th anniversary now! Get your 2012 College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) calendar with beautiful photos of Guam’s natural wonders. Each moth has a stunning photo as well as important birthdays, academic dates, holidays, lunar phases, and 60thanniversary celebrations! A great gift for friends and family living off-island!Get your calendar at the UOG bookstore or by contacting Annie Santos at 735-2001 or at afsantos@uguam.uog.edu

The Isla Center for the Arts Presents: The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture  Exhibition through January 13, 2012
The exhibit features 80 small-scale sculptures from around the world that are no larger than the size of an ordinary shoebox. The exhibit has attracted a large number of well-known artists from Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, Australia, Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Norway, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and United Kingdom. The exhibit runs December 7, 2011 – January 13, 2012. The public is invited to the opening reception on Wednesday, December 7, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Isla Center for the Arts located on the UOG campus, #15 Dean’s Circle, Mangilao. The Center is open Monday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm. Closed Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.  Donations are greatly appreciated.

Educational Talent Search
The University of Guam's Educational Talent Search Program (ETS) is a college prep program that seeks to enhance the educational opportunities of middle and high schools students. Applications are currently being accepted for 9th - 12th graders attending any of the Guam Public High Schools. Enrollment is open on a first come first serve basis.  Interested parents/students, may call 735-2246/50/1990, email us at ets.uog@gmail.com, or visit the main TRIO Office at the UOG Field House, 1st floor for applications and information.

Download Christmas Songs Performed by the University of Guam Chorale
http://www.uog.edu/dynamicdata/UOGChorale.aspx?siteid=1&p=1301
Dr. Randall Johnson produced a CD some years ago titled Christmas in the Tropics with a selection of songs performed by the University Chorale. Chamorro, Filipino and standard Christmas tunes can be downloaded for free.

Online Chemistry Course
Online GE Science Course Lecture (CH194) and Lab (CH194L) will be offered exclusively online for Spring 2012. The course will cover Basic Principles, Societal Applications and Environmental Issues. For more information or any questions you may have please contact Dr. Deo at rdeo_uog@yahoo.com or call (671) 735-2782
 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Cooperative Extension Service, 4H Youth Development Program Annual Christmas Workshops
Fishery Workshop
Dec. 27 - 30  
9:00am - 4:00pm 
 
The Workshops are open to kids ages 7-10. Seats are limited to 25 students per Workshop.
The registration fee is $125.00 per workshop (Non-Refundable). Register for both workshops for only $240.00. For more information and registration please call our office at 735-2040/45
 

PUBLICATIONS AND CALL FOR PAPERS AND SUBMISSIONS

CLASS 33rd Annual Research Conference Call for Paper and Presentation Abstracts
Submission Deadline February 7, 2012

Scholars and students that have been engaged in scholarly work in all disciplines are invited to participate in this UOG 60th anniversary Charter Day event on March 13, 2012.  Presentations of papers, exhibits, panels, forums, workshops and performances are all welcome.  The Conference Committee solicits proposals from faculty, undergraduate and graduate Students in any discipline. Papers are limited to: 20 minutes for presentation; 5 minutes for discussion; An abstract of no more than 150 words. Please register at our website, direct link listed below, providing your abstract, special requirements and accommodations needed.  http://www.uog.edu/CLASSResearchConference

SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN CHILDHOOD WELLNESS
Deadline to Apply: December 30, 2011
Are you interested in getting an advanced college degree in the area of childhood wellness? Can you conduct research on childhood obesity? Do you have a strong commitment to reside and work in your home country after graduation working on childhood obesity prevention? Are you a resident of the Guam and a US citizen, or US National, or US green-card holder? If so, the Children’s Healthy Living Program (CHL) is looking for a few dedicated students for a full scholarship starting in 2012. There are a number of educational options and schools (listed below). Application deadline is December 30, 2011. Go to: www.chl-pacific.org/ and click on the “Training/Education” tab for more information, selection criteria, and an application form. Contact Dr. Rachael Leon-Guerrero (rachaeltlg@uguam.uog.edu) at the University of Guam with questions.
 
The Herminia Dierking Scholarship is Now Available!
DEADLINE: January 31, 2012

The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Guam Chapter is pleased to offer the Herminia Dierking Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored and funded jointly by the chapter and private sector contributors in recognition of the achievements of the late Herminia H. Dierking, a Legislator, Educator, Humanitarian, Past President of AGA Guam Chapter, Past Regional Vice President of AGA Pacific Rim and a past recipient of the AGA National Chapter Service Award.

The scholarship provides a total of $6,000 in scholarship funds to four (4) undergraduate students ($1,500 for each recipient, two recipients for Spring 2012 and two recipients for Fall 2012 semesters) at the University of Guam (UOG) who exhibits academic excellence in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance and Economics or Public Administration disciplines. For more information visit: www.uog.edu/scholarships
 

Scholarships for Advanced Degrees in Nutrition of Public Health
Individuals looking to earn a masters or doctoral degree in nutrition or public health nutrition have the opportunity with scholarships awarded by the University of Guam Children’s Healthy Living Program (CHL) Training Program. To learn more about CHL approved degree programs visit chl-pacific.org .For more information about the CHL Training Program, or to apply for funding, contact program manager Tim de La Cruz at 735-2027 or email tdcruz@uguam.uog.edu. Completed application is due Dec. 30, 2011.

 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

UOG Graduates 221 Students

The University of Guam graduated 221 students during the Fall 2011 commencement ceremony held December 18, 2011. The number of graduates is an 11-percent increase compared to the number of students a year ago. BIBA UOG!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Alumni Update - Dec. 10

Hafa Adai, Fellow Tritons:

I hope all is well! Please take a moment to read through the latest campus news and events listed below.

Sincerely,



Norman Analista

Director, Development & Alumni Affairs

University of Guam

T)735-2586

 

UNIVERSITY OF GUAM ALUMNI UPDATE

from the Office of Alumni Affairs

 
 
1)SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SONIA SOTOMAYOR TO VISIT UOG JAN. 27 – SEATS STILL AVAILABLE!
 
The District Court of Guam and the Guam Bar Association announce a visit by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Guam and the CNMI. Justice Sotomayor will host a Conversatorio (Conversation in Spanish) on January 27, from 11 am to 12:30 p.m. at the University of Guam Field House.
 
Justice Sotomayor is the Supreme Court’s 111th justice, its first Hispanic justice and its third female justice. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
 
We have space for 100 University of Guam alumni to attend this event. In order to attend, you must send your name to me at nanalista@uguam.uog.edu by next week Thursday, December 15, 2011. Late comers will not be able to attend the event. First come, first served. Call 735-2586 for more information.
 

 

2)THE TRITON PRIVILEGES CARD IS NOW AVAILABLE! ENJOY DISCOUNTS AND FREE OFFERS!

Sign up for membership with the UOG Alumni Association and you can get the Triton Privileges card as a benefit to you. See below for participating businesses and special offers:



Visit this link to check for any updates to the Triton Privileges Card:

http://www.uog.edu/dynamicdata/AlumniTritonPrivileges.aspx?siteid=3&p=649

Contact Robert Paulino, UOG Alumni Association President at 647-6841 or me at 735-2586 to sign up.

 

3) NEW PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FIRST-EVER UOG ALUMNI REUNION

Featuring our Epic Fashion Show, Speed Networking and More!

 

 

Visit the following link for more pictures:

http://www.uog.edu/alumnievents.aspx?siteid=3

 

4)SAVE THE DATE FOR SOME ZUMBA!

Stay tuned for a Zumba Party for all UOG Alumni! UOG Fieldhouse, Thursday, January 19, 2012. More details to follow!

 

5)UPCOMING UOG EVENTS AND OTHER CAMPUS INFO

 
The Isla Center for the Arts Presents: The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture  Exhibition
The exhibit features 80 small-scale sculptures from around the world that are no larger than the size of an ordinary shoebox. The exhibit has attracted a large number of well-known artists from Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, Australia, Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Norway, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and United Kingdom. The exhibit runs December 7, 2011 – January 13, 2012. The public is invited to the opening reception on Wednesday, December 7, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Isla Center for the Arts located on the UOG campus, #15 Dean’s Circle, Mangilao. The Center is open Monday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm. Closed Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.  Donations are greatly appreciated.

Planetarium Shows – Dec. 9, 10, 11
Pam Eastlick presents The Star on December 9, 10 and 11. The Star is an examination of some of the theories proposed by astronomers about what the star of Bethlehem might have been.  Was it a comet?  A supernova?  A conjunction of two or more planets?  She will examine all these theories and more in The Star. Sky Legends 18 will be presented at 6:30 and The Star at 7:00pm. 

NEWS
 
Download Christmas Songs Performed by the University of Guam Chorale
http://www.uog.edu/dynamicdata/UOGChorale.aspx?siteid=1&p=1301
Dr. Randall Johnson produced a CD some years ago titled Christmas in the Tropics with a selection of songs performed by the University Chorale. Chamorro, Filipino and standard Christmas tunes can be downloaded for free.

Online Chemistry Course
Online GE Science Course Lecture (CH194) and Lab (CH194L) will be offered exclusively online for Spring 2012. The course will cover Basic Principles, Societal Applications and Environmental Issues. For more information or any questions you may have please contact Dr. Deo at rdeo_uog@yahoo.com or call (671) 735-2782
 

UOG MATH CONTEST FOR DECEMBER
The Division of Mathematical Sciences hosts their Math Contest each month through March 2012. The December problems are posted at www.uog.edu/mathematics. Participants must submit their solutions by December 31, 2011.The winners for the month of November include Yibei Li and Sean Lee from Stevenson School, CA; Kevin Cho and John Kim from Harvest Christian Academy; Peter Leng, St. John's; and Jessie Beaver from UOG. The winners and the solutions to the November problems are posted at www.uog.edu/mathematics. Submit your solutions to the the December problems by email to uog_math@yahoo.com. Submissions must include the words “Math Contest” in the subject line of the email. In the body of the email please include your name, mailing address, school, and grade. For more information contact Hideo Nagahashi or Grazyna Badowski, UOG Division of Mathematical Sciences, uog_math@yahoo.com
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Organic Agriculture Workshop – Dec. 14
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service and the School of Business and Public Administration offer the following FREE Workshops: Plant Material and Seeds for USDA Organic and Certified Naturally Grown on December 14. The workshop will be held from 1:00pm-5:00pm in the Anthony Leon Guerrero Multi-Purpose Room 129 (SBPA). For More information please call: 735-2080.

Cooperative Extension Service, 4H Youth Development Program Annual Christmas Workshops
S.E.T. Workshop(Science, Engineering and Technology)
Dec. 19 - 23    
9:00am - 4:00pm    
 
Fishery Workshop
Dec. 27 - 30  
9:00am - 4:00pm 
 
The Workshops are open to kids ages 7-10. Seats are limited to 25 students per Workshop.
The registration fee is $125.00 per workshop (Non-Refundable). Register for both workshops for only $240.00. For more information and registration please call our office at 735-2040/45
 
NEWS

CNAS Calendars on Sale Now!
Beautiful 2012 calendars are on sale now at CNAS for $10. Contact Annie at afsantos@uguam.uog.edu. Proceeds will go to the Capital Campaign.
 
SAVE THE DATE

SOE New Year’s Bash and 60th Anniversary Kickoff– tickets on sale now!
If Christmas Party ticket sales are any indicator, you better get your New Year’s Eve tickets today for the School of Education’s New Year’s Eve Bash, celebrating 60 years of teacher education on Guam. The event will be held on Saturday, December 31 2011 at the Guam Nikko Hotel. Early bird ticket prices are $60 per couple, $35 individual, and $15 for children. The event includes dinner, entertainment, raffle prizes, and a champagne toast at midnight. Get your tickets from the SOE Dean’s Office – call 735-2440.

PUBLICATIONS AND CALL FOR PAPERS AND SUBMISSIONS

CLASS 33rd Annual Research Conference Call for Paper and Presentation Abstracts
Submission Deadline February 7, 2012

Scholars and students that have been engaged in scholarly work in all disciplines are invited to participate in this UOG 60th anniversary Charter Day event on March 13, 2012.  Presentations of papers, exhibits, panels, forums, workshops and performances are all welcome.  The Conference Committee solicits proposals from faculty, undergraduate and graduate Students in any discipline. Papers are limited to: 20 minutes for presentation; 5 minutes for discussion; An abstract of no more than 150 words. Please register at our website, direct link listed below, providing your abstract, special requirements and accommodations needed.  http://www.uog.edu/CLASSResearchConference

Submit Your Creative Works to Storyboard – Deadline Dec. 8
The University of Guam’s Division of English and Applied Linguistics seeks submissions for its literary journal, Storyboard. Writers and artists from Guam and the greater Pacific are encouraged to submit their work for journal’s twelfth issue, which will focus on the theme, “Crossings.” All submissions must be emailed to storyboardjournal@gmail.com on or before midnight, December 8, 2011. Storyboard 12 will be published in April 2012. For more information contact Tali Ariav at storyboardjournal@gmail.com or 671-735-2725 or 671-735-2850.

SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN CHILDHOOD WELLNESS
Deadline to Apply: December 30, 2011
Are you interested in getting an advanced college degree in the area of childhood wellness? Can you conduct research on childhood obesity? Do you have a strong commitment to reside and work in your home country after graduation working on childhood obesity prevention? Are you a resident of the Guam and a US citizen, or US National, or US green-card holder? If so, the Children’s Healthy Living Program (CHL) is looking for a few dedicated students for a full scholarship starting in 2012. There are a number of educational options and schools (listed below). Application deadline is December 30, 2011. Go to: www.chl-pacific.org/ and click on the “Training/Education” tab for more information, selection criteria, and an application form. Contact Dr. Rachael Leon-Guerrero (rachaeltlg@uguam.uog.edu) at the University of Guam with questions.
 
The Soroptomist International of the Marianas
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2011
The Soroptomist International of the Marianas (SIM) is sponsoring a scholarship for University of Guam undergraduates who are permanent residents of Guam and are entering or are enrolled at UOG, from freshman through senior levels.  To maintain eligibility for the scholarship, recipient must be a full-time student, maintaining academic progress toward a degree, with a GPA of 3.0.  Students must show evidence of financial need. This is to be determined by the Financial Aid Office of the University of Guam. The Financial Aid Office will make an analysis of the family’s financial strength. Applicants must submit a financial aid form (FAFSA) to the Financial Aid Office. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE
 
Society of American Military Engineers Guam Post
Application Deadline: December 16, 2011 by 5:00 p.m.
 
 The Guam Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is currently accepting applications for its 2011/2012 Mid‐Year Charlie Corn Scholarship. Enclosed is a copy of the application form and a background sheet describing the scholarship and its eligibility and application requirements. As described in the background sheet, the Charlie Corn Scholarship is to assist in the development of engineering and architectural talent in Guam and Micronesia. Refer to the scholarship application to confirm eligibility requirements. After graduation, applicants must be planning on returning to Guam or Micronesia to begin their professional career. For more information visit: www.uog.edu/scholarships.
 
The Herminia Dierking Scholarship is Now Available!
DEADLINE: January 31, 2012

The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Guam Chapter is pleased to offer the Herminia Dierking Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored and funded jointly by the chapter and private sector contributors in recognition of the achievements of the late Herminia H. Dierking, a Legislator, Educator, Humanitarian, Past President of AGA Guam Chapter, Past Regional Vice President of AGA Pacific Rim and a past recipient of the AGA National Chapter Service Award.

The scholarship provides a total of $6,000 in scholarship funds to four (4) undergraduate students ($1,500 for each recipient, two recipients for Spring 2012 and two recipients for Fall 2012 semesters) at the University of Guam (UOG) who exhibits academic excellence in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance and Economics or Public Administration disciplines. For more information visit: www.uog.edu/scholarships
 

Thanks in advance for all your support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

UOG Alumni Reunion a Blast!

The UOG Alumni Reunion was memorable for the countless alumni who attended the special event. "The first-ever UOG Alumni Reunion was a blast!," said Norm Analista, Director of UOG Alumni Affairs. There were many who contributed to the success of our reunion, including the following:


UOG ALUMNI REUNION WRAP-UP

· Co-chairperson: Ryan Rupley. If it weren’t for your dedication and willingness to pitch in, the event wouldn’t have run as smoothly as it did.

· Fashion Show: Alan Torrado, Tes Reyes. Through the dedication of our models and Alan’s professionalism and attention to detail we pulled together a memorable show. Tes played a vital role in keeping the chaos backstage to a minimum and for organizing the clothing.

· Speed Networking: Matt Sablan, JoAnna Delfin, Russell Ocampo, Brian Borja, Rick Catindig. Thank you for pulling all your resources together to make our first attempt at this activity a notable one. It probably won’t be the last of its kind.

· Alumni Outreach: Carlo Carino, Tommy Morrison. Thank you for helping me reach out to our alumni through social media and your various networks.

· Hospitality and Reception table: Gil Suguitan, Joann Diego, Mark Mendiola, Ben Leon Guerrero II, Americorps Volunteers. Through your efforts, our guests received a warm and welcoming reception which set the tone for the evening.

· Primary Sponsors:

§ Jeff and Jay Jones, Chris Unpingco/Triple J Auto Group

§ Corinne Berking, Charlie Anderson/Dewitt Moving

§ Marie Lizama/Delta Airlines

§ Molly Cadmus/Tiffany & Co.

§ Julie Manglona & Maribel Mendoza/Mandara Spa

§ Lea Siruelo/Tropical Living

§ Tony Sgro, Levonne Guerrero/Paradise Fitness Center

§ Tom Valderrama, Anthony Corn/Docomo Pacific

§ Aline Mendoza/SM

§ Chris Perez/Gino’s

§ Agnes Perez, RJ Ricarte/Veiovis

· Special thanks to all our outstanding models, especially those from the University community who sacrificed many Saturdays to perfect their runway debuts: Regent Kathy Sgro, Student Regent Jose Villagomez, Dean Anita Enriquez, Dean James Sellmann, Dean Julie Ulloa-Heath, Cathleen Moore Linn, Elvie Tyler, and Dr. Laura Biggs.

· UOG Alumni Association Officers: Pres. Robert Paulino, Vice Pres. Chris Angoco, Secretary Myrna Nievera, Treasurer Yoli Calvo. All your participation and words of support have made a tremendous impact!

· The Talent Box: Rayla Ferrara and Myrna Biacan thank you for taking the fashion show to a different level with your incredibly talented team of dancers.

· Triton Privileges Signup: Thank you Anitra Padua and your team from Southern High for spending your evening dedicated to signing up new members to the UOG Alumni Association!

· UOG Green Army: You showed us that you can convert recyclable material like paper and aluminum into hot fashions!

· UOG Decade Videos: Brian Muna, thanks for putting together an outstanding video to complement the fashion show.

· Thanks to my fellow emcees: Andy Wheeler, Brandon Muna, Chris Angoco for helping to set the pace and tone for the event.

· Thank you to the GCC Cosmetology program and fellow alum Janice Aguon and her team for bringing out the beauty and character of the models!

· Thanks to everyone who helped to sell tickets and who took time out of their busy schedules to celebrate with us.


Below are some photo highlights:


Visit the following link for more pictures:

http://www.uog.edu/alumnievents.aspx?siteid=3

UPCOMING UOG EVENTS

THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL – November 23
The 50th Student Government Association will be having a Thanksgiving Festival entitled “Gifts of Thanks” on November 23, 2011. It will be in the Student Center Courtyard from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Join us in celebrating Thanksgiving by contributing at least 1 nonperishable food item or used clothing. All proceeds will be donated to local charities. There will be FREE food, FREE entertainment, and FREE prizes. Hope to see you all there.


Tops in Blue – November 29
The Air Force group Tops in Blue will perform at the UOG Field House on November 29 at 6:30 p.m.


UOG TRIO Programs - California Pizza Kitchen Fundraising Event Nov. 28-30

Please join the University of Guam TRIO Programs on November 28 – 30 any time from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the California Pizza Kitchen – Holiday Resort in Tumon for a flavorsome fundraising event. 20% of your check will benefit our organization when you present the attached flyer to your server on our scheduled dates. Thanks for your support. Download PHILANTHROPIZZA CPK FLYER here, or from www.uog.edu scrolling news.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

"The Pacific Blue Continent: Militarized Experiences from Hawai'i, the Marshall Islands, and Guahan" – Nov. 30
The UOG Division of Social Work and the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice is sponsoring a Public Forum on November 30th at the UOG CLASS Lecture Hall from 5:30-7:30PM titled, "The Pacific Blue Continent: Militarized Experiences from Hawai'i, the Marshall Islands, and Guahan". Presenters include: Kyle Kajihiro, Hawai'i Peace and Justice; Abacca Anjain-Maddison, Former Senator from Rongelap Island; and Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero, Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice.


SOE New Year’s Bash and 60th Anniversary Kickoff– tickets on sale now!
If Christmas Party ticket sales are any indicator, you better get your New Year’s Eve tickets today for the School of Education’s New Year’s Eve Bash, celebrating 60 years of teacher education on Guam. The event will be held on Saturday, December 31 2011 at the Guam Nikko Hotel. Early bird ticket prices are $60 per couple, $35 individual, and $15 for children. The event includes dinner, entertainment, raffle prizes, and a champagne toast at midnight. Get your tickets from the SOE Dean’s Office – call 735-2440, or you may also purchase them at School Essentials in Tamuning, Tel: 648-7245.


DECEMBER EVENTS

English and Math Placement Tests – Dec. 3
The tests will be held at the CLASS Lecture Hall at 8am. Students must bring their admissions application receipt and photo ID to the test.


Orientation for Masters Program in Adapted Physical Education – Dec. 9
All individuals with bachelor’s degrees in physical education are invited to an orientation session for the Masters Program in Adapted Physical Education on December 9, 2011. Dr. Nathan M. Murata, Interim Associate Dean from the College of Education at the University of Hawaii, will be at the University of Guam on December 9 at 4:00 PM in Fitness Room 2 in the Field House to talk about the program, the requirements, admissions procedures, and benefits. The program is federally funded through a grant titled Project Adapted Physical Education for Pacific Islanders (APEPI). The grant covers tuition for two graduate students from Guam per year for five years to earn their master’s degree in Adapted Physical Education.


Organic Agriculture Workshop – Dec. 14
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service and the School of Business and Public Administration offer the following FREE Workshops: Plant Material and Seeds for USDA Organic and Certified Naturally Grown on December 14. The workshop will be held from 1:00pm-5:00pm in the Anthony Leon Guerrero Multi-Purpose Room 129 (SBPA). For More information please call: 735-2080.


Cooperative Extension Service, 4H Youth Development Program Annual Christmas Workshops

S.E.T. Workshop(Science, Engineering and Technology)

Dec. 19 - 23

9:00am - 4:00pm

Fishery Workshop

Dec. 27 - 30

9:00am - 4:00pm

The Workshops are open to kids ages 7-10. Seats are limited to 25 students per Workshop.

The registration fee is $125.00 per workshop (Non-Refundable). Register for both workshops for only $240.00. For more information and registration please call our office at 735-2040/45


PUBLICATIONS AND CALL FOR PAPERS AND SUBMISSIONS

CLASS 33rd Annual Research Conference Call for Paper and Presentation Abstracts
Submission Deadline February 7, 2012

Scholars and students that have been engaged in scholarly work in all disciplines are invited to participate in this UOG 60th anniversary Charter Day event on March 13, 2012. Presentations of papers, exhibits, panels, forums, workshops and performances are all welcome. The Conference Committee solicits proposals from faculty, undergraduate and graduate Students in any discipline. Papers are limited to: 20 minutes for presentation; 5 minutes for discussion; An abstract of no more than 150 words. Please register at our website, direct link listed below, providing your abstract, special requirements and accommodations needed. http://www.uog.edu/CLASSResearchConference


Submit Your Creative Works to Storyboard
The University of Guam’s Division of English and Applied Linguistics seeks submissions for its literary journal, Storyboard. Writers and artists from Guam and the greater Pacific are encouraged to submit their work for journal’s twelfth issue, which will focus on the theme, “Crossings.” All submissions must be emailed tostoryboardjournal@gmail.com on or before midnight, December 8, 2011. Storyboard 12 will be published in April 2012. For more information contact Tali Ariav atstoryboardjournal@gmail.com or 671-735-2725 or 671-735-2850.


SCHOLARSHIPS

The Herminia Dierking Scholarship is Now Available!

DEADLINE: January 31, 2012


The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Guam Chapter is pleased to offer the Herminia Dierking Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored and funded jointly by the chapter and private sector contributors in recognition of the achievements of the late Herminia H. Dierking, a Legislator, Educator, Humanitarian, Past President of AGA Guam Chapter, Past Regional Vice President of AGA Pacific Rim and a past recipient of the AGA National Chapter Service Award.


The scholarship provides a total of $6,000 in scholarship funds to four (4) undergraduate students ($1,500 for each recipient, two recipients for Spring 2012 and two recipients for Fall 2012 semesters) at the University of Guam (UOG) who exhibits academic excellence in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance and Economics or Public Administration disciplines. For more information visit: www.uog.edu/scholarships

Society of American Military Engineers Guam Post

Application Deadline: December 16, 2011 by 5:00 p.m.

The Guam Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is currently accepting applications for its 2011/2012 MidYear Charlie Corn Scholarship. Enclosed is a copy of the application form and a background sheet describing the scholarship and its eligibility and application requirements.

As described in the background sheet, the Charlie Corn Scholarship is to assist in the development of engineering and architectural talent in Guam and Micronesia. Refer to the scholarship application to confirm eligibility requirements. After graduation, applicants must be planning on returning to Guam or Micronesia to begin their professional career. For more information visit: www.uog.edu/scholarships.

Graduate Fellowships in Cancer Research Available
University of Guam graduate students are encouraged to apply for UOG Cancer Research Center Graduate Fellowships. Applications are available now atwww.uog.edu/cancer.


The Soroptomist International of the Marianas
The Soroptomist International of the Marianas (SIM) is sponsoring a scholarship for University of Guam undergraduates who are permanent residents of Guam and are entering or are enrolled at UOG, from freshman through senior levels. To maintain eligibility for the scholarship, recipient must be a full-time student, maintaining academic progress toward a degree, with a GPA of 3.0. Students must show evidence of financial need. This is to be determined by the Financial Aid Office of the University of Guam. The Financial Aid Office will make an analysis of the family’s financial strength. Applicants must submit a financial aid form (FAFSA) to the Financial Aid Office. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE


GUAM WOMEN’S CLUB SEEKING FORMER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
UOG and the Guam Women's Club are both celebrating their 60th anniversaries in 2012. The Guam Women's Club has awarded scholarships to the Territorial College of Guam to the present. The Guam Women’s Club wants to honor these students at its 60th anniversary celebration in March and to show how students' lives have been changed through their UOG education. If you received one of these scholarships or know someone who did, please contact Nancy Weare at bnweare@yahoo.com.

OTHER INFORMATION

Pamela Peralta, a graduate student the Argosy University Hawai’I Campus is conducting a qualitative research study as part of her doctoral degree requirements. And, she is asking for the assistance of UOG alumni who are interested in participating in the study. Highly educated mothers are being challenged to choose between remaining with their career and raising a family. For the educated mother who selected to stay home full-time upon the birth of her child, the decision to rear her infant presents many consequences.


Pamela is looking for six (6) women to participate in an interview of about 1 to 1 ½ hours. The participants must meet the following criteria: (a) must hold a Master’s degree or higher, (b) must have stayed home full-time upon the birth of her child for a minimum of six (6) consecutive months. The participants will be asked (prior to interview) to complete a short questionnaire (10 to 15 minutes) providing general information about the participant.


If you are interested, please contact Pamela at 483-1280 or peralta8@aol.com with your response or if you have any questions. If you know of mothers who might qualify for the research study, please refer them to her.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

UOG Alumni Reunion - November 15


Hafa Adai, Fellow Triton!

I hope all is well! Please save the date – Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. We will be hosting our first-ever UOG Alumni Reunion at the Hyatt Regency Guam from 6p.m. to 10p.m.

The theme of the event is “Novemberfest” and we will be featuring the following fun and exciting activities:

Speed Networking:

Sometimes approaching another person and introducing yourself can be an intimidating task. By participating in our Speed Networking activity, we will help to eliminate the awkwardness of that situation and cut through the chase! Perhaps you’re a new University graduate in search of a job, a prospective employer looking for the right candidate, or simply someone interested in making contacts or friends with people in various industries? It makes no difference – Speed Networking at the alumni reunion will enable you to make all those essential connections!

Epic Fashion Show:

Take a nostalgic journey to the 50’s when the University of Guam originated as the Territorial College. Then, travel through subsequent decades and look at snapshots of the campus and the movers and shakers who shaped the University into the prestigious institution it is today. And while you take this trip down memory lane, we’ll show you the various fashions that were worn during each decade - modeled by our very own alumni and members of the University community! You can participate as a model or simply come to the reunion to watch this unforgettable show.

Triton Privileges:

We will launch “Triton Privileges,” a multi-tiered initiative of the alumni office. One component of this program will enable our alumni to receive various discounts and offers at participating businesses. When you sign up to be a member of the UOG Alumni Association, you will be issued a membership card so you can get instant savings on fuel, restaurant meals, and various retail items from participating businesses. Come to the reunion to purchase your card and learn more about this exciting program.

Plus: Pupus, live music, chance to win great prizes and more!

Tickets will be $30 and will be sold next week. They will be sold for $35 at the door.

Attire is dressy casual.

Please feel free to contact Norman Analista, Director of Alumni Affairs, at 735-2586 if you have any questions.