Hafa Adai, Fellow Tritons:
I hope all is well! Please take a moment to read through the latest campus news and events listed below.
Director, Development & Alumni Affairs
University of Guam
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 email@example.com 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:
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:
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.
Download Christmas Songs Performed by the University of Guam Chorale
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
CNAS Calendars on Sale Now!
Beautiful 2012 calendars are on sale now at CNAS for $10. Contact Annie at email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org on or before midnight, December 8, 2011. Storyboard 12 will be published in April 2012. For more information contact Tali Ariav at email@example.com or 671-735-2725 or 671-735-2850.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!