FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, July 9, 2012For more information, please contact: Leiana Naholowa’a, firstname.lastname@example.org
BankPacific Pledges $100K to UOG’s Capital Campaign
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2012
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Acting Director, Integrated Marketing Communications
at 735-2944 or email: email@example.com
UOG FOUNDERS DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
In celebration of its 60th Anniversary,
the University of Guam is hosting Founders Day activities
beginning at 9 a.m., Friday, June 29, 2012 on the UOG Campus.
The all-day event is open to the public and includes the
rededication of the Presidents Grove, the renaming ofthe street
to Presidents Lane, an exhibition of UOG’s colleges, schools, and
units, and a recognition ceremony honoring the “Founders” of the University.
The event is co-chaired by Flo Sanchez and Dr. Lorraine Yamashita, the
spouses of the University's first two presidents.
Founders Day -
Friday, June 29th
9 a.m., Presidents
Grove and Presidents Lane - Rededication of the Presidents Grove
will take place in a canopy set up in the grassy area to the right of the Field
House entrance to campus. The street which goes past the Presidents Grove
will be renamed Presidents Lane, with the unveiling of the new street signs as
part of this ceremony.
9:30 a.m. to 3:00
p.m., Founders Day Displays - View the histories and development of UOG colleges,
schools, and units at UOG Field House.
Founders Day Recognition Ceremony – The University will
officially recognize its Founders – the individuals who contributed to the start
of the Territorial College of Guam and its development during the founding
June 19, 2012
For more information contact:
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UNIVERSITY OF GUAM SHRM
STUDENT CHAPTER SELECTED OUTSTANDING STUDENT CHAPTER
The Society for Human
Resources Management (SHRM) has selected the University of Guam SHRM Student
Chapter as an “Outstanding Student Chapter” for 2011-2012. This award
places the chapter in the top 10 out of over 475 student chapters across the
United States. The UOG SHRM Student Chapter also earned the Superior
Merit Award for 2011-12.
The UOG SHRM Student
Chapter will be recognized during an awards ceremony at the 2012 Annual Student
Conference in Atlanta on June 23, 2012 and will receive a plaque in honor of
this achievement. Attending the conference are UOG SHRM Student
Chapter President Michael Conner, Treasurer Sheena Jose, Members
Phillip Delos Santos and Shiella Jose, and Faculty Advisor Dr. Richard Colfax.
"Hard work pays off,
and now we are one of the top SHRM student chapters in the country," said
Michael Conner, UOG SHRM Student Chapter President.
The UOG SHRM Student
Chapter was selected based on excellence in the following areas: compliance
with SHRM bylaws, fundraising efforts, educational events, volunteerism,
professional development, internships, mentorships, newsletters and external
communications, social media programs, legislative advocacy, support of the
SHRM foundation and participation in seminars or conferences.
“This is the first time
that the UOG SHRM Student Chapter has been selected as
an "Outstanding Student Chapter" in the 16 years that we
have been active,” said Dr. Richard Colfax, UOG SHRM Faculty Advisor. “I
want to thank our SHRM Guam Professional Chapter for their continued
support, encouragement, guidance, and patience. A great deal of thanks also
goes to our School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA) Dean, our SBPA
Faculty and Staff, and our UOG Administration for their continued support and
SHRM is the
world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing
more than 250,000 professional and student members in over 140 countries, the
Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the
HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated
professional chapters and more than 450 student chapters within the United
States as well as subsidiary offices in China and India.
UOG SHRM Officers 2011-2012. from left to right,
it is as follows: Treasurer Sheena Ann Jose, Secretary Karen Calalang,
Vice-President Ashley Gaerlan, Public Relations Officer Marie Bermudez,
President Michael Conner, and UOG SHRM Advisor Dr. Richard Colfax.
UOG SHRM Student Chapter 2011-2012. From left to
right: Eileen Calleja, Shiella Marie Jose, Andrea Carlos, Glenn Songquan,
Rachel Santos, DeMarie Concepion, Karen Calalang, Sheena Ann Jose, Ashley
Gaerlan, Ashley Charfauros, Michael Conner, Marie Garcia, Carmela Vi, Jhanice
Miranda, Micaela Demapan, Meynard Nababos, LadyGrace Cristobal, Jamila
Cruz, Matthew Cabrera, Keo Torre, Dr. Richard Colfax, Gabryel Franquez, and
Pauline Cruz. Front left to right: Ramsay Cooper-Nurse, Phillip Delos Santos,
and Errol Alegre Jr.
Dr. Prem Singh
CariPac Internship Coordinator
University of Guam
Tel: 735-2135 or email:email@example.com
STUDENTS FROM THE CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC CONVERGE AT UOG FOR
Thirteen college students from American Samoa, Commonwealth of
the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Puerto
Rico, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and U.S. Virgin
Islands are on the University of Guam campus to participate in a three and a
half week summer internship under the CariPac consortium, which is a program
through which all land-grant institutions in the Caribbean and the Pacific
collaborate and share information about agricultural innovation, research, and
applications. CariPac is facilitated at the University by the College of
Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS).
“Students will participate in a variety of field observations
and hands-on laboratories where they can learn about the agricultural
activities on Guam,” said Dr. Prem Singh, UOG Professor of Agricultural
Engineering and CariPac Internship Program Coordinator.
The students will visit a variety of farms including the
Department of Agriculture organic farm, the Triton Farm aquaponics facility,
the Watson vegetable/fruit farm which uses a drip irrigation and fertigation
system on a farm scale and utilizes many innovations in its operation, the
Ernie Wusstig Corn Farm which utilizes a no-till corn production method which
has reduced soil erosion and increased soil depth, Quan' s Coconut Farm which
supplies fresh coconut drinks to the tourism industry, and the Hydroponic
Living Lettuce production facility to learn about the business and production
aspects of modern
In the UOG labs students will learn about plant propagation and
grafting and agricultural engineering technologies for Sustainable Tropical
Agriculture, setting up a automated micro-irrigation system, and using biotechnology
in agriculture. The students will also learn about alternative energy sources
through visits to the Navy Solar Power facilities and wind
power generation at the Yigo experiment station. The students will
observe juvenile shrimp production facilities at UOG’s aquaculture facility,
visit the Animal Breeding Center, and learn how Guam is fighting the invasion
of Rhino beetle that threatens the existence of coconut trees on Guam.
“This is an all inclusive internship where these students have
the opportunity to absorb information that they can take back to their home
islands and enhance their own agricultural economies,” said Lee Yudin, Dean of
the College of Natural and Applied Sciences and Principal Investigator for the
The Caribbean and Pacific Consortium (CariPac) was established
in 2005 and includes institutions of higher education in the Caribbean and
Pacific islands. CariPac provides funding to strengthen academic
instruction and distance learning programs.
For more information contact Dr. Prem Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College students from around the Pacific and the
Caribbean are participating in a three and a half week internship at UOG
learning about the island’s agriculture innovations, research and applications.
Front row from left to right: Donamae Ali'tasi, American Samoa
Community College, Ronise Mamea, American Samoa Community College, Marlyn C.
Naputi, Northern Marianas College, Shirley L. Taitano, Northern Marianas
College, Dr. Robert Underwood, UOG President, Kateri Cruz, University of Guam,
Malia Nii, College of Marshal Islands, Ngeyaol Polycarp, Palau Community
College, Jesse Jack, College of Micronesia Dr. Lee Yudin Dean, UOG CNAS.
Back row from left to right: Nicole Pelep College of Micronesia, Dr. Helen
Whippy, UOG Senior Vice-President for Academic and Student Affairs, Kenya
Emmanuel, University of Virgin Islands, Jordan Davila, University of Puerto
Rico, Timothy Edmon, College of the Marshall Islands, Jarel Taimanao, Palau
Community College, and Dr. Prem Singh, Agricultural Engineer, CNAS, CariPac
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June 14, 2012
Acting Director Integrated Marketing Communications
UNIVERSITY OF GUAM
ANNOUNCES NEW DEAN OF SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Dr. Laanan is originally from Tumon, Guam and attended St. Anthony Catholic
School and John F. Kennedy High School before finishing high school in the US
mainland. He received his B.A. in Political Science (1993), M.A. in
Higher Education (1994), and Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational
Change (1998) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
“Dr. Laanan’s exceptional background as an administrator and educator made him
an ideal candidate and an excellent choice,” said Dr. Robert A Underwood, UOG
President. “We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Laanan to UOG and back to
Dr. Laanan brings a rich set of experiences and skills to the School of
Education. During his career, he has received and managed a grant
portfolio of over $7 million, addressing issues such as preparing students and
teachers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
fields, teacher recruitment, career and technical education, and student
engagement and success. Dr. Laanan’s prolific body of scholarly work
includes over 45 peer-reviewed journal articles, proceedings, and book and monograph
chapters. Additionally, he has edited one book and 3 monographs and has
over 150 juried national and international conference presentations.
Dr. Laanan is an active member in several professional and scholarly
organizations and has held leadership positions including president of the
Association for Career and Technical Education Research and vice president for
research and publications for the Council for the Study of Community Colleges.
He is nationally known for his work on studying educational pathways for women
and underrepresented students in STEM fields.
In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Laanan understands and works in
extension and outreach activities as a member of the faculty of a Iowa State, a
land grant university, and is active in educational policy reviews at all
levels. He also serves as the Interim Director of the Center for
Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education at Iowa State,
focusing on research, professional development, leadership, and advocacy for
STEM education. Dr. Laanan’s full vitae is available on www.uog.edu.
“I am very honored to have been selected as the new Dean of the School of
Education (SOE) at the University of Guam,” said Dr. Laanan. “I look
forward to working with the faculty, staff and students to address the critical
issues facing Guam’s K-12 schools including pre-service and in-service teacher
education, professional development, and student achievement and success. “
Dr. Laanan plans to build a strong relationship with Guam Department of
Education (DOE) and to focus on the critical importance of research. “Working
closely and synergistically with DOE will ensure the undergraduate and graduate
programs in SOE are meeting the needs of today’s and future educational leaders
and professionals. In addition, cultivating a research culture will
strategically position SOE to make a significant impact on how we use data to
create learning environments that facilitate student achievement and success as
well as teacher recruitment and retention.”
Dr. Laanan will begin his appointment as Dean of the School of Education on
August 1, 2012. Please join the University in welcoming Dr. Laanan back
to his home island.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2012
Christine Ku Scott-Smith, Director
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Library
Tel: 735-2333 or email: email@example.com
DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
THE UNIVERSITY OF GUAM RFK MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The following government documents were delivered to the
University of Guam Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Memorial Library for public review.
Both documents are located in the RFK Library Reference Service Area.
Guam Environmental Protection Agency (GEPA). (DRAFT)
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Permit Hazardous Waste Management
Facility Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
Background: Andersen AF Base, Guam (owner/operator) has
applied for an Operating Permit for a Hazardous Waste Management Facility
located at Yigo, GU. The facility, also known as the Explosive Ordnance
Disposal (EOD) Range is located within the boundaries of the Andersen AF Base
at the extreme reach of Tarague Beach ending just before Tagua Point.
GEPA intends to
issue the permit to Andersen AF Base, Guam, and has developed a fact sheet that
includes information and phone numbers on the "Purpose of the Permitting
Process" and "Procedures for Reaching a Final Decision."
The public is given
forty-five (45) days to review and to comment on the draft. The comment period
began on June 6, 2012 and will continue until July 20, 2012. Comments
must be post marked by July 20, 2012. A public meeting will be held for
further comments at 5:00 pm, on July 11, 2012 at the GEPA conference room in
U.S. Air Force (USAF) Headquarter Pacific Air Forces (PACAF). Draft
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Divert Activities and Exercises, Guam
and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Background: The USAF proposes to improve an
existing airport and associated infrastructure in the Mariana Islands in
support of expanding mission requirements and to achieve divert capabilities in
the western Pacific.
The Draft EIS is
available to the public for a 45-day public review and comment period
calculated from the publication date of the Notice of availability in the
Federal Register. Comments received from the public and agencies will be
considered in preparing the Final EIS, and will be responded to as appropriate.
The 45-day review and comment period began on June 8, 2012.
The University of Guam RFK Memorial Library hours of operation
until August 4, 2012 are listed below:
Monday – 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Tuesday – 8 a.m to 8 p.m.
Wednesday – 8 a.m to 8 am
Thursday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – 8 a.m. to 12 noon
UNIVERSITY OF GUAM PRESIDENTIAL
PRESENTED TO CHRISTINE SIMARD
At its Spring 2012 Commencement Ceremonies, the University of
Guam conferred the first ever Presidential Thesis Award to Christine Simard, a
recent Master of Science in Environmental Science graduate.
In her thesis entitled, “Analysis of Salinity in the Northern
Guam Lens Aquifer,” Ms. Simard undertook a statistical analysis of the
historical trends in salinity in the more than 100 production and observation
wells on northern Guam. Among her findings were that three-quarters of
the drinking water production wells show significant increasing trends in
salinity over the past four decades. Her most intriguing finding is that
the increasing salinity trend observed across the aquifer is also found in the
part of the aquifer in which the fresh water is not in contact with seawater. This
suggests a meteoric and/or man-made source of salt resulting from something
other than pumping. Each of these discoveries is worthy of publication in
professional literature, and Ms. Simard already has made plans with her thesis
advisors to publish her results.
“In addition to its inherent scientific and practical merits,
this thesis is superbly written,” said Dr. Ross Miller, Program Chair,
Environmental Science Masters Program. “It not only reflects the diligent
and high-quality work that Ms. Simard has put into this project over the past
two years, but is an indication of her personal talent as a scientist and
technical writer. “
The Presidential Thesis Award is conferred to theses presented
for graduate degrees. Chairs from the 15 graduate degree programs were
invited to submit theses from students graduating in fall or spring 2011-2012. Ms.
Simard’s thesis was selected from a total of four candidates, which were
submitted for review by the Quality Review Committee of the Graduate Council. The
other nominated theses were written by masters graduates Jayne Flores, Vince
Manibusan, and Eunice Perez.
“This is an ideal thesis, along with those by the other three
nominees, to set a benchmark standard for the new Presidential Thesis Award,”
Dr. Miller said.
Ms. Simard will receive a stipend of $1,000, and each of the
other three nominees will receive $100 as recognition for their excellent work.
(From left to right) Dr. Ross Miller, Program
Chair, Environmental Science Masters Program, Christine Simard, Presidential
Thesis Award Winner, and Dr. John Jenson, Professor of Environmental Geology.
Lilnabeth P. Somera, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Communication
735-2704, 787-7272 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UOG COMMUNICATION HONOR SOCIETY
INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS AND OFFICERS
Mangilao, GU (May 2012) Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the University of
Guam’s newly chartered Communication Honor Society inducted seventeen
Communication majors at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Lecture
Hall on May 17, 2012.
LPH is the National Communication Association’s official honor
society at four-year colleges and universities. The UOG Chapter was chartered
in March 2012 and has been designated by the National Communication Association
as the Alpha Beta Eta Chapter of LPH. It is one of the newest of over 440
LPH organizations worldwide.
Over 100 family members and friends of the inductees attended
the ceremony. Dr. John Peterson, UOG Assistant Vice President, said that
the event was “clearly appreciated by the students and their families.”
The 2012-2013 LPH Executive Board includes President Nadine
Deleon Guerrero, Vice President Ahliil Saitanan, Public Information Officer
Roselle Romanes, Treasurer Tiffany Arriola, and Secretary Ariel Buccat.
Faculty advisor is Lilnabeth P. Somera, Ph.D.
(From left to right) Kyla Aquino, UOG Communication
Society President, Dr. Lilnabeth Somera, LPH Faculty Advisor, and LPH
Officers Nadine Deleon Guerrero, Roselle Romanes, Ariel Buccat, Tiffany Arriola
and Ahliil Saitanan.
MOYLAN'S INSURANCE UNDERWRITERS, INC.
BECOMES UOG TRITON DEVELOPER
May 31, 2012
Moylan's Insurance Underwriters, Inc. pledged $60,000 to the
University of Guam's 60th Anniversary Capital Campaign and presented their
first check to President Robert A. Underwood and UOG Endowment
Foundation Executive Director Mark B. Mendiola on Friday, May 25.
"I give my sincere gratitude to Moylan's Insurance for their contribution
to the University," said Dr.Underwood. "Their generous gift will help
build state-of-the-art research and learning facilities that will invigorate
students and produce a professional workforce that will be ready to take on the
challenges of our region."
The contribution makes Moylan's Insurance Underwriters, Inc. a
"21st-Century Leader" in the Triton Developers program for the
capital campaign. All funds raised through the program will support facility
priorities identified in the UOG Physical Master Plan. Donations
can be spread out over a 60-month period.
For more information on UOG's 60th Anniversary, please
visit www.uog.edu/2012 or www.uogendowment.org.
(From left to right) Mark Mendiola, UOG Endowment Executive Director,
Kaleo Moylan, Moylan's Insurance Underwriters, Inc. Director, Contract &
Investment, and Dr. Robert A. Underwood, UOG President.
May 25, 2012
For more information contact Yoichi Rengiil, TRIO Programs Director
at 735-2445 or email@example.com
UOG TRIO UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM AWARDED $2M IN USDOE FUNDING OVER FIVE YEARS
The US Department of Education recently awarded the University of Guam TRIO Upward Bound Program another five years of grant funding amounting to $401,953.00 annually for a total of approximately $2M over the five-year cycle.
“I would like to extend my appreciation to our staff members who contributed to the grant writing process and for achieving this successful outcome,” said TRIO Director Yoichi Rengiil. “We can continue to offer our services to the students who are most in need of support, and for that I am very grateful.”
The funding will allow the University of Guam Upward Bound Program to serve students at five high schools including John F. Kennedy, George Washington, Simon Sanchez, Southern, and Okkodo high schools. “We will recruit students who meet eligibility requirements and who are incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders for the 2012-13 school year,” said Rowena Andrade Upward Bound assistant director.
TRIO is a 100% federally funded, nation-wide, non-profit program designed to assist students, who are first-generation college bound and/or from low-income households, in achieving both their high school diplomas and college degrees. TRIO Programs includes three educational outreached programs: Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Student Support Services. For more information on the TRIO Upward Bound Program call 735-1992/ 2245.
TRIO Programs staff, students and administrators recently testified at Legislative Public Hearing to provide written and oral testimony in support of the continuation of TRIO Programs funding at the federal level.
Nearly 300 to Graduate at University of Guam Spring 2012 Commencement Ceremonies
For more information contact
Jonas Macapinlac at 735-2944 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mangilao, GU (May 24, 2012) – The University of Guam Spring Commencement Ceremonies will be held at 2:00PM on Sunday, May 27 at the UOG Fieldhouse. Nearly 300 graduates will receive their degrees this year. In total, the University of Guam produced almost 500 graduates during the 2011-2012 Fall and Spring Semesters, with the number expected to increase after Summer Sessions and the conclusion of the Academic Year.
Ronald F. Doculan, who is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, is the Spring 2012 Valedictorian. He is currently student teaching at Liguan Elementary School.
Commencement Ceremonies will feature keynote speaker Ray LaHood, US Secretary of Transportation, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. “We are very pleased to have Secretary LaHood as our commencement speaker,” said University of Guam President Robert A. Underwood. “This is the first time in the history of the institution that we will have a Cabinet level official as commencement speaker. His acceptance of our invitation coincides with our 60th anniversary celebration and brings a new and exciting perspective to our commencement ceremonies.”
Additionally, the University will be conferring its second honorary Master of Micronesian Traditional Knowledge to Jesus “Chamorro” Charfauros, a pioneer of the Chamorro cultural renaissance. “Jesus Charfauros has been the greatest single contributor to the strength and vitality of the Chamorro language revival for over five decades,” said Dr. Underwood. “His depth of knowledge and creative use of the Chamorro language has inspired dozens of Chamorro singers and artists. He richly deserves this recognition.”
The University conferred the first Master of Micronesian Traditional Knowledge to master navigator Mr. Manny Ikea Sikau during the 2010 Spring Commencement Ceremonies. The award is limited to a maximum of one per academic year.
Clinical Psychology student Camarin Meno received a $750 College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences travel grant to present her research entitled "Minetgot i Famalau’an (Strength of Women): Development of a Model for Culturally Responsive Psychotherapy with Chamorro Women Victims of Violence" at the Fourth Qualitative Research on Mental Health Conference to be held at the University of Nottingham, UK., July 3-5, 2012.
The Green Dream Home competition winning team from George Washington High School received their trophy and their cash prizes from University of Guam President Robert A. Underwood during a brief ceremony held at the UOG campus on May 17.
GW students Eric Delfin, Bremity LakJohn, Kent Espinosa, Daryle Lee, Jonathan Rios, Jefferson Kachuo and faculty mentor John Zillian took first place with their highly inventive model of a sustainable home and shared a cash prize of $3000 with a portion of the winnings divvied up between the students, the instructor, and the school. The GWHS students are enrolled in a Guam Community College AutoCAD class.
The Green Dream Home competition was created by UOG Center for Island Sustainability Energy Tech Francisco Palacios as a way to get Guam’s youth involved and interested in sustainability. The team spent hours building their model which was presented to a panel of judges April 6. It was displayed during the UOG Center for Island Sustainability Conference April 18 and 19.
“The competition has given students the opportunity to understand how and why certain sustainable procedures and techniques work,” said Palacios. “I hope students take valuable information from this contest and apply it to real life situations that are applicable to homes in our island communities.”
GWHS was one of seven high schools that participated in the competition. For further information contact Elvie Tyler at 735-0219 or email@example.com.
GWHS Students Win Green Dream Home Competition: Pictured from left are Eric Delfin, Bremity LakJohn, UOG President Robert A. Underwood, Kent Espinosa, Daryle Lee, GWHS Vice Principal Annette Payumo, Johnathan Rios, Jefferson Kachuo, GCC faculty member John Zilian, UOG Senior Vice President Dr. Helen Whippy.
Kenneth Gofigan Kuper, who will graduate from the University of Guam with a psychology degree on May 27, has received an East-West Center Fellowship. The fellowship will cover Kuper’s tuition and fees, graduate residence hall room costs, health insurance, book allowance, and partial living stipend as he pursues graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i. This highly selective fellowship admits only a limited number of people each year.
The East-West Center, located on the campus of the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Center is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with funding from the U.S. government, and additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments in the region.
For more information on the East-West Center, visit www.eastwestcenter.org.
East-West Center Fellow – Kenneth Kuper is pictured at right with UOG President Robert A. Underwood.
University of Guam Psychology major Diana Carlos, won a $400 CLASS travel grant to present her poster, "Making Recycling Accessible: A test of bin location at University of Guam," at the Association for Behavior Analysis International's 2012 Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Conference, being held in Columbus, Ohio in early August.
10th Annual Celebrity Chef’s Cup is scheduled to take place on May 30, 2012, at
the Hyatt Regency Guam. Five chefs will be challenged with the theme "From
Russia with Love" to make flavorful dishes and compete for the prized
Chef's Cup trophy. Guests will feast on a delicious five-course dinner inspired
by the art, people, grandeur and culture of Russia. Cocktails will be served at
5:30pm, and doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are a $200 donation each, and payroll
deduction is available. The event is sponsored by the UOG Endowment Foundation,
and for more information, please visit http://www.uogfound.org/uogendowment/2012/04/from-russia-with-love-10th-chefs-cup/.
The University of Guam Congressional Internship Review Committee is soliciting applications for the 2012 Congressional Internship, which will be from July 2nd to August 3rd with one week in Washington, D.C. at the Office of Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo. In order to qualify, applicants must be a University of Guam student with Junior Standing, a Guam resident, and have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0.
Selection will be based the following:
1. Project Description:
“My proposed Internship Project in Congresswoman Bordallo’s Office”
The Applicant is expected to describe a project that he/she hopes to complete within the 30 days allotted for completion of the internship. The project should be connected to an issue that draws attention to a problem or issue in Guam-Federal relations. The description should be no longer than 1,000 words. (25 points maximum)
2. Letters of Recommendation. Only three letters will be accepted for review. (15 points)
3. Record of public service and leadership. The Student will submit a resume that should highlight public service and activities that provide evidence of leadership and commitment to the community.
Complete applications must include: student’s Internship Project description, three letters of recommendation, and student’s resume and official transcript from the University of Guam. The Intern will work on his/her project during the internship and must have a valid passport and be able to travel during the internship period.
Applications should be submitted to the UOG Office of the President ATTN: Congressional Internship Review Committee. Deadline for submission of complete applications is:
5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012.
This summer the University of Guam offers a Maritime Archaeology Field school which runs from July 9-20. It is primarily taught by underwater archaeologist Dr. Bill Jeffrey from Australia. The Field school is sponsored by Guam Preservation Trust. This course features hands-on practical training and 8 days out diving (two dives per day) and 3 full days in class. The field school also incorporates a professional qualification: the Nautical Archaeology Society Training Program, Levels 1, 2 & 3. Participants must be certified PADI (or equivalent) divers. They will be diving off the Amtrak in Apra Harbor. It can be taken at undergraduate level for AN462 Advanced Field Methods in Archaeology, or as a graduate program with Micronesian Studies (listed under MI599a).
Dr. D. S. FarrerAnthropology Program CoordinatorUniversity of GuamGuam USA 96923Tel: 1 671 735 2812
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN STARTING YOUR VERY OWN
IN BUSINESS FOR LESS THAN 12 MONTHS?
ARE YOU BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 THROUGH 30? ….
commemoration of the University’s 60th Year Anniversary, the UOG
Guam SBDC and the School of Business and Public Administration are hosting
GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS”
Cash prizes up to $4,000 for first place, $2,000
for second place and $1,000 for third will be awarded to the top 3
winners. Applications & Competition
Guidelines are available at the Guam SBDC Room #148 located at the Leon
Guerrero School of Business & Public Administration Building. For more information, please call the Guam
SBDC at 735-2590 or Mr. Frank Toves (Project Coordinator) at 735-2592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
UOG Pacific Islands SBDC Network is sponsored in part by a U.S. SBA Cooperative
Agreement. The support given by the U.S. SBA through such funding does not
constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors or the
participant’s opinions, products, or services. Requests for reasonable
accommodations must be made 72 hours in advance. Services are extended to the
public on a non-discriminatory basis. For more information or accommodation
requests, please contact the Guam Small Business Development Center at
University of Guam students are heading off island after classes end this
semester to spend their summers at various locales from Cost Rica to Japan as
well as various universities across the nation. These internships are a few of
the opportunities available to University of Guam students. Check out what
these students are doing this summer:
University – Ralph Bunche Summer Institute
Laurie Tumaneng, a double major in political science and sociology, was one of
20 students selected nationwide to attend the Ralph Bunche Summer
Institute. Named in honor of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner, the Ralph
Bunche Summer Institute program goal is to encourage students to pursue
academic careers in political science. Each summer, the Institute gives 20
students a look at the world of graduate study with two transferable
credit courses, one in quantitative analysis and one in race and American
politics, to introduce the intellectual demands of graduate school
and political science research methods. Classes are held on the Duke
University campus. Tumaneng will receive full tuition, health insurance,
transportation, room and board, books, and instructional materials.
Participants will also receive an allocation for food expenses in addition
to a weekly stipend.
Rica Las Cruces Biological Research Station
majors Naomi Leon Guerrero and Steve Pillman are heading off to the Las Cruces
Biological Research Station in Costa Rica for an eight week Native American and
Pacific Islander Research Experience (NAPIRE) internship. The program
runs from June 4 to July 30, 2012. Students will live at Las Cruces Biological
Station during the eight-week research experience, with some travel to other
sites included. The NAPIRE award covers the cost of room, board and travel to
and from Costa Rica. Students also receive funds to help cover the costs of
field equipment and a $4000 stipend. Leon Guerrero graduated from high school
in Hawaii and Pillman is a Southern High School graduate.
Japan – International Symposium: Human Well-being and the Marine Environment in
the Pacific Islands
students Anna Simeon and Marylou Hildebrand will travel to Okinawa, Japan later
this month to attend the International Symposium: Human Well-being and the
Marine Environment in the Pacific Islands which is held May 17-19 in Okinawa.
Both are pursuing their graduate degrees in biology at the UOG Marine Lab. They
receive airfare, accommodation, food, transportation. Both students will give a
presentation at the symposium.
of California at Los Angeles – Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
Dai, a junior at the University of Guam and a double major in mathematics and
secondary education, was selected to participate in the Institute for Pure and
Applied Mathematics (IPAM) summer program at UCLA. The Research in Industrial
Projects (RIPS) Program provides an opportunity for high-achieving
undergraduate students to work in teams on a real-world research project
proposed by a sponsor from industry or the public sector. The research problem
is developed by the industrial sponsor in consultation with IPAM; it is always
a real problem of serious interest to the sponsor and that offers a stimulating
challenge to students. Participants are recruited from all over the world and
selection is highly competitive. The program runs from June 24 to August 24,
2012. Yan receives travel, room and board, and a stipend.
of Michigan's School of Public Health summer program: Future Public Health
UOG Health Sciences student Jonathan Muth was selected to participate in the
University of Michigan's School of Public Health summer program: Future Public
Health Leadership Program. Muth is currently in the Pre-Physical Therapy
Program at the University of Guam and plans to pursue a medical degree, with an
interest in Public Health Leadership. As part of the eight-week summer
program, Muth will intern in a public health agency and attend training
sessions in Michigan and or the CDC in Atlanta. He receives a $3,500 stipend,
travel, and room and board. He is a graduate of Simon Sanchez High School.
of Hawaii at Manoa Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological
April Cascasan, a biology major finishing her second year, has been selected
for the University of Hawaii of Manoa Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in
the Biological Sciences program. “I actively looked for research internships
and one of the big perks of being in the Biology Club is that we get
information about internships from our professors and from other Bio Club
members,” said April. The program runs from May 21 – July 27, 2012 the 10-week
internship. April receives transportation, room and board, and a stipend. At
the end of the ten-week internship, she will present a report during a
symposium organized by the program. Her plans for the future include finishing
her undergraduate degree in biology and then continue with her studies all the
way to the doctoral level. She plans to focus on botany with a specialization
in genetics. She is a George Washington High School graduate.
of Massachusetts Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity
major Mary Rose Canlas was accepted to the the University of Massachusetts
Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity, a ten-week,
structured research experience which runs May 27-Aug 3. The program consists of
hands-on laboratory research experience with an investigator serving as a
mentor, role model and advisor. The program provides students with in-depth
exposure to scientific research in the hopes that participants will consider
research in the sciences as a career choice. Mary Rose is a junior and a
graduate of Sanchez High School. She is hoping to get into medical school after
she finishes her undergraduate degree and says this internship will help her
prepare for her future. She joins 20 students from around the nation who were
selected for this highly competitive internship.
Rwanda and Taiwan – Army ROTC
UOG Army ROTC Cadets are going off island to participate in ROTC's Cultural
Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program. The Cadet Command
deploys SROTC Cadets overseas for the specific purpose of immersing them in the
various cultures and languages of those regions to produce the intended outcome
of commissioning officers who possess the right blend of language and cultural
skills required in support of global operations in the state of persistent
warfare expected in the 21st Century. The four students will They will spend
two weeks at Fort Knox, KY and then 3 weeks in their designated immersion
country. Cadets Quintin Duenas and John Eddie Moser will travel to the Ukraine,
Lloyd Abigania will travel to Rwanda, and Ronnel Baris will travel to Taiwan.
Cobb, chemistry major and math minor, was selected to attend North
Carolina State University’s Research Experience for Undergraduates this summer.
The program runs from May 25- August 8th. She receives room and
board, partial travel and a $3,500 stipend. Cobb is a graduate of John F.
Kennedy High School.
Raymundo received a $5000 grant from National Geographic and will travel to the
Philippines to begin her research on an endangered Philippine bat. This
research is also the focus of her thesis. Maia is pursuing a master’s degree in
biology at the University of Guam.
This is for seniors who will be graduating in June. However, if you are a junior and want to attend please fill out the form and I will give you a slot if there is space.
UOG's Upward Bound (UB) college prep program is accepting applications from interested students currently in 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. Free academic services are provided during the school year and summer including academic tutoring; college and career prep activities; field trips/ cultural trips; financial aid information; 6-week summer program at UOG; self-development workshops; and other benefits. Students applying must meet eligibility criteria such as: minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; parents/ legal guardians do not have a 4-year college degree or come from low-income family; and applicants meet citizenship/ resident requirements. Slots are limited. For UB applications and other eligibility criteria please call 735-2245/ 1992. DEADLINE TO APPLY is Friday, MAY 18th.
Weeding out Invasive Species With Classical Biological Control Funded by USDA-APHIS
The mile-a-minute vine is an invasive weed on Guam and other islands in the Pacific. Mikania’s native range is the tropical and subtropical areas of North, Central, and South America. This prolific weed is on the top ten list of important weeds of Pacific island countries and territories (PICTs) due to its aggressive climbing abilities, which allow it to strangle young establishing plants. This can negatively impact agriculture and agro-forestry plants greatly affecting plant biodiversity in the areas it colonizes. Estimates have the infestation of mikania on Guam around 2,581 acres.
One of the camps this summer will be held at the Cornell University between June 25th and July 15th. To be admitted, students had to solve 10 challenging problems that can be downloaded at the WEB-site.
The presentation is part of the Challenges in Mathematics Colloquium Lecture Series organized by the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the Colleges of Natural and Applied Sciences, UOG.
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Micronesian Biosecurity Plan Meeting
In preparation for the military buildup on Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI), the Department of Defense (DOD) has taken an unprecedented step of funding a proactive effort to evaluate the risks to Micronesia that are associated with the introduction and/or spread of potentially invasive species and to make recommendations as to how these risks can best be eliminated or minimized through the creation of a Micronesia Biosecurity Plan (MBP).
As part of a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of the Navy, the University of Guam is taking the lead in organizing a team of scientists and managers specializing in biosecurity and/or natural resource management in the pacific region to contribute to a peer review of the draft MBP sections and develop a Strategic Implementation Plan to support the MBP. This inaugural meeting will be held at the Governor of Guam’s upper conference room located at the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor's Complex, Hagåtña Guam, on March 12, 2012 starting at 10:00am.
Stephen Acabado, PhD, and Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Archaeology at the University of Guam, received a $21K grant from the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration in support of his anthropological research on the rice terrace farming and irrigation methods of the Ifugao people of the Northern Philippines.
The Ifugao Archaeological Project explores the relationship between irrigation management and social organization of the Ifugao. This research provides alternative views of food production intensification, and further complicates the relationship between water management and sociopolitical stratification. This work also investigates the antiquity of the entire Cordillera terraced field tradition, which scholars have either explained through a ‘long history’ (that predates 16th century Spanish contact) or a revisionist ‘short history’ (that coincides with, or follows Spanish contact) to develop a more nuanced occupational history of this region.
The research will use multiple methods to investigate the history and growth of the highland Ifugao system: GIS technology to identify the topographic locations that were best suited for settlement and terrace construction; archaeological excavations to determine the age of individual settlements and terraces, and, ethnographic research with Ifugao farmers to determine how labor is deployed to construct and maintain their irrigation terraces.
For more information contact Dr. Acabado at 735-2809.
To register for this workshop or for more information please visit www.guamptac.com or contact Therese at firstname.lastname@example.org.