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"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Congratulations Fall 2012 Graduates!

UOG celebrated the graduation of 224 students on December 16, 2012.  Enjoy the following UOG Commencement snapshots!


Fall 2012 Graduates


UOG Faculty during the Fall 2012 Commencement Exercise.




Dr. Dan Robertson, Dr. Lourdes Klitzkie, Dr. Larry Kasperbauer, and Father Ken Carriveau.

Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie.

Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Dr. Lourdes Klitzkie, and Dr. Susan McManus.

Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Joann Diego,  Cathy Cardenas, and Dr. Susan McManus.
Pictured L-R:  Regent Marcos Fong, Norm Analista, and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera.


Pictured L-R:  Dr. Ansito Walter, Dr. Salas-Walter, Dr. Susan McManus, and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Birthday and Pre-Christmas Celebration!



Si Yu'os Ma'ase' for a wonderful birthday and pre-Christmas celebration!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! Enjoy this special holiday with your loved ones, and be sure to thank those who have touched your life and made a difference. May God bestow upon you abundant blessings on this day and always.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Language Arts Conference a Success!

The 25th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference held November 16 and 17, 2012 at UOG and Guam Marriott Resort was a huge success!  The literacy-filled presentations and inspirational keynote speech by CNN Hero of the Year, Efren Penaflorida, were memorable.  Enjoy the following snapshots!

Efren Penaflorida, CNN Hero of the Year, says his keynote speech at UOG's 25th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference.


Efren Penaflorida inspires the audience with his keynote speech at this year's Language Arts Conference.


SOE Alumni Officers with UOG President, Dr. Robert Underwood. Pictured front row L-R: Martha Sudo, Secretary; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster and LAC Chair. Back row L-R: SOE Alumnus Dr. Jose Q. Cruz and UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood.



LAC Presentation:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Lois Taitano Gumataotao pictured during their presentation titled Digital Storytelling with Young English Language Learners.

LAC Presentation:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Lois Taitano Gumataotao pictured during their presentation titled  Creatively Differentiating Instruction for Pacific Island Students.

COM-FSM and UOG Colleagues:  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, LAC Chair and Maggie Hallers, COM-FSM.



LAC Committee with IRA and SOE Alumni Officers.  Pictured L-R:  Jackie Guzman, LAC Administrative Assistant; Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, LAC Chair; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Webmaster and LAC Chair; Dr. Clarisa Quan, LAC Chair; Jonathan Pilarca, IRA President and SOE Alumni Member; and Debbie Respicio, LAC Administrative Coordinator.

COM-FSM Representation at the LAC:  Pictured L-R:  Sylvia Henry, COM-FSM; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, LAC Chair; and Maggie Hallers, COM-FSM.

Donation:  Dr. Pam Peralta (center) donated the reading kit she won to COM-FSM colleagues.  Pictured L-R:  Maggie Hallers, COM-FSM; Peralta; Sylvia Henry, COM-FSM; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera.

Professors at the LAC:  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Pam Peralta, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Dr. Lisa Baza-Cruz, and Dr. Catherine Stoicovy.

SOE Alumni Officers ready for recruitment at the LAC.  Pictured L-R:  Martha Sudo, Secretary; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Webmaster and LAC Chair.

SOE Alumni Officers pose with SOE Alumni.  Pictured front row L-R:  Martha Sudo, Secretary; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster and LAC Chair.  Back row L-R:  SOE Alumnus Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, and Jonathan Pilarca, IRA President and SOE Alumni Member.

The delicious LAC cake from LSG served during the first night of the LAC.

SOE Reading Cohort LAC Presentation on Graphic Novels #1.  Pictured L-R:  Ted Nededog and Stephane Lujan.  

SOE Reading Cohort LAC Presentation on Graphic Novels #2.  Pictured above is Ted Nededog.  

SOE Reading Cohort LAC Presentation on Graphic Novels #3.  Pictured above is Johnavan Tamayo.  

SOE Reading Cohort LAC Presentation on Graphic Novels #4.  Pictured above is Stephane Lujan. 

SOE Reading Cohort LAC Presentation on Graphic Novels #5.  Pictured standing:  Nicole Borja.  Sitting L-R:  Johnavan Tamayo, Stephane Lujan, and Ted Nededog.  

SOE Reading Cohort LAC Presentation on Graphic Novels #6.  Pictured above is Nicole Borja.

SOE Reading Cohort LAC Presentation on Graphic Novels #7:  Pictured L-R:  Johnavan Tamayo, Stephane Lujan; and Ted Nededog.

Keynote speaker, Efren Penaflorida with LAC Committee, SOE Alumni and IRA Board Members.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, LAC Chair; Troy McVey, CLASS Associate Dean; Dr. Clarisa Quan, LAC Chair; Lou Hiura, IRA Historian; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni/IRA Webmaster and LAC Chair; Margaret Beem, SOE Alumni Vic e President; Lynn Arriola, IRA Corresponding Secretary; Jonathan Pilarca, IRA President; Debbie Duenas, IRA President-Elect; Efren Penaflorida, Keynote Speaker; Martha Sudo, SOE Alumni Secretary and IRA Recording Secretary; Young Adult, Carmen Paulino; and Therese Volsteadt, IRA Software Board Member.

Jonathan Pilarca, IRA President and SOE Alumni member, welcomes the audience.

The SOE Reading Cohort strikes a pose at the LAC.  Pictured kneeling L-R:  Ted Nededog and Johnavan Tamayo.  Back row L-R:  Pam Villanueva; Stephane Lujan; Nicole Borja; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Instructor; Gloria Frias; Lenith Atienza; and Fatima Tibudan.  Not pictured are Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, Reading Program Coordinator; Lourdes Felipe, Ailene Pamintuan; Lee Anicas; and Nadine Cruz.

CLASS Dean, Dr. James Sellmann, says his Opening Remarks at the LAC.

Troy McVey, CLASS Associate Dean, says his remarks during the start of the LAC.

SOE Reading Cohort Presentation:  Lenith Atienza presents the Web Quest at the LAC.

SOE Reading Cohort Presentation:  Gloria Frias presents the Web Quest at the LAC.

SOE Reading Cohort Presentation:  Pam Villanueva presents the Web Quest at the LAC.

Keynote speaker, Efren Penaflorida with Dr. Rivera, LAC Chair & SOE Alumni/IRA Webmaster and LAC Chair.

LAC Committee with Dr. Rivera's EN100 volunteers.  Front kneeling:  Clint Siren.  Back row L-R:  Emilyn  Santos; Angela  Manalo; Toni-Lynn Benoit; Sabrina Rivo; Jackie Guzman, LAC Administrative Assistant; Dr. Rivera, LAC Chair, EN100 Instructor & SOE Alumni/IRA Webmaster; and Debbie Respicio, LAC Administrative Coordinator. 


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Veteran's Day!

To all of those who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, so that we may have the freedom that we enjoy, we salute you! *HAND SALUTE* God Bless you all, and God Bless the USA! HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY!



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UOG Alumni Reunion a Success!

The UOG Alumni Reunion "Celebrate Good Times!" event held Friday, November 9, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel was memorable.  The SOE Alumni Officers also took a number of mini-studio photos to make a lasting impression.  Enjoy the following snapshots!

UOG ROTC Drill Tream Performance

SOE Alumni Officers strike a pose!
Pictured L-R:  Margaret Beem, Vice President; Grace Griffin, President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster.  Not pictured are Martha Sudo, Secretary; Rose Marie Castro, Treasurer; Lois T. Gumataotao, PIO; and Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie, Advisor.

SOE Alumni Officers Take 2!
Pictured L-R left photo:  Margaret Beem, SOE VP; Rose Marie Castro, SOE Alumni Treasurer; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Webmaster.  Right photos:  Martha Sudo, SOE Alumni Secretary; VP Beem; Treasurer Castro; Webmaster Dr. Rivera; and Grace Griffin, SOE Alumni President.  Not pictured are Lois T. Gumataotao, PIO; and Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie, Advisor.

SOE Alumni Officers Take 3!
Pictured L-R:  Margaret Beem, SOE Alumni Vice President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Webmaster.  Not pictured are Grace Griffin, President; Rose Marie Castro, Treasurer; Lois T. Gumataotao, PIO; and Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie, Advisor.

SOE Alumni Officers Take 4!
Pictured L-R:  Rose Marie Castro, Treasurer; Martha Sudo,  Secretary; and Margaret Beem, Vice President.  Not pictured are Lois T. Gumataotao, PIO; Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie,  Advisor; Grace Grfiffin, President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster.

SOE Alumni Officers Take 5!
Pictured L-R:  Martha Sudo, Secretary; Rose Marie Castro,  Treasurer; and Grace Griffin, President.  Not pictured are Lois T. Gumataotao, PIO; Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie,  Advisor; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster.


SOE Alumni Officers Finale Photo!
Pictured L-R:  Margaret Beem, Vice President; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster; Rose Marie Castro, Treasurer; Grace Griffin, President; and Martha Sudo, Secretary.  Not pictured are Lois T. Gumataotao, PIO; and Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie,  Advisor.