Be the change you want to see in this world

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

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Congratulations 282 UOG Graduates!

May 27, 2012 was a joyous celebration for the 282 candidates that graduated from the University of Guam!  Congratulations graduates for earning your degree!  We wish you continued success in your career and more!  May God Bless you all, always.  Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this festive celebration!


Let us remember...



On this Memorial Day, let us remember
all those soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines, who sacrificed their lives, so that we may be safe from harm. They will always be remembered!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Person Centered Planning

Please take advantage of this GREAT training.....
Topic:  Person Centered Planning
When:  Thursday, May 31, 2012
                  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where:  Former PIRC - Parent Information Resource Center
                         Agana across Paradise Fitness

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

eSchool News: Six Resources that Aim to Help Special-Education Stakeholders

It’s sometimes challenging finding useful information on special education, especially when it comes to technology-related activities.  The following are 6 resources compiled by Meris Stansbury, editor of eSchoolNews.  You'll find them to be resourceful in various issues that concern children with disabilities.


1. AbilityHub Assistive Technology Solutions
An index, and description, of assistive technology for people with a disability who find operating a computer difficult, maybe even impossible. This website will direct you to adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers.

2. Apps for Children with Special Needs
Gary James at A4CWSN.com maintains a large list of educational apps for children with special needs. James reviews the apps and posts demonstration videos so that users can see what each one is all about before spending money to purchase them. By producing these videos, James demonstrates how products designed to educate children and build their life skills really work from a user perspective.

3. CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology) Learning Tools
CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning. UDL free multimedia learning tools are designed for students, teachers, and parents.

4. DREAMMS (Developmental Research for the Effective Advancement of Memory and Motor Skills) for Kids
An assistive technology information clearinghouse and search facility, DREAMMS was founded in 1988 by the parents of a child with Down syndrome. DREAMMS is committed to increasing the use of computers, high-quality instructional technology, and assistive technology for children with special needs in schools, homes, and the workplace.

5. SERGE (Special Education Resources for General Educators)
Designed by the Council of Chief State School Officers and sponsored by the MetLife Foundation, SERGE was created to give general classroom educators quick access to information and professional development about addressing the special-ed needs of students who have disabilities.

6. Technology in Special Education
This is a website to collect and share tools, hardware, and applications available for the enhancement of technology in education with an emphasis on special education. The site has been collecting material over the last seven years in an attempt to compile all information in a categorized format so parents, educators, and other professionals who work with kids with special needs can benefit from the knowledge acquired. The reviews are thorough and well-written, and the site organizes events where developers offer special deals to their readers.

Source:  eSchoolNews.com

Thursday, May 03, 2012

UOG SOE Alumni Update - May 4

1) SAVE THE DATE, JUNE 30, FOUNDER’S DAY GALA!
Help us celebrate the University’s rich past and promising future at the Founder’s Day Gala, themed “Guam's Pioneers in Higher Education.” Enjoy an outstanding four-course dinner and exciting entertainment at this special signature event. Plus, get the opportunity to win exciting raffle prizes. Hyatt Regency Guam, Grand Ballroom. 6p.m. to 10p.m. Tickets are $150 per person. Space is limited.
Visit our facebook page to see who is attending and who has been invited. Feel free to send out links to your contacts as well.
Please call 735-2586 (ALUM) or email  nanalista@uguam.uog.edu



2) SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 1, “THE G-FACTOR” UOG ALUMNI MIXER, ALUMNI ARTISTS & PERFORMERS WANTED!
On June 1, the Office of Alumni Affairs will host a mixer for alumni and friends of the University! The highlight of the event will be a talent showcase ranging from artwork and singing to stand-up comedy and a special hip hop dance performance by alumni! New Development: The School of Business and Public Administration will be hosting a karaoke contest from 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. at this exciting event! Sign up today. Chance to win great prizes as well!
This event is open to the public!
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Purchase your tickets at: The Triton Book Store, UOG President’s Office - Chris Mabayag, Office of Alumni Affairs. To see a complete list of ticket sales representatives, and send invitations to your friends, visit our facebook page:
Please call 735-2586 (ALUM) or email  nanalista@uguam.uog.edu


3) EAT AT CPK AND RAISE FUNDS FOR THE UNIVERSITY!
This whole month, when you dine at CPK, 20% of your check will benefit the University. You have to download the flier found on this link and present it when you pay your bill. Please spread the word!



4)THE TRITON PRIVILEGES CARD IS 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. You can get 15 cents off a gallon of gas from 76 among other great offers!
Visit this link to check for any updates to the Triton Privileges Card:
 
5) ALUMNI OUTREACH THROUGH FACEBOOK – WE NEED YOUR HELP!
·        Norm Analista has created the official University of Guam Alumni Facebook page. There are many exciting activities in store for you this year as we celebrate the University's 60th Anniversary! The Facebook page is just one of the methods the Office of Alumni Affairs will use to keep you informed. To best address the objectives of this group, only UOG alumni are permitted to be part of it and interact with other members. We need this group to grow, so please feel free to send invitations to your fellow alum to join this group. But, please be aware that their inclusion is subject to verification.
·         To access the alumni group page, click the link below or cut and paste it. You must have a facebook account to log on.
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