Be the change you want to see in this world

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

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

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 10, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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.  Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Congratulations Felicia & Art!

Congratulations, Felicia and Art Hernandez, on your Special Day! May God Bless you with a lifetime of joy and happiness.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

UOG Alumni Awards A Success!

Dr. Lourdes Palomo Klizkie
2014 UOG Distinguished Alumni for SOE
SOE Alumni Association Officers participate in UOG's Distinguished Alumni
Awards held Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Hilton Guam Resort & Spa.
Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, SOE Alumni Webmaster & 2013
Distinguished Alumna and Grace Griffin, SOE Alumni President.  


Dr. Lourdes Palomo Klitzkie, Professor Emiita, received the SOE Distinguished Alumni Award.  Dr. Rivera accepted the award in Dr. Klitzkie's behalf, due to medical reasons.  Congratulations, Dr. Klitzkie and fellow Distinguished Alumni!  We look forward to next year's Alumni awards events!  BIBA UOG!

LAC 2014 Meaningful!

Monday, November 10, 2014

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!



Image source: amarinesview.com

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

TEAM 2014 Conference a Success!


The First International Conference on Technology, Education, Assessment and Management (TEAM) was a success! The conference theme, “New Directions in Technology, Education, Assessment and Management” was highlighted in each of the conference days from October 24-26, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Guam Hotel. The conference was coordinated by the UOG Office of Graduate Studies, Sponsored Programs and Research and partner institutions of higher learning in the Philippines.

The TEAM Conference provided an opportunity for participants to share international knowledge and expertise among academics, researchers, practitioners, administrators, and other professionals. Keeping true to its theme, TEAM-building was felt throughout each of the conference days.

The first night of the TEAM Conference included inspirational messages by UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood and Jon Fernandez, Guam DOE Superintendent. There were also parallel sessions that provided insight on technology, music, culture, reflective teaching, science, mindfulness, and more. The night ended with a special musical performance by the University Singers.

The second day of the TEAM Conference provided meaningful messages by UOG SVP Dr. Anita Borja-Fernandez and Regent Antoinette Sanford. Meaningful messages were also made by the following Plenary Speakers: Dr. Kim Fong poon-McBrayer, Director of the Center for Childhood Research & Innovation, Hong Kong Institute of Education; Dr. Elsa P. Manarpaac, President of Western Philippines University, Palawan; Joseph Sanchez, Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for the Guam Department of Education; and Dr. Marlon Padilla, Dean of Grade School of Arts, Science and Education, Universidad de Manila. There were also parallel sessions that provided insight on assessment, classroom environment, learning styles, tutorial courseware, conceptual development, literacy, action research, management, graduate schooling, mental health nursing, constructivist teaching, schema, and more.

The last day of the conference included inspirational messages by Dr. John Peterson, AVP for Graduate Studies, Research and Sponsored Programs; Vice President Frankie Harris, College of Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia. Exemplary speeches were also made by the following Plenary Speakers: Dr. Jerica Liza Baculod, Director of Research Center, San Sebastian College, Philippines; Dr. Chito D. Villadolid, Director of International Linkage, New ERA University; Dr. Tito M. Cabili, Dean for the College of Education at the University of Eastern Philippines at Catarman in Northern Samar; and Dr. Leah de Asis, Director of Student Services, College of Arts and Communication at the University of Eastern Philippines. There were also parallel sessions that provided insight on early hearing detection and intervention, use of euphemisms, parental involvement, learning support, problem solving, and student motivation.

Deep gratitude goes out to all TEAM Conference steering committee members and partner institutions in the Philippines, and all the entities that joined us to make the First International Conference on Technology, Education, Assessment and Management (TEAM) a memorable event that will always be remembered! Un Dangkulo Na Si Yu’os Ma’ase’! Salamat! Kinissow! Kommol! Mesulang! Kalahngan! Kammagar! We look forward to the next TEAM Conference in Palawan, Philippines!  Enjoy the following snapshots!






Julia Wins iSing Competition!

Congratulations, Julia, for winning first place in the Micronesia Mall's iSing competition held October 25, 2014! We're very proud of you! God Bless, and may your passion to sing continue to soar!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Language Arts Conference - Nov. 14 & 15 at the Hyatt Regency Guam

27th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

Literacy, Assessment and Core Curriculum Standards 


Friday, November 14, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Guam

 

Sponsored by:
University of Guam
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Co-Sponsors:
School of Education
International Reading Association, Guam Council

E-mail: uoglac@gmail.com
Welcome to the 27th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference (LAC) website!  The LAC is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and enrichment in literacy.
This year's Keynote Speaker:
University of Guam
Dr. Margaruite Smith
Dr. Smith is the Manager of Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Hawaii and Pacific Sales and Service for McGraw-Hill Education. In that capacity, she is responsible for all aspects of teacher training, textbook and online learning sales, as well as Professional Development services for McGraw-Hill School Education educational materials, including SRA, Macmillan, Glencoe and Wright Group products to the Department of Defense Schools and to Guam, Marshall Islands, Palau, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Federated States of Micronesia, American Samoa, and Hawaii. 
She has degrees from Texas Tech University, Texas Southern University, and the University of Denver in education and in educational administration. She has taught in every grade level 1-12, and has been an elementary administrator. She has teacher certification in reading, English as a Second Language, as well as general studies K-12.
Featured Presentation:  Unlocking Literacy with the Common Core State Standards
This session will highlight the Common Core Anchor Standards that address literacy achievement for all students.  The session will address the benefits of using the CCSS in planning English Language Arts instruction to assure mastery of essential foundation skills for literacy.  Dr. Smith will show examples of teaching lessons based on the Common Core State Standards and address quality assessment that is critical to effective instruction.

Past Featured Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood
Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood is a former Superintent for the Guam Department of Education (GDOE).  She served as GDOE's research, planning, and evaluation administrator.  She holds a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Oregon, a master's degree in education, and a bachelor of arts degree in education.  She has also served as the chair of the committee to develop Guam Department of Education's master plan relative to the increase in military presence.  Dr. Underwood has been a leader in the local Filipino community organizations and an advocate of Guam's quest for self-determination and has served the community as a member of the Guam Memorial Hospital's board of trustees, the Guam Humanities Council, and St. Paul Christian School's board of directors.  She is also the vice chair of the Democratic Party of Guam.

Past Featured Keynote Speaker: Efren Penaflorida, CNN Hero of the Year
Penaflorida is a Filipino teacher who won the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year award for his outreach teaching project known as, "Kariton Klasrum" (pushcart classroom).  He received his award from American actress Eva Mendes at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

According to Penaflorida, "Our planet is filled with heroes, young and old, rich and poor, man, woman of different colors, shapes, and sizes.  We are one great tapestry...Each person has a hidden hero within, you just have to look inside you and search it in your heart, and be the hero to the next one in need."

If you are interested in presenting or attending, it is important that you return the forms with your check/payment immediately.  We have a limit of 300 participants.  Last year, many were turned away because we reached capacity before the registration deadline.  Don't let this weekend go without signing up.  We look forward to seeing you there!
CALL FOR PROPOSALS DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 7, 2014
You can also earn two (2) PD894 graduate credits/CEUs.  You must register for the conference before you register for the graduate credits at the Professional International Programs, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Room #217.  For more information, call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233.  You can also e-mail the Instructor, Lois Taitano Gumataotao, at ltgumataotao@gmail.com.
Contact LAC Committee Chairpersons:
  • Dr. Clarisa Quan:  risaquan@yahoo.com
  • Dr. Catherine Stoicovy:  stoicovy@guam.net
  • Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera:  mnrivera1@yahoo.com
  • Dr. Christopher Garcia:  guamchrisgarcis@gmail.com
  • Dr. Michelle Santos: msantos@uguam.uog.edu

Administrative Coordinators:
  • Kathleen Duenas (Email: kduenas@uguam.uog.edu, Tel: 735-2725)
  • E-mail:  uoglac@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

REMINDER: TEAM 2014 Conference - Oct. 24-26


THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON 
TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION, ASSESSMENT and MANAGEMENT (TEAM)  


The 2014 International Conference on TEAM is an interdisciplinary forum that invites scholarly interactions among academics, researchers, practitioners, administrators and students.  This conference that is organized by UOG Research, Graduate Studies and Sponsored Programs in collaboration with partner institutions in the Philippines is scheduled for October 24, 25 and 26. 
Deadline for submission of abstracts in the following sub-themes is on June 30, 2014.  The abstract of not more than 250 words will be peer reviewed and results will be emailed to senders after two weeks.  Email your abstracts to the contact persons below. 
Contact Person:
 
Main Theme: 

New Directions in Technology, Education, Assessment andManagement 


Sub-Themes: 
Technology
Assessment
Innovative uses of technology
Outcomes-based assessment
Computer mediated instruction
Multiple assessment strategies
Distance and blended learning
Cognitive and Affective assessments
Assistive technology
Assessment of critical and creative thinking
Social media platforms
Project assessment and evaluation
Technological advancement and challenges
Program reviews and evaluation


Education
Management
Best practices in teaching and learning
Management in higher education
Values education in school
School management
At-risk learners
Shared governance
Competency-based programs
Accreditation and Accountability
Language and culture studies
Leadership and management strategies
Environmental education
Project management



Important Information:
For Foreign Partcipants:
  • Early bird registration (on or before Aug. 15, 2014) is $200.00 (USD)
  • After Aug. 15 registration is $250.00 (USD)
  • Onsite registration is $300.00 (USD)
For Local Participants
  • Early bird registration (on or before Aug. 15, 2014) is $100.00 (USD)
  • After Aug. 15 registration is $150.00 (USD)
  • Onsite registration is $200.00 (USD)
  • Registration fee includes:
    • Conference reception on the first day
    • 2 lunches at the Hyatt
    • Morning and afternoon teas 
    • Conference bag 
    • Program booklet
    • For Foreign Participants : An invitation letter for visa application will be provided after payment of registration fee

27th Language Arts Conference - Nov. 14 & 15

27th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

Literacy, Assessment and Core Curriculum Standards 


Friday, November 14, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Guam

 

Sponsored by:
University of Guam
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Co-Sponsors:
School of Education
International Reading Association, Guam Council

E-mail: uoglac@gmail.com
Welcome to the 27th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference (LAC) website!  The LAC is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and enrichment in literacy.
This year's Keynote Speaker:
University of Guam
Dr. Margaruite Smith
Dr. Smith is Director of Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Hawaii and Pacific Sales and Service for McGraw-Hill Education. In that capacity, she is responsible for all aspects of teacher training, textbook and online learning sales, as well as Professional Development services for McGraw-Hill School Education educational materials, including SRA, Macmillan, Glencoe and Wright Group products to the Department of Defense Schools and to Guam, Marshall Islands, Palau, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Federated States of Micronesia, American Samoa, and Hawaii. 
She has degrees from Texas Tech University, Texas Southern University, and the University of Denver in education and in educational administration. She has taught in every grade level 1-12, and has been an elementary administrator. She has teacher certification in reading, English as a Second Language, as well as general studies K-12.

Past Featured Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood
Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood is a former Superintent for the Guam Department of Education (GDOE).  She served as GDOE's research, planning, and evaluation administrator.  She holds a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Oregon, a master's degree in education, and a bachelor of arts degree in education.  She has also served as the chair of the committee to develop Guam Department of Education's master plan relative to the increase in military presence.  Dr. Underwood has been a leader in the local Filipino community organizations and an advocate of Guam's quest for self-determination and has served the community as a member of the Guam Memorial Hospital's board of trustees, the Guam Humanities Council, and St. Paul Christian School's board of directors.  She is also the vice chair of the Democratic Party of Guam.

Past Featured Keynote Speaker: Efren Penaflorida, CNN Hero of the Year
Penaflorida is a Filipino teacher who won the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year award for his outreach teaching project known as, "Kariton Klasrum" (pushcart classroom).  He received his award from American actress Eva Mendes at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

According to Penaflorida, "Our planet is filled with heroes, young and old, rich and poor, man, woman of different colors, shapes, and sizes.  We are one great tapestry...Each person has a hidden hero within, you just have to look inside you and search it in your heart, and be the hero to the next one in need."

If you are interested in presenting or attending, it is important that you return the forms with your check/payment immediately.  We have a limit of 300 participants.  Last year, many were turned away because we reached capacity before the registration deadline.  Don't let this weekend go without signing up.  We look forward to seeing you there!
CALL FOR PROPOSALS DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 7, 2014
You can also earn two (2) PD894 graduate credits/CEUs.  You must register for the conference before you register for the graduate credits at the Professional International Programs, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Room #217.  For more information, call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233.  You can also e-mail the Instructor, Lois Taitano Gumataotao, at ltgumataotao@gmail.com.
Contact LAC Committee Chairpersons:
  • Dr. Clarisa Quan:  risaquan@yahoo.com
  • Dr. Catherine Stoicovy:  stoicovy@guam.net
  • Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera:  mnrivera1@yahoo.com
  • Dr. Christopher Garcia:  guamchrisgarcis@gmail.com
  • Dr. Michelle Santos: msantos@uguam.uog.edu

Administrative Coordinators:
  • Kathleen Duenas (Email: kduenas@uguam.uog.edu, Tel: 735-2725)
  • E-mail:  uoglac@gmail.com

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Julia's iSing Performance a Blast!

Congratulations, Julia, on making it as a finalist for the iSing competition held Oct. 11, 2014 at the Micronesia Mall! Only 5 out of 15 singers made it to the next level, and Julia was one of the 5 that made the cut!







A Tribute to Pentatonix Performance Stars Julia & Friends!

Congratulations, Julia and the University Singers for your amazing Tribute to Pentatonix on October 11, 2014 at the UOG Fine Arts Theatre!



SOE Alumni Association Coordinates the UOG - IRA Course

The SOE Alumni Association officers were hard at work at the IRA October general membership meeting, as they assisted IRA members who were interested in obtaining a UOG credit for attending and learning from the various IRA meetings. Members expressed gratitude to the association for paving the way to make the course available. Kudos to all!

SOE Alumni Officers hard at work.  Pictured L-R:  Rose Cruz Castro, Treasurer; Martha Sudo, Secretary; Grace Griffin, President; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

University Music Presents: A Tribute to Pentatonix October 10 and 11

University Music presents: A Tribute to the Pentatonix featuring the “University Singers” and “Friends With Instruments." The performance will take place on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 at 8:00 p.m. at the UOG Fine Arts Theater. Admission is free, and the public is invited.


Event:             A Tribute to Pentatonix
Where:            UOG Fine Arts Theater
When:             Oct. 10 and 11 (Fri and Sat) 8:00pm
Admission:     Free
Venue:            Performances by the trio by “Friends With Instruments”
                        And the pop a cappella choir “University Singers”

For more information, contact Dr. Randall Johnson at randalljohnson@guam.net.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Certificate of Appreciation from CL Taitano Elementary School

It is always a pleasure to be able to make a difference in the lives of our students.  My family literacy presentation at the Raising Readers Workshop held October 4, 2014 at CL Taitano Elementary School was meaningful, as parents were actively engaged in the process.  Kudos to the organizers of the workshop!






Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Search for the 2014 UOG Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients is on! 

Deadline Extended to Monday, Oct. 20th, 4p.m.

Attached is a listing of requirements and the official nomination form for this prestigious award. The deadline to submit a nomination form and supporting evidence is Monday, October 20th, 4p.m. The award recognition ceremony will take place at the 2014 All-Class UOG Alumni Reunion (see details below).

Take a look at photo highlights from last year’s alumni reunion which featured the 2013 awards ceremony.



2013 Distinguished Alumni Awardees: 

Annparo Rios
Annparo Rios
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, 
Guam Behavioral Health & Wellness Center
B.S, Nursing, 2003
School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SONHS)

“My education from the University of Guam has helped to shape me into the person I am today by allowing me to reconnect with my island home after spending my childhood and early adult life away from Guam. I didn’t have a sense of where “home” was. My goal was to pursue a nursing degree and have a career as a nurse. It wasn’t an easy one and would not have been possible without the support of my loved ones and instructors who knew and understood my history and experiences and encouraged me every step of the way to achieve my goal.  My experience at UOG allowed me to accomplish my goals, forge friendships with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds, and be comfortable calling Guam “home” once again.”  


Darlene Moore
Darlene Moore
Founder & President, 
Micronesian Archaeological Research Services 
B.A. Anthropology, 1979, MA Behavioral Science, 1984
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)

“The education I received at the University of Guam during the years from 1976 to 1983 in pursuit of BA and MA degrees in Anthropology and Behavioral Science with a focus on Archaeology provided the background, training, and experience that were required in order for me to meet the federal qualification standards for directing and participating in Historic Preservation projects.  After graduation, I worked on several UOG archaeological research projects which provided additional training opportunities. Then I formed a sole proprietorship and hired other qualified people as needed to complete Cultural Resource Management projects in the Mariana Islands.  As the number and size of our projects grew, we (two other women with BA degrees and one with a PhD degree in Anthropology) formed Micronesian Archaeological Research Services (MARS), Inc.  Incorporated in 1992, we are still operating, although two of our four original people have since retired. The past 25 years would not have been possible if UOG had not been there to offer the classes and guidance needed to qualify me for work in this fascinating field.”


George Chiu
George Chiu
Executive Vice President,
Tan Holdings Corporation
B.A. Accounting, 1987
School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA)

“I’d experienced stateside campus life, but it was at the University of Guam that my commitment to education was fortified. Professors and facilitators opened opportunities through learning not in just my primary fields of study – but other supportive and relevant areas that provided well-rounded and thoughtful opportunities that contributed to my success. Attending classes with students from the islands who also became leaders and professionals has developed a collegiate fraternity. I often meet individuals who also attended UOG; we share experiences, college courses, personalities and knowledge that contributes to a valuable basis of friendship and spirit of cooperation in mutually rewarding and beneficial collaborations and endeavors.” 


Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera
Assistant Professor, University of Guam
B.A. Early Childhood Elementary, 1997, M.ED. Language and Literacy 2000
School of Education (SOE)

“I am proud to be an alumna of the University of Guam.  Without the guidance and inspiration of my brilliant professors at UOG’s School of Education, I would not have made it this far in my career.  Thank you UOG for helping me to grow and gain the wisdom to excel in all that I do.  Like my father always says, “Winning starts in the mind.  Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve.“  Let us all think like winners!  BIBA UOG!”


Shiela Concepcion
Shiela Concepcion
Quality Manager, DZSP 21 LLC
B.A. Computer Science, 2002. 
College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS)

“My education at the University of Guam has been instrumental in shaping both my professional and personal life. It helped expand my creativity, enhance my project management skills, build my self-confidence and foster my passion for technology – all of which has transformed my life and propelled my career from being the lead Computer Programmer to the Manager of Quality on the largest Base Operations Support Services Contract in the Department of Defense. The experiences I gained from the University served as the ultimate foundation for my dreams coming true, but this is only the beginning….”

(Awards were not given in 2012)

2011 Distinguished Alumni Awardees: 
distinguished alumni

Winners of the 2011 UOG Distinguished Alumni Award are pictured with University officials at a gala on Sept. 3, 2011 at the Outrigger Resort. (L to R) Dr. Chris Perez, former Chairman, UOG Board of Regents, Dr. Robert Underwood, President, UOG, Frank Cruz, Distinguished Alumnus – CNAS, Mike Nahalowaa, Distinguished Alumnus – SBPA, Atty. Bob Klitzkie, Distinguished Alumnus – SOE, Laurent Duenas, Distinguished Alumna -  SONHS, Joanne Brown, Distinguished Alumna - CLASS, Dr. Judith Selk, Distinguished Alumna - CLASS, Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood, Distinguished Alumna - SOE, Dr. Gregg San Nicolas, Distinguished Alumnus - SOE, Tanya Muna, Distinguished Alumna - SPBA, and Robert Paulino, former President, UOG Alumni Association.


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 15 for the 2014 All-Class UOG Alumni Reunion: “The Way We Were”

Remember the good old days at the University of Guam at our all-class annual alumni reunion at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 6p.m. to 10p.m. Our theme this year is “The Way We Were,” and we will feature an evening of nostalgic performances. We will also feature the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards, and the chance to win great prizes at the event!

Tickets are $35 per person. In the meantime, browse through photo highlights from past reunions in the galleries below. Don’t miss out this year!

2012 UOG Alumni Reunion: Celebrate Good Times

2011 UOG Alumni Reunion: The First-Ever Island-Wide Reunion

Look for Video Highlights from Previous Reunions on Our Official youtube page:


THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED OUR 62ND ANNIVERSARY FOUNDERS DAY GALA!

Hafa Adai, to all our Alumni, University Citizens and Generous Sponsors! Thank you to everyone who helped make our 62nd Anniversary Founders Day Gala a success! Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and guests, we raised close to $32,000! Funds raised will go toward realizing the university's 21st Century Campus Physical Master Plan.

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You can view more photo highlights from the event through the two links below:



COMING SOON! Video of performances from the event!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GHC Event: Freedom on the Menu

The GHC is sponsoring the gospel group The Birmingham Sunlights, as well as Chef Robert Stehling, to come to Guam to give workshops and performances. The Sunlights are NEA Fellows, and Chef Stehling is a James Beard Winner.

There are two opportunities to see The Sunlights, and one opportunity to taste Chef Stehling’s great southern food. You can do both at the Hyatt on October 4th, for the Eat Your Heritage fundraiser. If you just want to see the Sunlights, they are performing in concert with our very own University Singers at Southern High School at 7pm on October 1st.

You can see either Dr. Cabrera in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, or Troy McVey for tickets to either event. Tickets in advance for the concert are $20 for adults and $10 for students.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Guam Nikkei Appreciation Night II - Oct. 10


The Guam Nikkei Association (GNA), with the Guam Community College (GCC) Culinary Program, is hosting its second Appreciation Night event on October 10, 2014, from 4pm-8pm, at the GCC Multi-Purpose Auditorium to raise funds for erecting a monument at the Peace Memorial Park in Yigo.  This monument will honor those Issei, or first generation, Japanese who settled in Guam in the early 1900s, but perished during WWII without given proper burial or recognition. 

The GNA overall fundraising goal is $15,000.00 to construct the monument.  

GNA is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to instill the Japanese culture, art, traditions, history, lineage, and customs to succeeding generations of Japanese-Chamorro-Guamanians.  The Association is open to anyone who is interested in this primary goal. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Chorus Line Snapshots - Featuring Julia & Friends!

A Chorus Line - Guam 2014 was amazing!  This broadway performance was featured September 12-14, 2014 at the Southern High School Auditorium.  Enjoy the following snapshots of Julia and her talented friends!