Be the change you want to see in this world
"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi
"Be the change you want to see in the world."
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017
The University of Guam will celebrate its 49th Charter Day on Tuesday, March 14,2017! Opening Ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. in the Center Courtyard, and activities run throughout the day until 5 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Each year, Charter Day is the largest public event at the University with nearly 5,000 people visiting the campus. This year’s theme is "Tritons United." Be on the lookout for the Trident, the University’s official hand sign, which helps unite us as a campus community.
The entire campus will have activities and events for the whole family including food, games, live entertainment, campus tours, presentations at the Marine Lab and WERI, the CHamoru Language Competition, agricultural displays, Isla Center for the Arts annual Art-A-Thon, President's Cup finals, and more!
NOTE: Charter Day Shirts are available for sale from the IMC Office. Limited sizes and quantities are available for $20 per shirt. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visiting Author, Douglas "Doug" Arvidson, arrives at the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport. The children are looking forward to his school visits! Pictured L-R: Evelyn Topasna, Author Visit Committee; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA President; Arvidson; and Tina Buendicho, Author Visit Chair.
Monday, March 06, 2017
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Saying farewell to one of our own is never easy, but we will always cherish the memory of fellow Auxiliarist Robert Duncan. Active duty and Auxiliary members of the U.S. Coast Guard paid their respects to Duncan on March 4, 2017 at the St. Francis Church in Yona. The following are some snapshots taken during the memorial service:
It is with great sadness that we bid Adios to one of UOG School of Education's finest employees. During my contract as a full-time SOE professor, I had the opportunity to chat with Anita on various occasions. She was wise, witty, amazing, and a hard worker who had the heart of gold to help fellow colleagues and ultimately the students. God bless, and rest in peace my dear friend. You will always be remembered.
RIP Anita Palomo
It is always a joy to be able to make a difference in any way that I can. The following is the Certificate of Appreciation I received during the Guam Department of Education School Library Conference on March 3, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!
Thursday, March 02, 2017
*It is a composite of poems involving unique combinations of grammar, sound, rhythm, thought, feeling, and appeals to the imagination (Canonigo, 2000).
*It is rhythm captured in words that are released by the sound of the human voice.
Source: Canonigo, C.S. (2000). Wonderful world of poems for elementary, high school and college. Manila, P.I.: CKC Publications.
My imagination runs wild,
As I grab a pen and write away.
The emotions linger about,
Pushing me to set it free.
It shall be set free in the words that I write.
It shall be set free in the feelings that I express.
It shall be set free, just by knowing it is
My own thoughts,
My own words,
My own feelings --
That in itself is poetry,
Whether it is liked by others or not;
I know this to be true,
That as long as it is dear to my heart,
It's as special as can be,
And no one can deny that it is poetry!
*Poetry provides a voice for poets in the Micronesian region and beyond. It is universal.
*We must write our poems, so that our voices can be heard and future generations can learn from the words expressed in the poems. This will encourage them to write their own poems to share. In doing this, we must remain authentic with a voice that captures the true meaning behind our poems.
*Above all, YOU hold the POWER of your POEM! Let us make history with the Guam IRA and start writing!
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