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."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Spring 2014 UOG Faculty Assembly Meaningful

UOG President Dr. Robert A. Underwood says his Address at the Spring 2014 Faculty Assembly held January 21, 2014.

Dr. Anita B. Enriquez, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, says her Address and introduces new faculty during the Spring 2014 Faculty Assembly.

The University of Guam Spring 2014 UOG Faculty Assembly held January 21, 2014 at the CLASS Lecture Hall was meaningful.  Fellow colleagues expressed excitement of the New Year and their desire to begin teaching their classes.

The first part of the program included Welcoming Remarks by the 13th Faculty Senate President Dr. Nicholas Goetzfridt; Address by UOG President Dr. Robert A. Underwood; Address and New Faculty Introductions by SVP Dr. Anita B. Enriquez; and introduction to the new UOG website ( by Jonas Macapinlac, Director of Integrated Marketing Communications.

The second part of the program included presentations of the Academic Master Plan (AMP) issues update and WASC related requirements by Dr. Kyle Smith; General Education, Core Competencies and Assessment by Dr. Michael Ehlert; Assessment of Quantitative Reasoning by Dr. Grazyna Badowski; Critical thinking and its Assessment by Dr. Kyle Smith; and the Meaning, Quality, and Integrity of Degrees by Dr. Nicholas Goetzfridt.

Si Yu'os Ma'ase' for the meaningful first day of Spring 2014!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil Rights Leader

No person in the entire history of African America has made as great an impact on the nation as did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – a preacher, civil rights advocate, moral leader, idealist and realist.  Since many young people had not yet been born during Dr. King’s lifetime, and may be too young to remember, it is our duty as a community of parents and educators to teach our children of the life and work of Dr. King.  May his legacy to ensure equality continue to live on.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Community Volunteerism with GNA

GNA Awards:  GNA awarded those who contributed to the organization on January 9, 2014 at the Tamuning Community Center.  Standing L-R : Greg Sudo Perez, Tom Yoshida (sitting), Treasurer Fred Nishihira, Director Tommy Tanaka and Chairman Frank Shimizu.
Seated L-R : Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster; Kimmie Okada; VP David Okada; and President Monte Mesa.