Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year from Around the Pacific!

Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2011 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

Filis Añu Nuebo! – Chamorro
Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean
Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan
Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian
Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog
Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Donations to Alee Shelter

ACEI officers and members visited Alee Shelter on November 23, 2010 to present children and staff with many boxes of Thanksgiving donations. Alee Shelter protects abused or neglected children. The Thanksgiving donation is one of the many significant civic and community events the UOG-ACEI student organization supports annually.

Pictured L-R: Janeyrose Cruz; Risa Hameister, ACEI Vice President; Lisa Meeks, SGA Vice President; Jovina Munoz; ACEI Public Relations Officer; Heidi Cameron, ACEI President; Katrina Baza, ACEI Public Relations Officer; Roong Johnson; and Sister Bridget Perez.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific:

~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~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)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Thank you for all that you do to make a difference! Enjoy the holiday, and may God Bless you always. :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

ACEI to Hold 9-Pin Spectacular on December 11, 2010 at Central Lanes

The University of Guam School of Education student organization, Association for Childhood Education International (UOG-ACEI) will sponsor an island-wide 9-Pin Spectacular bowling event on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Central Lanes, Tamuning, Guam. $10 per ticket includes 2 games, ball, and shoe rental. For more information, call Natasha Palomo at 488-0328 or e-mail

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Guam News - Nov. 16


2010 Math Contest Launched
The University of Guam’s Division of Mathematical Sciences launched their annual math contest today with the first set of problems posted at The contest will be held each month from November 2010 through March 2011. Winners will be announced each month. Overall winners will be announced in April.  Challenge your mathematical mind and log onto the website to view the problems. Solutions for the November contest are due November 30, 2010. Submit your solution by email to Submissions must include the words “Math Contest” in the subject line of the email. In the body of the email please include your name, mailing address, school, and grade. Participants may also submit their solutions by mail to Math Contest c/o Division of Mathematical Sciences, WB #4, University of Guam, UOG Station, Mangilao, GU 96923. For more information contact:

Underwood Receives Award
University of Guam President Robert A. Underwood received the Higher Education Award from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund on November 10 for his long-standing commitment to education and efforts to increase access to education for Asian and Pacific Islander American students during the APIASF’s Today’s Minds, Tomorrow’s Future Scholarship Benefit in New York. Underwood was the first chair of the Board of Directors when it began in 2004. It is now the largest scholarship fund serving the Asian & Pacific Islander community.


UOG Island Theatre presents Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star Nov. 17 - 20
Don't miss the Island Theatre's second production, two hilarious, but biting, portraits of love-lorn men and women tied to the desert and their small-town misfortunes.  The play from Nov. 17-20.  The play features some of the best acting talent on island, with performances by Katherine Cure, Michelle Blas, Michelle Bednarzyk, Will Sullivan, PK Harmon, and James Nichols.  The curtain is always at 8pm.  And UOG students are always free! For more information, possible feature articles, or arrangements for photos, contact Jim Seymour at or at 735-2718. 

Creative Hands Exhibit – Nov. 18
Isla Center for the Arts presents Creative Hands: Pacific 2010 exhibit featuring work from 14 artists from the Micronesian region. The opening reception is November 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Isla Center for the Arts, Dean’s Circle, UOG campus.

School of Education Colloquium Series for 2010 – Nov. 18
Micronesian Child Studies on Romonum, Chuuk Lagoon
On November 18, Mary Spencer will present the research she conducted last March on several aspects of cognitive development within cultural context, with school aged children on an island in the Chuuk Lagoon. She will use photographs and data designed to answer research questions on English and Chuukese literacy, everyday home and school activities, and the goals and expectations held by parents, educators, and community leaders about the children’s futures. She links her studies to child development theory and to Micronesian and international research histories. The presentation will be held at 4:00 PM in SBPA Room 259. Contact Dr. Lourdes Ferrer at

The third film in the Global Militarism: Global Peace? documentary film/discussion series for the Fall semester 2010 is scheduled for  6 p.m. Thursday, November 18, CLASS Lecture Hall, UOG Campus. This series is co-sponsored by the Division of Social Work and the Communication Program at the University of Guam in cooperation with the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice and WeAreGuahan. The featured film on November 18 is Noho Hewa:  The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai'i  by Hawaiian filmmaker Anne Keala Keely.   Please contact the event coordinators, Dr. Vivian Dames ( or  Patricia Blas ( 

WIB CONFERENCE: Thursday, November 18th (8:30am-4:30pm); Hyatt Regency Guam in Tumon: The UOG Guam SBDC/Bank of Guam Women in Business Program presents the Annual Women in Business Conference:  Build Your Business Through Export and Microcredit.  The goal of this conference will be to provide relevant information by experts in the areas of business planning and management, marketing, legal and regulatory issues, and funding opportunities for small businesses interested in exporting and/or microcredit.  Advance sign up and payment of $35 can be made at the Guam Small Business Development Center, at the University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration Building, room 148; Early registration deadline is November 17, 2010.  Late registration (payment at the door) will be $45 per person. 

Micronesian Studies: Cancer and Health Disparities Colloquium – Nov. 19 
On November 19th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Science Building SC120, we will be hosting our Micronesian Studies: Cancer and Health Disparities Colloquium.  This will be a Webcast based interactive seminar with our U-54 Counterparts at the CRCH in Hawaii The presenters and topics are: Development of a Breast Cancer Risk Model for the Pacific by Rachael Leon Guerrero; Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) Methods: A Tool to Address Health Inequalities by Hali Robinett and Kevin Cassel; and Biostatistics by Grazyna Badowski This event is free and open to the public and we encourage all interested parties to attend.

"How to Write a Business Plan" – Nov. 19
Presented by Guam SBDC: This seminar will cover all of the elements to be included in a business plan, & explain with examples what is required in each section. The focus of the seminar will be the three M’s – Money, Management & Marketing. Participants will also be provided with a sample business plan, sources of industry research information, and introduced to online business planning tools that are accessible at any time through an internet-enabled PC. Fee is $20 per person. Friday, November 19th (8:30am-11:30am); Guam SBDC #148 UOG SBPA Bldg. TO REGISTER, Call the Guam SBDC at 735-2590 or email Natasha Cruz at or Laurine Sablan at Cash, check (payable to University of Guam) & major credit cards (AMEX, Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club & JCB) accepted. 

Buy Locally Grown Veggies for Thanksgiving – Nov. 19
The Farmers’ Cooperative Association of Guam and the Dededo Municipal Council, with assistance from the UOG Cooperative Extension Service, will host a Thanksgiving Harvest Friday Night Market on Friday November 19th.  The market will be from 4 pm to 9 pm in front of the old Dededo Fire Station and Post Office. Sweet corn, papayas, eggplant, cucumber, local culinary herbs, and other locally grown produce will be for sale. Core Certification of Vendors Required. Space is free. Interested farmers contact Co-Op president at 488-0077, or the mayor’s office at 632-5203.

“ONE - The Movie” – Nov. 22
The University of Guam’s Sociology of Religion Class will host a free screening of the internationally acclaimed and award winning documentary film, "ONE - The Movie" on November 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the CLASS lecture hall. Dr. Kirk Johnson, professor of sociology at the University of Guam, tasked his students this semester to consider what they might do as students studying religion and society for the Guam community.  They decided to screen a film that captures humanity's journey throughout the ages.  The film ONE is a documentary that was created to increase awareness of the interconnectedness of all people and cultures around the world.   The film's concept is simple: Ask the ultimate questions of life to the great spiritual masters around the world and to everyday people and then let the dialog flow.  The screening, which coincides with the celebrations of the 10th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Guam, is free of charge and open to the public.  

Professor Jon M. Van Dyke, constitutional law scholar and professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law, presented  “The Status of Guam and Chamorro People under United States and International Law,” on Nov. 10. His presentation slides are posted at website at: and YouTube video will be posted soon.

ADA/EEO Presents: Improving Instruction through Universal Design – Nov. 19
Date:                 Friday, November 19, 2010
Time:                10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Place:                IT&E Lecture Room 131, SBPA Building
Presenter: Dr. Richard Fee
Career Majors and Minors Fair – Dec. 3
The Career Majors and Minors Fair is scheduled on Friday, December 3, 2010, from 9 am to 6:00 p.m. at the UOG Field House. This event is open to all UOG undergraduates, undeclared majors, and high school seniors. The colleges and schools will feature their various programs.
Christmas Drop
TADEO at Dean’s Circle is an official donation site for the Christmas Drop. Fishing hooks and other handy items are appreciated. Contact Bruce Best at for more information.

SBPA volunteered to serve as a drop off site for the “Toys for Tots” program
Marine Forces Pacific (Fwd) Guam & CNMI is organizing a Toys for Tots campaign to help the children of Guam and CNMI. The School of Business and Public Administration is an official drop off center. To participate you can drop a new, unwrapped toy in the collection box located in the SBPA Dean’s Office. The campaign lasts until December 22 when toys will be distributed to children. MarForPac (Fwd) is working with Catholic Social Services, Alee Shelter, the Sugar Plum Tree, the Salvation Army and the Air Force's Operation Christmas Drop to ensure that toys are distributed to needy children and families.

Early Registration for Continuing & Returning Students
Continuing and returning students may register early for Spring semester 2011 on the following days: Graduate Students, Seniors, Regent Scholars, National Student Exchange students Nov. 5–Dec. 3; Juniors Nov. 9–Dec. 3; Sophomores Nov. 12–Dec. 3; Freshmen, non-degree students and post-graduates Nov. 16–Dec. 3. For more information call 735-2202.

Planetarium Shows Cancelled
Equipment malfunction caused the cancellation of the planetarium shows this month.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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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Saturday, November 6, 2010

23rd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference Snapshots

The annual Language Arts Conference focused on the theme, "Scaffolding Reading and Writing Instruction for Pacific Island Students" on November 5 and 6, 2010 at the University of Guam and Guam Marriott Resort and Spa. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the conference.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Guam News - Nov. 3

+ Recount decision delayed until Friday
The scheduled meeting of the board of directors for the Guam Election Commission to certify the results of the General Election results has been postponed due to a lack of quorum.

+ DPW close to cleaning up tires, drums
The Department of Public Works filed its weekly status report today regarding the removal of the tire and oil drums from the agency's compound.

+ Senatorial veterans face similar challenges
Incumbent senators like Speaker Judi Won Pat are ready to roll-up their sleeves and get back to work for the people of Guam in the 31st Guam Legislature.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

BooVille Celebration!

When: Saturday, October 30, 2010 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: University of Guam’s School of Education

Free, Fun, and Friendly

Bring the family for a day of crafts, facepainting, rock climbing, storytelling, and more!!

Food available for a nominal fee

Saturday, September 18, 2010

23rd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference


Friday-Saturday, November 5 - 6, 2010
Guam Marriott Resort and Spa

Sponsored by:
University of Guam College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
School of Education
International Reading Association, Guam Council
Guam Department of Education
You can also earn 2 graduate credits/CEUs for the conference. For more information, contact the Professional International Programs (PIP) at 735-2601. You may also e-mail the instructor, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Language Arts Conference!
For more information, e-mail:

Visit the LAC website at

Friday, September 17, 2010

Guam News - Sept. 17

+ Parents speaking out against school bullying
Your child's safety should be the last thing you should have to worry about
when he or she is at school.  But with bullying becoming more prevalent in
island campuses, parents whose kids are being victimized are demanding more
action from the agency charged with their care.

+ Sailor held for stabbing woman & fleeing
A sailor is being held on $250,000 cash bail, accused of trying to kill a
woman he knows.  Bernard Alan Jennings is accused of stabbing the woman in
the neck and then fleeing the scene.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Let Us Remember: 9/11

On September 11, we paid tribute to those who suffered from the 9/11 attacks on America. We will always remember those who lost their lives, those who sacrificed to help in any way they could, and the day that brought everyone from all walks of life, rich or poor, together as ONE! God Bless the families and friends of those we have lost, and the brave men and women who continue to fight for our freedom!

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Guam News - Sept. 11

+ USEPA comments on the Final EIS
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes that some concerns noted in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement have been addressed in the Final EIS. Despite improvements to the document, more work needs to be done to ensure environmental concerns are properly addressed.

+ DOE has funds until October, says BBMR
DOE will be able to avert a shut down of public schools on Monday after the Bureau of Budget & Management Research on Friday had said the agency has enough money to last through September.

+ Reading workshop held in Tamuning
The Guam council of the International Reading Association held an annual meeting today the Sheraton Laguana Hotel in Tamuning.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Guam News - Sept. 5

+ Cruz, Espaldon gracious in defeat
It was a long night at the University of Guam Field House, as the Guam Election Commission had been tabulating results for the Decision 2010 Primary Election.

+ Rapadas, Gumataotao advance in AG race
In the much-anticipated Decision 2010 attorney general race, former U.S. Attorney for Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Lenny Rapadas and Gary Gumataotao will face-off in the General Election.

+ Traffic barriers finally removed in Barrigada
If you're traveling along Guam's roadways, be cautious of road construction alert throughout the island. Many of the island's ongoing efforts are scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of the year.

Guam Council IRA September Newsletter

The Guam Council of the International Reading Association helps educators and parents alike discover the wonder and the worlds to be found in books. Guam IRA is a professional organization for individuals who are genuinely concerned with the development of reading programs for children and adults. We are a group of people who work together to improve literacy and reading instruction in Guam and Micronesia.

Click on the image below to view the Guam Council IRA September 2010 Newsletter. If you are unable to view the newsletter, visit our website at Enjoy!

Primary Election Unofficial Final Results

Below are the unofficial final results of the Primary Election held September 4, 2010.

Calvo, Edward/Tenorio, Raymond :9,221
Cruz, Michael/Espaldon, James: 6,458


Gutierrez, Carl/Aguon, Frank B., Jr. : 8,140

Below are the results for the Legislative races in both party primaries.

Ada, V. Anthony : 10,348
Blas, Frank F., Jr. : 10,011
Yamashita, Dr. Aline : 9,720
Taijeron, Mana Silva ; 9,140
Duenas, Christopher M. : 8,599
Taitague, Telo T. : 8,193
Moylan, Douglas B. : 7,701
Haddock, Ray C. : 7,495
Mabini, Shirley "Sam" : 7,323
Guerrero, Stephen J. : 6,977
Gaza, Vic : 6,601
Benavente, John B. : 5,977
Taitague, William U. : 5,877
Sarmiento, William Q. : 5,861
Harper, Velma R. : 5,796
Borja, Dennis T. : 5,351
Reyes, Paul L.G. : 4,574
Taitano, Margarita Q. : 4,418
Dominguez, Armando S. : 3,832


Won Pat, Judith T.: 6,284
Muna Barnes, Tina Rose: 6,149
Respicio, Rory J.: 5,991
Ada, Thomas C.: 5,981
Gutierrez-Ludwig, Corrina: 5,500
Guthertz, Judith P.: 5,442
Cruz, Benjamin J.F.: 5,421
Pangelinan, Vicente C: 5,402
Rodriguez, Dennis G., Jr.: 5,386
Palacios, Adolpho B., Sr.: 5,118
San Agustin, Joe S.: 5,087
Thomas-Nededog, Sarah M.: 4,377
Dierking, Steven A.: 4,364
Torres, Trini T.: 3,719
Diaz, Jonathan B.: 3,646
Cruz, Phillipe J.: 3,335
Carriaga, Jonathan F.: 3,107
Fejeran, Tomas M.: 2,897
Benavente, Robert L.G. : 2,800


Bordallo, Madeleine Z.: 7,633

(35 of 58 precincts reporting)

Rapadas, Leonardo M.: 5,981
Gumataotao, Gary W.F. "Frank" : 3,504
Bischoff, William C.: 1,043

Hills, Derick B. (D): 297
Quintanilla, Agustin G. (R): 559
Salas, Joseph N. (R): 329

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Guam News - Aug. 29

+ Family sues airline for wrongful death of man
One local family has taken their lawsuit against a major airline to the District Court. The family is seeking at least $1 million for claims of wrongful death. A complaint and demand for jury trial was filed by the estate of Amado Masmila Balisalisa through his surviving children in the federal court this past June.

+ Who wins Guamazing Race 4's season finale?
The Guamazing Race 4 season finale airs tonight on KUAM-TV11, as the island's favorite reality show is now down to just four teams.

+ Superintendent warns: school shut down likely
The Department of Education is hoping to receive much-needed funding to keep the agency afloat before the end of the fiscal year at the end of September.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

IGP Back to School Carnival and Concert a Success!

From the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) game booth & face painting to the Santa Barbara School Read Alouds, jump rope activities, Notre Dame Class of 2011 and WestCare booths, IGP Awards, amazing concert/entertainment performances, IGP Poetry Slam, Open House, jumpers, prizes, refreshments, raffles, and so much more, all participants had a blast!

Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this memorable event!