Thursday, March 27, 2014

Call for Submissions

Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta
What We Own, What We Have

The Festival of the Pacific Arts (FESTPAC), Guam 2016 Literary Arts committee is currently accepting unpublished work from the original writer or artist for its inaugural publication, Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta until April 30, 2014. The publication will be the first in a trio of volumes whose purpose is to promote literary and artistic expression throughout the Pacific region. Volume one focuses on publishes and unpublished writers and artists who are currently residing in Guam. We are seeking quality poetry, fiction, and non-fiction written in English or any other Pacific language (with translations into English), as well as visual art that work within the theme, Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta, or, in English, What We Own, What We Have.

Submission Guidelines

Poetry: Submit up to 5 poems, a maximum of 10 pages.

Prose: Submit up to 3 prose entries with a maximum of 2,500 words each, double-spaced. Longer works may be considered; please query first.

Artwork: Submit up to 5 pieces of visual art.

Include your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of the work on a cover sheet rather than on the work itself.

Please advise us if you are submitting the same work(s) to other publications, and let us know if the work is accepted by another publication. The editors will publish only previously unpublished work submitted by the original author or artist.

Submissions via email
• Send electronic submissions to this email address:
• Submit poetry and prose as Microsoft Word documents.
• Submit artwork in .jpg format (minimum 72 dpi). Artwork accepted for publication will need to be resubmitted in a larger format (minimum 300 dpi).

Works accepted for publication will appear in a print edition of Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta and may reappear in print and/or be archived online as part of the library exhibition during FESTPAC 2016.

Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta is published by the Guam FESTPAC 2016 Literary Arts Committee through a grant from Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL). The purpose of Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta, and subsequent volumes, is to promote literary and artistic expression throughout the Pacific region.

Lina'la-ta - A Musical Odyssey - March 29

PIBBA Guam Conducts Story Hour at Nieves M. Flores Hagatna Library

In celebration of CHamoru Month and World Poetry Day, the PIBBA Guam Chapter conducted the Saturday Story Hour at the Nieves M. Flores Hagatna Public Library on March 22, 2014.  The children were treated with cultural stories and poems.  Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this special event!

PIBBA Guam officers and members take a pose with Guam Public Library System staff and Saturday Story Hour participants on March 22, 2014.  PIBBA Guam shared cultural stories and poems in celebration of CHamoru Month and World Poetry Day.  Pictured back (standing) L-R:  Lois Taitano Gumataotao, PIBBA member; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster; Antonia "Toni" Salas, PIBBA Guam Vice President; Beauty Letewasiyal, UOG TESOL candidate; Benita "Benit" Lizama, Ginen I Hila; and Frank Aflague, GPLS Staff/Saturday Story Hour Coordinator.  Pictured in the front are the story hour children and their parents.

PIBBA VP Toni Salas reads her CHamoru tasi story to the children.

PIBBA member Lois Taitano Gumataotao recites her CHamoru poem on fishing that she co-wrote with Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA webmaster.

Beauty Letewasiyal, UOG TESOL candidate and future PIBBA member, shares her food story during the Read Aloud time.

Pictured above is the PIBBA sign that was posted at the entrance of the Hagatna Public Library.


TEAM Conference Logo


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 May 15, 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 Persons:
Main Theme: 

New Directions in Technology, Education, Assessment andManagement 

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

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:
  • Early bird registration (on or before Aug. 15, 2014) is $200
  • After Aug. 15 registration is $250
  • Onsite registration is $300
  • Registration fee includes:
    • Conference reception on the first day
    • 2 lunches at the Hyatt
    • Morning and afternoon teas 
    • Conference bag 
    • Program booklet
    • Invitation letter for visa application will be provided after payment of registration fee

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

PIBBA Guam Donates to I'na'chaigen Fino' Chamoru

Si Yu'os Ma'ase' to the PIBBA Guam members who volunteered their time and gave a food donation for the I'na'chaigen Fino' Chamoru event held March 10, 2014 at the University of Guam.  Kudos to all involved!  Enjoy the following pictures!

PIBBA Guam members donate their time during the I'n'chaigen Fino' Chamoru.  Pictured sitting:  Barbara Manibusan.  Standing L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster; Liz Reyes, PIBBA PIO; Dr. Arlene Camacho Salas Diaz, PIBBA Guam Chapter President; and Mye Ganan-Flores.  Not pictured are Lois Gumataotao, Rosa Salas Palomo, and Dr. Jose Q. Cruz. 

PIBBA Guam members meet with the Chamorro Studies Division representatives during the I'n'chaigen Fino' Chamoru.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster; Barbara Manibusan; Jimmy Teria, Chamorro Studies; Dr. Arlene Camacho Salas Diaz, PIBBA Guam Chapter President; Liz Reyes, PIBBA PIO; and Mye Ganan-Flores.  Not pictured are Lois Gumataotao, Rosa Salas Palomo, and Dr. Jose Q. Cruz.