Sunday, March 29, 2015

UOG's 63rd Anniversary Founders Day Gala to feature Timmons

This year, Jeff Timmons of the Grammy-nominated & multi-platinum-selling group 98° will be performing at UOG's 63rd Anniversary Founders Day Gala on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Guam from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information, email Norm Analista at or call 797-3333.

Luvin Guam - Have a Taste of Guam

Joaquin N. Naputi
Luvin Guam

Our Mango /Coconut/ Pineapple & Other Guam Fruits Story

Joaquin N. Naputi is a retired Deputy Director of the Guam Department of Agriculture and the Former Chairman of the GREEN Revolution on Guam.  He had a vision to take his local mangoes, coconuts, pineapples, and other fruits grown on his Dededo & Merizo farms and create an added value product so our visitors & local people alike could have a taste of Guam.  He aims to promote Guam through his agricultural products.

He has incorporated the Luvin Guam brand featuring his fruits grown on his Northern & Southern farms, thus creating Guams sought after fruit slushies.

You may find his now famous & highly recommended fresh fruit products at these fine locations, which can be identified by the Luvin Guam logo:

1)    Two Lovers Point, 7 days a week from 8am-6pm.
2)    Chamorro Village Wednesday Night Market, 3 locations from 4pm-9pm.
3)    Dededo Flea Market, Saturday & Sunday, 2 locations from 5am-10am.

Featuring these signature products:

1.    Coconut Manha milkshake Slush- A blend of fresh Manha (young coconut juice), Manha meat, & fresh coconut milk.
2.    Sweet Mango Slush- A blend of several different types of locally grown mangos made into juice with pieces of mango pulp.
3.    Pineapple Slush- A blend of local pineapple & locally grown Hawaiian pineapple blended into a sweet, mild tart slush with fresh pineapple pulp.
4.    Coconut Sashimi Fresh coconut meat with wasabi and soy sauce.



Monday, March 23, 2015

Onedera honored as Master Storyteller; Launches sixth book

Congratulations, Peter Robert Onedera, former PIBBA International President, on being recognized as Sainan Minenhalom Sinangan Ginen I Hila’, or Master Storyteller, and the publication of your sixth book titled, “Tinige’ Hinasso."

Pictured L-R:  Joseph Artero-Cameron, Department of Chamorro Affairs President; Onedera; Vincent Leon Guerrero, Chief Education Officer to Gov. Eddie Calvo; Senator BJ Cruz, Vice Speaker of the 33rd Guam Legislature; and Monica Okada Guzman, CAHA Board Chair.

Pictured L-R:  Jacqueline Balbas, CAHA Program Coordinator; Onedera; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera,  FestPac Literary Arts-Publications Co-Chair & PIBBA/Ginen i Hila i Maga'taotao Siha Association Webmaster.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

UOG Presidential Lecture Features Marshallese Poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijner

University of Guam President Dr. Robert A. Underwood presents the first Presidential Lecture of 2015 featuring Marshallese poet and spoken word artist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS) Lecture Hall on the UOG Campus. Her lecture is entitled: “Iep Jeltok: A Basket of Poetry and Activism.”

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner is a Marshallese poet and spoken word artist whose work focuses on raising awareness surrounding the issues and threats faced by her people - militarism and the nuclear legacy, climate change and climate justice, and adaptation and racism in America are just a few topics her work touches upon.

She received her Master’s degree from the Center for Pacific Island Studies at University of Hawai'i Manoa, with a focus on the history of Marshallese oral traditions and the transition into textual productions from Marshallese authors.

This past September, she performed at the opening of the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, following the speeches of Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, and has since been thrust into global conversations on climate change. She currently teaches at the College of the Marshall Islands.