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#GisforGiving

 

Tomorrow kicks off the start of the UOG Endowment Foundation’s annual campaign, and we are asking for your support this holiday season. The annual campaign’s goal this year is to raise $28,000 for student scholarships, and we need your help to ensure that the next generation of UOG students have access to the education that can unlock their full potential.

 

The campaign begins with #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday is a worldwide movement driven primarily on social media that seeks to encourage everyone to think about giving back to the nonprofits and causes they care about, after two days of getting deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, #GivingTuesday involves a collaborative effort between alumni, local businesses, and current UOG students to raise funds to support the mission.

 

You will see students across campus throughout the day at tables in hopes of raising money to start the campaign on the right note – look for their green shirts, and stop by to say hello! The students are also competing to see which school can raise the most money, so if you are alumni who would like to support your school with your gift, make a note on your donation form, and your gift will count towards their goal. The Bank of Guam participated by generously offering to train student volunteers in how to approach potential donors and share a story that creates connection and makes a case for their cause.

 

You may see a preaddressed green envelope with a donation form between now and the end of the year, making it as easy as possible for you to give to the campaign. Every contribution counts, and we hope you will join us in supporting students by making a donation during this campaign. We also invite you to share on social media why you decided to give by using the hashtag #GisforGiving to encourage others to donate as well. Together, we can empower students to learn and grow by providing the critical resources needed to access a quality education. The campaign will go through the end of the year, until December 31. As always, your gift is tax deductible, and you can give online by going to supportuog.org and clicking the “Give Now” button. We hope you will join us!

UOG Dedicates High-Tech School of Education Classroom to the Filipino Community of Guam

Classroom number 206 at the School of Education (SOE) building at the University of Guam was named in honor of the Filipino Community of Guam (FCG) on September 9, 2017, in appreciation for their contribution to the university.

FCG had donated $50,000 to the UOG Endowment Foundation as part of UOG’s capital campaign, and a portion of their donation was used for technology upgrades and new furniture in need of replacement at SOE. A major portion of the gift will also go into an endowment fund which will allow for greater financial benefit to the University of Guam in perpetuity.

The room dedication ceremony was attended by FCG members and officers as well as faculty and staff in the UOG campus community. 40% of UOG’s student population is of Filipino descent.

UOG’s First Interactive Whiteboard

The first interactive whiteboard on campus was installed in room 206 and was made possible with FCG’s support. At the room dedication ceremony, Dean Olah, Assistant Professor in SOE, conducted a presentation on how interactive whiteboards are incorporated into lesson plans and how it encourages students to interact.

Currently there are 300 interactive whiteboards being used in Guam’s public schools, and interactive whiteboards are also found in many private schools and at DODEA in Guam.

“These interactive whiteboards are going to give our future teachers a big boost as soon as they leave SOE and begin their careers,” Olah said. “They will also be able to teach others how to use the technology and so all around, it will be good for everyone.”

The interactive whiteboard is made by Promethean, and some of the features include students taking their own attendance, video links played on the board, and class discussions saved and reused for the next class.

Learn at Lunch with the Triton Lunch Club

"Financial literacy" is a hot topic these days. According to Investopedia.com, "Financial literacy is the education and understanding of various financial areas. This topic focuses on the ability to manage personal finance matters in an efficient manner, and it includes the knowledge of making appropriate decisions about personal finance such as investing, insurance, real estate, paying for college, budgeting, retirement and tax planning."


Data shows that most people really don't understand how to manage their money. January's Triton Lunch Club will help change that. On January 26th, Ms. Sandra McKeever will be presenting "How to Set & Keep Your New Year's Financial Resolutions." This is a topic we can all get better at.

McKeever is the President and Financial Advisor at Asia Pacific Financial Management Group as well as a 2016 University of Guam Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. 

Join us on January 26th at Lotte Hotel, Emerald Ballroom. Doors open at 11:30am. The Triton Lunch Club is brought to you in part by UOG Alumni Affairs, UOG Alumni Association and the UOG Endowment Foundation. Learn at lunch!

 

13th Annual Celebrity Chef's Cup: Fall in Love

The 13th Annual Celebrity Chef’s Cup—“Fall in Love.”

November 16th at 6pm at the Hyatt Regency Guam

Guam’s top chefs compete for your love with a delicious four course meal inspired by the warmth and comfort of the romantic Fall season!

Featured Chefs:
Mirko Agostini, Hyatt Regency Guam
Chris Adams, Leo Palace Guam
Gene Soledad, Outrigger Guam
…and reigning champ
Simplicio Taga, Jr, Pacific Islands Club

We will feature an art auction with beautiful pieces from UOG’s Isla Center for the Arts. A highlight of the evening are the skits from our Celebrity Chefs from the business and University community as they bring out their best performances all to raise funds for the University of Guam Endowment Foundation & Micronesian Chefs Association. Fall in Love with food, art, and higher-education.

Purchase your tickets today!