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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!