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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 Student Receives Clotilde C. Gould and PDN Scholarship

The Clotilde C. Gould and Pacific Daily News Scholarship was awarded to student Gino Datuin at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Professional Development Room at the UOG campus on Friday, September 29, 2017. Sandy Yow, Clotilde Gould's daughter, and Jason Sakazaki, Market Development Director for PDN, were present to congratulate the recipient at the scholarship award ceremony.

"She always opened her home to many people," said Yow. "I'm an only child, but we always had students living with us. The house was never just me or them."

The late Clotilde C. Gould who passed away in 2002 was the former head of Chamorro Studies at the Guam Department of Education, and as a Master Storyteller, she helped preserve the traditional Kantan Chamorrita music art form. With the Pacific Daily News, she helped create Fino' Chamorro, a daily language lesson, and the beloved Chamorro language comic series, Juan Malimanga.

"It's a beautiful partnership with PDN and Sandy Yow in fulfilling her mom's legacy and carrying on her work,” said Janiece Sablan, Executive Director for UOG Endowment Foundation.

Today, the Juana Malimanga comic series is produced by students at UOG who provide both the textual content and art work. The payment for the series is now funneled into the Clotilde C. Gould and Pacific Daily News Scholarship opportunity which supports students of Art and Chamorro Studies at UOG.

"I want to thank Pacific Daily News, Ms. Sandy Yow, and the UOG Endowment Foundation,” said Gino. "I want to also thank my parents and family who have always supported me in what I did and all the choices I made. I wouldn't be here without them." Gino is also one of the UOG student artists who have illustrated the Juan Malimanga comic series.

“My mother would have liked the work being done by the different generations in creating these comics," Yow stated.

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.