University of Guam Catalog

Centers and Programs

University of Guam Catalog


CAMPUS CENTERS AND SERVICES

 


AUXILIARY SERVICES

Contact: Ann S.A. Leon Guerrero, Director of Auxilliary Services
Tel: (671) 735-2931 | Emailannsalg@triton.uog.edu

Triton Store and Gift Shop

Location: Student Services Center

Tel: (671) 735-2931 | Websitewww.tritonstore.gu 

The University of Guam Triton Store and Gift Shop is conveniently located in the Student Center and is open to the University community as well as the public. It carries textbooks, instructional materials, trade books, dictionaries, reference books, and school/office supplies. A variety of sundries, snacks, and beverages are available as well as gift items and quality clothing bearing the UOG logo.

Food and Beverage Services

Food trucks and food vendors are available to serve the campus community with meals and cold beverages at reasonable prices. Food trucks are located in the center courtyard across from the RFK Library and are open for lunch to the general public Monday through Thursday. Food vendors are located at the School of Health building and the School of Business & Public Administration building and are also open to the general public Monday through Friday.

Post Office - UOG Station

Location: Student Services Center

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m, Monday  Friday

The Post Office at UOG Station provides postal services to the students living in the dorms and the University community. It is also open to the general public. 

 

BANK OF HAWAII CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

Location: Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business & Public Administration Building, 2nd Floor

Emailc4ei@triton.uog.edu

iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/getbizyid1451570230

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCYLziip0SHgjtxB4cDEOjQ

Facebook and Instagram: @uogc4ei

Launched in April 2016, the Bank of Hawaii Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (C4EI) is an interactive learning laboratory that brings students’ business ideas to life and nurtures growth from concept to launch and beyond. The center was developed through a partnership with the Bank of Hawaii Foundation and the University of Guam School of Business & Public Administration (SBPA).

As part of students’ curricular and co-curricular activities, the C4EI serves as a gathering place for students to share business concepts and to explore the feasibility of their potential business. The goal is to spur an entrepreneurial spirit within and among students of all academic fields, moving them past the initial stage of idea generation into the implementation of a successful and profitable company.

As a bridge from the start-up phase, students utilizing the center will benefit from existing resources, such as the Guam Small Business Development Center, which will provide the long-term resources and support for students who have already launched their businesses. The added benefit is that students can remain plugged into both centers’ networks for ongoing resources and support.

In addition, the partnership also supports the Bank of Hawaii-SBPA Dean’s Speaker Series and Entrepreneur Series. The series gives students the opportunity to connect with successful professionals in different business disciplines. Through this partnership, students are also able to hear inspiring perspectives from local, national, and international guest speakers.

In 2019, C4EI also launched its #Getbizy podcast and YouTube Channel as well as an Instagram account. Since 2018, the center offers access and training to 3D printers and audio/video recording.

 

 

CALVO FIELD HOUSE

Contact: Doug Palmer, Athletics Director

Tel: (671) 735-2861 | Emailpalmerd@triton.uog.edu

Websitewww.uog.edu/athletics/calvo-field-house 

The University of Guam Calvo Field House was originally developed to provide UOG students with a site to expand their knowledge and skills in the areas of health and physical education. This concept eventually broadened to allow the Calvo Field House to be used alternately as a community center for sports and recreational use as well as a concert and performance hall and convention center.

The facility hosts intramural sports, varsity sports competitions, and physical education and recreation classes in a newly renovated Triton Fitness Center with locker rooms and restroom facilities. 

For the island as a whole, the facility offers a unique venue for events never before economically or practically feasible. Comprising an area of 70,500 square feet, the Calvo Field House can accommodate more than 2,700 people for basketball and volleyball games and approximately 3,100 people for concerts, mixed martial arts and boxing matches, graduation ceremonies, and other events.

The Calvo Field House also houses program and administration offices for the University, including the Office of Admissions & Records, the Financial Aid Office, and the TRiO Program offices.

 

COMPUTER CENTER

Location: Micronesian Area Research Center / Computer Center Building
Tel: (671) 735-2640 | Emailhelpdesk@triton.uog.edu 

The Computer Center under the Office of Information Technology is a multipurpose facility designed to meet the requirements of the University of Guam’s academic and administrative community. The center provides and supports a wide variety of academic, instructional, research-related, and administrative services. Consistent with the regional role of the University, the center also provides technical support and services to various public agencies as needed.

The campus network is supported by a 10GB backbone with redundant internet access. Network access is provided through monitored hardwire ports and Wi-Fi access points. Through the campus network, authorized University users can access the Internet 2 using the GOREX (Guam Open Research and Education eXchange) link with the University of Hawaii. The Internet 2 provides high-speed data transfer between institutions and direct access to supported content delivery networks. UOG campus network is also an EduRoam participant. This membership allows visiting users from other educational institutions or research partners to access the campus network using their home institutional network credentials.

The Computer Center–supported labs are equipped with networked microcomputers and printers. Most workstations include multimedia systems, productivity software, including statistical analysis packages and compilers, and Internet access.

Computer labs are located at:

  • School of Business and Public Administration: Various locations
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences: Computer Science Program lab in Annex/Warehouse B
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences: Division of English and Applied Linguistics lab; Division of Humanities Digital Language Laboratory for Modern Language Instruction
  • School of Education: Various locations

 

GUAM PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER

Location: Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business & Public Administration Building, Rooms 116–117
Satellite Offices: Bank of Guam, East-West Center, Upper Tumon

Guam Economic Development Authority, ITC Building, Tamuning
Tel: (671) 735-2552 | Emailboris@guamptac.com, admin@guamptac.com 
Website: www.guamptac.com 

The Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center under the School of Business and Public Administration provides services needed to ensure that Guam small businesses are competitive in the local and federal marketplace.

Businesses pursuing opportunities with the Department of Defense, federal agencies, the local government, or government prime contractors can avail of PTAC’s wide range of free services, including one-on-one counseling sessions, group workshops, seminars, and matchmaking events.

Guam PTAC’s mission is threefold:

  1. To support overall national security by ensuring a broad base of capable suppliers for the defense industry and other agencies, enhancing competition and ensuring that government agencies realize the best value for their procurement dollars.
  2. To improve Guam’s economy by helping businesses successfully compete for government contracts, thereby creating and retaining jobs and bringing other economic benefits to the communities.
  3. To support government agency efforts to meet their mandated small-business goals for contracting dollars.

Guam PTAC was established on Oct. 1, 2008, and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

 

ISA PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES CENTER

Location: Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 202
Tel: (671) 735-2883 | Email: isa@triton.uog.edu
Hours: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday – Friday  

Isa Psychological Services Center provides free mental health services to UOG students, staff, faculty, and members of their families, as well as to adults, children, and families from the local community who are not able to access services elsewhere.

The services offered at Isa include:

  • Individual psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children
  • Family and couples therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Clinical assessment
  • Crisis intervention
  • Consultation
  • Outreach programs
  • Personal growth retreats

The center also serves as the primary training facility for the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Program and as a research center for faculty and student research addressing mental health issues in the Micronesian region.

 

ISLA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Location: Dean’s Circle, Houses #14 and #15
Tel: (671) 735-2965 | Email: islacenter@gmail.com
Website: www.uog.edu/isla
Gallery hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday

The mission of Isla Center for the Arts is to provide specialized programs in the arts that are not otherwise available to the community of Guam due to its isolated geographic location. The focus of Isla’s programs is two-fold: to conserve and promote the indigenous arts of the Pacific area and to serve as a source for a broad understanding of Western thought and civilization.

Programming at Isla includes an annual series of exhibitions, free of charge, that emphasize the arts of the Pacific region as well as those of the Western world. Isla houses a permanent collection of more than 500 objects, including European and Japanese prints. The highlight of the collection is the array of objects that represent the sculptural and weaving traditions of the Micronesian region. Objects in the permanent collection are available for research upon request.

Isla serves students ranging from elementary through University levels, local artists, the Guam public, and visitors to Guam. Isla’s broad range of programming attracts approximately 5,000 patrons annually.

Isla is under the umbrella of the Division of Communication and Fine Arts of the University of Guam’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Funding for Isla’s programs comes from corporate and private donations as well as the annual Ceramic Celebration and Art-a-thon campaigns.

To view previous exhibitions, visit the website.

 

PACIFIC ISLANDS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER NETWORK AND THE GUAM SMALL

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Location: Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business & Public Administration Building, Room 148
Tel: (671) 735-2590
Email: sbdc@pacificsbdc.com
Website: www.pacificsbdc.com 

The Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center Network (PISBDCN) is a part of the University of Guam School of Business & Public Administration. It was established to coordinate resources from the University of Guam, the local government, the federal government, and the private sector to provide high-quality business and economic development assistance to existing and prospective small businesses.

PISBDCN contracts with local agencies to establish service centers that provide high-quality management and technical assistance to current and potential small-business owners. Assistance is provided through counseling programs, training programs, business and economic information programs, women in business and other minority programs, veterans programs, village outreach programs, a capital formation advisory service program, a business assistance center program, and an international trade program.

Existing service centers under the PISBDCN include the Guam Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and SBDCs in Chuuk, Kosrae, Yap, Pohnpei, Palau, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Advisors within these service centers provide direct assistance and coordinate the client’s utilization of all of the center’s resources. The counseling program offers free and confidential one-to-one assistance that incorporates the expertise available within its own staff, augmented by faculty and students from affiliated institutions of higher learning and independent professionals. The counseling program provides comprehensive assistance in one or more of the following service areas: feasibility studies, market research, economic and business surveys, business plan development, loan preparation assistance, management, and marketing.

The training program sponsors a comprehensive list of high-quality workshops and conferences focused on business start-up, business plan writing, business management, human resources management, and marketing that are designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of existing and prospective small-business owners and their employees. 

 

PROFESSIONAL & INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS (PIP)

Location: Micronesian Area Research Center/Computer Center Building, 2nd Floor
Tel: (671) 735-2600/1 | Email: blasa7111@triton.uog.edu
Website: uog.edu/professional-international/programs

The Global Learning & Engagement department, formerly Professional & International Programs, at the University of Guam responds to the educational and training needs of its dynamic and diverse constituencies. Through an array of comprehensive programs and services, GLE facilitates learning and workforce development in an environment of open access through lifelong educational opportunities.

Professional Development and Continuing Education

GLE helps to plan and provide many types of credit and non-credit continuing education programs to meet special interests within the community to continue learning. Courses may be offered during daytime or evening hours and can be taught on campus or at the workplace.

Courses and workshops are often a result of requests by individuals or groups within the community. The topics vary from job skills enhancement to personal enrichment interests. Various community education programs and seminars focus on social issues. Business, industry, and professional organizations provide special courses at UOG for their employees.

Self-paced courses are also available through GLE anytime, anywhere. All that is needed is a web-enabled computer and a desire to learn skills or update current skill sets that will assist you in your career. A team of online professionals are available for assistance as well as educational textbooks to support the interactive learning experience.

AMA University Programs

GLE has partnered with the American Management Association (AMA) to offer more than 75 courses and five certificate programs for:

  • Continuing education
  • Professional and workforce development
  • Business and industry training

GLE offers AMA curriculum delivered by experienced faculty that meets the needs of professionals who want the latest management thinking and best practices.

English Adventure Program

The English Adventure Program is a short-term English language learning program designed for travel agents, students from visiting schools, and visiting institutions that want to learn English while enjoying the wonders of Guam’s tropical environment. The program offers a variety of packages catered to meet the needs of each individual group. Custom packages can focus on beginning, intermediate, or advanced English curriculum. Optional tours, sports, cultural activities, and recreational activities may also be provided.

English Language Institute

Location: Dean’s Circle, English Language Institute Building
Tel: (671) 734-1233 | Email: elienglish@triton.uog.edu 

The English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Guam has offered classes in English as a Second Language since 1979 with the principle purpose of preparing students for university enrollment.

Programs are offered throughout the year. Students attend daily classes to improve writing skills, conversation and listening skills, reading comprehension, and study skills and to ultimately gain confidence using English.

The ELI welcomes all individuals regardless of national origin who have completed secondary education and who are at least 18 years of age. No previous knowledge of English is necessary.

The ELI faculty have extensive teaching experience and training in Teaching English as a Second Language. In addition, both teachers and staff have international teaching and work experience.

 

 

REGIONAL CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY

Location: Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business & Public Administration Building, Room 130
Tel: (671) 735-2501 | Email: rcpp@triton.uog.edu
Website: www.uog.edu/rcpp 

The University of Guam Regional Center for Public Policy (RCPP) under the School of Business and Public Administration was launched in November 2016. Its mission is to innovate and improve governance, leadership, and public policy for the people and institutions of Guam, the Asia-Pacific region, and the world. Through education, research, professional development, and public service, RCPP will serve as the premier catalyst for excellence and a repository of indigenously relevant knowledge.

Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives

Location: Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business & Public Administration Building
Email: atsantos@triton.uog.edu

The University of Guam Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives (PCEI) under the Regional Center for Public Policy exists to help build local entrepreneurial capacity and local information resource capacity as part of its comprehensive approach toward entrepreneurship and economic development on Guam. UOG PCEI is aligned with the University’s land-grant outreach mission to support economic development on Guam and in the neighboring region. In partnership with the Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center Network and housed within UOG’s School of Business & Public Administration, UOG PCEI serves as a reservoir for resource experts of technical assistance for small-business planning initiatives, local relevant market and industry information for industry development, and readily accessible information through its resource database.

 

ROBERT F. KENNEDY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Contact: Dr. Monique Carriveau Storie, Dean, University Libraries
Tel: 735-2331/2 | Email: mstorie@triton.uog.edu 

Circulation Desk: (671) 735-2311 | Reference Desk: (671) 735-2341 | Administration: (671) 735-2331/2/3
Website: www.uog.edu/library

The Territorial College of Guam Library was founded in a World War II military Quonset hut in Mongmong in June 1952, the same year the Territorial College of Guam was established. The curriculum of the College was supported by the library’s initial collection of 2,000 volumes consisting mainly of donations from the military and public libraries on Guam. Since then, the University of Guam Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Memorial Library, housed in the Tan Siu Lin Building, has evolved into the largest library and research facility in the Micronesia region. The library provides 54,201 square feet of work and study area and is equipped with 400 reading seats, serving the University as well as the community of Guam.

The RFK Memorial Library is an academic component and the central library facility of the University. At present, it houses more than 98,059 print titles and 124,977 print holdings; 26,902 microfilm reels and 899,748 microfiche units; 1,527 print serial titles, 187,897 print serial issues; and 5,289 multimedia items. The Integrated Library System (ILS) was installed in January 2009, and SYMPHONY went live in February 2009. The library’s online catalog, OCEAN, allows 24/7 access to students, faculty, staff, and other community and regional cardholders and enrollees to the library collection and electronic resources both on and off campus. Electronic database resources subscribed by and licensed to the Library cover a wide-range of subjects in full-text, peer-reviewed articles. New acquisitions and databases are selected regularly to enhance and support the academic quality of the University’s class, research, and professional needs.

In September 2009, the Library received a three-year Federal National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the “Information Literacy for Future Island Leaders” Project. In August 2010, the Graduate Research Center opened for service on the second floor of the library. Services available are large-screen computers with Internet and Microsoft Office; research assistance for graduate class assignments; research assistance for theses and special projects; and circulating copies of UOG theses and special projects, etc.

The RFK Memorial Library was designated a Selective Federal Depository in 1978 through the University’s land-grant status. As one of the two selective depository libraries in the region, RFK Memorial Library receives 46% of U.S. government publications, many in electronic and Microform formats. The newly added Documents Without Shelves program provides 24/7 access to more than 55,000 federal government documents in PDF full-text via the library’s OCEAN online catalog.

Other special collections at the RFK Memorial Library include the Mobil East Asian Collection, the Thesis and Special Projects Collection, the Micronesian Resource File Collection, and the Reference Information File consisting of local and ephemeral materials of current interest. The East Asia Collection offers books and periodicals on the cultures, history, language, and societies of Japan, Korea, and China, including Taiwan and Hong Kong. Mobil Oil Guam established this collection with generous initial and continued support.

The Instructional Media Services within the Library serves student and faculty needs in audio-video duplication and video projects.

The RFK Memorial Library provides Interlibrary Loan services through OCLC, DOCLINE, and other means to UOG students, faculty, staff, administrators, and other library patrons in Guam, Micronesia, and the Western Pacific. Many items can be obtained cost-free, although there may be charges associated.

As a Resource Library of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, the RFK Memorial Library supports the Regional Medical Library (UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library) to fulfill the medical, health, and consumer health information requests from U.S. health professionals and from the general public in Guam, Micronesia, and the Western Pacific region. The program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Md., and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.

The RFK Memorial Library is open six days a week during the regular semesters. Hours are posted on the front entrance, Circulation Service Desk, Reference Service Desk, and other locations within the building. Hours vary during the interim and summer sessions. 

The RFK Memorial Library is administered by the director. The Office of the Director for Learning Resources is located on the first floor of the Robert Kennedy Memorial Library building.

 

 

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS & DISTANCE EDUCATION OPERATION

Location: Dean’s Circle, House #6
Tel: (671) 735-2620
Help Desk: helpdesk@uog.edu
Moodle Help: moodlehelp@triton.uog.edu 

The Telecommunication & Distance Education Operation (TADEO) under the Office of Information Technology is a member of the Micronesia High-Frequency/Single-Side Band radio (HF/SSB) network. TADEO provides voice communication to the Pacific Islands as a public service. The TADEO staff broadcast daily news and weather reports to the region. TADEO also serves as a radio contact point for outer-island search-and-rescue support and natural disaster communication.

TADEO offers videoconference services via the internet for the campus community. The TADEO staff assists various campus departments with video conference services for online collaboration, recruitment, and vendor demonstrations.

Center for Online Learning

The Center for Online Learning is a sub-unit under TADEO whose mission is to coordinate and promote distance education programs for local, military, and regional adult learners. These programs may lead to either a certificate in a specialized area or a college degree.

The center, in conjunction with TADEO staff, manages, monitors, and administers the Learning Management Software (LMS). The Center for Online Learning also provides training for faculty in the use of LMS and in the design and implementation of distance education course material. Lastly, the center monitors and maintains an electronic help desk for online users.