History is Making History Remembering Patty Jo Hoff

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History is Making History Remembering Patty Jo Hoff
FALL 2015 NEWSLETTER
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
History is Making History
Inside:
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Grants4
Conferences5
Awards6
New Faculty
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Travel11
Student Success12
The dream of History program faculty Anne Perez
Hattori, Michael Clement, and James Viernes has
become a reality, bringing the 22nd Pacific History Association Conference to Guam for the first
time in 25 years. The conference will be held in
May 2016, in the week leading up to the Festival of the Pacific Arts, marking the first time this
important regional event is held on Guam. The
conference theme is Mo'Na: Our Pasts Before Us.
There will panels lead by scholars from leading
Universities throughout the Pacific and beyond.
Courtesy A. Hattori
Dean’s Desk
Additionally, these faculty are major organizers
of the 3rd Marianas History Conference, to be
held on Saipan in September. The College is supporting the travel of six presenting UOG faculty
and five students, including winners of an essay
competition. This is the first time a competition of
student work has been held to determine student travel grants.
Finally, six history majors walked in the Spring 2016 commencement exercises,
another first. To see their names, please see the sidebar on page 4.
Remembering Patty Jo Hoff
Courtesy R. Sajnovsky
Dr. Patty Jo Hoff (1932-2015) was Professor
Emerita of Speech Communication, Dean of the
College of Arts & Sciences, and Regent of the
University of Guam. She passed away on May 20,
2015. Dr. Hoff has 35 publications to her name,
and was quite active in the community. Patty Jo
was an avid diver, becoming a research affiliate
with the marine laboratory and responsible for
describing and naming 14 species of nudibranch
mollusks. She is survived by her husband Clayton
Carlson, who is coauthor on many of her marine biology publications. Three nudibranchs are
named in their honor.
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From the Dean’s Desk
Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,
August 14, 2015
Welcome back to campus and the beginning of the Wet Season semester, 2015. I
hope you had a relaxing and a productive Summer break.
COMMUNICATION
& FINE ARTS
SPRING 2015
GRADUATES
Roxann AkanaSanford
Communication
Jennifer Borja
Communication
Julius Cantara
Communication
Cherelle Daniel
Communication
William Flores, Jr.
Fine Arts
Ulrika Mendiola
Fine Arts
Lorraine Salcedo
Fine Arts
Kyle Santos
Communication
Steven Torres
Fine Arts
Liberal arts and science majors earn more money over the long-term, have greater
life satisfaction, and they are employed at similar rates as graduates from the other
(so-called) professional disciplines (“How liberal arts and sciences majors fare in
employment,” January 2014, AAC&U and NCHEMS).
Three out of four business and nonprofit leaders say they would recommend a 21st
Century liberal arts education for future employees (“It takes more than a major:
employer priorities for college learning and student success,” April 2013 AAC&U).
Salaries are on the rise for liberal arts and social science majors over the past few
years (“January 2013 salary survey,” National Association of Colleges and Employers).
We, professors, students,
alumni, need to do a better
job of telling “our” stories. Liberal arts and social
science graduates can do
almost anything. They go
into space, become judges,
lead communities, build
businesses, fight diseases,
write novels, produce videos,
movies, documentaries, and
they do much, much more.
When people ask “what can
you do with a liberal arts or
social science degree?” let
them know that the sky is
not even the limit.
Courtesy V. Camacho
Sabrina Garcia
Communication
What can’t you do with a liberal arts or social science degree? As I mentioned last
semester, professors and students of the liberal arts and social sciences can no longer
remain silent about the advantages of earning B.A. degrees in the Arts, Humanities
and Social Sciences.
Dean meets with TRIO students
Wishing you a fruitful and productive semester,
Yours Truly,
James D. Sellmann, Ph.D.,
Dean
FALL 2014 NEWSLETTER
C O L L E G E O F L I B E R A L A RT S A N D S O C I A L S C I E N C E S PA G E 3
Faculty & Staff in the News
• Ann Ames (SBS), Michael Ehlert (SBS), David
Gugin (DEAL), and Kim Skoog (DH), will be on
sabbatical in the Fall semester, and Clarisa Quan
(DEAL) will be on leave for the entire academic
year.
• David Atienza (DH) was promoted to Associate
Professor.
• Tenure was awarded to David Atienza (DH),
Michael Clement (DH), Mary Cruz (SBS), John
Moss (SBS), Curtis Rigsby (DH), and Sharleen
Santos-Bamba (DEAL).
• Tenure track contracts were given to Michael Lujan Bevacqua (DH), Christopher Garcia (DEAL),
Romina King (SBS), and Velma Yamashita (CFA).
• Merissa Brown (DEAL) successfully defended
her dissertation and was awarded an Ed.D. from
the University of Phoenix in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.
• Hyun Jong Hahm (DEAL) was promoted to Associate Professor.
• Kenneth Kuper (DH) was accepted to a Ph.D
program in political science at the University of
Hawaiʻi-Manoa.
• John Moss (SBS) was promoted to Associate
Professor.
• Jason Vest (DEAL) was promoted to Professor.
• James Perez Viernes (DH) successfully defended
his dissertation and was awarded a Ph.D. from the
University of Hawaiʻi-Manoa.
Book Launch
The Division of English and Applied Linguistics
hosted a reception to celebrate the release of
the fifteenth issue of Storyboard: A Journal of
Pacific Imagery. The
publication launch
took place on May 7,
2015 in the atrium of
the Tan Lam Pek Kim
English and Communication Building.
Featuring creative
writing and visual
art from the Pacific
Islands region and
STORYBOARD 15
beyond, Storyboard
remains the only
peer-reviewed, annual literary and visual arts
journal published in Guam. The current issue
features works submitted by writers and artists from Guam, Chuuk, Saipan, New Zealand,
Hawaiʻi, Samoa, Fiji, the United States, and
Asia. Several of the contributors who are based
in Guam attended the launch reception, offering
live readings and visual exhibits of their work.
Copies of current and past issues of Storyboard
are available for purchase at DEAL.
A Journal of Pacific Imagery
Courtesy B. Warner
STORYBOARD 15
Courtesy Praeger Press
In April, the College hosted the 6th annual book
launch. The featured author was Jason Vest
(DEAL), who published Spike Lee: Finding the
Story and Forcing the
Issue with Praeger
Press. He described the
trials and tribulations
of working with a publisher. Randal Johnson
(CFA), has had several
compositions and arrangements published,
most notably his arrangement of “Benedictus” performed at
the American Choral
Directors Association National Conference. He
showed several selections of choirs throughout
the world performing his work. PK Harmon
(DEAL) had several poems published by reputable journals, such as The Southeast Review and
BlackMail Press. He read featured selections, as
well as work from his book of poetry, What Island.
Storyboard 15
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Faculty Travel Grants
HUMANITIES
SPRING 2015
GRADUATES
Robertson Albert
Political Science
Erickson Aquino
Philosophy
Joan Awa
History
Ronnie Blas
History
Cody Freeman
Political Science
Maria Ganacias
East-Asian Studies
Jermaine Guerrero
History
Holly Leon
Geurrero
Philosophy
Julianna Hattig
Sociology
JamieLynn
Mantanoña
History
• Anne Ames (SBS) was awarded $1500
to present at the ICBTS Institute in
Toronto.
• Hyun Jong Hahm (DEAL) was awarded $1500 to present at the Austronesian
Lnguistics Association in Montreal.
• David Atienza (DH) was awarded $600
to present at the Marianas History Conference in Saipan.
• Anne Hattori (DH) was awarded $600
to present at the Marianas History Conference in Saipan.
• Todd Ames (SBS) was awarded $1500
to present at the ICBTS Institute in
Toronto.
• Michael Bevacqua (DH) was awarded
$600 to present at the Marianas History
Conference in Saipan.
• Michael Clement (DH) was awarded
$600 to present at the Marianas History
Conference in Saipan.
• Mary Cruz (SBS) was awarded $600 to
present at the Marianas History Conference in Saipan.
• Doug Farrer (DH) was awarded $1500
to present at the JOMEC Conference in
the UK.
• Jon Guerrero (SBS) was awarded
$1250 to present at the Asian Association of Social Psychology in Cebu.
• David Gugin (DEAL) was awarded
$1500 to present at the ASLE Conference in Idaho.
• Andrea Hartig (DEAL) was awarded
$1500 to present at the ASLE Conference in Idaho.
• Mark Ombrello (DH) was awarded
$600 to present at the Marianas History
Conference in Saipan.
• Matilda Rivera (DEAL) was awarded
$600 to present at the PREL Pacific Islands Education Conference in Majuro.
• Chris Schreiner (DEAL) was awarded
$1500 to present at the Phenomenology
& Literature Conference in Massachusetts.
• Kim Skoog (DH) was awarded $1500
to present at the Jaina Lecture Series in
India.
• LilnaBeth Somera (CFA) was awarded
$1500 to present at the AMIC Conference in Dubai.
Demeter Masaharu
Political Science
Elyssa Santos
Pacific-Asian Studies
Kristine Tuazon
Japanese Studies
CSR Grants
• Todd Ames (SBS) was awarded $3000
to conduct field research in Palau and
Pohnpei.
• Jefferson Cronin (CFA) in conjunction with GIFF was awarded to $2000
to fund the first UOGFF Local Film
Showcase.
• Doug Farrer (DH) was awarded $3000
to hire assistants to devise and imple-
FALL 2014 NEWSLETTER
ment the social media campaign for
the Association of Social Anthropology.
• Toyoko Kang (DH) was awarded
$2900 to study simultaneous interpretation from English to Japanese.
• Sarah Smith (SBS) was awarded
$2960 to conduct field research in
Chuuk.
C O L L E G E O F L I B E R A L A RT S A N D S O C I A L S C I E N C E S PA G E 5
ARC goes international
Courtesy R. Ames
This year’s Annual Research Conference had more student presentations, more
creative presentations, and more off-island or international presentations than any
previous ARC. There were almost 50 student presentations. There were 16 presentations from off-island, including faculty from King Saud University, Hong Kong
Institute of Education, National Dong Hwa University, Wesleyan University of the
Philippines, Otaru University, Sugiyama Jogakuen University, and Cal State Fullerton. The first video-conference presentation was delivered by a scholar from the
Presidential Commission on Bioethics. The unofficial theme of the conference was
“Creativity,” and in that vein, there was a full fine arts panel, as well as a reading
of student-written poetry. All of these themes were tied together nicely in the keynote presentation, “Confucian Role Ethics and the ‘Casting’ of Persons” delivered
by Roger Ames, University of Hawaii.
Inachaigen Fino' CHamoru
Courtesy M. Bevacqua
The University of Guam plays a significant role in the promotion and perpetuation of Chamorro culture and
language. Recently UOG created a Chamorro Studies major, the only one in the world that will allow students
to conduct in-depth study of the history, language and culture of the native people of the Marianas. For many
years UOG has also been the venue for another unique event, the Inachaigen Fino' CHamoru or the Chamorro language competition. This event brings more than 500 elementary, middle and high school students
from throughout the Mariana Islands to compete in categories that showcase the language and culture of the
Chamorro people. For the students that participate, it is an important event that helps them understand the
role that we all play in perpetuating language and culture. The competition is also an important reminder to
the older generations that in order for the culture and language to thrive they have to be passed on. More than
500 students participated in this year’s competition. These included public and private schools from Guam,
Saipan and Tinian. Participants received a certificate for their performance. The winners for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
place in each category received gold, silver or bronze medals. Schools also received trophies for winning in a
category.
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College Award Ceremony
Student Awards
SPRING 2015
GRADUATING
GRADUATE
STUDENTS
Lindsay Kane
MA in Art
Royce Camacho
MA in English
Lynsey Lee
MA in English
Brooke Pangelinan (MSCP)
Outstanding Graduate Student
Roke Calvo (FA)
Outstanding Undergraduate
Jocelyn Delica (EN)
Makus Prize
Athena Meno (FA/EN)
Stephenson Travel Grant in Aid
Verna Zafra
MA in English
Maira Arriola
MS in Clinical
Psychology
Amy Romero
MS in Clinical
Psychology
CLASS
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University of Guam.
Photographs are
provided courtesy of
staff and faculty in
the College. Except
where noted, text
and layout are by
Bruce ES Warner
with input from Troy
McVey and Sharleen
Santos-Bamba. Copy
editing is provided
by James Sellmann.
FALL 2014 NEWSLETTER
Archie Matta (PY)
Rebecca A. Stephenson
Scholarship
Natalia Chargualaf (MSCP)
William Marmie &
Mary Spencer Scholarships
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College Award Ceremony
Faculty & Staff Awards
Jeff Umayam (DH)
Outstanding Staff Award
Nichole Rivera (CFA)
Outstanding Staff Award
Sharleen Santos-Bamba
(DEAL)
Faculty Excellence Award
for Assessment
Kyle Smith (SBS)
Faculty Excellence Award
for Service
Michelle Blas (CFA)
Faculty Excellence Award
for Creative Activity
David Atienza (DH)
Faculty Excellence Award
for Research
Mark Ombrello (DH)
Faculty Excellence Award
for Part-time Teaching
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William Jeffery, Archaeology
Dr. Jeffery joins UOG with extensive experience in maritime archaeology. He is quite familiar with UOG and Guam having taught
several classes and field-schools on island. He has worked with
the Micronesian Area Research Center, has professional affiliations
in throughout Micronesia, Oceania, and Asia, and has worked as a
Maritime Heritage Officer for 20 years in Australia. He received
his PhD from James Cook University, Australia (2008). Dr. Jeffery
will join the Division of Humanities as an Assistant professor this
fall.
ENGLISH
SPRING 2015
GRADUATES
Jonnavie Abaya
Krystle Engbino
Albon Eres
Sahar Hanser
Joleen Manibusan
Andrealline
Mayoyo
Cecil Meteolechol
Maylene Milan
Hillary Miranda
Christian Palomo
Joelle Perez
Tahanae Perez
Evelyn Quiel
Tammy Ramirez
Andrew Roberto
Maia Santos
Kelsee Terlaje
Irena Keckes, Art
Irena Keckes was born in Croatia, where she gained a BA in art education at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb (2000).
She earned an MFA in printmaking at Tokyo University of the Arts
(2005). Irena has also conducted first PhD with Creative practice
at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland (2011-2015).
Irena’s artwork has been exhibited internationally in numerous
group and independent exhibitions. She presented her research at
the IMPACT 8 International Printmaking Conference in Scotland
(2013), the 2nd International Mokuhanga Conference in Japan (2014), and the 4th
International Printmaking Workshop and Symposium at the University of Auckland
(2015). Her academic papers and artwork have been accepted at the upcoming IMPACT 9 International Printmaking Conference in China.
Wilisa Williander
Tania Bosqui, Clinical Psychology
Tania join UOG from the Centre of Public Health, Queens University Belfast in Northern Ireland . She completed a BS in Psychology
(2006, University of Leicester), MS in Poverty Reduction and Development Management (2010, University of Birmingham) and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2013, Queens University Belfast. Tania
has worked in a number of different clinical service settings, including
a tertiary mental health service in south India, a psychosocial service
in the occupied Palestinian territories and a preventative primary mental health service in the UK. Dr. Bosqui will be working within the Division of Social
and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Guam as Assistant Professor and looks
forward life on Guam with her family.
FALL 2014 NEWSLETTER
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Paul Fleming, Clinical Psychology
Dr. Paul Fleming joins the University of Guam as an Associate Professor of Psychology.
Dr. Fleming was born in Cork, Republic of Ireland and completed his first degree in Applied
Psychology there. He then completed his clinical training at the University of Manchester
Medical School. Following a period of clinical practice at The Institute of Psychiatry in
London he moved to Wales to complete a Ph.D. in experimental psychology. Since then,
Dr. Fleming has worked at combining clinical practice and education, and his most recent
work was with the National Health Service in the UK as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist.
Francis Dalisay, Communication
Dr. Francis Dalisay was raised on Guam and is a graduate of Father Duenas Memorial
School and UOG (BA, Communication, 2000). He completed graduate degrees (MA,
2006; PhD, 2010) at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington
State University. Dalisay served as a faculty member at Cleveland State University and
was most recently an Assistant Professor at the School of Communications at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. He also taught at UOG and WSU. Dalisay is a prolific communication-effects scholar and his research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such
as the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, New Media & Society, Communication Research, and Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Dalisay’s research
has also won awards from the International Communication Association, the National Communication
Association, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Central States
Communication Association.
Raymond Anderson, Communication
Dr. Raymond Anderson joins the University of Guam as Associate Professor of Mass Media
in the Communication department. Raymond was born and grew up on the island of Jamaica.
For the past 17 years he has lived with his family in the U.S. and now looks forward to revisiting island life on Guam.
His love of the dramatic arts and helping Christian theater ministries led him to switch directions from managing Jamaica’s largest fish farming operation to completing a PhD in Communication and Media Effects at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He went on
to teach at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. For the past four years Raymond has
been at Sterling College in Kansas where he developed a media program that included various concentrations
including Cinema Production, Public Relations and Multi-Media.
Raymond is excited to experience the community on Guam.
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Yoshito Kawabata, Psychology
SOCIAL &
BEHAVIORAL
SCIENCES
SPRING 2015
GRADUATES
Carmen Baza
Psychology
Joseph Camacho
Psychology
Nelmar Cruz
Psychology
Naomi Del Mundo
Psychology
Yoshito Kawabata is an associate professor with a background
in developmental psychology. He received a B.A. and a M.A. in
psychology from The University of Oregon and a Ph. D in Child
Psychology from Institute of Child Development, The University
of Minnesota. Yoshi’s research interest focuses on interpersonal relationships and psychopathology and the roles of contextual factors
such as schools, neighborhoods, and cultures on these domains. He
is particularly interested in examining risk and protective factors
that may influence developmental processes involving parenting, peer relationships,
and forms of psychopathology (i.e., anxiety, depression, and aggression) with a
cross-cultural and ethnically diverse sample. He has supervised undergraduate and
graduate students with their thesis and provided considerable support for research
and writing. He has enjoyed these mentoring experiences and is excited to work
with students at University of Guam.
Michael Slane, Theatre
New theatre faculty, Michael Slane, has moved to Guam from the
state of Ohio where he was born and raised. He has had a lifelong
love of theatre and enjoys both the performance and production/
design aspects of the art. He has most recently taught at Lock
Haven University of Pennsylvania and holds a MA in Theatre from
the University of Kentucky and a MFA in Scenic Design from Ohio
University.
John Formoso
Psychology
Kirizia Gozo
Psychology
Paul Lazarra
Psychology
Eonsil Lee
Psychology
Tanya Mendiola
Psychology
Monique
Nakamura
Psychology
Kento Yasukawa
Psychology
Professor Slane has a great love of animals and has already begun to
volunteer for GAIN. He enjoys music, cooking, and the outdoors and looks forward
to the many new opportunities that island life will bring.
Colleen Jennings, Voice
Dr. Jennings recently completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at
The University of Iowa and is pleased to join the Fine Arts faculty at
University of Guam. She taught at Mahidol University in Bangkok,
Thailand. She has sung for King Bhumibol Adulyadej in a command
performance featuring his compositions. She appeared on with the
Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in performances of Beethoven’s 9th
Symphony and Mahler’s 4th Symphony. Colleen sang Donna Anna in
Don Giovanni under the direction of Georges Delnon in Milan, Italy.
She appeared with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra of Jackson, Michigan singing Italian arias and duets. Colleen has appeared as soprano soloist in Westminster Fine Arts
series productions of Poulenc’s Gloria, PDQ Bach’s The Seasonings, Orff’s Carmina
burana and the American premiere of John Tavener’s Fall and Resurrection. Colleen
received a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Drake University and a
Bachelor of Arts from the College of St. Catherine.
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Theatre Festival
Courtesy C. Ochoco
In February, 4 theatre faculty and 11 theatre students travelled to the Region VIII American College Theatre Festival, held in Cedar City, Utah. Two of the students were competing in the prestigious Irene Ryan
Scholarship acting competition. Joyce Torres (FA) and her scene partner Jo Datuin (FA) made it to the final
rounds, making them two of the 16 best, in a field of over 300 competitors. Steven Torres (FA) and Jesse
Matanona (FA) also competed. Marilyn Webber (FA) wrote a scene that was a finalist in the playwriting
competition. Professor Michelle Blas (CFA) participated in staging playwriting scenes while Professors
Ariav (CFA) and Ghandour (CFA) gave presentations at the Festival. Professor Ariav and Associate Dean
McVey attended workshop training on providing peer responses to productions at other Universities. All of
the students attended workshops, saw plays, and gained valuable auditioning practice. Most were accepted
into the Stella Adler Conservatory summer program, and Joyce will become a full-time graduate student in
the Fall. In related news, theatre alumnus Marc Marcos was accepted to the MFA Costume Design program
at the University of Hawaii, and Christian Santiago was accepted with a full-ride assistantship to the MFA
Scenic Design program at the University of Iowa.
Student Travel Grants
• LeeAna Acfalle (PS) was awarded $300 to
present at the Marianas History Conference in
Saipan.
• Jesse Libby (PS) was awarded $300 to present at
the Marianas History Conference in Saipan.
• Danielle Concepcion (MSCP) was awarded $600
to present at the Asian Association of Social
Psychology in Cebu.
• Brooke Pangelinan (MSCP) was awarded $600
to present at the Asian Association of Social
Psychology in Cebu.
• Ruzella Ampara (CO) was awarded $500 to present at the ASIN Conference in Dubai.
• Cherelle Daniel (CO) was awarded $500 to present at the ASIN Conference in Dubai.
• Gera Datuin (MSP) was awarded $1000 to present at the ASA Conference in the UK.
• Lisa Flores (AN) was awarded $500 to present at
the ASA Conference in the UK.
• Jean Macalinao (MSCP) was awarded $600 to
present at the Asian Association of Social Psychology in Cebu.
• Sophia Sablan (MSCP) was awarded $600 to
present at the Asian Association of Social Psychology in Cebu.
• Neri Blas (HI), Sam Mantanona (HI), and Danielle Subido (HI) were awarded $900 to present at
the Marianas History Conference in Saipan.
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Outstanding Thesis Awards
Courtesy G. Flores
MA in English Spring 2015 graduates with their thesis chair: Royce
Camacho, Dr. Sharleen Santos-Bamba, Verna Zafra, and Lynsey Lee
Maira Arriola
This year, the Presidential Thesis Award was awarded to two outstanding graduate students from CLASS.
Four students were nominated and the two selected were: Maira Arriola, MS Clinial Psychology, “Patients’
Perspectives on Indigenous Healthcare Received from Suruhanus and Suruhanas from the Pacific Island
of Saipan”; Royce Palomo Camacho MA English, “The Writing on the Wall: 21st Century Imaginings of a
Chamoru Rights Activist.” Each awardee received a plaque and $500 in recognition of their accomplishment and research endeavor.
Master’s Student Exhibition
Courtesy G. Flores
Isla Center for the Arts
hosted the University of
Guam Student Exhibition on
May 7 - June 26, 2015. The
exhibition featured an array
of media and styles including blockprints, acrylic and
watercolor paintings, photographs, ceramic sculptures,
and digital illustrations and
included works by undergraduates and graduate student,
Clinical Psych Program
Presenting in Cebu
Clinical Psychology graduate and
former instructor Jon Guerrero, as well
as current MSCP students Danielle
Concepcion, Jean Macalinao, Sophia
Sablan, and Brook Pangelinan, are
presenting papers at the Asian Association of Social Psychology conferFALL 2014 NEWSLETTER
Lindsay Kane. Lindsay’s
work was the main focus of
the event. The imagery in her
artwork is birthed from her
heritage and personal history, Greek mythology, art
history, and things that make
her laugh. She strives to be
a better person and works to
achieve this by continuously
creating with her hands.
ence in Cebu, Philippines, the week
the semester begins. The theme of the
conference is “Psychology and Asian
Societies in the Midst of Change.” All
five presenters are being supported with
travel grants from the Academic Affairs
Committee.