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34th Annual International PIBBA Conference
June 23-25, 2015
Utwe Elementary School
Kosrae, FSM


Kahs ac Facsin Lasr: Orekmakihn Ohiyen Luti Ma Wo Emet in Sang Ahkwoye Kapkapwack Ke Etwacack
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Promoting Language and Culture:

Effective Practices for Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Research
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Sponsored by: Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International and Kosrae Chapter
Kosrae DOE
Office of the Governor
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Tuwoh! PIBBA International proudly announces that the 34th Annual International PIBBA Conference will be held June 23-25, 2015 in the beautiful island of Kosrae, FSM. We hope to see you there, and please stay tuned for more information.
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The PIBBA Conference is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and cultural enrichment. This year's conference offers a wonderful selection of traditional, innovative, and practical workshops, presented by creative and imaginative educators and cultural leaders from the Pacific islands.

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We are pleased to announce that PIBBA Conference participants will be
given a special discount. However, the travel must be completed on or before July 2, 2015. When making a reservation, mention reference code GC1511.

Click here to view details of the special United Airlines discount.

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PIBBA 2013 Conference Video

Click on the video below to view the 32nd Annual International PIBBA Conference hosted in Guam on PhotoPeach

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Guam Literary Arts Announces Its Informational Website

More information on the Guam Literary Arts Committee for the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts can be found on its informational website at https://sites.google.com/site/guamliteraryarts.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter Greetings!


Have a blessed Easter with family and friends!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

FestPac Newsletter #2


Operation Maysak Relief

Our sister islands of Chuuk and Yap have experienced extensive damage due to Typhoon Maysak. UOG President Dr. Robert A. Underwood has initiated a University-wide campaign to assist our friends and neighbors who are in dire need of our help. Please be generous in your support.

Below are areas of support where you can make a difference:

*Food/Water and Clothing/Supply Drive.  Donations need to received by April 6 and April 10 in order to make it in time for the first two shipments going out to Chuuk and Yap.

*Fund Drive. The monetary goal is $3,000. If donating by check, make it payable to “University of Guam."

*Communications Services. TADEO is available for students and community members who need to make contact with family members in the impacted areas. Point of contact is Manny Hechanova at 735-2620/1 or mannyh@uguam.uog.edu.

All donations will be consolidated and provided to the Ayuda Foundation. For more information, contact David Okada at 735-2902 or email dsokada@triton.uog.edu

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Condolences for the Taitano Family














The PIBBA family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to PIBBA International President-Elect Ewy Taitano on the passing of her brothers John Francis and Michael Anthony.  John served with the Guam Police Department and passed away on March 13, 2015.  Michael served with the Port Police and is a U.S. Army veteran.  He passed away March 28, 2015.  May Ewy and her family members be comforted with loving memories and knowing that her brothers are now resting in the loving and peaceful arms of our Savior.  May their souls and the souls of all our faithful departed rest in peace.

Onedera honored as Master Storyteller; Launches sixth book

Congratulations, Peter Robert Onedera, former PIBBA International President, on being recognized as Sainan Minenhalom Sinangan Ginen I Hila’, or Master Storyteller, and the publication of your sixth book titled, “Tinige’ Hinasso."

Pictured L-R:  Joseph Artero-Cameron, Department of Chamorro Affairs President; Onedera; Vincent Leon Guerrero, Chief Education Officer to Gov. Eddie Calvo; Senator BJ Cruz, Vice Speaker of the 33rd Guam Legislature; and Monica Okada Guzman, CAHA Board Chair.


Pictured L-R:  Jacqueline Balbas, CAHA Program Coordinator; Onedera; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera,  FestPac Literary Arts-Publications Co-Chair & PIBBA/Ginen i Hila i Maga'taotao Siha Association Webmaster.