UA&P celebrates University Week

UA&P celebrates University Week

by Daryl Zamora, CCO on August 26, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Talk about uncontainable joy.

UA&P’s University Day celebration spilled to an entire week this year. According to a statement, the various activities which studded the week aimed to “foster the community spirit” and “celebrate UA&P’s milestones.”

University Week began August 15, marking UA&P’s 16th year and its 44th as an institution (its forerunner, the Center for Research and Communication, started in 1967).

Dr. Corazon Toralba's University Day Lecture

That day’s University Day Lecture also set the keynote to the entire week. Dr. Corazon Toralba of the Department of Philosophy delivered the lecture “Sustainable Development via the Family.” More than 200 packed the Dizon Auditorium for the event.

On Thursday, employees and students joined the Palarong Pinoy. They played agawang panyo, lawin at sisiw, kadang-kadang, and other traditional Filipino games.

The combined School of Sciences and Engnineering & Human Resources  team beat its competitors. The criterion for choosing the Winning Team is the number of members (players, supporters and cheerers) the team was able to gather for and maintain during the Palaro. Each team was composed of students and employees from various units and schools. The games were followed by the Meryendang Pampamilya, which gathered the games’ participants in a merienda cena of local delicacies.

Capping the University Week were two events: the Service Awards and the Medical and Dental Mission. The Service Awards on Friday honored 28 faculty and staff members who have served the University for 20, 15, and 10 consecutive years (turn to p. 2 for list). They received custom-made pine cone-shaped “Unitas” trophies and cash prizes.

Catalyst's Medical and Dental Mission

Last Saturday’s Medical and Dental Mission, on the other hand, was organized by CATALYST, a group of students dedicated to outreach and leadership projects. The University’s service and security personnel benefited from the program, which had seven physicians and two dentists offering free consultation. The organizers also gave away medicines and vitamin supplements, while children enjoyed the games set up for them.

Other activities of the University Week included the screening of acclaimed indie film Lola and the JAM Session, a special get-together with UA&P President Jose Maria Mariano and 12 Korean students. #

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