Miriam College renewed its partnership with American Hospitality Academy (AHA) through a Memorandum of Agreement signing held last June 8. AHA, a highly-recognized institution which caters to academic and professional development, shares the same commitment with Miriam College in developing women leaders in service, particularly in the field of Culinary Entrepreneurship and Leisure and Tourism.
As part of the 5-year BS Entrepreneurship major in Culinary Arts program and 4-year BS Entrepreneurship minor in Culinary Arts program, AHA-USA will be offering its internship program to provide cultural exchange, education and practical training in areas including, but not limited to food and beverage, culinary, and cruise line service.
For the fourth time since 2008, the Department of Psychology of Miriam College sent a delegation to the Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference (SUPC) in Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Although four researches were accepted for presentation, two groups were able to give oral presentations of their theses on “Math Anxiety and Active Procrastination.” Shown in the photo are the members of the delegation with Dr. Philip Zimbardo, known for his famous “Stanford Prison Experiment”. Zimbardo was a keynote speaker and discussed his current endeavors in promoting his research on Everyday Heroes. From left are (front row) Marian Jessieca de Leon, Dianne Paula Tiosan, Dennise Adrianne Libongco, Jennie Mae Andres, (back row) Hannah Joy Sodusta, Rachelle Anne Santos and Dr. Victoria Apuan.
The College of Arts and Science department’s very own Dr. Victoria N. Apuan (2nd from right) was awarded a research grant by the Asian University Digital Resource Network AUDRN. Entitled “Passing On the Gift: Healing Modalities among the Aytas in Pampanga”, the research seeks to discover the current healing modalities operating in the Ayta village of Camachiles in Flordiablanca, Pampanga. It also seeks to uncover reasons why the former shamans (“mag-aanitos”) who served as the community healers were not replaced when they died. To date there are only two “mag-aanitos” left. Dr. Apuan started doing fieldwork in this community since 1992, right after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo. Following AUDRN’s advocacy that local knowledge be maximized in the teaching situation, the findings of the current research is expected to contribute to the Sociology, Theology, Religious Education and Women’s Studies subjects.
The Higher Education Unit has announced that the Board of Trustees of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA) has approved a United Board Fellows Program grant to Miriam College for school year 2012-2013. This year’s grantee is Noel Buensuceso, faculty member of the Business Administration department of the College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Accountancy (CBEA).
The United Board Fellows Program is a leadership development program designed to benefit the Fellow and the Fellow’s home institution.
Malou Chavez, associate dean of Student Affairs, and Techie Mendoza, College Guidance Center supervisor, were elected as Board of Directors for the Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association (PGCA). Chavez is the new Vice President of the Board while Mendoza is the new Public Relations Officer. National elections were held last May 16 during the 48th Annual Convention held at St. Scholastica’s College-Manila.
The Miriam College Grade School sponsored a Summer Sports and Dance Clinic for the scholars of Vineyard of His Grace Ministries Inc. last May 12 at the MCGS grounds. The 180 scholars learned how to play basketball, volleyball, frisbee, Arnis, modern and social dances. The activity was headed by Ma. Daryl Cabatuando, Ritche Aldwin Tomelden and Vanessa Lynne Yance. The event was a success because of the support of 23 teacher volunteers and 15 student volunteers.
Grade school faculty Reyett S. Paunan participated in the 3rdGyeonggi Green Campus Global Forum held in Kangnam University in South Korea from May 24-25. This was organized by Daejayon and sponsored by the Ministry of Environment of Korea. One of its objectives was to establish a green campus network among different countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Germany and United States (in photo)
She has also received a scholarship from the International We Love U Foundation in Seoul National University, South of Korea last May 23. The scholarship is in support of the Worldwide Clean-up Campaign initiated by the foundation. (picture on the right)
Rev. Fr. Dennis Soriano (left photo) gave a talk to the grade school community last May 21 about the New English Translation of the Roman Missal. Being a part of the Diocese of Cubao, Miriam College Grade School will follow in all its Eucharistic Celebrations for the coming school year the gradual implementation in the responses of the people, until its full implementation on the First Sunday of Advent, December 2, 2012. The talk ended with the application of the said changes through the celebration of the Holy Eucharist held at the Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel.
The Miriam College Grade School (MCGS) Art Area participated as facilitators at the 6th Sumner Workshop Festival (SWF) organized by the Museum Education Division of the National Museum last May 17. The SWF is one of the activities under the outreach program of the Museum Education Division to invite marginalized youth to the National Museum to learn about Filipino Heritage through arts and crafts workshops, guided tour to the exhibitions as well as to have fellowship with volunteers, National Museum staff and other participants.
The MCGS Art Area composed of Patti Bautista, Noelle Arriola and Idona Nicomedes conducted the recycled art through pop-up greeting card-making.
Dr. Maria Lourdes Quisumbing-Baybay was elected as President in the recently concluded 11th Membership and General assembly of the UNESCO Asia Pacific Network for International and Values Education (APNIEVE)-Philippines. Dr. Baybay is the director of the Asian University Digital Resource Network (AUDRN) and a faculty of the Department of Psychology. Also elected during the assembly were Dr. Ronaldo A. Motilla and Dr. Caroline de Leon as the Secretary and Treasurer respectively. Dr. Motilla presently heads the Integrated Lifestyle and Wellness (ILAW) Center and is the chairperson of the Department of Psychology. Dr. de Leon is the former Dean of the College of Education. All of them will serve until 2014.