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.

The Women and Gender Institute (WAGI) of Miriam College recently conducted an intensive training course on Gender and Development (GAD) Planning and Budgeting last May 14 to 17.  The course is designed to guide different government and non-government agencies in constructing their GAD plan and budget using a gender analysis framework.

The training was facilitated by Dr. Jeanne Frances Illo, an economist, women’s studies scholar and gender consultant to various international organizations.  The training consisted of four modules, namely, theories underlying GAD budgeting; the contexts and requirements of GAD budgeting in the Philippines;  gender analysis concepts, tools and applications; and crafting the annual GAD plan and budget and accomplishment report.

Nothing compares to the feeling of welcoming a new member to a family. Such fondness has thus touched the whole Miriam College community, as they find the perfect setting to establish their second campus - Nuvali in Laguna.

Miriam College takes pride in introducing a new branch in the south that will help carry on the school's mission and vision while imparting holistic services in education, as part of is rich and colorful 85-year history. This step towards the rise of Miriam College Nuvali also opens the partnership between Miriam College and Ayala Land's Nuvali in their continuous efforts in nurturing young minds about the importance of community and environment.

The College of Arts and Sciences delegation headed by Dr. Lourdes Samson with Lynda  Garcia, Dr. Grace Evangelista and Joel Cornista  joined the 4th Fine Arts International conference: Culture and Heritage at Arnoma Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand from April 26-27. They were hosted by the Faculty of Fine Arts of Srinakharinworot University (SWU). At the same  event,  Dr. Grace  Brillantes-Evangelista won the best paper presentation for her research entitiled, “An Evaluation of Visual Arts and Poetry as Therapeutic Interventions for Abused Adolescents.” Shown in left photo are  the CAS delegates with  their counterparts from Srinakharinworot University. Right photo shows Dr. Evangelista during her paper presentation.

The Psychology, Environmental Planning and Management, and Child Development and Education programs were granted Level IV Accredited Status by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) and approved by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP). A level IV accreditation means that the programs have shown excellence in all aspects of its operations. The status was granted based on the accomplishments of Miriam College on the following areas: Research, Teaching and Learning Process, Community Service, Linkages and Quality Assurance Mechanism.

Undergraduate psychology abstracts get 100%  acceptance to Stanford Conference The Psychology Department recently announced the 100% acceptance rate of its undergraduate Psychology Abstracts to the2012 Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference (SUPC). This is the first time the school got a 100% acceptance rate..

Seven teacher volunteers from MCGS facilitated a Summer Enrichment Workshop for young children at the CARE Philippines, in Antipolo City Last april 30. The GS facilitators were Reyett Paunan, Ritche Tomelden, Ramil Sarga, Noelle Arriola, Daryl Cabatuando, Regina Sibal, and Louie Parungao. Christian Action for Reconciliation & Evangelization or C.A.R.E. Philippines serves urban poor communities in at least 10 locations in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

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