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.

Women and Gender Institute’s (WAGI)  Marita Castillo-Pimentel was the resource person during the Gender Fair Education workshop entitled “Strategic Intervention on Gender Advocacy for Women (SIGAW)” organized by the Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Caloocan last May 7, 2012.

Eighty-five elementary and high school principals participated in the one-day event held at DepEd Division Office in Grace Park Caloocan. Topics and discussions focused on gender issues in the basic education system in the Philippines and some practical strategies to motivate teachers and educators to work towards gender fair education.

The Women and Gender Institute (WAGI) capped its annual Summer Institute on Migration (SIM) at Miriam College last May 7 to 12. The SIM is the first intensive course offered in the Philippines that provides a critical overview of the migration processes, as well as the dynamics and challenges of migration in the context of a globalized world.

Discussions focused on migration and development; the management and gender analysis of migration; comparative migration policies, human rights, and the social costs of migration. Also highlighted were the role of recruitment agencies in safe migration; as well as some emerging issues and trends including marriage migration; migration and the Arab spring; and migration caused environmental crises.  Participants were also given a background on key issues and challenges in the Global Forum on Migration and Development.

The Language Learning Center of Miriam College, in coordination with the Math and English Departments of the College of Arts and Science, held its first national seminar-workshop entitled “The Language of Math” last May 8-9,  at the Sister Miriam Thomas Hall.

This two-day national seminar-workshop was attended by administrators and teachers of Mathematics, English, and Filipino across levels from different parts of the country, as far as Isabela in the north and Marawi in the south.  Book editors from Phoenix Publishing House and Diwa Publishing House graced this insightful activity to join the Math and language teachers in broadening their horizon on the newest trends in teaching Math as skills subject and using it as content in language teaching.

In partnership with Mayor Madeleine Mendoza-Ong and Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator Jay Keenson Acebuche, GURO/Lingap Bulilit held its second leg of training starting with Laoang, Northern Samar last May 2-3 for 69 barangay day care teachers.  Josefina Era and Therese Pelias of the College of Education facilitated enhancement modules using books and instructional materials donated by the Child Development and Education Circle (CDEC) through its project “Donate a Book, Win a Cake”.

MCGS lower school faculty Louise V. Anne Reburiano and Marlyn P. Palmiano, represented Miriam College Grade School in an international benchmarking activity in Singapore organized by Marshall Cavendish Education. The program aimed to increase the competence of Math and Science teachers in using Singapore Math and Science methodologies, which are currently used in teaching both subjects in MCGS for Grades 1 and 2.

Rapid economic growth in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna,  Batangas and Rizal continues to convince schools based in Metro Manila to establish new campuses in their cities and towns.

The latest to venture out to the rolling plains south of Metro Manila is Miriam College, which broke ground Wednesday on a 15-hectare property in the Nuvali development of Ayala Land Inc. in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna.

Its closest neighbor, Xavier School Nuvali, will open this June and has been accepting applicants from Kindergarten to Grade 3 since August last year...

Miriam College marked a new chapter in its rich and colorful 85-year history with the soft launch of its second campus in NUVALI held May 9 at NUVALI in Laguna. The well-attended event started with the contract signing held at the Evoliving Center witnessed by members of the Board of Trustees, MC administrators, alumni, employees, members of the press and officials from NUVALI. Present were Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Land Inc. chairman; Josefina Tan, MC Board of Trustees chair, Dr. Rosario O. Lapus, Miriam College president; Aniceto V. Bisnar, Vesta Property holding, Inc. general manager; and Anna Margarita Dy, Strategic Landbank Management group head. The signing was followed by the capsule laying at the Miriam College-NUVALI site where some 400 MC employees were already gathered.

In partnership with Aurora province Representative Juan Edgardo M. Angara and PSWDO Aurora Province through the efforts of Rommel Angara (first picture, 3rd from right), Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo (first picture, 4th from right), Board Member Karen Angara-Uluran, PSWDO officers Aida Rutaquio and Abigaiel Paulino, GURO/ Lingap Bulilit trained 50 barangay day care teachers last April 23-27...

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