Librarians from the Basic Education Unit recently attended the Regional Conference on School Librarianship: Directions for the Future of School Libraries held last April 26-27at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel, Bacolod City. The conference was organized by the Ateneo de Manila University-Rizal Library, Ateneo High School Educational Media Center..

WAGI hosted a small salo-salo last March 16 to launch its  annual journal, Quilted Sightings. This interdisciplinary journal reflects Miriam College’s commitment to the advancement of women’s studies and promotion of gender-fair education in the Philippines. 


Nineteen Third Year International Studies students from Miriam College received Diplomatic Achievement Awards during the 62nd Session of the Model United Nations of the Far West (MUNFW) held on April 20-24, 2012 in Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco, California, USA. 

Miriam College (MC) welcomed the member universities from the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) network last March 28, shortly after the first day of the International Board and Committee Meeting held at Ateneo de Manila University.

UMAP is an association of representatives of higher education from the government and non-government sector formed in 1993 to enhance international understanding in Asia and the Pacific, specifically through increasing the mobility of university students, faculty and staff learning. At present, Miriam College as a member offers a UMAP Multilateral Student Exchange Program (UME) for one semester and a UMAP Student Exchange on a Special Course (USC) entitled “Philippine Arts, Culture and Society” for two weeks.

Mariko Akuzawa, Ph.D., professor at the Graduate School for Creative Cities in Osaka University, and Dr. Oum Changjoon, principal of Korea International School (KIS) in Osaka, Japan, visited Miriam College last March 23 to discuss a one-week study tour/exposure at the MCHS for their students and faculty.;

Initially established as a non-profit organization in 2009 and accredited as an educational organization in 2011, Korea International School (KIS) seeks to form students as multi-culturally sensitive, creative human beings who value peace and human rights. At present, KIS in Japan has international programs with schools in Korea and Canada. In line with strengthening KIS’s vision of producing competent and empowered students in a global community, it sought a meeting with Miriam College after being referred by the Women and Gender Institute’s (WAGI) networks in Japan.

The Growth, Upgrading and Resource Office (G.U.R.O.) in partnership with the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Foundation (ICTSI), trained 115 day care teachers from Tondo, Manila. The participants were trained on the use of Professionalizing Teaching and Management of Barangay Day Care Centers source books. The seminar was conducted last April 12-13, 2012 at Rosauro Almario Elementary School. The two-day seminar was facilitated and conducted by Dr. Editha dela Cruz, Therese Pelias, and Clarissa Ligon, all from the College of Education.

The Asian University Digital Resource Network (AUDRN), a project of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia and Miriam College under the Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, has conducted seven fora on “Teaching and Learning Local Knowledge in the Digital Age” in collaboration with partner schools nationwide. Two more fora will be hosted by the University of Sto. Tomas, Manila, and the Angeles University Foundation, Pampanga, this summer. The fora provided a venue for more extensive discussions of local knowledge and the sharing of research-based course materials, incorporating learning plans and related resources in local, indigenous, native and even popular culture.

Lingap Bulilit conducted a successful first leg of its nationwide Early Childhood Education Day Care teacher-training. The training was held at the following provinces: April 10 in Brgy. Laiban, Tanay, Rizal with the Environmental Studies Institute; April 13-14 in Davao City with PLAYNET; and April 13 in Malabon with Konkokyo Peace Activity Center and Holy Rosary Foundation.  The volunteers who facilitated the trainings were Lorena Noelle Arriola, Ma. Corazon Lualhati, Ma. Regina Corazon Sibal-Sevilla from the the Miriam College Grade School and Nina Era de Guzman from the College of Education. The Miriam College Grade School Art Department through Patria Bautista also donated art and instructional materials for Brgy. Laiban, Tanay Rizal.

The Clover-leaf formation is one of the highlights of the MCGS Grade 6 and 7 Turnover Ceremony held last March 16 at the MMJ Open Field.  This activity, with the theme “Journeying Life With You,” marked the passage of duties and responsibilities of the Grade 7 students to the Grade 6 students.

Delegates from the China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE) met with Miriam College administrators last March 20 to present their proposed academic exchange program with the school. CCIEE expressed interest to promote MC’s course offering in China as well as to encourage Chinese nationals to study in Miriam College. They also proposed a possible exchange program for High School students.

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