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Marie Dennis, Pax Christi International co-president met with the Center for Peace Education team, the College’s Pax Christi members, the Pax Christi Club of the High School and Pax Christi-MC alumni last  October 7. The two student organizations as well as the Pax Christi-MC alumni presented their own peace education and advocacy activities which impressed and inspired Dennis. She expressed her joy over the vibrancy of the commitment that Miriam’s Pax Christi youth have shown through the years. Dennis, who was visiting Miriam for the first time, also met with Miriam College President Dr. Rosario Lapus.

Dennis was the former Director of the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns and is currently serving on the Advisory Committee of the Maryknoll Sisters.

Filipino Department Chair, Dr. Rebecca Añonuevo, is one of the 2013 recipients of the South East Asian Writers Award or SEA Write Award, the region’s most prestigious literary award. Ceremonies were held in Bangkok last October 14 and was presided by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (center).

 Dr. Añonuevo (front row, 3rd from right) joins nine other awardees from Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

The SEA Write Award is given to writers of countries that comprise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, (ASEAN).  They are honored for their distinguished literary works in the form of poetry, short stories, novels, plays, and folklore. The SEA Write Award is presented annually since 1979.


MANILA, Philippines—Lessons on loyalty and kindness were the focus of Monday morning’s Inquirer Read-Along Caravan session at Miriam College, which was led by Inquirer president and reading ambassador Alexandra Prieto-Romualdez, seasoned read-along storyteller Rich Rodriguez and Sophia School principal Ann Abacan.

Attended by more than a hundred grade school students of the school, the session was the last stop of this year’s Read-Along Caravan, a series of reading sessions led by Read-Along reading ambassadors in various Metro Manila schools in the run-up to the Read-Along Festival on Nov. 12 and 13 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Romualdez read “Alamat ng Papaya,” written by Rene O. Villanueva and published by Lampara, about a benevolent queen saved by the loyalty of her people.


READ THE REST OF THE STORY AT: Philippine Daily Inquirer http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/511693/inquirer-read-along-envoys-bring-tales-to-kids-at-miriam-college


MANILA, Philippines—Lessons on loyalty and kindness were the focus of Monday morning’s Inquirer Read-Along Caravan session at Miriam College, which was led by Inquirer president and reading ambassador Alexandra Prieto-Romualdez, seasoned read-along storyteller Rich Rodriguez and Sophia School principal Ann Abacan.

Attended by more than a hundred grade school students of the school, the session was the last stop of this year’s Read-Along Caravan, a series of reading sessions led by Read-Along reading ambassadors in various Metro Manila schools in the run-up to the Read-Along Festival on Nov. 12 and 13 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Romualdez read “Alamat ng Papaya,” written by Rene O. Villanueva and published by Lampara, about a benevolent queen saved by the loyalty of her people.


READ THE REST OF THE STORY AT: Philippine Daily Inquirer http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/511693/inquirer-read-along-envoys-bring-tales-to-kids-at-miriam-college

Last September 14, Miriam College Lower School hosted a seminar for parents entitled math.science.sg@home.  About 700 parents from Miriam College Lower School, Miriam Child Study Center and Ateneo Primary School attended the event. Ling Yuan from the Singapore Ministry of Education oriented the parents on how they could further assist their child in the Singapore Math and Science strategies.

The Research and Publications Management Office (RPMO), in collaboration with Department of Communication, conducted a seminar-workshop on Communication Research Applied to Public Information for the  Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). It was held recently at the SMT Conference Room.

Topics included Rationale for Conducting Communication Research in Public Information, Research in Managing Internal and External Communication, Research in Information-Education-Communication (IEC) and Advocacy Planning by Dr. Jose Reuben Alagaran II, RPMO head; Communication in Public Information Work and Research in Message and Materials Development by Dr. Maria Margarita Acosta, chairperson, Department of Communication; Communication Research Process and Conduct of Public Opinion Surveys by Dr. Paz Diaz, vice president for Academic Affairs, Roosevelt College; and Monitoring and Evaluation of Communication Campaigns by Nilo Yacat, communication advisor, Center for Health Solutions and Innovations Philippines, Inc.

The seminar-workshop was attended by information officers and researchers of the Department of Interior and Local Government.

Miriam College was one of only two schools in the Philippines that was chosen to host the Super Short Program (SSP) of UMAP 2013 last September 9 to 13.

It was initiated by the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) and organized by the Institutional Partnerships and Programs Office (IPPO) under Ma. Luisa Villano. Four male and four female undergraduate and graduate students from the National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan—and who are also UMAP scholars--enrolled in Miriam College’s Super Short Program entitled “Philippine Culture, Art, and Society”. Patrick S. de Castro of the Social Sciences Department was chosen as coordinator of SSP. He was also one of the three faculty members who taught the course along with Lilibeth Oblena who taught Filipino, and Dr. Lourdes Samson, Dean of Arts and Sciences, who handled Philippine Art.

The Miriam College-Higher Education Unit won First Place in the 2013 Regional Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools, College Category, along with Ateneo de Manila University. The search is organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).  The school also topped the Meralco Energy Leadership Award sponsored by One Meralco Foundation.

These announcements were made through a letter sent by DENR Regional Director Vizminda Osorio.

The National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools was institutionalized to recognize efforts of the schools around the country in embarking on eco-friendly programs and activities.

All school entries to the 2013 Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools revolve around the theme: “Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Initiatives”. Entries are rated according to the following criteria: Environment-related Aspects of the School’s Policy; Environment-friendly School Operations and Presence of Environmental Programs; Environment-related Features of the School Curriculum; Presence of Vibrant Eco Organizations in Campus; and Presence of Partners and Linkages in Environment Programs/Projects.

The Maryknoll College Class of 1965 made additional contributions for their Maryknoll Class ‘65 Scholarship Fund. The said endowed fund is utilized to support underprivileged but deserving college student. Their current scholar, Angela B. Villegas, is a First Year student taking BS Accountancy.

The fund was turned-over last September 20 to MC President, Dr. Rosario Lapus, and witnessed by MC VP for Development and Resource Management, Rose Bautista (in photo, 5th and 2nd from right respectively). Also, present were Maryknoll Class ’65 Representatives (from L to R): Dr. Ma. Corazon Reyes ( Basic Education Unit Director), Gloria Santos Mayo, Edwina Nepomuceno Leung, Agnes Tan Tañada, Teresa Monroy Oreta and Anabelle Morelos Chan. 

The 2nd Cross Cultural Asian Art Education (CCAE) International Conference hosted by Miriam College opened to around 700 participants, including speakers and delegates from Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, France, Australia, USA, and the Philippines.

Carrying the theme “Art, Culture and Technology”, the conference aimed to promote creativity in the arts, understanding of its Asian culture, character and identity; and learning new technologies in art education for teaching and research.

“For the next two days there will be sharing and discussion of issues related to art, culture and technology among us in the region. We can be culturally different and yet significantly the same in vision and mission as we work towards the ASEAN curriculum in general for 2015 and the Philippine curriculum in art education under K to 12, in particular,” said conference convenor and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Lourdes K. Samson, during the opening ceremonies.

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