Can critical ideas and analysis be conveyed through images? If yes, to what degree? Is there really such a thing as “Standard English”? If so, whose standard? These were just some of the questions posed at the roundtable discussion led by visiting professors Dr. Jasmine Nadua Trice and Dr. David West Brown from the Center for English Language Communication (CELC) based at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Dr. Trice engaged Miriam College faculty in a creative ‘show and tell’ presentation entitled “Multi-Modal Communications as Critical Analysis”, while Dr. Brown provided an in depth discussion entitled “Critical Perspectives on the Dilemma of Teaching Standard English”.

This year marks the 100th year of the Maryknoll Sisters, the first group of women religious from the United States to devote a life of service in a foreign country.

At the January 6 Mass launching the centennial, Fr. James Ferry said Mother Mary Joseph was a public school teacher when she founded Maryknoll Sisters. Together with James Anthony Walsh, founder of Maryknoll Fathers, they set up a society and a congregation that would bring “the Good News of salvation to others.”



The Miriam College Employees Volleyball Team finished the 10th season of the Women's Colleges Sports Association (WCSA) at the top of their game, as they defeated San Beda College, Alabang last February 19 at St. Scholastica's College, Manila, with a score of 25-4, 25-7, 25-21.  The team swept the elimination round without losing a single set, thus earning them a twice-to-beat advantage in the finals.  The team held the championship crown for four consecutive years (SY 2005 - 2009) before a two-year hiatus.  

The members of the team are: Sheila Dingcong (Best Blocker), Elena Flores (Co-Captain), Joyce Ladran, Cora Reyes (Best Server),  and EJane Tan of the Higher Education Unit; Chu Soriano, Emilie Molave from the High School Unit;  and Maila Ambat, Kris Lesaca (Team Captain, Best Setter, MVP), Myla Teves, Jewel Quizon, and Vanessa Yance (Best Attacker) from the Grade School unit.


A post-Valentine dinner-dance was held for MC retirees and senior citizens from different communities last February 17 to formally launch the Senior Summer Program of Miriam College.  A live band and Music Center’s own talents were especially invited to serenade guests with music from the “Golden Era.” The rest of the night was punctuated with exciting games and raffle prizes and naming of the “Nestor and Nida” of the Night.

Sponsors of the activity were Clarity, Sun Cellular, Anlene, Alba Restaurant, DAWN, INSA, CPE and WAGI.  This activity is a collaboration of the Planning and Development Office, the Integrated Lifestyle and Wellness (ILAW) Center, and the Gerontology Program of the Social Science Department, College of Arts and Sciences.

Under the school’s LEAD Program, various courses for senior citizens will be offered this summer including healthy cooking and wellness, culinary tour, green cooking, art of bonsai, farm visit, pottery making, fresh flower arrangement, Ikebana, social networking lessons, and painting (offered by ILAW).  Summer courses will start April 2012.

For more information on the fees and schedules, please contact the Planning and Development Office at 433-3929 or 580-5400 loc. 1105.



Solbridge International School of Business (Solbridge) in Woosung Korea, a college of Woosong University in Daejon, South Korea, visited Miriam College (MC) last February 15 to pursue the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two institutions.

MC’s partnership with Solbridge was initiated by the College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Accountancy (CBEA) with the support of the International Partnerships and Programs Office (IPPO). Under the partnership, both institutions are exploring the possibility of having CBEA students and graduates enrol in certificate courses at Solbridge to further develop their areas of specialization. A possible collaboration in corporate social responsibility projects are being explored as well.

Present during a courtesy call to the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs were (from left): IPPO Head Tesa C. de Vela; Solbridge Career Development Center Director Mihae Maria Nahm, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Glenda E. Fortez, Ph.D., International Relations Regional Manager Corissa Wandmacher and CBEA Dean Ma. Concepcion Y. Lupisan, CPA.


The activity dubbed “COMMence: The Rise of the New and Alternative Media”marked this year’s celebration of the Communication Week at the Department of Communication.  The event opened to a full house audience composed of First Year to Fourth Year students, at the Little Theater last February 6.  Highlights include the presentation of Communication students’ achievements, both locally and internationally; presentation of the findings on the Global Media Monitoring Program of 2009;

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