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.

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.

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