In light of the school’s transition towards maximizing eLearning on campus, Florante ‘Bong’ C. Belardo, MCHS Department of Mathematics and Computational Science, and  Grace A. Vertudes, MCGS Computer Education Area, participated in the 11th National eLearning Conference held last December 8, 2012 at the Silliman University in Dumaguete City.

The conference engaged participants in an exploration of available technologies that support eLearning in schools and other related institutions. Advancements in the teaching and learning processes through the use of technological devices, games, and other tools were also presented. 

The World Interfaith Harmony Forum on “Our Shared Values as a Foundation of our Muslim-Christian Harmony” was held at the ESI Conference room last February 4. This forum served as the opening session of a seminar for Muslim and Christian Youth who were in Miriam College to deepen their knowledge about peace building and interfaith understanding. The main speakers were Prof. Macrina Morados of the UP Institute of Islamic Studies and Marites Africa of the Peacemakers Circle. A solidarity message was given by Jonathan Gilbert of the Australian Embassy, which supported the seminar and forum. Nearly 300 students from Miriam College, UP Diliman and Rajah Muda High School of Pikit attended the Forum and Opening Session of the deepening Seminar.

ICAN visits CPE


ICAN spokesperson, Tim Wright, visited the Center for Peace Education on February 11 as part of ICAN’s effort to meet partner groups and organizations in various countries in support of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. CPE has taken some initiatives on the nuclear ban issue as part of its disarmament education and advocacy agenda, along with the struggle against small arms proliferation and cluster munitions. The photo above shows Tim Wright with the CPE staff.

Prof. Elliot N. Maltz, Ph.D., 2012 - 2013 Fulbright, Sycip-distinguished Lecturer and a Professor of Marketing
in the Atkinson Graduate School of Management of Willamette University

Partnering with the Philippine-American Education Foundation (PAEF), the College of Business, Accountancy and Entrepreneurship’s (CBEA) Department of Business Administration hosted the lectures of Prof. Elliot N. Maltz, Ph.D. on Growing Subsistence Markets entitled The Role of Transformative Entrepreneurship and Maximizing the Shared Value of Corporate Social Initiatives: A 3C’s Approach.  This was held last February 5 at the MMJ Seminar Room with BA and Entrepreneurship Third and Fourth Year students in attendance.

Dr. Jerry J. Jurisprudencia (second photo, 2nd from left), faculty of the Department of Psychology, Miriam College, was one of the resource speakers on the topic “Understanding Our Teens” for the parents of adolescents with special needs.  Sponsored by  Alternative Learning Resource School – Philippines (ALRES-Phils), it was held last January 12, 2013, in Quezon City. On Dr. Jurisprudencia’s right is Dr. Genevieve Rivadelo, director of ALRES-Phils. and also a faculty of the College of Education, Miriam College.

The Department of Psychology and PSYGUILD, the Psychology students’ organization, successfully conducted their team building seminar at White Rock resort in Subic, Zambales, last January 26-27. With them was Dr. Ronnie Motilla, Chairperson of the department and Dr. Jerry Jurisprudenccia who gave a talk on “Servant Leadership”. Richie Parr, moderator of Psyguild and Nikki Jurisprudencia were also part of the team who chaperoned the students’ to activity.

Miriam College High School Students Hannah Paula Fabregas and Andrea Marie Mendoza participated in the Student Leadership Conference 2013 (SLC 2013), organized by the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia (AGSA) and facilitated by Rising Generations. The conference, with the theme “Travel Light,” was held at the The Women’s College in the University of Sydney, Australia last January 16-20, 2013. Around 160 students from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Philippines, US and Singapore were inspired to become enthusiastic and active leaders in their communities. Miriam College is the only participating school from the Philippines.

Ma. Pia Corazon Luque with the fourth graders at Soongin Elementary School, Seoul

Faculty members Love Emily Santos of the High School and Ma. Pia Corazon Luque of the Grade School were among 30 Filipinos who successfully completed the 2012 Korea-Philippines Teacher Exchange Program for Global Education held last October 7 to December 21, 2012.

The program, organized by the UNESCO-Asia Pacific Center of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), aims “to enhance the capacity and competence of teachers in global education and cross-cultural communication through hands-on experiences; contribute to the enhancement of diverse educational aspects of participating countries; promote mutual understanding among people in the Asia-Pacific region; and build a platform for exchange networks among schools and teachers over the whole Asia-Pacific for equitable globalization.”

Miriam College Grade School Guidance Center organized a Student Leadership Training Seminar with the theme, “Leadership: Now Showing (LE.N.S.), The Sequel” last January 31 at the Fatima Viewing Rooms.

Selected students from Grades 4-6 engaged in group rhythm, viewed movie clips portraying leadership dilemmas and dramatized school situations that call for a leader’s response. The participants also listened to an inspiring talk on one’s journey to  leadership  by a Grade School Faculty and MCGS/MCHS alumna, Kristine Marie Lesaca-Saludez.

Dr. Elaine Boquiren (2nd from left), Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Concurrent Chair of the Department of Business Administration, was unanimously elected as president of the Entrepreneurship Educators’ Association of the Philippines-National Capital Region Chapter (ENEDA NCR) last February 8th. The election took place at the recently concluded 11th ENEDA National Conference in Iloilo. Also elected were Elizabeth Ong, Assistant Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship, (far left), Aida Duque (2nd from right) and Cristine Ibanez (not in picture) as assistant secretary of ENEDA-NCR, auditor of ENEDA National, and secretary of ENEDA-NCR, respectively. 

Also in picture are Dr. Glenda Fortez, Vice President for Academic Affairs (center) and Elvira Santos (far right), faculty member of the Department of Entrepreneurship. 

ENEDA is a non-stock, professional non-government, non-profit association of Entrepreneurship educators in the academe.

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