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  • Paulinians, Together in Worship

    by Joelouis Anne A. Odquin

    Posted on 2019-12-10 16:35:17

    “Beloved. Gifted. Empowered.” These are but few words in the English language but on the 24th to 26th of July, in St. Paul University Dumaguete, together with the other Paulinians from the region of Visayas and Mindanao, these words became the core, the thrust and the reminder of how capable the youths of today are in responding to the call of mission through the celebration of the Paulinian Youth in Worship.

    As part of the welcome rites, the PYC participants were gathered in the Mere Maria Hall to exchange their pasalubong” which represents the place where they came from. The SPC sisters and the Paulinian students not only showcased the best product they have in their locality but also the trademark that always makes a Paulinian identified----warm, simple, and active---through sharing and being open to other participants.

    Going back through time, remembering the journey of the very first SPC sisters who laid their feet in Dumaguete in the year 1904 in response to Bishop Rooker’s invitation in preserving, nurturing, and strengthening the Catholic Faith through education, as the participants also converse with one another to share their faith and life story in A Walk to Remember from the SPUD grounds to the Cathedral Church of Dumaguete where the very first Saint Paul University stood its foundation and started their mission.

    With sturdy roots that creeps from its humble beginnings to the present, which has always been beautifully told in narratives that have been kept alive even until now, not only we, Paulinians are gifted with a great history, but also we are imbued with talents that we are to embodied and share with others.

    The spirit of charism was made more evident in the Paulinian Star on the 2nd day of the PYC where Paulinians from different Paulinian Schools were made as one to show that they are truly gifted through various performances held at Fr. Louis Chauvet Hall.

    As what the saying goes, “a family that prays together, stays together”, during the Night of Worship, the Paulinian family through their personal prayers gathered into one has heightened their experience of faith showing that they are truly gifts given to represent not the future but the present of the Catholic Faith and our country. Being gifted is not only limited in sharing our talents and skills to our neighbors, it also means praying for them and being a blessing through exemplifying that we are beloved leading them closer to God.

    A 21st century youth is the present, as how they are described, they are dynamic, overflowing with blessings, willing and open to learn and to grow when provided with opportunities to do so. And, as Paulinian Youths, we are challenged to be committed to act on something more than ourselves. Are you willing to take on the challenge of being Beloved, Gifted and Empowered?

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    Slingshot Dumaguete

    by Michelle Lagat

    Posted on 2019-12-03 10:21:22

    The Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Science and Technology had invited the University to participate in its first ever Slingshot Dumaguete with the theme "FIRe & ICE: Fourth Industrial Revolution and Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship." Together with various start up companies and academes, the university was asked to send a few delegates to exhibit a few of their prototypes and listen to the talks about technology and how it is slowly evolving in our world today.

    The event was attended by the University^^s College of Business and Information Technology, together with Mrs. Grace Alejado, and the Basic Education Junior High School Department^^s TechSaints from the Robotek Competition in Cebu, with their teacher and mentor Ms. Alreen Panaga. Both departments brought their own prototypes for exhibition and caught the attention of some curious entrepreneurs present in the venue.

    "It was a very enlightening experience. There^^s is still so much for us to learn in this field and we^^re glad to have experienced this form of networking. We were able to get a few tips and advices from a few entrepreneurs and speakers present so it was a very fruitful experience for us." — Michelle Lagat on her insights from the event.

    "The Slingshot Dumaguete was a great experience for us to share our built robots to known people in the field of business and robotics in Visayas and Mindanao. Being with those known people opened more opportunities for us to improve our skills on innovating robots/prototypes that can capture people^^s attention in the business industry. We learned a lot of new ideas in technological innovation and to sum it all up, a speaker said said that we just gotta put love on everything that we do to make it work." — Vincent Pialago on his learnings and and experience from the event.

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    Robotek Competition 2019

    by Michelle Lagat

    Posted on 2019-12-02 14:38:06

    Last October 21, 2019, the St. Paul University Dumaguete Junior High School Department sent delegates to the Queen City of the South to compete at the Robotek Competition 2019, a nationwide robotics competition sponsored by Techfactors, Inc. Held at Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu, schools hailing from both Visayas and Mindanao went over to compete at the 3-day event. Despite being first-timers in the field and with only less than a month of preparations, the St. Paul University Dumaguete Junior High School Department^^s TechSaints brought pride to the school by topping in the following categories:

    MakeX City Guardian Category: 

    • Qualifying Round: Rank 8 out of 37, Semifinal Qualifier
    • Semifinal Round: Rank 7

    Arduino Category:

    • Rank 6 out of 18
    • Most Outstanding Programmer Award

    The said competition was participated by the following Grade 10 students of the Junior High School Department:

    • Anya Camille Yrad
    • Stavrus Jan Baldomero
    • Mark Jelou Renegado
    • Jan Vincent Pialago
    • John Michelle Lagat

    "Knowing that we were going to represent our school for the robotics competition held at Cebu, we were all nervous. I myself did not expect this to happen and I wasn^^t ready; we weren^^t ready. But despite all that, we had fun. Even though we were cramming in all the nights we stayed there, we still kept on fighting and tried our best to bring honor to the school. Even though we were a bit exhausted because of sleepless nights, we had our optimistic mentors to cheer us up and motivate us to keep going. And above all that, we learned a lot throughout the journey. And that^^s itself is already an achievement for us." — Stavrus Jan Baldomero on his learnings and experience.

    The following students will be presenting their robotics prototype at the Slingshot Dumaguete: Fourth Industrial Revolution and Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship on November 19, 2019, sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Science and Technology.

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    SPUD partnered with Thare-NongSeng, Thailand

    by Zecariah Chito Jumawan

    Posted on 2019-10-23 09:50:01

    Signing of MOA between SPUD & The Educational Affairs for The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of the Thare-NongSeng, Thailand.

    St. Paul University Dumaguete, the only Catholic University in Negros Oriental, with primary to tertiary levels and graduate school, in Dumaguete City; opens an opportunity to the College of Arts, Sciences and Education students to have an international practice teach exposure in Archdiocese of Thare-Nongseng, Thailand. This partnership addresses the first objectives of the ASEAN which is to accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavors in the spirit of equality and partnership.

    October 15, 2019, SPUD entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Educational Affairs for The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of the Thare-NongSeng. Considering the percentage of .58% of the total Roman Catholics in Thailand over 69 million, Catholic priests are still persistent in evangelizing young people through quality catholic education. This is only attainable if they hire well-trained teachers.

    Over the years, Filipino teachers contributed to the formation of young people in Thailand. In this program, graduating education students are exposed to the culture of Thailand, the learning styles of Thai- students, and the life of an OFW by immersing themselves in this one month practice teach exposure.

    (L-R) Mr. Zecariah Chito A. Jumawan- Marketing & Promotions Officer of SPUD, Rev. Fr. Phongsira Khamsri -Pastoral Work Mission Head of the Archdiocese of Thare-Nongseng, Rev. Fr. Virote Phosawang- Spiritual Director of the Archdiocese of Thare-Nongseng, Rev. Fr. Wirat Narinpak- Head of Academic Department of the Archdiocese of Thare-Nongseng, Sr. Helen Malubay, SPC- Vice President, Academic Affairs of SPUD, Sr. Joseline R. Lasala,SPC- University President of SPUD, Rev. Fr. Weeraphong Photimol- Superintendent Educational Division of the Archdiocese of Thare-Nongseng, Rev. Fr. Atichart Thammawong- Financial Head of the Archdiocese of Thare-Nongseng, Dr. Maricar Flores- Dean, College of Arts and Sciences Education of SPUD, & Ms. Corazonita Tumlad- Manager,International External Affairs of SPUD.

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    Tree Growing and Geothermal Power Plant Educational Tour

    by Jean Jumanguin - GS PHCC Officer

    Posted on 2019-10-11 10:47:01

    Our GS PHCC officers and grade school teachers of St. Paul University Dumaguete, successfully joined together in conducting Tree Growing and Geothermal Power Plant Educational Tour last September 14, 2019 at the EDC Southern Negros Geothermal Project location in Ticala, Brgy. Caidiocan, Valencia Negros Oriental.

    The activity was attended by 33 parents and teachers and they were warmly welcomed by the CSR staff Mr. Julius Teves and Sir Arnel, the department’s forester, also led by our very own GS PHCC president, Mrs. Norreen Bautista who is also the head of EDC’s Community Partnerships, External Relations and Watershed Management Division. The activity started at around 8 AM, a short briefing was given to the group at the Ticala Conference Room (EDC office). Then the group went to tree growing activity in their hedge garden, a total of 48 pieces of Nato (Palaquim luzoniense), IUCN red list status as threatened species were planted. This was followed by the facility tour and lunch after.

    Overall, it was indeed a fun-filled activity, not only did the group help beat the climate change and improving the quality of the natural environment, we were able to collaborate.

    "Overall, it was fun, collaborative activity, not only did the group help beat the climate change and improve the quality of the natural environment but also got to enhance the camaraderie between teachers and parents."

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    SAP Trainers’ Training

    by SPUD

    Posted on 2019-09-25 13:20:38

    SAP is a market leader in providing ERP (Enterprise Resource and Planning) solutions and services, not only in the Philippines, but worldwide.  The products and services of SAP Philippines are used by companies to streamline their businesses and increase their productivity, whilst staying competitive on the market.  Widely used in the various industries such as real estate, energy, IT, amongst others, major SAP users in the Philippines include Ayala Land Inc, Bank of the Philippines Islands, JG Summit Holdings Inc, Jollibee Foods Corp, Manila Electric Co, Megaworld Corp, Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co, Petron Corp, PLDT Inc, and San Miguel Corp.

    In the hope of shaping a better future for the education sector in the country, SAP Philippines collaborated with various educational institutions and universities by offering SAP education. 

    St. Paul University, amongst other universities in the country partnered with SAP by embedding SAP Business One in its curriculum.  This is to prepare Paulinian graduates for the demands of the industry.

    To ensure a comprehensive transfer of knowledge, select faculty members from the College of Business and Information Technology and headed by Dean Cristina O. Jumawan, CPA, MBA undergo a two and a half day Trainers’ Training Program for SAP Business One, last September 19-21, 2019. 

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    SPUD joins Mikrotik Trainer’s Boot Camp

    by Christian Duran

    Posted on 2019-09-13 11:31:30

    The PSITE7 in collaboration with Mikrotik^^s Training Center Wizmaster held a 6-day Trainer^^s Boot Camp last August 14-20, 2019 at Cebu Institute of Technology, Cebu City. Mikrotik is an international company based in Latvia providing internet connectivity in different countries.

    St. Paul University Dumaguete was invited to join the said training and sent a faculty member from the institution. Mrs. Grace T. Alejado, MIT, a faculty member of the College of Business and Information Technology of SPUD and the program chair of the Information Technology Program, attended the Trainer^^s Boot Camp.

    The goal of the training is to help the institution enrich its IT Curriculum by exposing its faculty members to industry networking practices on routing and managing wired and wireless networks using Mikrotik RouterOS. It can also lead the institution in becoming an accredited Mikrotik Academy. In the Mikrotik Academy, the students that will undergo the training will be able to take the MTCNA examination.

    The main highlights of the training are the three certification exams that the trainees took after their training, these are international certifications. These certificates are the MTCNA, which is regarding the basics of the training and the two advance certificate which is the MTCRE and the MTCUME.

    The MTCNA certificate will be given to the trainee who will reach the average score of 60% and above. One major advantage in taking this examination is that if the trainee will reach an average score of 75% of the MTCNA and also an average score of 75% in one advance certificate then the trainee will be qualified to be a trainer.  Mrs. Alejado, passed all three certification examinations thus she is now qualified to train students. The institution, on the other hand, can also be a Mikrotik Academy once there is a MOA between the Mikrotik and the school.

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    Faculty Members Attend Write Shop on Qualitative Research Method

    by SPUD

    Posted on 2019-09-12 15:48:04

    The faculty members from the various departments of St. Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD) attended a write shop on Qualitative Research Method last August 23, 2019 at the Grade School AVR. The resource speaker and facilitator for the said write shop was Mr. Roel Jumawan, a College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE) faculty who specializes in qualitative research methods. Mr. Jumawan educated the selected faculty members from the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE), College of Business and Information Technology (CBIT), College of Nursing (CON), and Basic Education on the SOPs in doing qualitative researches. Likewise, he introduced the various kinds of qualitative researches. The day-long write shop ended with the participants presenting their research drafts and plans.

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    Research Office Holds Workshop on Data Analytics for SMEs

    by SPUD

    Posted on 2019-09-12 15:05:53

    The St. Paul University Dumaguete Research Office, together with the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Office, successfully conducted a two-day workshop on Data Analytics for SMEs last August 19-20, 2019 at the College Computer Laboratory with ICT Head Ms. Maria Kathleen June Mariño as guest speaker and facilitator.

    Selected faculty members from the Basic Education, College of Business Information and Technology, College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, and College of Nursing were enjoined in the said workshop. The goal of the activity was to enrich their knowledge on data analytics, particularly on mining and cleaning data for future research purposes.

    The participants were immersed in the reality of data analytics as they were likewise taught about what software to utilize mining data and then cleaning them. The workshop ended with the participants sharing their outputs on the sample data given to them following the processes discussed in the previous sessions.

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    SPUD Celebrates Mama Mary’s Birthday

    by SPUD

    Posted on 2019-09-07 10:27:47

    The feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated each year on the eighth of September. The Church has celebrated Mary’s birth since at least the sixth century.  Her nativity is a cause for great joy as it is considered the" dawn of our salvation" as Pope Paul VI wrote in the document, Marialis Cultus in 1972.

    As September 9 this year falls on a Sunday, SPUD celebrated the special day last September 6 (Friday), in anticipation of the birthday of the Blessed Mother.  In her honor, the whole Paulinian community attended the floral offering and the Holy Eucharistic Celebration at 7:30 in the morning at the St. Paul Apostles Chapel. 

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