DLSAU Posts Unofficial Second best passing average in Agriculturist Licensure Examination 2017

De La Salle Araneta University posted a 94.74 percent passing average in the Agriculturist Licensure Examination 2017, the unofficial second best passing average for at least 30 test takers in the licensure examination after the University of the Philippines Los Baños. The passing average of our graduates, 35 of them, was also well above the national passing average of 38.25 percent.

University Launches Communiqúe and Revives Institutional Bulletin

The university launched Communiqúe—a new communication platform—and relaunched an updated version of the Institutional Bulletin last December 8. The two platforms are meant to facilitate the proper and wider dissemination of information on institutional and academic activities, and to augment other communication channels that are currently in use by the university.

The Communiqúe is the President’s platform for official announcements and statements addressed to the entire community. The Institutional Bulletin, on the other hand, is the Chancellor’s platform for broadcasting upcoming information on institutional and academic activities, as well as for advisories related to the university’s operations and services.

South Korean Universities hold Educational Fair

The Lasallian Language Center, in partnership with the Southeastern Korea Universities Alliance, hosted an education fair for Grade 11 & 12 students last December 12 at the Osmeña Hall. The event featured representatives from four South Korean universities: Gyeongsang National University, Kyungnam University, University of Ulsan, and Changwon National University.

The fair is a venue for foreign students to consult with South Korean university representatives about college admissions, preparatory courses, and scholarships in South Korea.

DLSAU Street Force is 2nd Runner Up in Wobbie's street dance competition

De La Salle Araneta University Street Force, the university’s official students hip-hop dance troupe, placed 2nd Runner Up in the Grand Finals of The Wobbie’s Street Dance Competition held at World Trade Center – Manila last December 9. Our dance troupe beat other groups from all over the country in the Open–Mixed Category.

MOA Signing with MFI Polytechnic Institute, Inc.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)—which aims to establish a co-branding partnership to provide and offer Technical Vocational Education and Training–Information and Communication Technology (TVET-ICT) programs—was signed between De La Salle Araneta University (DLSAU) and MFI Polytechnic Institute, Inc. (MFI) last November 28 at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall of De La Salle University.

MFI was represented by Chair and President Engr. Jose Sandejas, together with Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Externals Mr. Antonio Kosca, Jr., Trustee Members Engr. Renato Ermita and Engr. Oscar Barrera, Manager of Satellite and Branches Mr. Noel Dumaguit, MFI DLSAU Branch Manager Mr. Ed Dy Guaso, and Administration Services Head Mr. Leonardo Felipe. For DLSAU, President Dr. Bjorn Santos, Chancellor Mr. Christopher Polanco, Vice Chancellor for Academics and Research Dr. Bernardo Sepeda, and Technical and Vocational Programs Coordinator Ms. Jinky Macatulad were present.

MFI—formerly MFI Foundation, Inc.—is a provider of career-oriented and technology-relation education services and programs for more than 40 years.

Unilasalle Delegation Visits DLSAU

A delegation from the Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle in Beauvais, France (UniLaSalle – Beauvais) visited the university last December 6. The purpose of the visit was to discuss student exchange possibilities and matters of mutual interests between the two institutions in the areas of agriculture and food technology. The delegation, led by Director of International Relations Dr. Marie Lummerzheim, comprised of Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (Agricultural School) Dr. Anne Combaud, Academic Dean for the Rouen Campus Dr. Christophe Gangneux, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (Food & Health School) Ing. Jean Francois Tharrault, and Associate Professor (Animal Production) Dr. Marion Dutreuil. Earlier this year last April, Dr. Lummerzheim visited the university to talk about the UniLaSalle Learning Abroad Program. After the visit to the Malabon campus, the delegation headed to the DLSAU AgriVet Sciences Institute (DLSAU-AgSI) in Salikneta Farm for a whole-day visit. They were toured by Executive Director for DLSAU-AgSI and Director for Academics Ms. Apple Suplido. The Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle, a private higher education establishment offering integrated degree programs, was officially recognized as a private higher education establishment in the public interest in July 2016. The school has two campuses, in the French provinces of Beauvais and Rouen.

Testimonial and Recognition Programs for 2017 Lasallian Professionals

Three testimonial and recognition programs were held this month for our board passers in the accountancy, psychology, and education licensure examinations. All programs were held at The Forum, and were attended by the board passers and their families.

In December 5, our two new Lasallian accountants—Ms. Krishna Joie M. Maliwat and Ms. Christine Dianne D. Ham—were recognized. Ms. Maliwat and Ms. Ham were among the 4 511 out of the 14 813 who passed the October 2017 Certified Public Accountants Licensure Examination.

In December 7, our ten new Lasallian psychometricians were recognized. Our board passers posted a 78.38 percent passing average—well above the national passing average of 56.97 percent.

In December 14, our 19 new Lasallian teachers were recognized. Two of them passed as new elementary school teachers, whereas the other 17 passed as new secondary school teachers.

Araneta Welcomes Christmas 2017 with Luminare and Panuluyan

Despite the muted tone and less frivolous nature of festivities this year, the university welcomed Christmas 2017 with two programs that were held during the first week of December at the Golden Pavilion.

Last December 4, the community gathered for Luminare, a program for the official lighting of the university Christmas Tree. During the event, the guidelines for the Community Lantern Contest and the list of Christmas outreach activities for personnel were also announced. In particular, the Lasallian Mission and Formation Office organized four outreach activities for Lasallian partners: BAYANIKASAN, a tree planting and urban gardening activity (at the Ministry on Ecology in La Loma last December 9); Date with the Heroes, an interaction meeting with the wounded soldiers from Marawi (at the Heroes Ward of the AFP Medical Center last December 14); and interaction meetings with the aged (at the Emmaus Home of Apostolate in Malolos, Bulacan) and the youth (at the Maharlika Elementary School in Taguig City) last December 16.

Last December 8, a reenactment of the Nativity scene—dubbed Panuluyan—was performed by the De La Salle Araneta Ensemble. DLSAU Serenata provided musical accompaniment for the brief program.