January in UP Mindanao serves as prelude to its 22nd Anniversary in February. The 2nd Semester of Academic Year 2016-2017 began on 16 January. The classes in the re-opened degree program in Urban and Regional Planning begins on 21 January.
The publication "Banwa Monograph Series 1: Mapping Sago" was released by the Office of Research. The Monograph contains 11 articles with Associate Professor Myfel D. Paluga (Dept. of Social Sciences) as Editor. Read the details here.
The Land Reservation project titled "Economic Upliftment of the Indigenous People's Community through Agricultural Projects" was selected as one of the awardees of the UP System's "Gawad Pangulo: Award for Excellence in Public Service". Land Reservations Officer Joel N. Sagadal, the project proponent, will represent UP Mindanao in the awarding ceremony on 30 January in UP Diliman, Quezon City.
In extension and public service, the Communicators Guild will hold "Pamamahayag: A Seminar-Workshop on Campus Journalism" for public high school students of Marahan and Marilog High Schools (Davao City) on 23 January. Read the details here.
In operations, an ISO 9001:2015 GQMSS Requirements and Documentation Seminar will be held on 25-27 January at the University Library. This is in compliance to Executive Order No. 605, the Government Quality Management Program (GQMP).
In research, 17 research papers will be presented in the "In-House Review 2017 of All UP Mindanao-Funded Research" on 30 January. An external panel of experts will hear and give feedback.
Also on 30 January is the Inter-School Statistics Quiz organized by the Society of Math Majors in the University Atrium.
In faculty development, Instructor Mylene P. Arcena (Dept. of Food Sci. and Chem.) departed in January 2017 to avail of a scholarship to the University of Otago, New Zealand.
In alumni affairs, the UP Mindanao BA Social Science Class of 2002--represented by Ms. Diocy Cloribel-Guilabtan, Mr. Jayneil Ancheta, and Dr. Ava Patricia Avila-Goldman--donated textbooks to the University Library on 6 January. See the photo here.
The UP Alumni Association Davao held elections for directors on 7 January. A total of 11 directors were elected, completing the board comprising of 18 seats. Read the details and see some photos here.