The University of the Philippines Mindanao will celebrate its 22nd Foundation Anniversary in February 2017. The month-long celebration will kick off on February 1 with a ceremonial opening ceremony. This will be followed at 1:00 PM by a book-launch for the publication "Mapping Sago: Anthropological, Biophysical, and Economic Aspects" at Lorenzo Hall, UP Mindanao Administration Bldg., Mintal, Davao City.
Upcoming highlights of the month-long celebration will be the inauguration of several university facilities, a tribute to outgoing UP President Alfredo Pascual, as well as recognition of personnel and honor students.
The School of Management will lead the activities on 6-11 February (SOM Week), the activities on 13-18 February will be led by the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM Week), while the activities organized by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will be held on 21-25 February (CHSS Week).
The Elias B. Lopez Hall Dormitory has organized several activities for students, both dormitory residents and non-residents alike. The UP Alumni Association Davao Chapter (UPAA Davao) will organize a forum on socially relevant current issues. The month-long celebration will be capped by student activities spearheaded by the University Student Council.
UP Mindanao is the only Constituent University (CU) of the University of the Philippines System in the island of Mindanao.
UPDATE #1: The Opening Ceremony for the 22nd Anniversary Month-Long Celebration was held on 01 February at the UP Mindanao Oblation Plaza. Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion narrated the beginnings of UP Mindanao for the benefit of students. The Dance Ensemble performed a patriotic-themed dance. The three deans--Dominica Dacera, Stella Salazar, and Larry Digal--and Student Council Chairperson Neil Pindoy planted flags at points around the Plaza.
Koro Kantahanay sang their performance piece from the UP Gawad Pangulo Choral Competition. The Chancellor shared her Koro experience at the Gawad Pangulo event. The Sounding of the Gong was done by VC Antonio Obsioma, with VC Nilo Oponda and Chancellor Concepcion. The Anniversary Committee were the first patrons to avail of the anniversary photo-wall. Snacks were served for everyone. See the photos here.