December Public Affairs, 2016

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

2016 120116 PUBLIC AFF CAL 1 MASTHEAD SMALLDecember completes the end of First Semester of Academic Year 2016-2017 in UP Mindanao. Final examinations are scheduled on 01-06 December. 

The UP Alumni Association Davao reaches 67 years of existence on December 4, having been founded in 1949. 

The Davao Writers Workshop 2016 spends its continuing workshop days on December 1-4 with the closing ceremonies on the last day at the venue, The Big House Heritage Home.

The Kasadya Christmas Lantern Parade will be on 07 December . This year's theme is "Kaugalingon, Tinubdan sa Nindot nga Kausaban: Atong Paglaum sa Karong Kapaskuhan" (Self, the Source of Positive Change: Our Hope for this Christmas). This year's celebration will include the traditional Building Decoration Contest, Parolan (Lantern Parade and Parol Contest), and the Christmas Dance Contest.

Festivities will begin with the Judging of the Building Decoration Contest on 2 December. The Pailaw (Lighting Ceremony) follows on Monday, 5 December, 5 PM, at the University Atrium Oblation Park.

Kasadya 2016 Parolan Christmas Lantern Parade is on Wednesday, 7 December 2016. Assembly is at 3PM at the College of Science and Mathematics grounds. Parade begins at sunset from the CSM Grounds to the Administration Building. The parade will be followed by the Kasadya 2016 Program, with the Christmas Dance Contest and other fun activities.

Student organizations are organizing "Love in a Box" for 40 Ata-Manobo children (4-15 years old) in Haran evacuation center, Davao City. Gifts in cash or in kind are accepted for gift-wrapping on December 8, 1-5PM, at the University Atrium. Gift-giving is on December 12, 1PM onward, at Haran, to be documented by ABS-CBN television for the Christmas Day episode of "Mag-TV Na Sadya Ta!"

In academic affairs, the College of Science and Mathematics will hold the following events: December 8, CSM Research Colloquium; December 12, Academic Integrity: In Relation to Student Writing and Achievement, a Lecture by Dr. Scott Meissner, Visiting Professor (Dept. of Bio. Sci. and Environ. Studies); December 13, CSM Pocket Session on Publication Writing.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Training will be held on December 12, 13, and 14 for partners in the Davao River Basin Management Council. On December 19, 20 and 21, 2016 the training is for UP Mindanao constituents. This will provide essential knowledge and application skills in geo-tagging and GIS Mapping using the ArcGIS platform. Venue is in the campus. Reservations are accepted at the OVCAA. Only 40 slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Bulletins of additional activities will be appended to this bulletin, as they come. Some details may change, please call the Public Relations Officer at (082)293-0310 or 09398436634. 

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