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Highlights for January, 2020

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

2ND SEMESTER, ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020

January 2020 is the start of the Second Semester of Academic Year 2019-2020. The schedule for General Registration and start of classes are as follows:

08 January - General Registration  for Student Number 2019

09 January - General Registration for Student Number 2018

10 January - General Registration for Student Number 2015 and older, transferees, and cross-registrants

13-15 January - Change/Add Matriculation

13 January - Start of classes/ Last day of late registration/ University Curriculum Committee meeting

24 January - Philippine Genome Center-Mindanao Satellite Facility holds "Brainstorming" with participants from industry and universities and resource persons from UP Manila and other institutions.   

27 January - University Council meeting 

30 January - Concert, "25 songs for 25 years" by Alagad ni Oble band and friends; to be held at the Administration Building, UP Mindanao, Mintsal, Davao City 

  

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UP Mindanao will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2020. A series of public offerings will be delivered throughout the year, both academic and recreational.

"Alagad in Oble" rock band will hold a reunion concert on 30 January 2020 as an offering for the 25th anniversary of University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao.   The concert entitled "25 Songs for 25 Years" will be held at the Administration Building, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. The public is invited and admission is free of charge. Alagad ni Oble is composed of UP Mindanao alumni Roosevelt Itom (BS Biology), Ian Cayunda (BS Biology), Arthur Gonzales (BA Economics), Milos Dagohoy (BS Food Technology), and Wardy Puyod (BA Social Science).
The band was conceived during the members' student days in UP Mindanao and has continued to exist and perform seasonally alongside the professional growth of the band members.
The band has changed names throughout its history, having been named Lizard Chips, Ice Cold Buko Juice, and Alagad ni Oble, which has occasionally been shortened to Alagad. Singer and bassist Wardy Puyod has attended the Ryan Cayabyab Pop Music Songwriting Camp and has composed several songs, among which is the song “Bandila sa Mundo” in honor of the Philippine delegation to the ASEAN Games. The band has also recorded a rock version of the "UP Naming Mahal" which is among its widely heard songs.

The anniversary kick-off is on 20 February 2020 with a motorcade in downtown Davao City to the campus in Mintal, Davao City. Celebrations will be held in the Administration Building throughout the day till evening. 

Other anniversary offerings will be posted as details become available. Keep posted.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

15 January - Chancellor Digal initiates the process for the Search for Dean of College of Humanities & Social Sciences by announcing a Call for Nominations to the Search Committee on 15 January 2020. The Committee willbe composed of one representative each from the Senior Faculty, Junior Faculty, REPS, Administrative Staff, and Students. Nominations to the Committee should be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Office of the Chancellor on or before 24 January 2020.

10-12 January - UP Mindanao Ladies Football Team competes in the  5th Pinay in Action (PIA) Cup Women’s Football tournament, to be held at the Perdices Coliseum, Dumaguete City on 10-12 January 2020. Read the news item here: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1090472

"G’day, Mate: ACIAR Filipino Alumni Stories," a storybook featuring the experiences of ACIAR scholars is now available for download in the link below. The storybook features the stories of Chancellor Larry Digal, University Researcher Marilou Montiflor, Assistant Professor Glory Dee Romo, Senior Lecturer Anne Shangrila Fuentes, and Adjunct Professor Luis Antonio Hualda. Download it here: http://bit.ly/37TyQSR

Senior Lecturer Anne Shangrila Fuentes of the Department of Social Sciences and Assistant Professor Glory Dee Romo of the School of Management are among the ACIAR scholars featured in this video. View the video here: http://bit.ly/382FRkv

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