Former chancellor, Prof. Ricardo de Ungria (Dept. of Humanities) was re-appointed as UP Artist I for Literary Arts for 2015-2017. This was disclosed by Prof. de Ungria through a letter from UP AVP for Academic Affairs Rhodora Azanza. The appointment was approved by the Board of Regents on their 27 August 2015 meeting. The Awarding Ceremonies were held on 28 August 2015. In her letter, AVP Azanza expressed her hope for Prof. de Ungria to continuously produce outstanding literary works.
On 29-30 August was the 7th Lit-Orgy, a spoken-word on-stage performance of creative writers of Davao City, held in a public-house in Bgy. Bangkal. Among the performers were UP Mindanao constituents Iyyah Sinarimbo, Oliver Ladaga, Darylle Rubino, Nina Alvarez, and Anne Mendoza, who performed before full-house audiences.
On 05 September was the start of the 10-day SEAMS (South East Asia Mathematical Society) School 2015-Modeling and Simulation for Environmental Phenomena, in Indonesia, with the participation of Asst. Prof. Rommel Real (Dept. of Math., Physics, and Comp. Sci.).
On 4 September was the start of the month-long Young South-East Asian Leaders Institute (YSEALI) Fall 2015 Academic Fellowship on Civic Engagement at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (USA) with the participation of 4-BA Communication Arts student Christine Desiree Jodloman.
On 6 September was the 1st “Oble Run”, a fun-run organized by the UP Mindanao Foundation to raise scholarship funds for deserving students, with 400-plus registered runners from various organizations, among whom were constituents of UP Mindanao and other UP constituent universities. Simultaneously, the Civil Service Commission held their fun-run to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the civil service where some 23 UP Mindanao employees participated.