Dubbed as “FEUsion: Building Stronger Connections,” the first-ever Christmas merriment and sports festival for the graduate students of Far Eastern University (FEU) was held last Nov. 25 at the FEU Arts Building Room 103.

The activity, spearheaded by the Office of the Graduate Studies (OGS) Council Officers, was participated in by more than 50 students from the Institutes of Arts and Sciences, Accounts, Business, and Finance, Nursing, and Education.

The events in the morning gave the student-participants the opportunity to get to know each other and display teamwork and competitiveness through individual and group games whose winners were rewarded with tokens, vouchers, and food items. The attendees shared light and fun moments during lunch and the photo-booth session.    

In the spirit of Christmas, the students assisted by the department chairpersons and other faculty members distributed food on the streets of Morayta, P. Noval, and Lerma.

Following the food distribution, the students and faculty members engaged in sports activities including basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, and wall climbing at the gym on the 5 fifth floor of the Arts Building, adding excitement to the event. The Wellness and Recreation Program team facilitated the sports activities.

“We are happy our graduate students are able to take a quick break from their academic obligations and enjoy this first-ever extra-curricular activity of the OGS. We are excited to see more participants in our next activities,” said Dr. Arnel Bravo, OGS Director.

Students and faculty participate in wall climbing. Photo by: OGS
The morning session is devoted to a getting-to-know activity.
Student-participants from the four institutes with the OGS director, department chairpersons and coordinators, and faculty members
Council officers with their adviser (L-R): Kyle Patrick de Guzman, president; Rhalia Mae Santos, secretary; Johnmar Manuel, internal PR officer; Kim Daniel Sanchez, treasurer; Augustus Ceasar Latosa, adviser; Val Joseph Vinalon, VP for research and student development; Lorenzo Gala, auditor