FEU students experience “taste of India” in Adamas Summer School

Far Eastern University students David Sean M. Sucgang and Ronnel “Thirdy” H. Rivera III widened their appreciation of Indian culture, as they were part of the Adamas Summer School 2019 Kolkata India. The program, which ran from March 31 to April 6, 2019, exposed them to India’s history, science and economy. They also took part in interactive sessions with international and Indian students and toured Kolkata City and Digha, a sea side resort town on the Bay of Bengal.

“On the very first day, we were welcomed by the whole Adamas community. I got to introduce myself and I told them that I’m looking forward to experiencing Kolkata, even in just a short span of time. That’s why on the entire week, volunteers were suggesting me some Indian foods to try, and so I did. The students of Mass Communication even got me presents and let me try some of the Indian sweets. In my whole stay, I was known as Ron, the Filipino student who wants to taste India,” said Rivera.

“The program was engaging from beginning to end. From the English classes I had observed and took part in, to the discussions about India’s democracy and science, and of course, the cultural exchange where I had embarrassed myself in front of countless people, there was a lot of fun to be had,” shared Sucgang.

Both students expressed that while their stay was short it gave them the perspective that India is indeed a beautiful country with lovely people. The program was also done in coordination with FEU Student Development and FEU Academic Development. Below is a Video Blog by Thirdy Rivera.

FEU strengthens ASEAN Internationalization with CHED

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Dr. Virginia D. Akiate, Commission on Higher Education Executive Director (CHED) Director- NCR, lauded the Internationalization program initiated by Far Eastern University (FEU) in a lecture forum, “Strengthening the ASEAN Integration of NCR Higher Education Institutions” held last week.

Dr. Myrna Quinto, Vice President for Academic Development (ADO) warmly welcomed the new NCR director to the FEU campus together with Joeven Castro, Assistant Vice President for Academic Services and the academic managers representing all the Institutes.

Dr. Akiate encouraged universities and colleges to focus on initiatives that can contribute to developing an educational policy framework that can meet the needs of the ASEAN integration.

“The competencies of the 21st century must also be realized and promoted from basic education to higher educational institutions by continuously fine-tuning the Philippine Qualifications Framework with the DepEd, TESDA, and PRC working hand in hand,” Dr. Akiate emphasized.

Dr. Arnel D. Bravo, FEU Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning stated that more initiatives are being prepared by his office to enhance such Internationalization.

ITHM signs research pact with Rajah Travel Corp

 

Dr. Joy Sheelah Baraero-Era (Dean, FEU-ITHM), Dr. Maria Teresa Trinidad P. Tinio (FEU-SVPAA), Ms. Aileen Clemente (President, Rajah Travel Corp.) and Mr. Ronaldo Cañizal (Executive Director, TKC, Rajah Travel Corp.) during the ceremonial MOA signing on March 15, 2019 at the FEU Board Room.

Dr. Joy Sheelah Baraero-Era (Dean, FEU-ITHM), Dr. Maria Teresa Trinidad P. Tinio (FEU-SVPAA), Ms. Aileen Clemente (President, Rajah Travel Corp.) and Mr. Ronaldo Cañizal (Executive Director, TKC, Rajah Travel Corp.) during the ceremonial MOA signing on March 15, 2019 at the FEU Board Room.

FEU Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management has signed a partnership with the Tourism Knowledge Center (TKC) by Rajah Travel Corporation. Under the deal, TKC will become a repository of knowledge for ITHM students’ research for data sharing pertaining to travel and tourism studies in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia.

This partnership aims to strengthen the research capacity building of the students. FEU ITHM is also recognized by TKC as one of the pioneer academe partners that will contribute research works and participate in Travel Talk Series projects.

‘KENKOY’ marks 90th year

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First published in Liwayway magazine in 1929, Kenkoy, the cartoon character which later became the general word for cartoons in the Philippines is marking its 90th anniversary this year.

“Kenkoy” was created by cartoonist Tony Velasquez, touted to be the “Father of Philippine Comics,” and first appeared in Jan. 11, 1929, a year before Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse was launched and the same year as “The Adventures of Tintin” by Georges Remi.

“Kenkoy” appeared in most magazines during that period and its publication continued even during the Japanese occupation all the way to 1993.

Paying homage to Velasquez and his brother-cartoonist Damian and in celebration of Kenkoy’s 90th year, his grandnephew Ian “Damy” Velasquez

III mounted an exhibit recently at the Nicanor Reyes Hall of the Far Eastern University (FEU) showcasing 58 frames of selected original works of his grand uncle including the 1929 inaugural print.

Read more in Inquirer

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FEU launches CLEARS to beef up student research

Atty. Rosalie Cada lectures on Plagiarism and its legal repercussions.

Atty. Rosalie Cada lectures on Plagiarism and its legal repercussions.

Far Eastern University has started to strengthen student research through the newly created Center for Learning Enrichment and Research for Students (CLEARS), an office mandated to ensure the proper conduct of research in the undergraduate level.

CLEARS has conducted a series of seminars since the last week of February this year. The first was on “Plagiarism: Its Forms and Legal Implications,” a seminar for thesis facilitators and advisers.

One of the speakers was Student Discipline Director Atty. Rosalie Cada, who discussed the legal implications of plagiarism. Another speaker, Associate Dean Flordeliz Abanto, facilitated the workshop on ‘”Detecting and Avoiding Plagiarism.”

Two other resource persons, Dr. Arnel Bravo, Center for Teaching and Learning Director; and Dr. Mila Rosa Carden, Graduate Studies Director, both talked about “Thesis Facilitating and Advising.”

Associate Dean Flordeliz Abanto on Detecting and Avoiding Plagiarism

Associate Dean Flordeliz Abanto on Detecting and Avoiding Plagiarism

Following this was the seminar on Research Ethics with Dr. Lulette U. Matammu, whose presentation was entitled “Sensitive Research: Dealing with Vulnerable Informants.”

In line with CLEARS’ mission to create an avenue for diffusion of research outputs, a Student Research Exposition was also held on March 12, 2019. Five papers adjudged as Best Thesis in the various institutes during the first semester were presented, followed by discussions that added to the students’ preliminary experience in scholarly discourse.

More related activities are lined up for Academic Year 2019-2020, including the development of a Student Research Manual that will harmonize all research-related practices across degree programs in the University.

“These initiatives are driven by CLEARS’ vision to thrust FEU to the top, nationally, as a model in student research,” said Joventina Destura- Madriaga, CLEARS director.

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Dr. Arnel Bravo and Dr. Mila Rosa Carden gave a refresher lecture on  Proper Thesis Facilitating and Advising

Dr. Arnel Bravo and Dr. Mila Rosa Carden gave a refresher lecture on
Proper Thesis Facilitating and Advising

 

DepEd calls on content providers to consider welfare of children in producing media messages

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The Department of Education (DepEd) has called on content creators to be “responsible media providers” by regulating and considering the welfare of children in producing and delivering media messages.

The DepEd, through the National Council for Children’s Television (NCCT), has partnered with the Far Eastern University (FEU)–Manila to launch the nationwide study entitled, “The Filipino Child and Media: Media Consumption, Parental Mediation, and Classroom Performance.” The NCCT is an attached agency of the DepEd.

The launch, held recently at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, provided an opportunity for discussion and more in-depth understanding of the results of this research project conducted in 2018 which explored the status of children’s media consumption in the Philippines.

Read more in Manila Bulletin

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Injury update on Lycha Ebon and Jeanette Villareal

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FEU Lady Tamaraw Open Spiker Lycha Ebon remains under evaluation after going down with a knee injury during the latter part of the team’s win over the Adamson Lady Falcons on Sunday, March 23, 2019. An accurate diagnosis will be obtained after swelling around the affected area subsides.

She will be out for FEU’s game versus the UE Lady Warriors on Saturday and her status will be updated at the proper time.

Meanwhile, Middle Hitter Jeanette Villareal is still recovering from a minor ankle sprain but will likely be available on Saturday.

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ITHM advances partnership with Asia Pacific International Event Management

The MOA signing held last February 19, 2019 was participated in by Dr. Karen Hernandez (Vice President of APIEM), Dr. Joy Sheelah Era (ITHM Dean) and Mr. Johncent Del Rosario (Tourism Management Program Head).

The MOA signing held last February 19, 2019 was participated in by Dr. Karen Hernandez (Vice President of APIEM), Dr. Joy Sheelah Era (ITHM Dean) and Mr. Johncent Del Rosario (Tourism Management Program Head).

FEU Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management recently bolstered its partnership with Asia Pacific International Event Management (APIEM) to further internationalize the qualification of students and faculty in terms of Events Management.

Under the agreement, all Tourism Management students will receive an international certification in Events Management.

FEU ITHM is duly recognized as a Center for Excellence by APIEM and offers a Specialization on Event Management. The certification is integrated with the Event Management course in addition to the TESDA NC III on Event Management.

“This is aligned to our goal of honing capabilities of students in executing event projects. This is one of the primary reasons why the institute offered the Events Management track this school year,” according to FEU ITHM Dean Dr. Joy Sheelah Era.

FEU PPC forum tackles student safety in U-Belt

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The common dangerous and unsound impression of Manila streets, particularly in areas around the University Belt, is debunked in a forum organized by the Far Eastern University Public Policy Center (FEU-PPC).

Titled “YOU-Belt Watch: A Forum on Safe Urban Mobility and Accessibility,” the event elaborates on the findings of FEU-PPC’s recent case study, which audited the safety levels of key locations around U-belt. Panelists from private and government offices guide the conversation through their expert opinions on transport, infrastructure and legislation.

“Urban safety is linked to many civil concerns such as traffic congestion, commercial growth, and most importantly civilian welfare,” says FEU-PPC Research Fellow Robert Anthony Siy. “By analyzing the safety and security rate of our locality, it becomes much easier for us to contribute in developing measures that help in the overall improvement of our community.”

FEU-PPC’s audit show that contrary to the perilous reputation of Manila, the city manifests many safety qualities. Auditors highlighted the pleasant urban design of pathways, availability of pedestrian crossings, and frequent presence and activity of public transport even late at night.

The fieldwork was undertaken by FEU students using the My SafetiPin App. It is a map-based mobile application that collates and disseminates safety-related information about cities through crowdsourced scoring method.

Participants covered 10 areas, including the most commonly perceived unsafe sites such as Quiapo, Sampaloc and Recto-Avenida. They went on-ground with FEU NSTP faculties, medics and security representatives from 8:00PM to 9:30PM to evaluate the locations during the transition from rush to down hours at the most dangerous time of the day.

The audit scoring is based on nine parameters: lighting, openness, visibility, people density, security, walk path, transportation, gender diversity, and overall vicinity feel. The parameters determine the areas of improvement that will be the focus of forthcoming researches and action plans.

“This forum is only the start of several initiatives we want to roll out this year to help our community and protect our stakeholders, especially the students,” says FEU-PPC Executive Director Julia Andrea Abad. “This project is part of our mission to create comprehensive solutions that address the needs of our community, as aligned with the Aspiration 2020. We will continue to partner with the local government and other private bodies to create more safe spaces in U-belt.”

Panelists Landscape and Architect and Urban Planner Paulo Alcaraz, LPU Executive Assistant to the President Paolo Laurel and FEU-PPC Research Fellow Robert Anthony Siy.

Panelists Landscape and Architect and Urban Planner Paulo Alcaraz, LPU Executive Assistant to the President Paolo Laurel and FEU-PPC Research Fellow Robert Anthony Siy.

FEU ITHM holds inaugural research conference

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FEU Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management welcomed Dr. Rupam Konar of Taylor’s University Malaysia as its inaugural speaker in its 1st Annual Tourism and Hospitality Research Lecture Series held last March 13, 2019 at FEU Manila.

Dr. Konar shared his knowledge, expertise, and insights on the current and emerging research concepts and practices on research quantitative method entitled, “Partial Least Square based Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) 101 Hospitality & Tourism Research”.

The institute organized the event, which was was attended by FEU faculty, and faculty from other colleges/universities, to strengthen the research culture and capabilities of the academic community.

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