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Bio Prof receives scholarship for summer school in Costa Rica

posted Sep 6, 2018, 8:36 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Sep 6, 2018, 8:52 AM ]

Mr. Wilfredo Barrera, Jr., a faculty of the BS Biology program is one of only 12 recipients of an all-expense-paid summer school on Food and Nutrition Security that will be held at the University of Costa Rica from November 12-30, 2018.

Letter of invitation screen grab on Mr. Barrera's Facebook account

After a competitive assessment process of applicants from around the world, Mr. Barrera emerged as one of the grantees whose training, subsistence, accommodation and flight tickets will be covered by the organizers, The University of Costa Rica and University of Hohenheim in Germany.

He will be joining experts and graduate students from around the world, with lecturers coming from Germany, Brazil and Costa Rica. // CAS Web Development Team


Comm Prof to continue studies in the US

posted Sep 6, 2018, 8:11 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Sep 6, 2018, 8:28 AM ]

Receiving the prestigious Fulbright-CHED Dissertation Grant, Ms. Joan Dizon will continue her PhD studies at the Michigan State University (MSU) in the United States for a year. 

Currently on her dissertation writing stage towards her Doctor of Philosophy in Media Studies at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Ms. Dizon is among the chosen few who were successful in their application for the grant after a rigorous evaluation procedure conducted by the Fulbright Commission in the Philippines, one of the most prestigious scholarship-granting institutions in the world that is supported by the United States government, and in partnership this year with the Commission on Higher Education as part of their K-12 transition program.

Ms. Dizon is interested on writing about memes, metaphors and politics, and is advised by Dr. Diosa Labiste of the UP College of Mass Communication. She intends to find out if and how the metaphoric meme as a digital artefact can be a site for agentic possibilities in political discourse. She will be working with Dr. Johannes Bauer, the Chair of Media and Information Department, and co-supervised by Dr. Joshua Introne of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences of Michigan State University. MSU ranks 9th worldwide on Media and Communication Studies. // CAS Web Development Team

2018 Admissions

posted Jun 9, 2018, 10:10 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Jun 9, 2018, 10:14 AM ]

The result for the 2018 undergraduate admissions is now out! We are pleased to welcome our incoming students for the academic year 2018-2019. For those who are waitlisted, our BS Biology and BS Mathematics programs are still open!

Graduation 2018

posted Jun 1, 2018, 8:53 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 8:58 AM ]

Our warmest congratulations to our students who are graduating this year! May you use the knowledge, training, and experience you gained in the years you were with us not only for personal socio-economic growth but in helping out your respective communities as well. Together, let’s foster social and scientific advancement!

BA Comm researchers receive Special Jury Mention Award in PJRC 2018 Special Project Category

posted May 10, 2018, 3:30 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated May 10, 2018, 7:39 AM ]

“For courageously portraying the conditions of members of a marginalized group and presenting them in a most visually compelling and emotionally moving manner… we give a special jury mention to Kwentong Bahaghari of Southern Luzon State University.”

Students of Bachelor of Arts in Communication bagged the Special Jury Mention Award in the Philippine Journalism Research Conference (PJRC) 2018 for their documentary film entitled “Kwentong Bahaghari,” held at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, May 3.

Joleen Araneta, Kim Belard Marquez and Jethron Cyrus Lavadia highlighted the success stories of the members of Bahaghari Organization in their documentary film. Bahaghari is a progressive organization of LGBTQ that seeks to uphold LGBTQ rights, advance the sectorial interests, and work for the realization of democratic aspirations.

Ariel Sebellino of the Philippine Press Institute, Carlo Figueroa of De La Salle University and of the Canadian Embassy, and Deo Bagaoisan of GMA 7 served as judges for the special project categories. They commended the researchers for featuring members of an LGBTQ organization in an emotionally moving documentary.

Meanwhile, Baby Clarisse Ramirez, another BA Comm student, presented her research entitled “Drugs, Death and Glory: An Analysis of the News Reports on Duterte and his War on Drugs.” Her study qualified in the Academic (News Analysis) category.

PJRC 2018 was held during the celebration of Press Freedom Day with the theme “Democracy and Disinformation: The Continuing Fight.” It was organized by the University of the Philippines Journalism Department, in partnership with the University of Santo Tomas.

Ms. Mary Jane Camarador served as the adviser of Marquez, Araneta and Lavadia while Dr. Shiela M. Manzanilla was the adviser of Ramirez. // CAS Web Development Team

CAS holds ‘Alagwa’; BS Math, BS Bio bag awards

posted Apr 21, 2018, 3:34 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated May 10, 2018, 4:24 PM ]

On its 6th year, the College of Arts and Sciences took the college’s annual interdisciplinary research conference to another level. Following this year’s theme “Alagwa: Catapulting Innovations in CAS’ Research Culture,” the eight sets of student research were presented at the CBA Auditorium, April 27.

Researchers from the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Frances C. Mora and Junell J. Patuloy, were hailed Best Researchers as they impressed the panel of evaluators with their study on the application of Floyd – Warshall Algorithm in transporting agricultural products.

Frances Mora and Junell Patuloy of BS Mathematics were hailed Best Researchers

Mora and Patuloy proposed an optimal route in transporting agricultural products to Sentrong Pamilihan ng Produktong Agrikultura sa Quezon Inc. for farmers and dealers of Sariaya, Quezon, which they were able to prove to be more efficient than the existing routes that the farmers and dealers are using.

This is repeat victory for BS Math as they also seized the Best Researcher award in the 2017 Interdsciplinary Research Conference.

Best Presenters: Govinda Lou O. Bernardo, Darlene Faye B. Cadao and Marvin D. Menor of the Bachelor of Science in Biology

Meanwhile, Govinda Lou O. Bernardo, Darlene Faye B. Cadao and Marvin D. Menor of the Bachelor of Science in Biology bagged the Best Presenter award. Their study entitled “Biochemical Screening and Bioactivities of Selected Plants from Mt. Banahaw De Lucban, Quezon Province” determined the biochemical properties and bioactivities of Knema acuminata, Ficus guyeri, Dracontomelon edule, and Cratoxylum sumatranum ssp. Sumatranum.

Other research presented include “Huwag Tularan, Pusher Ako: Influence of War on Drugs TV News Reportage on the Safety and Security of Selected Viewers” by Charlete Ann U. Soriano and Ma. Lilet C. Mia (BA Comm.); “Impact Analysis of Selected Extension Projects Of Psychology Program in Southern Luzon State University” by Wally T. Dela Cerna and Jeanel Keith A. Jimenez (AB Pyschology); “Historical Development of Lucban Hat’s Sambalilong Buntal: A Proposed Socio- Cultural Intervention Plan” by Catherine A. Peňero (AB History); “Ibayong Mundo: A Documentary Film on the Constructed Identity of Selected Filipina Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong” by Marielle Biacora, John Paul Saliendra and Jemimah Ruth Teope (BA Comm); “Macroinvertebrate Diversity in San Juan De Jesus, Progreso and Butaguin Rivers in Gumaca, Quezon as Stream Health Indicator” by Sedney S. Mendoza (BS Biology); and “On the Laplacian Energy and Color Signless Laplacian Energy of Book Graph Bn” by Mark Joel L. Rubina and John Ray A. Buenvenida (BS Math).

Panel of Evaluators: Prof. Cheeno Sayuno, Prof. Heidi Baraan-Gonzales, Mr. Erwin Don Racasa

Prof. Heidi Baraan-Gonzales of the Batangas State University, Prof. Cheeno Marlo Sayuno of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños, and Mr. Erwin Don Racasa of the MGB-DENR served as panel of evaluators. They were impressed with the methodical studies that promised practical application to the community.

Meanwhile, Prof. Julieta Lindo, a faculty of the CAS and a recipient of FullBright Scholarship, delivered the plenary address. Ms. Minerva Sagsagat, a student Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, gave a special research presentation.

Prof. Julieta Lindo, Fulbright Scholarship recipient delivers the plenary address.

“Alagwa” is the 6th Interdisciplinary Research Conference organized by the CAS Research Council. The conduct of the conference started in 2012. This year’s conference is organized under the supervision of Prof. Rene P. Zubieto, CAS Research and Extension Services Coordinator.

The Languages, Literature and Humanities Department headed by Dr. Shiela Manzanilla served as convener of the conference. Mr. Gino Cabrera, Prof. Jed Marqueses and Prof. Julia Lea Radovan served as moderators of the event.

Book of Abstracts

Call for Papers: 2018 CAS Interdisciplinary Research Conference

posted Apr 17, 2018, 1:54 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 10:59 AM ]

Call for Peer Reviewers (for Tilamsik Journal)

posted Apr 4, 2018, 2:30 PM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 2:24 AM ]

We are cordially inviting fellow academics to join our team as volunteer peer reviewers! Since we value quality above all and are keen on following international standards in academic publication in the journal articles we publish, we would like novice, emerging, and established academics to help us review articles submitted to Tilamsik for consideration for publication. 

Please note, however, that peer reviewing in our journal, as in any reputable international journals, is a voluntary act. As much as we wish to repay your kind service on monetary terms, our very limited resources coming from our own income-generation efforts independent from the State University hinders us from doing so. However, in exchange of your generosity, we will send you a certificate of appreciation and free print copies of the journal where the article you reviewed appears.

Main qualification: 
Has at least one published paper in a reputable academic journal in the field of specialization. The journal where the paper is published should be one that adheres to international standards of publication, such as but not limited to blind peer review process.

Secondary qualification: 
Doctorate degree holder in the field of specialization or holder of at least an Assistant Professor rank in a reputable University. Part-time academics or those not working in a University may still send in their indication to be part of the team as long as s/he possesses the main qualification.

Preferably in the following or related fields:
Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Communication and Media Studies, Creative Writing, History, Literary & Cultural Studies, Psychology, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics) Education, HUMSS (Humanities and Social Sciences) Education, Southeast Asian Studies

Please send an email to with your Curriculum Vitae highlighting your research experiences (publication and presentation).

Application for SLSU CEE for AY 2018-2019 now open!

posted Mar 3, 2018, 2:50 PM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Mar 3, 2018, 2:51 PM ]

SLSU-Psych registers 64.86% passing in 2017 Psychometrician's board

posted Nov 7, 2017, 7:36 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 4:48 AM ]

JUST IN: Getting higher than the 56.97% national passing rate, the AB Psychology program registered a record high, 64.86% passing rate in the October 2017 Psychometrician Licensure Examination, with percentage of first takers even higher at 75.47%.


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