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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%.


Psych extension to hold culminating activity for SMILE for HIs program

posted Nov 7, 2017, 7:20 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Nov 7, 2017, 7:50 AM ]

After a year of training programs for selected hearing impaired individuals coming from Lucban, Mauban, and Tayabas, the College of Arts and Sciences Extension Services, more specifically that of the AB Psychology program, will conduct a closing program and culminating activity on November 9 at the CAM Learning Center.

The program will award medals and certificates to the first 27 beneficiaries as well as recognize the people who have worked closely with the team to make the project a success.

SMILE for HIs, or "Skills Mentoring and Innovative Livelihood Education for Hearing Impaired Adolescents and Young Adults" is an extension project based on the recommendations on the 2012 study of Prof. Virginia Alcoreza and Prof. Rene P Zubieto entitled, “Need Assessment of Hearing Impaired Adolescents and Young Adults: Basis for Designing a Non Formal Education”. The study suggested the offering of a skills-training program for Hearing Impaired individuals based on their particular livelihood needs and interests. [READ: SMILE for HIs]

The program run from October 2016 to October 2017, which offered Personality Development seminars, Parenting seminars (for HIs parents), Courses on Baking, Basic Electronics, and Computer Technology to hearing impaired individuals. It received funding from different sectors such as SLSU, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office of Quezon Province, DepEd & LGU Tayabas, and is a collaborative project of various SLSU-based student organizations, CAS ad CIT Professors, DepEd Lucban and Tayabas Teachers (specifically from PEL & LPNHS). The project is headed by Mr. Gino Cabrera, an instructor of AB Psychology. / CAS Web Development Team

Photos courtesy of Mr. Gino Cabrera, Project Leader

Comm produces music video for Himig Handog 2017

posted Oct 20, 2017, 8:35 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Nov 4, 2017, 1:32 AM ]

UPDATED. Being one of only 10 chosen Universities, SLSU's BA Communication program produced the music video of the song Naririnig Mo Ba, an entry to this year's Himig Handog, a multimedia songwriting and music video competition of ABS-CBN's Star Music. The music video premiered on MYX on November 4 and is now available on Star Music Youtube Channel (see below).

The song is written by Li Manzano and Joan Da, and is interpreted by Morissette. Himig Handog Finals is on November 26, Sunday.




Director:  Miguel Potestades 

Director of Photography:  Brent Vincent Cameron Vergara 
Editor:  Kim Belard Marquez 
Writer:  Resa Mae Salvador 
Cinematographers: Gian Paul Guinto & Rue Keziah Monique Romualdo 
Gaffer:  Russel Cias 
Grip:  Denise Rym Roden Encomienda 
Production Designer:  Terence Jan Alexis Reveche 
Production Manager:  Daphne Blanche Mendoza 
Production Assistants: Ysabel Encarnacion, John Macleod Lamoca, Juzzane Valderamos & Marielle Biacora 

 Mary Jane Camarador 
Jansen Amiel Demetrial 
Joan Dizon 
Khristalyn Fraginal 
Shiela Manzanilla 
Princess Catherine Pabellano 

BIG MINDS PRODUCTIONS would like to thank:

Batis Aramin Resort and Hotel 
Lucban MMG Hospital 
Dealo Koffee Klatch 
Grynne’s Flower Shop 
Aqua Boes 
Eureka Catering 
Ms. Gertrudes Valde-Capistrano 
Dr. Myrna Cabungcal 
Ms. Miliza Valde 
Dr. Mari Jane Lee 
Dr. Shiela Manzanilla 
Prof. Carmelita Placino 
Dr. Karen Angelica Rodil 
Chris Tsuper 
Redkurt Villaverde 
Mark Camarador 
Luis Vicente Arias 
Rea Ellaine Laurel 
Harold Matuños 
Mendoza Family 
Encarnacion Family 

SC conducts re-orientation for students

posted Aug 22, 2017, 11:48 PM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Aug 23, 2017, 1:43 AM ]

The College of Arts and Sciences Student Council (CAS-SC) prepared a special welcome for the college’s students as the academic year first semester started.

Headed by the CAS SC senator, Frances Mora, CAS SC organized a re-orientation for all of the CAS students, held at the SLSU Open Court, August 8, 2017.

The re-orientation aimed to inform the students about the university’s policies which focused on student-related matters. University officials including Prof. Edsel R. Paroan, the Dean of the Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS) and Dr. Helene Daya, the SLSU Guidance Coordinator, conducted an orientation on student activities and the services of the guidance office, respectively.

Prof. Michael Anthony Nada of the OSAS Student Organization, Mr. Espirindion G. Canino, the Head of Civil Safety and Security Office, and Prof. Mariebeth Seño, the head of MIS also talked during the re-orientation.

Dr. Mari Jane Lee, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, highlighted the importance of understanding the university’s policies in her opening remarks. The chairpersons then introduced the faculty members in their respective department.

The President of MS2, ACOMMS, Haynayanon, and SSP, as well as the Editor-in-chief of the Wisdom also delivered a brief talk about their organizations. They also encouraged the students to actively participate in student activities organized for their respective discipline.

The adviser of CAS-SC, Ms. Maria Gloria Nada, expressed her gratitude to the attendees of the re-orientation in her closing remarks. The re-orientation for the students is only one of the many activities that CAS-SC prepared for the students of the college. // Jewel Pabillar

Here is a glimpse of the re-orientation activity (Photos by CAS -SC):

CAS upholds academic excellence, conducts in-service training

posted Aug 19, 2017, 10:46 PM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Aug 23, 2017, 3:33 AM ]

The College of Arts and Sciences, in its continuous dedication to deliver academic excellence, conducted an in-service training for its faculty members on Aug. 10, 2017.

“CASYA 2017: Revitalizing Passion for Academic Excellence” aimed to equip the faculty members with the current practices in the academe through conduct of echo-seminars by those who attended workshops and trainings. 

Dr. Mari Jane Lee, Dean of CAS, emphasized the importance of the in-service training in delivering quality education to students in her opening remarks. She also acknowledged the presence of the faculty members who participated in the said activity.
Dr. Mari Jane A Lee, Dean of CAS, delivers an opening message 
(Photo by Prof. Rene Zubieto)

The first part of the in-service training was a seminar on preparing the OBE syllabus and learning plan for the general education subjects mandated in CHED CMO no. 20 series of 2013. Prof. Judeimar Ungriano presented the components that need to be integrated in the OBE syllabus.         

Prof. Mabelle Gaytano from the College of Engineering and Mr. Jett Ramos from the Human Resource Management Office conducted the discussion on the SPMS and OPCR as part of the faculty evaluation conducted in the University.

Engr. Reynaldo Ignacio answered the inquiries of the faculty members on the academic policies in the university. His talk revolved on policies regarding incomplete, conditional and in progress grades of students. 

Ms. Irene Joyce Avila received her certificate for heading the Mathematics and Computing Science Dept.'s in-service training

The afternoon session was a parallel echo-seminar conducted in each department. Mr. Wilfredo Barrera served as the speaker for the Natural Science Department while Mr. Jed Frank Marqueses, Ms. Agatha Kristel Abila and Ms. Irene Joyce Avila facilitated the seminar for the Mathematics and Computing Science Department.

Prof. Aurelio Teodoro Maguyon was the speaker for the Language, Literature and Humanities Department while Ms. Maybriel Tobias, Dr. Helene Daya and Prof. Fides Joyce Llegado were the speakers for the Social Sciences Department.

Prof. Maguyon heading the in-service training for the Languages, Literature, and Humanities Dept.

The in-service training was conducted in cooperation with the Office of Instruction and Quality Assurance headed by Dr. Ricaryl Catherine Cruz.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Tilamsik Volume 10

posted Aug 4, 2017, 1:15 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 2:27 AM ]


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AACCUP confers level III re-accredited status to SLSU-BA Comm

posted Apr 30, 2017, 8:10 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated May 2, 2017, 4:32 AM ]

Bachelor of Arts in Communication joins the ranks of six other programs in the University as it received level III re-accredited status from the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), April 17. 

The only Level III accredited undergraduate communication program in Quezon Province, SLSU-BA Communication underwent and passed the level III phase 1 accreditation in October 2015, which made the program qualified for the phase 2, and final evaluation to be granted the third level accreditation. 

Prof. Brian Villaverde (left), Chairperson of BA Communication, 
and Dr. Mari Jane A. Lee (right), Dean of CAS answer accreditors' queries.

The award of the Level III accreditation status is an indication that a curricular program commits itself to quality instruction to students, excellent research activities and outputs, and impact-driven extension services to the community, often higher than required by the Commission on Higher Education, and in comparison with 110 other State Universities and Colleges in the country. CAS’ AB Psychology was the first to have been granted Level III accreditation status in 2015 among the programs offered by the College. 

BA Communication was evaluated on March 27-28, 2017 in four areas such as Curriculum and Extension for mandatory areas; and Research and Faculty Development for areas chosen by the faculty of the program. The undergraduate program was evaluated by Dr. Angeline E. Borican of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Dr. Thelma T. Lanuza of the Isabela State University, and Dr. Manuel T. Corpus, the executive director of AACCUP.

Dr. Mari Jane Lee, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented the program’s profile including the video prepared by the faculty of BA Comm. Prof. Brian Villaverde, chairperson of the program together with the other area chair helped in clarifying the inquiries of the accreditors. 

Dr. Corpus suggested that there is a need to highlight the profile of BA Comm graduates since they are the ultimate evidence that the program performed well in terms of curriculum and instruction. He also suggested that an intensive tracer study on the graduates of BA Comm be conducted including the alumni who are promoted and who received awards in their job.

Dr. Borican, on the other hand, suggested that the program should conduct an impact analysis on its extension programs in addition to the studies presented by the extension coordinator. She also suggested to the CAS faculty and research unit to subject its research journal for CHED accreditation.

During the exit conference, Dr. Corpus said that they will be giving recommendations not because they want to scrutinize the program but to guide it as it aspires for a higher level of accreditation.

The level III re-accredited status is effective for four years, from April 21, 2017 to March 31, 2021. Afterwards, the program is to be subjected to level IV accreditation, the highest level to be conferred to a curricular program. - CAS Web Development Team

BS Math, BS Bio top CAS Interdisciplinary ResCon

posted Apr 30, 2017, 3:17 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated May 2, 2017, 4:33 AM ]

It’s a double victory for Bachelor of Science in Mathematics as Hannibal Paul A. Causapin won as Best Researcher and Best Presenter in the CAS 2017 Interdisciplinary Research Conference held at CAM Auditorium, April 28.

Causapin’s study entitled "Semi-Markov Chain Modeling on Earthquake Occurrences in Selected Areas in Luzon" aimed to model earthquake occurrences in selected areas in Luzon using semi-Markov chain and focused on estimating the transition matrix, holding time mass functions and interval transition probability matrix for two defined states: region-to-region and magnitude-to magnitude. The study made a forecast of earthquake occurrences in the next five (5) years.

Beulah T. Grevialde and Anne Julian S. Ladiana of Bachelor of Science in Biology secured the 2nd Best Researcher award with their study entitled "Phytochemical and Antibacterial Screening of the Pseudostem of Musa (BBB Group) “Saba” Against Canine Skin Pathogens".

Another team of BS Biology researchers, Maria Arvy Diane A. Penolio and Clarisse Alyssa L. Pureza, grabbed the 3rd Best Researcher award with their research entitled "Parasitic Infection of Indian Mackerel (Rastrelliger Kanagurta) from Dalahican Port in Tayabas Bay". 

Beulah T. Grevialde and Anne Julian S. Ladiana (left); Maria Arvy Diane A. Penolio and Clarisse Alyssa L. Pureza (right)

Eight researchers from the four disciplines of CAS presented their research for the competition category while two students of Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics presented their study for the special presentation category.

Prof. Ricardo Clores of the De La Salle University – Dasmarinas, Engr. Francis Malit of the Technological Institute of the Philippines - Quezon City, and Prof. Editha De Jesus of Southern Luzon State University – Lucban, Quezon served as panel of evaluators.

The 2017 CAS Research Conference with the theme “Ahon: Propelling the Research Culture to the Next Level” was made possible through the initiative of the CAS Research Services, headed by CAS Research Coordinator Prof. Rene Zubieto, CAS Student Council and CAS Office of the Dean. - CAS Research Services Team

BA Comm research on Lumad Killings qualifies in AJRC 2017

posted Apr 30, 2017, 2:59 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated May 2, 2017, 4:35 AM ]

“The study on how the media report the Lumad killings is a step to bring consciousness to the readers and this consciousness, I hope, would eventually bring emancipation to the Lumad, to the other indigenous groups, and to the Filipino people.”

These were the parting words of Immanuelle Espiritu, a fourth year student of Bachelor of Arts in Communication in Southern Luzon State University, during her presentation in the Asian Journalism Research Conference, held at the University of the Philippines Diliman, April 25.

Espiritu’s study entitled "Hunted in the Promise Land: A Discourse Analysis of the News Reports about Lumad killings" analyzed the construction of the Lumad identity, the valence, and the political context present in the online news about Lumad killings published in national online news site, and, and online sites of local dailies, and

“I believe the study will serve as an eye-opener on the issue about Lumad killings and will eventually bring light on the position of the Lumads and other indigenous groups in the society. Hopefully, this may prompt media practitioners to examine the issue more critically, “ said Espiritu.

Espiritu landed second in the competition by only one point from the champion who come from Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU). The researchers from AdMU studied the Visual Representations of Para-Athletes in Elite Para Sports by Philippine Print News Media and the Perception of the Portrayals by Filipino Persons with Disabilities (PWD).

Espiritu competed with seven other research presenters from the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), University of Sto Tomas (UST), Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Batangas State University (BSU) and University of the Perpetual Help System (UPHS). 

AJRC 2017 Research Competition presenters pose for a souvenir shot; 
Espiritu is 10th from the left.

“I am still thinking of ways on how my study can reach the media institution and possibly realize the aim of my study to bring consciousness to the reader but I certainly do not want to just let my research sit on my desk and collect dust.” Espiritu shared.

AJRC, with the theme “The Fourth Estate: Revisiting the Normative Ideals of Journalism in a Multimedia Era” is an international conference that seeks to promote Journalism Studies in the Asian region. The conference was organized by UP, UST, and the Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta.

Ms. Princess Catherine L. Pabellano served as Espiritu's research adviser. - CAS Website Development Team

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