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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.

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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

CAS faculty members hailed as outstanding

posted Apr 28, 2017, 11:59 PM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Apr 30, 2017, 3:25 AM ]

Two CAS faculty members have been hailed as outstanding for 2016 by the University's Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE), awarded during the 10th anniversary celebration of SLSU's Universityhood, March 16, 2017.

Dr. Marissa C. Esperal was recognized as the University's "Outstanding Faculty with Designation" for 2016 in recognition of her excellent teaching performance and research work while designated as Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Esperal is the former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She teaches in the undergraduate Psychology program of the College as well as general education Psychology across all curricular programs in the University.

Mr. Nicanor Guinto was likewise hailed as the "Outstanding Faculty" for 2016 in recognition of his performance last year in teaching and research. He was also awarded the "Exemplary Behavior Award" by the same committee in 2015. Mr. Guinto is currently on study leave for his PhD at the University of Hong Kong and King's College, University of London in Hong Kong and in London. Before he left for his PhD, he was the Research Coordinator of the College, and taught in its undergraduate Communication program as well as general education English across all curricular programs in the University.

The PRAISE Awards are the highest recognition given by the University. Every year, the University's PRAISE Committee conducts evaluation of all faculty members, non-teaching staff, department offices, and Colleges to give due recognition to the efforts of those who have notably excelled in their work, often beyond the call of duty.

In 2014, during the first PRAISE Awards, Prof. Irene Irna Lomibao of the Natural Sciences department was the first to have been given the "Outstanding Faculty Award". This shows the College's and its academic staff's commitment to quality education for the students of the University, and the community. - CAS Web Development Team

Ms. Dizon bags prestigious writing fellowship

posted Mar 7, 2017, 8:29 PM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Apr 30, 2017, 3:26 AM ]

Ms. Joan M. Dizon, a BA Communication faculty, is one of the few selected fellows (usually only 10) who are invited to participate in this year's National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism.

Dubbed as KRITIKA 2017, the fellowship, which is annually organized by De La Salle University's Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center, will be held at the University of San Agustin, Iloilo City, West Visayas, on May 3-6, 2017.

The fellowship entitles Ms. Dizon for an all expense paid trip and stay at the workshop venue, and a unique opportunity to have her manuscript read, be evaluated by a panel of art critics, read critical papers of other fellows, and network with some of the most influential writers and researchers in the country.

This year's workshop director is Dr. Rolando Tolentino, a renowned writer, scholar, and critic, and former Dean of the UP College of Mass Communication.

Ms. Dizon, former Chairperson of the BA Communication program, is currently on study leave. She is presently writing her dissertation towards her doctorate degree in Media Studies at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. - CAS Web Development Team

CAS students rule regional journalism tilt

posted Feb 4, 2017, 4:50 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Apr 30, 2017, 3:27 AM ]

SLSU The Kingfisher delegates to the 2017 RHEPC flash smiles after the awarding ceremony. In the photo are Mena-Seh Maloles (third from the left in the top row), Anne Krisna Pabellano (third from the left in the bottom row), Resa Mae Salvador (sixth from the left in the middle row), Joshua James Vicente (fifth from the left in the middle row), BA Communication students; and Mark Gabriel Marquez (fourth from the left in the middle row), BS Mathematics student. With them is Mr. Essex Vladimer Samaniego (fourth from the left in the top row), their adviser and a CAS faculty member. Photo from the SLSU Kingfisher FB Page

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) students were among those who ruled in the Regional Higher Education Press Conference (RHEPC) as they bagged medals in different categories in the said journalism tilt last Jan. 11-13.

Five Bachelor of Arts in Communication students namely Mena-Seh Maloles, Anne Krisna Pabellano, Mark Sherwin Reyes, Resa Mae Salvador, and Joshua James Vicente, and one Bachelor of Science in Mathematics student, Mark Gabriel Marquez, brought honor to the college as they were hailed winners in the contests they participated in. All are members of the The Kingfisher, the official student publication of SLSU, and had represented the university in the said press conference.

In the writing contests for regular category, Maloles and Reyes both bagged two medals: the former won 2nd place in News Writing Filipino and 4th place in Copy reading and Headline Writing English, while the latter won 3rd place in Sports Writing Filipino, and Copy reading and Headline Writing Filipino.

Pabellano bagged 6th place in Poetry Writing English while Marquez won 3rd place in Comic Strip Drawing English and 5th place in Literary Graphics English, bringing home two medals. Moreover, Vicente bagged two medals after landing 1st place in Photojournalism English, and Layouting. He was also awarded 1st place Individual Highest Pointer after earning 20 points, allowing him to get his third medal.

Salvador also won 1st place in Photojournalism English for the special contest for observers. Another student of CAS and member of the CAS student publication, Angelica Calampiano, won 1st place in News Writing English for the special contest for observers. 

Angelica Calampiano is the News Editor of The Wisdom, CAS' official student publication.

In the overall ranking, The Kingfisher was hailed 1st place top performing university in the press conference after a decade of pursuit to regain the title. All the winners in the regular category will represent the University and CALABARZON in the Luzonwide Higher Education Press Conference in Puerto Princesa, Palawan in February. 

Attended by more than 600 participants from more than 40 Colleges and Universities in CALABARZON, RHEPC is an annual tilt for student journalists in Region IV-A, organized by the Association of Tertiary Press Advisers of Southern Tagalog (ATPAST). // Mena-Seh Maloles

Photo from the SLSU Kingfisher FB Page

SLSU's ‘In Memoriam’ hailed POV XIII Best Docu Film

posted Jan 24, 2017, 10:33 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Apr 30, 2017, 3:28 AM ]

Students of Bachelor of Arts in Communication brought honor to Southern Luzon State University once again as the documentary film ‘In Memoriam’ was awarded Best Documentary Film in the Piling Obrang Vidyo (POV) XIII, an interschool video competition organized by the University of the Philippines.

Directors Jeremy Vien Quing and Katrina Oblefias received plaque and certificate during the screening and awarding ceremony held at CineAdarna Film Center, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Jan. 21, 2017.

Oblefias said that it was a heart-warming experience when the host asked the audience which is the best documentary film, to which they answered ‘In Memoriam’ in unison.

Meanwhile, Quing said that it was a proud moment to see some of the audience shed tears as their documentary film was being played on the big screen.

Photo by: Piling Obrang Vidyo (POV) Facebook Page (

‘In Memoriam’ is a documentary film that features the lives of the elderlies living in homes for the aged. It tackles how globalization changed the Filipino values that led to the placement of the elderlies in such facilities. A link to the trailer of the documentary can be found here.

Completed just last semester, the documentary film is a product of their undergraduate thesis under the supervision of Ms. Princess Catherine L. Pabellano. Another member of the group, Janjan Merjudio, contributed to the completion of the project.

The competition is judged by no less than some of the respected documentary film makers in the country.

Photo by: Piling Obrang Vidyo (POV) Facebook Page (

The Best Documentary Film award marked another excellent output for the BA Communication program. In the last few years, students of the program became finalists not only in POV but also in Region IV-A PeliKultura, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), and Cinemalaya Film festival. Students of the program have also notably excelled in national and international research conferences, as they have consistently bagged awards and recognitions in various research competitions. - CAS Web Development Team

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