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Bio Prof, Wilfredo Barrera Jr., receives ASEAN-India research fellowship

posted Jul 18, 2019, 7:23 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Jul 18, 2019, 9:21 AM ]

Mr. Wilfredo Barrera Jr., faculty-researcher under the BS Biology program, is one of only 50 researchers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to receive the prestigious and competitive ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship this year to do research for six months in India.

Mr. Barrera will be working on expression analyses of zinc metabolism genes of biofortified rice lines at the ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research, under the supervision of Dr. C.N. Neeraja, Principal Scientist (Biotechnology) of the Crop Improvement Division. Just last year in November, Mr. Barrera has also received a scholarship grant to attend a summer school on Food Nutrition and Security at the University of Costa Rica.

The ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research, Mr. Barrera's host institution

The ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship is a flagship funding program started by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India under the ASEAN India Science and Development Fund, with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) as the implementation partner. 

The fellowship aims to support ASEAN young researchers to work at any of the Indian research/academic institutions. The opportunity was first made available to Southern Luzon State University-College of Arts and Sciences after having been invited to be part of the ASEAN University Network-India Innovation and Technology Summit in December, attended by Dean Mari Jane Lee and Dr. Shiela Manzanilla // CAS Web Development Team

2019 entrance exam results now out

posted Apr 24, 2019, 4:35 PM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Apr 24, 2019, 4:46 PM ]

Our warmest congratulations to the passers in our undergraduate programs for the academic year 2019-2020! We look forward to seeing you this coming academic year! 

Images courtesy of SLSU Admissions. For more updated information, please visit the SLSU Official Page linked above.

2019 CAS Research Conference

posted Mar 20, 2019, 12:33 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Mar 20, 2019, 12:35 AM ]

You are cordially invited to this year's CAS Student Research Conference!

CAS Alumna, MA student bag UST writing fellowship

posted Jan 12, 2019, 6:28 PM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Jan 12, 2019, 6:50 PM ]

Photo courtesy of the University of Santo Tomas Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies. Accessible here.

CAS alumni Vanessa Anne Joice Haro (BA Psychology, 2016) and Amiel Jansen Demetrial (BA Communication, 2016; MA in Applied Linguistics, ongoing) have been selected as two of this year's writing fellows of the prestigious University of Santo Tomas National Writers' Workshop, which will be held in Baguio City on April 7-14, 2019. Haro is fellow in Tula, while Demetrial is Poetry fellow in the said workshop. 

Directed by Prof. Joselito Zulueta and coordinated by Prof. Chuckberry Pascual, the workshop will be led by Senior guest panelists Gémino Abad, Jerry Gracio, and Vim Nadera, according to the USTCCWLS Facebook post.

The Center also posted that the UST CCWLS in-house literary fellows such as Dr. Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, Dr. Ralph Semino Galán, Augusto Antonio Aguila, Dr. Joyce Arriola, Ma. Ailil Alvarez, Paul Castillo, Dr. Joselito de los Reyes, Dawn Laurente Marfil, Jose Mojica, Lulu Torres Reyes, Dr. John Jack Wigley, and UST CCWLS associates Michael Coroza and Nestor Cuartero, will serve as teaching panel in the workshop.
/ CAS Web Development Team

Dean Lee, Dr. Manzanilla attend India-ASEAN InnoTech summit

posted Nov 30, 2018, 5:11 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Dec 7, 2018, 9:35 AM ]

One of the exclusively-invited higher education units in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), the SLSU-College of Arts and Sciences has been invited to be part of the India-ASEAN Innovation and Technology Summit held in New Delhi in India, November 29-30, 2018.

Dr. Mari Jane Anglo-Lee, CAS Dean, and Dr. Shiela Manzanilla, Program Chairperson of BA Communication and MA in Applied Linguistics, were two of only 50 invited delegates from the ASEAN region of the said international gathering whose trip was covered by the organizers, the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India and the ASEAN.

The College of Arts and Sciences was specifically invited, "keeping in consideration your commitment towards innovation and technology, and vision for development through international collaboration," according to Ritika Vaid, Senior Assistant Director of the FICCI, in an email. Dean Lee notes that this invitation says so much about CAS' position in the University and the ASEAN region as an internationally-recognized academic unit within the ASEAN University network for its commitment to innovation and technological advancement through international collaboration. 

Dr. Lee and Dr. Manzanilla promoted Southern Luzon State University and the College of Arts and Sciences to the summit delegates, particularly focusing on its role on innovation and technology in the region, and potential contributions to the India-ASEAN innovation and technology thrusts for future partnerships.

Attended by delegates from various sectors such as the academe, technology and innovation experts, industries, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and donor institutions, among others, the summit aimed to "create a unique networking ground for people to explore new collaborations, refresh existing ones and showcase projects, programs and demonstrated success stories to connect with players and stakeholders of the ASEAN community". // CAS Web Development Team

Psych alumna, Claudia Talambayan is hailed Outstanding Educator in the US

posted Nov 21, 2018, 1:34 PM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Nov 21, 2018, 2:55 PM ]

Loida Claudia N. Talambayan, a BA Psychology alumna of batch 1988, is hailed as the inaugural Outstanding Educator/ Administrator Awardee of the Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children (AzAEYC), Arizona USA, last September 29, 2018.

A pre-school teacher at Inspire International Preschool in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, Ms. Claudia, as she is fondly called, was nominated and peer-selected for the award based on her classroom teaching performance, parent interaction, and school involvement. 

The AzAEYC website notes that "the Outstanding Educator or Administrator award recognizes an exceptional individual nominated by their peers who strives to exceed expectations in supporting children, families, and the early childhood workforce."

Reading the nomination citation during the awarding ceremony, Ms. Dawn Wilkinson, Executive Director of AzAEYC, cites that,

Ms. Claudia addresses the needs of children through her non-traditional, personalized, and child-centered instruction... and delivers a research-based curriculum and instruction that brings the best... of young learners. She keeps them engaged and focused in age-appropriate activities. Ms. Claudia also has an extraordinary talent in raising the confidence level in every child while keeping the whole family in support of the child's education... Every year, Ms. Claudia transitions pre-schools into well-prepared and well-equipped kindergarteners ready for the big world of learning.   

Just last August, Ms. Claudia has been recognized as one of this year's outstanding alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Association. (READ: 2018 CAS Outstanding Alumni)

In an interview by AzAEYC, (READ: Claudia Talambayan receives Outstanding Educator Award), Ms. Claudia advises fellow professionals that,

To continue to have a strong society, we need to give our loving support in building a strong foundation to our early childhood learners.  It goes a long way! Generation after generation, the good works that great teachers give and do today will return to us and others a hundred fold in the future.

The SLSU-College of Arts and Sciences administration, faculty, students, and alumni association wish to congratulate our pride, Ms. Claudia Talambayan, for bringing such great honor to our humble institution and by living by one of CAS' goals - Fostering social advancement - in her own way, thereby serving as an inspiration to our faculty, staff, students, and alumni!

/ CAS Web Development Team with reports and information from Dr. Mari Jane Lee, Prof. Gino Cabrera, and Alumni Association President, Mr. Joel Erandio

BS Math students secure victory for SLSU in PH Data Fest 2018

posted Nov 19, 2018, 7:12 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Nov 19, 2018, 7:23 AM ]

Students of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (BS Math) brought honor to Southern Luzon State University as they secured victory in the Philippine Data Festival (PH Data Fest), held at the Peninsula Manila Hotel in Makati City, on Nov. 15-16, 2018.

Desserie de Castro and Oliver Talavera proved that wit and excellent strategy are necessary to guess the statistical terms and concepts as they won first place in Stat Genius, a game that follows the concept of the Filipino Pantomime Game “Pinoy Henyo.”

Christian Bilolo seized the second place in Data Cartooning. His creativity and artistry were tested as he tried to present data in a more visually appealing and concise but informative manner.

Meanwhile, Jezreil Barroquillo got the third place in Stats and Ladders, a life-size board game similar to ‘Snake and Ladders’ with the aim of reaching the last board tile.

Moreover, Jesson Amparo showcased his skills in data interpretation and writing as he won the third place in Data Storytelling, an on-the-spot contest on the preparation of articles using official statistics. 

The group was coached by Mr. Jed Frank Marqueses of the Mathematics Department, who was also recently hailed as "Best Guest" in the recent PSA inter-university competition on radio hosting. (READ: SLSU hailed champ in ‘Statistics on Air’)

PH Data Fest was conducted in connection with the Philippine Statistics Authority’s (PSA) commitment to bring statistics closer to the people. In addition, it aims to promote a responsive and relevant statistical system capable of providing and communicating timely, accurate and useful data for the government and the public.

The event was attended by PSA Board, National Government Agencies, Universities and Colleges, Private Organizations, and Media practitioners. // CAS Web Development Team

Congratulations to our 49 new Registered Psychometricians!

posted Nov 9, 2018, 9:34 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 4:44 PM ]

Our warmest congratulations to our 49 new Registered Psychometricians! We are truly proud of you!

1. Abrera, Jossa S. 2. Asia, Mark Angelo M. 3. Atienza, Jerrica Red M. 4. Balamban, Stephen Red C. 5. Boongaling, Malaya Milcah L. 6. Cada, Raymond E. 7. Cada, Shaira M. 8. Cadeliña, Katherine M. 9. Cangao, Abraham 10. Capila, Merichie F. 11. Capistrano, Oliver R. 12. Caraig, Sheena Q. 13. Cera, Jeanne Paulo R. 14. Coronado, Ereena P. 15. Dalogo, Mia Crisel V. 16. Dadivas, Shyla Mae C. 17. Dela Cerna, Wally T. 18. Devera, Aileen R. 19. Digma, Krysha Caye M. 20. Ferrer, Daphne C. 21. Francia, Adrian P. 22. Granada, Joshua Renz N. 23. Hernandez, Jency V. 24. Ilagan, Mariel Melody S. 25. Inaanuran, Lei Anne N. 26. Iya, Micolle Ann C. 27. Jimenez, Jeanel Keith A. 28. Lopez, April Mae E. 29. Madriaga, Annie Gelle I. 30. Magnaye, Krenezha Mae J. 31. Magpantay, Shyne L. 32. Malbog, Kate Nicole V. 33. Modestano, Myrene C. 34. Pacia, Francois Aila C. 35. Pagkaliwagan, Hayselle B. 36. Penuliar, Laydien Gireco C. 37. Peñaflorida, Filipina M. 38. Queaño, Mary Grace A. 39. Reforma, Marella S. 40. Reyes, Regem T. 41. Rondolo, Mary Claire Liann U. 42. Rosete, Diana N. 43. Sanchez, Jessabel 44. Tabernilla, Frenalyne B. 45. Torres, Ava Kaye T. 46. Torres, Dyan Ara L. 47. Valdecantos, Jas Arianne S. 48. Villamor, Dorothy May A. 49. Zaide, Davy Dexter B.

SLSU registered a passing percentage of 59.76% which is higher than the national passing percentage of 47.73%!

SLSU hailed champ in ‘Statistics on Air’

posted Oct 31, 2018, 8:56 AM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 7:43 PM ]

The Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) team bagged the first place in the Statistics on Air: A Radio Hosting Competition held as part of the Philippine Statistics Authority’s celebration of Statistics Month, Oct. 31, 2018.

The team SLSU, comprised of students and faculty from the Bachelor of Arts in Communication and the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program, tackled the significance and contribution of tourism statistics in the growing economy of the Philippines.

Geanno Ramon Zurbano and Jay Myreen Miso, students of BA Comm, served as hosts of the program. They interviewed Prof. Jed Frank Marqueses, a faculty member of BS Mathematics. Jeaniel Perez, another BA Comm student, served as the technical assistant. They were trained by Ms. Mary Jane Camarador, the team’s coach.

The team SLSU hosted a public affairs program that centered on the theme “Pagtuklas sa Ganda ng Pilipinas sa Pamamagitan ng Numero: Estadistika para sa Likas-Kayang Pag-unlad ng Turismo.”

The tandem of Zurbano and Miso, dubbed as Kuya Kiko-mambo and Ate Maya Lakwatsera, delivered a lively and informative discussion on how statistics is utilized in improving the tourism industry of the country. Miso was hailed as second best host for her excellent hosting of the program.

On the other hand, Prof. Marqueses provided a clear, factual and informative discussion of tourism statistics and its practical applications. He also cited research-based examples where statistics was used to predict tourist flow and business trend, as well as to help improve the agri-business industry.

Meanwhile, AMA Computer College finished second while Calayan Educational Foundation Inc. (CEFI) secured the third spot in the team competition. A student from CEFI was hailed as best host, while the third spot for hosting was grabbed by Maryhill College.

Statistics on Air was organized by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and Radyo Pilipinas Lucena in cooperation with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Kapisanan ng 
mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) – Lucena Chapter.

NRCP chairpersons grace CAS Interdisciplinary R & E writeshop

posted Oct 28, 2018, 4:33 PM by SLSU CAS   [ updated Oct 28, 2018, 4:39 PM ]

The faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) got a chance to learn about the latest development in national research from two of the renowned scientists in the country during the CAS Interdisciplinary Research and Extension (R&E) Writeshop, held at the CAM auditorium on Oct. 25-26, 2018.

Participants of the writeshop with NRCP speakers

Dr. Gregorio E.H. Del Pilar, Chairperson of the Social Sciences Division of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) and Professor of the Department of Psychology at the University of the Philippines – Diliman, together with Dr. Arvin C. Diesmos, Chairperson of the Biological Sciences Division of NRCP and Scientist III at the National Museum of the Philippines, shared the ongoing trends in the natural and social sciences.

Dr. Del Pilar discussed the harmonized national research and development (R&D) agenda in line with Ambisyon Natin 2040. He presented of the role of NRCP in attaining the R&D agenda. Afterwards, he presented completed and ongoing research projects financed and assisted by NRCP and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). 

Meanwhile, Dr. Diesmos shared his experiences in conducting research in the field of natural sciences. He also presented some of the studies that he completed. Afterwards, he discussed the practical and efficient way of writing and completing research projects.

Ms. Mary Charlotte O. Fresco and Ms. Marisse V. Borillo of the Technical Capacity Development Section of NRCP, conducted an orientation on how to be a member of NRCP as well as the benefits of being an associate and a regular member. Ms. Fresco also shared the number of scientists all over the country who are members of the various division of NRCP.

The lectures of the speakers from NRCP was held on the first day of the writeshop, right after the opening ceremony. The writeshop aims to produce research and extension proposals, which could be developed as institutional projects.

Dr. Mari Jane A. Lee, the dean of CAS, expressed her support to the CAS Research Council for its dedication to keeping the good research culture in the college. Likewise, she expressed her gratitude to the guest speakers from NRCP for sharing their knowledge on research to the CAS faculty members.

On the second day of the writeshop, the faculty members of each discipline developed their own research and extension proposals, which they presented thereafter. Dr. Gondelina Radovan, Vice-President for Planning, Research, Extension, Production and Development (PREPD) together with Dr. Editha De Jesus, Director of Research Services, and Prof. Malou Enal, served as panel of evaluators.

Participants pose for a souvenir photo after presenting their outputs

As part of the writeshop, Prof. Essex Vladimier Samaniego presented his completed research entitled “Diet and Distribution of Invasive Alien Species of Frogs in Mount Banahaw San Cristobal Protected Landscape.”

The CAS Interdisciplinary R&E Writeshop was made possible through the initiative of Prof. Rene P. Zubieto, CAS R&E coordinator and the CAS Research Council in cooperation with SLSU Gender and Development Office. Prof. Julia Lea Radovan and Prof. Maria Gloria Nada served as moderators of the writeshop. // CAS Research Council Publications

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