9th MICROBIA Biochallenge on upcoming Science Week
The Biological Sciences Students' Society, MICROBIA, will be having its annual regional "MICROBIA Biochallenge" on August 30, 2014, Saturday morning at The Shops, Amigo Activity Center, Iloilo City. The said event is in connection with WVSU Science Week.
The event will be participated by High School Students from all over the region. It aims to promote knowledge and information about bilogical sciences through a 3-part competition. There will be quiz bee, a buzzer round and a practical round. At the same time it also ushers in promoting the level 4 BS Biological Sciences program of the univeristy.
Downloadable letters of invitation are now available. For more information about the eligibility and mechanics of the contest, please download it by clicking this link.
Thai Exchange Students start Student Life at WVSU
The West Visayas State University College of Education (WVSU-COE) warmly received the Thai awardees of the 2014 Thai-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Student Exchange Program Scholarship last July 2, 2014.
Along with their school’s Vice-Dean for Academic and Research Affairs, Assistant Professor Yupadee Panarach, Ph.D., the three students had a school tour with Hilda Montaño, Ed. D., dean of the COE.
The three Thai students are Kanyanat Kittiphiwat, Saowaluk Kabkaew and Jutathip Techanun, fourth year students taking up Bachelor of Education Program in Mathematics at Kamphaeng Phet Rajabhat University in Thailand.
“Everyone made us feel warm – the president and especially the Dean of the College of Education. She prepared the subjects that would improve my students in Mathematics, English, Teaching-related subjects and she also included the History of the Philippines,” Panarach said.
The Thai-ASEAN Student Exchange Program Scholarship grants undergraduate students to study in higher education institutions in ASEAN member countries for one semester but not over four months whereby at least six credits earned are required to be transferred to the home universities.
“I like the Filipino food, most especially the Adobo. It is very tasty,” Kabkaew shared, “but what I like most is the people here, they are very accommodating,” she emphasized.
Meanwhile, Kittiphiwat and Techanun expressed their enthusiasm about learning and mastering the English language before they return to Thailand.
Under specified subjects, together with sophomore and senior education students majoring in Mathematics, the Thai students will be staying at the University until the end of October 2014.Thai exchange students start student life at WVSU
WVSU garners 100% passing in May 2014 NLE, Caro is 7th placer
The WVSU College of Nursing posted a 100% passing in the Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) given last May 25-26, 2014 in Iloilo City, thereby retaining its record last year as Top 1 performing school in the NLE. Mark Laurence L. Caro of Class 2014, placed 7th in the top ten individual performers.
According to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), 11,225 out of the 29,188 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination, giving a national passing percentage of 38.36%. WVSU had 139 examinees.
Sharing the number 1 slot, also with 100% passing are Cebu Normal University (78 examinees) and Silliman University (53 examinees).
It should be noted that early this year, the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education, chaired by Cong. Roman Romulo, has cited WVSU as among the top five of the 21 performing schools in the NLE based on the two-year performance in the NLE.
WVSU SGP-PA Awardees Honored during CHED 20th Anniversary Celebration
Three out of the seven national awardees of the Student Grant-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA) are from West Visayas State University. Laila Campaner (BSPED, WVSU Main Campus), JOhnny Lutrago (BS Agri, CAF) and Jomalyn Lucena (BS Agri, CAF) received their awards last May 20, 2014 during CHED's 20th Anniversary Ceremonies held at the HEDC Building in UP Diliman, Quezon City. As grantees of the program, the said students are entitled to yearly scholarship grants covering tuition and miscellaneous fees, books, transportation, clothing board and lodging.
The SGP-PA is one of CHED's student financial assistance programs jointly implemented by PASUC, DSWD, DBM and DOLE. It's main objective is to address the problem of poverty and unemployment by increasing the number of higher education graduates from Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiary families thus enabling them to be employed in high-value occupations that will eventually improve their economic situation and contribute to nation building.
CRISMEd to Host Research Writeshop for DOST-SEI ASTHRDP-SECC Scholars
The Center for Research and Innovations in Science and Mathematics Education (CRISMEd) in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) will host a research writeshop for the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program- Science Education Consortium Component (ASTHRDP-SECC) scholars on July 18, 2014 at the Center for Teaching Excellence.
The main goal of the writeshop is to produce publishable research articles from the theses and dissertations of the ASTHRDP-SECC scholars so that the findings can be disseminated to a wider audience. These research arcticles are targeted to be published in the WVSU Research Journal with Dr. Elvira L. Arellano as the newly designated Editor-in-Chief. The university’s journal will publish refereed research articles.
All ASTHRDP-SECC scholars of the College of Education Graduate School (COE-GS) are therefore requested to contact the ASTHRDP-SECC secretary for reservation of slots in the writeshop.