West Visayas State University

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Established in 1902, West Visayas State University (WVSU) started out as Iloilo Normal School.

It was a tributary normal school providing basic and secondary education as well as a training department for teachers.

By virtue of Republic Act No. 4189 in 1965, Iloilo Normal School became West Visayas State College. Courses aside from the earlier established teacher training programs were added. By the year 1986, through Presidential Decree 2019, it became West Visayas  State University.

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The College of Education - Graduate School and Institute of Information and Communications Technology undergo survey visits from the AACCUP Accreditors for their respective courses. The visit starts from September 3 and the closing program will be held on September 5.

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Regional Symposium Slated on October 14th

The 24th Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights (RSRDH) is scheduled on October 14, 2014 at the Center for Teaching Excellence, West  Visayas State University in Lapaz, Iloilo City. The theme for this year's symposium is "Inclusive Growth Through S&T Utilization." The theme highlights the cascading of socio-economic growth to all sectors and tiers of society through the effective utilization of technology transfer through R&D. This year, the RSRDH is supported in part by the DOST-GIA Fund.
As a major research competition, entries from various consortium member agencies will vie for the best paper award in three categories namely: social science research, natural/biological science research and developmental/technological research. The paper presentations will be conducted in parallel sessions right after the plenary. A total of 40 researchers from various consortium member agencies will be presenting the significant highlights and breakthroughs of their completed research entries.
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Booklatan sa Bayan at WVSU

The West Visayas State University (WVSU) hosts today and tomorrow (Sept. 24 to 25, 2014), the ‘Booklatan sa Bayan’, a regional writing and publishing conference that “seeks to reach out to communities to promote book readership and book development.”
‘Booklatan’, that also has a Book Fair at the WVSU Administration Building, is under the auspices of the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) that has invited a limited and pre-registered number of participants –mostly WVSU students and faculty; professor-writers and librarians from selected schools; bookstores; and publishing houses.
The event opens at 8 a.m. at the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) beside the College of Education (COE) with speakers such as Graciela Cayton, NBDB executive director, who will talk on the book publishing supply chain and the academic perspective and Ruperto Sangalang, CHED commissioner and NBDB governing board member, who will give the keynote address on “The role of higher education and academic publishing in uplifting the community.”
The plenary session of the first day at 11 a.m.  will have Dr. Isagani Cruz, former president of the Philippine Association of Scholarly and Academic Publishers, Inc. (PASAP) and NBDB governing board member, speaking on “A survey of how academic publishing encourages, publishes, disseminates scholarly, creative and scientific work.”

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UDEP Innovates - Tutors observe STs in Thailand

In a breakthrough educational and cultural undertaking, tutors of the University Distance Education Program (UDEP) visited Diploma in Teaching (DIT) online students teaching in Thailand on August 31 to September 3, 2014.
Prof. Alcudia and Dr. Dequilla meet online students in ThailandProf. Fina Felisa L. Alcudia, Director of the UDEP and Dr. Ma. Asuncion Christine V. Dequilla, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) observed the classes of students enrolled in Student Teaching and nearing the completion of the diploma course. They were April Joy Rafols (Phlew School, Chanthaburi); Emilio Tabanda III (St. John’s Vocational College, Jatujak); and Annabelle Alconcel (Naluang School, Thungkru District). The tutors were welcomed in Thai hospitality by the school administrators: Directress Patareeya Hongsiri, Deputy Director Rattigon Cheapaibul, and Dr. Wichan Lianwilairat, respectively. Dr. Lianwilairat finished his doctoral studies at the Technological University of the Philippines and was eager to welcome the guests and share his “Philippine connection”.
Teaching English to Thai leaners, the student teachers exhibited effective and creative delivery of subject matter and an enthusiasm for teaching which are laudable for teachers coming from other professions. DIT students are non-education graduates who study for certification to supplement their teaching qualification or qualify for the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).
The visit was also an occasion to meet other online students based in Thailand. They shared personal and professional experiences and gave valuable feedback about distance learning in WVSU.  On hindsight, the DIT program is more than just having a market as it is to help the clients/students find stable teaching careers here and abroad. Together with the Masters in School Management (MSM) Program, the DIT presently caters to online students from Thailand, China, Cambodia, Kuwait, and the UAE.

 

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.

 

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