The College of Arts and Sciences’ tradition of week-long celebration of its Foundation Anniversary was capsulized in just a day celebration after the school administrators decided last year to shorten the celebration of the Foundation Anniversary of all colleges in San Sebastian. The rationale of the decision is to shorten the days of disruption of classes caused by the traditional bulk of activities intended to be executed for a period of one week. Likewise, the respective head of every department agreed that the said move was deemed the most practical way of celebrating the founding anniversary simultaneously with the foundation of San Sebastian as an academic institution.
Despite this, the College of Arts and Sciences managed to utilized effectively the day allotted to them to celebrate the foundation anniversary as part of the foundation anniversary of San Sebastian as an academic institution. The celebration was centered on the main theme “Greatness Awaits One Who Recollects”.
The Areas of Mass Communication, Political Science, and Psychology spearheaded seminars pertinent to their academic tracks last January 13, 1-2 pm.
The Area of Physical Education spearheaded the 4th edition of STAGSRUN with this year’s theme “Run for Charity”.
The Area of Mathematics took charge of the motorcade as part of the opening salvo of the celebration.
The first PinakaTALENTADO Ako was organized by the Areas of Languages and Humanities.
On Islamic Politics and Culture
The Area of Political Science through the leadership of its Area Chairman, Mr. Francisco Riodique, organized a seminar with a theme “Islam on Philippine Politics and Culture”.
A notable sociologist and an alumnus of PUP, Ateneo, UP and Vrie University in Amsterdam, Mr. Hadje C. Sadje graced the seminar as the resource speaker.
Sadje emphasized that the distinctive characteristics of Islam in the Philippines is its being tribal in nature.
On Human Resource Management
Meanwhile, the Area of Psychology also organized a seminar focusing on Human Resource Management with Dr. Consuelo Malaluan as their keynote speaker.
The seminar was held at the San Sebastian Coffee shop simultaneously with the seminars of Mass Communication and Political Science.
According to Dr. Malaluan, “People are the most important element in an organization”.
PinakaTALENTADO Ako 2014 goes to V.Mapa High School
Fresh from their victory as the Pasiklaban Champion 2013, the Victorino Mapa High School once again proved that its academic institution is home for magnificent talents, as their representative instrumentalist Jeulo Madriaga bagged the title as the first PinakaTALENTADO Ako last January 13 at the Bulwagang Diego Cera.
With his rendition of Mexican instrumental songs, Mr.Madriaga obtained the unanimous votes from the panel of judges, mostly from the field of performing arts.
Mr. Madriaga was teary-eyed when his name was called as the winner of the said talent contest. He received the prizes amounting to Php 10,000, a trophy and a certificate.
Meanwhile, group A and B of the Paco Catholic School were emerged as the 1st and 2nd runner ups respectively.
Showcasing their artistry using their hands to interpret a religious song, group A of Paco Catholic School managed to wow the judges and audiences. The hand mime emphasized the importance of fidelity in building the community of Christ. The judges had chosen the hand mime of Paco Catholic as the third placer considering the uniqueness and precision they showcased during the competition.
Immediately after receiving the trophy and cash prize, group B of Paco Catholic School was then again called as the winner of the second prize, receiving Php 7000, a trophy, and a certificate.
Utilizing the talents of all male dancers, participants from group B of Paco Catholic School captured the hearts of the judges and audiences by emphasizing the importance of “Dapat Tama” in all endeavors in life especially when it comes to politics and leadership.
The organizers of this competition accepted multiple entries from San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Manila, Paco Catholic School, Manila Cathedral, and V. Mapa High School.
Meanwhile, the organizers also welcomed participants from the elementary department.
The 8 year old belter,Audrey Magpantay, emerged as the sole winner.
Mr. Elimar Ravina of the Languages and Humanities Department was the head of the PinakaTALENTADO Ako 2014.