Japanese and Ifugao students recount lifetime impact of cultural exchange

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

The students of Kobe Gakuin University (KGU) of Japan and the Ifugao State University (IFSU) who have been on japanesecultural exchange in Ifugao since February 24 gave accounts on the positive impact of the activity in their lives.

 The cultural exchange activity provides opportunity to students of said universities to share cultural treasures. The Japanese students, for instance, teach the IFSU students how to do origami, the art of paper folding. In exchange, the IFSU students teach them the Ifugao Traditional Dance. Lectures to orient the participants on the Japanese and Ifugao culture are also held. These and a lot more were arranged by both universities with IFSU as the host.

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Ifugao State U Pres reappointed for a 2nd term

By: Jeremy M. Gawongnapres-re

The Board of Regents (BOR) which is the highest policy-making body of the Ifugao State University (IFSU) granted Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon a second term as IFSU President effective December 14, 2013 until December 13, 2017.

 The board administered Ngohayon’s oath-taking on December 3, 2013 just after the announcement of the board’s unanimous 10-0 vote favoring him of another 4-year term.

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Excellence Ushers IFSU’S Performance in International Affairs

By: Dr. Nancy Ann P. Gonzales

1.   IFSU Foreign Students Graduate at Penang, Malaysia

 Education has become borderless where the classroom is the globe. Discussions and interactions are no longer confined in the buildings because advance technologies have enabled instruction through online, e-learning and offline teachings. Instructors and professors are now challenged to change paradigms and strategies in instruction and be skilled with the fundamentals of computer aided instruction. These developments were embraced and professed by Ifugao State University (IFSU) academicians thus the operation of Transnational Education programs.

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Aspiring student leaders draw inspiration from IFSU Pres

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

inspiringAs Ifugao State University (IFSU) students signify their intent to run for positions in mandated organizations such as the University Student Supreme Government (USSG), Vocational Leaders of the Philippines College Chapter (VLPCC), and the Sports Club, they paid attention to IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon’s insights on leadership during the March 4 general campaign.

 “I’ve started as a student leader, the only leadership experience I had before I became the university president. I did not become a dean or a school head but I was once a student leader like you,” Dr. Ngohayon said.

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DOLE grants Ifugao studes aid for entrepreneurship

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

doleThe Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office awarded financial assistance for the implementation of an entrepreneurship project to the Ifugao State University Association of Vocational Leaders of the Philippines (IFSUA-VLP) on January 14 at IFSU’s Department of Student Services and Development (DSSD).

 IFSUA-VLP is a student organization of the university that is focused on skills development and entrepreneurship.

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IFSU family joins “One Nation in Prayer”

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

pnoyThe Ifugao State University (IFSU) faculty, staff and students flocked at the IFSU Administration lobby and participated in the “One Nation in Prayer – Isang Bansa, Isang Panalangin” brought to them in a nationwide live telecast from the Malacañang Palace Grounds on June 20 at 5pm.

IFSU’s participation in the national prayer was made possible through its Department of Public Assistance and Information Services (PAIS) that continues to link the faculty, staff and students with national events through information technology. A wide flat screen has been installed by this department at the lobby for that purpose.

Further, this was in support to the mandate from the Malacañang citing that His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III “will lead the Filipino people as one nation in prayer to remember the lives lost to the tragic incidents of 2013, to thank the Almighty for the strength and resilience He continues to give the nation, and to seek His guidance as we move forward and rebuild our communities even better than they were before”.

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IFSU Criminology regains top 2 ranking; surpasses NPRs of licensure exams

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

crimFor the third time, IFSU ranked 2nd Top Performing School in the October 2013 Licensure Examination for Criminologists with a passing rate of 95%.

 IFSU previously enjoyed this feat in year 2008 and was repeated in year 2010. In year 2011, IFSU still had reason to celebrate as it landed 3rd.

 It can also be recalled that for the first time, in year 2011, an IFSU alumna landed in the top ten of the said exam courtesy of Geneviva Hanggoy of Tinoc who placed 6th.

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Institutions join forces to save the Ifugao Rice Terraces

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

institutionsForeign and local institutions entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to implement another scheme to save the Ifugao Rice Terraces (IRT) on December 6, 2013.

The scheme regarded as the “technical cooperation for grassroots level” involves key implementers such as Japan’s Kanazawa University, Ifugao State University (IFSU), University of the Philippines (UP) Open University, and the provincial government.

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International and local artists share insights to IFSU

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

internationalForeign and local artists facilitated a workshop to share insights on variety of arts at IFSU Gymnasium on November 25 to 27, 2013.

They were invited by Rey Angelo Aurelio of the Cordillera Green Network, IFSU’s partner in providing workshops on theatre arts to students.

Aurelio said they first conducted the workshop at the University of the Philippines (UP).

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DSSD backs 1st time participation of IFSU in ESlympics

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

dssdThe Department of Student Services and Development (DSSD) of the Ifugao State University (IFSU) facilitated the participation of IFSU students for the first time in the 5th ESlympics 2013 at Baguio Country Club on November 23, 2013.

ESlympics stands for English as a Second Language Olympics, an academic competition for speech and essay w riting. This is conducted annually by Pines International Academy, Inc. based in Baguio City.

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