IFSU Student Wins Gold at ASEAN International Students' Day 2023

In observance of International Students' Day, Ifugao State University (IFSU) participated in the International Student Seminar and Awarding Day on November 15, 2023. The event was hosted by Universitas Brawijaya in Indonesia and livestreamed globally. It featured a compelling Keynote Message, "Humanity in Crisis: Empathy, Compassion, and Action," delivered by Dr. Imam Muhammad Shamsi Ali, a distinguished US Muslim and Interfaith Leader and a UN speaker. This was followed by a student interaction talk show themed "Global Citizenship and Cultural Competence: Thriving in a Diverse World."

The ceremony also shone a spotlight on outstanding achievements in the ASEAN Virtual Student Opinion Competition 2023 (AVISOC 2023), where Christine Faith D. Gano, a second-year IFSU student in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Program at the Lamut Campus, secured a gold medal. With participation from 749 students across 9 ASEAN countries, Gano's winning piece, titled "AI or People," critically examined the implications of AI in journalism, specifically addressing concerns raised by the introduction of AI sportscasters, "Maia and Marco," by GMA Integrated News. Gano eloquently highlighted potential issues such as job displacement, diminished critical thinking, emotional intelligence, security risks, and the peril of misinformation. Her mentor, Dr. Jo Ann D. Doculan, a Faculty Member of the College of Computing Sciences, expressed confidence in IFSU's academic excellence and values, stating, "We are eager to bring our students into the global academic arena."

In another remarkable achievement, IFSU student participants claimed 3rd Place in the Project Presentation category at the Online Global Culture Exchange 2023, hosted by Universitas Islam Sultan Agung of Indonesia. This exchange program brought together 173 participants from 13 different countries, representing 41 universities. The winning team comprised Criszaril N. Uyan, Maricar H. Bengwic, and Rickyziah Duladul Tid-ong from the College of Arts and Sciences, Cyrus Ray P. Manipon from the College of Education, and Lovelane B. Palatic from the DAT-BAT Program of the Hapao Campus.

Dr. Eva Marie Codamon-Dugyon, noting that these accomplishments align with the university's commitment to fostering global citizenship among the students, stated, "In turn, the holistic accomplishment of our university vision that eyes for global presence for excellence."




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