28 November 2007

Fr. Roderick C. Salazar, Jr. -- highlight

Personal Data/information: Fr. Roderick Salazar, Jr., SVD - USC President

Gifted with wit, wisdom, and a husky voice, USC President Fr. Roderick Salazar, Jr., SVD, is a sought-after speaker at conventions and civil society rallies. As one of the leaders of the academic sector, Fr. Rod is recognized as a strong voice for the cause of education in the country. Now that is something he shares with his detractors, the student activists.

Fr. Rod is serving his fourth term as USC President (2005-2008; 2002-2005; 1990-1993; 1987-1990). In all these periods, his style has been marked by his penchant for infusing corporate values of efficiency and growth to the academic core. His present administration began with attempts to define Carolinian identity and a vision of an expanded University—a “Universe-City” as he would call his dream project—in the near future.

Aside, from being the USC President, his present responsibilities include:

* President of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP)
* Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Holy Name University in Tagbilaran City, Bohol
* Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Jude Catholic School
* Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Scholastica’s Academy in Tabunok, Cebu
* Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Divine Word University in Tacloban (now Liceo del Verbo Divino)
* Chairman of the SVD Social Communication Commission, Southern Province
* Chairman of the Cebu Archdiocesan Commission on Education
* Admonitor of the SVD Southern Province
* Ex-Officio Member of the Special Commission on Blessed Pedro Calungsod, Archdiocese of Cebu
* Trustee of St. Paul University in Tuguegarao City
* Trustee of St. Theresa’s College in Cebu City
* Trustee of Center for Educational Measurement (CEM)
* Trustee of Visayas Cluster, Daughters of Charity Schools
* Member of the Private Education Advisory Council (PEAC)
* Member of the Bishops-Businessmen’s Conference
* Member of the Cebu Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council
* Member of the SVD Southern Province Provincial Council
* Member of the Search Committee, Konrad Ademauer Medal of Excellence given to best managed local government in the Philippines
* Director of People’s Television Network (PTV 4, now National Broadcasting Network)

Fr. Rod’s past responsibilities include:

* Ex-Officio Member of USC Board of Trustees
* Lecturer of Religious Education in USC
* Administrative Assistant to the President of USC
* Vice President for Administration of USC
* Vice President for Academic Affairs of USC
* Assistant to the President for Alumni and External Affairs of USC
* Chairman, Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA)
* President of Cebu Amateur Athletic Association (CAAA)
* Director of CAAA
* Vice President of CAAA
* Manager of Radio Station DYRF
* Trustee of St. Paul College in Pasig
* Trustee of St. Paul’s College in Dumaguete City
* Trustee of St. Paul’s University in Tuguegarao City
* Member of Cebu Archdiocesan Social Communication Commission
* Chairman of FILIPINO, Inc. (Filipino Institute for the Promotion of Integrity and Nobility)
* President of PAASCU Research Foundation, Inc. (Philippine Accrediting Association of
* Schools, Colleges, and Universities)
* Chairman of San Carlos Community Development Foundation
* Chairman of Divine Word Educational Association (DWEA)
* Chairman of Word Broadcasting Corporation
* Chairman of Cebu Uniting for Sustainable Water (CUSW)

Fr. Rod’s academic background: Associate in Arts from Christ the King Mission Seminary in Quezon City

* A.B. in Philosophy from Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay City
* M.A. in Philosophy from Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay City
* Certificate of Completion: Short Course on Radio in Development Support Communication from the National Broadcasting School in London, England
* Certificate of Attendance: Short Course on Financial Management in Education in University of Leeds, England
* Diploma in Communication Policy and Planning for Development from Institute of Social
* Studies in The Hague, The Netherlands
* Master of Arts in Mass Communication from University of Leicester in England
* Doctoral Studies in Mass Communication from University of Leicester in England

19 November 2007

USC, 3rd Best Performing School in Chemical Engineering Board Exam

USC named 3rd Best Performing School in Chem Eng licensure exam, studes grab 3rd and 5th places

The University was named as the country’s Third Top Performing School even as two Chemical Engineering graduates placed 3rd and 5th in the Licensure Examination held for the profession last November 13–15, 2007.

Ricarido C. Amistoso placed 3rd (87.50%) among 537 examinees while Mel Jairus B. Jabol was ranked 5th (84.90%). USC had a passing rate of 74% (25 out of 34), placing it third behind UP–Diliman and UP–Los BaƱos. The national passing is only 52.3% (281 out of 537).

amistoso jabol

Ricarido C. Amistoso (3rd Placer) Mel Jairus B. Jabol (5th Placer)

USC also had a 100% passing rate in the April 2007 examination.

Following is the complete list of the new Carolinian chemical engineers of 2007.

November 2007 Licensure Exam

National Passing Percentage: 52% USC Passing Percentage: 74%


APRIL 2007 Licensure Exam

National Passing Percentage: 46% USC Passing Percentage: 100%


Author: L. K. Cabatingan
19 / November / 2007

15 November 2007

USC Scholarships


The University grants scholarship privileges as grants-in-aid to students who excel in their studies, as well as to those who qualify as members of USC varsity teams and USC performing arts groups, and to those who are financially deprived. Scholarships are likewise afforded to deserving students who meet the requirements of alumni associations, government and private scholarship benefactors. The Scholarship Program then at USC consists of those sponsored by the University, Alumni, Government and Private Institutions. Application Forms for Scholarships are to be obtained from the Office of Scholarships. Duly accomplished forms together with the specified requirements have to be submitted within the official registration period, unless otherwise specified.

As a general rule, scholarship grantees are not allowed double-scholarship at the same time. But, if there are those qualified for two scholarships funded only by the University, they can be entitled to the scholarship that provides the higher financial grant, upon the endorsement of the Office of Scholarships. However, those who are beneficiaries of a scholarship grant funded by other institutions, not by USC, or private individuals are entitled to also avail of a tuition fee discount privilege due them because of scholastic excellence (i.e., Graduation Honors and Dean’s Honors List) and membership in varsity teams and performing arts groups recognized by the University.

University-Sponsored Scholarships

1. Students with Graduation Honors
1.1 Scholarship privileges are given to students who graduated from secondary education with the following graduation honors: Valedictorian, Salutatorian, First Honorable Mention.

• VALEDICTORIANS to be granted a 100% tuition fee discount (excluding laboratory and other school fees) must come from a class of at least 60 students. Valedictorians from a class of below 60 but not less than 30 may be granted a 75% tuition fee discount; from a class of below 30 but not less than 15, they may be granted a 50% tuition fee discount.

• SALUTATORIANS to be granted a 75% tuition fee discount (excluding laboratory and other school fees) must come from a class of at least 60 students. Salutatorians from a class of below 60 but not less than 30 may be granted a 50% tuition fee discount; from a class of below 30 but not less than 15, they may be granted a 25% tuition fee discount.

• Students who ranked FIRST HONORABLE MENTION in a class of at least 60 students are granted a 50% tuition fee discount ((excluding laboratory and other school fees). Those who graduated with this honor from a class of below but not less than 30 may be granted a 25% tuition fee discount.

1.2 Students with graduation honors have to apply for the scholarship privileges to which they are entitled. They must submit a duly accomplished Application Form attaching the following requirements:

• Certification from the Principal of the secondary school where graduated stating the Graduation Honor and the number of graduates in their class;
• Certificate of Good Moral Character.

They must comply with the following conditions:
• Not enjoy any other scholarship privilege granted by the University;
• Not engaged in any gainful occupation; and
• Carry the normal load of their prescribed curriculum.
1.3 Scholarship privileges for the aforementioned Honor Students are given for TWO SEMESTERS only provided that the grantee obtain a general weighted average grade of 1.70 or better during the First Semester and does not shift to another curriculum.

1.4 After two semesters, students granted the scholarship privileges because of their graduation honors, may continue to avail of their privileges if they meet the qualifications for the Dean’s Honors List.

2. Students on the Dean’s Honors List
2.1 The University through each College recognizes superior scholastic achievement through the Dean’s Honors List. To qualify, the following requirements have to be met:

* With one or more years of residence in USC;
* Currently enrolled in the same curriculum pursued in the immediately preceding semester;
* Carry a regular load for the semester according to the curriculum enrolled in;
* Of good moral character and not charged of any offense and without a pending case in any court of law or any administrative body;
* No grade of 5.0 or NC; and
* With a General Weighted Average (GWAG) of at least 1.70.

2.2 Students who qualify for the Dean’s Honors List are entitled to receive a Certificate of Recognition during the College Recognition Day held in every succeeding semester.

2.3 The top three students with the highest GWAG in a college/ department/ grouping of departments will enjoy the scholarship privilege specified below:

• First Ranking Student: 100% tuition fee discount privilege provided his/ her GWAG is not less than 1.20
• Second Ranking Student: 75% tuition fee discount privilege provided his/ her GWAG is at least 1.21 but not lower than 1.45
• Third Ranking Student: 50% tuition fee discount privilege provided his/ her GWAG is at least 1.46 but not less than 1.70

2.4 The top three students in a College will be considered but the minimum grade shall be required. There is no limit in the number of students to enjoy the privilege if they have the same GWAG.
For instance, if in a particular College, three students obtained a GWAG of 1.20, then all three students will enjoy the 100% tuition fee discount privilege.

2.5 In the event that any one of the first three ranking students fails to qualify for the tuition fee discount privilege, the next ranking student on the Dean’s Honors List will be considered.

2.6 The GWAG shall be computed based on the Final Grades of all courses taken in the immediately preceding semester, except NSTP (ROTC, LTS and CWTS). In the case of a transferee, he/she must have at least a year of residence in USC.

2.7 Students on the Dean’s Honors List who are entitled to scholarship privileges enjoy a tuition fee discount during the immediately preceding semester. Those who have graduated are no longer entitled to the tuition fee discount privilege which is not convertible to cash nor can be claimed as refund.

2.8 Students who are disqualified in the Dean’s Honors List may still qualify for Graduation Honors based on the set criteria.

3. USC Varsity Teams
Athletes are granted scholarships in the form of tuition fee adjustment privilege subject to the conditions laid down by the Board of Athletics.The Varsity Teams organized in the University for men and women are the following sports:
• Badminton
• Basketball
• Chess
• Lawn Tennis
• Swimming
• Table Tennis
• Taekwondo
• Volleyball
• Soccer Football

4. USC Performing Arts Groups
Students with special talents who qualify membership in the following performing arts groups are granted tuition fee adjustment privileges subject to the conditions set by the Performing Arts

• Dance Troupe
• Choristers
• Band
• Theater Guild

5. Working Scholars
The University through the Human Resource Management Office administers a Working Scholarship Program (WSP) primarily to assist deserving students who are financially unable to obtain college education.

Students accepted to WSP shall work for four hours a day (24 hours a week) in consideration for free tuition and other school fees and a semestral book allowance to be determined by the University Administration.

6. The University President’s Scholars
6.1 The University President provides scholarship for 10 slots, preferably to promising students of low socio-economic status who are enrolled in any 4 or 5 year baccalaureate curriculum.

6.2 Arnold Janssen Scholars

6.3 USC Missio and ReEd Scholars

6.4 ACUP Scholars

6.5 By virtue of Presidential Decree No. 451 Section7, the University President provides scholarships to poor but deserving students at the ratio of one for every 500 students enrolled.

6.6 Likewise, Presidential Decree No. 577 provides the granting of full scholarship to dependents of military personnel who died or are incapacitated while in active service. The number of grantees is at the ratio of one grantee for every 2000 students of the total enrolment.

Apart from the aforementioned scholarships the USC grants tuition fee discount privileges to children of its academic and non-academic employees as well as to students coming from the same family. USC also affords schooling privilege to academic and non-academic employees.

7. Alumni-Sponsored Scholarships
College department-based alumni associations, geographical alumni chapters, alumni classes or batches, alumni groups and individuals offer scholarship to promising students who will meet their required qualifications.

8. Government-Sponsored Scholarships As an autonomous higher education institution in the country and with its track record of linkages with government, the University is privileged to administer scholarship programs sponsored by the following government agencies:
• Civil Service Commission (CSC)
• Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
• Department of Education (DepEd)
• Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
• Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
• Local Government Units, i.e. Mandaue City Government
• Provincial Government of Cebu

9. Private Institution-Sponsored Scholarships
The strong partnerships of the University with business and industry, professional associations, religious groups and individuals, privately-run corporations and establishments have come to offer scholarship grants for philanthropic and humanitarian purposes. These private institutions vary in their scholarship requirements and conditions.

13 November 2007

USC Engineering PopJazz 2007

USC Engineering PopJazz 2007: Champions!

Thanks spstephen09.

USC CAFA Popjazz 2007: First Runner-up

USC CAFA Popjazz 2007: First Runner-up

Thanks anskitonks.

USC Intramurals '07 Pop Jazz Competition (Nursing)

USC Intramurals '07 Pop Jazz Competition (Nursing)

Thanks to manchiecute.

12 November 2007

University of San Carlos International Linkages


The Office of International Linkages is responsible for the promotion, facilitation, and assessment of international linkages, which are beneficial to the University in terms of academic enrichment of the faculty, internationalization of curricula, institutional development, and improved physical resources.

Types of International Linkages

* Visiting Scholars Program
* Visiting Graduate Researchers Program
* Internship Program
* Student Exchange Program
* Training Program
* Educational Partnerships

Special National and Regional Linkages

* Tri-sectoral Forum for Technology Excellence
* Regional Health Research Foundation-7, Inc.
* Environmental and Occupational Health Research Study Group
* Cebu Heritage and Conservation Council
* Regional Center in Expertise for Education in Sustainable Development

Functions of the Office

* Solicitation of international linkages including faculty and student exchanges
* Aid in drafting of proposals for joint institutional projects in research, institution-building, and faculty and student exchange
* Facilitation of the implementation of proposals in the colleges or departments concerned
* Monitoring and assessment of international linkages in progress at the colleges and departments

Tasks of the Office

* Periodic survey of possible international linkages
* Facilitation of applications and renewal for visas and work permits of visiting scholars, experts, and graduate students and their accommodation
* Monitoring, reporting and financial management of international linkages in progress
* Assessment of the University’s international linkages

07 November 2007

USC hosts Mangyan heritage exhibit

USC hosts Mangyan heritage exhibit

The University Museum opened today a weeklong exhibit on the Mangyans of Mindoro at the new covered court of the Main Campus (beside the museum) under the sponsorship of the Mangyan Heritage Center (MHC). Marlene Socorro Samson, museum curator, and University officials led by academic planning head Fr. Dr. Dionisio Miranda, SVD and Arts and Sciences dean Dr. Elizabeth Remedio, led dignitaries and guests at the opening program at 9 a.m. Also in attendance were members of the Visayas Association of Museums and Galleries Inc. led by Msgr. Carlito Pono.

The exhibit, entitled: "Mangyans of Mindoro: Myth and Meaning", is a traveling exhibition that showcases photographs, videos and the cultural materials of the Mangyan, an indigenous group comprising about 100,000 in the island of Mindoro. The exhibit runs until November 17 and will be highlighted by a lecture of renowned Mangyan scholar Dr. Antoon Postma, an anthropologist and former SVD missionary now living and working among and with the Mangyans. The Mangyans are only one of four indigenous groups in the Philippines that still use the baybayin, the syllabry that predates the Spanish period by centuries.

A small shop where the public can purchase crafts and beadwork made by Mangyans has been set up within the exhibition area. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Author: J.E. Bersales
07 / November / 2007

05 November 2007

USC Montessori Academy

USC Montessori Academy

Grade Levels offered:

Preschool (2 1/2 - 6 years old)
8:30 -11:30 for a.m. sessions
1:00 - 4:00 for p.m. sessions

Primary Grades (6 - 9 years old)
8:30 - 3:30 for p.m.
- Upon Enrolment, bring 1 piece 2 x 2 picture of Parent / Guardian

Self-contained environment (complete set of didactic materials)
Limited number of children: 15/class Preschool Level
25/class Primary Grades
1 Lead Teacher and 1 Teacher assistant per class

Contact/Telephone numbers:
USC South Campus, Montessori Office
(032) 2540117 loc. 32 or 33
(032) 2549385