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UNIVERSITY GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES

Every student that passes through the portals of STI West Negros University has learned that life is best lived when maximized by the following core values, also known as the 5Cs:

  • A person of Character

    An STI Wesnecan’s response, regardless of circumstances, is consistently virtuous.

  • A Critical-Thinker

    An STI Wesnecan discerns through open-minded analysis and challenges one’s belief to further improve creative ideas.

  • An Effective
    Communicator

    An STI Wesnecan communicates to understand and to be understood. He/She recognizes the emotion behind the information read or heard and expresses his/her own emotion when giving information, may it be verbal or written.

  • A Change-Adept
    able person

    An STI Wesnecan utilizes his/her ability to adapt and manage when a need for transformation or transition arises, to utilize his/her capabilities to its full extent, and build the capacity of the community where he/she belongs.

  • A Christ-Centered

    An STI Wesnecan starts and ends his/her day with God. He/She accepts that everything is anchored in Jesus Christ and his/her labor is an offering for His glory.

RECENT NEWS

  • STI WNU JOINS NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS EARTHQUAKE DRILL

    STI WNU held a surprise earthquake drill in accordance to the simultaneous national earthquake drills, June 21, 2018, 2pm.

    WESNECAN WINS 2ND PLACE IN NEGROS CHESS TILT

    Jamelin Ruth Lim, Grade 7 of STI WNU SBE, finished 2nd with a perfect 6-0 record losing only one SB point, 24-23, from clinching the 3rd Edition of CityMall Mandalagan - Pawn Storm Negros Chess Kiddies Championship title at CityMall Mandalagan, June 23, 2018.

    YOUTH VOLUNTEER

    Last May, I had the chance to attend a 3-day Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health (VYLH) Visayas cluster camp. VYLH is a non-profit national youth organization which focuses on advocating Newborn Screening (NBS), Folic Acid Supplementation, Rare Diseases Awareness and Preconception Health through its prime movers – the youth.

  • STI WNU ASSIGNS 5 TOP SEAT HEADS

    For the start of the school year 2018-2019, STI West Negros University announces its newly appointed academic administrator.

    INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN THAILAND

    STI West Negros University co-hosted the 6th National and International Conference with a Theme: Research to Serve Society in Samut Prakarn, Thailand on June 22, 2018 at Huachiew Chalermprakiet University.

    YVEC: YOUTH EMPOWERMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

    Last June 13-15, 2018, the Research Development and Extension Office (RDEO) together with the KAWSA Organization led the 2nd year of the Youth Volunteerism Empowerment Camp (YVEC).

  • NOPSSCEA 37 WESNECAN WINNERS

    4th year student Janin Pialan bagged the champion title for NOPSSCEA 37 Vocal Solo with her rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Beat it” as other Education students Alley Tumabine and Charlene Capole also took home the champion title

    STI WNU, TRANSCOM Inks MOA

    STI West Negros University (STI WNU) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Transcom Worldwide Philippines, Inc. held at Transcom office in Bacolod City, recently.

    ‘KIEFLY’ LEADS NOPSSCEA 37 OPENING

    TCouple-athletes Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez spearheaded the opening of the 37th season of NOPSSCEA at STI WNU Gym, September 16, Saturday, 1 PM.

  • STI WNU PARTNERS WITH SIX KOREAN SCHOOLS

    STI WNU- Executive Vice President Ryan Mark S. Molina and Dr. Maria Teresa Asistido, director, External Affairs and Linkages with the heads of the different Korean academic institutions during the recent partner visit. The collaboration aims to adopt the Student and Teacher Exchange Program for both partner schools/universities.

    STI WNU, ITECC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS

    More than five hundred educators from different schools in Negros, Panay and Cebu Islands participated in the 3-day International Educators’ Conference and the 1st Early Childhood Education Conference held at STI West Negros University gym, October 23-25, 2017.

    KASADYAHAN SEASON 4 OPENS WITH A BLAST

    Executive Vice President Ryan Mark Molina surprised the jam-packed University gym as he rappelled from its ceiling to formally announce the opening of Kasadyahan Season 4, Friday, October 6.

  • STI WNU, ITECC Hold International Conference for Educators

    STI West Negros University in collaboration with International TESOL Education and Consultancy Corporation (ITECC) will be hosting the International Educators’ Conference and the 1st Early Childhood Education Conference on October 23-25, 2017 at STI WNU.

    STI WNU Holds Culinary
    Career Fair

    STI West Negros University conducted a one-day culinary career fair and student congress at Grand Regal Hotel with the theme “International Career Opportunities” attended by Hospitality and Tourism Management students, July 18, 2016, Monday.

    500 Students Join STI WNU Journalism Talk

    Five hundred students from different high schools in Bacolod City participated in the four days journalism and broadcasting talk by ST West Negros University.

  • Wesnecan Represents Neg. Occ. in Regional Language Tilt

    Grade 7 Chikki U. Villanueva of the STI West Negros University - School of Basic Education bested 34 other representatives from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental in the recently concluded English Language Festival.

    STI WNU Holds 21st National Youth Convention

    More than 2,000 students of various programs of STI West Negros University participated in the National Youth Convention (NYC) held yesterday at the Garden Royal in Bacolod City.

    STI WNU Shares Gift of Knowledge to 3 Brothers

    Christmas is that time of year when children of all ages are sharing that special feeling of excitement and hope that the season brings.

  • STI WNU to Host Sports Leadership Training by Ex-NBA Players

    STI West Negros University will host a three-day leadership training and seminar on June 2-4, 2017 by two former NBA players and by an international speaker and member of John Maxwell team.

    129 Completes Senior High School AT STI WNU

    One hundred twenty-nine pioneer Senior High School students of STI West Negros University graduated during the 1st Senior High School Commencement Exercises held at LNAM Gym with the theme: “Headway to success through transformation and innovation.”

    STI WNU Holds Enhancement Training to BCPO

    As an institution committed to provide knowledge through the development and delivery of superior learning systems, STI West Negros University (STI WNU) conducted Basic Computer Enhancement Training to members of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO).

YOUTH VOLUNTEER

    ...

Last May, I had the chance to attend a 3-day Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health (VYLH) Visayas cluster camp. VYLH is a non-profit national youth organization which focuses on advocating Newborn Screening (NBS), Folic Acid Supplementation, Rare Diseases Awareness and Preconception Health through its prime movers – the youth. The organization selected 44 student leaders, young professionals and health advocates of Panay, Guimaras and Negros Islands from hundreds of applicants. It was a privilege for me to represent the school and my health advocacy – HIV Awareness.

Although the camp did not tackle deeply on my advocacy, it opened my mind to many possibilities and opportunities. It was during the camp that I realized what a true volunteer means and what it costs to become one. I learned how important the four advocacies of the group were and why they focused on them: because it seems only a very few promote or even knew them. Hayaw, our batch’s name, also enabled me to gain not just connections but a new family in VYLH. The seniors – we call them Ate’s and Kuya’s – were the kindest facilitators and, at the same time, our greatest help especially after the camp.

In the camp, we were taught of the importance of Newborn Screening in saving a baby’s future; we should never be afraid to have our babies screened and pay a small amount than regret in the end and even pay a higher price. It was also then that I knew Folic Acid is vital on the first trimester period of pregnancy – it is when usually women do not even know they’re already pregnant – and as young as 14 years old should start taking Folic Acid. There are many more revelations for me that, according to the doctors who were also our speakers, some medical practitioners will also be surprised knowing about NBS, Folic Acid, Rare Diseases and Preconception Health.

After the camp, the Newborn Screening Center-Visayas sent me brochures and flyers of the advocacies that we, together with some STI Wesnecan volunteers, taught and distributed to young women and parents in selected public schools during Brigada Eskwela. It was also this time when I realized that passion can be learned through immersion. When one is well educated of something, he can be zealous to share it especially when it’s alarming.

Now, I continue to learn more about my newfound advocacy as I start to intensively share it with anyone I encounter. What do I get in return for this? Nothing. My rewards are the appreciations I get from the listeners knowing I may have made them understand and the fact that, in one way or another, I may have helped save a life. *Jhun Paul Alacre

WESNECAN WINS 2ND PLACE IN NEGROS CHESS TILT

    ...

Jamelin Ruth Lim, Grade 7 of STI WNU SBE, finished 2nd with a perfect 6-0 record losing only one SB point, 24-23, from clinching the 3rd Edition of CityMall Mandalagan - Pawn Storm Negros Chess Kiddies Championship title at CityMall Mandalagan, June 23, 2018.

Lim, 12, is the only female in the top 5 and one of the only two players who won all their six matches – the other is her teammate and the champion, Neil Vincent Cena, 13. She bested 114 other players in the 13-under Swiss-system tournament.

Jamelin received P2,000 cash, a medal, a free Kartingtoon ride and a Negros Chess Journal.

STI WNU JOINS NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS EARTHQUAKE DRILL

    ...

STI WNU held a surprise earthquake drill in accordance to the simultaneous national earthquake drills, June 21, 2018, 2pm.

Students, faculty, staff and even visitors proceeded to the evacuation site, the university football field, where simulations of possible earthquake accidents and injuries were shown.

The head of the Security and Safety Office, Mr. Ernan Encarnado, emphasized the value of urgency and safety of everyone after the whole drill took over nine minutes to finish the evacuation and rescue procedure, which according to Mr. Encarnado, an alarming result as a lot of things may happen in nine minutes for an actual earthquake.

Mr. Encarnado also taught the participants the right things to do in case an actual earthquake happens to prevent delays of evacuation and lessen injuries.

The nationwide drill is second of the four drills expected to happen quarterly this year. The next one will be expected to be conducted sometime in July. *Jhun Paul Alacre

STI WNU ASSIGNS 5 TOP SEAT HEADS

For the start of the school year 2018-2019, STI West Negros University announces its newly appointed academic administrator.

The formerly assistant vice president for academic affairs Dr. Wilfredo E. Hermosura, is now set as the school’s new Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Hermosura shared his 38 years of experience in teaching and educational management which includes academic supervision as Principal IV, Division Supervisor, Regional Supervisor and Director of Basic Education Department.

The current dean of college of business management and accountancy Dr. Mima Villanueva is now taking seat as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Mima is a certified public accountant. She is also a manager/accountant, review director of NOPSSCEA CPA review school and an active member and committee chair of CHED’s regional quality assessment team.

For the director of Research Extension and Development Office, appointed was Dr. Randolf L. Assistido, mentor, researcher with more than 20 years of productive experience.

The Senior High School’s newly assigned principal is Dr. Rey T. Eslabon. He is the head of the school’s NSTP program and currently the VP of the regional NSTP coordinators association incorporation.

For the head of Guidance Services Center, appointed was Dr. Madeline P. Sotomil. She is a registered guidance counselor and a registered professional teacher. She is, as well, a member of Guidance and Counseling Association of the Philippines. *Faith Hope Lauren

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN THAILAND

STI West Negros University co-hosted the 6th National and International Conference with a Theme: Research to Serve Society in Samut Prakarn, Thailand on June 22, 2018 at Huachiew Chalermprakiet University. As co-host of Huachiew Chalermprakiet University of the conference, STI West Negros University main responsibilities would include submitting academic papers either for oral or poster presentations for presentation and publication, and designating academically outstanding lecturers to be part of the double-blind peer review committee to examine the submitted papers. Another milestone to accomplishing the University’s vision-mission for 2025.

Joining the President of Huachiew Chalermprakiet University (HCU), Associate Professor Dr. Prachak Poomvises (Center), HCU Vice President Associate Professor Uraipan Junvanichyanont (third from right), and other partners of HCU from Malaysia and China Furthermore, as co-host, STI WNU helped in the organization with the Director for External Affairs and Linkages Office (EALO), Dr. Maria Teresa T. Asistido, acted as moderator during the research presentation. Two presenters excellently and impressively delivered their research:

DR. WELFREDO O. HERMOSORA Vice President for Academic Affairs Implementing Technical Vocational Program: The Doña Monserrat Lopez Memorial High School Experience

DR. LILYBETH P. ESLABON Director, Curriculum Instructional Media Development In Search of Indigenous/Traditional Practices of Tan-awan Village

STI WNU co-hosting of the conference supports Thailand’s National Education Act of 1998 that states “conducting research is an indispensable function of higher education institutions. Research projects must be regularly conducted so research findings can be used for development purposes and must be continuously implemented to harness maximum benefits for students, lecturers, academicians and respective institutions involved in the research projects.” Moreover, in Thailand, conducting research is one of the indicators in the quality assurance standard prescribed by the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC).

Aside from submitting academic papers for oral presentations was designating academically outstanding lecturers to be part of the double-blind peer review committee to examine the submitted papers. Three were accepted by the HCU Committee to be part of the double-blind peer review:

  • DR. MARIA TERESA T. ASISTIDO
    Ph.D. in English (Language)
    Director, External Affairs & Linkages
  • DR. RANDOLF L. ASISTIDO
    Ph.D. in English (Language)
    Director, Research Development & Extension
  • DR. LILYBETH P. ESLABON
    Ph.D. in Management
    Director, Curriculum Instructional Media Development

As an institution of higher learning that acknowledges the indispensable role of research in the academe, Huachiew Chalermprakiet University, together with its co-hosts, has the policy to promote, encourage and improve academicians,lecturers and students’ abilities to conduct research and other academic works not to mention the support in publishing research articles in local and international peer-reviewed journals and/or their presentations in national and international conferences.

YVEC: YOUTH EMPOWERMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Last June 13-15, 2018, the Research Development and Extension Office (RDEO) together with the KAWSA Organization led the 2nd year of the Youth Volunteerism Empowerment Camp (YVEC).

The camp focused on encouraging the young STI WNU leaders to be active and involved on KAWSA’s environment preservation and awareness advocacies.

20 selected participants, through the aid of 16 facilitators, listened to important topics, showed creativity and skills in workshops, helped in clean-up drive and collaborated in planning for major projects to be implemented in the school.

During the lectures, Ms. Olive Seruelo of Virlanie Foundation started with an environment talk and open forum. Then, four major discussions were conferred where former SSG President Anthony Pineda discussed the current school issues and the cost of volunteerism on his “EnviHEROment: School Environment Issues and Volunteerism”; former Torchbearer Associate Editor Karlota Sumugat taught how to become an advocate of preserving our nature through art on her “LiteNATURE.Ink: Literature and Arts for Nature”; Kawsa President Jimson Abong shared his expertise in up-cycling on his “TRASHformation: from Trash to Treasure”; while TWT EIC Jhun Paul Alacre challenged the audience to be ethical and positive influences in social media through his “NEATizen: The Practice of Responsibe Media and Clean Conscience.”

The campers were then grouped according to the four major talks and created project plans which they presented to panelists for approval. Team EnviHEROment came-up with a biennial awarding of top student environment advocates, Team LiteNATURE will be hosting an environment-themed literary writing competition, Team TRASHformation will be making an urban garden near the west side parking lot and the Team NEATizen will be holding a Christmas tree and decorative star making competition.

YVEC 2 was organized by the KAWSA President, Jimson Abong; co-organized by Anthony Pineda and Karlota Sumugat; supervised by the head of Community Extension Program, Sharon P. Bermejo. KAWSA, now on its 3rd year, is student-formed institutional organization focused on preserving the environment.
*JPA

NOPSSCEA 37 WESNECAN WINNERS

4th year student Janin Pialan bagged the champion title for NOPSSCEA 37 Vocal Solo with her rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Beat it” as other Education students Alley Tumabine and Charlene Capole also took home the champion title for the vocal duet after their version of “Footloose,” held at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum, Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Meanwhile, STI-Wesnecans also shined in the sports with the Basketball High School Boys, Football Secondary Boys and Football Aspirants all winning gold medals. Also, holding the 1st runner up title is the Beach Volley High School Boys.

Lawn Tennis College Men, Basketball Elementary Boys and Basketball College Men were 2nd runners-up, with the impressive performance of Guard Nike H. Montalvo who is part of this year’s Mythical 5.

For board and strategic games, the Chess High School Boys and Girls divisions brought home the Champion title, while the Chess College Mean and Women won the 2nd runners-up.Gold medalists are set to compete for the national level next year which venues are to be announced.
–Julius Andrada

STI WNU, TRANSCOM Inks MOA

STI West Negros University (STI WNU) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Transcom Worldwide Philippines, Inc. held at Transcom office in Bacolod City, recently.

The MOA signed by Mr. Ryan Mark Molina, Executive Vice President (STI WNU) and Transcom’s Shared Services Operations Senior Vice President, Joy Sebastian expressed that the former’s students particularly those with practicum and internship program will participate and exposed to the latter’s events that will help promote and identify future career directions. They will also be considered candidates for future job openings.

Being engaged in the Business Process Outsourcing, Transcom has the requisite experience, expertise, manpower and capital to perform its obligations.

Both organizations intend to utilize their complementary strengths in the promotion of technology in education.

The partnership will focus on practicum and internship program to assist graduating students in finding practicum/internship program within TRANSCOM to be adequately familiar with the actual office and industrial operations and management to assist their formal training; the conduct of job fairs and career talks in the University that will train the students and identify potential hirees and scholarship program for deserving students, among others

Also present during the MOA signing were STI WNU’s Dr. Maria Teresa Asistido, Bayani Lacson, Ritzy R. Malo-oy, Dr. Emil Sama, STI WNU student representatives and other members of Transcom’s team. # (prstiwnu/rrm)

‘KIEFLY’ LEADS NOPSSCEA 37 OPENING

Couple-athletes Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez spearheaded the opening of the 37th season of NOPSSCEA at STI WNU Gym, September 16, Saturday, 1 PM.

After the ceremonial lighting of the torch by student athletes: BTTHS gymnast Kiana Marie Alagaban, LCC-B swimmer Timothy Concon and USLS spiker Christian Marcelino, the Phenoms, their popular moniker during their college days with Ateneo de Manila University, led the hoisting of the NOPSSCEA Season 37 banner followed by LCC-B and Riverside Chorales’ singing of NOPSSCEA hymn.

Also known to their fans as Kiefly, Ravena and Valdez shared their struggles and successes in their respective field of sports on their inspirational messages to the jam-packed venue. Ravena, an Iloilo-descent Gilas member, started with an appreciation, in straight Hiligaynon, to the fans and the committee members for the warm welcome they both received. Volleyball superstar Valdez narrated her early years in the game as a lousy player to the dedication and hard work she went through to reach her dream as a national player for the sport she learned to love. In an interview, Alyssa said she’s happy to be back in Bacolod and was excited to see the local athletes play in Manila soon.

After NOPSSCEA President Dr. Ervie Emelda Gallespen’s declaration of the official opening of the 37th season, the event was wrapped-up with a production number by dance troupes of different colleges and universities of the 60-member schools association.

STI WNU Partners with Six Korean Schools

STI West Negros University recently partnered with six educational institutions in South Korea providing prospects for students and teachers alike to study in these universities.

Ryan Mark Molina, STI WNU Executive Vice President with Dr. Maria Teresa Asistido, External Affairs and Linkages met with the different heads of the school likewise for Korean students to study in the Philippines under the project.

The partner schools include: Pukyong National University PKNU) in Busan, South Korea; Korea Maritime and Ocean University also in Busan for Faculty and Student Exchange programs in marine transportation and business management in undergraduate and post graduate studies.

Also, three STI WNU Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) students are currently in Chunbuk National University, Jeongju, South Korea for the Student Exchange Program. They are; Mariel Angeline Malacad, Thea Marie Gemino and Geleen Ordaniel.

Moreover, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Gyeongbuk, South Korea invites Engineering, Business Management and IT teachers and students in different industries for an educational trip in 2018. They are encouraging students and teachers to avail of Korean Government Scholarship grants in undergraduate and post graduate studies in engineering, technology and business management.

Finally, Keimyung University and Keimyung College University in Daegu, South Korea are proposing for the same exchange program both for students and faculty.

Ms. Zherry Jacela, Senior High School Program Coordinator is with Keimyung College University under Faculty Exchange-Global Zone.

All six schools will send their students to study English in the University’s Institute of Languages in January-February 2018.

More than the chance to see the world, the experience will further improve the students’ inter-cultural and social skills, find new interests, personal development and eventually find their niche in the world that has become smaller due to technological advancements.

According to Asistido, this is just the initial stage for more possible partnership with other Korean universities. * (rrm/stiwnu)

STI WNU, ITECC International Conference for Educators a Success

More than five hundred educators from different schools in Negros, Panay and Cebu Islands participated in the 3-day International Educators’ Conference and the 1st Early Childhood Education Conference held at STI West Negros University gym, October 23-25, 2017.

The first international conference was a project of the University in collaboration with International TESOL Education and Consultancy Corporation (ITECC) with the theme Overcoming Borders in Education.

School administrators, curriculum implementers, school heads, subject specialists, teachers and professionals who participated gained new knowledge and innovations in the field of education.

Plenary speakers during the 3-day conference were; Dr. Tracey Tokuhama Espinosa, Professor and Director of the Applied Educational Research Center- Latin American School of Social Sciences at Harvard University, USA; Marco Brazil, Global expert in Teaching Young Learners, Founder and executive training director of the Institute of English Teaching to Children (IETC), Associate of International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi), presenter for Oxford University Press Japan and Macmillan Education Asia; Ai Rita Murphy, School Directress of the Murphy School of Education, Fukouka, Japan; Teaching Young Learners expert; Neuro-ELT FAB Founder-an organization that promotes the application of neuroscience concepts in education and Prof. Robert Murphy, Mind, Brain, and Education Science expert; Professor from University of Kitakyushu, Japan and University of Birmingham, UK; Neuro-ELT FAB Founder-an organization that promotes the application of neuroscience concepts in education.

Certificates for the International Educators’ Conference (IEC) 2017 and the 1st Early Childhood Education Conference (ECEC) were given to participants and they likewise obtained Professional Development TESOL Certificates equivalent to 30 hours credited to the 120-hour TESOL Certification Course that they can pursue after the conferences.

The activity was spearheaded by STI WNU Executive Vice President, Ryan Mark S. Molina with Dr. Maria Teresa Asistido, director for External Affairs and Linkages and Ms. Revyrose Limbo, ITECC president. * (rrmalo-oy/stiwnu)

Kasadyahan Season 4 Opens With a Blast

Executive Vice President Ryan Mark Molina surprised the jam-packed University gym as he rappelled from its ceiling to formally announce the opening of Kasadyahan Season 4, Friday, October 6.

To officially announce each team’s participation, banners of Purple Wizards, Blue Guardians, Green Titans, Yellow Tycoons, Pink Vikings and Red Sentinels were raised by the squad leaders and advisers.

The event was then highlighted with the Cheerdance competition between the seven teams with the Blue Guardians won back-to-back first place with Pink Vikings and Orange Erudites, 2nd and 3rd places, respectively.

The 4-month long celebration will showcase various sports, literary, musical and cultural events and the highlight of the activity is set during the university’s 70th Anniversary on February, 2018.

A Holy Sacrifice of the Mass officiated by Fr. Raymond Asoy was sponsored by the College of Hospitality Management (CHTM) in the morning at Students’ Activity Center followed by Agape Lunch shared by the University faculty members and staff.

Kasadyahan Season 4 with the theme “Passion, Innovation, Teamwork” was also witnessed by visitors and students from other schools in Negros Occidental. * (contributed by: Jhun Paul Alacre/TWT)

STI WNU, ITECC Hold International Conference for Educators

STI West Negros University in collaboration with International TESOL Education and Consultancy Corporation (ITECC) will be hosting the International Educators’ Conference and the 1st Early Childhood Education Conference on October 23-25, 2017 at STI WNU.

School administrators, curriculum implementers, school heads, subject specialists, teachers and professionals will be participating in the 3-day conference with the theme Overcoming Borders in Education.

Certificates for the International Educators’ Conference (IEC) 2017 and the 1st Early Childhood Education Conference (ECEC) will be given to participants. They will likewise obtain Professional Development TESOL Certificates equivalent to 30 hours which will be credited to the 120-hour TESOL Certification Course that they can pursue after the conferences.

Moreover, topics on technology in education, blended learning, teaching young learners, NeuroELT-Neuroscience and English language teaching, among others will also be discussed.

Meanwhile, plenary speakers include; Dr. Tracey Tokuhama Espinosa, Professor and Director of the Applied Educational Research Center- Latin American School of Social Sciences at Harvard University, USA; Marco Brazil, Global expert in Teaching Young Learners, Founder and executive training director of the Institute of English Teaching to Children (IETC), Associate of International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi), presenter for Oxford University Press Japan and Macmillan Education Asia; Ai Murphy, School Directress of the Murphy School of Education, Fukouka, Japan; Teaching Young Learners expert; Neuro-ELT FAB Founder-an organization that promotes the application of neuroscience concepts in education and Prof. Robert Murphy, Mind, Brain, and Education Science expert; Professor from University of Kitakyushu, Japan and University of Birmingham, UK; Neuro-ELT FAB Founder-an organization that promotes the application of neuroscience concepts in education. For more information, you may contact Dr. Maria Teresa Asistido at Teresa.asistido@wnu.sti.edu or 434-4561 local 123. * (rrmalo-oy/stiwnu)

129 Completes Senior High School AT STI WNU

One hundred twenty-nine pioneer Senior High School students of STI West Negros University graduated during the 1st Senior High School Commencement Exercises held at LNAM Gym with the theme: “Headway to success through transformation and innovation.”

Dr. Ophelia M. Duayan, SHS principal presented the graduates and conferred by the University President, Atty. Monico V. Jacob.

STI prides itself in bringing world-class education nationwide. As one of the largest network of schools in the Philippines, STI has 78 campuses with 1 university. It becomes one of the pioneers of Senior High School in the Philippines with more than 700 graduates in 2014. With its experience in providing quality education with relevant program tracks for Senior High, STI West Negros University offered what the millennials need in this techno-savvy generation coupled with the skills to succeed in the world; tracks include academic with specializations like STEM, ABM, HUMSS and General Academic and technical-vocational among others.

STI WNU to Host Sports Leadership Training
by Ex-NBA Players

STI West Negros University will host a three-day leadership training and seminar on June 2-4, 2017 by two former NBA players and by an international speaker and member of John Maxwell team.

Ryan Mark S. Molina, Executive Vice-President of STI WNU inked a memorandum of agreement with Sunny Diego, of the Sunny Diego Show based in California, USA, to hold a training seminar on “Anti-Drug Sports Leadership and Development Seminar” at the University Gym.

Diego, a member of John Maxwell team of speakers along with former NBA players, Juaquin Hawkins, of Houston Rockets and Corey Benjamin, of the Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Bobcats will be sharing their skills, talents and expertise. The training will also develop participants to apply leadership to the highest level of excellence.

Moreover, the team will feature 25 years of leadership training resources from the materials of John Maxwell’s 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.

STI WNU Mustangs, 2016 NOPSSCEA Basketball Men Champion will also be playing against the UNO-R Rams on June 5-7, 2017 with Hawkins and Corey.

For information about registration and schedules please contact STI WNU at 434-4561.*

STI WNU Holds Enhancement Training to BCPO

As an institution committed to provide knowledge through the development and delivery of superior learning systems, STI West Negros University (STI WNU) conducted Basic Computer Enhancement Training to members of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), February 17, 2016 at the BCPO grounds.

Fifty police officers from various departments and stations including the non-uniformed personnel participated in a one-day basic computer enhance training led by STI West Negros University in partnership with the Police Community Relations (PCR), BCPO to enhance our forces’ skills in basic computer literacy.

The participants had their hands-on exercises inside the University’s Mobile School with IT instructors; Beau Villanueva, Julius Vistar and Edwin Bermejo.

PSSupt. Flynn Dongbo, BCPO director, expressed his appreciation to the University for providing free training to the PNP personnel of Bacolod City. Awarding of certificates of participation will be given on February 29, 2016, Monday during the Flag Raising Ceremony at BCPO headquarters.

STI WNU’s computer enhancement training is part of its community extension activities through the provision of knowledge through the delivery of superior learning systems and producing innovative leaders by becoming more competent and responsible members of the society.* (rrm)

STI WNU Holds Culinary Career Fair

STI West Negros University conducted a one-day culinary career fair and student congress at Grand Regal Hotel with the theme “International Career Opportunities” attended by Hospitality and Tourism Management students, July 18, 2016, Monday.

The congress, according to Dr. Gina B. Montes, dean of the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management (CHTM) will train and equip the students with the knowledge, attitude, skills, habits, ethics and values (KASHEV) and make them competitive in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Armando Monterroso, executive chef of Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center based in Nashville, Tennessee shared his expertise in the field to the students and faculty members as well.

Orientation for the parents of the Cultural Exchange program, internship and trainings for their children’s international career opportunities was also held to provide them the different cultural exchange and internship programs and of the University in USA, Australia, Spain and Thailand, among others.

Likewise conducted were; faculty development program, cooking demonstration held at STI West Negros University HM laboratory.

A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the University led by its Executive Vice-President, Ryan Mark S. Molina and VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Nony Descutido with Lalaine Rotas, President and Managing Director of POEC Consultancy International, David Causer, Jr., International Business Development of Global Education Concepts and Monterroso representing Gaylord Resort and Convention Center.

More than 500 students from CHTM and Senior High School under Culinary Arts and Hotel Operations tracks attended the congress.

500 Students Join STI WNU Journalism Talk

Five hundred students from different high schools in Bacolod City participated in the four days journalism and broadcasting talk by ST West Negros University.

Mr. Mark Molina, Executive Vice President of STI WNU expressed that the University has been initiating activities in support of the Department of Education (DepEd) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) that will mold the total development of students and assist them to become better individuals.

Relative to this thrust, the University recently conducted a journalism and broadcasting talk from September 10, 17, 24, and 27, 2016 attended by students from Bata, Generoso Villanueva Sr., Angela Gonzaga, Domingo Lacson, Bacolod City, Abkasa and Mandalagan National High Schools, Mansilingan Agro-Industrial High School and Negros Occidental High School with STI WNU School of Basic Education and selected college students.

Topic on basic newswriting was conducted by former editor and now a practicing lawyer, Atty. Guillermo Tejida III; Sports Writing by Jerome Galunan Jr., Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Information Officer, Lorenzo O. Lambatin Jr. and capping the activity was the TV Lecture with GMA TV’s Jiggy Manicad.

Meanwhile, Jiggy Manicad, an internationally recognized journalist and television news producer/reporter gave the students the broadcasting perspective of journalism. He also shared the different challenges that the media industry is facing during the open forum.

The Journalism Talk also aims to provide students with the basic journalism techniques and skills which they could apply in their school publication projects and news casting events.

Wesnecan Represents Neg. Occ. in Regional Language Tilt

Grade 7 Chikki U. Villanueva of the STI West Negros University - School of Basic Education bested 34 other representatives from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental in the recently concluded English Language Festival.

Villanueva bagged the Champion in the Spelling Bee competition spearheaded by DepEd- Private Schools and School Administrators Association of the Philippines (PRISSAAP) held in Bacolod City last January 8, 2016.

She will compete for Negros Occidental in the regional English Language Festival on February 4, 2016 at 888 Premier Mall.

A staff writer of SBE’s official publication The Wesneco Flame, Villanueva loves to read and write short stories. She graduated 1st Honors in Elementary and the daughter of a public school teacher and an employee father.

Villanueva was coached by Mrs. Maybele Geduriagao, grade 6 adviser.

STI WNU Holds 21st National Youth Convention

More than 2,000 students of various programs of STI West Negros University participated in the National Youth Convention (NYC) held yesterday at the Garden Royal in Bacolod City.

The 21st STI NYC is an annual educational caravan that combines the traditional and superior learning opportunities for STI students from Luzon, to Visayas, and Mindanao.

This year’s event banners the theme: “#iWillLeadInnovation.” Students of STI nationwide are expected to discover their full potential in this activity set to provide them with the needed knowledge, skills and values to become Innovators. This year’s roster of inspiring speakers comprises of high-caliber and well-respected professionals in the field of ICT, Engineering, Travel and Tourism Management. It includes topics like: Technology for Innovation, Taking the Lead and Flexibility to Change, among others.

For the past 20 years, NYC continuously provides avenue for students to acquire supplemental learning that would help them succeed in their careers.

STI WNU Shares Gift of Knowledge to 3 Brothers

Christmas is that time of year when children of all ages are sharing that special feeling of excitement and hope that the season brings.

It is in this light that STI West Negros University awards three brothers with the Gift of Knowledge for Senior High School and any 4-Year Program in College. Gift of Knowledge is a scholarship program that Three brothers from Bacolod City

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Every student that passes through the portals of STI West Negros University has learned that life is best lived when maximized by the following core values, also known as the 5Cs:

  • A person of Character

    An STI Wesnecan’s response, regardless of circumstances, is consistently virtuous.

  • A Critical-Thinker

    An STI Wesnecan discerns through open-minded analysis and challenges one’s belief to further improve creative ideas.

  • An Effective
    Communicator

    An STI Wesnecan communicates to understand and to be understood. He/She recognizes the emotion behind the information read or heard and expresses his/her own emotion when giving information, may it be verbal or written.

  • A Change-Adept
    able person

    An STI Wesnecan utilizes his/her ability to adapt and manage when a need for transformation or transition arises, to utilize his/her capabilities to its full extent, and build the capacity of the community where he/she belongs.

  • A Christ-Centered

    An STI Wesnecan starts and ends his/her day with God. He/She accepts that everything is anchored in Jesus Christ and his/her labor is an offering for His glory.

RECENT NEWS

  • STI WNU JOINS NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS EARTHQUAKE DRILL

    STI WNU held a surprise earthquake drill in accordance to the simultaneous national earthquake drills, June 21, 2018, 2pm.

    WESNECAN WINS 2ND PLACE IN NEGROS CHESS TILT

    Jamelin Ruth Lim, Grade 7 of STI WNU SBE, finished 2nd with a perfect 6-0 record losing only one SB point, 24-23, from clinching the 3rd Edition of CityMall Mandalagan - Pawn Storm Negros Chess Kiddies Championship title at CityMall Mandalagan, June 23, 2018.

    YOUTH VOLUNTEER

    Last May, I had the chance to attend a 3-day Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health (VYLH) Visayas cluster camp. VYLH is a non-profit national youth organization which focuses on advocating Newborn Screening (NBS), Folic Acid Supplementation, Rare Diseases Awareness and Preconception Health through its prime movers – the youth.

  • STI WNU ASSIGNS 5 TOP SEAT HEADS

    For the start of the school year 2018-2019, STI West Negros University announces its newly appointed academic administrator.

    INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN THAILAND

    STI West Negros University co-hosted the 6th National and International Conference with a Theme: Research to Serve Society in Samut Prakarn, Thailand on June 22, 2018 at Huachiew Chalermprakiet University.

    YVEC: YOUTH EMPOWERMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

    Last June 13-15, 2018, the Research Development and Extension Office (RDEO) together with the KAWSA Organization led the 2nd year of the Youth Volunteerism Empowerment Camp (YVEC).

  • NOPSSCEA 37 WESNECAN WINNERS

    4th year student Janin Pialan bagged the champion title for NOPSSCEA 37 Vocal Solo with her rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Beat it” as other Education students Alley Tumabine and Charlene Capole also took home the champion title

    STI WNU, TRANSCOM Inks MOA

    STI West Negros University (STI WNU) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Transcom Worldwide Philippines, Inc. held at Transcom office in Bacolod City, recently.

    ‘KIEFLY’ LEADS NOPSSCEA 37 OPENING

    Couple-athletes Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez spearheaded the opening of the 37th season of NOPSSCEA at STI WNU Gym, September 16, Saturday, 1 PM.

  • STI WNU PARTNERS WITH SIX KOREAN SCHOOLS

    STI WNU- Executive Vice President Ryan Mark S. Molina and Dr. Maria Teresa Asistido, director, External Affairs and Linkages with the heads of the different Korean academic institutions during the recent partner visit. The collaboration aims to adopt the Student and Teacher Exchange Program for both partner schools/universities.

    STI WNU, ITECC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS

    More than five hundred educators from different schools in Negros, Panay and Cebu Islands participated in the 3-day International Educators’ Conference and the 1st Early Childhood Education Conference held at STI West Negros University gym, October 23-25, 2017.

    KASADYAHAN SEASON 4 OPENS WITH A BLAST

    Executive Vice President Ryan Mark Molina surprised the jam-packed University gym as he rappelled from its ceiling to formally announce the opening of Kasadyahan Season 4, Friday, October 6.

  • STI WNU, ITECC Hold International Conference for Educators

    STI West Negros University in collaboration with International TESOL Education and Consultancy Corporation (ITECC) will be hosting the International Educators’ Conference and the 1st Early Childhood Education Conference on October 23-25, 2017 at STI WNU.

    STI WNU Holds Culinary
    Career Fair

    STI West Negros University conducted a one-day culinary career fair and student congress at Grand Regal Hotel with the theme “International Career Opportunities” attended by Hospitality and Tourism Management students, July 18, 2016, Monday.

    500 Students Join STI WNU Journalism Talk

    Five hundred students from different high schools in Bacolod City participated in the four days journalism and broadcasting talk by ST West Negros University.

  • Wesnecan Represents Neg. Occ. in Regional Language Tilt

    Grade 7 Chikki U. Villanueva of the STI West Negros University - School of Basic Education bested 34 other representatives from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental in the recently concluded English Language Festival.

    STI WNU Holds 21st National Youth Convention

    More than 2,000 students of various programs of STI West Negros University participated in the National Youth Convention (NYC) held yesterday at the Garden Royal in Bacolod City.

    STI WNU Shares Gift of Knowledge to 3 Brothers

    Christmas is that time of year when children of all ages are sharing that special feeling of excitement and hope that the season brings.

  • STI WNU Holds Enhancement Training to BCPO

    As an institution committed to provide knowledge through the development and delivery of superior learning systems, STI West Negros University (STI WNU) conducted Basic Computer Enhancement Training to members of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO).

    STI WNU to Host Sports Leadership Training by Ex-NBA Players

    STI West Negros University will host a three-day leadership training and seminar on June 2-4, 2017 by two former NBA players and by an international speaker and member of John Maxwell team.

    129 Completes Senior High School AT STI WNU

    One hundred twenty-nine pioneer Senior High School students of STI West Negros University graduated during the 1st Senior High School Commencement Exercises held at LNAM Gym with the theme: “Headway to success through transformation and innovation.”

YOUTH VOLUNTEER

    ...

Last May, I had the chance to attend a 3-day Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health (VYLH) Visayas cluster camp. VYLH is a non-profit national youth organization which focuses on advocating Newborn Screening (NBS), Folic Acid Supplementation, Rare Diseases Awareness and Preconception Health through its prime movers – the youth. The organization selected 44 student leaders, young professionals and health advocates of Panay, Guimaras and Negros Islands from hundreds of applicants. It was a privilege for me to represent the school and my health advocacy – HIV Awareness.

Although the camp did not tackle deeply on my advocacy, it opened my mind to many possibilities and opportunities. It was during the camp that I realized what a true volunteer means and what it costs to become one. I learned how important the four advocacies of the group were and why they focused on them: because it seems only a very few promote or even knew them. Hayaw, our batch’s name, also enabled me to gain not just connections but a new family in VYLH. The seniors – we call them Ate’s and Kuya’s – were the kindest facilitators and, at the same time, our greatest help especially after the camp.

In the camp, we were taught of the importance of Newborn Screening in saving a baby’s future; we should never be afraid to have our babies screened and pay a small amount than regret in the end and even pay a higher price. It was also then that I knew Folic Acid is vital on the first trimester period of pregnancy – it is when usually women do not even know they’re already pregnant – and as young as 14 years old should start taking Folic Acid. There are many more revelations for me that, according to the doctors who were also our speakers, some medical practitioners will also be surprised knowing about NBS, Folic Acid, Rare Diseases and Preconception Health.

After the camp, the Newborn Screening Center-Visayas sent me brochures and flyers of the advocacies that we, together with some STI Wesnecan volunteers, taught and distributed to young women and parents in selected public schools during Brigada Eskwela. It was also this time when I realized that passion can be learned through immersion. When one is well educated of something, he can be zealous to share it especially when it’s alarming.

Now, I continue to learn more about my newfound advocacy as I start to intensively share it with anyone I encounter. What do I get in return for this? Nothing. My rewards are the appreciations I get from the listeners knowing I may have made them understand and the fact that, in one way or another, I may have helped save a life. *Jhun Paul Alacre

WESNECAN WINS 2ND PLACE IN NEGROS CHESS TILT

    ...

Jamelin Ruth Lim, Grade 7 of STI WNU SBE, finished 2nd with a perfect 6-0 record losing only one SB point, 24-23, from clinching the 3rd Edition of CityMall Mandalagan - Pawn Storm Negros Chess Kiddies Championship title at CityMall Mandalagan, June 23, 2018.

Lim, 12, is the only female in the top 5 and one of the only two players who won all their six matches – the other is her teammate and the champion, Neil Vincent Cena, 13. She bested 114 other players in the 13-under Swiss-system tournament.

Jamelin received P2,000 cash, a medal, a free Kartingtoon ride and a Negros Chess Journal.

STI WNU JOINS NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS EARTHQUAKE DRILL

    ...

STI WNU held a surprise earthquake drill in accordance to the simultaneous national earthquake drills, June 21, 2018, 2pm.

Students, faculty, staff and even visitors proceeded to the evacuation site, the university football field, where simulations of possible earthquake accidents and injuries were shown.

The head of the Security and Safety Office, Mr. Ernan Encarnado, emphasized the value of urgency and safety of everyone after the whole drill took over nine minutes to finish the evacuation and rescue procedure, which according to Mr. Encarnado, an alarming result as a lot of things may happen in nine minutes for an actual earthquake.

Mr. Encarnado also taught the participants the right things to do in case an actual earthquake happens to prevent delays of evacuation and lessen injuries.

The nationwide drill is second of the four drills expected to happen quarterly this year. The next one will be expected to be conducted sometime in July. *Jhun Paul Alacre

STI WNU ASSIGNS 5 TOP SEAT HEADS

For the start of the school year 2018-2019, STI West Negros University announces its newly appointed academic administrator.

The formerly assistant vice president for academic affairs Dr. Wilfredo E. Hermosura, is now set as the school’s new Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Hermosura shared his 38 years of experience in teaching and educational management which includes academic supervision as Principal IV, Division Supervisor, Regional Supervisor and Director of Basic Education Department.

The current dean of college of business management and accountancy Dr. Mima Villanueva is now taking seat as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Mima is a certified public accountant. She is also a manager/accountant, review director of NOPSSCEA CPA review school and an active member and committee chair of CHED’s regional quality assessment team.

For the director of Research Extension and Development Office, appointed was Dr. Randolf L. Assistido, mentor, researcher with more than 20 years of productive experience.

The Senior High School’s newly assigned principal is Dr. Rey T. Eslabon. He is the head of the school’s NSTP program and currently the VP of the regional NSTP coordinators association incorporation.

For the head of Guidance Services Center, appointed was Dr. Madeline P. Sotomil. She is a registered guidance counselor and a registered professional teacher. She is, as well, a member of Guidance and Counseling Association of the Philippines. *Faith Hope Lauren

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN THAILAND

STI West Negros University co-hosted the 6th National and International Conference with a Theme: Research to Serve Society in Samut Prakarn, Thailand on June 22, 2018 at Huachiew Chalermprakiet University. As co-host of Huachiew Chalermprakiet University of the conference, STI West Negros University main responsibilities would include submitting academic papers either for oral or poster presentations for presentation and publication, and designating academically outstanding lecturers to be part of the double-blind peer review committee to examine the submitted papers. Another milestone to accomplishing the University’s vision-mission for 2025.

Joining the President of Huachiew Chalermprakiet University (HCU), Associate Professor Dr. Prachak Poomvises (Center), HCU Vice President Associate Professor Uraipan Junvanichyanont (third from right), and other partners of HCU from Malaysia and China Furthermore, as co-host, STI WNU helped in the organization with the Director for External Affairs and Linkages Office (EALO), Dr. Maria Teresa T. Asistido, acted as moderator during the research presentation. Two presenters excellently and impressively delivered their research:

DR. WELFREDO O. HERMOSORA Vice President for Academic Affairs Implementing Technical Vocational Program: The Doña Monserrat Lopez Memorial High School Experience

DR. LILYBETH P. ESLABON Director, Curriculum Instructional Media Development In Search of Indigenous/Traditional Practices of Tan-awan Village

STI WNU co-hosting of the conference supports Thailand’s National Education Act of 1998 that states “conducting research is an indispensable function of higher education institutions. Research projects must be regularly conducted so research findings can be used for development purposes and must be continuously implemented to harness maximum benefits for students, lecturers, academicians and respective institutions involved in the research projects.” Moreover, in Thailand, conducting research is one of the indicators in the quality assurance standard prescribed by the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC).

Aside from submitting academic papers for oral presentations was designating academically outstanding lecturers to be part of the double-blind peer review committee to examine the submitted papers. Three were accepted by the HCU Committee to be part of the double-blind peer review:

  • DR. MARIA TERESA T. ASISTIDO
    Ph.D. in English (Language)
    Director, External Affairs & Linkages
  • DR. RANDOLF L. ASISTIDO
    Ph.D. in English (Language)
    Director, Research Development & Extension
  • DR. LILYBETH P. ESLABON
    Ph.D. in Management
    Director, Curriculum Instructional Media Development

As an institution of higher learning that acknowledges the indispensable role of research in the academe, Huachiew Chalermprakiet University, together with its co-hosts, has the policy to promote, encourage and improve academicians,lecturers and students’ abilities to conduct research and other academic works not to mention the support in publishing research articles in local and international peer-reviewed journals and/or their presentations in national and international conferences.

YVEC: YOUTH EMPOWERMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Last June 13-15, 2018, the Research Development and Extension Office (RDEO) together with the KAWSA Organization led the 2nd year of the Youth Volunteerism Empowerment Camp (YVEC).

The camp focused on encouraging the young STI WNU leaders to be active and involved on KAWSA’s environment preservation and awareness advocacies.

20 selected participants, through the aid of 16 facilitators, listened to important topics, showed creativity and skills in workshops, helped in clean-up drive and collaborated in planning for major projects to be implemented in the school.

During the lectures, Ms. Olive Seruelo of Virlanie Foundation started with an environment talk and open forum. Then, four major discussions were conferred where former SSG President Anthony Pineda discussed the current school issues and the cost of volunteerism on his “EnviHEROment: School Environment Issues and Volunteerism”; former Torchbearer Associate Editor Karlota Sumugat taught how to become an advocate of preserving our nature through art on her “LiteNATURE.Ink: Literature and Arts for Nature”; Kawsa President Jimson Abong shared his expertise in up-cycling on his “TRASHformation: from Trash to Treasure”; while TWT EIC Jhun Paul Alacre challenged the audience to be ethical and positive influences in social media through his “NEATizen: The Practice of Responsibe Media and Clean Conscience.”

The campers were then grouped according to the four major talks and created project plans which they presented to panelists for approval. Team EnviHEROment came-up with a biennial awarding of top student environment advocates, Team LiteNATURE will be hosting an environment-themed literary writing competition, Team TRASHformation will be making an urban garden near the west side parking lot and the Team NEATizen will be holding a Christmas tree and decorative star making competition.

YVEC 2 was organized by the KAWSA President, Jimson Abong; co-organized by Anthony Pineda and Karlota Sumugat; supervised by the head of Community Extension Program, Sharon P. Bermejo. KAWSA, now on its 3rd year, is student-formed institutional organization focused on preserving the environment.
*JPA

NOPSSCEA 37 WESNECAN WINNERS

4th year student Janin Pialan bagged the champion title for NOPSSCEA 37 Vocal Solo with her rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Beat it” as other Education students Alley Tumabine and Charlene Capole also took home the champion title for the vocal duet after their version of “Footloose,” held at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum, Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Meanwhile, STI-Wesnecans also shined in the sports with the Basketball High School Boys, Football Secondary Boys and Football Aspirants all winning gold medals. Also, holding the 1st runner up title is the Beach Volley High School Boys.

Lawn Tennis College Men, Basketball Elementary Boys and Basketball College Men were 2nd runners-up, with the impressive performance of Guard Nike H. Montalvo who is part of this year’s Mythical 5.

For board and strategic games, the Chess High School Boys and Girls divisions brought home the Champion title, while the Chess College Mean and Women won the 2nd runners-up.Gold medalists are set to compete for the national level next year which venues are to be announced.
–Julius Andrada

STI WNU, TRANSCOM Inks MOA

STI West Negros University (STI WNU) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Transcom Worldwide Philippines, Inc. held at Transcom office in Bacolod City, recently.

The MOA signed by Mr. Ryan Mark Molina, Executive Vice President (STI WNU) and Transcom’s Shared Services Operations Senior Vice President, Joy Sebastian expressed that the former’s students particularly those with practicum and internship program will participate and exposed to the latter’s events that will help promote and identify future career directions. They will also be considered candidates for future job openings.

Being engaged in the Business Process Outsourcing, Transcom has the requisite experience, expertise, manpower and capital to perform its obligations.

Both organizations intend to utilize their complementary strengths in the promotion of technology in education.

The partnership will focus on practicum and internship program to assist graduating students in finding practicum/internship program within TRANSCOM to be adequately familiar with the actual office and industrial operations and management to assist their formal training; the conduct of job fairs and career talks in the University that will train the students and identify potential hirees and scholarship program for deserving students, among others

Also present during the MOA signing were STI WNU’s Dr. Maria Teresa Asistido, Bayani Lacson, Ritzy R. Malo-oy, Dr. Emil Sama, STI WNU student representatives and other members of Transcom’s team. # (prstiwnu/rrm)

‘KIEFLY’ LEADS NOPSSCEA 37 OPENING

Couple-athletes Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez spearheaded the opening of the 37th season of NOPSSCEA at STI WNU Gym, September 16, Saturday, 1 PM.

After the ceremonial lighting of the torch by student athletes: BTTHS gymnast Kiana Marie Alagaban, LCC-B swimmer Timothy Concon and USLS spiker Christian Marcelino, the Phenoms, their popular moniker during their college days with Ateneo de Manila University, led the hoisting of the NOPSSCEA Season 37 banner followed by LCC-B and Riverside Chorales’ singing of NOPSSCEA hymn.

Also known to their fans as Kiefly, Ravena and Valdez shared their struggles and successes in their respective field of sports on their inspirational messages to the jam-packed venue. Ravena, an Iloilo-descent Gilas member, started with an appreciation, in straight Hiligaynon, to the fans and the committee members for the warm welcome they both received. Volleyball superstar Valdez narrated her early years in the game as a lousy player to the dedication and hard work she went through to reach her dream as a national player for the sport she learned to love. In an interview, Alyssa said she’s happy to be back in Bacolod and was excited to see the local athletes play in Manila soon.

After NOPSSCEA President Dr. Ervie Emelda Gallespen’s declaration of the official opening of the 37th season, the event was wrapped-up with a production number by dance troupes of different colleges and universities of the 60-member schools association.

STI WNU Partners with Six Korean Schools

STI West Negros University recently partnered with six educational institutions in South Korea providing prospects for students and teachers alike to study in these universities.

Ryan Mark Molina, STI WNU Executive Vice President with Dr. Maria Teresa Asistido, External Affairs and Linkages met with the different heads of the school likewise for Korean students to study in the Philippines under the project.

The partner schools include: Pukyong National University PKNU) in Busan, South Korea; Korea Maritime and Ocean University also in Busan for Faculty and Student Exchange programs in marine transportation and business management in undergraduate and post graduate studies.

Also, three STI WNU Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) students are currently in Chunbuk National University, Jeongju, South Korea for the Student Exchange Program. They are; Mariel Angeline Malacad, Thea Marie Gemino and Geleen Ordaniel.

Moreover, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Gyeongbuk, South Korea invites Engineering, Business Management and IT teachers and students in different industries for an educational trip in 2018. They are encouraging students and teachers to avail of Korean Government Scholarship grants in undergraduate and post graduate studies in engineering, technology and business management.

Finally, Keimyung University and Keimyung College University in Daegu, South Korea are proposing for the same exchange program both for students and faculty.

Ms. Zherry Jacela, Senior High School Program Coordinator is with Keimyung College University under Faculty Exchange-Global Zone.

All six schools will send their students to study English in the University’s Institute of Languages in January-February 2018.

More than the chance to see the world, the experience will further improve the students’ inter-cultural and social skills, find new interests, personal development and eventually find their niche in the world that has become smaller due to technological advancements.

According to Asistido, this is just the initial stage for more possible partnership with other Korean universities. * (rrm/stiwnu)

STI WNU, ITECC International Conference for Educators a Success

More than five hundred educators from different schools in Negros, Panay and Cebu Islands participated in the 3-day International Educators’ Conference and the 1st Early Childhood Education Conference held at STI West Negros University gym, October 23-25, 2017.

The first international conference was a project of the University in collaboration with International TESOL Education and Consultancy Corporation (ITECC) with the theme Overcoming Borders in Education.

School administrators, curriculum implementers, school heads, subject specialists, teachers and professionals who participated gained new knowledge and innovations in the field of education.

Plenary speakers during the 3-day conference were; Dr. Tracey Tokuhama Espinosa, Professor and Director of the Applied Educational Research Center- Latin American School of Social Sciences at Harvard University, USA; Marco Brazil, Global expert in Teaching Young Learners, Founder and executive training director of the Institute of English Teaching to Children (IETC), Associate of International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi), presenter for Oxford University Press Japan and Macmillan Education Asia; Ai Rita Murphy, School Directress of the Murphy School of Education, Fukouka, Japan; Teaching Young Learners expert; Neuro-ELT FAB Founder-an organization that promotes the application of neuroscience concepts in education and Prof. Robert Murphy, Mind, Brain, and Education Science expert; Professor from University of Kitakyushu, Japan and University of Birmingham, UK; Neuro-ELT FAB Founder-an organization that promotes the application of neuroscience concepts in education.

Certificates for the International Educators’ Conference (IEC) 2017 and the 1st Early Childhood Education Conference (ECEC) were given to participants and they likewise obtained Professional Development TESOL Certificates equivalent to 30 hours credited to the 120-hour TESOL Certification Course that they can pursue after the conferences.

The activity was spearheaded by STI WNU Executive Vice President, Ryan Mark S. Molina with Dr. Maria Teresa Asistido, director for External Affairs and Linkages and Ms. Revyrose Limbo, ITECC president. * (rrmalo-oy/stiwnu)

Kasadyahan Season 4 Opens With a Blast

Executive Vice President Ryan Mark Molina surprised the jam-packed University gym as he rappelled from its ceiling to formally announce the opening of Kasadyahan Season 4, Friday, October 6.

To officially announce each team’s participation, banners of Purple Wizards, Blue Guardians, Green Titans, Yellow Tycoons, Pink Vikings and Red Sentinels were raised by the squad leaders and advisers.

The event was then highlighted with the Cheerdance competition between the seven teams with the Blue Guardians won back-to-back first place with Pink Vikings and Orange Erudites, 2nd and 3rd places, respectively.

The 4-month long celebration will showcase various sports, literary, musical and cultural events and the highlight of the activity is set during the university’s 70th Anniversary on February, 2018.

A Holy Sacrifice of the Mass officiated by Fr. Raymond Asoy was sponsored by the College of Hospitality Management (CHTM) in the morning at Students’ Activity Center followed by Agape Lunch shared by the University faculty members and staff.

Kasadyahan Season 4 with the theme “Passion, Innovation, Teamwork” was also witnessed by visitors and students from other schools in Negros Occidental. * (contributed by: Jhun Paul Alacre/TWT)

STI WNU, ITECC Hold International Conference for Educators

STI West Negros University in collaboration with International TESOL Education and Consultancy Corporation (ITECC) will be hosting the International Educators’ Conference and the 1st Early Childhood Education Conference on October 23-25, 2017 at STI WNU.

School administrators, curriculum implementers, school heads, subject specialists, teachers and professionals will be participating in the 3-day conference with the theme Overcoming Borders in Education.

Certificates for the International Educators’ Conference (IEC) 2017 and the 1st Early Childhood Education Conference (ECEC) will be given to participants. They will likewise obtain Professional Development TESOL Certificates equivalent to 30 hours which will be credited to the 120-hour TESOL Certification Course that they can pursue after the conferences.

Moreover, topics on technology in education, blended learning, teaching young learners, NeuroELT-Neuroscience and English language teaching, among others will also be discussed.

Meanwhile, plenary speakers include; Dr. Tracey Tokuhama Espinosa, Professor and Director of the Applied Educational Research Center- Latin American School of Social Sciences at Harvard University, USA; Marco Brazil, Global expert in Teaching Young Learners, Founder and executive training director of the Institute of English Teaching to Children (IETC), Associate of International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi), presenter for Oxford University Press Japan and Macmillan Education Asia; Ai Murphy, School Directress of the Murphy School of Education, Fukouka, Japan; Teaching Young Learners expert; Neuro-ELT FAB Founder-an organization that promotes the application of neuroscience concepts in education and Prof. Robert Murphy, Mind, Brain, and Education Science expert; Professor from University of Kitakyushu, Japan and University of Birmingham, UK; Neuro-ELT FAB Founder-an organization that promotes the application of neuroscience concepts in education. For more information, you may contact Dr. Maria Teresa Asistido at Teresa.asistido@wnu.sti.edu or 434-4561 local 123. * (rrmalo-oy/stiwnu)

129 Completes Senior High School AT STI WNU

One hundred twenty-nine pioneer Senior High School students of STI West Negros University graduated during the 1st Senior High School Commencement Exercises held at LNAM Gym with the theme: “Headway to success through transformation and innovation.”

Dr. Ophelia M. Duayan, SHS principal presented the graduates and conferred by the University President, Atty. Monico V. Jacob.

STI prides itself in bringing world-class education nationwide. As one of the largest network of schools in the Philippines, STI has 78 campuses with 1 university. It becomes one of the pioneers of Senior High School in the Philippines with more than 700 graduates in 2014. With its experience in providing quality education with relevant program tracks for Senior High, STI West Negros University offered what the millennials need in this techno-savvy generation coupled with the skills to succeed in the world; tracks include academic with specializations like STEM, ABM, HUMSS and General Academic and technical-vocational among others.

STI WNU to Host Sports Leadership Training
by Ex-NBA Players

STI West Negros University will host a three-day leadership training and seminar on June 2-4, 2017 by two former NBA players and by an international speaker and member of John Maxwell team.

Ryan Mark S. Molina, Executive Vice-President of STI WNU inked a memorandum of agreement with Sunny Diego, of the Sunny Diego Show based in California, USA, to hold a training seminar on “Anti-Drug Sports Leadership and Development Seminar” at the University Gym.

Diego, a member of John Maxwell team of speakers along with former NBA players, Juaquin Hawkins, of Houston Rockets and Corey Benjamin, of the Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Bobcats will be sharing their skills, talents and expertise. The training will also develop participants to apply leadership to the highest level of excellence.

Moreover, the team will feature 25 years of leadership training resources from the materials of John Maxwell’s 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.

STI WNU Mustangs, 2016 NOPSSCEA Basketball Men Champion will also be playing against the UNO-R Rams on June 5-7, 2017 with Hawkins and Corey.

For information about registration and schedules please contact STI WNU at 434-4561.*

STI WNU Holds Enhancement Training to BCPO

As an institution committed to provide knowledge through the development and delivery of superior learning systems, STI West Negros University (STI WNU) conducted Basic Computer Enhancement Training to members of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), February 17, 2016 at the BCPO grounds.

Fifty police officers from various departments and stations including the non-uniformed personnel participated in a one-day basic computer enhance training led by STI West Negros University in partnership with the Police Community Relations (PCR), BCPO to enhance our forces’ skills in basic computer literacy.

The participants had their hands-on exercises inside the University’s Mobile School with IT instructors; Beau Villanueva, Julius Vistar and Edwin Bermejo.

PSSupt. Flynn Dongbo, BCPO director, expressed his appreciation to the University for providing free training to the PNP personnel of Bacolod City. Awarding of certificates of participation will be given on February 29, 2016, Monday during the Flag Raising Ceremony at BCPO headquarters.

STI WNU’s computer enhancement training is part of its community extension activities through the provision of knowledge through the delivery of superior learning systems and producing innovative leaders by becoming more competent and responsible members of the society.* (rrm)

STI WNU Holds Culinary Career Fair

STI West Negros University conducted a one-day culinary career fair and student congress at Grand Regal Hotel with the theme “International Career Opportunities” attended by Hospitality and Tourism Management students, July 18, 2016, Monday.

The congress, according to Dr. Gina B. Montes, dean of the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management (CHTM) will train and equip the students with the knowledge, attitude, skills, habits, ethics and values (KASHEV) and make them competitive in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Armando Monterroso, executive chef of Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center based in Nashville, Tennessee shared his expertise in the field to the students and faculty members as well.

Orientation for the parents of the Cultural Exchange program, internship and trainings for their children’s international career opportunities was also held to provide them the different cultural exchange and internship programs and of the University in USA, Australia, Spain and Thailand, among others.

Likewise conducted were; faculty development program, cooking demonstration held at STI West Negros University HM laboratory.

A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the University led by its Executive Vice-President, Ryan Mark S. Molina and VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Nony Descutido with Lalaine Rotas, President and Managing Director of POEC Consultancy International, David Causer, Jr., International Business Development of Global Education Concepts and Monterroso representing Gaylord Resort and Convention Center.

More than 500 students from CHTM and Senior High School under Culinary Arts and Hotel Operations tracks attended the congress.

500 Students Join STI WNU Journalism Talk

Five hundred students from different high schools in Bacolod City participated in the four days journalism and broadcasting talk by ST West Negros University.

Mr. Mark Molina, Executive Vice President of STI WNU expressed that the University has been initiating activities in support of the Department of Education (DepEd) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) that will mold the total development of students and assist them to become better individuals.

Relative to this thrust, the University recently conducted a journalism and broadcasting talk from September 10, 17, 24, and 27, 2016 attended by students from Bata, Generoso Villanueva Sr., Angela Gonzaga, Domingo Lacson, Bacolod City, Abkasa and Mandalagan National High Schools, Mansilingan Agro-Industrial High School and Negros Occidental High School with STI WNU School of Basic Education and selected college students.

Topic on basic newswriting was conducted by former editor and now a practicing lawyer, Atty. Guillermo Tejida III; Sports Writing by Jerome Galunan Jr., Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Information Officer, Lorenzo O. Lambatin Jr. and capping the activity was the TV Lecture with GMA TV’s Jiggy Manicad.

Meanwhile, Jiggy Manicad, an internationally recognized journalist and television news producer/reporter gave the students the broadcasting perspective of journalism. He also shared the different challenges that the media industry is facing during the open forum.

The Journalism Talk also aims to provide students with the basic journalism techniques and skills which they could apply in their school publication projects and news casting events.

Wesnecan Represents Neg. Occ. in Regional Language Tilt

Grade 7 Chikki U. Villanueva of the STI West Negros University - School of Basic Education bested 34 other representatives from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental in the recently concluded English Language Festival.

Villanueva bagged the Champion in the Spelling Bee competition spearheaded by DepEd- Private Schools and School Administrators Association of the Philippines (PRISSAAP) held in Bacolod City last January 8, 2016.

She will compete for Negros Occidental in the regional English Language Festival on February 4, 2016 at 888 Premier Mall.

A staff writer of SBE’s official publication The Wesneco Flame, Villanueva loves to read and write short stories. She graduated 1st Honors in Elementary and the daughter of a public school teacher and an employee father.

Villanueva was coached by Mrs. Maybele Geduriagao, grade 6 adviser.

STI WNU Holds 21st National Youth Convention

More than 2,000 students of various programs of STI West Negros University participated in the National Youth Convention (NYC) held yesterday at the Garden Royal in Bacolod City.

The 21st STI NYC is an annual educational caravan that combines the traditional and superior learning opportunities for STI students from Luzon, to Visayas, and Mindanao.

This year’s event banners the theme: “#iWillLeadInnovation.” Students of STI nationwide are expected to discover their full potential in this activity set to provide them with the needed knowledge, skills and values to become Innovators. This year’s roster of inspiring speakers comprises of high-caliber and well-respected professionals in the field of ICT, Engineering, Travel and Tourism Management. It includes topics like: Technology for Innovation, Taking the Lead and Flexibility to Change, among others.

For the past 20 years, NYC continuously provides avenue for students to acquire supplemental learning that would help them succeed in their careers.

STI WNU Shares Gift of Knowledge to 3 Brothers

Christmas is that time of year when children of all ages are sharing that special feeling of excitement and hope that the season brings.

It is in this light that STI West Negros University awards three brothers with the Gift of Knowledge for Senior High School and any 4-Year Program in College. Gift of Knowledge is a scholarship program that Three brothers from Bacolod City

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STI West Negros University (STI WNU), is a private university located in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines.