Aklan State University has been adjudged as a Finalist for this year’s Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) Green Gown Awards.
ASU was one of the four academic institutions in Asia and the Pacific in Community Development category, along with Xavier University (GUPES Finalist), De La Salle University (GUPES Highly Commended), and Fiji National University (GUPES Winner).
Winners of the GUPES Green Gown Awards were announced at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA on September 13, 2016.
ASU submitted to GUPES Green Gown Awards the Manduyog Biodiversity Conservation Program. It was conceptualized to protect and conserve biodiversity towards sustainable development. The program serves as model of a successful project realized through the active partnership of the University with private and government agencies.
The project serves as a venue for instruction, research, extension and production for academic, community, government agencies and other stakeholders. The project is anchored to the University’s vision of serving as an Academic Pillar of Excellence for sustainable development, promoting the adaptation of environmental programs which bring social, environmental and financial benefits.
The program approach includes the adoption of sustainable biodiversity conservation strategies and promotion of sustainable farming practices.
The GUPES Green Gown Awards publication states that GUPES is a joint initiative supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), that expands the Green Gown Award further across the globe with an emphasis on profiling and learning from the Southern Hemisphere.
GUPES aims to enable universities and colleges as leaders in sustainability as well as being able to continue their learning from global leaders.
In commemoration of the Buwan ng Wikang Filipino and National History Month, the College of Teacher Education of the Aklan State University joined the celebration of the Philippine Studies Month 2016 featuring Mother Tongues Festival 2016: An Exhibit on Philippine Languages and Cultures on August 22-26 at the Main Library Building in ASU Banga Campus.
- SRVillasis, ASU-M&E
To support weavers attain sustainability and expand the volume of their production, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) inaugurated the Shared Service Facility (SSF) for pina-abaca weavers in the Province of Aklan.
The DTI-funded SSF Project was launched at the Natural Fibers Technology Resource Center of the University on July 11, 2016.
The launching was graced by DTI Regional Office 6 Director Rebecca M. Rascon, DTI-Aklan Officer-In-Charge Ma. Carmen I. Iturralde, weaver-beneficiaries in Aklan as well as University officials, faculty, staff and students.
- SRVillasis, ASU-M&E
The ASU-Extension and Community Services conducted the University Extension Program In-House Review on July 28-29, 2016 at the ASU Review Center, Banga, Aklan.
Twenty-three extension programs and projects, categorized as completed, on-going and proposed, were presented by the faculty of the different academic units.
Winning extension programs and projects are as follows:
Proposed: Enhancing Resiliency and Disaster preparedness of Farm-Households along the Malinao River Reparian Zone
On-Going: Empowering Community People towards Gaining Responsibility of Their Own Health: A Comprehensive Community-based Health Program (Com-CHD-Prog)
Completed: Enhancement of Community-Based Implementation of RA 9003: Ecological Solid Waste Management of 2000:
Project 1: Household-Based Waste
Project 2: School-Base Waste
Project 3: Community-Based Practices
and Policy on Waste
The panellists were Dr. Corazon A. Arroyo, Agricultural Center Chief of the Research Division of Department of Agriculture Regional Office VI; Engr. Roger M. Esto, Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator of Aklan; and Dr. Benny A. Palma, former President of ASU.
ASU hosts International Conference on Finding, Creating and Adapting Instructional Materials
The Aklan State University hosted the International Conference on Finding, Creating and Adapting Instructional Materials for 21st Century English Language Learners on July 20-22, 2016 at the ASU Review Center, Banga, Aklan.
The three-day event was conducted in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), ASU-College of Teacher Education and the US Department of State English Language Program.
In line with the government’s efforts to uphold transparency and accountability, and achieve equity, effectiveness, efficiency and economy in its operations, the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of Aklan State University conducted a one-day training on Republic Act No. 9184 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations on July 20, 2016 at the ASU Conference Hall, Banga, Aklan.
Spearheaded by Dr. Cecilia T. Reyes, BAC Chairperson, the training aimed to further guide the BAC members, secretariat, technical working group and bidders in their engagements relative to government procurement.
The training enabled the participants to understand the Government Procurement Reform Act and its revised implementing rules and regulations, including the preparation of bidding documents for the procurement of goods and services and infrastructure projects for State Universities and Colleges.