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Tag: December 16, 2004

Nursing’s Vargas is top dean

COLLEGE of Nursing Dean Glenda Vargas topped the performance evaluation survey of deans conducted by the UST Faculty Union (USTFU) among faculty members last semester.

The results, released last Dec. 7 during the general assembly at the Medicine Auditorium, showed Vargas with a 3.59 average weighted mean. The highest rating is four, while the lowest is one.

The deans were rated based on their leadership and management style, work attitude, job knowledge, quality and quantity of work, effectiveness and interpersonal skills.

CSC to sue South Border manager over humiliation

SEE YOU in court.

The UST Central Student Council (CSC) will file a case against the band manager of South Border for allegedly humiliating the Council during its benefit concert Livre last Nov. 26 at the UST Grandstand.

According to CSC president Xialameer Valdeavilla, band manager Sharon Inductivo announced at the concert that South Border will not be playing due to the “non-payment of the talent fee and irresponsible event organizers.”

Sugat ng trahedya

“Maraming sugat ang dapat namnamin. / Mga sugat na hindi magagap ng antibayotiko o sikologo, / mga sugat na hindi maopera ng siruhano’t bagamundo, / mga sugat na tatanggapin ng di-tiyak na salinlahi.”

- Roberto T. Añonuevo, Lupain ng Kapangyarihan

GINIMBAL ng dalawang malakas na bagyo ang sambayanan.

Once upon a dreary Christmas

IN A PENNILESS Christmas, one can’t help but look back at those years when “Christmas bonus” was significant amount. Hearing about scavenging families and drab forecasts for the coming year makes one feel like being in the Twilight Zone . While these scenarios seem too dreary, imagine what stories UST can tell of 60 years ago.

Pilit na Pasko

NAKATATAK na sa lahing Filipino ang maraming tradisyon at paniniwala. Tayo na yata sa buong Asya ang mayroong pinakamaraming “bakasyon.” Nasasalamin ito sa iba’t ibang kapistahan at pagdiriwang kung saan isinasantabi natin kadalasan ang mga nakagawiang gawain—isa na rito ang Pasko.

Kung papansinin, tila “araw ng pahinga” ito sa karamihan. Bukod sa summer vacation, ang panahon ng kapaskuhan ang pinaka-aantay ng marami dahil halos dalawang linggo ring pansamantalang titigil ang kanilang mga mundo.

“Landslide” reflections

I’VE BEEN afraid of changin’.

After attending Mass on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, I took the time to walk around the Benavidez Park, beholding the magnificence of the Main Building lit up by spot and Christmas lights, and at times, watch people pass me by. While the University administration has simply outdone itself in festooning the campus with lights this year, the churchgoers and other passersby walking under them were far more interesting to observe.

Hear the angels’ voices

THE UST Singers have certainly come a long way from the ignored first practice sessions in the Main Bldg. lobby 12 years ago. Today, invitations pour in from different parts of the globe for them to render their world-renowned performance.

The greatest legend muddled

THE TEASER showed promise of a stately movie about the “greatest hero of them all,” who “was real.” What we got was a three-hour exposition of how Alexander “the Great” was a very flawed god-king whose intense pride and passion for flesh put into question his efficiency as a ruler so often that it was a wonder his empire didn’t crumble earlier then when it did. Let’s face it: Alexander wasn’t the kind of portrayal everybody expected, especially not from Oliver Stone.

Cramming Christmas

CHRISTMAS is a season everybody enjoys. Think parties, merry gift giving, gay décor and that ever-festive fuzzy feeling we all love. Who, really, would turn their backs on those?

Probably, the Krank Family would.

Joe Roth’s holiday comedy Christmas with the Kranks is an adaptation of the John Grisham novel Skipping Christmas, a complete turn from the best selling legal thrillers The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, and A Time to Kill, all of which made it to the silver screen.

Natural family planning drive in Payatas launched

TO INTRODUCE practical and economical family planning for the poor of Payatas, the Institute of Church and Social Issues (ICSI) launched last Nov. 19 the “Parish-based Natural Family Planning (NFP) Among the Poor” at the Social Development Complex in the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, in celebration of ICSI’s 20th anniversary.

The NFP program is headed by Fr. John Carroll, S. J. of ICSI’s Church and Family Life Program, in cooperation with Pro-Life Philippines and several other organizations.