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Tag: June 20, 2002

Fr. Lana reappointed

THE SACRED Congregation for Catholic Education of the Vatican has reappointed Fr. Tamerlane Lana, O.P. as Rector of the University for another term of four years.

Vice-Rector Fr. Juan Ponce, O.P. officially announced Fr. Lana’s reappointment during the Mass of the Holy Spirit that opened the new academic year at the UST Chapel last June 10.

Teachers renew commitment

LAST June 4 to 7, the Office for Academic Affairs held a seminar-workshop at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex to renew the commitment of faculty members.

Dubbed “MTV (Mission-Teacher-Vision): Toward a Renewed Culture of Commitment”, the seminar-workshop aimed to make faculty members realize their value in the University, according to Crestita Tan, chair of the UST Task Force on Faculty Development.

Workshops and group dynamics, where faculty members gave ideas on how to make themselves more committed to the University, were the event’s highlights.

Pagbangon

SA PAGLALAKBAY ng tao sa kanyang buhay, maraming bagay at pangyayari ang kanyang dadaanan—mga pangyayaring maaaring makapagpatibay o makapagpahina sa kanyang katauhan. Sa takbo ng buhay, pinakamahirap na daanan ang mga pagkakataong magkamali, madapa, at mabigo sa landas na tinatahak.

Paano ba magsimulang muli? Paano bumangon? Paano ba tumayo at harapin ang bagong bukas?

Maliban sa pagpapaalam, mahirap magsimula at muling bumangon upang pulutin ang mga pira-pirasong bakas ng nakaraan at habiin ito upang harapin ang panibagong araw na nakataas ang noo.

Sa pananaw ng isang seminarista

NAGULANTANG ang buong mundo sa kumakalat na kuwento ng mga pari na sumuway sa kanilang pangako noong sila’y ordenahan, na mamuhay nang malaya sa tawag ng laman. Sa ibang bansa, patok sa balita ang mga pari at obispo na nasasangkot sa kasong pedophilia. Katunayan, isang diyosesis ang muntik nang maubusan ng pera dahil sa laki ng ibinayad nila sa korte bilang damyos sa mga naging biktima ng kanilang mga pari.

SMOKE ALERT

“UST IS a smoke-free campus.”

Like many other Thomasian smokers, Accounting junior Ray Anthony Dela Cuesta was stunned upon entering the España gate and reading the sign bearing the above message. For one, he would have to restrain his seeming addiction to smoking. Worse he would have to keep off the habit while on campus, or perhaps quit in the long run.

Awful yet exciting

Liberating literature

THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas as a haven for literature is good only in name but not in structure. Organizationally-speaking, literature is being given the short shrift.

With the Department of Languages supervising the University’s literature program and other disciplines-Filipino, English, Spanish and other foreign languages-Literature is being neglected and is not given the attention it needs. As a result, calls have arisen for Literature to have a separate department.

Lack of focus

The Varsitarian through the pages

THERE ARE a lot of reasons why Thomasians should read the Varsitarian.

“Thomasians must always read the paper because it is the only connection a student can have with the other colleges and sectors of the University,” Prof. Chrisma Caroline Bangaoil-Calumpang, Varsitarian associate editor from 1991 to 1992 and publications adviser from 1996 to 2002, said.

Unlike other student publications, the Varsitarian, the “V“ to its constituents, has a unique tradition and has its own culture.

Cadaver cafe

WHAT DO you know? They’re playing James Taylor songs tonight. I tried to enjoy the mellow tunes as I waited for the vehicles in front of me to move. Hours melted away before I realized that it was time to consider alternative routes going home.

“It’s already twelve and I’m still stuck in traffic.” I shook my head in utter disgust.

Disclosing intimate channels to God

CAN YOU imagine yourself having a relationship with God so intimate that you never cease to write about Him everyday?

Such is the portrayal of love by Rev. Fr. Andrew Greeley as he unveils his soul to God in the book, Sacraments of Love.

Greeley, a priest and sociologist, is the author of more than 100 non-fiction books and 20 novels.

Mga kababaihan sa ROTC

HINDI BAGO ang pagkakaroon ng ROTC ng mga kababaihang estudyante sa kolehiyo. Minsan nang naipatupad ito sa kasaysayan ng Unibersidad.

Ika-15 ng Hulyo, 1985 nang maibalita ang pagpapatupad sa pagsasailalim ng mga babae sa programa ng ROTC. Magsasanay sila sa wastong pagmartsa, pagsaludo nang may tamang tindig at tamang pustura.

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