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USLS accepting entries to 2
diamond jubilee contests

Entries to the social innovation challenge and design-a-landmark competition of the University of St. La Salle Bacolod are now being accepted, a press release from the school said.

The challenge is a 60th Diamond Jubilee flagship project that offers a service learning opportunity for students and their partners to collaborate and share innovative ideas for solving a social or environmental problem at the community level, the press release also said.

Cash prizes of up to P100,000 per team will be given to projects that impact on underserved and disadvantaged communities in Negros.

The challenge is open to Lasallians who must form teams of five to 10 collaborators. Seventy percent of the team members must be Lasallian students and the remaining 30 percent from faculty, staff, alumni or guests from outside organizations.

Registration is ongoing until August 3. Interested parties may visit socialinnovation.usls.edu.ph, the press release added.

The design is open to Lasallians who may register as individual or group competitor composed of two to three members only, the press release said.

It is a project of USLS High School Class of 1973.

The winning design must depict the vision-mission, ideals and values of the university, and has historical significance or educational impact. The landmark will be erected at the corner of La Salle Avenue and CL Montelibano Drive in Bacolod City.

Entries may be sent to the USLS Alumni Association or the University Alumni Relations Office on or before Sept. 10, the press release added.*

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UNO-R opens lab

The P2-million pharmacy laboratory of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos College of Arts and Sciences was inaugurated recently, a press release from the school said.

The activity was led by university president Fr. Emeterio Buñao, Fr. Louie Gabinete, vice president for Student Welfare; Fr. Cornelio Moral, director for Religious Affairs; Fr. Jorge Peligro, VP for Academics; Fr. Rouel Sia, VP for Finance, other faculty members and students.

Vilma Azucena, head of the Natural Science Department, said the lab, a project of then president Fr. Dionisio Cachero, fulfills the needs of the department as UNO-R is a pioneer in offering a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree in Negros Occidental, the press release said.

Meanwhile, the Campus Organization Federation held the induction of its 2012-2013 officers at the university gymnasium Saturday, with student leaders from various college councils, academic and non-academic organizations and fraternities, present.

Gabinete reminded the federation officers of their commitment to the student body and to service.

Certificates of completion were awarded to the 118 students who completed the leadership course held June 4 to 6 at UNO-R, the press release added.*

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