Culminating activities marked a lively finale to the academic life of students as they prepare for a brief mid-year break. From the main campus to Villasor, from classrooms to laboratories, from the auditorium to the quadrangle, La Consolacion College Bacolod is abuzz with each class having their own way of climaxing the first semester.
Dr. Randdie P. Cuelo, VP for Academic Affairs commended the faculty who went out of their way to motivate students to come up with outputs that celebrate their achievements in their courses. He added that the culminating activities gave more opportunities for students to participate in competitions, performances or exhibit the products of learning thereby adding more dimensions to the learning experience as making it much more fun and engaging for the students.
The General Education courses held a celebration dubbed as the “GENOLYMPICS 2016” beginning September 28 to 30. It featured various events that captured the theme “Witnessing Excellence and Diversity in General Education”. There was an exhibit from the social and natural sciences, mathematics and computer courses. There were story-telling and mythological character monologues by the students in languages and literature while the speech classes held a Speech Festival where students competed in spoken-word poetry, ABC Improvisation and character interpretation performances. Similar events were organized by the Senior High School Oral Communication classes from the ABM and HUMSS strands.
The last day of the week-long celebration saw the biggest number of events and participation. Students packed the auditorium to witness the Gen Ed Academic Bowl, verse choir contest and competitions in pop dance and jukebox singing that featured Original Filipino Music (OPM) composed and popularized by Filipino artists of the 80’s. The faculty was not remised in the celebration. Their parody of Filipino pop entertainment stars drew the loudest cheers from their un-expecting audience.
One of the highlights was the Mr. and Ms Genolympics, a pageant search for students that manifest the competencies promoted in the General Education. Unlike the usual beauty pageants, the Genolympics’ had a category that challenged the students in the design of costumes using recycled materials, the candidates’ grace in donning them and their wit in presenting their advocacies.
On the same day, the Bachelor of Science in Tourism program hosted the “Parade of Nations” which featured traditional attires from different countries around the world. The event coincides with the celebration of the United Nations’ month. Events Management students have put together the whole show while the World Tourism class took part in the styling and modeling of traditional wears to their own interpretation.
“I am very proud of what the students have accomplished. Through the event, they have shown their capability to organize and stage a show. Those who took part in ramp modeling, many of them have done only for the first time, showed confidence which is very important in the people industry,” Mrs. Aireen Gedorio, the BSTM Program Head said.
Nichole Vasquez, one of the students who organized the event said that their hardships have paid off with the successful turnout of audience and participants , “dealing with people from motivating all participants to come-up with a show the audience will like, to coaching them on style and presentation, to dealing with providers for all the event needs was not an all-too-easy task but surely, we have proven something about ourselves that enhanced our confidence to face the real world”.
Meanwhile, the Center for Augustinian Formation in cooperation with the Diocese of Bacolod celebrated the Feast of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary through a Living Rosary at the Bacolod Public Plaza on October 7, 2016. The religious event was attended by representatives from the students, faculty, parents and alumni with the special participation of the VMA Global College.
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