By: Levilyn L. Buyayo
IFSU-Main Campus– The Ifugao State University readies for its upcoming celebration of its 96th Founding Anniversary and 7th Charter Day here on October 11-14, 2016 with the theme “Paving the Path Towards Internationalization Through culture and Sports.”
It is indeed another year of thanksgiving and celebration of IFSU’s 96 years of existence as a premier educational institution in the province of Ifugao since its birth in 1920 as a Farm Settlement School and its 7th Charter Day celebration on October 14 of its conversion from Ifugao State College of (ISCAF) to IFSU by virtue of the Republic Act 9720.
Looking back, IFSU could be proud of its humble achievements in terms of good performance in licensure examination; improved research services bolstered by technologies patented and copyrighted; improved extension services that has increasingly impacted on the lives of communities; and an improved management and administrative services attested by IFSU’s compliance to good governance conditions for three years now.
Thus, what IFSU is today, is a product of the harmonious effort of all stakeholders guided with its clear vision and mission as it continues to rise and become an Academic Center of Excellence (ACE).
To mark this milestone, the University organized the weeklong event that includes the following activities:
Day 1– Grand Parade, Opening Program and Intercampus Sports and Socio-Cultural Competitions;
Day 2– Continuation of Intercampus Sports and Socio-Cultural Competitions and Search for Mr. and Ms. IFSU 2016;
Day 3– Stakeholders Day: Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Community; Bike for Fun; Invitational Games; Watch and Learn: Do It Yourself Parallell Sessions and “Holyat ad IFSU” : Concert for A Cause;
Day 4– Foundation Day Celebration (GOTAD ad IFSU) and Friendship Lunch
The weeklong celebration also includes awarding of Certificates of Recognition; Loyalty Awardees; Outstanding Alumni and Retirees and culminates with the Foundation Day ceremony to be led by the University President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon who is expected to deliver his State of the University Address.