Peace Corps Response program to partner with IFSU

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

US Peace Corps for the webUnited States (US) Peace Corps Manila, Philippines signified intent to partner with the Ifugao State University (IFSU) through its Response program in a meeting with IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon on August 18, 2015 at the Main Campus.

“Our Peace Corps Response program has experience and skilled volunteers who are ready to be deployed in the Philippines for a short-term average period of seven months, which is different from our regular volunteers whose placements are in two-year period,” explained Milosile E. Cruz, Response Program Coordinator. Continue reading

Foreign visiting professor holds first meeting with IFSU studes

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

Prof Asano for the webVisiting Professor Toshio Asano of Kobe Gakuin University (KGU), Japan, shared insights to IFSU students during lectures organized by IFSU administrators at IFSU Main and Hapao campuses on August 1 to 14, 2015.

This is the first time for IFSU to have a foreign visiting professor.

IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon explained that having Prof. Asano as a visiting professor from Japan is in line with the continuing collaboration of IFSU and KGU.

It can be recalled that KGU and IFSU students have been conducting annual cultural and academic exchange for six years, the last time was in February to March this year.

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Speech Lab set up in IFSU-Lagawe

By: Jill B. Saquing
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Photo shows the Multi -Media Digital Language Laboratory System in IFSU- Lagawe Campus being set up by the supplier.

           Students of IFSU Lagawe will have the chance to enhance and progress in their language skills with the procurement and installation of the Multi -Media digital language laboratory system a.k.a. Speech Laboratory. It is envisioned to benefit most especially Teacher Education students.

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China’s expansive Hani Rice Terraces presented in a forum at IFSU

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

Hani Rice Terraces 2A forum held at IFSU Main Campus raised awareness on China’s Hani Rice Terraces and its similarities with the Ifugao Rice Terraces (IRT) on July 28, 2015.

The international forum on “Current Global Challenges and its Relevance to the Ifugao Rice Terraces System” was a joint undertaking of Yunnan Normal University, IFSU, United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Sustainability (UNU-IAS), University of the Philippines (UP), and the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN).

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Cancer embattled IFSU supporter now finds rest

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

Dr Mahiwo 4A long-time supporter of the Ifugao State University (IFSU) died at age 64 after battling with cancer for more or less two years on July 20, 2015.

Hungduan local Dr. Sylvano D. Mahiwo is best remembered as IFSU’s consultant for Japan related activities and for helping IFSU link with Japan Embassy, Japan universities, and Japan Foundation based in Manila for assistance.

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Organizational structure revised to conform to policy issuances

By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

The organizational structure of the Ifugao State University (IFSU) was revised and implemented effective this first semester.

This is in compliance to National Budget Circular (NBC) Numbers 404 series of 1989 and 548 series of 2013 as recommended by the Commission on Audit (COA). The revision is also meant to avoid future problems. Continue reading