Pangasinan State University will be celebrating its 35th Anniversary with the Theme “A Colorful Journey: PSU @ 35 and Beyond.” As part of this year’s celebration, one of the planned activities is a “One Day Job Fair” to be conducted at De Venecia Information Technology Center, PSU Lingayen Campus on July 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The Job-Fair will be open to PSU Alumni, Students, Graduates from other Universities and Colleges and others who are siiking employment.
The Official Website of Pangasinan State University www.psu.edu.ph is now up! under the initiation of the Vice President – Dr. Artemio M. Rebugio. Trully our institution is making a way for the utilization of modern technology to provide service to Pangasinan.
The rise of the knowledge-based society and the requisite for competent manpower necessitates Pangasinan State University to constantly upgrade its competencies to guarantee relevant and quality curricular program offerings.
Recently, various curricular programs of PSU-Bayambang and PSU-Urdaneta campuses were subjected to the accreditation process by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines (AACCUP).
The teams of accreditors, headed by the Over-all coordinator, Dr. Rosa F. Diestro of Rizal Technological University (RTU) visited both campuses on October 2 – 5, 2012.
The curricular programs under scrutiny in PSU-Urdaneta are Mechanical Engineering (1st Survey), Information and Communication Technology (Preliminary Survey Visit) and Computer Engineering (PSV). For PSU-Bayambang, curricular programs under evaluation are Public Administration (PSV), Business Administration (PSV), Information and Communication Technology (PSV) Arts and Social Science – English (1st Survey) and Nursing (1st Survey).
The said programs were evaluated in ten areas including mission, goals and objectives; faculty curriculum and instruction; students; research; extension and community involvement; library; physical facilities; laboratories and administration. The results of the said AACCUP Accreditation Survey Visit will soon be released.
According to data furnished by Dr. Ruby Rosa V. Cruz, Director for Curriculum Instruction and Accreditation, there were already thirty-seven (37) curricular programs including three (3) programs in the Graduate School which underwent the accreditation process across all the campuses of the University as of October 2012. There are two more programs in PSU-Lingayen campus which are scheduled for a survey visit this coming December.
Accreditation is perceived as a process by which the state college or university seeks an independent review of its program offerings to ascertain if it significantly achieves its objectives and is at par quality with comparable institutions. It affords prestige and good reputation to its member institutions and somehow compels them to maintain their quality standards. *** (Ma. Odessa M. Pacaul)
The university officially welcomed its new faculty members to the PSU academic community through the conduct of an orientation seminar held on Sept 05, 2012 at the De Venecia Building in Lingayen campus.
Cognizant of the importance of an orientation program to provide professional support and familiarity with the vision, mission, policies and procedures of being a government employee, the newly-hired faculty members from the nine campuses of the University attended the said program.
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Manolito C. Manuel spearheaded the said activity. “Continue being good and aspire to become better. May it be a continuous encouragement that you started right in being a part of PSU and will end right also. Know that we will fully back you up in your journey here at PSU.” Manuel said.
Moreover, PSU President Victoriano C. Estira also welcomed the new employees. “You are a part of a team who provides quality education to the Filipino youth. Do not compete with your team members, rather, complement each other. Excel individually and excel better together.” Estira elucidated. He also advised them to influence their students to make a difference in the society. He also led the new faculty members in reciting the “Panunumpa sa Katungkulan” after his message.
Meanwhile, Dr. Virginia M. Ferrer, the Chief Administrative Officer (Administration), gave a short discussion on RA 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007. Also, Supervising Administrative Officer of the Human Resource Management Office, Mr. Herminio Prado talked about the different benefits a government employee enjoys.
The addition of 60 faculty members who went through a rigorous screening process assures the adequacy of instructors who will teach courses being offered for the semester and deliver quality services to the University’s stakeholders.*** (Ma. Odessa M. Pacaul, PSU-IPPRO)
The Documentary Film “Sidewalk” was cited as the Silver Awardee for Best Documentary Film by the International Center for Communication Studies (ICCS) during the 8th ICCS Convention on Media Communication on August 26, 2012 at the AFP Theatre in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
Sidewalk, the official film entry of the PSU-Technoscope, the student publication of the Urdaneta City campus tackles issues on child labor. In an interview with Technoscope Adviser, Dr. Galahad Randall Unciano, he shared that the scene in the docu-film which deeply touched the screening committee and judges was when a thin small child carried a “banyera” full of the day’s catch. With such a very frail body, the child, gathering all his strength, was able to carry the heavy load.
Regrettably, it is a stark reality that child labor is one of the most disturbingly rampant problems the Philippines face. The culprit called poverty most of the time robs the child of his rights even with the signing of the Anti Child Labor Law in 2003. The inviolable rights which every child is entitled to are the right to be loved and cared for, the right to be secure in their own selves, the right to proper nutrition and health care, the right to proper education, and the right to play and be at leisure.
It is not a matter of choice for these children to work. Poverty forces these little ones, the hope of our country according to Rizal, to work. And the promise of having more food on the table for daily survival is their greatest motivation. It is this subsistence existence which makes those ensnared in child labor give up their rights to which they are entitled.
Meanwhile, it was the second time for the Technoscope to join the said competition. Their very first entry in 2011 was a qualifier entitled “Trabaharal”.
The fifty-million peso structure will serve as the centerpiece building of the Lingayen campus. “This new building is a major step towards modernizing the University and meeting the needs of the ever-growing population of PSU”, Estira said in a brief talk after the laying of the foundation stone. He added that the complex will also serve as an income generating project for the university due to its featured commercial stalls at the ground floor.
With 3-storey space, the new 3,180 sq.m. building will house the Offices of the President, the Vice Presidents, the Directors and other units of the Administration, a conference room and two comfort rooms for each of the male and female employees. The ground floor will have room for eighteen, 4X7.5 sqm commercial stalls complete with kitchen which will be rented out to interested parties. The third floor will accommodate eight classrooms, two comfort rooms and a conference room.
In a decisive sweep, Dr. Armando R. Junio was elected as the newest member of the PSU Board of Regents representing the Faculty Association.
With 52 votes of approval from a total of 83 faculty voters coming from the different campuses, Junio defeated incumbent BOR Faculty Regent, Dr. Lorna G. Urbiztondo in an election held on September 07, 2012, 1:00 pm, in Lingayen campus.
Junio, 40, was previously designated as the Deputy Director of the PSU-Open University Systems (PSU-OUS). He was also the Coordinator of the Computer Laboratory for Non- ICT at the Professional Education Department in his home campus, PSU-Bayambang.
The Urdaneta City campus once again propels PSU in the spotlight as it achieves 100% passing rate for first-takers in the September 2012 Electrical Engineers Licensure examination and ranks 1st in Northern Luzon.
The Over-all Performance rating of the University is 93.33% with 14 successful takers out of 15 examinees. This recent achievement has fortified PSU’s reputation as the best university in the region and the number one in Northern Luzon in the field of engineering.
The administration and the entire PSU academic community are very proud and happy with the continuous exploits the college of engineering has been contributing to the development of its stakeholders and for strengthening the curricular programs of the University. *** (Odessa M Pacaul/ PSU-IPPRO)
The Pangasinan State University prides itself in producing a topnotcher in the latest Agricultural Engineer Licensure Examination administered on August 21 and 22, 2012 in the cities of Manila, Baguio and Davao.
Engr. Terence Marion Quiam Ancheta, a graduate of the Sta. Maria campus in April this year ranked fourth in the said board examination obtaining a rating of 80.55%. According to data from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), 253 takers passed out of 530 examinees. PSU achieved an over-all passing rate of 83.33%, a score definitely higher than the national passing percentage of 47.73%.
According to one of Ancheta’s instructor from the said campus, his accomplishment certainly brought honor to the campus and to the Agricultural Engineering department who were all too happy for the good news.