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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Community Extension and Outreach Program

 

Community Extension and Outreach Program

December 20, 2010 @ Brgy. Bonifacio, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya

As the spirit of CHRISTMAS crosses the minds and hearts of everyone, of every family and home, the community is filled with happiness, and merry-making spells out the common perception of what CHRISTMAS is all about. But…..What does CHRISTMAS really mean to us?

The SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES of ALDERSGATE COLLEGE sought to demonstrate that CHRISTMAS season is not simply merry-making among individuals of any age but a time and opportunity to give/share GOD’S LOVE ….as had been initiated by the birth of the Messiah-JESUS CHRIST who came to be our SAVIOR.

God’s love which fills our lives can be shared to anyone, especially to the less privileged, less-fortunate and needy brethren in the far-flung areas of our province. There are numerous ways to offer our LOVE to others from the simplest to the most lavish way of giving…. and what matters most is the sincerity and truthfulness of giving coupled with compassion and commitment.

Filled with God’s love and dedication to serve as inspired by GOD’s Commandment… “Love one another as God Loves You”…. the students of the School of Medical Sciences (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Diploma in Midwifery and Health Care Services NC II) joyfully trekked their way up the winding roads of Brgy. Bonifacio to be with the community once again for the joint Thanksgiving and Christmas Program celebration.

Simple programs were simultaneously organized: one was held in Purok Centro- where most residents of the Barangay can easily access for gatherings of any kind; and another was in Sitio Tutong- regarded as the easiest and most accessible for those families far-north of the Barangay.

This time of fellowship and togetherness brought the residents much delight. As a manifestation of their appreciation and gratitude and considering the place where they lived, the residents readily expressed that they felt “loved and cared for” amidst their state in life.

LOVE was expressed by the students not only in words, but through the variety of gifts they have heartily given to the residents and so with the assurance of their commitment to help them achieve a healthy lifestyle despite their economic status. This can be done through the implementation of health services in answer to their health needs and health problems as far as the students’ capacity to be of help and capability to serve can reach.

The day’s activities ended with words of thanksgiving and contentment for such moments sponsored by committed students who are ready and dedicated to serve….and these are the SMS students of ALDERSGATE COLLEGE.

The Efficiency of Used Motor Oil As An Additive Component in the Production of Candle

 

Celene Angeli Dumaguing, Sharry Basilio, Rodolfo Pasion and Jearen Hesed Balagan

2nd Runner-Up, Applied Science, Team Category 2010 Division Science Fair and Quest

Bagabag National High School, Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya

Researchers:                

Celene Angeli Dumaguing

Sharry Basilio

Rodolfo Pasion

Jearen Hesed Balagan

Research Advisers:      

Cathelyn C. Mariano

Ana Norinyl R. Clemor

 

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the effect of used motor oil as an additive component in candle making.

The researchers collected used motor oil from motor shops and set them aside while preparing improvised candle molders. The improvised molders which were made from used carton boxes were shaped like cylinder tube-like with sizes like ordinary candles.

Ordinary candles and left over from used candles were used.  These were melted and then used oil was added before they were solidified.

Three treatments were used in the study to determine how effective or useful used oil is as additive. The flame, the smoke and life of candles were observed to determine which treatment is effective.

Results revealed that the commercial candle was still the best to use however used oil can still be an additive in candle making.

Household consumers on the other hand generally accepted the used oil as good additive in candle making but commented that perfume should have been added to improve the smell because the smell of used oil is not pleasant.

 

 

Developing a Culture of Excellence

Junifen F. Gauuan, Ph.D.

Philippine education is currently torn by two opposing forces: the challenge of achieving globally competitive quality; and the challenge of keeping educational costs at a fraction of international standards. Some experts claim that it is possible to overcome either of the two challenges; but never both. Yet others believe that it is possible to design an educational system that hurdles both challenges; but if and only if the educational institution and its constituents develop a culture of excellence.Developing a culture of excellence requires unforgiving dedication, self-sacrifice, and unquenchable creativity. From a management point of view, it requires more than training, coaching and the issuance of official memoranda. For its desirable values cannot be taught; it can only be caught! It is best learned by performing work assignments and actually achieving educational outputs and outcomes using strategy-focused management plans and information systems. Some of the things we are doing in school that help us develop a culture of excellence while achieving globally competitive standards at a fraction of international cost standards are as follows:

  • Systematizing Syllabi We have started modularizing and  digitizing integrated and self-contained Syllabi which will also allow  individualized learning. These syllabi incorporate all the necessary  information for enriched individualized learning. It includes the Course  Number, Course Title, Dean\’ Information, Instructor’s Information,  General Objective, Topics, Enrichment Activities, References &  Educational Materials, Case Studies, Assessment Tools, Time Frames, Book  References, Grading Policy, and Required Papers.
  • Digitalization
    The syllabi modules, along with the e-learning  and multi-media materials they contain, are being produced and  distributed in digital formats to facilitate individual and group  learning in stand-alone, local area network and on-line computer  systems. In this connection, multi-media has been fully integrated in  the educational process of all academic levels. Complementing this is  the continuous acquisition of computers, software, and digital learning  resources.
  • Comprehensive Testing and Remediation We have developed a Computer-Aided Audit Review and Testing System  (CAARTS) software which we are using for course audits, review, tutorial  and testing activities of our students. CAARTS provides a very fast and  cost-effective method for comprehensively evaluating student  performance. It also allows individualized student assessment and  facilitates swift educational feedback and re-programming.

If the possibility of achieving excellence is perceived to be remote and unachievable, it will not be taken seriously by school administrators, faculty, and students. But if it can be shown that excellence is realizable, its norms and values can be created and imprinted in the educational culture.#Junifen F. Gauuan, Ph.D.

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