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Ateneo Community Officially Opens the Bapa Benny Tudtud Auditorium and Celebrates Fr. Tabora’s 75th Birthday

The Ateneo de Davao University community gathered for the blessing of the newly built Bapa Benny Tudtud Auditorium and the celebration of the 75th birthday of Fr. Joel E. Tabora, SJ last 26 September 2022 at the AdDU Jacinto Campus. Invited guests include the AdDU Board of Trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, and students.

AdDU President Fr. Tabora presided over the blessing of the auditorium. He was joined later by Mr. Benjamin Lizada, Chair of the AdDU Board of Trustees, for the ribbon cutting and marker unveiling ceremony.

The auditorium was named after the late Bishop Bienvenido “Bapa Benny” Tudtud of the Diocese of Iligan in Mindanao who pioneered the efforts of reconciliation and interreligious dialogue between Christians, Muslims, and Indigenous communities in Marawi. He was fondly called “Bapa Benny” or “Tatay Bido” and coined the “Dialogue of Faith and Life,” where dialogue demands “a deep spirituality which enables humans to hang on to their faith in God’s love even when everything seems to fall apart.”

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AdDU Hosts UB for AACM 2023 Consultation on Curriculum Development and Training Content

In preparation for the Asian Academy of Campus Ministry (AACM) of 2023, the Ateneo de Davao University hosted its partners from the United Board of Higher Education in Asia during their Consultation on Curriculum Development and Training Content for the AACM. The consultation and planning took place from 20-23 September 2022 at the Board Room of the Calungsod-San Vitores Jesuit-Lay Collaboration Center, 11F Community Center of the First Companions (CCFC).

The team of consultants was composed of educators and academic professionals whose esteemed work in campus ministry, spiritual formation, psychology, and interreligious dialogue elevated the discussion and planning. The consultants provided valuable input that generated the overall theme and curriculum for next year’s Asian Academy of Campus Ministry.

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AdDU and NU (Canada) Organize Learning Session on Alienation and Reconciliation

The Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) - through its Ateneo Internationalization for Mindanao Office (AIM) and Anthropology Department - and Nipissing University (NU), North Bay, Ontario, Canada successfully conducted a virtual International Learning Session (ILS) on Alienation and Reconciliation last 16 September 2022 (Philippines)/ 15 September 2022 (Ontario, Canada).

The discussion was led by Dr. Carly Dokis and Dr. Carly Reade - Associate Professors of Anthropology at Nipissing University.

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AdDU SBG and SON Students Partake in an International Student Exchange at Nipissing University, Canada

The AdDU Community congratulates the Ateneo de Davao University School of Business and Governance (SBG) and School of Nursing (SON) for its successful deployment of two outbound exchange students to Nipissing University, our institutional partner in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Mr. Jose “Aries” Delviemar E. Albano (4 BS Accountancy) and Ms. Nicole Angela U. Bartolome (4 BS Nursing) are spending the fall semester abroad, maximizing the possibilities of global learning in a post-pandemic world.

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ADDU and UMAP virtual Discovery Camp: Meaningful Mindanawon Encounters in Service-Learning for our Common Home and Humanity

The Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU), through the Ateneo Internationalization for Mindanao (AIM) Office and Arrupe Office of Social Formation (AOSF), and the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP), hosted the Discovery Camp with the service-learning framework entitled: “Gonô Bong Tëkuy: Our Common Home, Our Common Humanity (Meaningful Mindanawon Encounters in Service-Learning),” from August to September 2022 via Zoom video conference. 

The Discovery Camp Program was fully sponsored by UMAP, an association of Higher Education Institutions, government, and NGO partners in the Asia Pacific region. It is an immersive intercultural experience offered during the summer/winter months. Discovery camps enabled UMAP member institutions to showcase their countries and cultures to students from across the UMAP network. ADDU had been chosen to host one of the three (with Universitas Airlangga in Indonesia and the University of Regina in Canada) UMAP Discovery Camp programs offered this year. The Discovery Camps from Indonesia (in-person) and Canada (hybrid) were conducted in the previous months. Finally, the ADDU-UMAP Discovery Camp successfully conducted its iteration this September.

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AQI, UCEAC Organize  the 1st AdDU FOCUS Conversation on the Gains of Peace in Mindanao

Article by the Al Qalam Institute of the Ateneo de Davao University
Photos by Kal-El Yap, SAMAPULA Photo Head

The Al Qalam Institute of the Ateneo de Davao University and the University Community Engagement and Advocacy Council (ADDU UCEAC) in partnership with Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral ng Agham Pampulitika ng Ateneo - Samapula organized the 1st edition of the 𝗔𝗱𝗗𝗨 𝗙.𝗢.𝗖.𝗨.𝗦 - 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗢𝗻𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲: Conversation Series on September 21, 2022; 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM at the San Vitorres-Calungsod Center, 11th Floor CCFC Building, Ateneo de Davao University.

In this 1st FOCUS Conversation organized during the International Day of Peace and part of the activities during the National Peace Consciousness Month of September, the theme focused on was #𝟑𝟑𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐬: 𝗟𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗲. 𝗔 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗔𝗥𝗠𝗠 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆.

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AdDU SBG Students Recognized during the Impact Startup Challenge Hosted by the Singapore University of Social Sciences

Student entrepreneurs from the Ateneo de Davao University – School of Business and Governance triumphantly earned recognition at the Impact Startup Challenge hosted by the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) last July 2022

The Impact Startup Challenge (ISC) was a 6-day intensive entrepreneurship bootcamp where students teamed up with like-minded individuals from different cities across China, India, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Together, the young entrepreneurs identified business models and opportunities by testing, validating, and pivoting their ideas until they have developed minimum viable products that translate into businesses that added value to the community and to society at large. ISC is an international workshop conference that so far had 21 runs in the past five years with more than 700 participants from all over the world.

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Other News and Highlights
AdDU Constitutes GAD Focal Committee

Pursuant to Commission on Higher Education Memorandum Order No. 01, series of 2015, otherwise known as “Establishing the Policies and Guidelines on Gender and Development (GAD) in the Commission on Higher Education and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)”, the Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) has established its own GAD Focal Committee.

The committee is tasked to review the university’s policies, standards, and guidelines to determine compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA), and the Magna Carta for Women (MCW).

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Madaris Volunteer Program Partners with Metrobank's Purple Hearts Club for BaSulTa Madaris

Last October 1st, 2022, the Madaris Volunteer Program (MVP), Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU), and Ateneo de Zamboanga University (AdZU) collaborated with the Purple Hearts Club of Metrobank Foundation, Inc. for the Project HOPE: Hearts of Purple and Blue for Education, an educational supplies assistance for Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi (BaSulTa) schools.

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