The Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) or the Fulbright Commission in the Philippines conducted a scholarship information session for the faculty and students of Central Luzon State University (CLSU) held at the R&E Amphitheater on February 29, 2024. Ms. Mila Tan, Senior Program Officer of PAEF provided a comprehensive overview of the various scholarship opportunities offered by the Fulbright Program. She also addressed queries from interested students and faculty members on the application process and encouraged them to participate in the Fulbright Program to pursue graduate study. "We want you to be part of the change for the better so when you come home from your academic pursuit as a Fulbright scholar, we expect you to be able to make an impact here in CLSU" said Ms. Mila Tan. Furthermore, the CLSU Fulbright Alumni shared their ventures, experiences in pursuing their studies abroad, and how Fulbright helped them become successful in their personal, academic, and professional pursuits. Dr. Ravelina R. Velasco, the Vice President for Academic Affairs graced the event along with faculty and students from various colleges. The event was organized by the International Affairs Office (IAO) together with the Fulbright-Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Alumni Association Philippines.
Fashion Design Student Wins DOST-PTRI Digital Art Poster Competition
Feb. 01, 2024
Vince Archie M. Collado, a junior Bachelor of Science in Textile and Fashion Technology (BSTFT) student majoring in Fashion Design of the College of Home Science and Industry (CHSI) won first place in the 2024 Digital Art Contest – College Category during the 1st National Textile Convention hosted by the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on January 30-31, 2024. Among the 250 entries from various colleges and universities in the Philippines, four entries from Central Luzon State University (CLSU) were shortlisted and made it to the top 10 with Collado’s work emerging as the best. His design emphasized the significance of Philippine textiles as part of the culture, history and skills being passed on from one generation to another. He described his creation as “Pamana: Sinulid ng Kahapon, Pinapagtibay Hanggang Ngayon” with the following description: The threads of culture, history, and skills are intricately woven into the fabric of Philippine textiles. This rich tapestry extends from precolonial times through the industrial revolution and persists in the present era with ongoing research and emerging technologies. From harnessing the strength of abaca fibers to the innovative use of bamboo in textile production, the Philippines' textile industry has demonstrated its enduring potential across centuries. As illustrated in the poster, the expertise of Filipino artisans continues to evolve, propelled by relentless innovation in textile production. This steadfast commitment to improvement has cultivated a supportive network and shared resources, contributing not only to economic stability but also nurturing a profound sense of community and the preservation of cultural roots. The rich heritage woven from nature's gifts and the threads of skills honed over centuries unequivocally affirm the immense potential of Philippine textiles today and in the future.” Together with Ms. Ma. Rheena Carla Francia, CHSI faculty, the CLSU students were able to join the competition along with other entries from Camarines Norte State College, University of the Cordilleras, Siliman University, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Batangas State University, Mapua Malayan Colleges Laguna, City College of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, and Immaculate Conception Major Seminary. According to Dr. Celyrah B. Castillo, Acting Dean of CHSI, this feat was inspired by the strong determination of the previous and present administration which supports student and faculty advancement. “With a conducive learning and working environment, surely, we could expect more of these successes in the future from our students and faculty,” Dr. Castillo added. The 1st National Textile Convention or “TELACon” which centers on sustainable practices and technological innovations in textile science is one of the different activities lined up in celebration of the 2024 Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF) Month.
Mar. 01, 2024
The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) through the Freshwater Aquaculture Center (FAC) and the College of Fisheries (CF) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) to address climate change impacts on small-scale aquaculture and foster sustainable aquatic food systems on February 27, 2024. The collaboration will implement an action research project titled "Building an Evidence Base for Inclusive Nature-based Climate Solutions in Small-scale Aquaculture for Sustainable Aquatic Food Systems in the Philippines and Cambodia” funded by the International Development Research Council (IDRC) of Canada. University President, Dr. Evaristo A. Abella and Mr. Arvin Jay Carandang, Project Manager of AQUADAPT PhilCam led the MOA signing with Dr. Karl Marx A. Quiazon, Director of the Freshwater Aquaculture Center, Dr. Emmanuel Vera Cruz, Dean of the College of Fisheries, Dr. Jonathan V. Fabula, Director of the University Research Program Office (URPO), and Prof. Janet O. Saturno, Director of University Gender and Development Office as witnesses. Also present were some faculty researchers and staff of FAC and CF. IIRR is a non-profit organization and one of the world’s leading rural-focused NGOs focusing specifically on rural communities.
Feb. 29, 2024
Central Luzon State University (CLSU) ranked 17th among the 363 universities based on the latest edition of Webometrics Ranking of World Universities further solidifying its position as a leading institution in the country and the leading Higher Education Institution (HEI) in Central Luzon. Moreover, CLSU positioned itself as 1,768th HEI in Asia and 5,126th in the world. The Webometrics Ranking is published twice a year, covering more than 32,000 Higher Education Institutions worldwide based on the institution’s number of top-cited researchers (openness), top-cited papers (excellence), and substantial web visibility (web content impact).
Feb. 27, 2024