The university opens its heart and its doors to the community, its stakeholders and constituents through a series of special, novel, and festive activities in celebration of its 112th Founding Anniversary on April 12, 2019.
The week-long commemoration and celebrations of this important milestone are founded on the theme “CLSU@112: Abiding the Legacy of Patriotic Service to Country.”
Specifically, the April 12 celebration will be highlighted by the Main Anniversary Program and University Convocation at 9:00 in the morning at the Multi-purpose Gym; and the Recognition Program for the 2019 service awardees, retirees and outstanding employees under the CLSU PRAISE which starts at 5:30 in the afternoon at the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (DHTM) Hall.
The formal opening of the week-long festivities, meanwhile, will be ushered in by an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Mass on April 8 at the CLSU Centennial Lawn. It will be followed by the Flag Raising and Opening Ceremony with Dr. Tereso A. Abella, CLSU president, giving a message. Afterwards, a Kapihan at Huntahan sa CLSU which will be participated by the university officials, students and parents will be held at the CLSU Multi-purpose Gym.
The pre-Foundation Day activities, on the other hand, which are expected to add glitter to the overall celebration and excitement to all participants and attendees include the following: Open House in the ladies’ and men’s dormitories; day of wellness for CLSU employees and boodle fight; Fulbright Scholarship mentoring and orientation; international day; live cultural presentations of CLSU’s performing artists/groups; carnival fair; sports festival; Zumba mob; public movie viewing; Research, Extension and Training techno fiesta; and community night which will see CLSU faculty, staff and students partaking foods ala fiesta sponsored by CLSU cottage residents.
Meanwhile, the eight colleges of the University are staging an array of programs including cultural events and other recreational activities such as Laro ng Lahi, boodle fights, exhibits, and fun run; lectures and discussions through seminars; variety of competition such as quiz bees, and games; and recognition and awards night, among many other interesting activities.
The university-wide programs and the college activities which will be conducted simultaneously within the week-long celebrations were all designed to add to the ‘fiesta’ atmosphere that is expected to pervade in the whole campus during the week-long celebrations.
Prof. Jay B. Villafria, Jr., director of the Center for Central Luzon Studies, is the overall chair of the Planning Committee, with Prof. Rodolfo Warren Gregorio T. Mayo II, Chair of the Department of Social Science, as co-chair. They were backed by the various working committees.
President Abella, and the CLSU vice presidents, to wit: VP for Administration Cheryl G. Ramos; VP for Academic Affairs Renato G. Reyes; VP for Business Affairs Program Edgar A. Orden; and VP for Research, Extension and Training Fe L. Porciuncula, provided the needed lead and support to ensure the success of the anniversary celebrations.