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USTHS SMC, TW promote responsible social media use

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THE UST High School Social Media Club (SMC), a newly recognized organization, held its first event yesterday in the Benavides Auditorium empowering USTHS students and club leaders to be advocates of wise and responsible social media use.

The seminar, titled “Tweet, Like, and Share: The TomasinoWeb Empowerment Seminar on the Responsible Use of Social Media,” emphasized on social media being a powerful tool for netizens in sharing thoughts and information.

“[After the seminar], we, the officers, hope the attendees will be more responsible in using their social media accounts,” says Arianne Jasmine Tan, President of SMC. “We hope that they will be more aware with local and international issues and current events as well.”

TomasinoWeb President Daniel Marquez laid out the basics of social media and internet.

“Content is ‘king’ in social media,” he said. “Knowing your audience is a plus.”

He added that a good content in any post, tweet, or photo can influence and hone people’s interest.

“The more we are connected online, the more we get disconnected with life,” Publicity and Communications Vice President Mariejo Gabuyo said.

Creative Director Julius Renomeron Jr. agreed that even with the success of social networking as a “borderless digital movement”, this social tool “can never replace real-life connections.”

Fr. Regent Luigi Coronel, O.P., Director of the UST Social Media Bureau and former regent of USTHS, later arrived at the seminar and gave a short talk on how social media changed people’s lives through sharing religious and inspirational thoughts.

The Director said that one should not only think before clicking but contemplate too to achieve the deeper purpose of social networking.

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“Be the Online Missionaries of God (OMG),” Fr. Coronel ended.

     The Social Media Club was established in 2013 by a group of students in the USTHS after being tasked by their TLE teacher and coordinator, Mr. Charles Isaac Deita, to recreate and redesign the USTHS website.

SMC created the official website of the USTHS from scratch. “We sought to revive the old version of our school’s website,” says Tan.

The club now consists of 16 members from the seventh and eighth grade and 12 officers from the tenth grade, advised by Mathematics teacher, Ms. Katherine Rodriguez.

 

Photo by Vittorio Emmanuel D.P. Salvador

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UST caps performance in Oct 2016 chemist licensure exams

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

 

Kent Gervacio shared the sixth spot with Lizette Mella of University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) with a score of 88.25 percent and Jinniel Cruz of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

 

Robert Yee, who scored 87.75 percent,  shared the eighth place with Jerwin Taping of University of the Philippines-Manila.

 

UST garnered a 73.17 percent passing rate wherein 30 out of 41 Thomasians made the cut. This is higher than last year’s 66.67 percent  wherein only 16 passed the examination out of 48 examinees.

 

UPD was hailed as the top performing school with a passing rate of 95 percent while Mikel Allas of De La Salle University topped the board examinations with a score of 93.50 percent.

 

According to PRC, 559 passed the board examination out of 1,019 examinees nationwide.- VA Ferreras

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UST ranks 3rd in Sept 2016 mech eng’g boards

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

 

UST garnered a 92 percent passing rate wherein 115 out 125 Thomasians passed the examination. This is higher than last year’s 63.21 percent, wherein only 67 out of 106 made the cut. No Thomasian made it in the top ten highest scorers.

 

University of the Philippines-Diliman topped the exam with a perfect passing rate. Meanwhile, Elso Elumbaring Jr. of Notre Dame University led the new batch of mechanical engineers with a score of 90.15 percent.

 

According to PRC, 3,110 passed the licensure examination out of 4,470 examinees nationwide.

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UST nursing program gains Pacucoa Level IV accreditation

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

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In reference to the Harry Potter series, College of Nursing freshmen enter through a “wall” made of cloth during the Freshmen Welcome Walk last August 2015.

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

Aside from Pacucoa Level IV status, the program is also a CHED Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

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