The Inaguration of Al-Madhyam

The inauguration of the Al Madhyam association was held on the 8th of July 2008 at the teletorium of the administrative block. Mr Govind Belgaumkar, the city editor of The Hindu, was the chief guest of the function. He spoke about the importance of journalists in our society and also the challenges that they face. The function was followed by an informal ice breaking session organized by the seniors for the first years.

 

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It’s Good News for SAC

1 Jan. It’s New Year. It could not have begun at a better note (or should I say, the old year could not have ended on a better note?). Fr Richard Rego SJ of the Dept of Journalism, along with Ms Suman Priya Mendonca of the same Dept, has secured a prestigious Suvarna Karnataka project.

The Government of Karnataka, on the occasion of the formation of the State’s Golden Jubilee, had announced some projects. The Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy had notified the same a month ago. The project is to document the life and culture of the various Konkani groups (some 20 communities) spread across the state.

There  are two projects sanctioned: one on the great Konkani  personalities of the 20th century; the project is divided into three (Dr Jerry Pinto of Milagres, Mr Jaywant of Madikeri, and Dr Vasudev Bhat of Karkal). The second project of making a long documentary of the entire Konkani community and bringing out a book has been assigned to Yours Truly, who in association with Ms Suman Priya Mendonca, will be executing the project.

MU LIC Visits SAC

2o Feb. Mangalore University Local Inspection Committe visited the St Aloysius College to inspect its Post Graduate departments.

The Committee was to look into the infrastructural facilities available in the college. Another perspective is that of autonomy to post graduate courses, which the Unviersity grudges to give, in spite of the UGC’s desire to grant autonomy to over 500 college by the end of this year!

Probably, we will have three more post graduate courses in the coming year, if things go on well.

Ripples Release; Gender Issues; and many more…

Ripples Released

20 February,.Ripples, the news letter of the College, brought out by the second years of journalism students, was released by the Principal Rev. Dr. Fr Eugene Lobo.SJ in the journalism studio at 10:00 AM. Rev Fr Richard Rego the H.O.D, journalism, and Ms Suman Mendonca, the editor in chief, were present on this occasion.file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Administrator/Desktop/ripples2.html

After the months of hardwork, the first team finally came out with the issue. Ripples usually gives campus news, but this issue came out with a difference. It has a creative page and is an echo of the students’ talents and creative writing abilities. The Principal encouraged the students with his anecdotes and said that the Department of Journalism and its students must come out with better issues.

20 February. Gender Equity Seminar.

All the first year degree students were sensitized to gender equity issues by the resource person Mr. P V. Baiju of the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Tirur.

This seminar was a part of the Compulsory paper for the students of the first year B.A, BBM, and BSW. Mr. MP.P V.Baiju conducted a group discussion which mainly dealt on Gender Roles, Masculinity, and Feminity, Gender division of labour etc.

ITC Sports day

20th February, The annual sports day meet of St Aloysius industrial training centre was held on 20th February at the Gonzaga grounds. The sports meet began with march past. Mr. Raju Shenigar, Principal of St Aloysius Industrial Training Centre, chief guest Dr Ramachandra Rao, senior research associate of Mc Gill University, Canada, and Rev. Fr. Francis Serrao, Rector of St. Aloysius Institutions were present on this occasion.

As technical studies involve a lot of physical work, it is good to have sports activities such as these that build up strength both in mind and body and keeps one’s physique in an active mode was the message given Dr. Ramachandra Rao. The sports meet was then declared open by Sri Giridhar Salian, Principal of Govt ITI, Urwa, Mangalore.

 

Cooking Competition:

20 Feb. ‘Anubav’ the womens forum of the College organized a cooking without fuel competition at the College auditorium. Eight teams participated with great enthusiasm. Nutritious beverages as well as food items were prepared by the young cooks and the programme was judged by Ms Qudsiya Begum of Hindi Dept, Ms Lidwin Lobo of BSW dept and Mr. Sureshnath of Dept of Botany.

Commerce looks for best CEOs

19 Feb. 2007. The second round for the best CEO organized by the Commerce association was held in the teletorium. Eighteen finalists who had qualified from the 1st round had to undergo a written test to get selected for the next round. The written test was basically about the accounts of a firm which contained errors and the students had to rectify it.

Shooting Stars Announced

19 Feb. Shooting Stars 2007 – the high profile event of student short film making competition and film festival is announced. This is the final stage – film festiva l-cum- results of the competition

02  March 2007 at 12 p.m. – Meet the Press event for the student filmmakers, with the clippings for the press

Plus – premiere show for the film crew and artistes (Teletorium)

03 March – 1 pm. – Grand Finale – public screening of the which will culminate in declaring the winner. (Xavier Block Auditorium)

All are welcome

It’s 5K

19 Feb. This time it was Jossie from Spain who drew my attention to this achievment – this blog has recorded 5,000 hits!
I was in Bangalore to attend a two-day meeting of Jesuit Superiors, DoWs, and Chairpersons of Province Commissions (Yours truly happens to be in the last category). And I could not access my own blog due to hectic schedule and unavailability of the net at my place in Bangalore.

It’s is surely an achievement given that THIS blog is just about FIVE months old!

Thank you every one.