COBE students initiate tourism convention
The Event Management Class of the fourth year BS-Office Administration and BS-Tourism students in cooperation with the College of Business Education conducted their 14th annual convention at the Nipa Beach Resort, Currimao, Ilocos Norte last September 10. This year's theme was "Adventourism: A Journey Towards Sustainable Tourism", with the aim to promote adventure tourism as potential alternative towards tourism growth.

Invited Keynote Speakers were Paul So, President of the Action Holiday Corporation, Manila and a member of the CHED Task force on Tourism Education, and Jogi Jimenez, Ilocos Norte provincial tourism director who discussed Adventure and Sustainable Tourism and Home from Home Adventure, respectively.
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NWU declared "Outstanding Respondent" by BSP
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) proclaimed Northwestern University as this year's Business Expectations Survey Outstanding Respondent for large-sized firms in Region I for providing exemplary support to the BSP's statistical undertakings and advocacies. The awarding was held during the 2010 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for BSP Stakeholders on July 13, 2010 at the BSP Regional Office, San Fernando City, La Union.
The Business Expectations Survey (BES) is a quarterly survey of leading firms drawn from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Top 7000 Corporations. Results of the BES provide advance indication of the direction of the change in the overall business activity in the economy and in the various measures of activity at the companies’ own operations as well as in selected economic indicators. The survey is divided into two categories, the large-sized and the small and medium-sized firms. NWU with the product line of education is tagged as a large-sized firm having 500 employees.
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NWU Participates in Bloodletting
At least 33 successful students and employees of Northwestern University conquered their fear of needles when they participated in the blood drive held last July 9, 2010 at the Accreditation Center of the University.
The blood-letting activity, with the theme, Give blood and Save Life, commemorated the Blood Donor’s Month. The event was organized by the Philippine National Red Cross (Ilocos Norte - Laoag City Chapter) and Smart Telecom, Inc. in coordination with Northwestern University.
S. A. Pacheco, University Public Relations Officer, said that there was a sizeable number of volunteers however only 80 persons were accommodated for testing of the validity of their blood. Out of the 80 volunteers 33 were deemed qualified.
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COME Graduate No. 4 in Licensure Exam
A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BS-MarE) brought honor and pride to Northwestern University when he successfully obtained the 4th place in the Officer-in-Charge Engine Watch Licensure Exam (Written Phase) given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) last May 20 and 21, 2010 in Manila
Ronnel Agamao Ilacad who garnered 89.5 percent will be presented a gift from the University President, as a standing practice, for the prestige he has brought to the school. Graduates ranking among the top 10 in licensure exams are given the same honor.
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NWU maritime students salute Laoag City officials
The City of Laoag invited the College of Maritime Education (COME) students to render the arrival honors and usher in City Mayor Elect Michael V. Fariñas as the celebration of the inauguration of the city-elect officials commenced. The festivities were held at the City Hall last June 28, 2010.
This was the first time that the University's Maritime Honor Guards and the NWU Band took part in such an event.
Lilian R. Abijero, Chairman of Committee on Inaugural of City Officials, stated that, she thought of inviting the cadets upon witnessing the harmonized and stalwart movement of the NWU Maritime Arrival Honor guards during the 78th Commencement Exercises. "Mayor Fariñas was really surprised and elated with the presence of maritime students since it added a thrilling display to the ceremony." One spectator commented that the white-uniformed COME students’ snappy synchronization brought color to the inauguration.
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URCD spearheads '10 CTE faculty training
The University Center for Research and Development in cooperation with the College of Teacher Education conducted a five-day seminar-workshop for the CTE instructors with the theme, Enhancing the Teaching Competencies of NWU-CTE Faculty. This was held last May 24-31, 2010 at the Old Media Center.
Dr. Estrella Calixto, UCRD Director and CTE Consultant, spearheaded the seminar-workshop to reorient the faculty on their roles as teachers of a new generation of learners seeking for new approaches and challenges. She said that the training was aimed to build the present competencies of the faculty by updating their knowledge and skills, by reorienting them to the curriculum, with state-of-the-art pedagogical practices and by reawakening and strengthening in them the need to grow in the profession.
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