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Weeklong Festivities During HNU's Diamond Jubilee Celebration

After a successful launching of its 60th anniversary celebration in February, 2007, all is set for Holy Name University’s culminating celebration of its Diamond Jubilee on February 12-16, 2008. The weeklong festivities will kick off in the early morning of February 12 with the HNU band going around the major city thoroughfares playing upbeat music. Also in the morning, a Eucharistic celebration will formally open the activity. It will be followed by the blessing of the Alumni AV Hall of the CAS building at the Janssen Heights campus. A photographic exhibit of HNU’s history will also be unveiled at the BQ Atrium. In the afternoon, the city will be fascinated by a spectacular floral parade depicting the countries where the HNU alumni are thriving. The blessing of HNU WATERSS, the first and only water-testing laboratory in Bohol, will also happen on the same day. In the evening, HNU’s dance troupe, Diwanag, will be performing “Aspects of Love”: The Diwanag Redux. “The Final Encounter,” a battle of HNU student bands, will follow this.

On February 13, HNU students, faculty, and employees will be having outreach activities in the communities in Catarman, Dauis and in Taloto and with the elementary pupils of Barangay San Isidro. An Academic Forum will be held in the afternoon with Judge Gabriel T. Ingles to speak on “Trailblazing Excellence in Education.” In the evening, faculty and employees will enjoy “A Night of Glitz and Glam” as the country’s top singing group, The Company, will entertain them.

Valentine’s day is set for the Students’ Fun Day where lead actor of Pedro Penduko, Matt Evans, will grace the affair. A special Valentine Disco for the HNU students will be held in the evening at the Janssen Heights campus oval.

On February 15, HNU faculty and employees will strengthen their camaraderie in Ugnayan, as they will spend the day interacting through games and sports. On the same date, an Acadthon will be held at the Lesage Gym. This activity is a marathon of academic competitions designed to showcase the skills of HNU students. A torch parade from ICM to the Janssen Heights campus and a fireworks display will cap the day’s activities.

The celebration will not be complete without the participation of the HNU alumni. On February 16, the Grand Alumni Homecoming and General Assembly will be held at the Lesage Campus. In the evening, a concert at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral will feature HNU’s choral, Himig-Diwa.

For inquiries concerning the activities, please contact the Office of the President at 411.3432, 411.3764, 501.9817, local 134.

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