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DLSU hosts testimonial dinner for new Lasallian diplomats

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) hosted the first testimonial dinner for its four graduates who passed the highly competitive Foreign Service Officer (FSO) examination and joined the Philippine Foreign Service Officer Corps last October 11, 2019 at the Roof Deck of the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.   The honorees were Bea Antonio (AB-ISE ‘11), Anna Clariza Briones (MA IS), Louie Dane Merced (AB-ISA ‘09), and Reisha Olavario (AB-ISA ‘10).   

This is the first time that four DLSU graduates passed the FSO at the same time. St. La Salle scholar and summa cum laude graduate Merced topped the 2017 FSO Examination with a grade of 86%.  

The four Lasallians have finished their six-month cadetship last June 2019 and are now serving as career diplomats.  

In his welcome remarks, DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC exulted the four graduates to be honorable diplomats who will not only look for inspiration and guidance from the “reason of state”, but also from their conscience and values. He reminded them that diplomats are human beings who must be truthful not only to their profession, but also to their conscience and values. 

For her part, CLA Dean Dr. Jazmin Llhana told the honorees that they may come back to their alma mater as lifelong learners, who may either take short courses when they need to or share their courses, share their experiences, and expertise for the lifelong learnings of others.

DLSU alumnus Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr.  gave the inspirational talk by sharing his experience as the Philippine ambassador to Washington D.C. from 2011 to 2016.  He recounted his experience in strengthening the two countries’ alliance in the face of the growing tension between the Philippines and China because of their territorial dispute in the South China Sea.  He also observed that all Lasallian ambassadors have been political appointees, and expressed hope that the four Lasallian diplomats will become career ambassadors in the future. 

On behalf of the four honorees, Merced thanked De La Salle University for providing them the knowledge, skills, and attitude that enabled them to pass the FSO and become members of the Philippine diplomatic corps.  He also thanked his alma mater for the gift of scholarship he received when he entered the University as a freshman in 2006.

DLSU partners with Ubisoft for new academic programs

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In its constant pursuit to promote technology research and innovation, De La Salle University forged a partnership with leading gaming industry player, Ubisoft. The partnership was formally announced on March 29 at the Makati Shangri La Hotel.

The DLSU College of Computer Studies and Ubisoft will launch two new undergraduate courses namely, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Major in Game Development beginning Academic Year 2017-2018, and Bachelor of Science in Entertainment and Multimedia Computing beginning Academic Year 2018-2019. Both programs will be housed at the DLSU Science and Technology Complex in Laguna.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science major in Game Development is a 4-year degree program aimed to prepare students to become innovators and leaders in the growing game development industry in Asia. Students begin with theoretical foundations in computer science to enhance their skills in critical thinking, problem analysis, and software development. Armed with these skills and knowledge, students design and develop games; creating immersive game environments and believable characters, developing innovative game play and interfaces. Students will not only experience developing games for entertainment, but also invent games for learning, for innovating practices in various discplines, and for promoting local culture and global citizenship. This program is designed and delivered together with Ubisoft, a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services.

Graduates of the BS in Computer science major in Game Development program are ready to pursue a variety of entry- and intermediate-level positions in the areas of software engineering in general and video game development, in particular, including the following roles:

  • Computer programmer

  • Gameplay programmer

  • Tools programmer

  • Artificial Intelligence programmer

  • Mobile applications programmer

  • Web developer

  • Quality Assurance Engineer

  • Software Analyst

  • Game Designer

  • Level Designer

DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC shares, “The university recognizes the need to integrate industry-driven skills and experience into its technology research and innovation programs. The alliance with Ubisoft will help provide this. Moreover, this will add to the University’s globalized standards and give our students the opportunity to enrich their competencies in this field of study.”

Training programs and internships will also be supported by the partnership. Ubisoft personnel will participate in co-teaching services, while DLSU students will be prioritized for internships.

Admission Information

Applicants to the BS in Computer Science major in Game Development program must be passionate about software development, but they don’t necessarily need any prior programming experience to be successful. They should also be passionate about designing and making games. The ideal candidate will have strong math, science, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and have completed pre-calculus subjects prior to attending De La Salle University. Subjects in physics and computer science (i.e., computer programming, logic formulation, etc.) are also recommended.

This program is to be offered at the De La Salle University – Science and Technology Complex only. For more information, visit the website http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/admissions/undergraduate/default.asp

About DLSU-STC

The DLSU Science and Technology Complex is located in Binan, Laguna and is adjacent to Laguna Technopark in Santa Rosa City.  The 51-hectare campus is envisioned to become a key resource of scientific and technological innovations in the country and in the ASEAN region. The Complex houses two new infrastructures, the Richard L. Lee Engineering and Technology Block and the Dr. George S.K. Ty Advanced Instrumentation Building, that will serve as the hub for research and development in science, technology, and engineering. It also has a new oval and football field for local and international athletic competitions.

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2014-15 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,464 million. The DLSU Science and Technology Complex will be its 2nd studio in South East Asia. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

 

DLSU Elects Next President

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The DLSU Board of Trustees elected Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC as the University’s incoming President. He is slated to assume his presidency on May 16. Br. Ray will succeed the newly appointed PARC (Pacific-Asia Regional Conference) General Councilor of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools Br. Ricardo Laguda FSC and interim President and Chancellor Br. Dennis Magbanua FSC.

Br. Ray has strong Lasallian roots which can be traced back to receiving his primary education in La Salle College-Bacolod. He received his secondary education and later pursued his college degree in General Science (Major) and Mathematics (Minor) from De La Salle College Manila. He graduated magna cum laude in 1969. He also graduated magna cum laude in the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he earned a bachelor’s degree and licentiate in Clinical Psychology. The third Filipino to be elected as Pacific-Asia Regional Conference General Councilor of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Br. Ray has shown dedication to the Lasallian Community. Early in his career, he served as a high school teacher in La Salle Academy, Iligan City and later moved on to assume the role of grade school principal in De La Salle College Manila. He also took on directorial positions in the De La Salle Scholasticate, La Salle Novitiate, Lasallian Animation & Formation Team – Philippine District, Lasallian Leadership Formation Program – Philippine District, and De La Salle University Brothers’ Community.

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