Motivational speaker, Dr. Leonarda R. Aguinalde is the guest during the University Christmas celebration on December 21, 2017. The event, held at the BSU gym was themed “BSU …a team player of the world.”
In her talk, Dr. Aguinalde shared a deeper meaning of the word “smile” to BSU employees. According to her, S stands for shine, M stands for smile, I stands for inspiration, L is to stop complaining and E stands for enthusiasm.
“Our religion should always be to do good and be good—it is a choice and that is the essence of living day by day,” said Dr. Aguinalde. In her 30-minute talk, she honored teachers, warned about the disadvantage of too much dependence on technology and encouraged everybody to love and take care of each other.
BSU president, Dr. Feliciano G. Calora Jr. also joined the Christmas celebration. In his speech, he urged BSU constituents to be respectful of the rights of others understanding that each one is unique and to work towards making BSU relevant in the ASEAN region.
There were 336 personnel who participated in the one-day celebration through Christmas carols, dances, and games. Out of eight presentations from various University sectors, the General Services Office (GSO) presentation won first place. Their portrayal of the Nativity scene elicited the most applause and laughter from the audience. Their presentation was remarkable with their sincerity, teamwork and the creativity shown in their props and sound effects.
At second place is the presentation of the Office of Student Services while BSU Buguias and the College of Arts and Sciences tied at third place. The BSU Government Employees Association gave cash prizes to the winners.
Outstanding volunteers of BSU were also recognized. They are Dr. Imelda P. Olatic for her service to cancer patients, Prof. Paul Joseph Nuval for his service to learning and development, Dr. Florence V. Poltic for her volunteer work in medicine, to Mr. Frael U. Aquino for his contributions to sports grassroots development and to Prof. Lawrence Caramto as the wellness ambassador of BSU.
Cash amounting to Php 8,200.00 was also collected during the activity for typhoon victims and for BSU employee, Dominador Masedman who is suffering from a rare bacterial infection. The day culminated with a lantern lighting activity at the track oval.//Jen S. Tabangcura