Culminating its 112th Anniversary, Saint Louis University (SLU) once again illuminated the streets of Baguio City with its magnificent lantern parade and dynamic performances. With the motif, “Missions on Horseback”, the 15th Lantern Parade highlighted a grand University Float that captures the missionary legacy of Fr. Florimund Carlu, CICM, a significant figure in the history of Catholic missions in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) through the Congregation.
Now in its 15th year, Saint Louis University continues its tradition of spreading light, warmth, and hope through its conduct of the annual December 1 spectacle, the SLU Lantern Parade.
On 1 December 2023, the Ranking Report 2024 published by AppliedHE Private University Ranking: ASEAN revealed that Saint Louis University is ranked eighth among the 21 Philippine universities that participated in the ranking. Further, among the 80 ASEAN higher education institutions, SLU ranked 42nd.
As the President of both Saint Louis University and the Association of Catholic Universities of the Philippines (ACUP), Rev. Fr. Gilbert B. Sales, CICM, attended the conference on Pastoral Care in Catholic Universities that centered on the theme, “Towards a Polyhedric Vision: Strengthening Catholic Campus Ministry for Spiritual Nurturing, Cultural Engagement, and Community Building” from 23 to 25 November 2023 at the Vatican City, Rome. The said Conference included a series of lectures, roundtable discussions, workshop, and an immersive experience through a rare audience with His Holiness, Pope Francis.
In a celebration of music and harmony, the Saint Louis University (SLU) Glee Club and Tarlac Männerchor joined forces to present “Cantate Domino,” a magical choir concert on 29 November 2023 at the Fr. Joseph Van Den Daelen, CICM-Center for Culture and the Arts (CCA) Theater. The event captivated audiences with its diverse repertoire of choral pieces, showcasing the exceptional talent and passion of both choirs.
In celebration of Saint Louis University’s 112th Foundation Anniversary, the campus was aglow with the radiance of the uniquely-designed Christmas Tree, blending Cordilleran-inspired motifs capturing culture and festive cheer on 28 November 2023 at the University Grounds.
With the theme Herstories and Histories of Diversity: Narrating (Im) migrants and Multiple Lives and Engaging the Community from the Margins, Saint Louis University (SLU) participated in the 18th NAKEM International Conference and Cultural Night at Newark-Fremont, California, USA. This year’s conference was hosted by NAKEM (National Alliance for Knowledge, Empowerment, and Meaning) on 15 to 17 November 2023 at DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Newark, CA.
The School of Law (SOL) of Saint Louis University (SLU) conducted a two-day colloquium on Public International Law from 21 to 22 November 2023 at the Fr. Joseph Van den Daelen – Center for Culture and the Arts (CCA) Theater. The event featured discussions by renowned experts on international law and provided a forum for law students and faculty from Baguio and Benguet to engage in discussions on critical global issues.
Demonstrating an unwavering commitment to advancing educational excellence, Saint Louis University’s President, Rev. Fr. Gilbert B. Sales, CICM, PhD, clinched re-election as member of the Board of Trustee for 2024-2025 of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) during the organization’s 2023 General Assembly held on 21 November 2023 at the Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasig City.
Saint Louis University’s Chemical & Mining Engineering Department marked a milestone as it welcomed representatives from Oceanogold Philippines Inc. (OGPI), Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC), and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) for a momentous ceremony. Held at the Sirib Center in the Otto Hahn Building on 14 November 2023, the event celebrated the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and the conferring of grants, paving the way for a collaborative future that promises to transform the mining industry.
In the recently held Recognition Night of the Promotion of Low Carbon Urban Transportation Systems in the Philippines (LCT) Project at the Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas the DOTr and the UNDP presented a plaque of recognition to Saint Louis University for its steadfast support and unwavering commitment to the LCT Project.
With the theme: “Rising Up to Global Challenges through Engineering Education,” the Philippine Association of Engineering Schools (PAES) held the 9th International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE-PHIL 2023) at the University of the Philippines, Los Baños Baker Hall in Laguna
by Ms. Josephine S. Dela Cruz, SAMCIS Saint Louis University’s BS in Computer Science student, Mr. Manmeet Singh, emerged as one of the top 10 finalists for the OPPO ColorOSHack 2023, sponsored by OPPO and ColorOS, organized by Plug and Play APAC. Mr. Singh’s Healthcare project is a personal health assistant that predicts users’ health…
In an effort to conserve the diverse cultural heritage embedded in Philippine Folk Dances, the Philippine Folk Dances Society-Cordillera Administrative Region (PFDS-CAR), in partnership with Saint Louis University’s Center for Culture and the Arts (SLU-CCA), orchestrated a three-day Regional Folk Dance Workshop 2023 at the Prince Bernhard Gymnasium from 16 to 18 November 2023.
Saint Louis University (SLU), headed by University President Rev. Fr. Gilbert B. Sales, CICM, participated in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation & Impact Summit 2023 held at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen, China.
In a commitment to responsible environmental stewardship, Saint Louis University (SLU) has implemented stringent solid waste management procedures within its Residence Halls. The university recognizes waste management as a crucial process from collection to transportation and disposal.
The Saint Louis University University Research Innovation Center (UnRIC) hosted a conference entitled Repackaging of the Undergraduate Research Outputs that gathered 83 faculty members who actively produce research outputs for publication.
In a significant educational gathering, delegates from the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines – Cordillera Administrative Region (CEAP-CAR) took part in a Productive Senior High Schools (SHS) Consultation Workshop: A Step Towards Quality Education held last 9 and 10 October 2023, at El Cielito Hotel, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
In a significant stride toward advancing the landscape of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in the Philippines, Saint Louis University (SLU) made a noteworthy contribution to the recently concluded Workshop on the Futures of Philippine STEM Education, which took place from 7 to 9 November 2023, at the Science Teacher Training Center (STTC), UP NISMED, Diliman, Quezon City.
The City Health Services Office spearheaded a follow-up activity after the Ceremonial Signing of the Terms of Agreement and Pledge of Commitment last 18 and 28 November 2022. Behavioral nudges on Hand Hygiene were provided by the City HSO to be installed at strategic sites within the University and be monitored regularly.
In line with combating the rising prevalence of diabetic retinopathy and related vision-threatening conditions, the Rotaract Club of Baguio Saint Louis University – School of Medicine (SLU-SOM) took center stage in a collaborative health initiative. Partnering with the Baguio Eye Doctor’s Clinic, headed by Dr. Ars Mondiguing, and Middle Quezon, represented by Dr. Anna Banta, District Health Officer, Rotaract SLU-SOM assisted in the recent Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and free reading glasses giving in October 2023.
Rotaract Club of Saint Louis University (SLU) – School of Medicine recently conducted a two-day surgical and medical mission at Barangay Gomez in Llanera, Nueva Ecija.
In a joint effort to promote community health and well-being, the Rotaract Club of Saint Louis University School of Medicine (SLU SOM) partnered with Rotary Passport International Germany District 1841 and Barangay Dontogan to conduct Oplan Tuli 2023, a circumcision drive held at the Barangay Dontogan Hall.
Saint Louis University (SLU) joined the two-day Resilience Training, a capacity-building initiative organized under the Resilient Local Government Unit Program. This initiative is part of the broader Adopt-a-City program led by the National Resilience Council.
Saint Louis University Basic Education School (SLU BEdS) showcased its commitment to scientific education by actively participating in the 6th International and 14th Annual National Scientific Meeting of the Philippine Society for Cell Biology, Inc. The event, held at the Baguio Convention and Cultural Center from 26 to 27 October 2023, was centered around the theme, “Cell Ecology: Understanding Cell-to-Environment Interactions & Mechanisms.”
Saint Louis University’s University Registrar’s Office (URO) has improved aspects of its operations and services through two key initiatives. The URO’s first phase of the Digitalization Program and the successful implementation of the 5S methodology have led to improved efficiency, accuracy, and service quality.
Saint Louis University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) fourth-year students is one of the top 4 in the collegiate category of the prestigious Alfredo M. Yao Intellectual Property Awards (AMY IP) 2023 last 2 October 2023 in the McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
Saint Louis University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) students submitted seventeen entries for the regional pitching competition in the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT’s) Philippine Start-up Challenge.
Saint Louis University (SLU) has taken a step in enhancing its Community Extension Program through a partnership with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples-Cordillera Administrative Region (NCIP-CAR) and the Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) of Sitio Domolpos, Tinongdan, Itogon, Benguet to promote coffee tourism in the region held on 19 October 2023.
In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Month, the Medical Outreach Missions Fellowship Initiative (MOMFI), in partnership with various organizations, provided medical and dental services to the constituents of La Trinidad, Benguet, last 19 October 2023.
The steadfast commitment of Saint Louis University (SLU) towards sustainable energy solutions has been paying off. The adoption of solar energy in SLU not only enhances energy sustainability, but also strengthens the advocacy to environmental stewardship that results in a more resilient and economically sound future. These efforts allow the Louisian community access to clean…
On 8 November 2023, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced the list of top performing schools, including the summary of each school’s performances in the November 2023 Pharmacist Licensure Examination (PHLE) given by the Board of Pharmacy. Saint Louis University locked Rank 1 as the Top-Performing Schools nationwide with a 96.84% passing rate.
Saint Louis University has once again secured its place among the top universities in Asia, as revealed in the 2024 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings: Asia released on 08 November 2023.
The Rotaract Club of Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine celebrated World Polio Day by participating in ROTArun: World Polio Day last 22 October 2023 in Burnham, Lake Drive, Baguio City.
Saint Louis University (SLU) has once again demonstrated its excellence as it produced three (3) topnotchers in the 2023 Geodetic Engineers Licensure Examination.
Saint Louis University, through the leadership of Rev. Fr. Gilbert B. Sales, CICM, initiated the preparation of the Lesson Exemplars for promoting Justice and Peace, Ecological Integrity, Engaged Citizenship, Poverty Alleviation, Gender Equality, Youth Empowerment, Media Education, and Huwag Kang Magnakaw (JEEPGY-ME-HKM) advocacies to be utilized by the member schools of the Catholic Educational Association…
Through the performance of the Louisian examinees from the School of Engineering and Architecture, Saint Louis University is Rank 2 among the top-performing schools in the Philippines in the October 2023 Electronics Technicians (ECT) Licensure Examination.
SLU BMMA student Aldrin Sally won 7th place in the recently concluded Black & White Photography Contest hosted by Venus Parkview Hotel with the theme “Pride of Baguio, Pride of the Cordilleras,” showcasing the beauty of Baguio and the Cordilleras through the lens of local photographers.
With the theme Eco-Consciousness and Technology: Exploring Sustainable Living in the Digital Era, Saint Louis University’s (SLU), through its University Research and Innovation Center (UnRiC), Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS), and CICM Community Extensions and Outreach Programs, hosted the City Government of Baguio-sponsored climate change summit at the Fr. Francis Gevers Hall, SLU, on 24 October 2023.
SLU has continuously embraced advancement and innovation by equipping its human resources. The document controllers of different offices/schools/units were effectively equipped with advanced tools and knowledge in a bid to enhance document management for its Quality Management System (QMS) processes.
Saint Louis University (SLU) participated in the 2023 Congregation of Immaculate Heart of Mary – CICM Student Leadership Convergence hosted by Saint Louis College (SLC).
Upon the request of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) and the Coordinating Council for Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA), Saint Louis University represented the private schools of CEAP and COCOPEA during the Senate Public Hearing of the Committee on Basic Education held last 18 October 2023.
American Corner Baguio, in partnership with the Saint Louis University United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Center (SLU-UNSDG), hosted a two-day Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative YLSEALI Learns MOOC Camp with the topic, “Climate Crisis: Addressing 5 Key Areas for Change.”
American Corner Baguio and the Saint Louis University United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Center (SLU-UNSDG Center) spearheaded the conduct of an English Language Enrichment Session at the Audio-Visual Room of the Msgr. Charles Vath Library Building, SLU to empower and equip educators with innovative teaching strategies.
In partnership with the Philippine Red Cross Baguio City (PRC), Saint Louis University (SLU) will conduct a blood donation program called Project Iyaman: Dugong Bayani Drive on 23 to 27 October 2023, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Diego Silang Lobby. The aforementioned blood donation drive is a collaborative effort of Louisians through…
The capstone project research teams from the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) of Saint Louis University (SLU) visited the coffee farm of Mr. Eli Natividad of Farm to Cup Benguet, an extension partner of the Benguet Coffee Project, to collect images of the different coffee varieties such as Robusta, Liberica, and Excelsa at Dueg, San Clemente, Tarlac.
SLU, home to camaraderie, excellence, and enthusiasm, unveiled an electrifying spectacle on campus this year, bringing back in full force the SLU Intramurals 2023.
On 13 October 2023, a Eucharistic Celebration was conducted at the Saint Louis University (SLU) Saint Aloysius Gonzaga Parish to conclude the Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae (CICM) Provincial Treasurers’ Meeting and to celebrate the fifth sacerdotal anniversary of Fr. Emmanuel Enjang Pranatal, CICM. The mass was presided over by CICM Superior General Rev. Fr. Charles Phukuta Khonde.
SLU, in consortium with the University of Baguio and the University of the Cordilleras, reinforced its commitment with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Department of Transportation (DOTr), and the Local Government of Baguio to produce research projects on low carbon transportation (LCT).
In a bid to advance its commitment to sustainable development, Saint Louis University (SLU) Basic Education School (BEdS) is taking proactive steps to integrate environmental education into its curriculum. As part of this initiative, the Science 9 classes participated in a seminar facilitated by Zero Waste Baguio Inc.