People & Events

Several delegates from Visayas State University Young Economists' Society (VSU-YES) embarked on a journey to participate in the Equinomix 2023, a gathering of economic students from across the country, at San Beda University in Manila, last November 25.

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Students, faculty, and alumni under the Department of Biotechnology (DBt) including former Visayas State University (VSU) President Dr. Edgardo E. Tulin showcased the discipline and advances of biotechnology during Biotech 101 for Educators and Students, last November 22, at the Sky Hall, SM Seaside City, Cebu.

Participants along with various organizations and societies in the Visayas State University (VSU) took part in DEKADA: The Yolanda 10th Year Anniversary Commemoration as they lent ears to several topics from esteemed guest speakers with the theme: Remembering Our Past and Charting Our Commitment for a Proactive Society Against Climate Adversity", November 8, at the Visayas State University (VSU) Gymnatorium.

Marigold G. Lao, a VSU fresh grad, recently made buzz after presenting her study at the 2023 ASEAN Conference on Medicinal Forest Trees last September 5, 2023, in Clark Pampanga. Her research revolves on the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of peptide-rich extracts of "Kolong-kugon", a study that can potentially open new doors towards more opportunities in the future - not just for VSU, but for the Philippines.

Twelve students from the Viscan YouthMappers (VYM) of Visayas State University participated in the Pista ng Mapa 2023 hosted by the University of the Philippines Tacloban College, Tacloban City, Leyte last November 21-23.

Amaranth, like any other student publication in universities, has gone through hurdles in the past years. We faced a fair share of issues along the way but we were able to overcome them through hard work, commitment to ethical journalism, and most importantly, an unwavering support rallying on our side from our university president, Dr. Edgardo Tulin. 

Another success story from a #ProudViscan; Dr. Jerry D. Imbong, a faculty at the newly established Department of Philosophy and Social Science (DPSS) made it to the Alper-Doger (AD) Scientific Index ranking. The man who discovered his love for Philosophy as a young man upon his entrance into the seminary in 1997, now brings pride to the Viscan community as he ranks as one of the top scientists in the Philippines.

AMARANTH’s Managing Editor Efren Cyril Bocar and Opinion Editor Khietanya Ruth De La Corta joined other publication representatives from An Lantawan of Leyte Normal University (LNU), The Pillar from the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP), The Pillar from Biliran Province State University (BiPSU), UP Vista from the University of the Philippines -Tacloban (UPTC), and College Editors Guild of the Philippines -Eastern Visayas (CEGP-EV) to discuss important concepts and discourse on curating effective community journalism. 

Note-taking is often described as “offloading” (thoughts and information and even stress), much like building a “second brain”—an extension of one’s mind. Scientists say that extending the mind onto notebooks and digital devices frees up the faculties of the mind to think and process freely.

Viscan alum JP Corton and ABELS senior student Judah Torejas bags the Special Jury Prize for their film "Nalumos Akong Papa sa Sabaw", during the Sine Kabataan Film Festival held last Sep 22-24 at the Red Carpet Cinemas, Shangri-La Mall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines.