by OPI

Venus R. Parmisana

True to this year’s theme “MSU-IIT: Going beyond borders,” CASS professors have taken their knowledge beyond our boundaries.

Fourteen faculty members of the college have presented multi-disciplinary researches since June 2011 in international conferences and seminars.

In Auckland, New Zealand, Prof. Lynnie Ann Deocampo presented two classroom- and pedagogy-based research studies, “The Use of the World-Wide Web and Students’ Perception of IT in Facilitating Writing” and “Conversations with Online EFL Learners,” at the International Conference on eLearning Futures (ICELF) 2011 hosted by Unitec Institute Technology, Auckland City, New Zealand on November 29-December 1, 2011. (The proceedings may be viewed online at

Dr. Alma G. Maranda (Psychology Dept.) was awarded “Best Participant” when she attended a training program and presented a lecture on “Providing Psychosocial Rehabilitation of Victims of Armed Conflict and other forms of Disasters (Effective Response for Peace Building in conflict Areas)” on August 8-28, 2011 in Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

Dr. Darwisa A. Baguio (English Dept.), Dr. Lorna E. Flores (History Dept.) and Dr. Rosario B. Dizon (Filipino Dept.) presented their paper entitled “Lexicography: Theoretical and Practical Perspective” at the ASIALEX (Asia Lexicography) Conference held August 8-28, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan after the same paper received an award in the Institute In-House Review of R & D outputs in June 2010.

Dr. Luz C. Sevidal Castro and Dr. Nimfa Bracamonte also presented papers in Malaysia this year. Castro read her paper “The seasonal calendar of the Subanon in Mt. Malindang in Mindanao, Philippines: Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Adaptive Strategies” on June 13-17, 2011 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Dr. Bracamonte attended the 2011 International Conference on Humanities, Society and Culture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and delivered her paper “From the Seas to the Streets: The Bajao in Diaspora in the Philippines” (which paper was subsequently recognized with an excellent citation).

Among the junior faculty members of the Department, Jean Graciela Penola (“Shaping and Re-shaping Fernandez’s Women Characters Through Domestic Textures”), Honeylet Dumoran, (“Translating Culture: The Case of Re-affirming identity in the Translation of Films”), Rabindranath Politio (“Language and Power in Blogging: A Critical Discourse Analysis”), and Amado Guinto (“Distillation of Bantugan: A Maranao Epic”) read papers at the parallel sessions in the 2011 International Conference on Humanities, Societies and Culture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 4-6, 2011.

Mr. Peter Jon L. Mendoza (English Dept.) presented his paper “Error Theories: Error Analysis over Interlanguage and other theories” and served as one of the three focus speakers at the 2nd International Seminar on Linguistics (conference theme: “Current Issues on Linguistics”) last July 27-28, 2011 at the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP), Davao City.

Mendoza also presented a paper entitled “Filipino Illocution: Gravity, Frequency and Architectural Complexity” at the 4th International Conference on Southeast Asia on December 6-7, 2011 in University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Meanwhile, Prof. Darwin J. Manubag, Assistant Dean of CASS, conducted a training on “Omoiyari and the Eight Steps in Winning Awards” on April 28-May 2, 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Manubag will start his doctorate program in Political Science in Australia in January 2012 through an Australia Leadership Awards of the Australian government.

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