Lots of surprises awaited Mrs. Arabella Ananoria or “Ma’am Belle”, Director of Libraries, as she turned 60 on the 10th of January, Saturday. Her staff from the Fray Luis de Leon Library trooped to Pontevedra early in the morning to serenade her at the break of the day. She broke in tears as she reached the Oratory, for she learned that a Thanksgiving Mass would be celebrated in her honor. Fr. Sixto Bitangjol, OAR, University President, was the Main Celebrant while Fr. Emeterio Buñao, OAR, House Prior, and Fr. William Villaflor, OAR, VP-Finance, concelebrated with Fr. Bitangjol.
Thirteen Korean nationals recruited through the AND English-Mathematics Professional Institution based in Daegu, Korea enrolled in the ESL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program of the UCCPD.
The Office of the Vice President for External Affairs and Public Relations, in cooperation with the College of Education, staged Hip Hop High Season 2 on November 28 at the University Gymnasium.
The Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) of the Elementary Department held a Christmas Party and Dinner-for-a-Cause last December 12 at the University Gymnasium.
UNO-R played host to the “Workshop on Intellectual Property (IP) Policy Development” conducted by the Intellectual Property (IP) Office of the Philippines in cooperation with the University last December 2-3, 2008 at the Fr. Cuenca Hall.