Saturday, February 25, 2012

Oliver Ramos Jaramilla (1975-2012)

We mourn the death of Oliver (April 18, 1975 - Feb 25, 2012), DWST worker. This morning, on his way this morning to the SVD seminary to work, he was hit by a delivery van; was pronounced DoA. I thank the Lord for his friendship and loyalty to me, for the numerous times he lent a hand to DWST, CTS, SVD-ALS, etc. The Lord's ways are inscrutable. "The Lord has given, the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord" (Job 1:21).

Friday, February 03, 2012

Arnoldus Library announces call for entries for its Second ALAP Award

The Arnoldus Library is giving out its second Arnoldus Library Academic Paper Award (ALAP Award). The ALAP Award comprises a plaque of recognition from Divine Word Seminary and a cash honorarium of P5,000.00 courtesy of the Fr. Dominador Flores, SVD Fund.

The award will be presented at the Graduation Ceremonies on March 31, 2012 to the student who has written the best academic paper (term paper or synthesis paper) for the school year 2011-2012 as determined by an Award Committee chaired by Fr. Randolf Flores, SVD.

The aim of the award is both to reward excellence and to encourage students to write academic papers with high quality.

Who is eligible?
• A bona-fide student of Divine Word Seminary who has submitted his or her academic paper on time to the Dean’s Office and whose grade given by the moderator is not lower than 95%.
o The M.A. thesis is not covered by the ALAP Award.
o Academic paper means the annual term paper or the synthesis paper only.

• The chairperson of the Award Committee will check over the academic papers submitted at the Dean’s Office. He will then select three potential winners from which the Award Committee will choose the best. The criteria of the short list would be:
o (1) the paper’s final grade
o (2) the form and style
 footnotes, bibliography, English, and the like
 based on Turabian, 7th edition
o (3) content
 the novelty of the study
 the use of sources
 the flow of the arguments
o (4) effective conclusion
 not just a simple summary
 but an articulation of what the readers can learn from the paper.

Due Date
• Deadline for the short list: March 9, 2012 before 5:00 p.m.
• Place of submission: Dean’s Office

For more information: See Fr. R. Flores or write to
For the winner of First ALAP AWARD, click here.