Sunday, November 16, 2014

DWST welcomes new full-time professor

DWST welcomes Fr. Ronnie Crisostomo, SVD, SLL, SThD (cand.), new full-time professor of Liturgy and Systematic Theology.

Fr. Ronnie holds a Licentiate in Sacred Liturgy (SLL) from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute (San Anselmo – Rome) and a doctoral student of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical Comillas University (Madrid, Spain). He was born in Nagbukel, Ilocos Sur.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

DWST congratulates Divine Word College Seminary

Divine Word Seminary-Tagaytay (Philippines) congratulates the
Divine Word College Seminary - Epworth, Iowa (USA) on its
50th year. Ad multos annos!

*Fr. Raul Caga, SVD, the singing SVD missionary, teaches Moral Theology at DWST.

December 2014 Schedule

Monday, November 03, 2014

Second Semester 2014-15 Schedule: Updated

November Schedule at DWST

Announcements from the Dean of Studies
November 3, 2014

1. Classes for the Second Semester 2014-2015 will start tomorrow November 4, 2014 and will end on March 21, 2015 (Graduation). Christmas Break begins on December 15 and classes resume on January 5, 2015.

DWST welcomes the following “new” professors:

Dr. Rico Villanueva, PhD
Guest Professor
Courses: Biblical Hebrew Language, Wisdom Literature-Psalms
Day: Tuesday
Pastor Rico is the Director of Biblical Studies at Alliance Graduate School and a faculty member of Asia Graduate School of Theology. He earned his PhD in Old Testament from the University of Bristol, UK, and his dissertation has been published as a book entitled The Uncertainty of a Hearing: A Study of the Sudden Change of Mood in the Lament Psalms (Brill, 2008). As a consultant with Philippine Bible Society, he co-edited the Bible Primer. Pastor Rico regularly preaches at the Capital City Alliance Church in Quezon City and Christian Alliance Fellowship East. He is blessed with a lovely wife, Rosemarie and two children, Emier and Faye. 

Dr. Rene Oliveros, PhD
Guest Professor
Course: Islam and Interreligious Dialogue
Day: Friday
Doc Rene is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University. He obtained his doctorate from Temple University (Philadephia). His doctoral dissertation on “Islam in the American-Moro War (1903-1913)” was published in Germany (2010).

Fr. Ronnie Crisostomo, SVD, SLL, SThD (cand.)
Fulltime Professor
Course: Liturgy and Time
Day: Wednesday

Fr. Ronnie holds a Licentiate in Sacred Liturgy (SSL) from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute (San Anselmo – Rome) and a doctoral student of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical Comillas University (Madrid, Spain).

2. November 4 – Professors’ Submission of the Final Grades (1st Semester)

3. November 5, 2014 – Talk on Bangsamoro by Fr. Jun Mercado, OMI. The talk is organized by DWIMS (c/o Fr. Tony Pernia, SVD). The classes from 10:15am – 12:00 on this day will be suspended for the students to attend this important talk. The venue is Aula Magna.
Fr. Jun is a recognized expert on the role of Islam in Southeast Asia; a senior policy adviser at the Institute for Autonomy and Governance in Cotabato City; and was President of the Notre Dame University in Cotabato City.

4. November 8, 2014 – Start of CTS Classes (Second Semester)

5. November 10, 2014 – FASTER MEETING (Faculty, Students and Rectors Meeting). Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm; Venue: T2 classroom. DWSTSA representatives—
Polistico Anthony, OSJ, Aban, Ryan, MSP, and  Reymar Millar, SAN PABLO—are to take part in this meeting.

6. Nov. 17 (Mon.)  Start of Classes for the Special Courses
N.B. Biblical Hebrew Language under Pastor Rico will start on NOVEMBER 4, 2014.

7. Nov. 19 (Wed.)  Project Paper Defense (T-4)

Biblical Hebrew Language class to start tomorrow Nov 4


WILL START ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014, Tuesday (tomorrow)
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
VENUE: T1 Classroom

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Classroom Assignments

1)   Classrooms for the following courses

Day and Time
Tue 1:30pm – 4:00 pm
Tue 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Biblical Apostolate
Thu 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Arnoldus Hall
Fri 4:00 pm –  6:00 pm
Arnoldus Hall
Synoptics II
Tue 8:10 am – 9:55 am
Arnoldus Hall
Creation and Eschatology
Tue 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Arnoldus Hall
Theology of Preaching
Wed 9:05 am – 12:00 pm
Arnoldus Hall
Johannine Writings
Fri 8:10 am – 12:00 pm
Arnoldus Hall
SVD Missionary Spirituality
Mon 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Developments in Mission
Tue 8:10 am – 11:05 am

*The rest of classes for T1, T2, T3 & T4 will be held as usual at their respective classrooms.

2) Note the start date of the following Classes:
  • Biblical Hebrew Language (Villanueva) will start on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (1:30 pm – 4:00 pm). 
  •  Ecumenism (Javier) will also start on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm).\
  • SVD Missionary Spirituality (Pernia) will start on Monday, November 10, 2014 (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm) 
  •  Liturgy and Time (Crisostomo) will start on Wednesday, November 18, 2014  (8:10 am-9:55 am)