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2007/09/28

FSUU hails 106th foundation anniversary

by Reynante S. Llanos, Louie John Y. Havana, Jona L. Depositario

BUTUAN CITY (September 28) -- Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU), the first and only home-grown university in Caraga Region celebrates its 106th Foundation Anniversary recently.

The university, which is named after the late Spanish Jesuit, Fr. Saturnino Urios opens the celebration by a motorcade around downtown Butuan on September 19 followed by an institutional,ass which was held at the Urios Gym celebrated by the FSUU President Rev. Fr. John Christian Young, Vice-President for Administrative and Student Affairs Rev. Fr. Chito Butardo, Vice-President for Academic Affairs Dr. Adelfa Yumo, Vice-President for Research, Extension and Developments Dr. Alma Eleazar, Deans from different programs, faculty and staff, students and guests.

The following day was indeed an exciting day for all Urian students. It was the formal start of the different sports competition highlighting the celebration. Among the events played are basketball, volleyball, badminton, chess, swimming, track and field and many others.

Moreover, literary-musical competition was also the much awaited event of the celebration which students has given the avenue to show their prowess in singing, dancing, and arts.

Battle of the intellectual minds through parliamentary debate has paved the way to be recognized by the Urian community. Other activities that were organized by the League of Campus Organization (LCO) includes the "Tabuan" where different academic and non-academic campus organizations had given the chance to raised funds through selling chow, drinks, souvenirs, gift items and others.

September 21 at 7 p.m., Ms. Ivy Violan and Ms. Nanette Inventor, famous singers from Manila rendered a concert for-a-cause in Urios Gym which was witnessed by a huge crowd from various ages.

The following day was a great day for the basketball fans because they witnessed the hardcourt showdown between the FSUU Varisty and the Ateneo de Davao University Senior Varsity.

The celebration joyously ends on Sunday night with a party dubbed as LCO Night, a great time for music, laughter, dancing and dinner both for students as well as for instructor. (PIA-13) [top]

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