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NORSU celebrates 81st Founders Day

By Rachelle M. Nessia

Dumaguete City (13 November) -- Negros Oriental State University will celebrate its 81st Founder's Day from November 28 to December 3, 2008 with Hugyawan Street Dancing as the main highlight of the celebration's last day.

This year's celebration, which banners the theme "NORSU: Benchmarking with Global Standards and Practices," will kick off on Nov. 28 with a Diana, Thanksgiving Mass, opening of Intramural Games, Invitational Games and the Mr. & Ms. NORSU 2008 Pageant, said Joy G. Perez, NORSU Information Officer.

On the second day (Nov. 29) there will be an Intramural Games, University Cheerleading Competitions, Torch Parade, Opening of Booths and the Dance Sport Competition while on Nov. 30 will be the Alumni Homecoming.

The Intramural Games will run from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.

On Dec. 1, a Parade-in-Review in honor of Outstanding Alumni and a Choral Singing Competition will be held while on Dec. 2 the following activities will be conducted: University Academic Convocation; Recognition of Retirees and Board Topnotchers; Awarding of Outstanding Alumni; Fellowship Luncheon of Faculty, Staff, Alumni; FUPTA and Awarding of Board Topnotchers; Intramural Games; and Modern Dance Competition.

The six-day celebration will end on Dec. 3 with Hugyawan Street Dancing, Hugyawan Showdown, Search for "Hugyawan King and Queen," Awarding Ceremonies & Fireworks, and NORSUNIAN Night.

Chair for the said celebration is Dr. Ma. Elsa Ilona A. Bulado, vice president for administration and special concerns, said Perez.

In 1927, NORSU was then known as Negros Oriental Trade School (NOTS). In 1956, NOTS was changed to East Visayan School of Arts and Trades (EVSAT). In 1983, it became Central Visayas Polytechnic College (CVPC); and in 2004 it became NORSU, created through Republic Act 9299 on June 25, 2004. August 19, 2004 marked the day for the investiture of Dr. Henry A. Sojor as first president of NORSU. (PIA/rmn) [top]

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