119th Silliman University Founder’s Day Schedule of Activities

Dumaguete City – Quarantine Edition

119th Silliman University Founder’s Day Schedule of Activities

The 119th Silliman University Founder’s Day theme for this year 2020 is “Hope Arising from the Solid Rock”. The celebration of the biggest university’s Founder’s Day in the city, and perhaps the province, has been put to test throughout time and now, it is tested by a pandemic. Just like this year’s theme, the institution’s will to arise from the solid rock can be seen through their Founder’s Day Calendar. Although most events are held online for the safety of everyone, it doesn’t mean that the celebration is forgotten and put aside!

The Silliman University Founder’s Day is one of the most awaited events not only for every Sillimanian, but for the entire city as well. Their highlight events include the search for the annual Miss Silliman, the Silliman Parade, numerous worship services & alumni reunion and of course the HIBALAG! Due to the pandemic caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus, most of these events are cancelled or made through online. Before we look at this year’s Silliman Founder’s Day 2020 Calendar, let’s take a walk down to memory lane.

Unfortunately, the DC-Team did not cover any of the Miss Silliman pageantry last year (2019) due to the “strict” demands of the new Student Council. Since 2014, the DC-Team were able to take pictures/videos of the beauty and brain contest. It looks like two years in a row we will not have a Miss Silliman  video. So here is an older one to enjoy!

Watch the Miss Silliman 2018 Video here:

One of the most awaited celebration of the Silliman University Founder’s Day is the HIBALAG! The different departments of SU builds a creative booth and holds different kinds of contest such as Hibalag Festival King and Queen. Various food booths, souviner shops and even wall climbing can be seen at the Hibalag Grounds. This event is open for all!

Watch the Hibalag Festival 2019 Video here:

The student council and the different department heads of Silliman University has thoroughly thought of the events allowed for Founder’s Day. As mentioned earlier, most of these events will be held via a video call conference or through other online media. Facebook live videos will be provided by the official Silliman University page.

119th Silliman University Founder’s
Day Calendar & Schedule of Activities:

Sunday, August 09, 2020

9:30 am Opening Worship at the Church with Live Streaming

Monday, August 10, 2020

10:00 am Floral Offering in Honor of Dr. David and Mrs. Laura Hibbard and Celebration of their arrival in Dumaguete on August 10, 1901 at Statue of Hibbard (Silliman University Facebook Page)
3:00 pm Soft Opening of the Silliman University Heritage Museum featuring the Laura Hibbard Room at (Silliman University Facebook Page)

Friday, August 14, 2020

7:00 pm Podcast: Anthropology and Sociology Majors in Time of Crisis (Silliman University Facebook Page)

Sunday, August 16, 2020

9:30 am 104th Silliman University Church Anniversary at the Church with Live Streaming
2:00 pm Webinar “Navigating the New Normal” via Zoom
Meeting ID: 868 4298 5225 Passcode: 698185

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 am Balik Talent Lecture Title: “Two great Americans, Dr Silliman & Dr. Klein – What can we learn from them now?” via Zoom (Register in advance for this meeting: https://bit.ly/SU_IRS_2GreatAmericans)
Guest speaker Prof. Yoshiharu Masuda (Nagoya Guakin University)

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 am Balik Talent Lecture Title “Pilates: Using Movement for Rehabilitation” at Angelo King Building Lecture room 1 for 25 of the participants, the others via Zoom (Register in advanced for this meeting: https://bit.ly/SU_IRS_Pilates)
Speaker Christine Rivera – Gapuz, PT, DPT, NCPT
6:30 pm Hibalag Opening Worship Speaker Ptr. Wella H. De Rosas at the Church and Facebook Live

Thursday, August 20, 2020

9:00 am – 11:00 am Webinar “Bridging Japan and the Philippines Through PT”
Guest Speakers: Students from Nagoya Guakin University via Zoom.

Saturday, August 22 – 29, 2020

8:00 pm Silliman Performs (Virtual) at Silliman University Culture and Arts Council Facebook and YouTube

Sunday, August 23, 2020

8:00 am SUCN 1980 – 4 Years Reunion Ruby Jubilee via Zoom Conference
9:30 am Founder’s Day Service Speaker Dr. Hope Antone at the Church with Live Streaming

Monday, August 24, 2020

6:30 am Laura Hibbard Memorial Service – 51st Death Anniversary of Laura Hibbard (Silliman University Facebook Page)
2:00 pm Anthro Museum Virtual Tour (Silliman University Facebook Page)
4:00 pm Memorial Service for SU Reunioning Groups Udarbe Memorial Chapel (Virtual) Pre-recorded Silliman University Facebook & Silliman University You Tube Channel

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 am Balik Talent Lecture Title: “Frailty and The Slippery Slope of Aging“Speaker Marilou Acosta, PT, DPT, GCS via Zoom (Register in advanced for this meeting: https://bit.ly/SU_IRS_Frailty)
3:00 pm SU Elementary School Virtual Graduation Ceremony for Batch 2019- 2020 (Silliman University Facebook Page)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm PgD Psychology “Kumustahan”

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

9:11 am Webinar to All SHS Faculty Members “Teaching Research to Young Learners” Resource Person: Dr. Enrique G. Oracion via Google Meet
3:00 pm Heritage Builders at SU Hall with Live Streaming
Kasikas sa SUES (Silliman University Facebook Page)

Thursday, August 27, 2020

3:00 pm Parada Sillimanian (Virtual) & Unity Prayer via Facebook Live

Friday, August 28, 2020

5:00 am Sunrise Service Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Coo at SU Amphitheatre with Live Streaming
10:00 am The 58th Outstanding Sillimanian Awards (Virtual) Silliman University Facebook Silliman University YouTube Channel
2:00 pm 25th Year SIGMA RHO FRATERNITY and DELTA LAMBDA SIGMA SOR. Silliman Chapter via Virtual Gathering
3:00 pm Opening Worship e-Keynote: Rev. Frank Hernando via Live & Public

Saturday, August 29, 2020

9:00 am SU MedTech of 1985 Choral Reunion via Zoom
9:00 am – 12 noon Morning Devotion: Bradford Choir
E Bible Study 1 Bp. Ligaya San Francisco; Song: UCCP Sibulan Choir
Paul Lauby Lecture / Theme Exposition: Dr. Josephat Rweyamamu

Sunday, August 30, 2020

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Afternoon Devotion: Dumaguete Church
Bible Study 2 (Live Dr. Msafiri Mbilu); Song: SU Church Choir
Brief DS-related Anecdotal Presentation and Dr. Levi Oracion’s Book Launching

Monday, August 31, 2020

9:00 am -12:00 noon Morning Devotion: DS Students e Choir
Panel Presentation 1: “The Challenges of Church Partnerships in Christian Academic Institutes: Building & Rebuilding through the Decades” Dr. Greg Pawilen; Song: UCCP Tagbilaran Choir

Panel Presentation 2: “Wellness, the Pandemic, and the Local Church” Dr. Erlinda Senturias

Panel Presentation 3: “The Church Ministry and Mass Media” Hon. Sol Aragones; Song: UCCP, CDO City Choir

Panel Presentation 4: “The Church and Theological Education” Dr. Hope Antone

Closing Service Preacher: Bishop Felisa Tenchavez, Anthem: Elliwood Choir Offertory: UCCP Davao Choir via Live & Public

Please take note that the schedule may change without prior notice. To see all updates, please check the official Silliman University website: http://su.edu.ph

Contact Person:
Mr. Abe P. Cadeliña
Email: soad@su.edu.ph
Telephone: +63 35 422-6002 local 335

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