We are truly living in an uncertain time with the threat of COVID-19. During times like this, our plans, celebrations, travel goals and a lot more may have been pushed back from its intended schedule, but the promise of a brighter tomorrow has never been cancelled! There are certainly brighter days that awaits for us to look forward to, beyond this pandemic. Spiritual health is just as important as physical and mental health! We are inviting all Aerospacers to join us on December 12, Saturday at 2:00pm as we have our 4th webinar series entitled “Lucky No.13” 13 ways to see beyond the pandemic with Rev. Fr. Joriz Foz Calsa, SDB. Zoom link and password shall be posted on your portal or you may also join us through Facebook live. Kitakits, Aerospacers!
Indiana Aerospace University and Society of Young Aerospace Engineers in collaboration with Philippine Space Agency, are happy to bring you the “Ph to Space: Ascent2Inspire” Virtual Talk.
This event will introduce the different aspects of Philippine Space endeavors, provide diverse graduate studies to pursue likewise career opportunities in the space industry.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from the dynamic speakers at the “Ph to Space: Ascent2Inspire” Virtual Talk.
*Exclusive for IAU Students
Helloo Aerospacers! We’ll have a mass on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday at 9 o’ clock in the morning at St Therese Chapel. It will be streamed live through our FB page. Save the date!
by The Airwatch Board of Editors
Indiana Aerospace University (IAU) held their first-ever Joint University Virtual Graduation and Completion Ceremonies last October 24, 2020 at the Aerospacers Hall from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM which was streamed live at the IAU Facebook Page. The event was spearheaded by Dr. Jovenal B. Toring, IAU Founder and President, and Mdm. Celia Toring, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, together with Chief Executive Officer, Harold E. Toring; the Dean of all Colleges, Dr. Nonita P. Legaspi and Student Affairs Officer and Event Technical Director, Ms. Maria Luz G. Cahayagan. Also onboard were the basic education administration and faculty and the department chairs of the college who graced their presence physically at the venue.
Secretary Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana, the 36th Secretary of National Defense of the Republic of the Philippines, was the honorary commencement speaker of the Joint University Virtual Graduation and Completion Ceremonies. Secretary Lorenzana underscored in his commencement message that the country is in need of patriots now more than ever as we transition to the new normal. He urged IAU graduates to contribute to nation building and be imbued with the zeal of public service as they rise in rank from their chosen careers. He quipped that what matters is you (IAU Graduates) choose to do the greatest good for your country.
Event Technical Director and Students Affairs Officer Ms. Maria Luz G. Cahayagan was grateful for the success of the Virtual Graduation Ceremony stating it was the better alternative during these challenging times as the culmination of years of studies ended with a socially distant, online farewell. She remarked, “Although this is certainly not the graduation I anticipated, it does not make this journey less meaningful.”
Expressing how he felt about the virtual graduation, Chief Executive Officer Harold E. Toring said, “Prior to the graduation, I was excited [for] it was the first time in IAU history to hold a virtual graduation. For 27 years we’ve been doing the graduation and completion ceremonies traditionally.” Sir Harold was a bit regretful as he believed the Administration could have sent them off with the IAU-brand of graduation rites where graduates and their parents received the diploma on stage; however, it could not be done due to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, he felt relieved that the ceremony was one for the books.
The graduates also expressed how they felt with regard to the first-ever joint university virtual graduation and completion ceremonies. Jan Nicole Crencia, who majored Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) and who graduated with honors, said he felt happy because even if the world is still being ravaged by the pandemic, they were given the chance to graduate online and be recognized for their achievements. Another graduate in the person of May Hyacinth G. Gocotano, who finished Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering graduate with cum laude merit and being this year’s recipient of the leadership award, had this to say: “Honestly, it wasn’t the most ideal way of graduating especially for college students like us. You’ll get to experience graduation once in your life and having it virtually was a little bit sad. But considering the situation we are having right now, the virtual graduation was really the best option for us. And kudos to IAU for successfully organizing the first virtual graduation.”
It may not be the ideal or traditional way of conducting the graduation and completion ceremonies, the event was nevertheless a memorable one! Indeed, the adventure has just begun for the graduates and completers of the Class of 2020 of Indiana Aerospace University! May you heed what Henry David Thoreau said to “go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you have imagined!”
Seeking for motivation to keep you going on your dreams and aspirations in life in the midst of this pandemic may seem to be tough. But hey, it is definitely not impossible!
We are inviting you once again, Aerospacers to join us as we have our 3rd webinar series entitled “On your mark, Get set, GOAL! With our motivational speaker, Vanessa S. Ocampo, President of Milestones and Breakthrough Consultancy, and be inspired even more from a sharing of our IAU Alumnus, Engr. John Paul Daliva, who is now a Mechanic in Singapore Airlines Engineering Philippines.
Webinar shall be thru Zoom on November 14, 2020 at 2:00pm. Zoom webinar link shall be posted on your portal. Kitakits Aerospacers!
“Health isn’t just about what you eat, It’s about what you are thinking and feeling too.”
Aerospacers! We are inviting you once again to join us in our 2nd webinar in cooperation with the IAU Guidance Office entitled “Mental Wellness Amidst the Pandemic” with our speaker, Dr. Joy Bueno, FPPA, DPCAM
Join us on October 10, 2020, Saturday at 2:00pm as we learn and try to understand more about the matters of our mind and well-being especially now that we are experiencing a pandemic that has certainly changed the way we live.
In celebration of our school chapel’s 20th Founding Year, and the Feast day of the school’s patron saint. Daily Novena Masses in honor of St Therese of Lisieux are streamed live on the school’s Facebook page starting September 25 until October 3, 2020 at 3:30 in the afternoon.
On October 4, 2020, we will be celebrating the feast day of St. Therese of Lisieux which will be celebrated by the Military Bishop of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Most Rev Fr Oscar Jaime Florencio and will be Co-Presided by Most Rev. Fr. Andres D. Rivera Jr., OSA. We are reminding devotees, and the faithful to observe the IATF protocols such as wearing of face mask and shield. Strict social distancing shall be implemented in the chapel for the Pontifical Mass and temperature shall be checked as well prior to entering in the chapel. This has already been approved by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard ” Ahong” Q. Chan and Cebu City Mayor Edgar C. Labella, the incoming Hermano Mayor for the upcoming feast day of St. Therese.
Let us be one in prayer of all our intentions through the intercession of St Therese of Lisieux!! Viva St. Therese!