In celebration the 23rd Founding Anniversary, Indiana Aerospace University held a week long intramurals from September 6-12, 2015, anchored on the theme, “Follow, Love, Yearn for what is good @ 23”. The opening of the much-anticipated event kicked off with “I need A Hero” Fun Run and Zumba Fitness at 4 am in the morning. This was participated by IAU students, faculty and staff.
The campus was filled with festivity and vivacity. Reverberating shouts and cheers echoed in the air as the epic week of fun and competition began.
The Sinulog Mardi Gras Competition capped the weeklong celebration showcasing the Festival Kings and Queens of the different year levels with their Sr. Sto. Niño inspired gowns. The event was graced by the founders of IAU, Dr. Jovenal B. Toring and Mdm. Cecilia V. Toring, who danced in the opening salvo together with the Festival Queen 2014, Ms. Paula Luz Gomez and the Festival King 2014, Mr. Lourenz Arellano. The competition started with street dancing. Each contingent presented their interpretation of Cebu’s very own Sinulog Festival. The Awarding ceremony followed. First Year B emerged as the Overall Sports Champion and the Sophomores won the coveted Mardigras Competition. Wahini Begin, Freshmen BS AM and Ralph Gica, Senior BSAT were declared Mr. and Ms. Intramurals.
Aviation Partnership Philippines Corp. conducted a Ramp Safety Awareness Seminar with the incoming interns from IAU BATCH 2015. The seminar was held in the Audio Visual Room of Indiana Aerospace University last July 30, 2015 along with Mr. Renato Ogot, Technical Training Instructor of A+, Mr. Greg Gonzales – Technical Warehouse Officer -Aircaft Parts and Miss Michelle Corder, HR/Administrative Dept. Officer. Rock on Aerospacers!
The HRM-TTM Department or known as the H.A.T.S. had their Formal Cocktail Pool Welcome Party last Saturday, July 25, 2015.
They had a dual-venue held at the H.A.T.S. Department building and at the University Pool which they transformed into a summer night beach-like setting. The event was showered by the presence of IAU’s founders, Mrs. Cecilia Toring and Dr. Jovenal Toring; the SAO Head, Mr. John Christopher Toring; the Department Head, Mr. Vicente Barina; the H.A.T.S. Adviser, Ms. Contessa Castro, MBA; H.A.T.S. Governor, Kris Robert Ching; H.A.T.S. Vice-Governor Zhaina May Mabute.
Here’s every reason why we should all love Merl Gayo for taking up the cudgel in Miss Teen Earth Philippines which was aired on June 28, 7:00 PM at TV 5.
Why did you join Miss Teen Earth Philippines?
“I joined Miss Teen Earth Philippines to experience something purposeful – getting involved in preserving and protecting.”
What was the most challenging part of the pageant?
“The most challenging part was the preliminary screening because thousands of girls were bagging for a spot in the official candidates of MTEP 2015. Luckily, I made it!”
Can you call it a once in a lifetime experience? Was it worth it?
“Indeed, being a Miss Teen Earth Philippines candidate was a once in a lifetime experience because it is different from any other pageants. It is a pageant with beauty and a purpose. And that purpose of the MTEP made itself all worth it.”
How did you manage your time when you were still in the competition?
“I had trainings for consecutive nights and classes during the day. It was hard getting up early for class after a training that finishes until 11 in the evening. However, I made sure to do my school works first. I kept up doing my head most priority”
How did it make you feel?
“It made me feel blessed and lucky.”
What is your cutting edge among the other students here in IAU?
“I have my own bucket list. Perhaps, what makes me different from other students here in IAU are my goals and outlook in life. I am a great dreamer and I extremely do not want to waste any opportunity that will bring me to success. The world is my battleground. I am not a person of mediocrity. I do not settle for something less. And I always work hard for the things I want to achieve.
How do you express your uniqueness?
“I can express my uniqueness by giving my best in everything that I do – small things or big. And by having a good relationship with people around me.”
What do you want to tell the students of IAU?
Let us continue to empower our school and give our hearts out for each other and for the world we live in
The Aerospacers of IAU is inspired from the famous Humans of New York, a social media platform featuring portraits and interviews of people from New York. Given the duty to express, design and innovate, Airwatchers founded the Aerospacers of IAU as a project which aims to hear stories from the people who figure in the canvass of IAU and radiate their colorful life stories at a drop of an ink. Furthermore, the editor is calling for suggestions or entries of human interest stories from Aerospacers- students, faculty, staff, personnel, and administrators.
A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the Bureau of Immigration and Indiana Aerospace University that would extend scholarships to children of BI employees on June 15, 2015 at the IAU Boardroom. The MOA signing is part of the “Handog Edukasyon program” of the agency which was launched just in time for its 75th Anniversary.
The Aero Technikal Society of IAU (ATSOI), the newly founded organization of AMT & AVT students had their first General Meeting at the Gym last Friday, June 3, 2015. The said meeting was attended by approximately eight hundred AMT &AVT students that signed up for membership in one of IAU’s most esteemed student organization.
In this picture, students of the Ecology class of Mr. Edgar Taghoy expressed their concerns about the sad state of our ecological environment wrought by human negligence. They aimed to raise environmental awareness through a slogan. They took a stand for our one single planet. How about yours?
The IAU graduates marched during its 22nd Commencement Exercises last March 28, 2015 in the IAU covered court. IAUs AFROTC Officers and cadets escorted the arrival of Philippine National Police OIC Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina, guest of honor and speaker, which was followed by the processional of the graduates with their parents, the faculty, administrators, and the board of trustess with the guest. The rites formally kicked off with the welcome remarks of the batch Cum Laude Cherissa Latoja, BS Avionics Technology Major. In her speech, she mentioned how determination and hard work could lead a person to achieve his goals. “victory is sweet when you have worked hard for it,” she quipped.
The highlight of the ceremony which is the confirmation of the 412 graduates came after Dr. Jovenal B. Toring, Founder and President, lead the distribution of diplomas. General Espina then gave his inspirational message. “I took up a medical course in UP but I was destined to be defender of the nation,” Espina shared. He also advised the graduates to follow their dreams in order to be productive citizens of this country.
Preceding the 23 Commencement Exercises was a baccalaureate mass held at the University Chapel.
Here are more photos during the graduation rites:
Indiana Aerospace University brought the spirit of the Sinulog Festival to their own locale as students, teachers and administrators celebrated the “Sinulog sa IAU” last Jan. 16, 2015. The celebration started with a Holy Mass and after which, was the street dance from the chapel up to the IAU gym where the traditional dance of the Sinulog Festival took off.
The office of the SAO and the Supreme Student Council together with the Council of Leaders celebrated Christmas last Dec.20, 2014. Cutting the tradition of celebrating the yuletide season with a Christmas party involving all students, instructors and staff, the said offices opted to celebrate Christmas through giving back. They invited children from the IAU-adopted barangay and prepared food and a simple program for them.
The Department of Aircraft Maintenance Technology and Avionics Technology celebrated their annual AMT/AVT Day on Oct.2, 2014 at The Terraces (Ayala Center Cebu). The event was sponsored by two of the Philippines’ largest conglomerates, Ayala Group and San Miguel Corporation—that had brought the band Rivermaya as guest performers.
As an annual tradition, Indiana Aerospace University opened its 22nd founding anniversary and Intramurals with a “fun run”. IAU students, teachers, and administrators participated in the 5-kilometer run that was from IAU to Abuno.
The Performing Arts Guild with their Festival Queen, IAU’s HR & OJT coordinator Ms. Maria Luz Cahayagan and some IAU college students headed by PAG adviser, Mr. Jason Baguio joined the launching and opening of Sinulog 2015 held in Cebu City Sports Complex last Jan.9,2015. The event kicked off with a mass at 2pm in Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino followed by a street parade from Sto.Nino going to Osmena Blvd. to Fuente Osmena Circle and down to Cebu City Sports Complex, where the event culminated. The PAG dance was choreographed by Giselma Baguio. Big Universities also graced the event and this year marks the first IAU joins the festivities.
For the first time, the IAU Male Chorale competed in the annual Sinulog Choral Competition securing 3rd place last Jan. 9, 2015 with their winning piece, “I will always turn to you” written by IAU’s very own faculty member, Atty. Vicente Roco. Different from their previous performances chiefly during Eucharistic Mass services, the IAU male chorale embarked in an off-campus competition where they joined the unified beat of The Pit Señor. The IAU Male Chorale is under the tutelage of Choir trainer, Edito Villarin Jr., with their adviser, Ms. Maria Luz Cahayagan.