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:
By Aldous Aldwin Alde, BSAE I
College’s Airwatch and Basic Education’s Insights publications underwent seminar-workshop series spearheaded by the publication advisers on August 15 and 23, 2014.
The 2-day seminar was facilitated by media practitioners Jun Nino Nalipay for the News, Editorial and Sports Writing, Cherie Ann Gozon for Staff Management and Promoting the School Paper, Jose Lewis Gatchalian for Photojournalism, Jeff Cruz for Feature Writing, and Ericka Lagunzad for Lay Outing.
“The seminar aims to provide practical knowledge in journalism straight from media practitioners,” Mr. Christian Ray Licen, the Airwatch Media Bureau Coordinator, quoted.
The newly-assigned Commissioners, Editors-in-Chief and Correspondents were also recognized. The Airwatch and Insights publications took this seminar-workshop series as a good avenue to hone their craft and to be responsible campus journalists.
By Aldous Aldwin Alde, BSAE I
For the first time in 22 years, Indiana Aerospace University (IAU) featured an Aerospace Show on August 12-14, 2014 in the campus. In consortium with NCERIES, it exhibited varied Aviation-Aeronautics student projects and a digital mobile planetarium.
Different schools graced the 3-day event and witnessed the exhibits. Among these were: Arise Christian Academy, Einstein School for Kids, Holy Infant Montessori School, School Wonder Academic Center, St. Anthony Learning Center, and IAU’s Indiana Learning Center (Basic Education Department).
On its debut, the event was featured by GMA 7’s Buena Mano Balita. In an interview with Buena Mano Balita, IAU’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Harold E. Toring said that project was conceived as an avenue for the public, especially the graders, to “know” more about the Aerospace and value its contribution as an important key player of the global economy. He furthered that the project also aims to raise awareness and to appreciate the strides in meteorological and aerospace science.
Featured in the exhibit were electronic miniature aircrafts, standard-sized propeller and aircraft exhibition video clip of the College of Aerospace Engineering; aircraft engine and Cessna static display of the College of Aircraft Maintenance Technology; the Nomad aircraft of the College of Airline Management; miniature airplanes, landing gears, and the tableau replica of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), and the high-end flight simulator of the College of Aviation Technology.
Ms. Maria Luz G. Cahayagan, OJT Coordinator of IAU and one of the organizers of the Aerospace Show said, “It is also good for the kids that at an early age they would be inspired to land a career in the aerospace in the future.”
Long since 1992, IAU has been putting forward its best foot and the Aerospace Show is just one among the many more to set the pace and trend. Mr. Toring announced during the Thanksgiving Day that the said show would be an annual event.