Open day set

Divine Word University will stage its annual Open Day at its Madang campus on Sunday 3rd May, 2015.

Ambassador of France to Papua New Guinea, His Excellency Pascal Maubert is the guest of honour for the occasion.

The students and staff from the different faculties and departments have been hard at work preparing for the event in the past few days, particularly after lectures and in the evenings.

The Open Day is an annual event that the University hosts on the first Sunday of May for its students and staff to reach out to the public through the various displays, demonstrations and personal interaction.

The students and staff through their faculties and the departments use the occasion to showcase their teaching, learning, research and community engagement activities.

The event also allows partners of the faculties and departments from the public and private sectors to come out to engage with them through sharing of information at their display booths and in the demonstrations. Sunday will be no exception where various public and private sector partners of the faculties and their departments are expected to make a strong presence.

The University publications such as the DWU Research Journal which are published by the DWU Press are promoted and sold on the day.

The Open Day is one opportunity for the public who would like to learn more about PNG’s most progressive university to turn up in person and find out. The occasion is all the more useful for students in lower levels of education deciding on university study options in the future to go along and find out about the study opportunities at DWU.

The display booths of banks, particularly the National Development Bank (NDB) have been popular with the ordinary people looking for information about business financing for grassroots start-up businesses and small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

Other benefits of the Open Day include members of the public learning about various subjects of interests in healthcare and hygiene, information and communication technology, democracy and freedom, religious freedom and flexible learning options for adult learners. The 2015 Open Day will be staged with the theme “Core values and research underpin our search for quality”.

Sunday’s proceedings will begint with an opening Mass at the St Joseph Freinademetz Chapel at 6.30 am and will end with the speeches and presentation of awards and prizes at 5pm onwards at the SVD Memorial Auditorium.

The Open Day was preceded by the University celebrating the World Media Freedom Day on Friday 1st May, 2015. The commemoration was staged by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences which houses the journalism program under its Communication Arts Department.