DWU CA Department Press Release

Journalists, media and other organizations are invited to submit nominations for the UNESCO/Divine Word University Communication and Development Award 2013. This award will be presented as part of World Media Freedom Day celebrations on Friday May 3 2013 at Divine Word University Madang.

The award is open to individuals and organizations, whether they are, or were at the time of publication, working in the print media, radio, television or some other medium, at the judges’ discretion.

More graduate from DWU

Griwo KraembiDivine Word University (DWU) witnessed its largest number of students graduate during its 31st graduation ceremony on Sunday 3rd March 2013. Out of the 1741 (50.3 % female and 49.7% male) graduates,

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Prime Minister is official guest at DWU graduation

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, The Rt. Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP, is scheduled to attend the Divine Word University’s 32nd annual graduation ceremony on Sunday 3rd March, 2013.

The Rt. Hon Peter O’Neill will give the keynote address while the Australian Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Margaret Adamson will be a guest speaker. Other speakers are DWU Council Chairman, Fr (Dr) Garrett Roche, SVD who will deliver the welcome address, DWU President, Fr Jan Czuba, who will give an address and graduating student, Ms. Amanda Pena will conclude with the valedictory on behalf of the graduating class.

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2013 Graduation List

All graduates are advised that the 2013 graduation ceremony will be held on Sunday 3rd March, 2013 commencing at 8.00 am on the Madang campus. Graduates are advised to attend a Graduation Rehearsal at 3.00 pm on Saturday 2nd March, 2013. You are also expected to collect your gowns in the morning and staff will be available to assist you starting from 9.00 am. You can ethier hire or purchase a gown. Hire fee is K50 non-refundable and purchase price is K550.00. Pay the money into the DWU BSP Bank Account No. 1000433806 and bring a bank receipt to collect your gown.

Thank you.

Ted Alau
Chairman, Graduation Committee

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Academic year launched with renewed commitment

Dr David KavanamurDivine Word University officially opened its academic year at the Madang Campus this morning (Friday 8 February, 2013).

Director General of the Office of Higher Education, Professor David Kavanamur launched the academic year with an inspiring address to the DWU community.

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Students arrive and enroll

New students are also taking part in an orientation program to get acquainted with university life and the requirements of studying at DWU.
According to DWU’s vice president for student affairs, Br Andrew Simpson, the university expects to enroll 1500 students at the Madang campus. This he said is inclusive of about 1000 continuing students, 350 new students and 150 returning to resume studies.

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Let core values guide us, staff told

frjan speechPresident of Divine Word University, Fr Jan Czuba has reminded staff that they be guided by the “core values” of the university as they resume duties for the new academic year.
Fr Czuba said “the core values of the University include Integrity, academic excellence, community engagement/service, respect, diversity, hospitality, learning for life and social responsibility. All these are the reason why Divine Word University exists.”

The president made the call when opening the staff induction week at the Sir Peter Barter

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DWU enrolment process in 2013


Students and members of the public have made enquiries about the enrolment process at the Divine Word University for the 2013 academic year. Here, DWU’s Vice President for Student Affairs, Br Andrew Simpson provides details of the enrolment process and the general preparation the university has been going through in recent weeks.

Much has been happening at DWU for the commencement of the 2013 academic year. During the Christmas break the ongoing maintenance of lecture rooms and residential areas have been taking place.

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Prime Minister opens Memorial Park


Pm lights candle 2Prime Minister Peter O’Neill opened a Memorial Park at the Divine Word University’s Madang campus that was built in memory of the 28 people who perished in the Airlines PNG plane crash on 13 October, 2011.
Those who died were all Papua New Guineans and they included 11 immediate relatives of students at DWU. Ten of the relatives were travelling to Madang for the 3rd Missioning Ceremony for outgoing final year undergraduate degree students while one was a brother of a continuing student on a business trip from Lae.

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Prime Minister applauds DWU


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Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has applauded Divine Word University (DWU) for the annual Missioning Ceremony it hosts for outgoing final year students.

Speaking as guest of honour at the ceremony at the Madang campus last Friday 12 October, 2012, Mr O’Neill said the “missioning” of students to go out to the professional world is similar to the initiation ceremony in Melanesian societies where young people were initiated into adulthood.

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New dorms highlight Australian support for education


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The Australian government’s support for education in PNG continues with the opening of five new double storey dormitories worth K8.3 million at the Divine Word University on Saturday 29th March, 2012.

Head of AusAID in PNG, Stewart Schaefer delivered the keys of the dormitories to the President of DWU Fr Jan Czuba in a ceremony at the Madang campus.

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Students thank Australia


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Divine Word University students have thanked the Australian government for providing them with five new dormitories.

President of the Students Representative Council, Rosemary Miria offered the students’ gratitude during the opening ceremony of the dormitories at the Madang campus on Saturday 29th September, 2012.

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