Open Day a success

Divine Word University staged another successful open day on Sunday 5th of May, 2013. Partners of the university and members of the public came from far near for the annual event held at the Madang campus.

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Children’s rights advocate wins media award

A non-government organisation advocating the rights of children has won the 2013 Communication and Development Award jointly sponsored by Divine Word University and the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

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Pearson representative visits DWU

Pearson1The Head of Sales for Pearson Australia, Brett Wilson, visited Divine Word University’s Madang campus recently to advise how to implement the Pearson online MyWritingLab and MyMathLab programs.

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NZ uni executive calls for engagement among Pacific students

 A senior New Zealand university executive has called for greater engagement among students and staff of universities in the Pacific.

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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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