New DWU dormitories to open soon


male dormDivine Word University (DWU) will achieve another milestone with the opening of five new dormitories for its students at the main campus in Madang on 29th September, 2012.
The five double storey dormitories – three for female students and two for male students – were funded by the Australian government’s Australia PNG Incentive Fund.

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DWU joins 37th independence anniversary celebs


1 Independence bannerDivine Word University (DWU) students and staff at the main campus in Madang joined the rest of Papua New Guinea to mark the 37th independence anniversary of the country in their own ways.
As last year, the students lead in marking the national anniversary with different events throughout last week leading to the national day on Sunday 16th September, 2012.

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Trust and ethics important for development


Benny Popoitai

Ethical conduct in business and in general society was highlighted at the 12TH annual Business Ethics Symposium at Divine Word University in Madang last Friday.

Vice Chancellor of the PNG University of Technology, Dr Albert Schram was the keynote presenter who spoke on the importance of ethical conduct by businesses and individuals and how universities shape ethical behavior in both areas.

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A Colourful Day

The Divine Word University students’ annual Cultural Day exceeded expectations as one of the best event ever staged last Saturday 25 August, 2012 at the SVD Oval next to the university campus in Madang.

Many provincial student groups had relatives travelling in from across the country with the bilas (traditional costumes) including, a ‘Tolai Dukduk’ outfit from across the Bismarck Sea in East New Britain.

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Meeting place opened to mark DWU Foundation Day

Divine Word University (DWU) celebrated its 16th Foundation Day on Friday 24th August, 2012 with the opening of a new Barbeque and Recreational Area for students and the University community.

The Foundation Day commemorates the declaration of the former Divine Word Institute (DWI) as a University by the then Prime Minister Sir Julius Chan in 1996.

The new Barbeque and Recreational Area called Kibung Peles is an initiative of the university’s Student Representative Council (SRC).  Kibung Peles means meeting place in Tok Pisin, PNG’s second national language.

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IS Symposium Media Press Conference hailed a success


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Madang: Divine Word University Information Systems students today received a cheque of K10, 000 from National Information and Communication Technology Authority.

National Information and Communication Technology Authority Chief Executive Officer Charles Punaha presented the cheque this morning to assist with the Information Systems Symposium next month.

Mr. Punaha said NICTA supports initiatives and avenues of enhancing ICT knowledge and skills in PNG.

Mr Punaha challenged the department to develop the symposium as it is an effective avenue where people in the ICT department can learn from each other.

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Tourism expo praised

Final year Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM) students at Divine Word University (DWU) staged the successful 5th tourism expo titled in Tok Pisin “Liklik Diwai Turism Expo” at the Madang campus on Friday 18th May, 2012.

The students staged the expo under the theme “creating a positive vision for tourism and hospitality industry in PNG”. Many businesses and other partners both within Madang and other parts of the country attended the expo. Local villagers including mothers from the settlements also attended  and sold their artifacts.

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DWU provincial road show set

Prospective students wishing to study at Divine Word University (DWU) will get a chance to meet representatives from the University and hear about the programs when they visit the provinces from 18th June onwards.

The first stop for the DWU road show team is the Eastern Highlands where the team will be at the Education and Career Exposition of the Faculty of Education at the University of Goroka on 8th June.

The next province will be Milne Bay where the team will be at the Cameron Secondary School near Alotau. Schools from outer islands and districts are expected to travel into Alotau and spend the week there for the expo from 18th to 22nd June.

From 14th to 15th July, the DWU team will be in East New Britain at Kokopo Secondary School and will cover 10 secondary schools there. The DWU’s amalgamated colleges in ENB, St Mary’s School of Nursing in Vunapope and OLSH Kabaleo Teachers College will also take part in the expo.

On 14th and 15th August, the DWU road show team will attend the Enga Education and Careers Expo at the Wabag

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DWU marks World Media Freedom Day

Divine Word University’s Madang campus celebrated the World Media Freedom Day on Friday 4th May, 2012 with a range of activities.

The highlight of the day was the keynote address by John Momis, one of the founding fathers of Papua New Guinea and its national constitution. Momis spoke on the importance of Section 46 of the constitution which gives citizens the right to freedom of expression and publication.  Momis, who is the president of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) is a former Catholic priest who has served as a national Member of Parliament representing the Bougainville provincial seat for many years until he was unseated in 2002. He was later appointed PNG’s ambassador to China by the government of Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare, a fellow founding father of the nation. Momis returned from China several years ago and contested and won the AROB presidency. Besides speeches by Momis and others, the commemoration of the important day set aside by the United Nations included dramas and skits, a sports competition, community awareness, reports from invited guest and blogger Martin Namarong of the Namarong Report

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DWU opens doors to public

Divine Word University opened its doors to the public during its annual “Open Day” last Sunday 07th May, 2012 that saw the public turn up in numbers to appreciate what the University does to serve the nation. On show in the event themed “Power of Positive Vision” were the work of students and staff in teaching, research and community engagement within the six faculties of DWU. Chairperson of the Open Day Committee, Associate Professor Linda Crowl said the event went very well in her message of appreciate to staff. “The students clearly enjoyed the day, and such an exercise helps them to visualize the connection between their desk work and the real world waiting for them post-graduation,” said Dr Crowl. “Visitors also enjoyed the friendly and interesting atmosphere on campus, and they perceived DWU as a welcoming place.” “Those organizations that had stalls were able to raise a bit of income, and our charity partners were particularly grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness and raise funds.” Public and private sector partners of the faculties and their departments also came out in force at the Madang campus to demonstrate the link between work in real life with what is taught and learnt in the University. The University and the public and private sector organizations used the day to provide awareness on important issues in areas such

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Maritime College teams up with DWU

Maritime DWU signingThe Papua New Guinea Maritime College has signed a  memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Divine Word University, paving the way  for collaboration in the education of seamen.

The MOU was signed by the Maritime College principal,  Captain Richard Teo and DWU president Fr Jan Czuba last Wednesday 18th  April, 2012. Capt Teo and Fr Czuba both

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Students Make History

video conferencing class with Proffessor Argenbright

A  class of Twenty eight Mathematics and Computing Science studentsfrom Divine  Word University are making history by being the first class to have lectures via  video conferencing or online classes.

    Divine  Word University  introduced online  courses for its students as its strategic plan emphases quality of teaching and  learning, it  encourages  the use of  ICT as a necessary resource to quality of  research, teaching and learning.

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