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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DWU to host ICT symposium


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Divine Word University’s Information Systems Department will hold its 7th Information Systems symposium on Thursday 28th September, 2012. The symposium will be staged at the Sir Peter Barter Auditorium on the Madang campus.

The theme for the symposium is “Envisioning change through Information and Communication Technology Advancements”.

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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


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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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