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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Solomon Islands Ministry of Public Services and Institute of Public Administration and Management sign MOU with Divine Word University

Issue Date: 2nd April 2012

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Public servants in Solomon Islands will soon receive training from Divine Word University’s Faculty of Flexible Learning.

This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Solomon Islands’ Institute of

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DWU is ‘beacon of hope’, says Aussie envoy

Prof Anne Cummins

Divine Word University (DWU) is a “beacon of hope” for Papua New Guinea and graduates must value their qualifications attained from there.

Deputy High Commissioner of Australia, Margaret Adamson said this when delivering the keynote address of the 30th graduation of DWU at the Madang campus on Sunday 4th March, 2012.

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Embrace globalisation, says uni leader

The president of Divine Word University (DWU) has encouraged staff and students to embrace globalisation and enable integral human development.

Fr Jan Czuba said during the launch of the 2012 academic year last Friday that the university community must prepare to keep up with the demands of globalisation as a way forward. Education Secretary, Dr Musawe Sinebare attended the launch.

Fr Czuba said while globalisation has it downside there were obvious rewards and he called on the University community to realise them. He said modern technology was one key element of globalization that those involved in higher education must use to keep up with the changes.

We must declare ourselves motivated by the values present in the DWU academic community, and work to reshape the very meaning of the term globalisation. Our understanding of globalisation should not be defined simply by economic terms and market considerations, he said.

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DWU staff urged to meet challenges

Staff members of Divine Word University (DWU) were challenged to think and act differently in academic scholarship in view of the changing higher education landscape.

President of DWU, Fr Jan Czuba issued the challenge during his address to welcome staff to the new academic year at the Sir Peter Barter Auditorium of the Madang campus on Tuesday 31, January, 2012.

The President highlighted the new approaches to teaching, learning and researching with the assistance of advanced Information Technology and has called on the staff to keep up with the global standard.

“Being the only university in the country to voluntarily allow for external academic audit, the university has made its stance in the international arena,” he said.

“We have the necessary competencies, experience and skills as a community to not only successfully respond to the challenges in PNG and the world, but also to be engaged and participate in the Higher Education development taking place in PNG and the South Pacific.  We don’t want to be mere

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Health sciences staff attend research training

stafFive staff members of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at Divine Word University (DWU) returned from a “data analysis and writing workshop” in Cairns, Australia recently.

They are Mercia Girey and Cassandra Akiro, tutors from the Physiotherapy Department and Ben Ganika, Frank Yagahe and Dr Clement Manineng, lecturers from the Rural Health Department (formerly Health Extension Officer program).

The five staff members were beneficiaries of an Australian Leadership Award (ALA) funding for training of 10 researchers from Papua New Guinea (PNG). The four-week training took place at the Cairns campus of James Cook University (JCU) from 24th October 2011 to

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