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09 OCTOBER 2000. VOLUME 32. NUMBER 20. 4 PAGES_ 

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DLSU-Manila to host web site on religious education for Asian catechists

De La Salle University-Manila will host a website called RE-Quest, which is an Internet resource of lesson plans, articles, and multimedia materials for religious educators.

Upon the initiative of Brother Herman Lombaerts, FSC, a professor at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, the Internet resource to be hosted and maintained by La Salle will feature materials relevant to Asian religious education and religion teachers, guidance counselors, and campus ministry heads. The choice for La Salle as Asian host is a recognition of its IT capabilities.

An interesting feature of the RE-Quest is an ecumenical dialogue among religious education scholars from the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia. “The website will be an important resource for religion teachers on how to make evangelizing to the youth more relevant,” according to Brother Mike Rapatan, FSC, Center for Educational Multimedia director and project coordinator. He added that the site will feature articles and inputs from teachers within the region where Catholicism is a minority religion, such as in Malaysia and Singapore. In effect, it draws relevant dialogue between scholars for the advancement of the field.

The project will later involve the participation of the Religious Education and the Religious Studies Departments.

DLSU-Manila will work with DoubleSlash to develop the website. The memorandum of agreement detailing the responsibilities of the two parties was signed October 6 at the Office of the Executive Vice President (EVP). Dr. Carmelita Quebengco and Brother Mike Rapatan signed on behalf of La Salle, while General Miguel Kaluag represented DoubleSlash.

Hosting the site is also part of the moves in seeking ways for evangelizing the youth within the region. Earlier, DLSU was tasked to supervise the Universitas Katolik De La Salle Manado in Indonesia, where Catholicism is also a minority.

Electroacoustics expert shares insights to La Salle faculty, students

Electronics and Communication Engineering students and faculty attended a lecture by Dr. Jörg Sennheiser, chairman of the board of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG and an expert on electroacoustics at the University of Hannover in Germany.

Sennheiser shared his experience and insights with the Lasallian community on the topic, “Engineering of Today for Microphones of Tomorrow,” at the Waldo Perfecto Seminar Room last October 3.

He studied electrical engineering at the University of Hannover and the Polytechnical Institute of Technology (ETHZ) in Zurich, Switzerland. After graduating, he worked as an assistant lecturer at the Institute of Telecommunications at the ETZH. He became a project engineer for Siemens-Albis AG in Zurich before joining Sennheiser electronics in 1976. In 1982, he became the general partner and CEO of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co.

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