is first in wireless information service
La Salle University-Manila asserts its position as the forerunner
among the country’s top higher education institutions through
its De La Salle University Wireless Information Services or
Developed by the Information Technology Center (ITC), it delivers
university-related information to its students, faculty, and
alumni through the use of cellular phones. DLSU-Manila is
the first university in the country to use this technology
to disseminate information along with print media and the
t all started with the objective of making information available
to the Lasallian community and, at the same time, maximizing
the potential of cellular phones.
ITC realized that the technology was there but there was no
existing application to harness it. Seeing that many use cellular
phones, ITC developed its own system to facilitate the information
in its database to be read selectively and be sent to a user’s
cellular phone through Short Messaging System (SMS) or text
messaging. This system is available to Globe and Smart subscribers.
Since September 11 last year, DLSU-Manila has been providing
wireless information services such as university announcements
and news, availability of subjects during enrollment, dial-up
numbers, final exams schedule, course card distribution schedule,
and the University’s contact information. There have been
over 60,000 hits so far. The most recent application is a
query facility for the results of the Freshman Entrance Exam.
It is another step forward since DLSU-Manila started to use
its web site four years ago to post entrance exam results
over the internet.
To know the available DLSU WISe keywords, simply send “DLSU
KEYWORD” or “DLSU HELP” to 2333 (for Globe subscribers) or
211 (for Smart subscribers).
arts festival highlight CLA College Day
It’s both an appeal to the mind and the heart as the College
of Liberal Arts celebrates its College Day on Valentine’s
Day, February 14. Dubbed re-st@rt, the celebration kicks off
with a mass, 8:10-9:10 a.m. at the Chapel of the Most Blessed
For those interested in intellectual discourse, Fulbright
scholar Dr. Charles Hubbard will tackle “A Brief History of
Jim Crow: Racial Segregation in the United States”. Other
lecture topics which will provide interesting discussion include
“John Baptist de La Salle on the Dignity of the Christian
Educator” by Brother Gregory Wright, FSC; “At TUMANGIS SI
JESUS”: Silangdiwa, Salingdiwa: Buhay ng Wika, Wika ng Buhay
O Ang Wika Ngayon ay Wika ng Nakaraan at ng Natatanaw O Ang
Milagro ng mga Milenyum” by Dr. B.S. Medina, Jr.; “Hypnosis
and Hypnotheraphy Workshop”, and “Men are from Mars; Women
are from Venus”.
CLA also fetes romantic and patriotic love on this occasion.
“Tru Lab Tsokolate at Tsaaang Malamig” tackles the intricacies
of love relationships even as it deals with applications of
theories in social psychology and the psychology of emotions.
A talk on the political role of the youth inflames the patriotism
of young students, while inspirational talks from returning
La Salle alumni in the Archer Achiever spurs loyalty and love
for alma mater. A Valentine’s filmfest is also scheduled at
the 2nd floor of the College Canteen.
Other activities lined up for the week include cooking demonstrations
and fun games. An Arts Awards to honor outstanding members
of the College, and the CLA Fellowship will cap the celebration.
for departed Lasallians will be held today
La Salle University-Manila will hold a memorial Mass today
at 5:30 p.m. at the Chapel of the Pearl of Great Price in
remembrance of faculty, staff, students and alumni of the
alumni who have passed away last year. To be officiated by
University Chaplain Fr. Jerome Aguilar, the mass will be offered
for the souls of the departed members of the Lasallian family.
On this day, the Lasallian community also commemorates the
16 La Salle Brothers and 25 civilians who were massacred by
Japanese soldiers on that day
during the Second World War.
In the article
chair gives talk published last week, we inadvertently identified
Dr. Maricar Prudente’s department as Specialized Education,
instead of Science Education. Our apologies.