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News - September 2011

Art and writing contests launched to commemorate CM-DC’s 150 Years

Date Posted: Sep 24, 2011 at 02:21:43 AM

Artists and writers are called on by the Office for Vincentian Identity and Mission (OVIM), Cultural Affairs Office (CAO), and the Institutional Development and External Affairs Office (IDEA) to participate in the on-the-spot essay writing and painting contests in commemoration of two very special events.

The contests have become a traditional precursor to the feast of St. Vincent de Paul. It will also have an added dimension as the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first members of the Congregation of the Mission (CM) and Daughters of Charity (DC) to the Philippines will be commemorated by the Vincentian community this year.

The theme for this year’s contest is Adamson University and Me: Enjoying the Fruits of 150 Years of Vincentian Presence in the Philippines. The essays and paintings will celebrate the goodness and providence brought to the country by the dedicated Vincentian priests and DC sisters, who have worked to provide the poor and the dispossessed with what they need and help improve their lives in an organized and systemic manner.

The essay contest will be held on September 14 from 3:00-6:00 PM at a computer laboratory while the painting contest will be held on September 15 from 8:00 AM until noon at the SV Building corridor near the OVIM and University Archives offices. Prizes await the winners, which will be announced on September 27, feast day of St. Vincent de Paul. It is open to all colleges, departments, and offices.

Registration is extended until September 9. For more information contact OVIM at 524-2011 local 315 or at 521-8360.