In celebration of the Liceo U’s 68th Founding Anniversary, the Office of Research, Extension, Planning, and Innovation headed by Vice President Dr. Ma. Florecilla C. Cinches staged the 15th RODELSA Lecture Series on February 23, 2023, at the Rodelsa Theater. Held annually in honor of the founders, Atty. Rodolfo and Elsa Pelaez, the lecture series provides the academia with venue for scholarly gatherings for a range of topics relevant to education, research, and scholarship.

The Lecture with the theme “Happy Learners, Happy Minds: Building Emotional Well-being on the Road to Learning Recovery” had as virtual resource speaker Dr. Jesus Alfonso D. Datu. An assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Counselling of The Education University of Hong Kong, Dr. Datu is a well-being scientist with research programs in positive psychology, positive education, and inclusive education. Highly recognized for his expertise in his field, he received several awards and gets to serve as associate editor of several international journals in Psychology.

Preceding the lecture were paper presentations paneled by Dr. Ruth Love V. Russel, dean of the School and Business Management, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan; Dr. Charito G. Ong, faculty of the Department of Teaching Languages, University of Science and Technology in Southern Philippines; and Dr. Miguela B. Napiere, director of Research, Planning and Development, Lourdes College. The paper presenters were Arts and Sciences faculty members – Atty. David S. Almarez Jr., “Knowledge and Acceptance of Biological Evolution among College Students;” Dr. Judy Marie R. Zoleta, “GIS-based Assessment of Cagayan de Oro Riverscape for Sustainable Resource Utilization;” and Mr. Winston B. Gallinero, “Organizational Culture and Core Values among College Students.”

Setting the tone for the academic gathering, University President Dr. Alain Marc P. Golez, in his message, recognized the importance of prioritizing the emotional well-being of students, faculty, and staff in building a culture of positivity, resilience, and learning in the Licean community. He expressed his confidence that the scholarly discussions would lead to valuable insights and strategies to the benefit of the University.

Intellectual conversations between the resource speaker and the participants concluded the lecture series.

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By: Liceo Communications and Promotions