NEWS & EVENTS

 

Formerly known as American Studies Resource Center, the American Corner (AC) is a joint partnership project of Xavier University and the US Embassy.  Established on November 19, 1984, XU-AC is the first AC established in the Philippines.  It is part of a network of 14 ACs in the Philippines.

 

AC aims to promote cooperation and understanding between the U.S. and the Philippines by providing current and factual information about the United States, its peoples and its policies.  Information is provided in a variety of formats which include books, journals, electronic and multimedia resources.  The AC responds to queries from students, faculty, professionals, community leaders, businessmen, the media the government sector.AC also serves as a focal point for lectures, paper shows and other cultural activities on American studies.   

 

 

 

SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

NOV 2016 - NOV 2017

 

MONTH

ACTIVITIES

November

 

Nov 11

Economics Students

Nov 14-22

International Education Week Exhibit

Nov-15

US Embassy Talks on Entrepreneurship

Nov-16

Meeting for basket weaving project at Talongan Calaanan Resettlement

Nov-18

MOOC on Leaders of Learning - First Meet-up

Nov 21-30

National Book Week Celebration

 

        Thanksgiving Mass

 

        Top book borrower awarding (faculty and staff)

 

        Film Showings and Board games contest

 

        Exhibit

December

 

Dec 1-3

Sarah Ziebell's visit for priority space matter and ACCdeO program plan

Dec 5-7

CLEAN, GREEN , HEALTHY AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT at Patpat Brgy Lumbia

 

Carousel of Christmas Activities

Dec 8-16

*Film Showing

 

*Exhibit

 

* Christmas Celebration at NMMC hospital for cancer victim kids

January

 

Jan 9-10

BAYONG BAG IMPROVEMENT (from Talongan Village non working mothers)

 

Religious Freedom Day

Jan 11-14

*Exhibit

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

Jan-23

*Service Day, Youth

February

 

Feb 6-7

*ORGANIC FARMING in collaboration with the College of Agriculture (Seminar-workshop)

 

Black Histoty Month Celebration

Feb 8-11

*Exhibit and outreach program

Feb 13-17

*Board game, film showing

Feb 21-24

*Presidents Day/Birthday George Washington (outreach to Dapitan City)

March

Women History Month

Mar-06

*Basic English Language Training to PWD

Mar 7-10

Patpat follow-up visit for CLEAN, GREEN , HEALTHY AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT

Mar-15

*Opportunities for scholarship grant

Mar-17

*Discussion on the approaches to Community engagement

April

Jazz Appreciation Month, Earth Day

Apr 3-5

STEWARDS OF SUSTAINABLE AND PRODUCTIVE FISHERIES (Seminar-workshop)

Apr 6-7

Program evaluation

Apr-12

*Mini broadway concert in collaboration with Provincial capitol - CDO

Apr-18

*Revisit Organic farming activity

May

Asian Pacific Heritage Month

May-03

*EducationUSA "5 steps to study in US"

May-08

*ASEAN 2015 webconference on 21st century library

June

LGBT Pride Month

Jun-19

*Forum/Debate on transgender with XU Central Student government

 

World Oceans Day

Jun-08

*Ocean Clean-up drive with PYLP Alumni

 

World Refugee Day

Jun 20-24

*Exhibit and outreach program

July

Independence Day / Fil-Am Friendship Day

July 3-5

*Exhibit @ Gaston Park in collaboration with LGU City Hall

Jul-04

*Lecture on US Independence Day

Jul-07

*Outreach program at Brgy Calaanan

 

National Disaster Consciousness Month

Jul-14

*Earthquake/fire drill seminar-workshop

August

Sports in America

Aug-07

*Basketball Clinic with the Physical Education Department with Sendong victim kids

 

Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Aug-09

*outreach program (topic: technology) for IP people

Aug-11

Revisit fisheries program

 

Youth Day

Aug-12

*Workshop on Building Peace Programmes

 

World Humanitarian Day

Aug 14-19

Exhibit on humanitarian work @ Peace Park

 

Facilitate Massive Open Online Course

September

Labor Day

Sept 4

*Labor Day : Internet Scavenger Hunt using the social media tools

 

International Literacy Day

Sept 8

*Workshop on exploring literacy in Cyberspace

 

9/ 11 attack

Sept 11

*Film Showings and board games

 

Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept 11-16

*Exhibit and outreach program to Fr. William F. Masterson SJ Elementary School

 

World Tourism day

Sept 27

Photo competitions promoting the tourism in collaboration with Department of Tourism

October

 

 

World Habitat Day

Oct-02

*outreach program @ Barangay Indahag in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity

Oct-09

*google hang-out with U.S. embassy speaker / lecture on how to start online business

 

World Teachers Day

Oct-05

*flyleaf: a thanksgiving note for your favorite teachers (papershow)

Oct 16-21

Conduct “Camp America” 

November

 

13-17

International education week celebration

 

Evaluation of implemented programs

22

Bayong Talongan partnership

23

Agriculture partnership

24

Trash to art partnership

27

Nursing partnership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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