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University of Cebu-Banilad College of Nursing!

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LIVE YOUR DASH

HOW DO YOU LIVE YOUR DASH
by Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
From the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all

For that dash represents all the time
That was spent alive on earth…
And now only those who loved him
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;
The cars…the house…the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard…
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real,
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile…
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy’s being read
With your life’s actions to rehash…
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?

PROBE PROFILES ON CORY




ATTENTION ALL CESDEV-NURSING VOLUNTEERS!

UC Nursing CESDEV will have a General Assembly for all its volunteers on August 1, 2009 (Saturday) at 3PM, CESDEV Office. Very Important matters will be discussed.

IN MEMORIAM



UC Nursing CESDEV extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Lorenzo Tomarong III. His tragic and sudden loss last Sunday shocked so many of his Batch 2006 UC-CN classmates, mentors, friends, and acquaintances. So young at 24 yet he has gone back to his Creator. Please include him in your prayers.

TEST-TAKING STRATEGY

RANKING OF SCHOOLS, JUNE 2009 PNLE

Performance of Nursing Schools June 2009 NLE

CONGRATULATIONS, UC RN's!




LINK FOR JUNE 2009 NURSING BOARD EXAM RESULT

for the link to the Board Exam Results
Thanks to www. inquirer.net


June 2009 Nurse Licensure Exam Result

THANK YOU, CESDEV, FOR THIS TRIBUTE

video

AT THIRTY

Age 30
is a moment of truth
when certain realities of life
firmly take hold.



Celebrated my birthday together with the orphans at the Asilo de la Milagrosa.

A FRIEND

I've still been searching
And long have I waited
For someone to like me as me
To laugh with
To cry with
To be just beside with
A friend that's who I need

To fight with
Make up with
To know that you need them
Believing that they need you, too
To walk hand in hand with
To argue to talk with
A friend that's who I need

And even though
I make mistakes
And never do anything right
A smile, a hug
Can change all that
And everything will be alright

Someone who'll share all my dreams and ambitions
Someone who'll love me as me
I need this person
Someone to rely on
A friend that's who I need

A friend that's who I need

TEAMWORK AND VOLUNTEERISM HELPED MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Eduard Hayco, founder of Dancesport Team Cebu City, said that this feat, which is for each and every Cebuano, is a testament to how far a community goes when they help each other.

“Not only does this accomplishment dramatize the Cebuanos’ innate artistic and intellectual passion for dance, it also epitomizes Cebu’s much-envied spirit of volunteerism,” said Hayco.

“Last year, it was just an idea. I am so surprised that Cebuanos can do it and so fast,” said Korina Sanchez, ABS-CBN Broadcaster.

"The most important thing here is the sense of community. This is essential for development. To get young people involved in such a huge project would give them a sense of belongingness” said Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña.

Education consultant Joy Young said he was also impressed by the strong spirit of volunteerism shown. "We very proud of all of you. Each and everyone of you are the ones breaking the world record. I’m very proud to see young people lead the way.”

GUINESS WORLD RECORD FOR CEBU!



It can now be finally said with utmost confidence and unrivaled authority that Cebu is the “Dancesport Capital of the World.”

This developed after the Guinness World Records confirmed, authenticated and made official Cebu's entry into the prestigious record book as having the “World's Largest Dance Class” with the event held last June 27 and organized by the Dancesport-Team Cebu City (DTCC).

During that event, a total of 7,770 people converged at the Cebu City Sports Center for a dancesport class. The previous record of 2,289 was held by the city of Budapest in Hungary in their event held last May 23 at the Életfa-Hosök tornája.

The record was confirmed in an e-mail that was sent to officials of the DTCC by Guiness World Records organization’s Kaoru Ishikawa.

“We are pleased to confirm that you have set the new Guinness World Record for 'Largest dance class' and a certificate to commemorate has been sent by post. Details of your achievement have been entered into our records as follows: The Largest dance class is achieved by 7,770 participants in an event organised by DanceSport Team Cebu International Inc. at the Cebu City Sports Centre, in Cebu City, Philippines, on 27 June 2009,” said Ishikawa.

THE COMMITMENT BOARD


PRAYER BEFORE THE EXAMINATON

Student nurses will be taking their Prelim Examination this week. Hope this prayer guide you and give you the power to get through it easily.


Loving Father,

Source of all wisdom,

help me to use my time

and my intelligence wisely

as I prepare for my exams.



Help me to dispose myself

to listen to Your Holy Spirit,

so that You, as my Loving Father,

may place me in a state of prayer

and lead me to understand

that the supreme wisdom

is knowing I am Your child.



Help me to remain serene

so that my work may truly reflect

this profound truth.



Mary, Mother of my spiritual life,

guide me in the ways of your Son,

so that my work may help

to transform this world for His glory.



Amen.



(Adapted from a prayer card distributed by the Newman Catholic Centerat Baruch College, New York City)

PERSONAL NOTE 1

Congratulations to my brother, Eduardo Quitco, and his team for winning the Grand Prize in Cebu's Longest Running Urban Race on Wheels: the Sun.Star-Isuzu Treasure Quest Challenge - Year 6!

PERSONAL NOTE 2

During the Clean-up Drive of Can-asujon Dam last Saturday, July 18, 2009, this blogger got so engrossed in the activity that he unmindfully left his cellular phone in one of the kiosks. Before he even realized that he no longer has his cellular phone, a lady approached him and handed over the item.

Got so surprised but was even more grateful and happy to realize that there are still honest people who mingle in our midst. Many thanks and my praises for the honesty of ...

Mrs. Estella Genobia.

God bless you for your honesty!

BEFORE AND AFTER



DAM: DEFINED

dam
noun
structure placed across a flowing body of water to stop the flow

Translations:
Dutch: dam
Dutch, dam
French: barrage
German: Damm
Italian: argine

THE CLEAN-UP OF CAN-ASUJON DAM



Nagpanon ang tanang kapamilya kauban and UC Nursing CESDEV alang sa Limpyo Sapa project didto sa Can-asujan Dam sa lungsod sa Carcar. Ang irrigation officer sa National Irrigation Administration Engr. Diosdado Rosales ug Mayor Patrick Barcenas sa Carcar maoy nangulo sa kalihukan ubos sa pagpasiugda sa MOR LS 97.1 Lupig Sila sa ABS CBN nga nagsaulog sa ilang ika 13 nga anibersaryo karong buwana.

Ang taga PNP, NAVFORCEN, 78th IB ug asosasyon sa nagkadaiyang mga grupo sa mga mag-uuma sa maong lungsod nag-ambahan sa kalihukan. Ni-abag usab ang mga opisyales sa barangay, ug ubang mga grupong mahigugmaon sa kinaiyahan.

Mga gapnod, mga nanga-anud nga kahoy, kawayan, sagbot ug uban pa nga nadala sa bul-og sa tubig ilabi na kong dunay dakong baha ang gipanghipos sa mga ni-apil. Kini nga kalihukan gitumong aron mas molungtad ug dili dayon maguba ang Can-asujan Dam.

Ang labing dakong kapuslanan sa dam mao ang iyang dakong tampo pagpalambo sa kapin sa 700 ka ektaryang kahumayan ug mga utanon sa 12 ka barangay sa ubos nga nakapahimus sa patubig. Kay napugngan na man ang pinatuyangan nga pag-awas sa tubig, nidagko ug nilawom ang duha ka tinubdang sapa—ang Can-asujan ug Pondol—nga nakatabang sab sa panginabuhi sa mga molupyo sa ibabaw nga naagian sa mga sapa. (news from Junrey Nadela and Leo Lastimosa of ABS-CBN)

THE SITE ... THE DAM



Can-asujan Dam located in the Municipality of Carcar, 40 kilometers south of Cebu City, is part of a small reservoir irrigation system that will directly benefit about 800 farmer- families. It is a "Faced, Symmetrical Hardfill Dam" (roller compacted soil/rock and cement mixture). The height of the dam is 25 meters. This type of dam combines the construction ease of an earth embankment dam with the resilience to overtopping of a concrete dam. The dam is resistance to earthquake/seismic activity and its simple construction design resulted in big savings in construction costs. Can-asujan Hardfill Dam is the second highest to be built anywhere in the world and is the first to be built in Asia.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LUIGI!

CONDOLENCES ...

UC Nursing CESDEV wishes to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the late Mr. Julito Cabahug. He is the grandfather of our active volunteer Joselito Noel Cabahug.

Miss Me, But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road,

and the sun has set for me.

I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little—but not too long,

and not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love that was once shared.

Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take,

and each must go alone.

It’s all a part of the master’s plan,

a step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart,

go to the friends we know.

Bear your sorrow in good deeds.

Miss me, but let me go.

MOTHERS' CLASS: SECOND BATCH



Because of the positive feedback from the pregnant mothers who joined the first batch of Mothers' Class, UC Nursing CESDEV decided to have another batch of Mothers' Class covering the same interesting and informative topics which are surely beneficial to the expectant mothers.

CLEAN UP THE WORLD


LETTER TO UC CESDEV-NURSING

Thank you for joining Clean Up the World and becoming part of a global community sharing a common goal - to clean up, fix up and conserve our world's precious environment. Clean Up the World is an inspiring and effective international environmental campaign, attracting an estimated 35 million volunteers in 120 countries each year. By joining Clean Up the World your local actions to assist the environment are taking on global significance.

Under this year’s campaign theme ‘Communities uniting to combat climate change’ we’ll be doing just that – joining together as a global community to tackle climate change head on. By joining Clean Up the World you become part of a movement for change that tens of millions of people all around the world are already involved in. All of the activities Clean Up the World participants undertake – be it a local clean up, a revegetation project or a national awareness campaign – make a huge difference to our global environment.

Unity is of great importance when it comes to addressing the causes of climate change. Each of us can - and does - make a difference and together the benefits are even greater.We all need to unite at local and global levels and across all sectors of society if we are to bring about the level of change required and create the kind of world we wish for. I think we all have a responsibility to do this – to protect our planet – and there’s no better time to start than now. I’m looking forward to hearing all about the amazing activities Clean Up the World participants get involved in this year.

CESDEV-NURSING, NOW A MEMBER OF AUSTRALIA-BASED ORGANIZATION!



THE GENTLEMEN ...



CONGRATULATIONS!


MR. RENE CHRISTOPHER LOZANO


and MR. DON JADE CANAMA


Two of the ten finalists in this year's search for MR. NURSING.
These gentlemen are active volunteers of UC Nursing CESDEV. They are not only blessed with good looks but have hearts that are dedicated for service.

CESDEV IS SOLIDLY BEHIND YOU.
YOUR ACHIEVEMENT IS OUR PRIDE!

MANGROVE PLANTING IN CALERO, LILOAN

JOIN MANGROVE PLANTING

UC Nursing CESDEV, in partnership with ABS-CBN Cebu and LS 97.1 (the FM Station of ABS-CBN Cebu), will plant mangroves in Barangay Calero, Lilo-an, Cebu. This activity is intended to propagate mangroves along the coastal areas to provide a good breeding ground for fishes and at the same time, to arrrest the excessive soil erosion.

Join us as we embark on this environment-saving activity. For those who are interested to join, please be in UC Banilad before 6AM. Wear your nursing t-shirt and short pants. Bus is available to transport student nurse participants to the area.

MOTHERS' CLASS

MOTHERS' CLASS TOMORROW

Pregnancy and motherhood are such exciting times in a woman's life! It is a mother's job to do everything to make sure that her baby is given a healthy start in life.


With the intention of helping pregnant women, UC Nursing CESDEV will be conducting a Mothers' Class tomorrow, July 10, 2009 at the Newest Nursing Arts Laboratory, 7th Floor, University of Cebu - Banilad. Registration will start at 7AM, seminar proper will begin at 8AM.

Topics would include Breathing Technique, Kegel's Exercise, Breastfeeding and Breast Care. Viewing of Discovery Channel's documentary "In the Womb" will also be done to further boost the mothers' understanding of pregnancy and motherhood.

Participants of this activity are invited pregnant mothers who will serve as subjects of the second year student nurses for their Leopold's Maneuver return demonstration.

HIGH TECH LAB!

University of Cebu - Banilad College of Nursing recently acquired a new dummy for its laboratory providing an avenue for simulation of actual patient conditions and cases in the hospital. This new technology will surely enhace the skills of the student nurses making them truly prepared and globaly competitive. The administration has never ceased to enhace and provide the students the best facilities making true to its promise of giving the best education to all.

ARE YOU ONE OF US?



What sort of volunteer work do you do and why?
And what does that do for you?

VOLUNTEER DEFINED

Volunteer

(a.) One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his own free will.

(v. i.) To enter into, or offer for, any service of one's own free will, without solicitation or compulsion; as, he volunteered in that undertaking.

VOTE FOR THE BEST "NOBODY" VIDEO (JUST FOR FUN!)









CHINKY ON CESDEV


LESSONS FROM THE BAMBOO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE ... VOLUNTEER!

Like everyone else, children and young adults
want to be recognized for what they can give.
Some people might think that
young people have too many activities,
or just aren't interested in making their community a better place.
We believe they actually want to help,
that they are looking for opportunities to make a difference.

Are you a young person willing to help?

Volunteering is a way to help others while having fun. Meet new people. Learn new skills and gain valuable experience. But mostly ...

volunteer to make a difference!

CESDEV-NURSING IS NOW ON FACEBOOK


Thank you, JM, for creating this Facebook account!

JULY

July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. It is, on average, the warmest month in most of the Northern hemisphere (where it is the second month of summer) and the coldest month in much of the Southern hemisphere. The second half of the year commences in July. The birthstone for July is a red ruby.

July was renamed for Julius Caesar, who was born in that month. Previously, it was called Quintilis in Latin, since it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar, before January became the first month of the calendar year (the year when displayed as twelve months in order) during the time of the decemvirs about 450 BC. In the ancient Roman calendar the ides of July fell on the 15th day of the month.

July starts on the same day of the week as April every year, and January in leap years.