Boac, Marinduque – The future Marinduque State University is proud to have yet another
edition of the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) Research Colloquium this year. With
the theme, “Research Landscapes in the Arts and Social Sciences in the New Normal,” the lone
state college in the island province would be once again convening faculty, students and

The main resource person, Dr. Crina Tañongon from the College of Communication, Art and
Design of the University of the Philippines Cebu. Meanwhile, to peruse the student researchers’
labor of the mind are seasoned researchers themselves, Dr. Susan Pineda, Dr. Analyn Decena
and Ms. Desiree Ann Sto Domingo. To complete the esteemed panel, they would be joined by
Mam Raquel Umbalin from La Verdad Christian College and MSC College of Education’s own Sir
Joshua Pagulayan.

The CASS research and extension coordinator Mam Christina Atienza, considered the event as a
continuation of the previous reiterations of the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Liberal
Arts, College of Education, Arts and Social Sciences. She enjoined, “Everyone po is invited to
join po to witness po the presentations from 3 programs.”

In addition, after the colloquium by May 12, the MSC Litera Club met with Rex Nepomuceno,
Riza Magno and Randy Nobleza to discuss a possible exhibit and publication by August.
Coinciding with the heritage month, celebrate islands week and ocean decade, CASS faculty
currently on-sabbatical Dr. Nobleza, Island Innovation ambassador and Academic council
representative had an info session about Island Innovation Academic Council and in support of
Celebrate Islands week 10 th edition.

To sustain the celebrate islands week, in time for the CASS week, the Arts and Social Sciences
Students Organization (ARTSSO) also organized a socialization day dubbed as CASS day on
May 9 to express solidarity and camaraderie among the communication, social work and English
respective societies and students.