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Xavier University holds 12 Annual Magis Awards

By: Camille Pelaez

 The 12th Annual Magis Awards concluded last Friday, 16 March 2018, at the Magis Roof Deck. The event was organized by the Mission and Ministry Cluster led by Office of the Student Affairs – Student Activities and Leadership Development, Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts, National Service Training Program, University Athletics Office, and Guidance and Counseling Office to give recognition to students, organizations, projects and individuals who have demonstrated the Ignatian values of service and excellence.

The finalists are nominated by their peers. They go through a series of screening processes by the members of the Review and Recognition Committee composed of representatives from all schools and colleges. The finalists who best exemplify the value of Magis are revealed during the event. It’s not only the awards that are looked forward to during event, however, as different performances are also prepared by performing artists from the university. This year, the performances were selected to emphasize the stories of people who were present during the Marawi siege.

“Magis Awards has always been a celebration – a celebration of ideas, creativity, and advocacy. It is inspiring to see our student leaders and moderators go up on stage and convey a sense of accomplishment and inspiration so that others may be inspired and influenced to emulate them.” Mr. Ivanell Subrabas, Director of the Office of Student Affairs, said on why Magis Awards is really something the XU Community looks forward to every year.

The event was graced by the University President, Fr. Roberto C. Yap; Vice President for Academics, Fr. Rene Tacastacas, Vice President for Administation Mr Edison Sasoy, Vice President for Mission and Ministry, and many others.