The Publications Office: A Looking Back and a Looking Forward
In January 1983, then University President, Dr. Pablo T. Mateo
expanded the Office of Media and Community Relations into the University
Public Relations Office. Corollary to this, the University Publications
Office (UPO) initially served as an advisory/supervisory office for
student publications, particularly the defunct The Businessman, renamed
The Catalyst (official newspaper of PUP students), and the Memorabilia
(official yearbook of graduating students), and other student
publications. The UPO was relieved of this function in School Year 1987
when the Student Publications Office was created. Nevertheless, the UPO
continued to provide technical assistance and advice to other campus
publications, such as newsletters and other periodicals being published
by various campus organizations, both faculty and student.
The UPO was in charge of organization and publication of various
scholarly journals, as well as the preparation of annual accomplishments
and other significant reports of the University. It also provided
immediate supervision in the production of some other printed materials
connected with the University activities, such as graduations,
anniversaries, special celebrations, seminars and the like, etc.
With the assumption to the presidency of the biggest state university
in the country, Dr. Ofelia M. Carague caused the overhauling of the
University Organizational Structure.
Placed directly under the Office of the President was the Public
Affairs Office. The Publications Office was transferred to the newly
formed Office of the Vice President for Research and Development where
it has been attached up to this date.
Highlights of Accomplishments
The year kept the Publications Office busy
with its publication of the Graduate School Faculty Manual, the Graduate
School Educatorsí Digest, the OVPRDís University Research Manual, and
Eureka, a quarterly magazine showcasing the accomplishments of the
offices under the OVPRD.
The first in a series of books to be launched
in preparation for the University Centennial, Paglalakbay sa Buhay at
Ibang Tula by Regent Dr. Paulina Bautista, kicked off together with other
publications like the CB Journal, Braso, the Open University Journal, Bits
and Pieces, and Eureka.
The PO launched two volumes of Cast Away the
Myths, a collection of essays and speeches of President Emeritus Dr.
Nemesio E. Prudente. It also continued the production of Eureka and the
Presidentís Annual Report.
The Office assisted various colleges/offices
in the publication of their journals/newsletters where the research
outputs of these local units were contained. Among them were the Mabini
Review, OU Modules on Educational Statistics and Educational Planning, OU
Chronicle, DEFL Updates, Sinag and Braso. The Office also assisted in the
launching of The Revolutionists by Dr. Nemesio E. Prudente, PUP President
The PO continued to support the publication
requirements of the OVPRD in particular, and of the University, in
general. It edited articles and published official journals: PUP Journal
of Research and Exposition, Demograhic Profile Motivation, Graduate Forum
(1999-2002), and OU ED 624 Module.
The PO closely collaborated with the RDU in
the editing of 100 monographs whose printing it also monitored. Ditto with
the publication of the CTD Journal Training For Power and Excellence:The
PUP Experience and the PUP Through the Years. The souvenir program for the
Comedy Sino ba Kayo? was also produced..
The PO organized a panel of
consultants/correspondents to help in the preparation of the college
prospectuses. The final drafts of each of these were submitted to the
proper channels for approval. The Office likewise took charge of the
proofreading and editing of the write-ups contained in The PUP Officials
at Its Centenary.
The PO started the year by sending the 2004
Presidentís Report to the printer. It edited two volumes of the R&D
On-Line, printed the prospectuses of six colleges, edited the 2005
executive summaries of all the VP offices. The Director read her paper
Breaking the Silence of the Centuries: The Filipino Woman Writer Expresses
her Angst in Poetry during the 2nd National Research Conference sponsored
by the OVPRD.
The Office has been responsible in the
performance of its duties by working on the completion of the final layout
of the programs, certificates and IDs of the different colleges for the
January and February Accreditation. It edited articles for the PUP
website and the Graduate Forum (2003 Issue). The office likewise
prepared the documentation of the PUP Management Strategic Planning and
the souvenir program of the Investiture of Dr. Dante G. Guevarra as PUPís
The year kept the Office busy with the
completion of the final layouts of the programs for the different
activities of the University. It was also responsible for the
editing and layout of the NALLRC Manual of Operation. Likewise, it
also edited the Journal of Science and Technology, Education Review, Total
University Dreams & Visions, Mabini Review, University Student Handbook,
the Office of the International Affairs brochure and Web Materials of the
College of Cooperatives and the College of Languages and Linguistics.
It has also started on the preparation of the materials for the Honoris
Causa Memorabilia. Ditto with the publication of the R&D Newsletter,
Campus Journal, and the 2007 University Annual Report.