SU Tree of Life

>> Tuesday, August 12

Have you been to the SU Portal West Building? If not, then you should check that out. It's part of Silliman University's Twin Portal Building Project. The SUACONA (Silliman University Alumni Council of North America) has spearheaded a project called Tree of Life. It's a fund raiser of the council to build one of the two buildings located in the SU Gates of Knowledge. If you go inside the Portal West building you will see this.

A photo of the South Tree in the Portal West. Some of the leaves already have
metal plates on them. These workers are installing the interactive screen.

The Tree of life consists of three parts – a South Tree, a North Tree and an Interactive Screen. Each tree will have 350 leaves that recognizes gifts of US $1000 each and six rocks that recognizes gifts of US $5000 each. As seen in the photo, each leaf or rock has a metal plate on which an inscription is written in honor of the donating party. A plate, also with an inscription, will be placed on the Tree trunks to recognize a gift of US $100,000 each. The Interactive Screen placed at the center of the building's lobby provides a close-up view of the leaves, rocks and trunks.

A formal inauguration will be held on August 26, 2008 in time for the Founder's Day Celebration.

Note: To my batchmates (SUHS 2001, Centennial Batch), wouldn't it be great if we can raise a sum of $1000 to have a place in the Tree of Life? If you convert that to Philippine Peso it will only amount to around Php 44,000. So what say you?!


lurchie August 12, 2008 at 5:40 PM  

wow..that is uber cool

maybe we could run a donation.. hmmmm

shenzee August 12, 2008 at 5:45 PM  

uhuh.... someday i'll place my name on that tree.. hehehehhe if its not too late... LOL

Z'riz August 12, 2008 at 6:20 PM  

no freaking way! i already have my bad share of experiences with said org and said university!!!

hmmpp the current prexy called us BTW and my mom was also asked to donate $1000....tsk tsk tsk

shenzee August 12, 2008 at 6:35 PM  

yeah.. but dba college was the one pissing you off... heheh not the university??

its not exactly mandatory.. they're jst asking for donations..

shenzee August 12, 2008 at 6:35 PM  

i meant "ur college"... :)

Z'riz August 13, 2008 at 9:42 AM  

hekhekhekhek connected sa university ang akong reklamo! nyahahahaha

...pass ra ko ehn...mag-gama ra nya ko ug akong building in the future...hehehehe :D

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