>> 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.
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?!