The Mico Celebrates Mico Week 2019April 4, 2019 | Mico News Centre
The Mico University College is continuing its momentum after a successful staging of the first International Mathematics Teaching Summit, by hosting its annual Mico Week 2019.
In former years The Mico concentrated on three major events during the week but for the first time has incorporated its Culturama activities within the week of celebrations. The annual activities will kick off with a Church Service that will take place on campus in the Enos Nuttall Lecture Theatre and the week will culminate with a Culturama Bonfire.
Graduate of the batch that entered The Mico in 1978 and current Vice President of Academic Affairs, Prof Carol Clarke encouraged all alumni, students and staff to be part of this great event. “We wanted to find an avenue for a wider cross section of students to support, and so we agreed to merge Culturama (which is mostly a student centred event) with MICO WEEK.”
In reflecting on the importance of the week she said, “Mico Week is usually that week we set aside, to reflect, introspect, pause and give thanks as we remember the founders, and those who laid the foundation and whose contribution from which we continue to reap.”
She continued, “One of those persons, who comes to mind, is the late Prof. Claude Packer, who revolutionized the Mathematics Department, thus enabling The Mico to be one of the leaders in Mathematics education.”
Two of the major activities for the week of celebrations are the Glen Owen Lecture and the Founders’ Day Service of Thanksgiving.
The Glen Owen Lecture, sponsored by the TIP Friendly Society this year, is held every year in honour of the Hon. Glen Owen who, 60 years ago, was principal of the institution. This year, Dr. Canute S. Thompson will present the lecture focusing on the theme, “Leadership Re-imagination and Governance, Imperatives for the Advancement of a Transformative Education System.” He is Head of The Caribbean Centre for Educational Planning, housed at The School of Education, U.W.I. Mona Campus.
The Founders’ Day Service is a celebration of the return of the batch that came to The Mico 20 years ago. The service is a coming together of the younger students and their seniors; those who have retired and those who currently serve. It is an opportunity to engage and rekindle; and for the alumni, to give back through scholarships or other donations, to their alma mater.
Mico Week 2019 will run from Sunday April 7 to Saturday April 13.