FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY (FEU) (PSE : FEU) in the
University Belt area,
West Sampaloc, City of
* 1 History * 2 University emblems
* 3.1 History
* 3.2 Heritage Buildings of FEU
NICANOR ICASIANO REYES SR. , 1934-45
HERMENEGILDO BALBINO SANAGUSTIN REYES , 1945-46
CLEMENTE Q. USON, 1946-47
BELEN ENRILE GUTIERREZ, 1947-49
VIDAL A. TAN, 1949-52
TEODORO T. EVANGELISTA SR., 1952-71
NICANOR MENDOZA REYES JR., 1971-82
BELEN ENRILE GUTIERREZ, 1982-85
JOSEPHINE S. COJUANGCO-REYES, 1985-89
FELIXBERTO C. STA. MARIA, 1989-1995
EDILBERTO C. DE JESUS, 1995-2002
LYDIA B. ECHAUZ, 2002–12
MICHAEL M. ALBA, 2012–PRESENT
Far Eastern University
In its earliest days, FEU was housed in a converted tobacco factory
already present on the four hectare (nearly 10 acre ) plot which would
eventually host the current campus. Reyes Sr. was appointed the
first president of the University, which spent its early years
establishing several of its institutes, including those of Law and
Technology. Reyes commissioned Brother in law Arch. Pablo S. Antonio
Sr., who would later be titled National Artist of the
World War II
Thereafter, FEU continued to expand, with the opening of a Science Building and the establishment of the Institute of Medicine and the School of Nursing. In 1955, the FEU hospital was opened. Humanities were introduced in 1959, and in 1970 the Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts opened. Also in 1970, the for-profit status of the Institute of Medicine, School of Medical Technology, FEU Hospital and the Student Health Service Clinic was altered, when these were converted in the FEU Dr. Nicanor I. Reyes Medical Foundation, a non-stock, non-profit educational foundation.
1989 introduced substantial revitalization to FEU that took place over a number of years, with renovation and modernization of facilities and grounds and upgrading of the University's educational standard. This resulted in the accreditation of the Institute of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Education, and the Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance, and, in the mid-1990s, the Deregulation of the University by the Commission on Higher Education . Enrollment and financial systems were computerized with the help of Oracle in 2001, resulting in efficient archival and retrieval of data. The auditorium was upgraded to accommodate modern stage productions and the new twice-monthly presentations by local and international artists established by the President's Committee on Culture.
* The University Seal: The FEU Coat of Arms consists principally of
an eight-pointed golden star representing the eight main academic
discipline offered by the University and supported by heraldic
sari-manok motif, in full colors.
* The legendary
Sarimanok projects the nationalistic spirit upon
which the University was founded. It also serves as the link between
the past and present.
* The University Colors: Gold represents the golden opportunity for
the University to serve the youth and her alumni to serve the country.
Green is for hope, representing Rizals "Fair hope of the Fatherland.".
* The University Font: The DellaRobbia BT is the official font of
FEU. In the past, FEU's official font was inspired by the
Galo B. Ocampo .
Tamaraw is the mascot of every FEU athletic team. Hence, it is
the pet name of every FEU student (Tams). Known scientifically as
“Bubalus mindorensis”, it is a rare animal found only in the
island of Mindoro. Symbolically enough, the
Tamaraw is one of the most
intelligent, pugnacious and aggressive of our animal species just as
the University known for its advanced, progressive policy in
* The Memorial Quadrangle is a
Inside the FEU Campus
Among the buildings on FEU's campus complex, five by late Arch. Pablo
S. Antonio Sr. garnered recognition for FEU in 2005 from the United
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),
who bestowed the Asia Pacific Heritage Award for Cultural Heritage on
the university for "the outstanding preservation of its Art Deco
structures." The buildings include the Nicanor I. Reyes Hall, the FEU
East Asia College of Engineering and Computer Studies, the Law and
Nursing Building, Auditorium/Administration Building and the Science
Building. The Cultural Center of the
During the 1930s, there was a heavy influence of American culture especially in the field of technology and construction that was reflected in the lives of the Filipinos. Concrete and steel were used by the Americans and was found to be the suitable materials for the tropical environment. These were materialized by Arch. Pablo S. Antonio Sr., a National Artist in creating the FEU campus buildings that reflected both the university's and the country's vision and showed his personal transition from Art Deco to the International Style. The buildings were constructed between the years 1939 to 1950.
HERITAGE BUILDINGS OF FEU MANILA CAMPUS
NICANOR I. REYES HALL
The Nicanor I. Reyes Hall is a long, low-rise U-shaped building facing Quezon Boulevard The distinct character of the massive facade are the sets of protruded vertical volumes located on both ends of the structure.
Attention to details is another design focus of the architecture of Pablo S. Antonio Sr. The heavy influence of Art Deco in his architectural style is seen even in transitional elements like the stairs. The outdoor stairs that joins the walkway at the second floor has layers of thin concrete slabs that swirl in waves above the rigid geometry of the handrail.
The physical envelope of the Main Building, now Nicanor I. Reyes Hall, is one of the examples of classic Philippine Art Deco emphasizing the play on geometric forms.
Facade of FEU Administration Building
The FEU Administration Building was also constructed by Arch. Pablo S. Antonio Sr. a decade after the Nicanor I. Reyes Hall. It is located at the opposite end of the campus quadrangle that features a facade with geometric architectural details, horizontal windows, and a balcony that extends into a viewing deck at the second floor to observe the activities in the quadrangle.
The Art Deco-inspired FEU Theater can be found inside the Administration Building. it also houses the works of the known Filipino artists, most of them in the Art Deco era. One work is a mural done by Antonio Gonzales Dumlao in the Administration Building which conveys the university mission. At the quadrangle, there is a group of Vicente Manansala copper-sheet sculptures which represent the professional disciplines offered by the university. There are also murals from National Artist Botong Francisco hung in the chapel. Francesco Riccardo Monti also did a bas-relief depicting the American Regime in the Philippines.
ARCHITECTURE & FINE ARTS BUILDING
The former Law Building is one of the twin edifices flanking the Administration Building. It is the third building designed by Arch. Pablo S. Antonio Sr. also in the Art Deco Style. Constructed in 1941, it is used to house the Boys' High School which is originally an early basic education program of the university.
Built in 1940, the Nursing Building is the mirror image of the
Architecture Delegate, Philippine Constitutional Convention of 1971
Eddie Ilarde - Former Philippine Senator
Neptali Gonzales II - Former Majority House Leader of the House of
Representatives of the
Henry Sy - Chairman of
SM Group of Companies,BDO,Owner of National
* Maria Anthea Robles- Binibining Pilipinas-International 1988 * Martina Eileen " Ai-Ai de las Alas " de las Alas - Comedian and TV/Movie actress * Ramon Revilla Sr. - Actor and Former Senator of the Philippines * Jose Marie " Vice Ganda " Borja Viceral - Comedian and Television Host actor * Bert "Tawa" Marcelo - Comedian and Actor * Juan Rodrigo - Actor * Wendy Valdez - Actress and Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism 2005 * Jessy Mendiola Tawile - Actress * Aristotle " Gloc 9 " Pollisco - Rapper * Adrian " Chris Tsuper " Policena - Radio DJ * Paulyn Ides " HaveYouSeenThisGirL " Bando - Wattpad Writer, Author of Diary ng Panget
Arwind Santos - Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player
Rachel Anne Daquis - Volleyball Player, Model
Jeffrei Chan - Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player and
Smart Gilas Pilipinas player
Johnny Abarrientos - Retired Former Philippine Basketball
Association (PBA) player and retired former (UAAP)
Mark Barroca - Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player and
Smart Gilas Pilipinas player
Aldrech Ramos - Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player and
Gilas Pilipinas player
Jonas Villanueva - Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player
ARTS AND CULTURE
* Edwin Cordevilla - Poet and journalist
* Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance (IABF) Center of Development in Business Education * Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts (IARFA) * Institute of Arts and Sciences (IAS) * Institute of Education (IE) Center of Excellence in Teacher Education * Institute of Nursing (IN) * Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS) * Institute of Tourism "> Among the many athletes who have attended FEU are Alberto Nogar Sr , Lydia De Vega , Elma Muros , Anthony Villanueva , and Johnny Abarrientos . FEU's teams are named after the tamaraw , a buffalo with a reputation for ferocity.
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