Monday, August 13, 2007

CAS professor to serve in World University Games in Thailand

A faculty member of the College of Arts and Sciences will be leaving for Bangkok, Thailand, on August 6 to serve as deputy referee for badminton in the World University Games to be held at the Thammasat University on August 8-18.

Prof. Ben Domingo Jr., who teaches English and Development Communication subjects at the Department of English and Humanities, was invited by the 24th Universiade Bangkok 2007 Organizing Committee, through the Philippine Badminton Association, "to help manage the games effectively and smoothly".

The Universiade is a sports competition for university students vying in 15 disciplines, including badminton. This year, more than 40 countries worldwide are expected to compete.

Prof. Domingo is the first Filipino to be accredited as international referee by both the Badminton World Federation (formerly International Badminton Federation) and the Badminton Asia Confederation (formerly Asian Badminton Confederation).

Among his previous international assignments were the Philippine Open at Philsports Arena in Pasig last month, the MVP Cup (Asia vs Europe) at the Araneta Coliseum last year, the Southeast Asian Games also at Philsports Arena in 2005, and the Asian Junior Badminton Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia, also in 2005.

He will be back to CLSU in August 16.