Saturday, May 14, 2011

Folio Open Art Competition & Exhibition 2011

By Jehanzeb Anwer

Understanding the devotion and passion for arts in FCC, Folio (English) organized an open art competition and exhibition on 20th and 21st of April, 2011 at Science block (S-008).  Ever glowing minds of Folio members thought of confessing their utter love for art through a wonderful event.  The task came up as a challenge to the team however the commendable handwork of Asma, Sana Saba and Salma (Event managers & Reps)  paid off completely when over hundred participants committed to take part into the competition and exhibition in which brilliant theme designing of Arman Ahmed (Art Editor) played an enormous role. In all three categories of Competition, Exhibition and Photography students showed great amount of interest.
All the members did an awesome job in promoting the event all over the campus. On 20th April event started with a boom and it seemed that rainbow of thousand different colors started spreading on the horizons. The event theme was quite informal and students had all the time in world to use their imagination and bring the best out of themselves. Music and cheerful whistling continued throughout the event which made the artists more comfortable working on their art pieces. At the end of day, Folio team was left with whole lot of creative masterpieces. Next day (21s April) all the art pieces were put on exhibition. Formanites and faculty members from all the departments, especially honorable Vice Rector, Dr. C.J, Dubash, Dean of Humanities, Dr. Wasem Anwer and Prof. Ayesh Ateeq (Psychology Department) praised the efforts and artistic skills of the students.

Next important and difficult task was to judge the art pieces and select the top three in all three categories and for that we relied on the opinions of the artists, Folio members and voting of students. After all the pondering and decision makings results were finalized and declared on 9th May in a memorable prize distribution ceremony. Chief Advisory Board, Dr. Kamal Ud Din and Advisor Folio English, Assist. Prof. Waqar Azeem handed over the prizes to the participants. In photography Maryam Azhar stood first while Haseeb Muhammad and Basit Zafar secured second and third positions respectively. In the competition category Sonam Emmanual achieved the first spot, whereas Waqas Nasir Butt and Umer Mateen Khan got second and third position respectively. In the final category of Exhibition, Ubaid Ur Rehman seized the first place; Juvaria Tariq came on second while Muhammad Muqaddas settled on third position.

In the end guests of the event, Dr. Kamal Ud Din and Advisor Folio Waqar addressed the the participants and encouraged everyone to take part in these creative activities.  Students gave an excellent response to this event. They wished to see more of these events in future.

For more Photos see the following links:

Prize Distribution Ceremony

Friday, May 6, 2011

Prize distribution ceremony Open Art Competition

The results of the FOLIO Open Art Competition and Exhibition will be announced
on 9 May (Monday)
at 12:00pm
in E-25

All the participants and art lovers are cordially invited to the prize distribution ceremony
Certificates will also be given to all the participants

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

FOLIO English Presents Open Art Competition and Exhibition

A Chance for You to Show the World Your Creative Potential!

Competition Date: 20 April (Wed)
Exhibition Date: 21 April (Thr)
Registration in S Block on 18, 19 & 20 April
Registration fee Rs.30/-
Venue S-008

Basic material will be provided but you can bring your own stuff as well.
For exhibition you can submit maximum 3 art pieces from the following categories:    
                            *  Painting/ Drawing *  Sculpture/ Craftwork    
                            *  Photography         *  Digital Art
Submit your entries latest by 20 April in FOLIO Office D-1; email your photography and digital art at
Prizes and certificates will be awarded to the winners and participants respectively, best entries will be featured in FOLIO 2011.
For more information please feel free to contact at:
FOLIO Team at D-1

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Philosophy comes to FCCU!!!

The department of Philosophy at Forman Christian College was reinstated last spring. It was a historic moment that brought delight to the entire community at FCC. To celebrate the event, the Philosophy Department in collaboration with FOLIO organized an event called “Philosophy Comes to FCC” on Monday, 31 January in the Armacost Science Building Auditorium.

Chairperson of the Philosophy Department, Dr Myron M Miller introduced the new academic programs and courses offered by the department. Guest speaker, Dr Ghazala Irfan from LUMS, spoke about the importance of “Philosophy in the life of Pakistan”. Dr Grace Clark, another guest speaker gave a short presentation on “Philosophy and the Structure of Society”. Dr Waseem Anwer (Dean of Humanities, FCC) expressed his well wishes for the new department.

Students also participated in the event and asked interesting questions from the panel. A skit was performed by three students depicting the key areas of the subject.
The FOLIO team organized the event and took active participation to make it a success.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

FOLIO at FCC Open House 2011

FOLIO team set up a stall at FCC Open House 2011on January, 2011 and introduced the magazine to the prospecting students and their parents. Dr. Peter H. Armacost also visited the FOLIO stall and shared his old memories with the FOLIO team.

FCC Open House 2011is a great event to attract the students and spread the awareness among parents regarding different educational programs of FCC. But unfortunately, despite of all the organization and preparation the number of students and parents who turned out for the event was considerably low. We feel that a little more effort towards marketing in different schools and colleges would be helpful to bring students and parents for the next Open House.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Writers of the Month Announced !!!

FOLIO has announced the winners of December's Writers of the Month Completion. Following three students has been awarded Certificates of Distinction for writing extraordinary essays and stories:
Mr. Muhammad Wajeeh Ahsan for writing a brilliant short story titled "Raven's Redmption"
Mr. Ehtisham  Ahmed Cheema for writing a very motivational essay titled "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Life is short so party we must."
Mr. Ahsan Ali for narrating a very hilarious real life story titled "Hard Copy; Hard Work" about getting print outs at FCC.
Following four students have also been awarded by Certificates of Appreciation:
Ms. Zunaira Zubair
Mr. Hamas Ashraf
Mr. Haseeb Muhammad
Mr. Arun Najam

Excerpts from the winning entries will be provided soon.