CPU Acting Director for University Libraries Mrs. Cynthia T. Peleña and OIC for the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs Pastor Peter James Trasporto with volunteer artists.
Central Philippine University celebrated the long-standing US-Philippine friendship with the launching of the American Corner U.S.-PH Mural Space Configuration on August 20, 2019 at the 3rd Floor of CPU Henry Luce III Library.
Wide panel boards with paintings done by volunteer artists depicting Philippine–U.S. history and culture were unveiled. There were posters of some United States views and Philippine sites on the sides, as well as a wide TV screen showing documentary films of Fil-American relations.
The former space for the American Corner has become wider; accommodating a bigger volume of American books, historical and socio-cultural reference booklets from the U.S. Embassy.
Mrs. Cynthia T. Peleña, Pastor Peter James Trasporto together with the artists during the unveiling of the American Corner Mural.
The American Corner library also provides computers with wide monitors and data retrieval system and websites such as ProQuest. It allows students to scan or research, particularly relevant socio-economic data from the U.S. “The data facility can supply the students’ needs for research”, said Dr. Bud West, Professor, CPU School of Graduate Studies.
The American Corner at CPU Henry Luce III Library has been a strong partner of the U.S. Embassy under the umbrella of American Spaces Philippines (AmSpacesPH) which include the American Center inside the U.S. Embassy in Manila, and other American Corners (ACs) in other locations in the country.
The U.S. Embassy defines the ACs as dedicated American Resource Centers and Program Spaces partnered by public and private Universities like Central Philippine University.