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2007.0910

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2007 Freshmen's Introductory Ceremony

<p><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><font face="Arial">BY AN-LIN SUN<br /> &nbsp;Nervous, excited&mdash;and a little bit stiff. More than 1&rsquo;500 freshmen congregated in the auditorium this morning. Ushered by one or two &ldquo;counseling students&rdquo; of their own departments, freshmen are arranged to seat on their allotted seats. The first speech given to them was made by Yih-Shun Gou (郭義雄), President of NTNU. He expected the students under the stage to enrich their capability of languages-- not only their native tongue and English, but also other languages. &ldquo;Professions like marketing and business are also important.&rdquo; Gou added, &ldquo;That&rsquo;s why we prepare a series of business-specialized course packages for you to take.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> In addition, President Gou encouraged these teenagers to participate in activities and events beyond their major curriculums, and NTNU&rsquo; interior clubs are one of the good choices. From experiences of joining one or two clubs, students are supposed to have a more mature understanding of the essence of cooperation.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> After Gou&rsquo;s inspiring speech, freshmen are taught to sing NTNU&rsquo;s alma mater. During the introductory ceremony, they are instructed to be more NTNU like.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></p>