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Yearly Competition and Carnival of Student Clubs

NTNU has a vigorous culture of student clubs. On May 16th, Office of Student Affairs held a competition and carnival of student clubs, which was a yearly event, to show the innovation, creativity and vitality of NTNU students. All clubs pulled together all they’d got to impress the judges, including portfolios of club activities and slogans. The audience responded with laughter and applause. According to He Wan-Yi, a student as well as the chief organizer of this event, the judge would score based on how clubs operated and how they prepared for their activities.

International Academic Symposium of Educational Administration

On May 16th and 17th, an international academic symposium on educational administration was held by the Graduate Institute of Educational Policy and Administration. On the opening ceremony, Huang Nai-Ying, chairman of the graduate institute, and Lu Mu-Lin, political deputy minister of the Department of Education, were there to give opening speeches. The symposium was entitled as “the Strength and Beauty of Educational Administration”. The strength referred to techniques and abilities, whereas the beauty referred to art and tactfulness of educational administration. Topics include: administrative ethics, administrative leading, policy planning, policy execution, policy review, administrative knowledge, educational finance, educational organization, educational marketing and educational competition.

NTU Visited and Paved the Road for Cooperation

On May 15th, Xie Yuan-Fu, dean of the College of Humanities, Shi Meng-Long, director of the Office of Research and Development, and Wen Hong-Yui, chairman of the Department of English, National Taitung University (NTU) paid a visit to NTNU to pave the road for future cooperation. Principle Guo Yih-Shun was there to welcome them in person and to elaborate on his vision for the potential cooperation. The guests from NTU also had a tour to the Office of International Affairs, the College of Music, and the Centre of Cultural and Creative Industries, NTNU.

Graduation Exhibition of the Department of Graphic Arts Communication 2009

Entitled An Encounter with Da Vinci Looking Into a Mirror, the graduate exhibition of the Department of Graphic Arts Communication 2009 would run from May 13th to 18th in Huashan Art District, where this joint exhibition by 4 schools would be held. The opening ceremony was in the evening of the 13th, when professors from all 4 participating schools came to cut the ribbon and opened the exhibition. There will also be 2 lectures on the 16th featuring the vice creative director of McCann Advertising, and Cubbish, an emerging Taiwanese brand.

A Critical Introduction of Six Talks on Loneliness by Liao Yu-Hui

“Loneliness is the beginning of a completed life. Without the experience of solitude, one knows not how to get long with others.” Center of General Education invited noted writer Liao Yu-Hui to give NTNU students a critical introduction on the Six Talks on Loneliness written by Jiang Xun, and to share her own realizations on loneliness. The author, Jiang Xun, is the owner of Unitas Publishing Company, as well as a noted Taiwanese esthetician and writer. This book is a collection of 6 talks themed in loneliness by Jiang Xun in 2002, as invited by Unitas.