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Annual Pacific Circle Consortium Conference

The 33rd Annual Pacific Circle Consortium Conference opened on May 26th at the College of Education Building, NTNU. This was the first time ever that the Pacific Circle Consortium Conference was held in Taiwan. This event thus had its significance other than its academic importance. Besides educationalists from all member countries, Zheng Rui-Chen, Minister of Education, was also there to show his respect to the organization. This consortium conference would last for three days, in which papers by scholars of different nationalities would be published and ideas of education would be exchanged.

Scholarship Offered by the Graduate Institute of European Cultures and Tourism

To encourage NTNU students to actively conduct researches related to European cultures and tourism, Professor Li Ping-Zi, former chairman of the French Language Center, has been donated scholarship to the graduate institute every year for outstanding students. This year, Chen Jin-Yu, a second year graduate student, and Jiang Yi-Ru, a first year graduate student, were awarded with 50 thousand dollars each. Professor Li was a NTNU alumna who went to France for further study. After her return to Taiwan, she became a professor at the English Department, NTNU. Li was the founder of French Language Center.

NIAG Gratitude Evening Party

The 2009 National Intercollegiate Athletic Games hosted by NTNU had come to a successful end. In order to acknowledge and to express gratitude to the hard work of the staff, Principle Guo Yih-Shun held a gratitude evening party at Linkou campus. Besides delicious food, there were also live performances by students from the Department of Music to heat up the scene. Furthermore, there was also a lucky draw. Awards were drew one after one by Principle Guo. With the announcement of the first winner, Dean of Student Affairs Fan Jin-Long, the evening party was ready to reach to another climax.

5 Professors Won NTNU Teaching Excellence Award

This is the first year of the NTNU Teaching Excellence Award, which aims to recognize and reward the effort and achievements of excellent teachers. The act was passed in 2008 and the selection process also begun in the same year. 5 professors, including Associate Professor Huang Jing-Hui from the Department of Adult and Continuing Education, Professor Li Jing-Mei from the Department of Health Education, Professor Chang Ming-Hui form the Department of Education, Professor Huang Fu-Kun from the Department of Physics, and Professor Li Chung-Mo from the Department of Computing Science and Information Engineering.

520 My Turn To Work: Career Fair

On May 20th, a career fair was held in NTNU, where 72 companies offering 1700 positions to students. The participating companies could be divided into 10 categories and almost covered all walks of life, which showed how business in Taiwan appreciate NTNU students. Among all companies, Giraffe English offered the most job opportunities, up to 120 positions. This career fair was not exclusive to NTNU students only; many students from other universities also came to browse around and look for opportunities. However, a NTNU student responded that he expected more than simply leaving resumes and contact information to participating companies.