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A Secret Study Group for Faculties

As part of the Psychological Health Promotion Series, the Center of Student Counselling established a secret study group for school faculties entitled Wishes Come True. The first session was held on the 8th of April in classroom 313. It encouraged teachers to talk about their secrets, and develop their potential and change their lives through the Law of Attraction. This study group session was especially tailored for faculties of NTNU. It is based on a popular publication in 2007, the Secret, which talked about the power of positivism. There will be two other session on April 15th and 22nd.

Education Night—Sailing of the Pirate Ship

On April 10th, a grand flag-dance and an enthusiastic cheerleading show opened the 2009 Education Night. Tang Guang-Ding, Chairman of the Department of Education, tried his hand at singing and sang On the Golden Beach, symbolizing the sailing of this educational pirate ship. Immediately after the chairman’s performance followed a variety of short plays, singing and dancing performances, fully exhibiting the energy and talents of education major students. The exciting programme of the night attracted a record-breaking number of audience composed of people from both inside and outside NTNU.

Book Club: Face Up by Xiao-Ye and Li Ya

An overseas text message opened the conversations between a father and his daughter, Xiao-Ye and Li Ya, two brilliant Taiwanese writers. Their overseas communications were collected and published, entitled Face Up. On April 9th, NTNU invited them to talk about children upbringing, sharing with students their different viewpoint from 2 different generations. Xiao-Ye’s father had a strict education manner. Consequently, perhaps, he gave his daughter Li Ya much more freedom, tolerance and room for exploration than he had. “Love has no absolute rights,” they concluded. With the father’s memories in the book, the daughter strides into her future.

Installations by Art Majors Brought Different Temperatures to Campus

Based on the concept of temperatures, NTNU art majors created installation works of large scale and placed them in different corners of the campus.

This was How We Learnt—Experience Sharing by Professors

As the second seminar of the Learn to Grow series by the Center of Teaching and Learning Development, 4 professors were invited on April 8th to share their learning experiences in universities. Professor Liu Jie-Xin stressed on the importance of time management, while Professor Cai Meng-Zhen emphasized participating in extracurricular activities and expanding social networks. Assistant Professor Guo Jing-Guo, on the other hand, told students that facing up to all problems was the only solution in life. Lastly, Professor Zhao Hui-Ling encouraged the student to be rebellious, i.e. knowing what they want, and not just obeying everything they were told.