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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.

Student Recruitment Starts for the Bachelor Program in Performing Art

The bachelor program in performing art, established by the Graduate Institute of Performing Art, NTNU, will start to enrol students this coming school year! The second explanatory session on the main campus of NTNU on the 8th of April had nearly a hundred students present. The session was chaired by He Kang-Guo and Xia Xue-Li from the Graduate Institute of Performing art. The program, designed based on the regulations of the Ministry of Education, will be a double-major course with 60 required and selected credits. Those who complete the program will be qualified to teach in performing-art departments.

Professors’ Version of LOHAS and Stress Free

In the modern society, we tend to neglect the importance of a healthy lifestyle. On April 7th, there was a lunchtime gathering on the new trend of LOHAS. Hosted by Professor Yen Han-Wen, the gathering invited Professor Wang Kai-Fu, Professor Liu Jie-Xin and Assistant Professor Chen Guang-Rong to talk about their viewpoints and experiences. Five important Rights were mentioned: right sleep, right sport, right food, right doctor and rightly against burnout. It was a fulfilling and wonderful lunchtime, but remember, a healthy lifestyle should be practiced in and extended to everyday life.