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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.

Art Exhibition for Taiwan Wildlife—Realization of Childhood Dream

Eco Art Scope runs from April 2nd to the 28th in the Mayor’s Residence Arts Saloon. On its opening tea party on the 3rd, 20 students had their dreams of painting realized and witnessed by many honorable guests. This exhibition is cooperated between NTNU’s Eco Art Course and the Department of Life Science. This exhibition shows the success of Eco Art Course, one of many other courses aiming to cultivate cross-disciplinary talents. “Digital archive is the future trend in the arts,” Vice President Chang Guo-En also remarked. “NTNU is leading in holding copyright among universities in Taiwan.”

Presentation of the Communication Workshop

A film festival was held on the 1st of April in the assembly hall on the main campus of NTNU, showing environmental protection themed short films shot by the students of the Communication Workshop. The five groups of students spent 6 months on the project, documenting animals in Fushan Zoo. This workshop is one of NTNU’s efforts in establishing courses to train cross-disciplinary talents, said Vice President Chang, who applauded the devotion of involved professionals and students with backgrounds ranging from history, Chinese literature, life science to graphic arts and communications.

Alumni Gave Tips to Ride Out Economic Crisis

How should graduates cope with the aftershock of the economic crisis? Xu Sheng-Xong, alumni of the Department of Chinese also the president of Kinpo Group, returned to his alma mater and explained to current students the concept of “squatting before jumping”, i.e. to actively go for internship and part-time jobs while waiting for opportunities. Personality building was vital besides developing professional skills, he stressed. He also pointed out fundamental issues in the economy for the government to reflect and improve on, one of which was to establish a foundation to support students in receiving school education.