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Malaysian Alumna Ang Mei Foong Receives National Academic Awards

Ang Mei Foong is the alumna of National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), where she learned under Prof. Ren Rong; she then continued her vocal studies at Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia, Rome, where she learned with Maestra Rebecca Berg; and subsequently the University of Melbourne, under the tutelage of the renowned Australian soprano Merlyn Quaife. Now, she teaches at the Music Department of University Putra Malaysia (UPM). On October 30rd, she was given the honor of the The Arts and Creativity at the Education Ministry’s 13th National Academic Awards, presented by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The good new spread to NTNU and the faculty of Music Department was really glad about it.

Alumnus Wilbur Lin to be New Assistant Conductor at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Wilbur Lin, an alumnus of NTNU, is selected as the assistant conductor among hundreds of applicants at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. According to Lin, this is his first official contract in the states which last for a year and will start this fall. Before, he gave lessons occasionally. It's an exciting opportunity for him to join a professional orchestra. Lin will be responsible for the education program and tour of Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Cincinnati Symphony Youth orchestra.

Alumni Open English-taught Courses at NTNU

According to the Office of International Affairs, foreign students in NTNU mostly study at the Dept. of Chinese as a Second Language and the Dept. of Business Administration. These are students who already speak Chinese. If we want to attract students who are not yet fluent in Chinese, we need to increase the number of English-taught courses. Now English-taught courses are available in English Department, Graduate Institute of International Human Resource Development, and master and phD programs at the Department of Math.

NTNU Rep. Visit Chicago Alumni Association of NTNU

The alumna of the Chicago Alumni Association of NTNU gathered at Chairman Wang's house in the afternoon of April 21st for the first gathering of the year, welcoming the representatives from NTNU. They are, Vice President Ying Yung Hsiang, Dean of college of Sports & Recreation Chi Li Kang, Associate Vice President at the Office of International Affairs Liu Yi De, Director of the Center of Public Affairs Kang, Min Ping, Senior Staff Eric Chang and Senior Secretary Deng Li Chun. Head of Education Division Dung at Chicago Office also attended the gathering. The goal of this visit to America is to understand the planning of the school development of Penn State University as a future reference.

Outstanding Alumna Shu-mei Shih elected to board of ACLA

Outstanding Alumna of NTNU (2018), Prof. Shu-mei Shih of UCLA Asian Languages & Cultures, Comparative Literature, and Asian American Studies ,has been elected second vice-president of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA).