Mother’s day is almost upon us and it’s that important time of the year that we should say those three little words to our loved ones: “I love you.” Five senior students from the Department of Information and Communication have made love the theme of their final year through the creation of three events: Love Bottle, Love Post Cards and Love Stamps, which were made to let everyone conveniently and directly express their feelings to the people they care about. Leader of the senior group, “I love you,” is Ms. Wen-yi Chen who expressed, “We wanted to give everyone the courage to take the first step in expressing important feelings.” Members of I Love You also include, Guan-yu Huang, Yu-ning Zhang, Jie-chen Xiao and Ji-xuan Huang. The first project, Love Bottle, is a survey that will collect related data to how often students express their inner feelings with their family and loved ones. The second project, Love Post Cards, will give students an opportunity to express their thoughts to their family via online platform. The final part of the project, Love Stamps, will let students directly express their feelings to the object of their affections. After taking a poll that collected data from 1,929 students from Tamkang University, National Taiwan University, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei National University of Arts and Shih Hsin University, counting the number of years passed without saying “I love you” to their parents, they found a total of 10,184 years had passed without families use the words. Many students hadn’t said the words in 5 years or more and one in every four students had never even said it. These seniors have made it their personal graduation project to attempt to bring families closer together, making them true agents of love.
The College of International studies utilized the mid-term period to travel to Japan for an academic exchange on April 27th. Vice President of International Affairs, Wan-chin Tai, Associate Professor of the Graduate Institute of Asian Studies, Hsi-hsun Tsai, Professor of the Graduate Institute of the Americas, I-hsin Chen, Professor of the Department of the European Studies, Chiu-ching Kuo, and Assistant Professor of the Graduate Institute of China Studies, Chien-fu Chen, travelled to sister school, Waseda University, to attend a summit to discuss “the Relationship of America and Japan / China and Japan and the rights of the Southern Seas.” The event carefully examined and explored the future of mainland China in regards of its neighboring countries. On April 28th the journey continued as TKU’s representative group travelled to The Japan Institute of International Affairs and Tokyo’s MBA Lib to research information to support their understanding of the relationship of national security between Japan and America. Afterwards, they had a sit in at the House of Representatives in Japan. The group then returned to Taiwan for a dinner with TKU Alumni and Japanese Ambassador in Taiwan, Can-xu Ren and Deputy Ambassador Rui-hu Xu. Gao-cheng Wang expressed, “This is the second time that the College of International Affairs has taken on an international exchange such as this one. It’s clear that Waseda University is not just a sister school, but an excellent symbol of a thriving modern Japan. On this exchange we were able to attain a wealth of invaluable knowledge.”
In recent years Chinese language has become a hot commodity in the realm of education. According to statistics there are currently over 30,000,000 Chinese language students. In order to meet with this increasing demand, the Taiwanese government began its promotion of an eight year Chinese Language and Literature Development Plan in 2013. Tamkang University’s Chinese Language Center has worked with this policy implemented by the Ministry of Education to design three rooms on campus: D001, D002 and D007 to become advanced digital and technological Chinese learning facilities to raise the learning potential of the students. In celebration of this development, the Division of Continuing Education held ceremony on April 29th. The ceremony to initiate the digital classrooms and conference halls was hosted by President Flora Chia-I Chang. Also in attendance was Vice President of Academic Affairs Huan-chao Keh, Vice President of Administration Yi-jen Hu and administrators and counselors of various departments. Honored guests included Counselor from the Ministry of Education, Julie Chiu, Practical Chinese Program Section Chief, Yi-fan Lai, Executive Director of the Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Learning of Taiwan, Hwei-mei Chen, President of Taipei Language Institute, Yu-wen Zhang, Manager of Far East Co. Hai-an Gu, General Manager of Lu Feng Technology inc., Jr-shi Tseng, Vice Chairman of Chinese Stories, Chun Chieh Chao, Director of the Language Center in Fu Jen Catholic University, Victor Carlos C. Yparraguirre and Director of the Chinese Language Center of Shijian University, Ms. Elly Chen. During the assembly, President Chang expressed, “In regards of promotion of Chinese language, Taiwan needs the government’s planning and support. I’d like to thank the Ministry of Education on behalf of Tamkang University for their support in helping push Chinese language learning to the next level. I’m certain that under our school’s total quality management education system that the digital classrooms will prove fruitful in their uptakings. It’s also my hope that this new digital system can be incorporated in the MOOC’s to further enhance learning opportunities for all students.”
The College of Science is cooperating with DaAi TV and Young Scientist Magazine for the promotion of science throughout the country areas of Taiwan. Through utilizing TKU’s Chemistry Mobile, a TV show and magazine as a platform, science will be able to reach students in the most remote areas of the island. A press conference titled, "Science is Life," was held at An kang High School for on April 23rd in support of this cooperation with Dean of the College of Science Chang-bo Wang, General Supervisor of DaAi TV Jian-ming Tang and Editor of Yuan-liou Publishing Co., Jung-pei Pang. Bo-wang Chang expressed, “In the future the patrols and performances of the Chemistry Mobile will be captured on video, using the media as a platform to promote and share their great experiments and important research with all of Taiwan.” The press conference allowed students to interact and learn science in a creative way. Supervisor of the Chemistry Mobile, Xuan-zhang Gao, expressed, “Even though the mobility of the Chemistry Mobile has proven to be effective, it’s still limited to only teaching to one school at a time. With the help of TV and a magazine, the knowledge of the Chemistry Mobile will have no limitations as to who it could reach.” The Chemistry Mobile has been travelling around Taiwan nonstop since 2011. It has already made 186 stops under the assistance of the New Taipei City government.
The whole world came together to celebrate the world of literature on April 23rd for World Book and Copyright Day. Different activities took place in all of the libraries, book stores, schools and academic centers to display popular readings of different kinds. Tamkang University took the initiative to celebrate this day for an entire month, beginning from March. The library has held readings and literature sharing events to help students and staff explore the world of literature. On the 23rd the Chueh-sheng Memorial Library held the, “TKU Lib Talk” in celebration of the occasion. For the special event, President Flora Chia-I Chang read passages from, “The Winds of Freedom: Challenges of the University” written by Gerhard Casper. Also in attendance were the three university vice presidents and first and second level administrators and staff members. President Chang shared the works of Casper, explaining that it had a great influence over her career as university president. She highlighted many of his statements, which suggested that a university president is a culmination of different positions including social worker, manager, educator and more. She stated, “The president must continually be learning in order to help develop a cohesive educational program that encourages innovative thinking.” President Chang also mentioned many of the readings she found during her time of study at Stanford University. She pointed out that the motto of learning was always directed at free thinking. Her reading of a German novel translated, “The Wind of Freedom Blows” also played a crucial role in her development in administration.
Recently the entire world has come together in an activity to send shoes to children in need to the continent of Africa. 6 Senior Tamkang University students of the Department of Mass Communication: Shuang-shuang Huang, Ya-xuan Zhuo, Xin Chen, Qian-hao Wang, Dao Zhang and Lian-ru Chen have joined in the spirit of giving by working with BRlink to create a plan to give shoes to children in the countryside of Taiwan. They took the measurements of painted footprints provided by 61 different students from San Guang Elementary School in order to give them the exact sizes for their needs. This project has been titled, “The Shipping Ideas.” Head of the group, Shuang-shuang Huang, expressed, “We decided to work together with BRlink using the concept of doing good works for earned money. When shoes are bought, those same shoes are donated to children in need. At the start of the project, we first had the economically challenged students walk on paper with paint on their feet and then asked them to write their wishes for the future. They were unaware that we would use the same footprints to attempt to bring some warmth into their lives. Shipping Ideas began in the beginning of April and we returned to San Guang Elementary school for a second time. Seeing the faces of the students as they opened each gift was such an amazing feeling.” Senior student, Hu Die, stated, “I’m really grateful for their model example of generosity. By first measuring the students feet and then giving them shoes, they attended to the needs in the most accurate fashion.”
Related to the new applications of the Yo-yo card that will soon be available on the student identification, presidents of Chang Gung University (CGU), Chang Gung University of Science and Technology (CGUST) and Ming Chi University of Technology came to TKU university with a total of 39 people for an academic exchange on April 16th. They were greeted personally by President Flora Chia-I Chang, General Secretary, Ting-chi Hsu, Dean of Academic Affairs, Tung-wen Chun, Dean of Student Affairs, Chih-en Ko, Dean of General Affairs, Shiaw Shyan Luo, Director of the Department of Information and Library Science, Sheue-fang Song, Chief Information Officer, Chin-hwa Kuo and other related department heads. The honored guests first began their trip with a tour of the university followed by information that would allow them to have a much deeper understanding of TKU’s management system. President Chang welcomed the guests with thanks and appreciation as the she then explained the educational system at TKU in her opening address. She mentioned TKU’s signature spirit of excellence program of cultivation as well as the Three Circles and Five Disciplines that emphasizes character development in addition to academic knowledge. She mentioned also the informationalized and digital campus system that has received great praise. The president placed emphasis on the fundamentals involved in student development including simplicity, truthfulness, firmness and perseverance. In the end of her speech she expressed special thanks to all of the administrators and staff that have made TKU’s concepts of study into a reality. The development of the TKU e-card began in 2010 when the university implemented the international Yo-yo card into the ID. In 2014, this step has been completed and the identification card of all students and teachers now has the Yo-yo card on the back. The next step is to introduce the RFID sensor card in order to help students relocate their card if it is missing stolen or otherwise misplaced. The new system will allow for more safety on campus and will also allow endless other functions such as administration information, class searches and curriculum information, electronic signature, grade reports, contact information, internet sites, examination reminders and more.
The past few weeks mark the most important time for juniors in high school regarding their application to study at the university. The Office of Academic Affairs has been providing services for students interested in all departments including meeting parents, interviews, and other needs in order to improve activity in admissions. These services include the two-day interactive event titled, “Choosing TKU for your Career”, an activity that showcased and detailed each department so that applying students could get a better understanding of the university. This year there are a total of 7,322 applicants that have passed the initial phase the application process and have registered for the next step. It’s estimated that there will be 2,401 new students admitted. Dean of Academic Affairs, Tung-wen Cheng, expressed, “This university’s department exhibit gives students a chance to come directly in contact with professors and courses of their major of choice. Students and parents alike are able to become more familiar with the courses, content and uniqueness of TKU’s higher learning curriculum. It also helps the students better understand themselves and what their academic interests are. This year the admissions process is rather different than last year, allowing students to ask questions related to courses or services. It’ my hope that they will be able to see the many advantages of being a student at TKU.” One student who came in for an interview expressed, “The second part of the admissions process has allowed students and teachers to get a closer look at what the university has to offer. There are so many advantages here, especially the international accounting licensing certification and academic industrial internship programs.
When people ponder on fishing in earlier times, they can’t help but to think of the traditional stone fish traps that are still scattered throughout the country. Remnants of these ancient fishing traps can be found on the Tamsui coast, but because there hasn’t been any continual maintenance, these traps have slowly been eroding from existence. In order to preserve the memory of this tradition, a team from the College of Liberal Arts is making a documentary of these historical artifacts by using incredible and unusual methods. In addition to interviewing people who are able to recall the time that the traps were in use, they are using flying drones to film and get unique overhead perspectives. Information gathered including research, cultural information and historical artifacts will be saved in a digital archive to preserve the remaining data forever. Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Sinn-cheng Lin, expressed, “The information collected by this research group will be able to be found on Tamsui’s Wiki page (https://zh-tw.facebook.com/wikitamsui) and more people can get a closer look at the culture of Tamsui. I hope people will come take a look at some of the earliest man made eco related structures. There is much to learn for people with interests in History, Architecture, Tourism and Ecology. The College of Liberal Arts will utilize data collected over the past three years from students of the Departments of Chinese, History, Mass Communication, Information and Library Science and Information and Communication to make the preservation project diverse and intriguing from multiple fields. GPS will also be used to map out the different territories of stone traps, which will be useful for tourism in the future. One of the planners and research assistants, Mei-sheng Chen, stated, “Being able to film the earth from the sky will give us a very new look at things that we feel familiar with. I’m sure it will open everyone’s eyes for more creative and impactful ideas.”
Dean of the College of International Studies, Kao-cheng Wang, Director of the Eastern Association Research Center, Juo-yu Lin, Director of the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies, Ming-hsien Wang, Professor of the Graduate Institute of Asian Studies, Ching-lung Tsay, Professor of the Graduate Institute of European Studies, Chong-kou Tzou and Professor of the Graduate Institute of the Americas, Luis Pere Francisco, travelled to Jakarta, Indonesia for an academic exchange at the beginning of April. Kao-cheng Wang expressed, “The purpose of this trip was to strengthen our relations within the international Asian region while encouraging positive activity in enrollment, career opportunities and political relations. Currently, there are five TKU alumni that hold positions in the Indonesian Ambassador Office.” On April 2nd the College of International Studies met with Binus University to sign an agreement, establishing an academic and research exchange for teachers and students. The Vice President of Binus University, Simatupang, was in attendance during the official signing and afterwards they held the Asian Political and Safety Development forum.
Last month Tamkang University participated in the Ministry of Education’s 2015 Junior College Student Association Achievement Contest and Exhibition and the 2015 Annual Junior College Student Club Evaluation Event. This event involved 280 elite student groups and TKU’s Student Association was honored with the Award of Excellence and the Public Administration Student Group was awarded the Special Award of Student Group Autonomy Comprehension. Director of the Office of Student Affairs, Chih-en Ko, stated, “Receiving these awards are not only a great source of encouragement, they are real treasures for the university.” Member of the Extracurricular Activities Guidance Section, I-ting Li, expressed, “In August 2014, the Student Association officially reached its 20th year and in 2009 began its participation in the Student Association Achievement Contest. From 2010 to 2014 the Student Association has won the award for Student Group Autonomy Comprehension for 3 years in a row. For the past three years the Student Association has continued to hold events to benefit students including suggestions for additional student clubs, activities in the ice skating rink and basketball court and more. The university has been very supportive of the ideas presented by the Student Association which has played a major factor in our achievements. ” Head of the Public Administration Student Group, Min-zhu Yang, stated, “The Department of Public Administration is the balance between the Department of Law and the Department of Politics. We are very passionate, but remain professional in all of our endeavors. The activities and events we hold vary depending on the environment, but touch on all aspects including traditions, services, innovation and much more. I believe it is our dedication to the community that is responsible for this year’s achievement.”
On March 25th the annual event to share student club memories and experience was held in rooms O306 and Q306. All of the student groups that had offered services during the winter break, gathered together to learn from each other. Captain of the Thailand Study Service Team and third year student of the Department of International Business, Dan Cao, stated, “When I am in Thailand it feels as if I’m in my purest and most humble form. When we arrived to see our host families, It felt like we had been missed every single day since our last visit.” Four-year student of the Department of Information and Library Science, Yi-ru Zhou, stated, “Receiving the host mother’s homemade key chain that she personally made for us as a souvenir, moved me to tears. I feel so incredibly blessed to be a part of this project.” There were a total of 31 service teams made up of 700 students that travelled to 17 regions around Taiwan and even overseas to give support of and share academic knowledge of TKU. The Office of Student Affairs held this event in order to give students an opportunity to encourage each other and inspire new blood to participate. The exchange included a collection of visual aids: pictures, videos and achievements to allow the audience to travel along with the student groups. Dean of the Office of Academic Affairs, Tung-wen Chung, made a personal appearance to congratulate the students on their endeavors. Director of the Extracurricular Activities Guidance Section, Su-kuang Chiang, stated, “Doing this type of volunteer work isn’t a single event, but a lifestyle. The highest level of service is incorporating this spirit into your everyday life.” Director of the Office of Student Affairs, Chih-en Ko, stated, “Seeing the smiles on each of these members’ faces, indicates that the seed of service has successfully been implemented in their hearts. It’s my hope that the seed is nurtured over the years and that our society may benefit from a great harvest.”
The spring season in Taipei is always welcomed by the blossoming of beautiful flowers that naturally decorate Tamsui, Taipei and Lanyang Campus. Once again students and teachers can enjoy the visually pleasing spring changes on the walkways, palace style lantern paths, gardens and courtyards as they travel from class to class. For sixty years the natural decor of Tamkang University has been the trademark of its unique campus in addition to the traditional Chinese style construction of buildings and plazas. Through diligence and generous contributions, the artful scenery on campus continues to grow more abundant and colorful as time passes. It’s a great time of the year for students and teachers alike to slow down and enjoy the view.
On the 25th of March, New Taipei City held the 2015 career exhibition in the Student Activity Center on Tamsui campus. There were 50 different enterprises represented including HIWEN Technologies Corp., Unimicron, Foxlink, Acbel Polytech Inc., E. Sun Bank, Taishin Financial Holdings, Din Tai Fun Restaurant, Regent Taipei, Miramar Garden Taipei, UNIQLO and many more. The companies were represented by technicians, engineers, salesmen and other positions adding up to a total of 2,500 employees. Head of the Career Guidance Section, Ling-chan Wu, stated, “This year the employment market is warming up as it begins to seek out new personnel, especially in regards of positions concerning technology. The New Taipei City Government held this campus career exhibition in order to prepare students for what’s to come in the near future, giving them confidence and allowing a smooth transition from the university into the workforce.” The event began at 10am with an exciting lion dance performed by the international students. Afterwards President Flora Chia-I Chang, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Huan-chao Keh and Vice President of Administration, Yi-jen Hu, cut the ceremonial ribbon and opened the doors for about 3000 participants. As soon as the event began students were able to interact, learn and make connections with each of the participating enterprises. Senior student of the Department of Information and Library Science stated, “I will be graduating in June so I am so grateful to have this opportunity to prepare for my future. I am able to learn what employers are looking for through communicating with so many great and diverse professional personnel.”
This semester the Office of Student Affairs is taking a new approach regarding Tamkang University’s registration for accredited student groups. This year all of the information and pamphlets about the extracurricular activities have taken the shape of extraterrestrials to explain things such as regulations for entering or setting up a group, organizing a group, campus positions, becoming an autonomous student group, raising student group knowledge, allowing for more self exploration in student learning and getting a head start on future careers. They also are holding events to encourage student group autonomy, student group cooperation and registration for events. Specialist of the Extracurricular Activities Guidance Section, Meng-shiang Wu, expressed, “These student groups are capable of inviting speakers and alumni for events so that they can share their exciting experience and work history, holding forums and workshops, evaluating curriculums, discussing student objectives, improving methods of administration and much more. The more knowledge they have on how things operate at the university, the more they are able to be involved.” Wu emphasized that registration for classes and groups can vary. If there are any questions of student group registration search for “student groups” (at link http://lpcs.tku.edu.tw/LPCS/fc_news/fc_news_all.aspx?mode=none).
The 2015 Annual Total Quality Management forum was held on March 20th in the Student Activity Center. The purpose of the forum was to act as a platform for Tamkang University staff to communicate, interact and express goals and objectives, especially focusing on, “The Art of Speaking and Work Quality.” Special lecturers included the founder of the Comedians Workshop, Shao-ching Sung, representatives of Unimicron and participant of the 27th National Group Competition, TKU’s Dream Team. In attendance was President Flora Chia-I Chang, the three university vice presidents and first and second level administrators. The forum began with President Chang’s opening address. She expressed, “In 1980 TQM received attention from the industrial world, in 1990 it became a part of the academic world and TKU has promoted it for the last 23 years. It’s my hope that everyone will utilize the spirit of TQM to help in terms of management, modification and renewal of spirit.” After President Chang’s address she reminded everyone to start preparing early for the TKU quality management award and the National Group Competition. The Dream Team represented TKU in the National Group Competition and received a bronze medal. They shared their experience and President Chang presented awards to the teams that placed in the competition. Later team representatives then shared their experience regarding creation of a curriculum for high school students, reduction of carbon waste and raising the level of environmental awareness. At the end of the event, President Chang expressed her thanks to Unimicron and Shao-ching Sung for their lectures instructing better ways to improve communication and the relationship it has on the quality of work management.
In recent years there has been an influx of international students coming to Taiwan. The Ministry of Education (MOE) has prepared to meet with the needs of incoming overseas students by promoting internationally-oriented quality assessments to higher learning institutions. This plan is focused on five points: University International Development and Specialty, International Student Academic Support, Junior College International Manpower and Administration Resources, International Languages on Campus and Websites, and International Cooperation and Exchanges. After registering for MOE’s assessment, Tamkang University met with over 60 percent of the specifications, earning praise and MOE’s title of an internationally “Exceptional University.” TKU has established an environmentally friendly campus for international students and in 2015 there are a total of 1,616 students in attendance. In terms of academics and administration TKU has taken great steps to ensure the quality of international information including the Tamkang Global Village, Lanyang’s Complete English Campus and the participation in many international activities and competitions. The total number of students involved in overseas studies, overseas service programs and exchange programs adds to a total of 6000 students. Vice President of International Affairs, Wan-chin Tai, stated, “For the last eight years, this university has been heavily focused on becoming more international by using methods of Wikinomics and Collective Intelligence. Through working together with all of the students and teachers from different countries, we were able to earn this achievement.”
From March 8th to the 10th President Flora Chia-I Chang and Director of the Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs, Pei-wha Chi Lee, travelled to Japan to meet with sister school, Hosei University. The TKU representatives attended a research forum held by Hosei on internationalization and President Chang gave a lecture on How Asian Universities Can Cultivate Globally Effective Personnel. President Chang also attended the International Department’s Assessors Meeting which covered the topic of Global Human Resources Cultivation and Planning. In addition to inviting President Chang, Hosei University also invited President of International Academy FPT University, Dr. Nguyen Thanh Nami as well as representatives from United Nations University, and Sustainability Graduate Institute to give lectures during the discussion. There were nearly 100 people in attendance, made up of professors and personnel related to international affairs. The university’s objective was to use this discussion in order to bring forth more internationally related developments in the future while at the same time strengthening the bonds of the relations between Asian universities. President Chang’s lecture detailed the concepts of TKU’s internationally-oriented educational system and the challenges that Asia is faced with as it approaches a more globalized academic world. Hosei University was founded in 1880, earning a great reputation along with its extensive history. It has a total of 15 colleges, 14 graduate schools, 3 executive master programs, 30,000 students and 740 professors. In 2008 the university officially signed an agreement with TKU becoming sister schools that share a close and productive relationship.
Students of the third year of the E-learning Executive Master’s Program in Asian Studies arrived last week to receive courses. This program was founded three years ago with the objective of using education to form a bridge between Latin America and Taiwan academically and even politically. Just as the Cross-Strait Relations and Chinese People’s Diplomatic Political Strategy Courses have give students a much deeper understanding of the different issues between Taiwan and Mainland China, this course intends to give students a more detailed global perspective. This year students arrived from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama totalling to 12 students, many of which are diplomats and political officials seeking to increase their knowledge of Asia. In addition to selecting courses, the students also had a chance to explore the many unique and beautiful sites of Taiwan. On March 13th the students ate a banquet at the Regalees Hotel and dined with members of the Graduate Institute of the Americas including Director Hsiao-chuan Chen, Professor Francisco Luis Perez, Associate Professor Hsiu-chi Wang, Associate Professor Kwo-Wei Kung and Assistant Professor Ren-yow Huang . Other special guests include the Ambassador of the Embassy of Nicaragua, William Tapia, Ambassador of the Embassy of El Salvador, Marta Chang De Tsien, Ambassador of the Embassy of Paraguay, Marcial Bobadilla Guillen, Ambassador of the Embassy of Honduras, Rafael Fernando Sierra Quesada and Ambassador of the Embassy of the Dominican Republic, Samuel J. Castro.
Once again spring has begun to decorate the campus with colors of warmth and the annual Spring Banquet for the alumni Homecoming has taken place. On March 14th in the Shao-mo Memorial Gymnasium and Lanyang’s Shao-mo Activity Center, 700 alumni returned to campus in celebration of the new year. President Flora Chia-I Chang expressed her gratitude for the year’s achievements, including being listed in Cheers Magazine for the 18th time in a row as the most preferred university graduates for employment. She also thanked the alumni for their financial support in the construction of the Shou Chien International Conference Center. The 2015 Spring Banquet began at 9 in the morning and began with a friendly sports competition that included volleyball, soccer and basketball. The games were designed to break the ice and act as a way to forge both new and old friendships. At 11 lunch was served at the student activity center with over 70 tables filled with an array of delicious food. Each table was represented with a particular alumni group of each department and awards were handed out to individuals who donated 300,000-500,000 NT to TKU. Executive Director of the Office of Alumni Services and Resources Development, Chun-young Perng, expressed, “There are 100 more alumni at this celebration than in the one last year. I’m so grateful for everyone’s attendance!” Alumni of the Department of Electrical Engineering and President of Akira Seiki, Jun-xiang Zhang, donated 2,700,000 NT in brand new CNC academic equipment including GT12 Lathes and a PC460 Drill, manufactured by his company. He also donated equipment and academic supplies from other cooperating companies including Detron and Autocam. On Lanyang Campus Dean of the College of Global Development, Ay-hwa Andy Liou, expressed, “This year the theme for our spring banquet is a picnic style lunch. This way we can enjoy the beauty of the combined architecture with the natural scenery.”