DATE 2016/02/15 VISITORS 2848
Winter break has come to a close and the university faculty and staff held a celebratory tea party to welcome the year of the monkey on Feb. 15 on Tamsui, Taipei and Lanyang Campuses. The rooms were beautifully decorated, filled with tables loaded with fruits and treats symbolizing luck and prosperity. Tamsui Campus’ decorations were especially colorful as the Chinese New Year celebration coincides with the campus’ 66th anniversary.
President Flora Chia-I Chang and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Huan-chao Keh, hosted the event, expressing best wishes for the new year. Vice President Keh pointed out the irony that his first time hosting the spring festival tea party for TKU was in 1992 and also the year of the monkey. After his address, the other university faculty members shared their experiences from winter break, emphasizing the joy of being back on campus with a regulated schedule.
Dean of the College of Literature and Language, Hsiao-chuan Chen, expressed that his mood had been rather heavy, due to the devastating earthquake that took place in the southern region of Taiwan and the effects it had on relatives living in the countryside. Director of the Graduate Institute of European Studies, Dr. Chuan-chen Li, discussed her research of using walking for exercise; calculating the distance of ten thousand steps and finding the different sensations of various environments in Taiwan. The harmony of discussions, tea and decorations were successful in raising spirits in preparation for a new year of TKU triumph.