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Diamond Jubilee kicks off with spectacular light shows

DATE 2010/11/05 VISITORS 7082

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, from the beginning of this week, Tamkang University has been holding a number of colorful activities, including two separate light displays and a major concert.

The lighting display at the Tamsui Campus began at dusk on the 5th of Nov. It was held at the University Commons, where long lines of multicolored lights were threaded through trees, bushes, and along the grassy perimeter of the square enclosure. Projection lights were set up, as were laser lights, and machines that sprayed mist. The Lee Shuan Che Monument, located within the University Commons, was the centerpiece for the show. And as the show began, loudspeakers started to project rhythmic tunes, and laser lights and mist spouted from the monument. The show was a symbol of the Tamkang spirit of ‘lighting up the path with wisdom’, a vivid reminder to always apply the values encapsulated in the University Motto “Simplicity, Truthfulness, Firmness, Perseverance”.

Half an hour later, as the show came to an end, students headed over to the nearby Student Activity Center, where a major concert was just beginning. The concert featured various Tamkang alumni artists and entertainers, including TV personality, Bu Xue-liang – who hosted the event – as well as an array of talented singers: Xiao Huang-qi, Shi Hsiao-rong, Guo-jing (Claire), Ma Nien-Hsien, and Crowd Lu. The artists not only sang their own hit songs, but also came together to sing the Tamkang campus song.

Meanwhile, Tamkang University’s Langyang Campus, in far away Yilan County, also came alive with a stunning light display. The display was planned using computer simulation. It lit up Mt. Linmei, the mountain on which it is perched, with powerful lights that formed the message “TKU 60”. So expansive was the display that county residents living hundreds of meters below in the flatlands called to enquire about what the message meant. Tamkang staff explained that “TKU” is a reference to Tamkang University, and “60” alludes to Tamkang’s historic 60th anniversary, which is shaping up to be an unforgettable celebration of Tamkang’s history as one of the leading Taiwanese private universities.


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