Activities Organized in Cheng Yu Tung College in 2014/15 Second Semester
1. The First High Table Dinner in the 2nd Semester
Date: 28 Jan, 2015 Participants: 250
The honored guest speaker was Prof. Pei-kai Cheng, a famous historian and writer. He is now a visiting professor of City University of Hong Kong. He delivered a speech about Xu Xia Ke’s Travel Dairies, talking about life journey and caring about others. Other honorable High Table Guests included Director of the Department of Education and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macao SAR, Ms. Ting Xu; Director and Professor of Academy of Films, Hong Kong Baptist University, Prof. Pak Tong Cheuk; Director of Communications Office of UM, Ms. Katrina Cheong; Vice Rector (Student Affairs) of UM, Prof. Haydn Chen and his wife Mrs. Anita Chen; Assistant, Department of Education and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macao SAR , Ms. Sam Ka I; Head of Public Relations Section of Communications Office of UM, Ms. Kathy Che; Functional Head of Media Relations of Communications Office of UM, Ms. Albee Lei; Functional Head of Events Management of Communications Office of UM, Ms. Sandy Choi; Administrative assistant of residential colleges of National ChengChi University, Ms. Lin Shu-Zhen and 10 exchange students from National ChengChi University.
2. A new trend in film making: Through creativity
Date: 29/01/2015 Participants: 40
Competency: Cultural Engagement Global citizenship
Professor Cheuk Pak Tong is a Director of Academy of Films of Hong Kong Baptist University. Educated in Taiwan, he later received his master’s degree in film art and production in America. He got his Ph. D. degree at Hong Kong Baptist University. To share the experience and philosophy on film making, it was our honor to invite Prof. Cheuk to give a workshop on “A new trend in film making: Through creativity”. During the workshop, Prof. Cheuk provided his view on creativity. He claimed that knowledge is the foundation of creativity. If you want to be a creative person, you should study a lot. Once your knowledge pool is large enough, creativity will come to your mind automatically.
3. Crisscrossing Exchange of Residential College Life: Macau and Taiwan
Date: 1 Feb 2015 Participants: 27
Competency: Cultural Engagement; Citizenship with Global Perspectives
According to the Memorandum of Understanding on a Program of Exchange Students between Chengchi Colleges and Cheng Yu-Tung College signed in May, 2014, the program was officially taken place in December, 2014. 10 selected CYTC students visited NCCU from December 22nd to 29th, 2014. The students took some courses in X college and Freshman College as well as exploring Taiwanese culture with NCCU students. After that, 10 NCCU students visited UM, staying in CYTC, participating in various programs initiated by the College, the Floor and House Association and thoroughly experiencing the College life here.
CYTC held the movie trend seminar, tea-tasting workshop, badminton friendly match, Portuguese dessert baking workshop, orienteering in Coloane for CYTC residents and NCCU students. Last but not least, students of the two Colleges successfully organized the amazing flash mob dance “Little Apple” in Dining Hall to entertain all members during the lunch time.
On the Crisscrossing Exchange of Residential Life: Macau and Taiwan on Feb 1st, several students shared their ideas and analyzed the difference between the two universities. Students of the two Colleges unquestionably built up very close relationship after the exchange program.
4. Fascination of Ancient Chinese Glassware
Date: 02/02/2015 Participants:
Competency: Cultural Engagement
Prof. Qi is a renowned scholar in the field of Archaeology. He is now teaching in the School of Archaeology and Museology of Peking University and his research interests include Han-Tang archaeology, burial customs and rituals, and art archaeology. During this seminar, Prof. Qi introduced many fascinating Chinese ancient glasses from different historical phases.
5. How I see the World-Chong Chan
Date: 11 Feb, 2015 Participants: 30
Competency: -Interpersonal relationship and Teamwork; Healthy Living
Mr. Chong is so far the first and only vision-impaired Administrative Officer in HK government. He has a Master’s degree of London School of Economics and Political Science. He shared how he surmounted the difficulties during his growth as well as talked about his striving for love and equality for public benefit.
Many students were inspired by Mr. Chong’s talk. Mr. Chong firstly demonstrated how vision-impaired people use the tools to connect and get to know the world. He told the audience many stories about his childhood and those stories showed the way he interacted with his families, classmates and the society and showed his positive characteristics and never giving-up spirit. During the session, students were eager to ask questions covering various topics such as personal values, relationship and goals.
6. Leadership Development in HC: A Whole New Experience
Date: 10 Feb, 2015 Participants: 20
Competency: Leadership and Service
CYTC was honored to have Dr. Zenon Udani to come and share the experiences and life of being a Honours College member. Dr. Udani is from the Department of Management and Marketing, FBA and he is also the Teaching Fellow of HC.
7. The Second High Table Dinner in the 2nd Semester
Date: 12 April, 2015 Participants: 250
The honored guest speaker was Rector, Prof. Zhao Wei. Rector’s topic was his stories in the United States. Rector talked about his experiences of meeting different people, how to develop his career and why he determined to come back to Asia and being the Rector of UM. Other honored guests included Chair of University Council of UM, Dr. Lam Kam Seng (Peter); Consultant of the Research Centre for Sustainable Development Strategies of the Government of Macao SAR, Mr. Ieong Tou Hong; President of Kiang Wu Nursing College, Prof. Van Iat Kio; Director of the Chinese Educators’ Association of Macau, Ms. Chan Hong; Vice Rector (Academic Affairs) of UM, Prof. Ni Ming-Shuan (Lionel); Registrar of UM, Mr. Pang Chap Chong; College Fellow, Dr. Zhang Ze Xun; Director of Human Resources Office of UM, Ms. Kuan Sio In (Leona); College Fellow, Dr. Zenon Udani; Assistant Principle and Academic Director of Macau Hou Kong Middle School, Mr. Zhou Ming; 2 students of Student of Macau Hou Kong Middle School; Assistant Professor & Faculty of Education, Dr. Wang Ping-Cheng (Dennis); Senior Information Executive of Communications Office of UM, Mr. U Wai Ip (Kelvin). This was also a formal dinner to farewell our graduate residents.