The Search for the President
The Search Committee for the President has met to discuss the final arrangements
for a group of students and staff members to meet with the final short-listed
candidates. The Committee re-confirmed its earlier decision not to hold
an open forum. However, the Committee believed that it could increase
the number of participants to meet the candidates to involve a greater
number of staff and students in the exercise. Therefore, it was decided
to combine the separate groups of staff and students into one, meet separately
with each candidate and expand membership. This arrangement requires additional
planning, so the Committee decided, with the agreement of the final short-listed
candidates, to postpone the meetings to 6th March. This will enable the
Council Secretariat time to contact the individuals concerned and provide
time for those included in the group to prepare.
In addition, the Committee has decided
to hold its final meeting and the associated Council Meeting on a separate
day, after the meetings of the group with the candidates, to enable the
views of the group to be studied fully before a final recommendation is
put to the Council.
inauguration and naming ceremony
A ceremony will be held on 13 March to celebrate the establishment of
the Convocation and show CityU's appreciation of alumni contributions
to the University over the years. This event will include the inauguration
of the Convocation following its formal establishment on 1 January 2007,
and the naming of Student Residence Hall 3 as the Alumni Civility Hall.
Badminton is one of the most popular games in Hong Kong, offering all
age groups an enjoyable communal work out. Since it started in 2002, the
annual CityU Badminton Competition, organized by the Human Resources Office
and Student Development Services (PE Section), has seen a huge increase
in the number of participants, including staff, students and alumni. Each
year the aims are to encourage members of the University community to
participate in sports activities to acquire physical and mental well-being,
and to provide an opportunity for staff, students and alumni to get together
to have fun. To make the event even more competitive, this year sees the
introduction of the Departmental Men's Team and Departmental Women's Team
competitions. The deadline for entry for all events is 9 March and the
tournament takes place from 24 to 31 March.
Scholarships and prizes play a major role in encouraging
students to achieve their learning goals while at the University, eventually
assisting them in their quest for a professional career after graduation.
On 15 March, a ceremony will be held for the presentation of certificates
of scholarships and prizes. Professor H K Chang, University
President, will give the opening address at the second session, while
Professor David Tong Shuk-yin, Deputy President, will
address the first.
4th Hong Kong Joint Primary
School Mathematics Competition
CityU is proactive in reaching out to the secondary
and primary sectors through community-oriented activities. The 4th Hong
Kong Joint Primary School Mathematics Competition held recently and jointly
organized by CityU, the Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics
Education and secondary schools from 18 districts in Hong Kong exemplifies
this dedication to developing stronger links with local secondary and
primary schools. The competition was the largest mathematics contest of
its kind in Hong Kong, with about 4,000 students from 407 primary schools
taking part. A prize presentation was held on 3 March.
The Students Halls of Residence encourage inter-hall
competition to build up team spirit and a sense of belonging to the University.
The Inter-hall Photography Competition 2006-07, which has as its theme
"Eyes on Res", allows emerging photographers a chance to capture
their own interpretation of residence life at CityU and share their unique
insights. The pictures submitted to the competition will be on display
in the Purple Zone, 4/F, Academic Building from 1 to 9 March.
New book on Chinese tea
Professor Cheng Pei-kai of the Chinese
Civilisation Centre will be launching The Complete Annotated Collection
of Chinese Tea Books which he co-edited with Professor Zhu
Zizhen from Nanjing Agricultural University. The book is a compilation
of 114 Chinese tea books from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) to Qing Dynasty
(1644-1911). The book will be launched on 15 March at Flagstaff House
Museum of Tea Ware (inside Hong Kong Park). Preceding this will be a symposium
on tea and Chinese culture from 13 to 14 March at CityU with 20 guest
speakers from the region.
CityU Choir performs
musical in Guangzhou
CityU endeavours to promote cultural exchange between
Hong Kong and mainland universities, the reason behind City University
Choir's presentation of the musical A Wide Wide World Out There
at the South China University of Technology from 15 to 18 of March. The
show embodies the fortitude and passion of former CityU student Dzi
Mou who fought leukaemia all his life and died after contracting
HIV through a blood transfusion.
Two Year 2 students have won 2nd runners-up in the
Business Administration Paper 2006 competition organized by the Hong Kong
Federation of Business Students. They are Tam
Shing-tak, from the Department
of Economics and Finance, and Tsai
Chi-wai, from the Division
of Commerce in the Community College of CityU. Their paper, titled "A
New Business Model for Hong Kong's Health Care", was selected from
over 100 entries.
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