After embracing the concept of the global village, Korean students have gone abroad to study and students from around the world have come to study in Korea. As a result, we can see many foreign studen
In Korea, there are representative enterprises which have a global impact such as Samsung, LG, and Hyundai. What is the secret of success of such enterprises? Nowadays, many university students are su
The semester has just started, but before you know it mid-term exams will be upon us. Many students have already started to study hard in spite of the glorious spring weather. However, at campus facil
The 14th Yeungnam University presidential inauguration was held at Chunma Arts Center on February 13th, 2013. Yeungnam University’s new president, Seok-Kyun Noh’s vision for the university is “YU, the
Have you ever heard about the Mathematics study group of classical scholars in the 18th century?Scholars might have been aware that group study is much more efficient since the Joseon Dynastyperiod. A
"I feel proud after returning from a safe trip.” “Yeungnam University students have good manners, but traffic road order is bad.” “Students need to be able to control themselves after drinking.” This is the unanimous voice of Yeungnam University bus drivers regarding the things they deal with everyday. They are the people who start and finish the day with us, but many times we simply don’t notice them. Let us take a closer look at their daily schedule and listen to their thoughts so we can all understand the role they play in our lives
Recently, reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence have increased in our society. This issue has gained recognition as a serious social problem. There are many stories in the news about sexual harassment and sexual violence. Reported sexual assaults now total 50 a day on average. Due to these conditions, Yeungnam University students must be aware that they could be the target of sexual assault. If YU students are sexually assaulted, what course of action can be taken? If faced with these terrible circumtances, students can visit the Counseling Center for Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence.
Our university changed its attendance/absence recording policies at the beginning of the current semester. The two latest changes are the dual attendance/absence recording system and the replacement n
In an age that requires talent and energy, university students face many difficulties preparing for a career with accumulating specifications, management of academics, and fulfilling other employment requirements. However, this difficult task is made far more difficult if good physical condition cannot be maintained. At Yeungnam University, there are diverse and plentiful athletic facilities, but they are not always easy for students to use. In this month’s issue, we considered the situation at YU and examined some exemplary cases at other universities.
Every university has representative faces. At Yeungnam University, incoming freshmen can meet upperclassmen who inform them about the university during a briefing session. These representatives are Ye
The 4th Nakdong River Cross Country Walk around Korea took place from June 25th to July 6th over 11 nights and 12 days under the sponsorship of Yeungnam University. 160 participants walked from the Sangju-reservoir to Busan Eulsukdo. We passed through the documentation process, and we were placed in teams by drawing lots. All of the students were assigned to one of 14 teams. I was assigned to the 11th team and walked with my teammates, and I made detailed observations over those two weeks.
On September 19th, the Yeungnam University subway station will open. The Daegu subway line 2 has been newly extended from Sawol station to Yeungnam Univ. station. The extension of line 2 is expected to bring some important changes to Yeungnam University. These changes will affect life on and off campus, as well as how students and faculty commute to and from the university. There will be some profound changes to how students commute every day. Many students have experienced a great deal of difficulty just trying to get to campus. Extending line 2 will solve many of these inconveniences. The Observer looked into some changes and effects that can be expected due to the extension of line 2
Students want to make a good impression on their professors. However, most students do not know what professors take into consideration when they judge them. What kind of behavior do professors prefer and dislike the most? In addition, what do professors hope to see from their students? The Observer would like to inform students what professors want to see from them through this interview.
At the end of every semester, university students evaluate classes that they take during the semester. These evaluations are important because students can express their opinions on how to improve the quality of the classes. However, due to some irresponsible students’ insincere attitudes, questions regarding the merits of the courses are not being taken seriously. For that reason, the course evaluations do not fulfill their intended role. The Observer looked into course evaluation at YU, identified things to be improved and looked for solutions.
If you live in a Yeungnam University dormitory you probably eat in the dormitory cafeteria. However, not all students are able to eat every meal there, and it is an enormous waste because food expenses account for about 600,000 won out of the total dormitory cost. Therefore, the Observer looked into the problems with the dormitory cafeteria currently adopting a compulsory three meal plan, and we investigated how other universities run their dormitory cafeterias.
Many students strive to concentrate on studying English due to the global era. However, studying English in order to get higher scores on tests can be boring and difficult for students. The Observer visited two English clubs in order to show easy and fun ways to study English. These two clubs have been created by foreign professors at Yeungnam University. Students can attend the club meetings when they have free time without any obligation. They can learn English and make friends through open conversations or games.
Anew semester starts in March, and freshmen are entering the university for the first time. In March, many freshmen are not able to adapt and feel like strangers around campus. Yeungnam University is so large. Freshmen experience difficulty finding buildings and adapting to their new lives. Of course, there are signs that give directions on campus. However, there are not many of these signs and they are often impractical to use. The Observer hopes to address these problems and find solutions.