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.
Recently it seems difficult for many graduating students to find a full-time job. University students are busy with certification studies, preparing for employment, and looking for internships. Howeve
Universities in Korea have been competing to attract foreign students to their campuses more and more over the past few years in order to keep pace with the globalization of the world. Yeungnam Univer
School cafeterias are used by many students. This is because they are a short distance from classrooms and offer low prices. Therefore, many students can eat there without worry. Because the cafeteria
Next month, we will greet summer vacation. Vacation is a valuable time for university students that allows for experience and investment in the future. During vacation, we are able to do things we want to do. However, if you don’t properly make plans over those two months, the vacation can pass by quickly. You should not spend your time just relaxing during your vacation, or you could regret it afterwards. We should rethink several ways to have a meaningful summer vacation, and that starts with making plans.
May, which is known as the season of verdure, crept up on us suddenly. Is there any place to enjoy a taste of May on campus? There are trails that form seven courses on campus. In 2008, these trails were developed, and 86 signs which explained the trails were also installed. Moreover, simple exercise equipment has been installed along the trails. However, due to a lack of knowledge about the trails on campus, many YU students pass them by unconsciously. Many students are also unaware about trails they already walk on campus. Therefore, YNO will introduce these trails in this issues ‘On Campus 1’ section, and it is our hope that many students will make use of them.
We take classes and study in lecture rooms or in the library every day. However, we don’t manage these facilities ourselves. There are people who do this for us. They maintain the lecture rooms and check all the facilities. They work hard so we can study in comfort. These people do their jobs with little thanks from us, and we should keep them in mind as we go about our studies.
In modern times smart phones and internet technology have merged online and offline activities. YU’s new Educational Portal System, which will go online in the first semester of 2011, is an educational system that reflects this changing environment. This system aims to create a more convenient educational environment by organizing and linking online and offline resources. It takes into consideration the convenience of both students and professors. On the other hand, there are some deficiencies that could be overlooked by students and professors. Therefore, YNO looks into parts of this system focusing on three questions “how to use it?”, “how will it change campus life”, and “how is it an improvement?”
Arts centers on university campuses are being built continuously. These centers aim to fill a role as a cultural and artistic center not only for students and school personnel, but also local residents. It is certain that these centers can be a good way of promoting a school as well as fulfill the purpose of making a profit. Nowadays, universities in Daegu and Gyeongsan have established large arts centers on their campuses. Notable ones are the Keimyung Art Center, the Chunma Arts Center, and the Indang Art Hall. We are going to retrace their steps since their establishment and investigate what the future holds for the Chunma Arts Center.
Most university students hope to enter the workforce after they graduate university. In order to help jump-start their careers, many university students try to make themselves more marketable through study and development programs such as TOEIC, TOEFL, and interview classes. Employment opportunities are becoming increasingly difficult to come by, so university students are also increasing their efforts. For this reason, study groups are now being subdivided into several categories, and the atmosphere in these study groups is just as intense as those comprised of high school seniors. It is possible to find out about the passion of these study groups through true stories of students who join them.