30 October 2007

Gala Dinner: Surpass Like Stars

Ah, the Gala Dinner was a blast! Everyone dressed to the nines and some barely recognisable out of their usual working garb.
Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The only pictures I have on hand now are these:


Female Category: Nancy "Shake-It" Litman - CIMP

Male Category: Alykusno "I'm Sexy" Aziz @Aly - Student Admin

Couple Category: Stephen Hall sweeps Julie Tang off her feet - Language and Compulsory Subjects Centre

Group Category: The FOUR Musketeers - Jeremy, Kean Sing, Terence & Max - Student Services

I must point out the people who made it all happen:
  • Elisa (SSD) - Chairperson
  • Mahesh (MUFY) - Performances, sound & lighting
  • Natalie (HR) - Registration, table seating
  • Judith, Ee Sarn, & Adelene (SSD) and Ms Chew (Purchasing) - Lucky Draw prizes
  • And of course me and my wonderful PR Dept colleagues - publicity, commemorative Blaze
  • Faith (Marketing), Ken & Seng Choy (SCT), and I worked on the video which everyone seemed to enjoy very much.
  • Bee Fong - LED Ice Cubes Souvenier
  • The Performers
  • Did I leave anyone out? Sorry!

I'll find a way to distribute pictures and the video to everyone.

Meanwhile, let us know what YOU think of the dinner by leaving comments below. Did you like/dislike the venue, performances, souvenier, etc. (constructive critisms, please!)

24 October 2007

A Glimpse Of Students' Lifestyle In America @ Sunway University College

In conjunction with Sunway University College’s two decade long partnership with Western Michigan University (WMU), Sunway held ‘The American Week’ to offer students a taste of life as a student in the United States of America.

Dr. Timothy Greene, Dean of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Mr Bill Woods, Associate Dean, Diether H. Hanicke, Institute for Global Education, both from WMU came specially to launch the event. The launch saw a WMU alumnus, Brian John Yim performing a song and a dance performance by the students of Western Michigan University.

Professor Jarlath Ronayne, Vice Chancellor of Sunway University College shared his thoughts on Sunway University College and Western Michigan University partnership.

“The partnership between Sunway University College and Western Michigan University has been an enduring one as together we’ve surpassed many challenges and milestones in the last 20 years. We are very proud and honoured to be a partner of WMU” shared Professor Jarlath.

Mr. Bill Woods reciprocated Sunway University College’s appreciation of the partnership and said “WMU has always welcomed and looked forward to receiving Sunway students as they have usually been great students and were regularly on the Dean’s List. Sunway has prepared their students well for WMU”.

The much anticipated American Week will see a host of programmes held between 22nd – 27th October providing students the opportunity to learn more about an American students’ lifestyle.

Among the programmes organized are 3 on 3 basketball tournaments, American book display, Halloween Costume Night, Theatre Performance, Exhibition by Lincoln Center, an Academic Forums, talks by established individuals from Western Michigan University, General Electric Aviation Services and the American Embassy.

At the launch, American Degree Transfer Program alumni shared their experiences with the students. Testimonies of a students’ life in the United States of America was much appreciated by the students as it helped them manage their expectations and assisted them in preparing for studying and living in America.

Students who are enrolled in the American Degree Transfer Program are also allowed to apply to other universities in the US other than Western Michigan University.

11 October 2007

Terry Fox Run KL


This is Terry Fox's story...
Terry Fox knew personally, the importance of the need for cancer research. At the age of 18, he was told that his right leg had to be amputated above the knee as a result of bone cancer. During this crucial period, Terry saw the intense pain and despair of other cancer victims and was deeply moved. In order to raise funds for cancer research, he decided to run across Canada asking for donations. This became “The Marathon of Hope”. Terry Fox died before he could complete his crusade, but his legacy is carried in the hearts of all who participate or donate to the Terry Fox Run each year around the world.

It's here again! Terry Fox Run KL 2007!

4 Nov 07

Lake Gardens

T-shirts can be purchased at SunU from me, EeLing, PR Dept, ext8130, elchoy@sunway.edu.my or Steven, CIMP, ext8112, steven@sunway.edu.my

All proceeds will go to CARIF in support of cancer research.