29 April 2009

Sun-U Go Green

In conjunction with World Earth Day, Sunway University College hosted and organised “Generation Green”.

The 2-day event, jointly organised by the Sunway Alumni Office and students of the Canadian International Matriculation Programme, raised the awareness of tertiary students on matters pertaining to the environment and preservation, as well as to share practical methods on protecting it.

There were talks, booths, games and educational block-buster movies that were open for all during the two days. Non-Governmental organisations such as the Global Environment Centre, Reef Check Malaysia, Project Daily Million, WWF Malaysia, Consumer Association of Penang, Ecoknights and Raleigh Kuala Lumpur showcased their efforts and interacted with the students to inculcate green habits and to encourage volunteerism amongst the students.

Sunway green T-Shirt were popular during the event!

Network Tea At Sun-U

Sunway University College organised a Network Tea where 90 of its best soon-to-graduate students mingled and established contact with potential employers.
Organised by the Students Services Department’s PRePARE career services unit, the event was graced by Subang Jaya Assemblywoman, YB Hannah Yeoh.
The Network Tea was held in conjunction with Career Fair 2009- Get Hired! Take Charge in Fiery Times!, a theme in line with the current economic crisis to create a sense of urgency and to challenge students to take charge of their future. The Career Fair had 50 booths set up by employers from various industries.

The event was graced by Subang Jaya Assemblywoman, YB Hannah Yeoh

Students mingling with the key personnel from the industry

13 April 2009

Indian Cultural Night - Beats of Peace 2009


The Indian Cultural Society of Sunway University College organised an Indian Cultural Night – Beats of Peace ’09. Sunway students of Indian origin from many parts of the world, such as the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Mauritius and elsewhere took part in a spectacular concert to celebrate the cultural heritage of ethnic Indians.

There were Bollywood dances, bhangra, singing and sketches. Student Revathi played the veenai and the audience was silent as they enjoyed the soulful sounds of her masterful handling of the instrument. About 800 students attended and participated in the extravaganza.

The objective of the concert was to create awareness for the uniqueness and richness of Indian culture and to showcase students’ talents.
The Guest of Honour was The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Malaysia, H.E Dr. D. Ranasinghe and the First Secretary from the Indian High Commission Mr. V.K.V Raman.

20% from the sale of tickets were channeled to Bersamamu TV 3 Fund for charities.

10 April 2009

SMJK Katholik Are The Champs (again) in the Sunway A-Level Math & Logic Challenge 2009

Sunway University College (Sunway) hosted and organised the annual Sunway A-Level Math & Logic Challenge held recently. The competition which started in 2006 is open to all secondary schools in Malaysia. As many as 342 students in 171 teams from 86 schools competed in the Challenge.

SMJK Katholik, Petaling Jaya emerged as the winner overall while SMJK Sam Tet, Ipoh and Chong Hwa Independent High School, Kuala Lumpur were First Runner up and Second Runner Up respectively. This is the second victory for SMJK Katholik as they were the champion in 2007. Each school is allowed to send a maximum of two teams with two participants per team. Through this competition, Sunway hopes to increase the level of math competency among students in Malaysian secondary schools and to instil a fun and creative way of learning math.

The competition questions were devised by Sunway A–Level math teachers headed by Dr Wong Yoke Chen, Director of the A-Level programme at Sunway. There were attractive prizes by Sunway for winning participants including trophies, certificates, cash prizes and tuition fee waivers in the Sunway A-Level programme. There were also book prizes sponsored by the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The first round was the Individual event of multiple choice questions and the second round was the more challenging group event of a question and answer session. The champion school in 2008 was Chong Hwa Independent High School, Kuala Lumpur and in 2006, was Foon Yew Independent High school in Johor Baru.

The competition is open to Form 3, 4 and 5 students and participants were mainly double math students from Form 4 and Form 5. The youngest participant this year was in Form 3, who was Tham Ying Hong, a member of the champion team of SMJK Katholik. The other member of the team was Fiona Tay Ting Nuan.

9 April 2009

Earth Hour

Some 300 students of Sunway University College joined Sunway Pyramid for the lights out on Earth Day global event. The students, geared up with candles and Earth Hour T-shirts sang “Heal the World” led by Benjamin Lai, a staff of Sunway University College and Sunway Idol finalist.

The ecstatic students sang from the heart in the hope of increasing awareness for our earth. Nicole Lee, one of the students said “This is something different and I hope that through all our individual efforts we can try and save the world together”.

The students also organised and participated in a Green Fair booth at Sunway Pyramid selling hand made greeting cards and book marks made from recycled paper and stone paper weights. The items were made by G.O.L.D, the special class of learning disabled students in SMK Bandar Sunway. The 300 students were made up of local and international students from Korea, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Nigeria, Mauritius, Maldives, Pakistan and India.

2 April 2009

Learn how to make cupcakes - for charity!

The students of Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management has organised the Cupcake Baking and Decorating Workshop for the past 6 weeks... It is an effort to raise funds for charity and at the same time learning about event management...

Themed, "Help a child with a cupcake", the workshops were held every Saturday at the Pastry and Baking Kitchen, SHTLM, Sunway University College.. This project will then lead up to the final event, a cupcake sale on April 5 in Sunway Pyramid, PJ...

The students hope to raise RM2000 for the school, which helps underprivileged children get back into schools by paying their fees and other expenses..

So join them at the cupcake sale on April 5 at LG2, near Pyramid Concourse at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre... Head on over to buy a cupcake or two for a good cause!

Do you want to know how the cupcakes are made?
Follow these easy steps..
Mix & Bake