PTIS students visit Care for Dogs
21 students accompanied by 2 staff from PTIS Tri Saidhos
school came to the Care for Dogs shelter today for a guided tour, a chance
to walk some dogs and a surprise chance to get down & dirty with some really
Students from Prem help wash dogs at the Care for Dogs Shelter.
Hanna & Jum had done a splendid job of preparing for the
visit with chilled water, clean towels (for the dogs!) and a regimented
schedule that looked good but went to pieces after just 30 minutes, as no
students means no visit!
But all that changed when the students arrived and the
group were welcomed by the usual break the ice chat and introduction to the
shelter at the gate.
Once inside, groups defined and make up and hair etc.
adjusted ! (these young folks) the volunteers set about their allotted tasks
and doing their best to help the students grasp the most of this
Some of the dogs walked themselves, some just didn’t want
to walk at all. Showers were special, with amitraz and Melasab shampoo for
skin cases. Everyone talked about bloody problems, poo disposal and
behavioural therapies, whilst discussing dog issues too, the 2 hour visit
just flew by.
Khon Kaen University President wins Golden Garuda Award
Chiang Mai Mail reporters
The President of Khon Kaen University (KKU) has received
the prestigious ‘Golden Garuda Award’ awarded by the Civil Service
Association of Thailand to the outstanding university president in the
Prof. Dr. Sumon Sakolchai, President of Khon Kaen University, was awarded
the Golden Garuda as outstanding university President.
Hon. Prof. Dr. Sumon Sakolchai, who has occupied the
position of KKU President for two terms, marking 8 years in office, has
devoted himself to helping develop the university into a world-class
Recently the president of the Civil Service Association
in Bangkok, Jadoon Aphichartabutre, named its most outstanding government
officials for the year 2007-2008. The Association’s selection committee,
chaired by Kajadpai Buruspat, selected KKU President Hon. Prof. Dr. Sumon
Sacholchai as one of the 10 best government officials in civil service.
The awards are divided into different categories; for
permanent Secretary of State for ministries: Charun Pakdeethanakul, former
Permanent Secretary of State for the Ministry of Justice.
For director-general of departments: Preecha Watcharapai,
former Secretary-General of the Office of the Civil Service Commission;
Panida Kamphuna Ayutthaya, former Director-General of Social Development and
Welfare Department; Pornthip Jala, Secretary General of the Council of State;
and Anucha Mokhaves, Director General of the Disaster Prevention and
For provincial governors: Karund Supakitchwilekhakarn,
former Governor of Chumporn; Poonsawas Pranutnoraparn, Governor of
Chantaburi; and Sayumporn Limthai, Governor of Rayong. For university
president: Hon. Prof. Dr. Sumon Sakolchai, President of Khon Kaen
For the last category, Thai ambassador: Don Poramatwinai,
Ambassador to Washington DC.
CMU Puppet troupe wins silver medal in Vietnam
members of the Hobby Hut Thai Folk Puppet Troupe were thrilled to earn a
silver medal in the competition in which 18 troupes from 12 countries around
the world participated.
The Hobby Hut Thai Folk Puppet Troupe, which consists of
members of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Chiang Mai University, alumnae and
current students won the silver medal at the 2nd
International Marionette Festival held in Hanoi, Vietnam last month.
marionettes on stage are highly detailed and wear traditional costumes in
their performance of the classic folk tale.
The troupe presented Suwanna Hoi Sang, a traditional folk
marionette performance which also won them awards in Excellency of Puppet
Design and Excellency of Fine Arts Design. They were supported by The
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Tourism Authority of Thailand in their
Student exhibition at ArtSpace
Area schools are participating in a gallery exhibition of
student works at ArtSpace on Sirimangkalajarn Soi 7 on November 13.. The
third year of the show, this year even more schools are participating, with
PTIS, Chiang Mai International School, Lanna International School, American
Pacific International School and NIS joining in. Over 400 children are
submitting works for the show with the theme “Behind the Door”. All drawings
will be 7 by 9 inches, door shaped, and can be either a drawing or a
painting. The show will be curated thematically rather than by age so as to
give a greater representation to all students as high school and primary
school age students will be participating.
Laura Spector, who will be curating the ArtSpace show
noted, “The show allows kids to explore their own narrative. I like the idea
of culture evolving and Lanna culture evolving. This show will celebrate the
international aspects of that evolution.”
All works will be for sale and there will be prizes for
elementary and high school students. The exhibition opens Saturday, November
13 at noon and there will be a closing party at 4 PM.
Grandma Cares sponsors
visit from the U.S.
Grandma Cares encourages people to sponsor
families in their program, which provides aid and education children living
with their grandparents. Most of the children are HIV/Aids orphans. Pictured
here is sponsor Gregg Stradiotto of Sedona, Arizona visiting Nong A and her
grandparents in Doi Saket. Many Grandma Cares sponsors fly in from different
parts of the world to visit with their adopted families in Chiang Mai.