Payap students get ready for the world at job fair
Mark Hefner of the International College was
on hand to talk to students about job opportunities in ASEAN.
By Shana Kongmun
Students at Payap University attending the University Education
and Job Fair held at the school on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the
Sirindhorn Learning Resource Center. The International College offered
information on the upcoming changes due during the ASEAN Economic
Integration due in 2015 and the opening of borders for the flow of
skilled labor, especially the service sector.
There were private and government businesses looking for graduating
students and former students interested in applying for jobs.
Eden, the language center, talked about further education in Australia.
Along with Eden will be the University of Western Sydney to talk about
study in Australia. Ace Education USA was also on hand to discuss
further education in the USA.
The Work Permit section of the Labor Department was also on hand to talk
to foreign students about work permits and local vendors sold food and
The event saw seminars in Thai in the morning and businesses such as
Kasikorn Bank and others on hand to talk to students.
Singers get to be Number One in Payap contest
Payap University announced the winners of the “To be Number One” singing
contest on October 29, 2013 at the Soamsawali Building at the Kaew
Nawarat Campus. The contest, organized by the Alumni Association,
Student Development Division organized the project to encourage students
to sing and engage in other positive activities rather than take drugs.
There were two contests; General public which saw Ajima Jaruspongtorn
take first place, Pasuta Kasemchaikornwut came in second and Benjamapron
Worametakorn third. Consolation prize went to Nattawat Kumfoo. The other
contest was held for Payap students with Chayanin Inta taking first
place, Jesada Chuuduang came in second and Tamonwan Suadao took third
place while the consolation prize went to Taksaporn Fooping.
Longanoid Foundation gives scholarship funds to Mae Fah Luang University
The Longanoid Foundation donated funds for
scholarships to students at Mae Fah Luang University.
Chiang Mai Mail reporters
The Longanoid Foundation wants to support the training of new
medical personnel, the administrator recently said. Harhirhasutra
Winitkhetkamnuan said that the Foundation has donated 600,000 baht to
provide scholarships for 6 people to attend the School of Medicine at Mae
Fah Luang University. The scholarship program is in place to encourage
people to enter the medical profession.
The Foundation also donated 200,000 baht to the Hospitality Industry
Management department to fund the activities of the department. Assoc. Prof.
Dr. Vanchai Sirichana, President of Mae Fah Luang University received the
donations on behalf of the students and the school.
Dr. Vanchai said that the university is very thankful to the foundation for
its support of students. He noted that the number of medical personnel is
very important for society. He added that the upcoming AEC will open up the
medical industry allowing those in medicine to live and work in other
countries. He encouraged other private organizations, businesses and
foundations to follow the example of the Longanoid Foundation in offering
scholarship grants for students.
Family friendly fun at Traidhos Arts Day
Traidhos students joined in family arts
workshops with the artists in residence there this past month.
For the past month Traidhos Community for Learning, the Prem Tinsulanonda
International School and Surface Arts have played host to a first of its
kind – international arts residency programme in Chiang Mai.
Six international artists were selected and spent a month living and working
on the Prem campus, delivering a plethora of student workshops, engaging in
mentoring activities and producing work for a final exhibition at the H
Gallery Chiang Mai. The group included a number of critically acclaimed
artists who worked in mediums ranging from film and ‘soundscaping’ to
illustration, painting and performance art: Emma Hammaren (Sweden), Jockel
Liess (Germany), Taryn Takahashi (Peru), Ittirawee Chotirawee (Thailand) and
Chris Czainski and Paul Czainski from the UK.
To conclude the residency programme, Traidhos and Surface Arts organised a
family-focused community arts day offering arts workshops facilitated by the
participating artists to Chiang Mai’s wider community.
“The arts are a vital means for stimulating dialogue and generating new
ideas within any society. I think that an organisation such as ours has a
responsibility to engage meaningfully with our immediate and wider
community. This project has allowed us to do just that,” stated Alex
Soulsby, the Traidhos Arts and Creative Projects Manager.
On 26 October an enthusiastic group of participants attended the day-long
event, taking part in everything from mural making and poetry walls to
sound-walks and Peruvian food art.
“The very fact that we had groups consisting of people from six or seven
different nationalities collaborating in our workshops brilliantly
demonstrates the power the arts have to break down cultural barriers and
foster a greater sense of shared understanding,” says Soulsby.
Traidhos is committed to developing creative education programmes to a level
where they serve as an example of international best practice and set the
standard for creative education policy in South East Asia. For more
information about the programme of work being delivered and developed by
Traidhos please email [email protected]