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Fair brings U.S. colleges to Chiang Mai

U.S. Consul General Michael Heath and volunteers before the start of the fair

By Shana Kongmun
Prospective university students flocked to Le Meridien on Thursday, February 6 to meet with representatives from over 30 colleges and universities from all regions of the United States. Representatives from small universities such as Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, stood next to large schools like the University of Wisconsin and the University of San Francisco. Community colleges were also well represented, they often prove to be a good starting point for international students interested in education in the United States.
The fair, sponsored by Ace Education USA and the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate of Chiang Mai saw several hundred interested students lining up to meet with the representatives. The fair has been held for four consecutive years in Chiang Mai and each year sees more and more colleges and universities visit as well as interested students attend. The fair is part of a road show being held, the representatives also went on to Bangkok, Vietnam and Indonesia.


Murder Mystery Theater from Rajabhat students

Communication Arts students from Chiang Mai Rajabhat University organized the 17th Nithed Show “17 cases” which presented a humorous murder mystery play that invited the audience to participate in unraveling the murder of a ladyboy by investigation evidence left at the scene. With elaborately stages and costumes, the theater was transformed into the crime scene, the police station and a luxury castle. The play was very popular with the audience and saw a lot of viewers in both showings.


German Christian School holds fun fair

Students and parents worked hard to raise funds for special school projects at the German Christian School’s Fun Fair on February 8, 2014

By Shana Kongmun
The German Christian School or the Christliche Deutsche Schule Chiang Mai (CDSC) held their annual Fun Fair on Saturday, February 8, 2014 where parents and students offered such German delicacies as soft pretzels, currywurst and bratwurst, a German version of goulash made by Martin Venzky-Stalling as well as cakes and other desserts.
There was a huge flea market by the parents as well as many others, a bouncy castle and face painting among other fun events. The annual event is held at the German language school, which allows students the opportunity to transit smoothly into a German University. The Fair is held to raise funds for special projects at the school such as a new auditorium and new buildings.


English camp for Lamphun students at CMU

Lamphun Matthayom 3 students form Chakkam Khanathon School had the chance to improve their English skills at an English camp held by the Humanities Academic Services Center of Chiang Mai University. The camp not only improved their language skills but also taught them to learn and work together. The students attended the camp on February 1, 2014 at the Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University.
 


Astronomy camps for rural kids

NARIT in Mae Fah Luang

120 students and 10 teachers from 7 remote schools participated in the annual NARIT astronomy camp, the Deputy Director recently reported.

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) joined with the Border Patrol Police 32 in Chiang Rai to hold astronomy camps for children from rural schools.
The camp was held at the end of December at Mae Salong Resort in Mae Fah Luang District and was joined by 7 schools and 120 students, Activities included lectures on astronomy for everyday life, introduction to the star, the use of star maps and binoculars, how to observe the sun and use telescopes and other accessories to view celestial objects such as planets and moons.
Dr. Saran Poshyachinda, NARIT Deputy Director on Academic Affairs reported on the annual camp recently, noting that it had been established to provide children and youth in remote areas equal opportunities to education and development. The pilot project was started by the Border Patrol Police in Nan and is held every year in remote mountainous regions.


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Fair brings U.S. colleges to Chiang Mai

Murder Mystery Theater from Rajabhat students

German Christian School holds fun fair

English camp for Lamphun students at CMU

Astronomy camps for rural kids