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
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
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.