Over the rainbow; Finian’s Rainbow
By Shana Kongmun
Finian’s Rainbow was originally a long running Broadway musical
production that first went on stage in 1947 and was then filmed in 1968.
My father loved Finian’s Rainbow; the story of an Irishman who has moved
to the Southern United States to bury the pot of gold that he stole from
a leprechaun in Ireland, he believes that by burying it near Ft. Knox it
will grow and multiply. Og, the leprechaun, follows him to the United
States to retrieve his gold before the loss of it turns him human
Dad would have enjoyed the CMIS production staged by Stephan Turner, the
kids, most of them far removed from the Deep South of the United States,
take to their parts with enthusiasm and the talented kids perform the
songs and dances with verve. The musical was performed at the CMIS
Auditorium from March 28 – 30, 2014 and the range of ages of students in
the play made it a thoroughly enjoyable production. The lead characters
The Tony award winning play features such classic songs as “How are
things in Glocca Morra” (my dad’s favorite), Old Devil Moon and “If this
isn’t love”. The play covered such issues as bigotry, poverty and
corruption and while some of the sentiments in the play may appear
dated, the themes ring true even today.
CMU Engineering students win in National Software Contest
CMU Faculty of Engineering Students won
prizes in the National Software Contest in Bangkok recently.
Chiang Mai University Faculty of Engineering Students took the gold,
silver and bronze awards in the National Software Contest Thailand 2014.
The team that took the Gold Award in Efficiency Recognized
Characteristics project was led by advisor Kan Patanukom and included
Baan Suwanprasert and Chayut Wiwachagoget. The Silver Award in Learning
from Automatic Articles project went to the team also led by Kan
Patanukom with members Pongsathorn Sommalai, Peeranat Thanthalethong and
.Thatchapat Kasetsri. The Bronze Award in Games for Improving a Child’s
Speaking Skill Project went to adviser Narisara Iemkanitchat and
The National Software Contest Thailand first started in 1999 to support
and promote software development among undergraduates and to create a
competitive platform and to create a focus for youth with computer
skills and programming techniques.
Students receive musical instruments thanks to Shangri La Hotel
Delighted students from Prathom 1- 6 at the Ban
Ko Sa laem School were thrilled to receive the donation of musical
instruments from Shangri La Hotel Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai Mail reporters
Students at the Ban Ko Sa laem School in Buak Khang sub-district of
San Kamphaeng received musical instruments from the Shangri – La Hotel team
led by the Corporate Social Responsibility and Management teams on March 19,
2014. The School’s director Chusak Niamthong received the donation from the
hotel at the school along with the village committee and delighted students
from grades Prathom 1 to 6.
Ban Ko Sa Laem School has 70 students enrolled in Prathom 1 to 6, all of
them are disadvantaged and poor children. The school has an equipment
shortage, both recreational and utility, and the Shangri – La Hotel saw need
to be filled that could help promote the development of the children at the
school. Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai realizes the importance of education of
youth and set a long-term policy to develop and strengthen education.
Delivering the musical instruments is just a part of a project help develop
society.. The project was supported as well by the hotel’s guests, staff,
partner organizations and the media in Chiang Mai.
Maejo University Aggie Fair
successful thanks to media
Maejo University President Asst. Prof. Chamnian
Yosraj, Ph.D hosted a thank you party for the media and encouraged them to
continue their support of the University’s efforts in agriculture.
Maejo University administrators led by President Asst. Prof.
Chamnian Yosraj, Ph.D held a thank you party for members of the media for
their assistance in promoting the Maejo Aggie Fair 2013 in December. The
President noted that the annual agricultural fair was a huge success this
year and offered his thanks to the media for their assistance in promoting
the fair to the public. The party, hosted by Maejo University, was held at
Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa on March 21, 2014.
In addition to the Agricultural Fair titled “Maejo Aggie Fair; Do the Best
We Can for the Land We Live” the University is also working to promote their
15 year long term strategy to develop Maejo University as an organic, green,
eco-university. The Vice President for Administrative Affairs and Strategy
Rachata Chuaviroj noted that the university is celebrating its 80th
anniversary this year and is collaborating on projects with both the public
and private sectors. The Vice President noted that the organization of the
Fair also worked to circulate information throughout the province as well as
promote the University on a local and national level. He noted that the Fair
builds pride in both students and lecturers and expressed the hope that the
University would continue to receive support from the mass media to publish
the useful works the University takes part in.