Nurses training seminar
The Maharaj Nakorn Hospital Dental Nurses Association sent
its members to a training course at the Empress Hotel earlier this month.
Dental Nurses attended seminars and received certification for their attendance
at the courses held to improve and hone their skills at dental nursing.
Thai-Japan Student Association
The Empress Hotel welcomed the Thai-Japan Student Association
of Singapore to the hotel recently. The students were in Chiang Mai to learn
more about Northern Lanna culture and arts on a field study trip.
CMU students in blood drive
Chiang Mai University (CMU) students lined up to donate blood
for the Thai Red Cross at CMU recently as part of the ongoing policy at CMU to
promote social awareness among incoming freshmen students and to encourage
social responsibility among the students.
Job and Education Fair at Payap
An Employment and Education
Exhibition to celebrate the 84th Birthday of His Majesty The King was held by
the Chiang Mai Employment Office, Payap University and Friend of Asia Foundation
at Payap University on June 22-24. Chiang Mai Deputy Governor Naruemol Plawat
was on hand to open the exhibition. (Photo courtesy of CityNow!)
Prospective employers and schools
set up booths to offer students information. Siam Commercial Bank was just one
of the many organizations that had booths at the Fair and many students
attended, networking and participating in activities put on by exhibitors at the
Employment and Exhibition Fair held at Payap University. (Photo courtesy of
Mother Child beauty contest
Favorites were given balloons by friends, family and
This little girl performed a
traditional Lanna dance, delighting the crowd.
Australian cosmetics firm Barcony launched their products in
Chiang Mai with a mother-child beauty contest at Kad Suan Kaew last week. And
while most mother’s took the path of bringing their daughters, two brought their
very cute sons to compete for the 300,000 baht in prizes. Some performed dances,
while others sang songs. One enterprising four year old boy wowed the crowd with
his rendition of “Fly me to the moon” and also took the title and the 50,000
Baht first prize.
Barcony also brought in the recent supermodel contest winner and the Miss
Tiffany 2007 to present their products in a fashion show along with gorgeously
dressed models. Judges included well known fashion designer Tananan Willson and
resort owner Raya Luelai.
The gathered crowds overlooking the show from upper floors at
Kad Suan Kaew clapped for their favorites and the show was enjoyed by all, even
the young participants.
Barcony brought in a recent
supermodel contest winner and a former Miss Tiffany to present their products in
APIS student sells artwork at Artscapes
The Management of Full House PR Lynx Company Limited, led by
Executive Director, Nanthapol Charoenpakdi (middle); and Managing Director, Siri
Setthakomoot (right), joined to support by purchasing an art work, “Swiss Park,”
from Mr. Sotthithat Winyarat (on the left), an American Pacific International
School’s Advanced Art Student from Grade 12 during the APIS Artscapes, recently
held at Chiangmai City Arts and Cultural Center.
Mr. Sotthithat Winyarat is also the winner of The Royal Over-Seas League of
Thailand (ROSL) Young Artists of Thailand Competition 2010 in the national
division, organized and sponsored by The Royal Over-Seas League of Thailand
That winning art work is now being displayed in England. For
further information, please contact: Full House PR Lynx Co.,
[email protected] (PR)
Thai Studies Conference to be held at Siam City Hotel, Bangkok
By Reinhard Hohler
The Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia,
Mahidol University, is pleased to announce the 11th International Conference on
Thai Studies on July 26-28, 2011. Held every three years, the International
Conference on Thai Studies is a well-established forum for researchers across
disciplines to share knowledge and perspectives on Thailand, Thai culture and
society and the connection between Thailand and the world.
In 2011, the conference marks the 30th Anniversary of two special occasions:
first, the inauguration of the Thai Studies Conference, initiated in 1981 in
India by a small group of Thai and Indian scholars, and secondly, the founding
of the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol
University, devoted to research and studies on diverse linguistic groups and
cultures of Asia.
The conference is intended to reflect on the course of Thailand’s history and to
envision the way forward, as the country has undergone crucial changes and
challenges. Panels will engage in such topics as Thailand and ASEAN or Thailand
and the Mekong Sub-region (GMS) among others.
The venue of the conference is the plush Siam City Hotel, Bangkok (E-mail:
[email protected]), while one of the main sponsors of the conference is
Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).
For further information, please go to the web-site: www.lc.mahidol.ac.th.
Wai Khru at CMU
CMU student representatives
perform the “Wai Khru” ceremony to pay respects to the CMU Faculty and
Administrators (Photo courtesy of CMU)
Chiang Mai University students joined together on June 16 to
perform the annual “Wai Khru” ceremony. Wai Khru is performed at schools around
the nation every year to give students the opportunity to pay their respects to
their teachers and offer their gratitude for their work.
The ceremony at CMU Convention Center began with a Buddhist prayer followed by
the students' recitation of the wai khru chant, showing respect for and offering
gratitude to the teachers, and asking for the teachers' blessing of their
studies. This chant was written by Thanpuying Dussadee Malakul Na Ayutthaya, the
wife of the headmaster of Triam Udom Suksa School where the modern ceremony
originated in 1941. Students then presented teachers and administrators flowers,
candles and incense sticks.
Chiang Mai University President Professor Dr. Pongsak Angkasit called on the
students to persevere, be committed to be good students and to achieve academic
CMU students promote democracy
CMU students marched along Huay
Kaew Road on June 10 in an effort to invite voters to participate in democracy
by voting in the upcoming General Election.
Chiang Mai University (CMU) students have been actively
working to get out the vote in the upcoming election with registration for new
students at the Student Union taking place to get new students signed up to vote
in the upcoming July 3 General Election. In addition, advanced registration for
early voting is taking place at the Student Union building on the CMU campus.
On June 10 the student union for the Political Science Faculty marched along
Huay Kaew Road passing out leaflets to bystanders prompting people to register
to vote. While voting is compulsory in Thailand, many do not as there are no
real penalties for not voting.
IDP Education Expo at Central
The IDP Education Expo will be held at Central Airport Plaza
this Thursday, June 16 and gives interested students and parents an opportunity
to meet representatives from Australian educational institutions. Seminars will
also be on offer for interested parties and the entire event is free of charge.
The Expo starts at noon and runs through 8 p.m. on the ground floor of Central
Airport Plaza so interested parents and students can drop by after work and
investigate opportunities for overseas education.
CMU special grants for the disadvantaged
79 students from 17 provinces received special
grant assistance from CMU.
Chiang Mai University distributed special grant
assistance to 79 economically disadvantaged first year students from the 17
Northern provinces on Thursday, May 26, 2011.
The grants totaled 474,00 Baht with each student receiving 6,000 baht to
cover expenses. Students from faculties such as the College of Arts, Media
and Technology, Fine Arts and Medicine received grant assistance from the
Ms. Wachiraporn, a first year student at the Faculty of Medicine said she
was very happy to be able to attend University and for this grant assistance
with Mr. Jira of the College of Arts Media and Technology said once he
completed his studies he would work hard to help the University and Thailand
in the future.
American Pacific International School’s Artscapes Unveiled
Ross Hall, Headmaster of APIS
is joined by Fiona Hall, Laura Guay, and student artists to cut the ribbon
opening the exhibit. (Photo courtesy of Lynx PR)
The American Pacific International School’s Artscapes, a
showcase of students’ work of art from American Pacific International School
(APIS) recently unveiled at the Exhibition Room 1, 2nd floor of Chiangmai
City Arts & Cultural Centre (The Old Chiang Mai City Hall) with an official
grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Mrs. Fiona
Hall, The School Elementary Principal; Mr. Ross Hall, The School Headmaster;
and Mrs. Laura Guay, American Pacific International School’s Art Teacher.
The art exhibition is free entry, and open daily (except Monday) for public
from 8.30 AM to 5 PM from June 4 to June 17 at the Exhibition Room 1, 2nd
floor of Chiangmai City Arts & Cultural Centre (The Old Chiang Mai City
Hall). Selected art works are also available for sale. (PR)
Student artists show off their
creations at the Chiang Mai Arts and Culture Center.