“Study hard, play hard”

On April 4 the College of International Studies held their inauguration ceremony in the Education Hall auditorium. H.I.M. Student Council President Lee Sang-gyu (senior, Division of International Studies) and Vice President Byeon Gi-jeong (junior, Department of International Trade) hosted.

The College of International Studies Inauguration Ceremony was held in a crowded auditorium in Education Hall (PHOTO: Charles Ian Chun)

The College of International Studies Inauguration Ceremony was held in a crowded auditorium in Education Hall.
(PHOTOS: Charles Ian Chun)

The event started with Professor David Kim welcoming and congratulating the attendees. “Study hard, play hard, and make lasting memories,” he said. “Get along with seniors and juniors. Associate with professors because they can advise you. And be a proud Kangnam University student, bringing honor to your alma mater.”

Next, executives and members of the student council introduced themselves followed by Vice President Byeon’s presentation of the 2013 business plan. She explained the council’s preparations for a campaign and event during Kangnam University’s spring festival in May, the fall semester’s sports festival, and the election of the 2014 student council.

Student Council members and executives introduce themselves. (PHOTO: Charles Ian Chun)

Student Council members and executives introduce themselves.

Student council president Yang Ha-eun and ceremony host Lee Sang-gyu exchange laughs. (PHOTO: Charles Ian Chun)

Student council president Yang Ha-eun and ceremony host Lee Sang-gyu exchange laughs.

With business out of the way, the ceremony ended with festivities. Student council members performed on stage, dancing to “Jja ra ppa ppa” and “Gangbuk Meot-jaengi”. Then came couples and singles games with audience members. Dance club All Clear and hip-hop club Flow Dabbler ended the evening’s events with energetic sets.

Each college holds inauguration ceremonies every year in March or April. Students who attend receive refreshments and gifts, while making good memories and bonding with others in their department.

Student council members dance to “Jja ra ppa ppa” and “Gangbuk Meot-jaengi”. (PHOTO: Charles Ian Chun)

Student council members dance to “Jja ra ppa ppa” and “Gangbuk Meot-jaengi”.

Couples games at the College of International Studies Inauguration Ceremony (PHOTO: Charles Ian Chun)

Couples games at the College of International Studies Inauguration Ceremony

Lee Sang-gyu (left) and Byeon Gi-jeong raffle off chances to win prizes at the College of International Studies H.I.M. Inauguration Ceremony.

Hosts Lee Sang-gyu (left) and Byeon Gi-jeong raffle off chances to win prizes at the College of International Studies H.I.M. Inauguration Ceremony.

Members of All Clear perform at the International Studies Launching ceremony Thursday evening in Education Hall. (PHOTO: Charles Ian Chun)

Members of All Clear perform on stage.

Members of All Clear perform at the International Studies Launching ceremony Thursday evening in Education Hall. (PHOTO: Charles Ian Chun)

Members of All Clear perform at the International Studies Launching ceremony Thursday evening in Education Hall. (PHOTO: Charles Ian Chun)

Jini Han

Major: English Literature I'm from Suwon. I want to be an English master. Interests: watching movies, listening to music, singing, meeting people, taking pictures, and traveling.

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