Kicker: COVER STORY Convenience & Education Systems Unknown to SMU Students Focusing on Useful Mobile Applications and Vacation Programs in SMU by Ju-eun Yeon, Reporter, Hye-im Li, Reporter Yeonje1113@naver.com , firstname.lastname@example.org How to spend college life more fruitfully? Probably, lots of students are interested in having a fruitful college life. Therefore, we are going to let you know convenience and education systems at Sangmyung University for our students’ worthwhile campus life. Especially, we are going to handle practical mobile applications and vacation programs which have been implemented in SMU ▲ A College life Practical Mobile Applications for SMU Students SM Herald would like to recommend practical mobile applications for SMU students. Let’s take a look at what applications are here. Some applications may be familiar to you. All of these applications were recommended by Sangmyung University students. I hope these applications are helpful to you, too. ▲ The mobile application ‘Everytime’ 1.‘Everytime’ ‘Everytime’ is the most popular application for college students. Many students recommended ‘Everytime’, too. SM Herald also uses ‘Everytime’ to communicate with SMU students. There are three reasons for this recommendation. First, the community is active so users can get school news and other information quickly. Second, it is convenient to make your timetable and check your schedule by ‘wizet.’ Third, users can communicate with anonymity. ▲ The mobile application ‘Coursemos’ 2. ‘Coursemos’ It has been only two to three years since the app was used at our university. However, now, most students are using ‘Coursemos.’ There are two reasons for this recommendation. First, ‘Coursemos’ is a useful app for viewing lecture materials and lecture notices. In particular, when new lectures or notices are uploaded, an alarm service lets us know the information. Therefore, we can get information quickly.Second, users can listen to video lectures through the application. It is very useful for students attending on-line classes. ▲ The mobile application ‘Polaris Office’ 3. ‘Polaris Office’ (A document editing mobile application) There are three reasons for this recommendation. First, ‘Polaris Office’ application is composed of ‘Word’, ’Excel’, ‘PowerPoint’ and ‘Hangul and Computer.’ Therefore, users don’t have to download each application. Second, college students can edit documents by a mobile phone. It allows students to write documents everywhere. Third, ‘Polaris Office’ is especially useful to iPhone users. Originally, iPhone users can’t view or edit ‘Hangul and Computer’ files and it caused them lots of problems. However, after ‘Polaris Office’ mobile application appeared, viewing or editing ‘Hangul and Computer’ files by a mobile phone became possible to iPhone users, too. Education Discount Site Have you heard of ‘YGOON’ or ‘Univstore’? ‘YGOON’ and ‘Univstore’ are education discount sites. ‘Education Discount Store’ discounts electronic devices, clothes, books and even travel tickets for only college students. It is a benefit for only college students, so the SM Herald wants to share information with SMU students. The ‘YGOON’ and ‘Univstore’ links are below. Click if you are interested. [link] https://www.ygoon.com/mall/ https://www.univstore.com/ Vacation Programs at Both Campuses Then, let’s find out about the programs we have in school during the vacation. School programs can be divided into three main categories. Volunteer activities, overseas training programs, and employment/career programs. Before starting the article, I would like to explain the terms that SMU students are confused about. There are language training, exchange students, international exchanges, and on-the-job training. ▶An Explanation of Confusing Terms Usually, international exchange programs include language training or exchange student programs. Then, what is the difference between language training and exchange students? Exchange students are programs organized by universities, so they can study with scholarships. Therefore, the competition rate is high, and the applicant usually is selected based on grades and language skills. Exchange students can also receive more than a certain credit. On the contrary, language training is not a program organized by the school, so you cannot get a scholarship. Therefore, the competition rate is low and language training is much more free than the exchange student. An on-the-job training is easy to think of as an internship experience abroad. Internships are so essential to experience that they are included in the graduation requirements in some specific departments. If a student in such a specific department is thinking about overseas employment, it is advisable to apply for on-the-job training. On-the-job training can also receive scholarships if conditions are met. International exchange programs and on-the-job training are divided into semesters. Now, the terms explaining is over; then let’s look at the various programs that are running on both campuses at the same time. (The volunteer work will be explained on each campus.) ▶Overseas Training First, it is the overseas training section. There are so many countries that you can go to for overseas training. Typically, there are the United States, China, Russia, Germany, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. Overseas training programs are usually posted on the website or are directly informed by the departments. ▶Employment/Career Programs Cheonan campus and Seoul campus jointly support certification-related programs. These programs are available at Sangmyung University’s Employment Support Team. Certifications include Computer Utilization level 2, Excel, Illustration, Accounting level 1, and ICDL COMPUTING(python). The certification process is conducted during the semester, and some are conducted during the vacation. ▲ The Homepage of Employment Support Team Furthermore, both Cheonan and Seoul campuses support on-the-job training programs. It is often called an internship program. As described above, if you are considering overseas employment, it is good to have a job experience once through an on-the-job program that is supported by the school. In the first half of 2019, on-the-job training programs were in the US, China, Australia and Germany. The period is divided into one month during vacation, six months, and one year, and the cost varies depending on the period of staying in the country. The school supports scholarships, but the qualification for the scholarship is in the third grade and the fourth grade in not applicable. The company is assigned according to your major. Therefore, it is not necessary to worry about whether or not you are wasting time doing the work which is not suitable for the major. An on-the-job training information session is also held every semester, so it is good for interested students to refer to the briefing session. Vacation Programs at the Seoul Campus Vacation programs at the Seoul Campus can be categorized in to three parts: volunteer work, overseas training, and employment programs. There are many good programs for vacation, if you pay attention. ▶Volunteer work ▲ Volunteers who participated in ‘Sharing Kim chi of Love’ ‘Sharing Kim chi of Love’ The program opens at every December. ‘Sharing Kim chi of Love’ is a project which delivers Kimjang and sponsorship for the underprivileged in Buam-doing, Jongno-gu. If you apply for ‘Social Corps’, you can attend to ‘Sharing Kim chi of Love’ volunteer work. You can apply for it any time. ‘The Global Overseas Volunteer Activity’ The program is held during every winter vacation. ‘The Global Overseas Volunteer Activity’ takes about 14 days to complete. There was the Laos Overseas Volunteer Activity in 2018. However, there is no announcement for the 2019 Global Overseas Volunteer Activity yet. If you want to apply for ‘Global Overseas Volunteer Activity’, you have to complete some documents. ▶Overseas Training The program is held during every summer/winter vacation. There are lots of countries which are cooperating with Sangmyung University. Most of the Overseas Trainings have been implemented at the Cheonan Campus, too. If you want to apply for the program, visit ‘The Foreign Exchange and Cooperation Team.’ ‘The Foreign Exchange and Cooperation Team’ in Sangmyung University is Carry out overseas training. ▶Employment/Career Programs Summer vacation programs Winter vacation programs －SM Convertion Camp －NCS Vocational Basic ability Program －Viral Marketing certificate process －Field practice program There are lots of employment/career programs. First, it is the ‘SM Convertion Camp.’ The program opens during summer vacation. It is an overnight program. SM Convertion Camp is a job support camp for getting a job at small and medium-sized enterprises. Second, it is the ‘NCS Vocational Basic ability Program.’ The program opens during summer vacation. The program which analyzes previous NCS tests and prepare for NCS recruitment. Third, it is the ‘Viral Marketing certificate process.’The program opens during winter vacation. The program is a specialized education program concerning understanding marketing techniques and practice. Fourth, it is the ‘Field practice program.’ The program opens during winter vacation. The practice time should be over 40 hours. Plus, you can participate in the first semester of the third grade. If you would like to apply for these programs, search for the ‘SM challenge.’ SM challenge is dealing with all employment/career programs. Enter the site and apply online. There are lots of useful programs. Besides, it is easy to apply for. Here is the link. If you are interested in getting a job, this site will be helpful to you. [link] https://smcareer.smu.ac.kr/ Vacation Programs at the Cheonan Campus Let’s learn about the program that is going on during vacation at the Cheonan campus. ▶Volunteer work First, it is the volunteer section. There is the education volunteer work of Anseo Elementary School. Sections Volunteer work hours Details of the activities Place of activities Student librarians and book club instruction 08:30~16:40 Student librarians and book club instruction. Library Special education student program 09:00~15:00 The special children support Special classroom Daycare program 13:00~16:40 Reference about daycare program Daycare classroom Preschool education program 09:00~16:30 Childhood education department, social welfare department students only Preschool Administrative support 09:00~16:40 Administrative work Teacher’s room ▲ the Volunteer Sections about the Anseo Elementary School ▶Overseas Training The following is the overseas training section. Since the Global Regional Department belongs to the Cheonan campus, there are many cases where announcements come down separately. ▶Employment/Career Programs Finally, it is the career section. It is a smart business program. It is a good program to build up English or Chinese skills by making video calls with locals. Of course, it is free. In addition, there are public enterprise study camps and meeting with job-related seniors. These programs are available at Sangmyung University’s Employment Support Team. ▲ The Meeting with Job-Related Seniors. Our university is supporting a variety of programs for students. They are not only good quality but cheaper than academies. I hope to get a lot of such good benefits while attending school. I could not explain enough about each program because this is a short article. Therefore, if you are interested, please visit the homepage often. 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Kicker: DEBATE Legal Abortion, Agree or Disagree? The Constitutional Court Made its Decision, How About You? by Sarah Chae, Editor email@example.com Abortion is one of the most controversial issues in the world. In South Korea, abortion is illegal but is permitted in cases of rape, incest, or on additional enumerated grounds. However in the U.K, U.S.A, and China abortion is legal. Recently the Constitutional Court has made its decision on whether the current abortion law is unconstitutional or not. Just before their decision, a rally was held at a similar time and place between those who agree or oppose legal abortion. What do you think, do you think abortion should be legal? Let’s take a look at the Positive/Negative opinions and the decision of the Constitutional Court. Rally held at a similar time and place between those who agree or oppose legal abortion. Legal Abortion: Agree Some people say that the end must come to the history that controls a woman’s body. The history of controlling and punishing women's bodies and threatening their health and life must come to an end. Women have the right to chose what to do with their body. Having a child is not the happiest thing in the world to everybody. In this case, abortion could save a woman from having dangerous mental problems, or giving birth to an unwanted child. Giving birth and taking care of a child is actually also a process that could be dangerous physically, mentally, financially, and in many other ways. It is a big change in one’s life, especially to the women. Therefore, to these people the choice to be able to get an abortion in a safe environment could be giving them the choice to live on, healthily. Legal Abortion: Disagree Some people say that a fetus is powerless and is a part of the socially weak people. To these people, the smallest and most powerless social underdog being erased, which should be the safest, is the worst tragedy on Earth and the same as the acts of terror or genocide. The right to life is the basic right guaranteed by the state, which means that life to the fetus must also be guaranteed. In this case the survival of ‘illegal’ abortion is a step toward a mature society where even the most vulnerable and defenseless human being can be respected. The Constitutional Court’s Decicsion The Constitutional Court decided that, Article 269 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Law, which punishes a pregnant women's self-abortion, and that any part of Article 270 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Law, which punishes doctors for performing an abortion with consignment or consent, does not conform to the Constitution, and that the above provisions continue to apply until the legislature revises the law on November 2020. In a press release, the National Human Rights Commission welcomed this decision because it is meaningful that the Court has changed their attitude and admitted the pregnant women’s right to self-determination. The Constitutional Court making its decision on whether the current abortion law is unconstitutional or not. (April 11, 2019) The Constitutional Court has made their choice.Some may think this is or is not enough, or maybe that this decision is too much for them. I ask again, how do you think about Legal Abortion? Are you for or against it? *Sources: http://www.kwdi.re.kr/research/ntrandView.do?p=1&idx=124061 https://www.ccourt.go.kr/cckhome/kor/ccourt/pressrelease/selectPressrelease.do# http://www.womennews.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=187794 https://www.worldabortionlaws.com http://news.khan.co.kr/kh_news/khan_art_view.html?art_id=201903302020001 http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2019/04/11/2019041102030.html?utm_source=urlcopy&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=newsView more
Kicker: EDITORIAL How about Your First Semester? by Eun-ji Lee, Editor-in-Chief firstname.lastname@example.org We have finished half of the year. How about your first semester? Maybe you are satisfied or unsatisfied with your last semester. Whatever the result, I would like to say for you that everything is going to turn out to be okay. The early bird catches the worm. It is nice to reflect on the past but preparation for the future is essential to reap contently. The SM Herald hopes for you to be an early bird and receive help from us. Therefore, we prepared a COVER STORY that introduces practical mobile applications for students and vacation programs being implemented at Sangmyung University. It will be a good chance for you to know the social welfare for students in the SOCIETY category. And also, in this issue, you can access the first articles of cub-reporters in the SM News category and get various kind of information from that. Steve Jobs said that the dots marked by you will somehow connect in your future. We want you to mark the meaningful dots that link between you and your successful future by using the information from our articles. Eun-ji Lee, Editor-in-ChiefView more
Kicker: SM NEWS SMU, Selected for International Youth Leaders Exchange Support Project by Eugene Ha, Cub-Reporter email@example.com The International Youth Leaders Exchange Support Project has been a project of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and the Korea Youth Activity Agency since 2017. It supports exchanges between domestic university students and foreign students staying in Korea. It aims to enhance mutual understanding between countries and strengthen international capabilities of university students. This year 15 universities nationwide has been selected to run the ‘2019 International Youth Leaders Exchange Support Project’ including Sangmyung University. The International Youth Leaders Exchange Support Project is an exchange program conducted by local universities aimed at promoting friendship and cooperation between domestic students and foreign students. It provides an educational environment to be a global talent person who our country is looking for, and university students from various countries can meet to learn from each other and develop their international capabilities. Starting in May, about 1,400 recruited participants including domestic students and foreign students staying in the country from each of the 15 selected universities will participate in various programs. This year's project will be carried out with a specialization program by each university, dealing with the characteristics of operating institutions or regions in question, and global issues. In the case of HUFS (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies), the program will be held under the theme of 'Korea in the World: Exploring UNESCO World Heritage in Korea'. It is to improve understandings of each other's culture through research and sharing of Korea's cultural heritage, and playing games like the Golden Bell of Cultural Heritage and by discussing ways to carry on the culture. Sangmyung University has been selected as one of the operating institutions for the third consecutive year, following the 2017 Korea-China Youth Exchange Support Project and the 2018 International Youth Leader Exchange Support Project. Last year, the students who participated in the program 2018 Korea-China-Vietnam history relationship showed great satisfaction and won the Minister's Award of the Report on International Youth Leaders Exchange Support Project. △Sangmyung University won the Minister’s Award International youth leadership exchange programs, in which students from various countries meet and bond with each other, should continue and create opportunities for them to share their own culture and exchange with each other. Sources: http://www.etoday.co.kr/news/section/newsview.php?idxno=1739909 https://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&oid=008&aid=0004140471&sid1=001View more
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