Kicker: SM NEWS The Commemoration Event for Hangeul Day in SMU by Hye-Im Li, Editor email@example.com Sangmyung University held the quiz competition on October 10th. The event was designed to remind us of the value of Hangeul and to hold Hangeul dear. The quiz competition which was named ‘Challenge! Golden Bell’ was hosted by the Student Council of Sangmyung University and many students participated in the event. The Student Council also held a handwriting contest. Challenge! Golden Bell The quiz competition was designed to remind people of their mind of loving and caring for the Korean alphabet and celebrate The Korean alphabet’s 573th anniversary. The event was carried out by answering on a whiteboard after asking the questions. There was also a consolation match for fun. The event was held twice and about 100 students participated in the event. One of the students who participated at the event said, "We were able to understand historical facts and principles related to Han-gul. In addition, it was an opportunity to raise our knowledge of Hangeul to a new level.” ▶The last quiz of each round; the first round, the second round Handwriting contest The Student Council received handwriting submission. The contest was to write “내가 꿈꾸는 태평성대란 백성이 하고자 하는 일을 원만하게 할 수 있는 세상이다.” in Korean. Many students apply for the contest and winners were selected by students’ vote. The following pictures are the winners’ handwriting works. ▶Winners’ handwriting works; first place, second place, third place Sangmyung University also has celebrated Hangeul Day before. Sangmyung University’s Korean Language Cultural Center held the ninth foreign Korean language contest to mark the 571st anniversary of Hangeul in 2017. Hangeul Day for this year was especially special due to interesting events held by the Student Council of Sangmyung University. Many students could celebrate Hangeul Day and experience the value of Hangeul. Like this, Sangmyung University has made an effort to celebrate Hangeul and increase students’ participation. Sources: http://news.unn.net/news/articleView.html?idxno=220184 http://www.dtnews24.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=435466 https://www.instagram.com/s.catch44/?hl=ko
Kicker: The Grand Prize of 39th English Essay Contest The Future of Humanity by Jin-woo Chung, Biotechnology student The human race has walked the world for millions of years. We have survived, congoured, fought, and have finally become the dominant species on the Earth. We have weapons powerful enough to destroy the Earth and can travel to outer space. We can communicate with each other in an instant from thousands of kilometers away and have machines fast enough to travel around the world in a short amount of time. But what lies after this? Will humanity thrive on like it has for millions of years or will it perish after using up all the resources on the Earth and fall to war, famine, and natural disasters? In this essay, I plant to write about both opinions and come to a conclusion. First, I will address the opinion that humanity will prosper as it always has. After all, this is humanity we are talking about. Every time we have faced a problem, we had a break through and have overcome that problem and moved forward. In primary times, wild animals were a threat so we created weapons and built houses to keep them away. Because overpopulation became a problem, we invented better farming methods and cognized more lands. When diseases threatened lives, we created medicine and vaccines to cure them. Currently, humanity is being threatened by environmental harm, weapons of mass destruction, and overpopulation. However, many believe that nature will be possible to control with human technology and the weapons of mass destruction will not be used and will only act as a stopper to war. Overpopulation can be solved by inventing better ways of growing foods. On the other hand, others are not so optimistic about humanity’s future. The amount of harm humanity is causing to the environment is not something science can control and is already affecting many countries. The ice on the Arctic and Atlantic is melting and raising sea levels, resulting in some islands sinking and becoming in hospitable. Many animals and plants are becoming extinct due to environmental destruction and too much hunting. We are slowly running out of natural resources and will eventually not be able to develop anymore. The threat of weapons, such as nuclear weapons, is very close and could end the world as we know it. In the end, I believe that while there is no reason to despair and think that there is no hope for humanity, it is important to deal with these problems before it becomes too late.
Kicker: SM NEWS “Share Your Values in S.E.D.A!” Interview with SEDA Representative, Kim Su-bin by Eun-ji Lee, Editor-in-chief firstname.lastname@example.org The SM Herald met Kim Su-bin who is the representative of SEDA (SMU English Debate Association). You can get some information about SEDA by reading this interview. SEDA with Professor Samuel Alexander Denny Q1. What is SEDA? A. It is the only English debate club in Sangmyung University. SEDA was formed with guidance from Professor Samuel Alexander Denny in 2008. Every student can join us without distinction of major and improve their debate skill and English skill. We have been conducting discussions with special experiences. For example, we had an opportunity to debate in the British Embassy in Korea. And also, we participated in the debate contest as a campus representative team. Q2. What topics did SEDA discuss in this year? A. We have been debating about the death penalty system, reality of Korean education, and the unification of North and South Korea until now. Q3. How is the discussion going in SEDA? A. The debate is going on using the Asian parliamentary debate style. The members are divided into a government team and opposition team, and they have an argument for and against a given subject. After the debate, English native professors give us some feedback to improve our debate skills. Q4. Did you experience a conflict situation during a debate? A. There has never been any conflict because we have a discussion in a quite generous atmosphere. Sometimes, male members are concerned about female members’ moods when we deal with sensitive issues such as the wage gap between the sexes. Q5. Is there anything you would like to say for Sangmyung University students? A. I have become the team leader of SEDA because I get to know the importance of debate sharing opinions with each other. I was able to expand my ideas by inspecting the pros and cons of various subjects. And also, I learned the method to accept the opinions of others. I hope many SMU students will help us develop SEDA more by sharing their values. If you want to join us, pleases apply via the contact information below. Instagram: @sum_seda Number: 010-5272-7030
Kicker: SM NEWS Sangmyung University Obtained Revised ISMS from KISA About ISMS and the Importance of Information Security by Hye-im Li, Reporter email@example.com ▲The Sangmyung University Sangmyung University has obtained a certification screening by the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) for the operation of the academic administration system and the main homepage. As a result, Sangmyung University got the newly revised Information Security Management System (ISMS*) by meeting all areas of the certification standard. The certification standard includes the scholastic record, the grade administration, the Education Management system, issue of the certificate, and operation of the main homepage. Sangmyung University said that, “We have been working hard to establish a safe security system and the effort was confinned by obtaining revised ISMS.” ▲The Certification ISMS/ISMS-P The Korea Internet & Security Agency is a government department which manages internetㆍinformation protection. One of the main businesses is the development of the information protection industry. To promote the information protection industry, the Korea Internet & Security Agency operates a certificate system. ISMS is one of the certificates which Sangmyung University obtained. The mandatory target of certification includes colleges with more than 10,000 students. There are 42 universities that correspond to the mandatory target. However, only 14 colleges obtained the certificate including Sangmyung University. The Korea Internet & Security Agency has planned to make ISMS mandatory since September. Unacquired universities will be imposed a fine of 30 million won. The recent implementation of the certificate for mandatory colleges means the importance of information protection in universities. Universities handle private information like the scholastic record, the grade of students and personal information. Therefore, we have to think about the possibility of personal information leakage. To avoid the personal information leakage, it is important to establish a thorough Information Security Management System. Not only the effort of our university but also the effort of students is important. Since this personal information belongs to students. Thus, SMU students have to pay attention to personal information protection, too, when using a public computer. It would be a good method of prevention to log out after using a public computer. *ISMS: ISMS and PIMS have been integrated and implemented since November 7th, 2018. ISMS and ISMS-P are the newly revised certifications. Sources: https://www.kisa.or.kr/business/infor/infor_cert2.jsp https://www.boannews.com/media/view.asp?idx=81808&kind= http://edu.donga.com/?p=article&ps=view&at_no=20190729094627982611
Kicker: SM News Sangmyung University Signing a Business Agreement for the Senior Resource Circulation Project By Su-jeong Sim, Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org Sangmyung University's Department of Clothing announced on July 29th that it has signed a business agreement on the Senior Resource Circulation Project. In the Eunpyeong Ward Chief’s office, a three-way agreement was made between Sangmyung University, Eunpyeong District Office and Eunpyeong Senior Club. Attending the signing of the business agreement ceremony were Sangmyung University's head of the Department of Clothing Lee Min-seon, professor Yang Hui-sun and Kim Mi-gyeong head of the Eunpyeong District Office and Jo Beom-gi, director of the Eunpyeong Senior Club. The Senior Resource Circulation Project is a project to produce upcycling products such as eco-bags by utilizing recycled materials such as old clothes and fabrics. This project is establishing a mutual exchange and cooperation system by Sangmyung University and Eunpyeong District Office and Eunpyeong Senior Club, and it aims to contribute to spreading awareness of resource recycling and creating jobs for senior community members. Through the agreement, Sangmyung University's Clothing Department will be in charge of product design, job training and consulting support for the project. The Eunpyeong District Office will be in charge of business operation and promotion, workshop provision and administrative support, and the Eunpyeong Senior Club will be in charge of detailed operation of the business. ▲From the left, Jo Beom-gi, director of the Eunpyeong Senior Club, Kim Mi-gyeong head of the Eunpyeong District Office, Lee Min-seon, Sangmyung University's head of the Department of Clothing Source:http://www.newscj.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=655412
Kicker: SM NEWS Sangmyung University, Holding “University Union Teacher Simulation Evaluation” by Ju - eun Yeon, Reporter email@example.com Sangmyung University held a simulation evaluation training of its “University Union Teacher” in July 30, 2019 at the Grand Auditorium of Seoul National University's Global Engineering Education Center in Gwanak - gu, Seoul. The simulation evaluation training was held under the theme of “the transcript of school records synthesize screening*” and was organized by Sangmyung University, in alliance with Catholic University of Korea, Sungshin Women's University, Sejong University and Incheon National University.The theme of this training was “the transcript of school records synthesize screening.” This aims to foster the competence and know-how of teachers in charge of career and entering school advancement at real high schools and share information on university entrance exams.Starting with a guide on major points of admission for the 2020 school year, it included the factors and methods of “the transcript of school records synthesize screening” for each university, a simulation evaluation for “the transcript of school records synthesize screening,” and feedback on the results of simulation evaluation by each university and a comprehensive discussion.Moreover, this training session has helped teachers understand “the transcript of school records synthesize screening” by allowing them to experience the simulation evaluation system for students, which is being used in actual university entrance exams. A second training session will be held in January next year for teachers who failed to participate in the simulation evaluation training, in which more than 300 high school teachers participated. Sangmyung University has been conducting annual training sessions to better understand “the transcript of school records synthesize screening” and to strengthen teachers' ability regarding career education and entering school. Starting in November, admission officers will visit high schools that requested in person visit, and conduct “visiting teacher training.” ▲the Presentation about Simulation Evaluation *the transcript of school records synthesize screening: an entrance examination conducted by a qualitative assessment based on a student's overall ability that cannot be evaluated by score. Sources: https://dormi.smu.ac.kr/webzine/today.do?mode=view&articleNo=701766&article.offset=0&articleLimit=10 http://www.asiatoday.co.kr/view.php?key=20190730010019136
Kicker: SM NEWS "Let's Fill up the Medical Blind Spot" Interview with Freemed Representative, Ryu Hye-min by Eun-ji Lee, Editor-in-chief firstname.lastname@example.org The SM Herald spoke with the ‘Freemed’ Representative, Ryu Hye-min attending Sangmyung University as a senior in the Biotechnology Department. An edited version of our interview follows. Ryu Hye-min Q1. What is the purpose of establishing Freemed? Currently, lots of medical bussinesses only focus on treatment of disease. However, prevention, diagnosis, and rehabilitation are also important in medicine. Therefore, we founded the Freemed to provide medical help for the socially weak by developing various medical activities. Q2. What do you do exactly in Freemed? I am managing 150 members of 7 headquarters, and operating 3 businesses. I usually deal with the legal matters or connect with governmental agencies. Q3. Could you tell us what is your impressive memory? I stayed for 3 days in one area to teach health education to children. One of the elementary school students was afraid of strangers heavily and had a lack of social skills. However, I became close with the kid after 3 days of teaching and talking. The kid came and hugged me first in the last class. I was really pleased to share my mind with the children and find out the essence of education. Q4. What are the projects under way? Do you have any plans for the future? Firstly, the health clinic for the underprivileged has been operating for 10 years in Seoul Station. Secondly, health educational curriculums have been arranged for rural children. We have scheduled to launch health educational programs for children, teenagers, and the elderly in the highlands and islands. Finaly, medical campaigns and educational programs are being conducted in Kenya and the Philippines as a part of the overseas health care projects. We will also go to Cambodia as soon as possible. Q5. Is there anything that you would like to say for Sangmyung University students? There are only two Sangmyung University students including me. In addition, few of the 200~300 applicants are Sangmyung University students. We do not care about the major of the applicant but his or her passion. I wish for many SMU students to show their abilities in Freemed. Q6. Please tell us how to apply for Freemed. We are going to start recruting between December to next January. People who want to join us can apply to Freemed through the promotion bulletin board of ‘Every time’ or our website (www.freemed.or.kr). Foreign students can also apply to join us if they have Korean language skills.
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=001
Sangmyung’s Collaborative Learning Park for Team Project Learning By Yu-jung Kim, Cub-Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org These days, Korean universities prefer team projects that communicate and cooperate with others. Therefore, you can see many students who conduct team project at Sangmyung University. However, there are students who wait for a place or go to a café. Anyone who has ever done a team project in our university will sympathize. I want to cheerfully tell the students at my school not to worry anymore. Because now our school has a special space for team projects called the CLP(Collaborative Learning Park). CLP is a space designed for collaborative learning. It has various kinds of spaces with seminar- rooms, separated spaces and open spaces. In particular, each space has a TV for a display and a wireless cooperation solution (Bring Your Own Device) system. CLP is so popular among students to the extent that the rooms are fully booked during the usual study period. ▲The Photo of CLP So, who designed the CLP for students? CLP designers are school officials and Lee Hyun-woo, a professor of education. Professor Lee Hyun-woo actually said, “I thought it was a problem not to provide space for the team project, although we give a lot of tasks for the team project assignments.” It is of great significance that they have tried to think about and solve the lack of learning space. This may prove that the school and professors are interested in Sangmyung University students. CLP is a space for students only, so I hope all the students in our school will study and grow together. If there are any students who have not used it, go and study with friends right away. Source :https://www.smu.ac.kr/webzine/today.do?mode=view&articleNo=698259&article.offset=30&articleLimit=10
Kicker: SM News Sangmyung University Develops Technology for Low Cost Commodity Plastics by Chae eun Song, Cub Reporter email@example.com Have you ever heard of commodity plastic? Commodity plastics are plastics that are used in high volume and a wide range of applications, such as film for packaging, photographic and magnetic tape, clothing, beverage and trash containers and a variety of household products where mechanical properties and service environments are not critical. Examples of commodity plastics are polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride, poly(methyl methacrylate) and more. Kang Sang-wook, professor of Sangmyung University Recently, a research team led by Kang Sang-wook, professor of Sangmyung University, and a graduate student, Kim Min-soo, announced that they had secured technology to obtain ethylene and propylene at low cost, which are materials for commodity plastic. Olefin materials, such as ethylene and propylene in crude oil, are separated and produced through processes of a distillation column in petrochemical complexes. Generally, they are separated using different boiling points. The process of boiling and cooling at temperatures below minus 30 degrees must be repeated more than 100 times to obtain ethylene and propylene of a high degree of purity. Efforts have been made all over the world to replace the previous separation technique because its cost amounts to about 200 billion won a year in Korea.The membrane, which utilizes silver (Ag) ions, can get high purity olefin material with just one pass, but problems have been found in terms of durability.As a way to replace this, a membrane using silver (Ag) nanoparticles has been developed and this has received much attention due to its excellent durability.However, there were many difficulties in commercialization due to low transmission performance.To improve this, Professor Kang Sang-wook and his team recently succeeded in developing an olefin membrane that shows high permeability and mechanical properties at the same time utilizing durable silver (Ag) nanoparticles. The newly developed partitioning membrane is expected to replace the existing high-cost distillation column separation process if further cost-cutting studies are carried out. Source: http://www.veritas-a.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=148669 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodity_plastics