NCCU’s president Prof. Edward Chow (周行一) led the opening ceremony, in which he honored the school’s achievements in numerous sports. President Chow also asserted that doing physical exercise is just as important as getting an education, and mentioned the recent efforts made by NCCU in this field. Alumni, faculty, and students were invited to join the one-month free-trial program at the renovated Fitness Room.
During the opening of the event, both faculty and students marched on the sports field displaying their departments’ creativity with lively costumes and colorful signs, including their programs flag. The students of the international programs of the College of Social Sciences and Prof. Chiang, Min-Hsiu, the dean of the College of Social Sciences, marched around the field waving flags from their home countries and wearing matching t-shirts.
The first game of the day joined by faculty members was the “ball rolling” competition. Prof. Calvin Lin (林左裕), dean of the Office of General Affairs and a well-known professor in the College of Social Sciences won the championship for the third year in a row.
Later on, students joined a series of games organized to promote sports, physical activity, and a healthy lifestyle. Classic games like tug of war, 100m and 400m track and field competitions, and “ball rolling” relay races were played and awards were given to the champions of each competition. Students and professors had their fair share of fun.
In the following days, other events commemorating the school’s anniversary took place such as the cheerleading competition, the relay race, and the Anniversary Ceremony held at NCCU’s Art & Culture Center.
Everyone at the College of Social Sciences Newsletter wishes National Chengchi University a happy birthday!