31 October, 2012
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“Lingnan University Week 2012” (LU Week) was held on 14-20 October to showcase the University’s liberal arts education. This year the LU Week started with “Walking with Lingnanians” – a fundraising walkathon – which was followed by the Lingnan University Archives Opening Ceremony, an International Day and an Information Day.

More than 800 students, alumni, teachers, staff and friends of the University participated in the third “Walking with Lingnanians”. Held on 14 October, the walkathon started from Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza and proceeded along Shing Mun River. Around HK$1.3 million was raised in support of the University’s whole-person development programmes.

Awards were presented to top individual and team fundraisers as well as the team with the highest number of participants. For more details, please go to: http://www.ln.edu.hk/news/20121014/walkathon_2012.

The Lingnan University Archives was officially opened on 17 October, presenting the University’s history since 1967. The exhibits include photos taken during large-scale events from 1967 to 1999, as well as letters, Presidents’ reports, annual reports, event brochures and the student unions’ publications. All these archival materials are precious artefacts of Lingnan’s 45-year presence in Hong Kong.

With the kind support of the Lingnan Education Organization, the Lingnan University Archives Project was launched in 2010. Dr David Chan, Chairman of Lingnan Education Organization and one of the officiating guests of the ceremony, said, “It’s most heartening for Lingnanians to witness the University’s growth from strength to strength.”

“International Day 2012: One Community Many Faces” was held on the same day, showcasing the vibrant colours of Lingnan’s internationalised campus through an array of games, cuisines and performances from various cultures and countries.

President Chan Yuk-Shee, Consul-General (or representatives) of different countries, donors, Court and Council members and senior management of Lingnan University hosted the kick-off ceremony. It was followed by a series of student performances including lion dance, Taichi, violin recital, singing and dancing. A group of Korean exchange students also performed Gangnam Style, a Korean pop-dance, bringing the party ambience to sizzling levels. 

On 20 October, Lingnan University welcomed over 12,000 visitors, mostly senior secondary students who will sit for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education in 2013 and their parents at the Information Day 2012. The Faculties of Arts, Business and Social Sciences held briefing sessions on their respective admission requirements and curricular structures in 2013/14. Various academic departments set up booths to introduce their features and organised seminars for the visitors.

Meanwhile, the University hosted the 16th Jackie Chan Challenge Cup Inter-collegiate Invitation Tournament, an annual sports gala in which athletes from all local tertiary institutions flexed their muscles for glory and honour. Dr Jackie Chan and Sir David Akers-Jones were invited to present the prizes. Please go to http://www.ln.edu.hk/news/20121020/Info_Day_2012 to review the final results.