FRANK by OCBC is organising a series of talks on 8, 15 and 22 October, 7:00 pm, at AS7-01-17 Seminar Room B. Event registration begins at 6:30pm. There will be dinner and an opportunity to meet OCBC executives after the talk. Click on the respective hyperlinks below to sign up.
With the goal of building meaningful ties between students, staff and deanery members, as well as alumni, FASS’s External Relations and Student Life (ERSL) division recently invented the FASS Ensemble, FASS Joggers, and the FASS Care and Connect Series.
FASS Ensemble made its debut appearance at the FASS Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on 29 August 2015. Dr. Lam Lap (Associate Professor of Chinese Studies; violinist), Miss Jasmine Lee (Economics undergraduate student; violist), and Miss Wang Yushi (Psychology undergraduate student; pianist) performed a Trio titled Variations No. 4 by N. Baklanova, while Mr. Huang Junjie (Alumnus) and Dr. Stephen Lim (Assistant Dean of ERSL and Founder) performed a four-hands piano work titled Spanish Dances Op. 12 No. 5 (Bolero) by M. Moszkowski.
FASS Joggers – Fasster Than You Imagine, led by its core team comprising of Dr. Stephen Lim (Assistant Dean of ERSL and Founder), Dr. Donna Brunero (Senior Lecturer of History), Mr. Hong Li Wee (Geography Undergraduate Student), Mr. Seah Eng Chye (Economics Alumnus), and Ms. Heng Yu Tse (Psychology Alumnus), embarked on their first pilot jog of 4.25 km around campus on 31 August 2015.
The first FASS Care and Connect session was held on 16 September 2015, during which Dr. Stephen Lim (Assistant Dean of ERSL and Founder), Dr. Shirlena Huang (Vice Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Geography), Mr. Chu Yiu Tak (Psychology Alumnus and currently Captain of SCDF), FASS administration leaders, and students from nine different Departments discussed “Life After Graduation” over tea.
We look forward to more of such excellent, exciting ventures by the ERSL division.
“Intricacy – An Exhibition of Artwork by Students of SE3224: Thai Drawing and Painting” opened its doors to the campus on 9 September at the Central Library.
The exhibition was co-organised by FASS Department of Southeast Asian Studies and the Thai Language Programme, Centre of Language of Studies. Students and faculty members alike were treated to a visual feast of artworks by students who took the module SE3224: Thai Drawing and painting.
A total of 18 artworks were featured during the exhibition. It was a showcase of intricate decorative motifs and varied interpretations of Thai classical art.
Chen Lu, a Year 4 Bachelor of Computing in Information Systems student said, “The paintings are extremely detailed; the colours, the way they painted them allowed me to have a glimpse of the Thai culture and beliefs – so it was really impressive.”
Additionally, visitors were able to see the preparatory work behind the creation of the artworks; Thai Art reference books, student sketchbooks as well as the type of paints and colours used were on display.
The module, facilitated by Assoc Prof Irving Johnson, is the first Thai art class to be conducted in Singapore and it introduces students to the art of traditional Thai painting through a combination of analysis of scholarly texts and hands-on sessions.
The exhibition will run till 14 September 2015.