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2019-11 04

[General]Professors of Seoul and ERICA Campus Jointly Win a Tennis Tournament

Besides many other things Hanyang professors excel in, if there is one more forte, it must be their tennis skill. The Hanyang professor tennis team won the first place trophy in the first Capital-area Professor Tennis Tournament in doubles (2 vs. 2 players) on October 12th, 2019. The victory was especially meaningful because the team was an exemplary collaboration of professors from both the Seoul and ERICA Campuses. The winners were Ahnn Joo-hong (Department of Bio Engineering), Ryu Su-yeol (Department of Korean Language Education), Yoo Hyoung-suk (Division of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering), Kim Jong-hee (Department of Physical Education), Park Jae-woo (Division of Sport Science, ERICA Campus), and Ko Ji-hyun (Division of Sport Science, ERICA Campus). (From left) Ryu Su-yeol (Department of Korean Language Education), Park Jae-woo (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering), and Ahnn Joo-hong (Department of Bio Engineering) are members of the Hanyang Faculty Tennis Club that won first place in the first Capital-area Professor Tennis Tournament on October 12th, 2019. The tournament was the first professor tennis tournament held for the capital-area universities. 22 teams competed in doubles matches. The Hanyang professor team won all five games with flying colors, from the preliminaries to the final. In the finals, they won against the Seoul National University team that was known to have many skilled professors. The team commented that their strategy worked well in the later interview. The Hanyang Faculty Tennis Club’s president, Professor Park Jae-woo (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) said, “the winning was especially meaningful because the team was formed by both the Seoul and ERICA Campus professors.” Although there had been active interchanges between the two tennis clubs, it is the first time that they joined as a single team. “We only had one practice run together before the tournament. Still, there was a sense of closeness, and our team worked in perfect harmony – perhaps because we are all a Hanyang family,” said Ryu. The two campus clubs already have plans to join the next tournaments together as well and strengthen their bond. They are also considering holding the annual Hanyang faculty tennis tournament together from next autumn. The Hanyang professor team pose for a photo on the day of the tournament. The exemplary collaboration between the Seoul and ERICA Campus professors made the victory especially meaningful. (Photos courtesy of Hanyang Faculty Tennis Club) The professors did not forget to welcomingly encourage other faculty members of Hanyang to join the tennis club. “The Hanyang Faculty Tennis Club is a small group that has become active fairly recently, but we have a very family-like atmosphere,” said Ahnn. It is also unique in that it is the only university tennis club where professors and other faculty members are combined together, whereas it is normally separated in other universities. “We also give free lessons. Anyone who is interested, feel free to join us!” Lim Ji-woo Photos by Kim Ju-eun

2019-11 04

[General]Return to the Home of Youth

The 30th Anniversary Homecoming Day for the alumni who entered Hanyang University in 1989 was held at the Olympic Gymnasium on October 26th, 2019. Under the slogan, "Class of 89, Light of history,” the alumni had time to catch up with each other as well as to recall how Hanyang influenced their lives. The 30th Anniversary Homecoming Day for the Class of 89 was held at the Olympic Gymnasium on October 26th, 2019. Before the main event, there were performances by RHooters, Hanyang’s cheerleading squad. The alumni responded with a big applause as the squad cheered along to Dear You by Shin Hae-chul, which is a symbolic song of the 1980s. After Saranghandae, the ambassadors of Hanyang introduced the campus with a video clip, and the ceremony started with a congratulatory speech by President Kim Woo-seung of Hanyang University. RHooters, Hanyang’s cheerleading squad, marked the beginning of the Homecoming Day ceremony. “Alumni are people who share the history of Hanyang,” said President Kim. “With your effort, Hanyang has become a university that provides top-notch education.” The president, who is an alumnus himself, urged them to contribute to the society as representatives of Hanyang. President Kim Woo-seung (right) encouraged the alumni to contribute to society as representatives of Hanyang. Followed by a few more congratulatory addresses by the senior members of the alumni association, Kim You-shin (Department of Education, ’97), the chairman of the 30th Anniversary Homecoming Day Preparation Committee, took to the microphone. “We have lived different lives for more than 30 years,” said Kim You-shin. “However, it should not be a barrier to our bond as Hanyang alumni.” The chairman revealed his will to carry on strong ties with them. Kim You-shin (Department of Education, ’97), the chairman of the 30th Anniversary Homecoming Day Preparation Committee, is delivering his speech in front of the alumni. The event went on with video calls with alumni who are in the United States. It then followed with a ritual engaged by all participants, as they shouted out this chant: “Hanyang, the Home of Our Youth.” With a storm of applause, the official function of the Homecoming Day came to an end as the alumni enjoyed their banquet. The alumni from the Department of Theater and Film are toasting during the banquet. Koo Hye-ryeong (Department of Theater and Film, ’93) was excited to return to the campus with her friends. “I can’t believe that 30 years have passed,” said Koo. “It’s good to see friends who I couldn’t meet for decades.” Koo, who is a character actress, learned the fundamentals of acting during her college days. Thus, she described Hanyang as her source of pride. Koo Hye-ryeong (Department of Theater and Film, ’93) said that Hanyang was the source of her pride as an actress. Lee Joo-young (Department of Korean Traditional Music, ’93) was astonished to see the changes around the campus. “The atmosphere has changed a lot,” said Lee. “Hanyang has become a more animated campus, and I feel proud of it.” Lee referred to Hanyang as a symbol of her youth, where she devoted the passion of her twenties. Lim Jong-hyun (Department of Chinese Language and Literature, ’95) thanked the Preparation Committee for planning and arranging the event. “It was an opportunity to get together with friends that I could not meet for a while,” he said. Lim added to his memories in Hanyang – where he has developed into a person who plays a pivotal role in society. “As an alumnus, I would like to assist the juniors by using my experience.” Lee Joo-young (Department of Korean Traditional Music, ’93, center) and Lim Jong-hyun (Department of Chinese Language and Literature, ’95, right) are posing with friends from their student club. Charles Dickens said that every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering. It was a time for the alumni to look back on their lives as they return to the home of their youth. Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-10 31

[General]The Mystery of Stone Sculptures at Hanyang University Resolved

Have you ever noticed the stone figures in both the Seoul and ERICA Campus of Hanyang University? You may have wondered what these stone figures are and where they came from. The long held mystery has finally been resolved thanks to clarification from the Hanyang University Museum and the Institute of Cultural Properties. Let’s look more into these illiterate people installed in royal tombs, also known as muninseok (문인석). All illiterate people installed in royal tombs (muninseok) are registered relics of the Hanyang University Museum located on Seoul Campus or the Institute of Cultural Properties at ERICA Campus. The museum has been collecting artifacts ever since its establishment in 1979, and the Institute of Cultural Properties has collected relics, including all muninseok installed in royal tombs found in Hanyang campuses today, since the early 1990s. Non-literate people installed in royal tombs can be seen surrounding the Hanyang University Museum on the Seoul Campus. Where did these stone figures placed in royal tombs come from? During the Joseon Dynasty, differences were evident in a royal mausoleum depending on whether one was of nobility and the level of wealth the nobleman possessed. However, all general noble households had a stone table of a tomb (sangseok) and a pair of illiterate people installed in royal tombs. Additional stone sculptures were set up to decorate the tomb based on their wealth and degree of official rank. According to the distribution map indicating the location of illiterate people installed in royal tombs, 20 surround the Hanyang University Museum. At Seoul Campus, illiterate people installed in royal tombs are dispersed around the museum building. The stone figures found on Seoul Campus are managed by the Hanyang University Museum. Then, one might wonder, do the muninseoks installed in royal tombs at Hanyang University have owners? The answer is no, according to the Hanyang University Museum. Almost half of the relics at the school’s museum came from an antique shop in Jeonju that was facing bankruptcy in the early 1980s. Other muninseoks installed in royal tombs located around the Museum derive from the excavation of the school museum’s field study. The Hanyang University Museum's cultural festival excavation team was dispatched and discovered the muninseok remaining alone after the remains of ancestors were transferred elsewhere. Sometimes, the excavation team could only find one muninseok installed in royal tombs among the pair of two, or even worse, a state in which only the head part remained, and they had to add on cement on top of a body to complete the figure. An image of Muninseoks installed in royal tombs at ERICA Campus At ERICA Campus, muninseoks installed in royal tombs are arranged embracing the Practical English Education Hall and the Lion’s Hall. These stone figures at ERICA Campus are the remnants that were left unclaimed by surviving family or friends during cemetery transfer to a different location. They were discovered during the excavation of Bucheon Gogang-dong's prehistoric remains back in 2004. The general management of these stone figures is undertaken by the ERICA Property Management Team, along with the surrounding landscape architecture. A direction board is anticipated to be established to inform visitors of the content of the artifacts and its means of acquisition. A total of four muninseoks installed in royal tombs are located on the ERICA Campus with a pair beside the Lion's Hall and another pair in front of the Practical English Education Hall. This may clarify the origin of where these muninseoks installed in royal tombs came from, and that they were not in fact bought, as many people may have assumed. They were either purchased from the Jeonju general store or discovered by the excavation team who found them during their field study. No stone figures were discovered on campus, as Hanyang University used to be a grave hill. All muninseoks installed in royal tombs were collected after the year 1978. As a response, in regards to the curiosity that many students have had of the stone figures located at Hanyang University, the staff of the Seoul Campus museum commented, “Please visit the Hanyang University Museum more. There is an exhibition taking place once or twice a year, and appreciating the artwork as well as reading captions will surely enhance humanity. Since knowledge about archeology and ancient history is not readily available for non-majors as a liberal arts subject, visiting the museum more often will help you learn more about these interesting fields." Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon Design by Oh Chae-won

2019-10 28

[General]Hanyang Unviersity Opens the First AI Solution Center

On October 10th, 2019, Hanyang Unviersity’s AI Solution Center declared its opening. The AI solution center will be a leading hub for providing companies with AI solutions that are practically implementable in the industry, beyond theoretical academic research. It is the first ever to be established within a university for an industry-specialized purpose. Kang Sang-ki, the former chairman of the Samsung Electronics AI development group and the head of the AI Solution Center, expressed his aspiration for the center to play a pivotal role in the Industrial and Manufacturing of AI technology here in Korea. Hanyang Unviersity’s AI Solution Center, the first AI solution center to be found in university, held its opening on October 10th, 2019. Kang Sang-ki, the former chairman of the Samsung Electronics AI development group, is the head of the center. In the future, the center will go after several goals. As an AI hub connecting the university, industry, and government, its primary goal will be to enhance the industrial competitiveness of Korea by supporting small and medium-sized enterprises through offering customized AI solutions. Upon encountering a problem, the company may consult the center for an appropriate solution, and the center will provide a customized AI research product. The solution may involve several different fields from automation and enhanced productivity in the manufacturing process, market analysis, smart IT, machine learning, AI platform, and all other business activities. Not only this, the center also has plans to develop the manpower in AI, by providing professional education for employees, CEOs, and graduate and undergraduate students, which will be the driving power behind each industry ultimately being able to grow on its own. Kang emphasized the importance of the AI Solution Center on the Korean economy. “Different industries and companies require different types of AI systems. Nonetheless, the retained workforce is far from enough for each enterprise to gain the required service. This could weaken Korea’s industrial competitiveness in the long run. The AI Solution Center will work as a connecting medium between the university’s research and the companies’ needs,” said Kang. “The Hanyang University AI Solution Center will become the hub for Industrial and Manufacturing AI technology, maximizing the industry’s competitiveness, and ultimately contributing to the national economy.” Lim Ji-woo Photos by Kim Ju-eun

2019-10 21

[General]HEAL (Hanyang Environmental Activism Leaders) Hanyang, a Movement to Create a Zero Waste Campus

The speech of Greta Thunberg at the UN Climate Action Summit sharply criticized the current inaction of the world against climate change and emphasized the need to take action, now. South Koreans consume 26 billion disposable cups a year, equating to 70 million cups a day and 420 disposable plastic bags per person, annually. To cope with the growing environmental problems, movements toward a plastic free campus and environmental protection are taking place inside the school. HEAL (Hanyang Environmental Activism Leaders) Hanyang is an unofficial club created to make Hanyang University a “Zero Waste Campus.” (From left) Kevin Bernardo (Department of Mechanical Engineering, 3rd year), Saira Tahsin (Department of Computer Software Engineering, 3rd year), and Kim Eui-young (Department of Business Administration, 1st year) passionately encourage the habitualized use of tumblers everywhere you go, as the initial, simple step in protecting our earth. HEAL Hanyang was created on September 6th by Kevin Bernardo (Department of Mechanical Engineering, 3rd year), which now has 18 other enthusiastic members that take part in reducing waste on campus. The name, HEAL implies the club’s goal of spreading the awareness of environmental issues to students so that, they too, can take an action. HEAL Hanyang has made a concerted effort to spotlight the urgency of environmental problems, which “everyone is aware of, yet is ignored anyway,” according to Saira Tahsin (Department of Computer Software Engineering, 3rd year) and Kim Eui-young (Department of Business Administration, 1st year). The zero waste picnic consists of packed lunches to minimize plastic wrappers, tumblers, and metal utensils to avoid using disposables which last longer than our lifetime. They held a Zero Waste Picnic on September 6th as their first unofficial gathering event. This was no ordinary picnic in that no disposable or plastic products were used, whatsoever. Members brought food in their tupperware and used their own utensils instead of using plastics, paper cups, or tin foils. One of the ultimate goals of HEAL Hanyang is to add at least one vegan menu on campus. Veganism is known to be ‘the single biggest way’ to reduce environmental impacts, as eliminating meat and dairy from an individual diet reduces the food carbon footprint by up to 73 percent, according to a study done by the University of Oxford. Upcoming on the agenda of HEAL Hanyang is a campaign that is anticipated to take place in front of the College of Social Sciences, displaying videos about veganism and vegetarianism to increase recognition of these terms. They also plan on providing free vegan food for people to try, including vegan sausages and vegan steaks, unfamiliar to many. HEAL Hanyang is working on a collaboration with sustainable organizations in Seoul to open a market at Hanyang University so that they can promote their sustainable products, such as metallic straws. “As for our biggest event, we want to host a march once a semester and promote environmental protection on the way, starting from Aejeemun and going as far as the Business Administration Building. It'll be open for anyone to join!” said Bernardo. Hanyang University has been leading in the establishment of a plastic free campus by concluding an MOU with an environmental foundation last June. HEAL Hanyang members have voiced their enthusiasm for the school taking a step toward environmental protection. Tahsin is a regular tumbler user, and she has recently used the tumbler washer located at Hanyang Plaza. She expressed the satisfaction at the convenience of achieving a clean tumbler after washing it just two times. The members of HEAL (Hanyang Environmental Activism Leaders) Hanyang living up to the “no plastic, zero waste” vow at their first gathering of the zero waste picnic. HEAL Hanyang members have voiced the need for the school to take action and further the movement to create an eco-friendly campus. Kim pointed out that in order to handle food garbage properly within the school, installing food garbage wastebaskets is indispensable. Bernardo commented on the urgent need to conserve electricity, especially in lecture rooms or laboratories that electricity is kept on for hours without use. Tahsin suggested holding school events once a month such as meatless Monday or plastic free Thursday to promote environmental protection among members of the school. “I simply recommend people to look into environmental issues. Just paying attention gave me insight on the magnitude,” said Bernardo. “Our motto is to heal Hanyang, and heal the world. By healing Hanyang, we can then prepare students to heal the world and society, where we will all eventually end up.” Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-10 21

[General]The Hongikingan Project: A Step Towards Achieving Hundred-year Plan

As a scholar participating in future-oriented educational studies, Professor Ahn Sung-ho Gyemyong (Department of English Education) has had the opportunity to visit the affiliated schools of Hanyang regularly for six years. Ahn, now entering the twilight of his tenure, acknowledged that some students were being exposed to the blind spots in education despite their will to improve their scholastic abilities. This is what triggered the veteran professor to design a project that can assist those students. Professor Ahn Sung-ho Gyemyong (Department of English Education) designed a project named the Hongikingan Project to support the academic performance of students who attend schools attached to Hanyang. Coming up with a concrete measure in his sabbatical year, Ahn launched the Hongikingan Project in 2018. The project is a mentoring program designed for Hanyang University Middle School students, as they are matched with the students from the College of Education. The mentor and mentee meet once a week and deal with a particular subject that the mentees need help in. “The project will expand the educational opportunity of middle school students as well as provide tactful teaching experience for the pre-service teachers,” said Ahn. “It is how the members of the College of Education practice ‘Love in Deed and Truth,’ which is the founding philosophy of Hanyang.” As a pedagogical scholar, Ahn has plans to write a paper based on the Hongikingan Project with Professor Lee Mun-woo (Department of English Education). “As the mentors are encouraged to write a reflection journal as a follow-up of their lesson, we anticipate to collect meaningful data through accumulation,” stated Ahn. Lee, who is the co-founder of this program, pointed out that the Hongikingan Project is an approach to acquire practical knowledge of the field. “One of the goals is to figure out individualized teaching methods which can motivate students that are alienated from the curricula,” said Lee. Furthermore, Lee showed interest in how pre-service teachers form their identity and improve their expertise as teachers throughout the program. Choi Joon-soo (Department of English Education, 3rd Year) is teaching his mentee (right) with the reporter Oh Kyu-jin (left) observing. Choi Joon-soo (Department of English Education, 3rd Year) has been participating in the Hongikingan Project for six months. “I first started this mentoring program to fulfill the required service hours,” said Choi. “However, it is one of the best teaching experience that I have ever had.” Choi cited the autonomy in instruction and the classroom settings for such impression. Lee Jun-beom (Department of English Education, 2nd Year), another undergraduate volunteer, was inspired as it reminded him of his past volunteer work as a peer tutor. “It was a moving experience for both me and my friend,” he said. Lee Jun-Beom, who is currently the acting president of the College of Education, urged his fellow students to join the project. “You might feel anxious and annoyed before you start the program. However, as soon as you form a trusted relationship with your mentee, it will be the most worthwhile activity as a pre-service teacher.” Ahn is looking forward to developing the Hongikingan Project into a student-run program. Both professors, Choi and Lee Jun-beom all agree that the project is in its early stages. "The program should be more systematic," said Ahn. The experienced professor expects to carry on this project as a student-run project that can continue regardless of his retirement. Lee Mun-woo shared the same opinion. "Autonomy is a double-edged sword in this project," he said. "Despite these concerns, I would like to help pre-service teachers build a bottom-up teaching and learning community." People often quote that--education is the hundred-year plan of a nation--highlighting its importance in the long-term point of view. Now, members of Hanyang Education are taking a step forward to be teachers and scholars that the society sincerely requires. Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Kim Ju-eun

2019-10 13

[General]An Alumnus of 30 Years Ago and a Freshman Meet for a Campus Tour

30 years ago, Kim You-shin (Department of Education, ’97) entered Hanyang University with excitement. “Being on this university campus was like a dream for me,” said Kim. “Since then, Hanyang has become a representation of my youth.” Today, 30 years after Kim's entrance into Hanyang, a freshman named Kim Seong-jun (Department of Business Administration, 1st Year) accompanied his 30 year senior on his campus tour. While Kim You-shin recollected his old memories, Kim Seong-jun made new memories on their tour together. (From left) Kim You-shin (Department of Education, ’97) and Kim Seong-jun (Department of Business Administration, 1st Year) are posing together. The Lion Statue is considered one of the best landmarks of Hanyang among students, faculty, and alumni. Where the two men first met was in front of the Lion Statue. It stands between the two Administration Buildings. “As the Lion Statue is one of the best landmarks of Hanyang, many seniors would do a traditional wedding ceremony in front of the statue,” said Kim You-shin. The alumnus continued with a myth surrounding the statue, saying that its teeth were widely known as the charm of passing the bar exam. Kim Seong-jun seemed to be astonished to hear about the myth as they headed towards the Amphitheater. The Amphitheater is considered as the symbol of Hanyang by many alumni. “It was an unforgettable experience to speak in front of a large audience,” said Kim You-shin, looking back on his public speech at a rally. “The Amphitheater is the symbol of Hanyang. Various events were held in the Amphitheater, and it will do so in the future.” The two men took a photo inside Hanyang’s major landmark and walked towards the HIT building. The Hanyang Institute of Technology (HIT) Building replaced the sports field and became the hub of Industry-University Cooperation. There used to be a sports field where the Hanyang Institute of Technology (HIT) Building now stands. In the old days, admissions were announced on the bulletin board on the sports field. “The sports field is where I heard my acceptance news,” said Kim You-shin, reminiscing back on the excitement. “It also used to be my workplace, as I started my job at the Industry-University Cooperation in 1997.” An old auditorium was rebuilt into a cutting-edge library as it serves as a major source of talent. On top of the hill stood Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library. The central library of Hanyang was built in 1998. “It used to be an auditorium back in the 80s,” Kim You-shin recalled. “The central library was then located nearby the main entrance, which is now the College of Medicine Building.” He did not have many memories of this library but was glad to hear that students could study in such a state-of-the-art facility. 30 years have passed and things have changed. However, the headstone remains the same. (Photo courtesy of Kim You-Shin) Kim You-shin could not keep his eyes off the College of Education Building. The former president of the college spent much of his school life at the building. Kim You-shin showed Kim Seong-jun an old photo that he took in front of the headstone. “The stone was set up to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Hanyang University, which is the same year when I started school,” said Kim You-shin who told anecdotes on his college life as they moved on to Hanmadang and the Student Union Building. With different emotions in mind, Hanmadang was the nostalgic site for Kim You-shin. Kim You-shin, who is currently the chairman of the 30th Anniversary Homecoming Day Preparation Committee, seemed to be immersed in his memories. “Hanmadang is the most memorable place for me as it presented joy, anger, sorrow, and pleasure,” said the alumnus. “The mass movement for democracy started here. It is also where I had this rare opportunity to see Kim Kwang-seok (a South Korean folk-rock singer) singing.” During the campus tour, Kim You-shin was overwhelmed to see the changes. “Hanyang has changed a lot,”he said. “Along with the new buildings, the campus has changed into a place where you can feel the richness of daily life.” Kim Seong-jun stated that he did not know much about Hanyang before the tour. “It has only been two months since I started school,” said the freshman. “I learned a lot as a member of the Hanyang community.” (From left) The reporter Oh Kyu-jin, Kim You-shin, and Kim Seong-jun are walking down the stairs next to the College of Humanities. As some people say, time changes everything except something within us, which is always surprised by that change. How is Hanyang remembered in your memories? Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Kim Ju-eun

2019-10 10

[General]Where the Young Men Go

As a college student studying in Korea, one would start noticing a frightening disappearance of male classmates when they become sophomores and juniors. In the name of protecting the country, young men are stripped of their civilian clothes and put into uniform. October 1st is Armed Forces Day in Korea, a day to pay tribute to those in the armed forces. In South Korea, more than 230,000 young men from 18 to 28 join the military each year. Newly enlisted recruits are sworn in during an enlistment ceremony as soldiers of the Republic of Korea Army. (Photo courtesy of MBC) Males in Korean are obligated to protect their country according the Korean Constitution, which is why South Korean male citizens who are suitable for military service must serve a compulsory term, also known as conscription. One may choose to serve 18 months in the Army, Marine Corps, or Auxiliary Police, 20 months in the Navy, or 22 months in the Air Force (the Korean military is currently shortening the service period from the original surplus of three months, which will be completely applied after 2020). Those whose physical and psychological condition is not so healthy for active training serve in supplementary services for 21 months as social work personnel in places run by the government, such as local community centers, public schools, and public facilities. Military calls When a Korean male citizen turns 18 years old, he gets his first draft letter from the military. Usually between the age of 19 and 20, one is required to undergo physical examination to determine whether one is suitable for military service. Once they are deemed eligible, one can choose from which armed forces they would like to serve in and can either enlist to be designated randomly for open spots or apply for specific jobs within the military based on one’s credentials. Training camp One joins the military by first entering a training center. A similar training period is shared by all armed forces, but the following content relates to the Repuplic of Korea Army. For those living near Hanyang University or Seoul who enlist in the army, one would most likely go to the one in Nonsan, Chungcheongnam-do Province. On the day of their enlistment, one would say their last goodbyes to their families before being herded off with new recruits. They spend five weeks in the training camp, and during this period, cell phone use is prohibited. The next two days are filled with medical checkups and vaccination. Recruits are also supplied with gear and clothes that they will be using throughout their service. When all is done and given, the real training starts. Trainees participate in combat drills. (Photo courtesy of MBC) Trainees are soon given a rifle that they will learn to shoot, dismantle, clean and reassemble. They learn to uphold strict military standards, nothing done without permission and to live by a top-down command. Training includes individual combat, grenade throwing, experiencing tear gas, first-aid, surveillance, close-order drills (formal movements and formations used in military marching), and a final 20-kilometer march in full gear amounting to 44 pounds. Daily activities start at 6:30am, and soldiers are allowed to sleep at 10pm. Weekends are spent laundering clothes, cleaning the base, and preparing for the following week with some time to write letters and read books. On Sundays, soldiers can participate in religious activities at the churches and temples within the base. Soldiers are getting on a bus that will drop them off at their next destination, whether it is for additional training or the base where they will spend the rest of their service. (Photo courtesy of GoyangTV) After basic military training is finished, soldiers spend an afternoon with their families. This is when they are notified where they will be dispatched. Most people prefer being close to home, and most dread being sent to the front lines of Gangwon. Some soldiers who will become mechanics, drivers, and communications personnel will usually receive additional training for their job. The next day, soldiers are herded into trains and buses to their next stop. Military life For those who go to their designated bases, soldiers are soon given a job to do based on job openings. For most, the remainder of their service is spent at this base doing the same job. Although military life varies depending on what kind of job and specialized base one is at, life in the military is similar. Soldiers are required to refrain from expressing their political views and participating in political movements. They are also required to stay physically fit, as they will be tested in order to be promoted. One starts out as a private and serves as private first class for two months, corporal for six months, and sergeant for the remainder of their service. This period varies on whether one can pass periodical physical tests and can memorize all duties, drills and training they receive, with the test varying from a written, oral, or physical form. Monthly wages are given to these soldiers as well, which varies based on their rank. One can receive from 306,100 won ($256) to 405,700 won as of 2019. Soldiers are also given 28 days leave throughout their service to use as they want. They are also given 10 days to use as day-leave or overnight leave that can be used on weekends or national holidays. Other than this, the only way a soldier can leave the base is if duty calls, are awarded a leave for merit, or are sick and in need of medical attention outside the base. After one's service Although a soldier regains their civilian status after completing their military service, they are still designated as reserve forces for eight years and have to participate in an annual military training session for six of those years. Then, they are designated to the Civil Defense Corps and will participate in annual education sessions and training until they are 40 years old. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, both Koreas have been in a stalemate. As soldiers are continuously guarding the border and training for the worst, South Korea's security is striving to be ensured. Jung Myung-suk (Thumbnail Photo courtesy of edaily)

2019-10 09

[General]HOW (Hanyang One World) to Connect the Cultural Bridges in Hanyang

Hanyang One World (HOW) is an international exchange committee and one of the central Student Union affiliated special committees. Located in the international lounge on the first floor of the Student Union building, this friendly organization strives to support foreign students adapt to Hanyang University and to life in Korea, as well as to help voice the rights and opinions of foreign students and to act as the heart of interchange between Korean and foreign students. The international lounge is always open and crowded with HOW members. HOW was first established in the beginning of 2000. Currently, there are eight students organizers. Students of any nationality or age can become a staff of HOW, as long as they attend the school for four years. If one decides to join the organization, they can choose to engage in executive duties, the planning, foreign cooperation, or the promotion team. All staff members divide their duties during the break, but everyone joins together to help when an event is being planned at HOW. In order to inform foreign students of HOW, staff members introduce the organization and recruit members at the student exchange orientation. It has been effective so far in attracting many interested students and other exchange students to go on a tour together around Korea and have fun at the many arranged parties. HOW staff pose for a photo at the orientation for exchange students. (Photo courtesy of Nam) In addition, a language exchange program is planned at the international lounge once a month. The program matches those who wish to learn certain languages with each other. By filling out a google form which requires information on a language that one desires to learn, anyone can join this approachable language learning program. Nam Yeon-joo (Department of Information Systems, 2nd year) is the current, 32nd committee president of HOW. Nam Yeon-joo (Department of Information Systems, 2nd year) has been the committee president since the 31st. year of HOW. Participation was lower during the first semester due to a lack of promotion, but they stepped up their game by sharing Korean traditional lucky bags to celebrate Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day). “Our goal is to create events that can bring us a step closer to Hanyang students,” Nam said, while emphasizing the family-like atmosphere of HOW. Speaking of a friendly atmosphere, HOW Friends is a mentor-mentee program with Korean course students from the Institute of International Education and Hanyang University undergraduates. On October 5th, HOW Friends went on a tour to the Gyeongbokgung Palace with support from Office of International Affairs. Many more exciting events are planned for those who wish to join HOW, including the Jeolla-do fall tour on October 12th, which is being funded by the Korea Tourism Organization and the farewell party, where foreign exchange students will receive a certificate for their participation with HOW. HOW Friends pose at the Gyeongbokgung Palace. (Photo courtesy of Nam) Lee Yong-hun (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1st year) is in the planning team of HOW and has been an active member for almost a year. He points out that his favorite part about HOW is that he can meet diverse friends and learn English along the way. He mainly participates in planning the whole trip or tour and undertakes the role of chairperson at most events. “Not many Korean students know about our organization, or the international lounge," he said, while mentioning the increasing burden ensued by a lack of staff due to frequent and large scale events hosted by HOW. “I find Hanyang One World to be a very meaningful and fun activity. I hope more Korean students can become aware and join our party,” Lee said hopefully. Field trip to Gyeoungju Donggung and Wolji (Photo courtesy of Nam) (From left) Jimin Suarez (Department of Computer Science, 2nd year), Lee Yong-hun (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1st year) and Kimiko Larry (Department of Education, 3rd year) are chatting at the international lounge. Jimin Suarez (Department of Computer Science, 2nd year) and Kimiko Larry (Department of Education, 3rd year) joined HOW this fall semester. They both picked the welcoming party as their favorite experience at HOW. “I loved playing drinking games and singing karaoke,” said Larry with much excitement. Suarez added his affection for the organization by saying, “I come to the international lounge at least once a week. In HOW, you get to meet various people, learn new languages, and simply have a good experience!” HOW is open for recruitment at all times. Just visit the 1st. floor of the Student Union building, International lounge, or fill out a google form from Facebook or Instagram. Both foreign and Korean students are welcome to join. The staff of HOW is recruited about three weeks before the final exam of each semester, through various SNS accounts. HOW can help familiarize you with the Korean language, the culture, and college life. As an added bonus, the many friends you will make will join you on your journey! Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Kim Ju-eun

2019-10 01

[General]The ERICA Campus' 10 Year Plan: “Creating an Innovation Campus Hand in Hand with Over 500 Companies”

On September 27th, President Kim Woo-seung of Hanyang University announced a plan to attract more than 500 companies that will effect employment with 10,000 jobs after 10 years as well as advance the ERICA Campus to an innovation campus that will fuse three key sectors -- academy-research-industry. This unveiling took place during the ERICA Campus 40th anniversary. 10 years from now in 2029, the ERICA Campus will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Currently, approximately 190 companies and laboratories occupy the ERICA Campus with facilities or offices, including Gyeonggi Techno Park, LG Innotek, and the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH). As a result of these partnerships, the ERICA Campus has been called Korea’s representative academy-research-industry cluster (connoting the fusion of key industries). Recently, the ERICA Campus was selected for the ‘Campus Innovation Park Leading Business’ by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Land, the Ministry of SMEs and Startups (MSS). The university was also chosen as an InnoTown for R&D, which is run by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), completing the preparatory steps to lure companies and laboratories inside the university. President Kim said, “We will complete the urban high-tech industrial complex that provides a synergy effect among the university, laboratories, and companies until the year 2029.” He purported enthusiasm in establishing an academy-research-industry cooperative and innovative platform which connects the university's capability with regional and strategic industry. “We will create an unequaled, high-quality university that will form an organic ecosystem with our society,” he added. Jeon Hae-chul, an assembly member for the Democratic Party, Yoon Hwa-sup, the mayor of Ansan, Germany's Max-Planck laboratory, Erwin Neher, an honorary professor and winner of the Nobel prize in physiology and medicine, and Kim Jong-lyang, the Chairman of the board of Hanyang Academy, all participated in the commemorative event. ▲ Kim Jong-lyang, the Chairman of the board of Hanyang Academy, is giving a congratulatory speech at the 40th anniversary of the ERICA Campus on the 27th. ▲Kim Woo-seung, the president of Hanyang University, is unveiling this new vision for the university at the 40th anniversary of the ERICA Campus. ▲President Kim Woo-seung (4th from the left) and Kim Jong-lyang, the Chairman of the board of Hanyang Academy (5th from the left), are performing a celebration ceremony with the parties concerned during the ERICA Campus 40th anniversary.

2019-09 30

[General]The 4th Seventeen Hearts Festival

You may remember the Seventeen Hearts Festival from last year at the Olympic Gynasium. This year, the 4th Seventeen Hearts Festival was held at Aejeemun Square, HIT, Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library, and the Hanyang University Museum to induce more participation from students. Along with the fall festival, the 4th Seventeen Hearts Festival boomed around the Seoul campus from September 25th to the 27th, spreading the theme of ‘Changemakers’ and ‘SDGs.’ Hosted by the Hanyang University Volunteer Corps and the Hanyang University Leaders in Industry-university Cooperation (LINC), the 4th festival took on a new stance from the previous events. As direct witnessing is an effective method of promotion, the organizers for the festival set out their main stage around the Lion Statue Square, where the whole festival site could be spotted at a glance. This was a great choice, as substantive participation increased as a result of its accessibility. Booths are lined up near the Lion Statue Square during the 4th Seventeen Hearts Festival. People are lined up near the claw machine which is newly installed for this year’s festival in hopes of winning an HYlion key ring. The Seventeen Hearts Festival is a festival celebrating the achievements of social innovation activities at Hanyang University. ‘Seventeen’ refers to the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) adopted by the UN. It is the festival of changemakers, who strive to make a better world by creating meaningful change. Booths for exhibition and various activities were open to Hanyang University students, faculty, diverse partner institutions, and events, such as the social innovation academic conference and the social venture startup competition that were held. Students are posing with their self-made plastic key rings safe from environmental hormones at the Play 31 booth. This year’s festival was held with the theme, “Hanyang ChangeMakers: You are the Change Maker.” After a thorough deliberation on how students can enjoy their experience while becoming familiar with the concepts of changemaker and SDGs, many fun experiment booths were prepared. Among them, the SDGs activities contest exhibit was at the heart of attention. Students designed simple and enjoyable games that allowed anyone to easily learn about the sustainable development goals. Four winning teams operated the game booths during the three days of the festival. Also, Ashoka, Korea’s ‘Time to open the future’ forum, and the 2019 social venture contest from the Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency colored the campus with the colors of social innovation. Students are browsing at the bazaar which sold new clothes, accessories, and dolls for an affordable price. The 4th Seventeen Hearts Festival put an emphasis on expanding the base of changemakers. The preliminary campaigns that went on for 10 days before the festival improved the general understanding of SDGs and the Seventeen Hearts Festival. For more information on preliminary campaigns, experimental booths near the Lion Statue Square, or linked education programs, click here. To win in a giveaway event, participants had to engage in a sticker rally in which they received an SDGs sticker related to the booth activity. The prizes for the giveaway included products from Patagonia, Marymond, and The Soap Farm, which are all companies striving to realize social values. The students majoring in social innovation helped realize the 2019 Seventeen Hearts Festival by giving a hand as part of the festival planning or public relations team. Although the majors in social innovation participated last year in the booth operation as well, it was the first time that they were engaged with an official title from the beginning stage of planning for the festival. The new HYlion strikes a pose with others at the 4th Seventeen Hearts Festival. The winners of the 2019 Social Venture Contest pose for a photo, which was held from 9am to 6pm on the last day of the festival in HIT. Hanyang University was the first in the nation to establish a Volunteer Corps in 1994. The Social Innovation Center was established in 2017 as an affiliated branch of the Volunteer Corps to change the paradigm of social services to social innovation. “We wanted to convey the idea that social innovation and SDGs are not something grand or serious, but that everyone can easily access these ideas and have fun with it,” said Yoo Jeong-yoon, the individual in charge of the Seventeen Hearts Festival this year. The Social Innovation Center is open to students who want to lead a positive change in society, she said. “We are always waiting for Hanyangians with original ideas and burning passions. Please visit us at the Social Innovation Center!” Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-09 29

[General]2019 Hanyang Singing Festival: How Did It Go?

The amazing student performances during the Hanyang autumn festival, RACHIOS last week had everyone wondering, ‘why are these people not on televisions already?’ Hanyangians’ amazing talents shined brightly on the stage of the Hanyang Singing Festival (한양가요제), which was held on the last day of the festival on September 27th, declaring a grande finale. The amphitheater was filled with loud cheers and enthusiasm. The Hanyang Singing Festival is a popular annual festival ritual, featuring numerous talented Hanyangians. This year, seven teams that were selected through preliminaries of 40 teams stood on the stage of the Amphitheater. Everything about the festival was managed by students -- from the stage hosts to various stage managements, creating a ‘student festival’ in the truest sense. The first half of the main show started at 5:30pm. After a short interview video of the performers, the first team stepped on the stage. Their initially nervous faces soon disappeared by the enthusiastic welcome from the audience, and the teams soon seemed to enjoy the stage to its fullest. As the first four teams performed, the amphitheater bustled with the crowd along with the especially fanatical cheers from the participants' friends. The audience even gladly accepted the request of a sing-along. The normally quiet amphitheater was filled with an unusual level of enthusiasm. Heo Jae-hee (Department of Theater and Film), the second prize winner, is singing 'Speechless' from the movie Aladdin, receiving a huge applause. As the time went by, more and more people joined to listen to the teams' singing. DIGOXIN, who received the first prize, is performing the powerful hard rock tune, 'Back in Black.' The tune was featured in the movie series Iron Man, which impressed the audience. The second half of the show opened with an even greater crowd and enthusiasm, as the following three teams also performed their outstanding musical talents. A congratulatory stage by last year’s winner, HoneyFunk finished off the night. During the singing festival, the student performances were not the only means of entertainment for the guests. During the short intermissions, fun videos by the Hanyang University Broadcasting Station (HUBS) and quizzes with prizes humored the crowd. Another fun element was the audience vote. Throughout the festival, the audience could vote for their favorite team by sending a text. The votes, combined with the evaluation by four judges, decided the winner for the first to fourth prizes. The first prize, along with the prize money of 1.5 million won, was given to DIGOXIN, who sang 'Back in Black' by AC/DC. The four members of DIGOXIN, students from the Department of Medicine, expressed thanks by saying, “Digoxin is a drug that makes the heart beat stronger. Like its meaning, we wanted to create a stage that would make all listeners’ hearts beat. Thank you for being a wonderful and enjoying crowd today.” The winners of the first to fourth prizes were determined by the audience vote. The total prize money was worth 3.5 million won. [ Short Interview with DIGOXIN ] Q. What made you decide to join the Hanyang Singing Festival? A. Most of us are graduating this year, and we wanted to finish our school life in a special way. Also, we always had a strong desire to create a rock band. The Hanyang Singing Festival really fueled our desire. Q. What were you thinking during the performance? A. We were really nervous during the preliminary, but the main show was more exciting than nerve-racking. We couldn’t wait to step on the stage and have fun. The loud cheers from our classmates and the audience definitely helped us become confident. Q. Lastly, how do you feel, having won the first prize? A. We did not expect to win, so we are all quite bewildered. As for the prize money, we plan to have a huge get-together. We thanked the Hanyang Singing Festival for this truly memorable memory. Finally, we will study hard for the rest of our school days and become a good doctor in the future! The band DIGOXIN was formed by Lee Kyu-jin (Department of Medicine, 4th year) on drums, Lee Han-ju (Department of Medicine, 4th year) on bass guitar, Oh Seung-ho (Department of Medicine, 4th year) on vocals, and Jeong Yeon-woo (Department of Medicine, 1st year) on guitar. The 2019 Hanyang Singing Festival had stages and audience members like no other former festivals. Now, the expectant eyes are turning to next year's festival. Which singing stars will we find next year? Lim Ji-woo Photos by Kim Ju-eun