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2020-09 15 Important News

[Special]The Corona Blue Among Us

The second semester of 2020 has started but it is still not certain when the students would be allowed to return to school. Due to the ever-continuing spread of coronavirus, many students of Hanyang are getting exhausted from the condition known as the ‘Corona Blue’. This newly coined term comes from "coronavirus" and "blue", depicting the depression and lassitude caused by the huge restriction on daily lives. Kim Won-jun, a 3rd year student of the Department of Education, is one of the students who were affected by the Corona Blue. After his return from the military service at the start of the year, Kim has been most anticipating to start his social life again. "Last semester, I was really let down to realize that I wouldn't be able to see any of my friends even after coming back from the army, and it seems like it will continue this semester as well" said Kim. Kim says, during the first semester, both his body and mind were quite exhausted from doing a large amount of assignments at home, while not being able to do what he usually does to relieve stress, such as going to PC bang or karaoke. "I'm worried that the same thing would happen until the end of the second semester, too. It is very hard to control the stress level.” Regarding the Corona Blue, Professor Park Yong-chon (Department of Neuropsychiatry) explains that severe symptoms of Corona Blue may develop into an actual depression or anxiety disorder. Continued anxiety about one’s unreleased desires may lead to accumulation of anger, which, if left untreated, may result in directing the blame to oneself and develop suicidal thoughts. To deal with the Corona Blue, Park says it is important to follow the ’10 directions for keeping the mind healthy’, proposed by the Korean NeuroPsychiatric Association. - 10 directions for keeping the mind healthy - 1. Accept anxiety. Anxiety is a perfectly normal reaction during a pandemic. Anxiety itself is helpful to some extent, since it is what helps people stay alert and hygienic. It is important to accept that one is anxious, instead of trying everything to get rid of the feeling. 2. Only accept accurate and necessary information. Though a moderate amount of anxiety is acceptable, feeling the constant anxiety to search for new or updated information only increases stress and disorients people from making rational decisions. Students should set time for SNS and news, instead of revisiting them without restriction. 3. Hatred does not help. Hatred toward the infectees does not help in garnering the statistics. Also, pointing fingers at the infectees could also result in secondhand damage such as psychological trauma for the patients. 4. Realize your emotional and physical symptoms. If one feels too much stress or anxiety, it is important to see psychiatric specialist without avoiding the idea. 5. Naturalize the idea of uncertainty. Because of the desire for the situation to be over, people tend to overlook how uncertain the pandemics could be. Instead of trying to fight against the idea of change, it is important to control the mind and adapt to the paradigm. 6. Continue your connection with family and friend. It is crucial that people stay 'connected’. Having someone one can rely on completely changes the course of one’s psychological state. 7. Do valuable and positive activities. Strengthening the immune system is strongly related to keeping one’s psychological state positive and bright. Examples of the activities could include writing letters, diaries and leaving records of the day without letting them pass by meaninglessly. 8. Maintain the physical rhythm. Due to the limitations, it is easy to lose biological rhythm. Keep the regular sleeping routine. 9. Pay attention to the sick around us. It is important to be altruistic to the patients and the quarantined. Note that secondhand damage is being done even to the cured. The act of helping others ultimately sends positive psychological impact to the helper as well. 10. Cheer for one another. There are many volunteers risking their lives trying to help others during the pandemic. Try also to build a social group where “everyone protect everyone”. Professor Park Yong-chun (Department of Neuropsychiatry) shared the ’10 directions for keeping the mind healthy’. (Photo courtesy of the Medical Observer) Park ensured everyone in Hanyang University that they are not in this alone. "I know how difficult it is to put this into action," said Park, "But accepting the negative emotions and viewing them from a third person’s perspective is the key to beating the Corona Blue." Lee Yoon-seo

2020-09 07

[Special]Youth Change Makers Teach SDGs to Teenagers

Youth Change Makers is an educational program that teaches the middle and high school students about the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and change makership (spirit of actively discussing the solutions to daily problems). The mentors consist of Hanyang University students, and their aim is to interact with the student mentees to help them study what SDGs are, talk about social problems they want to solve, and come up with solutions together. This semester, 6th Youth Change Makers was carried out online from July 28 to August 25. About Youth Change Makers In 2017, Park Chan-young (School of Nursing, 3rd year) encountered the concept of SDGs and change makership through the Center for Social Innovation. Thinking the younger students could also benefit from the lessons, Park established Youth Change Makers with his colleagues. There are 12 to 14 mentors participating each year. The team's goal is to run at least one program per semester, and for each one, they send notifications to all applicable schools to recruit mentees. Normally, the mentees are recruited from the schools in the metropolitan area, but the 6th program recruited nationwide because it was conducted online. Over the past six years, a total of 170 mentees joined the program. The 6th Youth Change Makers was carried out online from July 28 to August 25. (Photo courtesy of Park) Online workshop held this semester Over the four-week course, the mentees are grouped into teams of three to five students. For the first week, students chose a problem of their interest, defined the causes of the problem and came up with a hypothesis for the solution. They were mainly local regional problems that students could easily find around them. On the second week, mentors gave feedback on the ideas that students designed. Throughout the next week, they conducted prototype tests, improving the solution until it satisfied all requirements of the users. The last week consisted of the final presentation, which was held on August 25. The members of Youth Change Makers. (Photo courtesy of Park) Park Seo-hee (Department of Policy Studies, 4th year) said the biggest difficulty in changing the workshop to online was that communicating freely was not easy. Two people could not speak at the same time, causing the lack of active discussion. The team tried hard to improve the quality of the online workshop through test runs. On the other hand, it was the most meaningful that the students from all over the country could participate to the workshop thanks to proceeding it online. Since the mentors were from different regions, they received an opportunity to broaden their perspectives by sharing issues of other regions. The team appreciated the participation of the students in spite of the exam and vacation. “The program was successfully completed thanks to the students who participated passionately, and we hope this activity will make the students closer to the changemaker,” said Lee Won-hee (Division of Business Administration, 3rd year). "Through the 6th workshop, we gained confidence that it is possible to convey enough information about change makership and SDGs even through online. We are planning to prepare for the future programs as well." The Youth Change Makers is recruiting new members for the 7th programs and are working hard to plan a follow-up program that encourages students to implement the solutions found in the 6th program. Hwang Hee-won

2020-08 31 Important News

[Special]2020 Japanese Summer School Held Online

The 2020 Hanyang University Japanese Summer School Program was successfully held online from July 20 to September 11. This Korean short-term study training for Japanese university students provides the opportunity to experience Korean culture for one month. Korean volunteers are matched with Japanese students as ‘buddies.’ Although the activities were limited compared to previous years due to the coronavirus, the programs lasting impact served as a valuable memory to all participants. In previous years, the program was conducted offline, offering the Japanese students to stay at the Hanyang University dormitories during the summer vacation. The students took classes from the International Building, and afterwards, participated in various activities such as visiting SM Town or wearing a Hanbok (Korean traditional clothing). Baek Ju-min (Department of Sports Industry, 1st year) and her 'buddy' held zoom sessions to discuss the assignment. (Photo courtesy of Baek) For this summer, the online version of the program was prepared instead. The overall program was organized by two teams, the education research team in charge of tutoring, and the video advertising team in charge of the Youtube channel. Baek Ju-min (Department of Sports Industry, 1st year), a member of the educational research team, explained that the online tutoring session was held one-to-one, twice a week. During the tutoring, Korean students talked with their Japanese buddies about Korean culture, such as K-pop, Korean alcohol culture, and even traditional stories, while teaching conversational Korean. Baek also helped with the Japanese students’ daily homework, and talked about what they had learned today and what they had gotten wrong on their assignment. She said the tutoring sessions were “very entertaining,” and said she ended up talking to them for 3 to 4 hours at times. "Even after the tutoring sessions were over, we continued talking about Korean idols." The education research team held meetings in order to discuss the tutoring content. (Photo courtesy of Woo) The video advertising team organized a Youtube channel Hanyang Summer School for Japan, where the Korean students uploaded self-devised videos introducing more about Korea. Song Jeong-yoon (Department of Japanese Studies, 2nd year), who was a part of the team, said he had fun uploading contents to the channel, holding meetings with other members in search for new items, and editing the videos. "There were restrictions on filming outside, but we were able to introduce some locations like creative cafes in Hong-dae." After the program was over, Song said he felt his “Japanese skills had improved,” and that this would be a great part of his memories at Hanyang University. Song Jeong-yoon (Department of Japanese Studies, 2nd year) and his video advertising team uploaded videos on the Youtube channel Hanyang Summer School for Japan. (Photo courtesy of Song) The 2020 Japanese Summer School was the first program held by the Office of International Affairs since the outbreak of coronavirus. Wrapping up the summer school, Woo Seung-yeon, the manager of the program, said she would like to thank all participants for their passionate participation, and added that due to its success, Hanyang University is ready to conduct other programs to enrich students’ lives. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-08 22 Important News

[Special]What Grows in the ERICA Herb Gardens?

There are gardens on the ERICA Campus which give knowledge and comfort to their visitors; they are the Herb Gardens. The first herb garden is located on a hill behind the amphitheater, and the second garden is on the rooftop of the College of Pharmacy. Throughout their total floor space of approximately 6,000 square meters, 150 species of medicinal herbs thrive each season. News H followed Professor Kim Chul-young (Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy) on a tour around the herb gardens. Professor Kim Chul-young (Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy) manages the paperwork and the academic administration of the ERICA Campus herb gardens. The herb gardens were created in 2013 as a field education space for students in the College of Pharmacy practicing herbal medicine. Kim often visits the gardens during his Pharmacognosy class to show students what each medicinal plant looks like and how they are used. "In April, the class can observe various leafy plants. In June, flowering plants appear. There is no field education in the second semester, since most plants die around autumn." Each species has signposts explaining the characteristics of the plant and how it is used, so that students can visit for self-study. Each section of the gardens provides a suitable environment for different types of plants, including shade, shade wetland, and sun plants. Some of the representative plants are the Siberian chrysanthemum, Montane aster, and Saururus chinensis, which are the most numerous in number. Although not particularly grand in size, the plants are the key ingredients in numerous medicines for women's disease, antidotes, and diuretic drugs. Many people come to the herb gardens for study and comfort. These important medicinal research bases are also soothing resting places for local residents. The students and staff of Hanyang often visit the herb gardens to enjoy the fresh air. “These places must be attractive to animals as well," smiled Kim. "We often see animals like water deer wandering behind the bushes.” Kim said it is hard to maintain the perfect environment since the garden is artificially made and managing the weeds is troublesome, but he tries his best to improve the landscape gardening. "There aren't beautiful flowers because these are mostly medicinal plants, but I am proud that it provides a helpful educational space and a peaceful resting place for whoever visits.” said Kim. Kim said managing the garden is hard, but he is proud to provide a helpful place to visitors. Hwang Hee-won

2020-08 18 Important News

[Special]Hanyang University Museum’s First Donated Exhibition

Hanyang University Museum is holding its first donated exhibition, HL1AQQ Early Adopter Rhee Joong-geun’s Electronic Equipment Story. From June 8, 2020 to May 31, 2021, the exhibition displays 480 pieces of electronic equipment collected and donated by Professor Rhee Joong-geun (Division of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering Sciences) on the third floor of Hanyang University Museum (The exhibition is temporarily closed and will resume with the start of school. The date may change.). The donated artifacts are important proof of the development of electronic devices over the course of the 20th century, and Hanyang University Museum introduces the most meaningful pieces in this exhibition. Hanyang University Museum holds its first donated exhibition, HL1AQQ Early Adopter Rhee Joong-geun’s Electronic Equipment Story. Starting in the early 1950s, Rhee became interested in electronic devices and decided to major in electrical engineering. He also received permission from the government to set up his own amateur radio station. The "HL1AQQ" in the exhibition name comes from the call number of his radio station. Rhee started collecting electronic devices in the '70s, and from 2006, he donated 480 pieces of his collection to Hanyang University. The donated equipment consists of commercialized products made during the old days, owned and used by Rhee for many years. Some of the representative artifacts are an Apple personal computer set, an Amana Microwave range, a video tape recorder, and a JVC VHS Video tape recorder. A portion of the exhibition displaying electronic devices that were collected by Professor Rhee Joong-geun (Division of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering Sciences) starting in the '70s. Rhee hopes that the exhibition will become permanent for many people to see. “If you see the exhibition from the point of how the field of engineering has developed, it will provide an opportunity to study the history of engineering and also improve creativity,” said Rhee. The staff members of the museum also explained that the exhibition will be an opportunity to look at the changes in modern electronic devices. "The exhibition resumes with the start of the second semester. It can be operated on a reservation system, and the opening hours may be adjusted (currently, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)." Jang added that the exhibition space on the third floor has been reorganized as a lounge for Hanyangians. “Even if it is not for the exhibition, freely visit the space and participate in various online educational programs." Hwang Hee-won

2020-08 17 Important News

[Special]Global Career Development Center Provides Career Guidebook and Workshop

Hanyang University's Global Career Development Center has been working tirelessly to help Hanyang students achieve their dreams. For the upcoming semester, the center's deputy manager Kim Sung-soo has prepared another program for the students. The Career Resource Guidebook, benchmarked by the employees in the center from Florida State University for its advantages, aims to give specific solutions to Hanyangians with concerns regarding their jobs. Also, based on the guidebook, on July 20th, the Global Career Development Center initiated a Career Guidance Workshop to effectively help the students. Kim explained that the motivation behind creating the guidebook came from what the center found during general career counseling, which is that 70 to 80 percent of the interviewed 4th year students had not done any self-reflection about what careers they are interested in. Therefore, the counseling sessions merely became an hour of trying to figure out who the students were, instead of a time to conduct intense research so that the center could help the students could figure out the next steps they should take in order to achieve their dreams. To solve this problem, the center created The Career Resource Guidebook. The guide introduces students' 12 most common concerns, based on interviews with 6,177 Hanyang students on a questionnaire composed of 205 questions. Kim says the guidebook provides the center's solutions to each of the 12 concerns. Starting this fall semester, copies of the guidebook will be placed in the office of the Global Career Development Center for students to take. Solutions to the 12 most common concerns of Hanyang students are given in The Career Resource Guidebook. (Photo courtesy of Global Career Development Center) Using the 12 solutions the guidebook provides, the Global Career Development Center also initiated the Career Guidance Workshop. Over the course of six days starting on July 20th, the workshop allowed students to actively figure out the necessary qualifications for employment, take various psychological tests such as MBTI and Holland Career Aptitude Tests, as well as analyze companies and their resumes and interviews. The deputy manager Kim Sung-soo says students should spend ample time reflecting independently about their desired careers. "We hope students get as much use as possible out of the programs at the Global Career Development Center," said the deputy manager. "It is most important for the students to think independently about who they want to be in the future, but the center will always be there to help them in times of need." Lee Yoon-seo

2020-08 07 Important News

[Special]Liberal Arts Courses Created by Students

Harang, the ERICA Campus student council, recently hosted an open contest which selected the best liberal arts courses designed by students. The contest took place from May 18th to June 30th, and the results were announced on July 17th. Out of forty-one entries received, five proposals were selected as winners. Harang, the ERICA Campus student council, hosted an open contest which allowed students to submit liberal arts courses of their own design. (Photo courtesy of Harang) The contest aimed to promote the qualitative improvement of liberal arts education at ERICA Campus. The best entries were to be reflected in future school curriculum as potential elective courses. “The goal was to make student-centered courses by letting the students themselves incorporate their interests into the class syllabus,” said Hwang Yeong-eun (Division of Media, Culture and Design Technology, 3rd Year), the director of Harang. For practical implementation, the contest was co-hosted by the Center for Creative Convergence Education of ERICA Campus. The entries were evaluated based on seven standards: creativity, student reaction, contribution, completeness, feasibility, academic value, and sustainability. Five proposals were selected as winning entries, one first prize, two runner-ups, and two participation prizes. Shim Ha-yun (Department of Korean Language and Literature, 2nd Year) won first prize with What You Should Know to Live in the 21st Century, an omnibus course designed to introduce social issues that students will be faced with in their future daily lives. “The lecturers present based on keywords such as economy, philosophy, culture, and artificial intelligence, allowing students to grow necessary insights on various topics,” said Shim. The runner-ups were Cultural Trends of the Past and Present designed by Choi Yun-seol (Department of Chinese Studies, 4th Year), where students learn and discuss retro styles and the culture derived from them, and The Issue of Korean Politics by Han Ji-yeon (Division of Economics, 3rd year). Attempting Human Croquis with Pencil and World History Recorded by Alcohol took the participation prizes. Shim Ha-yun (Department of Korean Language and Literature, 2nd Year) won the gold prize with a course that deals with social issues that students are faced with. Unfortunately, the implementation of this year's entries had to fall through. “Due to some problems in the guidance on the requirements of the contest, the award-winning works could not be reflected in the curriculum,” explained Hwang. Nevertheless, the student council sincerely thanked the students for their participation. “We are planning to run the contest again next semester,” said Yoon Ji-seok (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 4th Year), the president of Harang. The president asked for continuous attention and participation for the next open contest, just as the students did this semester. Oh Kyu-jin Illustrations by Bae Jeong-eun

2020-08 03 Important News

[Special]The Dance Company Myung

Dance Company Myung was founded in 2010 by Choi Myung-hyun ('10), after he graduated from Hanyang University's Department of Dance. Since then, his dance troupe has become widely recognized, winning awards in a Saitama dance competition and the Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival in 2018, and being selected as resident performers by the Incheon Art Platform, ZK/U Berlin, and DPAC Malaysia. This year, to celebrate their 10th anniversary, Myung is performing a special show called Dong-haeng from August 13 to 16 at Arko Arts Theater. Creating Myung Ten years ago, it was extremely difficult for an individual to start an independent dance troupe. The funds for dance associations were limited because there was little, if any, recognition paid to the contemporary danc genre in the world of art. Choi explained that at the time, contemporary dance was considered “difficult and inaccessible” by the public. Naturally, his troupe experienced hardships drawing in audiences. However, that did not stop Choi. His dream was to create choreographies and performances that are thought-provoking and inspiring to all people. Thankfully, contemporary dance began to garner fans over time, which expanded the market and ultimately made Myung into what it is today. Myung’s Performances Over the past 10 years, Myung has presented 46 unique pieces to the public. Choi explained that since the dance company focuses on achieving pure art, his dance troupe does not do commercial performances. The popular theme of Myung's works are social issues. One of the most recent performances, Upcycling Dance, which will also be presented in Dong-haeng, visualizes the problem of pollution in a unique fashion in order to raise awareness about protecting the environment. The performance Upcycling Dance criticizes the current environmental state in a unique fashion. (Photo courtesy of Choi) Myung's 10th anniversary show Dong-haeng consists of 3 programs over the course of 4 days. Day one starts with Romeo+Juliet made by Professor Minayu, The Nature of Objects choreographed by Professor Park Sung-yul, and Choi’s solo piece called the Sound of Heart. The second day of the program will present Between Objects and Humans, which focuses on how we used to view AI in the past and what kind of social status the robots may have in the future society. Lastly, the Dong-haeng program ends with Upcyling Dance, which raises concerns over the over-production of resources and the increased dumping of trash. Choi Myung-hyun (Department of Dance, '10) presents Dong-haeng, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of Dance Company Myung. (Photo courtesy of Myung) A scene from Between Objects and Humans, which centers around how we should regard robots in future society. (Photo courtesy of Choi) "Over the course of ten years, I think I have slowly achieved every one of my goals,” said Choi. After graduating from Hanyang University and founding Myung, he says that in order to prove his worth, he had to first go through numerous failures and much despair. Choi told the students of Hanyang not to be afraid of failure and to believe in themselves one more time. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-08 02

[Special]Passion for Dreams from Sweden

In March, a special exchange student arrived from Sweden. Amanda Carsbring (Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Master’s program), a student of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, came to Hanyang University to write the final thesis for her master's degree. It was a rare case of a student in a graduate program coming to research at Hanyang University, especially from one of Europe's leading engineering universities. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Carsbring safely completed her research and returned to Sweden in July. Amanda Carsbring (Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Master’s program), a student of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, came to Hanyang University to write her master's thesis. (Photo courtesy of Carsbring) Carsbring said she became interested in K-pop and Korean culture a few years ago. She started learning Korean on her own, and then took a break 2 years ago to study Korean full time at a language academy in Gangnam. When she went back to her university, she was introduced to Professor Park Joo-hyun (Graduate School, Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering) who was a guest at KTH last year. “He introduced me to Hanyang University and told me about the opportunity of my final thesis in Korea,” said Carsbring. “I thought it would be a great chance to further explore the culture along with studying for my future, so I decided to come to Hanyang.” After coming to Hanyang, Carsbring joined the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering. Under Park’s supervision, Carsbring conducted her final thesis research project focusing on her major, materials science and engineering, specifically on metallurgy (the field of studying metals). There were difficulties, especially as a master’s degree in Korea is quite different from that in Sweden. “A master’s degree in Korea is more similar to a Ph.D project in Sweden,” explained Carsbring. “A Swedish master's degree focuses primarily on solving engineering problems, whereas a Korean master's degree is centered around research. This led to quite a lot of miscommunication before we found out what the problem was.” The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic was also an unexpected issue. “One of the main reasons I came to Korea was to enjoy the many cultural aspects of the country. I was disappointed that I couldn't because of the coronavirus," said Carsbring. However, in spite of these disappointments, Carsbring said she was very satisfied with her overall stay at Hanyang. "I am particularly satisfied with the amount of resource data I was able to obtain for the research. The abundant resources for experimental work helped me finish the research without much to worry about." She added that the course in intensive Korean she took over the semester was quite challenging but very fun as well. The outbreak of coronavirus stopped her from enjoying Korea to its fullest, but Carsbring said she spent a nice semester with her new friends at Hanyang. (Photo courtesy of Carsbring) Having left Hanyang University in July, her plan is to finish her final thesis and officially graduate in Stockholm. "After then, I plan to find employment in my field. I might pursue a Ph.D. in the future, but for now I wish to work for a few years. I also want to consider the opportunities of possibly working in Korea in the future," said Carsbring, recalling the semester at Hanyang as a "happy" choice. Hwang Hee-won

2020-07 22 Important News

[Special]Visit the Writing Center When Writing Is Difficult

Writing is an effective means of communication, but one often feels difficulty in writing out one's thoughts clearly and logically. For that reason, students often decide to seek professional aid for their important writings. The Writing Center provides a free counseling program to help Hanyangians improve their writing skills. Last semester, the Writing Center was newly reorganized, combining services for graduate and undergraduate students to provide more effective and efficient assistance. A News H reporter applied for a feedback session to experience the Writing Center firsthand. Feedback is offered in Korean, English, Chinese, and Spanish on most forms of writing for undergraduate students, including essays, reports, and resumes. Graduate students can get help with journal articles, resumes, and abstracts for theses or dissertations. Students can receive feedback on completed pieces of writing as well as incomplete rough drafts or blueprints. Professors guide students to identify their problems, focusing on the topic, structure, logic, and composition strategy of their text. The couseling is offered both online and offline. In spite of COVID-19, offline counseling is in operation in Engineering Building Ⅱ, a huge space. Offline counseling is provided only in Korean and Spanish until August 27 for the summer session. Full services will resume for the fall semester. Students can apply through the Hanyang University portal. Click the Application tab, then Writing Center, and choose between Online counseling application or 1:1 offline interview application. Next, select the date, time, and instructor. To ensure an efficient counseling session, students are required to upload their writing on the application page. They should also input their goal for the consultation session. For online counseling, the feedback will arrive within five days of submitting an application. In the case of offline counseling, each session lasts for 50 minutes and there is no limitation to how many sessions a student can apply for. However, if cancellation on the day of or a no-show happens more than three times, the student will be restricted from the Writing Center for a semester. Hanyangians can easily apply for a writing counseling session through the Hanyang portal. The News H reporter applied for a counseling session to receive help with an essay written for a class. The sessions are not available on the date of application or on weekends (neither online nor offline), so having applied on Friday, the earliest session available was on Monday. The time slots in online counseling were less than offline counseling. In the screen capture, Professor Doug McIntosh was there but he was not doing this program. Therefore, Professor Adam Turner was only doing this program. Two days later, the feedback was posted in a Word document on the application site. The feedback from Professor Adam Turner. Comments were left to correct awkward sentences and weak word choices. Professor Turner did not correct the original writing as the center tries to focus on helping students improve their overall writing rather than proofreading for them. Instead he gave a detailed explanation on why and how the sentences should be fixed. A lot of the feedback focused on the coherence of the arguments, especially whether the sentence and keywords were closely related to the topic of the essay. There was feedback on the proper format of the particular type of writing as well. "One of the most informative pieces of feedback I received was about the concluding remark. The conclusion of my essay was simply a summary, but the professor advised that it would be better to finish with a remark that calls for the reader to think further about the topic or that asks them to take an action," said the reporter. "The counseling was definitely helpful. I was able to produce a higher quality essay and learn more about writing, thanks to the feedback." Kang Seung-hee, the manager of the Writing , recommended the writing counseling program to students as a great opportunity to improve their writing skills. She stressed that the center is an easily accessible place, and there is no pressure on students to prepare a well-written final writing for the counseling. "Many students feel such pressure and are reluctant to try out the program," said Kang. Hwang Hee-won

2020-07 13 Important News

[Special]A Semester of the Emergency Measure Committee

When the Student Union of Hanyang University is vacant or resolved to be dismissed, the student presidents from each college gather to form the emergency measure committee. The president of the emergency measure committee has the same authority and responsibility as the president of the Student Union. Successively since 2018, the emergency measure committee has been organized to stand in for the absent union. This semester, they have worked especially hard for the students’ convenience in the chaotic situation of COVID-19. Kim Seok-chan (Division of Business Administration, 3rd year) served as the president of the emergency measure committee from November 2019 to July 2020. Kim said he ran for the president because previously, he had only participated as a supporting member of the Student Union, but he wanted to experience leading his own committee. Kim Seok-chan (Division of Business Administration, 3rd year) served as the president of the emergency measure committee until last semester. This semester, the emergency measure committee’s main task was to minimize the inconveniences of students caused by the COVID-19, by talking to the school and delivering students’ demands. “The emergency measure committee listened carefully to the students' voices and delivered them to the school to produce results that both the school and the students would be satisfied with,” said Kim. The emergency measure committee has prepared various forms of support to help students who are struggling due to the COVID-19. They secured an additional 100 million won for scholarship programs. “With the additional budget, it was possible to hold scholarship programs including face-to-face test subsidies,” said Kim. They also tried to promote other scholarships run by the school, including ones provided for the students whose family economic situation dramatically worsened due to the COVID-19. “We tried to promote scholarships in various ways including SNS, so that as many students as possible could benefit from them,” said Kim. In addition to practical aid, the committee also planned entertaining events such as an online festival for the spring semester and an e-sports competition. Unfortunately, they were not able to push ahead due to the rapidly increasing complaints in regards to the students' safety and off-line final exam. “Seeing how many students enthusiastically participated in the online this semester.” The members of the committee delivered the demands of the students and prepared various support systems for them. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim chose the joint action with other Hanyangians, which was held on June 23, as the most memorable activity during his term as president. The joint action was held to deliver the request of students for non-face-to-face final exams and tuition reimbursement through the staging of a demonstration. On that day, Kim was surprised at the large number of students who gathered to express their opinions. “I was moved by how the students gathered together and participated in the demonstration,” said Kim. It was also impressive that the students who participated voluntarily practiced strict social distancing and cleaned up after the demonstration was over. “I’d like to thank all the students who participated in the event and Ryu Duk-kyung (Department of Korean Language and Literature, 4th year) who organized the event,” said Kim. Kim chose the joint action held on June 23 as the most memorable activity during his term as president. During his term, Kim felt both pride and the weight of being a student representative. “When I was talking with the school headquarters staff, I thought a lot whether my current thoughts were different from those of other Hanyangians,” said Kim. “As a student representative, I tried to represent the opinions of most students and act carefully.” Kim thanked the members of the emergency measure committee for their efforts to create a satisfying school environment for students. “The voices of students from last semester were delivered to the school's headquarters, and they also recognized the problems of the current situation,” said Kim. “I hope students continue to pay attention to the situation in school, and do not become easily skeptical or unenthusiastic because their opinions are not reflected right away.” Hwang Hee-won

2020-07 13 Important News

[Special]Gamers of Hanyang University

One of the most popular pastimes for college students in South Korea is gaming. Many Hanyangians also play games to release stress and socialize through online platforms. With the long summer vacation ahead, some special clubs at Hanyang University present diverse ways to enjoy computer games while promoting fellowship between various gamers at school. When the Lions Play Maple Story The club When the Lions Play Maple Story started from a Kakaotalk open chatroom back in April 2017. In order to help more Hanyang students enjoy Maple Story, a free online game with more than 3.9 million users, in a more systematic fashion, the open chatroom developed into an official club in February 2019. Due to the difficulty of holding an annual election for a president, the club centers around a management board which directs multiple game-related activities throughout the year. The club’s 2020 management board explained that the club’s main purpose is to “have Hanyangians share information and enjoy various in-game and offline events in order to lead a happier Maple-life. The activities held in the club are truly diverse. The management board said that before the spread of the coronavirus, the club held events such as a Maple mock-exam, Maple picnics during the fall, and Maple Story booths during school festivals. The Maple mock-exam in particular garnered a lot of attention not only from those within the school but also from gamers outside of the school. The test consisted of the expert players in the club handing out Korean SAT-like tests to assess members' knowledge about Maple Story. The Maple mock-exam gained nearly 30,000 views through SNS, earning positive feedback both from the club participants and the public who were all allowed to take the test. The SAT-themed Maple mock-exam consisted of questions to test students' knowledge about the game Maple Story. (Photo courtesy of When the Lions Play Maple Story) Moreover, the club has sold Maple Story-themed cookies and postcards during school festivals. They also entered an official festival held by the game company Nexon called NECOJE and held Maple Story tournaments with other Maple Story clubs from various universities. The members of the club visited the festival held at Nexon, the creators of Maple Story. (Photo courtesy of When the Lions Play Maple Story) The 2020 management board said any player who has one character above level 200 and has a clean playing record is welcome to join the club. The board invites all Hanyangians, stating that in their club “all players from all kinds of background come together through the game platform and become friends.” The 2020 management board said any player who has a character above level 200 and has a clean playing record is welcome to join the club. The board invites all Hanyangians, stating that in their club “all players from all kinds of backgrounds come together through the game platform and become friends. HYES HYES is another huge gaming club in Hanyang University which scouts 80 new members every semester. The club is a part of the ABC club, which is being funded by the gaming company Blizzard. The president of the club, Kim Ji-hyeon (Department of Media Communication, 4th year) explained that the club does not specify the games the participants can play and that the members are free to play any games they like within the club. HYES holds various events as well, such as a PC room overnight stay, a HYES special event called Full Playthrough where the club rents a party room and starts a new game which they play until the morning in order to clear all the stages, and an HYES tournament. “For the last tournament, 60 participants competed for a grand prize of 200,000 won,” said Kim. In addition, they hold offline sessions in Hanyang university classrooms in order to bond over playing games and meet regularly. HYES often hold PC room all nighters with all members after borrowing the entire facility. (Photo courtesy of HYES) This semester, due to the spread of coronavirus, the events are being put on hold. However, Kim said as soon as the coronavirus is contained, the members would go to PC rooms together and watch live game tournaments again. “As long as one knows how to enjoy playing games, neither their age, major, or grades matter in this club,” she said. “Everyone is invited to join at any time.” OOPArts At Hanyang, not only are there clubs that play games, but there is also a club dedicated to creating games. The OOPArts club stands for Out-of-Place Artifacts, and its participants aim to create games that are ahead of their time. The club’s activities mainly consist of presentations by the members, during which they introduce the games they play, discuss the issues in the game industry, research game engines, and learn about AI and user interface design. During the first semester, the club studies the game engine Unity, along with free gaming tools such as the Unreal Engine. With the skills they learn during the first semester, the participants then move on to creating a game of their own during the second semester, completed at the OOPArts Development Conference (ODC) at the end of the semester where each member presents their finished project. (From left) Baek Jong-won and Seo Byung-gi presenting their game during ODC. (Photo courtesy of OOPArts) The enthusiasm of the members pays off through different opportunities. One of the biggest achievements was the game Frostroy, created by Baek Jong-won (Department of Computer Science, 4th year) and Seo Byung-gi (Department of Computer Science, ‘20), which won an award at the Busan Indie Connect (BIC) festival and was introduced to the public at the G-Star Convention. A former vice-president of the club, Jung Sang-yoon (Department of Computer Science, 3rd year), explained that the club deals with “difficult gaming systems no one knows what to make of at first.” There were times when the team would suffer from mysterious gaming bugs for several days and had to restructure the entire game due to the slightest mistakes. “However, when the project is finally finished and presented at the ODC, it feels like we have created a ‘universe’ of our own,” he added. “And everyone is invited to share the same feelings.” Lee Yoon-seo