Written by Benny Lim Kok Wai, Comm & Media Studies Department / Creative Arts Department - Academic Department Head
The month of June has been overwhelmingly meaningful for the 40 PR Students from the Diploma in Mass Communication programme. This all started as a PR module and has now been evolved into a deeper understanding and a stronger commitment to the concept Social Responsibility. Our beneficiary: Persatuan Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Klang Selangor.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
We popped a question on KDU's Facebook. The question was, "What or who inspires you?"
We had a number of replies and we were aware that inspiration is impactful and influential in certain ways.
Inspiration can help us to move further, to reach our goals, to be optimistic in life, and to be someone inspirational. Who knows? YOU might just be someone else's inspiration.
Inspiration can come in so many ways from influencing, to looking up to someone, to desiring to be that someone and the list goes on.
Here are some answers given from students based on the question above:
- Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)
- Celebrities / TV Personalities (Eminem, Oprah Winfrey, etc)
- Mother Teresa
- The future
Bottom line, we all have someone or something which inspires us. Let us all continue this tradition in KDU and as always, it is all about "People Inspire People."
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
How long have you been in Malaysia?
I have been living here since September 2009. I joined the Certificate in Intensive English course in KDU in April 2010.
Why did you choose to come to Malaysia?
At first, I thought of living in New Zealand with my children who are studying there. However, my wife and I were afraid that they may become too dependent on us; therefore we decided to reside in Malaysia instead. My children are still in New Zealand and my wife's cousin is taking care of them. I'm glad we chose Malaysia because it is a good place to play golf compared to other countries. The golfing fees are much more affordable. Another factor is accessibility since there are quite a few golf courses around the PJ area.
What are your interests?
I used to be crazy over snow skiing and water skiing. But I fell in love with golf ever since I started playing the game in my late thirties. It used to be a necessity for my job but now it is my passion. I love it so much that I got a certificate in teaching professional golf. I usually play golf 3 or 4 times a week with my friends.
Tell us about your experience studying in KDU.
I'm having a great time learning English here. What I like most is that I get to practice speaking in English with friends from different countries. Besides that, I can learn about their cultures. The most memorable time that I've had was the drama competition and the trip to Penang. I've also met a few friends in the course who like to play golf and I'm glad to be able to give them some coaching after classes are over.
What are your plans for the future?
I want to be a famous golf instructor in the world. Therefore, I would like to study more in this area. Someday, I hope to go to Australia to take up a course in golf instruction as I've yet to find any such course in Malaysia.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Alex Au-Yong (Art Director/Hero runner) managed to finish his 100km solo run. He started off his journey at approximately 6pm at Putrajaya. This run involves 1 Man, 10 Suburbs, 100 km and 16 hours. For someone to finish the whole race, not only it takes practice, but also strength, endurance and optimism.
You can view more happenings of the journey here.
Once again, we should congratulate him and this made the Xtramile Charity Event successful.
Without the supporters, sponsors and kind hearts, this day would not happen.
One of the checkpoint is at KDU Section 13 campus on 18th June, where happenings such as charity bazaar, talks and band performances was going on.
You might be wondering what the stART Society does. stART is an arts academy to serve the underprivileged children's community. This platform provides free music, drama, arts and crafts, dance, speech, writing skills, life skills lessons, and more to unleash their creativity and social nature. If you would like to know more, visit the stART website.
What is the core message of the Xtramile day?
The core message is to go the extra mile by doing what you are best at; serving the community within your reach; and doing it in long-termed sustainable fashion.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
When the idea of participating in the 2011 L’Oreal Brandstorm was first brought up by their PR lecturer, Doris Lim, KDU students, Elaine Jalleh, Ethan Wong & Josh Chuah, thought, “Why not?”
Brandstorm, an annual international competition by L’Oreal, gives students the unique opportunity to experience being a brand manager and the realities of working in a global marketing environment, especially in a company such as L’Oreal.
Taking on the team name, Trois, which means three in French, the three final year KDU-Murdoch University set out to conceptualise their product range and its creative brief based on the challenge that L’Oreal had set this year - “Be creative and attract men to salons: imagine a new service experience and its associated range of products for L'Oréal Professionnel Homme.”
|Team Trois at the briefing|
It was a golden opportunity for participants who attended the C-Series workshop conducted by Mr.R.Sharma on the topic: Emotional Marketing. Participants comprised of Executives, Managers, CEO's and even Degree Students. The workshop took place at KDU University College, Section 13 Campus, on a bright sunny afternoon on 14th June 2011. However, you might be thinking, who is Mr. Sharma and what does he do?
Monday, June 13, 2011
Four representatives from the University of the West of England (UWE) visits KDU University College on 10th June 2011.
From left: Ms.Pat Chua (Special Project Director), Associate Prof Dr.Teoh (Vice chancellor), Ms.Amanda Lee YitFong (Director of the South East Asia Regional Office), Ms.Jo Midgley (Director of Admissions and International Development), Dr.Todd Nelson (Head of School, Business Dept), Professor Jane Harrington (Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean), Dr.Tan Hui Leng (Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic), Dato' Teo (Executive Chairman), Ms.Jacky Chong (Manager, University Placement/Alumni), and Mr.David Caine (Director of UWE Global).
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
KDU University College recently held a mini gathering session where 21 A-Level scholars turned up. The gathering took place at KDU UC, Damansara Jaya Campus on 8th June 2011. They were very lively and outspoken. These students were given mini activities that could help them in the future. The activities conducted were relevant for them in their current and future undertakings which touches on teamwork and leadership skills.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Are you interested to further your studies in the United States? Or even the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada? Do mark your calendar on the 18th of June as a talk will be conducted by Jason Wee, who will be sharing his experiences of studying in the US. Happening co-currently is also the X-tramilerun, Info Days, Charity Bazaar, performances and a whole lot more. Be sure not to miss it!
The talk will be conducted in: KDU UC, Section 13 campus (LH2), 11.30am.
Info Days: 18-19 June (10am-4pm), 29 June (9.00am-6.30pm), happening at both DJ and Section 13 Campus.
*For more information, do call our General line at (03-79536688/79536988)
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
SHTCA (School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts)- Hospitality, recently organized the Duathlon Relay 2011 to raise funds for P.S The Children.
The charity event was ran by the Events Operation Degree Students, following up from the recent MICE Students project which raised a total of RM1666.76 for P.S The Children . This time around, they managed to raise another RM 555.75, collected from public and students in 2 weeks prior to the event. There were about 35 donation boxes placed in Desa Parkcity shops.
Who is Latt Mansor?
Latt Mansor is like any other ordinary guy but he has high dreams and ambitions , which makes him stand out from the crowd.
He first started off his journey when he was offered a JPA Scholarship (a government scholarship) to study A-levels (Science) at KDU University College. He then became the President of the KDU Debating Society and he initiated the inaugural Inter-School Debating Tournament for High Schools , as well as the Teo Soo Pin KDU Debating Tournament, which are still running until today and the response is getting bigger and bolder.
In 2005, Latt also represented KDU University College (also known as KDU College back then) in the Public Speaking Competition organised by The Star Publications together with the English Speaking Union of Malaysia. He made if to the final tournament, held at Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Ever wonder how does it feels like to be a celebrity chef? SwitchUp.tv recently came down to KDU University College, Damansara Jaya Campus on 1st June 2011, which is one of their stop, to search for a culinary video star. The Culinary Diploma students had the chance to experience to cook,speak and express themselves in front of the camera .
Ju Eng, who is the Senior Executive Producer of New Media Department, is also representing on the Star Network "SwitchUp tv" under Youth News Network, in collaboration with Nikon.
Professional Profile of Mr. R. Sharma
From humble beginnings, he has worked with reputable MNC’s such as Rothmans Of Pall Mall, IBM, Mesiniaga, Olivetti, and International Computers Ltd. During his tenure in these organisations his exposure ranged from product and services development, pricing strategies, establishing distribution channels and marketing communications.
His approach and demeanour to business models, business strategies, and organisational excellence is not purely based on “text book” style methodology but rather a mix of “hands-on” experience which is simplistic, functional, result-oriented and ethically-driven.
In 1992, he became the co-founder of SYSPRO Malaysia, an organisation providing Enterprise Resource Planning Software Applications. Some of their esteemed customers were: Nestle Malaysia, Malaysian Industrial Development Corporation (MIDA), BERNAS, Fujitsu Malaysia, Central Sugars Refinery (CSR), Delloyd, Julie’s Biscuits, Kee Huat Industries, and many other successfully viable companies.
Having opted to retire early, Sharma indulges himself in some pastime pursuits such as restoring classic motorbikes, and volunteering to guide and mentor special children in a primary school in Kuala Lumpur. At other times, if the winds of inspirational thoughts gather over him, he is writing his second book about his mystical journeys in life.
R. Sharma can be contacted at:
Mobile Phone: 012-2237520.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The MICE Students Project:
The students from KDU Degree in Hospitality had the experience of visiting the orphanages and the handicapped children at the Taman Megah Handicapped & Orphanage Centre. They are also known as the MICE Students (Meeting Incentive Convention & Exhibitors). This would be their final project in entertaining, providing love and fun to these less fortunate kids. The event took place on 31st May 2011.
What more about the centre?
The centre fully settled in January 2009, accompanied by a RM 5.5 million projected on the building. However, the centre was not financially stable as this is a Non-government and Non-profit organization. Therefore, the centre launched a fundraising movement and drive, welcoming all forms of kind assistance in the form of cash, love or kindness contributing towards this cause. If you think you would like to visit, donate, or even entertain these kids, you can contact them via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit their website here.