Friday, August 26, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Now there’s more to the Section 13 Campus alfresco cafe than just that relaxing, breezy sidewalk café atmosphere to welcome you. The café will officially reopen on 15th August, 2011, with a refreshingly new set of menu for all to enjoy! For many fussy eaters that news is a breath of fresh air indeed.
KDU UC promotes active learning in all its academic programmes. The term ‘active learning’ is self-explanatory really. In brief, it means students are put in situations where they actively engage with the materials being taught. According to the theory, that will lead to better information recall. This is the opposite of the traditional lecture-room method where the lecturer talks and the students mostly listen and make notes.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
|Left to right: Alloysius, Adrian, Sharanya, Michelle, Qureysh and Maxx|
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
We might be clueless when it comes to business etiquette. What are the do's and don'ts? You may not even have any idea that such movements from body language to hand shakes all comes into place when dealing with important people, or people from the business environment. Of course different cultures have different styles when it comes to etiquette, however, it is important for young entrepreneurs and working adults to learn some basic general etiquette to apply in our everyday life.
"Everyday you go through your life, it is a protocol. We have to ensure our personal and professional image meets the corporate image standard. In a social setting, you need to know who you are introducing. In a formal setting, it is best to always give our full names and speak clearly. Never mumble and occasionally, put on a conversational lead when necessary."
When introducing people:
Ms Thexeira also added in , "Conversation is a two-way thing. You need to ensure that people understand you. We always keep it short and simple, avoiding anything too technical. Especially if one is an Engineer or Doctor, we will have to avoid any technical terms in a person's field of expertise."
What do you do if you forgot someone's name after being introduced?
When we are doing small talks, we talk about something general and not something sensitive, especially to the person you just met. It is a two way traffic.
She also taught the audience the way to hold our cutlery, placed them and handle them. Be it eating a bread or drinking our soup. The audience surely learned something new!
Overall, the audience had fun and found her presentation and topic very interesting and entertaining. She is a humorous speaker and her presentation definitely did not recognized the word "mundane" and "dull'. As a participant, Ms Lum Mei Foong commented, "I wished I was at this workshop 20 years ago."
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Many of us take maintenance for granted until the lift breaks down and we had to lug our laptop, books, files and all up three flights of steps to the lecture room on third floor. For the programme leaders, the maintenance people are heaven sent come exam time. These ‘work horses’ of KDU UC work overtime to set up the exam halls moving furniture, arranging them, and after everything is over, returning them to the lecture rooms where they came from. And that’s just the main event. Think about the times the air conditioning was not functioning or there was some plumbing problem or a piece of carpentry that had fallen out of place. Or the times you needed to set up a function room in a hurry for activities. Who do you call?
Usually it is Kenneth Loo, the leader of the Section 13 Campus maintenance team.
I remember the time I needed to prepare a lecture room in a hurry for a Murdoch mid-term exam. Initially it was felt that the usual lecture room layout would suffice since there were only fifteen students. However, on second thought we wanted an atmosphere that befits the prestigious Murdoch programme. We wanted that serious, officious exam hall environment with each table sufficiently spaced apart in grid formation. At short notice, just a day before, Kenneth made up the room all on his own – no complaints, no fuss. In fact, he agreed that that was the right thing to do to maintain the image of the college. I was impressed; that comment came from a maintenance man. He struck me as someone who cares about quality, not just getting the nails in place.
The KDU Section 13 maintenance team consists of four personnel. They are tasked with overseeing the whole Section 13 campus, opening and locking up the offices and premises each day and, in the words of Kenneth, “the earliest to arrive and the last to leave”. There were many occasions we had to work late – until 7.30pm - and the poor guys had to wait until we had finished before they could lock up the office and leave. They never complained. They merely looked in once or twice, smiled, and asked if we were done yet and when we think we would finish our work. For a team of maintenance people, the customer service attitude is on a par with that expected of the front liners and student services department! To quote Kenneth, they “always lend a helping hand and keep smiling whether times are good or bad”.
Coming from these often overlooked ‘work horses’ it speaks volumes for the kind of service culture KDU UC has successfully inculcated!
Friday, August 5, 2011
For more information, you may head to the Student Service Centre or look for the house representatives:
Date and Time
E @ The Curve
I-City Shah Alam
10am - 2 pm
Sport Planet, Kota Damansara
KDU Section 13
Stadium MBPJ, Kelana Jaya
4x100 m staff
Three legged race
Catching water balloons
Ping pong ball in spoon race
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Topics and Dates:
- Fundamental Modeling using 3D Max Level 1 (5 Sep- 9 Sep 2011)
- Organic Modeling using 3D Max Level 2 (19 Sep- 23 Sep 2011)
- Illustration with Adobe Illustrator CS4 (3 Oct - 7 Oct 2011)
- Rich Media Communication using Flash CS 4 (17 Oct - 21 Oct 2011)
- Visual Communication using Photoshop CS4 (31 Oct- 4 Nov 2011)
- Web Communication using Dreamweaver CS4 (5 Dec- 9 Dec 2011)
Monday, August 1, 2011
Chan Wai Yee, MKM Secretary (A-Level Arts Student)