KDU Student, Sophelia Lee has won 2nd place in the Flash Fiction Writing Competition! First place was Yolanda Robert, with her story "Blood and Bones". You can read it HERE. Yet to have a look at Sophelia's story, here it is :)
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Mr.Ko Chi Sum and Datin Teh Geok Lian (CEO, KDU Education Group)
Heads up for the Entertainment Arts students of KDU University College! A new facility has been build and improvised for these students to train and equipped themselves for a more comfortable environment to practise in. KDU presents the BLACK BOX! The Black Box acts as a performing arts studio and through this programme, students will be trained to be all-rounded performers, versatile and ever ready to take on any role, be it a radio presenter, emcee, stage actor, dancer and so on so forth. Students will have a vast variety of performing arts elements and activities to choose from. We believe in grooming them the right way, with a quality education here at KDU University College.
This time around, Mr.Ko Chi Sum was invited to officiate the launch of the Black Box. The official launch took place at KDU University College, Damansara Jaya campus on 29th May 2012. Who is Ko Chi Sum? His name would ring some ears, but for those who are not familiar with this gentleman, he is a renowned Hong Kong movie Director. He is currently the permanent honorary president of the Hong Kong Screenwriter’s Guild. Apart from that, Mr. Ko’s background covers the education sector as well. He became the honorary professor of Hebei University, China in 2005. He was also the producer for Spring-Time Stage since 1995, and an added achievement, produced also the 17th Hong Kong Film Awards, which has became the the most viewed Hong Kong Film Awards ceremony in history. If you would be interested to take a look at some of his works, you can click HERE.
Friday, May 25, 2012
In KDU University College, we are always proud to feature our successful alumni. This time around, we got in contact with Darren Chin. Darren has won numerous awards and achievements over the years. Taking up his dad's advice when he was in his early teens, right after the SPM examinations, he enrolled into the KDU Diploma in Professional Chef Training in 1998.
Part of the reason he chose to pursue his studies at KDU, is because of it's reputation in the name of the Hospitality industry. Studying at KDU has given him the right platform in cooking and training, as well as opportunities to operate restaurants. The great part is, after all these years, he is still in contact with some of the lecturers who are still here up to date!
He has an amazing 10 years experience in mending and operating a restaurant called "Daves Bistro Bar and Grill", which is part of his family business. The restaurant is currently located in "1 Utama" shopping mall. As the Group Director/Head Chef, it has became a life learning experience for him. After committing a fairly large sum of his life in the restaurant, he decided he needs to revitalize himself, determined to go back to studies. Not just studies alone, but studying in one of the world's best Culinary School. You name it, Le Cordon Bleu Paris, France. He then got into it for a 9 month programme, specializing in pastry and cuisine. He is currently doing a 2 months internship in a 2 star michelin restaurant called "Lassere" in Paris. He will then further continue his internship with Chef Pierre Sang Boyer (Finalist for the TopChef France title, 2011)
His achievements in Le cordon Bleu
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Games and comics have and will always have a place in the culture and history of a country. This is also true in Malaysia. This past weekend, KDU University College (Damansara Jaya campus) was the host of the Malaysia Games and Comic Convention of 2012.
It was a star studded event that spanned the 19th and 20th of May which attracted over 2,500 people
The next Hook-Up series will be a very interesting one. Presenting you, Mr.Ko Chi Sum! He is a renowned Hong Kong Movie Director. Chi Sum currently holds the position of the permanent honorary president of the Hong Kong Screenwriter's Guild. He was also the producer of the 17th Hong Kong Film Awards. He'll be giving a public lecture on being creative in comedy films, sharing his experience in film making, challenges faced and how to think creatively in film making. Join him at:
Venue: KDU University College, Damansara Jaya campus (LHE)
Date: 28th May 2012
*Open to public
*He will also be launching the "Black Box" at KDU University College, DJ campus on 29th May. (https://www.facebook.com/
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Monday, May 21, 2012
An ordinary film studies class became an awestruck event for the students of KDU who managed to meet Jin, Reuben and Dennis from JinnyBoyTV. The trio were special guests for the Introduction to Film Studies lecture of the Diploma in Mass Communication program. The trio presented their recipe of success on YouTube Channel, where their videos have garnered over a hundred thousand views, and over a million views for their video entitled “My Generasi.”
Laughter and applause echoed continuously at KDU University College’s Damansara Jaya campus on May 17th 2012. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Jinnyboy TV crew were in KDU and they definitely rocked the house!Jin Lim, Reuben Kang and Dennis Yin were in KDU to deliver a talk on budget film-making as well as sharing their latest and upcoming projects. The lecture hall was packed, there was hardly enough space to even swing your legs!
Being the latest and trending YouTube sensation, Jin and his crew were simply being themselves; spontaneously funny and witty. The session kicked off with Jin and Reuben sharing a brief introduction on how the JinnyboyTV YouTube channel started and how they met as well as what inspired them to start making short yet meaningful comedic videos that became such a phenomenon.
Students were given a real treat right at the very beginning of the session when Jin and Reuben mischievously announced that they were going to show the audience at KDU University College their latest video, a video that has not yet been uploaded on YouTube, an exclusive premiere.
Friday, May 18, 2012
KDU students, scream your lungs out! Make way for PIXIE LOTT! If YOU are a huge fan of hers, good news is here. She will be at Sri KDU LIVE on 25th May 2012. Pixie will be performing 2 songs followed by an autograph session. How do you gain entry? Simple, just purchase her album "Young Foolish Happy" for only RM 27 (Market rate: RM 45.90).The album includes a duet track "Dancing On My Own" - Pixie with GD & TOP (from popular KPOP artist, BIGBANG).
You can come watch her live upon registering by emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org) together with your name, student No, and contact No.
For the autograph session, you need to purchase the CD. Email to (email@example.com) or call 03-79536656
*Only open to KDU students!
Writing, is a skill that one possesses, some writes with flair, while others, in creativity. Writing can come in many forms. However, when it comes to flash fiction writing, these four writers, namely; Yolanda Robert, Sophelia Lee, Nur Suaidah Raja Azrul and Wendy Thian stands out from the others.
This time around, on May 17th 2012, a prize giving ceremony for KDU University College’s Flash Fiction Writing Competition was held. The ceremony took place at LHE, KDU University College’s Damansara Jaya Campus. Organized by the School of Communication and Media Studies.
Yolanda received a medal from KDU University College alongside a whopping RM300 book voucher!
Sophelia Lee won the second place and bagged a RM200 book voucher. She wrote a science fiction named “Letters from an alien”, a story with a gripping plot and eccentrically well crafted fiction characters and planets.
Tied at the third place are Nur Suaidah Raja Azrul and Wendy Thian, both of them received RM100 book vouchers. Wendy Thian wrote a piece called “Sci Mare”, a blood pumping and mind boggling thriller. Meanwhile, Nur Suaidah wrote “Learning a world without you”, a romantic short story that would undoubtedly own the hearts of readers.
The Section 13 campus of KDU University College has long been the home of the American Degree Programme. On 16th May 2012, a presentation by David Yepsen “Road to the White House: Candidates and Issues in 2012", started on time at 12:45pm and was both informative and interesting.
Mr. David Yepsen, (Director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University,USA) highlighted not only the issues of the upcoming American Presidential Election, but also a few interesting quirks of the American electoral system, in particular the role of the Electoral College.
Contrary to popular belief, it is the Electoral College that actually chooses the president, not the voting public. Each state has a varying number of votes in the Electoral College based on the number of seats in the House of Representatives and senators for a given state. The smallest number of votes a state can have is 3 (such as South Dakota and Montana) to giants such as California (55 votes), Texas (38 votes), New York and Florida (29 votes each).
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Bubbly and generous are words to describe Adrian Foong, the Senior Manager from Lelong.my. He has 7 years experience being in the e-commerce scene. He is also the co-founder of Malaysia’s number one online hardware store.
Mr. Foong made his way to KDU University College’s Damansara Jaya campus on 16th May 2012 to give a talk on e-commerce seller versus online seller. Providing a clearer picture to students from the Business, Computing and even Mass Communications School, he's here to inspire young entrepreneurs and get them to understand the difference between an online seller and e-commerce seller.
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This time around, KDU University College will be inviting him to officiate the launch of "The Black Box". What is the Black Box? The Black Box is KDU's newly renovated performing arts studio! This studio is specifically build for the students pursuing their Diploma in Entertainment Arts. Students will make utilize the Black Box for class and training in their performing arts activities. Come experience yourself!
Date: 29th May 2012
Venue: The Black Box (3rd Floor) KDU University College, Damansara Jaya campus
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Get those creative juices flowing and design a great looking poster for GRADUAN ASPIRE 2012!
In conjunction with GRADUAN’s 2nd annual Career & Postgraduate fair, we want you to create your version of what the GRADUAN ASPIRE 2012 poster should look like.
It’s completely freestyle; with just a few minor conditions:
· You must use the GRADUAN ASPIRE 2012 Masthead (refer to poster)
· The theme colour should be Green & Dark Blue
· The poster must include the tag “Hello I’m...” (refer to poster)
You can even channel your inner writer by creating your own personalised promotional text to be included in the poster!
‘Tag Away’ Competition
Use those awesome FACEBOOK-ing skills of yours and stand to win cash prizes!!
In conjunction with GRADUAN’s 2nd annual Career & Postgraduate fair, we are organizing our first-ever ‘Tag Away’ Competition.
Here’s all you have to do:
· Either use your very own designed GRADUAN ASPIRE 2012 poster OR our ready-made sample (refer to poster).
· Post the picture on your FB wall, tag Graduan Aspire 2012 AND 50 of your friends.
· Get as many people as possible to ‘LIKE’ the picture.
· You can even post it up as many times as you want!
The picture with the most “LIKES”, wins! It’s that easy!!
And why should you participate? Because you could win amazing cash prizes of course!!
Closing Date: 20th June 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Calling all gamers and comic addicts! The Malaysian Games and Comics Convention 2012 will be happening here at KDU University College, Damansara Jaya campus!
Click HERE for more information on the event!
Click HERE for a list of classes and workshops!
Here's a little insight on what will be going down on the day itself;
· Meet the Fan Sessions by famous comic artists, Billy Tan, Tan Eng Huat, Carlo Pagulayan and Leinil Yu.
· Cosplay Model Contest & Interview with Celebrity Cosplay Queen Alodia Gosiengfiao
· Tekken Blood Vengeance Making-Of with esteemed Director Mouri Youichi
· Special Signing Session by Jay Tablante and Alodia Gosiengfiao and Jay Tablante’s Book Launch
· Gilamon Anniversary
· Anugerah PeKomik
· Digital Art Demonstrations by Yazid
· Panel Sessions and Roundtable Talks (Style and Market Demand for Comics by Datuk Lat & Professor Muliyadi, Game Business Models, etc)
· League of Legends Trial by Garena
· UMVC3 & Street Fighter X Tekken Tournament
· 24-Hour Game Marathon & 24-Hour Comic
· Portfolio Reviews by Rhythm & Hues, Fly Studios and Inspidea
· Get loot at the IndieValley!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
In KDU, we always believe in a balance lifestyle for students between fun and studies. This time around, the School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts (SHTCA) recently organized a live peformance by SLIXS! The event took place at KDU University College, Damansara Jaya campus (Auditorium) on 8th May 2012.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Most spent Labour Day (1st of May) relaxing at home with family, or recovering from a night out with friends – It was a public holiday after all. In KDU however, the students from the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) spent the day and the following days in the kitchens preparing for the KDU’s International Food Festival which took place on the 3rd of May at the Damansara Jaya Campus.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
For many, Italy immediately conjures imagines of Rome and the Coliseum, of flooded Venice designed and created by Michelangelo and of course of pasta, pizza and espresso so dark and strong, that your spoon positively stands in it.
KDU University College of course, doesn’t do anything half way. On 28th of April, KDU UC hosted an Italian Open Day to celebrate another milestone in its long and distinguished History, becoming the first institution of higher education in Malaysia to offer a Bachelor of Culinary Arts in Italian Cuisine. The event took place at KDU University College, Damansara Jaya campus, Auditorium.
Mr. Andrea Sinigaglia (Executive Manager, ALMA)