Title: Campus News
The Opportunity to Taste the World
SISA, the International Student Association of Seoul National University, held the 1st “International Food Market” for two days from April 7 to 8. The food market opened at Jahayeon and members of SISA sold foods of their own nationalities, which included okonomiyaki, a Japanese delicacy, kebab from Turkey, and many others. This event has been organized to introduce the diverse food culture to students and also to inform students on SISA. Many students gathered and savored the cultural diversity of SNU and the earnings gained by this event would be used for volunteer work.
At the Faculty of Liberal Education, a lecture about the unification and peace of Korea was given. Stephen W. Linton, the president of the Eugene Bell Foundation gave an open lecture on the “Unconditional Love” towards North Korea. The Eugene Bell Foundation, a renowned nonprofit organization established by Dr. Linton in 1995, has been providing assistance in many ways for the people in North Korea, focusing especially on diseases such as tuberculosis. In his lecture in SNU, Dr. Linton emphasized on political neutrality and transparency as the significant factors as a nongovernmental organization(NGO) aiding North Korea. He also explained that the unification and peace between the two Koreas could be possible with effort and helping hands of many people.
An Exhibition on Philanthropy held in SNU
An Exhibition devoted on philanthropy is held in the SNU Library from April 6 to May 22. “YOU Family Philanthropy Exhibition” has been opened in commemoration of the donation made by You Moo Chong, a former graduate of SNU, to the SNU Library. The exhibition is divided into several sections introducing Yoo Moo Chong Library for Philanthropy, Student Philanthropy in SNU, and Giving in Korea. Various books on philanthropy and fundraising would be also on exhibit to inform and encourage students on giving and fundraising. Along with the exhibition, a database exclusively on social contribution and philanthropy has been created within SNU by the name of “You Family Philanthropy Database(http://you.snu.ac.kr).” With collections of theses and academic resources on philanthropy, this database is expected to encourage and assist academic researches on social contribution in Korea.
Written by: Yum Sooyun