The 2019-1 Semester Campus Town Achievement Presentation and Competitive Exhibition, which is hosted by our university’s Campus Town Project Group, was held at the Sookmyung Cross Campus (Campus Town Project Group’s Base Center) in the Yongsan ETLand on June 26.
The Campus Town’s Achievement Presentation meeting held each semester is a place for presenting the results of curricular and extracurricular programs conducted as a part of the project and sharing excellent achievements. It is used as a mean to promote young entrepreneurs and community revitalization based on students’ fresh ideas and to continuously provide opportunities of industry-university cooperation.
The day’s event was participated by over 100 people, including our school’s officials such as President Jungai Kang, Vice President Mi-gyeon Seong, and Director of Campus Town Project Group Ha-bong Cheon, as well as guests from Campus Town’s cooperation organization Department of Seoul Campus Town Revitalization, Yongsan District Office’s Department of Job & Economy, Department of Urban Planning, Yongsan Yongmoon Market Merchant Association, SYS Retail Co., Ltd., etc.
The event began with the welcoming message from the Director Ha-bong Cheon followed by congratulatory messages from President Jungai Kang and Representative of SYS Retail Chi-guk Ok. In her congratulatory message, President Jungai Kang emphasized, “Our university has been playing the role of a forward base toward mutual benefits between industry-academic organizations and with the local community through the Campus Town Project and today’s meeting is for recognizing such achievements,” and added “The collection of creative ideas and passion of the students will form new industry-academic cooperation models.”
After the congratulatory messages from the guests, the viewing of the competing teams’ exhibition booths was held along with the special performance by our university’s Department of Piano Professor Isoda Hideki. In particular, there was touring of the Base Center, which was relocated from the Najin Shopping Center to the Yongsan ETLand in May.
The competitive exhibition was participated by 13 teams, which conducted this semester’s publicly offered Campus Town curricular and extracurricular programs. Each team spent around 5 minutes to present their items. After the presentations, the panel of judges freely walked around and visited the exhibition booths to ask additional questions about the presented items. While the judging was in progress, the Entrepreneurship Engagement Foundation took the time to explain their relevant systems and key businesses related to entrepreneurship such as the entrepreneurship credit system and leave of absence system.
The grand prize of the competition went to the Myth and Play Team, which completed the “Myth and Play Culture” curriculum of College of General Education Professor Jeong-ok Pyo. They received favorable review from the judges by planning the “Along with the Gods: Seven Gods Festival,” which was an experiential festival based on the Seven Gods anthropomorphized from the Big Dipper constellation, and a character game by linking mythical goblins and independence crusaders.
The officials of the Campus Town Project Group said, “We can see the increasing level of creative works from the participating teams as we continue to hold the achievement presentations each semester,” and “We plan to hold diverse competitive exhibitions, public competitions, curricular/extracurricular programs, etc. with the goal to revitalize the traditional Yongmun Market’s commerce, young entrepreneurship, and characterization of Yongsan culture.