semesepanggarFIRDAY, 26 APRILMore than 300 students from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Inanam attended the 'A Step to the Ivory Tower Care 4 Malaysia' Programme (SEMEGA) 2013.

The programme organised by the Student Affairs Department (HEP), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) was officiated by Datuk Hajah Jainab Ahmad Ayid. In her speech she said that the programme was indeed timely which gives encouragement and motivation to the students.

She added that the programme also injected a new spirit to them to strive for excellence in the academic field.

Also present at the function was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni UMS, Assoc. Prof. Datuk Dr. Kasim Hj. Md. Mansur.

The SEMEGA programme had made pit stops at Kota Marudu, Sandakan, Penampang, Beaufort, Tuaran and Nabawan.

By Musaab Umair/Feria Lee

                                                                                                                        Information and Media Section, Corporate Relations Division

kareografiTHURSDAY, 25 APRILAbout 116 participants participated in the Dance Choreography Workshop 2013 organised by the Culture and Arts Division, Student Affairs and Alumni (HEP) UMS, recently.

The workshop which was conducted for four days was facilitated by dance art instructors who were experienced in their own genre.  Among them were Abdul Hamid Chan, Suhaimi Magi, Christopher Liew, Sharip Zainal Sagkif Shek, Tang Sook Kuan, Addley Brormeo and Jasmit Rasit.  All of them shared their experiences and explained in detail the basic of dancing and choreography besides introducing elements of music in the dance thus explaining the aspects of stage mastery as well as the culture and art of Malaysia.

The official closing ceremony was done by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (HEPA) Assoc. Prof. Datuk Dr. Kasim Hj. Md. Mansur.  In his speech, he said that the organising of the workshop was timely in producing more dance choreographers in addition to shaping students to have confidence thus answering to the government’s call to produce more first class human capital.

Among the participants at the workshop were Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Likas, SMK Tobobon, SMK Kolombong, Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sri Gaya, SK Darau, SK Tanjung Aru 1 and other nearby schools.  It was also participated by Kolej Yayasan Sabah, Masterskill Global, Sandakan Dance Association, Kent Teachers’ Training Institute, Sarawak School of Arts Malaysia, Labuan Corporation, and Sarawak Social Devlopment Ministry.

The workshop was organised among others to keep the richness and uniqueness of Malaysian dances so that they will be sustained for future generation. – FL

Source: Mihamad Afendi Jasni, SPS
Information and Media Section, Corporate Relations Division

WEDNESDAY, 24 APRIL – The Mosque and Islamic Affairs Unit (UHEIM) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) continues to play its role in propagating religious awareness among its staff and students.

This morning, a programme called ‘Bicara Pagi’ (Morning Talk) was held at the UMS Mosque conducted by Ustaz Mohd. Issraq Hj. Ramli.  The coordinator of the programme, Ustazah Ainah Ramlan said Bicara Pagi is a programme held every Wednesday as a mode for all Muslims to gain more knowledge on religious matters.

The programme was conducted for two and a half hours, starting from 9.00 am till 11.30 am.  The talk was entitled ‘Perbezaan Khilaf Antara Ulama’ (The Different Ideologies Amongst Theologians) and was attended by 16 people.

She urged on all Muslim staff and students to take this opportunity in making this programme a success, where the Bicara Pagi now had entered its seventh edition. 

By Salbinous Saribun/Feria Lee
Information and Media Section, Corporate Relations Division

dialogTHURSDAY, 25 APRIL – The public especially students of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) are invited to a forum on Dialog Cinta 2 (Dialogue on Love 2) which will be held this Saturday at the Dewan Canselor (Chancellor Hall).  The programme which is expected to start at 7.00 pm offers entrance ticket as low as RM5.00 for UMS staff and students and RM7.00 for outsiders.

According to the Secretariat, this forum which is religious based would feature the finalist of Solehah TV Al-Hijrah, Ustazah Mariyam Sa’ari; Imam Muda Nazrul and a lecturer at the Gaya Teachers Training Institute, Haji Mohd. Syahir Ibrahim.

This programme is organised as part of the Islam Arts Festival UMS which will be held from this Friday until Sunday.  Transport and refreshments will be provided, and souvenirs will also be provided to visitors who are proactive during the forum.

For more information, please call 017-7052894 or 013-2679376.  The theme of this forum is blue and pink and organised by the Students Welfare Committee (JAKMAS) USIA College and Residential College E.

By Salbinous Saribun/Feria Lee
Information and Media Section, Corporate Relations Division

Istana PalapesWEDNESDAY, 24 APRILThe Vice-Chancellor of UMS, Capt. (H) Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah and the Chief of Army Training, Maj. Gen. Datuk Mazelan Kasap  paid a courtesy call to the Head of State, His Excellency Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar Haji Mahiruddin at the latter’s official residence.

The courtesy call was to inform the Head of State of the forthcoming 32nd Public Universities Cadet Reserve Officers Commissioning Ceremony which will be held from the 6th to 7th July 2013 at the Parade Field and Chancellor Hall UMS.  His Majesty the King, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah had given his consent to be the guest of honour at the function.

This annual affair is conducted on a rotation basis with 15 public universities and will be held for the first time in Sabah, in particular UMS.  A total of 1,344 cadet reserve officers will be commissioned during this event which comprise 658 male cadets and 686 female cadets.

According to Maj. Gen. Datuk Mazelan, all cadet officers who are commissioned will be absorbed to the Territorial Reserve Team as Junior Lieutenant.

“They can also apply to be fulltime army personnel under the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM),” he said. 

Also present was UMS Registrar, Left. Col. (H) Datuk Abdullah Hj. Mohd. Said and other UMS officers including ATM staff. - FL

Source: Chancellory Department

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