Book Lovers Assembled in UNITEN Library!

 

Visitors of “Library Clients’ and Book Lovers’ Day” satisfied after going to the program.

KAJANG, 11th December – “Library Clients and Book Lovers Day” was organized by the Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) Library on the 6th and 7th December 2017. Visited by a great number of students, the event took place in UNITEN Library starting from 9am and ending on 5pm for both days. Quite a number of activities were conducted in order to achieve the aim of the program: to attract more students to use the library’s services in the future.

For both days, a book fair was held in the 24-hour Study Area which sold books of various genres for students to purchase at a really cheap price. Students were also able to donate their old books as well as take part in quizzes and games from vendors at the e-Resources Clinic. A huge variety of food and beverages were also on sale at the main entrance.

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UNITEN Students Achieve 2nd and 3rd in UNITEN’s Table Tennis Competition

 

A facilitator briefing participants of the tournament regarding the rules and regulations.

KAJANG, 26th November – A table tennis competition was organised by UNITEN Putrajaya Campus’ very own Table Tennis Club on November 19th 2017 at Dewan Seri Sarjana (DSS), joined by seven teams, ranging from UNITEN Muadzam Shah Campus (UNITEN KSHAS), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) as well as UNITEN Putrajaya Campus. The competition, based on a league system, ended with UNITEN Putrajaya’s Team A and Team B taking 2nd and 3rd places respectively, while the title of champion was crowned to table tennis players from UPM.

A single team consisted of seven players, who would compete against other teams in three singles matches and two doubles matches in a fight to claim first place. Hana Syafiqah, a participant from UNITEN KSHAS, expressed her joy over joining the competition, “We all felt very welcomed by UNITEN Putrajaya as we had fun and gained more experience with this friendly event. I felt energetic and surprisingly not nervous about the tournament, so I hope that there will be more events like this in the future.”

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Counting Our Blessings (A Rant)

What am I thankful for?

How do you start a piece with a catchy starter? Because I don’t know how. And, I don’t think I can wreck my brain to come up with one.

So, as I was travelling to KLIA2 last Sunday, a friend asked me if I want to write something for the upcoming Filler Friday. I, actually, have quite a few things on my plate but then the theme caught my attention. The theme is to write about something that we are thankful for and I know, majority of us (or, is it just me? Huh.) will instantly think that we do not have much thing to be thankful for. My, my, we (or, maybe, me) are such a negative person.

Therefore, here am I, occupying a space at KLIA2’s food court, typing some words into Microsoft Word while waiting for a friend to arrive. Let’s start counting our blessings, should we?

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404 NOT FOUND won Grand Prize for WhaddaHack@SMIDEX 2017

Chew Jing Yao, Lim Kien Seng and Nik Mirza happy to grab the grand prize.

KUALA LUMPUR, 20th December – 404 NOT FOUND, comprising students who represented Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), has made us proud as they won the grand prize for WhaddaHack@SMIDEX 2017, which was held in MITEC, Kuala Lumpur from 15th to 16th November 2017. The team, consisting Chew Jing Yao, Lim Kien Seng and Nik Muhamad Mirza Hilman Bin Baderolsham, were all students from College of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT), UNITEN.

The competition was a platform where the teams were required to develop brand new applications to address issues related to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The team of developers were given 22 hours to develop an idea to a prototype stage and they were required to pitch their idea and prototype and win over the jury.

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In the Name of Cats

When little Amir was five, he had a cat. With soft, willowy tufts of fur and the most adorable mewl you could imagine, Amir had affectionately called her Upak (or rather, his mother did – he just followed suit). Upak was the sweetest, cutest, most wonderful cat in the history of cats – Amir would rush home from tadika just to wrap his arms around the feline and embrace that glowing warmth that burst from within her.

Amir slowly grew up – Upak did too, of course, maturing gracefully with her nine lives, growing bigger and fatter and ever more pampered. By the time Amir was fifteen, Upak had reached a great age. She was a little heavy from the years of constantly being fed cat food and sardines (Amir always threw them out when his mum wasn’t looking) and, though old, was still very much happy and alive.

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Spreading the Kindness with Dance for Kindness 2017!

 

“It’s a wrap!” – Participants and members of the committee gathered for a photo.

PUTRAJAYA, 14th November – In celebration of World Kindness Day 2017, students of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), in collaboration with Life Vest Inside and the Sports and Culture Unit of UNITEN, organized “Dance For Kindness 2017 (DFK2017)” on the 12th November 2017. Taking place at Symphony Walk, IOI City Mall from 2pm to 3pm, the program aimed to spread the word on the importance of kindness through the art of dance. Attending the event was also Prof. Dr. Zamri bin Yusoff, Deputy Vice Chancellor of UNITEN.

Involving both UNITEN students and outsiders, DFK2017 required participants to carry out a flashmob, where participants danced a rehearsed set of dance moves, as well as a freezemob, where participants froze in place in a position of kindness in the span of three minutes. Garnering attention from the public, participants were truly enjoying themselves.

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Celebrating with UnitenWOW V: The Celebration

United as one, UNITEN students and staff alike satisfied at the end of UnitenWOW. #KITAUNITEN.

KAJANG, 9th NOVEMBER – UnitenWOW V: The Celebration officially came to a close after a spectacular and exciting set of activities that were carried out throughout the span of two days in Dewan Seri Sarjana (DSS). The program, which started on 6th November and ended on 7th November, aimed to introduce students to clubs and societies in Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). A regular event that is conducted every semester, UnitenWOW V, like its predecessors, managed to gather a huge crowd.

A number of activities were conducted throughout UnitenWOW V. Among them was the soft launching of UNITEN Dedicated 10Gbps Internet Speed, the launching of UNITEN’s new e-Sports Club as well as #KITAUNITEN, a social movement initiated by Skuad Media UNITEN (SMU).

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Fishing Up The Very Best at “Pertandingan Memancing dan Karnival Jualan 2017”

Participant fishing along the lake.

KAJANG, 6th November 2017 –”Pertandingan Memancing dan Karnival Jualan 2017″ was organized by Persatuan Pelajar Kelompok Cendikiawan in collaboration with Persatuan Pelajar Kelompok Amanah, Kelab Kilat UNITEN, College of Graduate Studies (COGS), PKPI TNB Kawasan Bangi and PELITAWANIS TNB on the 4th November 2017 (Saturday) from 7:00am to 1:15pm, catered to expose students and non-students alike to a delightful experience fishing during the weekend. A total amount of 300 participants competed in the fishing competition being held at Tasik UNITEN.

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Being Anything You Want To at JCCU’s Costume Party

 

Everyone, dressed up as all sorts of characters, at the end of the party.

KAJANG, 4st November – ‘Costume Party’ was recently held by the Japanese Cultural Club Uniten (JCCU) on the 30th October 2017 from 6pm to 10pm at the BV1 Theatre. Aimed to entertain party guests by allowing them to ‘be whatever they want’, the party buzzed alive with many games and performances, where guests were served a variety of dishes for a night of fun.

Among the performances was diploma student, Daniel Zaki, or better known by his alias, DZ, whose rapping and singing got the crowd riled up. There was also a short skit by team “No Honour” who parodied a game infamously known for its difficulty, Dark Souls, that really brought out the laughs from among the participants. Byron Melvin Benjamin, one of the participants said, “The party’s great. Everyone’s having fun and feeling excited. I feel that we can all be ourselves here.”

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