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No. 23 6 September 2004


Corporate identity manual
The President recently appointed a Task Group for Corporate Identity to establish guidelines and provide policies and procedures for the use of the University Logo. The Task Group, chaired by Professor Y S Wong, Vice-President (Administration), has produced a Corporate Identity Manual, based on a study of the manner in which the University Logo was used. The Manual establishes the main graphic standards, including colours, typefaces in English and Chinese, sizes, etc, of the University Logo for use in printed matter, stationery, signage, and other communications channels.

The Task Group will coordinate and oversee the implementation of the recommendations in the Manual to develop and maintain a consistent brand image. The implementation date is 1 September 2004. The Manual has been distributed to all departments/offices.


New University Event Management System
To enhance the process of posting departmental events on the University Homepage, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Solutions Unit and the Communications Office (COMO) jointly developed a new online University Event Management System. The new system provides a common platform for all departments and offices to submit event details for publicity purposes. The system also provides a search function which help colleagues to obtain event information. COMO will organize a briefing session on 14 September for representatives from different departments/offices/research centres to familiarize themselves with effective use of the new system. Details: 2788 7468.

Student Athletes Admission Scheme
In the 2004-05 academic year, the University admitted a total of 40 outstanding student athletes, including some Hong Kong Team members, to study in CityU's full-time Bachelor's and Associate Degree programmes. Since the introduction of the Scheme in 1997, over 200 students with high sports performance standards have been admitted to CityU.


Senior staff appointments
Professor James Moy has been appointed Dean of the School of Creative Media, and, concurrently, Professor (Chair) of Creative Media. Professor Moy assumed duty on 1 September 2004 for a three-year term.

Professor Peter Malanczuk, currently Professor (Chair) of Law and Director of the WTO Dispute Resolution Centre, has been appointed Dean of the School of Law for a term of office from 6 September 2004 to 31 July 2007.

Professor Roderick Wong, currently Professor (Chair) of Mathematics and Director of Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences, has been appointed Dean of Graduate Studies and Research from 1 October 2004 to 31 July 2007.

Consul-General visit
On 20 August, President H K Chang greeted Consul-General of Japan Mr Takanori Kitamura, and Consul, Director of Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Division, Mr Morio Matsumoto, who paid a visit to CityU's School of Creative Media and Centre of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films.


20th Anniversary updates
In order to build a festive atmosphere on campus, the Working Group on Logistics and Support plans to hang eye-catching banners on buildings and produce a 3D sculpture for the Anniversary Logo at the pedestrian entrance. In addition, the Working Group will also install two murals at the Arrival Hall on Floor 3 of the Academic Building. The murals are produced by Professor Yuan Yun Sheng, a renowned artist from the Chinese mainland.

"The Learned Terra Cotta¡Xa Solo Exhibition by Solan", 10 am-7 pm, 6 September to 17 October, CityU Gallery and University Circle. The exhibition features some 40 sets of over 1,800 pieces of contemporary pottery works. The opening ceremony to be officiated by CityU's President, the Consul-General of New Zealand, and the Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works of the Hong Kong SAR Government, will take place at 5:30 pm, 9 September, at University Circle.

The CityU Alumni Association has united with the Students' Union, the CityU Postgraduate Association, and the Staff Association, to form a 'Proud of 20' group to organize the 20th Anniversary Walking in Unison for the coming TrailWalker charity event, 5-7 November. The group hopes to raise

HK$200,000 for the event. The Organizing Committee calls for help from staff, students and alumni in four areas: (1) Citywalkers¡Xto take the challenge to complete the 100km walk; (2) Insisters¡Xto accompany Citywalkers on part of the walk; (3) Tenders¡Xto provide assistance in preparation, training, marketing, sponsorship, administration, on-site support, etc; and (4) Yeasters¡Xto promote and spread the event to the community to draw donations for charity. Interested parties, please visit www.citywalker.org.

The City University Rowing Team won the overall second runner-up in the 10th University Rowing Championship on 22 August 2004.


Information Day
CityU will organize the annual Information Day from 9:30 am-5 pm, on 25 September. The event, which aims at promoting CityU's programmes and facilities to prospective students and the general public, includes talks, exhibitions, video shows, laboratory and campus tours. An activity highlight: Professor Edmond Ko, Vice-President (Undergraduate Education) and Dean of Students, will speak on "University Education and Learning", 11 am-12:30 pm, LT 4.


Dress Casual Day
CityU will take part in this year's Dress Casual Day, 28 September, an annual event for charity organized by the Community Chest. Details will be announced to staff and students later.


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