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4436 Class 2022 freshmen convene to begin school



In the morning of September 7, 4436 Class 2022 undergraduate freshmen students convened in the Shanglin Stadium on Shaanxi Normal University’s Chang’an campus for a school opening ceremony.

SNNU officials Cheng Guangxu, You Xuqun, Lu Shengli, Ma Bohu, Feng Xudong, Li Sen, former president Zhao Shichao, chemist Zhang Zhujun, department and school heads joined the students at the event.

Welcoming the students to the university, president You Xuqun talked about what a university SNNU was and how to make the best of the four year university life., urging them to write their own story like an achiever. He told them that as the only normal university in China’s northwest which was directly administered by the Ministry of Education, SNNU trained many primary and secondary school teachers for service in basic education, who were witnesses of and participants in the development of China’s educational course.

He summarized SNNUers’spiritual character as“Loyal, Responsible, Dedicated and Devoted”, and assured the students the university would adhere to the fundamental task of strengthening moral education and nurturing people in guiding and helping them unleash their potentials for all-around development. He also put forth three requirements for them: be a patriot, study hard, and do solid work.

Prof. Li Shaomei of School of Education spoke on behalf of the faculty members. She encouraged the students to make good use of the opportunities, space and resources to develop their socializing ability and social practice ability during college life, and also urged them to become a person sound both in learning and morality.

Guo Xianyi of Class 2019 from School of History and Civilization shared her idea on how to spend the four-year college life and called on her underclassmen to be brave and aggressive, and train themselves to be an ambitious and responsible youth.

Hou Wenfeng of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering spoke on behalf of the freshmen. He said with the elegant campus, amiable teachers and upperclassmen and rich cultural atmosphere, the dozen days at the university had made him moved and proud. He vowed to fight with passion and valor for the future of himself, the university and the country.

Among the freshmen was Xu Zhuoxuan from Sichuan province, who came to SNNU as a second prize winner in a writing contest when she was a high school student. She had always wanted to become a teacher and now she is an English major in public-funded teacher education program at SNNU.

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