The University of Hong Kong (HKU) 111th Anniversary Art Installation premiered at the “111uminate” DJ-party at the Centennial Garden on September 23. The party was the first on-campus get-together for HKU students and staff since the resumption of face-to-face teaching.
Professor XiangZhang, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKU officiated at the Art Installation lighting ceremony to kick-off the party. He was also grilled in a series of rapid-fire questions and shared a fun-filled evening with over one hundred HKU students and staff.
Dicky Ng TikHei, a Year 4 studying Electrical Engineering said: “I think tonight is great! It is a rare opportunity for us to hold such a big event. People from different departments are gathered here and our President is here to enjoy the music withus.”
Shrey Chadha, a Year 3 Social Sciences student said tonight’s event made him feel like a freshman: “I think it was really successful tonight, something like this is needed among the community because it brings every student from HKU together. I think it is really important because it makes me feel more connected to the University and to the community in general.”
Arah Owh, a Year 3 student from the Faculty of Arts, who also performed onstage, said she really enjoyed Professor Zhang’s interaction with the students: “I love his speech. He seems like a very friendly and outgoing person and he seems to be really interactive with the audience and I feel like the audience also really likes his presence.
Under a backdrop of light art projections, guest performers from the HKU family included Mosaic Acappella, M. Danso, St John’s College Dancing Team and Band, Astreas, Hong Kong Institute of Rope Skipping, and DJ RYANSEE. To spice up the evening, all party-goers were gifted limited-edition NFTs (non-fungible token).
「111uminate」DJ音樂派對是新學年全面恢復面授課堂後，首個港大同學與教職員共聚的校園活動。入夜後，在燈影襯托下，分別有Mosaic無伴奏音樂、M. Danso、St John’s College舞蹈隊及樂隊、Astreas、香港花式跳繩學社，以及DJ RYANSEE的精彩表演，所有參與派對人士均獲贈限量版NFT（non-fungible token非同質化代幣）。
參與派對的同學均享受久違的校園活動，以及與校長張翔教授見面。電機工程四年生吳迪希說：「難得有機會舉行大型活動，不同舍堂及學系的同學聚在一起，還有校長陪我們一起聽歌、睇DJ。」社會科學三年生Shrey Chadha說：「疫情以來我們都未有今晚這樣的活動，今天我像新生一樣，我們與大學聯繫更緊密，校長的參與更是鼓舞人心。」有參與舞台表演的文學院三年生Arah Owh說：「我從未感受面對面的校園活動，大家能夠聚在一起享受、表演，實在是太好了。」