UAC Held a Global CSR Special Lecture with Anchor Soo-Young Oh of Arirang TV
The University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC), located on the Incheon Global Campus (IGC), held a special online lecture titled ‘International Broadcasting & Global CSR’ for UAC communication majors in U108 on April 20, 2020.
The special lecture was led by Soo-Young Oh, the main anchor and reporter of Current Press Center of Arirang International Broadcasting (Seung-yeol Lee, Arirang TV president), and she focused on the concept and roles of international broadcasting and global values of Arirang TV has extended. Furthermore, she explained the overview and vision of Arirang International Broadcasting Global Platform in which all Koreans can participate based on SDGs by providing more opportunities of local contribution activities through volunteer work and scholarships.
Anchor Oh is actively participating in Arirang International Broadcasting Global CSR by planning Arirang TV special documentary ‘Cities of Tomorrow’. The documentary last year included activities of the Incheon Free Economic Zone, which is located in the ‘Smart City’ of Songdo International City, and held the 7th Sustainable Development Transformation Forum (SDTF) hosted by UNOSD.
In addition, UAC students and Anchor Oh discussed what are the roles and duties of Korea. The topics included how other countries pay attention to Korea's management of COVID-19, how to accomplish an ‘improved international society’ and included a Q&A session on diverse topics which included methods of how to interview about COVID-19, present conditions of K-pop globalization, and employment at an international broadcasting station.
Anchor Oh commented that “It was so nice to share global visions and social values that Arirang TV is able to pursue alongside UAC students,” and she added, “I would like to share more opportunities and various global CSR projects with UAC students in the future.”
Randy McCrillis Ph.D., Dean of Student, commented, “We shared knowledge about COVID-19 with Inha University Hospital as requested by the University of Utah in the US, which demonstrates different perceptions on Korea before and after COVID-19, and as Korean images are changed, the global CSR competence needs to be more emphasized.” He also stated, “I hope this special lecture was a good opportunity for UAC students to become global talents in the future.”
Previously, UAC students have had the opporunity to tour the Arirang TV broadcasting station located in Seoul, South Korea. During this tour students were able to participate in a Simply K-Pop broadcast recording and tour Arirang's radio and news studios. Arirang TV and UAC have a continued partnership to share in mulitple global CSR projects in the future.
The Universtity of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) has been part of the Songdo, South Korea community since 2014. Last fall 2019, in celebration of UAC's 5 year anniversary, K-Pop group VAV wished UAC a happy 5th year anniversary and promoted the K-Pop Festival held on November 18, 2019 on the University of Utah main campus in Salt Lake City, Utah.