Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch

“GYUMRI, MY LOVE” BY LEVON LACHIKYAN, ASSISTANT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM MANAGEMENT AND CULTUROLOGY

1. Old Gyumri

At the end of  2018-1920 academic year “Edith Print” published the collection of graphic newspapers entitled “Gyumri, My Love” by Levon Lachikyan, Assistant to the Department of Tourism Management and Culturology of YSUIB, member of the Union of Journalists and Union of Artists of Armenia.

 The latter contains 24 postcards depicting Armenian town, which is a new look of the old city.

 The trilingual (Armenian, Russian and English) adjacent to the collection-album contains a summary of the ancient settlement, its history begins from the III millennium BC  stretching up to our days.  The collection suggests that Gyumri obtained the status of a city in 1837 when the first layout was approved in line with the urban development principles.  By the end of XIX century, it was the third largest trade and cultural center in Transcaucasia after Baku and Tiflis.  It turns out that the image of Gyumri has been created by migrants from Karin, Kars, Mush and Basen, who continue their construction traditions in Western Armenia, building impressive buildings, churches and streets.  On the other hand, Gyumri is the successor to Ani.

 In the same collection we read:

 “Artist-painter Levon Lachikyan, through his drawings, conveys a clear love to Gyumri, recreating the unique historic-cultural environment of his native city and the new image of that old city.  This collection of postcards is a new look at old Gyumri that generates extra thoughts and feelings while at the same time bringing a new sense of debt. “

YSU Ijevan Branch expresses heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Lachikyan once again and let us remind that he is the author of the drawings of all major buildings of Yerevan State University.  One of these drawings decorates the main photo of YSUIB Facebook page, and in the autumn, a jubilee postcards collection will be issued within the framework of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Mother University, the author of which is our lecturer.

“FORMULA OF SUCCESS”: INTERVIEW WITH YSUIB GRADUATE NAIRI TSHAGHARYAN

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On June 4, 2019, we had an interview with YSU Ijevan Branch graduate of 2013 academic year, chief specialist of the budget and internal control department at “Veolia Jur” CJSC Nairi  Tshagharyan.

 – Please tell us your birth date and place.

 – I was born in 1992, on  August 10, in the beautiful Tavush town of Ijevan.

 – Tell us a little bit about your family.

 – My parents are from Tavush.  My mother is from the village of Sevkar, my father, from the village of Yenokavan.  My mother, Donara Pashinyan has been working in the Tavush regional administration for many years as a Head of the Department of Administrative Services.  I am not married.

 – What was your childhood dream?

 – My dreams were so varied in terms of professions and they changed almost every day, depending on the circumstances.  My first dream I remembered was I wanted to be a fireman (so I could drive a red fire truck).  I remember when I finished my first class, I was instructed to write an essay on what we want to become when we grow up.  Our tutor kept those essays.  Over the past 10 years, we have forgotten about the content of the essay, and it was a sweet memory to read it 10 years later.  In this essay, I wrote that I want to become a police officer (maybe because my uncles were policemen and I was inspired by them).

 – What education did you receive?

 – I received my secondary education at the school # 5 in Ijevan.  After graduating from the school, I entered YSU Ijevan Branch of the Faculty of Economics.  After Bachelor’s Degree, I continued my education at YSU Faculty of Economics and Management, Master’s degree in Finance, Money Transfer and Credit.

 – What role did YSUIB education have in your life?

 – The role of YSUIB in the process of my professional development is invaluable: excellent teaching staff, good conditions for qualitative education that gave me the opportunity to continue my master’s degree successfully.

 – What work experience do you have?

 – During the years of study I have been engaged in social activities, first the chairman of Student Council of YSUIB Faculty of Economics, then in 2012-2013, YSUIB Student Council of SSS.

 In the second year of studying in the magistracy, in 2014-2015, I worked as a lecturer at YSUIBFaculty of Economics, teaching “Economics Theory” and “World Economy”.

From October 2017- present,  I work in “Veolia Jur” CJSC for Water Supply and Drainage Services in the Republic of Armenia as a Chief Specialist of the Budget and Internal Control Department.

 – What is your favorite book?

 – Mostly I read specialized literature, fiction, unfortunately, because of the shortage of time I read seldom.  My favorite book is Marc Aren, “Where the wild roses grow”novel.

 – What is the last book you read?

 – The last book I read is a book by the famous Turkish historian, genocide expert Taner Akçam’s “Killing Orders” translated by Andranik Israelyan and published by “New Mag” Publishing House.

What music do you prefer, and what is your favorite song?

 – I’m a retro-style lover, and I think music and lyrics are best expressed in the 80s and 90s of the previous century.  My favorite song is the song “Wind of Change” by Scorpions.

 – What is your favorite movie?

 – My Favorite movie is the film “The pursuit of happiness” by Will Smith.

 – Do you have a favorite sport?

 – I prefer watch football, especially when the Armenian national team and Real Madrid are playing (I am Real Madrid fan since 2003).

 My favorite sport, which I’ve been practicing for many years, is the sport of Street Workout.

 – What is your favorite place in Armenia and abroad?

 – I have never been abroad, and in Armenia, I’m sure in the whole world, my favorite place is my birthplace, Ijevan.

 – What qualities do you appreciate in people?

 – I appreciate honesty, kindness, sense of responsibility and punctuality.

 – Do you have the quote or slogan you are guiding?

 – My favorite slogan, is Confucius’ idea.  “Treat others the way you want to be treated”.

 – What will you never do?

 “I’ll never fly with a balloon.

 “What are you afraid of?”

 – I am afraid of the loss of a loved one.

 “Why are you sorry?”

 – I’m sorry for the thoughts and words I did not say at certain stages of life.

 – What helps you make decisions in difficult situations?

 –  My relatives advise.

 – What do you think is the biggest achievement of your life?

 – At present, my greatest achievement is my faithful and loyal friends.

 – What is your formula of success?

 – I think diligence, dedication, faith in our own strengths, be at the right time, in the right place, never satisfying, and treat failure as a new experience of life.

 – What is the most invaluable advice you have received?

 – My mother gives me the most invaluable advice and one of them I’d like to share:  “When making the smallest decision, deeply judge the situation, always evaluate the possible risks and consequences,” “Never make a decision in the nervous time and under the influence of time.”

 – What is the main message that you would give to young people (in particular, YSUIB students)?

 – The advise that I would like to give to YSUIB students, in particular, is, never get satisfied with the acquired knowledge, one becomes a specialist only owing to a self-development, self-education, today’s information (the knowledge gained) may be outdated tomorrow.

 Dear students, always be informed and strive for more.

 – Thank you for such a remarkable interview.

 Interviewed by YSUIB Public Relations and Media responsible  Hasmik Vanyan.

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FINAL ATTESTATION OF 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR FINISHED

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From May 18-June 1, YSU Ijevan Branch hosted the final attestation of the Full-time training system of 2018-2019 academic year (Graduation papers defense), in 11 specialties.

 According to A. Davtyan, Head of the Educational-Methodological Department  of YSUIB, the final attestation process was conducted in accordance with the established schedule. The chairmen and members of the final attestation committees, lecturers and students have approached the defense of their graduation work with all the responsibilities.

  On May 18, 2019, the defense of the graduation works of the specialty “Informatics and Applied Mathematics” took place.

 The final attestation committee was headed by Associate Professor of the Chair of Algorithmic Languages and Programming at the Institute of Information, Communication Technology and Electronics of the Armenian National Polytechnic University PhD Narine A. Kosyan.

 On the same day, the defense of “French Language and Literature” specialty took place.

 The final attestation committee was headed by Associate Professor of the Department of French Language, Yerevan State Linguistic and Social University after V. Brusov, PhD Melanya Ghazaryan.

 On May 22, the defense of the “Applied Arts” specialty was held.

 The Committee was headed by Teryan Cultural Center Director, member of the RA NPA and RA CU, Lilit R. Melikyan.

 On May 23, the defense  of “Armenian Language and Literature” specialty took place.

 The final attestation committee was headed by the Director of the Institute of Literature after Manuk Abeghyan, NAS RA PhD Vardan Gevorg Devrikyan.

 On May 24, the defense of the graduation of “English Language and Literature” specialty took place.

 The final attestation committee was headed by Acting Head of the Department of Languages at the Armenian State University of Economics, PhD., Associate Professor Lusine Harutyunyan.

 On May 25, the defense of the graduation of the specialty “History” took place.

The final attestation committee was headed by Gagik Harutyunyan, Professor of the Department of World History of the Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan.

 On the same day the defense of the specialty “Psychology” took place.

The final attestation committee was headed by Dean of the International Scientific-Educational Center of the NAS RA, a psychologist, PhD, Professor Naira  Hakobyan.

On the same day, the defense of the “Service” specialty took place.

 The final attestation committee was headed by the Dean of the Faculty of Tourism at the European Regional Academy, PhD, Gor Manasyan.

 On May 25, the defense of the graduation works of the specialty “Cartography and Cadastral Affairs” took place.

The final attestation committee was headed by the head of the Department of Land Management and Land Cadastre at the National Agrarian University of Armenia, Associate Professor David Soghomonyan.

 On May 27, the defense of the “Design” specialty was held.

 The Committee was headed by Teryan Cultural Center Director, member of the RA NPA and RA CU, Lilit R. Melikyan.

 On June 1, the defense  of the specialty “Theory of Economics” took place.

The commission was headed by the Head of Statistics Department of the Central Bank of Armenia, PhD.  Gagik Aghajanyan.

 The photos are available in the gallery.

ACADEMIC COUNCIL SESSION HELD AT YSUIB

DSCN8820  On June 1, 2019, YSU Ijevan Branch hosted Academic Council Session attended by YSU Vice-rector on Educational Affairs Menua Soghomonyan, YSU Academic Secretary Levon Hovsepyan and members of the Academic Council.  The session was headed by Acting Director of Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University A. Tsutsulyan.

On the agenda were the following issues:

  1. Report on the activity of YSUIB HR Management Department (reporter, Acting Head of the Department  Yeganyan).
  2. Report on the activity of YSUIB Department of Foreign Relations (Reporter, Head of Foreign Relations Department A. Yeganyan)
  3. Report on the activities of the economic part of YSUIB (Reporter, Head of Economic Department V.Sargsyan).
  4. Report on the activities of YSUIB Accounting Department (Reporter, Chief Accountant M. Mkhitaryan).
  5. Current Issues
  • Approval of the Charter of the Foreign Relations Department of Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University.
  • Approval of the Regulation on Student Benefits, State and Institutional Scholarships of Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University (the new edition).
  • Approval of educational programs.

 After each question a discussion was held, the participants of the session addressed the speakers with their questions, got clarifications, introduced their proposals.

 During the session, Human Resources Management Department, Foreign Relations Department and Economic Section reports were  taken into consideration and its activities were evaluated as satisfactory.

 At the Session of YSUIB Academic Council the YSUIB Charter of External Relations, YSUIB Charter of Student Benefits, State and Institutional Scholarships, and five YSUIB, “Finance”, “Tourism”, “Armenian Language and Literature “,” English Language and Literature “,” French Language and Literature “educational programs were approved.

 The photos of Academic Council Session are available in the gallery.

THE WINNERS OF UNIVERSITY ESSAY CONTEST ENTITLED “MY TUMANYAN” WERE AWARDED

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On May 31, 2019, YSU Ijevan Branch hosted the awarding ceremony of the winners of the University Essays Contest  entitled “My Tumanyan”, initiated by Aida Sarhatyan, Associate Professor of the Department of Armenian Language and Literature.

The event was attended by the representatives of the administrative and professorial staff of Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University, students of different specialties.

 An open speech was delivered by the Associate Professor of the Department of Armenian Language and Literature, PhD. A. Sarhatyan. She particularly put forward:  “Tumanyan is all Armenian poet and, he is ours, both lecturers of YSU Ijevan Branch and our students, who welcomed and hosted Tumanyan’s Anniversary with tremendous love … at the Tumanyan-150 Anniversary Conference.

  Students of different specialties of YSUIB Full-time and Part-time training systems introduced dozens of compositions, which were discussed in the departments and the 5 best works were selected.

 Mrs. Sarhatyan noted that Gohar Mkhitaryan, Arpine Beginyan (2nd year students), Vanuhi Harutyunyan, Ashkhen Virabyan (3rd year students), have written brilliant compositions about love of the Armenian poet, and introduced some beautiful parts from those works.

 Acting Director of Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University, PhD, Associate Professor A.  V. Tsutsulyan welcomed the beautiful initiative of the Department of Armenian Language and Literature, emphasizing the importance of such events, congratulating the winners and awarding students with prizes.

 At the end of the event, acting head of the Department of Armenian Language and Literature, PhD V.  Avagyan conveyed his gratitude to Mrs. Sarhatatyan, the organizer of the competition and the participants for the warm and honest essays written with great inspiration, thanking the director for constant support and assuring that such events would be continuous.