On May 22, 2019, YSU Ijevan Branch hosted a meeting with members of the Armenian-French Friendship and Exchange Organization, Jose Milinere, Philip Dromsen, and Laurent Dromsen, at the initiative of French Language and Literature Department.
The meeting aimed to deliver a lecture on the recent events in France (Notre Dame Cathedral Fire, yellow vest demonstrations in France, and so on).
Nvard Andreasyan, adviser of Tavush Region governor, lecturers of the Department of French Language and Literature, students of relevant specialties attended the event.
First and foremost, Head of Department of French Language and Literature Aida Mardanyan introduced the guests who visited YSU Ijevan Branch to communicate with the students of “French Language and Literature” specialty, award second-term scholarships to students enrolled in paid education system and, in general, for discussing further cooperation issues.
The lecture was in an engaging and interactive atmosphere.
The students asked their questions to the guests from France and received exhaustive answers.
After the meeting, the guests mentioned that they were impressed and surprised by the French language speaking skills of YSUIB students.
On 20th of May 2019, within the framework of 2018-2019 academic year internship, second and third-year students of YSUIB “History” specialty made study visits.
The students were accompanied by the internship supervisor, Lecturer of the Department of Armenian History and Social Sciences A. Mkrtumyan, Head of the History Program, PhD, Associate Professor N. Grigoryan, Assistant Professor A. Azatyan, Head of Department of Professional Orientation and Practice L. Beginyan.
They visited Vayots Dzor Region, Orbelyans’ hotel, Noravank monastery complex, Khor Virap church complex in Ararat Region.
The students especially enjoyed Noravank, with its picturesque nature and church, Khor Virap pit, where Grigor Lusavorich was imprisoned for many years.
During the study visits, the students got acquainted with the above-mentioned historical-cultural sites, its construction and operation history, architectural peculiarities.
On May 21th, 2019, YSU Ijevan Branch hosted regular Board meeting, headed by Acting Director of YSUIB A. V. Tsutsulyan.
On the agenda were the preparatory work for the 2nd semester of 2018-19 academic year, the results of student surveys for the first semester of 2018-19 academic year, the list of professions of Part-time training system of 2019 academic year and a number of current issues.
Deans of faculties reported on the preparations for the II semester mid-term examinations, in particular, mentioning that the schedule of mid-term examinations and summer examination period have been drawn up, discussed with lecturers and students, presented in a timely manner, mid-term exam tickets, tests and variants were compiled and sealed.
As far as the results of the 1st semester student surveys are concerned, the Deans mentioned that problems were identified and appropriate steps were taken.
A.Davtyan, Head of Educational-Methodological Department, introduced the list of specialties for Part-time training system (entrance exams, places and tuition fees). In connection with this issue, it was noted that over the past five years, admission was not implemented in Part-time training system of the specialty “Armenian Language and Literature”. Based on the study of labor market requirements, it was proposed in 2019 include “Armenian Language and Literature” in the list of professions, which was approved by the members of the Board.
Although Leonid Engibaryan had a meteoric career that lasted only twelve years, the influence of Leonid Engibaryan (1935-1972) on modern clowning has been considerable. His untimely death also propelled him into the realm of show business legends, in the rarefied atmosphere shared by prematurely disappeared young artists who helped define a generation.
In the ring, Engibaryan’s character reflected his true off-stage persona: A fiercely independent young man, mischievous, belligerent, in constant revolt against the powers that be—whether the ringmaster in the circus ring, or SoyuzGosTsirk, the central Soviet circus organization, in real life. In this, he embodied the moods of a new Soviet youth, which danced the twist, listened to the Beatles, and tried to erase three decades of Stalinist tyranny.
Leonid Engibaryan, ‘the clown with sad eyes’, revolutionized the art of clownery by introducing lyrical tones into traditional buffoonery and grotesque sequences. According to the Spectacle journal,
“he has shown the direction. He was the innovator. He began to do clown gags that were not funny, but very sad. They ended sadly. He felt that life was not funny anymore”.
On May 18, 2019, YSUIB Faculty of Applied Arts hosted a seminar on “Modern Trends of Fashion Development” conducted by Faina Harutyunyan, a renowned designer and a member of the Union of Designers of Armenia.
The seminar was attended by members of administrative and professorial staff of YSUIB Faculty of Applied Arts, students and guests.
During the seminar, Faina Harutyunyan exchanged her advanced experience, introduced her formula for success to the students of YSUIB “Design” and “Applied Arts” specialties.
The renowned designer touched upon the ways of selling clothes, introduced her work experience and how to start up.
She talked about advertising and advised to understand even the most demanding client, explaining what the trend is, which are the trends of the coming year.
It was emphasized that in the design of clothing it was necessary to recognize all the designers in the style. To the question of how the price is determined, Faina replied that all the designers have their secret. She determines the cost of her clothes so that she does not have a loss.
Her main message to students was not to miss out the opportunity to learn (as much as possible), work, build, knit, and sew.
Feeling enthusiastic, Faina Harutyunyan inspired and motivated our students to create and work.