Friday, June 01, 2007

Korea Wins APGA Award

The APGA Regional Assocation Award is awarded annually by the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA) Board of Governors to a Princeton Regional Association that deserves special recognition for increasing participation of Princeton graduate alumni in its regional activities and/or fostering the cause of a graduate education and the Graduate School at Princeton University. The award was presented at the Alumni Council's Annual Reunion Lunch on Friday, June 1, 2007. (

Friday, December 08, 2006

New Year's Party, Friday, January 12, 2007

You are invited to celebrate the year 2007 with fellow Princetonians at the the Princeton New Year's Party on Friday, January 12, 2007, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. At the end of the Party, a new president of our club will be elected. During the last 3 years our Club has tremendously flourished under the outstanding leadership of Dr. Un Chan Chung(*78). Congratulations to his job well done. His dedicated efforts and brilliant abilities deserve to be admired and appreciated by all the members of our Club.

The venue of the New Year's Party is the Astore Room, 36th fl. of Lotte Hotel Seoul (Sogong-Dong, phone: 02-771-1000). For senior members, the cost is 60,000 won for couples, 40,000 won for singles. For junior members(Class of 2000 or later) it is 40,000 won for couples and 20,000 won for singles. Please send the contribution to the following Princeton Account and then RSVP to me ( in English or Korean to ensure your seat is reserved.

Bank: Korea Exchange Bank
Name: Jongkyu Park(Princeton Club of Korea)
Account Number:611-016167-773

Hope to see you all there!

Jongkyu Park(*93) Secretary General, Princeton Club of Korea

프린스턴 동문 여러분 !!

어느 새 한 해가 저물고 있네요.
마치 누가 훔쳐간 듯 일년이 훌쩍 지나버렸습니다.
연말 프린스턴 모임이 어떻게 되어가고 있는지 궁금해 하는 분들이 많으실 텐데, 연락이 늦어 죄송스럽습니다.
정운찬 회장님과 상의 끝에 이번에는 연말 망년회 대신 내년 초에 신년회를 하려고 합니다.
2007년 1월 12일 저녁 6:30 소공동 롯데호텔 36층 아스토어 룸입니다.
특히 이번 신년회는 동문회 총회를 겸하여 열고, 새로운 회장님을 선출할 것입니다.
정운찬(*78) 회장님께서 맡으셨던 지난 3년 간 우리 동문회는 많은 발전이 있었습니다.
그동안 애써 주신 정운찬 회장님의 노고에 깊은 감사를 드리고요,
동문 여러분께서도 내년 1월 12일 신년회에 참석하셔서 정운찬 회장님과 새로 선출되실 신임 회장님께 축하와 격려의 뜻을 전하시기 바랍니다.
회비는 지난번 모임 때와 같습니다.

1. 대학원 동문 및 1999년 이전에 학부를 졸업하신 동문 => 부부동반 6만원, 혼자 오실 때는 4만원

2. 2000년 이후 학부를 졸업하신 동문 => 부부(또는 친구)동반 4만원, 혼자오실 때 2만원

RSVP하는 방법도 지난 번과 같습니다.

우선, 회비를 내셔야 하는 분들은 아래에 적어 놓은 프린스턴 동문회 동아리통장에 회비를 입금하신 후 e-mail로 저(에게 입금 내용을 확인하시고요,
저는 회비를 입금하신 분들 숫자를 기준으로 식사 예약을 하도록 하겠습니다.

은행명: 외환은행
예금주: 박종규(프린스턴 동문회)

분주한 연말, 한해를 잘 마무리 하시고,
새로운 계획과 새로운 희망을 가지고 반갑게 만나 뵙기를 기대합니다.
새해 복 많이 받으세요.
총무 박종규 드림.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Here's the flyer for December's concert event...

Trio Thalia Concert, Wednesday, December 20, 2006

[From a recent email...] This is Yeongjae Kang *95 (Economics). I am writing to invite you to a piano trio concert,"White Russian Night with Trio Thalia", on December 20th. Trio Thalia was founded in 2002 by my wife, E-jung (violin) and her colleagues, and have been very active since. As luck would have it, the Princeton Club played a helping hand in introducing the trio to the U.S. ambassador Vershbow who was the guest of honor at the Alumni Dinner last July. Trio Thalia was eventually invited to give a concert at his residence in October.

The upcoming concert, as the title indicates, will consist of all Russian composers' works. I think it will be an enjoyable December evening with Russian twist, and would like to welcome all of the Princeton alumni, their family and Significant Others. Here are the details.

When: Wednesday 7:30 PM, December 20th, 2006
Where: Youngsan Art Hall (in Kookmin Ilbo building,

========== Program =============
M. GLINKA, Trio Pathetique for violin, cello & piano in d minor(1827)1804~1857, -Allegro moderato, -Scherzo: Vivacissimo, -Largo, -Allegro con spirito
D. SHOSTAKOVICH, Trio No.1 in c minor, Op.8 (1923)1906~1975, -Andante, -Allegro
A. ARENSKY, Trio No.1 in d minor, Op.32 (1894)1861~1906, -Allegro moderato, -Scherzo: Allegro molto, -Elegia: Adagio, -Finale: Allegro non troppo
R. SHCHEDRIN, Funny Pieces for Piano Trio (1981/1997)1932~
1. Conversations: Rubato recitando
2. Let's Play an Opera by Rossini: Recitativo- Allegro assai
3. Humoresque: Sostenuto assai
For more details, refer to this page, Please let me know if you're interested. I will have best seats reserved for you. My e-mail address is, and mobile phone is 011-9788-4676. Best wishes for happy holidays!


강영재*95 동문이 보내온 소식입니다.

즐거운 하루 되십시요.

박종규 드림.

----- Original Message -----
From: 강영재
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 11:43 AM
Subject: 음악회 초대 (Invitation to Concert)
어제 말씀드린 음악회 초대글을 보내 드립니다.
프린스턴 동문들께 보내 주시기 부탁드립니다.



안녕하세요, 경제학과 *95 강영재입니다.

다름이 아니라 오는 12월 20일에 좋은(?) 피아노 트리오 연주회
("White Russian Night with Trio Thalia")가 있어서 초대의 말씀을 올립니다.

올해로 창단 5년째를 맞는 Trio Thalia는 저의 집사람이 violinist로 참여하고
있읍니다. 특히, Princeton Club 덕분에 지난 7월 Alumni Dinner에 오신
버시바우 미대사와 인연이 되어 대사관저에서 초청연주회를 갖기도 했읍니다.

이번 연주회는 러시아 작곡가의 작품으로 전곡이 구성되어
12월의 정취와 잘 어울리지 않을까 생각되어, 편안하게 겨울 저녁을 즐기시도록
프린스턴 동문 여러분들을 모시고자 합니다.

일시: 2006년 12월 20일(수요일) 저녁 7시 30분
장소: 영산아트홀 (여의도 국민일보 빌딩내,

========== 프로그램 =============

M. GLINKA Trio Pathetique for violin, cello & piano in d minor(1827)1804~1857 -Allegro moderato -Scherzo: Vivacissimo -Largo -Allegro con spiritoD. SHOSTAKOVICH Trio No.1 in c minor, Op.8 (1923)1906~1975 -Andante -AllegroA. ARENSKY Trio No.1 in d minor, Op.32 (1894)1861~1906 -Allegro moderato -Scherzo: Allegro molto -Elegia: Adagio -Finale: Allegro non troppo
R. SHCHEDRIN Funny Pieces for Piano Trio (1981/1997)1932~ 1. Conversations: Rubato recitando 2. Let's Play an Opera by Rossini: Recitativo- Allegro assai 3. Humoresque: Sostenuto assai
보다 자세한 내용은 다음 link(을 참고하시 바랍니다.

연주회에 참석하시고자 하는 동문( 및 가족, Significant Others)께서는 저에게 연락을 주시면,
좋은 자리로 준비해 놓겠습니다. (연락처:, 011-9788-4676)

즐거운 연말연시 되시길 기원합니다.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Dr Chung Completes Term as SNU President

The President of the Princeton Club of Korea, Dr. Chung Un-Chan *78, completed his term as President of Seoul National University. According to the JoongAng Daily, "He was the first president to complete the four-year term since the university started direct election of its presidents in 1991." Congratulations to Dr Chung on the achievement of this major milestone. The JoongAng Daily on July 20, 2006 ran an article entitled, "In a first, head of Seoul University finishes term." The full text and link follow. ~GC'85

Chung Un-chan, whose term as president of Seoul National University ended yesterday, reaffirmed his determination not to go into politics during the ceremony marking his departure. "I don't think any position in the world is comparable to the president of Seoul National University," Mr. Chung said. He was the first president to complete the four-year term since the university started direct election of its presidents in 1991. Previous university presidents had stepped down when they were appointed to government positions, or had to resign due to public scandals. The exception was Kim Chong-un, who retired without finishing his term when he reached his retirement age. During his presidency, Mr. Chung worked on university reforms. He began to impose a mandatory quota, requiring students from local high schools to be admitted based on their academic records instead of their scores on the national College Scholastic Ability Test, to balance the number of students from Seoul with those from other regions. He also reduced the size of the undergraduate student body and emphasized research and development. Mr. Chung is credited with raising 160 billion won ($167 million) for the university from donations. He turned the president's residence into apartment housing for professors. However, he was criticized when Hwang Woo-suk, the university professor of veterinary medicine, and other researchers in Dr. Hwang's laboratory were indicted on charges of embezzling research funds. In a speech during his farewell ceremony, Mr. Chung expressed regret for unfinished reforms. He tried to unite 19 departments into one general college, but the plan was scrapped after strong resistance from the departments. Mr. Chung will return to teaching as a professor of economics beginning in the fall. Lee Jang-moo, the newly elected president of the university, received his official appointment from President Roh Moo-hyun yesterday at the Blue House. He begins his term today. JoongAng daily Article

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Vershbow Speaks at Reunions Dinner

Alexander Vershbow, the USA's ambassador to the Republic of Korea, was the keynote speaker at this year's Reunions Dinner. In an email from our very own Jongkyu Park, "About 60 alumni, students, matriculants, and parents enjoyed lecture of Ambassador Vershbow. It was such a successful event and I'm back to my office feeling quite relieved." Thanks, Jongku, for your hard work and dedication in organizing the event.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Princetonians were informed and entertained by Ambassador Vershbow (a Yalie), who at one point quipped, "Princeton has produced two U.S. Presidents, two Secretaries of State and almost as many diplomats and scholars as Yale!"

Friday, July 14, 2006

President Chung delivers an appreciation plaque on behalf of Princeton Club of Korea

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Spring Yield Party Brings Tiger Cheers

The bottom photo, from left to right, shows: "From left to right, Zander Lanfried '02, David Milanaik '98, Ki Moon '01, Yoon Suk Choo '03, and myself. Jongkyu Park also stopped by." ~Michael Richardson '02

The luncheon included parents and newly admitted students, as well as alumns.