Those of you who use the driveway onto the campus from the Ring Road have no doubt noticed changes being made to the grounds next to the underpass.  I would like to inform everyone that the university has received permission from the university’s Board of Trustees as well as the Foundation of the Church of Christ in Thailand to let investors lease a tract of 4 rai and 11 square wa (about 1 2/3 acres) of land for 30 years for the construction of a gasoline service station and related buildings by PTT.  It is expected that the construction will take about 12 months.  When construction is completed PYU personals, students and the surrounding community will have more convenient access to petrol and to other businesses on the site.  Aside from that, the grounds on that...
I have recently received many comments about the Payap entrance road that is full of potholes.  There is concern that this will be dangerous to students and personnel especially at night.  Please be aware that Payap University is not unconcerned about this, and is looking for ways to correct the situation.  The fact is that when Payap bought the large tract of land for the new Mae Kao Campus this access road was built later to make it convenient to come and go.  As traffic increased the road was damaged.  If the road were to be rebuilt from scratch it would cost 10 million baht which we cannot afford. We have been in contact with the municipality to ask for assistance with the costs, but they cannot help because the land is owned privately.  The municipality suggested...
This past Saturday administrators met with student representatives of the dormitories to build mutual understanding and to listen to suggestions from the students about changing operations to make the dorms more attractive places to live.  I want to thank the students for their proposals and for the projects and activities they will undertake this academic year.  I hope the students will accomplish the things they have suggested which should be of great benefit to the student residents in the dorms. During the first month of this year 2016-17 the students have already promoted the reputation of the university in athletic competitions, as mentioned on the Payap University website.  I want to congratulate each of the students who have earned awards.  I have hopes that this...
In the past week there was a post in the online social media from a parent who attended commencement last November.  The parent praised the consideration of our pharmacy students in that there had been a mistake in making reservations for a place to stay.  The family had no place to stay.  As the parents were in the food center considering what to do the pharmacy students were eating there and overheard the issue, thereupon volunteering to help find a place and then took the stranded folks to it.  After the post there were other comments congratulating the students.   Payap University is very proud of these students.  We hope our personnel and students all will be models and all of us will be steadfast in TRUTH AND SERVICE that we help implant from the very...
This past week there were many activities going on both within and outside the university.  There was an ENGLISH CAMP for students from Chiang Khum Wittayakhom School conducted by the Humanities Faculty.  The International College had an E-Sports Tournament for outside students.  The College of Music together with colleagues from the community presented Carl Orff’s challenging CARMINA BURANA cantata at the Kad Theatre. The Business Administration faculty held a professional certificate examination for Tour Guides from outside.  In addition there were meetings of the Board of Trustees’ Auditing Committee as well as the Committee on Financial Development which agreed on a number of proposals to be brought to the Board.  Then on Saturday an unexpected thing...
I want to thank all students and staff who joined in the Opening Worship Service this past Wednesday, August 10, which included prayers of blessing for Her Majesty the Queen and honors being paid to faculty and staff who have completed 25 years of service here at Payap University.  This week there are two important activities: the second annual rice planting in our “Organic Agriculture” project, August 17, 2016 beginning at 6 a.m.  There will be a traditional “teacher veneration ceremony” (Wai Kru) for this academic year at 9 a.m., August 18.  All students and faculty are invited to join in this annual custom.  An announcement has been made that classes will be canceled for the morning.  
This week Payap University will have a worship service to open the new academic year, to ask for God’s blessing on the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday, and to give thanks for those who have completed 25 years of service to Payap University.  The service will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10 in the Luce Chapel.  Please join us and add to the community spirit. During the past week the number of new students enrolled this year has increased to 1014.  This includes those enrolled in Nurse’s Aide, Christian Studies, and International Foundation Studies certificate programs.  I would like to call upon all personnel to take care of these incoming students in the way their parents expect when they entrusted them to us.  Also, please...

Welcome

 
Welcome to all students and staff as we begin the new academic year 2016   We are delighted to have 923 new students registered this year.  Our dorms are springing to life again after being closed for 2 months.   Thanks to the faculty members, staff, dorm mothers and security personnel who helped the new students move into the dorms, who did their jobs with a lovely spirit, not complaining about being tired from helping students carry things up to their rooms and making things easier.  This has given parents the impression that we will be taking care of their children as if they are our own until they graduate.   There is news from the Association of Higher Education Institutions of Thailand  has requested assistance to select personnel who have...