On September 3, 2017 in the Ivan Franko People’s Home there was a festive initiation of the first-year students of the Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University in Drohobych.
The festivity dedicated to the beginning of the new academic year, gathered a large number of attendants. Among them were members of the Academic Council of the University, honorary guests from the leading universities of Poland, representatives of the city authorities and the clergy of Drohobych, faculty members of the university, and the main heroes of the occasion – freshmen.
The event began with laying flowers to the monuments to Ivan Franko, Taras Shevchenko, the Heroes of Heaven Company and ATO soldiers, to the graves of university professors Valeriy Skotnyi and Vasyl Nadimyanov.
The audience was greeted by the rector Professor Nadiya Skotna, who wished the students a fruitful academic year, the fulfillment of all their dreams and intentions, health, inspiration and strength to overcome difficulties. The greetings were also expressed by: Taras Kuchma, the Drohobych Mayor, the rector of the Polonium Academy in Częstochowa, Poland, professor Andrzej Krynski, Rector of the Vitelon State Vocational School in Legnica, Poland, Professor Ryszard Pisarski.
There was a solemn moment: the rector Nadiya Skotna initiated the freshmen of the Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University in Drohobych with her scepter and presented a symbolic student card. The whole new student community read the code of honor of the student of our university.
The university Chaplain, Father Oleh Kekosh, blessed the audience for a successful academic year.
After the solemn part, the festivity continued with a concert program of folk groups and talented university students.
In conclusion, the rector Professor Nadiya Skotna received a stained glass picture from Professor Ryshard Pisarsky – an original copy of the window of the Vitelon State Professional School in Legnica.
Beginning of the festivity
The University Rectorate, honorary guests of the freshmen initiation
The State and university symbols are brought into the festive hall
The hosts of the festival Andriy Vasyliv and Iryna Fitel
Rector Professor Nadiya Skotna
The freshmen are greeted by the rector Professor Nadiya Scotna
The first-year students and their parents are greeted by Taras Kuchma, Mayor of Drohobych
The first-year students are greeted by the rector Professor of the Polonium Academy in Częstochowa (Poland) Andrzej Krynski
The first-year students are greeted by the rector of the Vitelon State Vocational School in Legnica, Poland, Professor Ryszard Pisarsky
Rector Professor Nadiya Skotna presents a symbolic student card
Rector Professor Nadezhda Scotna initiates the freshmen
Freshmen are greeted and blessed for the successful training by the university chaplain Father Oleh Kekosh
A musical present by the student Anastasiya Ivanochko
Masters of sport Yulia Pylypiak (student of physical education) and Oleksandra Tabachinska (a student of Drohobych Grammar School)
A musical present performed by the artistic director of the Popular Orchestra of Folk Instruments Roman Stakhiv
Student of the Department of History Marianna Dorosh singing
Attendants of the festival greeted by the People’s vocal and choreographic ensemble Prolisok
Professor Ryszard Kisarsky presents a stained-glass picture to the Rector Professor Nadiya Skotna
Sports achievements of the Department of Physical Education
Presentation of the Department of Social Studies and Humanities
Scientific achievements of the Department of Biology and Natural Sciences
Students’ works are presented by the department of methodology of labor and professional training and applied arts and crafts
An exhibition of works by the students of the Faculty of Primary Education and Arts
Presentation of the scientific achievements of the Faculty of Philology
Guests of the festival meet People’s Orchestra of Folk Instruments
A memorial photo for the freshmen