On September 1st, a grand opening ceremony of 2019 freshmen and the first lesson in enrollment education was held in the gymnasium of NENU. The school leaders including Yang Xiaohui, Liu Yichun, Wang Yan, Ma Xiaoyan, Han Dongyu, Guo Jianhua, Lan Hengbin, Wang Zhanren, Xu Haiyang,Bai Weichun, as well as president assistants Yu Wei and Xu Lifeng attended the ceremony.
After the solemn flag-raising ceremony, the president Liu Yichun firstly gave a speech. He extended his sincere congratulations and warm welcome to the 2019 freshmen on behalf of the university and introduced the university from three aspects: history, missions and innovation initiatives. He said that Northeast Normal University is a university with distinct “red gene”（a university founded by CPC）and a long history. As the first comprehensive university established by the Communist Party of China in the Northeast China, more than 300,000 alumni have worked and studied here in the past 73 years. He also said that Northeast Normal University is a vibrant and innovative university. Students should be proud for being able to study at such a university. Finally, Liu Yichun expressed three hopes for the students: to be diligent and enterprising; to be aspiring and excellent; to be pragmatic and responsible. He hoped that the students could cherish the time in university and forge ahead.
Finally, the opening ceremony came to an end with the school song sung by all the teachers and students. Afterwards, Professor Liu Yichun taught all the freshmen the first lesson, discussing the topic of "How to become a good student?" from three perspectives: the development of our university, core elements that affect students' development, and how to achieve better development.
(From News Center, translated by Kong Lingyun, revised by Liu Lixin)