From June 25th to 27th, 2014, the Standing Committee of the Open University of China (OUC) Library Work Council and the digital library training conference held a joint meeting in Yinchuan, Ningxia Province. The theme of the conference was the strengthening of the construction of the OUC's system-wide library, building an operating mechanism for a perfect system, and improving the service level and practicality of the digital library.

Three ceremonies: the inauguration of PCAERI of the OUC, Your Art Network (Art Education Network) of the OUC going online, and a news conference for the painting and calligraphy exhibition to celebrate the PCAERI, were held at the teaching building for distance education of the OUC on 20 June.

On 3 July 2013, the School of Art of the Open University of China (OUC) was established. The establishment of the School of Art was based on the OUC’s objective, positioning, and functions of running the school, with the aim of integrating better arts resources, propelling the construction of course resources, and carrying out social art education to satisfy the art education needs of all members of society in every respect, and to focus on offering non-degree education in the arts.

Have you ever imagined this kind of life: By using a mobile phone to replace all remote controls and switches at home, you can shut off all electrical appliances with a single button when you step out the door, or control the temperature and turn on the lights in advance before you get home? Recently, with a similar design plan, the “Firefly Innovator” team organized by students at the School of Computer and Communication of Shandong RTVU won third prize in the “China Innovator” National Universities Contest, with Rong Lili and Lian Lijun winning the title of excellent instructors.

In the oppressive summer heat of the morning of July 18th of 2014, Ye Liansheng, hailed as the “most beautiful old man” because of picking up more than 200,000 cigarette butts, carrying a plastic bag in his left hand and holding a self-made “magic tool” in his right hand, appeared again at the side of the canal. But the difference this time was that he was followed by a group of volunteers from the summer training class for student cadres of Zhejiang RTVU. In half a day, led by Mr. Ye, the students picked up thousands of cigarette butts.

On July 16th of 2014, Tianjin RTVU celebrated its 56th birthday. On the same day, the 5th Learning Festival was convened, and the Tianjin Lifelong Learning Network (http://www.tjlll.com/) mutually organized by Tianjin RTVU and people.com.cn went online. Thus, Tianjin RTVU’s 5th Learning Festival and the 56th Anniversary were both held on the same day.

The four headquarters of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (the Headquarters of the General Staff, the General Political Department, the General Logistics Department, and the General Armament Department) recently issued a notification announcing the winners of the 2013 Excellent Sergeants First Prize among all PLA officers and soldiers.

From 10th to 11th June, 2014, with the purpose of promoting exchange and cooperation in lifelong education across the strait, the “2014 Lifelong Education Forum between Chengdu and Taiwan”, sponsored by the Taiwanese Affairs Office of Chengdu and the Bureau of Education of Chengdu and undertaken by Chengdu RTVU, was held in Chengdu.