The “Chessboard” appeared on the territory of Kursk State Medical University, this is another project of landscaping the university territory, implemented by the beginning of the new academic year. The opening of the new location took place on September 4, 2021.
The event was attended by the Rector of KSMU, Professor V.A. Lazarenko, Chairman of the Kursk regional organization of the Trade Union of Healthcare Workers of the Russian Federation S.V. Okhotnikova, members of the administration, university staff, members of the KSMU chess team, students.
The Vice-Rector for Educational Work, Social Development and Public Relations, Associate Professor, Candidate of Psychological Sciences A.A. Kuznetsova addressed the audience with welcoming words, speaking about the improvement of the territory of KSMU and the participation of each university employee in this mission.
At the grand opening, the right of the first move was given to the Rector of KSMU, Professor V.A. Lazarenko and the Chairman of the Kursk regional organization of the Trade Union of Healthcare Workers of the Russian Federation S.V. Okhotnikova.
The idea of creating a “Chess Playground” belongs to the teacher of the Department of Physical Education E.A. Bobrovsky. The initiative found support from the administration of KSMU and was implemented by the staff of the Department of Economic Activity under the leadership of D.V. Mustafaev.
Now every student and employee of KSMU has the opportunity to play chess right in the courtyard of the university. The weight of the figures is up to 5 kg, the height varies from 110 to 125 cm. The tallest figure is the King.
The creators are confident that the Chessboard will become a popular leisure area, including for selfies and photography.