Weekly News – Week 42

Ellen Heikkilä

Events:
Wed 18.10. Aalto storage units open day and ARTS cleaning weeks!
Wed 18.10. VRC-workshop
Wed 18.10. Teekkarisillis additional ticket sales
Fri 20.10. What the FAK-sitsit party signup opens

Wed 18.10. Aalto storage units open day and ARTS cleaning week!
ARTS has a cleaning week again on 23.-27.10, when staff and students clean up Arabia’s campus in preparation for the summer 2018 move to Otaniemi. The week before that on 18.10, the storage units are open to all students and all movables destined to be thrown away are up for grabs. Bring your student card with you!
More information

Wed 18.10. VRC-workshop
Are you used to googling images or spending a lot of time looking for images from books and journals? Image databases allow access to millions of digitized photographs, artworks, objects, drawings, maps and science illustrations. The workshop gives you skills for finding visual resources that are easily usable for studies and projects. The basics of copyright and citations as well and Creative Commons licenses are covered. Over 100 image databases are available from a variety of disciplines and subjects in the VRC Guide.
Workshops are free and open to all, welcome!
(Workshop 1: Wed 20.9. 14-15)
Workshop 2: Wed 18.10. 14-15
Workshop 3: Mon 27.11. 14-15
Location: Aalto University Learning Centre, VRC, 1st floor
Language: English or Finnish as required
No need to sign up. Workshops have identical content.
More information

Wed 18.10. Teekkarisillis additional ticket sales
50 extra tickets are released for the Teekkarisillis that crowns the Teekkari tradition week. Be quick, this party will fill up fast! The signup opens at noon here.

Fri 20.10. What the FAK-sitsit party signup opens
What happens when Guild of Physics, The Guild of Architecture and KUJ organize sitsit together? The result is What the FAK? -sitsit, where different cultures meet and traditions break. What the FAK? -sitsit are organized in KY building on November 5th and they cost 13€. So that night wouldn’t be too short a cocktail event starts at 16.00 and the seated party already at 16.30. Afterparty is also in the same place. The sign up opens on Friday 20.10. at 12.00 and ends on Sunday 29.10. After this the sign up can’t be cancelled (if you can’t come, please get yourself a substitute). There are 100 seats in the sitsit and each organization has 25 seats. The rest 25 seats are for the fastest, so make sure to be quick!


Kuohu Creative Hackathon
Interested in solving cases related to marketing, branding and new product launches (and have the chance of winning 1500 eur for your team?) Luova Aalto & partnering companies Fazer, Jenkki and Hartwall invite you to Kuohu Creative Hackathon. The application period is open until Sunday 15th October, so act fast!
Event on Facebook

Apply for TOKYO’s board and volunteer!
Are you interested in arranging events for the entire ARTS’ community? Putting together Lapland trips? Student advocacy? Communications, making posters, and laying out magazines? Or leading a group of amazing people? If titillated, apply for TOKYO’s board or as a volunteer! On the board you and 10 other ARTS students get the opportunity to build a tighter student community, and a better world for the students of arts, design, and architecture. For sitting on the board you can get credits, and opportunities for interdisciplinary acquaintances in addition to forming a tight team with the other board members. Everyone is welcome to TOKYO!
Ask your questions by email here: hallitus[ät]tokyo.fi

Weekly News – Week 41

Ellen Heikkilä

The board of the Guild of Architecture in Oulu receives a gift from our guild at last year’s Architecture student assembly.

This week we are hosting the architecture student assembly! Fun! Check out the surrounding events.


Events:
Wed 11.10. Horror Walk
Thu 12.10. Walls Talk? Seminar
Fri-Sun 13.-15.10 Architect student assembly 2017

Wed 11.10. Horror Walk
Are the buildings of Helsinki familiar to you from an architectural point of view? Would you like to expand your knowledge with tales of dark deeds surrounding the buildings of this town? Now you can join us on our guilds very own Horrorwalk!! During a two-hour walk in the city you will hear all about the ghoststories, murdering psycopaths and mystical spirits of the underworld that are said to have rampaged in the city. We will meet up by the main entrance of Hotel Katajanokka at 17:45. Remember to bring along 3€(preferably the even amount).
Facebook event

Thu 12.10. Walls Talk? Seminar
Welcome to WALLS TALK? Seminar. The theme of the evening is discussing architecture communication and media, with a special guest, James Taylor-Foster, Editor-at-Large of the world’s biggest online architecture publication ArchDaily. Architecture and urban planning play a significant role in people’s everyday lives, but is it visible in the media? The focus of the seminar is on the media around architecture, different ways of communication, how will communicating architecture develop and what are its future possibilities. How is architecture visible in today’s society? Could architects communicate more and better about their work? Speakers representing different kinds of media will share their thoughts and give architects practical tips on how to get better visibility to their work.
Facebook event

Fri-Sun 13.-15.10 Architect student assembly 2017
This year architecture students from all over Finland get together for a Meet n’ Greet in Otaniemi! In addition to all the beer and skittles, there will be more formal activities as well. The climax of the weekend will be the sitsit on Saturday evening!
Facebook event


Remember to vote for your preferred graphic identity suggestion for the 110th anniversary year by Tuesday 10.10 at 23:59.

AK110 graphic identity-vote

Ellen Heikkilä

Vote here. To vote you need to sign in with your google account, to assure unique votes. The vote closes on 10.10 at 23:59.

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Weekly News – Week 39

Ellen Heikkilä

Representative council elections? Say what? Aalto University Student Union AYY’s Representative council elections are happening this autumn and the hype is started this week with different election saunas and events. On Tuesday, the Guild is arranging an election-café where you can hear what the elections are all about! Don’t forget the traditional Lakinlaskijaiset on Saturday, where we put the Teekkari caps to rest for the winter. Have a good week!


Events:
Tue 26.9. Guild coffee: Representative council elections
Thu 28.9. LUOVA’s election sauna
Sat 30.9. Otatarha Race 2017
Sat 30.9. Lakinlaskijaiset preparty 2017
Sat 30.9. Lakinlaskijaiset party 2017

Tue 26.9. Guild coffee: Representative council elections
Representative council elections for AYY are here! Are you interested in matters such as tuition fee, campus development or budget of students’ union? If you are a member of AYY you can become a candidate for this two-year-task, no matter how much you know already or how long you’ve studied at Aalto.
Come and here more information how apply at the Guild’s Coffee Break on Tuesday 26.9. at 12.00 in Miestentie 3 cafeteria. Coffee and snacks will be also served. Apply for a candidate in September and find out more here.
The Facebook event.

Thu 28.9. LUOVA’s election sauna
Would you like to have an impact on the student union AYY’s activities? Have you ever heard about the representative council and would you like to be a candidate in the elections? Would you like to get more information about LUOVA and the elections? Or perhaps you just like to go to sauna?
LUOVA is holding an info event about the council elections at Avain-sauna (Otaranta 8). There will be a good info package on council work and how to get involved. There will also be council members telling about recent and upcoming issues. You are welcome to discuss themes such as the new student centre, national student politics, student housing, membership fee or the student union’s budget. You can join us for the whole evening or just pop in at any time!
The Facebook event.

Sat 30.9. Otatarha Race 2017
The last day of September, the day of the Lakinlaskijaiset party is once again started with the Otatarha race, a competition that doesn’t lack speed or fun!
Challenge yourself and others, design and build the greatest vehicle and come and compete for the win of the race at Ossinlampi! You and your friends have a chance to participate in this contest wilder than the Formula 1 races with a self-built vehicle that isn’t motor-powered. Points will be awarded for the vehicle’s classiness and speed, but also for the overall spirit of the team. The winners of the race will receive glorious prizes, so start preparing for the contest NOW!
The Facebook event.

Sat 30.9. Lakinlaskijaiset preparty 2017
Are you wondering what to do between Otatarhan Ajot 2017 and Lakinlaskijaiset 2017? Wonder no more, since Teekkari section of Ayy is hosting a preparty at Smökki! We’re offering you some redcups and pingpong balls to play with, music to fill your ears with, and with some money you may also buy something to fill your stomach with. Admission is free, but requires ticket/wristband to Lakinlaskijaiset main party. Online tickets (from bailataan.fi) can be exchanged to wristbands at Smökki’s main door. You’ll also be able to buy tickets at Smökki if we have any left.
The Facebook event.

Sat 30.9. Lakinlaskijaiset party 2017
Lakinlaskijaiset is held each year to celebrate the end of summer. This year the party is organized once again at Dipoli. On stage will be three Finnish artists, Waldo’s People, Atomirotta and Movetron. The electornic music association Entropy, which is known for crazy raves, is also hosting a party on a second stage. What, where, when:: Lakinlaskijaiset 2017, Dipoli (Otakaari 24), Saturday September 30th.
The Facebook event.


Upcoming events:
9.10. Dipolin appro
10.10. FallUp
8.11. Polin appro

9.10. Dipolin appro
Dipoli’s Appro is coming again this year, are you? Release your inner Dominatrix on Monday 9.10. at the one and only pub crawl held entirely in Otaniemi! The Hosts and Hostesses will gently but firmly train your bar hopping skills for the main pub crawl of the year, Polin Appro (https://polinappro.fi/) which will be held in 8th of November.
This sensual checkpoint crawl starts at 5 pm at Dipoli, where you’ll get the map for the crawl. During the crawl you will collect stamps from different checkpoints and if your performance is considered satisfactory after 8 stamps, you’ll get an overall badge that will be matching with your Polin Appro’s badge!
The afterparty starts at 9 pm in Smökki, and there PELMU’s spectacular bands will keep the atmosphere hot and steamy. There is a limited amount of tickets for the event, and they will be sold only together with Polin Appro’s tickets at shared price of 20 €.
The Facebook event.

10.10. FallUp
Fall has come and so has FallUp, being bigger than ever!
Organized by Aaltoes, Europe’s biggest entrepreneurship event for students, FallUp, will take place on Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, already tomorrow, Tuesday October 10th. Top-quality program will be going on all day long. Demo Booth area, Workshops and TalkUp competition will open the day, followed by Stage Show and epic FallUp After Party!
For further information (and possible last-minute tickets), visit our website here.

8.11. Polin appro
POLIN APPRO is coming again and this time with more mysteriosity than ever before! Participants get to go around the bars and pubs of the old Poli area during the Teekkariperinneviikko. The theme this year will be masquerade, meaning that participants are recommended to equip a mask and to prepare for stealthy action! Participants collect performance stamps by visiting various pre-selected bars and pubs. If you manage to collect enough stamps for your level, you will be awarded an overalls badge!
Unlike other pub crawls, previous participation is not required and therefore you can achieve any performance level when you participate for the first time. The performance levels are 1st level (7), 2nd level (11), and 3rd level (15). So grab your overalls, be in DTM at 16.00 and join the greatest Appro-adventure of the year! Teams have until 23.00 to finish the crawl, or 5 hours if they started early. Remember, the event won’t end after the crawl is over because the afterparty will blast off in Apollo at 21.00!
The Facebook event.

Weekly News – Week 38

Ellen Heikkilä

The leaves are falling and the courses have been kicked off. During the following week there is not too many events to look forward to, although you probably have enough to do anyway. Have a great week!


Events:
Mon 18.9. Architecture student assembly 2017 – registration opens
Fri 22.9. Muutto – ARTS Freshmen party

Mon 18.9. Architecture student assembly 2017 – registration opens!
This year architecture students from all over Finland get together for a Meet n’ Greet in Otaniemi! In addition to all the beer and skittles, there will be more formal activities as well. The climax of the weekend will be the sitsit on Saturday evening! The link for registration will be published in the Facebook event on Monday at noon.
The Facebook event

Fri 22.9. Muutto – ARTS Freshmen party
One of the most amazing events for new students is still ahead! Freshmen party is organized in Arabia campus 22.9. Don’t miss this last chance to have an adventure through Arabia before the campus moves completely to Otaniemi! Come to enjoy about Arabia’s history with ARTS student associations. Please note that no matter the name Freshmen party, all new ARTS students are warmly welcome, also master and exchange students! Theme for the freshmen aprty of this year is Muutto (moving). Check points 19-22:30. Afterparty by TOKYO @ Musta Härkä from 23->
The Facebook event


Shortly:
Mindfulness-workshops
New year, new hobby?

Mindfulness–workshops
Do you think that self-criticism helps you to keep high standards and is necessary for success in studies? Research shows that kindness towards ourselves and self-compassion is linked to intrinsic motivation, desire to learn and grow. Self-compassionate students have just as high personal standards but they don’t get so upset when not meeting them. Evidence suggests that regular mindful awareness practice changes how our body and brain respond to stress, improves brain performance and helps to recognize automatic reactions and behavioral patterns. There are Mindfulness-worshops arranged by Aalto’s study and career psychologists this Autumn. More information and sign up here.

New year, new hobby?
Keep an eye out! All the different clubs at Aalto are looking for new members and many are doing basic courses and meets. Maybe you will find your new passion?