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Weekly Newsletter 24/2018

The weekly newsletter will be on holiday from this week onwards, and it will return on the 20th of August. But even though the newsletter is taking a break, AYY and Otaniemi are very much alive also during the summer – check out item 6 for AYY’s service office’s opening hours during the summer, and mark down the date of the Smökki Afterwork, held in July (see item 12).

Have a fantastic summer!

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Applications for the renovated Jämeräntaival 5 B apartments open from the 12th to the 15th of June
  2. New insights for the Aalto community from China
  3. Retrieve your bike collected during the Junk Bike Collection before the end of the summer
  4. Take part in planning the Student Center by the 15th of June
  5. Share your ideas on AYY’s advocacy policies by the 31st of July
  6. Service office’s summer opening hours
  7. The weekly newsletter will return on the 20th of August, material instructions

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

  1. The Year of Arts blog series: 20 years of glorious metal at the heart of Otaniemi
  2. A shifting piece of art to be built next to Väre
  3. Two new members needed for Kino Sheryl Oy’s Board

EVENTS

  1. DASH – Design + AI 16.6.
  2. Afterwork at Smökki on the 3rd of July

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Smökki Cup 2018
  2. Aalto 10K/5K are coming in September, sign up now!

OTHERS

  1. Join Aalto Squad – apply by 8.8.

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1. Applications for the renovated Jämeräntaival 5 B apartments open from the 12th to the 15th of June

In June, a total of 34 apartments will be completed at Jämeräntaival 5 B, 30 of which are shared studio apartments. People can move in to the apartments starting from the 2nd of July.

The AYY Board has decided that all AYY’s members are given equal opportunity to apply for the Jämeräntaival 5 B apartments. Lots will be drawn to determine who gets an apartment.

The application process for the apartments differs somewhat from the usual:

– You can apply for the apartments between the 12th and 15th of June 2018.
– The place in the queue for all applications submitted within the deadline will be drawn by lot.
– The lots will be drawn within different score groups.
– After the 15th of June 2018, the applications will continue according to the normal queuing process.

A shared studio apartment is a cross between a shared apartment and a studio. Each tenant has a personal room with their own toilet/bathroom and a kitchenette, equipped with a fridge, freezer, oven and stove. Keeping the communal spaces clean and tidy is the responsibility of the tenants.

Read the application instructions: https://ayy.fi/en/housing/apartment-seekers/how-to-apply-for-housing/

Find out more about the apartments and send your application to us via Domo: https://domo.ayy.fi

 

2. New insights for the Aalto community from China

The Aalto University Student Union visited China in May to learn about the local university world and business opportunities.

Check out the AYY blog to find out what the Board learned on their trip and how the experiences in China will affect the Student Union’s operations in Finland: https://ayy.fi/blogi/2018/06/11/chinese-lessons-for-the-aalto-community/?lang=en

 

3. Retrieve your bike collected during the Junk Bike Collection before the end of the summer

The Otaniemi Junk Bike Collection came, saw and cleaned up!

All bikes in Otaniemi were marked with colorful bracelets in April. Bikes that still had the bracelet intact were collected at the end of May. If your bike was collected and you want it back, you have time until the start of September to retrieve it from storage against sufficient proof, such as a key that fits the lock of the bike.

Bike retrieval will be possible about once in every two weeks during the summer, and the exact dates will be announced on the Junk Bike Collection website and Facebook event. Please let us know that you’re coming at the latest on the previous day by filling out this form: https://lomake.ayy.fi/kampusjaosto/otaniemen-romupyorakerays/

All collected bikes that are in good condition will be sold in September. Then is your chance to buy yourself a working bicycle at an affordable price!

Website: https://ayy.fi/ylioppilaskunta/vapaaehtoistoiminta/jaostot/kampusjaosto/romupyorakerays/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/279134525956075/
Questions and inquiries regarding the collection: kampusjaosto@list.ayy.fi

 

4. Take part in planning the Student Center by the 15th of June

Take part in the development work of the Student Center on the opiskelijakeskus.fi website!

The opiskelijakeskus.fi website is now open! Check them out, browse the ideas and add your own. The Student Center is a joint venture by the Aalto University Student Union (AYY), the Aalto University Business Students (KY) and Teknologföreningen (TF). The plan is to create a building for all students on the Otaniemi campus, next to the metro station entrance and the Harald Herlin Learning Center.

A Student Center seminar was held in April 2018, , johon osallistui edustajia erityisasemayhdistysten puheenjohtajien neuvostosta, edustajistosta ja AYY:n jaostoista. The goal of the seminar was to brainstorm what kinds of facilities, functions and services the center could have.

The ideas gathered onto the opiskelijakeskus.fi website are results of the seminar. Anyone can browse the ideas, like them and add their own ideas. We will go through the most popular ideas on Friday, the 15th of June, with further planning in mind. So, visit the website and add your own top ideas. What would you want the Student center to have?

The Board members in charge of the Student Center are Emma Savela (real estate) and Noora Tanska (community). Both can be reached via their emails at firstname.surname@ayy.fi.

http://opiskelijakeskus.fi/

 

5. Share your ideas on AYY’s advocacy policies by the 31st of July

In what societal questions should Aalto people be especially active in? How should AYY react to subsistence, equality and sustainable development?

The Aalto University Student Union is updating its policy papers this year. At the same time, the current policy papers will be combined into a single document. The idea is to create a document that ensures that AYY’s advocacy work is transparent and in line with the members’ opinions.

By taking the survey, you can bring new issues and ideas to the policy paper preparation work: https://lomake.ayy.fi/vaikuttaminen/share-your-ideas-on-ayys-advocacy-policies/

 

6. Service office’s summer opening hours

AYY’s service office in Otaniemi will be open at exceptional hours during the summer:

– The office is closed on Midsummer Eve (Fri 22nd June) and between 9th July and 27th July (key distribution service for one-time rental facilities on Mondays between 14:00 and 17:00).
– The housing services’ telephone service is closed between Mon 2nd July and Wed 1st August.
– Exceptional opening hours of the cashier service: weekdays from 1st to 8th June 12:00–14:00, from 2nd to 6th July 12:00–14:00.

You can check the full opening hours and contact details of the service office on the AYY website: https://ayy.fi/yhteystiedot/#Otaniemi

 

7. The weekly newsletter will return on the 20th of August, material instructions

This is the last weekly newsletter of spring 2018.

The weekly newsletter returns on the 20th of August, week 34. The deadline for the material for the first newsletter of the fall is exceptionally on Monday, the 13th of August at 10:00. Dot down the dates if you know you have stuff to put in during August!

Send your pieces to tiedotteet@ayy.fi. Remember that the recommended length is 500 characters, with a maximum of 1000 characters (including spaces).

 

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

 

8. The Year of Arts blog series: 20 years of glorious metal at the heart of Otaniemi

Can you live without screeching guitars and double bass drum combos?

In the Year of Arts blog series, Metal Club Mökä tells us about its activities as a herald of metal music and about the Mökäfest festival, held in Otaniemi in August.

Read to find out why metal music is art: https://ayy.fi/blogi/2018/06/05/year-of-art-20-years-of-glorious-metal-at-the-heart-of-otaniemi/?lang=en

 

9. A shifting piece of art to be built next to Väre

Artist Gloria Lauterbach’s piece “Kreuzstrasse” has won the Väre Wall Art competition, which sought for ideas for a piece of art on the 70-meter wall standing beside the new buildings, Väre and the Business school. The contest was open for every student of Aalto University and garnered a total of 26 contestants.

The winning design won the jury with its strength. Lauterbach is a postgrad student at the School of Arts and Design.

“The copper roof, green with patina of the ages and the birch growing from within depict slow change”, Lauterbach opens her plan. There is a wish for a participatory part in the piece, which the artist will design later together with the Aalto University Student Union.

The jury also decided to award the second-place piece and give an honorary mention. The second place was “Piiri” by information technology student Emil Fihlman and Arts postgrad Mollu Heino. The honorary mention was awarded to “Aalto Shape Shifters” by Arts student Anna Björklund.

Read more: http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/news/2018-05-31-002/

Väre Wall Art contest: http://wall-art.aalto.fi/
More information on art at the Aalto University: http://showcase.aalto.fi

 

10. Two new members needed for Kino Sheryl Oy’s Board

Kino Sheryl Oy is a movie theater owned by the Aalto University students at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Its aim is to promote high-quality cinema and a diverse film culture.

In the Arthouse-inspired movie theater, we show both award-winning art films and new movies requested by the audience, collaborate with film festivals and provide film education for children.

Kino Sheryl’s Board meets about six times a year and is responsible for the company’s guidelines. As stated in the Limited Liability Companies Act, the Board is also responsible for overseeing the company’s operations and finances.

As a Board member, you get the chance to influence the Helsinki movie theater scene and promote a diverse film culture. We hope that our members are familiar with the screening of films, love movies and have experience in business or organizational activities.

Send your questions and applications to kino.sheryl@gmail.com no later than on the 21st of June 2018. Enter “Hallitus/Board” as the title of your email. Attach a freeform application + CV as a single PDF with the email.

 

EVENTS

 

11. DASH – Design + AI 16.6.

Interested in Design and AI – and how these two work together? Wanna meet with other design-minded people eager to discuss the topic?

Come to the DASH – Design + AI event on June 16th to brunch with us and hear more about the future possibilities of design from our inspirational speakers.

More info in Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/173712296679454/
Tickets here: https://holvi.com/shop/aaltoes16/product/6cd79ebbee3845c377438f0ff2eec0eb/

 

12. Afterwork at Smökki on the 3rd of July

The residents of Otaniemi have transitioned to a summer mode, each in their own way. Some withdrawal symptoms of the spring’s event mania can be observed. Hard-working or hardly working friends are nowhere to be found. What do?

The answer is obvious: let’s go to the wellbeing committee’s SmökkiAfterwork on the 3rd of July!

Gather all your friends regardless of their summer plans and come enjoy the sunny weather, a few drinks and great company on this Tuesday evening.

Pub Smökki has it all: world cup football, authentic PubQuiz and a lot more! Refreshments and snacks are available for a small cash fee.

What: Afterwork for the whole Otaniemi
When: On Tuesday, the 3rd of July, 17:00 onwards
Where: Smökki, Jämeräntaival 4
Why: Because it’s summer and time for an afterwork in good company!

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/172285916784689/

P.S. A volleyball tournament is also held alongside the afterwork by the AAVA’s sports committee. For more information, check out the newsletter’s item 11 and this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/394287647757015/

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

 

13. Smökki Cup 2018

The sun shines and the sand flies when the people in Otaniemi polish up on their beach volleyball skills. But who are the best players of them all?

The Sports Committee wants to find out once again this summer which is the toughest beach volleyball team in Otaniemi. The Sports Committee will organize the Smökki Cup on the 3rd of July on Smökki’s field, where beach pros compete with each other in a beach volleyball tournament.

The games are played around 18:00–21:00. So gather yourself a team and see who strikes the hardest!

The tournament is played among four-person teams, and participation in the tournament costs 8 € (2 €/player). In addition to a place in the tournament, teams will also receive four meal tickets that can be used to buy food at the official after-game party, the SmökkiAfterwork.

Teams participating in the tournament can bathe at Ossinsauna, which is just a short walk away from Smökki.

Tournament signup form: http://lomake.ayy.fi/aava/smokki-cup-2018-signup/
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/394287647757015/

There is room only for eight teams, so be quick!

WHAT: Beach volleyball tournament
WHERE: Smökki’s field
WHEN: 3rd of July at 18:00
AFTERPARTY: SmökkiAfterwork

 

14. Aalto 10K/5K are coming in September, sign up now!

The traditional Aalto 10K and Aalto 5K sports day will be held on Sunday, the 16th of September 2018! You can run, jog, walk, or Nordic walk the distance of your choice.

The event is free of charge for Aalto people.

Aalto 10K/5k is part of the Espoon Rantamaraton marathon event. The marathon and half-marathon will be run on Saturday, the 15th of September 2018.

WHEN: Sun, 16th of September 2018 between 11:00 and 15:00
WHERE: Otahalli and its surroundings in Otaniemi, Espoo act as the center for the event. All distances start from Otaniemenranta in Otaniemi, on the shore of Laajalahti.

Registration: https://www.rantamaraton.fi/aaltokymppi/ The registration ends on Sunday, the 9th of September 2018, at 23:59.

We are also looking for volunteers for the Aalto 10K/5K event. Volunteers may also participate on the marathons held on Saturday, the 15th of September for free.

More information on the event at Into: https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4857131

 

OTHERS

 

15. Join Aalto Squad – apply by 8.8.

Aalto Squad combines all the student ambassador activities in bachelor’s and master’s level in Finnish, Swedish and English. As a Squad member, you’ll get to promote Aalto with fellow students, staff members and prospective students.

We are looking for student ambassadors willing to help us with student recruitment and marketing, to share stories about their life and studies at Aalto on web and social media, and to promote Aalto and its programmes at various student recruitment events and school visits.

We will recruit about 20 students to work with us starting from September 2018. The Squad members are selected for one academic year.

As a member, you’ll receive a monthly compensation (€150), Aalto merchandise e.g. a sweater, and an iPad. Your travel costs are covered while presenting Aalto.

Apply by 8th of August 2018 via Webropol at http://tinyurl.com/aaltosquad2018 Applications will already be processed during the application period. In August, we will organize a group interview for selected candidates.

How does this sound? Contact us at admissions@aalto.fi if you have any questions!

 

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This is the Aalto University Student Union weekly newsletter 24/2018. You can find news concerning AYY, its associations and sections in this newsletter, in addition to other useful information.

If you want your own piece to be a part of the weekly newsletter, send it in its finalized form to tiedotteet@ayy.fi by Thursday 10:00 if you want it out the following week. The recommended length of the text is 500 characters and the maximum length is 1 000 characters.

The association information can be found in the association newsletter. Read it at: https://ayy.fi/en/associations/association-newsletter

Do you want to unsubscribe from the weekly newsletter mailing list? Click on the link and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page: https://list.ayy.fi/mailman/listinfo/ayy-info-fi

Weekly Newsletter 23/2018

There are still important news in the second-to-last newsletter of the spring (or rather the summer), regarding the Student Center and study credits for active students, among other things. Read on to find out what’s going on. Have a nice and summery week!

 

Week 23

6.6. Juurilla – Female Choir KYN & Juurakko (VocalEspoo Festival) https://ayy.fi/en/blog/events/juurilla-naiskuoro-kyn-juurakko-vocalespoo-festivaali/
7.6. Spring bicycle maintenance https://ayy.fi/blog/events/fillarin-kesahuolto/

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Plan the Student Center with us!
  2. Searching for campus inspiration in Korea
  3. Study credits for active students
  4. AYY is now GDPR compliant
  5. Weekly newsletter on holiday starting from June 11th

EVENTS

  1. BEST Helsinki: Developing decentralized networks 11.6.
  2. HAIC talks: The Advertisement Exchange with Moti Yung 19.6.
  3. Secure Systems Demo Day 2018 20.6.

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. UniSport helps towards a more active lifestyle. Answer the survey!

OTHERS

  1. Apply to be a young ambassador for the City of Espoo for the European city conference

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1. Plan the Student Center with us!

The opiskelijakeskus.fi web pages are now open! Check them out, browse the ideas and add your own.

The Student center is a joint venture by AYY, KY and Teknologföreningen. The plan is to build a building for all students to the Otaniemi campus, next to the metro station entrance and the Harald Herlin learning center.

A Student Center seminar was held in April 2018 to brainstorm what kinds of facilities, functions and services the center could have.

The ideas gathered onto the opiskelijakeskus.fi website are results of the seminar. Anyone can browse the ideas, like them and add their own ideas. The most popular ideas are looked at on Friday 15th of June, with continuation planning in mind.

So, visit the webpages and add your own top ideas. What would you want the Student center to have?

The people in charge of the Student Center in AYY’s board are Emma Savela (real estate) and Noora Tanska (community). Both are reached from their emails at firstname.surname@ayy.fi.

http://opiskelijakeskus.fi/

 

2. Searching for campus inspiration in Korea

The Aalto university Student Union board visited three Korean universities to search for inspiration for the campus development upcoming in Otaniemi and the Student center project.

Read the AYY blog on what kinds of ideas the Korea trip sparked up and what we could learn from Korean campus design here in Otaniemi: https://ayy.fi/blogi/2018/05/29/campus-inspiration-from-korea/?lang=en

 

3. Study credits for active students

Hello, active students!

Have you worked actively in the Aalto University Student Union (in a section, for example), in an association operating within AYY (as a board member or officer), or in the University as a student representative in administration in 2017? You can get study credits for it.

The course (3 credits) includes writing a reflection report regarding what you have learned in the task and participation in a peer learning seminar.

Click the link for more details: https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/view.php?id=19730

 

4. AYY is now GDPR compliant

The EU general data protection regulation came into effect on Friday 25th of May 2018. AYY has prepared for the regulation in many ways to keep the data of our members safe.

The privacy statements on AYY’s registers with contact personnel can be found at https://rekisterit.ayy.fi/

AYY has trained its staff and the associations in its sphere of influence on the GDPR. You can check out the information, aimed towards associations, with examples, here: https://inside.ayy.fi/display/TIET/Tietosuoja

Notice that if you do not wish to receive the AYY weekly newsletter, you can remove your subscription by following the info behind the link: https://list.ayy.fi/mailman/listinfo/ayy-info-fi

 

5. Weekly newsletter on holiday starting from June 11th

The last weekly newsletter of the spring goes out on Monday 11th of June, meaning on week 24.

If you want your piece in it before the summer vacation starts, send it to tiedotteet@ayy.fi no later than by Thursday 7th of June at 10:00. Remember that the recommended length is 500 characters, with a maximum of 1000 characters (including spaces).

The weekly newsletter returns on the 20th of August, week 34. The deadline for the material for the first newsletter of the fall is exceptionally on Monday, 13th of August at 10:00. Dot down the dates if you know you have stuff to put in during August!

 

EVENTS

 

6. BEST Helsinki: Developing decentralized networks 11.6.

After successfully hosting “Blockchain Afternoon with Konsensus Ry”, we at BEST Helsinki are hosting another meetup, along with awesome people from Konsensus RY, Best Helsinki, Blockchain Forum, Helsinki Ethereum Meetup group.

Join us to find out more about international projects building with blockchain technology and mingle with practitioners. We will discuss the news, trends and challenges of the latest developments with early industry leaders.

WHAT: Developing decentralized networks
WHERE: Microsoft Flux http://www.microsoftflux.com/ (Korkeavuorenkatu 35, Helsinki)
WHEN: 17:00 – 20:00, Monday, June 11th, 2018
HOW MUCH: Free

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/developing-decentralized-networks-tickets-46498578500
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/216185592522485/

 

7. HAIC talks: The Advertisement Exchange with Moti Yung 19.6.

HAIC Talks is a series of public lectures on contemporary topics in information security. The talks are open to everyone and free of change. No background knowledge in information security is required.

After the lecture, light refreshments will be provided and there will be a chance to network with other attendees.

WHAT: HAIC Talks: The Advertisement Exchange: How to Develop Agile Cryptographic Support for an Evolving Ecosystem? https://haic.aalto.fi/talks/#HAIC-Talk-Moti-Yung
KEYWORDS: Information security, privacy, cryptography, ADX
WHERE: Dipoli, Otakaari 24, Espoo
WHEN: June 19, 2018 between 18:00 and 19:30
HOW MUCH: Free, but please register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/haic-talk-the-advertisement-exchange-moti-yung-tickets-44665796600

HAIC Talks are organized by Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security and made possible through the generous support of the Aalto University School of Science.

 

8. Secure Systems Demo Day 2018 20.6.

Every summer, Secure Systems Group organizes a “Demo Day” to showcase work done during the previous 12-month period.

The event is intended to bring local academia and industry together and give them an overview of information security research going on in Finland’s capital area. The event is an excellent opportunity for students and researchers to network and search for open positions within the local infosec industry and academia.

The event will open with HAIC Talk “Science of Security – Theory vs. Measuring the Observable World” given by Prof. Paul van Oorschot (Carleton Univeristy, Canada): https://haic.aalto.fi/talks/#20180620

After the HAIC Talk there will be other presentations and demonstrations of the research group’s recent results.

WHAT: Secure Systems Demo Day 2018 https://ssg.aalto.fi/events/demo-day-2018/
KEYWORDS: Information security, cybersecurity, cryptography, job opportunities, free coffee
WHERE: CS building, T1 and library, Konemiehentie 2, Espoo
WHEN: June 20, between 12:00 and 18:00.
HOW MUCH: Free, but please register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRrY80jRdiAcKnJsAZypRxICM_-GDvHcvTAW-xt2ATQ21Dsw/viewform

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

 

9. UniSport helps towards a more active lifestyle. Answer the survey!

Unisport is developing a course called Towards an Active lifestyle, the aim of which is to spark interest in participants to start a more physically active lifestyle and keep it up.

Need help on your path to a more active life? UniSport hopes to hear from its target group to gain intel and valuable opinions on the course content. The survey, lasting only two minutes of your time, can be filled here: https://goo.gl/forms/yzLzijBrvwlvoSn12

Thanks for your help and have a wonderful summer!

 

OTHERS

 

10. Apply to be a young ambassador for the City of Espoo for the European city conference

The city of Espoo is searching for a young ambassador between the ages of 18 and 30 to represent Espoo in the annual conference hosted by city network Eurocities, held in Edinburgh in November 2018.

Eurocities is a cooperation network between European cities, with 140 big cities in its members’ roster. The conference is taking place between the 28th and the 30th of November 2018. Young ambassadors, administrative personnel and other representatives from European cities and EU institutions are participating.

The young ambassador engages actively in the conference program, shares their observations with other participants and Espoo residents, and gets to network with young Europeans interested in advocacy.

More information and applications: https://www.espoo.fi/en-US/City_of_Espoo/Information_about_Espoo/International_Espoo/Call_for_Espoo_Young_Ambassador(142396)

The form is filled out in English. The call for applications closes on the 14th of June 2018.
More information from Senior Planning Officer of International Affairs Annika Forstén: annika.forsten@espoo.fi or +358 46 877 3552

 

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This is the Aalto University Student Union weekly newsletter 23/2018. You can find news concerning AYY, its associations and sections in this newsletter, in addition to other useful information.

If you want your own piece to be a part of the weekly newsletter, send it in its finalized form to tiedotteet@ayy.fi by Thursday 10:00 if you want it out the following week. The recommended length of the text is 500 characters and the maximum length is 1 000 characters.

The association information can be found in the association newsletter. Read it at: https://ayy.fi/en/associations/association-newsletter

Do you want to unsubscribe from the weekly newsletter mailing list? Click on the link and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page: https://list.ayy.fi/mailman/listinfo/ayy-info-fi

Weekly Newsletter 22/2018

The sun is shining, June is almost here – now is the perfect time to mark down the choir concerts and Village LAN Parties in your calendar. Have a warm, relaxing week!

 

Week 22

30.5. Ristin kilta: Tea Night https://ayy.fi/blog/events/ristin-kilta-teeilta-2/
3.6. Female Choir KYN in the Opening Concert of the VocalEspoo Festival https://ayy.fi/en/blog/events/naiskuoro-kyn-vocalespoo-festivaalin-avajaiskonsertissa/

Viikko 23

6.6. Juurilla – Female Choir KYN & Juurakko (VocalEspoo Festival) https://ayy.fi/en/blog/events/juurilla-naiskuoro-kyn-juurakko-vocalespoo-festivaali/
7.6. Spring bicycle maintenance https://ayy.fi/blog/events/fillarin-kesahuolto/

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. The Student Union rewarded active Aalto people
  2. AYY’s Statement on UniSport’s new website
  3. The Central Office has a new housing secretary
  4. AYY’s facilities open for reservation for the autumn of 2018
  5. All AYY’s services now in Otaniemi
  6. Share your ideas on AYY’s advocacy policies

RESTAURANT NEWS

  1. Exceptional opening hours of campus restaurants during the summer 2018

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

  1. Female Choir KYN at the VocalEspoo Festival in June

EVENTS

  1. World Student Capital kutsuu keskustelemaan tulevaisuuden Uusimaasta 31.5.
  2. The Latest Developments in AI With Greg Corrado 31.5.
  3. Village LAN Party 29.6. -1.7.

OTHERS

  1. Aalto Drawing – help us crowdsource the curriculum
  2. This Summer, Don’t Just Travel. Develop The World!

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1. The Student Union rewarded active Aalto people

The Aalto University Student Union celebrated its eighth Annual Ball on Saturday, the 19th of May 2018. To honor the occasion, the Student Union rewarded active people in the Aalto community with a variety of awards.

Read more about all the recipients of the awards and the reasoning behind them: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2018/05/28/the-student-union-rewarded-active-aalto-people/

 

2. AYY’s Statement on UniSport’s new website

The Aalto University Student Union, the Student Union of the University of Helsinki and Svenska Handelshögskolans Studentkår have issued a statement concerning UniSport’s new website.

Currently, the new website completely lacks Swedish content. The University of Helsinki, Aalto University and Hanken School of Economics have a total of 5000 Swedish-speaking students, and the statement demands UniSport to create a working Swedish version of its new website.

Read the statement here: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2018/05/21/statement-on-unisports-new-website/

 

3. The Central Office has a new housing secretary

Housing secretary Peppi Reinikka started in her job in the Aalto University Student Union’s Central Office in Otaniemi in May.

Read more about Peppi and what the housing secretary’s job entails: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2018/05/22/presenting-the-new-ayy-housing-secretary/

 

4. AYY’s facilities open for reservation for the autumn of 2018

Are you planning a party, get-together or some other event? AYY’s party facilities and other single-rental facilities can now be booked for the period 13th August 2018–6th January 2019.

The advance booking for associations has ended, so all AYY’s members can now book facilities for the next 6 months. You can book a facility using your Aalto ID at https://tila.ayy.fi/

More information on AYY’s facilities and booking instructions can be found here: https://ayy.fi/en/students/services/rental-of-facilities/

 

5. All AYY’s services now in Otaniemi

After the move of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, AYY’s service point in Arabia has now also closed down.

Fron now on, AYY’s services will be focused on the Otaniemi campus. The Otaniemi service office serves all members of the Student Union at Otakaari 11.

Check the opening hours of the Otaniemi office here: https://ayy.fi/en/contact-information/service-points/otaniemi/

 

6. Share your ideas on AYY’s advocacy policies

In what societal questions should Aalto people be especially active in? How should AYY react to subsistence, equality and sustainable development?

The Aalto University Student Union is updating its policy papers this year. At the same time, the current policy papers will be combined into a single document. The idea is to create a document that ensures that AYY’s advocacy work is transparent and in line with the members’ opinions.

By taking the survey, you can bring new issues and ideas to the policy paper preparation work: https://lomake.ayy.fi/vaikuttaminen/share-your-ideas-on-ayys-advocacy-policies/

 

RESTAURANT NEWS

 

7. Exceptional opening hours of campus restaurants during the summer 2018

There will be changes to the opening hours of student and staff restaurants during the summer. The exceptional opening hours of the restaurants in Arabia, Otaniemi and Töölö have been updated and collected in Into on the Campus Restaurants page.

Due to the move of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, the Mecca and Kipsari restaurants on the Arabia campus will be closed on the 28th of May 2018. Restaurant Arabianranta will be open normally until the end of June.

Please check the restaurants’ exceptional opening hours etc. always also on the restaurant’s own website.

Into: https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=7146938

 

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

 

8. Female Choir KYN at the VocalEspoo Festival in June

The international VocalEspoo Festival will once again serve a concentrated dose of choral music between the 3rd and 9th of June. Female Choir KYN has the privilege to take part in the organizing of VocalEspoo’s international choral composition competition and to perform twice during the festival. You have the unique opportunity to hear KYN sing two completely different repertoires within four days – and in excellent company!

The best compositions from the composition competition will be performed at the opening concert by the best choirs in Finland: the EMO Ensemble, the Female Choir KYN, the Spira Ensemble, the Tapiola Choir and the YL Male Voice Choir. KYN will perform at the Juurilla (At the Roots) concert, followed by the Juurakko band, which has delighted people at numerous folk music festivals.

Come and see what KYN is capable of and what is happening right now in the world of choral music.

Opening concert on Sunday, the 3rd of June 2018 at 18:00, Espoo Cultural Centre
Tickets: 20/15 € vocalespoo@kyn.fi
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1828429197455399/

Juurilla – KYN & Juurakko on Wednesday, the 6th of June 2018 at 19:00, Espoo Cultural Centre
Tickets: lippu.fi 25/20/15 € + delivery fee from 1 €
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/218631955381039/

Warmly welcome!

 

EVENTS

 

9. World Student Capital invites you to discuss the future of Uusimaa 31.5.

If the county reform happens, what will the county council members get to make decisions on? How will their decisions affect students and young people in general? How can students influence the county?

In the What will students’ Uusimaa be like in 2020? seminar we, together with experts in the field, search answers to the numerous questions we have on the county reform and its impact on students and young people in general.

The seminar is aimed at young people who are participating or interested in politics. Entrance to the event is free, the building and premises are accessible and the participants will be offered some light snacks. The seminar is organized by the World Student Capital network. The main language of the seminar is Finnish, but you can also ask questions and discuss in English.

Signing up is advisable, and it is done through a separate sign-up form: http://bit.ly/maakuntatilaisuus

WHAT: What will students’ Uusimaa be like in 2020? Seminar
WHERE: Haaga-Helia, Ratapihantie 13, Helia-auditorio
WHEN: May 31st, from 17 to 19
MORE INFO AT: https://www.facebook.com/events/117093515824553/

 

10. The Latest Developments in AI With Greg Corrado 31.5.

Welcome to a relaxed and tech-led afternoon with Greg Corrado from Google hosted by Silo.AI.

Greg Corrado is a senior researcher in artificial intelligence, computational neuroscience, and machine learning. At Google, he served as one of the founding members of and co-lead of the Google Brain Project for large-scale deep neural networks.

The event takes place in Maria 01, Lapinlahdenkatu 16, 00180 Helsinki, on Thursday the 31th of May.

Program:

16.30 The latest developments in AI by Greg Corrado
16.50 Q&A with the audience
17.20 Networking
18.00 Event ends

Register to join: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-latest-developments-in-ai-with-greg-corrado-tickets-46179777959

 

11. Village LAN Party 29.6. -1.7.

Otaniemi Triforce together with Kampusjaosto and OtaHoas organizes Village LAN Party 2018 on 29.6. -1.7.

The event will take place at Smökki, where we will have about 60 computer seats and a console gaming area. Expect LAN partying, console gaming and tournaments over the course of the weekend.

The event is free and open for everyone. More info and seat reservations at http://lanit.kyla.fi/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1678546525575922/

 

OTHERS

 

12. Aalto Drawing – help us crowdsource the curriculum

Aalto Drawing – help us crowdsource the curriculum

Do you want to learn how to draw? Do you like games?

Aalto Online Learning is launching a pilot course in drawing and visual communication – in the form of a game. The course will be open to students from all Aalto schools, and will be launched in the fall of 2018.

Your opinions and ideas are needed to make the course curriculum suit your needs, so if you have three minutes to spare, take the survey below.

https://goo.gl/forms/i4qYs8g41LX0Ej0j1

Thank you for your time!

 

13. This Summer, Don’t Just Travel. Develop The World!

Are you looking for places to visit this summer? Would you like to discover a new culture while making a social impact?

Join youth across Finland as they volunteer abroad for the UN Sustainable Development Goals!

Some of the projects you can take part in include:

Global Mentors. Help a very vulnerable group in society – children without parental care. Location: Croatia. Duration: 6 weeks.

Naturatica. Promoting the integration of humans with the environment by planting crops and maintaining rain forests. Location: Costa Rica. Duration: 6 weeks.

For more details, visit https://www.aiesec.fi/ or drop an email to aiesec.helsinki@aiesec.net

 

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Weekly Newsletter 21/2018

Do you feel inspired? Good. Because now is the time to submit your sub-event to the highlight of AYY’s Year of Arts, the Otaniemi Night of Arts city festival, held on the 6th of October. Read more about it in item 1. Have a summery week!

 

Week 21

22.5. Miserere Church Concert https://ayy.fi/blog/events/miserere-kirkkokonsertti/
23.5. Ristin kilta: Game Night https://ayy.fi/blog/events/ristin-kilta-peli-ilta-11/
23.5. Mountain biking for beginners https://ayy.fi/blog/events/maastopyorailya-alottelijoille/

Week 22

30.5. Ristin kilta: Tea Night https://ayy.fi/blog/events/ristin-kilta-teeilta-2/

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Sub-event application period for the Otaniemi Night of Arts on the 6th of October is now open
  2. Arabia’s service point is open for the last time on the 23rd of May
  3. Critical Mass Helsinki cycling event on the 25th of May
  4. AYY joins SOA – The Finnish Association of Student Housing Organisations
  5. Apply for the position of AYY’s representative in SYL’s Advisory Board for Development Cooperation

RESTAURANT NEWS

  1. Campus restaurants’ exceptional opening hours during summer 2018

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

  1. Graffathon 2018 8th–10th June
  2. Miserere church concert on the 22nd of May – Music from the depths of the soul

EVENTS

  1. Blockchain Afternoon with Konsensus Ry 26.5.
  2. Hook’18: Campus of the Future at Dipoli on the 30th of May
  3. Students at the Linnanmäki amusement park on the 5th of October

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Croquet Conclave’s summer league starts on the 25th of May
  2. Otakoppi’s summer baseball

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1. Sub-event application period for the Otaniemi Night of Arts on the 6th of October is now open

The Otaniemi Night of Arts will be held for the first time on Saturday, the 6th of October. It is a cross-artistic, free campus festival, where all willing associations and students within AYY can take part in making the creative program.

The Otaniemi Night of Arts consists of several sub-events organized by students, and the application period for the sub-events is now open. Your event can be pretty much anything, as long as it is related to art in some way: an exhibition, a live music night, a dance workshop or even poetry karaoke. Only imagination and the laws of physics are the limit!

AYY provides the use of facilities for event organizers for free. You can also receive financial support for your event through AYY and the TTE Fund.

Read more about the Otaniemi Night of Arts and sign up as a sub-event organizer: https://ayy.fi/en/students/student-culture/annual-events/otaniemenyo/

More information: tero.uuttana@ayy.fi

 

2. Arabia’s service point is open for the last time on the 23rd of May

AYY’s service point in Arabia will be open for the last time on Wednesday, the 23rd of May 2018.

With the move of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, AYY’s services will also be centered around the Otaniemi campus, where the Service Office at Otakaari 11 will serve all AYY members.

Check out the opening hours of the Otaniemi Service Office here: https://ayy.fi/en/contact-information/service-points/otaniemi/

 

3. Critical Mass Helsinki cycling event on the 25th of May

Helsinki Cyclists, Helsinki Bike Kitchen, the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY), the Aalto University Student Union (AYY) and the Student Union of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (METKA) are organizing the largest cycling demonstration in the Capital Region, Critical Mass Helsinki.

The idea of the event is to make cycling the center of discussion using people power. We will be cycling as a group through a cross-town route from Otaniemi to Suvilahti via higher education campuses. Join us to demand attention for cycling in urban planning – or just to enjoy cycling in a large group in springtime Helsinki!

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/822699934595036/

 

4. AYY joins SOA – The Finnish Association of Student Housing Organisations

In May 2018, the Aalto University Student Union joined SOA – The Finnish Association of Student Housing Organisations.

SOA is an advocacy and cooperation association for student housing communities, which offers its members training and other opportunities to support the development of housing services.

Read more: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2018/05/21/ayy-joins-soa-the-finnish-association-of-student-housing-organisations/

 

5. Apply for the position of AYY’s representative in SYL’s Advisory Board for Development Cooperation

Are you inspired by global influencing and promoting education on an international level? Are you a persistent communicator, good at building networks, or a fundraising pro? Do you want to share some of your expertise with the world?

We are looking for imaginative, committed and motivated people to join the National Union of University Students in Finland SYL’s Advisory Board for Development Cooperation (KENKKU).

If you recognized yourself from this description and are interested in international matters, send your application to international@ayy.fi by the 23rd of May.

Read more: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2018/05/08/apply-for-syls-advisory-board-for-development-cooperation/

 

RESTAURANT NEWS

 

6. Campus restaurants’ exceptional opening hours during summer 2018

Campus restaurants have reduced opening hours during the summer holiday season. The exceptional opening hours of Arabia, Otaniemi and Töölö campus restaurants have been updated on the Campus Restaurants page in Inside.

Due to the move of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture to Otaniemi, the campus restaurants Meccala and Kipsari at the Arabia campus will be closed as from May 28.

Please notice that changes may occur to opening hours. Always check out the latest information from the website of the restaurants.

Into: https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=7146951

 

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

 

7. Graffathon 2018 8th–10th June

Graffathon is a three-day computer graphics hackathon aimed for novices. Every participant will create a computer program that produces a non-interactive multimedia presentation, also known as a demo.

The event is targeted at real beginners who have no previous graphics coding and/or demoscene experience. However, there is an advanced “compo” aimed for those who have already made a demo at some point of their lives or for those who feel they are not beginners.

The demos can be made in small groups of two to four people. You can also make the demo by yourself or find a group at the event.

The program consists of helpful presentations and workshops, which guide you on how to create your first demo. In addition, we will teach you the basics of demoscene and democulture.

Free food and drinks will be served.
Students of Aalto university will get one study credit for attending the event.
The event is for people over 18.

Get your tickets for free: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graffathon-2018-tickets-45937284655
Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/419232265215477/

WHAT: Graffathon 2018
WHEN: from 8th June, 17:00 to 10th June, 21:00
WHERE: Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, Espoo
WHY: Because computer graphics are cool

http://www.graffathon.fi

 

8. Miserere church concert on the 22nd of May – Music from the depths of the soul

Mountains of exams getting you down? Would like to think about something completely different for a moment?

Come take a breather and calm down before the end of the academic year at the Polytech Choir’s Miserere concert at the Lauttasaari Church on the 22nd of May at 19:00. Listen to musical contrasts from the Renaissance to the modernism of the 1980s and take in the ambience of traveling from the darkness of the soul towards the light.

Tickets for students 10€ at the Polytech Choir’s ticket shop or at lippu.fi. 15€ at the door.

http://www.polyteknikkojenkuoro.fi/konsertit/miserere/

 

EVENTS

 

9. Blockchain Afternoon with Konsensus Ry 26.5.

Have you ever wondered what the blockchain and cryptocurrency revolution is about? How to get started with cryptocurrencies? What is an ICO and how to approach it? What problems do cryptocurrencies solve? Taxation of cryptocurrencies? And more?

Join us to discuss and learn about the different aspects of the blockchain era, together with the newly established cryptocurrency association Konsensus Ry.

Suomen Kryptovaluuttayhdistys Konsensus Ry is a non-profit association, whose purpose is to promote the awareness, knowledge and skill in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies in Finland.

WHAT: Blockchain afternoon with Konsensus Ry
WHERE: Design Factory
WHEN: 15:00 – 19:00, May 26th, 2018
HOW MUCH: Free

Registration: http://facebook.com/events/188731858419509/

 

10. Hook’18: Campus of the Future at Dipoli on the 30th of May

Hook’18 brings international top speakers in the fields of architecture, urban development and sustainable design to Otaniemi to discuss the campus of the future.

The keynote speeches present the newest ideas in various fields, and they are discussed further in a multidisciplinary panel discussion where the audience can also get their voice heard. The discussion continues informally after the seminar, with refreshments being served.

The event is free of charge. Sign up now to secure your seat: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/EP/D60C4FC79525C2DB

Presenters: Michel Rojkind, Charles Landry, İdil Gaziulusoy, Antti Ahlava and Hilla Rudanko. The event is in English.

More information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2097484393862384/
and on the Aalto Festival website https://aaltofestival.fi/2018/fi/hook18-campus-of-the-future/

WHAT: Hook’18: Campus of the Future
WHERE: Dipoli, Otakaari 24, Espoo
WHEN: 30th of May 2018 between 16:00 and 19:30

 

11. Students at the Linnanmäki amusement park on the 5th of October

Linnanmäki only for students? Check!

The Guild of Automation and Systems Technology celebrates its 20th anniversary with a bang: The Guild, together with its cooperation partners, offers students a unique chance to spend an evening at the Linnnanmäki amusement park. A private event with a limited number of tickets provides an unforgettable opportunity to enjoy Linnanmäki without waiting in line for hours.

Mark the 5th of October 2018 in your calendar, buy a ticket, take your best student buddies with you, and wait in eager anticipation for the most amusing day of the year, when the entire Linnanmäki amusement park is open just for students for one night.

The event is supported by the TTE Fund.

Advance tickets: https://bailataan.fi/events/b71e9e0b-84d1-45a0-95f8-bb985f720b2c

Advance tickets are also sold at events, which are announced on the event’s website later. Buy your ticket now, because the price will go up after the advance sales!

WHAT: Linnanmäki just for students!
WHERE: Linnanmäki amusement park
WHEN: 5th of October 2018 between 16:00 and 20:00
MORE INFO: https://20.as.fi/linnanmaki/

Tickets are exchanged for wristbands in the autumn prior to the event. You must present your student card when exchanging your ticket. Only people who have bought a ticket can enter Linnanmäki during the event. Alcohol is sold at the amusement park, so bringing your own drinks into the area is forbidden.

The organizer reserves the right to make changes.

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

 

12. Croquet Conclave’s summer league starts on the 25th of May

What better way to spend a warm summer evening than playing croquet? None! Take part in the Croquet Conclave’s summer games, organized approximately every other Friday!

All games are played at the Alvari Square, starting at 18:15. Anyone can participate in the season’s games without prior sign-up by paying a 3€ seasonal fee during the first game.

Game dates:

25th May: Summer Warm-up Game
8th June: BBQ Croquet
27th June: Vichy Croquet
13th July: Kimble Croquet
27th July: Sunny Croquet
17th August: Annual Ball Croquet
31st August: Season finale

Games on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1698822263489971/

 

13. Otakoppi’s summer baseball

The baseball summer is here, and so is OtaKoppi’s annual summer baseball!

The summer season of Finnish baseball (pesäpallo) started on the 16th of May, which means weekly baseball games with nice people. This summer, the summer baseball sessions will be held in Tapiola, on the Tuuliniitty field (Tuulikuja, Espoo), every Wednesday between 18:00 and 20:00.

Summer baseball is a sports event for all students of Aalto University who love Finnish baseball, organized by Aalto University’s Finnish baseball club OtaKoppi. You don’t need to have any previous experience with baseball or pesäpallo, and you can also get the gear from OtaKoppi. Summer baseball is a laid-back sport, and it does not require regular weekly participation. Invite your friends, too!

You should also join as a member of OtaKoppi if you’re interested in our activities! Membership is free for all Aalto University students, and you can do it by clicking this link: https://otakoppi.fi/index.php/home/liity-jaeseneksi

If you’re interested in Finnish baseball also besides the summer sessions, contact OtaKoppi’s board: otakoppi-hallitus@list.ayy.fi

 

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This is the Aalto University Student Union weekly newsletter 21/2018. You can find news concerning AYY, its associations and sections in this newsletter, in addition to other useful information.

If you want your own piece to be a part of the weekly newsletter, send it in its finalized form to tiedotteet@ayy.fi by Thursday 10:00 if you want it out the following week. The recommended length of the text is 500 characters and the maximum length is 1 000 characters.

The association information can be found in the association newsletter. Read it at: https://ayy.fi/en/associations/association-newsletter

Weekly Newsletter 20/2018

 

To celebrate the Year of Arts, AYY and the National Theater have launched a collaboration that allows AYY members to purchase theater tickets at a discounted price. Check out the first theater offer from item 5, and have a theatrical weekend!

 

Week 20

16.5. Ristin kilta: Bible Quiz https://ayy.fi/blog/events/ristin-kilta-raamattuvisa-2/
16.5. Mountain biking for beginners https://ayy.fi/blog/events/maastopyorailya-aloittelijoille/
17.5. Spring bicycle maintenance https://ayy.fi/blog/events/fillarin-kevathuolto-3/

Week 21

22.5. Miserere Church Concert https://ayy.fi/blog/events/miserere-kirkkokonsertti/
23.5. Ristin kilta: Game Night https://ayy.fi/blog/events/ristin-kilta-peli-ilta-11/
23.5. Mountain biking for beginners https://ayy.fi/blog/events/maastopyorailya-alottelijoille/

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. AYY handed the Flower Day compliment to Museum Director Susanna Pettersson
  2. Apply for the position of AYY’s representative in SYL’s Advisory Board for Development Cooperation
  3. AYY is looking for a project worker
  4. Otaniemi junk bike collection – final reminder!

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

  1. Visit the National Theater for 10 euros
  2. The Year of Art blog series: Women’s choir KYN
  3. Väre wall art competition is open until the 15th of May
  4. TOKYO’s Spring Bazaar on the 19th of May
  5. Chamber Choir Dissonanssi’s spring concert on the 19th of May
  6. Miserere church concert on the 22nd of May – Music from the depths of the soul

EVENTS

  1. Aalto Festival 17–31 May
  2. Aalto Friday Night Live at A Grid on the 18th of May

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. OtaKoppi’s traditional summer baseball sessions start on the 16th of May
  2. Aalto 10K/5K are coming in September, sign up now!

OTHERS

  1. Stationery and art supplies will remain available on campus

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1. AYY handed the Flower Day compliment to Museum Director Susanna Pettersson

The Aalto University Student Union handed the Flower Day compliment to the Ateneum art museum Director Susanna Pettersson on the 12th of May 2018.

The recipient of the Flower Day compliment was chosen with the Year of Arts in mind. Susanna Pettersson has been involved in promoting the visibility of art in the Finnish society and is a member of the Aalto University Board.

Read more about the Flower Day compliment here: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2018/05/13/ayy-handed-the-flower-day-compliment-to-museum-director-susanna-pettersson/

 

2. Apply for the position of AYY’s representative in SYL’s Advisory Board for Development Cooperation

Are you inspired by global influencing and promoting education on an international level? Are you a persistent communicator, good at building networks, or a fundraising pro? Do you want to share some of your expertise with the world?

We are looking for imaginative, committed and motivated people to join the National Union of University Students in Finland SYL’s Advisory Board for Development Cooperation (KENKKU).

If you recognized yourself from this description and are interested in international matters, send your application to international@ayy.fi by the 23rd of May.

Read more: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2018/05/08/apply-for-syls-advisory-board-for-development-cooperation/

 

3. AYY is looking for a project worker

 

AYY is searching for a project worker to develop the future of AYY’s operations and association structures.

The tasks of the project worker include producing proposals on how AYY’s association structures and activities could be improved, based on interviews and research. The application deadline is on Sunday, the 20th of May 2018, at 23:59.

Did you recognize yourself or your friend from this description? Read more: https://ayy.fi/en/student-union/vacancies/project-worker/

 

4. Otaniemi junk bike collection – final reminder!

During the Otaniemi junk bike collection, we’ll be collecting abandoned bikes in the Otaniemi area from properties owned by AYY, Hoas and ACRE.

All bikes will be marked with a colorful bracelet between the 6th and 8th of April. All bikes that still have the bracelet intact will be collected during May. So remember to remove the bracelet from your bike as soon as possible! Please also tell your friends and roommates who aren’t in Otaniemi during the collection period to make sure the bracelet is removed from their bicycle. Is your friend on an exchange? Help them out!

All collected bikes that are in good condition will be sold in September. Then is your chance to buy yourself a working bicycle at an affordable price.

More information: https://ayy.fi/en/student-union/volunteering/sections/campus-section/collecting-of-abandoned-bicycles/

 

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

 

5. Visit the National Theater for 10 euros

The National Theater and AYY have launched a collaboration, offering benefits and discounts for Aalto University students.

The first offer in May is for the fantastic performance Ice (https://kansallisteatteri.fi/esitys/ice/), based on Vladimir Sorokin’s cult novel and performed on the Small Stage.

The price is as low as they get: performances on Friday, the 18th of May, at 19:00, and on Saturday, the 19th of May, at 13:00, are only 10€ if you use the code “yliopisto”.

Call now and book your tickets, tel. 010 7331 331. The amount of tickets is not limited – you can buy as many as you want, as long as there are tickets!

Tickets can be claimed only from the National Theater’s own ticket store, which is located in downtown Helsinki, at the Railway Square. The ticket store is open from Monday through Saturday from 9:00 to 19:00.

https://kansallisteatteri.fi/lippumyymala/

 

6. The Year of Art blog series: Women’s choir KYN

”The feeling created by 40 women breathing, feeling and dreaming together is hard to experience anywhere else.”

The Year of Art blog series in May features the women’s choir KYN. Read the AYY blog to find out what it is like to sing in the choir that was chosen as Choir of the Year: https://ayy.fi/blogi/2018/05/14/kyn-breathes-feels-and-dreams-together/?lang=en

 

7. Väre wall art competition is open until the 15th of May

Do you have an idea for a never-before-seen piece of art to decorate the campus area?

We are holding an open competition to find a piece of art for the 70-metre-long outer wall of Väre. The competition is open to all Aalto students, and it is open until Tuesday, the 15th of May.

https://wall-art.aalto.fi/

 

8. TOKYO’s Spring Bazaar on the 19th of May

TOKYO’s traditional Spring Bazaar will be held at the Arabia campus (Hämeentie 135c) on Saturday, the 19th of May, between 12:00 and 18:00.

There are personal gifts and art, design and handicrafts made by ARTS students for sale at the Bazaar. TOKYO’s café is also there to tempt you with its delicacies.

The Bazaar is held on the same day with the Arabia street festival.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1114046155416391/

 

9. Chamber Choir Dissonanssi’s spring concert on the 19th of May

Welcome to Chamber Choir Dissonanssi’s spring concert, Daydream Lullaby, on Saturday, the 19th of May at 14:00. The concert will be held at the beautiful Otaniemi chapel in Espoo.

The concert will feature a diverse selection of mixed choir music. The concert includes works from the composers Fougstedt, Madetoja, Bennett and di Lasso, among others – without forgetting the more entertaining tunes. The concert is conducted by Choir Leader Joonas Tuominen.

Free admission (voluntary program fee). Warmly welcome!

https://www.facebook.com/events/845263872327025/

 

10. Miserere church concert on the 22nd of May – Music from the depths of the soul

Mountains of exams getting you down? Would like to think about something completely different for a moment?

Come take a breather and calm down before the end of the academic year at the Polytech Choir’s Miserere concert at the Lauttasaari Church on the 22nd of May at 19:00. Listen to musical contrasts from the Renaissance to the modernism of the 1980s and take in the ambience of traveling from the darkness of the soul towards the light.

Tickets for students 10€ at the Polytech Choir’s ticket shop or at lippu.fi. 15€ at the door.

http://www.polyteknikkojenkuoro.fi/konsertit/miserere/

 

EVENTS

 

11. Aalto Festival 17–31 May

Each spring, the students, faculty and researchers of Aalto University put their hard work on display at Aalto Festival.

Welcome to take part in the opening party!

Time: 17 May 2018, at 18–21
Place: A Grid, Otakaari 5 A, Espoo

Performing at the opening party: Elias Gould and Windows95Man. The opening is brought to you by Bassoradio.

Other new events:

18 May: first ever “research brought to life” Friday Night Live event with a live VJ, a band and researchers exploring how the theme of “sisu” impacts their work.

19 May: What If… is a part of the newly launched Aalto University Junior initiative. The event will offer free arts and science programs for kids with 10 workshops around the theme of light and colors.

By the end of May, well over 60 total events will take place, including the winner of the 2018 Millennium Technology Prize giving a public talk at Aalto, Millennium Talk (23 May). Näytös18 fashion show is one of the most anticipated fashion events in Finland (25 May). The Hook ‘18 focuses on campus and city-planning (30 May).

Schedule and more information:

https://aaltofestival.fi
ida.laude@aalto.fi

 

12. Aalto Friday Night Live at A Grid on the 18th of May

The first ever Aalto Friday Night Live is research brought to life!

What is “sisu”? Get answers from a cyber security connoisseur, a sustainability expert, a decision optimizer, and a satellite professor. Add to this: a live band, a visual artist, a magnetic host, and snacks & drinks.

There will be no recordings. To see it, you have to be there.

Speakers: Jarno Limnéll, Idil Gaziulusoy, Eeva Vilkkumaa and Jaan Praks

18th May, 18:00–21:00 (showtime 19–20:30) at A Grid

The event is in English.

Registration: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/Participation/Public/fa0647d1-68dc-4dbd-93c5-95360651eff9

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/905761286269863/

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

 

13. OtaKoppi’s traditional summer baseball sessions start on the 16th of May

The summer season of Finnish baseball (pesäpallo) starts on the 16th of May, which means weekly baseball games with nice people. This summer, the summer baseball sessions will be held in Tapiola, on the Tuuliniitty field (Tuulikuja, Espoo), every Wednesday between 18:00 and 20:00.

Summer baseball is a sports event for all students of Aalto University who love Finnish baseball, organized by Aalto University’s Finnish baseball club OtaKoppi. You don’t need to have any previous experience with baseball or pesäpallo, and you can also get the gear from OtaKoppi. Summer baseball is a laid-back sport, and it does not require regular weekly participation. Invite your friends, too!

You should also join as a member of OtaKoppi if you’re interested in our activities! Membership is free for all Aalto University students, and you can do it by clicking this link: https://otakoppi.fi/index.php/home/liity-jaeseneksi

If you’re interested in Finnish baseball also besides the summer sessions, contact OtaKoppi’s board: otakoppi-hallitus@list.ayy.fi

 

14. Aalto 10K/5K are coming in September, sign up now!

The traditional Aalto 10K and Aalto 5K sports day will be held on Sunday, the 16th of September 2018! You can run, jog, walk, or Nordic walk the distance of your choice.

The event is free of charge for Aalto people.

Aalto 10K/5k is part of the Espoon Rantamaraton marathon event. The marathon and half-marathon will be run on Saturday, the 15th of September 2018.

WHEN: Sun, 16th of September 2018 between 11:00 and 15:00
WHERE: Otahalli and its surroundings in Otaniemi, Espoo act as the center for the event. All distances start from Otaniemenranta in Otaniemi, on the shore of Laajalahti.

Registration: https://www.rantamaraton.fi/aaltokymppi/ The registration ends on Sunday, the 9th of September 2018, at 23:59.

We are also looking for volunteers for the Aalto 10K/5K event. Volunteers may also participate on the marathons held on Saturday, the 15th of September for free.

More information on the event at Into: https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4857131

 

OTHERS

 

15. Stationery and art supplies will remain available on campus

The Kynä ja Paperi store, which operated in the vicinity of Aalto ARTS for twenty years and moved to the Otaniemi campus from Arabia in the autumn of 2017, closed down in April. There will still be a stationery and art supply store on campus, however.

The new store, Aaltopahvi, continues in the footsteps of Kynä ja Paperi with the same product selection, same facilities and same shopkeeper as in Kynä ja Paperi. The boutique is open on weekdays from 11:00 to 16:00, and it is still open throughout May, located at the old Otaniemi shopping center, on the edge of the Alvari Square.

The store will close its doors after the final exams. In the summer, Aaltopahvi will move few hundred meters to the Harald Herlin learning center in Otaniemi (Otaniementie 9), next to Robert’s Coffee, and it will open its doors when the autumn semester starts.

Aaltopahvi focuses on stationery and art supplies. The vintage products and café familiar from Kynä ja Paperi will no longer be available when the summer holiday starts.

 

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This is the Aalto University Student Union weekly newsletter 20/2018. You can find news concerning AYY, its associations and sections in this newsletter, in addition to other useful information.

If you want your own piece to be a part of the weekly newsletter, send it in its finalized form to tiedotteet@ayy.fi by Thursday 10:00 if you want it out the following week. The recommended length of the text is 500 characters and the maximum length is 1 000 characters.

The association information can be found in the association newsletter. Read it at: https://ayy.fi/en/associations/association-newsletter

Weekly Newsletter 19/2018

Starting from this week, it is time to start making a difference! The Aalto University Student Union is updating its policy papers, and ideas are sought from all members. If and when you have thoughts on what kind of issues AYY should pursue in the future, go and fill out the survey found under item 1.

Have a productive week!

 

Week 19

8.5. Female choir KYN’s auditions https://ayy.fi/blog/events/female-choir-kyns-auditions/
9.5. Ristin kilta: Pekka Laukkarinen – Spring Concert https://ayy.fi/blog/events/ristin-kilta-pekka-laukkarinen-kevatkonsertointia/
9.5. Mountain biking for beginners https://ayy.fi/blog/events/maastopyorailya-aloittelijoille-2/
12.5. Aalto Gamers League of Legends Tournament https://ayy.fi/blog/events/aalto-gamers-league-of-legends-tournament/
13.5. Flower Day https://ayy.fi/blog/events/kukanpaiva/

Week 20

16.5. Ristin kilta: Bible Quiz https://ayy.fi/blog/events/ristin-kilta-raamattuvisa-2/
16.5. Mountain biking for beginners https://ayy.fi/blog/events/maastopyorailya-aloittelijoille/
17.5. Spring bicycle maintenance https://ayy.fi/blog/events/fillarin-kevathuolto-3/

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Share your ideas on AYY’s advocacy policies
  2. #LuovutusAalto victories to Inkubio and KYllä Oluelle
  3. Weekly Newsletter 20/2018 earlier deadline on Wednesday, the 9th of May

WORKING LIFE

  1. Meet&Mingle @ Tieto 9.5.

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

  1. Miserere church concert on the 22nd of May – Music from the depths of the soul

EVENTS

  1. Flower Day on the 13th of May
  2. Discussion event on the 7th of May: Portuguese drug legislation to Finland?
  3. Five Years of #swagswagnamnam 9.5
  4. 180 Degrees’ Gala Finale 9.5.
  5. Aalto Friday Night Live at A Grid on the 18th of May
  6. National Coalition party conference proposal day on the 19th of May

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. FC Kissat is looking for new players
  2. Human vs Zombies Otaniemi 10th–12th May

OTHERS

  1. Answer the survey about the attractiveness of employers and win a travel gift card

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1. Share your ideas on AYY’s advocacy policies

The Aalto University Student Union is updating its policy papers this year. At the same time, the current policy papers will be combined into a single document. In what societal questions should the Aalto people be especially active in?

With this survey, you can bring new issues and ideas to the policy paper preparation:

https://lomake.ayy.fi/vaikuttaminen/share-your-ideas-on-ayys-advocacy-policies/

 

2. #LuovutusAalto victories to Inkubio and KYllä Oluelle

The Spring 2018 #LuovutusAalto blood donation campaign was won by the Bioinformation Technology Guild Inkubio with a whopping 11 donors. Victory by percentage of members went to KYllä Oluelle, with 33% of members donating blood.

In total, the campaign garnered 78 donations. Congratulations to the winners and a huge round of thanks to everyone who donated!

 

3. Weekly Newsletter 20/2018 earlier deadline on Wednesday, the 9th of May

Please note that the AYY weekly newsletter 20/2018 has an earlier deadline for submissions due to the upcoming Ascension Day on Thursday.

If you want your piece to be featured in the newsletter, send it to tiedotteet@ayy.fi by Wednesday, the 9th of May, 10:00!

 

WORKING LIFE

 

4. Meet&Mingle @ Tieto 9.5.

Welcome to network, eat, drink and hear how AI can be utilized in the healthcare industry.

Sign up to the Meet&Mingle @ Tieto via the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfff7JWXFduNITeIHHEtFC3o3MMbJ0LfiqI6s-gZfAjHyEJLw/viewform

WHAT:

Networking + Drinks & Food
Welcome to Tieto
How we utilize AI in the healthcare industry, Matti Ristimäki, Head of Datadriven Health
Activation workshop
Networking

WHEN: May 9th at 17:00
WHERE: Tieto Keilalahti Campus, Keilalahdentie 2, Espoo

Welcome!

 

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

 

5. Miserere church concert on the 22nd of May – Music from the depths of the soul

Mountains of exams getting you down? Would like to think about something completely different for a moment?

Come take a breather and calm down before the end of the academic year at the Polytech Choir’s Miserere concert at the Lauttasaari Church on the 22nd of May at 19:00. Listen to musical contrasts from the Renaissance to the modernism of the 1980s and take in the ambience of traveling from the darkness of the soul towards the light.

Tickets for students 10€ at the Polytech Choir’s ticket shop or at lippu.fi. 15€ at the door.

http://www.polyteknikkojenkuoro.fi/konsertit/miserere/

 

EVENTS

 

6. Flower Day on the 13th of May

The AYY Campus Section warmly welcomes you to celebrate the traditional festivities of Flower Day (Flooran Päivä), coinciding with the 66th birthday of the Teekkari village, on Sunday, May 13th.

This year, the event will take place in the heart of the village at Servin Mökki, starting at 18:00. You can enjoy delicious snacks and the spring-themed program. The highlight of the evening is the festive ceremony where the Flower Day message is handed over.

More information on the program and timetable to be announced later.

WHAT: Flower Day
WHERE: Smökki, Otaniemi
WHEN: Sunday, 13th of May at 18:00
PRICE: Free

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/768441560027114/

 

7. Discussion event on the 7th of May: Portuguese drug legislation to Finland?

Is the current Finnish legislation on narcotic substances adequate? Is it useful for the society as well as for drug users? Can the legislation be improved?

Kokoomusteekkarit have prepared a proposition for the Kokoomus (National Coalition Party) party conference, which aims to find out whether the Portuguese legislation on drugs could be applied in Finland. THL research professor Pekka Hakkarainen will participate in and open the discussion event. Other participants to be revealed later.

The event is open for everyone.

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/213984479187496/

Place: Aalto Design Factory, Betonimiehenkuja 5
Time: Monday, the 7th of May from 18:00 to 20:00

 

8. Five Years of #swagswagnamnam 9.5

The Guild of Architecture’s dazzling dance group, #swagswagnamnam is turning 5 – time to celebrate!

Welcome to Design Factory on Wednesday 9.5. at 7.30 pm. Refreshments, snacks, music, great company – and of course the most epic #swagswagnamnam show you’ve ever seen!

The afterparty starts right after the show, starring DJ Duo Nu Black. Channel your inner SWAG superstar on the dance floor!

7.30pm DOORS OPEN
8.15pm OPENING SHOW
8.20pm FREE MINGLING
9.00pm MAIN SHOW

WHAT: #swagswagnamnam’s five-year gala
WHERE: Design Factory, Otaniemi
WHEN: Wednesday 9.5. at 7.30pm
ENTRANCE: Free

https://www.facebook.com/events/1243796479090720/

 

9. 180 Degrees’ Gala Finale 9.5.

After 10 weeks, three teams of 180 Degrees will present their findings and recommendations for the NGOs. There will be a judge panel to give assessment.

The Gala Finale is an opportunity to network with some of the key players of the Finnish consulting sector and leading non-profits. Our guests include representatives from Bain & Company, Capgemini Consulting, UNICEF, Fida International ry, Solidarisuus, and many more.

It’s also for everyone who wishes to understand the concept of 180 Degrees and to meet awesome like-minded people who’d want to contribute to create an impact on the society.

The event is invite-only and there are only a few seats left, so please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgkqa3hsYl7D9I2pewbSMH63gA4YF74WcYDNUU6mO6mhWvSQ/viewform – we will get back to you after a few days.

 

10. Aalto Friday Night Live at A Grid on the 18th of May

The first ever Aalto Friday Night Live is research brought to life!

What is “sisu”? Get answers from a cyber security connoisseur, a sustainability expert, a decision optimizer, and a satellite professor. Add to this: a live band, a visual artist, a magnetic host, and snacks & drinks.

There will be no recordings. To see it, you have to be there.

Speakers: Jarno Limnéll, Idil Gaziulusoy, Eeva Vilkkumaa and Jaan Praks

18th May, 18:00–21:00 (showtime 19–20:30) at A Grid

The event is in English.

https://www.facebook.com/events/905761286269863/

 

11. National Coalition party conference proposal day on the 19th of May

Kokoomusteekkarit is organizing an event for the first time, in which the National Coalition’s local associations can present their proposals both for conference attendees and interested people.

In addition to freeform discussion, the event might also feature other program, which will be defined at the event’s Facebook page.

WHERE: Aalto Design Factory, Betonimiehenkuja 5
WHEN: Saturday 19th of May from 11:00 to 23:00

https://www.facebook.com/events/650209522037554/

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

 

12. FC Kissat is looking for new players

Meow to all old and new students! Do you want to participate in the training, matches and awesome times of the Aalto University women’s football team Kissat? We organize training once a week year around. Football during summer, futsal during winter. In addition, we participate in the Helsinki municipal hobby series.

The summer training sessions start on Tuesday, the 15th of May, from 18:00 to 19:30 at the Tali sport park field, where the training will always take place. The training is open to all fresh players of all levels of expertise. You only need sporty clothing and a water bottle to attend.

WHERE: Tali sports park / field (Ulvilantie 22)
WHEN: Tuesdays, 18:00-19:30

More info: Like FC Kissat on Facebook, www.facebook.com/fckissat, and join our Facebook group to get more information, especially on training times and matches. You can also send us an email to fckissat@gmail.com.

See you at the field!

 

13. Human vs Zombies Otaniemi 10th–12th May

The set is ready, the props are on point, just missing one crucial thing…

We’re recruiting the freshest talents to join our crew in the making of the next big full-length zombie feature film! Are you the new face of the surviving humans or the eye-catcher in the undead horde? Lights, camera, action!

(Disclaimer: The production company is not liable in the case of actual living death.)

Humans vs Zombies is a moderated game of tag where zombie players try to spread the infection by tagging human players. Humans can in turn protect themselves by hiding, fleeing or fighting back (using socks or foam gun darts to “stun” zombies).

Exciting missions and quests will be available every day. Since teamwork is often the best strategy, players are guaranteed to meet new people. HvZ is created for campuses like Otaniemi, so we couldn’t have a better area for the game!

Participation is completely free of charge. The organizers will provide the game scarf and special items for you. All you have to do is sign up, show up and play.

More information and signup: https://lomake.ayy.fi/aava/hvz/

 

OTHERS

 

14. Answer the survey about the attractiveness of employers and win a travel gift card

Hello, experts in technology, science and commerce!

We welcome you to take the Employer Image 2018 survey. The survey looks into the expectations and attitudes regarding the transformation of working life among experts in the fields of technology, science and commerce. The survey investigates the attractiveness of employers particularly in Finland, as well as the expectations related to working life and to employers.

A travel gift card worth 500€ and 5 gift vouchers worth 50€ are raffled on the presentcard.fi website among all who take part in the survey. If you want, you can also be granted access to a summary of the study, which will help you to follow working life trends. With the research results, we can help employers and employees to meet and interact with each other even better.

Please answer by the 30th of April. Answering the survey takes about 15 minutes. The survey is anonymous, and all information is processed confidentially.

Clicking the link will take you directly to the survey: https://norstatsurveys.com/wix/p1864033723.aspx

 

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This is the Aalto University Student Union weekly newsletter 19/2018. You can find news concerning AYY, its associations and sections in this newsletter, in addition to other useful information.

If you want your own piece to be a part of the weekly newsletter, send it in its finalized form to tiedotteet@ayy.fi by Thursday 10:00 if you want it out the following week. The recommended length of the text is 500 characters and the maximum length is 1 000 characters.

The association information can be found in the association newsletter. Read it at: https://ayy.fi/en/associations/association-newsletter