Weekly Newsletter 15/2019

On Sunday this week, it is time to vote in the parliamentary election. The advance voting is still ongoing today, Monday 8 Apr, and tomorrow, Tuesday 9 Apr. You can vote in advance at any polling station, for example, in the Harald Herlin Learning Centre. You only need to bring a photo ID. On the election day, 14 Apr, you can only vote at your designated polling station. Read more at https://vaalit.fi/en/frontpage.

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1. Wappu.fi lists First of May happenings at one address

Wappu is coming! AYY gathers the Wappu happenings of the whole Aalto community at one address, the wappu.fi website. Check out the site to know where to be and when.

Want to have your event added to the list? Fill in the form at https://lomake.ayy.fi/viestinta/wappu-fi-2019/.

If you come up with any questions about the form or the wappu.fi site, you can get in touch with AYY’s Communications Specialist Henna Palonen ([email protected] or 0505209440).

2. Dipoli Wappu on 30 Apr – Come party and/or apply to volunteer

The most expected Wappu party is back again! Speed like a supernova to Dipoli on 30 Apr to shake your tail feather, to charm all listeners with your karaoke classics and to put on your cap together with everyone as midnight strikes. This is a party you really don’t want to miss! The event’s artists will be announced soon, so stay tuned.

Tickets in advance/at the door 13/15 € (incl. frolics & cloakroom), badge 2 €.
Note! Physical ticket sales only accept card or MobilePay.

The ticket sales times and other detailed info can be found in the FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/318302462214039/

Interested in helping out at the party?  Volunteer recruitment for the Dipoli Wappu is now open at https://lomake.ayy.fi/jtmk/mene-toihin/ (in Finnish)!

The shift includes about 6 hours of work and the cleaning at the end. The workers will be rewarded with a VIP entrance, afterparty, Wappu baskets and buses to Ullanlinnanmäki in the morning!

The positions are filled first come, first served, so stop wasting time and sign up as a volunteer right now!


3. Spring Concert of the Polytech Orchestra in Dipoli

The Polytech Orchestra gives a spring concert with Asian flavours, Slavic poetry and the beloved 7thSymphony by Beethoven. The orchestra is conducted by James Kahane.

Spring Concert of the Polytech Orchestra
on Saturday 13 April at 4 pm
Dipoli (Otakaari 24, Espoo)

  • Aleksandr Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
  • Antonín Dvořák: The Water Goblin
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1270436693109894/

Tickets in advance 8 / 12 / 15 € (students / pensioners / normal ticket)
Tickets at the door 10 / 15 / 18 € (students / pensioners / normal ticket)

Group discount -20% for groups of at least 10 persons.
Tickets available at polyteknikkojenorkesteri.fi/en.

4. Otaniemi Night of Arts 2019 takes place on Sat 21 Sept – registration open now!

Otaniemi Night of Arts, the interdisciplinary campus festival organised by Aalto University Student Union, takes place on Saturday 21 Sept for the second time. Last year, the festival brought thousands of visitors from around the capital region to enjoy more than 50 events organised by Aalto people from the afternoon into the night. The event will once again be put on as a collective effort of the Aalto community. Start stewing your ideas and register your event for the festival’s programme by the beginning of August.

More information and registration: https://ayy.fi/en/students/student-culture/annual-events/otaniemenyo/.

5. Ciné pays you a visit short film screening in Otaniemi on Wed 24 Apr at 8 pm

Espoo Ciné and AYY’s Steering Group of Artistic Activities are organising a collaborative and free-of-charge short film screening as part of the Ciné pays you a visit tour on Wednesday 24 Apr at 6 pm in Otaniemi. The event will feature a retrospective of Teemu Nikki, the director of the praised Armomurhaaja film and the #lovemilla TV series. There are limited seats for the screening, and the exact location will be revealed to the participants by email. Use the link below to sign up for this and other Ciné pays you a visit screenings: https://www.espoocine.fi/2019/fi/tapahtumat/cine-kylassa (in Finnish).

6. Welcome to join the Kino Sheryl gang!

Kino Sheryl is a cinema owned by TOKYO that operates at Leipätehdas in the heart of Kallio. We are now looking for people who are interested in developing the cinema to join the operations. Do you want to plan and execute communications, special programmes, events or cooperation with other operators? Come along to work on Kino Sheryl!

You can take part in the Kino Sheryl gang as much as you want and the way you want. The group meets every 1–2 weeks, but you do not have to make it to every meeting. The first meeting will take place soon, so if you want to join us, send an email to [email protected] with the heading “Kino Sherylin jengi” [Kino Sheryl gang]. Later on, we will also assemble a new Board for Kino Sheryl from the people who have been actively involved.

7. KYN & Janne Marja-aho: Odotan sinua unessa [I wait for you in a dream] on 19 May 2019

Sun 19 May 2019 at 6 pm (doors at 5.15 pm) in the Helsinki Conservatory of Music’s Concert Hall, Ruoholahdentori 6, 00180 Helsinki

“A little wine. Bed. Separation from the sounds of the day. Blinds. Night. The driver moves to the Western edge of the window. The gate of sleep is open.”

KYN invites you into a dream made of Janne Marja-aho’s dance and the music of Juan Manuel Conejo, Anders Edenroth, Johanna Juhola and Anna-Mari Kähärä.

  • Female Choir KYN, Conducted by Kaija Viitasalo
  • Janne Marja-aho, vocals and dance
  • Johanna Juhola, accordion
  • Kirmo Lintinen, piano
  • Lighting design by Mika Venhovaara

Duration approx. 2 h (incl. intermission)

Tickets 25/20/15 € from Choir members and at the door if some are left. From Tiketti 27,50/22,50/16,50 € (incl. service fees). Share the experience with friends! Gather a group of 10 or more and benefit from the group offer: tickets only 15 €/ person! Order without delivery fees via [email protected].

You can also find the event on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/2258336790893934/Wishing you warmly welcome!


8. Jädee & Bissee – Tasting on 17 Apr

KYllä Oluelle, in collaboration with Suomen Jäätelö, offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beautiful spring, and in the tasting, we bring together two of sunshine’s best friends: beer and ice cream. In addition to the evening’s menu, we get a very cool guest, beer expert and food reporter Anikó Lehtinen, who’s going to tell us a little bit about this unusual combination of flavours.

So, on 17 April, head to the KY Building and come enjoy some ice-cold beers and mouth-watering ice cream in chill (:D) company.

You surely won’t want to miss this chance to tickle your taste buds!

  • WHAT: Beer & Ice Cream tasting
  • WHERE: KY Building, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21, 00100 Helsinki
  • WHEN: Wednesday 17 Apr, starting at 6 pm
  • PRICE: 18 € (includes 5 different beers and ice creams)
  • TICKETS: Sign-up form will be published later
  • DRESSCODE: Casual
  • EVENT ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/306439100036250/

9. 32nd Jäynä Finals on 23 Apr

Prank your way to the 32nd Jäynä Finals and win some unbelievable prizes! Sign up your team for the competition and take a peek at the prizes at https://www.jayna.fi/wp/in-english/. Pranks can still be played until 15 Apr 2019 at 3.04 pm.

The most fascinating, epic and cleverest jäynäs of the year will be awarded at the Jäynä Finals on 23 Apr 2019 from 4 pm onwards in the U2 Hall of the Undergraduate Centre.

You get to vote for your personal favourite straight after the Jäynä Finals at https://www.jayna.fi/wp/in-english/! The public’s favourite jäynä is announced on 30 Apr at the Wappurieha declaration.

  • WHAT: 32nd Jäynä Finals
  • WHEN: Pranks must be completed by Mon 15 Apr 2019 at 3.04 pm. Jäynä Finals (event held in Finnish) on Tue 23 Apr 2019 at 4 pm, doors to the hall opened at 3.45 pm.
  • WHERE: U2 Hall, Otakaari 1
  • FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/321829561808474/

10. Teemu Kerppu’s sample lecture on 25 Apr

Sample lecture for Docentship Lifespan Analysis of Imaginary Matter: TkT, e.o.i.c Teemu Kerppu

  • Time: Thursday 25 Apr at 2.15 pm
  • Place: Ke2, Kemistintie 1
  • Sample lecture topic: “Tosikkouden ja maasäteilyn energiavarastointi vuosikymmenien valinkauhassa” [The Energy Storage of Humourlessness and Earth Radiation in the Ladle of the Decades]
  • Opening the sample lecture: Vice President in charge of Innovations (Aalto), Prof. Janne Laine
  • Scientific evaluation: Prof. Mari Lundström
  • Pedagogical evaluation: University Lecturer, Doc. Kirsi Yliniemi

More information on the applicant:

*The applicant has completed the diploma work “Vuoriteollisuusolosuhteiden vaikutus teekkari-insinööritransformaation mekanismiin” [The Impact of Mining Industry Circumstances on the Mechanism of the Teekkari–Engineer Transformation] in 1971. The work was overseen by Prof. Aimo Mikkola.

*The applicant has defended his doctoral thesis in the grand lecture hall of the Department of Engineering Materials on 26 Nov 2007, Doctoral thesis topic: “Elinkaaren kattavat käyttäytymisohjeet” [Lifespan-Covering Behavioural Instructions]

*The applicant has been promoted in a ceremonious degree ceremony with the title Doctor of Technology extra ordinem ioci causa (e.o.i.c) by promotor Prof. Olavi Nevanlinna on 2 Apr 2008.

*The applicant’s specific research and teaching has focused on charting the occurrences of the group condensation of the Teekkari spirit, as well as on research on how susceptible a master of technology can be to the influence of their immediate environment. Since then, the applicant has focused especially on energy storage as well, more specifically in adaptations of earth radiation.


11. Skipoli Surf Camp 2019

This year, in honour of Skipoli’s 45th anniversary year, the Skipoli Surf Camp is heading to Southeast Asia to the PHILIPPINES!!! So, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to go on an unforgettable trip with an amazing group of people! Exceptionally, the trip’s timing has changed from previous years, and this year, the trip takes place in the beginning of the second period, on 31 Oct–12 Nov 2019.

The Skipoli surf leaders have arranged the bargain of all times for the trip, and you get to experience the wonders of Asia FOR THE PRICE OF ONLY 999 €!!!

The price includes the flights, transport, accommodation, surfing lessons, board rentals, breakfasts and lots of other things!

REGISTRATION takes place on the Alvari Square on 18 Apr at 12.00 noon, and ONLY THE FASTEST 40 get a place on the trip!

You can find more info in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2205067189747932/


12. Master’s student, apply to the Aalto University mentoring programme!

Are you getting close to graduation but wondering about the future and transferring into the working life? Would you like to get support and guidance from a senior expert on how to face working life, especially in another culture, a chance to improve your job application skills and a unique possibility to build your network among a cross-disciplinary group of professionals?

Take a chance and apply as a mentee: https://www.aalto.fi/services/students-join-the-mentoring-programme.

Application period 1 Apr–10 May 2019.

13. Be your own mobile operator for 48 hours! Join COMNET 5G IoThon on 3–5 May 2019

Innovate with Europe’s top university-based 5G testing and experimental network at the 48-hour hackathon taking place on 3–5 May at Aalto University, Finland. The COMNET 5G IoThon is aimed at master’s and doctoral students as well as developers. Corporate partners include Ericsson, Nokia, Siemens and Telia, each posing a specific challenge. There will be a prize for each challenge and one COMNET prize worth 5000 euros.

The IoThon is less than a month away! Are you excited? The application deadline for the event is on 15 Apr 2019. Apply now at https://iothon.io.

IoThon 2019 is organised by the Department of Communications and Networking (COMNET) at the School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. You are warmly welcome to attend the hackathon!

14. Interested in sustainable city development? Apply now to participate in Young Urban Leaders program as Espoo’s delegate DL 9.4.

Are you into sustainable urban development? Do you want to make a change? Are you 18-30 years old and live in Espoo? If you answered YES to all the questions, you might be the perfect candidate to represent Espoo in Urban Futures conference in Oslo 22-24.5.2019. As part of a high level Urban Futures conference on sustainable cities, the Young Urban Leaders program offers excellent networking, skill and knowledge development possibilities for young persons willing to make a change in their communities. City of Espoo covers the participation costs of one delegate, apply by 9.4.2019. For more info and application, check https://www.espoo.fi/en-US/Interested_in_sustainable_city_developme(155872)

This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 15/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

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