Mid-Week Mail, week 18
WHAT IS MID-WEEK MAIL?
Mid-Week Mail is a bi-monthly news and events e-mail for the international students of the University of Turku. Aside from being an important up-to-date news source concerning Student Union, university and student issues, Mid-Week Mail also gives you current information on different events and activities organised by TYY (the Student Union of the University of Turku), the TYY Committees and other TYY affiliates.
In this mail:
- APPROXIMATELY 2,000 STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED FOR FREE EDUCATION
- TYYLIKÄS VAPPU’S SUNNY CELEBRATION
- UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES PARTIALLY CLOSED ON 7 MAY
- CAFETERIA SERVICES AT ICT BUILDING CHANGES HANDS
- UNIVERSITY SPORTS’ SUMMER SCHEDULE
- TYY COMMITTEE MEETINGS
APPROXIMATELY 2,000 STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED FOR FREE EDUCATION
Approximately two thousand current, former and future students participated in a demonstration for free education on Wednesday, 21 April in Helsinki. There were three busloads of Turku students from TYY and ÅAS. The demonstration course went from Senator Square, along Aleksanterinkatu and Mannerheimintie, to the front of Parliament House where representatives from eight political parties gave speeches.
TYYLIKÄS VAPPU’S SUNNY CELEBRATION
Once again, the thousands of students and graduates who made it to Vartiovuorimäki by 18.00 saw the familiar sight on Vappu Eve. After putting on their student caps, a sea of white covered the street from the front of Turku Art Museum to Eerikinkatu. TYY Executive Board Chair Elias Lahtinen’s Vappu speech dissected the rights and obligations of students on the basis of the social debates that has recently been brought up.
“There are also other values than productivity. Our job as students and academics is to remind you that civilization and freedom are values that cannot be measured in monetary terms. The freedom to experiment and make mistakes, the freedom to wander, the freedom to think in a new way. This kind of freedom, without control and restraints, ultimately produces the best results not only spiritually but also materially. We must demand this freedom not only for the university, but also the rest of society”
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES PARTIALLY CLOSED ON 7 MAY
On Friday 7.5. the Discipline-specific libraries are closed due to in-service training of the personnel. The Main Library is open but call slip requests will be delayed. Call slips made on Thursday 6.5. afternoon will not be delivered till on Monday 10.5.
See all the exceptional opening hours in May
CAFETERIA SERVICES AT ICT BUILDING CHANGES HANDS
Beginning 1 July, Unica will no longer be offering cafeteria services at the ICT Building.
Unica is a company specialised in lunch services, established by Universtas Oy and Fazer Amica and owned by the Student Union of the University of Turku.
UNIVERSITY SPORTS’ SUMMER SCHEDULE
University Sports´ summer 2010 schedule is valid 3 May -18 June, 2010. After this there will be a summer break until 30 August, when the autumn schedule starts.
The gym is open until 18 June and also 2 - 27 August on Mon-Thu 7.30-21.00 and Fri 7.30-15.00, weekends are closed.
Summer sports fee is 15 e, payment instructions are at University Sports´ web page (fees) and printed schedules. Please notice the new bank account and reference number!
Welcome to summer activities!
TYY COMMITTEE MEETINGS
- TYY Committee on Development Co-operation, Tuesday, 11 May at 12.00, Turku-sali.
- TYY Student Cafeteria Committee, Tuesday, 11 May at 14.00, Proffan Kellari, cabinet.