Test your idea in the Draft Program – Apply by 19 January 2020

Apply for Draft Program in Joensuu! We are looking for new and agile ideas, which you can easily test alongside studies or work. It can be a new product, service, app, business model etc. Best ideas are realistic.  Collect your team and develop your idea in the Draft Program. You can get up to 4000 euros for testing your idea. The Draft Program gives you a chance to make small-scale experiments.

Read more and apply by 19th of January 2020 http://www.draftprogram.com/

Reserving Legal deposit copies in UEF Finna is closed until the end of the year 2019

Due to the library system being replaced, the library suspends book acquisitions and the processing of books into collections until the end of the year. Due to this interruption making reservations on Legal deposit copies is closed from this point on. We will inform you about making reservations in UEF Primo later.  For more information please contact: Riitta Porkka, riitta.porkka[at]uef.fi or acquisitions[at]uef.fi.   Please follow our detailed updates about the process on the UEF Library’s webpage (opening in a new window), University intranet and UEF Library’s social media channels.

The traditional Christmas Party on the Kuopio Campus Tuesday 17 December, 2019 at 2:15 pm

The traditional Christmas Party for the staff and students on the Kuopio Campus on Tuesday, 17 December, at 2:15 pm, Snellmania SN 100

 

Programme

 

Welcoming Words

Rector Jukka Mönkkönen

 

Children´s songs

Haapaniemi school music class

Conducter Olli-Pekka Huttunen

 

Christmas Soul

Dave Forestfield & Jarkka Rissanen

 

University Chamber Choir

Conducted by Richard Nicholls

 

Word for Christmas

Vicar Aulikki Mäkinen

 

Christmas Carols

Conducted by Cantor Jarkko Maukonen

 

Coffee in the Snellmania lobby

 

Welcome!

Rector’s traditional Christmas Coffee on the Joensuu Campus 3 Dec 2019 at 1 pm

The traditional Christmas Coffee for the staff and students on the Joensuu Campus will be served on Tuesday, 3 December, at 13:00 in the lobby of the Carelia building.

 

Welcoming Words Rector Jukka Mönkkönen

 

Two short ballet performance by Pieni balettistudio Relevé

1. Mazurka

Dancers: Relevé’s elite team Primat (15-25-year-old dancers)

Choreography: Hanna Renvall

Music: Léo Delibes

2. Marzipan from The Nutcracker ballet

Dancers: Relevé’s elite team Semit (11-16-year-old dancers)

Choreography: Hanna Renvall

Music: Pjotr Tsaikovski

 

Christmas carols performed by the University of Eastern Finland Choir Joy, conducted by Mari-Annika Heikkilä

 

Coffee

 

Welcome!

 

Traditional Christmas concert by the UEF´s Choir Joy on 11 Dec 2019

Joy Choir wants to spread Joy to the World with its traditional Christmas concert including classic Finnish Christmas songs and international carols.

Time: 11.12.2019 at 7 pm, The concert includes an intermission

Place: Carelia Hall, address: Yliopistokatu 4, Joensuu

The choir is conducted by Ms Mari-Annika Heikkilä.

Tickets (advance/at the door):
5/8€ students / children up to 12 years of age
12/15€ others
children under 2 years of age for free

Tickets are sold at our online shop at Holvi: https://holvi.com/shop/lPm5xN/ , at Kukkakauppa Astrantia (address: Kirkkokatu 14a), and an hour before the concert at the door.

A JOYful welcome!

Transfer your favourites & searches from UEF Finna

UEF Library is changing its library system at the turn of the year 2019-2020. If you want to keep your favourites and saved searches,  you have to transfer them yourself as they will not automatically migrate to the new library system UEF Primo. Transfer your favourites either to your email or to Refworks.

Instructions

Send your favourites to your own email

  • Login to UEF-Finna
  • Click Favourites
  • If necessary, increase the number of results per page (default: 20/page)
  • Tick Select Page
  • Click Email
  • Enter your email address and click Send

Transferring Favourites to RefWorks

You can keep your saved searches only by copying + pasting them to e.g. a Word file, or by taking and saving them as screenshots.

More information: finna@uef.fi

Bright light lamps in Studentia, Kuopio campus

Beat the winter blues with the bright light therapy lamps. They are available in Studentia Kappeli (upstairs, the same entrance as for sports hall). Doors are open at 7 am. You can also use the kitchen, for example to make some tea and to warm your breakfast.
The bright light is a 2,500 -10 000 lux. The light resembles sunlight, but it’s UV-free. The bright light lamp is medically certified to treat SAD (seasonal affective disorder). The lamps are offered by the Student Health Servcies (YTHS) and the Student health co-operation team of Kuopio Campus.

Here’s how to get the most out of bright light therapy:

  • Use the bright light lamp in the morning time.
  • Use the bright light lamp about 30-60 minutes each morning. At the first time use the lamp only 10 minutes.
  • Right distance of the lamp to your eyes is about 85–200 centimetres.
  • Don’t stare straight to the light. You can multitask with bright light therapy for example read a book.
  • You get the best effect when you use lamps between 5:30-9:00 a clock.

You can read more about Innolux and Are you suffering from winter depression? Get light therapy at our units (Finnish Student Health Service).

Brightlight

Actual voting for the ISYY Representative Council Election is on!

Actual voting for the Elections of the Council of Representatives for the Student Union (ISYY) has begun. You can vote today on 6.11.2019 between 9 am and 6 pm on the electronic ballot box.

Eligible voters have received a link by email via which the voting is done electronically. The link directs to the login page of the electronic ballot box (registration with UEF username and password). You can vote wherever you want to with your own device.

All campuses have Election info stands on Wednesday 6.11. where you can vote via the electronic ballot box. In Joensuu, the stand is located at Carelia lobby 10-13, in Kuopio at Snellmania lobby 10-14. Remember though, that you can vote anywhere you are with your own device!

Eligible voters include members of the Student Union (ISYY) who have registered their presence at the university before 22nd of October 2019.
In the advance voting on 29.10.–1.11.9 the voter turnout was 20,5 % (2 741 votes).

Results of the Representative Council elections will be published in the Election Night events on 6.11. at 17.30–20.00 at both campuses: AU100 (Joensuu), CA101 (Kuopio). You can follow the events via livestream on: http://www.uef.fi/live2.

ISYY will inform its members on the election result on 6.11.2019.

This year, the elections have altogether 149 candidates and 13 candidate lists. You can find the candidate who represents you the best by using the voting aid on ISYY’s website. See also the lists of the candidates on the elections website.

At the Representative Council elections even one vote can make a change!

Read more:

Vote here: Electronic ballot box
Voting instructions
Isyy.fi: The voting aid application
Isyy.fi: Information about the elections
Isyy.fi: Candidate lists

Facebook.com: The elections on Facebook
Facebook.com: The Elections Night

More Information:

Brenda Nissén, Chairperson of the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 040 5829578, brendan@uef.fi,

Emma Mertakorpi, Vice chair of the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 040 8479375, evpj1@isyy.fi,

Saara Närä, Secretary for the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 5768417, kv.kuopio@isyy.fi.

An appeal for ISYY’s members: Vote in the Representative Council elections

The Central Election Committee of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) appeals to every member of ISYY to vote in the Representative Council elections.

By participating in the Representative Council elections, you can best influence the most important matters of your student life and take part in the decision-making. Don’t miss this chance; give your vote to your favorite candidate! You can vote via the electronic ballot box (registering with the UEF username).

Voting matters. The Representative Council members have the power to decide about matters concerning the Student Union and affect on your time as a student in the University as well as the services offered to you by the Student Union. Thus, voting will affect your life directly! If you don’t know yet whom to vote to, get acquainted with candidates with the voting aid.

Voting takes no longer than a minute

All members of the Student Union, who have registered as attending students at the University of Eastern Finland before the 22nd of October 2019, are eligible voters. All eligible voters have received a link by email via which the voting happens. Each person can vote only once.

You can vote during the preliminary voting days or in the actual voting day:
Advance voting: 29.10.–1.11. every day at 9am – 00 (midnight)
The actual voting day: 6.11. at 9am – 6pm

The Representative Council makes significant decisions concerning your life as a student

The Representative Council of the Student Union consists of 39 Representative Council members, “edators”, elected through elections. The Representative Council makes significant decisions concerning all students, for example the Student Union budget, membership fee, action plan, rules, alignments, and so on. The action plan and the alignments for example define, how the Student Union will operate during the present year and what matters will especially be enhanced – for example how the student housing should be developed?

Put simply, the Student Union could be seen as a nation where students are its citizens. The citizens=students elect the Parliament=Representative Council, who then elect the Committees and the Government=Executive Board. And that’s all there is to it!

In the Representative Council elections, even a one vote can make a difference and you are the one who decides who to vote for!

Read more:

Voting link: https://isyy-vaalit.uef.fi/election_login.php?lang=en_US
Voting instructions: https://isyy-vaalit.uef.fi/vaaliohje.php#en
Isyy.fi: Voting aid of ISYY
Isyy.fi: Candidates in ISYY elections
Isyy.fi: Elections pages of ISYY

Elections in Facebook:
Event: ISYY Representative Council elections
Event: The Election Night

#ISYYelections2019 #youdecide

More Information:

Brenda Nissén, Chairperson of the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 040 5829578, brendan@uef.fi

Emma Mertakorpi, Vice chair of the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 040 8479375, evpj1@isyy.fi

Saara Närä, Secretary for the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 576 8413, kv.kuopio@isyy.fi