Intro '17 | The 'crazy' fish whisperer23 August 2017
The news is out on the street during the Intro. Or, more accurately, at the edge of the pond on Wednesday afternoon. Group 3 of Applied Physics tried to hook up with - uh, lay its hands on – an evening meal.
No, it was not intended for a nourishing dinner after all, as enquiries in passing confirmed. Still, the intention was definitely to catch a fish, says daddy Wouter of group 3 of Applied Physics. ("What our name is?" Hasty consultation ensues with intro-'mummy' Thomas: "Shall we just go for Tequila Sunrise then?"). Tequila Sunrise it is.
Why are all the kids of this group holding their arms in the pond this afternoon? "It is one of the 88 assignments to be carried out by all the groups of Applied Physics for the Crazy 88 of study association Van Der Waals", Intro daddy Wouter explains.
A cookie brought by the Cursor editor is crumbled in the water as bait for the fish. The hands are hopefully suspended above the water, waiting for any fish to take the bait. He is holding a fish in his hands, if you look carefully. The big carp is also swimming by to take a look.
Other assignments in this very ambitious list are 'hug a policeman', 'ride a shopping cart across the Limbopad' and 'eat a bucketful of chicken from KFC inside McDonald's'. Even though making it to the headlines of the Cursor is not on the list of 88, we still think that Tequila Sunrise has earned an extra feather in its cap!
Especially non-believers are invited to check out the film below: within no time intro kid Timo manages to catch a fish. With his bare hands. They are all going totally crazy at Tequila Sunrise. Good luck with the other assignments, you all!
Purple rain will fall tomorrow, on Purple Friday, from the TU/e chimney stack, so that everyone can see that the university recognizes and celebrates diversity in sexual orientation. But as President of the Executive Board Jan Mengelers emphasizes: “Our support is more than symbolic.” University secretary Nicole Ummelen is calling on the LGBTU/e community: “Please be our role models - and let us know if there are matters we can facilitate.”
The Department of the Built Environment has been in existence for fifty years. Yesterday evening this milestone was celebrated in grand style with a festive dinner at Plaza Vertigo attended by more than 350 people followed by a party. Speeches and performances enlivened the evening. Departmental Dean Elphi Nelissen made her speech during the eight-course meal. Live music was provided by Laura Eshuis and Eleven Dirty, while the Superstijl DJs worked the turntables.
The first TU/e Christmas market could hardly have got off to a more Christmassy start on Monday, in a 'market hall' surrounded by a thick blanket of snow. The firing of Christmas trees from a cannon, the promised opening activity, unfortunately suffered some initial delay - but for anyone who missed it, there was another chance to see it on Tuesday afternoon.
Forget about Antwerp, London and Cologne. The only Christmas market worth its salt this year may well be right on your doorstep. It will have everything - from a hearty hotpot and a cup of steaming mulled wine to live Christmas music and the new tradition of firing a Christmas tree from a cannon - and will be right here in MetaForum's market hall from December 11 through 21.
In 2018 the students of TU/e will be represented on the University Council by three parties. The provisional results indicate that newcomer DAS Eindhoven will have two seats, Groep-één remains the largest presence with four seats, and the Eindhoven Student Council (ESR) takes three. For the first time in years, staff faction PUR includes a professor; Anton Darhuber of Applied Physics.