Did you notice those blue and purple flowers popping up in the grassy fields? 😀 They are sending the message that spring has officially arrived in Finland! What’s even better is that THE END OF SEMESTER IS COMING! I can imagine many of you are cramming for exams and end-of-term papers. Hang in there, you can do it! Meanwhile, wanna take a break and join us for a day of fun?
Frontier and ALKU (the student organization of Area and Cultural Studies) are arranging a May Day picnic together on the 30th of April at Kaisaniemi Park. There will be free snacks, and at some point of the day, we will head over to see The Crowning of Havis Amanda at the Market Square. Click here for more information.
There is another good news we wish to share with you. We have been discussing with ALKU and Macondo (the student organization of Latin American Studies) since the early March about the possibility of merging. By now, it has become certain that the three student organizations will combine into a larger body while still maintaining their autonomy on a certain level. The execution means that in the future we can bring much more students together, and Frontier may arrange events independently or jointly with other two groups to create a lot of multicultural activities. Stay tuned!
A BIG HELLO
It’s been a while since our last post, but Frontier is back with a new board now! We held the Annual Meetings last Monday where the new members were officially appointed. You can find the information of the board 2017 here .
SURVEY & GIVEAWAY
To improve your experience and engagement with Frontier this year, we sent out a questionnaire to our Facebook group. The questions concern how you feel about the past Frontier events and what you expect from the future ones. Your answers are extremely helpful to us in planning new activities this year. The questionnaire should take no more than 10 minutes of your time; please do join our group and answer it. It will remain open until this Thursday (March 2nd), after which, as a thanks for your help we will randomly select two participants and give away one Frontier badge to each.
COME TO JOIN US
A bunch of events is coming, and one of them is happening in three weeks – Frontier will host a movie night on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) together with Alku in the New Student House. We will be showing you two Irish-themed films – Brooklyn (2015) and The Departed (2006). Check our Facebook page and/or join the Facebook group for details.
The rest of the events during the spring term 2017 will be updated in the event calendar shortly. Please stay tuned!
We’d like to welcome all students to join us today for a very special movie screening at the New Student House, in room Utopia, at 7 pm.
We’ll watch the film “Do The Right Thing“, a political thriller directed by Spike Lee. Although released in 1989, the film is still highly topical. See our event on Facebook as well.
Next Tuesday, 27.9 at 6pm, we’ll have our first board meeting of the semester. We’ll meet at the Kaisa-library in room 4042. Welcome!
Freshmen of 2016, students, staff – welcome!
The Fall semester of 2016 is about to begin, and Frontier is planning new events for everyone to take part in. Our Fall happenings include, for instance, a Movie Night!
More details on our Fall events will be updated soon. Whether you’re an old friend or new to our organization, we welcome you to join us in all our happenings. Be sure to check back for updates.
Also, remember to join our mailing list, Facebook group and of course, Frontier ry itself. You can also follow us on Twitter, and remember to like our Facebook page as well!
Come and meet us at ALKU’s Freshman orientation on Fri 2.9. We’ll also be at the Opening Carnival on Mon 5.9.
See you there!
PS… Don’t forget to get your very own Frontier overall patch! You can buy it at any of our events, or by contacting the board at frontier-hallitus(at)helsinki.fi. 3 € a piece, two for 5€ !
It’s time to get your picnic gear ready and head to Katajanokka! Like last year, Frontier and SUB are joining forces in order to celebrate 4th of July. Grab a blanket, some snacks and drinks if you wish, and join us for a day of fun. There will be a barbeque grill for everyone to use.
We’ll set the picnic up in Laivastonpuisto, Katajanokka, at 2pm. If you can’t find us or if you have any questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a holler in Facebook, here’s the link to the event.
WHAT: 4th of July & Canada Day picnic
WHEN: Monday 4th of July, 2pm
WHERE: Laivastonpuisto, Katajanokka
We’re holding our next board meeting on Wednesday, 4th of May at Maria Hospital area, Lapinlahdenkatu 16. Everyone interested is warmly welcomed! We’ll discuss, for instance, the upcoming Maple Leaf and Eagle seminar, which is organized by the University of Helsinki on May 18-20.
Do join in!
What: Frontier board meeting
When: Wednesday May 4th, 6pm
Where: Maria Hospital area, Lapinlahdenkatu 16
PS. Here’s our brand new overall patch, which premiered yesterday at Humanisticum’s Merkkimarkkinat. If you didn’t get it yesterday, don’t worry – we’ll be selling the patch at our upcoming events. 3 € a piece, two for 5 €!