Active members wanted

We are quickly approaching the summer holidays and it is time for Incognito to start thinking about next academic year. We believe we can look back at a very successful year for our association. However, there is always a room for improvement and that’s where we need your help for! Incognito is looking for active members who would like to spend some time thinking about the future of our association and/or organizing various activities.

We are currently looking for

  • Board members
  • Committee members for aKTie, our activities committee
  • Committee members for fiKTie, who will organize next year’s introduction camp.

Furthermore, you can always mail us with your ideas and suggestions even if you do not want to join any of the committees. Any feedback is welcome!

BoB 4, 14 Februari

The Activity Commission presents the fourth Block Openings Drink of this year. This drink will start at 20:00 at Ma van Sloun (downstairs for a change). We invite you all to enlighten us with your presence. As usual it won’t be all about the drinks, there will be a intellectually challenging exercise.

Beer will be offered at a discount. To make use of this discount, you must wear your KT-shirt or bring your Incognito Membership Card!

Final information Career Day

This news post provides you with the final information on tomorrow’s Career Day. The Career Day will not be held at our own faculty but will take place in the Karl-Dittrich room at the Student Service Centre(SSC). The map on the left shows the location of our faculty(“Universiteit Maastricht”) and the Student Service Centre. Participants who registered are welcome from 11:45. The actual Career Day starts at 12:00. One of the board members wil welcome you at the entrance of the SSC.

The SSC is located at:
Bonnefantenstraat 2
6211 KL Maastricht

The Career Day’s schedule is as follows:

12:00 Presentation Getronics PinkRoccade
13:15 Lunch for all registered participants
14:00 Presentation Capgemini
15:15 Presentation TNO
16:30 Drink together with all speakers

Incognito Career Day

We proudly present you the Incognito Career Day on 7 februari 2007.

This day we’ll invite all students and all educational staff to visit presentations from companies related to Knowledge Engineering. First of all, the program of the day:

  • 12.00 Presentation Getronics Pinkroccade
  • 13.15 Lunch for all subscribed participants
  • 14.00 Presentation Capgemini
  • 15.15 Presentation TNO
  • 16.30 Drink for all participants

We hope we managed to find some interesting companies for you. For students this day not only represents a good opportunity to get acquainted with the business world. You also get a chance to see what kind of job you may get, or even take the first step to get that job! It is also a great opportunity to find thesis topics or an internship. So it will be an interesting day for ALL students and educational staff.

The presentations will be in the Karl Dittrichzaal, Bonnefantenstraat 2, Entrance of the Student Service Center.

Because we want to know how many people we can expect on this day and because the number of participants has its limit, we want you to subscribe for this day. Subscribing is very simple. Reply to this mail with your name and your i-number and we put you on the list. You can also subscribe at the list on the coffee machine in the cantina. Only people that subscribe will get a free lunch!! You will also receive a program of the day one week before.

We hope to see you all on Wednesday 7 February 2007.

P.S. For all first and second year students participating the regular lectures of 7 February will be rescheduled.

Zuipen voor het Goede Doel!

Volgende maand begint Luna-tik de eerste in een reeks benefietfeesten. Dit jaar gaat de opbrengst geheel naar Mustangh Foundation.

Mustangh staat voor Maastricht University Students Twinning A North Ghanaian Hospital en is een stichting die een aantal jaar geleden door twee Maastrichtse basisartsen in het leven is geroepen. De organisatie wordt geheel draaiende gehouden door 15 studenten. Uitgangspunt is het bevorderen van de kwaliteit van het Gonja District Hospital in Noord-Ghana. De eerste resultaten zijn zeer bemoedigend. Dit jaar heeft Mustangh zelfs de prestigieuze studentenprijs gewonnen.

In oktober is de bouw begonnen van een geheel nieuwe afdeling van het ziekenhuis: een kindervleugel voor 40 bedden. Maar er is meer geld nodig! Kom daarom allen naar het MOJA feest op 9 november in de Kadans! Bands zullen het feest laten swingen op de groundfloor en DJ’s maken het gezellig in de kelder. Van elk drankje dat genuttigd wordt, gaat 20 cent naar Mustangh.
De volledige EUR4 van het kaartje gaat naar de foundation, deze worden voorverkocht in UNS 40, Café Zondag en de Preuverij. Aan de deur zijn de kaartjes EUR5. Kom dus op 9 november en bouw mee aan het ziekenhuis!

Luna-tik, Mustangh Foundation

Information Masters in the US from Fullbright (Amsterdam)

Op donderdagavond 9 november vindt op de Hogeschool van Amsterdam de
jaarlijkse informatiebijeenkomst plaats over masteropleidingen in de
VS. De onderwerpen die aan de orde komen zijn: hoe selecteer je een
geschikt studieprogramma, toelatingsprocedure van een Amerikaanse
universiteit, wat zijn de belangrijkste verschillen tussen het
Amerikaanse en Nederlandse hoger onderwijs en wat zijn de
beursmogelijkheden. Ook zal de Consul of the United States Michael
Barkin spreken over graduate studie in de Verenigde Staten.

Tevens komt het Fulbright beurzenprogramma uitgebreid aan bod. Een
van de voorwaarden om in aanmerking te komen voor een Fulbright beurs
is dat je toegelaten bent tot een goede Amerikaanse universiteit. Bij
een goede Amerikaanse universiteit denken velen meteen aan Harvard,
Princeton en Yale. Toelating tot dergelijke universiteiten is echter
maar voor weinigen weggelegd en de VS kent meer goede universiteiten.
Toch lukt het jaarlijks enkele studenten uit Nederland om op deze
universiteiten binnen te komen. Hoe doen zij dat en wat maakt iemand
‘Ivy Worthy’?

Na het plenaire deel, zijn er gelijktijdig vier workshops die
ingaan op masteropleidingen in de verschillende disiciplines:
Rechten, MBA, exacte wetenschappen en sociale wetenschappen/letteren.
Studenten van de verschillende disciplines die uit de VS zijn
teruggekeerd vertellen over hun ervaringen.

Aanvang: 9 november 2006, 19.30 uur
Adres: Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Auditorium, lokatie Leeuwenburg
Weesperzijde 190, Amsterdam
Als studenten deze bijeenkomst bij willen wonen, kunnen ze zich
aanmelden op: info@fulbright.nl , onder vermelding van de sessie die
ze willen volgen, naam, studierichting en de universiteit waar ze
studeren. De toegang is overigens gratis.
Kijk ook op: www.fulbright.nl, op de nieuwspagina.

Pictures of BOB 2

The pictures of yesterday’s block opening drink(BOB) are online. You can find them in our renewed pictures section in the album “Activities 2006/2007”.

We think it’s say to say that the BOB was a success and would like to thank all of you who showed up during the evening.

Michiel has recorded 2 small movies, which can be downloaded here and here. (use “Save Target As”)

Incognito Newsletter, 18 October 2006

Good day, students of Knowledge Engineering. First we want to thank all the people that helped us and visited the cantus. It was a raging success according to us and the feedback we received, especially the day after!
Before the upcoming exams, Incognito has several announcements to make.

  1. Blok Openings Borrel
  2. Booksales for the next block
  3. KUT-Clothing
  4. Membership Cards
  5. Bijbaantje Biologie / Scheikunde Bijles (only Dutch)
  6. Editor for “De Connectie”
  7. Wanted: Active students!

1) “Blok Openings Borrel”

Yes, the exams are only a few days away, but this fortunately also means that the next B.O.B. is only a week further! This time the drink will be held on Wednesday 1 November at the “Ma van Sloun” (across the street) in the room upstairs.
It starts at 20:00h with a ‘piekfust’; this means the beer will only cost “€0,50 cents until the keg is empty”. There is also a theme invented for this drink; LINGO! If you don’t know what “lingo” is, ask your fellow (Dutch) students. We hope to see all students and employees!

2) Booksales for the next block

If you are a member of Incognito, or want to become a member next block, then you have the opportunity to buy books at a 10% discount. The prices are in the attachment of this email.
The schedule for the book sale is:

  • Monday 30th October 13:00 – 13:30 & 15:30 – 16:00
  • Tuesday 31th october 13:00 – 13:30 & 15:30 – 16:00
  • Thursday 2nd November 13:00 – 13:30

As usual, master students have to pre-order their books: contact Mark Punt for books of the Master OR. The deadline for this is Tuesday 24th October.

For the Master AI no books are required.

3) KUT-Clothing

After a long delay, we finally have the K(U)T-Clothing! We really want to thank people for their patience. You can pick up your shirt or polo between 13:00 – 13:30 in room 0.013 on Thursday 19th October and Friday 20th October. If you’re unable to pick it up one of these days, then there’s the opportunity to pick it up during the B.O.B. on the 1st of November.

4) Membership Cards

Some time ago, most of you won’t remember probably, we promised that every member of Incognito would receive a membership card; these are finished and all members can pick them up between 13:00 – 13:30 in room 0.013 on Thursday 19th October and Friday 20th October. Again there’s also the opportunity to pick them up during the B.O.B.

5) Bijbaantje Biologie / Scheikunde Bijles (only Dutch)

Enige weken geleden is er contact met ons opgenomen of er de mogelijkheid was dat er enige studenten bijles konden geven. Het gaat om de middelbare schoolvakken Biologie en Scheikunde. Als jij nog opzoek bent naar een bijbaantje en enige vaardigheden hebt in Biologie en/of Scheikunde, neem dan even contact met ons op.

6) Editor for “De Connectie”

“De Connectie” is an artificial intelligence magazine which appears 4 times a year (http://www.connectie.org/). They are currently looking for someone who’s interested to join their editorial staff. They meet about 6 times a year and they idea is that you supply an article written by a teacher or student from Knowledge Engineering in Maastricht. If you’re interested, please contact Maarten Poeth or one of the other Incognito board members.

7) Wanted: Active students!

Incognito is still looking for people that are interested in helping us organizing a party, drinks or other activities. We really need your help to make Incognito an active student association! If you want to help organize an activity or even have a good idea or suggestion, please feel free to contact any board member of Incognito.

Cantus

As promised during the General Meeting, we have organised a cantus. It will be held at Cafe de Beurs, Brusselsestraat 142 at the 10th of October. You are welcome from 21:00 on, and we start with the cantus at 21:15. We will be seated in the back room of the pub.
Because we can not fit an infinite number of people in the bar, tickets will only be available during pre-sale. Tickets will be sold every main break (13:00 – 13:30) in the
cantina, and at Wednesday from 10:30 – 16:00 in room 0.013. Of course if you run into a board member of incognito you can always ask to buy a ticket.

The price of the tickets will be 12 euro for incognito members and 15 euro for other students from knowledge engineering or one of its masters. This price includes the benches, the cantus volume with songs, and as much beer as you can drink!
For those people who do not know what a Cantus is. It is singing of songs (well known fun to sing songs) and drinking beer under the leadership of a ‘praesidium’, those people that lead the cantus.

We also want to note to all members that the incognito board will be in room 0.013 every Wednesday from 10:30 – 16:00. Everybody is welcome to come by for a cup of coffee, chat, or with questions. At these days you can also become a member of incognito.

For all members of incognito, we are still searching for students who want to be active in incognito. People who want to help organise parties, drinks, business days, or other activities. If you are interested just come by on a Wednesday, send us a mail, or talk to one of the board members if you pass us in the hallways.

General Meeting

=== Dutch version below ===

Dear students,

As you will probably have read, the board of Incognito has resigned. We would like to introduce ourselves as the interim board. We are Jeroen de Haas, Irmin Auwerda, Mark Punt, Casper Gielen, Michiel Moonen and Maarten Poeth. We will temporarily govern Incognito until a new board has officially been elected.

To elect a new board we will organise a general meeting for all members of Incognito. This general meeting will be held on Wednesday september 20, 2006 at 18:00 in room 0.003 at the Tongersestraat 6. We will provide some snacks to appease your appetite.

There will be a possiblity of becoming a member or renewing your membership of Incognito.

For those interested the bylaws of Incognito can be requested from the interim secretary – Irmin Auwerda – by replying to this e-mail.

The following points will be discussed during the general meeting:

1) Opening

2) Announcements

3) Documents received

4) Determining final agenda

5) Recent history of Incognito

6) Election of the board

a) Presentation of candidates

b) Election of new board

7) Proposal for Internal Regulations

8) Presentation of planning and provisional estimate

9) Approval of auditing committee

10) Date of next general meeting

11) Any other business

12) Closure

Afterwards there will an opportunity to meet with the new board over a glass of beer.

Yours sincerely,

The interim board of Incognito

=== Dutch version ===

Beste studenten,

Zoals jullie waarschijnlijk al hebben gelezen is het bestuur van Incognito afgetreden. We willen ons voorstellen als interim bestuur. Wij zijn Jeroen de Haas, Irmin Auwerda, Mark Punt, Casper Gielen, Michiel Moonen en Maarten Poeth. Tot er een nieuw bestuur gekozen is, nemen wij de taken van het bestuur waar.

Om een nieuw bestuur te kiezen organiseren we een Algemene Ledenvergadering voor de leden van Incognito. Deze ALV zal worden gehouden op woensdag 20 september 2006 om 18:00 in lokaal 0.003 aan de Tongersestraat 6. Er wordt gezorgd voor een versnapering om de ergste honger te stillen.

Het is voorafgaande aan de bijeenkomst mogelijk om lid te worden of je lidmaatschap te verlengen.

De statuten van Incognito zijn op te vragen bij de interim secretaris, Irmin Auwerda, door te reageren op deze e-mail.

De volgende punten zullen op de ALV aan bod komen:

1) Opening

2) Mededelingen

3) Ingekomen stukken

4) Vaststellen definitieve agenda

5) Recente geschiedenis van Incognito

6) Bestuursverkiezing

a) Presentatie van de kandidaten

b) Verkiezing van het nieuwe bestuur

7) Voorstel wijziging huishoudelijk reglement.

8) Presentatie voorlopige jaarplanning en begroting

9) Goedkeuring kascontrolecommissie

10) Planning volgende vergadering

11) W.V.T.T.K.

12) Sluiting

Na de vergadering is er gelegenheid om het nieuwe bestuur te leren kennen onder het genot van een glas bier.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Het waarnemende bestuur van Incognito.

Incognito Drink Wednesday 13 september

we would like to invite you to the Incognito Block-Opening drink. This drink wil
l take place on Wednesday 13 september at Ma van Sloun. We will officially start
at 18:00. We hope that we will see all of you on Wednesday.

Incognito Board resigns

As of today Incognito is without a board, as the former board has resigned.
Until the next general meeting (Dutch: ALV) incognito will be governed by:

Voorzitter Jeroen de Haas
Penningmeester Mark Punt
Secretaris Irmin Auwerda
Feest Commissaris Casper Gielen
Actie Commissaris Maarten Poeth
PR Commissaris Michiel Moonen