An example of the burst of creativity (floor MB3) The floor decorations are finally concluded...
Jacobs Olympix 2013 is finally over. It reached its climax on Saturday night at the fabulous...
Dear Mercatorians, the RA elections will take place on Tuesday, Oct 1 to Thursday, Oct 3....
The floor decorations are finally concluded - and the floors look more amazing than ever!
Find below a message by the jury:
We were all truly impressed by the creativity and effort visible in the floor decorations, and the involvement of ALL floors! If you haven't, take some time and see the other floors!
The judges had a hard time deciding on the winner. Because of a head-to-head run and because several floors were impressive with particular unique features, the judges decided to give out several prices.
As overall winner, and winner in the categories 'Creativity' and 'Originality', the 'Living Room' concept of Floor C2 was selected. Congratulations! Your floor will receive €100 for your floor budget.
Close second, and winner in the category 'Floor Involvement', is the 'Under Water' concept of Floor C3. Congratulations! Your floor will receive €50 for your floor budget.
Three additional floors received an Honorable Mention and will share another €50 for the floor budgets (i.e. €17 each). Congratulations!
Many thanks to all participants and enjoy living in your beautified floors!
Chris & Chaitali
(and the judges: Niky Unnithan-Brauch, Klaus Boehnke and Uli Kühnen)
Find pictures from all the floors here: Floor Decoration 2013
Jacobs Olympix 2013 is finally over. It reached its climax on Saturday night at the fabulous presentation of the cheerleading performances of all colleges. The videos of this amazing event can be seen below!
It all started not days but weeks ago, when the sports teams formed and started their practice sessions. The captains for all disciplines (Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Frisbee, Tug Of War, Dodgeball and of course - Cheerleading) brought their team together and worked hard to create some real teams from the diversity of students that came together! Whether only recently arrived freshmen or second and third years, whether fit and sporty or simply curious, all shared one thing - their enthusiasm for the community and the Olympix event!
When finally the date of the Olympix approached, the excitement in the college grew visibly! When I was walking by the college during the Pep Rally (Pep Rally pictures) on September 20, I could still hear the "A Wasa Wasa!" shouts from far away. The chanting went on and on and on... banners were painted, posters drawn and stories told.
The night before the Olympix all Mercatorians painted their proper Mercator T-Shirt during the infamous "Blue Spirit Day", which ended up being a basement party abounding in creativity and celebrating the upcoming Olympix (Blue Spirit Day pictures)! It was a great bonding experience for everybody and it got people pumped up for the next two days.
So what are all those T-Shirts, banners, posters, war paint, whistles and rattles for? Exactly! As is tradition, each college marched as a whole noisy, excited and colorful bunch of students towards the cinema to represent their college at the official Olympix Opening ceremony, where it would all begin! It was indeed an incredible view to see all those Mercatorians shouting and laughing together with excitement.
We are very proud of all of you, Mercatorians, who made this year's Olympix again an unforgettable event for this college. Thank you so much to all the sports teams and their captains who gave their very best to compete and make the most of fun out of this unique event!
Again, thanks to everybody and we are already looking forward to next year to do even better :-)
Check out the Olympix pictures and here follow, as promised, the Cheerleading videos:
the RA elections will take place on Tuesday, Oct 1 to Thursday, Oct 3. Therefore on Monday, Sep 30 there will be an introduction session at 9pm in the Common Room. There the five candidates will get the chance to introduce themselves to you.
Remember: You students will be the ones voting! So make sure to be there, be critical and to also have a look at the election posters:
Tonight our new College Masters Chris and Chaitali held a small info session in a cozy, informal setting in our Common Room.
About 30 curious Mercatorians joined to have a chat with them and ask questions - particularly related to recent policy changes in housing. The key message conveyed tonight was: This college is your home; don't be afraid to come up with own ideas. This is a dynamic place - you can make a difference! The College Masters are here to defend your interests and they are always approachable and happy to deal with your concerns.
We very much hope you enjoyed this opportunity to get to know Chris and Chaitali a little bit better and to reassure yourself that our college is a nice, vibrant place to live in which is worth to be protected. We believe in our strong community with all its potential.
If you missed this chance to ask questions - feel free to approach the CMs or anyone from the College Office about any concern or question that may arise.