Christmas Week

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The Universalis Christmas Week was introduced for the first time in December 2013. For one week in December, usually the week before the exams, the Universalis Board, in cooperation with as many committees as possible, will organize events during the days and in the evenings.

This year, the week started off with the annual Christmas Karaoke organized by the Music Committee. Students could sit on the couches, drink beer and listen to their fellow students singing “Last Christmas” yet another time or even get on the stage themselves and perform their version of their favorite Christmas Song. As always, girlbands and boygroups were formed later in the evening, including staff members, alumni and tutors.

On Tuesday, the Arts and Photo Committee set up a table with decorations and blank Christmas ornaments to decorate in the breaks. The results were sparkly, personalized ornaments in every color possible that were used to decorate Universalis’ Christmas tree. In the evening, the Universalis Board members served Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows while the students listened to self-written and famous Christmas Tales. The Bell writers as well as vice-dean Teun Dekker and later on any student could sit down in the armchair, put on the Christmas hat and entertain the common room with poems, theatrical improvisation or childhood Christmas memories.

On the third day of Christmas Week, the gastronomy society organized a Gingerbread House competition. In all breaks, students could build and decorate their own personal Gingerbread House that were later on voted upon by students. By the end of the day, around 20 different Gingerbread Houses filled the common room with a Christmassy flair. In the afternoon, around 30 students met at Maastricht’s Central Station to take the Bus to Aachen for a visit of its famous Christmas Market. Universalis’ Excursion Committee provided the transportation tickets as well as a free Gluehwein for each student. Students who did not have enough Christmas spirit for the day could return to UCM, where the party committee organized a slumber party with snacks and a screening of Home Alone.

Christmas Week was completed with one of the Charity committee’s famous bake sales. In the 1pm break, students could taste as many self-made cakes as possible and then decide on the winner. In the evening, the Universalis Board hosted the annual Christmas Soiree. The Common Room was transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with two Christmas trees, candles and a gingerbread display. A lovely Christmas themed dinner was then served by Cato by Cato, followed by a concert by our very own UCM choir. This was topped off by Gluehwein and hot chocolate, to be enjoyed by a fire in the courtyard. A lovely end to a lovely week.

Hear ye, hear ye!
Audit General Assembly is happening on November 15th, at 18:30 in D0.033!
Mainly, we will be passing the semester report, including the financial report from the fall. The Independent Body will be auditing the books and financial report at the start of the GA. We will also look at the phrasing changes made to the Statutes. More excitingly, we will be introducing a new candidate committee, a new IB member, as well as announcing the positions in the Social Board and the AC which will soon be opened! Yay!
Find the agenda, the minutes from our last GA, the semester and the financial report, the policy manual, and the statutes on the UCMSA Universalis website: ucmsauniversalis.com under 'Documents' before the GA. Confused on how to GA? The Website also houses the GA Crash Course given by the IB! Motions can be sent to independentbody@gmail.com before the 8th of November 2017.
ALL committee board members are required to attend the GA. Any other students are more than welcome to join the GA as well. This is your opportunity to participate in the democratic process. If you cannot attend, please find someone to proxy for you. Proxy forms can be found on the website but you can also come pick them up in the board room. They must be signed by the person missing the GA as well as dated and handed in before the beginning of the GA to the Universalis Social Board Secretary (Eleanor Máire Kelly).

As per usual, we will have beers and snacks as a treat in the end!

Looking forward to seeing you there,
Your Universalis Board(s) xoxo
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Audit GA

November 15, 2017, 6:30pm - November 15, 2017, 1:30pm

Hear ye, hear ye! Audit General Assembly is happening on November 15th, at 18:30 in D0.033! Mainly, we will be passing the semester report, including the financial report from the fall. The Independent Body will be auditing the books and financial report at the start of the GA. We will also look at the phrasing changes made to the Statutes. More excitingly, we will be introducing a new candidate committee, a new IB member, as well as announcing the positions in the Social Board and the AC which will soon be opened! Yay! Find the agenda, the minutes from our last GA, the semester and the financial report, the policy manual, and the statutes on the UCMSA Universalis website: ucmsauniversalis.com under 'Documents' before the GA. Confused on how to GA? The Website also houses the GA Crash Course given by the IB! Motions can be sent to independentbody@gmail.com before the 8th of November 2017. ALL committee board members are required to attend the GA. Any other students are more than welcome to join the GA as well. This is your opportunity to participate in the democratic process. If you cannot attend, please find someone to proxy for you. Proxy forms can be found on the website but you can also come pick them up in the board room. They must be signed by the person missing the GA as well as dated and handed in before the beginning of the GA to the Universalis Social Board Secretary (Eleanor Máire Kelly). As per usual, we will have beers and snacks as a treat in the end! Looking forward to seeing you there, Your Universalis Board(s) xoxo

The UCM Well-being week was a big success! Make sure to check out the photos from some of the events we held last week! Photo credits go to Thomas Bayne! ... See MoreSee Less

¡Hola Hola!
Come to the common room to move your body, drink some 50c beer, and get the latino vibe going! We'll be teaching you some basic moves so you'll be able to impress ppl with a bit of bachata and merengue in the future!
You don't need a partner - we can pair you up or you can dance on your own!

Chao and hasta luego people
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UCM Latino Night

November 9, 2017, 8:30pm - November 9, 2017, 4:30pm

¡Hola Hola! Come to the common room to move your body, drink some 50c beer, and get the latino vibe going! We'll be teaching you some basic moves so you'll be able to impress ppl with a bit of bachata and merengue in the future! You don't need a partner - we can pair you up or you can dance on your own! Chao and hasta luego people

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