Thanksgiving Dinner

November 22, 2016 | Posted in General News

Dearest EPU members,

Every year in November Americans celebrate Thanksgiving and it’s an EPU tradition to join them in this celebration, to be thankful for the past year and more important: to eat a whole lot of food! So next Monday, on the 28th of November, EPU hosts a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at O’Malleys, starting at 19.00. The delicious three-course menu consists of pumpkin soup, roast turkey with potatoes and veggies, and dessert. The costs are €12,50 (drinks are not inclusive).

We hope to see many of you next week! Love, DrinksCie

 

Warsaw Sign Ups

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November 21, 2016 | Posted in General News

Hello EPU-members!

We will fly to Warsaw on the 22nd of April. The flight will depart at 8:50 from Eindhoven airport, so we have to leave Groningen on arranged transport early in the morning, around 04:00. This means that we will have the whole first day in Warsaw to rest and explore the city a bit! We will fly back the 25th of April, and arrive in Eindhoven around 12:00.

The total costs of this trip will be 190 euros, including flight, hostel, activities, and dinner. If you want to join this awesome trip, make sure to be ready for the opening of the sign-ups on the EPU website (21st of November, 17:00, link will follow on Facebook). In order to fill in the sign-up sheet, you will need to have your passport or ID card ready, and you should know whether you have a travel insurance or/and a liability insurance.

Shortly after you have signed up, you will receive a confirmation-email of your spot on the trip, or an email that states you have been put on the reserve list. If you are one of the lucky people that have managed to claim a spot, you will have to transfer your first deposit payment of 70 euros to the EPU bank account (IBAN NL06ABNA0468748490) before the 25th of November. Please note that if we do not receive the first payment before the 27th of November (it might take a maximum of two days to receive your money after transfer), you will lose your spot on the trip. The first person on the reserve list will then get your spot, so make sure you pay on time!

Note that you will not be able to cancel after the 27th of November, and we will not give refunds. If you have any questions regarding the trip, please send an email to travel@svepu.nl or comm.intern@svepu.nl We hope you are just as excited for the trip as we are!

The TravelCie

Warsaw Studytrip 2017 Sign-up




First Year Bowling

November 4, 2016 | Posted in General News

Dear First Year’s,

Where in the world do they take bowling more serious than in the good old USA? That’s why EPU has the honour to present to you: FIRST YEAR BOWLING 2K16! With American Studies comes American leisure activities and that’s why we have a great night planned for you where you can show of your (lack of) bowling skills and have lots of fun. Amateur or Pro, you are all welcome to join us on the 16th of November, and for only 7,50,- you will have 1,5 hours of bowling.

 

America’s Seminar

October 31, 2016 | Posted in General News

Dear First Years,

In order to help you prepare for the Americas Ia exam, we will organize a workshop on Friday the 4th of November from 13.00-14.00. The structure of this workshop will be similar to the one for Theories of Culture I. The first fifteen minutes you will be able to ask any question you might have from your preparation. Then, the group will be divided into smaller study groups and you will have the opportunity to discuss the texts amongst each other. During this time, older year students will walk around to help you with any problems that might arise. After this, the last couple of minutes will be devoted to any questions you still have.

Once again, this is a workshop and not a seminar and the structure requires you to come prepared. We ask you to send in any questions you might already have beforehand to info@svepu.nl or put them in the sign up form, so we can prepare some main topics to discuss. The workshop is open to everyone, but we ask you to sign up so we will know how many we can expect.

We hope to see you all on Friday!

 

Salsa Event

October 28, 2016 | Posted in Events, General News

Fancy a break from studying? Well our Salsa event is the perfect chance to unwind with your fellow EPU members!

On the 10th of November, for just three euros per person, EPU members have the chance to learn some Salsa, access to cheap alcohol and a night off studying.

You do need to sign up for this event using the form below.  There is also room to let us know if you have any injuries that we should watch out for during the night.
Hope to see you on the 10th! – The Akcie

Essay Writing Workshop

October 24, 2016 | Posted in General News

Dear First Years,

Within the American Studies program there is a big focus on essay writing. We know that people struggle with this, especially in the first year, and EPU wants to help you! Therefore, we have scheduled a workshop on Friday the 28th of October from 13.00-14.00. We would like you to bring the (old) essays that you have written up until now, so we can discuss (general) issues and problems that are pointed out. We will also discuss comments we have received from your teachers concerning your writing skills, as well as a (thorough) walkthrough of the American Studies Writing Guide. There will also be time to answer any other questions you might have regarding (essay) writing, so be sure to join!

We ask you to send in any questions you might already have beforehand to info@svepu.nl or put them in the sign up form, so we can prepare some main topics to discuss. The workshop is open to everyone, but we ask you to sign up so we will know how many we can expect.

 

We hope to see you all on Friday!

The American Elections with Koen Petersen

October 19, 2016 | Posted in Events

Is it the extravagant business-tycoon Donald Trump, or the experienced Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is going to be the next president of the United States?

On the 21th of October, America-expert Koen Petersen will visit us to broaden our perspective on the elections. Koen Petersen is a political scientist, specialized in American politics and history. He is known for his critical analyses in national tv-shows like Pauw and EenVandaag. He is also author of the book ‘Einddoel Witte Huis’, in which he discusses the American elections.

The event is organized by the JOVD Groningen in cooperation with E Pluribus Unum and Lijst Sterk. It takes place in the beautiful Heerenhuis. Everyone is welcome from 19:30, and the event will start at 20:00. Save the date, because it is going to be a very interesting evening! Feel free to bring your friends with you and we hope to see you on the 21th!

Note: The event is going to be in English.

You can buy Koen Petersen’s recent book on the American elections at the following website: https://www.bol.com/nl/p/einddoel-witte-huis/9200000047597220/?suggestionType=suggestedsearch

ToC-1 Workshop #2

October 18, 2016 | Posted in General News

Dear First Years,
On the 24th of October you will have your second Theories of Cultures I exam and EPU wants you to be well-prepared for this! Therefore, we have scheduled a workshop in collaboration with your teachers on Friday the 21st of October from 15.00-16.00. The structure of this workshop will be slightly different from the first one and requires you to come prepared. The first fifteen minutes you will be able to ask any question you might have from your preparation. Then, the group will be divided into smaller study groups and you will have the opportunity to discuss the texts amongst each other. During this time, older year students and the teacher will walk around to help you with any problems that might arise. After this, the last couple of minutes will be devoted to any questions you still have.
Once again, this is a workshop and not a seminar and the structure requires you to come prepared. We ask you to send in any questions you might already have beforehand to info@svepu.nl or put them in the sign up form, so we can prepare some main topics to discuss. The workshop is open to everyone, but we ask you to sign up so we will know how many we can expect.
We hope to see you all on Friday!

 

First Year Laser Gaming

September 30, 2016 | Posted in Events

Dear First Years,

Are you the true American Sniper? Show us that Bradley Cooper ain’t got nothing on you at EPU’s First Year Laser Gaming. Whether you go stealth or combat mode, this is your only chance to take aim at your classmates, and you’ll even be applauded for it! We will see who’s got what it takes to survive American Studies. So show us what you got on Thursday the 13th of October at Target Lasergame, and for only 11 euros you can join. So pull that trigger and sign up below!

(Payment for the event will be done through automatic withdrawal.)

Senior Year Pub Crawl

September 26, 2016 | Posted in Events

Dear Senior EPU Members,

As was the case in the previous years, we will be holding a Senior Year Pub Crawl this year. What better way to get reaccustomed with the Groninger nightlife then hitting all the pubs with your EPU friends from previous years?

On the 5th of October we will be starting our Pub Crawl at O’Malley’s, where we will be meeting at 22:00. The event is free, but we do ask you to sign-up using the form below so we know how many people to expect.

We hope to see you all there!