UL Drama Society Presents Terry Pratchetts Mort
We shall be performing Mort by Terry Pratchett on Monday the 26th and Tuesday the 27th. In The Jonathan Swift Theatre 8 PM for both nights. 4 Euro Admission
FB Event page.
Just wanted to thank all those who came down to this last night and made it such a success. We really didn't expect to get the turnout we got!
The 2012 Psychology Society Black Tie Ball.
When? Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 7:30pm
Where? Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick
Tickets on sale from the SU from the 10th April. Tickets include a four course meal and a champagne reception. Music by "Gin and Juice" with DJ 'til late.
Hope to see you there!
What: UL Drama Soc's "5 Reasons to Laugh, Clap, Cry"
Where: Jonathan Swift (B1023, the lecture theatre next to the Red Raisins)
When: Tonight (Wednesday April 18th @8pm)
How much: Four euros.
Five short plays performed by Drama Soc people. Altogether, they last about an hour and twenty minutes. Two of the plays were written by Drama Soc members - the other three were written by Rich Orloff, David Ives and Christopher Durang.
Saw this show on Monday. It's worth going to see. It's funny. Bits of it are hilarious. Quirky but very accessible. And it's only four euros in. It's well worth your four euros.
What: Fan Forum Society Avengers trip.
When: Friday 27th April
Where: Storm Cinema,Castletroy
What: We go to the movies! The foremost media based society in UL is going to go see the Avengers for €2.50 per person. Membership of the society isnt required, but only 310 seats available!
Fb page here; https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/324258404308140/
What: UL Development Society AGM
When: 6pm on Wednesday 19th September (this week!)
Where: SU Room 2 (yes I know it's tiny, but there were problems with our room booking in the University)
How Much: Attendance is free, but if you do then decide that you want to join membership is 2 euro. Obviously voting etc. is only open to paid members
Who the are we? We work with organisations such as Amnesty International and Kiva (microfinancing) to support international development work and human rights campaigns
We'll be talking about our activities for the year, electing a committee and looking for ideas from everybody. We've a few events coming up that we'll be talking about (some free ones that'll be posted about here!) and just want to find out what sort of things people are interested in.
The big thing for us this year is identifying how we can make our campaigns as effective and meaningful as possible. We don't want any action for the sake of action, we want to be well informed about what we're doing, and organising campaigns that actually do some sort of good. Too often people rush into things, or campaign on too many issues, and end up not having any solid plan, any real idea of the impact of their actions, or any real knowledge of the cause they're working on.
^^ I do realise that should be a priority for any society like this from the very start, but unfortunately it's easier than you'd think for it to be overlooked. People get swept up in the idea of action, of doing something important, and there's little time set aside for reflection.
Anybody with any interest or thoughts on this sort of thing is encouraged to come along and give their two cents, even if they won't be joining the society! This is boards, so I know you all have opinions , come along and share them!
The University of Limerick Computer Society is hosting its 3rd Skycon Conference on Computers & I.T.
October 6th & 7th in the Computer Science (CSIS) building.
Featuring speakers including:
- Randall Munroe of xkcd fame
- Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Ubuntu
- Red Hat
- Irish Games Studios: Batcat Games, Nevermind Games, Tribal City
- & more!
Everyone is welcome to attend the conference. You can find more details, a complete speaker listing, and any updates at skycon.skynet.ie
Just to add, the SAP talk is being given by the Managing Director of SAP Ireland
Yes! So glad Randall Munroe is coming back, was so upset I missed him the first time around. xkcd is genius.
What: Film Screening of The Constant Gardener, hosted by UL Development Society and the UL Centre for Peace and Development Studies
When: Wednesday, 6pm (that's tomorrow!)
Where: Room S205 (Schuman building second floor)
Details: Basically Devsoc are running a human rights film series with the UL Centre for Peace and Development Studies. This is the 2nd film in the series (first one went really well, sorry for not posting it here).
The film follows a British diplomat in Kenya; His wife is killed while investigating a pharmaceutical company who are testing drugs on the poor of Nairobi's slums. The film raises a number of important human rights issues.
The screening will begin with a short introduction from one of our society members, in order to place the film into a clearer context. There will be a discussion afterwards, and then some of us should be wandering over to Scholars for the post-film chat.
As I mentioned above, there will be popcorn!
What: Talk on Volunteering in Kolkata, India with Suas Educational Development
When: Wednesday, 6.30pm
Event Page: HERE
Details: Suas Educational Development are holding an informational session on their volunteer programs in Kolkata, India, on Wednesday 24th October. The session will be starting at 6.30 in S117 and will include previous volunteers talking about their experiences.
"The Suas Volunteer Programme provides an opportunity to work in India for 10 weeks; with 9 weeks volunteering in a community-based school or educational project and one week of workshops exploring development issues. The Programme will give you the opportunity to develop your professional skills, work in a team and learn about issues affecting our interconnected world."
The UL Development Society will also be represented, and will be assisting any UL applicants in their preparation and fundraising during the year. We know how daunting this sort of thing can be, so we aim to make the prospect of fundraising and preparing for a summer in India a little easier, by offering an extra level of on-campus support in addition to the supports already provided by Suas themselves.
More information can be found on the Suas Website and on the Facebook event page
What: Queer Ball
When: Monday 5th November 2012, 7pm
Where: The Absolute Hotel
Event Page: HERE
Launch of Rainbow Week 2012.
It's that time of year again; UL Rainbow Week. And to kick it all off, Out in UL is hosting the inaugural Queer Ball. With music, food, drink, dancing and frolics, this will be a night to remember.
WITH MUSIC FROM THE AMAZING MILK BABY
Tickets go on sale 17 October from ULSU reception, the Absolute Hotel, and Out in UL committee members. Full tickets cost €30, afters tickets are €15. Purchase online HERE
Bus leaves Stables Club at 6:30pm sharp. Meal starts at 7pm
It's the most wonderful ball of the year!