INSIDER K Y M EN L A A KSO U N I V ERSIT Y OF A PPLI ED SCI ENCES | 12.09.14 | Vol. 17
THIS ISSUE Exchange view
A HIKE TO REMEMBER Tutor special
EXCHANGE STUDENT‘S TUTORS
AL MA T T E A N ÄV E R I
J ÄR V I N E N
RO LIINA NIE MI
O KU I S M I N
A KA NO M A LE TDI
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BACK TO SCHOOL
Welcome to the second issue of Insider for the acade- mer break have probably seen many changes from last mic year 2014-2015.As you can see we are now in our spring. We now have a new Moodle environment, the 17th volume of Insider, an incredible achievement for all of Media building and all staff and students have moved into the past and present Insider editorial teams. In case you other locations, the photographic studio has moved into missed it, our first issue of this volume came out last week Meduusa Studio next to the Insider office, the Patteri office but was not a normal issue of Insider. Instead we teamed can now be found on the 3rd floor of the main building, up with the Patteri Network for a special issue related to and some staff offices have been shuffled around. Hopetheir Summer Startup Camp. Congratulations to all of the fully these changes are not too confusing. start-up entrepreneurs!
Although summer is almost over, the warm weather is
As usual with the new academic year, we have some new still kicking around and we hope it will last for a couple faces in our editorial team along with old ones. We warmly of weeks yet. Still, let us look forward to the coming auwelcome them into the fold and hope to bring you new tumn, the rich, warm colours (great for photographers), and exciting content over the coming months.
tasty mushrooms galore and brisk walks in the forests.
Due to the sad closure of the cinemas in Kouvola, Ki- Personally I am looking forward to seeing the first snows no-Kouvo and Kuvaportti, were are now working only of winter and hopefully getting on the slopes before the with Studio-123 in Kuusankoski. We will still try to bring end of the year! you our regular movie review each week and also the Have a happy autumn and a great academic year!
Those of you that have returned to studies after the sum- Hugh Clack, Editor in Chief
SPORTS@KYAMK Ice hockey, skiing, and Nordic walking. Yes, those are is creative and challenging sport which is lot of fun and the most popular sports in Finland as you guys already there is always people who love basketball”. Carlos Eres know. But we are not going to talk about them in this Bosch joining the team last year during his Erasmus stay week’s issue. In fact, there are several sport activities felt it was enjoyable to participate in and the team was frihappening around the city and you can easily find some endlier compared to the one in his university in Valencia. clubs to also join in our university.
Football, as everywhere on this planet, is favored here and
Even though the Finnish national team did not do well even though there is an interruption because of winter in FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 in Spain, basketball is weather, the group always tries to play at least two times still among the most played sports here. Kouvola has one per week in the football field in Sarkola. The plan for this professional team called Kouvot playing in Korisliiga. They year would be getting enough people to form a team in do have reserves team which you can practice with wee- order to take part in 5th division football tournament. kly, but also the university has its own team playing every You are more than welcome to join and if you feel those Friday. We have the chance to talk to Timo Hietalahti who listed sports are not your taste; of course the school has is now in charge for running the team and when being something else to offer. Go to SoleOPS and find “Physical asked why he decided to organize it, he said “I wanted to Education” courses to get some fun and also extra credits! create a basketball group for Kyamk because basketball
Text & photos: Bac Le
A HIKE TO REMEMBER On Saturday the 6th Kyamkâ€™s new exchange students went on the by now almost traditional trip to Repovesi. It was one more opportunity for them to get to know each other better even though most of them seem to have made friends fairly quickly. Students from more than ten different countries had about three and half hours to experience - as we were told - one of the most Finnish things in the world: hiking and after that, heating up sausages at a camp site. Some of the more adventures folks even went for a swim in the lake. Everybody had a lot of fun and the only downside to this trip was that three and a half hours are just not enough to enjoy the beauty of the landscape and go for a proper hike. We were fortunate though as the weather was much better than it seemed it would be. As for the exchange students it was hopefully a nice way to relax after the stress of the last few weeks and a good new start into the next months which they will be spending here. We all hope that you will enjoy your stay and all the activities keep you from getting too homesick. Yet if you do, look back at how far you have come and the friends youâ€™ve made. They are here with you and you are all in this together. Stay awesome! Text & photos: Sarah Rosenthal
TUTORS They are everywhere, even though you could have imagined. She thinks Kouvola is not might have not noticed them. Black hoo- much bigger than the town she comes from, dies with owls on their backs the tutors are though the distances are greater and there is always there to help you no matter what you more forests and mushrooms than she could might need: be it a question about housing have hoped for. She recommends tutoring for or studies or even parties, tutors know what everyone because then you get to meet many you should do and who to contact. This year‘s fantastic people, other tutors and exchange exchange students’ tutors are: Arto Välitalo, students alike. Karoliina Von Hertzen, Ella Koivuranta, Thào Hu’o’ng, Vo Phan Bao Thach, Judith Agthe, Riia Järvinen studies to be a Multilingual MaRiia Järvinen, Siiri Toivanen, Miska Karvinen nagement Assistant, and she has liked Kyamk a and Sarah Rosenthal. They are students in the lot so far! She thinks the campus area is beautiKasarminmäki campus in Kouvola, studying ful and she has met a lot nice and friendly peoInternational Business and Game Design.
ple. She’s from a town close to Helsinki and she sees many differences between the town and
But who are these people in person? To get to Kouvola. ”People have their funny accent when know the head tutor of exchange Arto Välitalo they speak, and they act more calm” she says. and his “right hand” as he says, Karoliina Von Hertzen, check out this issue‘s Profile! They When these people came to study in Kyamk did the IceBucketChallenge and Insider was they got the same warm welcome as you are right there to take photos!
having now. Interesting and serious but also
Not all exchange tutors could be reached in super fun job with a group of open minded and time, but to make a rough divide between always helpful people awaits you! Sign up at Ulf what tutors study: Ella, Huong, Thach, Judith Jensen-Munk‘s office on first floor. and Siiri study International Business. Miska P.S. it also looks good in your resume and most importantly you get tons of new friends,
and Sarah study Game Design.
Sarah comments her 2nd year studies in some for even years to come! Game Design that it’s been better than she Text & photos: Annukka Repo
... HEAD TUTORS PROFILE
o l a t i l ä Arto V & n e z t r e H n o V a n Karolii
What do you study here in Kyamk?
Can you tell us a little about yourselves?
K: I study Industrial Design in Finnish and I’ve been stu-
K: Hi I’m Karoliina, I’m a student here in Kyamk, and work dying for one and a half years. A: Industrial Design since January.
as an exchange tutor.
A: Hey! I‘m Arto, a student here in Kyamk - also an exch- Why should people join the tutoring forces? ange tutor and in addition I represent design students at K: Uhmm… because it is good experience about social the student union Heimo.
skills, you meet a lot of new people, especially if you are
Have you always lived here in Kouvola?
active. The more you take part in it, the more people you
K: I came here to study. I come from Savitaipale, which is get to know. It is a great responsibility but also loads of about 80 km from here.
fun. I started as a tutor because some of my friends sug-
A: Nope, decided to pack my bags and come a bit more gested it to me. A: Because you never needed free time or a good night
south. I‘m from Oulu.
How do you like it here? I’ve heard that Kouvola has of sleep? this reputation of being gray as a concrete block, what What is this Ice bucket challenge? do you think of this?
K: It is an international campaign to raise the awareness
K: I think moving here was a very good choice because of ALS disease. of all the people I’ve met here. Even though some people A: A current internet hit! are saying that Kouvola is only a concrete block, I’ve Why are you doing this? Are there anyone in your circles found many activities to do here, and I have enjoyed my that have this disease? K: It was Arto’s idea, because he thinks he deserves to be
A: What she said! (laughter) Even though the city center drenched in icy water! might be a bit drab, we also have nice parks and are pretty A: Ain‘t true, it was the only way to get Karoliina to take close to nature here..
part in this interview!
ALS : Amyotrophic Lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease
that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. #ALSIceBucketChallenge INSIDER
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