A look back at the first Module of the year
Published 5 days ago
The first module of the year has passed some time ago, but it is still interesting to read what Proto has been upto! There were a lot of activities like movie nights, guest lectures and drinks (lots of drinks!). But before these activities took place, one of the most important things within Proto happened: the new board was introduced! The first years already got to know them during their Kick-In, while the older years already knew the current board 7.0 a bit better. There was a General Member Meeting, in which their plans for the coming year were discussed and after that was done, they were officially in charge of Proto! That had to be celebrated with one of the most chaotic drinks you have ever seen: the constitution drink, were many of you were seen. Other boards came to the drink to congratulate the fresh board and hand them presents. That, together with unlimited free beer resulted in some intense ‘braspartijen’, where other boards tried to ‘bras’ (= steal or take) a pin, the pedel stick or even a board member! It was a very fun thing to experience! Moving on to some more serious events. There were three useful studynights for the first and second years, and two guest lectures about the design of wearables and radio astronomy. Six CREEC evaluation meetings for Module 1 and Module 5 allowed the students to share their problems with the committee and the teachers. And the older generation of CreaTers could pick up their bachelor’s degree during the EWI Bachelor Graduation. We are proud of the 47 new graduates! In the beginning of the module the first committee market took place where first and older years could come and see what kind of different committees Proto has to offer. After the committee market, the committees were formed and there was room and manpower for activities! The ACE organised a laser tag activity, the EntropCy let us skittle as if we were little and the TIPCie combined two Monday Afternoon Drinks with draft courses. The ACE, Entropcy and Culture Committee also combined their powers to organise the Fright NIght, were participants made their own masks, carved their pumpkins and watched movies, closing off with a fright night walk! Each Wednesday evening, there was something else to do in Proto. Movies were watched, board games were played, but you could also come to just chill. During the Protonights, you could just recover from the first half of the week and do something fun for a change! This year, there is a greater focus on more contact between the EWI associations. There was a pub quiz with Abacus and there are plans to do a dodgeball tournament and an LEDrink with Scintilla and a Star Wars Marathon with Inter-Actief. Proto has also organised a party with Inter-Actief, Party Animals. We had a furry good time (ha-ha)! Other than that, there are a couple of EWI activities: Oktoberfest, First Year Activity, New Year’s Drink, EWI Party and the EWI BBQ (which will take place at the end of the year). To bring the first years more in contact with the older years and the association itself, a very special event was organised: the very awesome Proto Camp! There were four groups: the Chinese gods, the Greek gods, the Norse gods and the Egyptian gods. After a long journey through the deserted fields of Ootmarsum, while encountering several obstacles and riddles, the participants finally reached their camp. During the weekend, the warriors could decorate their own shirts, participate in the Jeneverrace, show their powers in Kickball and listen to a song sang by Geanne and Hermen and a small story by Frank. On Saturday evening, there was also a ‘sing and drink festivity, a cantus! I hope that Proto will continue organising a lot of cool activities in the coming year, also with other associations. I am very curious what time will bring us. *text by Daniela van Meggelen*
Alfred Honorary Member
Published 9 months ago
That appreciation of Alfred isn’t just to be found by students, but also by the board and members of Proto. Since last week, Alfred has officially been promoted to Honorary Member of the association. What seemed like a board-interest presentation to (only) him, quickly turned into a celebration of him. While he was somewhat overwhelmed by the 9 pies the Proto board presented him, the SmartXp was slowly being filled up for this celebration. ‘Even everyone at home knew about it, except for me’ as Alfred is still amazed by the accolading experience. However, he would still soberly claim that he’s just doing his job. ‘I do know the way students are treated is different in some UT facilities’ as he does acknowledge, but he does continue ‘I however am just enjoying my job as well when helping students.’ While Alfred now owns his own personal Sonic Screwdriver, gifted by the board of Proto as part of the celebration, he is however still waiting to add the TARDIS to his inventory. ‘I would still like an official document stating it’ he jokingly says about his new status within the association. So, the next time you’re doing a project, head to the new honorary member and ask about his Room of Requirement. He may just have what you’re looking for. *Text by Robin van Emmerloot*
Changes for members logging in to Proto with their University of Twente account
Published 10 months ago
In order to better protect your personal information, Proto's [Have You Tried Turning It Off And On Again committee](https://www.proto.utwente.nl/committee/819) has worked with the University of Twente's IT department (LISA) to make changes to Proto's log-in systems. ***TL;DR*** Proto won't handle your UTwente password directly as of tonight, but use the UTwente Single Sign-On instead. This means you cannot log-in to the OmNomCom using your student number anymore. If you haven't linked an RFID card yet, be sure you know your Proto username and password before Tuesday. [Check here](https://wiki.proto.utwente.nl/ict/account) for more info on your Proto account. As of tonight you will see a new log-in screen when you click the log-in button on the Proto website. On this screen, you can log-in with your Proto account using the username and password field. If you wish to log-in with your UTwente account, however, you'll need to click the "University of Twente" button on the new log-in page. This will bring you to the familiar *Single Sign-On* (SSO) page of the University of Twente. Here you can log-in to your UTwente account (or, if you were already logged in, you don't have to!) and afterwards, you'll be redirected back to the Proto website. This way, Proto doesn't have to handle your UTwente password (we'll still get your UTwente username, probably your student number, to work with) anymore. Unfortunately, this means using your student number on the OmNomCom won't work anymore, since the UTwente SSO doesn't have an on-screen keyboard. If you were still doing that (because you don't have an RFID card linked to your Proto account), you can use your Proto username and password instead. If you're unsure what your Proto username and/or password are, you can check [this wiki article](https://wiki.proto.utwente.nl/ict/account) for a more detailed explaination. You can request a new Proto password [here](https://www.proto.utwente.nl/password/email) if you forgot yours. If you have any questions after reading this news article, you can ask it to the [Have You Tried Turning It Off And On Again committee](https://www.proto.utwente.nl/committee/819) via e-mail, or via our Slack channel #hyttioaoac-public on the [Proto Slack](https://saproto.slack.com/) (check the Slack banner in the menu!).
Best Creative Technology Teacher of 2016-2017
Published 10 months ago
We are very happy to announce that Chris Vermaas has won the education prize. You might know him from his courses in module 1 (interactive visualisation) and module 8 (animated narration). He has left a deep impression on all of us with his view on fonts, photos and posters. All of us will probably remember the 'bring a photo' assignment where we had no clue at all what we had to do. In the lecture he would find things about our photos that we hadn't even thought of. Congratulations Chris, we hope to see you at the central education presentations!!!