DION Newsletter January and February

Dear Colleague,
we are pleased to share our latest newsletter. We have many exciting events happening this month! Check out upcoming events and see the summary of the past events as well. 

Highlights for January and February:
1. A new round of DION Grants announced
All PhD candidates, Postdocs and other temporary scientific employees at NTNU are eligible to apply for a grant (up to 2500 NOK) to cover expenses related to organizing activities that create opportunities for PhD students and post-docs to network, learn, and enrich their experience.
Deadline: 23:59 CET, 11th of February, 2019
You can apply via this Google form filling out all mandatory fields: https://goo.gl/forms/FrNlvLJUTBPSDLs53
2. DION on ice
When: 12:00 – 13:30, Sunday, 27th of January, 2019
Where: Leangen Ishall (Tungavegen 3, 7047 Trondheim, Norway)
Want to try out ice skates for the first time, or simply show off your skills? Join DION for a fun day out on the ice at Leangen Ishall.
3. Swing Dance Evening
When: 18:00 – 20:00, Friday, 15th of February, 2019
Where: Realfagbyg parketten?
Together with NTNUI Swing og Folke Dans, we have the pleasure to host a 2 hour Swing dance evening at the Realfagbyg parketten.
For more details check the attached newsletter!
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Please, help us to spread this info and share it with other temporary scientific employees you know!
Forward the following link to those willing to subscribe to our newsletter: https://lists.ansatt.ntnu.no/dion.ntnu.no/subscribe/news 

Join our new Facebook group “DION forum”

Stay easier in touch with others at NTNU and join our new facebook group “DION forum“!

The group is our social platform, where you can ask questions related to your PhD/Post-Doc life at NTNU.
For example, you can ask there if someone could lend you ice skates for the upcoming DION ice skating event if you don’t own a pair yourself ?
Other examples:
“Is someone here proficient in xyz? Internet/colleagues were not able to answer my question”
“I did not leave for the holidays. Who wants to spend New Years eve together?”
“Does anyone know what “Stripa” is? I asked my colleagues but noone seems to know”
“Would anyone like to plan a PhD cabin trip together with me?”

!! Remember that if you have any work-related inquiries which you don’t want to share publicly, you can always send us an email to: post@dion.ntnu.no.
You might find helpful to check out the FAQ section on our website first. !!

Let’s stay it touch!

DION on ice

Winter is definitely here, and so is the ice skating season! Want to try out ice skates for the first time, or simply show off your skills? Join DION for a fun day out on the ice at Leangen Ishall.

When: Sunday, 27 January 2019, 12:00-13:30
Where: Leangen Ishall (Tungavegen 3, 7047 Trondheim)

There is matches during the day, so make sure you get there by 12 PM, to get most out for the day. Unfortunately, ice skates cannot be rented at Leangen, but there are several options if you do not own your own or can borrow from friends or colleagues.
Used Ice skates can be bought cheap at Fretex, or borrowed through volunteer centers. Another alternative is to try touring skates. Blyberget Frileik in Trondheim are kindly lending us some touring skates. But then you´ll need to bring cross country ski shoes (NNN BC binding or NNN binding). Feel free to ask if you have any questions. They look something like this.

Make sure to bring hot clothes, a helmet, and wool socks is a must! Skiing poles and knee pads might also be a good idea if you are trying for the first time.

We will be using the outdoor skating range, where there is no entry fee. DION will provide some hot drinks.

We are looking forward to see you there!

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Happy Hour with DION

It’s time to come together in the New Year!

DION invites PhDs, Postdocs and other temporary scientific employees to join the Happy Hour with shuffleboard (sponsored by us) at Work-Work! Grab some food and drink or just enjoy the social atmosphere and a game of shuffle board. If you have not tried out shuffle board yet, this is the perfect opportunity to give it a try. We have one table reserved for one hour from 18.30 – 19.30. There is plenty of board games at Work-Work as well 😉 Welcome!

When: Monday, 28 January 2019, 18:00-21:00

Where: Work-Work (Munkegata 58, 7010 Trondheim)

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Minigolf with DION

Join for a minigolf tournament in company of DION!

Location: Trondheim camping – Olav Tryggvasons gate 5 (Folkets Hus)

Date: 06 December 18

Time: 18.00 – 21.00

Cost: Free

It’s again time to meet for some fun! If you’ve always wanted to show off your professional skills or prove everyone right on how bad your aim is, this is your chance! 🙂
We can meet at Trondheim camping to play and have some drinks together. The drinks are on you, but we will cover the minigolf costs.
The free entrance is limited to 15 people, and it’s first come, first served.
Sign up here. We look forward to seeing you!

Follow the event on Facebook for the updates.