Deviating from our usual fortnightly schedule, SciSoc is bringing out the BBQ this week on Wednesday (17th April)! It'll be the same time and place as usual, 12-2pm at Carslaw Lawns. Come around to grab yourself a sausage sandwich, salad, cheese, complementary mammoth and drink and hang around for a chat with your fellow SciSocers. This week, we're also releasing the April edition of the Aqua Regia, so make sure you grab that too! This is also the day before the cruise, so if we still have tickets left by then, this could be the last opportunity to grab a cruise ticket. If you decide to snap up a last-minute ticket, you'll get a free feed! Prices are $2 for Access, $6 for non-Access and FREE if you're wearing the 2013 SciSoc t-shirt, or if you buy a Cruise ticket at the BBQ.
After a two-week absence from Carslaw Lawns, SciSoc makes its return this week on Wednesday (10th April) with another (sort of) fortnightly BBQ! Come along to Carslaw Lawns between 12-2pm for a snag or Bubble n’ Squeak, salad, cheese and a soft drink! This week, you can also purchase tickets to the cruise at the BBQ, and with that purchase, you can get a free sausage! It's $2 for Access, $5 for Non-Access and FREE for those who come wearing the official 2013 SciSoc T-Shirt!
Has the Easter Break has left you with an insatiable craving all things sugary and sweet? Have no fear, SciSoc is here! We're holding a bake sale from 11am-2pm on Tuesday (9th April) outside the School of Chemistry on Eastern Ave, and best of all, all proceeds are going to charity! That's right, for once, your sugar addiction can turn a life around! This time, the charity of choice is the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, an organisation that assists Indigenous Australian children access facilities for secondary and tertiary education that is otherwise far from their reach. You can find out more about them here. If you would like to contribute a plate of baked goods to the sale, send a message to our official Facebook page! Additionally, if you buy a ticket for the Cruise at the Bake Sale, you get a baked treat of your choice FOR FREE! Come and indulge in oven-fresh goodness, for the sake of Indigenous Education!
Calling all actors, singers, dancers and comedy connoisseurs! If you feel the laboratory or the lecture theatre just cannot handle the glory that is your talent, look no further! Our crazy, wonderful friends over at Science Revue are inviting you to audition for this year's Science Revue! For those of you unfamiliar with Science Revue, it's an onstage collection of songs, sketches and dances that goes off like a firework on a waterski! Revue is a fantastic opportunity to have a go with performing on stage, and people with little-to-no experience are just as welcome as people with lots of it. You'll also make loads of friends! Auditions are happening on Weeks 6 and 7, and you can find a specific schedule here. You can audition for acting, singing and dancing, and you can audition for as many as you'd like!
This week on Wednesday (10th April), the sport for the Interfaculty Sports program is Ultimate Frisbee, and once again, the Science Faculty needs YOU to channel your inner athlete (be they LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo or Michelle Obama) and lead it to victory! We need both boys, girls and anything in between to field a team! Come along, tell your friends (especially the ones who know their way around disc-shaped objects), and smack the other faculties down like the hand of God! We're up against Medicine first, at the Square (the playing field next to Manning Tennis Courts). If you are interested in competing, visit our Facebook event and make yourself known!
Coming to the International Student Lounge near you (it's in Level 4, Wentworth): a viewing of the Robin Williams classic, Flubber! That's right, SciSoc and its First Year Committee are inviting you to join them and watch Flubber on Thursday (11th April) at 5:45! You'll be provided with cheap pizza, popcorn and chocolate to snack on as scientific chaos ensues onscreen! Come along in your best PJ's, especially if you're in first year! Come, and you might even win one of two fabulous (read: edible) raffle prizes just for showing up! You'll have so much fun, you'll need a change of clothes. Prices are $4 for Access and $10 for Non-Access.
SciSoc thanks everyone who came along and participated in our Trivia Night last week for the astounding turnout (full house!). We hope that all who came had as much fun answering the questions as we did creating them for you, that it was an enriching and educational experience for all who attended, and that learning facts like the collective noun for a group of albatrosses or the secret identity of Rorschach will some day save your life!
That's right, the glorious SciSoc Cruise returns this year on the 18th of April (Thursday, Week 6), with unlimited food, alcohol and costumed madness! Speaking of costumes, the theme this year is Future Occupations! Think of what you want to be after you finish uni. Think about what you wanted to grow up to be as a wee little one. Be it fireman, dancer, scientist, rock star or ninja-fairy-angel-princess, all dream jobs are welcome! DETAILS Time: 7:00 pm sharp, otherwise you’ll have to swim to meet up with us! Finishes at 10:30pm Date: Thursday 18th April 2013 (Sem 1, Week 6) Venue: The ship will embark from Aquarium Wharf Darling Harbour Cost: $40 Access, $45 Non-Access On the Tab: Toohey's New, Hahn Light, red wine, white wine and punch! This is an 18+ event and ID will be checked upon arrival. TICKETING Tickets can be purchased from 11-2pm everyday in week 5 and week 6 at our stall on Eastern Ave. They can also be purchased at our fortnightly BBQs from week 5. But get in quick as there are only 300 tickets! We are going to sell out FAST!
SciSoc makes its debut to the University's Interfaculty Sport Program on Wednesday (27th March) with Tennis! For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, the Interfaculty Sports Program consists of weekly sports competitions between teams from each faculty of the university that are mostly friendly and casual. Who represents your awesome (read: superior) faculty? You guys, of course! We needs YOU to invoke your inner avid athlete, omnipotent Olympian or even your resident Sporty Spice and lead the Science Faculty to victory! Come along on Wednesday to Manning Tennis Courts to watch, support or even compete in the name of SCIENCE! Each round consists of a Men's Singles, Women's Singles and Mixed Doubles. Our first round is at 9am, against Engineering. Semi-finals are at 11am and finals are at 12:30pm!
SciSoc is looking for keen first year students to join its First Year Committee! If you're interested in getting more involved with SciSoc, please email our First Year Officer, Rachel Hu at <firstname.lastname@example.org>! Most of our exec this year were a part of the committee last year, and joining it is a fantastic opportunity to try out volunteering for a university society in first year. We strongly encourage anyone considering running for an executive position for 2014 to join First Year Committee!