Radboud Well-Being Week

To feel well, it helps to engage with the five aspects of well-being: body, mind, spirit, people and place. Because a survey of May 2017 showed that many students experience a lot of stress, pressure, and loneliness, there is a big focus on improving student well-being throughout university organs and related parties like our study association. Therefore the university organises the Radboud Well-Being Week next week, from 8 till 12 October, which we as CognAC fully support. With this CogBlog we want to point out some of the hosted activities, so continue reading for more information.

AI* of the month September: Mark Rietvelt

After some confusion on what time we appointed we got started, just in the middle of both our scheduled times. And we got to know a lot about this reMarkable and well-prepared person. Do you for example know in what theatre play Mark performed lately? Or do you know about all the extracurricular stuff he is doing this year? And what about his guilty pleasures? You can read all about the very first AI* of the new academic year Mark Rietvelt in this interview!

SC Study / student hints flashtalk documents

Here are the documents of the SC Study / student hints flashtalk of today! In it are all kinds of topics that answer to questions that "I wish I had known earlier!". Go check it out and see what you didn't know yet!

AI* of the month July: Rik van Lierop

I look through the window and can see the blurred silhouette of a man. There he is. I boldly burst through the door. A bit louder than I intended, the door slams open against the side of a bed. He sits before me, already waiting and with a grin on his face. I am in the presence of the one and only Rik. Rik is my roommate, famous BoyServe and all-round well known member of CognAC. Today I am here to interview this legend as the AI* of July. I start off by putting on some nice jazz tunes. With the mood set, we get comfortable in our seats and start our interview. Read more about Rik and his interesting life. Did you know Rik is a world famous radio DJ in Deurne?

New Partnership for Study Books!

CognAC has a new partner for ordering study books. Read more about it in this blog post ...

Orientation Week 2018 Review

After 8 full, fun and festive days, it is finally time to get some rest before the academic year of 2018/2019 starts. Some of the Media Committee members got to experience this amazing week as well, and in this CogBlog item you can read everything about their experiences. If you want to refresh your (lost) memories, re-experience the week or see what is was like, don’t hesitate and click Read more!

Horoscope Academic Year 18/19

For most of us, vacation is almost over. So to help you start this year well-prepared you can now read your brand new horoscope here. What will your academic year look like? Will it feel like a heavy backpack-journey or more like an all-inclusive holiday? Read on to find out.

AI* of the month June: Daphne Lenders

After frantically checking one final time if my phone was recording, I was ready. Of course, the person sitting next to me was born ready. This seasoned board member, intestine eater and traveller with ice cream in her hand and a big smile on her face is Daphne Lenders, the AI* of June. I got the chance to interview her today! Read more about her interesting life: did you know that Daphne prefers the Lion King 2?

AI* of the month May: Sander Engelberts

Do you know how many times Sander already walked the ‘vierdaagse’? what his favorite record is? What happens when he goes grocery shopping at the market? Chances are you do not know this yet. Luckily you can read all about these things, and many more, in his interview!

Student (from) Abroad: Luis Avalos

It has been a while since the last Student (from) Abroad interview, but we’re back. And this time I had the honour to interview Luis, a first-year AI student who came to study here all the way from the land of taco’s, sombrero’s and poncho’s: Mexico! How does he experience the land of hagelslag, clogs and raincoats? You will read all about it in this interview.

CognAC Trip 2018 - Bi Ba Budapest

Every other year, the Travel Committee, also known as the TraC, organises a trip for the members of CognAC. Normally around 10-15 people join, but hypemeister Pleun, together with the rest of the TraC, made sure over 40 people signed up, within 5 minutes. After a long wait, the time finally came to pack our bags, and to prepare for what has become the best CognAC trip yet. If you read along, you will get to know how my week went, and what Heaven is made of.

AI* of the month April: Christian Lammers

I had the pleasure to talk to mvp Christian Lammers. 3rd year, my orientation brother, and true CognAC'er. The chair of the WkC, proud German, and so much more! Want to find out what? Read the awesome interview I had with him :) Also, help me convince Chris to apply for the AEGEE board of 2018-2019! Make Nijmegen great again with Chris on top #bondingexperience.

Interview with the board - Sanne

Do you already know our Chief of Education. It's Sanne!!!! But if you want to know even more about this sporty surf chick, then read this fantastic interview!!

AI* of the month March: Paul Heldens

Sports committee, Parents Day Committee and Party Committee, Paul Heldens did it all. You might have seen Paul before, but you might not know why he once wore a dress or how big his love for Disney movies is. But do not worry, you can read all about it in his interview!

AI* of the month February: Nick Stracke

It has taken a while, but it's finally here! The (extra long) AI* interview with the AI* of February, Nick Stracke, is packed with ins and outs on what's going on in Nicks life. Did you know Nick knows how to handle a chainsaw? Did you know Nick climbed a church one time? And did you know Nick invests in cryptocurrency? If you want to know more, start reading!

Interview with the Board - Karcie

Do you want to know more about Karcie, our Chief of Internal Affairs? Or about her function in the board? And do you also want way too much information about nasi ballen and alpaca's? Then this interview is the perfect read for you! Read it here now!

CognAC Weekend 2018

Last weekend was one of CognAC’s biggest yearly activities: the CognAC weekend 2018. Under the motto “#BondingExperience”, around 60 people explored the flatlands of the very 'densely' populated Dwingeloo. Even the bus driver had trouble reaching it….. Did you miss the weekend, enjoy it a lot or are you just too drunk to remember? Read on!

LCN 2018

One of the biggest events organized by CognAC also made an appearance this year: the LCN! I was there and it was awesome!

Who is it?

Normally you would guess only one person, but this time, to make it harder, we went for two. If these two AI'ers got a baby, their child would probably look like this! Keep on reading...

Interview with the Board - Lennart

Come and have a look at Lennart Geertjes: The man, the Chief of External Affairs, and voted as the best dressed CognAC'er. Read more about him and his duties in this fresh CogBlog interview.

AI* of the Month January: Jorrit Geels

Who doesn't know this guy: the one, the only, the only one: Jorrit Geels. AI* in January 2018, dominator of the world in March 2034 (probably). Are you wondering what kind of guy your future boss will be? Want to know the details of this boys amazing and funny life? Start reading! And mostly: enjoy! But what's not to love about Meister Geels ;)?

Interview with the Board - Lea

Have you ever wondered who that 'Lea' is that sends you emails, begging you to declare your costs? Are those super shady e-mails about the TraC, in which they ask you to transfer 350€, not appealing to you? Then don't hesitate, and click read more to get to know her a bit better! I sat down to talk about Lea here, with Lea. You know how interviews go. Just read.

2018 Horoscope

As the new year is here it is time for horoscopes! So you can be prepared for what the new year has in stock for you. Unfortunately, the internet is flooding with horoscopes; that’s why all new year’s predictions are compiled here into a short one. Read below what 2018 has to offer.*

Who is it?

Do you recognize the kid in the picture? If not, keep on reading for some hints about this AI-student. If you do recognize him, keep on reading anyways.

AI* of the Month December: Ellen Schrader

This week I sat down with the AI* of December: Ellen! Being the head of 2,5 committees, she is of great contribution to CognAC! Do you want to know more about her? Her ideas for the CognAC pet? Her weird habits and much more? Keep reading!

Interview with the Board - Niels

This weekend,I got the chance to speak with Niels,the really nice and really busy secretary of CognAC. Do you want to see how our conversation went and find out more about being part of the board? Boy,do I have something for you.

AI* of the Month November: Pleun Scholten

I sat down with the hype master of the TraC. Interested in what we talked about? Read it all in his interview!

Where is it?

Does this look familiar to you? Yes? Get up, go there and take a selfie on the location! Do you have no clue? Get up, search, find it, and take a selfie on the location! You can win an awesome prize from the MC!

AI* of the Month October: Honghong

Not only was she smart enough to win the individual round during the Alten pubquiz, Honghong also became the AI* for the month of October! Honghong has been active in the 1C, AC and continues to be an active member by joining the OrC and being the chair of the AC. We’ve all seen her on activities or walking down the hallway, but who exactly is Honghong? Keep reading to find out!

Interview with the Board - Bram

From this week and onwards, CogBlog will be back! What does this mean, what can you expect? We are planning on bringing “Where is it?” and “Who is it?”back (small contests in which everyone can participate) and maybe you will win some nice prizes this year! There is also much more coming, and we are kicking off with the first interview with a board member for this year; an interview with the one and only Bram.

AI* of the Month September: Bente

Already a long time ago, I invited Bente van de Pol for an interview. She has done loads of work during the Orientation Week, did a lot of designing work in the MC and has helped the board with creating their logos. This beautiful person can furthermore be found at a lot of CognAC events and is always approachable for questions. Where did she come from? Where will she go? Continue reading for more info!

Interview with the Board - Loes

"The end of the academic year is near but the MC still has some serious business to do/post. You wonder what we mean? The interview with the board of course! This time your roving reporter interviewed Loes Erven, secratary of CognAC. She is the youngest board member of CognAC, the one who plays the keyboard like a rockstar and the one who spams and stalks you on a weekly basis. Want to find out more about her? Keep on reading"

AI* of the month June: Moira Berens

A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor to interview Moira Berens. A former board member and AI student. Although she’s not studying AI anymore, she still is very active within the study association! She’s been a valuable member to CognAC over the years and that’s why this award is long overdue. Do you want to know more about Moira? Continue reading!

Interview with the Board - Lars

Lars Bokkers - Chief of External Affairs. As he is in the board of CognAC and also our one and only BBQ meister, everyone knows him. But what exactly is going on underneath that EEG cap, that he's wearing on his most famous picture? And what does he do for CognAC except for making it rich and wealthy? Find it out here!

AI* of the month May

Who do you think of when I say "CognAC weekend"? Bram. Who do you think of when I say "that person with an unusual profile picture on Facebook"? Bram. Who do you think of when I say "that active member that is a member of 5 committees and fulfills all possible functions divided over those committees? Bram! (At least that is what you would think as a Chief of Internal Affairs) It is time for the interview with AI* of the month May: Bram van Asseldonk!

AI* of the month April

Again an interview all about Zikri, because we can’t get enough of him! He’s been the AI* of the month and we tried to get to know Zikri even better. Granted this interview is a little late to the party, but it’s an interesting read. We talked about Dutch citizenship, future jobs and of course CognAC, it even features a little of Pleun.

CognAC26 Limited Edition Merchandise!

Fashionable, CognAC, Windows 95, what else do you need?

Student (From) Abroad: Isabel Burgos

Daaaaamn Zikri, back at it again with the white vans… I mean back at it again with the Student (from) Abroad Interview. Sorry, dank memes got the best of me. It’s been a while since our last interview for this column. This time we have another first year. None other than the one and only Isabel Burgos! Let’s find out about her shall we?

AI* of the month March: Pepijn van Teeffelen

I had the honor and pleasure to interview Pepijn van Teeffelen. A third year AI student, a member of several committees and the treasurer of the BoyCo!  Pepijn is also the last member of the BoyCo to receive this honor. Strap yourself in for this ride. It is going to be quite the hype!

AI* of the month: Februari

Who doesn’t know Lisa Goerke should really read this interview we did! She’s the chairman of the Master Committee (MaC) and the first international AI* of CognAC! If you’d like to know more about here like we did, continue reading!

Interview with the Board - Djamari

We all know Djamari: CognAC's Chief of Internal Affairs, Queen of the Committees and the answer to your CognAC related questions. But how well do you actually know her: What kind of hobbies does she have? Why did she wanted to become a member of the board? What does she like most about CognAC? Find it out here!

Student (From) Abroad: Samarpan Rai

The second interview for our Student (From) Abroad column for the CogBlog is finally here. You didn’t think we were only going to do this only once, were you? For those of you who are new, this is a blog dedicated to finding out more about International students in our very own study, Artificial Intelligence. This interview will feature Samarpan Rai, who is a first-year student. Find out more about Samarpan by clicking on the “Meer Lezen” button!

AI* of the month: January

Who doesn’t know Lennart Geertjes? He’s a familiar and very friendly face within CognAC, and can almost always be found somewhere on the campus. Last year he wasn’t just active within the First-Year committee, he also concerned himself with the Swedes. This year he’s decided to take part in four committees, like to know which? Continue reading! Oh, and ladies he’s still single *wink wink*

Who is it?

Hello fellow CognAC-ers! It’s been a while, but it’s back! A new ‘’Who is it?’’ has returned to the CogBlog for you all. Do you recognize the happy little boy in the picture? Not only is he good with words, but also with notes.. and maybe not the kind of notes you’d expect! Click on ''Meer lezen'' to see another picture!

AI* of the month: December

Berend van Deelen, who doesn't know him? You might know him from his beard, his music, his board year or the limited edition sweaters he designed. In this AI*-interview you get a sneak peak in his life.

Interview with the Board - Abdullahi

Whenever you hear "Appie, Appie, Appie!" you know that the one and only chairman of CognAC can't be far away. But how much do you really know about Abdullahi and his function within CognAC? Curious to find out? Then read this interview!

AI* of the month September: Wessel Hieselaar

The AI* of September was Wessel. He has been an active member of CognAC since he had the chance to be one and that is something to celebrate! Read on and find out what else is there to know about Wessel ☺.

AI* of the month November: Maarten Brandwijk

Do you adore the BoyCo? Do you love the DAtA get-togethers in the Huygens canteens? Then you’re going to love and adore Maarten! If you’re dying to know more about him, continue reading!

Where is it? (nov 2016)

Do you know where this spot can be found on campus? Do you want to win an awesome prize? Click on Read More to find out more about this ''Where is it?''!

Student (From) Abroad: Zikri Aminuddin

This is a new column on the CogBlog called Student (From) Abroad! Since the schoolyear 2016-2017 our study is officially called ‘’Artificial Intelligence’’. The now-full-English bachelor has already attracted a lot of students from abroad, but studying abroad for the Nijmegen-based students is also happening more and more. Our first interview features Zikri Aminuddin, a first year AI student, born in Malaysia! Learn more about his experiences by clicking on the “Meer Lezen” button!

AI* of the month October: Fabian Kok

Did you hear that recognizable laugh? Did you listen to all those talks during the orientation week every day again and again? Well, that’s Fabian! It's time to have a nice talk with this AI*!

Committee Descriptions

A total of 21 committees were covered today at the Committee Picnic. This is a lot of information and some of you therefore asked for a nice overview. Well, here it is!

AI* of the Month April: Djamari

The AI* of the Month April is Djamari! Read here all about this true CognAC'er and future board member!

AI* of May

Thomas van Heynigingen was in May 2016 AI* of the month. I interviewed Thomas a couple of weeks ago, read the interview here!

CognAC Weekend

Although the CognAC weekend is now more than a month ago, we did not want to miss the opportunity to tell you about these great days. So whether you've been there or not, read this article to find out about the great adventures that happened there!

AI* of January

Jake was the AI* of January! Most of you know him and that is actually one of the reasons why he became AI*. Besides of that, he has motivated a lot of people to do some committee work and he is a member of 8 different CognAC committees! I have interviewed Jake a couple of weeks ago and I found out some interesting facts about him, read the interview if you want to found out...

AI* Interview: Lea Nugteren

Lea, 18 years old and AI bachelor student, was the AI* of the month January. Her being the chair of the 1C is one of the reasons she is worthy of this very honorable honor. Read on and find out all that is to know about Lea!

Where is it?

Can you find the location of the this month 'Where is it?'. If so you can win an amazing price!

AI* of the month December: Esra Bakker

Esra, 20 years old, and first year AI student, was the AI* of December. After becoming a CognAC member, she immediately joined three committees and is present at every, or let’s say most, CognAC activities. She is a real ‘CognAC’er’! Read on and learn about who she is and why she choose to study AI!

Xomnia Datathon 2016

The Xomnia Datathon, an epic 24-hour long AI face-off between all study associations for AI in the Netherlands, took place on the 25-26th of March. CognAC sent a team to the contest, with succes. They won the first place! Read on to read about their experience...

Horoscope: Spring

From now on, there’ll be horoscopes every single season! They are bigger, they are better, and we hope you’ll enjoy them! xx Daphne and Nynke

AVE AI #9: The FNWI Prom

AVE AI: ‘’Avonturen van een AI-er’’, is a column written by Yana van der Sande and Nynke Zwart. Every two weeks, on Wednesdays, we’ll post something funny, relatable or remarkable that is related to AI. Do you have any ideas that we should absolutely, definitely, undoubtedly write about? Mail us: mc@svcognac.nl. Happy reading!

AI* of the month November: Jasper van Dalen

Jasper, 24 years old and AI master student, was the AI* of the month of November. Him being a former board member is only one of the reasons he is worthy of this very honorable honor. Read on and find out all that is to know about Jasper!

AVE AI’er #8 Stereotypes

AVE AI: ‘’Avonturen van een AI-er’’, is a column written by Yana van der Sande and Nynke Zwart. Every two weeks, on Wednesdays, we’ll post something funny, relatable or remarkable that is related to AI. Do you have any ideas that we should absolutely, definitely, undoubtedly write about? Mail us: mc@svcognac.nl. Happy reading!

AVE AI #7: My Best Friend

AVE AI: ‘’Avonturen van een AI-er’’, is a column written by Yana van der Sande and Nynke Zwart. Every two weeks, on Wednesdays, we’ll post something funny, relatable or remarkable that is related to AI. Do you have any ideas that we should absolutely, definitely, undoubtedly write about? Mail us: mc@svcognac.nl. Happy reading!

AI* of the month October: Emmie Peters

Emmie, 21 years old and fourth year student, was the AI* of October 2015. She was CognAC’s internal officer last year and like if that wasn’t enough she still is a very active member in a lot of committees. Want to know not only everything she does for CognAC but also what keeps her busy next to that? Read on and find out!

AVE AI #6: through the eyes of a “meeloper”

’Avonturen van een AI-er’’, is a column written by Yana van der Sande and Nynke Zwart. Every two weeks, on Wednesdays, we’ll post something funny, relatable or remarkable that is related to AI. Do you have any ideas that we should absolutely, definitely, undoubtedly write about? Mail us: mc@svcognac.nl. Happy reading!

14 Dec ’15: IT Talent College – Big Data

In this post, Renate talks about her experiences attending the Big Data IT talent College