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History

The establishment of GLV Idun
GLV Idun was established while signing the merger contract on the first of June 2006. After this moment, Biology and Life Science and Technology no longer had their separate associations, but had a study association together. 

Merge of associations
The 'Groninger Biologen Club' (GBC) was the study association for Biology. It existed since 1919 and was a broad association with seventeen committees. The GBC was located in Haren, where they organized a drink every Thursday in their members' room, called 'De Suite'. This tradition still exists in the new suite located in the Linnaeusborg. In the beginning of GBC, they mostly organized excursions. When they got more members, they got more committees and activities. In this time some familiar names arose like the InNatura (excursion committee) and the Harz weekend. 

Groningen started with the study Life Science and Technology in 2002. Soon there were students, wanting a study association of their own. This is when S.V. Melior Vita came into existence on april 4 2003. The main point of this year was expanding the association, like recruiting members, starting up committees, first GMMs and the first dies. In this year, the first edition of 'Idioot op de boot' took place in coorporation with Lugus and FMF. This party became 'Prominent in de Tent' and still exists!
After a few years, the studies biology and life science and technology were combined by the university in a broad bachelor. Both study associations decided to adapt and prepared a merge. In the year preceding the merge, both associations organized some activities together, like the symposium and some socials to get to know each other. At the end of the merge there was a closing party in May. The theme of this party was: ‘Neanderthalers, back to the beginning’. 

The start of Idun
The first Board of GLV Idun was installed after the fusion on June 8. They had the task to start creating a unity of the association. Several committees from GBC and Melior Vita were combined. Some of them got a new name. The first big activity was organized by the new introduction committee, the 'Ei'. They organized the introduction camp for all new first year life sciences. In this year, the first IduNacht took place in the Troubadour. This is still the monthly party of Idun. Every committee did their best to keep old activities, but also thought of new activities. 

The continuation
In the years after the birth of GLV Idun, the association grew every year in amount of members, activities and committees. There came even more active 'disputen' to the association. Time flies. In 2010-2011 GLV Idun celebrated its first lustrum with a lot of big activities, a beautiful lustrum book, and a magnificent lustrum week. Several committees worked together to celebrate this fifth anniversary extensive. 

Royal Medal of Honour
On September 21st, GLV Idun has received a Royal Medal of Honour from the deputy mayor of Groningen in name of His Majesty the King. This Medal is awarded to study associations, foundations, institutions and other type of associations. It symbolizes the respect and appreciation of the King for the exceptional merti of the association to their community. We are honoured to receive this medal as the successor of the "Groninger Biologen Club", which has significantly contributed to their members and their environment in the past 100 years. Idun is very proud to have received this distinciton and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to this royal renown.

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The myth of Iduna

In Norse mythology, Iðunn is a goddess associated with apples and youth. Iðunn is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In both sources, she is described as the wife of the skaldic god Bragi, and in the Prose Edda, also as a keeper of apples and granter of eternal youthfulness.

The Prose Edda relates that Loki was once forced by the jötunn Þjazi to lure Iðunn out of Asgard and into a wood, promising her interesting apples. Þjazi, in the form of an eagle, snatches Iðunn from the wood and takes her to his home. Iðunn's absence causes the gods to grow old and grey, and they realize that Loki is responsible for her disappearance. Loki promises to return her and, in the form of a falcon, finds her alone at Þjazi's home. He turns her into a nut and takes her back to Asgard. After Þjazi finds that Iðunn is gone, he turns into an eagle and furiously chases after Loki. The gods build a pyre in Asgard and, after a sudden stop by Loki, Þjazi's feathers catch fire, he falls, and the gods kill him.

A number of theories surround Iðunn, including potential links to fertility, and her potential origin in Proto-Indo-European religion. Long the subject of artworks, Iðunn is sometimes referenced in modern popular culture

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The Idun Song

Lyrics: Reinoud Homan

Music: Reinoud Homan & The Bernakels

Based on: The Flying Embryo’s – Rumah Pemuda

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Verse 1:      Groningen, daar zijn we weer.

                        We gaan weer als een beest tekeer.

                        Het is al weer een tijd gelee,

                        sinds IduNacht, dus ga je mee?!

                        De tent staat altijd op z’n kop.

                        Het bier, ja ja, dat gaat nooit op.

                        Het is er altijd één groot feest.

                        Ben jij er al een keer geweest?

Chorus:       GLV Idun! Woohoohoo!

                        GLV Idun! Woohoohoo!

                        GLV Idun! Woohoohoo!

                        GLV Idun! Woohoohoo!        

Verse 2:      M’n geld is weg, ben ik beroofd?

                        Wat doet m’n broek nu op mijn hoofd?

                        Ik had weer teveel biertjes op.

                        Hey kater, ga eens uit m’n kop!

                        Hoorcollege, dat heeft geen zin.

                        Ik duik gewoon m’n bed weer in.

                        Idunaar zijn, dat is toch prachtig.

                        ‘k Blijf student, al word ik tachtig.

Chorus:       GLV Idun! Woohoohoo!

                        GLV Idun! Woohoohoo!

                        GLV Idun! Woohoohoo!

                        GLV Idun! Woohoohoo!

                        GLV Idun! Woohoohoo!

                        GLV Idun! Woohoohoo!

                        GLV Idun! Woohoohoo!

                        GLV Idun! Woohoohoo!

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  • T.F.V. Prof. Francken                 - Technical Physics
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Faculty of Medical Sciences


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Others

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  • EPU                                          - American Studies
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  • GHD Ubbo Emmius                  - History
  • IK                                              - Art, Culture and Media
  • Odiom                                       - Pedagogical Sciences
  • SIB                                            - International Relations
  • Societas                                    - Sociology
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  • UBV                                          - Biologiy                                                                 - Utrecht
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