“I founded EVE University to create a place where new players could get together and be appreciated for who they were. Classes and doing things together were important but nothing was, and is, more important than the positive attitude towards new players.”
To me, this quote from Morning Maniac, the founder of EVE University, encapsulates our mindset to this day. We are the oldest organization in EVE Online that is entirely focused on teaching and learning, and are continuing to successfully induct players into the awesome universe of New Eden. Many things have changed over the years, but this mindset, as well as our complete neutrality, have remained the cornerstone of our organisation. At EVE University, we are nearing the midterm of our second decade bringing the best learning experience to EVE players in all walks of life. Of course, that calls for a little celebration!
With March here, our 14th anniversary is coming up and, our very own events department has planned something fun for March 15: we are going to run a fireworks conga line! Our fleet will fly by our campuses, starting in Amygnon and moving from there through to Uphallant. If you let us live that long, we might even go through nullsec through to PC9. We hope to see other people join in the fun as well and bring their own fireworks—preferably the non-lethal type of course, but we fully expect to all die either way.
Our tireless events manager, Turlough Dominian, lover of turtles, has also been hard at work to get in contact with the most trusted person in EVE: Chribba. Being the awesome man that he is, Chribba kindly offered to be available for our anniversary. We will be visiting his famous Veldnaught and give it lots of hugs! But he will be more than just a target dummy. We will all be able to sit around the fire on our public Mumble and talk to him directly. A special shout-out goes to Danielle en Divalone who helped to establish contact with Chribba!
Please join EVE University in celebrating its 14th anniversary on March 15 (don’t mix those numbers up!). We would be glad to have you all there! This is a perfect opportunity for everybody to clean out their hangars of all those pesky fireworks!