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AUS celebrates Fall 2016 Club Fair
American University of Sharjah (AUS) celebrated its students' cultural diversity during the Fall 2016 Club Fair at its newly renovated Student Center. The two-day event features 62 ethnic and interest-oriented clubs and five new associations joining this fair: the Student Volunteers, Student Leaders, Student Mediators, Multicultural Students and the Leopards Associations.
The opening of the Student Center and the Club Fair were inaugurated by Dr. Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor, in the presence of Dr. Olin Cleve McDaniel, Chief Operating Officer; Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students; Kevin Mitchell, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Instruction; Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean of College of Arts and Science; and other senior officials.
Organized by the Office of Student Affairs, the Club Fair showcases the extra-curricular activities of the student-led organizations on campus and provides an opportunity for students to pursue their personal interests outside the classroom, as well as build leadership skills.
In addition to highlighting the university's diversity, the Club Fair also introduces new students to the ethnic and interest cultural clubs on campus. The main objectives is to familiarize them with the many cultures on campus, as well as to encourage them to join the participating clubs. Attending students were eager to witness the opening of the new Student Center, and also learn about many cultures on campus.
"With the university's commitment to enhancing student life at AUS, we have opened today the newly renovated Student Center front of the house. With the new look and feel, the enhanced atmosphere promotes a vibrant campus life with spaces to accommodate our students' extracurricular, social and recreational activities. Renovation continues in other parts of the center to offer our students with modern and up-to-date facilities," said Dr. Al Shehhi.
"I call upon our students especially those who just joined AUS this fall to seize the extracurricular opportunities available to them and experience the benefits of practical learning outside the classroom that aid in their overall learning at AUS. I invite our students to join us for more events, activities and programs that we have lined-up throughout the year," she added.
"The AUS Club Fair is a great way to learn about the different cultures that create AUS student body as well as a great opportunity to meet new friends", said Reem Mahmoud, a sophomore student majoring in mathematics at AUS.
The student leaders of the clubs will also get the chance to promote their organizations and spread awareness about their ideas and activities. The Club Fair will continue until tomorrow, September 6, 2016.