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AUS holds successful Student Carnival
More than 1,000 members of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) community attended a carnival held on campus on January 7, 2015. Organized by the Student Council and the Emirati Cultural Club, attendees enjoyed a festive atmosphere of fun, food and entertainment.
The carnival included stage acts with a live band, dance and song performances by AUS students. Special guest Eugenio Martinez from Sweden, a contemporary world music multi-instrumentalist artist, composer and entertainer, performed a one-man-band show based on instrumental guitar music. The stage performances concluded with an exciting fire show by two professional circus performers.
Outdoor challenge games included the gladiator dome, mechanical rodeo bull, bungee run, velcro wall, human foosball, dunk tank, fly-it-if-you-can helicopter and mini golf. The tents hosted fun games including balloon burst, ball in the basket, ring toss, smash can, darts and coin toss. Other highlights included stilt walkers roaming around to greet the students and two inflatable sky dancers that stood high at the entrance. There were a variety of food choices and a food truck was also brought in.
According to Saud Al Qasimi, President of the Student Council, "We wanted to organize this unique event on campus to entertain our fellow students before we start with our final exams. I want to thank the Office of Student Affairs for their support and in helping us in organizing this event."
"We are glad that so many students showed up today to share the fun and excitement with us," said Hamad Al Ketbi, President of the Emirati Cultural Club.
"I congratulate the Student Council and the Emirati Cultural Club for the success of the AUS Carnival. I wish to thank our students for their efforts in organizing such a unique event on campus wherein many students enjoyed a festive atmosphere with their friends. Special acknowledgement to our staff for a well-organized event," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.