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New Student Athletics Orientation introduces athletic programs
The Student Athletics and Recreation Department (SARD) of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) held the New Student Athletics Orientation for Spring 2014 on January 28, 2014, at the Sports Complex.
The New Student Athletics Orientation offers an action-packed environment with dynamic demonstrations from current AUS student-athletes and fun-filled games that quickly break the ice between new students through friendly competition. This semester's New Student Athletics Orientation provided all of that and more as the newest members of the AUS family entered the Sports Complex to find out exactly what SARD is all about.
Dr. Mohamed Helal, Director of Student Athletics and Recreation Department, welcomed and thanked the students for their attendance. Dr. Helal spoke about the sports and fitness programs offered at AUS, in addition to the variety of sports facilities offered. Furthermore, the new students were given valuable information on how they could have the opportunity to represent the university at the intercollegiate level.
Shortly after, two entertaining demonstrations were put on by members of the AUS men's soccer and basketball teams. A creatively choreographed soccer freestyle routine featured an amazing display of quick dribbling and fancy footwork, while members of the AUS men's basketball team showed some their high-flying acrobatics in a rim-rattling dunk show. The new students were then given the opportunity themselves to be a part of the action when they were called upon by the AUS coaches to participate in a few fun-filled games. The event also included registration for the sports teams and a tour of the Sports Complex.
Although Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor of the Office of Student Affairs, could not personally attend, she conveyed her gratitude and well wishes for new students joining AUS for the spring semester and said she hoped that they would have a cultivating and invigorating experience during their time here at AUS. Dr. Al Shehhi also encouraged the new students to take full advantage of all that SARD and the other OSA departments offer.