Cultural and international clubs come out for World Week

By Elika Roohi
Sun Star Reporter

The week of Nov. 15-20 saw World Week at UAF.  Some of the events included an international club fair, ukulele lessons, slam poetry, a global gala, and a Diwali festival.

“World Week is a Nanook Tradition,” said Lauren Wiley, an employee at the UAF Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity.

Because World Week is a tradition, Student Activities Office and ASUAF play a large part in organizing it, but so does the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity because of the nature of the event.

On Tuesday, Nov. 16 there was a cultural and international club fair in the Wood Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Many different clubs and organizations from UAF set up tables, including the Chess Club, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity, the Baha’i Club and many more.

There was also a group of ukulele players that performed a few songs.  They were followed by a group of break-dancers showing off some of their dance moves.

The aim of the club fair was to let students know more about what is going on around campus and what opportunities they can take advantage of, Wiley said.

In that sense, the cultural and international club fair was a success with many students coming in and browsing the many colorful booths set up in the Wood Center Commons.

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