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Augustana Club’s Fair showcases a diversity of student groups

Augustana Club’s Fair showcases a diversity of student groups

Learn more about this year’s clubs

On Sept. 26, the forum was filled with displays advertising the various clubs offered to students at Augustana. The Club’s Fair provided students with the chance to meet club representatives and sign up for clubs they’re interested in. Most clubs accept new members throughout the year and are easy to join.

Here’s a list of this year’s new and returning clubs:

Science Club

The most significant event that the science club has planned is the infamous 3-day campus-wide nerf gun battle “Humans Versus Zombies” which will start on Oct. 1. The club is also planning a “Bike for Blood” event, an animal shelter visit, and a trip to the Edmonton Telus World of Science for the after-hours event.

Students can learn more by heading to the club’s Facebook page.

Wildlife Club

The Wildlife Club provides students with the chance to interact with and learn about wildlife. This year, the club is planning an owl banding trip on Oct. 20, a bake sale to raise money for species at risk, a trip to the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton, and movie nights.

Students can get involved by emailing augustanawildlife@gmail.com or finding them on Facebook.

Augustana Queers and Allies (AQUA)

AQUA seeks to provide a safe, welcoming, and a supportive club for both students in the LGBTQ+ community and those who are allies. This year, AQUA is planning various events like “Beers for Queers” at the Canadian Brewhouse, on-campus movie nights, speaker series and Pride Week. AQUA will also be planning a day-long conference in the winter semester to support LGBTQ+ individuals in rural communities and to help Augustana become more inclusive.

Students can get involved by emailing augustanaaqua@gmail.com.

French Club – Club de Francais

The French Club seeks to cultivate an appreciation of French culture on campus and to promote French-Canadian culture. The club will be planning move nights, food tastings, and potentially a winter carnival.

Spanish Club – Espanol Club

The Spanish Club aims to help students learn more about Spanish culture and to practice the language. The club is planning to host conversational Spanish circles, food tastings, and salsa dancing lessons.

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club offers students the opportunity to meet other psychology students and learn about the opportunities that await them as future psychology graduates. The club aims to be educational and fun through events like movie nights with discussions, paint nights, and grad school info sessions. They will also host a yoga night for students during Wellness Week.

Students who want to get involved can reach them through their Facebook page.

Entrepreneurship Club

The Entrepreneurship Club aims to help teach students how to create start-up businesses, gain leadership skills, and network effectively. The club will have a 24/7 incubator location on campus to help facilitate student initiatives and will be planning various interactive events. Their first event is “Pints and Profs” on Oct. 3 at 7:30 pm at the Norsemen Gravity Lounge.

Fine Arts Club

The Fine Arts Club aims to advertise drama, music, and other events happening in the community to students and the campus community. They hope to host evening events for students like jam nights, paint nights, and drama or improv nights.

Nordic Club

The Nordic Club aims to help students learn more about and to celebrate Scandinavian culture. The club is mainly working on planning an event for Norway’s half birthday which will be a jeopardy and movie night.

Students can learn more by heading to the club’s Facebook page.

Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club aims to help students interact with nature by providing a way for students to engage with outdoor activities and sports. The club is planning many events this year, including kayak rolling clinics, hiking trips, wilderness first aid training, canoe trips, and the winter decathlon. They also have a camping gear rental program for students. The Outdoors Club won the award for Best Overall Club in 2017-18.

Students can find out more by heading to the club’s Facebook page.

Chemistry Club

The Chem Club is for any students interested in chemistry. They will be continuing their free tutoring program for students who need mentorship along with planning chemistry demonstrations and After U grad school sessions. The Chem Club is also currently raising money to buy a physical periodic table with interactive elements.

Afri-Youth Club

The Afri-youth club’s first event is “Afrobeats” which will be a night of dancing, African music, and African BBQ taking place in the Dish on Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The club is also planning the “One Night in Africa” fundraiser and gala which will take place Nov. 2; all proceeds will go to charity.

Students can learn more by contacting afriyouthclubaugustana@gmail.com.

Management Society

The management society provides students with a place to socialize with like-minded people and expand their business network. They facilitate events to broaden student business knowledge while creating a fun and relaxed environment to do so. This year, the club will be hosting speaker events featuring Patrick Mate and Rajan Rathnavalu from NEWO Global Energy, Kent Freeborn from RBC, and other business professionals and entrepreneurs.

Students can learn more by contacting augmgt@ualberta.ca.

If the Medium missed you at the club’s fair, don’t hesitate to send us an email so we can include your club in the article. The Medium is always willing to cover or advertise club events. Email us at contact@augmedium.ca.

 

Photos by the Medium’s Photo Editor, Sarah Munter.

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