Highlights Spring 2013
On February 15th, Volunteer Around the World held their main fund raising event called the Jog-A-Thon where sponsored runners would run around a track for an hour and acquire a specific amount of money every lap they accomplished within that hour. At the end of the event, they made $4220. They are using this money to travel to Guatemala in order to be a part of a medical outreach program that helps people who are living in some of the poorest areas in the world. Volunteers Around the World are very excited to be a part of this!
March 30th the Japanese Culture Club will be hosting the Annual Japanese Speech Contest!
UAA Residence Hall Association and Colleges against Cancer presented Cancer is a Drag:
a drag show featuring UAA students and local divas to raise money for the fight against Cancer!
Cancer is a Drag was held in the Student Union on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30pm.
This semester UAA's National Society of Leadership and Success had its first ever tailgate party to celebrate the years biggest hockey game. The tailgate was in honor of the UAA Seawolves' biggest rivalry game against the UAF Nanooks and although we may have lost against UAF, the tailgate was a huge success. The Society's tailgate featured free food of your classic barbeque (burgers, hot dogs, chips, etc.), free face painting for the seawolves fans, free cowbells, as well as live music performed by the local DJ Scratchy. The tailgate also debuted an original UAA Harlem Shake video, complete with our Seawolf mascot. Overall the tailgate was a huge success and the National Society of Leadership and Success looks forward to establishing the tailgate as a tradition for years to come.
The NSLS is now looking forward to their next event which will be a fundraiser spring gala at the Hilton, Saturday, April 20th. The gala will not only raise funds for our Society but also for the Cook Inlet Native Head Start, a non-profit organization that provides early education services as well as health services for Native and low income families. The National Society of Leadership and Success' Spring Gala will be a formal black tire affair and host a silent and live auction as well as an honorary committee with leaders such as U.S. Congressman Don Young.