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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 21, 2017

African Student Organization organizes ASO Week activities

By Lexi Ryan, media relations assistant

Northwest Missouri State University’s African Student Organization will host a series of activities while raising awareness about African heritage March 27-30 during ASO Week.

Destiny Anudike-Uzomah, the founder and president of the African Student Organization, created it to bridge a gap between African and non-African student. She wants to bring African culture and awareness to Northwest.

“In trying to find an underlying theme for the week, balance and cohesion spoke to me,” Anudike-Uzomah, said. “Balance for the concept of trying to bridge the gap and cohesion in promote unity and creating a bond.”

More details about the week’s activities are provided below. They are free and open to the public.

For more information about ASO week, contact Anudike-Uzomah at or Sam Mageto at


Monday, March 27

African Zumba (7 p.m., J.W. Jones Union Towerview Room): Learn about dance moves portrayed in Africa and get a workout.


Tuesday, March 28

African Education (7 p.m., Student Union Boardroom): Northwest Vice President of Diversity Equity and Inclusion Dr. Juanita Simmons presents “Know your Roots.”


Wednesday, March 29

Africa’s Next Top Model (7 p.m., Student Union Ballroom): All are invited to a fashion show and food tasting. Admission is $5.


Thursday, March 30

African Game Show (7 p.m. Student Union Towerview Room): Teams are invited to compete to answer trivia questions.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468