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March 21, 2017
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.
African Zumba (7 p.m., J.W. Jones Union Towerview Room): Learn about dance moves portrayed in Africa and get a workout.
African Education (7 p.m., Student Union Boardroom): Northwest Vice President of Diversity Equity and Inclusion Dr. Juanita Simmons presents “Know your Roots.”
Africa’s Next Top Model (7 p.m., Student Union Ballroom): All are invited to a fashion show and food tasting. Admission is $5.
African Game Show (7 p.m. Student Union Towerview Room): Teams are invited to compete to answer trivia questions.
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