Dean Gresk on why he loves the first week of the new semester!
I love the first week of the semester. We kicked things off with an all-day (very all day) Orientation for new Undergraduate students on Saturday the 4th. The day was long, but we learned about the different majors offered at AUIS (English, Engineering, International Relations, IT, and Business), the policies that guide our work, and, most importantly, we got to know each other.
The first day of classes is always exciting and a little bit chaotic. New professors, old professors, students who are trying to find their first class ever, students who are starting their final semester, staff members who are just trying to get their morning coffee: everybody is shoulder to shoulder and ready to go. We had hot chocolate in the cafeteria and Professor Ferguson dropped in on a few classes to welcome some of our future leaders.
Monday night was the first Monday Movie Night, and we had about 40 students enjoy “Me Before You”. We do a movie night every month, led by Ms. Mina, an AUIS graduate and current Student Services Staff member.
Looking forward to the Spring 2017 semester, we have a lot going on: The Lord of the Ping Table Tennis Tournament, the Week of Strength, the AUIS Career Fair, intramural sports, our very own award show, the First AUIS Art Week, and a little thing called the Sulaimani Forum.
I love Spring semester.
Where is my coffee?
Faculty blog by Geoffrey Gresk, Dean of Students