At AUIS, we believe a student's activites outside the classroom are important to educating the whole person and to providing students a well-rounded university experience. Involvement in student organizations gives students the opportunity to make an impact and leave their mark at AUIS, while developing new skills and forging new relationships.
To that end, we encourage all students to become active in the many campus activities available at AUIS. Through our many campus activities, AUIS students develop a diverse set of core values that honor teamwork, sportsmanship, community, and leadership, while enhancing self-confidence.
For more information about student activities on campus, please contact the Director of Student Services, Leah McNally, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archeological and Cultural Heritage Club
ARCH is a student group which aims to explore and document local archaeological sites by visiting them, taking photos and collecting information about them. Their goal is to publish our information online through their blog and our Facebook page.
Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Campbell, email@example.com
AUIS Engineering Society
AES aims to promote engineering education at AUIS. They want to support the professional, academic and social needs of students enrolled in the program as well as sponsor and facilitate organized student. The strive to find a link and assist students in future employment and to establish international links with overseas engineering societies.
Student writers, directors actors and crew create films for festivals and international competitions.
Faculty Advisor: Peter Friedrich, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Voice is a newspaper by the students and for the students of AUIS. It is an independent publication and is not connected to any political party, religious group or ethnic group. An editorial that appears without a byline represents the views of the student editorial board of the paper. Any other column, letter or cartoon is the work of the attributed author.
The Voice is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press.
Critical Reading Club
The purpose of the Critical Reading Club is to create intellectual conversations and discussions on classical literature and to learn about basic priciples of creative writing.
Faculty Advisor: John Vierra, email@example.com
The AUIS Debate Society encourages free speech and intellectual debate on important and contentious issues. Students practice logically articulating arguments while respecting the merits of each other's ideas in the American Parliamentary Debate style. The Debate Society meets once a week and has competed in tournaments in Iraq and other parts of the Middle East.
Faculty Advisors: Christine van den Toorn, firstname.lastname@example.org
This organization studies and analyzes issues related to sustainability and development in Sulaimani.
The AUIS students' acting company has performed scripted and improvised pieces on and off campus since 2008.
Faculty Advisor: Peter Friedrich, email@example.com
The environmental club has been established to educate students about the ecosystem and to make them aware about the environment.
Faculty Advisor: CJ Geraci, firstname.lastname@example.org
A student-run weekend arts school, providing basic skills to displaced children from Baghdad.
Faculty Advisor: Marion Abboud, email@example.com
An organization founded to make students more familiar with the beauty of nature. Interested in exploring the beautiful mountains surrounding Sulaimani? Then the Hiking Club is made for you.
Faculty Advisor: Leah McNally, firstname.lastname@example.org
IT Avengers aims to become the focal point of contact for government, business and other educational entities who are interested in IT. The want to advance the knowledge and skills of its members by using technology for personal and professional achievement. The value professionalism and strive to uphold a high code of ethics and code of conduct. They would like to build an inclusive enviornment through mentoring, delivering on commitment, and working together. They strive to innovate, learn, share insights, and encourage our members to make a difference today and in the future.
The Manga Club at AUIS aims to unite anime/manga fans in our university to unconditionally enjoy, talk about/discuss, and discover the plot and lessons that mange and anime teach us.
Founders: Ahmed Abdul-Ameer, Leah Omar Farooq
Faculty Advisor: Edith Szanto, email@example.com
The purpose of this organization is to strengthen the mathetmatical skills of the AUIS community and foster the already existant mathematical potential of the AUIS students. We hope to engage math enthusiasts in challenging and stimulating mathematical concepts, skills and problems. We want to introduce the AUIS math enthusiasts to the global mathematical world.
Faculty Advisor: Linda Smail, firstname.lastname@example.org
Model United Nations (AUIS MUN)
AUISMUN is an academic simulation of the real United Nations that aims to educate members about diplomacy, the process of international decision-making, international affairs, negotiation and conflict resolution.
Faculty Advisor: Bzhar Boskani, email@example.com
Contact: Rand Mohammed, firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Club aims to give AUIS students an opportunity to learn music and music notation. We want to educate students about some of the world's greatest composers and guide them to critique music pieces in an academic way. And of course, we play music!
Faculty Advisor: Robert Moore, email@example.com
Oil and Gas Club
The Oil and Gas Club serves to connect AUIS students to the oil and gas industry for internship and career opportunities and to educate students about the main economic sector in Iraq. Since we function in an educationl instituion, education is our principal mission.
Founder: Mohammed Saad
Faculty Advisor: Bilal Wahab, firstname.lastname@example.org
In our daily lives we miss taking a moment to stop and watch the beauty of our surroundings. Poetry Club gives us the opportunity to keep and cherish the moments we are missing. AUIS' poetry club gives you the chance to catch a full picture of the world we live in. Join us, write what you see, and see what we write!
Founder: Umniyah Nadhir
Faculty Advisor: Marie Labrosse, email@example.com
Philosophical Reading Club
This club aims to bring philosophy into life via the reading and discussion of selected traditional texts. Our approach is based on considering the philosophical life as not academic alone, but as using a dialectical method to develop an awareness of the key aspects of reality (outward and inward), and to achieve an objectivity toward oneself, with a view toward living a good life.
Faculty Advisor: Eric Merkt, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Photography Club helps AUIS students take stunning photos. The group studies the techniques and proper camera settings in order to take great photos in a variety of situations. Field trips let the students put the theory into practice.
Faculty Advisor: Chris DeBruyn, email@example.com
This club aims to promote computer programming as both an educational and a recreational activity, to help develop participants’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to encourage student participation in regional and international programming contests. The club will also serve to promote understanding of computing and related technologies and improve math knowledge and skills among AUIS students.
Faculty Advisor: Jim Owens, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students and faculty work on a year-end production. On June 2, 2011, the Company performed "What's in a Name?" - a collection of Shakespeare scenes from various plays.
Faculty Advisors: Peter Friedrich, email@example.com
The Yearbook Club has the primary goal of publishing a chronicle of the school year by producing the AUIS Yearbook. Students help to take pictures at events and then organize them into yearbook pages. They help to create the layout of the yearbook, create collages, and develop the overall theme.
Advisor: Kaitlin Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org