Laker Life Briefs 3/21

Jacob DeWeerd, Laker Life Editor

Enjoy international meals at Kleiner and Plaza Cafe

Campus Dining is featuring two special meals on campus this week. On Wednesday, March 23, Kleiner customers will see biriyani, a mixed-rice dish from India, served for dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. On Thursday, March 24, the Plaza Cafe on the Pew campus will feature a Nigerian meal comprised of suya, jollof rice and fried plantains. The Nigerian meal will be served for lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Decorate succulents with Campus Activities Board

Campus Activities Board is hosting an event where students can pick up free succulents to go along with a custom-decorated pot. All students are welcome to attend, but there are only 100 pots available for decoration on a first-come, first-served basis. This event will take place in the Kirkhof Lobby from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Learn about Midland’s Black history

Hosted by the Kutsche Office of Local History, the 13th annual Local History Roundtable will feature speaker Afua Ofori-Darko, co-founder of Anti-Racist Midland (ARM). This year’s event, which is being held on March 23, will feature discussion about ARM’s current projects. Past project examples include an oral history archive and a podcast featuring members of the community. ARM’s goal is to develop public history initiatives in Midland and inspire citizens to engage with the history and current reality of people of color in the city. This event is open to all members of the community.

Complete drop-in volunteer service as part of Community Outreach Week

Throughout the week, the Women in Medicine and Science club is hosting drop-in volunteer service sessions. On March 21, the session will feature card-making for local hospitals and nursing homes. On Thursday, March 24, attendees will be making tie-pillows for Helen Devos Children’s Hospital. These events are free and open to all students.

Help raise funds for Alpha Omicron Pi at the annual Spaghetti Dinner

Alpha Omicron Pi’s annual Spaghetti Dinner event is Wednesday, March 23 at the AOII House. All proceeds made at this dinner will go toward local philanthropic organization IKUS Life Enrichment Services, which provides camp experiences for children and adults with disabilities. Alpa Omicron Pi is aiming to break last year’s donation record of $2,000. This event is open to students, faculty and their families and friends.

Explore careers in human and public service

Undergraduate and post-graduate students can meet virtually with professionals and employers from the human and public service industry on Tuesday, March 22. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives and explore various career paths from the comfort of their own home. Students and alumni are welcome to attend this event and can RSVP for one-on-one sessions on Handshake.