AUIS Celebrates its First University Day and 15-Year Anniversary
American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) celebrated its first University Day event and 15-year anniversary on Thursday, May 19, 2022 on its campus. More than 4,000 visitors attended the day-long event as AUIS opened its doors to the public for the first time and showcased student capstone projects, clubs, research centers, activities, and more. The event kicked off with an opening ceremony led by University President Dr. Bruce Walker Ferguson, who recognized the University's impact over the last 15 years as well as the various departments who played a role in putting the day together. Students and faculty members of each academic department and major met visitors and showed off senior and faculty research projects, in addition to providing information about studying at AUIS. The Student Services Department organized a pavilion for student clubs and sports teams to run games and activities for visitors, as well as demonstrate the importance of student life as part of overall University life at AUIS. Similarly, the six research centers housed at AUIS displayed their various projects and initiatives covering topics from environmental and heritage preservation to gender studies, as well as entrepreneurship, translation, and regional and international studies.