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IMAGINE Musical Theater

The Imagine Workshop and Concert Series organized a session on the Art of Musical Theater led by Egyptian artist Dalia Farid. Farid used improv exercises, vocal warmups and basic choreography to help participants ease into the expressive and colorful world of musical theater. Participants used their new skills to perform a variety of scenes for each other.

Chilling Out in Snow-Clad Laqlouq

A group of students were treated to a day of fun in the village of Laqlouq, where they got to enjoy the snow and build an igloo. The outing was organized by the Dean of Students-Beirut Office.

Outreach Visit to SESOBEL

LAU’s Outreach and Civic Engagement unit organized a student visit to SESOBEL, an organization that works with disabled children. The scholars met with SESOBEL Spokesperson Elie Tawk, who was a beneficiary of the organization’s services as a child, and Assistant CEO Daisy Daou. They later toured SESOBEL’s studios and had a chance to interact with the children in the programs.

Stories of Personhood from Refugees

The Department of Communication Arts, in collaboration with NGO Sharq, hosted the play I Am Not a Vase directed by Associate Professor of Theater Dr. Lina Abyad and co-written with Syrian playwright Madonna Adib, in Irwin Hall Auditorium. The play was based on real-life stories and was performed by Syrian women and LAU students.

The Study of Caring

The Outreach and Civic Engagement unit organized a tour of the soon-to-open Medrar Medical Center in Nabatieh to teach students about the organization’s focus on dignity, outreach and community as part of healing. Medrar Associate Project Director Hisham Baalbaki stressed on the goal of protecting, enhancing, guiding, and rehabilitating patients both young and old.

Annual In-House Public Speaking Competition

Nine students took part in the competition organized by the English Department in collaboration with the English-Speaking Union. The winners, Trivina Kassis and Sara El Koussa, will be go up against students from other Lebanese universities in the 19th Annual National Public Speaking Competition, with a chance of competing internationally in London.

Design Students Showcase their Work

Attendees admire architecture and interior design students’ work at the end of semester exhibition, Fall Harvest. The projects are displayed and discussed at the close of every semester in order to create a platform for communication and debate on different approaches, methodologies and design philosophies.

Budding Engineers Head to Europe for Firsthand Learning

Mechanical engineering students took a 10-day trip to Europe in January to tour factories and power plants in Austria, Germany and Italy, and learn about the complex machinery that powers hydropower plants and automobile and chocolate factories. The trip was organized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers-LAU Student Chapter. 

Club Signups

Students on Byblos campus learn about the extracurriculars offered at LAU on Club Signup Day. For more on LAU’s student clubs, click here.

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