Clubs: Something old, something new
Something old, something new
Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter
Two clubs have made their way to the PSU campus this semester: the Russian Club and the Native American Student Association.
The Native American Student Association
is an old club, but it has not been active on campus since 2009. Garrett McHargue is trying to change that.
“We want to bring knowledge to the campus about a heritage that we are proud of, so that others will know about our heritage,” said McHargue, club president.
Though they have only 10 members, the club is working on getting allocations from the Student Government Association so they can bring several events to campus as a way to educate fellow students.
“We’re trying to get enough money so we can bring an award-winning flutist here, and maybe even have a powwow in the middle of campus,” McHargue said.
The Native American Student Association meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the Dellinger Hall lobby.
The Russian club is new to PSU and was introduced to the campus to inspire the exploration and understanding of the cultures of Russia and the former Soviet Union, and to provide a place for the Russian-speaking community to get together and promote diversity on campus.
“This club is going to be helpful for Russian language students of PSU, since there is a great opportunity to speak with native Russians, and not only Russian PSU students, but Russian people from the community as well,” said Ilnur Khuzin, club adviser. “They can find a conversation partner and become a part of a newly founded Linguistic and Cultural Student Association.”
Khuzin said that the club is at 10 members now, but anyone who has an interest is welcome to join.
Activities that the Russian club will be doing include movie nights, game nights and cultural and professional exchange-related gatherings for club members only.