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AU Profile: Games Club

By Melissa Beneke

Games club is a growing organization at Aurora University. Since last year, games club has seen a great spike in interest and participation.

This organization is great for students who want to relax and have fun playing various types of games.

“Games club is for all students who have an interest in geeky things” club president, Lydia Starring, said.

Activities include anything from video, card, board and role-playing games to comic books and anime. Students also watch fantasy and sci-fi movies together.

Games club is all about allowing students who share gaming interests to get together.

Starring says the people who gather together are encouraged in an environment that “promotes personal growth and intellectual stimulation.”

Some have expressed surprised that AU’s campus has a games club, but the club stated five years ago. Andrew Moore, current AU alumni, started the organization where he met with only a few other students.

“Games club grew slowly at first, but has gotten larger more quickly in the past year or two.” Starring said.

Today, a typical meeting has anywhere from five to 15 people in attendance with three meetings a week.

Last year, the organization met only on Friday. This year, the club meets on Monday nights for movie night and Thursday and Friday nights for games in the Spot Conference Room starting at 6:30 p.m.

For more information about games club, contact Lydia Starring at lstarring01@aurora.edu.