October 25, 2016
The RIT One Spirit Global Unification event was held on Saturday, the 22nd of October, 2016 at the RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K)’s canteen. The main concept of the RIT One Spirit is to globally unify all the RIT campuses around the world, including Rochester New York, Kosovo, Croatia, and Dubai. These campuses connect with each other via modern technology, emphasizing the concept of online studying and socializing. The ceremony, which has now become a yearly tradition of the Rochester Institute of Technology, was organized by the RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) Student Government. The event was composed of two primary part: the Weakest Link quiz, and the after party.
The livestreaming with other campuses occurred during the first part of the evening, from 18:00 to 19:00. During this time a quiz was organized. Each campus had two representatives. The representatives for our campus were Kaltrina Zekaj, a junior student with majors in Economics and a passion for music, and Uran Alaj, a freshman with a self-described passion for books, movies and documentaries. Additionally, two of our students, who are currently part of the exchange study program in Rochester, Ervina Hakaj and Kaltrina Miftari, represented the Rochester campus.
RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) continued with barbecue and games. For the music atmosphere, DJ Dagz and ART (freshman) performed. The Music Club participated with several live music performances with Alma Qerimi (senior), Agon Latifi (sophomore), and Tringa Kasneci (freshman).
The event also involves the collaboration among the students’ clubs and the Student Government. Despite the Music Club, which was responsible for the music, the Charity Club organized a collective donation for one of the student’s family members, who suffers from Leukemia. Moreover, the Media Club is working on a short documentary film regarding the RIT One Spirit event.
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