News Release

Mardi Gras Casino Night supports study abroad

LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College Anthropology Club is putting on a Mardi Gras Casino Night at the Lewiston Elks Lodge on Friday night, February 28, to raise funds for supporting LCSC undergraduate travel to Ecuador in May 2015 and other study abroad scholarships.

The event takes place at 6 – 11 p.m.  Tickets are $25 and include a raffle entry, food, and casino play money.  There will also be a silent auction as part of the evening activities, with items up for bid that include rounds of golf, restaurant gift certificates, hotel getaways, Ecuadorian crafts, hand-blown wine glasses and handmade wine racks, and a boat trip on the Snake River.

Anthropology Club students are working to enhance their experiential learning by studying abroad, experiencing another culture through first-hand learning to adapt to new situations, beliefs, and practices while building lifelong international relationships.  Students will come away from these experiences with refined research skills, increased cultural awareness, and new and improved goals for their future careers.  This is the type of global experience employers are looking for in today’s job market and graduate schools are looking for in their potential students.

“We value the collaborative efforts between the Lewiston-Clarkston community and LCSC, which help us continue to fund activities that promote, nourish, and enrich the community,” said Anthropology Club President Idah Whisenant.  “The Anthropology Club strives to support its undergraduate students by promoting anthropological interests and awareness, enhancing educational opportunities outside the classroom, recognizing student excellence, and fostering ties between the college and community.”

Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling Whisenant at 803.389.0850 or emailing [email protected].  Whisenant is also the contact for additional information about the fundraiser.

The club’s Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/lcscanthropologyclub