UIW Celebrates Oktoberfest

By UIWTV Staff

Watch as UIW celebrates Oktoberfest on campus. There was food and fun. Lion and the Rose brought some great beers, and it was all to inform students about the opportunity to study abroad in Germany where UIW has a student center in Heidelburg. Reporter Megan Gaitan takes us through the experience


By Natalie Perez


Oktoberfest, a traditional German festival, was celebrated at the University of the Incarnate Word Sept. 27, to promote UIW’s new European Study Center in Heidelberg, Germany.

Surrounded by black, red and yellow balloons, Oktoberfest took place 4-6 p.m. at Dubuis Lawn. Study Abroad and Campus Life sponsored the event, and Sodexho provided food and non-alcoholic beverages. The Lion and Rose, a British restaurant and pub, provided German beer.

“This is the first time we’re having Oktoberfest,” said Alanna Taylor, UIW’s study abroad coordinator. “We have a new European Study Center in Heidelberg, Germany, that’s actually opening this fall. This is our first semester, and we have eight UIW students there currently.”

The event was gated off and secured by police officers due to the serving of alcoholic beverages. However, it was open to the public.[…]