June 10th 2013 Arba Minch:  A meeting was held by Students Council of Arba Minch University  on June 9th 2013 at AMU to collect funds for construction of dam across Abay or Nile as it is called.  Many had participated in this and Dr. Feleke Woldeyes , the President AMU   addressed the very importance of contributing money for construction of dam and also extended his appreciation for organizing this function. He emphasized that our share is large in scope and we contribute both skilled manpower and finance.  For future, he stressed that we should maintain productivity competitive human resource to engage in the construction and building of dams in the country.

The Thanks giving function's first day took off greatly as the mjaority of academic staff attended in this function The frist day i.e. 6th June was earmarked for academic staff and the 7th for students as well and the last being on 8th June 2013.  The sports function held between Feb 15th – March 4th 2013 for which AMU was the organizer saw 33 universities and 5000 delegates participating in it. To give thanks to these people, this function is being held.

The ceremony started around 4 PM in the University and Dr. Feleke Woldeyes, the President of AMU stressed the very purpose of thanks giving and extended appreciation This was followed distribution of certificates to meritorious participants and playing of Ethiopian music by Zone culture music band and the function came to an end at around 6.30PM.  On the whole, it was a joyous occasion for everyone to celebrate and cherish themselves.

Two-day Art Exhibition organized by Architecture & Urban Planning Department got underway at LT Architecture Studio, AMU Main Campus on June 7. The expo will come to an end on June 8.

It’s first ever expo being organized in which 1st year students - Biniyam Kassahun, Endale Mulugeta and expatriate instructor from Philippines, Dr/Prof. Eliezer B Manus, took the lead. Around hundreds of artistic pieces are on display.

A sketch by Biniyam - that resembles the face of David, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504, by the Italian artist Michelangelo is the pick of the lot. Second piece of ‘Mother Earth’ by Simret is message-driven and a portrait of an Oromia lady is worth mentioning.

According to World Enviroment Development Program (UNDP): The theme for this year’s World Environment Day celebrations is Think.Eat.Save. Think.Eat.Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your foodp rint. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger.

Given this enormous imbalance in lifestyles and the resultant devastating effects on the environment, this year’s theme – Think.Eat.Save – encourages you to become more aware of the environmental impact of the food choices you make and empowers you to make informed decisions.

While the planet is struggling to provide us with enough resources to sustain its 7 billion people (growing to 9 billion by 2050), FAO estimates that a third of global food production is either wasted or lost. Food waste is an enormous drain on natural resources and a contributor to negative environmental impacts.

Arba Minch University’s 10-member Organizing Committee would be felicitating around 2,000 individuals from its community for putting in painstaking efforts in successfully organizing the Sports Festival. It’s a three-day program which will continue from 6th to 8th June at its Main Campus.

The Sports Festival was held at AMU’s sprawling campus from February 16 to March 3, 2013, which saw 5000 sporting personalities from around 34 universities across Ethiopia participating in it.

On the first day - 6th June, members from Academics will be honored, on 7th June, students and on the last day - 8th June, members Administration support staff members would be felicitated.

Dr Yechale Kebede, Dean of Continuous & Distance Education, is the chairperson of Felicitation Committee, while Ato Genene Gedebu Feleha, Director of Corporate Communication Directorate, Mr Chombe Anagaw and others are also part of the panel.