Students enjoy Oktoberfest at Schaumburg
Published: Monday, October 29, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012 18:10
The aroma of bratwurst and apple cider lingered through the Alumni Hall Thursday as Roosevelt University hosted its fifth annual Oktoberfest.
Taking its name from the German tradition, Oktoberfest at Roosevelt offered a free buffet of German cuisine such as bratwurst in pretzel buns, sauerkraut, pasta salad, apple crisps, and of course, apple cider on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Steve Cohen, associate dean of Arts and Sciences, arranges the annual event.
“It’s a general welcome back celebration,” he said.
What is a better way of welcoming back students than with a feast of delicious food?
In the past, Oktoberfest was held in the courtyard.
“Because of our budget, we had to hold it indoors this year. Plus it looks like it’s going to rain,” Cohen added.
Perhaps the timing and location limited the amount of students this year. Most attendees were community members who had just attended the Paul Green lecture, like Judy Karowiak, who stopped by for a post lecture feast. Those who did stop by were excited about the treat.
“It’s all so very nice! I like the way it’s portioned, too, so I can take what I want and not more,” Karowiak said.
People enjoyed the Oktoberfest-themed mugs and the buffet-styled treats.
A few students like Jay Kinzie stopped by to enjoy the feast and festivities.
“[It’s] delightfully festive. It’s great,” Kinzie said.
What’s better than conversing over a cup of cider and bratwurst?
Well, as student Sarah Kuse put it, “It’s free food. I like!”