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This year has been full of programming, leadership and growth for the Ethnic Student Center (ESC). And while the year is soon coming to a close, the ESC has one last thing it needs to do: celebrate and dance. These two things are combined into a night of food, music and masks on June 3.

The ESC Awards Banquet Dance, which is open to everyone, will take place at 9 p.m. (after the banquet dinner), in the VU Multipurpose Room. Western students can dance the night away for $3 for an individual or $5 for a couple.

The dance, themed “Masquerade,” will include music by DJ Rafattack as well as refreshments.

The banquet dinner prior to the dance will acknowledge ESC programming throughout the year, honor the graduating seniors and award those in the ESC for their hard work and leadership. Students with ID can attend the dinner for $10 and community members can attended for $17. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

ESC Program Support Nina Uka said the awards will include the Academic Success Challenge award, which will be given to one ESC club who has done the most academic programming, outreach and service on campus.

“This award will show how important it is for clubs to be involved academically in the ESC,” Uka said.

Other awards presented at the banquet will include the “ESCy” (pronounced esky) Awards, which will be nominations and recognition for members of the ESC following the format of “Most likely to…,” Uka said.