Students Caroline Lazo, left, and Mariam Baig show off the bears they made after visiting several culture club booths during International Week at Elgin Community College. The free bear craft was extended to students who visited with club representatives that day.
Flags representing countries all over the world were part of the display Wednesday at Elgin Community College, where hundreds of students gathered during International Week.
ECC students Mariam Baig, left, and Sarah MacKenzie take part in the build-a-bear craft Wednesday.The activity was designed to encourage students to check out cultural clubs during International Week at the Elgin college. | Romi Herron photos-For Sun-Times Media
This week’s teddy bear building event at Elgin Community College was about more than just fluff. As boxes of stuffing — and soft, synthetic teddy bear skins — drew dozens of students to the challenge, the activity was designed as a recruitment effort for the …