Concord University Hosting Business After Hours

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 08 2010

CONTACT: Greg Quick
Concord University
Interim Vice President for Advancement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712 Feb. 9, 2010
Office: (304) 384-5318 -

Concord University Hosting Business After Hours

ATHENS, W.Va. - Concord University is hosting Business After Hours Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 as part of an event-filled evening on the Athens campus.

Business After Hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Carter Center, Gym II. The event is sponsored jointly by the Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce. Admission is $5 and a business card. Refreshments, giveaways and reserved parking are included.

Also included in the $5 fee is admission to Concord’s basketball doubleheader with Alderson-Broaddus or admission to the Division of Fine Arts performance of “The Tender Land.”

The women’s basketball game begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Carter Center and the men’s game begins at 7:30 p.m.
Admission to the games is also free for persons donating a children’s book at the door.

Members of Concord’s various athletic teams are collecting the books to give to children at a Charleston area women’s shelter during the 50th Annual WVIAC Basketball Tournament March 3-6, 2010. Each year the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference sponsors a community service project at tournament time. This year student-athletes from around the state will read to children at the shelter.

Concord University’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) is sponsoring the project on the Athens campus. Both new and gently-used books will be appreciated.

“The Tender Land,” an opera by Aaron Copland, will be performed Feb. 10-12  at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center. General admission is $5 with tickets going on sale at 7 p.m. before each performance. Admission is free for Concord faculty, staff and students. 

The complimentary admission in conjunction with Business After Hours will only be offered on Feb. 11.

The plot of the opera is set in the American Midwest and offers a unique peek into the isolated world of a rural family, whose oldest daughter has dreams of a much “larger life.” This romantic drama is appropriate for children five years of age and older.

Concord University Professor Taylor Baldwin will conduct the performances with a chamber orchestra. The production was staged and designed by Joshua Miller, Concord University’s director of vocal studies.