International Banquet Comes To Concord University

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 16 2013

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,


ATHENS, W.Va. – Every year the International Students Club celebrates one of the most popular events held at Concord University – the International Banquet. The ISC is happy to extend a special invitation to all Concord students to its Annual International Banquet – a multicultural event that promotes diversity, mutual understanding between international and American students, and the Athens community. This year’s theme of the banquet is “Worldwide Journey.”

The event will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Ballroom in the Student Center on the Concord campus. Dozens of countries will be represented in this unique cultural celebration, like Albania, China, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Nepal, Russia, Japan and many others.

To start off the evening, a buffet of exotic foods will be served in the CU Ballroom. It will feature both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes from around the globe. Tea, water and dessert will also be served.

After the banquet, the traditional cultural entertainment portion of the evening will move to the Ballroom stage. The show will include different dances, songs, and playing of musical instruments from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and North America. The fashion show will feature traditional costumes from different countries. It is a must-see cultural learning opportunity the purpose of which is to open your eyes and hearts to other cultures.

Tickets (which cover both the dinner and the show) are $15 for faculty members, staff, and the general public, and $5 for Concord students. Tickets are available for purchase Monday through Friday. They can be purchased at the following locations:

  • The ISC table on the ground floor of the Student Center (opposite the Bookstore) 

    Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The International Students Club 

    Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reservations may be made by contacting Nancy Ellison at 304-384-6086, or

For more information about the International Banquet, call or email one of these contacts:

  • Nancy Ellison, 

    Concord University Director of Multicultural Affairs 

  • Hoang Phan 

    President of the International Students Club 


“The International Banquet is an interesting and exciting experience that allows international students, American students, faculty and community members to enjoy the multicultural diversity of Concord University,” says the president of the ISC.

Hurry up to become a part of this annual celebration and experience the International Students Club’s biggest event of the year at Concord University.


This press release was written by Nastassia Yachmianiova, an intern in Concord University’s Office of Advancement. She is from Belarus.

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086
if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.