International Students At Concord University Sponsoring Japan Fund-Raisers

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 17 2011

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

International Students At Concord University Sponsoring Japan Fund-Raisers

ATHENS - Concord University’s International Students’ Club is sponsoring a week-long fund-raising effort for victims of the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami. A variety of events are planned for March 21-25, 2011.

Other Concord student groups, including sororities, fraternities and service organizations, are also holding fund-raisers for Japan. Donations received from these activities will be added to funds collected by the international students.

Fourteen Japanese students are currently enrolled at Concord University. The University also has a strong alumni base in Japan with approximately 100 graduates there.

Activities sponsored by the International Students’ Club begin on Monday, March 21 with a silent auction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the student center bookstore. Bids for items will also be taken on Tuesday, March 22 in front of the bookstore and on Wednesday, March 23 and Thursday, March 24 in the Office of Multicultural Affairs located in the student center.

Items from various cultures represented in the International Students’ Club will be included in the silent auction. Top bidders will be announced on Friday, March 25.

Custom-designed T-shirts will be sold on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the bookstore.

Cash and check donations will be accepted during the scheduled events. Containers for donations are also being placed across campus and at several business locations in the Athens community during the week. Donations will be received on campus in the student center, library, residence halls, fine arts building, administration building, science building and Rahall Technology Center.

Checks should be made to the Concord University Foundation with “Japan earthquake” in the memo line. They may be deposited at the collection sites or mailed to: Concord University Foundation, P.O. Box 1405, Athens, WV 24712.

For more information contact Nancy Ellison, Concord University director of multicultural affairs, at or 304-384-6086.