Cameron University International Club hosts Fourth Annual International Banquet

Cameron University’s International Club will host the Fourth Annual International Banquet on Friday, October 14, in the McCasland Ballroom, located in the McMahon Centennial Complex on the CU campus. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:30. Tickets are $20 per person, $140 for a table of 8, or $15 for students, and can be ordered by calling CU’s International Student Admissions office at 580-591-8019. Proceeds will be used for an international student scholarship fund. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, October 10.

The International Banquet is an opportunity for members of the Lawton/Fort Sill, Duncan and surrounding communities to learn about different cultures from some of CU’s international students. The banquet will feature a buffet of Asian, Greek, German and Caribbean cuisine, as well as live entertainment provided by Cameron’s international students. The International Club will also hold a silent auction. 2008 Cameron graduate Kundan Rai, a native of Nepal, will provide the keynote address.

Individuals or companies wishing to donate items for the silent auction or scholarship fund can do so by contacting Marcella Gustafson, International Student Admissions Coordinator, at 591-8019 or via email at mgustafson@cameron.edu.

“The International Banquet is an opportunity for Cameron’s international students to share their cultures and also raise scholarship money,” says Gustafson. “The banquet has grown in popularity over the years. Students volunteer to serve, set up, and clean up as well in the effort to participate in this event.”

CU’s International Club is open to all students who want to experience international cultures. The club’s mission is to encourage and achieve greater appreciation of different cultures. Members of the club make presentations about their country’s heritage and culture throughout the academic year. This fall, CU international student enrollment has grown to 340 students from 48 different countries, compared to the 1998 international enrollment of about 35 students.

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September 29, 2011

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