African rhythms, cuisine from around the world, Asian folk dances and colorful native costumes are just a few of the highlights promised by Cameron University’s Tenth Annual International Banquet, hosted by the CU International Club. This year’s event is set for Friday, October 13, in the McCasland Ballroom, located in the McMahon Centennial Complex on the CU campus. Doors open at 5 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, $120 for a table of 8, or $10 for students, and can be ordered by calling 580-581-2928. Proceeds will be used for the international student scholarship fund.
The International Banquet is an opportunity for members of the Lawton/Fort Sill, Duncan and surrounding communities to learn about different cultures. Cameron’s international students will provide entertainment rooted in their home countries. In the past, audiences have been captivated by Nepalese dances, Nigerian harmonies and traditional songs from the Caribbean. .
Cameron graduate Lyndel Monrose, Class of 2015, will speak about challenges and opportunities for international students in the U.S. A native of Saint Lucia, Monrose earned a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Technology. He is currently a technician in CU’s Office of Information Technology Services.
In addition, the International Club will host a silent auction offering a variety of items donated by Cameron’s international students and members of the community. This year’s array will once again allow attendees to take home a memento of international culture.
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.
October 3, 2017