Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Oct 19 2000

Calling All Parents: Concord College to Honor Parents November 3-4, 2000

Athens, W.Va. - November 3-4, 2000 holds much in store for the parents and families of Concord students! Football, basketball, food, music...many activities are planned for a great time in Athens!

Beginning at 4:30 p.m., all parents are invited to stop by the Alumni Lounge located on the 3rd floor of the College Center Building (Across from the Ballroom.) Parents can register and pick up orientation packets, including schedule of events, campus maps, tickets, and other important information. Staff will be on hand to greet arriving parents until 7:00. p.m.

Be one of the first to catch the 2000-2001 Basketball team in action as Head Coach Steve Cox plans a special scrimmage game beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Main Gym of the Centennial Hall Athletic Complex. This game is free to all.

The International Students Banquet, a favorite campus event for several years, has been planned especially for Parent’s Weekend!

The banquet features an array of native dishes from Concord’s population of students from 33 different countries. Janet Neal, travel industry professor, will oversee this year’s banquet. Students will be on hand to explain the ingredients and preparations of the meals and their country’s customs.

Entertainment from the International students and other presentations will highlight the evening. The banquet begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom and the cost is $10.00 per person. Reservations are required. To make reservations, contact the alumni office at 1-304-384-6056 / 5348, or the international student’s office at 1-304-384-6086.

Saturday, November 4, features a full day of activities. Coffee and doughnuts will be served at 9:30 a.m. on the 3rd floor of the College Center. At 10:00 a.m. all parents are encouraged to attend a general meeting in the Ballroom. Administrators, faculty and staff will be on hand to speak with parents and respond to questions. Plans to organize the Parents Club will be announced at the meeting. A Dutch-treat lunch will be served in the cafeteria at 12:00 p.m., cost, $3.25 per person.

Parents are invited to watch the Mountain Lions take on Fairmont State at the 1:00 p.m. football game. (Free tickets are available in orientation packets.)

Following the football game, families and students will have the afternoon free. From 6:00-10:00 p.m., the Appalachian Highlands Festival, featuring traditional mountain music, will take place in the Main Theatre of the Fine Arts Center. The concert is free for parents.

To round out the weekend, families can enjoy brunch, $3.25 per person, in the cafeteria on Sunday, November 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Another special event that parents may wish to take advantage of is the 10,000 Villages Craft Sale, sponsored by the International Students Club. The sale features handmade crafts from developing countries.

Stop by Conference Room E, (ground floor) in the College Center to view the items.

Please note that siblings of current students are invited to stay over in the Residence Halls, with permission from residence hall staff and roomates.

For more information about parent’s day, call toll-free 1-800-344-6679 or Kati Whittaker at 1-304-384-6056 / 5348.

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