‘Silver Jubilee’ theme of international festival at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 10 March 2008

TROY – International students will honor the community April 5 with the 25th Annual ISCO Festival at 6 p.m. in the Trojan Center ballrooms.

“The festival is our annual banquet and floor show where Troy University international students reach out to the Troy community,” said Dr. Scott Nokes, associate professor of English and advisor for the International Student Cultural Organization. “Throughout the year, these students learn about American culture from the community and once a year they return the favor.”

This year’s Silver Jubilee festival features a variety of international activities and cuisines for the community to enjoy.

“We are going to be having dishes from around the world, from Europe, Asia, New Zealand -- from all over the place,” said Nokes.

Nokes said the students take this opportunity to show off their talents in areas such as singing, dancing and fashion shows. Some years, even Judo demonstrations are included in the entertainment.

After tasting foreign cuisine and being enlightened by international talent, the community can sit back and watch the Parade of Nations.

“This parade is where students dress in their national dress and carry their flag,” said Nokes. “Then they greet the crowd in their native language.”

Attendance is open to the public. Student admission is $10, and non-students are $15, Tickets are available through the University’s Center for International Programs at 334-670-3335.

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Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

Troy University international students will serve up fashion, cuisine and entertainment at the International Student Cultural Organization’s 25th Annual ISCO Festival at 6 p.m. April 5 in the Trojan Center ballrooms. (TROY photo)