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Round Table to host international banquet

Nov. 12, 1998



Baylor students from other countries will have a chance to eat the Thanksgiving turkey--or pavo, tacchino or indyouk.

Baylor Round Table is hosting a Thanksgiving banquet honoring international students at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center.

'All international students will receive invitations,' said Kathy Creed, publicity chair of Baylor Round Table, an organization made up of women faculty members and faculty members' wives.

'We're going to have a typical Thanksgiving dinner--turkey and all the trimmings,' said Marilyn Eichelberger, assistant to Dr. Richard C. Scott of university development. Eichelberger and Kay Mueller, lecturer in sociology, are co-chairs of this event.

Eichelberger said they will have flags from other countries in the Barfield Drawing Room.

According to Mueller, Dr. Caleb Oladipo, lecturer in sociology and anthropology, will give the 'Roll Call of Nations.' President Robert B. Sloan Jr. will give greetings, and Chancellor Herbert Reynolds will give the benediction.

'We're going to have a 'Singspiration' of Thanksgiving hymns,' Eichelberger said .

Mueller said singing will start at 5:30 p.m. for international students wishing to come early. An ensemble from the Heavenly Voices choir will sing.

Dr. Herbert Colvin, university carillonneur, will play the carillon as the students walk to Miller Chapel for a Thanksgiving service. All Baylor students are welcome to attend the Thanksgiving Service, which will be held at 8 that evening in Miller Chapel.

Eichelberger said many people look forward to the Thanksgiving dinner because students mingle with faculty.

'It's real amazing what these students do to come,' Eichelberger said.

Mueller said she believed that the dinner was a positive experience. 'I wish we could open it up to all students, but we can't.'

She urged international students to RSVP to 710-4610.

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