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Russian University official visiting Concord University

ATHENS, W.Va. - A reception to welcome a visiting Russian university official to Concord University will take place in Athens on Monday, Oct. 20. The gathering is being held in honor of Dr. Evgenii Romanov, the rector (president) of Volga State University of Technology, Mari-El, Russian Federation.

The reception is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the President's House.

Concord University has been working with Volga State University of Technology (VSUT) as a partner school in Russia since 2007. VSUT has a student body of 13,000 students and focuses on science, technology and social science fields. Students and faculty from the two schools have made annuals visits to each other since 2007 and faculty have engaged in cooperative research projects. This is the first time Dr. Romanov has visited Concord.

The exchange is an example of Concord's efforts to globalize curriculum and create international learning opportunities for CU students.

For additional information contact Dr. Roy Ramthun, professor of recreation and tourism management, at or 304-384-5263.

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