International House Gala 2014

Second Annual Night Market Gala

Presented by the International House at the University of Central Oklahoma

“A Fusion of Art and Cultural Storytelling”
912 Chowning Avenue, Edmond OK 73034
April 18 6:00pm-9:30pm

The International House at the University of Central Oklahoma is proud to announce the Second Annual Night Market Gala. Night Market Gala is a black tie optional event, in which faculty, staff, community members, and students are invited to the International House for a formal evening of cultural experience. The International House, which opened November 2012, gives students from different cultures the opportunity to interact and become more globally competent. This event will give the friends of the International House an opportunity to contribute to the purpose of our House.

Do you want more students to have the opportunity to experience culture outside of the United States? Wouldn’t it be great if others could have experiences abroad?

If you answered yes to either question, then come be a part of our Night Market Gala held at the International House! This is a one-night benefit event on April 18 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. located at the International House. There will be a silent auction, a meal, live entertainment and a live auction. All of the proceeds will go to the International House and towards broadening the global efforts of the Office of Global Affairs.

To register for the 2014 Night Market Gala follow the link below:

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2014 Night Market Gala Schedule

Check in begins at 5:30pm


Tea Tasting and Social Hour with Silent Auction.


Opening Performance with the Japanese Hibiki Drums


“A Fusion of Art and Cultural Storytelling” Project Reveal and Dinner


Special Gala cultural performances - Mr. Wang and Mr. Jin


Live Auction


International House recognitions awards


CGC Award Recipients Ceremony


Closing Remarks


Live Auction Preview

  • Beautiful TRUNK painted framed art from Malaysia – Yes a real elephant painted this

  • Italian love seat and chair – Exquisite piece using genuine materials

  • Black lacquer oriental sofa table – Brilliantly crafted piece of artistic furniture

  • Cut glass vase made in turkey – Exceptionally designed and cut in glass

  • Handmade Persian jewelry box – Dazzling piece of valuable art

  • Handmade Persian rug – Unique hand crafted rug that took over a year to make

  • UCO Soccer Team signed ball – One of a kind show piece for any soccer fan

  • 6x9 oriental rug - Nepalese made, Tibetan styled, 100% hand-crafted/hand-knotted, 100% wool

  • Redline Jiu Jitsu – One year membership to Oklahoma’s premier training facility

  • Bright Smile Family Dentistry – Several dental enhancements are up for bid


Master of Ceremonies

NelaNela Mrchkovska
International House Manager

Our Night Market Gala Special Cultural Performers

Mr. Qun Wang

Mr. Qun Wang earns his bachelor degree in vocal music professional at the Vocal Department of the ShenYang Conservatory of Music in 2008. He then comes to the University of Central Oklahoma as a graduate student at the School of Music. Mr. Wang is now at his final year of his studies and he gathers a wealth of experiences along the way. He is a recipient of many awards and he is a recognized artist in the community.


Mr. Jin 

Mr. Jin Quanxiu has always been passionate about piano performance. He started playing piano of the age of 5. Ever since, he has been practicing his passion and developing his talents. Mr. Quanxiu is currently a student at the University of Central Oklahoma, majoring in chemistry and forensic science. He was also the Mr. UCO International for 2012.

Buyun Li

Top Contributor to Cross Cultural Understanding


Zhongying Wang will be recognized for being a Top Contributor to Cross Cultural Understanding. Zhongying Wang is the president of Tiptop, a subsidiary of Sinopec. Sinopec bought a 33% share of Devon for $2.2 billion in 2011 and a 50% share of Chesapeake for $1.02 billion in 2013.

Award for Promoting Cross-Cultural Understanding

Pam Washington

Dr. Pamela Washington
Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Design

The International House appreciates every donation. For more information on how to get involve and make donations, please visit the following link:

For more information, contact the international house manager or 405-888-3583