Photos: The International Banquet

UWL students carry flagsUWL students carry their home country flags during the processional of the 53rd International Banquet.

The La Crosse & District Pipes and Drums Corps. leads the opening flag processional at the banquet.

UWL International Education and Engagement Director, Emelee Volden, welcomes the audience.

From left to right, the winner of the W. Carl Wimberly Founders Award for International Partnerships was Academic Programs International (API). The Burt and Norma Altman category awardees were: Leadership: Haixia Lan; University Service: It Make$ Cents; Community Service: Global Initiatives Week. The International Student Academic Excellence/Internationalization Award went to Hafsa Qazi.

The UWL Korean Percussion Ensemble performs “Yongnam Nongak.”

Jae Deok Jang, Danullim Korean Music Ensemble, dances during the UWL Korean Percussion Ensemble.


Jiayu Hou and Chen Yang perform “The Green Snake” dance.

Naikya performs a medley of Bollywood vocals.

Yao Zhang and Na Zhang perform “Nine Machines.”

The Dancing Group of La Crosse Area Chinese Association performs the “Mount Yimeng Folk Song.”

Yingning Cao and Chang Ju Wei recite the poem, “Love Life.”

Siyan Ding sings “Zhangsan’s Song” and “I Will Miss You.”

A young performer dances during a Bollywood medley.

Inkeun Jeon, of the Danullim Korean Music Ensemble plays a daegeum solo.

So Young Kim, Danullim Korean Music Ensemble, performs the “Sawing a Gourd Song.”

Ji Young Yeo, Danullim Korean Music Ensemble, dances to “Taepyeongmu,” (dance of prayer for peace).

Danullim Korean Music Ensemble performer Hyunha Jo, plays “Canon and Jave” on a gayageum.