Friday, October 10, 2014

Digest 10/9/14

October 9, 2014  
Office of International Students and Scholars
Weekly Digest

Important Announcement

OPT Application Process for F-1 Students Who Will Graduate in December. Please note processing times are longer than usual. Please click the link for more information (CLICK HERE)

OISS Events
Wednesday, October 22
12:00- 1:00 pm
Collins C. Diboll Gallery in Tidewater

Take a break from your busy day to come enjoy snacks and socialize with other international students and  members of the OISS staff. We hope to see you there!

CGE Events
10/9-10/11 Tulane Fall Break EAPP Intensive Course The Center for Global Education is pleased to offer a weekend intensive English course designed for International students. Course participants will improve their presentation, speaking and pronunciation skills, intercultural communication ability, job application materials, and become capable users of social media for professional networking purposes. Please click the link for more information (CLICK HERE)
Ongoing: The Louisiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (LaTESOL) annual conference will be held in the LBC on November 7.  Follow the link for more information about registration and proposals.  (CLICK HERE)

Tulane and Local Events
SPECIAL USG ANNOUNCEMENT: If you're interested in joining the Equality and Inclusive Excellence committee on USG, fill out this google form by Monday October 13th! The committee will be working with student communities that are currently under-represented in student government, to identify and address issue areas through programming and legislation. Please click the link for more information about meeting times and how to get involved!  (CLICK HERE)
10/9/14 Jazz in the Park continues with Cyril Neville’s Swamp Funk and Joe Krown Trio ft. Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington from 4-8PM in Louis Armstrong Park. Please follow the link for more dates and information.  (CLICK HERE)

10/11/14 Chi Alpha Fall Break Bible Discussion learning opportunity for open to all from 10:30-11:45am in the LBC Reiss Room. For more information, please click the link (CLICK HERE)

10/14/14 Fleur De Cure. JL Quad 4-6PM. Fleur De Cure is an annual breast cancer awareness program  hosted by Tulane Housing and Residence Life and Residence Hall Association. There will be information, food, and student organizations. For more information, follow the link (CLICK HERE)

10/26/14 Angola Prison Rodeo with Chi Alpha. The Angola Prison Rodeo is the longest running prison rodeo in the nation. It is hosted at the prison in the fall and spring each year. For information about tickets and departure times check out the Facebook event  and follow the link (CLICK HERE)

10/29/14 Take Back The Night: 23rd annual Take Back the Night march @ Loyola's Marquette Hall to Tulane. Take Back the Night is an international movement dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence in all forms and lending support to survivors. Follow the link for more information: (CLICK HERE)

Ongoing: Wednesdays with the O”. 12pm-1pm LBC, G04. Every Wednesday, The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosts a great mid-week break and a fun social hour. Want to know about what’s going on in the Office of Multicultural Affairs? Follow the link to their live calendar of events! (CLICK HERE)

Ongoing: Please consider joining the Dissertation Progress Group to explore how you might overcome personal barriers to working on your project.  We will consider common dilemmas facing graduate students trying to move forward with their writing, and assist in identifying strategies for taking the edge off the strain. Follow the link for more information about the Dissertation Progress Group. (CLICK HERE)

Ongoing: The Crescent City Farmers Market’s Thursday Market runs year-round from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Orleans Avenue and Bayou St. John, in the parking lot of the American Can Co.. Please click the link for more information (CLICK HERE)

Contact Information
Belinda Schneider
F-1 Students

Beth Nazar
J-1 Students and Scholars

Kristy Magner
OISS Director

Person of the Week
Name: Sebastien 
Hometown: Strasbourg, France
Birthday: October 2nd
Major: Marketing

OISS sat down with Sebastien, an exchange student from France, to ask him a few questions.

What is your favorite food?
“Cheese and baguette!”

What is your favorite class?
“Management of New Ventures. We get to bring up our own project.”

What is your favorite thing about Tulane?
“Coming from France, we don’t really have campuses. Campus is the highlight of being here. It’s beautiful. It’s not too big and not too small.”

What has been the best thing about being in New Orleans?
“Seeing the different cultures in real life. The history of this city is great! The music history is amazing!”

What would you like to do before you leave the city?
“Mardi Gras and Crawfest.”

What is something you would like to say to the OISS community and it’s friends?
 “We love the donuts and coffee! It’s great to get together and we like coffee.”

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The mission of the Office of International Students and Scholars is to provide leadership in the internationalization of Tulane University by supporting the Tulane international community and facilitating cross-cultural interaction. By way of support, OISS offers quality programs and services and ensures compliance with federal immigration regulations.

Our strong belief is that a vibrant international community enriches Tulane University and the New Orleans community and is an essential component to understanding our role within the world community

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