Thursday, October 23, 2014

OISS Digest 10/23/14

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October 23, 2014
Office of International Students and Scholars
Weekly Digest
Important Announcements
International Spouse/Partner Reception
Do you have a spouse or partner who would like to meet other international spouses/ partners and learn about resources at Tulane and in the community?
OISS will host an International Spouse/ Partner Reception on November 6 at 10:00 a.m. See the 10/30 OISS Digest for more information.
Please share this survey with any international spouses/ partners you know so that we can be sure that everyone is informed of this event.
OISS Events
Wednesday, October 29
3:00- 5:00 pm
6901 Willow Street (OISS Office- Uptown)
Take a break from your busy day to come enjoy some snacks, coffee and PUMPKIN CARVING with international students, scholars and members of the OISS and Undergraduate Admissions staff. We hope to see you there!

Get ready for Mardi Gras early and join OISS on a fantastic tour of Mardi Gras World! The cost of the tour is $12. Ticket sales begin on 10/24/14 at 9:00AM.
Three Tour Times - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8th

For detailed information on departure and return times and locations, please follow the link (CLICK HERE)
**If purchasing tickets for dependents, please come to the OISS office. ***
OASIS Discussion Group For Tulane’s International Student Community
OASIS for 10/29 is cancelled. The next meeting will be 11/5.
Every Wednesday from 4 to 5PM
****NEW LOCATION**** OISS Conference Room – 6901 Willow St.
Next OASIS Topic for 11/5/14 – Re-entry adjustment (going home.
Mark your calendars! More information coming soon:
è      Career Workshop: November 11
è      Chi Alpha Coffee Hour: November 19
è                                    Thanksgiving Celebration – November 25
             LINK - OISS Fall Activities
Tulane and Local Events
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)
11/1/14 Day of the Dead Celebration at Casa Borrega - New Orleans and Mexico share a tradition of honoring our departed. All Saints Day cemetery sprucing is a local tradition as is celebration of Halloween. Dia de Los Muertos, the most important holiday of the year for Mexicans, conjures the psyche of the nation through plays, music and sweets depicting the dead. Costume and dance also figure prominently during this holiday in both cultures. For more details about this event, please follow the link (CLICK HERE)
11/5/14 United Against Ebola – Red, White and Blue Benefit: 7PM-9PM. Wear red, white & blue to support our Liberian friend Abel Cheayan in his nonprofit's grassroots efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola. Join us for a night of African drumming & dancing as we show solidarity in Liberians' work against the spread of Ebola! Location: Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 Saint Claude Ave. For More information, follow the link. (CLICK HERE)
Ongoing: *NEW* Tidewater Building (Downtown Campus) has allocated # 1819 from 1-3 pm on all weekdays as quiet prayer space for students of all religious denominations.

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)
Contact Information
Belinda Schneider
F-1 Students
Beth Nazar
J-1 Students and Scholars
Kristy Magner
OISS Director
Person of the Week
Name: Belinda Schneider
Birthday: December 14th
Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
This week OISS features Belinda, a member of the OISS Staff!

What is your favorite food?
“You know, I don’t have a favorite food. I enjoy food in general. I really enjoy seafood jambalaya!”
What is your favorite thing about Tulane?
“I love that after all of these years I have met so many people that I know who to go to to get things done.
How long have you worked at Tulane?
“32 years.”
In your time here, have you found any restaurants that you love?
“Nirvana on Magazine. The food is so spicy. Also, Lebanon’s on Carrolton. I could eat there every day.”
How has working with students and scholars from all over the world influenced your life?
“The joy in my work is the interaction. I learn new things every day. It is very rewarding. I love being able to help students with problems they might have and I love to see them succeed.”
Want a chance to be featured? E-mail Ainsley at for details!

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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 global community.
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