International Food and Music Festival -
March 14, 2015
The Office of International Students and
Scholars and the Office of Multicultural Affairs are pleased to announce
the return of the annual International Food and Music Festival! This
festival is meant to bring Tulane’s international community together and
your food and culture to the Tulane and New Orleans community.
International students and scholars bring so much life and diversity to Tulane and this festival is a
great opportunity to come together and celebrate your contribution!
Please consider bringing cultural items,
cooking, volunteering, or performing for this event. Sign up HERE. Join our Facebook Event HERE.
Practical Training (OPT) Applications
OPT is a benefit available to all students who have been in
F-1 status for at least one academic year. OPT allows you to work in your
field of study for up to 12 months (27 months for certain STEM fields).To access the OPT
application, CLICK HERE. For the
PowerPoint of our OPT Workshop information, CLICK
OISS will hold weekly sessions at the following times to
take OPT applications. These sessions will repeat weekly for the coming
months; always check the OISS DIGEST for the latest
information. Please arrive on time with your application and all the
required supporting materials:
Mondays, 3:00 pm: OPT Intake
Tuesdays, 8:30 am: OPT Intake
The OISS will be holding another OPT
March 3, 2015
PM - 5:00 PM - LBC 201-Race Conference Room
If you are not able to
come at these times, please call 865-5208 to make an appointment to review
and submit your OPT application.
International Spouse/Partner Reception
March 9, 2015
Norman Mayer 118
11:00- 1:30 The
OISS would like to invite all international spouses/ partners to come enjoy
refreshments, meet other spouses/ partners and learn about activities and
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? Please share this survey with any international
spouses/ partners you know so that we can be sure that everyone is informed
of this event.International
Spouse Interest Survey
Weekly Coffee Hour
Friday, February 27 from3:00-5:00pm at the OISS Office
(6901 Willow Street). We hope to see you there for coffee and cookies!
On Tuesday, March 3, from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, OISS will be
hosting an OPT workshop in the LBC 201-Race Conference Room (Uptown
Audubon Zoo Ticket Sale
Tickets are available for
$5 plus fees via Brown Paper Tickets -(CLICK
èPlease print out your ticket and bring
it to the OISS Office. Your print-at-home ticket will be exchanged for a physical zoo ticket the
TULANE AND LOCAL EVENTS
Jazz at the Rat
featuring James Westfall
Thursday, February 26, 2015. 7pm - 9pm. LBC City Diner
Jazz at the Rat is a series of live
concerts held on selected Thursday evenings at Der Rathskeller (a.k.a.
"The Rat") at Tulane. Curated by Jesse McBride, the series
features performances by jazz legends and rising stars, comprising of both
visiting artists and outstanding New Orleans-based musicians, accompanied
by students and faculty from Tulane's Jazz Studies program.
World of Wheels
27, 2015. 3pm; Saturday, February 28, 2015. 10 am; Sunday, March
1, 2015. 10 am.
Hot Rod Show is Back!! World of Wheels features a wide variety of custom
cars, trucks, and motorcycles as well as restored and antique vehicles,
exhibitors, vendors, and thousands of spectators that make this
annual show informative, exciting, and fun! Tickets can be purchased the
day of the show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Box Office. For more details
and information about this event, check out it's website HERE.
New Orleans Celtic
27, 2015. 6 pm; Saturday, February 28, 2015. 12 pm; Sunday, March
1, 2015. 12 pm.
New Orleans Celtic
Festival is an annual event dedicated to preserving and promoting the
Celtic heritage & culture here in Louisiana through education, music,
games, piping, dance, and traditional activities as a part of the Irish
culture. There will be many performances and much fun during these three
days. Click HERE to
An Evening of
featuring Tulane Department of Theater and Dance
Friday, February 27, 2015. 8 pm; Saturday, February 28,
2015. 8 pm; Sunday, March 1, 2015. 2 pm.
An Evening of Dance is a performance
featuring guest artists choreographer Jim Lepore and musician Toby Twining.
Faculty works by John Allen, Diogo DeLima and Alice Pascal Escher. Student
works by senior dance majors Emily Apple, Emily Barasch, and Micaela
Admission is $8 for Students, $9 for Tulane Employees, and $12 General
Admission. Tickets are available online HERE.
TUCP Presents Hannibal Buress
Monday, March 2, 2015. 8 pm. McAlister Auditorium.
Come see comedy genius Hannibal Buress
perform FREE stand-up in McAlister Auditorium! You may recognize him from
Comedy Central's Broad City or one of his appearances on the Late Show
with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, or Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Hannibal also worked as a writer for both SNL and 30 Rock and has been
noted on several recent Top 10 lists. So mark your calendars, tell your
friends, and come early so you can snag a close seat!
2015: Info Booth
Tuesday, March 3,
2015 & Wednesday, March 4, 2015. 11 am - 6 pm. LBC.
Calling All 2015
Graduating Students!! Stop by the GradFest 2015 info booth to
purchase your cap and gown, order announcements, diploma frame, Tulane
Ring, Commencement DVD, Tulane Tribute for commencement program, and have
your cap and gown proof taken.
Annual Tulane Athletics 5k
Saturday, March 7,
2015. 8 am - 10 am. Yulman Stadium: Gameday Plaza.
Register for the
7th Annual Tulane Athletics 5k! Registration beings at 6:30 am in the
Gameday Plaza in front of Yulman Stadium. The registration fee is $30 and
benefits the Tulane Athletics Fund, which supports over 300 student-athletes
that proudly represent Tulane in sport, scholarship, and service. All
runners receive a 5k TASC shirt! For more information, please contact
Jen-Preston Lucius, Assistant Director of the Tulane Athletics Fund at
(504) 865-5356 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Tulane Black Arts Festival
Sunday, March 8, 2015 @12:30pm to Sunday, March
15, 2015 @3:30 pm. Tulane University.
The Tulane Black Student Union (tBSU) is proud to present
the 2015 Black Arts Festival on Tulane University's campus and at the Ashe'
Cultural Arts Center. This year's festival is themed "A Celebration of
Black Culture, Arts and Entertainment" and features 7 days of events -
all of which are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The keynote speaker for this
year’s festival is American film director, Spike Lee. Check out their
India Fest 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015. 11 am – 4 pm. New Orleans Museum of
Art (City Park).
Come to a Family Celebration inspired by
the art and culture of India. This celebration will include ornamental
Henna, exotic food, children’s activities, Indian dance medley, beautiful
bazaar, and much more. Admission for the museum will also be at a
discounted price of $5 that Sunday. Check out the flyer HERE.
If you need
documents or mail brought from OISS, please email or call us before 10:00
am that day.
coffee hours will now be held weekly (Fridays 3-5pm).
Please check this section of the digest for the most up-to-date
February Coffee Hours
February 27 – 3-5pm at the OISS Office
Prayer Space (Downtown)
Tidewater Building (Downtown Campus) has allocated Room 1819
from 1-3 pm on all weekdays as quiet prayer space for students of all
Check the digest weekly for more updates about times and
Person of the Week
are currently looking for students to feature in our Person of the Week
section of the Digest. If you are interested in being featured, please
contact our Student Affairs Associate, Ainsley Fagan, at email@example.com, or our student
worker, Karen Chen (who you will learn more about below), at firstname.lastname@example.org,
sincerely hope that you will consider this great opportunity.
Yi Chen is currently a first year undergraduate student at Tulane
University. She is one of the student workers at the OISS.
is your favorite thing about being a student at Tulane University?
My favorite thing about being a student at Tulane is having the
opportunity to be on a campus that is integrated into the city. I love how
Tulane and the culture of New Orleans mesh together, and feel very lucky
that I am able to be a part of something so unique.
is something you want to do in New Orleans?
Something I want to do during my time here in New Orleans would be to visit
as many art galleries and art museums in the city as possible because New
Orleans is filled with all types of art, and going to different exhibits
will also give me the opportunity to explore different parts of the city.
activities are you involved in on campus?
The three biggest things I am involved with on campus are OISS, RHA, and
BCM. I started working as a student worker for OISS at the beginning of the
spring semester. Currently, my biggest tasks are to help write the weekly
digest and to support my supervisor, Ainsley, in any way possible. I
am also a part of the Residence Hall Association. Specifically, I am the
Executive VP of Civic Engagement for JL and Greenbaum. For this role, I
help plan different events for the two halls. The third thing I am very
involved with is the Baptist Collegiate Ministry on campus. We have weekly
gatherings where we fellowship over dinner and then spend time in worship.
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
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