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Thursday, April 23, 2015
of International Students and Scholars
Training (OPT) Applications
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). First, review the
PowerPoint of our OPT Workshop information:CLICK HERE. Then,
read and complete the OPT application: CLICK HERE.
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. You MUST
arrive on time with your application and all the
required supporting materials:
Mondays, 12:00 pm
or 3:00 pm: OPT Intake
Tuesdays, 8:30 am: OPT Intake
you to everyone who came to our end of the year reception! Please check out
our photos on Facebook.
As you all might be aware, classes are almost over and
finals are quickly approaching – so check out some tips on how to maximize
your study time!
a master to-do list and a schedule for the remaining days in the
semester. Break cumulative exams into smaller study units, which will
prevent you from feeling overwhelmed and help you monitor your
get started. Don’t wait until you feel like studying.
your notes daily.
the format of the exam. Vary your study technique according to the
type of exam.
possible questions. Review old tests, study guides or the course
questions you didn’t know the first time. If the exam is cumulative
and you struggled to master any material, return to it.
with the professor, a tutor or a learning specialist if needed.
summary sheets for each class.
new information to things you already know. Forming these associations
will help you retrieve information later.
the front of your textbook to see if the publisher provides any online
specific measurable goals for each study session to keep yourself on
mnemonic devices, such as acrostics, rhymes or acronyms, to help you
short breaks. Your brain can process a limited amount of information
and benefits from some rest.
yourself with naturally enjoyable activities, such as playing X-box or
clicking through Facebook.
Stay healthy. Get some sleep and avoid
caffeine. Seriously – your brain will thank you.
refer to the linked flyers for more details. Check out the classifieds link
at the bottom of the digest for more!
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On Going Weekly Events
Location: Tidewater Building, Room 2460
Time: 1:00- 4:00pm
If you need
documents or mail brought from OISS, please email or call us before 10:00
am that day.
Uptown coffee hours will now be held weekly (Fridays 3-5pm).
Please check this section of the digest for the most up-to-date
April Coffee Hours
April 24. 3-5 pm at the OISS Office
Prayer Space (Downtown)
Tidewater Building 15th floor Room 1506, has been
dedicated as a quiet prayer space for students of all religious
Hours: Open when building is open.
Check the digest weekly for more updates about times and
Coffee Hour: Summer Themed!
Please join Chi
Alpha and OISS for the final “No Coffee” Coffee hour for this FUN FILLED
afternoon with summer themed food, games, and activities!
Where: Outside of
OISS (6901 Willow Street). If it rains, it will be hosted in the
Weatherhead Classroom (Building #59).
STUDENT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM FINALS STUDY BREAK/PARTY
Monday April 27, 2:30
to 4:30 pm, LBC Qatar ballroom
Come hang out with your mentee/mentor over
coffee and snacks! Click here for flyer.
Audubon Zoo Ticket Sale
Tickets are available for $5 plus fees via Brown Paper
Please 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
ESL For Spouses
The English as a Second Language program at Tulane
University is pleased to announce this new class! Mondays from 12:30-1:30PM
starting 3/16 – 4/27 in Norman Mayer room 118, Uptown Campus! Please CLICK
HERE for the flyer.
TULANE AND LOCAL EVENTS
featuring Tulane Department of Theater and
Tuesday, April 21 – Sunday,
April 26, 2015. 8 pm. Dixon Performing Arts Center.
Come watch Tulane’s Department of Theater and Dance put
on The Maids: a play about two sisters, maids to a wealthy society woman,
who act out fantasies of class, love, and revenge, while the lady of the
house is out on a romantic rendezvous. As their games intensify, the
incipient violence escalates as they await Madame’s return. Tickets are
only $8 for students, $9 for staff, and $12 for general admission.
Jazz at the Rat
featuring The Bridge Trio
Thursday, April 23, 2015. 7 pm – 9 pm. LBC City Diner der
Jazz at the Rat is a series of live
concerts held on selected Thursday evenings at Der Rathskeller 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. This week, the Bridge Trio, consisting of drummer
Joe Dyson, bassist Max Moran, and pianist Conun Pappas, will be performing.
Swan Lake by St. Petersburg Russian Ballet
Thursday, April 23, 2015. 7:30 pm. Mahalia Jackson Theater
for the Performing Arts.
Swan Lake is a timeless romantic narrative that has
captivated world dancers, choreographers and audiences for over a century.
The ballet, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was fashioned from
Russian folk tales and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a
swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. St. Petersburg State Ballet is a
world-renowned dance company that presents Russian historical classical
dance. After several successful world tours, they will be performing in the
US for the first time ever. Get tickets HERE.
Tulane to Hollywood: Career Panel
Friday, April 24, 2015. 12:15 pm. LBC Quad.
Hear from Tulane’s own alumni about how to build a
successful career in the entertainment industry. The panel will include
producers, CEOs, directors, agents, etc of famous TV shows, movies, and
music artists. If you want to pursue a career in the entertainment
business, then this event will give you more insight on what it’s like to
work in the industry. RSVP to this exciting event as soon as possible HERE!
Fridays at the Quad: T.G.I. Over
Friday, April 24, 2015. 4 pm. LBC Quad.
Don’t miss out on the semester’s last FAQ. This Friday,
there will be free ice cream provided by Creole Creamery as well as live
music from Unknown Mortal Orchestra and special guests Twin Peaks. This is
a great opportunity to have fun and hang out with friends before the
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 24 –26 & April 30 – May 3, 2015. Fairgrounds Race
Whether you like jazz, rock, hip-hop, pop, funk, indie,
or any other kind music, Jazz Fest has live entertainment for everyone.
Artists performing include Elton John, Lady Gaga, Trombone Shorty and so
much more. Musicians aren’t the only form of live entertainment at
Jazz Fest this year. There will be professional craft showcases, cultural
marketplaces, and of course, the Mardi Gras Indians As in previous years,
showcase the works of hundreds of local and nationally known artists.
Festivalgoers can visit multiple marketplaces throughout the event space to
get a taste of art inspired from cultures across the globe. There will also
be a delectable variety of local and worldlyfood optionsas at
Jazz Fest. There will be an abundance of Cajun and Creole and other New
Orleans traditional staples, as well as appetizers, desserts, and drinks
with international inspiration. Find out more information on their website HERE.
Come to the TIS Multicultural Potluck BBQ!
Saturday, April 25th at 4pm, 7219 Burthe Street, next
Come celebrate the end of the year with TIS, enjoy a
bonfire and smores, and take a break from studying. Try to bring
food from your hometown! All are welcome. Contact email@example.com
if you have any questions.
5k JROTC Run
Saturday, April 25, 2015. 8 am – 12 pm. City Park (1 Palm
The JROTC is planning on breaking a Guinness World Record
at this event by having the “Most participants in a 5k run
(multi-location)” to commemorate the 99th Army JROTC
Anniversay/49th Air Force, Navy, Marine JROTC Anniversary. Come
join thousands of others worldwide at this event and help the JROTC make
history! There will be media coverage, a celebrity Grand Marshall to kick
off the event, and lots of fun.
Tulane-Newcomb Choir Spring Concert
Sunday, April 26, 2015. 2 pm – 3:30 pm. Rogers Memorial
Come listen to our very own Tulane-Newcomb Choir this
Sunday as they perform a variety of pieces for their audience to enjoy. 50
beautiful voices will be unified as one as they perform at Rogers Memorial
Chapel. The concert will be conducted by C. Leonard Raybon.
Oak St. Block Party
Wednesday, April 29, 2015. 12 pm – 7 pm. Oak Street.
Oak St. Block Party is coming up fast! Join the community
of New Orleans as they celebrate Jazzfest, New Orleans, and the music
community at this free block party. There will be two outdoor stages and
one in The Maple Leaf during changeovers. The event is a fundraiser for the
Oak Street community and will be tons of fun!
Shorty Fest is loaded with remarkable talent and offers a
truly inspirational night-time Jazz Fest experience. A highlight is sure to
be the “Hail to the Chief” set, featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and four
generations of Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians. Backing up Big Chief Monk
will be a stellar ensemble comprised of many renowned musicians. Grab your
Disney on Ice presents Frozen
Thursday, April 30 through Monday, May 4, 2015. Various
times. UNO Lakefront Arena.
Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all
imagination at Disney on Ice presents Frozen. The heartwarming Academy
Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating in your town. You’ll be
magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, where you will
be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Buy your
tickets HERE or click HERE for more information.
Forró in the Park
Ongoing classes every
Saturday. 11 am – 12 pm. Audubon Park Gazebo.
Learn a Brazilian
Dance Style! Bringing together the fiddle, accordion, and syncopated
percussion, Forró is a contagious,
high-energy dance music from Northeastern Brazil that feels like a mix of
Reggae and Zydeco. It is a couples dance that combines elements of swing
and two-step and is a raucous release from everyday life. Classes include a
group warm-up and rotating couples sequences. For more information, click HERE.
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
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.