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Thursday, October 22, 2015
10/21 OISS Digest
of International Students and Scholars
Practical Training (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).
Tulane EAT Program will take place Saturday and Sunday, November 14 and 15.
provides Tulane’s International students and scholars the opportunity to
experience American culture and cuisine with a local host.
you are interested in participating in the EAT Program, sign up HERE.Deadline Friday,
Name & Pronoun Options Now Available
Beginning this semester, Tulane
University is providing an online process for students to indicate a
“preferred first name” that can be used on Splash Cards and faculty
This new process supports transgender
and international students, as well as any student who uses a nickname
or preferred name that is different from their legal first name in the
student information system. Transgender students will also be able to
indicate their pronoun to the Registrar.
Students who would like to have a
preferred first name on their Splash Card should first enter the
information through Gibson Online and
then visit the Splash Card Office in the LBC to receive a new
Students who would like to indicate their preferred pronoun should also
enter this information via Gibson Online.
Preferred names and preferred pronouns
will be included on faculty class rosters and academic advising lists
beginning in the Spring 2016 semester. For more information and FAQ’s on
the use of preferred first name and pronoun please visit the Registrar's website.
Person of the Week
Do you want to be
featured in our Weekly Digest? Do you want to share your experiences at
Tulane? Then sign up to be our Person of the Week!
The OISS is looking
for individuals to feature in our Digest every week. We would love to share
more about you and your experiences to our international community!
For general information, check-in, document drop off/pick
up, letter requests come visit us. If you would like to meet with and
advisor, please schedule an appointment
Location: Tidewater Building, Room 2460
Time: Tuesdays, 12:00- 4:00p.m.
Downtown hours are an opportunity for international
students, scholars, and staff at Tulane’s downtown campus to meet with an
OISS advisor, ask questions, and request services. If you are a new
international student at the downtown campus, you can also complete your
required check-in process during downtown hours.
No RSVP is necessary for these
workshops. Please attend, and bring your international friends and
November 16-20, 2015!
Tulane University and the Center for Global Education are
proud to celebrate International Education Week! Tulane University supports
the internationalization and exchange efforts on our campus.
Students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to participate and recognize
this important week of programming in celebration of the global
village. Find out more, here!
Date Smart: A Workshop on Healthy
Wednesday, October 21, 6-7pm
Upstairs at Tulane Hillel - 912
Modern romance can feel confusing. Join Tulane Hillel in
partnership with Newcomb College Institute for a workshop and conversation
about why this is, and about how to identify and promote a healthy
relationship to dating. It will be interactive, informative, and there will
be food! Questions? Contact Jessica Rubinsky email@example.com
Career Workshops for International
The Office of Grad and Postdoc Studies
will be holding a series of Career Workshops.A
complete list of and registration information isHERE.
CV Writing Workshop - Thursday,
October 22 at 12:00 p.m.
This workshop is geared for international students
considering academic careers and will help students with their Curricula
Vitae and more!
Changemaker Institute Opportunity
Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 PM in 200 Flower Hall.
Will include food and refreshments.
Join this social venture accelerator that helps students
transform their ideas for social change into an ethical, sustainable,
scalable solution and a potential career.More
Feel free to stop by Flower Hall on Wednesdays from 12-5 PM
with any questions or email us at
Fridays at Newcomb - Moon Charania:
"Will the Real Pakistani Woman Please Stand Up? (Un)Happy Archives and
the Failure of Visual Culture." Friday, October 23, Noon
Anna Many Lounge, Caroline Richardson Building Moon Charania currently teaches in the
Sociology/Anthropology department at Spelman College. Her current and
previous scholarship cuts across disciplines and includes sociology,
cultural studies, women’s studies, and transnational studies. She teaches
in the areas of: transnational feminist and queer of color theories and
practices; global violence against women; sexuality and Islam; and
transnational feminist and queer social movements. Her current interest
centers on transnational feminist and queer politics and visual culture.
Día de los Muertos with GENTE &
Join GENTE and TIS on Tuesday, October 27th and 8pm in the
Caroline Richardson Building (next to student health) to learn about the
history of Día de los Muertos, mainstream cultural appropriation of the
tradition, and make papel picado and decorate candy skulls. Check out the
Facebook event here:https://www.facebook.com/events/399878243529590/
Get your FREE Flu Shots
Tulane Campus Health is offering free
flu vaccinations throughout the month of October.
Uptown Student Health –
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2p.m.
Downtown Student Health –
Every Monday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & Thursday from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Pocket Park –
Wellness Wednesday on October 21st.
TULANE AND LOCAL EVENTS
Wednesday, October 21. 10:30 p.m. –
12:00 a.m. Bruff Commons.
Join Sodexo in the Bruff Commons for a mid-term stress
reliever. There will be fun games and activities and a lot of food! Don’t
New Orleans Film Festival
Wednesday, October 14 – Thursday,
October 22. Various Times and Locations.
The 26th New Orleans Film Festival is coming up.
This festival will feature more than 200 films over the course of eight
days, and will also have a number of panels and conversations featuring
representatives from major U.S. distributors and other filmmakers and
leaders in the film industry. To learn more about this exciting event,
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Thursday, October 22. 7:30 p.m.
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents The French
Connection. Acclaimed pianist Benedetto Lupo joins guest conductor
Jean-Marie Zeitouni and the LPO for a diverse performance featuring music
with French origins and themes. Get your tickets HERE.
TUCP Fall Concert: Jeremih and Marc E. Bassy
Saturday, October 24. 7:00 p.m. LBC
TUCP is proud to announce JEREMIH as the headliner for the
2015 Fall Concert! JEREMIH’s first album debuted at number six on the US
Billboard, selling 59,000 copies in its first week. He has had multiple
singles on the top-ten list on Billboards Hot 100. Don’t miss out on this
Krewe of Boo Parade
Saturday, October 24. 6:30 p.m. Start
at Elysian Fields & End at Mardi Gras World.
New Orleans’ official Halloween Parade is back! Come watch
the spectacular Halloween themed floats pass through and try to catch as
many throws as you can! For more information and to see the parade route,
close Tuesday, October 27th. Open only to Tulane undergrads
Mid-City Volleyball: Halloween Tournament
Saturday, October 31. 12:00 p.m. Bayou
St John (Across from Mid-City Post Office).
Come join Mid-City Volleyball at their Halloween Tournament
Halloween Day! This event is open to people of all skill level and is a
great and fun way to meet new people! There will be free drinks and a
costume contest. $5 donation recommended to those who attend.
Mid-City Volleyball also plays every Saturday and always
welcomes newcomers. For more information, check out their site 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.