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Thursday, November 12, 2015
11/11 OISS Digest
November 11, 2015
Office of International Students and Scholars
outside the U.S. this Winter? Make
sure you have a valid travel signature
to high seasonal demand, if you will be leaving the country during
the fall, we recommend that you check now to see
whether you need your I-20 or DS-2019 signed for
travel. If you do, please come to the office and request your
travel documents as soon as possible. At minimum, come one week before
you plan to travel.NO
SAME-DAY REQUESTS WILL BE PROCESSED. For
more information, read our Travel Signature Notice
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).Access the OPT instructions and forms
submit your complete OPT application packet at OISS each week at any of the
following drop-in times:
Traditions at last week’s Coffee Hour! Special shout out to Rebecca,
Dillon and Liza for teaching us the Hullaballoo Cheer!
Learn the Hullabaloo Cheer
one, a two, a Helluva Hullabaloo
Hullabaloo Ray Ray
Hullabaloo Ray Ray
Vars Vars Tee Ay
Ay, Tee Ay Vars Vars Tee Ay
Next week, November 16-20, isInternational Education Week at
Tulane. There will be many events happening throughout this
week to promote and celebrate the global village at Tulane University. Some
of these activities include:
lessons, Portuguese language activities, and focus on the African
Diaspora in Brazil.
featuring the vivid historical drama “I Am Not Scared”.
Diwali, the Festival of Lights, and recollections of studying abroad in
Work Abroadevent, with
representatives from the Peace Corps, Fulbright, Insight Cuba, and more.
Perspectives, a Pecha Kucha event on internationals’ experiences at
service-learning opportunities from the Center for Public Service.
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
Tidewater Building, Room 2460
Tuesdays, 12:00- 4:00p.m.
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
Josephine Louise Ballroom (Bldg # 75, Uptown)
Thursdays, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
coffee hours will be held weekly, with a different theme each week!
Prayer Space (Downtown)
Location: Tidewater Room
Time: Open when building
Tidewater Building, 15th Floor,
Room 1506 has been dedicated as a quiet prayer space for students of all
the digest weekly for more updates about times and locations.
Weekly Coffee Hour
scholars, and the OISS Staff at our weekly Coffee Hour! This week we’ll be
playing International Games. Come play different
games and munch on coffee and snacks!
WHEN: Thursday, November
12 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Josephine Louise
Ballroom (Bldg # 75, Uptown)
16 – 20, 2015!
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 to the left!
to participate and show your support:
white on Monday, November 16 to show your support of International
üGet an International Education Week pin
this week (at the Center for Global Education (6901 Willow St)or OISS
Coffee Hour) and proudly wear it next week!
üAttend an International Education Week
üVisit our table on McAlister!
üSay you are going! Share with the
hashtag #TUIntlEdWeek !!!
International Education Week International Student and Scholar Pecha Kucha
international students and scholars share their stories during these Pecha
Perspectives special events will take place at the following times:
Downtown – Tuesday, November 17, 12 - 1 PM at Tidewater 1210, Lunch
Uptown – Thursday, November 19, 4 - 5
PM at LBC Qatar Ballroom (Bldg #29), reception following.
Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner
The O and OISS are
holding a Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner for students and staff that will be
on campus during the holiday break. The event is open to the entire Tulane
community and will have a Kid’s Zone to drop off children. We are not only
looking for people to attend, but are also looking for volunteers to serve
food and volunteers to bring food. If interested, please RSVP using
the forms below:
The Office of
Student Programs is currently inviting students to apply to be an
Orientation Team Leader. The OTL position is a paid position where selected
students are hired at the end of January and work from February through
June to prepare for and implement New Student Orientation. OTLs will also
return mid-August to make final preparations for Fall Welcome. OTLs are
positive role models and guide for incoming new students.
applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of these info sessions
prior to applying:
10 @ 5 PM, Rechler Room, 202 LBC
11. 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. LBC Room 212.
Meet Community Partners and Find and Internship! Public
service internships are a great way to fulfill the 2nd tier of
the graduation requirement, earn credit hours, get involved in the New
Orleans community, and gain professional experience. Come and meet
representatives from over 100 local organizations looking to find interns
from all academic fields for Spring and Summer 2016. Don’t forget your
resume and professional attire! For more information, please contact Myriam
Huet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Workshops for
International Graduate Students
The Office of Grad
and Postdoc Studies is holding a series of Career Workshops.A complete list and
registration information isHERE.
Careers In Academia
II – The Interview Process
16 at 1:30 p.m. Race Conference Room, LBC
This workshop is
geared for international students considering academic careers and will
help students with their Curricula Vitae and more!
Come join Greenwave Athletics at Tulane’s Basketball Home
Women’s Basketball vs. Arkansas-Little Rock will start at
Men’s Basketball vs. Alabama A&M will start at 8:00 p.m.
Both games will have a t-shirt giveaway. For student
tickets, please click HERE.
John Koerner: Customer Business Manager of U.S. Walmart Sales
Thursday, November 12. 6:30 p.m. GW1
The Tulane University American Marketing Association is
proud to present a lecture from John Koerner, the Customer Business Manager
of U.S. Walmart Sales for McCormick and Company Inc. Please join us as John
discusses the marketing and retail industries while offering beneficial
career advice for students of all majors.
The Unstoppable Women Conference was created for women by
women as a resource of inspiration and empowerment. The conference will
feature many motivational speakers that will reach inside and grab hold of
your mind, your heart, and most importantly speak life into you. For more
information and to get tickets, click HERE.
Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival
Saturday, November 14 & Sunday,
November 15. 11:00 a.m. – 7:15 p.m. Louis Armstrong Park.
The eighth annual Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival is coming soon.
This FREE festival will host the finest display of traditional and
contemporary New Orleans brass band jazz to be found anywhere on the
planet. And then there’s the gumbo. The festival will offer a smorgasbord
of New Orleans’ signature dish, in a variety of styles. Gumbo z’herbes,
shrimp and oyster, chicken and andouille, Creole file, and more will be
served in an expanded food court.
Ogden Museum’s Free Family Day
Saturday, November 21. 10:00 a.m. –
2:00 p.m. 925 Camp St.
On Saturday, November 21, the Ogden Museum will present a
Free Family Day: Mixed Up Media. This free admission day includes family
friendly art projects, entertainment, and food vendors. Projects will
utilize unusual and found objects such as recycled plastics, buttons,
beads, and more! Fun for the who family!
Oak St. Po-Boy Festival
Saturday, November 22 & Sunday.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Oak St.
The Oak Street Po-Boy fest is a uniquely
New Orleanian festival, designed to honor the humble po-boy sandwich and to
help revitalize the booming Oak Street business corridor. Come down to the
festival to try all types of po-boys and to shop at the local boutiques and
stores on Oak St.
Faux/Real NOLA: Festival
of the Arts
Month of November
at Various Locations.
Faux/Real is an all new arts festival that celebrates the
creative artists of theater, literature, food, and drink. Its mission is to
curate three weeks of top-tier performances, readings, tastings, and
parties in one of the most thrilling cities on Earth. To find out more
about the different events that will be held during this festival, visit
its page HERE.
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 global community.