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HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans King Cake Festival, Mardi Gras!
CGE NEWS & EVENTS
Welcome New Students!
Welcome to Tulane! Check your email for important online check-in instructions if you have not checked in already. This is our first Weekly Digest of the semester, read them closely as we'll be promoting various OISS, Tulane, and New Orleans events on here.
JOIN US AT THE WELCOME GLOBAL CAFE
Global Cafe: A gathering of internationally-minded Tulanians.
Welcome Global Cafe
When: Monday Jan. 23 from 3:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Lavin-Bernick Center (Bldg. 29) Pedersen Lobby / and Pocket Park
The first Global Cafe of the spring semester will celebrate returned study abroad students and new international students and scholars as we welcome them into our global community on the Tulane campus!
Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad, the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life.
Whether you were abroad or in your hometown, we're going global for this Shabbat partnered with the Tulane International Society.
Join us for services at 6:30pm with Jewish rockstar songleader Leo Henkin, then enjoy delicious chicken, rice, vegetables, hummus, challah, Manishewitz and cake.
Tulane After Dark Presents: The Girl on the Train (R)
When: Thursday 19th, from 9:00 - 11:00 P.M.
Where: City Dinner (LBC - Bldg.
Rachel, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. Based on Paula Hawkins' bestselling novel.
Join TUCP's Tulane After Dark for back-to-the-grind Laser Tag in the LBC's Qatar Ballroom. There will be a laser tag arena set up for ultimate battle complete with bunkers and home-bases. Will you be the strongest competitor?
Come take part in Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? trivia night in the City Diner! Prizes will be rewarded for the winning teams and your attendance at the event will count towards a grand prize at the end of the semester for attending the Tulane After Dark trivia nights on Thursdays.
Go on an adventure with Chi Alpha! They are offering a trip to the Global Wildlife Center on Saturday, January 21st. They will be leaving at 12 pm and returning around 5 pm. It cost $19 to reserve your spot! Head to this link or click on the picture to sign up!
Celebrate National Popcorn Day!
In honor of National Popcorn Day, there will be free popcorn offered in the LBC from 11:00am-1:00pm on Thursday, January 19th. "Pop" on by!
Until supplies last.
Gender and Archives Diversity Research Fellowships
Apply by January 23, 2017
The Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Library Special Collections of the Newcomb College Institute is pleased to invite applications for our 2017 Gender and Archives
Diversity Research Fellowships. These fellowships for research into the history of Newcomb College and Tulane University are open to any current Tulane University undergraduate or graduate student and are intended to support the discovery of untold stories of our community. Applicants will specify their own area of research interest that investigates individuals or campus communities that have been historically underrepresented in the history of the University, with an intersectional focus on gender. Fellowships come with a stipend of either $250 or $500. Learn more here >
Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star
When: January 18 - 6:30- 7:30 P.M.
Where: Freeman Auditorium (Woldenberg Art Center- Bldg. 82 )
Mickalene Thomas will discuss her texturally rich paintings, which examine the popular characterization of black female identity, celebrity, and sexuality, for this premiere of more than forty works including paintings, photographs, collages, sculptures, film, and a site-specific installation that broadly engage the subject of portraiture.
Sponsored by the Newcomb Tulane Gallery
The Living Library
When: Friday, March 17, 2017 - 2:00 - 5:00 P.M. and Sunday, March 19, from 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.
The Living Library or Human LibraryTM started in 2000 at the Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was organized by a youth organization called “Stop the Violence.” Their goal was to challenge stereotypes, encourage dialogue, and build positive relations among community members.
Taking place on the Tulane Uptown
Campus, individuals volunteer to be “books” and attendees become “readers” who check out a book, meaning they will sit with the volunteer to hear their story. Food and refreshments will be provided to volunteer books, and staff and event volunteers will be present to facilitate.
ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS
UPTOWN OFFICE HOURS
Location: 6901 Willow St.
Time: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm
For general information, check-in, document drop off/pick up, and letter requests, come visit us. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please schedule an appointment.
PRAYER SPACE (DOWNTOWN)
Location: Tidewater Rm 1506
Time: Open whenever building is open
Tidewater Building, 15th Floor, Room 1506 has been dedicated as a quiet prayer space for students of all religious denominations
CHECK THE DIGEST WEEKLY FOR MORE UPDATES ABOUT TIMES AND LOCATIONS.
Global Cafe: A gathering of internationally-minded Tulanians.
When: Every Monday from 3:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Where: Lavin-Bernick Center (Bldg. 29) Pedersen Lobby (behind the ATM machines)
Join us Mondays from 3 to 5 PM for coffee and conversation in the Pederson Lobby in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life (behind the ATMs one level below the food court, on garden level). Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad, the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life.
Location: Tidewater Building Room 2460, Time: Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm
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 int'l student at the downtown campus, you can also complete your required check-in process during these hours.
HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS
New Orleans King Cake Festival
Ochsner presents the 4th Annual King Cake Festival on January 29, 2017 – a celebration benefiting babies and children at Ochsner! Held in Champions Square, join us to taste king cakes from the finest bakeries, enjoy live music
and support pediatric programs! More information coming soon.
2017 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
Carnival season officially begins January 6 every year and continues through Fat Tuesday, which falls on the day before Ash Wednesday. This year’s parades will take place between January 6th and February 28th, 2017.
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The mission of the Office of International Students & Scholars is to provide leadership in the internalization 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.