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Monday, April 24, 2017
OISS Digest 4/19
Weekly Digest for April 19, 2017
IN THIS WEEK'S DIGEST...
CGE NEWS & EVENTS - Summer Employment Opportunities, Ally/Bystander Training, 2017 End of the Year Celebration, International Student Survey
TULANE OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS - Tulane After Dark, Interfaith House Building, OGPS International Student Housing Event, Russian Revolution Lecture, Tulane Black Arts Festival, TOGPS
Career Workshops, TASA African Night, Crawfest, How to Support Undocumented College Students (Staff and Students)
INFORMATION SECURITY REMINDER - Watch out for email and phishing scams! Vital info below.
HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS - Festival International De Louisiane, New Orleans Poetry Festival
CGE NEWS & EVENTS
Ally/Bystander Intervention Training
When: Wednesday 19th, 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Where: Tulane School of Social Work, 127 Elk
Place. Room 343
The purpose of this training is for you to learn about how you can be a meaningful ally for people feeling targeted because of their immigration status, nationality, appearance and religious belief. The co-founders of Immigration Nation (Lauren A. Burke and Martina Carillo), along with Jenny Yanez (a Cuban American Muslim radio host and activist in New Orleans) will be relaying information on how to be a meaningful ally.
You are cordially invited to the 2017 End of the Year Celebration! The event will feature awards, food and beverages, and an all around good time. Graduating students are especially encouraged to attend! Smart casual or traditional attire from your home country is strongly encouraged.
The 2017 International Student Survey is now live! Your feedback is vital in helping the OISS and Tulane improve. Please check your e-mail for the link that was sent on Monday, March 20th. We will be sending occasional reminders as well.
The students who compete the survey will also be eligible to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. If you have any questions or have not received the link please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OISS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES
OISS Summer/Fall Orientation Leaders
International Student Orientation Leaders will assist the OISS staff with the Summer 2017 and/or Fall 2017 orientation for new international F-1 and J-1 students. Orientation leaders will work in a variety of capacities throughout the week to ensure that students become familiar with Tulane and to facilitate their adjustment to the campus community.
Summer 2017 Schedule and Wages
June 28, 29, and 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
$150.00 lump sum
Fall 2017 Schedule and Wages
Monday, August 21 - Friday August 25:
Lavin-Bernick Center (Bldg. 29) Pocket Park
We would like to let you know that we have a special Global Café Send-Off event coming up on April 24th. We invite you all to come say goodbye to the friends that you have made over this semester and also to help send off a group of Tulane undergraduate students from Newcomb Tulane College who will be studying abroad across the globe next fall.
HAPPENINGS AT TULANE
Tulane Black Arts Festival:NOYOM Ft. Sunni Patterson & Pages Matam
The Black Arts Festival will host a special edition of the New Orleans Youth Open Mic. The New Orleans Youth Open Mic (NOYOM) began in the spring of 2014 as a partnership between the Tulane Black Student Union and local poets and teaching artists. The monthly open mic features youth poets from various schools in the Greater New Orleans area and a feature performance by a selected poet. The Black Arts Festival
edition of the New Orleans youth open mic will feature spoken word artists Pages Matam and Sunni Patterson.
Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show stars at 7:00 PM.
Interfaith Effort for House Building
When: Saturday, April 22nd at 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Tulane's Interfaith Group, along with members of MSA, Hillel and Tulane Catholics will be co-hosting an event with Habitat for Humanity
The site location is 4726 America Street, New Orleans, LA 70126. Alyson is the site supervisor at that site, she will have on a blue Habitat shirt. There will be planned the tasks, based on the number of volunteers for that day.
It is recommend that everyone wears tennis shoes or boots and also wears clothes that can get dirty!
The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will be hosting a networking event particularly for international graduate students who may not be able to travel this summer so that they can connect with faculty, staff, and other students who may have rooms for rent or house-sitting opportunities.
Gardner Elliot, the first human born on Mars, begins an online friendship with Tulsa, a teen in Colorado. On his maiden voyage to Earth, the 16-year-old finally gets to experience all the joys and wonders of a world he could only read about. Problems arise when scientists discover that Gardner's organs can't withstand the atmosphere. United with Tulsa and on the run, the interplanetary visitor races against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.
Free food and drink will be available!
How to Support Undocumented College Students (For Students)
This session will provide a post-election update on the status of Defered Action for childhood Arrivals (DACA) as well as the benefits and limitations of DACA. In addition,
presenter will address how to be an ally for DACAmented and uncodumented students in their institutions and support them on the path to finishing a college degree. Resources guides will be shared, including information on external resources and online resources.
How to Support Undocumented College Students (For Staff and Faculty)
You are invited to attend a special training for Tulane faculty and staff on how to better support undocumented college students on campus on Friday, April 21st from 9:00AM-11:00AM in Qatar Ballroom. The training will be led by Eric Ruiz from the University of St. Francis, who coordinates the undocumented student support initiatives at his campus.
Fridays at Newcomb: “An Easy Comparison? Conservative Women’s Activism in Turkey and in the U.S.”
When: Friday 21st, 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Where: Anna Many Lounge, Caroline Richardson Building (Bldg. 84)
Esra Özcan is a Communication Studies scholar at Tulane University, Department of Communication in New Orleans, United States. She received her Ph.D. in Communication Science from Jacobs University Bremen in Germany and worked as an Assistant Professor at Kadir Has University in Istanbul. She is a contributor to the alternative news network Bianet in Turkey and the author of the forthcoming book Mainstreaming the Headscarf: Islamic Politics and Women in the Turkish Media (I.B. Tauris, 2018).
Crawfest is an annual music, food, and arts festival located on Tulane University's Uptown campus. Each year, 10,000-12,000 community members and students enjoy 12 bands on 3 stages, 18,000+ pounds of crawfish, and 25 local food and art vendors across 2 quads.
The festival (including unlimited crawfish, soda, and water) is free and open to all Tulane students and faculty with a current Splash Card! Only $10 for the general public! See you on the quad!
To see this year's line-up, and for more information, click here >
Russian Revolution Online Lecture Viewing: The February Revolution
The Romanov Dynasty, which had ruled for 300 years, was overthrown within five days by a massive revolutionary movement of the working class in the Russian capital of Petrograd. The violent entry of the masses into the making of history raised the central political question of the relationship between the apparently “spontaneous” outbreak of social revolution and the role of conscious political leadership.
The lecturer is Joseph Kishore, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (US).
NCI: Meet and Eat
When: April 24th - 12:30 - 1:30 P.M.
Where: NCI House – 7025 Freret St. (around the corner from the library)
We are excited to have Meet and Eats again this semester! Have lunch and meet like-minded students and staff at the NCI House! Food available until it runs out. No RSVP required.
Tulane University: 2017 Risk and Safety Summit
Wednesday, April 26th from 9:00 A.M. – 3:45 P.M.
Come experience this year's theme around the Archaeological Platform of Professor Indiana Jones' "Adventures of Risks". The breakout session topics gives you the tools and resources to "Crusade for Safety". Visit interactive exhibits at "The Lost City of Tulantis" to earn extra chances for fantastic door prizes. Pick up your giveaways at the Expo and join us again for the free luncheon.
Come have loads of fun and learn lots about "Crusading for Safety".
Tulane African Students Association (TASA) Presents: African Night List Edition
When: Thursday April 27th, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Where: 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113
Let's come together to celebrate the African culture. TASA's major event of the semester will include food tasting, fashion show, African music and much more! Free to all Tulane students and faculty.
TASA is still looking for students to model for the fashion show, if you would like to help please contact Coralie Ngbichi (email@example.com) or Francine Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org).
OGPS Spring 2017 Career Workshops
The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Students will be hosting various career workshops throughout the spring 2017 Semester. Below are some of the upcoming sessions:
Teaching Statements for Academic Job
Applications - by Dr. Ana Lopez - 4/12 at 9:30 - 10:30 in the LBC, Room 202.
Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Frustration During your Job Search - By Dr. Donna Bender - 4/20 from 3:30 - 5:00 P.M. in the LBC Room 210
For more information click on the flyer.
ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS
UPTOWN OFFICE HOURS and OPT DROP OFF TIMES
Location: 6901 Willow St.
Time: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:00
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.
OPT (Graduating F-1 Students) Drop Off Times:
Monday: 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 8:30 - 9:30 A.M. and 2:30 - 3:30 P.M.
Friday: 10:00 - 11:00 A.M.
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
We will be providing free lunch
once a month on the following dates: May 2nd, from 12:00 - 1:00 P.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 int'l student at the downtown campus, you can also complete your required check-in process during these hours.
HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS
Festival International du Louisiane
April 26-30, 2017
Festival International de Louisiane is a non-profit organization that produces the largest international music and arts festival in the United States with a special emphasis on the connection between Acadiana and the Francophone world and an estimated economic impact of 49 million annually.
With over 300,000 festival goers every year, the annual festival features musical performances by artists from over 20 countries along with workshops, exhibits, visual art, theater and other forms of performance
arts. The 5-day festival is held in April transforming downtown Lafayette, Louisiana into an entertainment mecca.
April 20-23, 2017 New Orleans Healing Center: 2372 St. Claude
The mission of the New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Fair is to create a space for an inclusive and diverse group of writers to collaborate, share and influence each other while also being immersed in the distinct literary culture of New Orleans. As such, our goal every year is to bring in poets and performers from across the globe to share their work and research in topics not only specific to writing but to cultural, political and activist needs relevant to the current climate. We also hope to showcase the best writers that New Orleans has to offer allowing visitors to partake in the
writing spirit unique to our city. The Festival is highly participatory with events ranging from workshops where you will be generating writing to open mics where you can share your work to getting out on the dance floor to listen and dance to our poets with bands. We invite the active inspiration of saturation in four days of poetry along with the collaboration of creating a temporary autonomous zone for fostering further explorations and creations that continue beyond the time spent here in New Orleans.
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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.