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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
OISS Digest 4/12
Weekly Digest for April 12, 2017
IN THIS WEEK'S DIGEST...
CGE NEWS & EVENTS - Summer Employment Opportunities, 2017 End of the Year Celebration, International Student Survey
TULANE OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS - Breaking Barriers, Tulane After Dark, Russian Revolution Lecture, LBC's Earth Day, ISMP Easter Trip, XAi Easter Excursion, 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, French Quarter Festival 2017
OISS EASTER BREAK ANNOUNCEMENT
We will have limited operations on Thursday April 13th: students will be allowed to pick-up documents which they've already requested. If you are applying for OPT and have received an e-mail from one of our advisers to pick up your packet, please come at the specific time mentioned in the e-mail.
OISS will be closed on Friday, April 14th for Easter Break. We will be open again Monday, April 17th.
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:
CANCELLED NEXT WEEK DUE TO EASTER BREAK. THE LAST GLOBAL CAFE WILL TAKE PLACE ON APRIL 24TH.
When: Monday, April 24th from 3:00 - 5:00 P.M.
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
International Student Mentorship Program: Easter with Mentors!
International student mentorship program team invites you all to come to the Easter celebration event. Take a break from school work, come with your friends, mentors and mentees to enjoy some FREE FOOD, play GAMES and do some EGG PAINTING with your fellow international students.
Two-time Team USA member, Chris Mosier, is coming to Tulane on April 12th and he wants YOU to be there! Join Chris in LBC Room 203 at 7:30 pm as he shares his experiences with the Tulane community as the first openly trans man to make a Men's US National Team.
The International Committee of the Fourth International, the international movement to which the IYSSE belongs, is marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution with online. At Tulane, we will be screening tape-delayed versions of the lectures throughout the semester in Room 205 of the LBC. To watch the events live, go to wsws.org/1917 and register.
Join the LBC, Office of Sustainability, Dining Services, the Howard Tilton Memorial Library, and a few other special guests for a celebration of Earth Day! Join us in Pocket Park from 10AM-2PM for a Farmers Market (limited number of reusable totes with purchase available), from 12-2PM for the Audubon Zoo's Wetland Exhibit, and from 10AM-2PM for taking a look at your carbon footprint (limited number of aluminum waterbottles for those who participate) and meeting with organizations who are doing great work with sustainability on campus!
Come enjoy the Easter holiday on the beautiful beach in Gulf Shores, AL with your friends from Chi Alpha Internationals.
You will have the opportunity to meet new friends from around the world, have way too much fun on the beach, engage in meaningful conversations, learn about the cultural and the religious origins of Easter.
REGISTER TODAY: http://xaieaster17.bpt.me/
Registration price covers lodging at Gulf Shores Beach Retreat program costs, and meals (Friday dinner, 3 meals Saturday, and Sunday breakfast and lunch).
Whitney Plantation Tour – Sponsored by the Center for Public Service
Saturday, April 15th from 9:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Shuttle stop by the Reily Student Recreation Center, 31 McAlister Rd. at 9:30 A.M.
Tulane faculty, students, staff and community partners are invited to join Professor Emily Clark and eight students from her Senegal-New Orleans History Service Learning class for a tour of the
Whitney Plantationand visit with Dr. Seck, Director of Research.
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.
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.
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 >
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.
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.
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.
The Historic French Quarter Easter Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 16th, at Antoine's Restaurant in the historic French Quarter at 713 Rue St. Louis, New Orleans, Louisiana. The parade stops for 11:00 a.m. mass at St. Louis Cathedral before promenading through Jackson Square. The parade continues through the French Quarter, returning to Antoine's Restaurant.
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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.