Welcome to the Tulane OISS Blogger. Here we will post our weekly newsletter for easy access.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Weekly Digest for September 6
IN THIS WEEK'S DIGEST...
CGE NEWS & EVENTS - IEW Photo Contest, Grupo Opni Global Cafe, Employment Workshops
TULANE OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS - Whitney Plantation, Newcomb College Institute Events, Contemporary Women Abstractionists, Graduate and Professional Student Reception, Multicultural Leadership Retreat
INFORMATION SECURITY REMINDER - Watch out for email and phishing scams! Vital info below.
HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS - Gleason Gras, New Orleans Restaurant Week
INSURANCE WAIVER DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 8
Tulane University requires all degree-seeking students and all Tulane-sponsored students in J-1 status to either enroll in or waive out of the Tulane student health insurance plan provided by United Healthcare (T-SHIP).
Degree-seeking students and J-1 status students will be automatically billed for Tulane’s student health insurance plan provided by United Healthcare. Students may apply for a waiver from enrollment by
providing proof of other equivalent insurance.
The enrollment/waiver web address is: http://campushealth.tulane.edu/node/2736. Once you have are enrolled in courses, you can enroll on this page by choosing “I wish to enroll,” located under the ‘International Students’ heading. If you take no action, you will be automatically enrolled in the plan.
If you do NOT want the Tulane health insurance, you may apply for a waiver by providing proof of other equivalent insurance coverage.
If you have coverage that meets or exceeds the level of coverage of the Tulane plan, you must complete the steps below in order to waive:
CGE NEWS & EVENTS
Photo Contest for International Education Week (IEW)
Participate in this year's IEW photo contest! This year the theme is Together Tulane. Click here or on the flyer to see the instructions on how to enter. The deadline to submit
your photo is on Friday, September 29.
Grupo Opni @ Global Cafe
When: Tuesday, September 12 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Global Cafe is from 2:00 - 4:00 PM)
They will also be throughout other parts of the city (click on the flyer for more info)
is graffiti artist collective from São Mateus, Brazil with a mission of using art as a medium to celebrate Afro Brazilian culture and a vehicle to provide a voice for disenfranchised groups from the periphery. Formed in 1997, Grupo Opni has since won many national awards for graffiti art in Brazil such as “Best Graffiti Group” in (2012: State of São Paulo) and “Best community project” in the “Cultural Territories Category” (2015: Governor’s Award). The group is also known for developing works for various artists in the Brazilian music scene.
Downtown Session: Wednesday, September 13 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM at Tidewater 1208 (Lunch is provided)
Uptown Session: Thursday, September 14 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM at Newcomb Hall, Room 123 (Bldg. 74)
Staff from the OISS and Workforce Management will host an informational overview of F-1 and J-1 employment. Come and learn about finding an on-campus job, immigration regulations, internship opportunities both as a student and post-grad, and even how to apply for a social security card and other necessary documentation to start your employment successfully.
The MLR weekend is designed to fortify participants in
their leadership at Tulane, New Orleans and beyond, with interactive activities designed to create an environment for individuals to explore cultural identity, share experiences and discuss the meaning of leadership within the context of a diverse society. Participants should come prepared to participate in activities by sharing views, attitudes, beliefs and experiences openly and honestly.
Graduate and Professional Student Reception by The 'O'
When: September 22, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Tulane Law School
(Weinmann Hall, Bldg. 32)
In order to attend please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to RSVP is September 15th.
Unfamiliar Again: Contemporary Women Abstractionists
Hailing from across the United States, the artists in this exhibition explore new ways of abstraction based on experimental, process-oriented methods. Intended to defamiliarize common imagery, their practices preclude figurative recognition or easy comprehension.
Whitney Plantation with The Office of Multicultural Affairs (The 'O')
Within the boundaries of the "Habitation Haydel", as the Whitney Plantation was originally known,
the story of the Haydel family of German immigrants and the slaves that they held were intertwined. In 2014, the Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 262 year history as the only plantation with a focus on slavery.
Newcomb College Institute (NCI) Meet & Eat
When: Various dates (see below or click on flyer)
Where: 7025 Freret St. (NCI House - right next to the library.)
Come over to the NCI House (7025 Freret St.) on September 11th anytime
between 12:30-1:30 PM to have lunch and meet fellow students and NCI staff. Here are the other dates: 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27, and 12/4. You are also welcome to study at the NCI House. Food will be supplied until it runs out.
Newcomb College Institute Experiential Learning and Internship Opportunities
When: Various sessions (click on flyer)
Where: 7025 Freret St. (NCI House - right next to the library.)
Come to an NCI Information Session on September 5th at noon or September 14th at
4 PM to learn more about the NCI summer internship grant, research grants, PLEN and Feminist Camp grants, and the NCI Women to Women Mentoring Program. Information on PLEN can be found here. The sessions are at the NCI House (7025 Freret). More sessions will happen throughout the school year and you can e-mail questions to Betsy at email@example.com.
ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS
UPTOWN OFFICE HOURS
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.
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 Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Lavin-Bernick Center (Bldg. 29) Mezzanine (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.
Where: Tidewater Building Room 2460,
When Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm (the first
one this semester will be on Tuesday the 5th.)
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
When: Friday, September 8, 3:30 PM
Where: Champions Square
Starting at 4:30 PM on Friday, September 8, the Square will be filled with live music, auctions, food trucks, and MORE! The Gleason Family Trust was created to help offset the incremental costs of living with ALS. Contributions support Steve in his ongoing efforts to advance technology, equipment, and treatments for all those living with ALS.
During the week of September 11-17, the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Greater New Orleans Chapter is sponsoring the annual “We Live to Eat Restaurant Week.”
During the weeklong celebration of New Orleans cuisine, participating restaurants throughout New Orleans will offer special prix fixe (fixed price) menus, giving diners the opportunity to try items for a major discount
INFORMATION SECURITY REMINDER!
Protect yourself from online threats! --
Visit eAcademy (https://tulane.onthehub.com) and download both a free licensed copy of Trend Micro Anti-Virus and the OpenDNS roaming client for password phishing protection.
These applications will help protect your computer and the University network.
fall for phishing emails! -- Before clicking on a link in a message, please forward any suspicious emails or requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for verification. Tulane University will never ask you for your password in an email. Allowing your password to get into the hands of a scammer results in thousands of phishing messages distributed throughout the Tulane email system. If you are ever unsure of a message contact the Technical Support and Network Operations Center at (504)988-8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Our staff are standing ready to address any questions or concerns. It is better to ask first than to click on an unsafe link.
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.