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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
OISS Digest 9/20
Weekly Digest for September 20
IN THIS WEEK'S DIGEST...
CGE NEWS & EVENTS - IEW Photo Contest, Global Cafe, EAPP Conversation Partner Program
TULANE OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS - Newcomb College Institute Events, Contemporary Women Abstractionists, Graduate & Professional Student Reception, Green Wave Community Market, Salon de Jeanne d'arc, IATU Culture Shock
Let's chat about the merits of both
football and soccer in the U.S. and the world. Feel free to support your favorite team by wearing their jersey! Enjoy offee, snacks, and conversation in the Mezzanine in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad, the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life.
This program pairs a native English-speaking student with an international student to work on their conversational English. This program will also help native English-speakers practice the native language of the international student. Through partnerships with Tulane International Society, we also hold events that allow you to meet and socialize with other
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.
HAPPENINGS AT TULANE
Green Wave Community Market
When: Sunday September 24, 12:00-2:00 PM
Where: Tulane Hillel (912 Broadway St.)
Tulane community-run market featuring vendors offering vintage clothes, gluten-free & vegan baked goods, Kombucha, vegetables, hummus and other prepared foods along with functional & decorative pottery and other art!
Graduate and Professional Student Reception by The 'O'
When: September 22, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Tulane Law School
(Weinmann Hall, Room 106 Bldg. 32)
This is IATU's first big event of the year! During this welcome back dinner
IATU will l be introducing their new exec. board, going over all of our events for the year, having some FIRE performances, amazing music, some great henna artists, a photo wall, and serving some INCREDIBLE Indian food from Shyan's Kitchen!
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.
Salon de Jeanne d'arc
When: Saturday, September 23, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Woldenberg Art Center, Stone Auditorium
Come celebrate the life and
legacy of famous Joan of Arc; featuring speakers, exhibits, performances and more. Free and open to the public!
Newcomb College Institute 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.)
Information on all the PLEN Opportunities can be found here.
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(applications are open until September 26). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a part of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, the festival celebrates all aspects
of Hispanic culture – from the food to the music and everything in between! There is also a Parade of the Americas, which marches from Convention Center Boulevard through the Warehouse District.
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
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.
Location: Lavin-Bernick Center (Bldg. 29) Mezzanine, 2nd floor
Time: Every Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Join us Tuesdays from 2:00- 4:00 PM for coffee and conversation in the Mezzanine in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad, the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life.
DOWNTOWN OFFICE HOURS
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.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.