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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
OISS Digest 9/27/17
Weekly Digest for September 27
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, CGE Intercultural Showcase, DACA Information Session, DACA-mentary, Music At Midday, Diversity Convocation
Enjoy coffee, 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! The theme for this year is Together Tulane. The deadline to submit your photo is on Friday, September 29. Click
here or on the flyer to see the instructions on how to enter.
When: October 16th, 8:00 PM
Where: City Diner
Celebrate cross cultural exchanges and international diversity through live performance by our talented students, researchers, faculty and staff. Register to perform athttps://orgsync.com/139672/forms/281957by 10/1 or just come and support the artists!
HAPPENINGS AT TULANE
TU International Society Game Night!
When: Tonight! (Sept. 27th, 7:30 PM)
Where: Anna Many
Lounge, 2nd Floor of the Caroline Richardson Building
Join us for a variety of fun board games, card games, and strategic games! If you want to bringa game from your home country, please feel free to bring it. Come and make friends from around the world and enjoy some friendly competition!
Music At Midday
When: Every Wednesday (next date is 10/4) at 12:00 noon
Where: Rogers Memorial Chapel, Uptown
Presented by the Newcomb Department of Music. Come experience visiting & student musicians at a weekly concert - free and open to the public!
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.
Diversity Convocation: Rais Bhuiyan
When: October 18, 7:00 PM
Where: Kendall Cram, Lavin-Bernick Center
Come hear Rais Bhuiyan, an American
Muslim from Bangladesh who served as an air force pilot, speak about his experience. Ten days after 9/11, Rais was the victim of a horrific hate crime. Shot in the face at point blank range by a white supremacist, Mark Stroman, self-described "the Arab slayer", Rais barely survived. Stroman was sentenced to death and ten years later, Rais led an international campaign, fighting to save Stroman's life.
DACA Renewal Workshop
When: September 29, 1 PM & 3 PM
Where: Delgado Community College, Building #7, Room 165 (615 City Park Ave. New Orleans, LA)
information session regarding the upcoming DACA renewal deadline.
When: October 2, 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: City Diner
Hosted by USG. They will be tabling and selling tickets for $5 on
McAlister from September 27-29th and October 2nd from 11am-2pm. If you want to support but cannot attend the viewing, just visit the USG tables this week and make a donation!
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.
HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS
When: October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21
Where: Deutsches Haus’ new home at 1700 Moss Street
Three weekends of German-food, music, culture and – above all – fun, await you at
this annual celebration of all things German! More information can be foundhere.
From Cuba to New Orleans
When: September 29, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: New Orleans Jazz Museum (400 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans, LA, 70116)
Come see internationally acclaimed pianist Alexandre
Moutouzkine, a Russian-American who studied under a Cuban piano master. It is free and open to the public! You can listen to his music here.
When: Saturday, September 30
Where: The French Quarter
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.
For students graduating in December 2017, below are the OPT Drop-off hours:
Monday: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 - 9:30 AM and 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
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.