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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
OISS Digest 10-4-17
Weekly Digest for October 4, 2017
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, Irma Relief Donations, Mesoamerica Conference, Music At Midday, Diversity Convocation
INFORMATION SECURITY REMINDER - Watch out for email and phishing scams! Vital info below.
HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS - Oktoberfest, Beignet Festival, First Saturday Gallery Openings,
Blues & BBQ Festival, Magazine St. Art Market, Voodoo Festival
TRAVEL SIGNATURE REMINDER!
If you are planning on traveling outside of the U.S. during Fall Break please stop by the OISS so that we can make sure that your I-20/DS-2019 is validated for travel. The process takes about 3 - 5 days. We will not process same day requests so come as soon as possible
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.
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!
English for Academic and Professional Purposes: Conversation Partner Program
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
Collection boxes are located at Weatherhead, Willow, Wall, Greenbaum, and Sharp dorms as well as outside of the LBC Barnes and Nobles.
The Hurricane Irma Relief Supply Drive will also be tabling both on McAlister and within the LBC throughout the month of October.
South Central Conference on Mesoamerica
When: October 13-15
Richardson Memorial Building, room 201 (Uptown)
Come learn from scholars in the fields of archaeology, ethnography, art history, as well as the general public, who will share information and interpretations on current research focused on the cultures of the Mesoamerican region. For more information, visit this site.
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.
Glam JamVariety Show
With Ms. Paul Tulane
When: October 26, 9 - 11 PM
Where: LBC 213 Kendall Cram
EVERYONE is welcome to celebrate Pride Month with a new showcase like something you've never
seen before! From dancing to drag, from vocalists to ventriloquists, anything could happen. There will be free food as well! If you are interested in more activities pertaining to Pride Month contact The 'O' for more information.
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!
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 fun, await you at this annual
celebration of all things German! More information can be foundhere.
Celebrate one of New Orleans' best features - their beignets! Sample every type of this French treat, from sweet to savory and classic to innovative. Entrance is FREE and food tickets can be bought for $1.
Proceeds will benefit Tres Doux Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate and enhance the lives of children with developmental delays and disabilities.
First Saturday Gallery Openings
When: Saturday, October 7, 6-9 PM
Where: Arts District of New Orleans (300-700 Blocks of Julia St, New Orleans)
Join us for our monthly First Saturday Gallery Openings in the Arts
District of New Orleans. Bring friends to celebrate Art for Art's Sake - it's free!
Magazine St. Art Market
When: Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Friday 4-9pm, Sat + Sun Noon-6pm )
Where: Dat Dog courtyard, Magazine St.
Come experience the best of our local painters, photographers, jewelers and
craftsman who will be displaying their work.
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.