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HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS - Lights By The Lake, NOLA Made, Beignet Fest, Multilingual Tours of New Orleans, NOLA Christmas Fest, Vietnamese Farmers Market
The Thanksgiving Harvest Fest Was a Success!
The Thanksgiving Harvest Fest was a huge success last Tuesday! This has been a tradition for over 20 years here at Tulane and we're always grateful to see such a turnout. This was also an extra special event thanks to our amazing presenters and performers: Grayhawk Perkins & the Grayhawk Band, Teddy McCullough, and Delwin Fiddler, Jr.
Special thank you to the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) for collaborating with us, as well as all the volunteers who helped set up, clean, and serve dinner! For more information and the New Wave article see our website.
Come celebrate the end of the semester and - for spring study abroad students and fall exchange students - say goodbye to Tulane! There will be food, drinks, and students from around the world to chat about their experiences in other countries.
Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad, the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life.
The Office of International Students and Scholars would like to invite you to the 2017 End of Year Celebration! The event will feature awards, food and beverages, international dishes, and a gift exchange! Graduating students are especially encouraged to attend! Smart casual or traditional attire from your home country is strongly encouraged!
For their last market of the semester the Green Wave Community Market is partnering with Tulane's Office for Study Abroad to put on an International Holiday Market! They will have many of their usual market vendors, but will also be introducing some *new* internationally-focused vendors. Perfect for holiday gifts! There will also be free hot
HAPPENINGS AT TULANE
An Evening With Tim Wise
When: Thursday 11/30, 6:00 PM
Where: Lavin-Bernick Center, Kendal
The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites you to spend an evening with Tim Wise, anti-racist activist, author, and educator. He will be discussing the racism and politics of Trumpism and how it is effecting the United States, as well as the rest of the world.
Cookies and Code!
When: December 4th, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Greenbaum Demo Kitchen
Is there such a thing as the PERFECT chocolate chip cookie? Google utilized its new Machine Learning algorithm to create the optimal recipe that we're sharing with you! Join Cookies and Code on Monday, December 4th at 7 PM in Greenbaum Demo Kitchen to relieve some pre-finals stress!
If you are interested in learning more, participating in research, or referring others contact: projectIX@tulane.edu
Anonymous story booth: 504-291-7434.
We are kicking off Project IX: a
student-centered design project to tackle sexual violence on campus. We had our first session, an open-call to students, on November 1st where we started to more deeply understand your needs, desires, fears, and frustrations. We began to envision what a campus free of sexual violence, harassment, and sexism could look like.
We have an ambitious two-phase project planned - to both engage deeply with students to understand the issues and then to facilitate student-led teams in designing solutions to those issues.
Come listen to local business owners, consultants, and engineers speak about the intersectionality of business and sustainability. There will be also be a networking reception following the panel.
When: December 3, 1:00-3:00 PM
Where: LBC Quad
Do you miss the winter seasons? Have you never seen snow before? Celebrate the fall semester by playing in 20 tons of
snow and enjoy great food and music! Presented by The School of Science and Engineering Council of Students and Student Affairs.
Check out the 5th annual Christmas boat parade, which will glide down the New Basin Canal into Lake Pontchartrain as guests enjoy the best viewing party on the lakefront. There will also be raffle prizes, music, the king of Christmas, pictures with Santa, food and drinks from local eateries, book readings, and much more!
Celebrate this deliciously iconic French treat by sampling every type of beignet – from sweet to savory and classic to innovative! The event is FREE but food and drink tickets can be purchased for $1 each. Proceeds go to the Tres Doux Foundation.
Come enjoy the indoor Christmas festival this holiday season! It offers ice skating, an ice slide, amusement rides, arts and crafts, a Kringle carousel, a climbing wall, games and more! Hours and admission vary.
This decades-old Vietnamese market offers a multitude of fresh produce like daikon radishes, luffa squash, and Thai eggplant, herbs like lemongrass, basil, and turmeric, and locally-raised poultry! If you don't want to brave the early hours, most vendors are also part of a farmers collective that offers a CSA & delivery!
When: Every Day (time varies depending on specific tour)
Where: Start location depends on specific tour
New Orleans tour companies offer many types of multilingual tours, from bus tours to
cemetery tours to swamp tours! Everything about New Orleans is a celebration of the cultures that came together to be one New Orleans and everything you experience while in the city is a product of that – learn more about the history of the people who molded the city into what it is today!
Conversations Across Differences: This workshop series is a cross-institutional collaboration between the University of New Orleans and Tulane University that seeks to increase students’ intercultural competencies and to develop positive relationships across difference and conflict to more effectively engage in civic engagement. Apply here by 12/8!
MLK Day of Service Project Coordinators: We are currently recruiting Project Coordinators for the day of service responsible for leading small groups of volunteers at one of the planned community service sites. Apply here by 12/8!
CACTUS Academy: A Social Justice Leadership Development Program that will prepare students to become actively involved in social justice work and community engagement during and after their time at Tulane. Apply here by 11/30!
On-Campus Student Worker Position
The Key Shop (Building 85, ground floor) is in need of a student worker and it is open to international students as well. The basic job functions are:
Assisting with key making on a programmable key cutting machines (safe)
Physical parts inventory for the Key Shop
Greeting customers at the counter
Delivering keys to customers
The hourly rate is $8, and no more than 20 hours per week. No prior experience needed/required. If interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tulane University's Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics is conducting a research project on osteoporosis. If you are eligible to participate, you would receive at no cost a Bone Health Assessment, which includes a bone density test. Compensation for your time and travel is provided for the one-time, 2-hour visit. We will also validate your parking if needed.
If you are interested in participating please visit the links above. You will be invited to their clinical recruitment sites at 1440 Canal Street (11th floor) for clinical tests to determine whether you are eligible.
Catholic Charities: Volunteering Opportunities with Refugee Service
Catholic Charities with the Archdiocese of New Orleans is having volunteer opportunities in the following areas:
Currently they have a high need of Rohingya, Somali, Dari, Pashto, Farsi, and Fulani speakers. If you are interested and want more information click on the flyer or contact email@example.com
OISS Is On Social Media!
Check out our Facebook Page, Instagram, and Twitter!
Follow us on social media to get all the latest news, information, and events that are sponsored/promoted by the OISS.
If you would like to be featured in our Travel Thursday IG posts & tweets,
submit a photo of your hometown or favorite place to which you've traveled around the world to firstname.lastname@example.org (or DM us on Instagram)!
If you have an interesting fact about your home country, submit it for Fun Fact Friday!
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.