Quattra Settimana

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This week we would love for you to join us for our first ISSA Social Night!

We are incorporating Social Nights into our calendar this semester so that…
1) Students can experience an aspect of a different culture
2) We can give members the opportunity to meet outside of the regular classroom setting
3) Students who cannot make normal meeting hours will have a chance to actively participate in the club.

We are organizing carpools and will be meeting at SSPA-107 at 5pm to leave from campus.

What: Dinner at a local Indian restaurant for ISSA members and non-members
When: Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 28
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Ashoka the Great, 18614 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia 90701
Cost: $15 (includes appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and drink)

Next week we are going to get back to the grind for a regularly scheduled general meeting in SSPA-107 at 4 PM for “International Students in Long Beach.” Our discussion will be based on international students who study abroad in America, specifically those at our own school. We invite you to come for an open forum to meet students and ask questions about their experience going to college in a country other than their own. From casual discussion, we hope to learn and reflect on how our countries shape our perspectives of people and places, and how that changes or doesn’t when we travel and study abroad.
 

 

We would also like to take this time to announce our main event for this semester! CSULB’s ISSA is proud to present Lingua Franca at the University Art Museum on Thursday, November 10th from 7 to 10pm. The UAM’s Peace Press Exhibit will be the backdrop of our event, a fundraiser to raise money towards the ISSA Study Abroad Scholarship. The night will feature a silent art auction, multi-lingual DJs and musicians, and complimentary food. We are currently looking for artists, photographers, sculptors, and more willing to show and donate their work for our silent auction. Please contact us if you would like to somehow be involved in this event, whether or not you are an artist! Help us promote international education to our campus, Long Beach, and the greater LA and OC community!

 

Kimberly Conchada and Katarina Eleby
ISSA Executive Co-Chairs

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We finally have our official Executive Board for the Fall 2011 semester! CONGRATULATIONS to our newly elected officers!

North America Ambassador/Community Outreach Maarit Koivula
Latin America and the Caribbean Ambassador John Torres
Sub-Saharan Africa Ambassador Jordan Hattar
Middle East and North Africa Ambassador Melissa Nordall
Europe Ambassador Luis Yòdu
Russia and Central Asia Ambassador Joe Flores
East Asia Ambassador Melody Lao
South Asia Ambassador Brittany Romero

Treasurer Samie Blasingame
Social Meeting Planner Hanna Lee
Historian Britney Ralston
Art Director Morgane Laffiche
Technology Director Cookie Partansky
ISSA Citizen Blogger and Webmaster Kimberly Conchada

Secretary Britney Ralston
Recruitment Chair Samie Blasingame
College of Liberal Arts Student Council Representative Cookie Partansky
International Education Committee Representative Alex Shrove

In other news, this week in lieu of our traditional general meeting setting, we will be going to the CLASC Student & Faculty Mixer – “A Trip Around the World” at the Soroptimist House on campus. It will be an evening of great food and great company, giving all students and faculty from within our college a chance to meet each other and expand our networks. Go straight to the Soroptimist House, and we will see you then!

What: Social for College of Liberal Arts students & faculty
When: this Wednesday, September 21
Time: 4-6pm
Where: Soroptimist House (on Beach Drive by Nursing Dept.)
Cost: Free!

Next Wednesday, ISSA will have our first Social Night. We are incorporating Social Nights into our calendar this semester so that 1) students can experience an aspect of a different culture, 2) we can give members the opportunity to meet outside of the regular classroom setting, and 3) students who cannot make normal meeting hours will have a chance to actively participate in the club. Our first social night will be a culinary experience, and we hope you can all attend! We are organizing carpools and will be meeting at SSPA-107 at 5pm to leave from campus. 

What: Dinner at a local Indian restaurant for ISSA members and non-members
When: next Wednesday, September 28
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Ashoka the Great, 18614 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia 90701
Cost: between $10 & $15 (final price TBA)

We hope you can join us for these next two great opportunities to better acquaint yourself with your fellow internationally-minded 49ers! After these two awesome events, ISSA will get back to the grind with interesting open forums discussing international education on our very own campus!

Kimberly Conchada and Katarina Eleby
ISSA Executive Co-Chairs

Semana no.2

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We hope everybody had a great and restful weekend and are ready for the upcoming week. We had a very successful turnout for our first general meeting of this semester, last Wednesday, September 7th. Special thanks to Recruitment Chair & Treasurer, Samie Blasingame, and Secretary & Historian, Britney Ralston who put in the extra effort to bring those stragglers in! Also a special thanks to Social Meeting Planner, Hanna Lee who prepared an awesome spread of culinary goodness.

We’d like to remind you all to RSVP to the International Studies Department’s Annual New Year Party which will be at Dr. Marcus’ home tomorrow evening from 6-9pm. This will be an opportunity to informally meet with fellow I/ST majors as well as faculty from several departments and make connections that will definitely be beneficial to you for the following year. Come hungry and happy! Please see the attached photo for all necessary information.

This Wednesday, September 14th, we will be holding nominations for the following officer positions:

  • Art Director
  • Technology Director
  • Oceania Ambassador
  • South Asia Ambassador
  • North America Ambassador
  • Sub-Saharan Africa Ambassador
  • Russia and Central Asia Ambassador
  • Middle East and North Africa Ambassador
  • International Education Committee Representative
  • College of Liberal Arts Student Council Representative

Attached to this email are the responsibilities of each officer. Holding an officer position is a great way to network on campus, build your resume, as well as to let your voice be heard through voting on our Executive Board. Please email us here if you are interested or if you have questions regarding the positions.

Along with this week’s events, we are inviting you to spend Friday, September 16th, with us at the annual International Students Association (ISA) bonfire at Bolsa Chica State Beach from 5-10pm. This is a great opportunity to meet students from all over the world who are studying abroad here in Long Beach. Please bring your own drinks and snacks, as a BBQ dinner will be provided. Click here to RSVP and for details on their location.

We hope you all can join us during this week’s festivities. We promise great discussion, great people, and (of course) great food at each one! Hope to see you Wednesday!

Kimberly Conchada and Katarina Eleby
ISSA Executive Co-Chairs

Welcome to Fall 2011 at CSULB

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Welcome back I/STers!

We hope you are as excited for this Fall semester as we are! We have been planning for what we hope to be an exciting and fun-filled season of activities with the International Studies Student Association. We are a group of students eager to talk about and learn about the world, striving to become true “global citizens.” We promise you engaging conversation, new and interesting friends, advice and tips only I/ST students can give, and of course, food!

This semester our general meetings will be on Wednesdays at 4 pm in SSPA Room 107. We want to focus on international education this semester, with “languages” as our central theme. If you want to know more about studying abroad, find out about different careers you can have with an International Studies degree, how to graduate on time, and how to begin your educational and professional network, please join us this Wednesday! Along with meetings, there will be plenty of social events where you will be able to meet more students within the International Studies department and other departments.

If you are seeking a way to get more involved on campus with extracurriculars, we have officer positions open! Every position holds different levels of responsibility and commitment, some more time-consuming than others. We will describe them in detail at tomorrow’s meeting. Please note that if you are unavailable to attend any or all general meetings, you can still hold any of the following officer positions. Please reply back to this email if this is the case or if you have any questions.

Art Director
Technology Director
Oceania Ambassador
South Asia Ambassador
North America Ambassador
Sub-Saharan Africa Ambassador
Russia and Central Asia Ambassador
Middle East and North Africa Ambassador
International Education Committee Representative
College of Liberal Arts Student Council Representative

We’d also like to invite you to drop by and say hello at our table during Week of Welcome at the Commencement Lawn, this Wednesday and Thursday (Sept 7 & 8), from 11am to 2pm.

Also, please take the time to “Like” our Facebook Fan Page and “Add” our Facebook Personal Page.

Best of luck during your second week back on the grind. We urge you to take the plunge and try something new and exciting this semester. Hope to see you Wednesday!

Kimberly Conchada and Katarina Eleby
ISSA Executive Co-Chairs