Sorry for those of you who missed out on last week’s “Languages Worskshops” general meeting! We had a great time learning new and silly phrases and meeting all the new faces! We hope you can join us for tomorrow’s general meeting, in SSPA 107 at 4 PM, featuring the I/ST Department’s very own Nathan Gonzalez. He is a political scientist specializing in Iran, and will be discussing conflict in the Middle East during tomorrow’s meeting. Please join us for what should be an enthralling discussion afterwards. To better understand what he will be discussing, feel free to read Professor Gonazlez’s Huffington Post article here before tomorrow’s meeting.
This week is Islamic Awareness Week, and the Muslim Student Association has put together a very promising line-up of speakers starting tonight through Thursday evening. The lectures will be on Prophet Muhammad (Tuesday), Women in Islam (Wednesday), and Pathways to Peace (Thursday). To get further details, please refer to their Youtube video. They will also be outside of the Multicultural Center this Wednesday and Thursday answering questions, and handing out Qurans and information. And just an FYI, MSA always puts out a good spread! 😉
This Wednesday, join the History Student Association for a very special performance by vocalist and percussionist, Martha Gonzalez of Quetzal, a bilingual Chicano rock band based out of Los Angeles. RSVP on Facebook here.
Also on Wednesday, the German Department is putting on an outdoor film screening at 8 pm on campus. Bring your blankets and heißer Kakao to keep warm while watching the German silent horror film, Nosferatu (1922). What a perfect way to start off this year’s Halloween festivities! It is free for all and extra credit for German Cinema students. RSVP on Facebook and gather additional information here.
Don’t forget to join ISSA this Saturday, October 22 for our 2nd social night of the semester at Hollywood Forever Cemetary for the annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival. The festival will be held from noon to midnight, but ISSA will be heading out of Long Beach around 330pm. Let us know if you would like to join a carpool. Entrance is $10, and prepare to pay for parking. There will be food, music, and traditional Mexican festivities celebrating this “day of the dead” in the very beautiful and historic venue. Hope to can join in on the fun!
We hope everyone has an awesome week. It’s Week 7 for ISSA, but it’s WEEK 8 for the semester!! PEOPLE!! We’re halfway there!!!
We’re sorry if you weren’t able to join us at last Wednesday’s Social Night because it was mmmm mmm GOOD! Make sure to try Ashoka the Great for yourself because they are a fantastic business. I think it’s safe to say we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and left well fed! Click here to see pictures of our feast.
This Wednesday, October 5th at our regular time, 4PM in SSPA Room 107, join us for a special meeting “International Students at the Beach.” Our discussion will be based on international students who study abroad in America, specifically those at our own school. Our panel of students come from all different area concentrations! We invite you to come for an open forum to meet them 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’d also like to remind you that our main event for this semester, Lingua Franca at the University Art Museum on Thursday, November 10th from 7 to 10pm is officially in its planning stages! 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 and complimentary food. We need YOUR help 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!
Make sure to check out events in the community during the month of October by going to our Staying Connected page and some of the newly update ambassador pages for great events pertaining to your area concentration!
Join us Wednesday, October 12 at our regular time 4 PM in SSPA Room 107 for a new and special feature—ISSA Language Workshops. Come learn new and fun words and phrases in multiple languages. There’ll be food and games, and of course great company! Hope to see you!
Kimberly Conchada & Katarina Eleby
ISSA Executive Co-Chairs