LISTSERV 16.0

Help for ISL Archives

UGA Help Desk

Request a List


ISL Archives

ISL Archives


ISL@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

ISL Home

ISL Home

ISL  October 2005

ISL October 2005

Subject:

Weekly Announcements for the Week of October 17-23, 2005

From:

International Student Life <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Int'l. Student Life Office

Date:

Mon, 17 Oct 2005 17:46:37 -0400

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (179 lines)

This week's announcements from ISL - Improving Student Life.

International Student Life events
1. Pakistani Student Association Needs You
2. Inter-Faith Panel on Death Penalty Abolition
3. Ramadan Fast-A-Thon
4. Georgia International Leadership Conference
5. Coffee Hour
6. Athens for Justice in Palestine

International Student Organization Weekly Meetings
1.  FIMRC


Other University Events
1. Open "mic with Mike"
2. A Call to Consciousness" dinner & lecture series
3. Merage Fellows Program


International Student Life events
================================

1.  The Pakistani Students Association at UGA needs your help.  Monday
through Wednesday of this week, we will be at Tate between 11 am and 2 pm.
Please consider bringing back items for the drive for South Asia.  We're
focusing on blankets and clothing.  We are also collecting cash and check
donations which will go directly to relief efforts in South Asia.  If you
would like to donate anything and are unable attend the drive at Tate,
please email us.   [log in to unmask]   We would be glad to arrange a meeting
with you.  Every little bit counts.  Even if it's the change in you pocket,
or the money you were going to spend on a frappuccino.

It has been one week since the earthquake in South Asia.  It is no longer on
the front page of the paper, but please do not bury this tragedy in the back
of your mind.  In Pakistan, the death toll is near 40,000.  Please do not
look at this as just a number.  These were people.  Mothers, fathers,
siblings, best friends, coworkers, neighbors, and students, just like us.
One of the thousands of buildings that collapsed was a university in
Kashmir.  The students there are not different from us.  They were sitting
in their lecture halls with iPods in their backpacks and cell phones on
silent when their lives ended. THOUSANDS of children died.  Everyone was in
school at the time of the quake.  Hundreds of school just collapsed.
Imagine if that happened to the school that your little brother or sister
attends. 1,000 hospitals were destroyed.  That doesn't even count the
hospitals that were damaged.  They were destroyed.  The media kept saying
that there were many villages that were destroyed.  This is a serious
understatement.  Many of these 'villages' were small towns and cities
similar to Athens.  They had schools, shopping strips, offices, gyms,
hospitals, restaurants, and homes.

Please take a few minutes out of your day to help the survivors rebuild
their lives. Contact: Sana Zaidi, Pakistani Student Association
[log in to unmask]
 The following is the story of the last survivor... a five-year old boy
pulled from beneath his crumbled school.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4341562.stm


2.  Inter-Faith Panel on Death Penalty Abolition,Tuesday, October 18th from
6:30-8:30pm in the North PJ
Auditorium, representatives of different faiths will come together to talk
about how each of their religions supports
an end to the death penalty.  Everyone is welcome! Hosted by: UGA Amnesty
International or more info contact [log in to unmask]


3.  The 3rd Annual Ramadan Fast-a-Thon hosted by the UGA Muslim Student will
be Thursday, October 20, 2005.  Duing the Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims
fast during the daylight hours as an act of submission, solidarity and
remembrance.  One of the main reasons for fasting is to call attention to
those who go hungry every day, not as an exercise of religious expression,
but as a fact of life.  A grassroots movement, our local Fast-a-thon
participation has grown from just over 350 to nearly 500 in the past two
years.

This Ramadan, Muslim students at UGA will be sharing their fasting
experience and the consciousness it raises with their non-Muslim peers. For
each student that participates we're asking local businesses to donate at
least $1 to help the victims of the recent Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  At
the conclusion of the fast, participating students will be invited to break
fast and share a meal prepared by the MSA and the local Muslim community.

Last year, about 130 MSAs across the U.S. and Canada hosted Fast-a-Thons on
their campuses, collecting over $46,000 to support local soup kitchens and
emergency food shelters.  We hope that in its 3rd year, the Fast-a-thon can
bring together people of different races and religions to abstain from
eating for a greater cause, to help raise money to feed those less
fortunate, showing unity and collaboration among all those who participate.
For more information or to sign up to participate, please visit our website
at www.uga.edu/muslim.


4. We're Back!  This week's coffee Hour hosted by the Campus Connection will
be in the newly renovated Memorial Hall Ballroom. Come enjoy free food,
lemonade, coffee and fun!  Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, 11:30 - 1:30 pm.


5. Join ISL as we send a delegation of UGA students to the 7th annual
Georgia International Leadership Conference.  Deadline to apply is
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2005 at 4:59 pm at ISL!  The Georgia International
Leadership Conference is a conference designed for student leaders from
across Georgia. The ~200 participants will include both international
students and U.S. study abroad students currently enrolled at Georgia
colleges and universities. The conference schedule includes ice-breakers,
leadership training,cross-cultural communication, social events, and much
more!

The cost of the conference is $50 for everything (including meals) and the
dates are February 24-26, 2006!  ISL will provide transportation free of
charge for the UGA delegation to take us to Rock Eagle in Eatonton, GA.

If you ATTEND the conference and have paid your student activity fees, you
may be eligible for a FULL refund of the $50 conference fee after you
return!

For more information about this conference or to APPLY to attend, contact
Leigh Poole at International Student Life ([log in to unmask]) or
542-5867.Students may pick up application forms from the ISL office during
regular business hours.  Registration is not complete until students turn in
the entire application form WITH payment.  Students will be taken on a
first-come, first-served basis.  The $50 is NON-REFUNDABLE, but students who
attend the conference in February and who have paid their student activity
fees may be eligible for a FULL refund of the $50 conference fee after you
return!  See Leigh Poole for more information / further details.


6. Athens for Justice in Palestine:  Tue Oct 25 @ 8:00pm in SLC Rm #171
Special Guest Speaker: Michael Tarazi
Michael Tarazi is a lawyer with the Palestinian Liberation Organization who
provides legal advice to the Negotiations Affairs Department on a wide array
of issues.  He is an American born Palestinian Christian who obtained his
education from Harvard Law School and he has made recent appearances on CNN,
ABC, NBC, and BBC and Mr.Tarazi has also been published in the New York
Times. This is a rare opportunity to be able and ask questions to a
Palestinian negotiator who splits his time between Ramallah and New York.


International Student Organization Weekly Meetings
 1. FIMRC (Foundation for Medical Relief of Children)


Other University Events
========================
1. Open Mic with Mike set for Oct. 19.  University of Georgia President
Michael F. Adams will host an "Open Mic with Mike" forum at Oct. 19 in
Studio One of the Journalism Building. Doors will close promptly at 5:55
p.m., but all other locations listed below are open for drop-ins. The
broadcast will air live on channel 15 at 6 p.m.  Adams will be fielding
questions directly from Studio One in the basement of the Grady College of
Journalism. Students may also ask questions directly to Adams through
satellite locations throughout campus. Those locations are the Red and Black
newspaper office across from Brumby Hall on Baxter Street,Tate Plaza and the
East Campus Fireside Lounge. Students may also email questions before or
during the show beginning Oct.15. The e-mail address is [log in to unmask]

The forum is an opportunity for students to discuss university-related
issues with President Adams. The event is open to the public, and the news
media are invited to attend. However, only UGA students may participate in
the discussion.

This event is held in conjunction with telecommunications students in the
Grady College and the Student Government Association.


***************************************
International Student Life
University of Georgia
210 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3108

706-542-5867
[log in to unmask]

Leigh Poole, Coordinator
Catherine D'Auteuil, International Student Advisor
Jackie Minus, Administrative Assistant
Laura McMaster, Graduate Assistant (Coffee Hour/Programming)
Jessica Wells, Graduate Assistant (Organizations/Programming)

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
June 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002
January 2002
December 2001
November 2001
October 2001
September 2001
August 2001
July 2001
June 2001
May 2001
April 2001
March 2001
February 2001
January 2001
December 2000
November 2000
October 2000
September 2000
August 2000
July 2000
June 2000
May 2000

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTSERV.UGA.EDU

Secured by F-Secure Anti-Virus CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager