We hope you had a wonderful Fall Break!!!

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

International Student Life events
1. Worried About Finding a Job?  Let us help you!
2.  South Asian Heritage Week -- Chai Hour TODAY (Monday, Nov. 3)!
3.  Georgia International Leadership Conference
4.  Amps for Stamps, a benefit concert
5.  Coffee Hour
6.  International Education Week -- Come join us as we celebrate you!
7.  Thanksgiving Dinner
8.  December International Graduates!
9.  It's Time to Order Your Graduation Sashes
10.  Holiday Tree ornaments for a good cause

Other Notices
1.  Office of International Education (OIE) Photography Contest -- Deadline
is TODAY (Monday, Nov. 3)!
2.  Mother Teresa Lecture
3.  Dr. Sanjay Gupta (CNN`s Medical Correspondent) Lecture
4.  Win free tickets to the OIE Celebration during International Education
5.  OIE Silent Auction -- bid on TWO plane tickets!
6.  Bring a dish for the Office of International Education's Celebration
dinner during International Education Week!

 International Student Life events

1.  ISL and the UGA Career Center will host a Career Workshop for
Students on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the ISL Lounge,
210 Memorial Hall.  Come get tips on finding a job!  Special guests will
include the Career Center and F-1 staff from the Office of International
Education.  This event is Part 1 of a series to help you with finding jobs,
resume writing and interview techniques.  Be on the look out for future
career workshops with ISL and the Career Center!

2.  The Indian Student Association (ISA) is proud to be hosting "SOUTH ASIAN
HERITAGE WEEK" for the first time ever at the University of Georgia along
with Indian Cultural Exchange and the Pakistani Student Association.  South
Asian Heritage Week will be from November 3 through November 9.  Each day
will consist of a program highlighting South Asia.  One of the events, "Chai
Hour" is when the students will have a
chance to interact with the faculty. A special treat will be enjoying a nice
cup of Indian chai.  ISA is looking forward in you joining us in spreading
our culture and heritage throughout this week. For
additional information contact Binita Naik at [log in to unmask]

3.  Georgia International Leadership Conference.  Deadline to apply is
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2003 at 3:30 pm!  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! Students will
also have the opportunity to join a community service project. In addition,
students will interact with other conference participants and learn from the
diversity of cultures present during the weekend.  The cost of the
conference is $40 for everything (including meals)!  ISL will provide
transportation free of charge for the UGA delegation.  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.  PLEASE NOTE:
only currently enrolled UGA students are eligible to apply to attend this
conference.  Contact ISL if you have any questions.

4.  On Thursday Nov 6, Amnesty International will host "Amps for Stamps," a
benefit concert to raise money to pay for postage for the letter writing
campaigns including Ruslan Sharipov, the ex-UGA student in jail in
Uzbekistan. Location:  Upstairs at Tasty World. 9 pm - 2 am.  Cost of
Admission:  $5.   See and hear: Reflected Light, Madeline, Parker from the
Whigs, Fullhearted, Life at Sea (from Chicago), More Sweet Confusion.
Students will talk about human rights issues between the musical sets.
Vegetarian snacks will be available. Contact www.uga.edy/amnesty for details
about Amnesty International UGA.

5.  Coffee Hour!  Sponsored by the Office of International Student Life.
Meet the world and experience global awareness of the rest of the world over
food and drink. Hosted by Minority Affairs of Student Government Association
and the AfriCaribbean Store. Coffee hosted by Jittery Joe's Roasting
Company. Friday, November 7, 2003 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Memorial Hall
Ballroom. Contact: 542-5867 or [log in to unmask] .

6.  International Education Week (IEW) 2003.  Join International Student
Life as we host a number of events each day during IEW 2003, November 17 -
21!  Each day, ISL will host a Tea Talk (global discussion) and a free
international movie!  Additionally, special events throughout the week will
include a rematch of the two finalist teams from the UGA World Cup, our
on-campus international festival called "Around the World in Tatey Days", a
Global Friends Thanksgiving Dinner and an artist's showcase during Coffee
Hour on November 21!  (These events are free for UGA students as well.)
Contact ISL for a full schedule of events or to find out more information at

7.  ISL will host our annual Thanksgiving Dinner for International Students
on November 24, 2003 at Milledge Avenue Baptist Church from 6:00 pm - 8:00
pm.  Come enjoy a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner with all the
dressings with us.  You are welcome to bring your family.  Please contact
ISL at 542-5867 by November 10 to reserve your space.  The dinner is FREE
but you MUST call ISL to reserve
a seat!

8.  December 2003 Graduates, time is drawing near! You are invited to
participate in the International Student Life Graduation Ceremony.  The
Ceremony will be held on Friday,  December 19, 2003 at 3:00 p.m in Room 305
(the Gallery) of the Student Tate Center.  Participation in the ceremony is
free.  Call the
ISL office at 542-5867 to sign up.  Your family members and friends are also

9.  Adorn your graduation robe at the ISL graduation ceremony with a
beautiful international satin sash, elegantly designed with your country
flag and colors.  Go by the display case in the Tate Student Center lobby to
view sashes from China, India and Korea, others countries are available.
Orders must be received by Friday, November 7, 2003, for December graduates.
Contact ISL for prices and to view pictures, 210 Memorial Hall 542-5867.
(For an additional fee you can also have the University of Georgia on the
other side of your sash, see ISL staff for information.)  Order your Sash

10.  The following is a message from Allison Krache, the ISL Global Friends
Coordinator for 2003-2004:

Hi, ISL people!  Remember that ISL/UGA Holiday Tree that Global Friends is
creating?  It will be on display in downtown Atlanta, at the Festival of
Trees at the Georgia World Congress Center the first week in December.

However... we need ornaments made...

I am planning on going THIS week to buy materials for the making of the
ornaments.  Please email me by THIS Wednesday night (Nov. 5) the materials
that you'd
need to make your ornament.  Remember: if we can stay away from it, let's
not just do construction paper and marker ornaments - let's give people a
reason to want to buy this tree.  :)

Please be as specific as possible when you email Allison your needs.

Please pass this along during your organizational meetings, get them
involved.  We don't need just one ornament from each country - we need many!

Even if you don't have a specific organization from your native country, we
would incredibly appreciate your input!

Mark your calendar: November 14th.  You want to be at ISL that afternoon.
Specific times will be announced in the near future.
Why do you want to be there, you ask?  Because there will be an Ornament
Workshop.  I'll have the materials there you need to make your ornament, and
there will be free food to thank you for your hard work.  :)

Thanks so much in advance!

Allison Krache  [log in to unmask]

Other Notices

1.  Deadline:  MONDAY, November 3, 2003!
The Office of International Education is sponsoring a photography
contest for international students and U.S. students who have studied or
traveled abroad.  Students may submit up to three photos to 209 Barrow Hall
(across from the Science Library) by November 3rd.  Photos will be judged in
two categories: People & Culture and Artistic Merit.   Prizes will be
awarded to the winners of each category.  For more information or to
download an entry form, please see

2.  Lecture: Lessons from Mother Teresa to an American Scholar. Sponsored by
the Christian Faculty Forum. Speaker: Dr. Mary S. Poplin, Dean of
Educational Studies, Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Poplin served as a
volunteer for Mother Teresa in 1996, that experience serves as the basis for
this lecture. Open to all. Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30 PM. University
Chapel, North Campus. Contact: 542-4255 .

3.  Indian Heritage Week Lecture: Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Sponsored by the Grady
College of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Indian Cultural
Exchange. Dr. Gupta, CNN`s Medical Correspondent, will speak on his
experiences as an embedded journalists with the 'Devil Docs' in Iraq.
Thursday, November 6, 2003 from 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM. University Chapel, North
Campus. Contact: 542-5038 or [log in to unmask] .

4.  OIE will be sponsoring several FREE tickets to the International
Education Week Celebration for all UGA students.  Register to WIN a free
ticket by visiting the Office of International Education in 209 Barrow Hall
BEFORE 4:59 pm on Friday, November 7, 2003, in order to enter the contest.
Contact OIE staff at 542-7903 for more information.

5.  OIE's Silent Auction.  The Office of International Education (OIE) will
host an International Silent Auction during International Education Week on
Monday, November 17, 2003.  A scintillating part of the silent auction will
include TWO plane tickets!  If any of you have items you would like to
donate to the auction,
please contact the staff at 706-542-7903.  Proceeds from the auction will
support scholarships for study abroad.  Contact OIE for more information or
to donate.

6.  OIE's Celebration during International Education Week on Monday,
November 17, 2003.  This event includes an international dinner, silent
auction, and entertainment beginning at 6 pm.  If you are interested in
donating an international dish to be served, contact OIE at 706-542-7903 to
sign up.  Proceeds from ticket sales for this event will support study
abroad scholarships.  Contact staff at the Office of International Education
for more information.

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

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Leigh Poole, Coordinator
Ana Bonfante, International Student Advisor
Jackie Minus, Administrative Assistant
Jeongyi Lee, Graduate Assistant