CORRECTION: The Saeeda Peermahomed Award nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 18th at 5:00 pm. Please refer to the attached flyer for more information



From: Int'l. Student Life Office [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of International Student Life
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 5:01 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: ISL announcements - week of april 7, 2014


Greetings from the International Student Life Office! The following are announcements for the week of April 7-April 13, 2014.


1.      International Coffee Hour – This Friday

2.      Saeeda Peermahomed Award -- Seeking International Student Nominations

3.      ISL Summer Worker Application is now available! 

4.      International Graduation Ceremony – register today!

5.      LGBT Resource Center – Lavender Graduation

1. International Coffee Hour – This Friday

International Coffee Hour at the University of Georgia is a weekly program that brings UGA students, faculty, staff, and community members together over coffee and international cuisine. Meet others and learn about cultures from all over the world.

Host: School of Social Work

Friday, April 5, 2013

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Memorial Hall Ballroom

For more information, contact ISL at [log in to unmask] or (706) 542-5867


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2. Saeeda Peermahomed Award -- Seeking International Student Nominations


Saeeda Peermahomed Award Announcement


International Student Life and the Peermahomed Selection Committee at The University of Georgia are pleased to solicit nominations from the UGA community for the 2013 Saeeda Peermahomed Award.


The Saeeda Peermahomed Award is made possible by the Peermahomed Family and is given in memory of Saeeda Peermahomed. Saeeda was a University of Georgia student from India who was studying to obtain a Masters degree in Journalism when she was killed in a tragic automobile accident in North Georgia in 1979.

This award is given in Saeeda’s memory to honor the goals of inter-cultural exchange for which she stood.


This annual award is given to an international student in recognition of outstanding scholarship, leadership and service in the field of international education. Recipients should be undergraduate or graduate international students at the University of Georgia and should have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.


Please see the attached award announcement for more details. Award applications are due to the International Student Life Office on Friday, April 18 at 5:00 p.m. Questions can be sent to the ISL Office at [log in to unmask]

3.  ISL Summer Worker Application is now available!

Each summer, ISL hires summer workers to assist ISL staff with the planning, administration, and implementation of various projects including the fall international student orientation program.  ISL is now accepting applications for these summer positions.  Detailed information about the position, qualifications, requirements, etc. is attached to this listserv announcement.

The ISL student worker(s) must be available during the months of May, June and July 2014. 

Preference will be given to applicants who submit their application materials to the ISL Office (210 Memorial Hall) by Monday, April 21, 2014, 4:59 pm.


4. International Graduation Ceremony – Register today!


The International Graduation Ceremony & Reception is for international students, ISL student leaders, University students who contributed to the global community, as well as their families and friends. The purpose is to celebrate their outstanding achievements here at the University in a way that specifically honors their dedication to an internationalized UGA!


Where: Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library – Room 271

When: Thursday, May 8th at 3:00 pm


Participants must pre-register by Thursday, April 24th at 5:00 pm by visiting the following link:


For more information, please check out the attached flyer, email [log in to unmask], or call 706-542-5867.



5. LGBT Resource Center – Lavender Graduation


Are you graduating this semester? Do you know someone who is? Participate in Lavender Graduation 2014!


The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center and GLOBES invite you to participate in the Eighth Annual Lavender Graduation on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2pm in the Memorial Hall Ballroom. This celebration recognizes the accomplishments of UGA's 2014 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally identified graduates at every level (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral). Through this recognition, LGBTQA students are provided with a positive experience at the university, encouraging them to continue their connections to the university, other students, and other alumnus.


Eligible Participants
All lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally graduates are welcome to Lavender Graduation. December 2013 graduates, as well as May, August, and December 2014 graduates, and alumni are all eligible to participate. Participants will receive a lavender diploma and lavender chord! To participate, students should register by Friday, April 11, 2014. Guests are welcome and we encourage you to attend - RSVP here!


We also invite you to apply to be the graduate speaker. This graduate will be given the opportunity to speak on their experiences at the University of Georgia. This speech will be between 5-7 minutes in length and will occur during the graduation ceremony. The application for the graduate speaker can be found at the Lavender Graduation website.


Founder's Award

We would also like to invite you to nominate an individual for the annual Founder's Award. Every year we like to acknowledge a member of the community who has taken great strides in promoting and creating a welcoming and safe environment for everyone on campus and in our community. If you know of someone who is deserving of this award, please visit the LGBT Resource Center's Lavender Graduation website to nominate the individual for the Founders Award.


Annette Hatton Scholarship Award

Annette Hatton, managing editor of The Georgia Review at the University of Georgia for over 23 years, founded GLOBES (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Faculty & Staff Organization at UGA) in 1994. She also helped start Athens Pride in 1998, and served as the chair of GLOBES until 2008.
This award, sponsored by GLOBES, will honor Annette's dedication and contributions, and will be given annually at the LGBT Resource Center's Lavender Graduation. The award comes with a scholarship of up to $1000 and will recognize an undergraduate student for his or her remarkable commitment to service in the LGBTQA community. All eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Annette Hatton Scholarship Award. If students have any questions, feel free to direct them to: Deirdre Kane at [log in to unmask].

To learn more about Lavender Graduation, please visit our website or contact me at [log in to unmask].