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Weekly Updates  10.08.2014

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International Coffee Hour
Every FRIDAY in Tate 'Taste of Home' on the 4th floor from

Each week a different group on campus hosts the event. This week it will be hosted by the Indian Student Association<> (ISA) and the Pakistani Student Association<> (PSA).

Come by and socialize with students from all over the world, drink free coffee, eat free food, and get to know the ISL staff and the hosting organization.


Last week coffee hour was hosted by the Korean Undergraduate Student Association<> and Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children<>. The food was abundant and delicious while many people learned about opportunities to get involved in the work FIMRC is doing in the community. If you want to learn more check out both groups Facebook pages.



To learn more about this certificate program offered by ISL please attend one of the information sessions on Wednesday, October 22nd or Thursday, November 6th at 5:30PM in Tate room 481.
If you have any questions please contact Jenny Korwan at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

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ISL Student Organizations


  *   African Student Union
     *   Monday, October 13th: A Black and White Affair, Tate Grand Hall 7:00PM (see flyer below)
     *   Saturday, October 11th: Georgia Youth to Business Forum, Tate Grand Hall 10:00AM-3:30PM, register here<>.
  *   Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC)
     *   Looking for students interested in public health education and volunteering to teach children at the Thomas Lay Community Center, for more information please contact [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
  *   Hands on Haiti
     *   Thursday, October 8th: General Meeting, Journalism room 516 5:45PM
  *   Interfaith Cultural Organization
     *   Thursday, October 9th: The Fountain Luncheon Series, Tate room 140 12:00-1:30PM (see flyer below)
  *   Muslim Student Association
     *   Wednesday, October 8th: Eid Banquet, Fireside Lounge 7:00PM
     *   Friday, October 10th: Jummah, Tate room 139 2:45PM
     *   Sunday, October 12th: Eid Luncheon, Lay Park 2:30-5:50PM

Points of Pride:

  *   Amnesty International at UGA
     *   Amnesty at UGA is working to fight social injustices around the world. Their big campaing this year is called Alta Gracia, which is about getting apparel from a fair labor facotry in the Dominican Republic. Each week they have been doing letter drops at the President's office. This week there was an article in the Red & Black <> about SGA supporting them as well. Read the article here.<>


***If your organization wants to share upcoming events or points of pride on the weekly newsletter, please contact Jenny Korwan at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>***


Have you ever been to China? Have your family or friends been to China? Share your photos and stories with us! Chinese student Association and Chinese undergraduate Student Association will host “Share Your Favorite Part of China”Photography Competition at ISL Coffee Hour on October 17th from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Any photo you or your friends and family took while traveling in China is eligible for the Photography Competition. The photos can be any aspect of China. For example, traditional costume, architecture, transportation, technology advancement, scenery, and etc. Photos taken decades ago are very welcomed.

Please submit your photos with a simple description of each photo using the attached form to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by October 15th 12:00 am. The photos (or digitized film photos) should be no smaller than 2 MegaPixels or 300 PPI at 6 inches x 4 inches.

Share your photo and come to ISL coffee hour on Friday, October 17th. It is going to be a great opportunity to share your China experience and enjoy some authentic cultural activities.

All selected photos will be present at the ISL coffee hour. The photographer of the photo get the most “like” at the competition will get prize and award from CSA and CUSA. If you have any question, please contact CSA Vice president of Public Relation, Yueting Luo, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Other Opportunities for Involvement

Dawgs Making it Better

The Dawgs Making It Better Campaign was launched in October 2013 during Ally Visibility Week—a week dedicated to the increased visibility of Allies to the LGBTQA community to help promote a more inclusive environment for queer and allied students at UGA. The three objectives of the Dawgs Making It Better campaign are to increase visibility of allies therefore creating a safer atmosphere for queer students at UGA; to implement a series of events to make resources for queer and allied students more accessible and to allow all students to more easily find supportive voices; and to encourage and educate allies to understand their power and responsibility as allies to the LGBTQ community.

Friday, October 10th on Tate Plaza from 10:00AM-2:00PM


IMPACT Service Breaks is a student run organization in the Center for Leadership and Service that aims to engage UGA students in affordable, substance-free, week-long, experiential service learning projects. We send 5 trips over winter break and 20 trips over spring break that are focused around different pressing social issues. Each trip is open to fee-paying students and costs $155. (Check out our website​<> for more information on our different trip locations and focuses!)





REACH International Snack and Chat
Pumpkin Carving and Cake Walk
Friday, October 17, 6:30 p.m.
Athens First United Methodist Church Hancock Hall

Dear Volunteers,
The next REACH International Snack and Chat is on Friday, October 17 for a Pumpkin Carving and Cake Walk at 6:30 p.m. in Hancock Hall at Athens First United Methodist Church. Snack and Chat is a time to explore various aspects of American culture, to enjoy dinner together, and to participate in interesting conversations with friends.

We need donations of cakes and pots of chili as well as people to serve food!

Cakes to be donated are best left on a disposable plate or plate that you are okay with not being returned. Please include your name, phone number, and email address with your donation.

So we may plan well, please let me know if you can provide either (or both) a cake or chili. Donations are also appreciated from those who cannot attend!

To register as a volunteer to help us serve or if you will be able to provide food, please email Lynn at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> right away! The event registration closes at noon on Wednesday, October 15. Please contact Lynn at 706-202-9017 or at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> if you have questions.



Baptist Collegiate Ministries is hosting an International Student Picnic on Saturday, October 25, 2014.


• Meal begins at 12:00 PM at the recreational park of FBC Lilburn located at 3445 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30044. (The drive that leads to the park from Lawrenceville Hwy is located between a dentist office and a veterinarian office)

• A short program will follow the meal, concluding no later than 3 PM

• Groups can go to Stone Mountain Park later in the afternoon if they choose.
Additional park information is available at<>.



Children & International Criminal Justice

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Public panel & keynote: 9:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom, Hirsch Hall
University of Georgia School of Law

11:30 a.m. keynote address:
Fatou Bensouda
Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Sponsored by:
University of Georgia School of Law
Dean Rusk Center for International Law & Policy
Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law
Georgia Law Project on Armed Conflict & Children
African Studies Institute, University of Georgia
Planethood Foundation
American Society of International Law-Southeast

Details and Registration <>


Current News & Resources

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