Events past and present
Please Support the Sichuan Earthquake Fundraising
ISA (International Student Association) and Chinese students from the 1+2+1 exchange program are doing a fundraiser for the earthquake that happened in Sichuan province in China on April 20.
This disastrous earthquake killed 192 people, injured more than 11,000 people, and 23 people remain missing.
Sichuan province has barely recovered from the earthquake that happened on May 12, 2008, which killed 69,227 people, injured 374,643 and 17,923 missing. ISA and 1+2+1 students are doing this fundraiser to help people in Sichuan rebuild their homes.
Students are selling T-shirts with fundraising logo; they are available in two colors (white and black) and three sizes (S, M and L), and they cost $10 each.
If students, faculty or staff want to donate or order T-shirts to help this cause, please contact the ISA Asian Affairs Chairperson, James Li (firstname.lastname@example.org, 978.542.6351)
International Graduation Reception and Stole Ceremony
Friday, May 17, 2013
Marsh Dining Hall, Central Campus
71 Loring Avenue, Salem
4 pm Refreshments
4:30 pm Program and Stole Ceremony
6 pm Networking
Speakers will be anounced after May 6.
Friday, April 5, 2013, 6 pm
South Campus gymnasium
The International Students Association and the Center for International Education of Salem State University would like to invite you to attend the 23rd annual Cultural Night on Friday, April 5, 2013, 6 pm at the South Campus Gymnasium, Harrison Road, South Campus.
Our Cultural Night celebrates the cultural mosaic of Salem State and the neighboring communities. The presentations include dances by various groups, traditional costume show, international music, and food. We hope that the Cultural Night will be an opportunity to have the university and the community come together and share each other’s tradition.
The schedule is as follows:
1. The Smorgasbord of International Cuisine will be served from 6-7 pm.
Food Stations will include: European, Asian, African, South American/Caribbean and a special food station for Moroccan cuisine.
2. Cultural Performances from 7:15-8:15 pm
3. Traditional Costume show from 8:15-9:15 pm
Tickets are $3 (with SSU ID) and $5 (all others). Tickets are available at CIE, 8 Harrison Road.
Proceeds will go to “Stop Hunger Now” fund. Aside from ticket sales, ISA is also accepting donations to raise the amount to package 10,000 meals. For information about “Stop Hunger Now” project, visit stophungernow.org
For more information about the Cultural Night, please contact email@example.com or call 978.542.6351.
Please join us to celebrate our diversity and be part of this worthwhile cause.
International Women’s Day
Salem State University celebrates International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7 pm, in Marsh Hall Room 210, Central Campus. The theme is “Challenges that Continue to Face Women in the United States and Around the World”. Keynote Speaker – Elizabeth Coughlan, associate professor, political science.
Countries Represented in the Panel: Iran, China, Honduras, Morocco, Scandinavia, Dominican Republic.
Sponsors: Women’s Center, International Students Association, Center for International Education, American Association of University Women-North Shore.
Refreshments will be served. The event is open to public.
All International students on F-1 visas MUST FILE a TAX FORM 8843 even if they did not earn any money!
If you earned any money in the US in 2012, then you must also file another tax form, a 1040NR or 1040NREZ. If you have any questions about your taxes, please attend one of our Tax Workshops:
|February 25||Monday||3-5 pm||HB115|
|March 13||Wednesday||4-6 pm||HB115|
|March 21||Thursday||12-3 pm||HB207|
|April 2||Tuesday||12:30-3 pm||HB207|
|April 12||Friday||2-5 pm||HB115|
(Please bring your passport and W-2 tax forms and arrive at the start of the workshop)
Federal and State (Massachusetts) Tax Forms are available at the CIE and will be available at the workshops.
20th Annual MaCIE Conference
The Massachusetts Council for International Education (MaCIE), will be hosting its 20th Annual MaCIE Conference featuring keynote speaker Adam Weinberg, "who is the president and CEO of World Learning, an international nonprofit organization that runs exchange, education and development programs in more than 75 countries."
The purpose of MaCIE is to serve the Commonwealth and its residents by developing and enhancing the capacity of member institutions to foster knowledge and appreciation of international cultures and issues.
Access the MaCIE's home page here:
This Spring Salem State welcomed seven visiting scholars from China: Weibing Feng, Yue He, Fang Li, Xinjian Wang, Huali Xiang, Guanghui Xu, Junheng Zhan and Qiubo Zhong. These scholars in the fields of Mathematics, Higher Education, English, Art and Computer Sciences, respectively, come from universities that are part of the 1+2+1 Sino-American program. Under this program, more than 110 students have come to Salem State over the past 5 years to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in areas including Business, economics, art, computer, communications, Geography, Education, Criminal Justice, Sports and Movement, History and teaching English to speakers of other languages.
CIE IN THE NEWS
The Center for International Education and Salem State University are pleased to welcome Afghani student Shogofa Amini to campus. Shogofa has just finished her first semester at Salem State, where she is taking undergraduate courses toward a major in political science. In addition, she is enrolled in the university’s English as a Second Language program.
Learn more about Shogofa's journey from Mazar-e Sharif to Salem State University at Wickedlocal.com.
News of a developing relationship between Salem State’s English as a Second Language program and the Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas in Mexico was featured in the Salem Gazette on March 18 and in the Boston Globe on Sunday, March 20. Mexico will be sending 15 future English teachers to Salem State during summer 2011 for purposes of improving their English language skills. A connection made by the Center’s assistant director and ESL coordinator, Sarah Dietrich, with the coordinator of a bachelor’s degree program in English language training in Mexico, was the initial catalyst for this exciting new opportunity, which has the potential to bring even more Mexican students to Salem State in the future.
Learn more about the partnership with Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas in Mexico at Wickedlocal.com.