What’s Happening at ISF?
Can’t make it to the ISF meetings? Then, come to this page and we will keep you updated on the latest events at ISF!
This way, you can’t use the excuse that you did not know what’s happening...
End-of-the-year updates
Monday, May 14th                                                                                                                                                              
Tears! Another year has flew by. I swear, it feels like yesterday that I started this website and before I could blink, I’m saying good-bye to all my friends! With a lot of hugs, ISF bid adieu to its seniors Sheila Serra, Neha Choudhary, Darren Pais, Tessy Sebastian, Katrina, Derek Chiu and Mitchell Durante. We’ll really really miss you guys!

I know, I know. I’ve been slacking in keeping the website (the photos section in particular) updated. I’ll get on it as soon as I get some breathing time!

So as far as next year is concerned, we have the secretary, vice-president of internal affairs, and the web master’s positions available. So get on it and hop on board this awesome group. Email sflores1@slu.edu if interested. I expect spectacular stuff from them next year. Won’t you be a part of it?

March Wrap up
Saturday, March 31th                                                                                                                                                         
Welcome the new e-board for the year 2007-08

President: Shahida Flores
Vice President: Saradasri Karri
Vice President of Publicity: Laila Thampy
Senators: Astha Mor and Candace Da Silva
Treasurer: Danny Rooney

Expect awesome things from this awesome group!

February Updates
Saturday, February 10th                                                                                                                                                       
-New program initiated by our Senators to “adopt” and mentor an incoming international student. Contact Shahida and Rehan for more info.
-General Interest meeting on Feb 22nd at 6:30 pm to get to know ISF
-E-board elections coming up. If interested, make sure to get involved in the next few weeks to get the dirt.
-Lots of exciting events planned for the rest of the semester

Banquet wrap-up!
Saturday, February 3rd                                                                                                                                                       
Thank you to everyone who’s made the Banquet a grand success! 

Banquet preparations at full speed
Wednesday, January 3rd                                                                                                                                                       
International Banquet is coming up so gear up for a cultural extravaganza! To help out:
Food: Sheila
Events: Shahida, Astha
Fashion Show: Praneetha and Natalie
Publicity: Sarada

Call us at 977-3979 or email us at isf@slu.edu for more information about the events or tickets!

To end Diversity Month on a good note...
Saturday, November 18th                                                                                                                                                       
Diversity Month is almost over!! Whew! A great month and thank you to everyone who helped us out with the various events. A special thanks to those who attended those events and made them a great success. End the month on a good note by going to tonight’s FSA Formal at 10:00 pm and coming with ISF (dressed up in your ethnic clothes, of course) to the 10:00 pm sunday mass.

One event down. International Banquet, here we come!

Diversity Month Calendar
Saturday, October 28th                                                                                                                                                       
Here is the calendar for Diversity Month, subject to change.. Keep checking and enjoy the great events that will be going on!

Make a Difference Day
Saturday, October 28th                                                                                                                                                       
Make sure you sign up for Make a Difference Day at http://studentlife.slu.edu/service/. Select International Student Federation under organizations to participate with us!

See you there!

General Interest Meeting...
Tuesday, October 10, 2006                                                                                                                                                
So, what did we cover?

1) ISF holds meetings every tuesday at 8 in the ISF Office. Want to give input? Come by and let us know what you think!
2) SLU72. What is it? Go to www.slu.edu/slu72 for info
3) Diversity Month in November. Come back for an awesome, fun-filled, jam-packed calendar
4) With Darren, Sarada and Shahida around, yes, we talked about Billikan Madness coming up on Friday. Come by the CCC around 9 to go as a group
5) Of course, you missed our amazing smiling faces :)

If you think you missed out, come by our events and our meetings for the real deal. Good luck with your midterms :)

This week’s minutes...
Tuesday, October 3, 2006                                                                                                                                                
Awesome Lecture by Arun Gandhi! And yes, ISF was a proud co-sponsor!

1. Brown Bag talks - every 3 weeks in the CCC from 12.30 to 1.30pm.   
2. Billiken Madness - Oct 13th at the West Pine Gym (Basketball).
3. Eckerts as a Make a Difference Day event? (MADD is Saturday Oct 28th).
4. Haunted House - ASIA and ISF are going for a haunted house on Oct 14th.
5. Diversity Month Calender:
    * Nov 1st - ISF Kick off (wed, 11-2 in the quad - booth with food)
    * Nov 2nd - Black and White showing (on FX)
    * Nov 3rd - HALO Dance
    * Nov 7th - Talent Show
    * Nov 8th - Tye Diversity/ Lunar Fest
    * Nov 9th - Korean movie night (date might change)
    * Nov 11th - Sangam Diwali show
    * Nov 13th - Tour of the World with coffee night
    * Nov 16th - Father Biondi talk (topic TBA)
    * Nov 16th - Kathy Humphrey Awards (evening)
    * Nov 18th - FSA's multicultural formal (multipurpose room of the Allied Health Building).
    * Nov 19th - Sunday Mass

Lots of things planned. Want to help out? Contact Astha for all Diversity Month planning stuff at amor1@slu.edu and Sarada for publicity stuff at karrisr@slu.edu.

Any thing else, contact Shivany for more information. 

ECHO Party on Thursday!
Saturday, September 23                                                                                                                                               
Be there for a ton of fun and make sure to bring your friends!

Also, remember that this is a fundraiser so break into those piggy banks for a good cause!

ECHO and more!
Tuesday, September 12, 2006                                                                                                                                                
- ECHO is back to September 28th! This time hopefully, the date’s for good! Again, email Sarada to help out with publicity and Shivany for anything else!

- Dance marathon at Wash U on Nov 4th - this might be a possible event for diversity month.
- Int'l students expo - hosted by the Rec Center. Either the weekend of Oct 6-7 or 13-14 are possible dates for this. (badminton, table tennis, volleyball, and soccer); 10 to 12 people per team and 4 girls on each team; free t-shirts will be given too.
- We need a Social Justice Rep - first meeting Sept 22nd @ 1pm.
- Possible trip for October is the Haunted House called "The Darkness," - tentative date of Sunday Oct 28th.
- Need 3 or 4 people to be on the ATLAS committee during April - first meeting is Sept 25th @ 3.30 pm in Fitzgerald Hall.
Any thing else, contact Shivany at seepersn@slu.edu for more information. 

First Meeting
Tuesday, September 6, 2006                                                                                                                                                
-  ECHO Party - The theme we are currently working on is the theme for SLU Homecoming, “Let’s get the party started!” If you have any brilliant ideas, come help us out!

-  SLU Homecoming Week is the last week of September. ISF will be having a golf cart to decorate and Shahida is in charge of decorations. If you want to help out, contact her at flores1@slu.edu

- Diversity Month is in November. The tentative dates are as follows: 
        - Kathy H Awards - Nov 16th
        - KSA movie night - not sure
        - ASIA Lunar Fest - Nov 8th.
If you want to help out with Diversity Month planning, contact Astha at amor1@slu.edu

- Sarada is in charge of publicity for all of the events above so contact her if you want to help out with publicity. Her email address is karrisr@slu.edu

Any thing else, contact Shivany at seepersn@slu.edu for more information. 

E-Board Meeting Time
Thursday, August 31, 2006                                                                                                                                                
The E-Board Meetings for ISF this year will be held every Tuesday at 9:00 PM in our office in Rm 240 of the Busch Student Center. 

The first meeting will be discussing the ECHO Party to be held early october. Come and bounce off your ideas!

Contact Shivany at seepersn@slu.edu for more information. 

International Student Orientation Schedule
Wednesday, August 23, 2006                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Monday, August 21:
    International Ambassadors Meeting at 10 am, Dubourg 150
Monday, August 21st--Wednesday, August 23rd:
    Airport Pickups
Wednesday, August 23:
    International Student Orientation at 10 am, Davis Shaughnessy 173
Thursday, August 24:
    Shopping tour at 11 am and 2 pm
Sunday, August 26:
    City Tour at 10 am

Contact Shivany at seepersn@slu.edu for more information. 

Friday, August 25, 2006