October 2018 archive

General Meeting

Date/time: Saturday, November 3 at 1 PM – 3 PM EDT (Lunch will be served at 1 pm)
Location: E203 WestGate Building (IST Building)

در این جلسه در مورد برنامه های شب یلدا صحبت خواهد شد. همچنین، در زمینه شعر و فیلم دو نفر از اعضا صحبت هایی خواهند کرد.

We are going to have our second general meeting this coming Saturday. We will discuss our plans for Yalda night event. Also, two members will present some plans regarding poetry and movie activities.


  1. Lunch
  2. Yalda Night Discussion
  3. Special Presentations:
    1. Sohail Sadroleslami: Masnavi Khani
    2. Mahyar Hadighi: Docunight

Please RSVP for this meeting.( https://goo.gl/forms/5RVMouDWmEVQNqXo2 )

The International Student Council (ISC) Soccer Tournament

Location: Park Avenue Fields (IM Fields)
Date & Time : Saturday and Sunday, October 20 & 21, 2018

  :علاقه مندان به فوتبال لطفا اطلاعیه زیر را مطالعه بفرمایید

The International Student Council (ISC) are staging a soccer tournament as a way of bringing together all the diverse and various multinational and multicultural representative student organizations at University Park.
If you would like to join the ISA team in this tournament, please feel free to contact the ISA director of the sport by October 11.
Kasra Mokhtari: kbm5402@psu.edu

ISC is also providing opportunities for anyone who is interested in becoming a referee for the tournament, provided that they will not be refereeing the games that their teams are playing. Applicants for the referee position will need to have knowledge of the rules of soccer and will be paid by the hour. The sign-up sheet for the referees are attached here:

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to ISC through its website at http://www.iscpennstate.com

Docunight #50 [Penn State]: Poets of Life

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: W315 Pattee Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

Artistic Consultant: Rakhshan Banietemad
Producer: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
Director: Shirin Barghnavard
Artistic Consultant: Rakhshan Banietemad
Producer: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
2017 / 73 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

Shirin Parsi is a rice farmer, but not an ordinary one. After receiving a BA in French literature from the University of Paris, she returned to Iran and decided not to live in the megapolis capital, Tehran. Her husband had inherited land in Shanderman, a village near the Caspian Sea, so they moved there and took up rice farming. The Parsi family – including their two sons, who have stayed to farm with their parents – has instituted innovations in rice production. They promote sustainable farming and refrain from using chemical pesticides and fertilizers. In a region where more and more farmers are selling their farms at very cheap prices to developers, the Parsis produce 100% organic rice. Shirin and her family have chosen an exemplary lifestyle which is rich in indigenous values. In addition to rice farming, she spends time as a social activist and volunteers with several local NGOs. She is especially active in women’s groups where she focuses on raising awareness. This film follows Shirin preparing the rice paddies until the rice harvest, as well as showing her social activities, as she attempts to bring about social and environmental change.

Karestan documentary films series are the story of Iranian entrepreneurs (men and women) who, both in big and small terms, take risks and change their lives and those of others by creating innovative ideas and values. Their impact, although confined to a small scale and within a limited and local geography, will bring about an inspiring atmosphere for change.

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