January 2019 archive

Docunight #53 [Penn State]: MAHAK – A World She Founded

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7 PM – 8 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

MAHAK – A World She Founded
From “Karestan” Documentary Film Series
Director: Mohsen Abdolvahab
2017 / 57 min
Persian with English Subtitles, Free Admission

The life of Saideh Ghods changed completely when her two-year-old daughter Kiana was diagnosed with cancer. As she confronted her daughter’s suffering, she became aware of the suffering of so many impoverished families in hospital corridors around the country who were dealing with children afflicted by cancer. When, due to the doctors’ timely diagnosis, Kiana was on the path to a full recovery, Saideh Ghods resolved to prevent the unnecessary deaths of children with cancer caused by lack of access to therapeutic facilities or insufficient financial resources.

Ghods founded MAHAK over 25 years ago. It quickly gained fame and support throughout Iran. Today it is one of the most highly functioning and trusted charities in the country. Countless children have been helped and saved.  A few years after founding MAHAK, Ghods, along with a group of Iranian philanthropists, established a fully equipped hospital in Tehran that specializes in treating children with cancer.

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ISA Status & Re-election

 وضعیت انجمن و انتخابات مجدد 

با توجه به اینکه رئیس، معاون رئیس (اا) و خزانه دار انجمن از سمت خود استعفا داده اند، درصورتی که علاقه مند به عهده دار شدن یکی از این مسئولیت ها هستید، لطفا وظایف هر مسئول را در قانون اساسی انجمن مطالعه بفرمایید و در اینجا تا روز 7 فوریه ثبت نام کنید.
جلسه عمومی برای انتخابات، مشروط بر وجود داوطلب، در روز شنبه 9 فوریه برگزار خواهد شد.
نبود داوطلب برای این سه موقعیت، منجر به تعلیق انجمن و در نتیجه لغو برنامه نوروز خواهد شد.

ISA President, Vice President (II), and Treasurer resigned from their positions. If you are interested in running for these positions, please read the positions’ responsibilities in the ISA constitution (https://sites.psu.edu/isapsu/files/2017/03/constitution-24nrb2m.pdf) and sign up here (https://goo.gl/forms/7eJ4eXccJmSoDJ6I2) by February 7. A General Body Meeting will be arranged for the election on Saturday, February 9, contingent on having volunteers.
The absence of volunteers for these three positions will lead to ISA suspension and consequently Norooz event cancellation.

Please feel free to contact psu.isa@gmail.com, if you require any further information.

Yalda Night Celebration (update)

Location: Alumni Hall @Hub-Robeson Center, State College, PA 16801
Date and Time: Saturday, January 19 at 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

جشن شب یلدا

We are excited to announce that more than 75% of tickets have been sold. The remaining tickets will be sold at 7:00 pm on the event day.

All tables are reserved on a first come, first served basis.
The catering is scheduled to be serving up from 7:30 to 8:30. The catering is going to clean up at 8:30.

We, ISA Officers, want to say thank you to our incredible volunteers. We are still looking for volunteers for setting up and cleaning up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-4zbMHGjC_TFHZwkJHftvdaCYzB6Tuzlf_rncizUWBY/edit?usp=sharing

Special song requests for DJhttps://goo.gl/forms/cMNOiFFf2rOkwdSR2

We look forward to seeing everyone.

Yalda Night Celebration

Location: Alumni Hall @Hub-Robeson Center, State College, PA 16801
Date and Time: Saturday, January 19 at 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

جشن شب یلدا

Iranian Student Association would like to invite you all to our late celebration of Yalda night on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM-12:00 AM. Sadly, we could not host this event near original Yalda night, December 21, because based on the university policies, no events can be registered during exam weeks and breaks.

The party includes a live traditional music performance by Mandana Khazraei followed by pop music by DJ Arshia.

The dinner (Lamb Kabab, Chicken Kabab, and Eggplant Stew-vegetarian – All Halal) will be served from 7:30-8:30 PM, so come full of energy but hungry!

Volunteers for the event preparation, please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-4zbMHGjC_TFHZwkJHftvdaCYzB6Tuzlf_rncizUWBY/edit?usp=sharing

Special song requests for DJ: https://goo.gl/forms/cMNOiFFf2rOkwdSR2

Tickets:
ISA active members: free
Student ticket: $15
General ticket: $25
We will be selling tickets on the following occasions:
-Tuesday, January 15, HUB-Robeson Center, information table #3, 3:00-6:00 PM
-Wednesday, January 16, Borland Building (ground floor), office #6, 3:00-6:00 PM
-Thursday, January 17, HUB-Robeson Center, information table #3, 3:00-6:00 PM
-Thursday, January 17, Westgate (IST) Building, Au Bon Pain Café Bakery, 3:00-6:00 PM

Let’s have a memorable evening together!

Masnavi Manavi, The Spiritual Couplets, reading and discussion group (new time)

Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7-8:30 PM
Location: Krause Innovation Studio, 201 Chambers Building, University Park, PA 16802

هم نشيني هاي مثنوي معنوي ( مولانا ) بطور معمول هر پنجشنبه ساعت 19 برگزار می شود. عمده اطلاع رساني ها از جمله تغییر در زمان و مکان هم نشینی و همچنین موضوع مورد بحث جلسه آتی از طريق گروه تلگرام ذیل به اطلاع علاقه مندان خواهد رسید.با عضو شدن در این گروه از جزئیات نشست ها مطلع شوید.

Telegram Group:
https://t.me/joinchat/BB4_HwngybBiM_roICL6DA

Masnavi Manavi, The Spiritual Couplets, is an extensive poem written in Persian by Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi also known as Rumi. ISA Masnavi reading and discussion group would like to invite Persian poetry and literature enthusiasts. Gatherings are usually held every Thursday at 7 pm in the Krause Innovation Studio, and more information can be found in the Telegram group.

Please contact Sohail Sadroleslami (sbs5622@psu.edu) if you have any questions.

Masnavi Khani pictures can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=14haJacK5c7lOq6lMNZXMaEpBYobf2RwG

يادداشتي از طرف گروه مثنوی خوانی: