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ISA Thanksgiving Event on Friday November 29th

Dear friends and the residents of the Happy Valley,

We are more than happy to announce that we will be gathering around for the Thanksgiving Night on Friday November 29th. This event is going to be putlock (ISA will provide Turkey), and anybody who wants to attend needs to choose one of the dishes to prepare for the night by updating the form (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bzzgUZNmHAXMFouZjUZGwgYuuK8KfZHUbgAIjjf9Cfk/edit?usp=sharing) by November 28th at midnight.

Date and time: Friday November 29th, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Villas Clubhouse, State College, PA.

Please feel free to contact Negin (nxn63@psu.edu) or Kamyar (kar6058@psu.edu) if you have any questions.

Hope to see you all very soon,
ISA officers.

Final Reminder: ISA General Body Meeting and Dance Party, November 1st

Dear friends,

This is the final reminder for the ISA GBM and dance party. Attendants need to complete the RSVP form (https://forms.gle/gMBcQLRLEQ6subKv5) by Thursday midnight (the form will be closed afterwards).

The Agenda of the meeting is going to be as following:

1. Welcoming and introduction
2. Report on ISA programs so far
3. Report on plans for the future
4. Active membership
5. Dr. Borhan’s talk about the organization
6. Introduction of DocuNight, Masnavi sessions and Reading group
7. Suggestions, critics and discussion

The fee for becoming an active member is $20 for the whole year.

The meeting will be followed by a Persian dance party in which the attendants will be provided by snacks and pizza. The cover fee, will be collected as cash, and it is $10 per person (and 5$ for active members)

Feel free to come with costumes and invite your international friends as well.

Where? Toftrees clubhouse, State College, PA
When? Friday, Nov 1st, 8 PM – Midnight

Hope to see you,
ISA officers.
@ISAPennState

GBM and Dance Party (11/01/19)

Dear friends

This is to remind that we are getting close to the general body meeting and Dance Party of the Iranian Student Association on Friday November 1st.
We will discuss our further plans and future events. In this meeting, you also can register for being an active member of the organization with a single-time fee of $20 per person for the whole year.
The meeting will be followed by a Persian dance party in which the attendants will be provided by snacks and pizza. The cover fee, will be collected as cash, is $10 per person, _with a %50 discount for active members_ and don’t forget to RSVP. (https://forms.gle/gMBcQLRLEQ6subKv5). Don’t hesitate to invite your international friends to join us in the party.

PS1: As several friends suggested us, you might come with your costumes if you would like!
PS2: If you want any special track to be played in our playlist, let us know (via telegram: @alighazvinian)

Hope to see you,
ISA officers

ISA GBM & Dance Party, November 1st [Reminder]

Dear friends and the residents of the Happy Valley,

We are more than happy to announce that we will be gathering around for the next general body meeting of the Iranian Student Association on Friday, November 1st. We will discuss our further plans and future events. In this meeting, you will have the opportunity to become an active member of our organization with a single-time fee of $20 per person for the whole year! The meeting will be followed by a Persian dance party in which the attendants will be provided with snacks and pizza. The fee for attending only the dance party would be $10 per person. However, a special offer of a 50% discount for the cover fee will be provided only for the new active members, and they will only pay $5 as the cover fee. The exact agenda of the meeting would be provided shortly.

Date and time: Friday, November 1st, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Toftrees Clubhouse, State College, PA.

Please RSVP (https://forms.gle/gMBcQLRLEQ6subKv5), and feel free to contact any of the current ISA officers if you require any further information.

Hope to see you all very soon,
ISA officers.

ISA GBM & Dance Party, November 1st

Dear friends and the residents of the Happy Valley,

We are more than happy to announce that we will be gathering around for the next general body meeting of the Iranian Student Association on Friday, November 1st. We will discuss our further plans and future events. In this meeting, you will have the opportunity to become an active member of our organization with a single-time fee of $20 per person for the whole year! The meeting will be followed by a Persian dance party in which the attendants will be provided with snacks and pizza. The fee for attending only the dance party would be $10 per person. However, a special offer of a 50% discount for the cover fee will be provided only for the new active members, and they will only pay $5 as the cover fee. The exact agenda of the meeting would be provided shortly.

Date and time: Friday, November 1st, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Toftrees Clubhouse, State College, PA.

Please RSVP (https://forms.gle/gMBcQLRLEQ6subKv5), and feel free to contact any of the current ISA officers if you require any further information.

Hope to see you all very soon,
ISA officers.

Let’s Play Soccer

Dear Iranian friends

As you know, every year there is a series of soccer competitions in Penn State among different nationality teams. Here is good news: ISA club is going to participate in this year’s contest as Iran National Team!
The ones who are interested in joining the team please contact our captain, Sina Sayyah via email (sayyah@psu.edu) or ISA VP, Ali via email (alighaz@psu.edu) by Friday, October 18th midnight. Please note that the entrance fee ($50) will be paid by ISA.

Game schedule:
Date: 11/3/19 and 11/10/19
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
Location: West Turf Field
More information: https://iscpennstate.psu.edu/2019/10/02/iscs-annual-world-cup/

 

Best Regards,

ISA Officers

Docunight #59 [Penn State]: Janbal [Reminder]

Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

Janbal
Directed by: Mina Bozorgmehr & Hadi Kamali Moghadam
2017 / 65 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

Inspired by an ancient Hormoz Island myth in which people sacrifice clothes of the deceased to the sea so that the goddess Sea-Mother will cleanse their souls, Janbal takes stories told by the island’s dwellers as its starting point, and playfully finds its form from there.

Musa is enchanted by the sounds of the sea. He collects clothes from its shore to create pictorial visions of the Sea-Daughter; he plays the jahleh (clay pot) to keep alive the sound of her voice; he writes stories.

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Directed by celebrated video and performance duo Mina Bozorgmehr and Hadi Kamali Moghadam, Janbal takes cinematic storytelling to realms rarely explored, blurring the real and the imaginative in a richly textured and poetic form that is inventive, rhythmic, and visually out-of-this-world.

Volunteers for 2019 Newcomers Welcoming

Hello Friends

By the beginning of August, our new friends from Iran will be coming to State College to start their academic journey here in Penn State University. With the help of its volunteers, ISA is planning to give them a complimentary ride from University Park Airport to their places and another ride for new home essentials shopping (at Walmart or other shopping centers) to let them have a great start here. We appreciate those friends who volunteer for these rides. To do so, please fill the form to let us know your free times to match you with our new friends.

Best,
ISA Officers

 

 

Docunight #59 [Penn State]: Janbal

Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

Janbal
Directed by: Mina Bozorgmehr & Hadi Kamali Moghadam
2017 / 65 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

Inspired by an ancient Hormoz Island myth in which people sacrifice clothes of the deceased to the sea so that the goddess Sea-Mother will cleanse their souls, Janbal takes stories told by the island’s dwellers as its starting point, and playfully finds its form from there.

Musa is enchanted by the sounds of the sea. He collects clothes from its shore to create pictorial visions of the Sea-Daughter; he plays the jahleh (clay pot) to keep alive the sound of her voice; he writes stories.

image

Directed by celebrated video and performance duo Mina Bozorgmehr and Hadi Kamali Moghadam, Janbal takes cinematic storytelling to realms rarely explored, blurring the real and the imaginative in a richly textured and poetic form that is inventive, rhythmic, and visually out-of-this-world.

Docunight #58 [Penn State]: Like a Woman

Date: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

Like A Woman
Directed by Mojgan Ilanlou
2017 / 73 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

Faezeh Hahsemi, daughter of the Iran’s powerful former president, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani,​ is the most news making woman in the Islamic republic’s history. At first, she was only known as the daughter of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, but with her stands on women’s right and more important Baha’i rights in Iran, she became an independent character and turned into one of the influential individuals in politics in Iran. Like A Woman is the first and only documentary about Faezeh’s personal and private life with a look at her family in which will cover many unseen aspects of particularly Ayatollah Hashemi’s family and his controversial children.

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