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Nowruz Gala 99

Hello Friends and Residents of the Happy Valley,

We are proud to inform you about the Nowruz Gala, the Persian New Year celebration at Penn State University. We will celebrate our new year on Saturday, March 14th at HUB-Robeson Center, Alumni Hall.

Tickets are available now and you can buy them on Thursday February 27th, Friday February 28th and Monday March 2nd from 2 PM to 5 PM at HUB-Robeson information table #9.
Tickets are $20 for PSU students, $25 for non-PSU students and $40 for General public (Children under 8 are our guests) and tables are assigned on first-come first-serve basis.

(In case you want the poster: Poster Nowruz99)

Tickets are also available on event night at the door for $30 for PSU students, $35 for non-PSU students and $50 for General public.

Feel free to contact us for more information via email to: PSU.ISA@gmail.com

Hope to see you all,
ISA board

Report on General Body Meeting Feb 20th 2020

Dear Friends

First, let us thank you for your enthusiastic attendance on Thursday for the General Body Meeting of ISA for Nowrooz Gala planning and preparation. Here is the report of the meeting for your consideration.

Location: 129A HUB-Robeson Center
Time: Thursday, Feb 20th, 2020 6 PM
Attendance: Approximately 70 people

1. The meeting started with the introduction of the new board to members by the Vice President I, Mehdi, and our appreciation for community collaboration.
2. Then, a brief on the last two General Body Meetings, the last three Board Meetings, and UPAC Funding negotiations have been reported by our President, Kamyar, to the community.
UPAC had sent us a resubmission request almost a month before new board of ISA officers were elected, and unfortunately, the person responsible was not responsive to these notifications. Due to this long delay, our funding application was almost canceled by UPAC. Considering the huge effort the new ISA officers made within a week after re-election, we were able to resubmit the funding request and save our Nowruz gala celebration event. The proposed Agenda for the Nowrooz Gala event was also discussed.
3. After Answering the Questions from the community on the details of the program, (some of them are covered at the end of this report), and the introduction of roles needed for conduction of the event, community people volunteered for collaboration. You can find the volunteers (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bJtAbabhmV8I8acNA7o8bLtiu5A7pD1s3eLL8NWe_jM/edit?usp=sharing) and if interested in collaboration, let us know via email to psu.isa@gmail.com or contact the officer in charge of the tasks.
4. In the end, suggestions for a better event were collected from the community to e discussed in the next Board Meeting.
Some of the Questions and Suggestions are followed:
Q. Why the event will be held on Saturday, not the actual time of Nowrooz on Thursday. A: As we need to hold it on Weekend and people prefer to be in their places at the Nowrooz, contacting their relatives living overseas.
Q. Why don’t we have a singer in this event? A: Due to the changes in ISA Board, lack of time for amending the UPAC Fund application request and emphasizing the cultural aspect of Nowrooz in 25th-year od celebrating this event in State College, the concert is postponed for another event in May.
Suggestions:
a. Decreasing the amount of food waste by decreasing the dishes that were not completely eaten last year.
b. Adding a childcare program to the event, at least by giving them gifts from Haji Firooz to let them enjoy the event as well as their parents.
c. Adding a competition to the event for more fun!
d. Changing the time of dinner (earlier than the past)
e. Adding a cleaning time to the schedule after serving the dinner
f. Sending an email to Iranian alumni of Penn State for fundraising (Please let us know your close friends graduated recently in order to contact via email or contact to Khashayar)

In the end, we want to appreciate your support and collaboration again.
Hope to have a great event and a greater new year,

ISA Board

Yalda 1398 at State College [Reminder]

Dear Friends and Residents of the Happy Valley,

 

We are more than happy to announce that ISA will be hosting the Yalda night on Friday, December 20th. This event will be a potluck, and ISA will provide you with Pomegranate, Watermelon and Yalda Nuts! It is highly appreciable if anyone attending the party would choose one of the main dishes, desserts, or refreshments listed in (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ynyiLOVQZMnxOuKv9mfBy_x0qfTwLe6m4K6eQ4N_mMw/edit?usp=sharing) to prepare for the night (Iranian dishes are highly recommended). The dinner will be followed by Dance Party! Please RSVP to help us organize this event better. (You can join the telegram group of event at: telegram.me/ISAPennStateYalda1398)

We will enjoy Karaoke at the event with old-school Persian songs together!

Date and time: Friday, December 20th, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Toftrees Clubhouse, State College.

Please feel free to contact ISA officers if you have any questions.
( PSU.ISA@gmail.com )

Hope to see you all very soon,
ISA officers.

Yalda Night Party

Dear Friends and Residents of the Happy Valley,

We are more than happy to announce that ISA will be hosting the Yalda night on Friday, December 20th. This event will be a potluck, and ISA will provide you with Pomegranate, Watermelon and Yalda Nuts! It is highly appreciable if anyone attending the party would choose one of the main dishes, desserts, or refreshments listed in (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ynyiLOVQZMnxOuKv9mfBy_x0qfTwLe6m4K6eQ4N_mMw/edit?usp=sharing) to prepare for the night (Iranian dishes are highly recommended). The dinner will be followed by Dance Party! Please RSVP to help us organize this event better. (You can join the telegram group of event at: telegram.me/ISAPennStateYalda1398)

Date and time: Friday, December 20th, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Toftrees Clubhouse, State College.

Please feel free to contact ISA officers if you have any questions at PSU.ISA@Gmaul.com

Hope to see you all very soon,
ISA officers.

ISA Thanksgiving Potluck – Friday, Nov. 29th

Hello folks,

ISA is organizing a thanksgiving potluck dinner on Friday, Nov. 29th. Dinner will be served at 8 pm, sharp. There is no stove. Please consider to bring warm food, ready to serve.

Please fill out the form by Thursday noon. Turkey will be provided based on the enrollment.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bzzgUZNmHAXMFouZjUZGwgYuuK8KfZHUbgAIjjf9Cfk/edit?usp=sharing

PS: We warmly appreciate if you could bring main dish. Sufficient desserts and sides are provided.

Hope to see you all very soon.

Happy Thanksgiving,
ISA officers.

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.

Docunight #62 [Penn State]: Homework

Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

 

#62: Homework
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
1989 / 86 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

 

“Homework” is a documentary Abbas Kiarostami directed in 1989 after realizing he was having difficulties assisting his son with his homework. Kiarostami interviewed young male students at a local school to find out what kind of problems kids faced completing their homework, which in Iran requires a great deal of parental assistance (or did at the time).

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.

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