Posts Tagged ‘Iranian’

Norooz Tickets [Last Chance Reminder]

Location: Alumni Hall @Hub-Robeson Center, State College, PA 16801
Date and Time of Ticket Selling:  February 26-29, 2:00-5:00 PM
Date and Time of the event: Saturday, March 16, 7:00 PM- 12:00 AM


Dear Friends,

Iranian Student Association(ISA) at Penn State University is once again proud to present Norooz Gala held on March 16th. As you must know, Norooz is perhaps the most ancient Iranian tradition that celebrates the first day of Spring that is also the Iranian new year’s eve. Thus, the Norooz Gala is held every year by ISA at Penn State is not only the most prestigious event of the year, but it is one of the largest and most famous ones in the US. The night will include different performances such as Azari dance, a performance of one of the best Persian dance group in the US, comedian and live concert by 25Band. We are guaranteeing you the best times on the dance floor and of course delicious Iranian dishes including Ghormesabzi, Gheyme, Koobideh kabab, Kashk-o-Bademjan and many more, so come full of energy but hungry!

We will assign tables based on first come first serve when you buy tickets.

Tickets (cash only):
PSU Student: $30
Student: $35
General ticket: $60
Children under 6: Free

We will be selling tickets on the following occasions:
-Tuesday, February 26, HUB-Robeson Center, information table #3, 2:00-5:00 PM
-Wednesday, February 27, HUB-Robeson Center, information table #5, 2:00-5:00 PM
-Thursday, February 28, HUB-Robeson Center, information table #4, 2:00-5:00 PM
-Friday, March 1, HUB-Robeson Center, information table #3, 2:00-5:00 PM

If you are not in State College, please ask your friends here to buy tickets on behalf of you (they should have your name and University email address), otherwise feel free to email us at, we will help you with.

We also need some volunteer to give us a hand before, during or after the event. So, if you are interested in, feel out the following sheet with your information.

Volunteers can sign up here (

Eagerly waiting to see you in Norooz Gala
ISA officers at PSU

Blue and White Saffron Award

ISA is proud to announce its first annual Blue and White Saffron Award. Since its inception in 1996, the Iranian Student Association at Penn State (ISA) has been steadily growing thanks to its members’ involvement and support. The strength and livelihood of ISA depends on volunteers who devote their time, energy, creativity and enthusiasm to this organization. The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor individuals with outstanding service contributions to ISA.

Nomination and Selection Criteria

We invite our members to go to this link and nominate person(s) whom they believe have had positive and significant impact on ISA. The ISA board will review all candidates and select the award recipient based on the following criteria:

  • Significance of service to ISA and Iranian community
  • Service ‘above and beyond’ the norm, through effort and/or impact
  • Generally over a significant period of time
  • The approximate number of persons benefitted by the contribution(s) and how
  • The novelty of ideas/contributions to ISA
  • Credibility with ISA members and community
  • Highest ethical standards; sets an example

Award Announcement and Prize

The Blue and White Saffron Award winner will be announced during ISA Norooz Gala and receive $300 monetary prize and the engraved memento of recognition.

Deadline and Eligibility

Members can make nominations until 11:59 PM Sunday February 18th, 2018.

We welcome everyone to nominate or be nominated for the award. This includes (but not limited to) past and present Penn State students, faculty, staff, their dependents, State College community of Iranian or non-Iranian descendent. Current ISA officers, creator of the award, sponsors and their immediate family members are allowed to nominate candidates but are not eligible to be nominated for the award.

ISA General Meeting

Date/time: Saturday, September 30 at 4 PM – 5 PM EDT
Location: 102 Leonhard Building

Dear all,

We will have our first general meeting on this coming Saturday. Please mark your calendar and try your best to attend the meeting, as we want to discuss our near future events including Yalda’s concert and Yalda night’s event. We would appreciate your valuable suggestions and feedbacks in the meeting. There will be free Pizza and refreshments as well!

Thanks and see you on Saturday,

ISA officers

Iranian Music Night at Webster’s Book Store & Cafe

Date/Time: Thursday, September 14 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Webster’s book store & cafe

Dear ISA members, 

Iranian Student Association (ISA) is going to have Iranian Music Night event joint with the Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe in Webster’s. We will be more than happy to see you there sitting, working, and hanging out while listening to some Iranian songs and enjoying a small buffet of Iranian foods. Of course, our goal is not music nor food, it’s only being together which seems amazing. So please join us.
Webster’s is providing all stuff and it would be free to the public but all of us can donate to thank Webster’s for helping us to be together and to enjoy our time.



ISA Officers

(photo credit: Sadra Tehrani)