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Docunight #54 [Penn State]: Ali Aqa (reminder)

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

Ali Aqa
Directed by Kamran Heidari
2017 / 81 min
Persian with English Subtitles, Free Admission

 

Seventy-year-old Ali Aqa’s large, fleshy hands shake as he helps a newborn pigeon chick hatch. His pigeons, which he keeps on the roof of his home, mean everything to him. He calls his favorite white pigeon “sweetheart” and even takes her into his bedroom. His wife is less than enthusiastic about this, and has good cause to be jealous. He may be the embodiment of tenderness when dealing with his beloved pigeons, but this cantankerous old man is a trial for the human beings around him, as we soon learn from this dynamic portrait, shot up close to its protagonist. He orders his wife and son around and is consumed by paranoia. When it goes too far, even the film’s director Kamran Heidari abandons his strictly neutral position as an observer. The pigeons are Ali’s way of escaping reality—in particular, an impending hospitalization—but this proves ever more difficult. Ali Aqa’s small-scale, everyday story encompasses a great human drama: how do we accept the inevitable?

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GBM for Norooz preparation (reminder)

Location: HUB 233A @Hub-Robeson Center, State College, PA 16801
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00 – 7:00 PM

آخرین جلسه برای آماده سازی نوروز در روز سه شنبه برگزار خواهد شد. اگر قبلا داوطلب شده اید یا قصد دارید داوطلب شوید، لطفا در این جلسه شرکت کنید. برنامه نوروز در این جلسه نهایی خواهد شد.
برنامه نوروزهمچنان نیازمند داوطلب می باشد. داوطلبان می توانند در اینجا ثبت نام کنند
شما می توانید در این برنامه بلیط ها را به شرح زیر خریداری کنید

The last GBM for Norooz preparation will be on Tuesday 3/12. If you have already been volunteered or plan to be a volunteer, please attend this meeting. We will finalize the Norooz Gala program.
We are still looking for volunteers. Volunteers can sign up here (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Gn-PwbqlovSin0mhGCx6Al_AKeFxiTffqvv8toO3ICQ).

Also, we will be selling tickets on the GBM event.
Tickets (cash only):
PSU Student: $30
Student: $35
General ticket: $60
Children under 6: Free

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 psu.isa@gmail.com, 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 (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Gn-PwbqlovSin0mhGCx6Al_AKeFxiTffqvv8toO3ICQ).

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

Re-election Results

 نتایج انتخابات و جلسه عمومی


در این نشست، مسئولانی که اخیرا استعفا داده اند، دلایل استعفای خود را بیان کردند.
از اونجایی که نبود داوطلبان در دو سال گذشته چالش برانگیز بوده و فشار بیشتری بر پنج مسئول انجمن گذاشته است. عدم علاقه دانشجویان به فعالیت داوطلبانه در انجمن مورد بحث قرار گرفت، لیکن هنوز به دنبال راه حل برای تشویق دوستان به همکاری بیشتر هستیم. اطلاعات مسئولان جدید در اینجا موجود می‌باشد.

به زودی جلسه عمومی دیگری برای نوروز برگزار خواهد شد.

In this meeting, officers who recently resigned discussed the reasons behind their resignation.
Lack of interest in ISA voluntarily activity was discussed. Counting on volunteers was challenging in the past two years and put more pressure on the five officers of the executive board. How we can encourage people remained unanswered.
You can find new officers information in https://sites.psu.edu/isapsu/leaders/.
Soon another GBM will be arranged for Norooz.

ISA Status & Re-election (reminder)

 وضعیت انجمن و انتخابات مجدد 

درصورتی که علاقه مند به عهده دار شدن یکی از 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.

We have already negotiated with the 25 Band, K-von comedian, and Nomad dancers and submitted the funding proposals. We cannot proceed Nowruz logistics without a full executive board.

If you are interested in running for 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.

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

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:

 

Docunight #52 [Penn State]: Death and the Judge (reminder)

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

Death and the Judge

Director: Hassan Khademi
2018 / 53 min
Persian with English Subtitles, Free Admission

With more than 4000 death sentences in 45 years, judge Azizmohammadi not only has a record in issuing death sentences in Iran, but also in the world. “Death and the Judge” is a powerful documentary about Iran’s most famed and feared criminal judge, and it offers an intimate yet chilling portrait into the professional and private lives of this criminal judge.

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