Thursday, April 11, 2013

You are invited to the International Night 2013 "Around the World in One Night!"

You are invited to the International Night 2013 "Around the World in One Night!"
International Night celebrates the international diversity at Portland State University and offers a great opportunity for the PSU students, families, faculty, staff and the greater Portland community to experience the different traditional costumes, food and music!

Over 800 people attend this large event that includes students from over 88 countries and covers three floors of the Smith Memorial Student Union Building!

This year we are proud to present our 37th Annual International Night "Around the World in One Night” on Friday, April 19th, 2013. At 5:00pm participants are invited to sample dishes from the Mediterranean, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa on the first floor, and visit cultural booths in the student lounge and Multicultural Center on the Second floor. At 7:30pm the entertainment begins, in the Smith Ballroom, where you can see various dancing and singing performances from all over the world as well as the fabulous international students fashion show.

The tickets are free for any PSU student with valid student IDs, faculty, staff, seniors and children under 12 years old. For general public the price is $5 through April15th and $10 after April15th. Please reserve and print your ticket at or go to the PSU Box Office at Portland State University: 1825 SW Broadway, 120A, Portland, OR 97201.

This extraordinary multicultural event is made possible as a result of volunteers and gracious donations of the community. We appreciate your support. For more information regarding how you can be a part of promoting or supporting International Night, please contact: OIS - The Organization of International Students at

We hope that you can join us!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

International Night 2011 Is Here and It is FREE

You are invited to the:

International Night 'Orchestra of Diversity'

Friday, April 22nd, 5-10pm, SMSU 355
Event Description:
5-6:30pm, 1st floor of SMSU - Come enjoy mouth-watering International cuisines.
(Turkish, Indian, African, Vietnamese, Korean, Middle-Eastern, Italian and French dessert)

5-7pm, 2nd floor of SMSU - Enjoy Cultural Booths and International Dance Workshops
(Experience the cultures and traditions from many countries all brought into one building. Get involved and learn the Arabic Folk dance called "Dabbkeh" with our wonderful Arabic Folk dance teachers. Come! also learn and dance to the enchanting Bollywood music brought to you by the famous DJ Prashant.

7-10pm - Enjoy entertainment from PSU international students and Portland community representing many different countries and the famous International Student Fashion Show at the ballroom!

Special Feature: DJ Prashant is one of the most well known Bollywood DJ and we are really lucky to have him for this year international night. Please visit his Facebook and website.
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Get your FREE TICKET (Tickets are required for the Event Entry) and donate to a great cause at the PSU ticket office, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Or - please use the Broadway Entrance!

See you there!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The International Sustainability Exhibit & Panel

18 April · 14:00 - 18:00


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The Exhibit:

2-4pm in SMSU 228 (The MCC)

This part of the event will feature students from various regions of the world exhibiting sustainable projects and practices from their country of origin or interest.

The Panel:

4-6pm in SMSU 338

This part of the event will feature three professors from different departments at PSU who will answer questions about International Sustainability from Cultural, Governmental, and Engineering points of view. *

- Professor Carnel Pewewardy, D.Ed.

- Professor Marcus D. Ingle, B.A., M.P.A., M.A., Ph.D.

- Professor Evan A. Thomas, Ph.D., P.E.

* Please refer to for quick biographies of the professors.

Brought to you by: the Organization of International Students, the Sustainability Leadership Center, the Multicultural Center, the International Student and scholar services.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Students Welcome Party

Time: 01 April · 18:00 - 20:30

Location: Viking Gameroom

More info
There will be Bowling, Pool, Video Games, and Pizza. All are FREE for new international students.

MCC Open House

Time: 06 April · 17:00 - 19:00

Location: MCC SMSU228

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Join us for the annual Multicultural Center Open House! See great performances from multicultural student groups, try international cuisine, and meet PSU's diverse student body, staff, and faculty. ** Note: Coffee Hour will start the following week instead.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Call for Volunteers: The International Sustainability Exhibit

Dear International Students,

The Organization of International Students (OIS) and PSU Sustainability Leadership Center (SLC) are coordinating an “International Sustainability Exhibit” on April 18th. There will be an exhibit run by student and followed by a discussion panel.

We are looking for students interested in sustainability who would like to represent their countries or a country of their interest.

The exhibit starts from 2p until 4pm. Students will need to research some sustainability practices in that country and present them at the exhibit. There will be a table for each country represented. Student also will be meeting with Amanda Leece, the SLC volunteer coordinator, and her team of domestic students on bi-weekly bases.

This is a great event for international students interested in sustainability to meet other domestic students who are already involved in the field, and also share their knowledge with the visitors.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dating Around The World

In the spirit of Valentines Day, the Organization of International Students (OIS) and Las Mujeres present...

"Date Around The World" an evening of dialogue and exchange focused on dating in different cultures. Using the format of world cafe style, attendees will get to move around a room in groups, talk about dating, learn and share ideas, eat appetizers and desserts, and have A LOT of fun!

See you there!