February 2013 Faculty and Staff Newsletter

Office of International Services

February 2013 Faculty and Staff Newsletter


International Student Employment

If your students plans on doing OPT, CPT, academic training (for J-1 students) or start a new on-campus job, there are many things they need to consider in order to maintain their legal status.

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Program Completion

Remember that the F-1 or J-1 immigration status ends as soon as the students have completed all degree requirements. The immigration status only lasts until the students have met all of the enrollment requirements for their degree program.



International Student Orientation

For this Spring 2013 semester, OIS checked-in and greeted 130 new international students, 100 of which are Graduate students, 18 Undergraduate, while 12 non-degree seeking students.

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NC State's Visiting Scholars Honored at Luncheon

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) hosted its first luncheon in honor of NC State's Visiting Scholars. The event brought together NC State's Visiting Scholars and the faculty and staff that support them during their stay.

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International Student and Scholar Cookbook

The Pan-Galactic Cookbook Series, Volume One: Earth

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Workshop: Protected Class of National Origin

OIS is partnering with the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity to provide a workshop focused on the protected class of national origin on February 13th at Admin Services Bldg II, Room 101, from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Participants in this session gain an understanding of culture, cultural awareness, and the relationship between assumptions, values, attitudes, and behaviors as they evaluate their own cultural values and learn tools for promoting positive interaction with foreign visitors. Through this session, participants learn the definition of "national origin" and how it relates to ethnicity and culture. Participants also identify cross-cultural mis-communication and gain insights into foreign nationals' experience in the United States. Please register


Info Session: OPT or H1-B?

If you are hiring an international student right after their graduation, you might be in a dilemma whether OPT or H1-B is a better option. Please consider attending our workshop on February 26th at Withers Hall. OIS is partnering with the Office of International Employment to present you with advantages and disadvantages of both.


International Romantic Film Festival

OIS, UAB and CSLEPS are partnering again to organize a fun intercultural event for you, where you will also have an opportunity to give back to the community. Come and join us at the Campus Cinema on February 13th to watch two free movies with us, participate in a fun photo opp, or donate food for NC State Food Pantry.


Cultural Showcase: Brazil

February is a month for many different cultural events OIS is providing for you. One of the most fun ones perhaps is the Cultural Showcase we are organizing on February 27th in Caldwell Lounge. Join us for fun demonstrations, food and music from Brazil!


Misconduct in Research

The first in-person Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 26th on the topic of "Misconduct in Research." The event is sponsored by the Office of Post-doctoral Affairs and should be publicized with all domestic and international graduate and post-doctoral students.


Staff Updates

We are pleased to announce that the Office of International Services has received a new Director towards the end of November of 2012. Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth James as our new Director and team member. We are happy to have her!

We also wish to take a moment and congratulate Kelia Hubbard for her promotion to Assistant Director.

New semester brought other new staff members to the OIS. We also wish to welcome Stacy Telligman, as our new Undergraduate International Student and Scholar Advisor, and Hillary Stoker, as our new International Events and Services Coordinator.

As of the beginning of Spring semester 2013, our Senior Advisor Nieke Ploemen-Guillory no longer works at the Office of International Services. Nieke relocated to Europe where she now works at Maastricht University in Holland. Earlier in the semester, Pascale Toussaint moved her office to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
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