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    Intl NewsLetter  
    I will be sending out this NewsLetter once a week.  Please just scroll through the topics.  Within this email and at the bottom of the newsletter will be volunteering opportunities. 
    MSUM Soccer Club will be playing at NEMZEK on Sunday at 11:00 come cheer them on!
    ISO Election for President, Treasurer and Graphic Designer:
    Nominations will be Tuesday, September 8, 2015 through Friday, September 11, 2015. Elections will be conduct via electronic voting. You will receive an e-mail with a link that will direct you to the voting site and allow you to vote for the person you would like to be on the board. Elections will begin September 15, 2015 and run through September 21st.

    Election announcements will be September 24 via the international student listseve and International Dragons Facebook.

    If you have any questions, please come talk to Kelsey in the ISS office.
    voting link will close on Monday September 21st at Midnight.
    The candidates are:
    Daniela Guerrero Kossowski Venezuela

    Annika Greaney Sweden

    Yewande Osusanya Nigeria
    Saad Janjua Pakistan

    Carmela Camacho Venezuela
    Graphic Designer
    Niva Parajuli Nepal
    Rotary Picnic
    Free Food!  Come and meet the other international students from NDSU and Concordia!  Rotary is having a picnic in Lindenwood Park in Fargo on September 27th @ 4:00.  Rides will be provided and we will be leaving from the CMU parking lot at 3:00.  Let’s show our Dragon Pride and have the most international students show up for this event. Sign up is required and you can sign up at the front desk in the office.  Volunteer hours given.
    OPT Session
    Our first OPT session will be held on September 21st at 5:00 pm CMU 205.  If you are planning on graduating either December or May you are required to attend one of the OPT sessions before you can apply for OPT. 
    Homecoming Parade 
    October 17th @ 10:00 am – parade starts at 11:00 am Sign up in the office to carry your country flag or a country flag.  First come first serve in sign up and pick up of your flag.  Picture attached of a pervious homecoming parade picture.  Volunteer hours given. 
    Address Updates
    You must have a valid local address on file - if you move or change your address you have 10 days with USCIS to update this information with us.
    If you have moved please email me your local US address so I can update the SEVIS system.
    You should never be bored!  Lots of events all of the time on campus and off.  Check out the calendars. 
    Events on Campus
    For things to do on campus check out the calendar at  http://www.mnstate.edu/osa/
    Things to do in Fargo / Moorhead
    Volunteering Opportunities
    Looking for volunteers hours during homecoming week?
    This is a great way to show your #dragonpride and to get involved on campus. The 2015 homecoming team is looking for volunteers. We have four upcoming one-hour training sessions, all in the CMU:

    Sept. 21 @ 7 p.m. in Ballroom section 8

    Sept. 28 @ 7 p.m. in CMU 101

    Oct. 5 @ 7 p.m. in CMU 205
    More volunteer opportunities
    As always any questions let us know.
    Ms. Janet Hohenstein, PDSO
    Director of International Student Services
    Minnesota State University Moorhead