From: International Student Services
Date: October 13, 2021
Subject: ISS News, October 13, 2021: Fall Break Information, Safe 8 Public Safety Tips, Homecoming, It's On CWRU Events, Good Vibes, and More



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October 13, 2021

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in this issue:

  1. OPT & CPT Workshops
  2. Traveling During Fall Break?
  3. OPT & STEM OPT Students- Follow These Simple Steps for Reporting Updates
  4. Features
  5. Campus Happenings
  6. Good Vibes Only
  7. Fall Break- ISS is OPEN
  8. Safe 8 Public Safety Tips

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ISS Staff is available to students, without an appointment, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during advising hours:

11am to 1pm- through virtual advising available online

1pm to 3pm- through in-person advising in the office

There are no advising hours on Wednesday.

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If you need to speak with an advisor outside of our advising hours, please send an email to international@case.edu to schedule an appointment. Please provide your full, legal name and a brief description of the nature of your appointment when you contact us.

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Traveling During Fall Break?

Read up on how to be best prepared to take those Fall Break getaways and return to campus as an F-1 or J-1 student visa holder!

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Fall Break- ISS is OPEN

While we hope you'll be resting and relaxing over Fall Break (October 18-19), please know that ISS will be open and available during regular Advising Hours if you need us.

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OPT and CPT workshop branding telling students that workshops are available online

OPT & CPT Workshops

ISS is offering Optional Practical Training (OPT) and CPT Workshops to go over in detail the application process, student responsibilities, and other important considerations.

Being well informed before applying for either authorization is extremely important and applying early is critical!

USCIS is publishing that it takes 3-5 months to process submitted OPT applications. Plan to complete a required OPT workshop as early as possible to be best prepared. Remember, you do not need to have a job offer to apply for OPT!

You do need to have a job offer before applying for CPT authorization and you are not eligible to begin your experience until you have proper authorization in place. It can take several days to become authorized.

Virtual workshops led by an advisor have been scheduled and information about required registration, attendance, and the application process can be found on our website under the OPT and CPT sections.

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OPT & STEM OPT Students- Follow These Simple Steps for Reporting Updates

Reporting related to your personal contact and employment information is a critical part of maintaining status while authorized for either OPT or STEM OPT. Here are instructions for you to follow to ensure that both ISS and the U.S. Government receive the information that they need. Follow these simple steps to ensure that your visa status is protected!

Features

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Campus Happenings

It's On CWRU Opportunities

EVENT

It's On CWRU Overview

Tuesday, October 12
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Mather Center - TVUC 248, 11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States
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The mission of It’s On CWRU is to unify our community’s effort to disrupt the culture of violence. Through evidence-informed education, consciousness raising visuals, survivor support, and community investment, the campaign aims to initiate and support ongoing societal shifts that foster a safe environment for all people.

Join us to learn more about the Mather Center for Women and the Its on CWRU Campaign!

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EVENT

It's on CWRU Pro-Social Bystander Workshop

Wednesday, October 20
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Mather Center - TVUC 248, Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248 11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7175, United States
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The Its on CWRU Pro-Social Bystander training is an evidence-informed bystander intervention program that uses community care as the foundation for intervention. Participants will learn how to define prosocial bystander behavior, recognize potentially harmful situations and articulate their community responsibility to intervene and Implement intervention skills to safely and positively intervene before, during, and after acts of violence.

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GSC Professional Development Flyer

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Volunteer as a Mandarin Classroom Assistant

Friday, October 15
Start End   Event         Location
12:40pm 2:15pm Flexible Serves: Mandarin Chinese Tutoring (Fridays 12:40-2:15pm) Meeting location: CCEL (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 165)
Friday, November 5
12:40pm 2:15pm Flexible Serves: Mandarin Chinese Tutoring (Fridays 12:40-2:15pm) Meeting location: CCEL (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 165)
Friday, November 19
12:40pm 2:15pm Flexible Serves: Mandarin Chinese Tutoring (Fridays 12:40-2:15pm) Meeting location: CCEL (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 165)
Friday, December 3
12:40pm 2:15pm Flexible Serves: Mandarin Chinese Tutoring (Fridays 12:40-2:15pm) Meeting location: CCEL (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 165)
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Save the Date: Homecoming Weekend: October 21-24, 2021

Case Western Reserve University is looking forward to welcoming you back to campus this fall for Homecoming Weekend.

EVENT

Friday Happy Hour

Friday, October 22
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Jolly Scholar, 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland,, OH 44106, United States
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Join GSC as we get together for Happy Hour on Friday, 22nd October at Jolly Scholar and the first drink is on us!

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Fall feast flyer
Hispanic Heritage month calendar
flu shot flyer

Free Flu Shots Available

Get your free flu shot at one of the free walk-in clinics.

All participants need to bring their CWRU ID.

Please wear an outfit that allows the upper part of your arm to be easily exposed.

This schedule will be updated with various locations on campus where you can get your flu shot.

Good Vibes Only

During this very challenging time, ISS staff wants you to know that we are thinking about you- hoping you are safe, healthy, staying positive- and sending out good vibes!

In this section, we are including some things that we hope will make you laugh and smile, help you relax, be entertaining, give you something to do, etc.

This is a good vibes only section!

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This comedian won't be sending her husband to the grocery store again...