• Lunch and Language

    Lunch & Language: The Philippines

    The first Lunch & Language of the year featured The Philippines. It was held on January 24th at the Louis A. Simpson Building.  The presenters were Ma. Florevel (Floe) Fusin-Wischusen with the Princeton Institute for Computational Science & Engineering and Marie Burke with the School for Public and International Affairs. Both were born and raised in the Philippines— Floe is from the Province of Iloilo and Marie is from the capital city of Manila.  The presentation started with the singing of the Philippine National Anthem titled “Lupang Hinirang” rendered by the presenters. It was followed by a discussion on the Philippine history, its pre-colonial alphabet and writing system, cultural traditions…

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    Bead and Bond Event

    Crafting is the finest way to unwind during a lunch break at work. The Craft and Chat committee organized a Pandora-style bracelet event called “Bead and Bond.” The participants gathered around a table, grabbed their beads and bracelets, and got right to work. The event reminded us of all of our elementary school crafts days as we talked about color-coordinating beads and charms. Some participants crafted two or three bracelets to distribute to friends and loved ones. An hour of crafts was followed by tea, coffee, cookies, and a lovely cranberry cake. It was amazing to put a face on our members, and we all had a great time making…

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    Fall Member Meeting

    It was great to see so many members, both new and old, during our first in-person meeting of the fall. We hope that everyone had a great summer, was able to take some time off to refuel, and is excited about the new academic year. Here are the most important topics covered in our meeting. We discussed continuing the virtual International Film Club events. We are looking for  members to join the Committee to help select the movie for the month through Kanopy, plan the group discussion date, set up and send out the Zoom meeting to the group, and moderate the discussion. We also considered other options for in-person…

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    Craft & Chat

    It’s hard to believe it is already December! This is a time to get cozy and there is nothing better than sit together and have some fun. This is what IEGAP members decided to do on a Wednesday afternoon. We came for an hour of cookies, coffee and some serious crafting. It was so great to see people meeting in person again and having fun making a macramé.

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    2021 Tiger Trot

    Many ERG members participated in this year Tiger Trot. It was a chance to support a great cause and reconnect with campus colleagues. There was an ERG stand where you could get a donut, a hot cider or chocolate after a 5k run or walk. Thanks to the organizers for the wonderful event!

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    Next International Film Club on 10/20

    Please join us for the next meeting for the film club. Film title: Leona (Mexico 2018) Synopsis:An intimate, insightful, and moving film that tells the story of a young Jewish woman from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love. Ripe with all the drama and interpersonal conflicts of a Jane Austen novel, watching her negotiate the labyrinth of familial pressure, religious precedent, and her own burgeoning sentiment is both painful and beautiful – there are no easy choices to be made. Free and available online at Kanopyhttps://catalog.princeton.edu/catalog/11704283 (PUID required) Watch the trailer: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8446886/ We look forward to seeing there!

  • Cinema Series,  event,  International Film Club

    Virtual IEGAP International Film Club

    We are pleased to write to you with a film selection and date for conversation for the inaugural International Film Club meeting.  Instead of adding a new date to our already busy schedules, we suggest that we use one of our Friday get-togethers to discuss the film. Below is a link to the catalogue information about the film and a link to Kanopy (where it says “Available online”). It requires a PUID and Duo authentication.  Film title: Sweet Bean (2015, Japanese) https://catalog.princeton.edu/catalog/11125062 Synopsis: The manager of a pancake stall finds himself confronted with an odd but sympathetic elderly woman looking for work. A taste of her homemade bean jelly convinces him to hire her,…

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    Passing of Hanna Hand

    Hanna passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 27 2020, in part due to complications from COVID-19. Hanna was a longtime volunteer for the international students and scholars with Davis International Centers. She was also a dear member of IEGAP – always smiling and so elegant. Hanna had an infectious joie de vivre. She used to come to our lunch meetings and was also often going to Princeton Garden Theatre watching movies that were part of the International Cinema Series.  She was from Germany and as far as I remember she was always before or after her travel to Europe. Her family lived in Hesse region (the area of Frankfurt am…