Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PIER Newsletter: January 20, 2015

PIER Newsletter: January 20, 2015

Welcome new PIER members and the PIER team. Going forward PIER will mail out information
in the form of a bi-monthly newsletter to all PIER members. In the future, this letter will be
posted to the PIER website.

If you would like to announce a job or submit a resource or event for the PIER Newsletter,
please email to piergroupsd@gmail.com  for consideration. The PIER Board will take all
submissions under consideration for posting in the PIER Newsletter.

Thank you,
The PIER Board

In This Issue:

Announcements
PIER Chair Announcements
PIER Vice-Chair Announcements
PIER Announcements

PIER Chair Announcements


Call for SEVP Field Representative Questions for February 11 PIER Meeting
Please email your questions for our SEVP Field Representative to piergroupsd@gmail.com no later than Friday, January 23. This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn more about our new SEVP Field Representative. At our February 11 meeting, we are pleased to welcome the San Diego SEVP Field Representative Cassie Hero. We are calling for questions to ask Cassie during this meeting.

NAFSA will have a webinar on Curricular Practical Training: Policies and Practices for Elective Training February 17.

You can find more details on their website at
http://www.nafsa.org/Attend_Events/Online/Webinars/Curricular_Practical_Training__Policies_and_Practices_for_Elective_Training/
Would you like to become more involved with international education and NAFSA or do you have a colleague who may be interested in participating? The NAFSA Region XII Southern District is holding open nominations for the following vacant positions on the 2015 Southern California District Team:
• Chair-Elect
• Community College Representative
• International Scholar Representative
• International Student Representative
• Registrar
If you are interested or know someone who would be a great candidate, please follow the Survey Monkey link to the nomination ballot: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015SoCalTeam Nominations close WEDNESDAY, January 28 at 5:00 PM.

Education USA webinars for your prospective students and scholars

Are you familiar with Education USA? EducationUSA is a network of hundreds of advising centers in 170 countries, where millions of international students each year find accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to accredited U.S. colleges and universities (http://www.educationusa.info) Working with the US Department of State, SEVP and universities, they have created several interactive webinars from financing their studies to arrival at the US port of entry http://www.educationusa.info/edusa_connects/.

PIER Vice-Chair Announcements

2015 New Professional’s Workshop: Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 9AM.

The New Professional’s Workshop will be held on Friday, March 20th, 2015, at 9AM scheduled at the National University La Mesa Campus. The PIER workshop traditionally covers basic information on F1 regulation and procedures focusing on SEVIS function. If you plan on registering and have specific area you want to learn, please email Yasue O’Neill, PIER Vice Chair, at yoneill@palomar.edu no later than January 30th, 2015. The New Professional’s Workshop information is on the PIER website. You can download the registration form and schedule on the PIER website at www.piergroup.org.

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