Search Results for 'lsu'

Page 3 of 6

International Retreat – Friday October 26 to Saturday October 27

From the LSU@BCM Facebook page:

International Retreat
Public Event · By BCM@LSU

October 26 at 6:00pm until October 27 at 4:00pm
3800 Highland Rd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

We know that you work hard and that you are among the best in your field, but have you had a chance to really experience Louisiana and some of the amazing people that have come here from around the world? This retreat is designed with you in mind and you will have an opportunity to get to know an American family and international students from other countries and campuses around Louisiana.

Join us along with students from all over the State for Square dancing {at University Baptist Church! -Rick}, seminars on American football, Baking Cupcakes, What do Christians really believe, cookout, and a Swamp tour. Many of the families and students around Baton Rouge have offered to host you all in their homes. And, if that was not enough fun everyone who comes gets a t-shirt!

2012 BCM Intl Retreat Host Home Housing Sign up

2012 BCM Intl Retreat Host Home Housing Sign up

Presidential elections at English Conversation – Friday September 14

Please bring your nametag if you have one!  

How do Americans choose the President of the United States? Would you believe most Americans probably don’t understand – completely – how the President is elected? Come learn about the presidential election process at English Conversation this Friday, September 14 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the home of

Michael and Carolyn Cavanaugh
744 Dubois Avenue, 70808

You can drive there yourself or you can ride on the church bus which picks up from:

  • Highland Plantation bus stop at 6:55 p.m.
  • Edward Gay apartments (outside gate) at 7:05 p.m.
  • Tiger Towers (outside front gate) at 7:08 p.m.
  • Nicholson apartments (covered bus stop) at 7:10 p.m.
  • Tigerland at 7:15 p.m.
  • Brightside (bus stop near Circle K gas station) at 7:18 p.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic.

Directions (pretty close to campus):

  1. drive southeast from LSU along Highland Road
  2. cross Lee Drive
  3. turn left onto Leeward Drive (just like you are driving to the church)
  4. turn right onto Menlo
  5. quickly turn left (at the park) onto Leeward
  6. turn left onto Boone
  7. at the corner turn right onto Dubois
  8. look for house 744 on the right just before a hill that goes down

Map to 744 Dubois Ave, 70808 at Mapquest

Preparing for possible hurricane this week

 

“Don’t be worried. Don’t be afraid. Just be ready“. That seems to be what the university and government authorities are saying to people in Baton Rouge.

Most international students and scholars in Baton Rouge probably have not experienced a hurricane. Some have asked me what they should do. So we want to send some useful information to everyone on our email list.

1) I have attached our English Conversation lesson on hurricanes. It includes information on how to prepare. Please look at it.

2) This is what the LSU Emergency Operations Center sent to me this morning. I have changed some of the language so it is easier to understand.

— Have a flashlight that works. Have enough batteries for several days.

— If you have a car fill it with gas now. Sometimes it is difficult to buy gasoline before and after a hurricane.

–Have enough drinking water (bottled) for at least three days. About one gallon (four liters) for each person for each day.

–Buy food that cannot go “bad” (does not need refrigerator or freezer). And buy food that you do not need to cook. Enough for at least one week.

–If you buy canned food, make sure you have a “manual” can opener that does not need electricity.

–Make sure you have all important documents, including insurance papers. Put them together so that if you need to leave Baton Rouge you can take them with you.

2b) Let us add a few other points.

–Clean your bathtub and fill it with water.

–Back up your important computer files! Cover/protect your computer so it does not get wet.

–Wash clothes now.

–Pack one small suitcase with clothes and “toiletries” in case you need to leave your apartment or leave Baton Rouge. (Not everyone will agree with this.)

–Make or buy ice.

3) Check the news – television, internet, radio. If you have cable channel 18 is good for weather. I often check www.weather.com.

4) Some things you should do now. Some things you can wait until before the storm.

Do not worry. Do not be afraid. Just be ready.

 

Freedom and the Internet? English Conversation – Friday January 27

Please bring your nametag if you have one! Also note the bus now picks up 5 minutes earlier than last year.

Have you heard a about SOPA and PIPA during the last several weeks? What is “piracy”? How much freedom should people have on the Internet?

Come talk about these issues at English Conversation this Friday, January 27 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the home of

Michael and Carolyn Cavanaugh
744 Dubois Avenue, 70808

You can drive there yourself or you can ride on the church bus which picks up from:

  • Highland Plantation bus stop at 6:55 p.m.
  • Edward Gay apartments (outside gate) at 7:05 p.m.
  • Tiger Towers (outside front gate) at 7:08 p.m.
  • Nicholson apartments (covered bus stop) at 7:10 p.m.
  • Tigerland at 7:15 p.m.
  • Brightside (bus stop near Circle K gas station) at 7:18 p.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic.

Directions (pretty close to campus):

  1. drive southeast from LSU along Highland Road
  2. cross Lee Drive
  3. turn left onto Leeward Drive (just like you are driving to the church)
  4. turn right onto Menlo
  5. quickly turn left (at the park) onto Leeward
  6. turn left onto Boone
  7. at the corner turn right onto Dubois
  8. look for house 744 on the right just before a hill that goes down

Map to 744 Dubois Ave, 70808 at Mapquest

 

Let’s meet for lunch! Rick teaching at Louisiana State University this year

Some of you know that Rick Wright – pastor of Church of the Nations – is teaching a class at Louisiana State University this year as an adjunct instructor. His class is Monday through Thursday mornings in Coates Hall near the Student Union. That means he is on campus four days a week! He would love to get together with internationals for lunch. Does not have to be at a restaurant – we can bring our own lunches and meet somewhere. And he can come to where you are. Classroom, office, lab – wherever.

If you would like to him to come meet you for lunch send him an email at Rwright@Ubc-br.org or call him on his cell phone (number below). He can meet people for lunch any day except Monday.

2011 State International Student and Scholar Retreat this weekend!

International students (and scholars) throughout Louisiana are invited to the 2011 State International Student (and Scholar) Retreat held this Friday-Saturday February 25-26 at the Baptist Campus Ministry of Louisiana State University.

This is a chance to meet internationals from around the state. To have fun, ask questions, learn new things. All internationals – along with Americans participating in the retreat – will have dinner in an American home. Those from outside Baton Rouge will spend the night at an American home as well. There will be large group gatherings – to meet people and have fun. Small group seminars on different topics. And short trips to interesting places around Baton Rouge on Saturday afternoon.

The cost is $10 each. Some of the trips on Saturday also have a cost – such as tickets to the zoo.

If you would like to participate you do need to register. You can email lsubcm[AT]eatel[DOT]net or phone 225-343-0424.

Important – you can download the information and registration form here.

The retreat starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and ends Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

Continue reading ‘2011 State International Student and Scholar Retreat this weekend!’

Trip to Louisiana State Capitol and Museum – Saturday, August 28

Church of the Nations will host a field trip to the Louisiana State Museum and the State Capitol this Saturday, August 28. People who live on or near the LSU campus can catch a ride starting at Edward Gay apartments at 9:30 a.m. The bus will also stop at Tiger Towers then Nicholson bus stop then Tigerland. Those who want to drive themselves can meet us at the church parking lot – we will leave the church parking lot by 10:00 a.m.

We first will visit the Louisiana State Museum which has many interesting exhibits about the state of Louisiana – its history, culture, and traditions. We will have a short picnic lunch (sandwiches, chips, drinks) then visit the State Capitol. Children may come but parents must watch them at all times.

Louisiana State Capitol

*This trip is mainly for “new” internationals (those who have recently arrived in Baton Rouge) and/or internationals who have not yet visited these places*. But people who are interested in participating must reserve a place by Friday morning. (The church bus can only carry so many people and we need to know how much food to bring.) To reserve a place on the trip please contact Rick Wright at rwright AT ubc-br DOT org or call his office at 766-9474 ext 222.

We should have everyone back home around 2:00-2:30 p.m.

You can learn more about the Louisiana State Museum at this website and more about the State Capitol at this website.

English Conversation – Friday, August 07

Church of the Nations will again offer English Conversation this Friday, August 07 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the home of:

Chuck and Laurie Rea
3925 Chatfield Drive, 70808

You can drive yourself or ride on the church bus which will pick up from:

  • Duplantier Apartments at 7:00 p.m.
  • Edward Gay at 7:10 p.m.
  • Tiger Towers at 7:13 p.m.
  • Nicholson bus stop at 7:15 p.m.
  • Tigerland (parking lot of the Circle K store) at 7:20 p.m.

Please allow 5-7 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather and traffic.

Directions:

  1. Drive southeast from LSU along Highland Road
  2. Turn left onto Stanford
  3. Drive all the way down Stanford (which will become Acadian) to Hundred Oaks
  4. Turn right onto Hundred Oaks
  5. Turn right onto Richland
  6. Turn right onto Chatfield
  7. Look for house 3925 on the right

Map of 3925 Chatfield, 70808 at Mapquest.

English Conversation – Friday, July 17

Church of the Nations will again offer English Conversation this Friday, July 17 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the home of

David and Susan Patterson
615 High Lake Drive, 70810

You can drive yourself or ride on the church bus which will pick up from:

  • in front of Duplantier apartments at 7:00 p.m.
  • outside Edward Gay apartments at 7:10 p.m.
  • Tiger Towers at 7:13 p.m.
  • Nicholson bus stop at 7:15 p.m.

Please allow 5-7 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic.

Directions:

  1. Drive southeast from LSU along Highland Road
  2. Drive past Kenilworth and Staring and Bluebonnet
  3. After you cross Bluebonnet turn left onto Shady Lake Parkway
  4. Follow Shady Lake to the left then to the right
  5. Turn left onto High Lake Drive
  6. Look for house 615

Map of 615 High Lake Drive, 70810 at Mapquest.Com

English Conversation – Friday, July 10

Church of the Nations will again offer English Conversation this Friday, July 10 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the home of:

Sam and Sarah Rogers
259 Duplantier Boulevard, 70808

You can drive yourself or ride on the church bus which will pick up from:

  • in front of Duplantier apartments at 7:00 p.m.
  • Edward Gay (outside the gate – Rick does not have a card) at 7:10 p.m.
  • Tiger Towers at 7:13 p.m.
  • Nicholson bus stop at 7:15 p.m.

Please allow 5-7 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic.

Directions (very close to the university and very simple):

  1. Drive southeast from LSU along Highland
  2. Turn left onto Duplantier
  3. At the end of Duplantier make a U-turn and head back toward Highland
  4. Look for house 259 on the right

Map of 259 Duplantier, 70808 at Mapquest