PSA Events 2007-2008

Spring Quarter

PSA Farewell Dinner

Farewell dinner
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PSA Trip to Great America

PSA is planning to have fun and adventure by going to "Great America", San Francisco's most exciting theme park, and wants YOU to join. This amusement park is only 25 minutes away form the school and has a large variety of rides and attractions including thrill rides, live shows and family rides.

When: Saturday May 17, 2008
Where: Great America

Click for event details: Time, How to sign-up, pricing, carpool ...


Where and When:

  • Saturday May 17th, 2008
  • 9:30am in front of GCC (750 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305)

  • OR

  • 10:00 AM at Great America (4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054)

Pricing:

  • Before Tuesday May 13, 11:59 PM: $28
  • After Tuesday: $52

How to signup:

  • RSVP to psa-admin (at) lists.stanford.edu and make a check payable to Persian Student Association.
  • Your reservation confirmation is contingent on either mailing the check to P.O.Box 19698, Stanford, 94309 or handing in the check to one of the board members by the corresponding deadline.


PSA BBQ

PSA BBQ

Please join us for some tasty barbeque on a sunny spring weekend. This is a great opportunity to catch up with friends, make new friends and enjoy the food. This event has been organized by the newly elected board and is part of the I-center International Festival.

When: Sunday, May 11, 2008, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Bechtel International Center


Poetry Night

It's the time for another "Shab-e She'r"!
Please come and give warmth to the Persian Poetry Night and enjoy the live music.
It is an open floor with an open theme. Anyone is welcome to bring a poem and read it to others.

When: Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Timoshenko Lounge, Rains Houses


PSA Spring Party

PSA Spring Party
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When: Friday, May 2nd 2008, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Where: Elliot Program Center, located near Governor's Corner (map)
Tickets: Free! with SUID, Students: $5, Others: $10


PSA Hike and Outdoor Breakfast

PSA is planning a hike and breakfast/brunch in Huddart park for next Saturday. We'll hike along the Dean trail for about 1.5-2 hours and then return back to the Zwierlein picnic area to have breakfast/brunch and hangout with friends. Please RSVP to psa-admin (at) lists.stanford.edu before Wed. 4/23 so that we can arrange carpools and get enough food for the brunch.

Where: Zwierlein picnic area
When: 8:30am sharp for carpool in front of GCC or 9:00am at Zwierlein picnic area


International Gala

Come enjoy free food, performances and exhibitions organized by Stanford's international community. The event will take place in the Arrillaga Alumni Center on Sunday, April 6 starting at 5:00 pm. Exhibitions and serving of food will take place first. So DON'T BE LATE, or you will miss the food! These will be followed by performances by a number of Stanford's international groups from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. This is a big event and always a lot of fun.

The PSA is going to have a cultural exhibition table, Persian food, and a traditional music performance by our own music group.

Please note that the event is free for all Stanford students and staff, but requires presenting your SUID at the entry. One additional guest is allowed per SUID.

When: Sunday, April 06, 5:00-8:30pm
Where: Arrillaga Alumni Center


Winter Quarter

PSA New Year Celebration

newyear

Dear friends,

The Spring is in the air and the New Year is around the corner. We are going to get together to celebrate the Persian New Year, and uphold one of our most beautiful and adorable traditions that symbolically praises the joyful rejuvenation of the nature.

This year the vernal equinox is happening at 10:48 p.m. on March 19, and we will celebrate it in the Bechtel International Center. The details of the program are listed below. The program starts with serving the traditional "sabzi-polo-maahi" and "kookoo-sabzi". We will have a variety of fun activities such as games, movies,... for those who want to stay up late at the very first night of the year 1387.

When: Wednesday, March 19th - 7:00PM (Dinner will be served at 7:30PM)
Where: The I-center living and dining rooms
Vernal Equinox (tahvil-e-saal): 10:48:19PM

Photo Update: Click here to view/download the PSA photo of 1387


PSA 4Shanbeh Soori

bonefire

PSA is celebrating 4Shanbeh Soori next Tuesday, March 18th. This year we will have bonfires on the Ocean beach in San Francisco

When: Tuesday, March 18th
Where: Ocean Beach, San Francisco


PSA Election 2008

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Please join us for the PSA election night on Wednesday February 27th.

In this very special night the candidates will talk about their plans for the next year and will answer to your questions and concerns. Also the PSA current board of directors will give a report on what PSA has been through during the last year. And as always there will be the delicious Persian dinner and socializing besides the election.

If you like to nominate yourself for the PSA board of directors please send ombudsperson an email with your information and your statement not later than Monday February 25th.

When: Wednesday, February 27th - Dinner 7:00PM (sharp!), Election 7:45PM
Where: Clark center, Third Floor, Room S360 (Map)


It Would Have Been Easier to be a Doctor:
Tales of an Iranian Humorist

An evening with Firoozeh Dumas
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Join us for an evening with Firoozeh Dumas, the best selling author of Funny in Farsi. She will introduce her new book Laughing Without an Accent.
The event is open to the public.

When: Wednesday, February 20th - 7:00PM
Where: Cubberely Auditorium (Map)


Young Voices From Iran

Young Voices

Two short films about post-revolutionary Iran from Iranian-American perspectives followed by a Panel Discussion with Nooshin Navidi, and Jason Rezaian

Young Republic (Nooshin J. Navidi, 30 minutes) - 70 percent of Iran is under 30 years old. Reflective and lyrical, In Young Republic, Iranian American filmmaker engages in dialogues with students and young people of Iran. Playful conversations turn into heated debates, and humorous stories lend insight into the how the young republic hopes to shape the future of Iran. (http://www.nooshin.net)

A World Between (Nezam Manouchehri, 56 minutes) - Iranian-American journalist, Jason Rezaian, travels to Iran to discover his father's homeland. As he travels across the country, in each place we meet his friends and relatives who help form a representative view of Iranians rarely seen in the West. (http://aworldbetween.com/about.asp)

When: Thursday, February 7th, 7:00PM
Where: Clark Auditorium, Stanford University (Map - Directions)


PSA Ski trip

PSA Skitrip

As we are getting close to the ski season, many of you are looking forward to the PSA ski trip. This year PSA is going on its annual Martin Luther King Jr. weekend ski trip, and wants to enjoy your company. You can ski, snowboard or even sky-dive!!! No matter what your interests are, South Lake Tahoe has something for everyone.

When: Friday Jan. 18th through Monday Jan. 21st
Where: South Lake Tahoe

Read more on pricing, lodging, how to signup and cancellation policy ...


General:

  • The houses will be available at 4:00pm on Friday and we need to checkout by 10:00am on Monday.
  • If you need a ride, let us know and will try to arrange for the carpool.
Lodging:
  • We have booked three houses in South Lake Tahoe.
  • All of them are close to the Heavenly Ski Resort.
  • Each house is placed within less than 5 minutes driving distance of the other two.

Food:

  • Breakfast is served on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
  • Snacks and refreshing drinks will be available throughout the trip.
  • There will be pizzas on Friday night.
  • Dinner is provided on Saturday night.

Pricing (per person):

  • PSA members and spouses
    • Before Dec. 10th:
      • New Students: $65
      • Others: $100
    • After Dec. 10th
      • New Students: $75
      • Others: $115
  • PSA alumni and non-Stanford Students: $135
  • others: $160

How to signup:

  • RSVP to psa-admin (at) lists.stanford.edu and make a check payable to Persian Student Association no later than Dec. 10 for the discounted prices, or no later than Dec. 17 for the regular prices.
  • You can hand in your checks to any of the PSA board members (Mohammad, Parastoo, Shadi or Hedi) or mail it to:
    Persian Student Association (PSA)
    P.O. Box 19698
    Stanford, CA 94309-9698
  • Given the limited capacity of the houses, your reservation will not be confirmed, unless your check is received on time.

Cancellation policy:

  • If you cancel your reservation before Dec. 17th, you will be reimbursed the whole amount you paid.
  • Before Jan. 2nd, you will be reimbursed half of the price.
  • After Jan. 2nd, you will be penalized the whole price.


Fall Quarter Events:

Yalda Night

Yalda Night

Even though some of us students might argue that the night before a final/paper deadline/quals is the longest night of the year, for everyone else "Shab-e Yalda" is the only night long enough to stay up late, have some pomegranate and enjoy the good company of friends. Please join PSA on Friday, December 21st, at 8:00 pm at the Timoshenko Lounge for a long night of awesome performances, lots of good food and a great time with a bunch of great people.

Please note, this event is open to PSA members and their guests only.

When: Friday, Dec 21, 2008, 8:00 pm
Where: Timoshenko Lounge, Rains Houses


Poetry and Music Night

Please come and give warmth to the Persian Poetry Night and enjoy the live music.
It is an open floor with an open theme. Anyone is welcome to bring a poem and read it to others.

When: Monday, Dec 17, 2008, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Timoshenko Lounge, Rains Houses


PSA Fall Party

The Persian Student Association at Stanford proudly presents:

An event not to be missed,
An event that is going to rock,
Think big, think glory, think

PSA FALL PARTY

Come out and party with your friends

Featuring
DJ Alireza

Venue
Elliot Program Center


When: Saturday, December 1st 2007, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Where: Elliot Program Center, located near Governor's Corner, overlooking Lake Lagunita - map
Tickets: Free! with SUID, Students: $5, Others: $10


Dr. Abdolkarim Soroush:
"Cultural Challenges of Iranians in Today’s World"

soroush

A lecture by Dr. Abdolkarim Soroush on cultural challenges that Iranian are facing in the today's world.

The lecture will be followed by Question and Answer session
The lecture will be in Farsi.

When: Thursday November 15th, 7:00pm
Where: Clark Auditorium, Stanford University


IRAN: Seven Faces of Civilization

IRAN: Seven faces of civilization
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When: Sunday October 28th, 6:30pm
Where: Mayer Library, Mayer Forum Room - 124


PSA Annual Welcome Dinner

Welcome Dinner

It's that time of year again...! PSA will be hosting its annual Fall Welcome Dinner on October 9th in GCC Havana room at 7pm. As always, there will be LOTS of delicious food and sweets, good company, and a chance to mingle with old friends and meet newcomers to PSA.

When: Tuesday October 9th, 7pm
Where: GCC Havana room


PSA Dinner - Iftar

The Persian Student Association cordially invites you to a PSA-sponsored Dinner-Iftar as part of ISSU's daily Iftar program on Sunday Sept. 23rd, 2007 at 7:00 PM at Tressider union. This is a unique opportunity for you to catch up with old friends, make new friends and enjoy plenty of Persian food. Come and join us for a memorable night.

When: Sunday September 23rd, 7pm
Where: Tressider Stundent Union


Summer Quarter Events:

PSA Open House - New Graduate Student Orientation

s part of this year's New Graduate Student Orientation organized by the Graduate Student Council (GSC), PSA is holding an open-house event on Tuesday, Sept 18th, 6-8 pm at the Graduate Community Center's Nairobi room. The board is asking for the generous help of 8 member volunteers who would be present alongside all board members and answer any questions the newcomers might have. There will be plenty of food and Persian cookies available and you would be enjoying the wonderful company of fellow PSA members.

If you are interested in attending, please send Hedi (razavih [at] stanford.edu) an email as soon as possible.

When: Tuesday, September 18th, 6-8pm
Where: Graduate Community Center (GCC)


History and Role of the Violin in Traditional Persian Music

Loghman Adhami

In this very special program, renowned Iranian composer, violinist and improviser, maestro Loghman Adhami reviews the history of the violin in traditional Persian music through interactive discussions and live demonstrations.

  • Admission is free and open to public
  • The program is not intended for children of 10 years of age or younger

Date: Sunday, September 9th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Place: Havana room, Graduate Community Center (GCC)


PSA Yosemite trip

Yosemite Picture

PSA is reviving an old tradition by going on a camping trip to Yosemite in early September (Labor day weekend) and wants YOU to come too! We will be staying in tent cabins at Curry Village in the center of Yosemite valley and in the middle of the great outdoors, close to many of Yosemite's awesome hiking trails and waterfalls.

When: Saturday Sept. 1st through Monday Sept. 3rd
Where: Curry Village at Yosemite valley

Read more on pricing, lodging and how to signup ...


General:

  • The cabins will be available at 5:00pm on Saturday and we need to checkout by 11:00am on Monday.
  • We will carpool from Stanford on Saturday morning. More information on rides will be provided later to those signed up.
Lodging:
  • Tent cabins at Curry Village in Yosemite valley.
  • Tent cabins are non-heated and each have 3 single and 1 double cots.
  • Cabins are provided with mattresses and blankets but you might want to bring your own sleeping bag and gear in case the weather goes crazy!
  • Cabin assignments will be based on the time of arrival.
  • You can find more information on the cabins by looking for the “Canvas Tent Cabins” at:
    http://www.yosemitepark.com/Accommodations_CurryVillage_LodgingDetails.aspx

Food:

  • PSA will host a BBQ on Sat. evening. Snacks and light breakfasts will be available throughout the trip.

Pricing (per person):

  • PSA members and spouses: $50
  • PSA alumni: $60
  • others: $65

How to signup:

  • RSVP to psa-admin (at) lists.stanford.edu and make a check payable to Persian Student Association no later than Aug. 12th.
  • You can hand in your checks to any of the PSA board members (Mohammad, Parastoo, Shadi or Hedi) or mail it to:
    Persian Student Association (PSA)
    P.O. Box 19698
    Stanford, CA 94309-9698

You can find more information on Yosemite Park's attractions by visiting: http://www.yosemitepark.com
Due to the limited number of tents, the availability will be on a first-come first-serve basis. If you have any questions about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact us at: psa-admin (at) lists.stanford.edu



PSA Summer BBQ

BBQ picture

August 4th
11am - 6pm

Willis Lounge at Rains Houses

This is a great opportunity for those of us still here over summer to get together over some tasty barbeque!

The meat will be halal and there will be vegetarian options as well.


PSA Music and Poetry Night

The Persian Student Association cordially invites you to a night of classical and modern Iranian poetry accompanied by Persian music performances. Feel free to bring your favorite pieces of poetry and share them with friends or be a listener and enjoy others' poetry recitals. Our very own Arya ensemble will perform pieces of traditional and contemporary Iranian music.

Date: Tuesday, July 31, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Place: Timoshenko Lounge (Rains Houses)
Map: http://www.stanford.edu/group/rains/html/commonareas.html


Regular Events:

PSA Volleyball

  • When: Every Sunday at 1:00 PM
  • Where: The Oval, Stanford University

PSA Basketball

  • When: Every Saturday at 1:00 PM
  • Where: Arrillaga Center for Sports & Recreation (ACSR)

PSA Thursday lunch

  • When: Every Thursday at 12:15 PM
  • Where: Tressider Student Union, in front of TreeHouse

Masnavi Reading Sessions

  • When : Thursdays 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Where : Cubberly Auditorium - 2nd floor.
  • Contact mathnavi AT yahoo DOT com prior to your first visit to confirm the class location.

Ghazaliat Reading Sessions

  • When : First and third Tuesdays of each month, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Where : Cubberly Auditorium - 2nd floor.
  • Contact mathnavi AT yahoo DOT com prior to your first visit to confirm the class location.
   

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