Spend your first wellness day sipping some hot tea and gaining financial kn
Spend your first wellness day sipping some hot tea and gaining financial kn
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Friday, February 12, 2021 | Spring Semester 2021

Financial Wellness and Tea on Wednesday, February 17 (no classes) 
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Come to the international Student Center (through the MacMillan Hall parking lot) beginning at 9:30am and get a warm, uplifting cup of tea and some financial knowledge
ISSS will be giving away copies of Managing Your Money: A Guide to Making Smart Finacial Decisions in the United States written by Molly Heidemann, ISSS Director, and have various teas from around the world available to sample (while supplies last for both). PNC staff will also be on hand from 10 -11:30 am and 2 - 3:30 pm to answer any questions about banking in the U.S.  
NationaliTeas and Financial Wellness at the ISC
golden ox ornament hanging from a pink flower tree for for lunar new year
(Today) Friday, February 12 at 7:00pm and February 14 at 5:00pm EST - Lunar New Year Festival
The Comparative Religion Student Association will host a lunar new year party arranged so that attendees can join one or more of the twelve differnt animal zodiac rooms: mouse/rat, ox/cow, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat/sheep, monkey, rooster/chicken, dog, and pig. 2021 will be the year of the Ox!
Wednesday, February 16 at 3:00pm EST - Sprintax Tax Webinar
Have questions about filing your taxes? This tax webinar will cover topics such as who must file a U.S. tax return, residency for tax purposes, FICA, amended returns, implications of misfiling, the stimulus check and much more.
Register for Sprintax Tax Webinar on February 16 at 3 PM (EST)

Wednesday, February 18 at 12:00pm EST - OPT Info Session 
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Optional Practical Training is off-campus work authorization for students in F-1 status who have completed their academic program. ISSS staff will present info and answer questions about the OPT process for those interested in learning more. This session will be targeted primarily to students who are graduating in May 2021.
Attend OPT Info Session on Feb. 18

Wednesday, February 18 at 4:00pm EST - Virtual Career Fair Prep Session
Hear from employers and career advisors on how to prepare for and navigate the career fair on February 25. 
Monday, February 22 at 9:00am EST - Celebrate the Year of the Ox with fellow Miamians!
Happy Lunar New Year, 2021, Year of the OX
Immigration Tip
Apply for a Social Security Number if you have a job

A Social Security number (SSN) is a nine-digit number used to report your wages to the government and is used on some U.S. tax forms. Please note that any international student who was present in the U.S. for part of 2020 should prepare for the upcoming tax season.

If you are employed in the U.S., you are expected to obtain a Social Security Number. Any international student working on campus is eligble to apply for an SSN and should plan to do so within their first month or so of emplyoment.  
Learn more about applying for an SSN
Academic integrity is more than just "not cheating." 
Academic integrity is about learning, responsibility, accountability, fairness, respect, honesty, and trust. Ultimately, academic integrity is about the values we hold that define our character – it is about what we choose to do, even when no one is looking, and it is about creating good habits for the future.

Academic integrity is important because it is about the choices you make about how to complete your academic work and be a student at Miami University. It is about practicing the work ethic and responsibility that is expected of all Miami students and that will be expected in future endeavors. It is about being responsible to yourself, your peers, and your faculty and upholding the values of Miami University – espousing Love & Honor.

Remember, it is each student’s responsibility to maintain academic integrity and to know and follow the academic integrity policy.  
Read more about Academic Integrity
International Student Center: for student and community developemtn and intercultural engagement
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