2009 News archive

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November 2009
A Victorian Romance - IH Ball   View Summary
29 November 2009
A Victorian RomanceThe most extravagant and exclusive event IHMA organises every year, the International House Ball, is a fun and eventful night for all attendees.
Candlelight Dinner   View Summary
29 November 2009
Candlelight DinnerThe Candlelight Dinner is a traditional formal dinner held at the end of the second semester every year. The event celebrates the values held by IH and of course the end of a great semester.
Charity Night   View Summary
29 November 2009
Charity NightCharity Night is a fun sociable night in which residents, staff and SUIHAA get together in the Wool Room to raise money for a charity of choice. This year the charity chosen was OXFAM.
I Night 2009   View Summary
29 November 2009
I Night 2009Every year the performances offered at I Night seem to get more and more spectacular. I night 2009 offered a great variety of performances.
Project for Peace   View Summary
11 November 2009
Project For PeaceBjornar Lassen a resident in 2008 became involved with the 100 projects for peace initiative, which is supported by IH. His project idea was accepted by the committee and funded with a $10 000 grant.
International House Students Attend National Student Leadership Forum    View Summary
11 November 2009
Victor with Kevin RuddThree residents of International House attended the National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra and met Kevin Rudd!
October 2009
Getting to know the residents: Minal Khilani    View Summary
22 October 2009
Minal KhilaniGet to know some of the IH residents in a short interview.
Table Tennis Tournament   View Summary
1 October 2009
Table TennisThe IH sports coordinators Minal and Farhan organised a table tennis tournament for residents.
September 2009
Casino Night   View Summary
14 September 2009
Casino NightIHMA executive committee consists of three very fond poker players, the three of them took it upon themselves to organise an in-house casino event with the main event being poker.
Canberra Trip   View Summary
6 September 2009
Canberra TripThe assistant director, Michael Patoka, organised an action packed weekend trip to Australia's capital city Canberra to enable residents to get to know the city and surrounding area.
August 2009
Celebrities in Action - First Informal of the Semester   View Summary
14 August 2009
Celebrities in Action!The hype leading up to the first official IHMA party of the semester was quite extraordinary. The theme of the event was Celebrities.
Foundation Day Dinner   View Summary
7 August 2009
Foundation Day DinnerThe first formal dinner of the semester offered a great excuse for residents to brush up into their nicest suits and dresses and turned out to be a great evening for all attendees.
Getting to know the residents - Jonathan Ribot   View Summary
3 August 2009
Jonathan RibotGet to know Jonathan. A current IH resident from Mauritius, who has been at IH for 3 years and become extremely involved with all events and activities that are going on
July 2009
Walter Westman Lecture   View Summary
28 July 2009
Walter Westman LectureThe highly praised and exceedingly successful inaugural Walter Westman lecture, held at International House last September, lets IH proudly announce this years speaker will be John Connor, the CEO of Climate Institute of Australia. The next Walter Westman lecture will take place on the 17th of September 2009 at IH.
June 2009
Indoor Sports   View Summary
21 June 2009
Indoor SportsSydney Uni Sport and Fitness organise casual sports on a weekly basis in the University Sports and Aquatic Centre. Since second semester 2008 International House has been participating in indoor soccer, netball and basketball.
World Environment Day Dinner   View Summary
5 June 2009
World Environment Day DinnerIn order to end an action packed semester in a worthy manner, the office and IHMA went all-out in the preparation of our last formal dinner and disco of the semester.
May 2009
Snowy Mountains Trip    View Summary
29 May 2009
Snowy Mountains Trip As the winter months start coming in and it becomes too cold for trips to Manly and Bondi beach, IH residents organised a weekend trip to the Snowy Mountains. The trip was organised by Pete who is a snow enthusiast and well acquainted with the region.
Kirby Cup Speaking Competition   View Summary
21 May 2009
Kirby CupAs part of life at International House residents are encouraged to embrace Uni life and participate in various university run functions and competitions. Several IH residents decided to test their public speaking skills in the highly prestigious Kirby Cup Public Speaking competition.
100 Projects for Peace   View Summary
19 May 2009
Bjornar Lassen - Successful applicant to 100 projects for peaceWe are very happy to announce that an International House resident, Bjornar Lassen is the first students of the University to successfully apply for a grant from the Davis Foundation
International Idol   View Summary
16 May 2009
International IdolWith 14 contestants entering this year's IH Idol auditions, the jury had plenty of residents to choose from for the biggest IH singing competition of the semester.
Food Fair 2009   View Summary
16 May 2009
Food Fair 2009Hungry for Spanish paella, Italian tiramisu or Japanese sushi? At Food Fair 2009 students pair up and cook their favourite dishes from home.
Around The World in 7 Dinners - South America   View Summary
4 May 2009
Dancers at the DinnerThe theme of this dinner was South America, so residents were served delicious Peruvian, Argentinean and Brazilian cuisine!
Around the World in 7 Dinners - Africa    View Summary
4 May 2009
African DinnerThe last semi-formal dinner of the semester let residents experience the culinary specialities offered by several African countries.
Wild Endurance Event   View Summary
2 May 2009
Wild Endurance eventCommitment and Passion are just two qualities shown by 6 competing IH Sydney residents over the weekend of 2/3 May in the Wilderness Societies annual WILD ENDURANCE Event
April 2009
Harbour Cruise   View Summary
26 April 2009
Residents enjoying the cruiseThe biggest and most extravagant event organised by the students of International House in semester one.
March 2009
Around the World in Seven Dinners - North America   View Summary
29 March 2009
Mexican Resident Jorge at the DinnerThe first of an all-new series of semi-formal dinners designed to let residents experience culinary specialties from around the world.
Shelley Beach Trip- Snorkelling and BBQ   View Summary
28 March 2009
Snorkeling at Shelley BeachAustralia is well known for epic landscapes, white beaches and great snorkelling. IH organises excusions for residents to enjoy Australia's phenomenal nature.
Chess Tournament   View Summary
22 March 2009
Ismael, Eduardo and Samia playing chessThroughout the semester IH organizes numerous small evening activities for students to participate in. This years activities kicked off with a chess tournament held in the dining hall.
Flag Dinner Ceremony   View Summary
20 March 2009
Flag Dinner CeremonyThe Flag Dinner is a traditional IH event held at the beginning of each year. Year for year the dinner is a truly spectacular event!
Women's Day Dinner & Mardi Gras Disco   View Summary
6 March 2009
Women's Day Dinner and DiscoFirst semester 2009 kicked off with the International Women's Day Dinner. The event offered a great opportunity for new residents to meet and greet other residents and staff!