2010 News archive

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December 2010
2010 Fellows' Lunch   View Summary
13 December 2010
2010 Fellow's LunchOn Sunday, 21st November 2010, in the Wool Room at International House, the Chair of Council, Denise North, presented Ms Rosamond (Wood) Madden and Professor Sid Gray with a Fellowship of International House for their outstanding contributions to the House over many years.
October 2010
2010 Candlelight Dinner and Halloween Disco   View Summary
29 October 2010
Candlelight Dinner and Halloween DiscoCandlelight Dinner commemorated another successful year at International House. It was followed by the IHMA Halloween themed Disco.
2010 IH Ball   View Summary
10 October 2010
IH BallThis year, the IH ball was held at the highest event room in the Southern Hemisphere, up on the Sydney (Centrepoint) tower.
Getting to know the residents: Victor (Ziggy) Wu   View Summary
7 October 2010
Getting to know the residents: Victor WuGet to know some of the IH residents in a short interview.
September 2010
iNight 2010   View Summary
20 September 2010
iNight 2010Showcasing some of IH's finest musicians, dancers, actors, comedians and talents, the biggest event of the year was back and better than ever.
Blue Mountains Trip   View Summary
13 September 2010
Blue Mountains TripA group of 16 residents from International House travelled to the Blue Mountains for an overnight retreat on the 4th of September to enjoy the wonderful scenery and breathtaking views.
Table Tennis Open   View Summary
12 September 2010
Table Tennis Open CompetitionInternational House in partnership with the USYD Table Tennis Club organized the first Table Tennis Open Competition on the 12th of September this year.
August 2010
Stargazing   View Summary
22 August 2010
StargazingStargazing was a great chance to get away from the busy life of a university student, enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest while seeing the stars close up through telescopes.
Foundation Day Dinner and Jungle Fever Disco   View Summary
11 August 2010
International House celebrated Foundation Day by inviting Michael Hwang to give a speechThe first formal dinner of semester two was a great success, as we welcomed the new and old residents from every corner of the Earth. International House celebrated Foundation Day by inviting Michael Hwang (biography below), an alumni of International House and the first ever IHMA president, to give a speech about internationalism, one of the core values of IH.
June 2010
World Environment Day Dinner and Disco   View Summary
5 June 2010
World Environment DayThe World Environment Day Dinner and Disco was a great chance for residents to unwind before plunging into the next few weeks of studying and exams.
May 2010
2010 International Food Fair   View Summary
23 May 2010
2010 Food FairMay has been an exciting month for all IH residents as yet another fantastic event took place last Saturday. The International Food Fair had been the main subject of discussions around the House for the past week or so as the 18 teams (representing countries from Greece to India, South Africa to Japan and many, many more) prepared and planned for the big day.
IH Idol Finals and Disco   View Summary
12 May 2010
IH Idol FinalsOn the night of the 9th of May, the Wool Room was filled with anticipated chattering. Residents knew what was in store for them would make it a night to remember! Fans brought down their carefully crafted banners with the names of the 3 IH Idol finalists who made it through the tough selections of the semi-finals.
Harbour Cruise   View Summary
1 May 2010
2010 IH Harbour CruiseEach year at IH, the Harbour Cruise is one of the most highly anticipated events - for a good reason! This year the IHMA organized a 3 hour cruise on the MV John Cadman III, showcasing some of Sydney Harbour's most stunning night scenery to IH residents, alumni, and guests.
April 2010
Napkin Competition: Winners Announced   View Summary
22 April 2010
Napkin CompetitionThis year residents had the opportunity to show off their innovation and entrepreneurial spirit by participating in the Napkin Competition. Congratulations to Siaw-Yean Woon, Sumit Gupta, and Yixuan(Neil) Chen who has won a chance to participate in the Sydney Innovation Tour!
Weekend in the Wollongong and the Southern Highlands   View Summary
21 April 2010
Wollongong TripOn Saturday 17th of April a group of IH residents set off by mini bus to explore the countryside, wineries, natural attractions and beaches of the Southern Highlands and the Illawarra.
Project for Peace Interview with Siaw-Yean Woon   View Summary
19 April 2010
Siaw-Yean Woon receives $10 000 grant to carry out her Project for PeaceInterview with Sy about her project for the Project for Peace initiative.
Getting to know the residents: Hector Barrera Villa Zevallos   View Summary
12 April 2010
Getting to know the residents: Héctor Barrera Villa ZevallosGet to know some of the IH residents in a short interview.
March 2010
Around the World in Seven Dinners: South America   View Summary
30 March 2010
South American DinnerAfter the first successful dinner featuring food from the Pacific, the second round of the "Around the World in Seven Dinners" series again provided a taste of the cultures of South America.
Getting to know the residents: Robert Cahyadi Setiokusumo   View Summary
24 March 2010
Getting to know the residents: Robert Cahyadi SetiokusumoGet to know some of the IH residents in a short interview.
2010 Flag Dinner   View Summary
19 March 2010
Jessica Carroll in the Flag CeremonyAt International House, we're all about sharing our different cultures and showcasing our diversity. The Flag Ceremony has always been a traditional event celebrating the variety of cultural backgrounds we come from.
International Women's Day   View Summary
16 March 2010
Jessica Carroll and Kay PattersonInternational House celebrated International Women's Day on Friday 5th of March with a speech by the Hon. Dr. Kay Patterson, an alumna of International House and a former senator.