Welcome (back) to Fall 2023!
Here are our upcoming events for the month of September! For questions, please email email@example.com
· Pittsburgh Pirates: Watch Pittsburgh’s baseball team play at the scenic PNC Park. The Pirates offer discounted tickets for students. Purchase tickets and find more information about the team at https://www.mlb.com/pirates/tickets/single-game-tickets .
· Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Watch soccer games at Highmark Stadium, which overlooks the river. Tickets are relatively cheap. Purchase tickets and find more information about the team at https://www.riverhounds.com/tickets/.
· 5/14- Pittonkatonk: Pittonkatonk is music without boundaries. Enjoy music in public spaces that belong to everyone, with no stage, no doors, and no right way to express yourself. Free and open to all! http://pittonkatonk.org/
· 5/21-5/22- Shadyside Spring Art Festival on Walnut Street: This weekend art show hosts over 100 fine artists that create original hand-made artwork. Admission is free. https://www.artfestival.com/festivals/2nd-annual-shadysidethe-other-art-festival-walnut-street-craft-marketplace
· 6/3-6/11- Three Rivers Art Festival: An outdoor music and arts festival featuring: live music, performance art, visual art and food. Located downtown, from the first Friday of June for ten days. The best part? It’s free. https://traf.trustarts.org/events
· 6/2-6/4: Pittsburgh Pride: Celebrate PittsburghPRIDE on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh. Over 175 vendors and food booths, family friendly crafts and inflatables https://lgbtqpittsburgh.com/
· 7/4 : Independence Day Celebration: Celebrate July 4th with Pittsburgh! Enjoy a family-style picnic at historic Point State Park, complete with patriotic music and food vendors from 6 to 10 pm. The City’s Independence Day fireworks presented by Pyrotecnico will illuminate the skyline beginning at twilight. https://pittsburghpa.gov/july4/
· 7/15-7/24: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix: Vintage motor sports car race and 10-day motorsport festival with over 150 vintage racers, and 2,500 show cards. Free. https://www.pvgp.org/
· 8/3-8/5: Three Rivers Regatta: Come to Point State Park and help us honor Pittsburgh’s renowned history, vibrant present and exciting future. With music, boating, food, fireworks and family fun, the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta is where the Pittsburgh community comes to celebrate the city we call home and the waterfront we love and depend on. http://yougottaregatta.org/
· 8/8-8/14: Pittsburgh Restaurant Week: Visit Pittsburgh restaurants, many of which offer deals and discounts during the Pittsburgh Restaurant Week! https://pittsburghrestaurantweek.com/
· 8/18-8/21- Bloomfield Little Italy Days: Bring your appetite to the region’s largest heritage festival! Learn more about the Italian-themed entertainment and food. Bloomfield is a short walk from Chatham University, and a great place to visit! http://littleitalydays.com/
· 8/27 – Squirrel Hill Night Market: View the pop-up market place that features local artist’s, while surrounded by the many shops and restaurants that Squirrel Hill has to offer.
· Open Streets Pittsburgh: The last weekends of May, June, and July. Schedule with specific dates & activity hub details will be released soon! Open Streets PGH temporarily closes roads to car traffic, and invites Pittsburghers to reimagine our streets as places for people. Walk, run, bike, skate, roll, dance, and enjoy the road at your own pace. https://openstreetspgh.org/about/
· Cinema in Pittsburgh Parks: Catch great movies under the stars at these free, family-friendly Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park events. The schedule and participating parks will be announced soon. https://pittsburghpa.gov/events/cinema
Places/Attractions to visit
· Kennywood theme park: Visit Pittsburgh’s beloved amusement park for rides, games, and food. https://www.kennywood.com/
· The Gateway Clipper: The Gateway Clipper is a great way to see all of Pittsburgh’s beauty. The boat takes you on a tour across Pittsburgh, with the option to eat dinner on the boat as well. https://www.gatewayclipper.com/
· Randyland: Randyland is a vibrant and colorful outside space that is full of handmade art by the owner, Randy. It is free to view, and is open 12-7. https://www.facebook.com/randylandpgh/
· Pittsburgh City Parks Public Pools: Swim in locations such as Schenley and Homewood! For information about openings and hours, visit the link below. https://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/swimming-outdoor
-For more ideas of things to do in the summer in Pittsburgh, check https://www.visitpittsburgh.com/events-festivals/ for updated events and activities each day.
-For info on city parks (Schenley, Frick, Point State Park), go to https://pittsburghparks.org/ .
– For those who enjoy the outdoors and being active, info on Pittsburgh’s Riverfront trails is available at https://friendsoftheriverfront.org/ .
– For bike lovers, bike rentals are available at https://healthyridepgh.com/ .
The office of international affairs is deeply concerned about the current situation in Ukraine. We support our students, their families, and friends who are affected by the invasion, and stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
How can you help?
Post your support for Ukraine, condemning the war on your social media, #standwithukraine, #notowar
Wear blue and/or yellow colors to show your support for the people of Ukraine.
Write your congressional members request support for Ukraine and her people, including the more than 1-million refugees.
Avoid mis- and disinformation: check the source of the information you are sharing/reading and use only reputable sources.
Resources for those outside of Ukraine:
NAFSA- a resource for international education, has a page for immigration recourses for Ukraine.
Local organizations in Pittsburgh:
Join Chatham University and the US Department of State/US Department of Education for International Education Week (IEW) 2021 as we celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide! The theme of the week at Chatham University is Engaged Resilient Global.
Events for this week include:
Monday, November 15, 5:00 PM
Join Chatham’s Vira I Heinz (VIH) Scholarship Program 2021 cohort for the Finding Resilience Roundtable. This presentation focuses on a discussion regarding finding resilience and motivation in unprecedented events and lost opportunity. Community resources based around arts, crafts, and mental health will be shared! Join via Zoom at https://chatham.zoom.us/j/98351013633
Tuesday, November 16
Connect with an international student today! Did you know that students from 29 different countries are studying at Chatham this semester? The top five countries are Canada, Mexico, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and China. All of our international students have so much to share and can broaden your perspectives. Please take the time to say hello and see what you can learn today.
Wednesday, November 17
Explore the international opportunities available to Chatham students. Chatham students can participate in a variety of programs, ranging from Chatham field experiences of just a few weeks to summer internships and study abroad to exchange and partner semesters and even a full academic year abroad! Learn more at https://chatham.edu/academics/international-programs/education-abroad.html . Financial support and scholarship opportunities are also available.
Thursday, November 18, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Support your classmates at Chatham’s IEW Symposium, held in the Carriage House Main Lounge from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM. Our student presenters will deliver Ted-style talks and make poster presentations on the theme of Engaged Resilient Global and the audience will vote on the best two presentations to be awarded gift card prizes.
Friday, November 19
Pittsburgh has so much to offer! Round out this year’s IEW by learning more about local, global organizations, including Global Links, GlobalPittsburgh, World Affairs Council, and many more. Check out these organizations and more resources to see how you can engage locally at the below links: https://theglobalswitchboard.org/ https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/category/topic/international-organizations
We hope you enjoy IEW 2021.
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All Chatham students have access to free bus transportation with their student ID. When boarding any Port Authority bus, simply scan your ID for free transportation!
Common Buses used by Chatham Students:
71B/71D or 64 (Inbound)
Bus Stops Nearby:
Outbound at Fifth Ave and College St
Inbound at Fifth Ave and College St
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