Rez Week, No Bridge Café This Week

If you walk by Gregory Gym plaza this week, you might find someone performing on a guitar, a huge art mural, some people selling lunch for $1, or even something crazy called “banarchy.” If so, you’ve found the spot for Rez Week. All week long people will be celebrating an early Easter (Easter is in April), and sharing the goodness and the message with others. This week we’re taking a break from The Bridge Café so that you can go check it out as well! Check out the facebook event for more info, and look on our facebook page for when to meet up with other Bridges people!

When: Thursday, March 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Gregory Plaza

April 5

Bridges Picnic and Field Day

We’ll share food, hang out, and play some fun games outside at a park near UT. Save the date!
12-3 p.m.
Location TBD

The Bible: Gospel, Guide, or Garbage

The Veritas Forum: TOMORROW NIGHT!

We all have our ideas about what the Bible is and what it is good for, but how would one of the world’s foremost experts on it say about it? And, how would a philosopher respond? Join us as we co-sponsor a conversation between renowned New Testament scholar N.T. Wright and Dan Bonevac, a Professor of Philosophy at UT on the topic, “The Bible: Gospel, Guide, or Garbage,” followed by Q&A with students and faculty.

March 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm
LOCATION CHANGE: TEXAS UNION, MAIN BALLROOM

http://veritas.org/campuses/university-texas-austin

Bridges Valentine’s Party

Is Valentine’s Day one of those holidays for greeting card companies to make money off of naive sentimentalists, or is it really about letting those you love know how much they mean to you? I don’t know, but it’s a perplexing question isn’t it? In any case, we’re taking this opportunity to let you know how much you mean to us by having a Valentine’s Day party for you! There will some tasty Valentine’s treats, some fun activities to get to know each other, and an international music dance party in which you can learn a few dances too!

When: Saturday, February 15, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: 1909 University Avenue (Longhorns for Christ Campus Center)

The Bridge Café: Cancelled this week

Too much of a good thing is… too much? Well, just in case it is, we’re cancelling The Bridge in lieu of having the Valentine’s Day party on Saturday night. We’ll resume The Bridge next week, same day, same time!

The Bridge Café

While the world may be going to Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics, we’re just going downstairs this week for The Bridge Café. Room 1.106, that’s where we’ll be. Although you won’t be able to try your luck at ice skating or curling, you will be able to test your nerves at a game of cards or warm up with some hot tea. Join us this week, and go for gold!

When: Thursday, February 6, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: SAC (Student Activity Center) 1.106 
Click here for a map.

 

How do you like these apples…?

Personally, I’m terrible at the game, but Apples to Apples is a great way to test how well you know people, even those you just met! Each week we gather at the SAC to get to know each other better, have some great snacks, and maybe learn something new! Whether it through a game like Apples to Apples or Uno, or just in conversation, The Bridge Café is always a great place for friends! We hope you can join us this week! Come at 7 and stay until 9, or just drop in to say “hi.” Your friends at The Bridge would love to see you, share some tea, and maybe even challenge you to a game of cards!

When: Thursday, January 23, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: SAC (Student Activity Center) 2.120
Click here for a map.

Free food, tea, and friends each week!

The Bridge Café

Sharing tea with friends, laughing over an exciting game, learning about a country you’ve never visited, teaching someone to say “thank you” in your country’s language… these are all some of the wonderful and enriching experiences that happen each week at The Bridge Café. We hope you can join us this week as we begin a new year and a new semester of The Bridge. Come at 7 and stay until 9, or just drop in to say “hi.” Your friends at The Bridge would love to see you, share some tea, and maybe even challenge you to a game of cards!

When: Thursday, January 16, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: SAC (Student Activity Center) 2.120
Click here for a map.

Spring 2014 Welcome Events

403795_10101840219337574_565124604_nWelcome to UT Austin!

Welcome new international students! We’re having several activities today and this week to help you get settled in and make some new friends. We hope to see you there!

Bridges Welcome Party
Today, 3:30-5:00 p.m. – Texas Union 2.102 Eastwoods Room
Join us for dinner afterwards as we try out some local restaurants.

Shopping Trips
Walmart – Thursday, 2 p.m.
Round Rock Outlet Mall – Friday, 2 p.m.
Meet on the sidewalk in front of Gregory Gym for transportation.

The Bridge Café
A weekly gathering for conversation and fun with internationals and Americans.
Every Thursday, 7-9 p.m., SAC 2.120, beginning January 16.

International students and American families share Thanksgiving together

8628482_origEach Thanksgiving, families invite international students to share a meal and participate in the Thanksgiving experience on our around the Thanksgiving day. Many families invite students to join their family or set aside an additional day to invite students to their home to celebrate Thanksgiving. Would you like to invite an international student to your home for a Thanksgiving dinner? Are you an international student that would like to experience the Thanksgiving holiday with an American family? If so, you can find out more information and sign up here.

“Thanksgiving Together” Host Program