Freshmen Elections, Behind the Yellow Mask, and more!

Hey everyone,
 
Freshmen elections are this week, so we hope you’re excited to welcome two new freshmen to your Exec Board! We’re also holding a great event on Thursday night that everyone should come check out. Read below to find out more info:
 
1. Freshmen Elections
Monday, September 23 @ 6:30 PM, West Duke 108B
 
Come out and vote for who you think would be best as ASA’s freshman representative and publicity chair! Candidate biographies and statements are attached to this e-mail. Doors close sharply at 6:30, so make sure to come on time. Candidates will have 3 minutes for their speech and 2 minutes for a question and answer session. Voters must hear speeches from all candidates for a position if they would like to cast their vote. 
 
2. Behind the Yellow Mask: Asian American Experiences at Duke co-hosted with the Asian American Alliance
Thursday, September 26 @ 6:30PM, Brown Common Room
 
In the past few years, Duke has accepted higher and higher percentages of Asians and Asian Americans; this year’s freshmen class is 28% Asian/Asian American, yet many of us still feel uncomfortable claiming our racial identity. How does being Asian/AA affect our perceptions of the world and shape our experiences at Duke? Join us on Thursday as we share stories and open dialogue on what it means to be Asian American and Asian in America. 
Bojangles chicken, biscuits, mac and cheese, and sweet tea will be catered.
 

3. Alumni Homecoming Brunch

Saturday, September 28th @ 11 AM in the Keohane Atrium

Whether you’re hoping to reunite with friends who you haven’t seen in years or meet Duke alumni, everyone is welcome to join ASA as we host an alumni brunch during Homecoming 2013! Please RSVP at this link here so we know how much food to cater. Hope to see y’all there!

4. Crossroad Student Advisory Council

The Center for Multicultural Affairs and the International House are pleased to announce a call for participation on the first ever Crossroads Student Advisory Council.  This council will be consist of first year students from diverse communities who will meet twice a semester to share their perspectives regarding their lives at Duke.  The Council will also have an opportunity to offer solutions for enhancing students’ co-curricular experiences. 
 
Interested persons should visit the link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M6Y9XT8 to complete an application and submit their resume.  Applications are due Friday, October 11th by 5pm. For additional information or questions, please  contact J’nai Adams (jnai.adams@duke.edu) or Annette Moore (annette.l.moore@duke.edu).

5. Duke SPLASH


Share your talents and creativity with local middle and high school students at Duke Splash on November 2nd! We are the Duke chapter of a national educational enrichment organization and we give Duke students the opportunity to design and teach their own 1-2 hour class on a anything they want. From Swahili for Beginners to Make a Wind Turbine, from UV Light Experiments to Graffiti: Theory and Application, this is a great opportunity to share your passion, whatever it is!

Teacher and class registration is now open on our website at dukesplash.learningu.org, and will close on September 28th. Feel free to email us at splash@duke.edu if you have any questions!

 
Have a great week,
Your ASA Executive Board

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Freshmen Elections, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Alumni Homecoming Brunch!

Hey everyone,

We hope everyone that went to the beach with us this past weekend had a great time! There are many great cialis events coming up soon so please read below to learn more.

1. ASA Freshmen Elections
Candidate statements due Thursday, September 19th @ 11:59 PM

Are you a freshman who wants to be at the forefront one of the largest organizations on campus? Do you want to play a significant role in organizing awesome events like ski trip, hot pot night, and LNY? Do you want to be the East Campus voice for Duke’s Asian American community? If so, run for the positions of Freshman Representative or Freshman Publicity Chair! Our fun and dynamic executive board is excited to welcome you and your ideas. The descriptions of these positions are below. If you’re interested in running, please submit a short biography (limit 100 words) and candidate statement (limit 150 words) to ASAatDuke@gmail.com by Thursday, 9/19 at 11:59 pm. Elections will be held on the evening of September 23rd, more details to come in our next digest!

 
Freshman Representative
The Freshman Representative serves as the liaison between the Class of 2017 and the executive board in all of our meetings, matters, and decisions. Duties also include acting as secretary, taking minutes at executive board and general body meetings. The freshman representative will also be given a chance to run his/her own event.
 
Freshman Publicity Chair
The Freshman Publicity Chair will work alongside the Executive Publicity Chair to create effective marketing campaigns for ASA. Publicity venues include paper flyering, bridge painting, tabling, social media, and more. The Chair should have experience with or an interest in marketing and design.


2. Mid-Autumn Festival

Thursday, September 19th @ 7 PM  in Few Quad Courtyard

This Thursday we have a fun event planned for you. As some of you may know, Mid-Autumn Festival is this Thursday. For those of you who don’t, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival to celebrate the end of the harvesting season. Family members and friends gather together to reflect on or pray for good fortune, admire the moon, and eat mooncakes. Traditionally, this celebration occurs during the autumn full moon, and more popularly, it is celebrated with mooncakes. So we hope we see you this Thursday in the courtyard outside Craven (in front of APO section) to share some delicious mooncakes with us starting at 7:00 pm. See you then!

3. Alumni Homecoming Brunch

Saturday, September 28th @ 11 AM in the Center for Multicultural Affairs

Whether you’re hoping to reunite with friends who you haven’t seen in years or meet Duke alumni, everyone is welcome to join ASA as we host an alumni brunch during Homecoming 2013! Please RSVP at this link here. Hope to see y’all there!

4. Beach Retreat Closing Notes

We hope everyone had a great time hanging out and enjoying Myrtle Beach this weekend! For those of you who attended, there are a few important things we need to mention. If you are missing something, please email Richard Cao at richard.cao70@gmail.com. If you have something that isn’t yours, please contact Richard as well. That way, we can get everyone’s belongings back to them. Drivers, please write your name on one gas receipt and give it to an ASA exec member. Also, like our facebook page to keep updated on future events!


Have a great week,

Your ASA Executive Board

 

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Beach Retreat and More!

Hey everyone,

The big event for this week is going to be our Fall Beach Retreat, but there are a quite a few opportunities with applications that open this week!!

1. Beach Retreat

Friday 9/13 to Sunday 9/15 @ Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Classes already got you burned out? Need a chance to get away from everything school related? Signup for ASA’s annual Fall Beach Retreat, a relaxing weekend at Myrtle Beach with a bunch of your fellow Duke classmates. Transportation is provided, so you’ve got nothing to worry about except having fun! For those who have signed up but haven’t paid, we will still be tabling at the Marketplace on Monday and Tuesday, so be on the lookout for an e-mail with more information. For anyone who hasn’t signed up, most of the spots have been filled but please contact Diana Mao (dianam0325@gmail.com) if you are still interested in going.

2. Apply for an ASA Committee 
 
Find new ways to be a part of ASA this year with our new committee initiative! We are proud to announce the creation of the Cultural, Social, Political, and Service committees. Apply for a chance to have a direct hand in the conception, creation, and execution of your favorite ASA events and the opportunity to meet all the cool people we have brought to campus such as Wong Fu, Dante Basco, and David Choi. At the same time you will gain invaluable experience in event planning and organizational operation that will be useful in the future leadership positions you choose to pursue. Become a leader in the ASA community today!
 
Here are the applications for the socialculturalpolitical, and service committees.


3. Common Ground

Applications for this semester’s Common Ground retreat are available now and due by 5pm this Thursday, September 12th!


The retreat will be held during fall break from October 12- October 15th.

Common Ground is a student-led diversity immersion retreat program dedicated to exploring human relations in personal and powerful ways. Common Ground equips leaders with the tools to actively and thoughtfully promote respect and understanding of others in their communities. The retreat is funded by the Center for Race Relations and completely free of charge to all participating.

 
The application is located at http://dukecrr.wordpress.com/commonground/

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the co-directors Colleen O’Connor and Daniella Cordero at:

dukecommonground@gmail.com

 
4. Student Organization Finance Committee Application
 
Please read the following information if you’d like to learn more about the SOFC:

The Student Organization Finance Committee is basically a group of students that oversees the Programming Fund and Annual Budget for all student organizations on campus e.g. we provide funding for student-run events, audit these events, and recognize/charter new groups.
 
Applications for this year’s committee are currently up (they can be found at https://dsg.dukegroups.duke.edu/get-involved/) and are due at5PM on September 20th. There is an interview process as we get many more applications than we have spots. More info about the committee can be found at https://dsg.dukegroups.duke.edu/student-group-resources/sofc/. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Lau (joycelau.abc@gmail.com)
 
Have a great week of classes,
Your ASA Executive Board
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Bowling, BBQ, and Beach Retreat!

Hey everyone,
 
The second week of classes is almost upon us, and we have two great events planned for this week. Keep reading to find out more about those, as well as how to signup for our Fall Beach Retreat!
 
1. Bowling Night
Thursday, 9/5 @ 9 PM, Durham AMF Lanes
 
ASA invites you to demonstrate your ball rolling skills at our bowling night! We’ve got multiple lanes booked at Durham AMF Lanes this Thursday night from 9 PM – Midnight.  It’ll only cost you $5 for three hours of bowling and shoe rental. We’re also looking for drivers to take people to the bowling alley; drivers get to bowl for free. Drivers should e-mail our social chair, Diana Mao, at dianam0325@gmail.com. This is one of your only chances to go bowling this year at such a low price, so meet us at the East and West bus stop Thursday at 9 PM!
 
2. FAMLI BBQ Event
Saturday, September 7th @ 12:00 PM at the GA backyard grills
 
Come out to the GA backyard on East Campus at 12:00 PM this Saturday, September 7thfor some delicious grilled meat. We’ll be grilling throughout the afternoon, so don’t worry, there’s more than enough for everyone. We’ll also be playing Ultimate Frisbee, so bring all your friends, chill on a nice afternoon, meet some upperclassmen, and grab some free food.
 
3. Beach Retreat
Friday 9/13 to Sunday 9/15 @ Mrytle Beach, SC
 
Classes already got you burned out? Need a chance to get away from everything school related? Signup for ASA’s annual Fall Beach Retreat, a relaxing weekend at Myrtle Beach with a bunch of your fellow Duke classmates. For those of you who signed up at the GBM, we will be tabling at Marketplace Monday 9/2 – Thursday 9/5 from 5-7 PM to collect payments. For those who did not sign up at the GBM but are still interested, don’t worry! You can find us at Marketplace and still sign up; you will be able to take any additional spots that become available.  Transportation is provided, so you’ve got nothing to worry about except having fun!
 
4. Volunteer/Internship Opportunity with Duke Hospital
 
Duke Hospital Volunteer Services is looking for a Junior or Senior to work as a Volunteer Coordinator. Candidates must be able to work 3-4 hours per week for at least 5 months. A motivated volunteer/ intern would learn and assist not only with important overall operations of an office that has responsibility for 44 Duke Hospital volunteer programs and 2,400 volunteers hospital-wide, but if the volunteer chooses is very motivated and does a great job, will also learn about other hospital departments and how we interact with them. Volunteer/ Intern must have outstanding customer service skills and stellar interpersonal skills, be highly detail-oriented as they will be learning and assisting with databases and information, and just generally be a positive addition to our office.
 
Compensation is not offered, but two meal passes per month are provided as well as letters of reference for volunteers who do an outstanding job. Volunteer will work closely with the Manager of Volunteer Services for Duke University Hospital and learn about skills and management involved in a large hospital operation, as well as how we interact with other hospital offices, volunteers, and patients. This is a hospital administrative and  management learning opportunity. Candidates who are interested should send an e-mail toheidi.sullivan@duke.edu with their resume’s attached.
 
Hope to see everyone at these great events!
Your ASA Executive Board
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Welcome Back – General Body Meeting, Bowling and Alumni News

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to campus! We hope everyone is ready for a great school year and that you’ll attend some of our great events that will be held throughout the semester. Be sure to read our digests to keep up to date buy cialis on all of our events and other opportunities on campus.

1. General Body Meeting

Sunday, September 1st @ http://stillbirthalliance.org/buy-viagra-today 6 PM in White Lecture Hall

Come here about what exciting things ASA has planned for the year, such as fall beach retreat, our annual Lunar New Year show and many more. We will open signups for our popular beach retreat at the general body meeting. Learn more about how you can become more involved with the Asian Students Association and the events we run. Other Duke cultural groups will also be in attendance to speak about their organizations, so it’s a great chance to learn about a variety of wonderful opportunities. Food will be provided.


2. Asian/Asian-American Homecoming Brunch

Saturday, September 28th @ Noon in the Center for Multicultural Affairs

All alumni are invited to the first Homecoming event for the Asian/Asian-American alumni community. It will be a great chance to reunite with old friends or meet Duke graduates from other classes.

3. Asian/Asian-American Alumni Listserv

Alumni interested in receiving news about the Asian/Asian-American community and its events can signup for our new alumni listserv using the form linked below. There will be a newsletter every semester with highlights and updates on any future events.

We wish everyone a great first day of class!

Your Executive Board,
Asian Students Association

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Welcome to the 2013-2014 Executive Board!

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Thank you to all of you who came out to elections tonight! We had 80+ of you show up to listen to the candidates and vote on who will be serving you next year. Many of the races were extremely close and all the candidates were so passionate about engaging with the ASA community.
We are proud to announce the 2013-2014 ASA Executive Board:
President Remi Sun
Executive Vice President Richard Cao
Treasurer Johnny Kim
VP of Internal Affairs Brandon Chao
VP of Political Affairs Charlotte Ke
VP of Cultural Affairs Becca Bau
VP of Service George Fan
VP of Outreach Dawei Liu
VP of Social Affairs Diana Mao
Executive Publicity Chair Christy Kim
Looking forward!
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2013-2014 Exec Board Elections

Hey everyone,

We are proud to announce our candidates for the annual general body elections! We will be hearing from the candidates and you will be choosing the students you want to have serve ASA this Wednesday, April 17th at 9:00pm in McClendon 5.

Below are your candidates for next year’s executive board:

  • President
    • Dawei Liu
    • Tianyu Shi
    • Remi Sun
  • Executive Vice President
    • Richard Cao
  • Treasurer
    • Johnny Kim
  • VP of Internal Affairs
    • Will Chang
    • Brandon Chao
  • VP of Political Affairs
    • Charlotte Ke
    • Yuxuan Liu
  • VP of Cultural Affairs
    • Becca Bau
  • VP of Service
    • George Fan
    • Jingjing Li
  • VP of Outreach
    • Kieran Jeong
  • VP of Social Affairs
    • Will Chang
    • Sarah Kim
    • Yuxuan Liu
    • Diana Mao
  • Executive Publicity Chair
    • Christy Kim

Please read more about them in their candidate statements attached at the end of this e-mail. In order to vote, you must register hereby noon on Election Day. We will be checking names at the door, and we will not permit anyone to vote if they are not signed up on this list. As a refresher, the Election Protocol can be found here. Although we have a few uncontested positions, the candidates will still be required to give a speech and open themselves up for Q&A.

Best of luck to all the candidates! See you on Wednesday night.

Your Executive Board,
Asian Students Association
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Spring Elections, TAASCON 2013, & BBQ in the Backyard

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There’s only two and a half weeks left until LDOC! Until then and even after, we’re bringing you some awesome events. Check them out below.

1. ASA Elections: Submit Your Candidate Statements ASAP

2. Register for TAASCON 2013: Recognize the Revolution

3. Bulgogi Beef and Bubble Tea in the Backyard

4. ASA Beach Week: Sign-Up Today!

5. Duke Asian American Theater: Staged Readings

6. New Asian American Theater Class This Fall

7. Apply to Serve as CCA President

8. Table Tennis Tournament

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1. ASA Elections: Submit Your Candidate Statements ASAP
Candidate statements due by Wednesday, April 10th @ Midnight

We are pleased to announce our annual spring elections on Wednesday, April 17th at 9:00 PM in McClendon 5. As the school year winds down, ASA is gearing up to elect its 2013-2014 executive board. Everyone is invited and encouraged to run for a position on board. There are several changes to the positions and structure of the board for the coming year; please find more details in the attached document labeled Election Protocol. Please read through the document if you a) intend to run for a position or b) want to support a candidate during the election. https://www.facebook.com/events/507964782600791/

Notable dates:

 

  • Candidate statements must be submitted one week prior to Elections on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by 11:59pm toASAatDuke@gmail.com
  • Candidate statements will be compiled and sent to the ASA listserv no later than Monday, April 15, 2013; with this email, a link will be included for voters to register via an online form.
  • Voters may register until Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at noon. Note that students who do not register or who register after the noon deadline will not be permitted to vote.
  • Elections will take place on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 9:00pm in McClendon 5. Doors will be closed promptly at 9:00pm. No late entry permitted.
  • The results of the Election will be announced on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

 

 

2. Register for TAASCON 2013: Recognize the Revolution
Saturday, April 20th, 2013, Duke University

Registration for TAASCON 2013 is now live! The theme is “Recognize the Revolution,” and we want you to be there on April 20, 2013. We have a phenomenal conference planned, but you have to act soon. By registering today, you will meet our 3 incredible keynotes: actor Dante Basco, blogger Phil Yu, and spoken word artist Kelly Tsai. You will attend your choice of 17 cutting-edge workshops on Asian American identity, politics, and culture. You will eat well, listen to amazing performances, and attend our late-night after party. But most importantly of all, you will meet hundreds of college students passionately engaged with contemporary Asian America. Click here to register and take advantage of this incredible opportunity. Registration is free for Duke students and only $10 for non-Duke students during our early bird window. So act quickly! We hope to see you there.

3. Bulgogi Beef and Bubble Tea in the Backyard
Saturday, April 13th @ 5 PM, East Campus GA Grills

As the school year unwinds and finals are approaching, take some time to enjoy a break from your studies! Come out and enjoy the Spring weather with ASA,CSA and KUSA joint BBQ event. We will have bulgogi and samskyubsal as well as bubble tea! https://www.facebook.com/events/122781034580442/

4. ASA Beach Week: Sign-Up Today!
Saturday, May 4th – Wednesday, May 8th, North Myrtle Beach, SC

What better way is there to kickoff your summer break than a week at the beach with your best friends? ASA is holding its annual beach week at North Myrtle Beach from May 4th to May 8th, and it’ll only cost you $60! Our house is only a short walk from the beach and Spanish Galleon. We’ll provide transportation to and from the beach, and don’t worry if you have to come back early for other obligations, just contact Richard Cao and he’ll try to work out a ride back for you. Spots are limited and running out, so send an e-mail to richard.cao70@gmail.com to signup!

5. Duke Asian American Theater: Staged Readings
Tuesday, April 9th @ 8 PM, Brody Theater

Back by popular demand! DAAT is hosting a second staged reading, Duke Asian American Theater Sampler II, on Tuesday, April 9th at 8 pm in Brody Theater. Free pizza before the reading at 7:30 pm! Come hear provocative and entertaining scenes from four contemporary Asian American plays.

6. New Asian American Theater Class This Fall

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Asian American Theater
Professor Claire Conceison
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Investigation of Asian American plays from 1970s-present in weekly seminar format with textual analysis and scene exploration. Issues examined include race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, identity, transnationalism, translingualism. Class work includes academic and creative projects and ends in either a staged reading or a workshop production. No theatre experience necessary, no prerequisites… just a desire to explore Asian American identity and issues and to work in a collaborative classroom environment!

7. Apply to Serve as CCA President
Applications Due Friday, April 19th @ Midnight

The Duke Council for Collaborative Action is a roundtable comprised of the major student organization leaders. It seeks to tackle critical issues of campus culture and to improve the Duke undergraduate experience through directed collaboration and partnership among its constituent organizations.

The CCA President meets regularly with pertinent student leaders, administrators, and faculty to discuss issues relevant to the Council agenda. They act as an unbiased facilitator of meetings and lead the development of topics for the Council to address throughout the year. The President directly supervises the implementation and execution of the initiatives identified as priorities for the Council. Additionally, the President is the public face of the organization and is responsible for inviting guest speakers to Council discussions.

Applications are available at bit.ly/cca2013app and are due by Friday, April 19th at 11:59 pm to the current CCA president, Gurdane Bhutani at gsb10@duke.edu. All questions should be directed here as well. The position is open to any current Duke junior, sophomore or first-year.

8. Table Tennis Tournament
Sunday, April 14th @ 3 PM, Wilson B

Have you ever wondered how well you stack up to your friends in one of the funnest sports on campus? Come out this Sunday, April 14th at 3 PM in Wilson Gym room B for Club Table Tennis’s End of Year Table Tennis Tournament! There will be a casual division completely free of charge and a $5 competitive division with trophies and prizes! Come play, bring your friends, and have fun! https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/616091728419996/

Have a great week!
Your Executive Board,
Asian Students Association
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Duke TAASCON 2013!

Registration for TAASCON 2013 is now LIVE! The theme is “Recognize the Revolution,” and we want you to be there on April 20, 2013. We have a phenomenal conference planned, but you have to act soon. By registering today, you will meet our 3 incredible keynotes, including actor Dante Basco. (We will announce the other 2 later this week!) You will attend your choice of 17 cutting-edge workshops on Asian American identity, politics, and culture. You will eat well, listen to amazing performances, and attend our late-night after party. But most importantly of all, you will meet hundreds of college students passionately engaged with contemporary Asian America. Go here to register and take advantage of this incredible opportunity. Registration is free for Duke students and only $10 for non-Duke students during our early bird window. So act quickly! We hope to see you there. Check out the website and Facebook page for more information.

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Register for TAASCON!

Hey everyone,
It’s finally April and the last month of school! It seems like time has gone by so quickly, but we still have some great events for you to close out the year with us.
1. Register for TAASCON 2013: Recognize the Revolution
2. ASA Elections
3. ASA at Springternational – Selling Banh Mi
4. ASA Beach Week
5. Bookbagging Advice
6. Unity Through Diversity Dinner
7. Duke Asian American Theater Staged Reading
8. Looking for Actors for Student Directed Short Film
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1. Register for TAASCON 2013: Recognize the Revolution
Registration for the Triangle Area Asian American Student Conference opens tomorrow! Check out our website and like our FB page to get the most up-to-date information. We’ll be sending out registration info shortly.
2. ASA Elections
Looking to get more involved in ASA? Want to join an awesome board, gain leadership experience, and represent the Asian community at Duke? Then start thinking about running for next year’s ASA executive board! More information will be in an email coming tomorrow.
3. ASA at Springternational – Selling Banh Mi
Friday, April 5th @ 12 – 6 PM, West Campus Quad
We know y’all want some delicious banh mi, so come out to ASA’s Springternational table this Friday between 12 PM to 6 PM and grab some fresh and toasty Vietnamese sandwiches. We will be out on the Main Quad, and don’t forget that you can use food points to buy them. Come out early before supplies run out! We will also be selling T-shirts for $10 cash or flex.
4. ASA Beach Week
Need some motivation to help push through the last couple weeks of school? Just imagine, a week at the beach enjoying sun, surf, and viagra online cheap the magical Spanish Galleon, all with your friends in ASA! It’s the perfect combination to let loose after finals and a long semester. ASA’s annual Beach Week will be from Saturday, May 4th until Wednesday, May 8th. We’ve always rented the best house (and other Duke groups come over to chill), so email Richard Cao at richard.cao70@gmail.com to sign-up.
5. Bookbagging Advice
It’s time to start planning for the next semester, and that means bookbagging! But sometimes ACES and the Duke Schedulator just don’t cut it, and you want to know more about majors, minors, and what classes to take from other students. Maybe you just need a QS or you want to take a fun writing class. Whatever it is, this year’s FAMLI leaders have stepped forward to lend their experience. Please feel free to reach out to any of them with questions, and let them know cialis online you appreciate it too! Their contact information, majors, and other areas they can talk about are listed here: bit.ly/125PcQA.
6. Unity Through Diversity Dinner
Thursday, April 4th @ 5 – 7 PM, Freeman Center
Stereotype Threat. Have you heard of it? Do you know what it is and how to recognize it? Whether you realize it or not, we all experience it — every gender, class, and ethnicity. In many cases, our performance or responses can be negatively affected, particularly in an academic setting. So how do we overcome stereotype threat? Dr. Matthew McGlone, Department of Communication Studies at UT-Austin, keynote speaker for the Unity Through Diversity Forum, will explore these questions and others with us. Please join us on Thursday, April 4th for dinner. Bring a friend. RSVP to DukeUTD@gmail.com ASAP.
7. Duke Asian American Theater Staged Reading
Tuesday, April 9th @ 8 PM, Brody Theater
DAAT is going to be holding a second staged reading, Duke Asian American Theater Sampler II, on Tuesday, April 9th at 8 pm in Brody Theater. We will provide pizza before the reading at 7:30 pm. The reading will consist of five scenes from contemporary Asian American plays. Please email me at rachel.whitney@duke.edu if you are interested in either directing or acting in any of the scenes!
8. Looking for Actors for Student Directed Short Film
Sunday, April 7th
Student Director Yi Zhu is shooting a original shortfilm on Sunday, April 7th titled “Niche”.
Quick summary of the plot: “Jason is a Chinese International grad student/best selling author. He meets a well-established movie agent Richard in a cupcake bar, to discuss possible film adaptation for a short story. In the short-story there is an interracial romance between an Asian man and a Blond woman. This bothers Richard somewhat so Jason temporarily changed the story to White man and Asian woman. Richard likes the story enough to work with it, but when Jason insisted on the original pairing, Richard declines on the ground that he just can’t picture it. After the meeting Jason walks off to meet a Blond woman, who turns out to be Richard’s daughter Annie. She holds Jason’s hand reassuring him that her father would change his mind eventually, while an engagement ring shines on her finger.”
If you are interested in auditioning for this film please contact Yi Zhu at Thelordofnerds@gmail.com. He’s primarily looking for handsome Asian male actors.(You know ya’ll are handsome) So please if you are interested, contact him. (This is a great opportunity.) He’s also looking for a few people to be extras for the shoot. Thanks!
Have a great week!
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