Sept by sofiaie


									Sept. 10, 2007

Happy Monday!

Please see below for full newsletter this week.

Items to note:
     1st ALC mtg (for VPs & Ps) tonight, 7-8PM
     1st ASU mtg tonight, 8-9PM, Clark 108
     9/14 – 10/15: Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month

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I. A/APA CIO Info (Inkstone, Sharaara, Sigmas, KSA/CSA, ALC, ASU)
II. Involvement Opportunities Around Grounds (Honor, UPC, Madison House, Vintage Christians)
III. OCA – College Affiliate Program
IV. AAPAAN Mentorship Program (for 2nd, 3rd & 4th years) – sign up by 9/28
V. QTimes

I. A/APA CIO Info (Inkstone, Sharaara, ALC, ASU, Sigmas, KSA/CSA)

                                             INKSTONE INTEREST MEETING
                                        Inkstone - UVA's finest Art & Literary Magazine.
                                   Then come and find out at our first meeting of the year!!!!!
                        Join our staff or just come and learn more about INKSTONE - UVA's one and
                                              only Asian-American Literary Magazine.

                                           September 16th. 2pm. Newcomb Boardroom.

                                                                   Be there.

                                                    For more info, visit our website at


Sharaara Tryouts will be held on Sunday September 16th from 6pm-9pm in Slaughter multipurpose room 1. We will be
teaching a short 1 minute routine but it is also crucial that you bring a 30 sec-1 min piece of your own choreography to
any style of dance. Please bring in your music on a CD.
E-mail if you have any questions!
Sharaara's Henna Night
UVa's very own female South Asian dance group, Sharaara, is hosing HENNA NIGHT on Thursday, September 13th in
Newcomb 168 at 8:30pm! Stop by and get some great temporary tattoos as well as traditional South Asian designs!

Come have fun and meet new people at Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority's Fall Rush 2007! Sigma Psi Zeta is one of the largest
multicultural, Asian-interest sororities with a national philanthropy of combating violence against women. Interested or
curious? Rush begins on September 10th and ends on the 16th. All events are FREE so come out!

- Meet and greet the sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta for some T to the A to the S-T-E-Y tasty dumplings!
- Location: 7pm, Clark 101

- Who says that only angels have wings? Sigmas do too! Come join the sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta for Buffalo wings and
root beer!
- Location: 7pm, Clark 101

- Come make and decorate children's costume wings for the children of the women of New York Asian Women's
Center and learn about Sigma Psi Zeta's efforts to combat violence against women.
- Location: 7pm, Clark 101

- This treat is bananas b-a-n-a-n-a-s! Join the strong sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta for some sunDAES, fonDUE, we'll be
there and hopefully you!
- Location: 7pm, Clark 101

- The sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta would like to get all Iron Chef and invite you to come eat and laugh with us until your
stomach hurts!
- Location: 7pm, University Forum. Pickups will be at the Chapel and the AFC

Invite only event

Invite only event

*Only open to second years, third years and fourth years

“Bling It On!”

Who: Hosted by the Korean Student Association and the Chinese Student Association
What: PARTY!
When: Friday, September 14, 11pm-2am
Where: Panda Garden
How much: $3 for members, $5 for non-members

Need something to do this Friday night? Do your chains hang low? Come out and party with KSA and CSA! Rides will
be given from Tuttle between 10:50pm – 12am. Don’t forget your blinggg!!

What: 1st ALC Meeting
Where: Newcomb Hall 389
When: 7-8:30pm

Asian Student Union 1st General Meeting and FREE Ice Cream Social!
Date: Monday, Sept. 10
Time: 8:30PM
Location: Clark 108

ASU represents the voice of the Asian/Asian Pacific American community on campus. We work to increase awareness
of relevant issues, and to unite and provide support to the many A/APA organizations. Come learn more about us on
Monday! To join our mailing list, please contact with the subject title "ASU Mailing List Addition".

II. Involvement Opportunities Around Grounds (Honor, UPC, Madison House, Vintage Christians)

Join the Honor support officer team: try out to be a counsel, advisor, or educator!

Learn more about being involved with Honor at U.Va. at our Information Sessions:

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. – Newcomb Theater

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m. – CHM 402

Tryout Test Dates:

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Wednesday, Sept. 19

For more information, visit or email Allie at

University Programs Council is proud to present an evening with comedian/songwriter Stephen Lynch on September
21st. The show will be at the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 7pm, and the show begins
at 8pm, with shuttles to and from the Chapel starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $17 for students and $25 for public. You
can buy tickets at the Newcomb Box Office (first floor) or online at

Madison House's ESL (English as a Second Language) program is holding information sessions next week. If you are
interested in teaching English to children or adults of all ages and from all over the world then come join us in Maury
115 on Tuesday, September 11th at 7pm or Wednesday, September 12th at 8pm. We have time slots open throughout
the day and into the evening and the time commitment is as little as one hour per week. No foreign languages are
necessary but they certainly are welcome and transportation will be provided. If you have any questions please email
Nicole Spence at

Vintage Christians: Join us at the Bonhoeffer House (1841 University Circle) every Friday from noon to 12:50 for
conversation and cookies. Gain perspective from believers who wrote, wondered, and prayed long before we got here.
Each week we read the writing of people like St. Clare of Assisi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and St. Augustine. Everyone is
welcomed in the name of Christ, but faith is not required! Bring friends. (Have an 11:00 or 1:00 class? We’ll pick you up
at 11:50 and drop you off at 12:55 near the top of the amphitheater. Look for Karen’s navy blue minivan.)

III. OCA – College Affiliate Program
Dear Campus Leaders,

OCA announces the launching of the improved College Affiliate Program (CAP) to support and nurture future
community leaders in colleges across the country. Our goal is to provide an avenue for colleges to connect on national
issues and campaigns and to also assist in organizing on campus to improve the lives of all APA students.

Being a member is now easier than ever and free! Membership for your organization will entitle you to the following:

        Access to OCA as a resource to supplement college’s APIA Resource Center or Student Affairs advisor;
        Access to OCA’s information bank of existing APIA organizations, funding sources, and potential speakers in
         various areas of focus (college, community, corporate, legal, advocacy, etc);
        Discounted rates for various OCA events, from the annual OCA National Convention to the College
         Leadership Trainings;
        Latest news including OCA press releases, action alerts and newsletters, and OCA Image Magazine;
        CAP Grants – As part of the College Affiliate Program, members will have the opportunity to apply for
         funding for a project, campaign or event that students are looking to execute.

More details about the grant and the program itself can be found at under Programs and then
College Affiliates.

To help with any questions about the program, we will be conducting two conference call sessions about the College
Affiliate Program on the following dates and times. If you are interested and able to make it, please RSVP to by the stated date and we will email you the conference call information.

Conference calls:

        Monday, September 10, 2007 3:30 PM EST (RSVP by Sunday, 9/9)
        Monday, September 10, 2007 6:00 PM EST (RSVP by Sunday, 9/9)
          Wednesday, September 12, 2007 3:30 PM EST (RSVP by Tuesday, 9/11)
          Wednesday, September 12, 2007 6:00 PM EST (RSVP by Tuesday, 9/11)

If you cannot make it and still have questions, please email me at anytime.

OCA’s College Affiliate Program, proudly supported by Wal-Mart, is devoted to contribute to the lives of many Asian
and Pacific Islander students through this partnership. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Douglas Lee

OCA - Program Manager
1322 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: 202.223.5500
fax: 202.296.0540

IV. AAPAAN Mentorship Program – sign up by 9/28

2007-2008 AAPAAN Mentorship Program

UVA's Asian and Asian Pacific American Alumni Network (AAPAAN) mentorship program is excited to expand and
improve its mentorship program, which was launched during Fall 2005. These mentorship relationships aim to
encourage networking and to provide academic and career support and guidance for undergraduates through the
extensive and diverse experiences of their mentors. We are seeking rising second, third, and fourth-year students who
are sincerely interested in developing a mentorship over the course of the academic year. Please note that student-
mentor pairs should be in contact at least once a month. Please see the attached Mentorship Guidelines for additional

To participate, please complete the application ({11179304-245D-4F07-A0BB-
A63A1527EE00}/mentee%20application.doc) and return it to Joy Tongsri at by Friday,
September 28, 2007. Student-mentor pairings should be made in early October. For further information, please see: Questions? Contact Joy.

V. QTimes

QTimes is a weekly update on events and announcements from the UVa Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource
Center. If you would like to submit an event to the list, email by Thursday of the week before an
event. Information about signing on and off of this and other listservs can be found here:

1) Coffee Hour today from noon til 2:00
2) Speakers Bureau Training
3) Queer Student Union 1st Year Dinner
4) Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC coming to Harrisonburg

1) Coffee Hour today from noon til 2:00

Join us in the Resource Center, room 435 Newcomb Hall, for coffee and conversation.

2) Speakers Bureau Training
Want to tell your story? Join our Speakers Bureau! The LGBT Resource Center's Speakers Bureau consists of LGBT
and allied students, faculty, and staff who volunteer their time to educate the University community about LGBT issues.
The Speakers Bureau presents in an open Q&A panel format that allows for a great deal of interaction between the
audience and the members of the panel.

To sign up for the next training, contact Bowman Dickson,

3) Queer Student Union 1st Year Dinner

Thursday, Sept. 13: First Year Dinner. 7:00 p.m., Newcomb Hall Art Gallery.

QSU will be welcoming the 1st year undergrads to U.Va. and QSU by inviting them to a free dinner (prepared by QSU
exec) in the Newcomb Hall Art Gallery (3rd floor Newcomb). Please, 1st years only. Food will be pasta, garlic bread &
salad. We'll walk over to the QSU meeting afterwards.

RSVP to Brit Shean so we know how many seats and how much food we need: brs2e@Virginia.EDU

4) Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC coming to Harrisonburg

When:       Saturday, September 15 @ 7:00 pm

Where:      James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA

What:      Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC

Description: Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC performing its concert, "Songs of My Family." Now in its 25th
year, the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC is one of the most respected arts and community service organizations
in the Washington, D.C. area and the Washington Post has called it "one of the world's best male choruses." All
proceeds will be used to support the on-going client support and educational outreach provided by the Valley AIDS
Network. JMU Grand Ballroom, Festival Conference and Student Center Tickets are $20 for the general public and $10
for students. For tickets and information, call the Valley AIDS Network office at 540-568-8838 or check its web site at

LGBT Resource Center
Newcomb Hall 435
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400701
Charlottesville, VA 22904

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