Archive for February 22, 2006

Emcees Tryouts for Mr. & Ms. Asia Pageant

Think you have what it takes to be the next MC for Mr. & Ms. Asia? If so, come to the MC tryouts this Sunday, Feb 26th at BU 223 at 3:00pm.

Below are a few requirements:-

Prepare a 3-5 minute introduction speech which should include the following ideas:

1) Welcome message
2) This is the 4th annual MMA show.
3) Introduce yourself.
4) Over 12 countries being represented.
5) Introduce line-up of the show.
    Traditional costume walk
    Q&A
    Talent Show
    Mass Dance
6) Fit a few jokes in.

The above list is not conclusive. Feel free to add your own spice. We are looking for energetic, “understandable” and funny people.

Come and show us that you got what it takes. Bring yourself, your friends and your entourage!

Feel free to email us with any questions.
Aobo –
Juin Yi –

Japonais Social

Friday, March 3, 2006, 8pm
Japonais Restaurant
8th St. & Walnut Ave (map)

Our next social will be at the new French-Japanese fusion restaurant, Japonais. Come eat, drink (if you’re 21), and be merry! Japonais received rave reviews, even from people who didn’t like sushi!

There aren’t many AAA socials left this year, with our Taste of Asia and Midwest Asian American Student Union programs coming up fast…don’t miss out, or you’ll regret it!

If you need a ride, email

Midwest Asian American Student Union

MAASU Spring 2006
Fri March 31 – Sun April 2
$30-40 registration fee

The MAASU Spring Conference is an annual conference where students from all across the Midwest gather at a MAASU member school to learn, develop, enhance and further their knowledge in Asian American issues, create and foster exisiting collegiate relationships.

We’re going to MAASU at Ohio State University this year, and we want you to come! Don’t be shy if you haven’t gotten your feet wet with AAA this year–this is a perfect opportunity to jump in by having fun and learning about Asian American issues.

So how does one get to MAASU? I’m glad you asked. All you have to do is register online and then email , telling us that you wanna come. We’ll arrange the rides, lodging, etc.

(lodging will come out to about $15 per person, by the way)

The registration fee includes a MAASU t-shirt and an elegant dinner! To find out more specifics about MAASU, visit the website, and browse our photos from MAASU Fall 2005.

Mommy, Daddy, and the Hybrid Culture: Asian America

Who are Asian Pacific Americans?
Mommy, Daddy, and the Hybrid Culture: Asian America

Friday, March 3, 2006
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Asian Culture Center
807E. 10th Street
A light lunch will be provided

Asian America is a group composed of many different cultures, from Korean, to Thai, to Burmese. Yet how does this heterogeneity change with each successive generation? How much does it matter to be a Chinese American or a Vietnamese American after the second
generation? At what point does one cease being a Japanese American and start being an Asian American? Whendoes the importance of the specific country of origin decrease and the importance of simply being different from mainstream America, the importance of
being from that part of the world start to increase? Does it? Join us as we explore the Asian American hybrid in relation to each of its Asian constituents.

Who Are APA? is a bi–weekly roundtable discussion that allows students to talk about myths and stereotypes of Asian Pacific Americans, and discuss ways to dispel misconceptions. For more information contact the ASIAN CULTURE CENTER ( 812-856-5361).

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