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Wanted: Interschool Chairperson

This semester’s MAASU is coming up the weekend of March 31-April 2, 2006. We
are looking for a new exec who is interested in this position. Read the
description below and email if you’re interested.

Interschool Chair

  • To broaden member awareness of the larger (e.g., nationwide) APA community by encouraging interaction with students from other universities.
  • To organize attendance and participation in intercollegiate activities, exchanges, and events both at IUB and at other universities.
  • To strengthen ties with APA groups of other universities and stay informed of their actions and issues.

Taste of Asia Callout

Sunday, March 26, 2006
IU Auditorium

TOA is a night full of fun, food, and entertainment. The AAA board is looking for some dedicated people to help us make TOA a great success. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never worked with AAA before – everyone started somewhere!

Date Auction

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and what better way to spend it then seeing amazingly attractive people all on stage at the same time…and you have a chance to go on a date with one of them. The highest bidders will receive gift certificates to various Bloomington restaurants. So come down and make the best of your Valentine’s Day.

If you are interested in helping our or even becoming a participant who is willing to strut their stuff…contact Amee Soni <> and Alice Feng <>.

Garba

Garba is actually a dance done during a Hindu religious festival. It is danced in the month of November during a festival called Navratri. Nav means nine and ratri means night. Holding true to the name, garba and raas, another dance performed at the festival, are performed for nine nights.

Garba is danced in a complete circle around a picture of god. Food is placed around the picture as an offering to god. Candles are also lit. Each person dances individually around the circle but everyone does the same basic movements. Raas is also danced during Navratri. It is a partner dance in which wooden sticks are used. Garba is followed by a prayer and then eating of the offered food said to be blessed by god.

Garba is also danced during weddings and sometimes babyshowers. Although garba’s roots are religious, it is a very widespread dance that is performed at many events and used as entertainment. Garba is very fun and great exercise! Today at our meeting we danced raas, the stick dance.

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