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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).

Over a Cup of Tea

ACC’s Over a Cup of Tea in cooperation with Counseling and Psychology Services
presents: “Asian/Asian American Student Concerns: Helping Counselors Better
Understand Us!”

Thursday, February 23, 2006
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
ACC Lounge, 807 E. 10th Street
Co-Sponsor: Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS)

Ever felt pressured to perform academically or to live up to the “model minority” myth? Been called a Twinkie–yellow on the outside, white on the inside? These are common issues that people of Asian descent often encounter. Asian international and Asian American students face many unique challenges regarding self-identity and other culture-based issues.

Come join us and Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS), as we use a case study approach to discuss how CaPS addresses the counseling needs of diverse groups and how they can better serve the Asian/Asian American community.

Who are Asian Pacific Americans?

All Mixed Up: Mixed Race Asians

As with any multi-racial individual, mixed race Asians confront many issues of culture and identity. Values evident in the Asian cultures differ from those in the White, Black, Latino, and other cultures. Moreover, values differ from one Asian ethnicity to the next, making Asian-Asian mixes an issue of note as well. Join us as we examine the issues arising from this culture mix and the unique impact of the Asian element on this dynamic.

Friday, February 17, 2006
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Asian Culture Center
807E. 10th Street
A light lunch will be provided

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