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Fall 2007
Event
Date
Location
Friday, Sept. 15 6:30 -8:30pm
International Center  (map)
Tuesday, Sept. 18
8PM - 1AM
Classic Lanes (map)
Saturday - Sunday, Sept. 29th - 30th
Chicago Trip
Friday, October 5th, 6:30-???)
John's Place (on A bus route, map)
Friday, October 26th
5PM - 6PM
Asian Culture Center (map)
Saturday, October 27th
Great Wall (map)
World's Fare Thursday, November 8th
5:00 - 8:30 PM
Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union (map)
Oaken Bucket Weekend Saturday, November 17th Noon - End of Game  IU Tailgate Field & IU Memorial Stadium (map)
Coffee Hour - Vietnamese Games Friday, November 30th 4PM-6PM International Center  (map)

  Spring 2008  
Mass Meeting Friday, January 18th
5:00-7:00PM
Asian Culture Center (map)
Culture Night Saturday, January 26th
6:30 - 9:00
Neal Marshall Center (map)
Thank You Dinner: Invite Only Sunday, February 3rd Will's Place
Lunar New Year Event Weekend Friday, February 8th - 10th Click for more info!
Bowling Social Tuesday, February 19th
9PM - 11PM
Classic Lanes (map)
"Never Perfect" Documentary Screening & Discussion with Director Regina Park Thursday, March 27th
7:00PM
Neal Marshall Center (map)
Trip to Ohio State Culture Show Saturday, March 29th Ohio State
VIA-1 Conference Friday, April 11th Notre Dame
Semi-Formal: Casino Royale "All In, All Night" Date: Friday, April 18th
Time: 10:30PM - 3:00AM
KRC (map)
End of the Year BBQ Sunday, April 20th
1PM - 4PM
Alana's House (map)


 
 
End of The Year BBQ & Farewell

Date: Sunday, April 20th
Time: 1PM - 4PM
Place: Alana's House (map)

The last VSA event of the year will be a cookout co-hosted with FSA. All members are encouraged to come. During this event, prizes will be awarded to the top 3 members based on their member points.

Elections for next years executive board will also be held at this event. Any one interested should e-mail us at vsa@indiana.edu to learn more. Positions descriptions are available here.

Facebook Event


Posted April 16th

Semi-Formal: Casino Royale "All In, All Night"


Date: Friday, April 18th
Time: 10:30PM - 3:00AM
Location: KRC (map)

VSA is co-hosting a semi-formal this semester.

Tickets:
$15.00 Couple
$10.00 Single

Sold Online, Main Library Lobby, & Through Organizations.

For more information click here

Posted March 19th


Vietnamese Music Ensemble
Interested in learning how to play traditional Vietnamese instruments?



A graduate student in the ethnomusicology program here at IU is interested in starting a Vietnamese music ensemble. 

No experience would be needed (although preferred).

Those of you who browse YouTube may have come across his videos, particularly this rendition of Hon Vong Phu with the Wake Forest University Orchestra

For more YouTube videos click here

Please e-mail vsa@indiana.edu for more details

Posted March 19th



Do not worry that women's smile and their outfits are not required to participate =)
 

Road Trip to Ohio State University Culture Show
VSA will be taking a roadtrip to support our sister organization at Ohio State!

They showed support by coming to our culture night, so we will return the favor.

We will be leaving on the afternoon of Saturday, March 29th, to attend their culture show and after party. Lodging is provided courtesy of OSU VSA. We will return Sunday afternoon.

Costs will be providing your own food & drinks and admission into event ($5 with school ID).

Please contact John Nguyen jlnguyen@indiana.edu for more details.


Facebook Event

Posted March 16th


IU VSA at our Chicago Roadtrip this past semester!

"Never Perfect" Documentary Screening & Discussion with Director Regina Park
Date: Thursday, March 27th
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Neal Marshall Center Black Culture Center Grand Hall

Sponsored by Asian Culture Center

This documentary follows a Vietnamese American women.

"Explores the complex journey of a young Vietnamese-American woman's struggle with popular perceptions of beauty and body image as she fights the stigma of racial self-hatred in her decision to undergo cosmetic surgery" ~
Taken from IMDB.com

Posted March 16th


Burma's Humanitarian Crisis


Burmese Student Association and Asian American Association: Burma's Humanitarian Crisis: The Price of Ignorance

Date: Thursday, February 28th
Time: 6-8 PM
Location: Monroe County Public Library

Facebook Event:
http://indiana.facebook.com/event.php?eid=12593030049

Please contact:
akmin@indiana.edu

Posted Feb. 25th

 


Coffee Hour


Hong Kong Student's Association's Coffee Hour

Date: Friday, February 29th
Time: 4-6 PM
Location: International Center

Facebook Link:
http://indiana.facebook.com/event.php?eid=10293181490

Please contact:
hongkong@indiana.edu

Posted Feb. 25th

 



Filipino Night


Date: Friday, February 29th
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Location: Wilkie Auditorium

Come experience Filipino culture through performances and food.

A FREE show with FREE food.... What more could you ask for?!

Facebook Link:
http://indiana.facebook.com/event.php?eid=8517158774

Please contact:
fsa@indiana.edu

Posted Feb. 25th




VSA Bowling Social


Date: Tuesday, February 19th
Time: 9:00 PM-11:00PM (Come and go anytime you like)
Venue: Classic Lanes (map)

If you would like a ride or interested please contact us (vsa@indiana.edu) and we hope to see you there! 

$1 Shoes, Games, & Drafts
If you are a VSA member we will cover shoes and your first three games.

If you are not a VSA member you might as well become a member for only $5 OR bowl with us with no obligations and pay yourself. Everyone is welcome!

RSVP via facebook or e-mail (vsa@indiana.edu) by 8:00 PM that day

Facebook Event

Posted Feb. 13th


Most likely your vision if you participate in $1 Drafts

 
Lunar New Year Celebrations Around Campus
IU Chinese Students & Scholars Association's Chinese New Year Celebration
Date: Sunday, February 10th
Time: 5:30 - 9:00 PM (Free Chinese Buffet served 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.)
Place: IU Auditorium (map)

Come join IUCSSA to celebrate the new year and Beijing Olympics, enjoy traditional Chinese food, and wonderful performances put on by students!!!

The event is completely FREE, and there will be DOOR PRIZES!

Performance starts @ 7:00pm

For more information please contact
Facebook Event

Posted Feb. 4th


Asian Cultures Around Campus Presents Lunar New Year Celebration

Date: Saturday, February 9th
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Place: Monroe County Public Library Auditorium and Meeting Rooms (map)

Celebrate the year of the Rat with stories, performances, crafts, and snacks on Lunar New Year with ACC & Monroe County Public Library staff members.

Drop-in to celebrate! No registration necessary. It is FREE! Volunteers are greatly needed, for more information, please contact Babita Upadhyay at acc@indiana.edu

Facebook Event

Posted Feb. 4th

Taiwanese Student Association's New Years Celebration

Date: Friday, February 8th
Time: 6:00 - 10:30 PM
Place: International Center (map)

$5 for everyone who attends

They  will provide food such as hot pot, fried rice cake, dumpling, rice ball and radish cake. Also, we have cards, PS3, mah-jong, and lottery that everyone can enjoy!

If you are lucky, you may win more than you expected!

You are welcome to bring you friends, family with you and enjoy all the food and games with us!

Facebook Event

Posted Feb. 4th


Hong Kong Student Association's New Years Hotpot

Date: Friday, February 8th
Time: 6:30 - 10:00 PM
Place: Woodbridge Clubhouse

Come and celebrate this year's Chinese New Year with HKSA!

$8 for members
$10 for non-members (become an HKSA member for $5!)

EVERYONE WHO ATTENDS WILL GET A RED PACKET!!!
(with real money inside!)

Facebook Event

For more information please contact:
hongkong@indiana.edu

Posted Feb. 4th
 
VSA Culture Night
Regions of Vietnam
Thanks to all of the 200+ guests who attended our event! We hope you enjoyed the show, performances, and free food!

Event included:
Cultural Dance
Special Guest Singers Nguyen Vuong & Thien Nguyen
Midwest VSA Kickoff Fundraiser Presentation
Fashion Show
Authentic Vietnamese Food & Prizes

We would like to thank all our volunteers, sponsors (IUSA AID, Neal Marshall Center, Asian Cultural Center & Residence Hall Association), and Mandalay & Fortune Cookie.

Indiana Daily Student Article
Facebook Event
Pictures
Visit the Event Archive

Posted Jan. 28th


Mr & Miss. Asia Contestants Needed


VSA is looking for a male and female contestant to represent the Vietnamese Culture at this year's Mr. & Miss. Asia.


Contestants must be willing to practice a mass dance once a week as well as prepare for the other components of the competition (Cultural Cat-Walk, question and answer about their culture & organization, and talent show). Whoever are our representatives will receive full support from us and the e-board will help.

Winners of competition will receive monetary prize as well as title of Mr. & Miss Asia. If you are interested or have any questions please contact Brandon at bhtran@indiana.edu by February 1st.

Actual competition is Sunday April 13th at IU Auditorium.

Last Year's Facebook Event

Posted Jan. 28th


VSA Culture Night
Regions of Vietnam
Date: Saturday, January 26th
Time: Doors open at 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Place: Neal Marshall Center (map)

VSA is proud to present its 3rd Annual Culture Night! Come join us on a colorful journey through Vietnam. As we travel into the Southern, Central, & Northern regions of Vietnam, we will explore the many similarities and differences found throughout this beautiful land.
 
There will be plenty of fun activities, luscious food, and wonderful performances. And of course, the event is free!

There is a free parking directly across from the venue at the parking garage!

Facebook Event

Posted Jan. 8th



VSA Mass Meeting
Date: Friday, January 18th
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Place: Asian Culture Center (map)

Hi Friends!

Come join us for some great food and hear about the many exciting events we have planned for this semester. This is an opportunity not only to meet the executive board but also to learn about the many benefits of being a VSA member.

So start this semester off in the presence of some great
food, great friends, and an overall great organization.

Last Semesters Events:
Mass Meeting
Bowling Night
Chicago Trip
Social Hot Pot
Cooking Demo
Halloween Party
World's Fare Booth
Oaken Bucket Weekend
Coffee Hour - Vietnamese Games

IMAGINE ALL THE FUN WE ARE GONNA HAVE THIS SEMESTER!

Facebook Event

Posted Jan. 8th


Coffee Hour - Vietnamese Games

Date: Friday, November 30th
Time: 4PM - 6PM
Place: International Center (map)

This year's coffee hour we are trying something different from the typical coffee hours topics we have hosted in years past. Past topics included Cultural Misconceptions, Traditions & Celebrations, & Documentary Showings.

This year's topic is Vietnamese Games. Where the attendees will learn the history and rules of numerous traditional games from Vietnam and of course play them with fellow attendees. Of course this event is free, we will also be serving the traditional Vietnamese coffee.

Facebook event

Posted Nov. 12th
Oaken Bucket Weekend (IU vs. Purdue Tailgate and Football Game)
Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: Noon Until the Game Ends
Place: IU Tailgate Field & IU Memorial Stadium (map)

Come join us for tailgating and the traditional IU vs. Purdue game! We will be tailgating before the football game with the lovely Filipino Student Association.

To join please RSVP by contacting us vsa@indiana.edu or joining the facebook group and we will send you more details and contact information.

Facebook event

Posted Nov. 12th



World's Fare

Date: Thursday, November 5th
Time: 5PM - 8PM
Place: Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union (map)

The Office of International Services and Union Board will host the IU Worlds Fare on November 8th, 2007, beginning at 5:00 pm at Alumni Hall. It is the kick-off for International Education Week. This event is a social and educational event for the university and Bloomington communities.

The event will open with a musical performance by the African Ensemble. Twenty-two international groups (including VSA) will represent their cultures through cultural displays, music/dance performances, and serving food from their cultures.

There is no charge for admission. Food will be free to IU students with a valid campus ID, and available at a low price to non-students. This is an open event, so you may come in at anytime, but keep in mind that the event will end around 8pm.

We hope to see you all there!!

World's Fare Site

Facebook Event (has list of all organizations and selected countries for food)

Posted Nov. 5th



ACC Sponsored Vietnamese Cooking Demo Recap


Thanks to everyone who came out to our cooking demo. We had a packed house of 40 lovely people who came to learn how to make Bun Thit Nuong and Che. Thanks to all our volunteers and the wonderful Asian Culture Center who sponsored the event.

To view the event archive click here.
To view pictures from the event click here.








Post Nov. 5th




3rd Annual Halloween Party by AAA, FSA, JSA & VSA Recap

Thanks to all who came to our event and all the organizations we worked with!

To view the event archive click here.

Posted Nov. 5th


3rd Annual Halloween Party by AAA, FSA, JSA & VSA

Date: Saturday, October 27th
Time: 11PM-3AM
Place: Great Wall (map) next to Campus Court Apartments, near Denny's

Come join us on all the fun! Costume recommended of course =)

$8 cover (includes access to Karaoke Rooms)

Facebook Event

Posted Oct. 22nd



ACC Sponsored Vietnamese Cooking Demo - Bun Thit Nuong & Che!
Date: Friday, October 26th
Time: 5 pm to 6 pm
Place: Asian Culture Center

Come to learn and savor the popular dishes of Vietnamese cuisine. We are serving Bun Thit Nuong (Grilled Pork and Vermicelli) & Che (Vietnamese Desert) If you plan on attending, please RSVP by contacting the Asian Culutre Center (acc@indiana.edu) so that we can plan accordingly. As always, the event is completely FREE. :)
Posted Oct. 15th



Social Night (Vietnamese Hot Pot) Recap

Thanks to everyone who came to our event. We had a great time devouring the wonderful food and still had plenty left when the event ended. It was great to see some familiar faces as well as some new members!

To visit the event archive click here.
For pics click here.

Posted Oct. 15th




Ngo Quang Truong Memorial Scholarship for Vietnamese American Undergraduates in the U.S.A

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of General Ngo Quang Truong whose dedication and military genius helped prolong liberty in South Vietnam.

This scholarship is designed to inculcate the following values, symbolized by the life of General Truong, among young Vietnamese Americans: Love of country, loyalty, fairness, self-sacrifice, leadership, integrity, and humility.

Three generous donors from Texas, Virginia, and another state contributed $500 each towards this years $1,500 scholarship. One of the three donors served as an aide to General Truong during the Vietnam War.

For more information on the criteria and required submission for the award click here.

Posted Oct. 1st



Trip to Chicago (IVSU's Mid-Autumn Festival) Recap

Thanks for everyone who came out to the Chicago Trip! We had lots of fun bonding through the car ride singing along to songs and getting lost in the city =) Michigan Avenue was great to shop and walk around; the hotel and night experience was unforgettable. After eating such great food in Chinatown and Vietnamese town and catching many of the city sights, we attended IVSU's Festival. It was great getting to play with kids, but unfortunately we had to head back to Bloomington before it got to late. Thanks for all eleven participants who made the trip and hope to see them again at our social night.

To view the event archive click here.
Pics are up!

Posted Oct. 1st



Social Night (Vietnamese Hot Pot)
When: Friday, Oct. 5th (6:30-?????)
Where: John's Place (Map, on A bus route)

Come join us for a night of fun filled activities and yummy food! A great opportunity to relax away from school and meet new, lovely  people. We will have plenty of food for those missing homemade cooking.

Everyone is welcome. This event is free to members and $3 dollars for non-members. Its never too late to become a member, we decrease membership fees after every members only event.

To learn more about how to become a member click here.

6:30-8:00 - Vietnamese Hot Pot
8:00-??? - Karaoke, Party, and/or Club Hopping!

Facebook Event

Posted Sept. 24th


Trip to Chicago (IVSU's Mid-Autumn Festival)

When: Saturday/Sunday, Sept. 29th - 30th
Where: Chicago (Michigan Ave., Chinatown, & more)
 

Illinois Vietnamese Student Association (IVSU) is throwing a Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (Tet Trung Thu) and IU VSA thought this would be a great opportunity to network with the lovely ladies and grand gentlemen of IVSU.

Also what a great way to celebrate knocking out those first wave of tests!

Itinerary
Saturday
Noon - Leave Bloomington
4:30PM - Arrive Chicago to Eat ,  Shopping on Michigan Avenue
Night - Club/Bar Hopping or Staying In!

Sunday
Back in the city to attend
IVSU's Mid-Autumn Festival

10PM- Back in Bloomington

Welcome to all (members and non-members)!
Cost: Splitting Gas Money

Any suggestions: email bhtran1@gmail.com


Please let us know by THIS THURSDAY if you are interested(email vsa@indiana.edu or join our facebook event.

  
IU Facebook Event

Posted Sept. 17th


VSA Bowling Night

Date: Tuesday, September 18th
Time: 8:00 PM-11:00PM (Come and go anytime you like)
Venue: Classic Lanes (map)

If you would like a ride or interested please contact us (vsa@indiana.edu) and we hope to see you there! 

If you are a VSA member we will cover shoes and your first three games. If we play even longer it only cost $1 per additional game.

If you are not a VSA member you can become a member for only $12 and receive a membership card to discount to over 16 restaurants and markets at IU. OR bowl with us with no obligations (pay yourself $1 Shoes, $1 Games) We hope to hear from you soon.

Facebook Link

Posted Sept. 17th


VSA Mass Meeting Recap

Thanks to all the people who showed up at our mass meeting! We set a personal VSA mass meeting record of 63 attendees. VSA has come a long way from being an itty bitty organization thanks to everyone's help. We would like to thank our host, the International Center, all the volunteers, all our sponsors, and again all the attendees. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the pho and made new friends.

To learn more about how to become a member click here.
To see the event archive click here.

Pics are coming soon!

Posted Sept. 17th


Mass Meeting
Date: Friday, Sept. 14
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: International Center

Hi Friends!
Come join us for some great food and hear about the many exciting events we have planned for this semester. This is an opportunity not only to meet the new 2007-2008 Board but also to learn about the many benefits of being a VSA member. This years membership card has many participating restaurants and groceries offering up to 10% in discounts. So start this semester off in the presence of some great food, great friends, and an overall great organization.

See you all there,
2007-2008 Exec Board

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Posted Sept. 10th




Open Executive Positions

Secretary
Director of Fundraising
Historian
Webmaster

Have you ever wanted a more involved role in VSA, or would actually like to put something on your resume for helping out with VSA? If the answer is yes, please e-mail vsa@indiana.edu for more information in joining the executive board. We would definitely like for you to sit-in on an executive meeting to see what it is like and see if it is right fit for you.

Posted Sept. 10th


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